At today’s PBSD Board meeting, the Chair of the PBSD Landscaping and Safety Committee gave a presentation on the current condition of sidewalks in Pelican Bay. The presentation addressed various areas within the community which have shown the aging and deteriorating asphalt and its contributions to potential safety hazards such as cracking and dangerous slopes. The presentation also indicated designated tree conflicts scheduled for removal in conjunction with the future sidewalk replacement project. The committee has done extensive research and surveying with its engineering firm and proposed to move forward with definitive construction plans as outlined in its Board packet. After much discussion and resident comments, the PBSD Board approved the motion to proceed with design and construction drawings. Please refer to the full motion once officially approved and uploaded to the Pelican Bay Services Division website.

It is also important to note that the PBSD Board of Directors has received community input prior to its meeting on considering the use of alternative material and County responsibilities and reassures residents that there will be continuing dialogue on this important issue with the Collier County Board of Commissioners to identify fund allocation and community needs.

The PBSD Landscape and Safety Committee will also continue to discuss the research of material alternatives with staff at its next committee meeting held on March 18, 2019, 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Members are always encouraged to attend PBSD and Foundation meetings as regularly listed at the top right hand side of this newsletter.