The Vines Community Association Newsletter

Happy New Year

Thank you for lighting up our neighborhoods.

The Knox residence

(Take a ride around before they come down, these decorations are beautiful in person.)

The Carroll residence

The Ryder/Graham residence

The Schneeweis residence

The Scott residence

The Thompson residence

The Swonk residence

The Beal residence

Grand Palm

All documents and forms associated with The Vines Community Association and each neighborhood can be found on "The Vines" link below. Please ensure that you and your guests are familiar with the community rules and regulations. Help keep your community safe and neighbor respectful.

The Vines

Issue #141 January 1, 2024


Ian Clean up: over 100 truckloads of debris removed. Coordination with Estero Village and FEMA saved over $100K.

Replacement fencing, trimming of hedges, efforts are on-going to determine barrier replacement possibilities.

Lake bank restoration: Lost Creek and Fairway Bend complete.

Lake aerification: Dynamic difference in the look of the lakes. Aerification has prevented the algae from rising to the surface.

Partners in Progress - VCA and ECC working together to the benefit of both organizations

Revised ARC color palette - with input from VTC residents

Rails to Trails - on-going initiative for community support

Village of Estero - Engage Estero - Opportunities for VCA residents' involvement and volunteering at https.//

FPL pole replacement - project complete and calusia being planted

Vintage Trace lighting - on-going maintenance and replacement lighting keep Vintage Trace brighter

Mister Car Wash - advertising signage removed and traffic signs installed for safety

2024 Preview

The next Board meeting will be held Monday, January 29, 2024 at 9am at the Estero Country Club and via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to you the Friday before by Pegasus.

Board meetings are open to all and generally held on the last Monday of the month at the Estero Country Club. Some meetings are rescheduled due to Monday holidays or agenda item issues.

Mark your calendars:

January 29, 2024

February 26, 2024

March 25, 2024

April 29, 2024

May (to be scheduled)

June 24, 2024

July 29,2024

August 26, 2024

September 30, 2024

October 28, 2024

November 25, 2024

December (to be scheduled)

Financial Statements

Each month the Treasurer submits a report which can be found on the Pegasus Web Portal. The next report will be at the January 29, 2024 Board meeting.

The VCA portal on the Pegasus site allows residents to view the above mentioned information as well as much more. Login with your email address and password. If you do not have a password, Pegasus can provide you with one.

Pegasus Web Portal

Architectural Review Committee

The ARC is reviewing feedback received from the December survey sent to Vintage Trace residents. The Committee is considering a more inclusive color palette for house body color, trim and door combinations. Your input will be included in the revised guidelines presented to the VCA Board for their approval at the January 29, 2024 meeting.

Please note, "Any and all modifications, alterations or renovations to the exterior of a home on Vintage Trace Circle requires the submission of an ARC Form and prior written approval by the ARC". VCA Rules and Regulations (Section 14).

It is the responsibility of each Vintage Trace Circle homeowner to submit an ARC form to the ARC Chairperson, Rick Knox, at [email protected]. Rick has committed to a timely review of all submissions in the ARC application process.

Lake Bank Restoration

Lake bank restoration being performed by Cross Creek Environmental is continuing with Southwind and Grand Palm communities. ECC is also having the 7th hole on the golf course re-banked.

Perimeter Barrier Replacement

Two companies have been asked for their proposals regarding perimeter walls. Both companies have been asked to present their proposal to the Board at the January 29, 2024 meeting. Please, if you have questions or concerns regarding the perimeter barrier, contact Linda Chain, e-mail only, at [email protected] by January 20. Linda would like to have both companies prepared to respond to your concerns at the meeting.


A Celebration of Life for Ron Demaray, Vines Community Supervisor, will be held on January 13, 2024 from 11-1 at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetary in Cape Coral.

All VCA residents and their guests should abide by Estero Country Club Rules and Regulations which prohibit walking, biking, pets, skateboarding, scooters and fishing on the golf course/cart paths.

If you see a security issue that requires police attention, DO NOT CALL THE FRONT GATE, call 911 or the Lee County Sheriff at 239-477-1200 or 1000. Security personnel cannot report to the police something they did not see themselves.

Rails to Trails

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Safe Trails Facebook Page
Safe Trails on Instagram

Crescent moon watching over The Vines. Thank you Lisa Smith.

Holiday sunset at The Vines. Thank you Deb Kogut.

Thank you Lisa Smith and Elaine Swonk for the Holiday decoration photos.

Help make the newsletter more interesting. Send your photos to [email protected]

Estero News

Visit our Website

Visit the website and learn more about the planned Village Center Hub, Fema Flood Plain Map and River Oaks Preserve. It's your community, be aware and involved.

Village of Estero Meetings


Visit our Website

Engage Estero Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers needed for "Adopt A Highway" project. 1/2 day in a.m. on January 13, February 10, March 9, or April 6. If you are interested in helping on any of those Saturdays please contact Vines resident David Rees on [email protected] or 217-242-5249.

Important Contacts


Village of Estero

Your Councilmember is

Jon McClain

[email protected]


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Non-emergency police:


Hurricane hotline:



The Vines Community Association is managed by:

Pegasus Property Mgt.,

8840 Terrene Ct.

Bonita Springs, FL 34135


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