The Vines Community Association Newsletter

The Vines

Issue #121 April 20, 2022

Board News

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Board Meeting

The next Board meeting will be held April 25 at 1:00p.m. at Estero Country Club.

New Vintage Trace Board Member

Please welcome Marcy Neil as the newest Board member. Marcy will represent Vintage Trace homeowners and will be the chairperson for the Architectural Review Committee.

The Vines CA News

New Runways for RSW in Early Planning

Concern was raised at the last BOD meeting about the planned approach route for new runways at RSW. Based upon the information obtained planning is in the very preliminary stages and construction will not begin until 2040 or later. Please see the response from Lee County below.

The Lee County Port Authority is currently in the middle of the process to update the Master Plan for Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), which includes an analysis of the proposed second runway. Planning for a Parallel Runway at RSW dates back to the original concepts for the airport proposed in the 1970s. The original airport plan provided for a general aviation-only parallel runway located north of Runway 6-24. Updated activity projections, along with a change in aircraft fleet-mix projections outlined in the 1992 Master Plan resulted in a proposed longer widely spaced south Parallel Runway that could accommodate air carrier aircraft and provide for simultaneous instrument approaches.This new configuration would allow RSW to maximize its long-range flexibility in serving the growing demand for air service in the Southwest Florida region. As a part of that master plan update process our consultants have run a demand / capacity analysis of the proposed second runway and the findings of that study estimate that it should be constructed in the early 2040's. 

Lost Creek Lake Restoration Complete

Restoration of the lake bank at Lost Creek has been completed by Crosscreek Environmental with the sod and littorals installed.

BEFORE - angle of bank precipitated additional erosion.


AFTER - shore extended 5 feet with littorals at waterline.

BEFORE - eroded bank with rip rap. Sod on bank was undercut with exposed roots.


AFTER -shore extended 4 to 6 feet and covered with sod and littorals at waterline.

Vendor and Guest Parking

Please remind vendors and guests not to park on the outside of Vintage Trace or on the curves! Parking adjacent to the islands in the middle of the road is also prohibited.

Protect Yourself

When hiring vendors and contractors to do work inside or outside your home be sure that they have an up-to date license and insurance. To further protect yourself you should be named on their insurance certificate.

Estero News

Estero Night with the Mighty Mussels
Mayor Katy Errington will be throwing the first pitch at the Mighty Mussels’ “Village of Estero Night” at Hammond Stadium at 7 p.m., Friday, April 29. All residents and businesses are welcome for an exclusive ticket deal as the Mighty Mussels take on the Clearwater Threshers. Tickets are available for $5.
Post game fireworks!

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team. They compete in Florida State League (Single-A) and their Major League Baseball affiliation is the Minnesota Twins. Their home stadium is Hammond Stadium, 14100 6 Mile Cypress Parkway.


Get Involved Beyond Our Gates

The ECCL is a non-partisan, non-political, volunteer civic advocacy organization working at a grassroots level to serve as the "Voice of the People" and advocate for positive change in the Village of Estero.

To learn more about ECCL click on the link below.

Visit ECCL Website

Important Contacts


Village of Estero

Your Councilmember is

Jon McClain


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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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