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Welcome to Naples Sandpiper Bay Club.  Click on “About Us” to learn more about our condo association
Owners, please explore our website for all types of helpful information including current NSBC news and newsletters, all printable association forms, our governing rules and other documents, meeting agendas and minutes, and various activity schedules.
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Friday News Flash for July 19, 2019
Posted on Jul 19th, 2019
President Joe Diorio sent an email to owners on July 15, to let them know that work on the renovation of the large pool will begin on July 22.  While we are still waiting for possible county approval of enlarging the deck, the rest of the work will move forward at this time, with a schedule that would have the work expected to be completed by the end of September.  Joe indicates he will keep owners informed of the progress. 
Dan Thron reports that with the new landscape company, and the consistent summer rains of July, the landscaping is looking good.  While we used more water than expected in June to keep the new landscaping watered, with the rain in July along with the new wireless rain sensors for the irrigation system, we should see a reduction in water usage this month.
The planned moves of air conditioners have been completed, so next week some A/C pad landscape blocks will be re-configured as needed to complete this project.
Dan asks that owners be aware of the importance of a current key for their condo be turned in at the clubhouse office in case emergency access is required.  He has had 4 or 5 instances where access was required, but there was no current key available.  In some cases owners have had their locks changed and forget to provide a new key.  If you aren’t sure your key is in the office, please contact Dan.
This is a reminder that the next BOD meeting will occur on July 27th, and owners will be able to listen in.  See the notes in the events calendar on the right side of this web page.
Committee Sign-Up
Posted on Apr 1st, 2019
Welcome to the new Committee Sign Up Form.
Below are the recognized committees for Sandpiper Bay Condominiums. If you are interested in signing up for a committee please Click here to access the form to sign up or you may go to the office and sign up there. The first four questions are required in order to sign up. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns
                       NSBC Committees
1.  (New) Building Advisory Committee
2.  Fine Committee:  Standing Committee 
3.  Interview Committee:  Standing Committee
4.  Purchase/Lease Committee: ad hoc ( President, Vice-President, Secretary)
5.  ARC Committee: ad hoc: (President, Vice President, Secretary)
6.  Boat Dock Committee
7.  Clubhouse Committee
8.  Communications Committee
9.  Social/Activities Committee
10. Documents Committee: ad hoc (President, Vice-President, Secretary)
11. Finance Committee: (Treasurer Chairman)
12. Long Range Planning Committee
Form link below as well:
Thank you,
Joe Diorio (
President, Sandpiper Bay Condominium Association
NSBC Renovation
Posted on Mar 22nd, 2019
Note from Joe Diorio, President:
Landscape Renovation Update                                                                                                        March 22, 2019
The renovation of the landscape at individual buildings is underway and will continue in a sequential manner (i.e. starting at Building A, then Buildings  B,C,D,E….etc. The procedure is to first prepare the planting area (removal of old plants etc) followed by placement of topsoil and minor grading. Irrigation is next, then planting of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and sod. Lastly, the irrigation system is checked and fine-tuned for proper operation, and mulch is placed and raked out.
The renovation of the landscape at the property entranceways commenced this week.  Diseased pines and other trees requiring removal in accordance with County codes are being taken out. Grading is expected to begin next week, with landscape and irrigation to follow immediately thereafter. 
Trees that are practical to transplant from the entranceways and from throughout the property (mostly cabbage palms) are being harvested and re-purposed for visual buffering in the areas surrounding the Clubhouse and along Marlin Drive.  These areas lost many trees to Hurricane Irma, which weakened the pines and allowed beetles and fungus to set in, resulting in decline and death of the tree.
Got Questions?
PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH WORKERS ON SITE. Please direct any questions you may have to the Property Management Office 239-793-1623
A list will be made and directed to the appropriate person(S).  Questions received by end of business on Wednesday will be answered in the Friday newsflash.
The rendition of D building and the parking lot island landscaping is shown below.
Update for March 15:  The landscaping for the front entry ways was approved at the March 5 BOD meeting.  The rendition available above shows pillars with fencing, which were not yet approved as part of the landscaping.
Renovation Plan for Lighting
Posted on Oct 11th, 2018
Attached to the link below is an enlargeable PDF showing the detailed plans for the recently accepted bid to upgrade lighting on our property.  The bid was accepted at a cost of $144,000 which was the lowest cost of the three bids submitted.
The following is some information on our new parking lot lighting.
The lights specified are called “sharp cutoff fixtures” and aim down and not out.
The raw light is filtered through mirrors and lenses before it goes out of the fixture to ensure its downward direction.
These will not shine in windows.
The average light through our parking is designed to be 2.33 foot candles, as shown on the plans.
The average light in a shopping center is more than double that at 5.0 foot candles.
There is no code or specific guidelines for foot candles in a residential complex.  (except at the entrance where we meet a public right of way) Our engineer, Stafford, used the industry standard (and his experience) of approx. 2.5 foot candles to design our lighting.
With this level of light it will be difficult to read a newspaper but you can probably make out headlines pretty clearly.
For reference, a full moon on a clear night, is about .5 foot candles.
The total height of the lights will be 23’.  The concrete base will be 3’ above grade and the actual pole will be 20’.
Pool Renovation Plans
Posted on Jul 20th, 2018
Update as of July 19, 2019:
The small pool with the enlarged deck has been open since March.  Work on the large pool had been delayed until now due to an issue getting the county permit to expand the large pool deck into the "natural vegetation retention area".  Work will begin July 22, renovating the pool and current deck, while waiting for the deck enlargement permit.  It is anticipated that the large pool will be closed until the end of September.
Original information:  Re-posted from archives on October 1, 2018, by request.
If you have been waiting to see preliminary drawings for some of the renovation projects for our property, links to the first two pool drawings are included  here.  Click the first red link below to see the detailed plans for the small pool and area planting plan,  and the second link to show the large pool deck and retaining wall plan.  When you open the links, you can print or enlarge to better see the plan details.
The other project proposals being worked on at this point, are a design plan for electrical lighting, and drawings and specifications for elevated boardwalks to the large pool and a footbridge to the small pool.  More information will be posted here as it becomes available over the next few months. 
Our On-Site Property Manager
Posted on Apr 12th, 2018
 Dan Thron, our on-site Property Manager.
Updated November 15, 2018:
An IMPORTANT REMINDER:  As our on-site property manager, Dan Thron is your primary contact for any association issues.  He is on-site during daytime hours, Mon-Fri. After hours: to reach someone for emergent issues such as leaks, broken pipes, elevators, or any issue that poses harm to person or property please call Southwest Property Management (239-261-3440) who will then contact Dan.  If you do not receive a timely response from SW, please contact a Board Member. No emergent situation should be delayed.  Also, for emergencies such as fire, any criminal activity or medical need should be reported to the proper authorities immediately (911).
 While Dan will generally be on-site week days from 9-4, he may be in and out of the office.  Scheduled office hours are 10-11 Mon, Wed and Thurs, at which time rental and guest parking permits can be picked up.  (Owner parking permits will continue to be available from Bill Spencer, phone or text (502) 235-6233.)  For all questions related to the management of our property, contact Dan at (239) 793-1623.  ARC requests should be emailed to Dan.  His email address is  Guest forms should be emailed to Raquel Vieira at  Fees, assessments, sales/lease applications and other forms should continue to go directly to Southwest at Southwest Property Management, 1044 Castello Dr, Suite 206, Naples, FL 34103.
Address Changes
Posted on Jul 14th, 2017
Updated March 21, 2019:
For seasonal address changes for association mailings, or for permanent changes, along with current email addresses, Deanna Murphy at Southwest is happy to help and will make sure association mailings are sent to your new address promptly.  Simply call Deanna at (239) 261-3440 ext. 125 or email Deanna at to change your address.  Many seasonal residents will contact Deanna twice each year.
Save Our Sandpiper Wetlands Project
Posted on May 1st, 2017
Update to this topic (January 18, 2019).  Earlier this month we became aware that the previous agreement between the Hacks and Winfield was terminated.  Now there appears to be a builder with some unknown interest in the wetlands property.  This builder has reportedly said that unless the property is sold for $750,000 (which seems unlikely), he plans to develop the property.  (Keep in mind that 6 living units remain on an original permit.)  However it is also known that the southern third of the 27 acres (south of the intersection of Sandpiper and Sheepshead Dr.) is in a permanent conservation easement.  Whether the remaining 18 or so acres can be permitted to be developed continues to be an open question.
Update to this topic (November 16, 2018).  At their November 13 meeting, the County Commissioners again discussed the proposal for Conservation Collier to purchase this property, and agreed to study the proposal and give it further consideration.
Update to this topic (August 3, 2018).  The latest news regarding the Sandpiper Wetlands comes from Alexandra Sulecki from Conservation Collier.  Alex reports that Conservation Collier’s offer to purchase the Hack property (Sandpiper Wetlands) has been rejected.  Mr. Winfield felt the offer was not enough.  (The April 24 Conservation Collier Approved Acquisition List showed the approved estimated value to be $108,000.)  Alex indicates that Conservation Collier does not negotiate, and does not offer more than the appraised value.  The offer has expired and is no longer active. 
Update to this topic (April 24th, 2018).   Great news!  The Collier County Board of Commissioners approved the acquisition of the Sandpiper wetlands property as their top priority.  It appears that the acquisition will move forward with an appraisal and the negotiation of the purchase price with the owner.
Update to this topic (April 10th, 2018).  The committee meeting took place on April 9th, and the Sandpiper Street wetlands was top priority on their list of recommended acquisitions which will now go to the Board of Commissioners for consideration at their regular April 24 Board meeting.

The Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Advisory Committee (CCLAAC) will be meeting in a public meeting on Monday , April 9th at 9:00 am in the Commission chambers to rank properties and develop their recommended Active Acquisition List for Conservation Collier’s 9th cycle

Once the Acquisition List is compiled, it will go to the Board for approval at the Board’s regular meeting at the County Courthouse on April 24th.  Upon approval, acquisition will proceed in the priority of the adopted list.

You may have heard that a local developer has acquired a three year option to purchase the 27 acres of wetlands, adjacent to our NSBC property, which runs from the corner of Marlin Drive and Sandpiper Street down to the end of Sandpiper Street and along Haldeman Creek.  This property was originally a part of the 40 acre site that was the beginning of our NSBC development.  After our 13 buildings were built, the developer split off and deeded to NSBC the 13 acres that currently makes up our property.  That left the 27 acres that many of us thought would always remain preserved mangrove wetlands.  (See "More" for the whole story on SOS Wetlands progress)

~    Upcoming Events    ~
Regular Monthly Board Meeting
Saturday, July 27th, 10:00 A.M. EDT at NSBC Clubhouse
Updated:  July 23 (Note earlier scheduled time of 10:00)  This is the regular monthly BOD meeting.  (Note there was no BOD meeting scheduled for June.)  The agenda will be posted on the official clubhouse bulletin board 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Click this LINK now to view or print the agenda.
There will also be a Townhall session for owner participation after the BOD meeting.
With the successful July 9th Virtual Town Hall meeting using GoToMeeting software, owners may use this capability to listen in to the board meeting, or participate in the Townhall meeting after the BOD meeting.  This can be done from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  Joe emailed owners instructions on how to access the meeting (which changes for each different meeting date).  If you didn't receive Joe's email on July 23, email Joe at to be added to the list.  

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