Past Notices (For The Record)


FOOD DRIVE RESULTS. To help city residents in need, we donated a bit shy of a ½ ton of food and almost $300 in cash to the Cape Coral Caring Center. CCCC staff were pleased (photo below). Well done, neighbors! Thank you to Bill Whisler, Kevin and Debbie Breclaw, and Dave and Mary Jo Carroll for collecting the donations.



Thanks, Stacey and Don Pasek, for hosting our annual meeting. Thanks, too, to Paul Fischer for giving a talk and answering questions about palms and tree-related issues. About 25 neighbors attended. 






Upcoming Events/Activities 2022

ANNUAL MEETING: Saturday, February 12, 10a-Noon: Yard area, Stacey & Don Pasek home, 205 SE 12th Ave, corner of SE 12th Ave/SE 2nd St. Bring lawn chair. Park along the street. Refreshments served. LANDSCAPE-RELATED DOOR PRIZES. Paul Fischer of Fischer Lawn and Landscape is our speaker. Neighborhood update and discussion. Come and enjoy your neighbors. Thank you Pasek’s for hosting our get-together!

NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD DRIVE: Saturday, February 26, 9 am: Over 1 ton of food collected & $500+ in cash donated last year. See a list of food items (below) to donate. Pack food in a brown paper shopping bag/box/plastic bag and deposit the food at the end of your driveway. We’ll pick up food starting at 9 am on Sat February 26 and transport it to The Cape Coral Caring Center. If you’d like to donate money, you can do so AT THE WEBSITE (bell at the top right of the homepage, contribute at “Donations to Cape Coral Caring Center” or BY CHECK. Make out checks to CAPE CORAL CARING CENTER (tax-deductible) and drop off/mail checks to Bill Whisler, 1117 SE 3rd St. Bill will head our collection team. Thanks, Bill, and thanks to all who donate food and/or money.  

BIENNIAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALESaturday, March 5. 9am - 3pm. Hundreds of people took advantage of multiple sales in 2020, and we’ll offer our wares again this year. We encourage you to take part that day—not only as a buyer, but also as seller. If you sell, please know that Cape Coral requires you to register with the city. It’s without cost and simple to complete. Find/complete the form at, print the permit, and display it publicly on March 5. Debbie Breclaw did a fantastic job coordinating the 2020 sale, including advertising on multiple garage sale websites and local newspapers. Her marketing drew a HUGE number of wiling buyers. Debbie will take the same approach this year. Questions? Contact Debbie at [email protected] or at 239/464-9420.

VOLUNTARY ANNUAL DUES ($25): March 1 deadline: By secure website: Registered members go to the site (web address at the top/front of this flyer) and look for the bell with a red circle at the top right of the home page. Click and that will take you to the payment page (pay by draw down to your checking account or by credit card). If you are not registered at our site, go to our web address and sign up. By check: Mail or deliver a $25 check (in care of Shamrock Lakes Homeowners Association) to Bill Whisler at 1117 SE 3rd St. Thank you!


  • Cereal • Jelly (grape or strawberry, preferably) • Peanut Butter • Canned Fruits • Canned Vegetables • Fresh Produce • Spaghetti Sauce • Spaghetti Noodles • Macaroni and Cheese • Canned Pasta • Dry Potatoes • Canned Chicken and Beef • Hearty Soup • Baked Beans/Pork & Beans • Canned Tomatoes/Tomato Sauce • Rice (1 or 2 lb. bags) • Bar Soap • Toilet Paper • Hair Products • Toothpaste


Thank you, Susan Monteleone. To recycle or not to recycle? That is the question (from WCGU) What can you recycle in Lee County? Visit Lee County Solid Waste Recycling Center to find out what should, and should not, be recycled and how people can make the most of their efforts to help the environment.

New Law on Code Complaints (July 25, 2021)

Thank you, Barb O'Connell, for bringing this matter to neighborhood attention. Read full specifications below from The Cape Coral Breese.

Beginning July 1, there is a new state law that restricts code inspectors from investigating minor noise and code violations if the person making the report doesn't provide their name and address. These reports include calling 311, by phone, in person, by mail, or by e-mail. However, all "imminent threats," which include public health, welfare, or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources, will be investigated regardless of whether personal information was given by the person reporting it.


Neighborhood Tree Management Opportunity (March 10, 2021)

The topic of tree management came up at our annual meeting. As a follow-up, we offer this opportunity to Shamrock Lakes Neighborhood homeowners—access to tree management services (trimming, feeding, disease control) to interested homeowners.

Paul Fischer will do the work. Paul lives in our neighborhood (123 SE 12th Court) and has been in the tree management business since the late 1980s. His business, Fischer’s Lawn, Landscape and Tree Service, Inc., is ranked #1 on Yellow Pages with a 5-Star Rating. Paul is licensed and insured. Here is his Facebook page and website:  


Let us know if you would like to talk with Paul about one or more tree management issues. We’ll collect names/addresses and forward them to Paul, who will be in touch with you. There is no obligation once you speak with him

To do this work efficiently, our goal is to have all the work completed in a concentrated timeframe, hopefully in March.

If you are interested, please contact Debbie Breclaw, SLHA Board member, at [email protected] or 239-464-9420. Please contact Debbie by Sun. March 14. Thank you!


SLHA Food Drive Results (March 1, 2020) 

Bravo, Shamrock Lakes!

You contributed over 1000 pounds of food and we delivered a $500 check, too. Cape Coral Caring Center staff were overwhelmed by your generosity.

The Caring Center provides emergency food to Cape Coral residents in need. Last year, CCCC served over 6000 city residents.

Thank you, Bill Whisler and Joe Kulnig, for food pick-up. Thank you, Kathy Fear for the entrance sign, and Debbie Breclaw for entrance sign decorations and day-of-event photos. We also thank those who distributed announcement flyers door-to-door--Frank Fantini and Ali Stark, Mary Jo and Dave Carroll, Steve Hammer and Jan Manske, Susan Patrick, Debbie Breclaw, and Rita Larson and Bill Whisler.

Here are several pictures (below) to celebrate our work. Let's make this an annual event.



You rock, Shamrock Lakes!


NEIGHBORHOOD DUES: Funds support neighborhood efforts, such as maintaining our entrance island. Annual dues are $25 per household by April 1stThere are two ways to pay. 1) Drop off a check to Bill Whisler at 1117 SE 3rd St. 2) Pay at our website via your checking account or credit card and without processing fees. To pay through our website, 1) log into the site and look for the bell on the upper-right side next to Welcome and your name. 2) Click on the bell, and that will take you to pay your annual dues and ‘Make a Donation.’ Once payments have been charged, you will receive a confirmation email. Problems paying dues? Contact Bill at [email protected]


We won’t be able to hold our annual neighborhood picnic because of COVID-19, but we still want to do something in the name of food and friendship.

We’ll conduct a NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD DRIVE on Saturday, February 27. We invite you to participate! It’s easy, too.

  1. Purchase/collect items from the list on the back of this flyer.
  2. Deposit items in brown shopping bags.
  3. Place the bags at the end of your driveway.
  4. Get the food out on your driveway by 9:30a on Sat. Feb 27.

Bill Whisler and Joe Kulnig will drive up in a van, load the food, and deliver it to the Cape Coral Caring Center, where it will be logged in and distributed to city residents. Questions? Contact Bill at [email protected]

If you’d like to participate, but would rather make a cash donation, go to our website, pick the donation option at the bell with the blinking light (on our home page), and contribute that way. (Make sure you register at our site first—registration instructions are on the back of this flyer). We’ll make out a check to the CC Caring Center equivalent to the cash donations we receive. THANK YOU!


Vegetable Oil
Dry Beverage Mixes
Flour and Sugar
Canned Beans and other Vegetables
Dry Milk and Canned Milk
Napkins and Plastic Forks
Powdered Coffee Creamer
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham, Beef
Whole Wheat Pasta
Pasta Sauce
Brown Rice

Shamrock Lakes Homeowners Association Annual Meeting

(posted January 26, 2011)

Our annual meeting will be held virtually this year--simultaneously via ZOOM (for those who use that technology) and PHONE.

--The date is THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11, 6:30P.
--To get the ZOOM link or the PHONE NUMBER TO CALL, please email Frank Fear at [email protected].

Your Board of Directors met to conduct its annual meeting. You will find the minutes (WORD and PDF versions) on our website. To the right of our homepage, you'll see PAGES. Scroll down to ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES.

Thanks, Kathy Fear for preparing the minutes for us.

Frank Fear on behalf of the SLHA Board of Directors


                            HOUSE IN STYLE FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON! (posted December 9, 2020)
                                                      1100 SE 1st Terrace, Shamrock Lakes

                                           GATOR SEEN IN NEIGHBORHOOD (posted December 7, 2020)

John Shannon viewed a 5-foot gator swimming in the Rhodes Canal (behind SE 3rd St). Exercise caution, especially with children and pets.


                                         COYOTE SEEN IN NEIGHBORHOOD (posted November 5, 2020)

Several neighbors have spotted a coyote on SE 12th Ave--in the vacant lot by 200 SE 12th Ave. Please exercise caution, especially at night and when walking with pets. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says there have been numerous coyote sightings recently in SWFL. Coyotes shy away from human contact but small animals (domestic and wild) are at high risk. Keep your pet on a leash at all times. If you observe coyote activity, please post details on this website (Comments forum) so we can share info with authorities. 

                                       ‘Little Free Library’ 
Charter #109285 
(posted September 18, 2020)

'Little Free Libraries' are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number 100,000+ around the world in 80 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, a new Little Free Library will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. Shamrock Lakes residents Susan Monteleone and Jack Davis invite you to stop by 1208 SE 3rd St., Cape Coral, FL 33990, and see the results of their collaborative effort. Susan and Jack hope that this endeavor will bring a little more joy, a little more connection, and a whole lot more books to the folks in and around the Shamrock Lakes community. The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit

Contact: Susan Monteleone

Telephone: 239 673-7332 Email: [email protected] ‘Little Free Library’ Charter #109285, Shamrock Lakes, Cape Coral, Florida


Hancock Bridge Median Project 
(photos courtesy Jane Manske)
Posted September 1, 2020



Decisions Reached at Our 2020 Annual Meeting (February)


ALERT: New Irrigation Rules, Effective Sat Apr 25

The policy applies to all of Lee County with additional restrictions for the City of Cape Coral. The new rules go into effect Saturday, April 25. Excerpt from The Cape Coral Breeze

The irrigation restrictions are in place to protect the region's water resources. Limited rainfall throughout the dry season has led to decreased groundwater (water beneath the surface) levels in aquifers in Lee County, officials said.

MAJOR CHANGES--lawn irrigation ONE DAY A WEEK ONLY and landscape irrigation PROHIBITED FROM 9a-5p.

The restrictions include residents on private wells.

Learn more about the restrictions here.

 What to Do About Traffic on SE 12 Ave?
  (posted March 1, 2020)  

SURVEY RESULTS: Approximately 30% of the approximately 85 households registered at our website responded to the neighborhood survey. Those responding favored one of the options presented—install a device to monitor auto speed. The option had the highest score (that is, most liked selections minus least liked selections) of 7 votes. No other option came close. For your information, please find below all the written responses to the survey. 

CITY TRAFFIC STUDY: The problem with implementing the preferred option (or doing anything, for that matter) is the City’s response based on its traffic study. The City has concluded that our situation does NOT rise to the level of taking any action, including installing a speed monitoring device, having a police car presence, lowering the speed limit, or posting red flags on the speed limit signs. The Police Department contact said that we can pursue one option (if we so choose)—lobbying our council member to request that the City construct a sidewalk on one side of SE 12th Ave (to serve as a buffer from the roadway). 

BOARD ASSESSMENT: It is the judgment of the Shamrock Lakes Board that we NOT pursue the sidewalk option unless there is strong support for that move—especially from SE 12th Ave. homeowners. At the same time, the Board concluded that ‘doing nothing’ is an unacceptable option. 

With that in mind, we recommend taking one step and, possibly, taking a second step.

--Create a sign and post it on the post located at our entranceway.

--If we don’t observe a noticeable difference, then we recommend taking a second step—that is, securing the support of two SE 12th Ave. homeowners to post signs on their property (one facing north, the other facing south) with a speed caution message on each sign. We’d position the signs sufficiently away from the roadway to avoid City removal.

YOUR THOUGHTS: You may have other ideas about what to do. We’ve created a FORUM at our website for input/discussion. Find it on the right side of our homepage, “Share Thoughts.” You can also contact any member of your neighborhood board.

Frank Fear on behalf of the SLHA Board of Directors 


  1. All of the speeding on SE 12th Ave I have experienced in the 5 yrs I've lived here are residents, appears to be mostly Big Macho Trucks & some sports cars.

  2. This has been a long time issue.

  3. I think most speeders are not residents of the neighborhood.

  4. Although I don't like speeders, I would be STRONGLY opposed to speed bumps.

  5. I do not agree with ANY of these choices. Drop the speed limit to 20 and then, maybe, people will slow down to 30. As someone who's walked this street for 12 years now, I can tell you the speeders are the pool cleaners, the snowbirds, UPS & Fed Ex.

  6. All service trucks.

  7. I don't live on 12th so moderate my answers accordingly.

  8. I have not noticed a problem.

  9. Drivers don't read signs so doubt anything will help.

  10. Thx for working on problem. Might have try several.

  11. We don't live on SE 12th Ave. But we frequently walk and bike that street. The cars often slow.

  12. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job addressing.

  13. A Cruiser sitting around would bring everyone to attention.

  14. Thank you!

  15. I haven’t noticed much speeding. The speed limit is 30, which looks a lot faster to observers than drivers if that makes sense.

  16. Thanks for your efforts.

  17. Speed bumps will slow down police, ambulance and fire response, not to mention breaking their axles. A sidewalk will undoubtedly cause the removal of MANY palm trees on one side of the road. Try flashing the car speed for a while and then TICKETS.

  18. From what I see, there are more residents speeding on SE 12th Ave and throughout Shamrock Lakes.

  19. We believe the speed limit should be no more than 25 mph.

  20. I have never seen anyone speeding on SE 12th Ave.

  21. I don’t really know who the speeders are.

  22. I've dealt with these situations a number of times including numerous traffic surveys. 90% + it is residents. I vote for stop sticks.

  23. Approx. the past month a duck was hit a killed by a speeding vehicle and a squirrel was hit and killed by a different speeding vehicle. Station police (human not just the cruiser) or sidewalks.

  24. Let's get something done. Very dangerous for our walkers and pets.

  25. I'm worried about a worst-case scenario (that is, somebody getting hit) if we don't do something to curb speeding.


****C A N C E L E D****
(COVID-19 concerns)
WHAT: Shamrock Lakes Neighborhood Picnic
 Sunday, March 22
WHERE: German-American Club, SW Pine Island Road, next to Bubba's
TIME: 12:30p-


                                  MUSCOVY DUCK MANAGEMENT IN SHAMROCK LAKES (February 14, 2020)

This isn't an easy topic to discuss because some neighbors find Muscovy Ducks endearing, 
while other neighbors view them as pests.

No matter how anybody feels, know that Muscovy Ducks are an invasive species.  
Because of that status, Lee County has passed an ordinance regarding Muscovy Duck management.

We thank neighbor Richard Bradstreet for providing info in that regard at our annual neighborhood meeting. Here is the Lee County Ordinance regarding Muscovy Ducks.

*9; SECTION 10: MUSCOVY DUCKS AS NUISANCES Animal Services is hereby given the authority to declare Muscovy ducks to be a public nuisance. If a public nuisance is determined to exist, Animal Services may break the eggs and humanely euthanize the ducks or authorize other qualified individuals to do the same. Where a nuisance is created by a Muscovy Duck or ducks, and the person responsible for the ducks can be determined, the person may be issued a citation for contributing to the creation of a public nuisance. The possession of or feeding of Muscovy ducks on public property and private property zoned residential is hereby prohibited.*

**What does it mean for Shamrock Lakes?**

**It is ILLEGAL TO FEED Muscovy Ducks.** 
This practice must stop. Besides, Lee County authorities deem human feeding to be unnecessary because our environment provides ducks with an abundance of edible options. Neighbors are upset at other neighbors who are feeding ducks. Because feeding Muscovy Ducks is illegal, Lee County has set high fines for engaging in that practice—$150 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense, and a court appearance with MINIMUM $500 penalty for subsequent offenses.

**If you determine ducks to be pests, what can YOU do? **
(Note: Action can be taken ONLY on your property and not on other properties.)

Lee County recommends securing a PEST COMPANY and asking the company to apply a non-toxic solution (typically in the form of animal urine at the property border) so that the smell repels ducks from your property. [You can read more information about that option here](

**Property owners have the legal right to remove ducks from their property. However, STRICT RULES apply about how property owners may take action.

1) **It is ILLEGAL TO RELOCATE Muscovy Ducks to the wild. **
At issue is HOW that is done. First and foremost, eradication must be done humanely. Know that pistols, rifles, and other similar firearms cannot be discharged legally in the City of Cape Coral. And evidence shows that the use of other means (e.g., pellet or BB guns) often violates the norm of humane treatment. So we recommend contacting a wildlife management service ([an example is Total Wildlife Control]( to handle eradication for you.

Neighborhood board members are available to discuss this matter, including helping you work through legal and humane solutions. Contact Frank Fear at [email protected] and 517/648-8801 re next steps or talk with any board member—Debbie Breclaw, Kathy Fear, Joe Kulnig, Jane Manske, Barb O’Connell, Stacy Pasek, or Bill Whisler.

[Learn more about Muscovy Ducks here](

***Democracy requires being able to work through difficult issues together.***


 SHAMROCK LAKES GARAGE SALE (posted on February 12, 2020)


--Leverage your sales by selling on the same day when others are selling.
--We advertise for you in local outlets.
--We post signs at the neighborhood entrance.
--Brings more buyers to our neighborhood.

NOTE: City of Cape Coral Requires Each Seller to Register Their Sale. Easy process.

Go to

Display permit on the day of sale in full view of customers.

That's it!


 (February 5, 2020)

Because we only pay dues once a year, it's easy to forget how to do it. Here are three visuals (below) to help.
--First, go to the homepage and login. You'll see a bell in the upper right. Click.
--Second, that will take you the dues page. Click.
--Third, pay via a bank account or credit card. The system will tell you how to load in info for each option.

Remember, our site is secure, available to us. Site administrators do not have access to your financial info.





(posted December 19, 2019)

Know that the annual homeowners meeting will take place on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the home of Jane Manske and Steve Hammer, 9 SE 12th Avenue (the first house to the left as you enter our neighborhood). Please mark your calendars!

The Shamrock Lakes Homeowners Association Board will be meeting soon to prepare the annual meeting agenda. PLEASE LET US KNOW if you would like an item/issue added to the agenda. You can share ideas publicly at ''Share Thoughts' (bar to the right on our homepage), or you can send thoughts to me directly at [email protected].

Also, our Board is open access. Let me know if you'd like to serve.

Frank Fear on behalf of the SLHA Board of Directors: Debbie Breclaw, Kathy Fear (Sec), Joe Kulnig (VP), Jane Manske, Barb O'Connell (co-Treas), Stacey Pasek, and Bill Whisler (co-Treas)


(October 26, 2019)

Shamrock Lakes Neighbors, 

When I was working full-time, I hated receiving notices about an issue that I knew applied to one person or just a few people, not to the lot of us. As an exec, I hated sending out those messages, too. But I also knew why: people were complaining. 

That is happening now in Shamrock Lakes.

First, ALL DOG-WALKERS MUST CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR PET DOES BUSINESS. If anybody disrespects this obvious rule--and you know who's doing it--document it and report it via the Cape Coral 311 Center at  311  Let me know, too. 

Second, SPEEDING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is always a problem, but IT'S A PARTICULAR PROBLEM WHEN IT'S ONE OF OUR OWN PEOPLE. If you catch a neighbor speeding repeatedly, contact me so that we can talk about how to proceed. 

Third, Shamrock Lakes' properties will only remain marketable if each of us MAINTAIN OUR PREMISES. A FUNDAMENTAL STEP IS LAWN MOWING. If a neighbor has issues in that regard, reach out respectfully to find out why. If the neighbor needs help, let's put our heads together and figure out how we can help. If your intervention is ignored, contact Cape Coral 311.

I feel like I'm lecturing, but please also know that I'm receiving calls and emails, which means people are upset. So while I'm at it, let me close with another lecture. When dealing with any of these matters, don't let emotions get the better of you. I worry about a bad situation leading to something worse.  

Frank Fear

Hurricane Dorian Preparation and Aftermath
(posted August 30, 2019)


A wealth of hurricane-related information is available online through Lee County government. Go to the County’s HURRICANE PREPARATION GUIDE The Lee County Visitor and Convention Center has a HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE page, which also includes a considerable amount of helpful information.

We have set up a HURRICANE TOPICS page for all neighbors registered at our website. The page is located at SHARE THOUGHTS: ISSUES AND SUGGESTIONS (located to the right on our homepage) and at Share info, ask questions, offer advice, etc. there.

We are mindful that many neighbors reside elsewhere during the summer months. We’ve experienced anxiety personally during past hurricanes. Know that you are not alone.

--Use our Forum page ask questions and share thoughts, including about the status of your home/property.

--If you would like to talk, contact me at [email protected] and 517/648-8801.

We are here to help.

Frank Fear on behalf of the Board of Directors, Shamrock Lakes Homeowners Association

New Flag at Entrance to Our Neighborhood
...thanks to Steve Hammer and Jane Manske (July 27, 2019)


Summary of Meeting with City and County on the Shamrock Lakes Water Issue (posted July 24, 2019)

Meeting summaries are posted under Pages (right side of our homepage, second from the top).

The PowerPoint presentation will be posted as soon as we receive it from the county.

Thank you, Jane Manske and Barb O'Connell for attending and taking notes! 

Comments/questions--post in 'Share Thoughts' Forum (access through the right side of our homepage) 

TV Coverage of Shamrock Lakes Water Issue (June 27, 2019)

Here is the URL (link) to view TV coverage re grass debris on Shamrock Lakes. Neighbor Ronalee Ashby is featured, along with several local representatives who are responsible for water management.

Update on Shamrock Lakes Debris (June 25, 2019)

Neighbor Nadine Balasco contacted the City and CC responded with lake treatment today. The County is doing additional treatment work. The City and County are working together, which is a good sign.

With the info received today from Nadine and info offered last week by Susan Monteleone and Deb Breclaw, it’s clear that our concerns have been heard and that public agencies are responding constructively.

In the meantime, Barb O’Connell informs me that a media crew from NBC-TV2 was in the neighborhood this morning. Tune in or go online tonight to view the report.

As always, I’ll share more info as I receive it.


Update on Surface Plant Debris on Shamrock Lakes (June 14, 2019)

Our board member, Debbie Breclaw, has been researching what is going on with the unsightly debris that has appeared on the surface of Shamrock Lakes. Debbie contacted Lee County to get the details and, this morning, a Lee staff member briefed me about the situation.

The debris, which looks like grass clippings (because it is from a grass plant), is from Vallisneria Americana (also known as wild/water celery). Plant leaves, shed during the reproduction stage, have floated to the surface.

Lee County has been using a natural approach to manage leaf discharge--grass carp (carp eat the leaves). The problem this year is connected to the aftermath of the last hurricane. With high water levels, many grass carp escaped the Cape Coral system. So, now, the County is adding grass carp to the system. Staff believes that replenishing the carp population represents a longer-term, sustainable management option.

The problem is short-term management. For that, the County is using chemical applications. That approach has been initiated, carefully, as the County experiments with various chemicals to see which one (or combo) works optimally. The County will monitor the situation over the next few weeks/months and adjust treatment as necessary.

The big challenge is blue/green algae, which represents a human health hazard (unlike the wild/water celery, which is an aesthetics issue). Wild/water celery helps combat blue/green algae. That is why the County will not eradicate the plant. The primary objective is to keep algae from growing in our water system. Once there, it is difficult to eradicate, and wild/water celery is part of the management strategy.

As you can see, this is a complicated situation that requires taking a balanced approach to water resource management.

We shall keep you posted on new developments/changes regarding this matter.


Xfinity (Comcast) Problems
(May 6, 2019)

Multiple households in the neighborhood are experiencing internet/TV issues with intermittent service interruptions. For comments, go to our Comments section (right side of our home page).
Comment there if you are having problems. Recommend solutions, too.  

Neighbor's Cat Missing
(March 20, 2019)

Tina Baldwin communicated yesterday to say that her Hemingway cat, Yogi, is missing--the result of a door left open by a contractor who was working at her home. A photo of Yogi is attached. 

The Baldwin's live on Hancock Bridge Parkway at the northern end of our neighborhood.

If you see Yogi, please contact Tina at (727) 320-3019.


New Feature at Our Website
(February 28, 2019)

It's the 'Neighborhood Marketplace" where neighbors can post items of interest for purchase, 
and items for sale/trade.

The first item is on the Marketplace now.
Find 'Marketplace' in the column to the right of our homepage, the last item on the list.

Send items for posting--with a description/price, photo, and contact info--to Frank at [email protected]

"The Shamrock List" of Recommended Service Providers
(February 22, 2019)

Thank you, Barb O'Connell,
for coming up with the idea of assembling a neighborhood-generated list of preferred service providers.

Called 'The Shamrock List,"
you can find the first draft of that list on the righthand side of our homepage. 

Please add to the list!

Send info to Frank Fear at [email protected].
Include the area of service provision, the personal & company name of the service provider,
and phone and email/website contact info.

We'll update the list regularly. 

Shamrock Lakes HOA Annual Meeting Minutes
(February 20, 2019)

Minutes are now posted. See the agenda/minutes portal on the righthand side of our homepage. 

Shamrock HOA Annual Meeting, February 7, 2019




Shamrock Lakes annual picnic at German-American Club in Cape Coral. Thanks to Joe Kulnig for arrangements, Kathy Fear for sign design, and Jane Manske for creating table ornaments. Fun had by all!



SUNDAY FEB. 17, starting at 12:30P

Our annual picnic will be held in conjunction with Biergarten Fest at the German-American Club.

The Club is at 2101 SW Pine Island Road, next to Bubba’s Roadhouse. There’s plenty of free parking available.

Admission is $3 per person—waived for Shamrock Lakes Neighborhood residents
who registered to attend (N=2) adults with kids <12 free.

Gatekeepers will have a list of Shamrock Lakes Neighbors who registered.
If you registered for the picnic, and encounter a problem entering, call Frank at 517/648-8801.

If your party includes >2 adults and/or children >12, the cost is $3 per person, payable to the Club at entrance.

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS are available for purchase from vendors on-site. MAKE SURE YOU BRING MONEY TO DINE!

We’ll SIT AT TABLES RESERVED for the Shamrock Lakes Neighborhood. Look for SHAMROCK TABLE ORNAMENTS!

TABLES ARE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTIONS. We recommend bringing CUSHIONS/BLANKETS for comfortable seating.


Online Dues Paying, Solar Lights, and Canal Treatment
(January 11, 2019)

You can now pay your annual SLHA dues online at this website.
See the flashing red light at the upper right of your home page. 
Solar lights have been installed at our entrance sign.
Lee County was contacted and then sprayed for hyacinth growth in the Heath and Grey canals.   

(posted January 6, 2019)

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on
at the home of Frank & Kathy Fear, 1216 SE 2nd St.
Please come!
Friendship, good discussion, and refreshments guaranteed!

(Posted January 7, 2019) 

Great job by those who took the time to pull weeds and beautify our inland islands--SE 1st Terrace, SE 3rd St., and SE 10th Ave. See results below. Thank you!




(posted December 5. 2018)

Information is posted about homes for sale in our neighborhood.
Go to the listing on the right of our home page.
Go to 'Homes for Sale." 


History of Cape Coral [5 years ago]

From The Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce... Until the birth of Cape Coral, the area was simply known as “the other side of the river” by homesteaders, loggers, cattlemen, professional fishermen, and sportsmen. However, in 1957 Leonard and Jack Rosen changed... Read more

Upcoming Events

Neighborhood Celebration [March 18, 2023]

Time: 4-6pm
Location: John and Jolean Peery residence, 17 SE 12th Court
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'Homes For Sale' in Shamrock Lakes 
(December 5. 2018)

We can post information on our website about homes for sale in our neighborhood. 
Go to the listing on the right-hand side of our home page. Go to 'Homes for Sale." Three homes are listed currently. 
Send me info if you seek to sell your home and I'll add that home to our list.

Encourage friends and family to consider relocating in Shamrock Lakes!

More on Our Entrance Sign
(November 17, 2018)

You may have seen a permit notice attached to our new entrance sign. The reason: the City has ruled against using stones as a landscaping base. The City will replace the stones (at no cost to us) with red mulch, which is a city-approved material.

Two Announcements 
(October 19, 2018)

The last step in the entrance sign reconstruction will occur at month’s end. 
Danny Yates will do the landscaping on Oct 29-31. 
After that, we’ll need to add solar lighting to illuminate the sign & flag after dark 
(the City no longer approves the use of electricity).

The unsightly lawn situation at SE 12th Ave. will be managed regularly 
by a contractor hired by the bank that owns the property.

I thank Stacey Pasek, Barbara O’Connell, Cheryl Neal, Steve Hammer, and Jane Manske 
for helping to resolve both matters.

New Neighborhood Sign Installed 
(9/13/18, addendum 9/14/18)

Lee Signs installed the sign but now needs to reposition it so that the sign is less likely to obstruct the sightline when looking west (exiting the neighborhood). 
Repositioning will take place during the week of Sept. 16. 
After that, Danny Yates of Cape Coral will redo the landscaping.  


Board News

Susan Monteleone is our new secretary. Thank you, Susan!

Board News 

Stalwart is loyal, reliable, and hard-working. Stalwart definitely applies to two neighbors who've worked tirelessly on behalf of Shamrock Lakes -- MerriBeth VanVlymen (200 SE 12th Ave.) and Cheryl Neal (24 SE 12th Ave.) Each is a long-serving board member and officer, MerriBeth as president and Cheryl as treasurer. MerriBeth and Cheryl have announced they'll be stepping away from their officer roles and board positions. 

Please join me in thanking MerriBeth and Cheryl for their many years of service.

As we move forward, I'm pleased to announce the addition of two new board members: 
Barb O'Connell (1124 SE 1st Terrace) and Jane Manske (9 SE 12th Ave.) 

Thank you, Barb and Jane!

Neighborhood Sign Update (8/9/18)

Lee Signs has informed us that our sign is scheduled to be installed during the week of September 10
We'll let you know if that schedule changes. We apologize for the delay.
Overgrown Lawn 
(8/3/18, Updated 8/13/18)

We have received numerous complaints about an overgrown lawn on SE 12th Ave. We have contacted the City about the situation and we are also seeking legal advice about how to proceed. Although the property is now vacant, it is private property and that status limits our options.  

Update on the overgrown lawn (8/7/18): The City will do lawn maintenance on August 7 or 8. NOTE:Unaffiliated persons who park at 12 SE 12th Ave will be fined for trespassing.

Update (8/13): The City experienced an issue with its lawn mowing contractor. That's why the lawn was not cut when promised. That issue has been resolved and the lawn will be cut this week.  

Pothole Repair 

The city will respond to our request to have potholes repaired at the entrance to our neighborhood. The repair should be completed within the next week or so. Thanks, Lew VanVlymen and Barb O'Connell for contacting the city on our behalf. (This matter has been resolved).

Update on Neighborhood Entrance Sign

The project is taking longer than expected. 
The good news is that design issues have been worked out. 
We'll have a larger sign and it will also be set back to enhance sightline issues. 
But we learned through the permitting process that the City is now requiring that all new and replacement signs to be powered by solar rather than electricity. That will require us to employ an electrician and a landscaper to tend to tasks of removing electrical wires, install solar capacity, and re-landscape the area around the sign.

We now expect the project to be completed by late September. 

Trees and Power Lines

With hurricane season looming, it's a good time to take a look at the location of your trees in relationship to LCEC power lines. You may not know that LCEC will do tree-trimming free-of-charge upon request in circumstances where trees may cause power-loss issues. Note: The free offer applies to trees that are growing near power lines. It does not apply to trees that are growing near/over the line feed to homes. 
For information, go here.  

Wednesday Garbage Collection

The Wednesday garbage collection (missed for the last two weeks) should be back to normal on Wednesday, June 19. If not, we recommend that you join neighbors in complaining. Call WastePro at 239-945-0800. 
Thank you, Barbara O'Connell and Nancy & Robert McCleskley for taking the lead on this issue.

Final Decisions on the Neighborhood Entrance Sign

The Board met to discuss the survey input and make final decisions about replacing the entrance sign. 
The design winner was the new rendition of our former sign (see below).

The Board also made a decision about an issue that came up in the voting--whether to include the website URL on the sign. At the meeting, it was brought up that we had already decided that issue at the 2017 annual neighborhood meeting (minutes are posted at this website). 
The decision was to include the URL because our website would replace our neighborhood newsletter.

For the record, results from three rounds of neighborhood voting are presented below.

Final Round Voting Results

Thanks for expressing your preferences in Round 3. 
There was a clear preference--the new rendition of our former sign (Option 1 in the poll). 
77% picked 'yes' for that option and 64% picked it as the most preferred option among seven options. 
Between 62-73% voted 'no' on options 2-7. Option 7 was most preferred by 17% of those who voted.

That means (over three rounds of voting) two signs stand out among the 15+ designs you reviewed.

The new rendition of our previous sign

The top vote-getter in Round 2


From COMMENTS made on our website and those shared with me by email and phone, 
here are your primary thoughts about how you'd like to proceed:

--Larger sign this time to make it easier to see from Hancock
--Improve sightline to see eastbound cars on Hancock (without have to nose into the intersection)
--Please remove the website address 
 --While a more colorful sign may be preferred, know that colorful signs fade more quickly
--Make sure that the sign accurately represents our neighborhood (e.g., the new rendition of old sign...we don't have cattails on any of the lakes). 

I want to thank Jeremy for volunteering to design multiple options. 
His work was designed thoughtfully and creatively. 
With that in mind, he has created several more designs for consideration, 
which I've posted at the end of this message.

Now, for next steps....

All input -- votes across the rounds and comments -- will be shared with and discussed by our Board. 
The Board will make final decisions. 
We'll then work with Lee Designs to get the new sign created and posted. 
I'll keep you posted as things proceed. 

A Note on Polling Numbers

42 registrants at our website represent 37 households, which is roughly 25% of all SLN households. 
(Note: There are two registrants at five households.) 
Over 60% of all registrants voted in Round 3--26 on the yes/no questions and 28 on the top choice. 
(Two voted by email).

Three New Designs from Jeremy
(Comment in the new forum at our comments page)
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3



Round 3 Voting Is Now Open

We have 7 options for you to review in this presumably final set of option. The options include a preference you expressed in your comments to previous rounds -- to see a likeness similar to the one in our now-demolished sign. MerriBeth commissioned her designer to create a likeness. Thank you, MerriBeth! Here it is as Option 1.

 Option 10ca0cb813e112211025a2b4e917365fa.jpg

I'm also pleased to share 6 designs--Options 2-7--created by our Jeremy Domby. 
Thank you, Jeremy!

Option 2


Option 3


Option 4


Option 5


Option 6


Option 7


Round 2 Voting Results

Option 2 is the clear preference. 18 voted in Round 2 and 14 of you said 'yes' to this option. It was also the #1 choice of 10 of 18 voters. Other options received a majority of 'no' votes--#1 & #3 12 no & #4 14 no votes. 

We'll carry forward #2 below as we now look at new options. 


Round 1 Voting Results 

25 of the 34 residents registered on this site (nearly 75%) voted in Round 1.

Small bird:      10 votes
Large bird:      6 
Shamrock:       6
Lakes outline: 3 

The conclusion drawn from commentsNone of the four designs is acceptable as is. Let's review additional designs.

Feedback highlights: No need for "Welcome To"; question need for the web address; make sure new sign is colorful; old sign was better than any of the four options; need to adjust set-back and height to view eastbound traffic more easily; if we use the shamrock, make sure it has four leaves (for four lakes); like the logo at the top of our webpage.  

Round 2 Voting Is Now Open (May 28)

Thanks to MerriBeth, we have a new set of options to review. Jeremy is creating a third set. We'll review those options soon.

In Round 2, please review the designs below. Cast your vote at our survey site. Look for flashing bell in the log-in area. Press it and that will take you to the survey site. 

Please cast your ballot by FRIDAY JUNE 1. Post comments in our 'Share Comments' forum

















READ THE MINUTES OF OUR 2018 ANNUAL MEETING. Go to our Agenda and Meetings page.

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION--president, secretary, and board member. If you are interested in any of those positions, please contact MerriBeth at [email protected].