|Haldeman Creek Dredging MSTU Advisory Committee Vision Statement: To have Haldeman Creek and adjoining waterways recognized as a well-maintained, navigable, clean waterway, and to be a good partner with adjoining waterways.|
|Haldeman Creek Dredging MSTU Advisory Committee Mission Statement: To provide oversight, direction, structure, and work programs to maintain and improve the Haldeman Creek waterway system.|
|Haldeman Creek Dredging MSTU Advisory Committee GoalsGoal 1: Make and Keep Haldeman Creek waterways navigable.Goal 2: Provide millage oversight.Goal 3: As an advisory committee, ensure equal representation of MSTU constituents from all regions of the MSTU area.Goal 4: Find a way to get agencies that already exist energized to work on Haldeman Creek’s maintenance-related items and not supplant another agency’s work.Goal 5: Make and keep Haldeman Creek waterways clean and safe.Goal 6: To occasionally review and revise the goals and objectives of the MSTU to reflect the priorities of its constituents and recommend updates to the enabling ordinance as necessary.Goal 7: To develop partnerships with other organizations with compatible goals and organizations to strengthen its capacity to realize its vision.|
Another Succesful Cleanup Event for Haldeman Creek!
The Haldeman Creek Community sends out a HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers from around the community who participated in “Bay Days”. This group met at the Gulf Shores Marina at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 13th to clean up Haldeman Creek! Photos of the event are posted here.
The Haldeman Creek Municipal Service Taxing Unit area has been fully embraced by the wonderful community organization known as Keep Collier Beautiful. This is a fully volunteer organization that looks out for all of Collier County and is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. The organization works closely with Collier County’s Solid Waste Management Department to support bi-annual cleanup activities. A very special thanks goes out to Mr. Jim Zimmerman, Chairman of Keep Collier Beautiful, Ms. Jodi Walters, Recycling Coordinator with the Waste Management Department, Corporal Mike Nelson with the Collier County Sheriff’s office and Gulf Shores Marina for providing excellent support to the MSTU.
This event is scheduled every year, so mark your calendar for April and check our web-site for updates.
Letter from the Haldeman Creek MSTU Advisory Committee Chair
Welcome to all who own property along Haldeman Creek or one of the adjoining canals. Also I welcome everyone who uses this magnificent waterway for boating, kayaking or canoeing and encourage your safe and respectful use of this waterway.
As Chairman of the Haldeman Creek Dredging MSTU Advisory Committee, I sit with four other dedicated MSTU taxpayers to oversee your tax dollars that are collected to dredge the Creek and canals in an estimated 20-25 years in the future as well as maintain the navigation channel markers. In 2009 we completed a rock coring survey and in 2010 we replaced one navigational pole and two marker signs. Currently we are proceeding with a small project to wrap the poles to increase their longevity.
Currently the committee is increasing its focus on preventative items such as ‘unwanted silting from storm water runoff,’ ‘trash and debris infiltration,’ and ‘vegetation growth that is starting to block safe passage on some canals.’ Of course, managing the tax rate to insure funds for a far in the future dredging project is an important and ongoing process. We welcome participants at our monthly meetings and I hope to see you there and share thoughts and ideas to keep our waterway clean and navigable.
Haldeman Creek Dredging MSTU Advisory Committee Chairman