Article Courtesy of Channel
By Jessica Babb
Published September 22, 2020
LEE COUNTY – Parents and kids living in Catalina Isles in Lee County are
challenging a decision made by the community’s HOA, telling them to remove a
sign urging drivers to slow down.
“So we put the man
there because the kids were always out playing, just to slow
down traffic,” said homeowner Jenna Montone.
Montone said they received a note on the neon green sign
that said it needed to be removed from a cul-de-sac near
The community said they would allow them to have the sign
posted when kids were playing but asked them to remove it
when kids were done.
“They did say you could put him up and pull him back out
every time kids play but with so many kids that’s kind of
asking a lot,” Montone said.
Montone started a petition, and with the help of kids in the neighborhood, has
gotten numerous signatures. She said they plan to present the petition to the
“We’d love better lighting and then we’d love signage that says slow down, obey
the speed limit,” Montone said. “Children are playing, just something
The community said they already are working to make improvements. They said four
speed signs were approved for the neighborhood on August 26. They said two signs
will be placed near the entrance and there will be two signs that will flash and
tell you your speed placed in the neighborhood.
The community also said signs are not allowed.