Corporate Board of Directors

Vice-PresidentJohn Ford
SecretaryChristina Abend-Powell
TreasurerEd Farrington
MaintenanceJohn Ford
Environmental ControlTish Gayeuski
Legal & RulesDale Felty
Capital ImprovementsTom Evans
SalesJohn Gomes
SeawallsRay Benoit

Committees, Their Chair and Board Members sponsor.


  • Dale Felty – 221 Pier A – 574-300-2523
  • Jack Bonzelaar – 117 Pier D –  616-402-2804
  • Rebekah Tidwell – 314 Pier E – 423-774-1374
  • Marlene Platz – 301 Pier C – 239-774-5484


  • Dale Felty – 221 Pier A – 574-300-2523
  • Mary Ward – 223 PIER A – 508-783-3647
  • Tom Langan – 206 PIER A – 978-821-9841
  • Kate Lineham – 323 PIER E – 617-429-7623


  • Tish Gayeuski – 121 Pier B – 570-573-0264


  • Ed Farrington – 222 Pier E – 603-801-0095
  • John Flaherty – 326 Pier E – 239-774-2138 
  • Tony Rossi – 317 Pier A – 845-551-8917
  • Kate Linehan – 323 Pier E – 239-775-1598 
  • Kathy Scanlan – 107 Pier H –  617-595-8359

Fine Hearing:
  • Special – Outlined in ByLaws
  • Herb Swartwood – 25 Grouper – (239) 793-3912


  • John Gomes – 102 Pier A – 978-726-4311
  • Jack Bonzalaar – 117 Pier D – 616-481-0288
  • Beverly Morrow – 318 Pier A – (937) 545-0199
  • Clem Mertens – 115 Pier A – (239) 530-7382
  • Tom Evans – 323 Pier E – (239) 775-1598
  • Dave Taylor  – 115 Pier I – (603) 702-0925
  • Fred Beeley  – 216 Pier B – (239) 302-9700


  • Mary Ward – 223 PIER A – 508-783-3647


  • Dale Felty – 221 Pier A – 574-300-2523
  • Joe Patton – 322 Pier A – (239) 732-6430
  • Herb Swartwood – 25 Grouper – (239) 793-3912
  • Terry Martin – 124 Pier D – (978) 994-9846
  • Spike Lawless – 112 Pier D – (239) 302-5756

Sewer Project:
  • John Ford – 26 Flounder – 574-930-0555
  • Tom Evans – 323 Pier E – 617-610-5699
  • Tom Devlin – 201 Pier A – 616-481-0288
  • Jack Bonzalaar – 117 Pier D – 616-481-0288
  • Don Vetter – 212 Pier A – 269-352-5799


4.13. COMMITTEES The Directors may appoint Committees. In addition to such other Committees as may be created from time to time, the following standing Committees are created: Rules Committee; Finance and Budget Committee; Capital Improvements Committee; Environmental Control Committee, Maintenance Committee; Sales Committee; Oversight Committee; Membership Committee; Seawall Committee. All Committees and Committee members shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. All Committees of the Corporation which have the authority to act on behalf of the Corporation, or make recommendations regarding the Corporation budget, shall conduct their affairs in the same manner as provided in these By-Laws for Board of Director meetings, provided) however, that such committees may meet and conduct their affairs in private without prior notice or owner participation, if
(1). the Board has determined that it is in the best interests of the Corporation to do so, and
(2). such meetings and activities are lawful.


Regular Board meetings are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, October thru April, at 9:00 AM in the NLYH Clubhouse. 

View our Calendar for details, some dates may have changed.

Upcoming Meetings

There are no upcoming events.

NLYH member’s right to attend board meetings includes the right to speak on all designated meeting agenda items, subject only to reasonable rules properly adopted by the board. In adddition to "meetings" we hold “workshops” for the purpose of discussing and debating pending matters before taking a formal vote at a board meeting.

Rules Director

Board of Directors Communications

Sewer Project Moves Forward

Phase 1 of our sewer project was approved by the Board of Directors on Friday June 14, 2019. Details can be found in our Residents section.

True Green

Water a minimum of 2 times per week during dry conditions and “as needed” during the rainy conditions.

Your lawn should receive between ¾ to 1 inch of water during each day of watering. Use measuring cups to determine the amount of water each area of your lawn is receiving. (See Marlene at office to obtain measuring cups)

Depending on your sprinkler heads (pop-ups or rotary), about 30 minutes or less per zone should supply the desired amount of water.

The rain sensor on your system should be turned on and working properly. This will ensure you are not watering when precipitation is or has recently occurred. Cost savings on your water bill.

Make sure each zone is working properly and that all sprinkler heads are providing the proper coverage.

TruGreen can provide an irrigation maintenance program for your system. Contact Karyn at 239.247.2158 for more information and pricing.

Procedure for requesting Plantings for Naples Land Yacht Harbor

The homeowner/member will submit a request to alter the property to the office detailing
the work to be done. Included with the request will be a drawing showing the placement
of any plantings to be done.

A detailed list of plants to be used will be included with the request. Any plants not on
the approved planting guide will be noted, showing the formal names of the plants and
description. This list will contain the information about the plant and the book the
information was taken from. It is the responsibility of the homeowner/member to ensure
that the new plant meets the requirements that there is no fruit, berries, thorns, or that
the plant will draw unwanted pests to NLYH.

Once the request is received by the Environmental Director, it will be passed by the
Environment Committee for their review and final check to make sure that the plants
meet the requirements. The request will then be sent back to the Environmental Director
with the recommendation of the Committee for processing through the Board Members
responsible for altering the property. Any additions will be sent to the Board by the
Environmental Director for their approval or disapproval.
Any additions to the Planting Guide must be approved by the committee and ultimately
the Board of Directors prior to being added to the Planting Guide.

Seawalls the following is a brief explanation of what and why.

NLYH is within 2 separate flood zones. Because of this , New homes on Pier A are going to be higher than new homes on Pier E which is in a different flood zone.

Using Pier A as an example.
Pier A is at a different elevation than Pier E by one foot plus.
The required finished floor height Is 9 feet above sea level. The maximum height a home may be raised using cement blocks is 36 inches(code) or 3 feet. The frame of the mobile home is 12 inches or 1 foot. The floor joists are 8 inches and the finished floor height is maybe 2 inches thick counting subfloor and the floor itself. Add it all up and you are far short of the required 9 feet.

To make up the difference, fill has to be brought in to raise the house pad elevation so the finished floor height is at the required 9 feet.
In the case of the new Pier A home, the house pad has to be at 4.5 feet above sea level requiring a much more fill to be brought in then a home on Pier E. The fill for the pad and the blocking, frame width, joists, etc are all added together and the required 9 feet is met.

There is no rule governing house pad height. Folks refer to a rule that limits fill to 4 inches. BUT, that is only around the PERIMETER OF THE HOME not under the home.
How all this impacts our rule on ridge height in the future remains to be seen.

Hope this helps.
Jon Alberghini 

Common Sense

We have many vacant lots that are awaiting new homes. Many times the Member who is leasing that lot leaves some items on the lot…pavers, landscaping material, etc. Then there are homes that we all know are going to be replaced by newer homes soon. Those homes/lots belong to someone…a fellow Member of NLYH.
Here is the point….nobody should be ‘helping  themselves’  to items that they do not own without specific permission of the ‘owner’. For homes that will soon be demolished, we do not allow removing external items, unless specifically approved by the owner, until 2 days before demolition.
If we follow these common sense guidelines we will show respect for fellow Members… our neighbors.

Traffic and Parking Rule IV.

Any vehicle or trailer parked or stopped on the street after dark must have
their parking lights or equivalent illuminated. Actually think this might have been better placed under “Safety” as that is the issue here….and please be responsible for your visitors, this is a dangerous situation. Thanks !!

Emergency Planning

Collier County

Don’t overlook the fact that with summer rains come the potential for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes.

Read and save as your favorites on your computer or smartphone websites such as the following which have helpful tips on getting prepared and building a family action plan.

  • Collier County Emergency Management
  • Ready (Department of Homeland Security)
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
  • Florida Disaster (Florida Division of Emergency Management)
  • Sign up for Collier County Emergency Management daily situation reports


Collier Emergency Management also has Facebook and Twitter pages which will have real time info in case of an actual event.

Remember that text messaging to family and friends consumes fewer resources on the cellular network than voice and media. Make sure you are text savvy to stay in contact with family and friends if cellular networks are impacted or periodically overloaded.

NEW - Alert Collier

To sign up via landline: 311 or 239-252-8999
Sign up via email:
Sign up on line:

  • Alerts will be received for hurricane, tornado, severe thunderstorms, brush fires, and flash floods.
  • Notifications will be for watches, warnings and all clear and can be tailored to geographical areas within the County.
  • This replaces the county Code RED notification system. 

Miscellaneous Information

Remodel, Maintenance, Planting and Watering

  • Application to Remodel, Enlarge or add to an existing home. When you make any changes to your home or yard you should get the necessary approvals before you proceed.
  • NLYH Maintenance Request Form and information
  • 2019 Planting Guide
  • The South Florida Water Management District has a standard watering schedule for home landscape watering.