- Report: #494390
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Complaint Review: Holzberg, Fritz Jacob & Elfriede M.
Holzberg, Fritz Jacob & Elfriede M.26510, SOUTHERN PINES DR. Bonita Springs, Florida United States of America
Holzberg, Fritz Jacob & Elfriede M. Gistro Inc aka Forest Mere Joint Venture, Gulf Construction Inc., United World Realty Inc., K & K Sunrise Fashion Inc. S. W. Florida Exclusive Property Management Inc, Town & Beach Developmers Inc. Mr Holzberg blocked with metal pipes and throw cement at the sewer lines. Robin Way, Red Hibiscus Dr.,Forest Mere Dr. Bonita Springs, Florida
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1 1522 Forest
Bonita Springs , FL 34135
Division of the
Commission Clerk and
2540 Shumard Oak
Dear Director and
I am writing this
letter to file a formal objection to the application for authorization, filed
by Gistro, Inc.,
with the principal owner, Mr. Fritz Holzberg.
this is a closely
little other utility operating experience, I would ask you to consider this
for Mr. Holzberg, the principal of this organization, unless my research
is in error and
Gistro, Inc. has held other such authorizations for similar operations. The
other business experience and reputation of Mr. Holzberg should thus be a
Holzberg has been
involved in various schemes in the Bonita Preserve/Forest Mere/
development for a number of years. I would hope that you have thoroughly
including the possibly fraudulent manner in which the assets of this
including the property, plant and equipment, may have been obtained by Mr.
Holzberg or his
corporation. Tlus may have included misrepresentation in a bankruptcy
also appears to involve the transfer or assets, including real property,
Mere J.V." to "Gistro I.N.C." in March 2002. This particular transaction is
in question as
there are no legal entities with these names, and an entity named Forest
Venture, Inc. was legally voluntarily dissolved in 1995. It appears Mr.
continued to act, in 2002, through a corporate entity which was no longer
business and transact the transfer of property many years after its dissolution.
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have the appearance of misrepresentation and possibly fraud. In
this transaction, Mr. Holzberg may have filed, or caused to be filed,
contain an error in the legal description of the property, such error
overstating the subject property. I would suggest that such actions are not
a prudent business operation.
would ask that you receive satisfactory evidence of this firms ability to
or meter, bill, and provide customer service. Those should be at least
equal to the
level of such services that are currently provided by Bonita Springs Utilities,
Inc. (BSU). I
currently pay a sewer charge to BSU and would not want this charge to be
this new entity seeking your authorization.
services that have been provided, in the past 14 months, since I have
the address set
forth above in the letterhead, have been unsatisfactory on several
first incident was at the time of Hurricane Charley. We were very lucky
neighborhood to have minimal damage and to have been without electric power
for only about
5 hours. Despite the fact that the power was off for only that short
we did not have
proper sewer services for a number of days. As I was new to the area, it
calls and e-mails before I could find anyone responsive to my concerns
backing up through the sanitary sewer covers in the streets in this
Once I did reach Mark Johnson in Lee County, with the Florida DEP by e-
mail, he came
out, inspected the sire and was able to contact a company to correct the
problems. (I am
page copy of the
e-mails I had with
Charley was in this area on 8/13/04 and this was a week later before this
resolved.) It is unacceptable that this problem was undetected by Mr.
others acting at his direction or under contract to provide service, on a
timely basis. I
do not believe this should go on for days when this is an issue of public
with several other neighbors at the time (including a couple members of
association board), was no help; none of them knew how to contact the
operator of the
Since that time,
there have been several occasions, usually after there are heavy rainfalls,
that I noticed
walked my dog)
there is odorous water and bubbles that come out
at the sewer
covers in the street. This
of a neglected, sub-standard
combined with the experience last year with the hurricane, causes me to
that the applicant does not have adequate operating experience, does not
staffing available to perform regular monitoring of he operations, and
not have an adequate (or effective) emergency or disaster plan in place
January 2005, there have been occasions where the lift station across the
street from 1
1560 Red Hibiscus has had a door to the pit area(?) left up/open, and/or,
may be strung around. If the owner, or those acting at his direction, have
not done this,
then they have let vandals access this equipment. There is no fencing or
other manner of
limiting access at this station, which is of concern, especially when the
metal door to
the pit area is open. This could be potentially hazardous to children or
animals, as well
provide an easy
opportunity for sabotage of the facility. In addition to
a careless manner of managing this equipment,
review of this
application has considered whether both the liability and property
coverage held by the applicant is sufficient. I
carrier knew how this property is sometimes left, such insurance coverage
to manage the existing facilities, or to provide adequate customer service,
evidence of the inability of Mr. Holzberg, or the corporate entity under his
to provide adequate utility sewer service for he is seeking
there may not have been necessary maintenance of the
and equipment, and that the applicant, instead of maintaining these assets
on a timely
basis, may seek to rectify that, and cover the past neglect through a special
rate increase once the authority is granted
For the specific
reasons set forth above,
ask that the
application of Gistro, Inc. be
For the record,
please note that
evidence that, in the past, Mr. Holzberg,
when he has had
reason to be upset with an individual property owner in this
tried to retaliate. I do not know the facts of each such instance, but his
to indicate an arbitrary and capricious nature rather than that of one
experienced in a
service or utility business. I have been told that Mr. Holzberg has made
withhold utility service. I have no idea if this is possible, as I
with the manner
in which the sewer lines are connected to a property, but such actions by
certainly could be intimidating and expensive to contend with should one
need to employ
legal counsel. Note that I am concerned that by filing this letter,
become a target
for similar actions by Mr. Holzberg, or others acting at his direction.
cc: Kathryn G.W.
215 South Monroe
Street, Ste. 815
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<Mark. Johnson@dep. state.fl. us>
<Abdul.Ahmadi@dep.state.fl.us>; "Kleinmann, Keith"
"lglehart, Jon" cJon.email@example.com>
20, 2004 4:07 PM
Ms. Fritze ,
A site visit was
conducted this morning to the Bonita Preserve
the area, I
overflows from the sanitary sewer collection system. As a result of my findings,
Mechanical, Inc. who services the sanitary sewer collection system. Roy Graley
at 11:30AM to investigate the situation. I
spoke to Mr.
Graley again at 3:30PM
and he indicated
that there was an electrical problem causing the pump station
Mr. Graley had
contacted the electric company to correct the problem.
to spread lime in the areas that were impacted by the overflows. Feel free to
contact me with
any further questions.
Wastewater Compliance and Enforcement
ext. 11 7
some information or assistance
Please see me on
this. This is Mr.. Fritz Holtzberg again.
August 20, 2004
some information or assistance
some information or assistance
Thursday, August 19,2004 8:51 PM
Please provide some information or assistance
live in Bonita Springs (Lee County).
moved here June
1, 2004. Since Hurricane Charley,
(marked "Sanitary Sewer") in the Bonita Preserve neighborhood
in have been
bubbling up sewage.
live at 11522
Forest Mere Dr. ( Bonita
Springs , FL
34135) and the
closest manhole where this is a problem is several houses away
believe is 11506
Forest Mere Dr.). This sewage runs across the street and into the
swale in front
of the property. This is also occurring at several other locations
homeowners' association (there are approx 140 homeowners) meeting tonight
(8/19/04) and it
was suggested that your office might be of some assistance in this matter.
It is my
understanding that the sewer system in this area is owned
apparently is a lawsuit in that regard).
certainly do not
can own a utility but regardless,
am hoping that
your office might either be
abie to take
corrective action or force the appropriate individual or utility to
you are not able
to provide assistance, please provide information as to whom
receive assistance with this problem, which certainly would appear to have both
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