So far this rainy season, we have been lucky, but we still have September and October to look forward to. The people that live along the banks of the Nosara River are better prepared this year for any eventuality that may happen. Let’s hope that the rains continue, but within limits. 21.06” in July.
TRAGEDY IN NOSARA
On July 19, the body of Carl Brainard, owner of the Juice Lab, was found bound and beaten in a home he was watching for the owners. Carl was a great surf supporter and loved music and people. Carl’s presence will be greatly missed. Police and OIJ are investigating this senseless crime. Drugs exist and therefore crime exists throughout the world. We all need to be aware of our own security and protection and that of our neighbors. If a crime has been committed, report it to the authorities!
This website is now on line. Please visit and give us your input-it is the community’s website. We know it needs some work and we are planning on making it more “user” friendly. Also, we are looking for old photographs to be included, if anyone has any. The Nosara phone directory will soon be accessible on the website. Corrections or additions to this can be directed to the webmaster. A community calendar is also in the plans. Please send us your email address.
VOICE OF NOSARA
The Voice of Nosara is back-hopefully soon to be on line too. If you have any input, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANOTHER BLOW TO THE NCA
The Michael Sandweg case continues. As reported before, Michael won his appeal against two previous court decisions that ruled in favor of the NCA and it had to pay almost $13,000 to his estate. Additionally, we will have to pay another $13,000 to the Caja (the Costa Rican Social Security System) and it seems that there may be some other institutions lurking in the background, waiting for their money.
MORE DEVELOPMENTS ARE COMING TO NOSARA
More and more developers are coming into Nosara and they have big plans. There are currently five condominium projects either under construction or on the drawing board; a new 24 unit hotel and we currently have two malls with three more in the works. This does not include new cabinas, new businesses nor new homes. Lots are being divided into as small as 135 square meters (about 1450 square feet). This density is of concern to both the NCA and the water company. Many, if not all trees, are being cut on lots and this adversely affects the flora and fauna and our water table. How can the area support such density?
Unfortunately, the NCA has no regulatory authority or zoning powers. The ASADA has been forced to put a moratorium on new water hook-ups in Section K as current building is affecting the ability to provide to existing customers with potable water. A new well in Section EE should help alleviate this problem and the ASADA is as searching for a location for a well and tank in K. Some people are resorting to putting in private wells to circumvent the water problem, which in turn will also affect our supply of water.
As repeatedly mentioned, garbage is a worldwide problem which affects us all. The NCA is working with the Coca Cola Company and the local schools to promote recycling in the area. Regular pick-ups are now scheduled for the collection of plastics. All we need now is a central station.
The Micro Empresa para el Saneamiento Ambiental de Nosara (our trash collection company) has employees at the dump that separate our trash. They have companies from San José who collect the plastics, aluminum cans and glass. Life would be much easier for them if we save up our recyclables to fill a big bag and then put it out. Remember, each small plastic bag with only two beer cans is more trash. The concrete culverts with a strong metal lid seem to working as the best trash receptacles as they are “animal-proof”.
The monthly fee for garbage collection is $10 per month, for eight pick-ups a month-a small price to pay. Why not pay a year in advance and be done with it?
Concerns are arising over the new developments that are taking place in the area. We have mega projects in Garza, Esperanza, San Juan, the road to Ostional and other areas. We are looking at possible health hazards and environmental contamination. How can the “dump” handle all this without control and help?
Nosara Clean up-1 September 9:00 AM
WHY THE BOMBA OPPOSITION?
Many people ask “why isn’t the new gas station operating?” Good question. The opposition is against the location, not the gas station itself. We all know that this service is very much needed here. The opposition exists because the land where the bomba now sits is a “humedal” (wetland) and when the floods come (which they eventually will) this area will be underwater and there will be disastrous affects to the Rio Nosara, the Ostional Refuge and our water system. The damage will be irreversible. Nosara is famous for its wildlife, beaches and the Refuge. If there were to be an accident, all would be lost and there would be no taking back of the destruction it would cause.
NOSARA TOWN ASSOCIATION
The Nosara Town Association had two fiestas this year and is now giving the monies they collected back to the community. It has donated to all the local schools, the library, had the road between town and the “project” grated two times and is now fencing the soccer field and they still have funds. Congratulations to the board for a job well done.
These business members support the NCA and the NCA supports these businesses.
CAFÉ DE PARIS
COCONUT HARRY’S SURF SHOP
CONCH TICO REALTY
CORKY’S SURF SCHOOL
DEL MAR REALTY
HARBOR REEF LODGE
LET’S GO NOSARA
NOSARA BEACH RENTALS
NOSARA BEACH VILLAS
NOSARA HOME RENTALS
NOSARA REAL ESTATE
NOSARA SURF SHOP
NOSARA YOGA INSTITUTE
PLUMERIAS DEL MAR
ROBIN’S ICE CREAM
SOUL ARCH PHOTOGRAPHY
TICA MASSAGE/NOSARA WORKOUT
VILLA MANGO B&B
VISTA DEL MAR LODGE
Thank to all individual NCA members as well of which there are more than 200. If you are not a member, please join today. Nosara belongs to all of us.