Cape Clips: Updates from Council Meetings
In case you missed the meeting, the following are highlights from the March 2, 2022, Cape Coral City Council meeting.
City Council Approves Contract between City and Survival Armor
The resolution authorizes the City Manager, to execute the contract, in the amount of $115,000 in FY 22. The Cape Coral Police Department issues all ballistic body armor and related accessories to all sworn personnel. The specific models and levels of protection are chosen by Command Staff and written into policy. By having mandated items, it ensures uniformity for a professional looking police force.
City Council Approves Attorney/Client Engagement Letter
City Council approved an Attorney/Client Engagement Letter with Attorney Christopher Stain in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP to provide legal representation to the City concerning Waste Pro of Florida, Inc.
City Council Approves Ordinance Establishing New District Boundaries
The Council approved Ordinance 19-22, which establishes new district maps that have changed due to population growth in the city. The new boundaries are an effort to keep districts as equal in proportion to the population as possible.
EnerGov System Implementation for Permit Applications
Today is day 7 of the initial implementation of EnerGov. We are continuing to refine processes in an effort to make the transition to EnerGov as smooth as possible. We have been encountering some issues with speed. City ITS staff is working on that issue and we are seeing incremental positive changes with speed. Another initial issue we encountered was the import or merging of documents from the previous system into the new system; however, we are in the process of correcting that particular issue. We have also had a lot of success by encouraging users to come to the counter, where we have been able to assist them with registration in the new system and other issues they may have encountered. If you have an EnerGov question call our EnerGov helpline at 239-242-3838. Agents are available from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to assist you.
Water Quality – Update
There is no blue green algae or red tide present in Lee County at this time.
On February 17, the Mayor sent a letter to the Florida Legislature opposing the confirming bill SB 2508. An amended version of SB 2508 was approved by the Senate through a vote on February 22, 2022.
City electricians have started work installing electrical components at several bubble curtain sites. We are waiting on regulatory permits from the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
Upcoming Public Meetings
A Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers.
A Regular Meeting of the Cape Coral City Council is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in council Chambers.