Public Hearings

BudgetResolution No. 2018-10 – Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Council approved this resolution adopting the Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.  The plan lists projects for the coming year as well as for the next five years.  Modifications may still be made to the plan in September. (Resolution & CIP)

Action Items

Resolution No. 2018-11 – Proposed Millage Rate

Council approved the proposed millage rate for fiscal year 2018-2019 at its current level of $0.7798 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Council will consider this again at two public hearings to be held on September 5, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. and September 20, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.  (Resolution)

Audit Selection Committee for the RFP for Financial Audit Services

AuditCouncil approved the appointment of the audit selection committee to consist of the Village Manager, Finance Director and Community Development Director. This is for a request for bid for financial audit services.

The committee will come back to Council with their recommendation and final pricing.

The 2018-2019 budget includes $40,000 for auditing and actuarial services.

FEMA Grant Management Services

FEMACouncil agreed with the ranking of consultants for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant management services and the Village staff is now authorized to execute a contract with APTIM Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. to provide services for a one year period.  The Village Manager has the authority to renegotiate and renew this contract for three additional one-year terms.

The exact cost of this proposal cannot be determined at this time, as usage of the contract is dependent upon the activity of the storm season. However, a maximum contract value of $30,000 has been established, as it represents approximately 10% of Village expenditures ($300,000} due to a high-impact storm (Hurricane Irma). This will provide the Village ample assistance with documentation and reimbursement activities.

Miscellaneous Professional Services

Misc Personal ServicesCouncil concurred with the recommendation of the evaluation committee to select all 13 engineering and planning consulting firms that submitted Letters of Interest for a contract period of two years, starting on August 30, 2018. The firms are: Agnoli, Barber & Brundage, Inc.; AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc.; Banks Engineering; Barraco and Associates, Inc.; David Douglas Associates, Inc.; Q. Grady Minor & Associates, P.A.; Hole Montes, Inc.;  Johnson Engineering, Inc.; JR Evans Engineering, P.A.; Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Kisinger Campo & Associates, Corp.; Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., and Waldrop Engineering, P.A

The Village Manager is authorized to execute agreements for individual projects as needed at or below $50,000 (contracts in excess of $50,000 will require Village Council approval).

Troyer Brothers proposed mine

Troyer BrothersThe Lee County Hearing Examiner is hearing testimony pertaining to the request by Troyer Brothers to rezone their property on Corkscrew Road to allow for a limerock mine.  While this proposed mine is outside the boundary of the Village of Estero, there are a number of concerns for Estero residents pertaining to the proposed mine.

The Village Manager was asked to develop a position on the overall DRGR (Density Reduction Groundwater Resource) area since there are significant changes being proposed to the land use there which may affect Estero residents.

The DRGR area was set aside in 1990 by Lee County for low density and low intensity land use to protect drinking water supply and natural resources.


Codification Adoption Schedule

codificationThe process of re-codification involves the review of the Lee County code to eliminate irrelevant sections, incorporate changes made by the Council since incorporation, and identify areas of regulation where the Village may wish to adopt a different policy direction. The result will be a single comprehensive set of regulations, easily accessible by the public under the Village’s arrangement with Municode for continuing codification services.

Additional details are available in the minutes of this meeting.  Residents may also view the archived meeting by going to the Village website

The next Council meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018.