Coconut LandingCouncil started their meeting by conducting a public hearing for Ordinance 2020-07, an amendment to the comprehensive plan to add Coconut Landing to the future land use map.  This is a 10-acre parcel, voluntarily annexed to the Village in January 2020.  It is located one mile west of US 41 on the north side of Coconut Road, east of El Dorado Acres.

Council voted to transmit Ordinance 2020-07 to the State for review.  Following State review, it will come back to Council for an adoption hearing.  (Ordinance)

There was a first reading of Ordinance No. 2020-08 providing for the prohibition of illicit discharges to stormwater systems. The purpose of this ordinance is to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the Village through the regulation of non-storm water discharges to the storm drainage system to the maximum extent practicable as required by federal and state law.  (Ordinance)

Council voted to pass this ordinance to a second reading on December 2, 2020.

There was a first reading of Ordinance 2020-09 to consider a request to amend the zoning for the Estero Town Center (Lowe’s Plaza) to allow a Firestone Tire Store.

The proposal is to construct a 6,400 square foot facility for Firestone Complete Auto Care on approximately 1.4 acres of a 3-acre site. The site is in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Corkscrew Road and Three Oaks Parkway.  (Ordinance)

Council voted to pass this first reading to a second reading on December 2, 2020.


cares actDeputy Village Manger Kyle Coleman gave a presentation on two proposed contracts: one for the purchase and distribution of masks to residents in Estero and the other for operation of a COVID-19 testing site in Estero.

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners allocated $478,157 of potential reimbursement funds from the CARES Act with a December 30, 2020, deadline to expend the funds.  Thus far, the Village has spent $122,000 on items believed to be eligible for reimbursement. This includes the PPE care package giveaway on October 24, where nearly 4,000 packages were distributed to the public.

Council approved the proposed contracts with Full Throttle Marketing for $181,135.78 for mask distribution and Lab 24 for $120,000 for COVID testing.

The contract for masks will allow for two masks to be mailed to all doors in Estero and 30,000 to business and non-profit (schools, churches, etc.) agency employees and volunteers.

Community COVID testing will take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 23 – 25, at Hertz Arena.  These tests will be free for residents. Residents are encouraged to use this opportunity to test themselves or family members visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a PCR test, which has a high accuracy rate and a 1-day turnaround.


planning graphicVillage consultants Clarion Associates and Johnson Engineering conducted a workshop on the proposed Land Development Code (LDC) Part 2.

LDC, which is required by the state, provides guidelines for all development and re-development in the Village.

This portion of the LDC focuses on the site development standards, natural resources,  public facility funding and coordination, and nonconformities.  (Presentation)

Public Comment: 2 eComment cards were read into the record.

Residents may view the archived meeting by going to the Village website

The next Council meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2020.