The meeting started with a special announcement by Councilmember Nick Batos stating he has submitted his letter of resignation from the Village Council in order to run for the Lee County Commission District 3 position, effective November 17, 2020. He stated: “It has been my pleasure to have been involved in advocating for quality of life issues for our community for the last 15 years, and especially to have led the incorporation effort of Estero in 2014.  I am truly honored to have served as the first mayor of Estero and to continue to serve our special city today.”  (Remarks & Letter)

BatosCouncilmember Batos then presented a proclamation to Lee Health President & Chief Executive Officer Dr. Larry Antonucci recognizing and applauding the extraordinary Lee Health System’s “Unsung Heroes” and encouraging all citizens