Census 2020The meeting started with a presentation by Census Bureau Recruiting Manager Don Radcliff.  He described the importance of registering all Estero residents as the results of the 2020 Census will help determine the state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more.  They are hiring workers to earn extra income while helping get everyone counted.  If interested, please go to www.2020census.gov/jobs and fill out the application.  (Presentation)

Public Hearings

Resolution No. 2019-16 – Ad valorem taxes

Council approved this resolution, once again reducing the Village’s tax rate.  The new tax rate is 0.7726 mills ($0.7726 per $1,000 of assessed property value) which is the lowest millage rate in southwest Florida.  (Resolution) (Comparative tax rates)

Resolution No. 2019-17 – Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget

budgetCouncil approved this resolution adopting the final budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. (Proposed Budget)

The proposed budgeted expenditures are as follows:

General Fund                   $ 5,596,670
Special Revenue                  1,138,830
Debt Service                       1,415,800
Capital Projects                 12,258,160

Total All Funds                 $20,409,460

Action Items

Resolution No. 2019-18 – Meeting Dates, Time, and Location for Meetings of the Village of Estero Council for 2020

Council approved this resolution adopting the meeting dates, time and location for Council meetings during the year 2020.  (Resolution)

Resolution No. 2019-19 – FDOT Beautification Grant Application