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