Proclamations

Mayor Jim Boesch presented proclamations to Cody Hutcheson and Bryanna McCarthy, both having earned the recognition of Scholar with Distinction and AICE Diploma with Distinction, and Valeria Molinary (third photo) who earned recognition of Outstanding Learning with Merit, and AICE Diploma with Distinction as a junior, which is the highest level of diploma that Cambridge awards.

Cambridge awards. Some of the 40 Estero High School students recognized for outstanding performance in the June 2018 Cambridge examination series.

Estero High School students recently recognized by the Cambridge Assessment International Education were congratulated and presented proclamations by Mayor Jim Boesch, Vice-Mayor Bill Ribble and members of Council at the beginning of this meeting.

In addition, 40 students from Estero High School were recognized by Cambridge Assessment International Education for their outstanding performance in the June 2018 Cambridge examination series.

The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards are a group of awards issued by Cambridge Assessment International Education who recognize exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations around the world.

Front, left to right: Councilmember Nick Batos, Estero High School Principal Clayton Simmons and Lee County School Board District 3 member Chris Patricca. Second row, left to right: Vice-Mayor Bill Ribble, Councilmember Howard Levitan, Jon McLain, Mayor Jim Boesch, Katy Errington and Jim Wilson.

Estero High School Principal Clayton Simmons was presented a proclamation congratulating him for being selected as “Principal of the Year for the School District of Lee County.”  Simmons was named principal of the high school in July 2014.  He has created an academic leadership team that includes the strongest teachers representing all departments to create an exceptional educational environment.

Consent Agenda

Williams Road – Atlantic Blvd. intersection improvements design

One of the areas the Village receives the most complaints about is the intersection of Atlantic Blvd. and Williams Road.   The majority of complaints stem from illegal left turns from the Walgreens parking lot or turning around in the adjacent Life Care Center parking lot.

Council approved AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc. to perform design services for improvements to this intersection.  The Village of Estero will pay up to $79,275.08 for the proposed services.  (Summary Sheet)

Trailside Drive and Poinciana Avenue Resurfacing

After Estero Parkway, Trailside Drive and Poinciana Avenue were previously identified as the roadways most in need of resurfacing.

Council approved AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc. to perform design services for the resurfacing of these roads.  The Village will pay up to $54,202.52 for the proposed services.

Emergency Notification System: Memorandum of Agreement with Lee County

The Village has been offered the opportunity to partner with Lee County in the use of a mass communication tool. Everbridge will allow the Village to send messages specifically to Estero residents, more closely engaging residents during disaster events. This agreement provides the guidelines for how the Village will work with the County to use Everbridge.  (Summary Sheet)

Action Items

Request for Attorney/Client Session on February 27, 2019

Council moved to schedule an Attorney/Client Session at 9:30 a.m., February 27, 2019, pursuant to 286.011(8), Florida Statutes.

Amendment One – Contract for US 41 Landscape Design

Council approved Amendment One to the contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. to add Task 6 to the FDOT US 41 Landscape Design.  This will include a review and analysis of historical crash data provided by FDOT within the limits of the project.  This work will be performed for the additional fee of $9,500.

Workshop

Public Works Projects Update

Public Works Director David Willems reviewed some of the projects underway including Estero Parkway, the Coconut Road traffic study, Williams Road at Atlantic Gulf Blvd., Williams Road at Estero High School turn lanes, among others.  (Presentation)

Council closed the meeting for a client/attorney session at 11 a.m. pertaining to the following cases:

Argo Corkscrew Crossing, LP, Argo US, LLC, Argo Land US, LLC and Templeton Family Trust v. Village of Estero, DOAH Case No. 18-3613GM; and

Village of Estero v. Argo Corkscrew Crossing, LP, Argo US, LLC, Argo Land US, LLC and Templeton Family Trust v. Village of Estero, SFWMD No. 2019-015- DAO-ERP

Additional details will be available in the minutes of this meeting.  Residents may also view the archived meeting by going to the Village website http://estero-fl.gov/council/watch-meetings-online/.

The next Council meeting will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019.