FinanceCouncil started their meeting acknowledging the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada presenting the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement to Finance Director Lisa Griggs Roberson.  This is the fifth fiscal year in a row that Lisa has been awarded for her work.  (Award)

Mayor Bill Ribble is shown presenting this certificate to the Village’s Finance Director Lisa Griggs Roberson.

Public Comment on non-agenda items:

Bob Dion, Pelican Sound Gulf & River Club, announced the second annual Village update on the Estero River by Public Works Director David Willems will be held at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, at Pelican Sound.

Nolen Rollins spoke about the Estero Forever Foundation formed to enhance Estero’s positive growth.  Residents are invited to inaugural dinner/dance at Grandezza on February 20.  The Foundation’s website is

Action Items

Disaster Recovery Services RFB 2020-02

disaster recoveryAs part of its disaster preparedness program and to ensure FEMA reimbursement, the Village of Estero contracts with a professional firm which specializes in a variety of disaster recovery related services. The Village has competitively bid these services to private contractors under RFB 2020-02.

Council approved award of this contract to CrowderGulf Joint Venture, Inc. The company will provide on-call disaster recovery services as provided in the contract for a one-year period.  Services for this contract will be provided on an as needed basis. The funding level will be determined by disaster severity and level of services required at the time of an event. (Contract)

Disaster Debris Monitoring RFB 2020-01

Council approved award of Request for Bids No. RFB 2020-01, Disaster Debris Monitoring for the Village of Estero to Rostan Solutions, LLC to provide on-call disaster debris monitoring services as provided in the contract for a one-year period.

Rostan Solutions, LLC will provide debris monitoring activities such as on-site monitoring and assistance in obtaining FEMA reimbursement on an on-call/as-needed basis. (Contract)

Ordinance Second Readings/Public Hearings

Ordinance No. 2020-01