Council approved a state of local emergency resolution due to the coronavirus outbreak at their meeting on March 18.
As a result, a majority of the Village staff will work remotely; almost all building, public works, records and meeting comment requests will be taken digitally; the Happehatchee Center programming is canceled; there will be daily disinfecting of all surfaces in the Village Hall, and there will continue to be close coordination with Lee County, neighboring cities and fire districts.
There are no future Council meetings scheduled to date as a result of the state of emergency. Village Manager Steve Sarkozy and Estero Mayor Bill Ribble will determine when the next meeting will be held.
The Village will continue to update residents with regular postings regarding the coronavirus. In addition, residents may visit the Village’s Coronavirus Information webpage here: http://estero-fl.gov/coronavirus/.
The meeting started with recognition and acceptance of the award of Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Village’s comprehensive annual financial report for the Fiscal Year which ended on September 30, 2019.
Resolution No. 2020-02 – Estero Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan
Over 800 Estero residents were involved in the planning process for this master plan through online surveys, a public workshop and focus groups. The Master Plan generally consists of four sections: Existing Conditions Analysis, Needs and Priorities Assessment, Long-Range Vision, Implementation Strategy and Final Master Plan.
Council voted to adopt this resolutio