Mayor Boesch read a proclamation to be presented to Senior Project Manager Kate Brown and The Trust for Public Land recognizing the extraordinary and tireless efforts of Ms. Brown and The Trust for Public Land in bringing the Village Partners LLC and the Village of Estero together for the successful purchase of the Estero on the River land purchase. The Trust for Public Land is a nonprofit organization which assists government entities with obtaining key parcels of land. The Estero on the River purchase closed on January 14, 2019. (Proclamation)
Mayor Boesch presented W. Scott Anderson with a proclamation recognizing him for his four years of volunteer service to the Village’s Design Review Board.
The proclamation states Scott’s commitment, talent, and vision guided our community’s development, ensured excellence, and was instrumental in establishing a strong community image. (Proclamation)
Second reading/public hearings – Ordinances 2019-02 – 2019 -12
Council voted to adopt Ordinances 2019-02 through 2019-12 repealing inapplicable Lee County-only regulations. (Ordinances)
Traffic Signal, Street Light and Traffic Sign Standards
Estero does not currently have uniform standards for traffic signals, street lights or traffic signs.
Public Works Director David Willems gave a presentation demonstrating the various types of existing traffic signals, street lights and traffic signs in Estero, Bonita Springs and Collier County.
Willems stated that since the Village is designing Estero Parkway, it is a good time to review these items to determine if Estero should establish standards, making them uniform throughout the Village. He presented various options and costs, including establishing a standard but not implementing it until a change out of the existing signals, lights or signage is required. (Presentation)
No decisions are made during Workshops.
US-41 Landscape Update
The consultants from Kimley Horn provided an update on the current status of the US-41 median landscape design.
This presentation focused on the plant materials that have been selected for the project, as well as a detailed design of a portion of the roadway. The plantings will include those native to Florida which are low maintenance and have a good success rate with low water requirements. They plan to have the more colorful plantings at the median tips. (Presentation)
The project still has a number of steps to go through. The plants should begin to be installed in the September-October timeframe. It is expected to take 6 – 9 months for this installation.
Additional details will be available in the minutes of this meeting. Residents may also view the archived meeting by going to the Village website https://estero-fl.gov/council/watch-meetings-online/.
The next Council meeting will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019.