Many Cape Coral residents are tired of waiting for a solution to their trash pickup woes.
Waste Pro says it’s hiring subcontractors to help deal with its driver shortage. At the same time, the company says it’s actively recruiting new ones.
Waste Pro Division Manager Bill Jones said the driver shortage is something the company is experiencing nationwide. The company recently hired some subcontractors to help out with the bulk pickup, Jones said.
For anyone interested in a position, Waste Pro will train prospective drivers and pay for state testing and certification.
If you have concerns about trash pickup, there is an open meeting between the City of Cape Coral and Waste Pro coming up on Wednesday, April 7th at 2 pm in Council Chambers.
The city has $680,000 to give to eligible households who qualify for up to six months of emergency assistance.
The Mortgage Assistance Program will aid persons who are behind on their mortgage payments to prevent potential foreclosure. The program requires that a household demonstrate a loss of income/employment due to COVID-19 and be meet federal income requirements.
Basic program requirements (additional requirements can be found in the Program Guidelines)
Income Limits by Household Size
COVID related income/employment
Home Value may not exceed $294,601
Home must have insurance (including flood insurance if in a flood zone)
Construction work for roadway and sidewalk improvements at the Cape Coral Parkway/Santa Barbara Boulevard intersection is set to begin the week of October 19.
The project that was approved by City Council includes lane reconfiguration, removal of the pedestrian island, bridge deck maintenance, road paving, new sidewalk, curb and gutter, and storm drainage. The project will improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. All upgrades will meet the Americans with Disabilities Act Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines when complete.
Paving activities will take place at night. Drivers should anticipate occasional moving lane closures and allow extra time when traveling in this area and be cautious of people working near the roadway.
The total project cost is $579,040. Funding for the construction is budgeted and coming from the Water and Sewer Fund and the General Fund. The contractor expects to complete the majority of the work before Thanksgiving.