City Encourages Residents to Register for AlertLee

City Encourages Residents to Register for AlertLee

The City of Cape Coral is partnering with Lee County Government to encourage residents to sign up for AlertLee emergency notifications.

AlertLee is an emergency notification system that allows registered users to receive telephone, text, and/or email alerts related to natural or man-made emergencies.

NOTE: By opting in to weather notifications, you will be automatically enrolled for all emergency alerts, including but not limited to missing persons, evacuation notices, boil water notices, fires or floods, and active shooter situations.

If your contact information changes, please remember to log on and update it in the AlertLee system. The information entered will be used only for AlertLee notifications. There is no charge to register or to receive system alerts.

For more information, visit www.capecoral.gov/AlertLee.

Cape Coral Encourages Residents to Attend Virtual Workshop for Pine Island Road Corridor Plan

Cape Coral Encourages Residents to Attend Virtual Workshop for Pine Island Road Corridor Plan

The City of Cape Coral encourages all residents to make sure their voice is heard at the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) upcoming virtual public workshop for the SR 78 (Pine Island Road) Corridor Vision & Action Plan in Lee County. The virtual event is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 6 to 7 p.m. 

The purpose of this study is to help the City of Cape Coral and Lee County community develop a vision plan for the SR 78 corridor to guide transportation and land use decisions over the next 50 years. The workshop is being held to solicit feedback from the community concerning their desires for the future of the corridor.

Please register to attend at  VisionPlan_Public Workshop. The live event and workshop materials can also be accessed online through the project website at www.swflroads.com/project/442083-1. Once registered, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop online. Please note that Internet Explorer can NOT be used to register or attend this webinar. Please review the workshop materials online through the project website prior to this event.

After reviewing the public workshop materials, and/or participating, you may submit comments in three different ways:

  1. on the project website;
  2. emailing the FDOT Project Manager, Vitor Suguri at Vitor.Suguri@dot.state.fl.us; or
  3. mailing comments to Vitor Suguri, 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please note that comments must be received or postmarked by October 6, 2022, to be included in the public workshop record. A summary of the workshop comments and responses will be available on the website approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period.

The Florida Department of Transportation may adopt this planning product into the environmental review process, pursuant to Title 23 U.S.C. § 168(d)(4), or to the state project development process.

City Council Special Meeting Set for Thursday, September 22

City Council Special Meeting Set for Thursday, September 22

The final public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget for the City of Cape Coral will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 5:05 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard.

The final millage rate and FY23 budget will be determined at this meeting.

If you would like to have your opinions heard on the matter, please plan to attend.

An agenda for this meeting is available on the City website. 

Please visit the following page to view the agenda when it becomes available: www.capecoral.net/department/clerk/agendas_and_videos.php

Volunteers Needed for Algae Bloom Study

Volunteers Needed for Algae Bloom Study

A Human Health study on the impact of harmful algae blooms is being performed in Cape Coral, and researchers from Florida Atlantic University are looking for volunteers.

The study is designed to fill an important gap in our understanding of the impact of the harmful algal blooms (HABS) on human health.

The study will take place on Monday, September 26, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Each session will take 15-30 minutes and will be held at the City of Cape Coral’s Public Works Department, located at 815 Nicholas Parkway East. There is no cost to participate, and you will receive up to $25 in gift cards for participating in the study. Walk-ins are welcome, as there is no deadline to apply.

To participate you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Able to read and understand English.

If selected, you will be asked to participate in two data collection sessions: (1) when algae are not blooming and (2) during an algae bloom.

At each session, you will be asked to:

  • Complete a short survey.
  • Provide a nasal swab, urine, and blood sample to test for algal toxins.

Research is being conducted by scientists at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Nursing and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Study locations include Cape Coral, Stuart, and communities around Lake Okeechobee, including Clewiston and Indiantown.

You may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty.

Please call or text at 561-297-4631 or via email at NurHAB@health.fau.edu to learn more.  

“No Soliciting” Door Hangers Available at City Hall and Police Station

“No Soliciting” Door Hangers Available at City Hall and Police Station

The City of Cape Coral and the Cape Coral Police Department are offering complimentary “Stop! No Soliciting” door hangers.

The signs were created in response to residents who have reached out to the City and Police Department with concerns regarding unwelcome solicitors coming to their homes. The bright yellow door hangers can be recognized from the street and let solicitors know which houses to skip.

Residents can obtain a free door hanger by visiting the City Hall Information Desk or the Cape Coral Police Department’s Information Desk.

Chapter 13 of Cape Coral’s Code of Ordinances specifies the following:

  • solicitors are required to be permitted by the City
  • solicitors cannot solicit from 5:00 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning or any time on Sundays (except by appointment or invitation of the prospective customer)
  • solicitors must leave the property if requested
  • solicitors must obey any “No Soliciting” signs placed on any property

If a solicitor disregards a “No Soliciting” sign, refuses to leave the property, and/or solicits after hours, they can be reported to the police department’s non-emergency number, (239) 574-3223.

For emergencies or suspicious activity, call 911. To verify a solicitor’s permit, call City Hall at 311.

City of Cape Coral to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

City of Cape Coral to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Remembrance Ceremony to be held on Sunday, September 11 on the lawn in front of City Hall beginning at 8:30 am.

The Cape Coral Fire Department, the Cape Coral Police Department, and the City of Cape Coral will be hosting a remembrance ceremony on Sunday, September 11 on the front lawn outside of City Hall Council Chambers, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., beginning at 8:30 am.

The ceremony will include the presentation of colors by the Cape Coral Fire and Police Honor Guards, a moment of silence, an invocation, and remarks from Mayor John Gunter, Police Chief Tony Sizemore, and Fire Chief Ryan Lamb.

The ceremony will end with attendees staking 2,977 American flags, each with a name of a victim of the attacks, on the front lawn of City Hall to honor their memory and reaffirm that “We Will Never Forget.”

“We invite the community to join us as we remember those we lost, and honor those who with dignity and courage made the ultimate sacrifice to help others,” said Fire Chief Ryan Lamb.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. The ceremony will also be broadcast on Facebook Live on the Cape Coral Fire Department page (@CapeCoralFD).

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