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Panel to hear updates on CEPD, land development code at Oct. 13 meeting

By Staff | Oct 7, 2009

The Captiva Community Panel will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at ‘Tween Waters Inn.

First up on the agenda is Captiva Erosion Prevention District chairman Mike Mullins, who will be addressing the panel in regards beach access, which he claims is a major issue for sustained cost sharing for beach renourishment, has implications for the United States Supreme Court case on beach renourishment and other legal rights of the public to access beaches.

Mullins is also planning to suggest that specific language pertaining to beach access be included in the land development code.

Following Mullins will be David Depew and Max Forgey of Morris-Depew Associates. Depew was selected by a special subcommittee at the Panel’s August meeting to work on drafting the land development code for Captiva. The panel was unanimous in accepting the subcommittee’s decision.

At the next panel meeting, Depew and Forgey will lead a land development discussion.

Doris Holzheimer of the Captiva Hurricane Preparation and Response Committee will also present an update pertaining to the committee’s activities and, although the 2009 hurricane season has been quiet, season does not officially end until Nov. 1. At last month’s meeting, Holzheimer reminded the panel that in 2005, Hurricane Wilma didn’t hit until Oct. 15.

Captiva residents are still encouraged to procure vehicle hangtags and submit their homeowner’s letters.

Information about hurricane preparation, in addition to all the latest weather news from the tropics, is all available on the committee’s Web site, www.MyCaptiva.info.

‘Tween Waters Inn is located at 15951 Captiva Drive.