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BMX Park, Cultural Park Theater, Sports Complex improvements proposed

By Staff | Aug 4, 2016

City Council will be asked to approve the funding of improvements to the BMX facility, Cultural Park Theater and the installation of LED?lighting at the Cape Coral Sports Complex at Monday’s meeting.

Two resolutions related to the capital improvements above are included in the consent agenda. The BMX and Cultural Park Theater are grouped together in one resolution with the funding request for $161,000. A resolution for the LED?lighting additional funding of $135,915 is requested to piggyback a contract awarded to Musco Sports Lighting through Clay County.

According to a memo sent by City Manager John Szerlag, Musco Lighting’s quote is for $415,000. Council approved initial funding of $279,085 at an October 2015 council meeting. Council has $760,000 available to spend on council projects this fiscal year, including these two resolutions.

Public hearings are scheduled on two ordinance amendments associated with the water and sewer utilities.

The city is seeking to amend its policy for mandatory connection when available to include reclaimed water (irrigation) service and the updating of the Capital Facilities Expansion Charges impact fee study.

However, Szerlag has requested a continuance of both ordinances until Nov. 7 to allow time for staff to thoroughly review and evaluate the financial impacts.

That means the resolutions will be read into the record before they are officially continued.

Council is expected to pass a resolution stating support for passage of a referendum for continued Conservation 20/20 in the November general election.

The Conservation 20/20 program began in 1996 and has acquired 24,930 acres of land for conservation. Lee County put the continuation of the program up for a referendum vote in November seeking the will of the voters.

The meeting is schedule to start at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.