Light agenda for Monday’s council meeting
Monday’s Cape Coral City Council meeting, the first of the new fiscal year, doesn’t at first glance appear to be much busier, with another light agenda.
Among the top consent agenda items is one that approves the purchase and maintenance of capital equipment, vehicles and peripheral equipment, while disposing of city-owner surplus through auction or other methods.
The equipment has been identified in the 2019 budget and will be paid for through the city’s numerous funds.
The city has more than $13 million in new equipment budgeted, with many being vehicles for the police and public works departments.
Also, the Cape Coral Youth Council will receive a special award from Chaz Smith of the Florida League of Cities.
The city will also award a 60-month lease, worth more than $586,000, for 80 golf carts at Coral Oaks Golf Club with EZ-GO, while rescinding a previous lease agreement with Yamaha for non-performance.
In early April the GPS tablets began to fail their touchscreen capability. Yamaha – Yamatrac replaced 35 of those units in early May due to the failure. Since that time numerous units failed and now only 27 GPS tablets work.
As these are consent items, they will automatically pass unless pulled by a member of council for discussion.
The city council also will discuss an ordinance that would allow a restaurant on Cape Coral Parkway to let parked cars back out onto a city right-of-way.
Also, Councilmember Jessica Cosden has requested a discussion on how the city can test the air quality as it continues to battle through the blue-green algae and red tide issues.
Cosden would like to have someone test the amount of brevetoxins in the air, both near the water and further inland.
A proposed ordinance to ban retail sales of dogs and cats was withdrawn by City Council during Monday’s council meeting.