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Sewers, wastewater still being discussed at Captiva Community Panel

A month ago, the Captiva Community Panel resubmitted the revised Captiva Plan to the county to be reviewed for approval.

"It's been put on hold because of some personnel being out," said Ken Gooderham, panel member.

However, Gooderham and David Mintz, vice president of the Captiva Community Panel, have a meeting scheduled for June 22 with the county to further discuss readjusting the plan.

"We're hoping that it will be positive," Gooderham said. "David (Mintz) did all the work that was discussed during the last meeting to try and restore the language that they have modified or removed."

After Mintz submitted the revised proposal, he got in touch with David Loveland, acting director of the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Some of the major changes the county made to the Captiva Plan include changes to the original plan's density, sewer and rezoning laws.

As far as the wastewater project goes, the county is in the process of discussing the scope and the cost of the project with TKW Consulting Engineers which is based in Fort Myers.

The Lee County Department of Transportation is still in the process of completing the Captiva Drive survey. The survey is being done so the panel will have a better picture of what's public and private land. Ultimately, the panel is working towards making the S-curve on Captiva Drive safer for pedestrians.