Water-Related News

LA-MSID to file for state appropriations on flood mitigation projects

The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District agreed last Monday to seek a pair of grants to address flooding concerns.

We are asking the state for two grants; one is for $675,000 with a $75,000 max from the district. This grant would go towards the design of the Section 10 Project here in Lehigh Acres. The county has until March 5, 2019 to close on the property and then we would have to enter an agreement on the project," explained District Manager David Lindsay. 

The other grant would go towards the district's CREST (Caloosahatchee River and Estuary Storage Treatment) project. 

"We are asking legislators for $157,000, with a $17,500 max from us. This will fund the storage treatment project that sits on a 105 acres parcel of land purchased in Hendry County. Both of these projects will be listed under Lee County's Flood Mitigation plan," said Lindsay.

Under the district's action agenda were the approval of Tetra Tech's contract and an agreement with Casto Southwest Realty Services.