SWFMIA local government agenda items for the week of June 26, 2017

  • Lee County No Meetings

  • City of Cape Coral No Meetings

  • City of Fort Myers No Meetings

  • Town of Fort Myers Beach No Meetings

  • City of Sanibel No Meetings

  • City of Bonita Springs No Meetings

  • Village of Estero No Meetings

  • Charlotte County Tuesday the 27th @ 9:00am

    Vacancies


    Northwest Port Charlotte Waterway Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through October 31, 2019.

    South Gulf Cove Waterway Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through October 31, 2018.

    05-193, Amendment #7, Pirate Harbor (Public Works)

    Approve Amendment #7 to Contract #05-193, Engineering Services – Pirate Harbor Waterway, with Coastal Engineering Consultants in the amount of $18,230; and Authorize the Chairman to sign the Amendment when completed. This Amendment is to assist the County prepare for, attend, and present the Project Details to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund (BTIIF) hearing in Tallahassee.

    17-253, Charlotte Harbor Walk-Boardwalk and Piers Project (Public Works – Engineering)

    Approve the award of Bid #17-253, Charlotte Harbor Gateway – Boardwalk and Piers Project, with the lowest responsive, responsible Bidder: Manhattan Road & Bridge Company of Fort Myers, Florida in the amount of $4,537,661.10; and Approve the Resolution and Budget Adjustment BA17-051 in the amount of $1,391,322, increasing CIP project “Charlotte Harbor Gateway 1B”.

    Approve budget adjustment BA17-051 in the amount of $1,391,322, increasing CIP project “Charlotte Harbor Gateway 1B”.  Funding comes from a FDOT Enhancement Grant ($3,916,702), FDEP Grant ($200,000), RESTORE Grant ($218,487), BIF Funds ($202,472). There is no county match.

  • City of Punta Gorda No Meetings

  • Sarasota County No Meetings

  • City of North Port Tuesday the 27th @ 6:00pm

    No issues

  • City of Sarasota No Meetings

  • City of Venice Tuesday the 27th @ 9:00am

    No issues

  • Town of Longboat Key No Meetings

  • Manatee County No Meetings

  • City of Anna Maria No Meetings

  • City of Bradenton Beach No Meetings

  • City of Bradenton Wednesday the 28th @ 6:00pm

    No issues

  • City of Holmes Beach Tuesday the 27th @ 6:00pm

    No issues

  • City of Palmetto No Meetings

  • Hillsborough County No Meetings

  • Plant City Monday the 26th @ 7:30pm  

    No issues

  • City of Tampa No Meetings

  • City of Temple Terrace No Meetings

  • Pinellas County No Meetings

  • Town of Belleair No Meetings

  • City of Belleair Beach No Meetings

  • City of Belleair Bluffs No Meetings

  • City of Clearwater No Meetings

  • City of Gulfport No Meetings

  • City of Indian Rocks Beach No Meetings

  • Town of Indian Shores No Meetings

  • City of Largo No Meetings  

  • City of Madeira Beach No Meetings

  • Town of North Redington Beach No Meetings

  • Town of Redington Shores Wednesday the 28th @ 6:00pm

    No issues

  • City of Oldsmar No Meetings

  • City of Pinellas Park No Meetings

  • City of Safety Harbor No Meetings

  • City of Seminole Tuesday the 20th @ 6:00pm (Last Week)

    No issues

  • City South Pasadena Tuesday the 27th @ 9:00am

    No issues

  • City of St. Pete Beach Tuesday the 27th @ 6:00pm

    No issues

  • City of St. Petersburg No Meetings

  • City of Tarpon Springs No Meetings

  • City of Treasure Island No Meetings

  • Southwest Florida Water Management District Tuesday the 27th @ 9:00am

    No issues

  • South Florida Water Management No Meetings

  • WCIND No Meetings

Boat Ramp Rehabilitation Project

Begins Wednesday Morning, July 5, 2017

The City will begin construction of the Boat Ramp Rehabilitation project at the Boat Ramp located at 888 Sextant Drive on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The Boat Ramp will be closed until Friday, September 8, 2017 weather permitting. The Picnic Area and Restroom Facilities will remain open during this time.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the Punta Rassa Boat Ramp Facilities across San Carlos Bay. Lee County Parks and Recreation has an agreement with the City of Sanibel to honor Sanibel’s “C” Parking Permits at the Punta Rassa Boat Ramp.

Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience to the general public. Users of Boat Ramp Park should use CAUTION in the area of construction where workers are present. The ramp and immediate area will be closed for all usage during the construction of this project.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Public Works Department at (239) 472-6397, if you have any questions regarding this project.

Help FWC monitor fish health by reporting fish kills

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your help in monitoring fish health by tracking marine and freshwater fish kills in Florida.
FWC scientists monitor and document fish kills and diseases, as well as other aquatic animal health issues and associated environmental events.

“The public’s involvement is critical to locate, monitor and understand the extent of fish kills. Reporting observations to the hotline ensures a coordinated response to incidents and alleviates public concern,” said Theresa Cody, associate research scientist. “All the data collected from fish kill events are used in conjunction with directed research to further understand the causes of fish kills and disease incidences.”

Many factors can contribute to a fish kill. Weather-related factors are common causes. Sudden temperature fluctuations or extreme temperatures can result in fish kills any time of the year. Hot weather during the summer months can cause fish kills, in part because warm water holds less oxygen than cold water. In addition, a lack of rain during hot-weather months can lower water level in lakes and ponds, resulting in poor water quality, increased density of animals and faster use of dissolved oxygen. Heavy rains can compound the situation by suspending sediments in the water column and by washing vegetation, such as leaves and grass clippings, into the system where they will decompose. The decomposition process also can remove oxygen from water.
The good news is that most natural water bodies are resilient to fish kill events.
The public can report fish kills to the FWC at MyFWC.com/FishKill or by calling the FWC Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511. You can also submit a report through the “FWC Reporter” app on your iOS or Android mobile devices. It is not necessary to report fish kills in man-made retention or private ponds to the FWC. The Fish Kill Hotline is sponsored in part by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program grant.

Notice to Navigation Interests: NTN 2017-009 Tropical Storm and Hurricane Operations at Locks (Okeechobee Waterway and Canaveral Harbor)

*This notice was originally posted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (Jacksonville District) HERE

Notice to Navigation Interests: NTN 2017-009

Notice is given that 72 hours prior to a Tropical Storm or Hurricane making
local landfall locks will be open 7 AM to 10 PM supporting vessel safe
harbor passage. Lock operations will stop 8 hours prior to land fall as Rail
Road and drawbridges will be lowered or rotated and locked into a secure
position. It’s important that all vessels are at their intended destination
before bridges are secured and passage across the waterway suspended.

For Lock Operator safety the locks will:

  1. Stop locking vessels or working outdoors if lightning is observed within
    five miles of the lock and operations will not resume until lightning has
    not been seen in the area for 30 minutes.
  2. Stop locking vessels when winds exceed 35 MPH.

After a storm it could be days or weeks before the waterway is reopen
depending on damage to structures and how quickly debris creating navigation
hazards can be removed.

For up to date Lock information contact the shift operator 7 AM to 5 PM at:
Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421
St Lucie Lock & Dam 772-287-2665
Port Mayaca Lock & Dam 561-924-2858
Moore Haven Lock & Dam 863-946-0414
Ortona Lock & Dam 863-675-0616
WP Franklin Lock & Dam 239-694-5451

Sign up to receive updates on Notices to Navigation at:
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/NoticestoNavigation.aspx

Anglers can take advantage of more Gulf red snapper fishing starting this weekend

This Friday, June 16, begins the first weekend of an additional 39-day season for recreational red snapper fishing in Gulf federal waters and changes to the state season. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced these expanded fishing opportunities today, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) followed with an executive order setting the updated season in state waters.

The 39-day season is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, June 16, through Monday, Sept. 4. Also included are Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4, and Monday, Sept. 4.

“Recreational red snapper fishing is highly important to Florida’s Gulf coast communities,” said FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley. “We are thankful for the leadership of Gov. Rick Scott, U. S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Florida’s Congressional delegation as well as the partnership across all five Gulf states in providing more sustainable fishing opportunities and sound fisheries management.”

This is the longest Gulf federal red snapper season since 2013. State waters will be open the rest of this week and, beginning Monday, June 19, will close Mondays through Thursdays through Sept. 4, except July 3 and 4. The three-day weekend federal waters season opens Friday, June 16.

“Though we had to reduce state waters fishing days in the summer and fall, we are pleased to be able to offer more fishing access this summer to anglers across Florida,” Wiley said.

“This is great news, especially for anglers on the central and southwest Gulf coast, where red snapper are not commonly found in state waters,” said FWC Vice Chairman Liesa Priddy.

For more information about red snapper and other Florida fishing opportunities, visit MyFWC.com and click on “Gulf red snapper season news”.

SWFMIA local government agenda items for the week of June 19, 2017

SWFMIA local government agenda items for the week of June 12, 2017

  • Lee County No Meetings

     

  • City of Cape Coral No Meetings

     

  • City of Fort Myers No Meetings

     

  • Town of Fort Myers Beach No Meetings

     

  • City of Sanibel No Meetings

     

  • City of Bonita Springs No Meetings

     

  • Village of Estero No Meetings

     

  • Charlotte County Thursday the 13th @ 9:00am

    Northwest Port Charlotte Waterway Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through October 31, 2019.

    South Gulf Cove Waterway Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through October 31, 2018.

    Appointment – Marine Advisory Committee

    Approve the appointment of Kimberly Eiss as the Harbor Heights Yacht Club representative on the Marine Advisory Committee to fill the unexpired term of Richard Hoagland. This appointment is effective immediately and expires December 31, 2019.

  • City of Punta Gorda No Meetings

     

  • Sarasota County No Meetings

     

  • City of North Port Tuesday the 13th @ 1:00pm

    No issues

  • City of Sarasota No Meetings

     

  • City of Venice Tuesday the 13th @ 9:00am

    No issues

  • Town of Longboat Key No Meetings

     

  • Manatee County No Meetings

     

  • City of Anna Maria No Meetings

     

  • City of Bradenton Beach No Meetings

     

  • City of Bradenton Wednesday the 14th @ 8:30am

    No issues

  • City of Holmes Beach Tuesday the 13th @ 5:00pm

    No issues

  • City of Palmetto No Meetings

     

  • Hillsborough County Tuesday the 13th @ 9:00am

    No issues

  • Plant City No Meetings

     

  • City of Tampa Thursday the 8th @ 6:00pm

    No issues

  • City of Temple Terrace No Meetings

     

  • Pinellas County No Meetings

     

  • Town of Belleair No Meetings

     

  • City of Belleair Beach No Meetings

     

  • City of Belleair Bluffs No Meetings

     

  • City of Clearwater Monday the 12th @ 1:00pm

    No issues

  • City of Gulfport No Meetings

     

  • City of Indian Rocks Beach Tuesday the 13th @ 7:00pm

    No Meetings

  • Town of Indian Shores Tuesday the 13th @ 5:00pm

    Agenda not posted will check back next week

  • City of Largo No Meetings

     

  • City of Madeira Beach Tuesday the 13th @ 6:00pm

    No Issues

  • Town of North Redington Beach Thursday the 8th @ 6:00pm (Last Week)

    No issues

  • Town of Redington Shores Wednesday the 14th @ 6:00pm

    No issues

  • City of Oldsmar No Meetings

     

  • City of Pinellas Park No Meetings

     

  • City of Safety Harbor No Meetings

     

  • City of Seminole No Meetings

     

  • City South Pasadena Tuesday the 13th @ 7:00pm

    No issues

  • City of St. Pete Beach Tuesday the 13th @ 6:00pm

    No issues

  • City of St. Petersburg Thursday the 15th @ 3:00pm

    Approving the renewal of a blanket purchase agreement with Palmdale Oil Company for marine grade gasoline, diesel fuel and motor oil, at an estimated annual cost of $550,000, for a total contract amount of $2,632,870.

  • City of Tarpon Springs No Meetings

     

  • City of Treasure Island No Meetings

     

  • Southwest Florida Water Management District No Meetings

     

  • South Florida Water Management No Meetings

     

  • WCIND No Meetings

A Boater’s Guide to Handling Oil and Fuel Spills

With the start of the summer season, we hope you are enjoying time on the water. With that in mind, we have created a Gulf-wide one-page guide on how to prepare for and respond to an accidental oil or fuel spill on your own vessel. This fact sheet—printed on waterproof paper for on-board storing—will tell you what products to have in place to prevent and/or contain leaking oil and which authorities to call for help in every Gulf state. Like our products and want to help us spread the word? Please email Monicawilson447@ufl.ed if you would like to order hard copies of this or any of our other outreach publications in bulk for distribution.

http://masgc.org/oilscience/oil-spill-science-boaters-guide.pdf

FWC Commission to discuss changes to Gulf red snapper season during special meeting Friday June 9

*This News Release was originally posted by the FWC Commission HERE

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, June 9, to discuss the Gulf red snapper season for private recreational anglers in state and federal waters. Recent discussion between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Gulf states indicate that there may be a way to add a substantial number of additional red snapper fishing days in federal waters this summer of 2017, but Florida would have to give days to get days.

Discussions are focused on aligning a possible expanded federal water season on weekends and holidays through the summer with existing seasons for state waters across all five Gulf states, including Florida. Staff will be requesting Commission direction and guidance regarding this season alignment, which would require giving up some state waters fishing days (during the week) through the summer and possibly in the fall. These changes would apply only to private recreational anglers. No changes to the commercial or recreational for-hire seasons are being considered.

This special meeting is being held by electronic media technology, such as online and via phone, and the Commissioners will be participating remotely via conference call. There will be opportunities for the public to comment during the meeting. Information about how to participate remotely is being finalized and, when posted, will be found at MyFWC.com/About by clicking on “The Commission” and “Commission Meetings.”

“Red snapper is a popular and economically-important species in Florida, and the FWC is committed to providing as much sustainable recreational fishing opportunity as possible,” said Nick Wiley, FWC executive director. “This meeting will give our Commissioners the opportunity to discuss expanding recreational red snapper fishing opportunities in federal waters, to hear from the public and stakeholders, and provide direction to staff.”

The 2017 red snapper season for private recreational anglers in Florida federal waters was June 1-3. In state waters, the 2017 season is currently 78-days total. The season opened for Saturdays and Sundays starting May 6, and has been open daily since May 27. The season is scheduled to continue being open each day through July 9, then reopen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, including Labor Day.

Comments on red snapper seasons can also be sent to FWC staff today through noon Thursday, June 8, at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments or at Marine@MyFWC.com.

Learn more about red snapper at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Snappers.”