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Utility expansion gets final nod

August 22, 2013

The next phase of the city of Cape Coral’s Utility Expansion Project received final approval Wednesday with neither the anticipated crowd or firework....

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James71

Aug-25-13 6:19 AM

why stop with two sections? Why not do two more? Look at all the contractors you can put to work and add twice the foreclosures and property abandoned properties. we currently have less than 50 new home permits a month so we have about 300 months supply of undeveloped lots on sewer and water(16000/50) Good job slime six

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lightswitch

Aug-24-13 12:20 PM

The city has NEVER in 30 years discussed WHY it could not receive funds from the EPA at the Federal level.

Never approached president Obama with his request for shovel ready projects. Water/Sewer, ROADS, Sidewalks.

Like the man's politics or not he was the life ring for this city. Which is why I would rather see the city FOLD and be taken over by the State of Florida.

"Too many strings attached", to do business with the Federal Government!

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lightswitch

Aug-24-13 12:14 PM

When the Cape was peddling the water/sewer at $22,000 a home site.

Massachusetts put pipes through at $7,000 Hook up the home $375.

A water commissioner with 23 years experience in water/sewer projects was in disbelief of the costs handed to the home owners here.

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lightswitch

Aug-24-13 12:06 PM

I believe the project is needed but how many lives is the city going to disrupt?

Why couldn't the city handle ALL the lending and for a change take the interest and use it to pay down the project as it proceeds? Why is it so necessary to enrich the same institutions that we had to lend our money to on the national level?

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lightswitch

Aug-24-13 11:54 AM

I looked at the values of land in SW 6 7 listed prices ranged from less than $8,500. Tag $15,000, $17,000 or more for the utilities on to this.

Who thinks lending institutions are going to use these lots as collateral for very much of a loan? If they are paid for a $9,000 would only get 20% of its equity or $1,800. If it had a home on it with a mortgage it would have to be nearly paid for to yield the amount to pay for the utilities. Increasing that persons debt exposure probably into dangerous territoty. Sickness, lost job, etc. However this city is blind to overexposure to debt as are most land scam companies.

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johngalt

Aug-23-13 7:33 PM

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terrygolf1313

Aug-23-13 3:41 PM

DONT WORRY SW 6+7 WALMART HAS A SALE ON CAT FOOD SO YOU WONT GO HUNGRY,BUT REMEMBER AT ELECTION TIME THE UNIONS ARE ALL EATING STEAK

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Lolita

Aug-23-13 2:58 PM

Not happy here, go where the sun shines more...Cape Coral will move forward. Sorry you don't like it here. No one is keeping you here. Plenty of room elsewhere. Out with Sully and Leetz the No No twins.

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nonevernono

Aug-23-13 9:38 AM

Wow what a rip off, the majority of the home owners can't afford to pay that kind of money in one lump sum. So they stick it to the poor people by charging them almost 60% more over 20 years. What a bunch of croocks. The MAJOR AND LEETZ are right it need to be stopped. Over $24000.00 to hook up to water in Cape Crappy that is just wonderful, Welcome to FL retirees, don't worry this city will make sure it is miserable.

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1sandy

Aug-22-13 10:41 PM

Remember rate payer voters. If John Sullivan and Chris Leetz get re-elected they will try and stop the UEP again. ALL rate payers will than have to pay for all the maintenance and repairs of the water system which means your water bills will GO UP! Vote SULLIVAN & LEETZ out!

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