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Let the voters decide

March 23, 2018

To the editor: I would hope the new sitting council when discussing the purchase or not purchasing the old golf course, decides to let all the citizens of Cape Coral vote on this issue....

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lawmajor

Mar-29-18 7:44 PM

Yr quote "Councilmember Stout suggested the Seven Islands Project become first before the Bimini Basin Project" -- Well then, that would make it DOA "Dead on Arrival" as nobody on council listens to CW Stout. They are anxiously awaiting next years elections. Even prior to last years elections, I recall a certain councilmen stating that "CW Stout is telling anyone that will listen, that she has no intend of running for reelection in 2019. I don't think she would have a chance, even if she were to run again.

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Fortherecord

Mar-28-18 9:55 AM

I believe that Councilmember Stout suggested the Seven Islands Project become first before the Bimini Basin Project. As I recall, the Mayor was the only one (near the end of the COW meeting) who made a request of the City Manager to look into the water quality of the Bimini Basin. Other seated councilmembers did not. This water quality issue has been existing in this basin and should never have been treated as though no one knew. P.S. Cardboard boats have fallen apart and tipped. Years of media photos show all of this.

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lawmajor

Mar-28-18 9:31 AM

QUOTE "make an attempt to understand how cardboard boats with passengers are able to enter and exit the basin without being exposed to this toxic water." - That is fine providing NO BOAT TIPS! Can you image getting a mouthful of that water?? The City has a big dilemma now. Do they admit to the public the risk of entering the water at The Bimini Basin and risk potential developers & restaurateurs, or do they "play it down" and hope for the best. Definitely RISKY BUSINESS! We will soon learn if health & safety takes back stage here in Cape Coral. Perhaps they should focus on The 7 Islands deal while cleaning up the Bimini Basin. We own that property, so why not move forward on that first.

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Fortherecord

Mar-28-18 7:56 AM

Bimini Water Quality....It is imperative that all citizens receive whatever water quality report will hopefully be forthcoming prior to the cardboard boat event. It is of my opinion that the existing NO SWIMMING warning sign is being ignored. Live-In Boats in this water way are allowed to remain where they are. In the meantime toxic waste and whatever is being spilled into this basin by this vessels. The City has no control over this Mooring Zone until a funded grant and ordinance is forthcoming to change the Mooring Zone. At least this issue was mentioned at the COW meeting on Mon. Just make an attempt to understand how cardboard boats with passengers are able to enter and exit the basin without being exposed to this toxic water. Now can this be ignored by our City officials? Maybe, they should all register with a cardboard boat to enter into this event. Another never ending story with every indication of Risky Business.

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lawmajor

Mar-27-18 7:38 PM

QUOTE "Money talks! Right?" -- YES, It certainly appears this way in what is now being labeled "Cape Corrupt". They all stated that they wanted to rid us of the name "Cape Coma". Little did I expect such a drastic change. Being labeled Cape Corrupt is nothing that this Mayor or council should be proud of!

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Fortherecord

Mar-27-18 6:31 PM

I have a post on this blog regarding large yachts with large trailers parked in eyes view between properties in a residential area that some have disagreed with. Therefore, please also call our Code Dept. liars since this property owner/dealer was cited only with with a warning. How unacceptable to allow this. I am sure this property owner/dealer is laughing all the way to the bank. And, this happened more than once. Money talks! Right?

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lawmajor

Mar-27-18 9:18 AM

SUGGESTION: To hear the truth about the water quality in The Bimini Basin, watch the televised COW meeting last night. An individual, representing 28 condo owners speaks about his continued quest for our City to do something about the polluted water. He mentions the report due by Fox4 and the findings, which will make you sick to your stomach. He mentions the stench during the evening hours when they are dumping raw sewage into the basin, as well as personally seeing toilet paper floating by. Knowing this, is this city really going to allow the Cardboard Boat Regatta to be held in April? If this city expects to open restaurants on this basin, they better focus on cleaning it up.

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Fortherecord

Mar-26-18 8:23 PM

I hope that those who disagreed on the water quality in the Bimini Basin listened very carefully to not only those during citizen's input, but also to the Mayor during the end of the COW meeting today. The CM will be looking into the matter as per the request of the Mayor. There have been concerns and not just recently but also in the past. Disgusting!

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lawmajor

Mar-26-18 8:05 PM

To the 2 individuals who disagreed about the "Water quality" in The Bimini Basin ... would you allow your family member to step foot in this water? If anyone has a cut or scrap on their feet, it could result in a mass infection, including hospitalization. Does this City really want to take on this liability? The City has been notified of the problematic bacterial levels in the basin. For health & safety reasons, this event should be cancelled. This is not rocket-science!

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Fortherecord

Mar-26-18 3:55 PM

Sorry to say.....The consulting engineers for the Bimini Basin Project mention more than once in their report/presentation this afternoon to our City that the Water Quality in this area is of concern and requires attention.

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lawmajor

Mar-25-18 6:08 PM

I heard something very disturbing on Saturday's evening news. It pertained to the "Water quality" in The Bimini Basin. How can this city knowingly allow individuals to step into this cesspool? That water needs to be tested and retested before allowing anyone to risk their child's and/or their health. What's wrong with this City???

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lawmajor

Mar-25-18 6:01 PM

I have no idea if he related to Yates Landscaping. I was just doing a comparison after seeing the warm reception he received by members of our council & our ex-mayor Joe M. Shannon was welcomed like a "celebrity". Even our ex-mayor Joe M had to comment about being his ex-football coach. I've heard from many that know him that he is very respectable of our Police Chief and our police officers. I was pointing out his respect & then comparing his respect for law officers to the cold and shallow treatment of our Police Chief, by a seated councilmen.

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Fortherecord

Mar-25-18 2:29 PM

For Those Interested....Read the backup material for the Bimini Basin Project and the water quality concern. Another year of such fun in the sun with the Cardboard Boat Regatta to be held in April. The only concern is that it is being held in the polluted waters at Four Freedom Park. Personally for me, I would never attempt to put any part of my body in this waterway. Anyway, fun to watch from dry land.

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Fortherecord

Mar-25-18 1:41 PM

Lawmajor,

Is Shannon Yates related to the Yates Landscaping family? Not sure. Also, I do not fully understand your post as above re: Shannon Yates and our Police Dept.

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Fortherecord

Mar-25-18 1:38 PM

If anyone has not already done so, please review the agenda for the COW meeting tomorrow. Bimini Basin and Pros & Cons of Vehicle/Boat, etc. Parking in residential areas. I hope that Yacht Dealers in residential areas will not meet whatever criteria that is discussed. Such a dealer lives in my neighborhood and these million dollar yachts, not boats, appear very frequently parked between two residential properties within the view of the eye until they are removed by the new owners, They remain on site several days at a time.

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ERoberts

Mar-25-18 12:49 PM

I'm not sure why someone would consider having a hand in Cape Coral's budget during recent years would be a good thing. That was my first indication that I wanted nothing to do with him. A six year old could manage a budget better than this city does.

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lawmajor

Mar-25-18 11:50 AM

Best part is that Shannon Yates actually supports and respects our Police Chief. Given what we all witness during the past council meeting, that in itself is a breathe of fresh air?

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lawmajor

Mar-24-18 9:19 PM

The ONLY reason I, and many others voted for Coviello was because of his familiarity with our budget. Of course I now regret voting for him. I can't see him lasting beyond 2021. Wouldn't it be special if he is replaced by non other than "Shannon Yates". Shannon is very popular in this town and if he decides to run for Mayor, he could even get Nelson & Williams on his side, not to mention our other EX Mayor Joe M.

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ERoberts

Mar-24-18 5:46 PM

This wouldn't change anything. The SE has the densest population in CC, and they selfishly want everyone else to pay for it. This is the reason why Hollow isn't CC's mayor. Joe made it clear that he would shaft everyone else for them, so they voted him in. A vote on whether or not to fund this would go the same way.

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Electrician

Mar-24-18 9:54 AM

You are about a month late. The purchase has already been approved with the permission given to negotiate with the owner about 4 meetings ago.

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allenwoll

Mar-24-18 1:53 AM

"Letting Voter Decide" brought us The Trumpet Daffodil ! ! !

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lawmajor

Mar-23-18 9:34 AM

Gary - Just because "the city cannot afford something", NEVER shopped them before & NEVER will. Yr Quote: "To have a select group decide on a city wide issue is wrong". - It may be wrong, but that is exactly how this city operates. Look no further that The Extended Bar Hours issue. It was previously voted down twice, yet a councilmen who has accepted generous campaign donations from one bar in particular, refused to drop the issue + instead, during our last election, sought out "like minded" individuals who could get his mission accomplished & then, immediately brought it up again to vote. This time, it was passed. Once a council person gets elected, they think they are GOD. The power does right to their heads. They sit up on the dais, looking down at the rest of us & dictate to us what is best for us. You have NO SAY!

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