To the editor:
On June 18 I wrote a letter to the Councilmen and the Mayor expressing my disappointment in what turned out to be, a mistaken understanding of the Watering Code violation enforcement.
It was my understanding that the first violation was a "No fine warning" and that that was the only warning you would get in a lifetime unless the law was passed to another enforcer. I felt this was very unfair and also went to the codes department to complain. I talked to the codes supervisor and he explained that this was a correct assumption.
On June 19 I received a very nice letter from Councilman Kevin McGrail (District 6) and also a letter from Cape Coral Mayor John Sullivan. Mr. McGrail explained that I had been mistaken and that the warning was only for a calender year. On the same day, I received a letter from Mayor Sullivan who had been kind enough to present the letter to our City Attorney, Ms. Dolores Menendez. He also explained that it was for a calender year, and sent a copy of the reply from Ms. Menendez.
I want to thank the Mayor and the Councilman for their prompt response and kind reply to this misunderstanding. It is my hope that many other residents of Cape Coral will upon reading this understand the penalties of this law, but will respect the importance of water conservation during these restricted periods. But also appreciate the attention given to the residents of Cape Coral by our City Councilmen and Mayor.