Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero By Contributing Author, Mark Novitski, and Engage Estero Consultant.  Everyone has their definition of what determines road safety or, conversely, what makes our roads unsafe. In writing extensively about Corkscrew Road, I have...

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Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comprtroller Kevin Karnes is now offering an alert notification system for Lee County property owners to reduce fraud. When you sign-up, if a deed, mortgage, or other non-Court official record is recorded in your name, you will be...

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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

The facts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 300,000 lives annually. Approximately 95 percent of SCA victims die before they reach a hospital or receive medical attention. How Can We Help Reduce This...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

By Mike Wasson, Director, Engage Estero The Village of Estero Council issued a Proclamation its Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th honoring 39 Estero High School Students who were presented the Cambridge Outstanding Learners Awards. In his remarks, Jon McLain, Village of...

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

The total value of all residential permits issued during the first four months of 2018 was $28,238,548.  Included is $12,613,000 for new roofs and roofing repairs for 404 homes, all most likely damaged in the hurricane.

During that same period, fifty-five (55) new housing permits were issued, including thirty (30) single family homes, eight (8) duplexes and seventeen (17) units in multi-family condominiums. Twenty-nine (29) of the 55 permits were for single-family and duplex units in Tidewater, the 55+ gated community at the SW corner of Ben Hill Griffin and Estero Parkway. The condominium units are being built in Copper Oaks, an established community on Three Oaks Parkway.

The table below compares 2018 year-to-date figures with those of the previous 18 years.

Note: The building values above exclude the value of the underlying land.

Sources:

For 2017 through 2018, see Village of Estero Community Development: https://estero-fl.gov/monthly-building-reportrs/

For prior years, see Lee County Permit Reports for the “Village of Estero”: http://www.leegov.com/dcd/reports