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

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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 November 13, 2020 meeting of the ECCL was held virtually on Zoom. Featured speaker was Estero Councilmember Jon McLain speaking on transportation issues. You can watch the video below. A summary of the contents is provided below.

Key Observations from the November 2020 ECCL Monthly Meeting.

The 198th monthly meeting of the ECCL took place via Zoom on Friday, November 13, at 10 am.  After welcoming comments, Jim Gilmartin introduced guest speaker John McClain. Mr. McClain is District 3 rep. on the Estero Village Council and serves on the Transportation Committee and reported on the following updates:

  • Estero Parkway Renovation- Lee County has contributed $2.2 million to this $10 million project. Improvements include sidewalks, 7′ bike lanes, turning lanes, streetlights, repaving, and landscaping. Completion is expected by the end of the year.
  • The corkscrew traffic light at Lowe’s – $792,000 has been approved to correct this intersection’s safety issues. Completion end of 2021.
  • I-75 interchange -Addition of two northbound and two southbound lanes to help “stacking” for access. The entrance and exit lanes to I75 will also be extended for smoother entrance and exit of the highway. Addition of bike lanes and sidewalk. Completion Spring of 2012. Additional enhanced landscaping planned by 2023 – 4.
  • Corkscrew widening – Lee to hire a contractor in 2021. Widening to six lanes from Ben Hill Griffin to Wildcat Run. Four lanes from there to the east of Bella Terra. There will be the addition of bike lanes, sidewalk, and upgraded lighting.
  • US -41 and Pelican Colony – Two property developers will start constructing traffic signals for better ingress and egress of the property.
  • Turn lanes were added at Williams Rd. by Estero High School at $630,000.
  • Walgreens – No left turn is allowed to exit the Walgreens on US -41, but it is widely ignored. New road modifications will be designed to remedy the issue.
  • Seminole Railroad tracks – Collier & Lee Counties are getting an appraisal of property for possible acquisition for public use.

The meeting closed with updates from the various ECCL Councils.

(Prepared by Karen Katz ECCL Communications Committee)

You can view the Agenda here.