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.

It has come to the Engage Estero management team’s attention that many residents who travel along East Corkscrew Road are extremely concerned about the potential dangers posed by the road works taking place along various stretches of the road.

These concerns particularly relate to the section from Ben Hill Griffin to Bella Terra, which will take place over the next nine weeks. As this section of road is within the Estero Village boundary, residents seek assistance from Estero Village Officials to help minimize these concerns. The points of concern are as follows:

  • Merging from 3 lanes to 2 lanes
  • Merging from 2 lanes to 1 lane (approaching Phase II)
  • School buses and fire rescue vehicles exiting Firehouse Lane
  • Left exiting from Wildcat Run to westbound Corkscrew Rd
  • Crossover elimination construction just east of Wildcat Run
  • Entering and Exiting Wild Blue Blvd and Estero Crossing (Rivercreek) Blvd
  • Delays in installing the traffic light at Wild Blue Blvd and Estero Crossing (Rivercreek) Blvd
  • Speeding in all sections, especially after the wildlife crossing going eastbound
  • Left exiting from The Preserve to westbound Corkscrew Rd
  • School bus student pickup and drop-off

Although the construction contractor is required to maintain traffic flow during construction, safety is not evident in the construction zone. The contractor has and will utilize their flaggers when it supports their needs, but not the needs of the greater Estero community.

Residents urge the Village to provide a temporary solution for the next 90 days by requesting increased Lee County Sheriff’s patrols.  Representatives of Engage Estero and the East Corkscrew Alliance (ECA) have spoken to a representative of the Lee County Sheriff’s office and have not received any positive response at this time.

Engage Estero urges the Village to consider this request and act as necessary to ensure the safety of greater Estero citizens and drivers.