Watch as John Bashaw the president of the Northwest Cape Coral Neighborhood Association, INC., gives an introduction to the organization and explains our mission within the community.
The 2022 General Election is November 8, 2022. Four City Council races are on the ballot. To help you with your City Council and Mayoral decisions, I sent an email to all candidates in the races asking each to answer the following question.
Describe in 200 words or less what specific action you would take on the dais that would benefit the members of the NWNA. Please omit general campaign promises and high-level campaign platform planks and focus on the key issues directly benefiting the NWNA membership.
The races and candidates on the Ballot are:
Mayor - John Gunter (Incumbent) and Tom Shadrach
District 1 - Bill Steinke and Carol Rae Culliton
District 4 - Jennifer Nelson (Incumbent) and Patty Cummings
District 6 - Keith Long (Incumbent) and Wayne Hecht
City Council elections in Cape Coral are “At Large,” meaning regardless of where you live in the city, all races are on your ballot. Please take this opportunity to vote for your chosen candidate in all races in this important election. As you will see in the candidates’ responses, many important NWNA issues are in play, and therefore who we elect is very important.
Please click the links below to see the unedited, verbatim responses from the candidates. Contact me if you have any questions.
You may have noticed a lot of construction preparation at the park in addition to the dredging of the spreader canal that was recently completed.
The city is in the process of adding several improvements to the park. One of the main improvements will be the construction of permanent restrooms (see example). The restrooms will be located near the observation platform and book exchange. The area around the restrooms will be landscaped and they will be accessible with sidewalks.
The city will be improving the landscaping, install irrigation, and reinforce the canal banks from erosion. Three storm retention basins will be built to improve drainage and eliminate the standing water that occurs after heavy rains. There will be a storm retention basin will be located in the area behind the current portable restrooms. There will be another retention basin located between the sidewalks just north of the picnic pavilion. Another storm retention basin will be built behind the new restrooms.
The entrance from southbound Old Burnt Store Rd will be permanently closed off. All the improvements are expected to be completed by the end of February. The park will remain open during the construction.
The site plan has been finalized and the city is now just waiting on the Federal permit from the Army Corp of Engineers. As soon as the city receives the permit, they can set the construction timeline.
The site plan has been finalized and the city is now waiting on the Federal permit from the Army Corp of Engineers. As soon as the city receives the permit, they can set the construction timeline.
The final site plan is approved and construction of phase 1 is tentatively scheduled to begin in December. Some of the amenities in Phase 1 construction will include parking lots, an amphitheater, concession, restrooms, soccer fields, and a large pavilion.
I am excited to tell you the City of Cape Coral has adopted the Rollback Millage Rate for 2022 Taxes. In simple terms, this means our city leaders adopted a very conservative budget and lowered property taxes. For most of you, property taxes for 2022 (remember, taxes are paid in arrears), will be lower than the property taxes you paid for 2021. We looked at forty properties owned by NWNA members and found the reduction in individual property taxes to be hundreds of dollars each.
The budget for Fiscal Year 2023 is $34 million less than the previous year’s $978 million budget. Mayor John Gunter championed this historic reduction in both taxes and spending. Supporting Mayor Gunter was our Council Member Keith Long in District 6, Council Member Dan Sheppard in District 2, Council Member Jennifer Nelson in District 4, and Council Member Gloria Tate in District 1. These Council Members asked tough questions and were tenacious in their charge to lower the city budget and lower your property taxes. The vote was split, however, with the remaining three Council Members voting no on the Rollback Rate.
Please look at your TRIM Notice and compare Column 1 (YOUR PROPERTY TAXES LAST YEAR 2021) and Column 2 (YOUR TAXES THIS YEAR IF NO BUDGET CHANGE IS ADOPTED) to see the impact on your 2022 taxes. Column 2 is the Rollback Rate and the amount of property taxes you will pay.
I want to thank all the Council Members who voted in favor of the Rollback Rate. On your behalf, I have sent emails to all Council Members who voted YES expressing our appreciation.
White Stone Developments LLC, a Cape Coral-based real estate developer, is proud to announce the proposed development of a resort in Northwest Cape Coral.
In July of this year, the City of Cape Coral accepted permits from White Stone Developments to begin construction of the Lake Shadroe Resort. Once approved, Construction will begin on the 48-unit, 4-floor resort development complete with a marina, pool with jacuzzi, and private mini-beach, retail stores, a restaurant & tiki lounge, a coffee shop, and a bait & tackle shop.
The development will be located at 218 Burnt Store Road in Northwest Cape Coral, Fl, and upon approval is expected to be completed and open to the public by early 2025.
|"It was a real honor to be able to share our vision for the future of the northwest cape. Not only will it bring visitors to the beautiful area of the country, but it will also bring business and jobs to this quickly growing part of Florida," said Robert Knight, Founder & CEO of White Stone. "Its retail, dining, and waterfront amenities will provide great additions to northwest Cape Coral, " he said.|
The Lake Shadroe Resort will feature 48 resort-style waterfront units with unobstructed water views. It also includes a 2-floor commercial space with spa facilities, a coffee shop (Because Coffee Co.) waterfront restaurant & tiki bar, and onsite management offices. The marina will have slips and boat rentals, a fuel pump station, and is conveniently located next to the Burnt Store public boat launch, plus a bait & tak=ckle shop where guests have access to souvenirs and snacks. The Pool Deck will have a resort-style pool jacuzzi, plenty of lounge chairs and a small private beach.
Join us on Friday, August 26, at 10:00 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Ceitus Parkway Median for the Adopt-A-Median Project
The ceremony will be held at the intersection of Ceitus Parkway and SW 38th Place. The public is welcome to attend.
New Fiber Optic Internet Service for the NW Cape!
I wanted to share this important update with all of you!
The trucks and workers you see all around the NW Cape belong to subcontractors working for Lumen, known locally as Centurylink, and are installing fiber optic lines for:
Remember this video that was posted recently as I videotaped the subcontractors installing the internet infrastructure in front of my house?
The installation will be ready for a residential hookup by the end of August in some areas. It will provide us with lightning speeds of up to 940 Mbps unlimited data 99.99% reliability, and no annual contracts for $65 per month. The remaining areas will follow accordingly.
I have been told that anyone using the Quantum Fiber Enrollment Link provided below to sign up for service by Sept 30th, will also be eligible for a $100 gift card regardless of their installation date.
Please feel free to visit the Quantum Fiber website for additional information and details, address verification, and/or to sign up for your service by clicking the link below.
Some areas may be presented with the message below, that Quantum Fiber is scheduled to be available soon. This allows for a Quantum fiber installation order to be scheduled in advance, so when Quantum fiber service is available, they may be one of the first homes to be installed when that area is activated with Quantum fiber services.
As well, some addresses may not reflect the ability to schedule Quantum fiber service. This deployment is a large endeavor that the residents of Northwest Cape Coral have been eagerly awaiting. As is visible across Northwest Cape Coral daily, Quantum fiber crews are placing service infrastructure to expedite service availability.
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