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Dredging, noise complaints, addressed at Captiva Community Panel meeting

February 22, 2017
By ASHLEY GOODMAN (agoodman@breezenewspapers.com) , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Kathy Rooker, administrator of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District announced during last Tuesday's meeting that preparations to dredge along Blind Pass began Monday, Feb. 13. Rooker said that 100,000 cubic yards will be dredged.

"I do expect to see a lot more happening out here by Feb. 21. The good news is that they expect to be off the beach by the first week of May," Rooker said.

Rooker also said that the parking lot at Turner Beach will not be utilized during the dredging. The bridge at Blind Pass may be closed periodically for fishing but she said that they will keep it open as much as possible.

During the meeting, Sgt. Mike Sawicki also addressed some noise complaints that he has received recently. Sawicki recommended to give the police a name and location when calling in a noise complaint.

"We get a lot of anonymous complaints and the problem is that we're missing an important part of the enforceability on that which measurement from the receiving land which is where the complaint is generating from as opposed to where the noise is generating from. We'll go out there anyways, and if it's a violation, we'll just knock on the door and tell people they have to be quiet. But as far as enforceability of this ordinance, it becomes pretty difficult if we don't have a place that we can go to measure," Sawicki said.

Sawicki said to call (239) 477-1000 to call in noise complaints or any other non-emergencies.

As far as waste waster and Captiva Drive, there were no new updates to report.

The next Captiva Community Panel will be held March 14 at 9 a.m. in the Cone Room at South Seas Resort.

 
 

 

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