The Village of Estero will put a major emphasis on capital projects in the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2024/2025 budget. Quality of life, beautification, bicycle/pedestrian safety, traffic improvements, park improvements, and utility improvements are expected to be a focus of the Village’s budget.

Each year as part of the budget process, Village staff develops a preliminary capital improvement plan budget. This budget is based on public input and implementing the Village Council’s vision. The council reviews and provides formal input and direction on the capital improvement budget at one workshop and two public hearings. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 15. The public hearings will be held on Wednesday May 15 and Wednesday June 3. All meetings will be held at 9:30 a.m. and are in the Village Council Chambers at 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle.

Some of the potential highlights in the upcoming fiscal year budget for capital improvement include:

Utility Extension Projects – Several projects to connect residents to central water and sewer to better protect water resources.
Estero High School Improvements – Several projects to the Estero High School and surrounding community park including new football turf and renovation of hardcourts.
Village Center Hub – Improvements to a 20-acre village owned property on Williams Road to attract private investment with the purpose of providing recreational activities.
Estero on the River – Install paths, a pedestrian bridge, parking, and a restroom for residents to use the publicly owned property.
Sandy Lane and Broadway Avenue East – Bicycle and pedestrian improvements in an area that currently had no sidewalks or bicycle facilities.
Williams Road – Improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow.
Corkscrew Road – Install paths, landscaping, and street lighting.

As the Village’s overall FY 2024/2025 budget process moves forward, and as new opportunities arise, the capital improvement budget will be finalized and presented for final approval in September. The Village’s fiscal year begins on October 1 of each year.

 

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