At last Tuesday's meeting, the Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a $1 million increase in the county cost-share for the recently completed Captiva Beach Renourishment Project.
Commissioner John Manning introduced the motion and led the discussion, noting that the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers was expected to pay a share of the project but did not come through. The Corps determined at the last minute they could not cost-share on the project because of technical issues related to easements and public access.
Captiva Erosion Prevention District Chairman Jim Boyle addressed the commissioners in support of the increase. Following Boyle's remarks, the commissioners approved an amendment to the Interlocal Agreement between the county and the Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD), increasing the cap on the agreement from $6.1 million to $7.1 million.
CEPD Board of Commissioners Chairman Jim Boyle. PHOTO PROVIDED.