Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Update Code Compliance

Good Afternoon Mrs. Neilson

I thought you might appreciate the latest update regarding the blighted Golf Course. Please pass this information on to those that might be interested.

Thank You

Chris Chulakes-Leetz
Dist 4

From: Frank Cassidy
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:46 AM
To: Chris Chulakes-Leetz
Cc: Paul B. Dickson
Subject: Golf Course Property

Good morning.

Please accept this as an update on the golf course and the mowing:

• We held a hearing in September and the owners were found “guilty” and given until October to mow the property or develop a plan of action or they will face a $500.00 per day fine;

• The owners contacted the City immediately after the hearing to discuss a plan to address the concerns of the city regarding health and safety issues;

• Code Officer met with the property owners and the mowers and toured the property on October 4th outlining the plan:

o Mowers will begin to cut the area the first week of November.

o The dead grass will be bundled and removed to prevent it from laying on the property and creating a hazard.

• Per discussions the agreement is as follows:

o As soon as the perimeter of the property and drainage areas have sufficiently dried out from the rainy season, a 50ft buffer zone will be cut and maintained to lessen the fire hazard to the surrounding buildings.

o The intention is to have no less than two (2) mowings depending on growth rates.

o During the dry season, the course conditions shall be monitored and more frequent and extended mowing areas may result.

o FGV property officials intend to stay in communication and to cooperate with Code and Fire Officials.

We will continue to monitor the property and take every effort to ensure the owners are complying with this agreement.

If you have questions or need additional information please let me know.

Thank you,

Frank Cassidy, CEP
City of Cape Coral
Code Compliance Division Manager
Ph# (239) 574- 0684

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