UEP vote delayed in Cape Coral
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CREATED Oct. 1, 2012
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral city council was supposed to make a decision on a multi-million dollar Utilities Extension Project that could cost homeowners big.
City council was scheduled to vote tonight on contracting an engineering company for the project.
It'd be the first major step to hook up southwest 6 and 7 residents with sewer lines, as seen here in blue on this map. But they kicked the can and decided to postpone it.
City council considered contracting the company Tetratech at a cost of no more than $7.5 million. The proposed plan would tie north Cape homes with wells and septic tanks into the city's water and sewer system. If and when the plan goes forward, it would cost each homeowner $17,000 to hook up.
“That's why it's so important that we select our engineering firm relatively soon because if we delay it too long you're adding months to the final ability to bring the project forth.” Kevin McGrail said.
City leaders will now vote on it October 22, and hold a workshop the week before. The goal is to start the project next year.