Lee County Planner Jason Lamey will present plans at the April 2 Greater Pine Island Civic meeting for a new Pine Island Regional Park and is seeking input from residents.
Park land across from the firehouse and west of the Methodist Church was purchased over a decade ago but the park development plans were put on hold due to toxic waste discovered on the property. The approximate 40-acre parcel was to be split between active (ball fields) and passive (hiking trails) uses.
New plans are being drafted in an attempt to salvage part of the property for a park and Lee County Parks and Recreation would appreciate islanders' suggestions. This is a chance for islanders to be involved in the process.
Also, Lee County Development Staff will make a brief presentation of proposed minor changes to the Land Use Plan.
In addition, a rezoning of 5 acres from RS1 to AG2 at 15729 Quail Trail, Bokeelia, will be presented.
All civic meetings are open to the public at no charge. Meetings are at the Elks on Pine Island Road beyond Stringfellow, before the firehouse. The April 2 starts at 7 p.m. Join or renew membership for a $10/per person annual fee. Contact Roger Wood, President at 920-421-3984