By Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District
On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (LA-MSID) will host a Holiday Town Hall Meeting from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the LA-MSID headquarters at 601 East County Lane in Lehigh Acres.
The forum will provide community members an opportunity to hear from elected State Official and Lee County officials on efforts impacting Lehigh Acres. Featured guests are:
- Senator Kathleen Passidomo ( R – Naples/Lehigh Acres)
- Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R – Fort Myers/Lehigh Acres)
- Representative Ray Rodrigues (R-Fort Myers)
- Representative Spencer Roach (R – North Fort Myers/Lehigh Acres)
- Commissioner Cecil L Pendergrass, District 2, Lee County BOCC
- Commissioner Ray Sandelli, District 3, Lee County BOCC
- Commissioner Brian Hamman, District 4, Lee County BOCC
- And Other Elected Officials
Lehigh Acres MSID is a multi-county, multifaceted Chapter 189 Special District Agency. From roads and bridges, to a stormwater management system comprised of lakes, canals, and complex monitoring equipment; to parks and passive recreation, to community projects, the Board of Commissioners guides the agency in a direction best suited to help the communities in which it serves—making it the vehicle for the future of Lehigh Acres.
The agency is governed by a five-member, publicly elected board: Michael Bonacolta, Chairman; Katyna Hoover, Vice-Chair; Ken Thompson, Treasurer; Julie Camp, Secretary; Michael Welch, Emergency Operations Director and Coordinator. Lehigh Acres MSID, through the efforts of dedicated elected officials and employees, delivers the highest quality in services; provides a fair and orderly system of governance; and protects the area’s environmental and community resources.
“This is the seventh annual town hall meeting hosted by LA-MSID; it allows all the levels of government to come together in a collegiate way for the Lehigh Acres community,” noted Michael Welch, LA-MSID Commissioner. “It provides residents a more centralized venue to hear from their elected officials.”
Welch noted that this year the event will host a special presentation from L.K. Nandam, District Secretary at the Florida Department of Transportation.
LAMSID was an integral partner with FDOT on the State Road (SR) 82 project in Lee and Hendry Counties. Along with the many projects that will enhance our stormwater system, LAMSID provided approximately 100,000 dump truck loads of fill dirt for the SR82 widening project.
Among other public improvements, LAMSID’s stormwater management system (SWMS) including an interconnected network of canals designed to collect and convey stormwater away from adjacent properties.
An agreement between the agencies, led to improvements in LAMSID’s Canal System that will improve stormwater management and drainage capacity and efficiency, which improvements include West Marsh Preserve Project, Hendry Extension Canal Widening Phase I Project, the Halfway Pond – Moving Water South Phase II Project, Nine Mile Canal to Panther Canal Connection, Hendry Canal Structure Modifications and other canal system improvements. The cooperative partnership led to millions of tax payer dollars SAVED, expedited schedules, enhanced capital projects and improved community aesthetics (eliminating the need for retention ponds along SR82).
Light refreshments will be provided Building Industry Issues of Southwest Florida, Kenneth Thompson Attorney at Law, Persson, Cohen and Mooney, P.A. and AIM Engineering and Surveying, Inc.
Date: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 5:30 p.m – 7 p.m.
Location: Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District Office
601 East County Lane in Lehigh Acres, FL 33936