The next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the Cone Rooms on Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public.

Among the agenda items will be a workshop on the community resources issues in the Captiva Code; an update on the Wastewater Committee and the Captiva drive walkway; election of panel officers; plus committee reports and updates from other island organizations.

Also, save the date for the upcoming wastewater alternatives special presentation. A special community forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Captiva Civic Center, 11550 Chapin Lane. Among the presenters will be Doug Eckmann of TKW Consulting Engineers and Jay Brown, chair of the panel’s Wastewater Committee.

A review of the Captiva Island Wastewater Alternatives Study prepared by TKW will be followed by discussion of Wastewater Committee efforts to date and additional research planned, next steps and a Q&A session. The TKW study and Wastewater Committee summary are posted online at, on the Panel Library page under the Panel Info tab.

Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting tentatively will be Feb. 12. Information and background documents are available online at


9:00 a.m. Introductions and roll call.

9:05 a.m. Vote for 2019 officers.

9:15 a.m. Approval of Dec. 11 minutes

9:20 a.m. Captiva Fire District update – Chief Jeff Pawul

9:25 a.m. LCSO update – Lt. Mike Sawicki

9:30 a.m. CEPD update – Mike Mullins

9:35 a.m. Library update – Colleen Barany

9:40 a.m. Code review: Protection of community resources – David Mintz

11:10 a.m. Committee reports (as needed):

  • Wastewater Committee (TKW presentation; research update) – Jay Brown

  • Development Committee Report – Bob Walter

  • Communications Committee – Mike Mullins

  • Captiva Drive Improvements – David Mintz

  • County Taxation Committee – Mike Mullins

  • Hurricane Committee – Mike Lanigan

  • Sea Level Rise Committee (in formation)

  • Others?

11:40 a.m. Financial update – Tom Rathbone

11:45 a.m. New business and public comment

  • TKW presentation Jan. 23, 7 p.m. @ Community Center

  • Confirm date and quorum for next meeting