The next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel is set for Tuesday, Feb. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. 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 clean air and water protection issues in the Captiva Code; discussion about iguana control and MSTU funding options; an update on the Wastewater Committee and the Captiva Drive walkway; election of panel officers; plus committee reports and updates from other island organizations.

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


9:00 a.m. Introductions and roll call. Approval of Jan. 8 minutes

9:05 a.m. Captiva Fire District update – Chief Jeff Pawul

9:10 a.m. LCSO update – Lt. Mike Sawicki

9:15 a.m. CEPD update – Carolyn Weaver

9:20 a.m. Library update – Colleen Barany

9:25 a.m. Scope of planning and legal services for panel – David Mintz

9:35 a.m. MSTBU options for panel funding – Ken Gooderham

9:45 a.m. Iguana control on Captiva – Dave Jensen

9:50 a.m. Code review: Clean air & water protections – David Mintz

11:15 a.m. Committee reports (as needed):

  • Wastewater (research update) – Jay Brown

  • Development – Bob Walter/Tom Rathbone/Mike Boris/Mike Mullins

  • Communications– Mike Mullins/Mike Lanigan

  • Captiva Drive improvements – David Mintz

  • County Taxation– Mike Mullins

  • Hurricane– Mike Lanigan

  • Captiva Brand Video & Education (Foundation Grant) – Antje Baumgarten

  • Sea Level Rise Committee (in formation; funding opportunities)

11:30 a.m. Financial update – Tom Rathbone

11:35 a.m. New business and public comment

  • Confirm date and quorum for next meeting

About the Panel

The Captiva Community Panel is sponsored by the Captiva Property Owners Association Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization by IRS determination. The association is registered under account number CH28824 with the state of Florida under Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitation of Contributions Act. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800) 435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.