The next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel is set for Tuesday, March 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 buildings, signs and lights issues in the Captiva Code; a presentation from representatives of the Florida Economic Council on water quality issues; discussions about iguana control, leaf blowers, golf carts and pesticides/poisons; an update on the Wastewater Committee and the Captiva Drive walkway; plus committee reports and updates from other island organizations.

Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting tentatively will be April 9. Information and background documents are available online at


9:00 a.m. Introductions and roll call. Approval of Feb. 12 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. Water quality update – Florida Economic Council Chairman Richard Johnson and Executive Director Jessica Pinsky

9:30 a.m. Iguana control on Captiva proposal – Dave Jensen

9:35 a.m. Charitable Foundation of the Islands grant – Mike Boris

9:40 a.m. Legal retainer for panel (from February) – David Mintz

9:45 a.m. Pesticides and rat poison options for code language – Max Forgey

10:00 a.m. Gas leaf blowers and electric golf carts update – David Mintz

10:10 a.m. Code review: Building, signs and lights – David Mintz

11:25 a.m. Committee reports (as needed):

  • Wastewater – 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 communications – Mike Lanigan

  • Captiva brand video & education – Antje Baumgarten

  • Sea level rise – ????

Noon Financial update – Tom Rathbone

12:05 p.m. New business and public comment

Confirm date and quorum for next meeting