COVID-19 Summer Camp Update
CAPE CANAVERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPOINT CITY MANAGER
Support Local + Open Businesses!
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City Takes Part in Innovative Program to Map COVID-19
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on the Rise
The City of Cape Canaveral Stands Against Hate
CAPE CANAVERAL RELEASES COVID-19 WASTEWATER TESTING RESULTS
In early May, the City of Cape Canaveral announced that it was taking part in a low cost four-week program to help map COVID-19 across the United States with a company called Biobot Analytics. By sampling raw sewage at the Cape Canaveral Wastewater Treatment Facility, the technology detects fragments of the genetic material of the virus from people who are actively shedding the virus in their stool.
- Week 1 Report (May 6th): Virus concentration per liter of sewage 0 copies.
- Week 2 Report (May 12th): Virus concentration per liter of sewage 0 copies.
- Week 3 Report (May 19th): Virus concentration per liter of sewage 0 copies.
- Week 4 Report (May 26th): Virus concentration per liter of sewage 14,737 copies which corresponds to 85 cases of COVID-19.
FDEO-Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The City of Cape Canaveral will be applying for a grant via the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Disaster Recovery (DR) from Hurricanes Hermine (2016), Matthew (2016) and Irma (2017), through the Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program. A total of $475,000,000 is being made available through a competitive application process for local governments located within the forty-eight (48) counties impacted by the previously named hurricanes. Eligible applicants can submit project applications for a minimum of $500,000 per application.
Projects will be in line with recommendations from the City’s Vulnerability Assessment. Examples of projects that could be funded include:
- Restoration of critical infrastructure
- Renourishment of protective coastal dune systems and state beaches
- Building or fortifying buildings that are essential to the health, safety and welfare of a community
- Rehabilitation or construction of stormwater management systems
- Improvements to drainage facilities
- Reconstruction of lift stations and sewage treatment plants
- Road repair and improvement and bridge strengthening
The City plans to pursue a solar project that further enhances the sustainability of the City’s Wastewater Reclamation Facility (WRF) as this is a critical facility and handles all of the City of Cape Canaveral’s sewage treatment needs. The goal is ensure the WRF can run on solar and associated battery systems in the event of a storm or loss of power.
A public comment period running from June 22, 2020 through July 6, 2020 (14 days) will be held for residents regarding this grant opportunity and how it can be utilized by the City. Comments on the proposed application may be submitted via email to: Zachary Eichholz, Sustainability Program Manager (email@example.com) or Brenda Defoe-Surprenant, City Planner (firstname.lastname@example.org).Read More
Coronavirus Update: Florida Now Under State of Emergency
Coronavirus Update: Florida Now Under State of EmergencyBy executive order, Gov. DeSantis has upgraded last week's public health emergency designation to a State of Emergency, noting the growing number of cases in Florida counties. We will continue to share important information from state and federal partners as it becomes available. As our community prepares, be sure to visit our webpage for helpful resources and prevention tips to share with your neighbors.
Cape Canaveral Regains Title of MOST FIT CITY!
Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge “Most Fit City” Cape Canaveral! Thanks to the 11 communities, 2,202 registered participants and hundreds of others who joined along the way. In total, participants logged 4.5 million minutes of exercise over 8 weeks.