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COVID-19 Summer Camp Update

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across the state of Florida and in Brevard County, the City of Cape Canaveral has ceased its summer camp program at this time for the safety of campers, their families and staff members. We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause. Read More

CAPE CANAVERAL COUNCIL VOTES TO APPOINT CITY MANAGER

At the City Council Meeting on June 16, 2020, the Council voted to appoint Interim City Manager, Todd Morley, to the position of City Manager. An employment agreement will be presented to City Council at the July 21st meeting. Read More

City Takes Part in Innovative Program to Map COVID-19

Laboratory Manager Jessica Bunnell will be working with Biobot to submit samples and obtain data. The City is hoping our data will help officials navigate the continuing recovery of our community. Read More

Re-opening Vacation Rentals in Brevard County

The Brevard County Manager submitted this plan to the state and the state has accepted it as written. 


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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on the Rise

This past week Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Essential State Infrastructure Bill into law. This landmark electric vehicle (EV) roadmap legislation will help to create a master plan for DC fast-charging (Level 3) infrastructure along Florida’s interstate corridor system, including nearby I-95. The law acknowledges the risks of climate change and identifies electric transportation as a means to combat it. The new law also tasks specific state agencies to identify barriers and opportunities to advance electric vehicle (EV) adoption, including legislative and policy recommendations and requires an interim report at the end of 2020 with a final report by July 2021. Read More

The City of Cape Canaveral Stands Against Hate

City Council adopted an official Proclamation declaring the City of Cape Canaveral Stands Against Hate. We as a City stand against hate and are committed to fostering constructive dialogue and implementing best practices both internally and throughout the community to help create a framework for equitable communities. Read More

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.

The Results:

  • 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.
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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 (z.eichholz@cityofcapecanaveral.org) or Brenda Defoe-Surprenant, City Planner (b.surprenant@cityofcapecanaveral.org).

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Canaveral Fire Rescue + Beach Wheel Chair

Canaveral Fire Rescue received a beach wheel chair from the No Bad Days Foundation for use at the Mobi-Mats® beach accesses! Read More

Coronavirus Update: Florida Now Under State of Emergency

Coronavirus Update: Florida Now Under State of Emergency

By 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. 
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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.

 
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City Readies for COVID-19

The City is readying to ensure the community is as informed and prepared for an outbreak of COVID-19 if needed. To date, no cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Brevard County. However, as a precautionary measure, City of Cape Canaveral leaders consulted with federal, state and regional officials including representatives of Florida Department of Health (FDOH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Brevard Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the situation related to the COVID-19. Read More
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