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Canaveral City Park Exfiltration Project - COMPLETE
In 2019, the City completed construction of the exfiltration system beneath City Park. The project included the installation of over 4,000 underground chambers to infiltrate stormwater from the surrounding 30+ acres, thus eliminating direct discharge to the Banana River. A second objective of the project is to pump excess reclaimed water into the exfiltration system in leiu of discharge to the Banana River. PWS staff have been “tweaking” the exfiltration system over the past several months to maximize its effectiveness. The amount of excess reclaimed water (in millions of gallons) pumped into the exfiltration system over the last three months is as follows:
- March 2020: 5.47
- April 2020: 3.75
- May 2020: 3.86
Use of the exfiltration system has resulted in nearly “zero” discharge of excess reclaimed water into the Banana River for the three-month period. Continued use will also eliminate the need for constructing other methods to dispose of excess reclaimed water (e.g., construction of a “deep” injection well). Thanks to Jim Moore, June Clark and the rest of the PWS staff for maximizing the effectiveness of the exfiltration system!
Ocean Woods Buffer Zone Maintenance Project
Status Update 4/27/20:
The fence along the north property line, south of Harbor Heights, is scheduled to begin this week.
Status Update 4/13/20:
Fence replacement is scheduled to commence April 16. A USPS letter was mailed to all Harbor Heights owners of property adjacent to the fence line.
Status Update 3/4/20:
The survey crew has begun shooting topo and survey and is expected to be completed the week of the March 16th. Once that is finished, the process of finalizing the civil drawings will begin.
Fence screening has been completed.
Status Update 10/3/19:
Status Update 9/13/19:
- City Officials continue to monitor the work. Work crews have cut down and/or removed invasive Brazilian Pepper Trees from Banyan Way to the end of Live Oak Ct. This week, Staff received 0 comments from neighboring property owners. The Brazilian Pepper Tree removal work is nearly done, with the removal and/or grinding of stumps remaining and some work near electrical lines. Staff reports indicate that only one 10” oak tree was removed by the contractor as a Brazilian Pepper Tree had grown around it. Fence repairs are being made and screen fabric will soon be applied to the fence. Phase 2, the repair of the stormwater drainage system, will commence soon, to be followed by the replanting of the buffer zone with native species. For more information visit: https://www.cityofcapecanaveral.org/government/ocean_woods.php
Work commenced the week of July 28th on the clearing of an overgrowth of rank vegetation from the Ocean Woods North Buffer Zone adjacent to the Harbor Heights neighborhood. Once the overgrowth of rank vegetation is removed, the HOA will obtain permitting for stormwater/drainage improvements. Replanting of appropriate trees will then take place. As part of a cooperative agreement, Ocean Woods will provide a mail-out to adjacent Harbor Heights Property Owners.
Please contact Todd Morley, Economic Development Director at email@example.com or (321) 868-1220 for more information.
Repaving Work - COMPLETE
- Removing and repaving International Dr. - COMPLETE (striping and bike lane will be added)
- Removing and repaving International Dr. Curbing - COMPLETE
- Removing and repaving Lindsey Ct. - COMPLETE
- Repaving Harbor Heights Beach access parking lot - COMPLETE (parking lines, parking stops and a bike rack will be added)
Polk/Orange Avenue Drainage Improvements - COMPLETE
The project work area includes the replacement of stormwater pipes and manholes beneath (1) the 300 block of Polk Avenue and (2) Orange Avenue from Polk Avenue southward to Fillmore Avenue. Increased diameter of stormwater pipes and improved pipe slopes will help to alleviate excessive street flooding in the area. The project is complete.
WRF Improvement Projects
WRF/Collections System Improvement Projects
Staff continues to meet with selected firms to assist in the engineering design for numerous future projects (some funded by the State Revolving Fund [SRF] Program) as follows:
- WRF SCADA System (SRF) – Stantec, Inc.
- Lift Station #3 Rehab (West Central Blvd) (SRF) – Mead and Hunt
Utility Technicians, Inc. was selected and approved by City Council for the rehab of Lift Station #3 located adjacent to the Central Ditch along West Central Boulevard. A project status meeting was held on July 7; work (order of new equipment) was initiated the week of May 25.
- Lift Station #5 Rebuild (Treasure Island Condominium) (SRF) – Jones Edmunds
- WRF Intermediate Lift Station Improvements (SRF) – Infrastructure Solution Services
- WRF Disk/Drum Filters/Tertiary Filters Installation (SRF) – Kimley-Horn
- Force Main #7 Replacement (Thurm Blvd) (SRF) – Bowman Engineering
- Exfiltration System Improvements at Canaveral City Park – Geosyntec
- WRF Consent Order Compliance – Tetra Tech
Multi-Generational Facility status update:
- Splash pad design work is underway.
- Discussions continue regarding solar power considerations.
- City Council approved the final design and approved the project to go out to bid.
- 100% plans are under Staff review. Once complete, review comments will be forwarded to Architect, revisions will be made and the Bid Set will be published. A bid schedule will be developed and the Formal Bid Announcement will be made.
- Met with Sustainability Manager and Leisure Services Director to scope potential rooftop solar program. Looked at mockup design and overviewed the system (e.g. roof loading psf/no penetrations/ballasted system/rain water flow underneath panels/panels easily removable/panels withstand 160 mph wind loads). Forwarded all information to Architects RZK for analysis with the goal to make the solar roof part of the initial construction.
- The Planning and Zoning Board approved the Canaveral City Park Phase 1 redevelopment plans at their June meeting.
- Plans can be found here: www.cityofcapecanaveral.org/MGF%20proposed%20design.pdf
Long Point Road Estuary Park Project
Recent/future project tasks at the site include:
- Staff is currently preparing an annual report to be submitted to St. Johns River Water Management District detailing site activities to date. Staff will also make a presentation to Florida Inland Navigation District on July 15 requesting financial assistance for future development of the property.
- City’s consultant is monitoring growth of native tree species and regrowth of Brazilian pepper trees; an additional treatment was completed in late-April. A grant application was submitted to the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) to partially fund the design and construction of a boardwalk and other amenities from the western end of Long Point Road to the Banana River. The City is requesting approximately $320,000.
The City’s contractor removed and disposed offsite over 71 tons of asphalt and concrete construction debris discovered at the site. The property will be replanted with native tree species per the Planting Plan as approved by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD). Staff was informed by SJRWMD that they will not be purchasing the two wetlands properties to the south of the City-owned site. It was determined that the property to the immediate south already includes a conservation easement so mitigation credits are not available for the removal of Brazilian pepper trees. Improvements described above will continue on the City-owned property. Project updates are available in The Weekly Update, on the City web page and on City social media platforms.
Staff initiated preparation of a Waterway Assistance Program (WAP) grant application for the funding of park improvements including construction of a boardwalk, small parking lot, kayak launch, etc. The grant application is due in March 2020.
Overview: Since 2007 the City had been exploring a 35% matching grant with the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to fund environmental restoration of the Long Point Road site. From 2007 to 2016 minimal City funds were expended to complete initial reporting requirements, define the scope of work, conduct site visits, develop management plans or interview contractors. In 2017 however, an opportunity allowed the City to work with a local developer and the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) — both of whom were seeking mitigation credits for various projects — to pursue a management plan.
This 7.9 acres of riverfront, City owned land located on the western end of Long Point Road consists of mixed wetland/exotic hardwoods, mangroves, fresh/salt water marsh, and the invasive species known as the Brazilian Pepper tree. Even in its current state, the Long Point Road property represents one of the last conservation habitats in Cape Canaveral. The City’s goal is to turn this space into a passive conservation area for current and future generations of the Community to enjoy. The project segments are as follows:
- Segment 1 (200± feet): Eastern end of the property already mostly cleared of vegetation as part of past Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts in 2016;
- Segment 2 (4± acres): Middle portion of the property, where all activities will be funded by a local developer, entered into a Conservation Agreement on August 21, 2018; and
- Segment 3 (3.88± acres): Western portion (waterfront) of the property, where all activities will be funded by SJRWMD, entered into a Conservation Agreement on October 16, 2018.
Timeline: This project will be completed using a phased approach based on the SJRWMD permit and 5-year Management Plan (Participation Agreement) which requires: a vegetative survey; planting plan specifications; invasive species removal/monitoring; on-site inspections and an 80% natural plant survival rate.
- Phase I: Removal of all invasive species by various appropriate methods on Segment 1, 2 and 3 will take place in FY19/20.
- Phase II: The construction of passive park amenities such as but not limited to: bat/bird houses, prefabricated restroom, a riverfront elevated boardwalk and kayak landing, nature center/pavilion, educational kiosks, benches, gazebos and limited on-site parking will likely occur in FY21/22.
Funding: All initial tasks will be funded by the City with later reimbursement from SJRWMD ($54,910) upon completion of all activities pursuant to the Participation Agreement. Funding for work performed on Phase I (clearing/replanting) Segment 2 will be provided by the local developer, and Segment 3 will be provided by SJRWMD. All mitigation credits will be split between Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the future widening of SR 528 and the local developer. Funding of the Phase II park amenity development tasks (estimated $865,000) will be pursued through various organizations in FY20/21 including the Brevard County Tourist Development Council and Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND).
Please contact Jeff Ratliff, Capital Projects Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (321) 868-1220.
Stormwater Inlet Replacements - COMPLETE
The City’s contractor completed the construction of 15 stormwater inlets throughout the City. Open-throat inlets were replaced with Type “C” inlets which trap more debris and are less susceptible to damage from vehicles. This is part of a long-term maintenance project to replace all open-throat inlets in the City, where practical. Twenty inlets are replaced each fiscal year.
Central Ditch Mangrove Trimming - COMPLETE
UPDATE 6/20/19:Trimming of the mangroves along a portion of the Central Ditch is complete. Per the permit from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), mangroves could only be trimmed 25% of the total width.
UPDATE 6/10/19: Trimming of the mangroves along the Central Ditch from West Central Boulevard to SR A1A continues. Per the permit from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), mangroves can only be trimmed 25% of the total height/width. Work should be completed by the end of June.
UPDATE 5/17/19 Staff met with FDEP personnel to finalize the permit for trimming the mangroves located along the Central Ditch. The project area is from the Central Ditch on West Central Boulevard to SR A1A. The work is currently being scheduled with the contractor.
Bids were received on April 12th for the removal of invasives and trimming of mangroves along the Central Ditch; bids are currently under review by City Staff. The work area will be from West Central Boulevard to the “bend” in the ditch located east of Wendy’s Restaurant. Additional areas along the ditch west of the “bend” (including west of SR A1A) will be trimmed in FY19/20. Invasives and mangroves have encroached on the Central Ditch waterway and are inhibiting surface water flow.
Please contact Jeff Ratliff, Capital Projects Director at email@example.com or (321) 868-1220 for more information.
City of Cape Canaveral Rezoning Project
As part of the larger City-initiated rezoning effort, the City Council approved Ordinance No. 15-2019 on August 20, 2019 to establish Public Use/Recreation and Conservation Zoning Districts. While these districts are present in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, they have never been defined in the City’s Code of Ordinances. The Districts will recognize existing public facilities, recreation and conservation areas while also planning for the future. To view meetings, visit the City’s official YouTube page.
On May 9th, City Staff and the Planning & Zoning Board met to discuss the more than 700 properties within the City that are improved with a residential structure, but are zoned commercial. City Code prohibits residential structures in commercial zoning districts. These structures are considered nonconforming and should one of them be destroyed, restrictions associated with non-conforming properties would apply. For this reason, a long-term, comprehensive solution is proposed that will reclassify these structures as conforming so they are no longer subject to restrictions associated with non-conformities. The rezoning process is not uncommon for most cities and typically occurs when development patterns or trends emerge within a community. Historically, the City of Cape Canaveral has updated its zoning map every few years, but has not updated the current zoning map since 2008. Visit https://youtu.be/QY93h_f_e4Qto view the meeting on the City’s YouTube page and see below for a series of maps depicting the City's current, proposed and historical zoning maps.
The next meeting on this rezoning initiative will take place at at future Planning & Zoning Board Meeting, where the board will make a formal recommendation to the City Council. For updates on this project visit this page or one of the City's social media platforms.
- To access the full meeting agenda, visit the Public Records page by navigating to the Planning and Zoning Board folder and navigating to the meeting date.
UPDATE: Planning & Zoning Board Workshop/Meeting
May 9, 2019 (6:00 p.m.)
City Hall (100 Polk Avenue)
City Staff and the Planning & Zoning Board will meet for a discussion on the more than 700 properties within the City that are improved with a residential structure, but are zoned commercial. City Code prohibits residential structures in commercial zoning districts. These structures are considered non-conforming and should one of them be destroyed, restrictions associated with non-conforming properties would apply. For this reason, a long-term, comprehensive solution is proposed that will reclassify these structures as conforming and will no longer be subject to restrictions associated with non-conformities. To learn more about the project visit: www.cityofcapecanaveral.org/city_code_changes
Proposed Code Changes Coming — #HeresTheDeal
Requirements of City Code Section 110-28 include: signs posted at the subject properties, notices posted at City Hall and mailed notification of property owners within 500 feet of the subject property. There are proposed City Code changes coming in an effort to implement a cost-savings measure to tax payers + property owners. The City is proposing that notification methods to affected property owners change with the times. Please note, the REQUIREMENTS are not changing just the mailing method of communication to the property owners within 500 feet of the subject property. The City currently sends United States Postal Service (USPS) Certified Letters (which costs the City approximately $7.50 a letter) as a courtesy notification method, but is proposing to mail all courtesy notices via USPS First Class regular mail in order to notify property owners within 500 feet of subject property. It is important to note that the City’s process exceeds the notice standards required by the State of Florida (link below). As always, the City will continue to go above and beyond by posting information in The Weekly Update and on our website and social media platforms. For more information visit: (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0100-0199/0166/Sections/0166.041.html).
Watch this (https://youtu.be/zA0rR5xTNEg) explainer video for a 55 second breakdown of the proposed changes.
To read more about state initiatives for alternative methods regarding legal notices, check out:
The City hosted a workshop on January 8, 2019, at 6:00 PM to discuss a proposed master rezoning project along the N. Atlantic Avenue corridor. The workshop was held at City Hall (100 Polk Avenue) and was open to the public. As discussed, there are approximately 750 properties that have been built with a residential structure but are commercially zoned. City Code prohibits this and should one of these nonconforming structures be destroyed, they may not be able to be rebuilt. Staff is working with the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council to develop a comprehensive zoning solution. Next steps generally include: further review of the selected properties; additional public hearings; and a coordinated review with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO).
- Please click here for a list of proposed affected properties.
SR A1A Mast Arm Construction Project - COMPLETE
New traffic signal mast arms were installed at the following intersections with SR A1A:
- Holman Road
- Center Street
- North Atlantic Avenue
The new traffic and pedestrian crossing signals are now operational. Paving of intersections, re-striping of cross walks/stop bars and landscaping are also complete.
SR A1A Corridor Improvements
FDOT contractors continue performing surveying activities along SR A1A from Long Point Road to the northern City limits. Extensive MOT will be in-place and lanes on both SR A1A and City-owned side streets may be intermittently closed to vehicular traffic.
Please contact Jeff Ratliff, Capital Projects Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (321) 868-1220 for more information.
Website Accessibility + ADA Projects
The City’s goal is to ensure our website is compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA but we recognize that alternatives should be available in the event that an individual with a disability encounters a problem.
Accessibility concerns should be brought to the attention of ADA Coordinator Mia Goforth. We will respond within one business day of receipt and will provide an alternative means of quickly obtaining the information you are seeking.
Phone: (321) 868-1220
Mail: ADA Coordinator Mia Goforth
City of Cape Canaveral
P.O. Box 326
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
West Central Blvd/Thurm Blvd Streetscape Project
West Central Blvd
This project was publicly bid on Wednesday, June 24 with bids due on Thursday, August 6; a mandatory pre-bid meeting was held on July 8 at 10:00 am at Manatee Sanctuary Park. The work area includes West Central Boulevard from SR A1A to Thurm Boulevard and will include the construction of streetscape amenities similar to Ridgewood and North Atlantic Avenues. Ten firms requested bid specs and engineering drawings of the project.
The City Engineer is currently preparing design drawings and bid specs for this streetscape project from SR A1A to West Central Boulevard. The project includes stormwater improvements, potable water line replacement, sidewalk/roadway improvements, new lighting installation, etc. Project will be advertised for public bid in late-2020.
Project will include:
- Rebuild/replace road base, pavement, stormwater inlets, medians and landscaping.
- Relocate the sewer line.
- Replace 4-foot wide sidewalks with 5-foot wide sidewalks.
- Construct a 10-foot wide pedway in the northern right-of-way.
- Install decorative solar lighting and crosswalks.
At a later date, the project will proceed as follows:
- A public meeting will be held with area residents/stakeholders.
- Changes to the bid package, based upon resident/stakeholder feedback.
- Final bid package will be publicly advertised.
- Pre-bid meeting will be held—contractors then given six weeks to prepare and submit.
- Recommendation will be made to City Council.
- Construction Agreement signed with the approved contractor.
- Construction will be initiated approximately six weeks after City Council approval.
- Final bid package will be accessible via the City’s website for public review.
Beach End Parking Lot Re-striping - COMPLETE
All beach end parking lot re-striping of parking lines has been completed. All beach accesses are open.
Oak Lane Drainage Improvements
The City Engineer continues to design stormwater improvements at the intersection of Oak Lane and North Atlantic Avenue. These improvements will be part of the future improvements for the Oak Lane corridor.
Central Ditch Maintenance - COMPLETE
A contractor was hired to remove vegetation from the Central Ditch adjacent to Southgate Mobile Home Park and the apartment complex property to the south. Staff completed this project by cleaning areas adjacent to the Central/Canaveral Ditch and clearing debris from several discharge pipes near the Southgate Mobile Home Park. The area will also be treated by a contractor for the next three (3) months to control the regrowth of vegetation in the maintenance area.
The goal of this stormwater system maintenance project was to assist the water flowing through the ditch, which in turn prevents flooding and increases the City's resiliency during storms. It is an extension of the already completed Brazilian Pepper Tree removal and mangrove trimming that was done on the west end of the ditch last month.
- Architects RZK continues design work.
- City Engineer is developing the Site/Civil design.
- Discussions continue regarding solar power considerations.
Ridgewood Avenue Extension Fact Sheet
For more information, please visit the Ridgewood Avenue Extension Fact Sheet Webpage.
Please contact Todd Morley, Interim City Manager at email@example.com or (321) 868-1220 for more information.
Mowing and Landscape Maintenance Contract - COMPLETE
The City’s new contractor, U.S. Lawns, initiated mowing and landscaping work on March 2, 2020. The City Council approved the contract with U.S. Lawns at the February Council meeting.
Pierce Avenue Sidewalk Project
Sidewalk construction along both sides of Pierce Avenue continues. The project should be completed in June.
Radisson Property Master Plan
Staff met with representatives of the Radisson at the Port to further discuss stormwater issues relating to the plans for the Thurm Boulevard and West Central Streetscape Projects.
Coquina Lane Drainage Improvements
Staff is ordering supplies and preparing to install a stormwater pipe at the southern end of Coquina Lane in Harbor Heights. Excessive street flooding occurs in this area during heavy rain events and stormwater blocks driveways for extended peiods of time.
Wagner Park - COMPLETE
Construction of the final portion of Wagner Park located along the western side of North Atlantic Avenue continues.
Long Point Road Repairs - COMPLETE
Several sanitary sewer and stormwater lines beneath Long Point Road were repaired by City crews.
Brevard County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) Parking Lot - COMPLETE
Staff completed the expansion of the BCSO’s parking area along Poinsettia Avenue. The project included construction of handicapped parking spaces as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Wayfinding Signs - COMPLETE
IM Staff completed installing wayfinding signs throughout the City.
Ridgewood Avenue Pedway Improvements - COMPLETE
Staff is obtaining costs to replace the pedway ADA mats at intersections along the western side of Ridgewood Avenue.
North Atlantic Avenue Improvements - COMPLETE
Construction of improvements across from Wagner Park along the western side of North Atlantic Avenue is nearing completion.
Community Garden Improvements
Four security lights were installed at the Community Garden located on Columbia Drive by IM Staff.
Beach Tilling - COMPLETE
The beach renourishment contractor has completed tilling of the beach. Tilling of the beach allows for easier access to nesting areas for sea turtles.
Sewer Line Cleaning - COMPLETE
The City’s contractor cleaned and TV’d the sewer line located adjacent to the Central Ditch from Lift Station No. 3 to Port Canaveral. Inspection of the sewer line revealed two small leaks near manholes which will be repaired by City staff. Contractor also continues to repair six sewer line manholes located near the northern City line.
Indian River Lagoon (IRL)
As part of the IRL Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) revision, the IRL National Estuary Program is gathering information on projects that are underway or planned that will benefit the IRL system. The focus is on gathering potential projects that fall into the following categories: (1) stormwater, (2) wastewater treatment facilities and septic systems, (3) muck removal, (4) habitat restoration, (5) citizen engagement, and (6) monitoring and research. Staff prepared/submitted a spreadsheet/descriptions of future projects to Brevard County indicating that the City will be spending over $8 million over the next 10 years on infrastructure improvement projects benefitting the IRL. Funding for these projects is provided by SRF loans, the City’s stormwater and wastewater fees and grants from various State agencies.
Nutrient-separating Baffle Box Cleaning - COMPLETE
The City’s contractor “deep-cleaned” the four nutrient-separating baffle boxes located along West Central Boulevard at the Central Ditch. Over 50 cubic yards of debris were removed. These four boxes trap significantly more sediment and floatable debris than the other boxes located throughout the City. Due to the amount of sediment removed, the City will now utilize the contractor two times per year at these locations.
FDEP Consent Order
The City was issued a consent order (OGC File No. 20-0748) from FDEP for the failure to analyze for two compounds in groundwater samples collected in 2017/2018 from Port Canaveral monitoring wells (2). Collection and analysis of samples from the wells are required by the City’s WRF Permit since the City provides reclaimed water to Port Canaveral. The sampling protocol has since been revised to include analysis for Total Trihalomethanes and Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate.
The consent order requires $3,680 in civil penalties and $250 for FDEP costs and expenses. However, the City was offered an alternative to paying civil penalties by completing a pollution prevention (P2) project. Therefore, in lieu of paying the civil penalties fine, the City proposed installation of an additional beemat (floating vegetative island - FVI) in the largest stormwater pond at the WRF. The City already has four such FVIs located in the stormwater ponds at Manatee Sanctuary Park and the WRF. These FVIs remove both nitrogen and phosphorous from stormwater and are used to obtain credits in the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program. The City’s proposal (cost of $3,654) was accepted by FDEP; Staff is currently working with the beemat contractor for project completion in 2-3 weeks.
Manatee Sanctuary Park Fountain
The fountain in the stormwater pond at Manatee Sanctuary Park was replaced due to failure of the original pump installed in 2013.
Annual Stormwater Report
Staff is currently preparing the Annual Stormwater Report for submittal to FDEP by July 31, 2020.