The Weekly Update
Issue 35.20
November 2, 2020


November 2, 2020


The Florida Department of Health-Brevard, in coordination with Brevard County Emergency Management, will provide free community COVID-19 nasal PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) testing via the FDOH Mobile Testing Bus with quick turnaround results, TODAY from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cape Canaveral Library, 201 Polk Ave., Cape Canaveral, 32920.

No appointment is required, and walk-up and drive-thru operations will be available. Testing hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Test results will be available within a 36-hour period, but depending on demand could be available in as little as an hour.

Testing is for all ages (parental consent is required for minors). 
bus with Florida's covid-19 mobile testing lab.

Community Events

Please note: The City of Cape Canaveral, in a proactive attempt to encourage social distancing, will continue to evaluate the cancellation or postponement of future events on a case-by-case basis. Please check our website or Facebook for cancellations. 

Cape Canaveral Public Library

  • The Cape Canaveral Public Library is open for business!
  • Curbside pick-up is available at all Brevard County Public Library locations. When you are ready to pick up a book hold, just give the Library a call and let them know you’re on the way! 
  • For more information on any Library activities or to find out how you can get involved with your local Library, call (321) 868-1101.

Capital Projects

Current Projects: Please visit for information on current City projects.

  • Major 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:
    • 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. Florida Power & Light will be upgrading electrical service to the lift station with a new transformer and utility pole at no charge to the City; this may delay reconstruction of the lift station 10-12 weeks.
    • WRF Consent Order Compliance – Tetra Tech
      • The work is required by the Consent Order with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and includes installation of a carbon feed system and nutrient monitoring probes throughout the WRF. The carbon feed system and numerous underground pipe excavations are complete. New electronics system currently being tested and installed.
    • WRF Disk/Drum Filters/Tertiary Filters Installation (SRF) – Kimley-Horn
      • Project was publicly bid on October 22; bids are due on December 12. The City was awarded a grant from the state legislature in the amount of $250,000 to help fund the project. Anticipated project start date of late-January 2021.
    • WRF Intermediate Lift Station Improvements (SRF) – Infrastructure Solution Services
      • Back-up pump installed – manually and automatically tested. Currently connecting to SCADA system. Contractor currently scheduling work session with PWS Staff. Project should be completed within 20 working days.
    • WRF SCADA System (SRF) – Stantec, Inc.
      • City’s consultant continues to design a new SCADA system for the WRF. Ninety percent drawings and bid specs were approved by Staff. Bid advertisement is scheduled for early-2021 after the completion of other ongoing WRF projects.
    •  Lift Station #5 Rebuild (Treasure Island Condominium - SRF) – Jones Edmunds
      • Several possible locations for the rebuilt lift station will be investigated by the City’s consultant. Bid advertisement is scheduled for mid-2021.
  • Estuary Property Activities
    Staff was notified by Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) that the City’s grant application for $327,400 to further develop the property was approved. Contract approval is an agenda item for the November 17, 2020 City Council Meeting. A walk-through of the property with St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) personnel was conducted on October 6, 2020. Staff also conducted a conference call with SJRWMD personnel to finalize permitting requirements.
  • West Central Boulevard Improvements Project
    This project was publicly bid on Wednesday, June 24 with two bids submitted on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Staff met with the low bidder (Gibbs & Register) to discuss value engineering to lower the project cost. The contract was approved by City Council at the October meeting. A pre-construction meeting was held on October 29; Staff also contacted area residents. 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. A work schedule and maintenance of traffic (MOT) plan are being developed.
artist rendering of Multi-Generational Center
Updated Proposed MGF Design
Updated Proposed CAPE Center Design

City Clerk's Office

City Council

  • Continued preparing and reviewing agenda and items for November 17, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting.
  • Continued distributing Bid/Project information and documents to interested parties.
  • The due date/location for Bid packet submittals and the Bid Opening will be at City Hall on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and 2:05 p.m., respectively, with a Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting for prospective bidders being held at the Public Works Services Training Room, 601 Thurm Boulevard, on November 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
2020 Elections
  • PER THE BREVARD COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS: A candidate for the office of Cape Canaveral City Council has withdrawn, resulting in an unopposed race.
    A vote cast in this race will not change the outcome as the remaining candidates are deemed by law to be elected.
  • Election Day is this Tuesday, November 3, 2020. For more information on Elections and Polling Locations please visit the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections website at or call 321‑290-VOTE (8683).
COVID-19, Hybrid (in-person & remote), Staff Meetings and Other Items
  • City Clerk’s Office Staff are staggering working remotely and on-site, in an effort to continue following federal, state and local social-distancing, stay-at-home, PPE and phased return‑to‑work guidelines.
  • Deputy City Clerk attended the second week of a two-week virtual Academy hosted by the Florida Association of City Clerks. With completion of a third FACC Academy, paperwork can now be gathered and submitted to the International Institute of Municipal Clerks for certification purposes.
  • City Clerk virtually attended the FACC Virtual Third-Year Recognition Ceremony that concluded this year’s Academy.
Election Day tuesday, November 3rd Covid-19 testing Monday November 2md 9am-4pm, Cape Canaveral public library. Blood Drive Friday November 6 10:30am-3:30pm Cape Canaveral Public Library

City Manager's Office

  • Met with Community + Economic Development Director and Senior Code Enforcement Officer to discuss current cases and local area concerns.
  • Met with Community + Economic Development Director to discuss City Council discussion related to proposed food truck Ordinance.
  • Met with Leisure Services Director to discuss upcoming Multi-Generational Facility project.
  • Held teleconference with representatives from Florida League of Cities to discuss existing research and potential future research regarding residential rental stay minimums.
  • Attended the EDC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.
  • Continued reviewing the Draft Personnel Manual with the Human Resources Director.
  • Communicated with Council Members and the Mayor regarding various items and initiatives.
  • Attended Planning + Zoning Board Meeting.
  • Attended conference calls with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and City Manager/County Manager teams.
  • Actively monitoring COVID-19 spread; evaluating and communicating information as needed.

Community + Economic Development

Vision Zero Initiative

Vision Zero is based on the philosophy that traffic fatalities and serious injuries are preventable and the only acceptable number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries is zero. Vision Zero requires a fundamental change in the way we think about traffic safety and planning. It is a data driven, multi-disciplinary approach bringing together diverse and necessary stakeholders to address this complex problem.

In early October 2020, the Vision Zero Action Plan was completed. The Plan outlines activities such as data collection, analysis, and the development of SCTPO strategies and actions to support Vision Zero. The initiative is the result of months of analysis and task force meetings which included the City’s Planner and Aryln DeBlauw, as the City’s professional and citizen representatives, respectively.

The Action Plan also includes a tool kit for local municipalities that can be used to develop and implement Vision Zero policies at the local level, so stay tuned for updates as we embark on a new enhanced approach to addressing transportation safety. To learn more visit, the Space Coast TPO’s website.      

Cape Canaveral Planning Process & Integrating Resilience ONLINE Workshop—November 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for a VIRTUAL workshop with our partners at the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC) and the University of Florida (UF) as we continue our discussions on resilience in the City of Cape Canaveral. This workshop will explore the City’s history with the State’s “peril of flood” legislation and the subsequent recommendations to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Codes.

Visit the City’s community calendar for a link to the event and the agenda, or contact Brenda Defoe-Surprenant at (321) 868-1220, ext. 139 for more information.

Cultural + Community Affairs

BE THANKFUL. BE GENEROUS. GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE. Donate BLOOD Friday, November 6, 2020 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM City of Cape Canaveral The Big Red Bus will be parked at the library All donors will receive a $10 eGift Card & a OneBlood Fleece Blanket! Plus, a wellness checkup including COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening! Appointments are encouraged, please visit and use sponsor code #10696 Do not present to donate if you have a fever. You must wait at least 14 days before donating if you have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID-19, have recently been tested and are pending test results for COVID-19 or if you have a confirmed active case of COVID-19.
Blood Drive
  • The OneBlood Bus will be at the Library on November 6. Details above!
Free Flu Shots - FL Department of Health Announcement 
  • The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) is strongly encouraging all unvaccinated residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications. To better serve Brevard County residents, DOH-Brevard is offering free adult flu clinics during the month of November. These adult flu clinics will be open November 6, November 13, and November 20 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis at each of the clinic locations in Melbourne, Viera, and Titusville. DOH-Brevard continues to offer free flu vaccines for children ages 6 months through 18 years of age, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis at each of the clinic locations in Melbourne, Viera, and Titusville. Getting the flu shot each year is important but reducing illness and hospitalization from flu is even more critical this year to protect frontline health care workers and hospital systems who will continue to care for people with COVID-19 and other illnesses. Also, having the flu and COVID-19 at the same time could lead to a negative outcome. The flu and COVID-19 are respiratory illnesses, but until there is a steady vaccine supply against COVID-19, the way to help prevent these two viruses from circulating at the same time is to get your flu vaccine now. It takes approximately two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop protection against the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend getting a flu vaccine every year because flu viruses evolve quickly, and last year’s vaccine may not protect against the current year’s strain. Even if the vaccine does not fully protect against the flu, it may reduce the severity of symptoms and the risk of complications. Additionally, there will be less spread of the flu and COVID-19 if everyone continues to:
    • Stay home if when sick.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes.
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
Election Day
  • RIDE FREE on Election Day! Take the bus to the poles to cast your vote! Go to for routes and schedules.
Staff Activities
  • Attended Brevard County Emergency Management and Public Information Network meetings for COVID-19 related community updates.
  • Helped coordinate remote/hybrid information technologies for Board Meetings.
  • Started developing press materials for December publications. 

Financial Services

The September 2020 Monthly Financial Report is available online. 

Human Resources/Risk Management

Come join our team! Current Vacancy:

Leisure Services

  • Zagster Bike Giveaway – the bike giveaway was a huge hit! The  21 bicycles from the Zagster fleet of rental bikes were given away via a random drawing to Cape Canaveral residents. From beginning to end, the registration and giveaway process worked flawlessly. A big thank you to the entire team that worked tirelessly in the background to make this unique opportunity possible.  
people standing outside with bikes.
  • The City’s first Movie in the Park since the COVID-19 shutdown was a great success! Many families showed up early, with more joining as the event started, to enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars. The event was nearly carbon neutral as the solar generator powered all equipment necessary to make the event happen. The next Movie in the Park showing The Secret Life of Pets 2 is scheduled for November 20
MOVIE IN THE PARK 11/20 @ 7PM CANAVERAL CITY PARK FREE ADMISSION • RATED PG •355 Monroe Avenue •Socially distanced seating •Family + leashed dog friendly •Bring your own snacks
  • Adult Co-ed Kickball returned to play after games were rained out last week due to inclement weather. B.O.A.F. is the only team to remain undefeated after 3 weeks of play. JT’s and W.S. both have records of 2-1 and will face each other in early December. Teams will continue to battle each week for that top spot come Playoff time. The number one seed will receive a first round bye in the Playoff Tournament. Scores, schedules, standings and registration for future leagues can all be found online.
  • Men’s Pickleball is going into its final week of the regular season. Currently Team Ahern is sitting in first place at 6-1. Team Ahern holds the tiebreaker against Team Kruse/Sabel, who also has a 6-1 record. The six teams will face off in the Playoffs as they compete to become the first ever Men’s League Champions in Cape Canaveral. Scores, schedules, standings and registration for future leagues can all be found online.
  • Racquetball is nearing to end of the regular season. The top eight players will compete in the Playoff Tournament for the top spot in Cape Canaveral. Currently Roger remains undefeated at 13-0. Players will have two weeks to make-up any un-played matches. The Playoffs will kick off on November 19 with the top eight teams competing in the Quarterfinal Round. Scores, schedules, standings and registration for future leagues can all be found online.
  • Tennis players returned to the courts this week. Gary is leading the Monday Night League currently sitting at 3-0. He still proves to be the man to beat in the Cape Canaveral Leagues. Thorpe and Chad both remain undefeated at 5-0 in the Wednesday Night League. The two will face off in a few weeks for the top spot in the League. Scores, schedules, standings and registration for future leagues can all be found online.


A grassy field with an outdoor movie screen, blankets with families laying on them on the grass     ·         180045 Alt Text: Aaron Leyte working performing audio checks as the Leisure Services department prepares for Movie in the Park.
Return of the Movie in the Park 
Last Friday was a great night out in Cape Canaveral! The City’s new mobile #solar generator was used to power our first Movie in the Park event since March! The 3.5 kilowatt unit is quiet and clean, perfect for powering a pop-up movie venue for some socially distanced outdoor fun. We hope all who attended had a great time. It was nice to see everyone again!
National Weather Service Melbourne SKYWARN Registration


Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
Canaveral Precinct
Here at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, we are very proud to be serving the residents, business owners and visitors of the City of Cape Canaveral. We all have a responsibility in keeping our City safe and we continue to need your partnership to ensure we continue to do the best job possible.
The following numbers will assist us all in our common goals:
To Report an Emergency:                  911
Non-Emergency Dispatch:                321-633-7162             
Cape Canaveral Precinct:                  321-868-1113
Everyone has a different vantage point and please never assume we already know what you know. Also, it is very important that you report any suspicious behavior, as it is occurring – please do not delay. 
Please refer to our website for the many additional services we offer to our community from fingerprinting, notary services, to arranging a house check 

Thank you for your continued support of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office!  

Below are samplings of the actions taken by Canaveral deputies during this reporting period. 
Please note: All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. 
Beach Patrol Several beach patrols and beach access patrols conducted throughout this reporting period.
John James Young, age 29, Cape Canaveral resident, was trespassed from the 7 Eleven, 8400 N. Atlantic Avenue.
Scott G. Deindorfer, age 53, Cape Canaveral resident, was trespassed from Graham’s Grill, 5920 N. Atlantic Avenue.
Bridgette Dawn Powers, age 49, out of state resident, was trespassed from the Radisson Resort, 8701 Astronaut Boulevard.
Karyn Gayle Moody, age 42, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for battery.
Stephen Christopher Murphy, age 52, Cape Canaveral resident, was trespassed from 208 Jackson Avenue.
Jeremy Michael Locicero, age 42, homeless, was arrested for failure to appear.
Alice Marie Myers, age 43, homeless, was trespassed from Circle K, 7700 N. Atlantic Avenue.
Michael Haberlan, age 31, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for indecent exposure.
Amanda Marie Heston, age 18, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine and possession/use of drug paraphernalia.
Lillian Pray, age 46, resident of Cape Canaveral, and Jennifer Ann Jesseman, age 37, Cape Canaveral resident, were trespassed from Kennedy’s Lamp Post, 7822 N. Atlantic Avenue.
Derrick John Cooper, age 41, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia/equipment.
Eugene Edward Harlow, age 41, out of county resident, was arrested for DUI, refusal to submit to DUI test after license suspended and refusal to accept/sign citation.

Need to Report-a-Concern?

Residents who wish to report anonymous concerns may do so:
As a member of the Cape Canaveral Community, you are our eyes and ears. You can easily report a concern by submitting the info via the City website portal Cape Connect. The message will be automatically routed to the appropriate department. We need as much information as possible to address your concern quickly and efficiently. Don’t hold back when it comes to details! Let us know the time, date, exact location and anything else you think is important.
Visit the Report a Concern page for more information.
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