The Weekly Update
Issue 5.21
February 15, 2021


February 15, 2021

***No Weekly Update on February 22***


Vaccine Update
The state has launched a statewide pre-registration system for individuals 65 and older and frontline health care workers. Individuals may now pre-register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available by visiting or by calling 866-201-5420 or TTY (TeleTYpewriter) 833-476-1525.

The following populations of Florida Residents are currently eligible to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine:

  • Individuals 65 years of age and older
  • Long-term facility residents and staff
  • Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact
  • Individuals deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19
Local Agencies Issuing Vaccines:

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines in Florida.

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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. 
  • City Offices Closed - President's Day (Monday, February 15)
  • City Council Meeting (6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16)
  • Code Enforcement Hearing (6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 23) 
  • Planning + Zoning Board Meeting (6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24) 

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, booking the activity space for private events and meetings, 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 Water Reclamation Facility (WRF)/Collections System Improvement Projects
  • Estuary Property Activities
  • Tilling of the Beach
    • As part of the Beach Management Program, Brevard County’s contractor will be tilling the beach in Cape Canaveral during the next few weeks. The purpose of tilling is to remove the erosional drop-off that has formed thus making it easier for sea turtles to access the beach to lay eggs. The tilling will be completed prior to March 1, 2021 - the beginning of sea turtle nesting season in our area.
  • Lincoln Avenue Sewer Improvements
    • The City’s contractor continues with sanitary sewer improvements on Lincoln Avenue between Poinsetta Avenue and Orange Avenue. The work includes the replacement of the sanitary sewer main and laterals. Please be aware that this work (1) disrupts traffic flow and (2) includes lane/road closures for extended periods. During the project, Lincoln Avenue will be closed to through traffic until March 10, 2021. However, the roadway will be open to residents on Lincoln Avenue.
  • West Central Boulevard Improvements Project
    • For the week of February 8, 2021, the contractor completed all hook-ups of sewer laterals to the new sewer main. In addition, three artesian irrigation wells were properly abandoned since they were no longer in use. New curbing/driveway aprons are currently being constructed and grading of the new roadway/pedway base material continues.
Grading of road base materials at intersection of West Central/Thurm Boulevards.
Grading of road base materials at intersection of West Central/Thurm Boulevards.

City Clerk's Office

City Council

  • Finalized, posted and distributed agenda and packet for February 16, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  • Began preparing and reviewing agenda and items for March 16, 2021 Regular Meeting.


  • Continued distributing Bid/Project information and documents to interested parties.
  • The due date/location for the Bid packet submittals and the Bid Opening will be at City Hall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and 2:05 p.m., respectively.

COVID-19, Hybrid (in-person & remote), Staff Meetings and other items

  • City Clerk’s Office Staff continued following federal, state and local social-distancing and PPE.
  • Met with City Manager and continued researching and meeting with potential Strategic Planning consultants in preparation for the annual Strategic Planning Retreat tentatively scheduled for March 31, 2021.
  • Met with City Attorney regarding elected official Office Accounts procedures for filing officers and reviewed public records requests.

City Manager's Office

  • Communicated with Mayor and Council Members regarding various items and initiatives.
  • Met with Council Members to review Agenda Items for the February 16, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting.
  • Actively monitoring COVID-19 pandemic and communicating information as needed.
  • Continuing to work with W+J Construction and Leisure Services Director on the Multi-Generational Facility project.
  • Met with Architects RZK and Cultural + Community Affairs Director regarding the CAPE Center interior and exterior finishes.
  • Met with Community + Economic Development Director and Sustainability Manager regarding an initiative to restore and harden the shoreline around the waste water treatment plant.
  • Reviewed and approved Agenda Items for the February 16, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting.
  • Met with City Clerk to review credentials and speak with potential Facilitators, details and logistics in preparation for the 2021 Strategic Planning Retreat, tentatively planned for March 31.
  • Attended Space Coast County, City and Town Manager COVID-19 Conference call.
  • Attended EOC conference call.
  • Met with Leisure Services Director and Finance Director to review budgeted items for the Multi-Generational Facility.
  • Working closely with Staff on final preparation of the 2020 State of the City Report.

Cultural + Community Affairs

  • As part of the Beach Management Program, Brevard County’s contractor will be tilling the beach in Cape Canaveral during the next few weeks. The purpose of tilling is to remove the erosional drop-off that has formed thus making it easier for sea turtles to access the beach to lay eggs. The tilling will be completed prior to March 1, which marks the the beginning of sea turtle nesting season in our area.
  • Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Student Art Show
Staff Activities
  • Attended Brevard County Emergency Management and Public Information meetings for COVID-19.
  • Finalized 2020 State of the City Report.
  • Assisted with the Annual Sea Oats Planting event.
  • Issued press release "City of Cape Canaveral Joins Climate Cohort Initiative to Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions."
  • Met with a representative from Government Solutions to discuss items for the Strategic Planning Retreat.
  • Released the prospectus for the 2021 Virtual Student Art Show. 
  • Submitted final draft of revised City Communications Policy + Style Guide. 

Human Resources/Risk Management

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Leisure Services

Elevator pit looking east
Dirt lot with heavy equipment and men working
Dirt lot with heavy equipment and surveying machinery
Cleared dirt lot with backhoe and two men working
  • Multi-Generational Facility (MGF) – Weekly updates of construction progress and significant milestones will be outlined here. Information will also be posted on the City's Projects page, under MGF.
    • Week ending 2/12/21
      • A letter was distributed to all neighboring residences of Canaveral City Park. W&J Construction distributed over 100 envelopes on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
      • Digging of footers for envelope of building, columns and elevator pit took place.
      • Demolition of old concession restroom building commenced.
      • Connection of temporary power to construction site was completed.
      • Temporary fencing was installed on the south and south east perimeter of the park for civil site work to commence next week.
    • Week of 2/15/21
      • Traffic on Harrison Avenue will be diverted to one-way, heading east, between Orange and Magnolia Avenues. The west bound side of the road will be closed for construction for approximately 45 days commencing the week of February 15 and lasting through April.
Chad Laston ▪ Project Manager 321.632.7660 ▪ 1005 Viera Blvd., Suite 202, Rockledge, FL 32955 CITY OF CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA SEE MONTHLY PROJECT UPDATES @ 02/08/2021 The Project Team and W+J Construction wanted to reach out to the local community to say “Thank You” for allowing us to come into your neighborhood to help build this exciting project for the City of Cape Canaveral. While this project will serve the entire community, we recognize that the impacts of construction will most directly impact those of you living around this project. We recognize that this is your home and we will do our best to treat it with respect and will put forth our best efforts to keep the impacts on the community to a minimum. CONSTRUCTION DURATION: Now through December 2021 CONSTRUCTION HOURS: 7:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m. Monday — Friday w/ frequent Saturdays INCREASED TRAFFIC: Primary deliveries from A1A, onto Jackson Ave. and into the project site CONSTRUCTION NOISE: Noise and construction unfortunately go hand-in-hand. We will have certain activities at different phases of the project that will make more noise than others. Back-up horns on large equipment during site clearing, roadwork and concrete pours will be the most noticeable noise you will hear. Please understand that these are required by law for the safety of our workers and to help assure that everyone goes home to their families. ROAD CLOSURES: In order to add the much needed additional parking around the perimeter of the City Park and complete the project as quickly as possible (minimizing your impacts), we will be performing periods of road closures and / or single directional travel. This will help facilitate the timely completion of the work and we apologize in advance for any disruptions. PUBLIC SAFETY: For the safety of all residents and our workers, we kindly ask that all residents respect the perimeters of construction site and not venture inside the construction fences or barricades along the roads. This is for your personal safety and it is also the law. Help us keep our workers and all residents safe by keeping clear of the construction area. We will also maintain site video surveillance for security and safety purposes. TRASH AND DEBRIS: W+J Construction and our Subcontractors will do our best to maintain a clean jobsite and clean neighborhood. A clear site is a safe site. A clean site means a clean neighborhood and environment and we understand the im-portance of this to the local community. THANK YOU: Thank you again for the opportunity to build this new facility and park upgrades for your community. We appreciate the trust that the City of Cape Canaveral and its residents have put in W+J Construction to build this project and we are excited to serve your community. MULTI-GENERATIONAL FACILITY CONTACT:
Weekly Classes & activities Monday Pickleball 8am Tuesday Zumba 10:30am (Miranda) Zumba 5:00pm (Hailey) Aikido 6pm Bootcamp 6pm Leagues: Men’s Pickleball 6:30pm Zumba 9:15am (Doug) Line Dance 10:30am Tai Chi 1pm Karate 6pm Bootcamp 6pm Leagues: Pickleball 2:00pm Tennis 6:30pm Wednesday Pickleball 8am Zumba 10am (Doug) Studio Yoga 12pm Karate 5pm Guided Meditation 6:30pm Bootcamp 6pm Leagues: Kickball 6:30pm Racquetball 6:30pm Tennis 6:30pmWednesday Pickleball 8am Zumba 10am (Doug) Studio Yoga 12pm Karate 5pm Guided Meditation 6:30pm Bootcamp 6pm Leagues: Kickball 6:30pm Racquetball 6:30pm Tennis 6:30pmThursday Lo-impact Zumba 9am (Miranda) Zumba 10:30am Studio Yoga 12pm Zumba 5:30pm (Hailey) Bootcamp 6pm Leagues: Pickleball 6:00pm Friday Zumba 10am (Miranda) Aikido 6pm Leagues: Pickleball Singles  Womens 11am Men’s 1pmSaturday Zumba 9am (Doug) Studio Yoga 10:30am Aikido 2pm
  • The Monday Night Tennis League’s final match is set between Gary and Andre. Stay tuned for the winner! The next Monday Night League is already registered eagerly awaiting the start of the new season on February 22.
  • The Wednesday Night Tennis League kicked off its new season this week. Eleven players are registered; ten will take to the court Wednesday evenings at the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex. Scores, schedules and standings for the Wednesday Night Tennis League can be found online!
  • Pickleball is bigger than ever at the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex. Leagues that are currently in season are Men’s and Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles. Just one week into the season, the race for the Championship is already heating up! Janie and her partner Tony are the team to beat after Janie won 1st Place in both divisions at the 2nd Annual Space Coast Paddle Battle. Registration for Men’s and Women’s Doubles can be found online. The Men’s and Women’s Doubles season are scheduled to begin the last week of February.
  • The Adult Co-ed Kickball season opener is scheduled for February 17, with the first game starting at 6:15 p.m. Games will be held at Canaveral City Park every Wednesday evening at 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Teams are registered and building their rosters, hungry for the opportunity to take down the long time Champions of Cape Canaveral, B.O.A.F. Scores, schedules and standings for the Adult Co-ed Kickball League will be kept up to date online!
  • Wednesday Night Racquetball is in full swing, now in its sixth week. Roger remains undefeated at 4-0, but Greg and Tony are not far behind with a current record of 4-1. Players have until the end of the regular season to make up any matches they missed. Come Playoff time, the top eight seeds will compete for the Championship. Scores, schedules and standings for Racquetball can be found online!
  • For a list of classes, Leagues and activities, or to reserve a park pavilion, please visit our recreation website at

Public Works Services

Thanks to our dedicated workers ensuring lights are working.


COCC Marks 31 Years of "Tree City" Designation
Recently the City of Cape Canaveral received a letter from the Arbor Day Foundation congratulating the City for continuing its designation as a Tree City. Currently, Cape Canaveral is one of only 3,600 communities nationwide to have this honor. The City has proudly held this designation since 1989. Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation is the largest 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees and other reforestation efforts. The foundation has more than 1 million partners and supporters that together have helped to plant more than 350 million trees in neighborhoods, communities, cities, and forests throughout not only the U.S. but the world.
To qualify for the Tree City status, communities must meet four core standards. First, someone must be responsible for the care of all trees, this usually includes a professional forester or arborist (the City currently has an on-staff arborist); second, a Tree City must be guided by a tree care ordinance (Article II. - Tree Protection); next, a community must designate a portion of its budget toward planting, care and removal of City trees (Sec. 102-54. - Tree replacement standards); and last, a community must recite an official Arbor Day proclamation and demonstrate support for Arbor Day.
The City takes green infrastructure and its urban canopy very seriously, for trees (and plants) can provide numerous environmental, economic, and social benefits. Such benefits include reducing stormwater runoff into the lagoon, improving air quality, lowering local temperatures, and sequestering carbon dioxide emissions. Recent examples of large-scale tree plantings in the City include the planting of over 350 new native trees at the Long Point Estuary property in 2019, 18 red mangroves along the City’s lagoon shoreline through its Adopt-A-Mangrove Program in 2020, and in 2021 at Canaveral City Park the City will be planting 2,781 new native and Florida friendly trees and plants (95 trees and 2,686 plants) in order to mitigate the loss of 71 existing trees at the site for the Multi-Generational Facility; increasing the park’s species diversity and overall canopy and ground coverage. 
The City will apprise residents of new plantings, best management practices, and make available educational resources via our partner organizations as often as possible.
Mayor Bob Hoog P.O. Box 326 Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 Dear Tree City USA Supporter, @Arbor Day Foundation"' On behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation, I write to congratulate Cape Canaveral on earning recognition as a 2020 Tree City USA. Residents of Cape Canaveral should be proud to live in a community that makes the planting and care of trees a priority. Cape Canaveral is one of more than 3,600 Tree City USA communities, with a combined population of 155 million. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, and energy use. Cape Canaveral is stepping up to do its part. As a result of your commitment to effective urban forest management, you are helping to provide a solution to these challenges. We hope you are excited to share this accomplishment. Enclosed in this packet is a press release for your convenience as you prepare to contact local media and the public. State foresters coordinate the presentation of the Tree City USA recognition materials. We will forward information about your awards to your state forester's office to facilitate presentation. It would be especially appropriate to make the Tree City USA award a part of your community's Arbor Day ceremony. Again, we celebrate your commitment to the people and trees of Cape Canaveral and thank you for helping to create a healthier planet for all of us. Best Regards, YR-- Dan Lambe President cc: Tim Davis


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.
Milangela A. Ramirez-Cardenas, age 20, Orange County resident, was arrested for DUI.
Gabrielle Annette Jiminez, age 48, resident of New York, was arrested for violation of injunction.
Robin Ann Demster, age 52, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested on an out of county warrant for property damage.
Michael Carl Godek, age 30, out of county resident, was arrested for aggravated assault.
Timothy Scott Childers, age 23, homeless, was trespassed from Oceanside Village which includes all area of 202-210 Caroline Street and 201-213 Chandler Street.
Jeremy Lo Cicero, age 42, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for criminal mischief.
Michael Anthony Bowen, age 62, Brevard County resident, was trespassed from 8705 N. Atlantic Avenue, Oak Manor Trailer Park.
Courtney D. Pikosky, age 27, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for DUI.

Need to Report-a-Concern?

Residents who wish to report anonymous concerns may do so:
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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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