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The Weekly Update
Issue 38.20
November 23, 2020
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THE WEEKLY UPDATE


November 23, 2020
City Offices Closed 11/26-11/27 Thanksgiving
***There will be no Weekly Update on 11/30/20 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.***

COVID-19

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, 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 www.cityofcapecanaveral.org/projects for information on current City projects.

  • Major Water Reclamation Facility (WRF)/Collections System Improvement Projects
  • Estuary Property Activities 
West Central Boulevard Improvements Project
This Project was publicly bid on Wednesday, June 24 with two bids submitted on Thursday, August 13. 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 17, 2020 City Council 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 plan are being developed – work begins on November 30, 2020.

City Clerk's Office

City Council

  • Prepared for, hosted virtual portion for and attended November 17, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting.
  • Provided certificates to newly sworn-in Council Members Wes Morrison and Angela Raymond.
  • Processed items approved and/or authorized by Council.
  • Continued preparing and reviewing agenda and items for December 15, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting.

BID #2020-03 – HEADWORKS AND FILTER IMPROVEMENTS

  • 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.

RFP #2020‑01 COMMERCIAL SURF SCHOOL FRANCHISE

  • Notice published in Florida Today legal ads section on November 19, 2020.
  • The due date/location for RFP packet submittals and the RFP Opening will be at City Hall on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. and 3:05 p.m., respectively.

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.
  • Met with City Manager’s Office Staff regarding clear dividers at Council Chambers dais.
  • Met with Cultural + Community Affairs Staff regarding enhancements to Council Chambers A/V equipment.
  • Began compiling information and data for annual State of the City report.
All City offices closed Thanksgiving November 26th & 27th. Reindeer Run 5k @Cherie Down Park Saturday, Dec 12 8am Register before 7:45am

City Manager's Office

  • The City Manager’s Office would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • Met with BCSO Precinct Commander and City Attorney regarding Statutory regulations and jurisdictional ability to prohibit electric bicycles and similar vehicles on City sidewalks.
  • Met with Council Members to review and discuss agenda items for the Regular City Council Meeting.
  • Attended Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
  • Held in-person/virtual monthly Directors/Staff Meeting.
  • Communicated with Council Members and the Mayor regarding various items and initiatives.
  • Met with Cultural + Community Affairs Director to discuss current and upcoming projects.
  • Met with City Clerk and  Cultural + Community Affairs Director to discuss A/V improvement opportunities for the Council Chamber.
  • Continued review of Draft Personnel Manual with HR Director.
  • Attended conference calls with the Emergency Operations Team (EOT), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and City Manager/County Manager teams.
  • Actively monitoring COVID-19 and hurricane activity; evaluating and communicating information as needed.

Community + Economic Development

Cape Canaveral Planning Process & Integrating Resilience Virtual Workshop

On November 10th the City held a VIRTUAL workshop with our partners at the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC) and the University of Florida (UF) to discuss resilience in the City of Cape Canaveral. This workshop reviewed the City’s resilience work and history with the State’s “peril of flood” legislation. Discussion also included the recommendations from the 2019 vulnerability assessment and how these recommendations may be incorporated into the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Codes.

To view a recording of the webinar, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS6kVW2qiDY

Cultural + Community Affairs

Park 8:00 a.m. + moving south. Northeast side of the City starting at Jetty @ side of @ + moving south. Northwest hotels 1:00 p.m. the City starting at Concluding at Hidden Harbor @ 4:00 p.m. All routes + times are approximate. Social distancing encouraged! I N THE CITY
Staff Activities
  • Attended Brevard County Emergency Management meetings for COVID-19, weather-related community updates, Public Information Network and launch coordination activities.
  • Assisted with the promotion of City supported events.
  • Assisted with remote operations technologies for public meetings.
  • Continued work on the 2020 State of the City report.
  • Met with City Manager and City Clerk's Office to discuss Council Chamber technology improvements for future public meetings.

Human Resources/Risk Management

Come join our team! Current Vacancy:

Leisure Services

J O I N T H E Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge IN BREVARD COUNTY Local mayors in Brevard County are challenging their citizens to get involved in a healthy competition. Families are encouraged to participate together in the FREE eight-week challenge and track their minutes of exercise. Registration will open on Monday, December 7, at uwbrevard.org. Random drawings will be held each week for participants reporting their minutes. Adults older than 18 may also choose to join “The Great Weight-Off Competition.” Two cash prizes will be awarded at the end of the challenge. Be sure to attend the virtual kick-off event on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Visit uwbrevard.org for more information All mayors, team captains and participants will agree to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) precautionary measures in effect throughout the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge for the prevention of COVID-19 transmission.
2021 Mayors' Fitness Challenge
The 2021 Mayors' Fitness Challenge is coming up! Get excited because this year there are weekly cash prizes for participants! Sign-up and participation are FREE! Stay tuned as registration begins December 7 at uwbrevard.org!
CAPE CANAVERAL november activities CITY OF get connected @ www.cityofcapecanaveral.org Monday Pickleball 8am Zumba 9:15am Line Dance 10:30am Tai Chi 1pm Tennis Lessons 4pm Karate 6pm Bootcamp 6pm Leagues: Pickleball 2:00pm Tennis 6:30pm Tuesday Zumba (Miranda) 10:30am Zumba (Hailey) 5pm Aikido 6pm Bootcamp 6pm Leagues: Pickleball 6:30pm Wednesday Pickleball 8am Zumba 10am Studio Yoga 12pm Karate 5pm Bootcamp 6pm Leagues: Kickball 6:30pm Racquetball 6:30pm Tennis 6:30pm Thursday Zumba 10:30am Studio Yoga 12pm Tennis Lessons 4pm Zumba (Hailey) 5pm Bootcamp 6pm Leagues: Pickleball 6:30pm Friday Zumba (Miranda) 10am Aikido 6pm Saturday Zumba 9am Studio Yoga 10:30am Aikido 2pm WEEKLY CLASSES + ACTIVITIES INSTRUCTORS Aikido - Carlos (205) 792-9787 - $50/monthAikido month Bootcamp - Megan (321) 412-3960 - VariesBootcamp Varies Karate - Don (321) 328-5425Karate 5425 Line Dance - Barbara (321) 452-1944 - $6/classLine class Tai Chi - Tom (321) 208-7148 - $7/classTai class Tennis - Julie (321) 536-0646 - Varies Yoga - Doug (321) 460-3216 - VariesYoga Varies Youth Soccer - Alberto (321) 427-9636Youth 9636 Zumba - Doug (321) 460-3216 - $5/classZumba class Zumba - Miranda (321)960-4799 - $5/classZumba class Zumba - Hailey (407) 738-7228 - $5/classZumba class ADULT ATHLETICS Tennis: $3 per match Mon + Wed @ 6:30pm - Intermediate skill level Racquetball: $3 per match Wednesdays @ 6:00pm - Advanced skill level Co-ed Kickball: $200 per team Wednesdays @ 6:30pm - $200/team Pickleball Leagues: $30/team Mondays @ 2:00pm - Mixed Doubles - Currently playing Tuesdays @ 6:30pm - Mens doubles - Currently playing Thursdays @ 6:30pm - Ladies doubles - Currently playing Visit our NEW Leisure Services website to register for leagues, special events, view class schedules and much more! https://capecanaveral.recdesk.com/Community/Home

Special Events

  • Reindeer Run
    It is time for one of the City’s longest standing traditions; the Reindeer Run. This year, the City will celebrate the 25th year it has hosted the run on our streets. The run will take place December 12 at 8:00 a.m. at Cherie Down Park. All proceeds benefit Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charities Inc. The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative tech shirt. This run is part of the Space Coast Runners race series which is the most coveted series in Brevard County. There will be a huge amount of prizes given away through random drawings and all registered participants are qualified to be in the drawings. Prizes include tickets to Universal Studios, hotel stays and gift cards to many local restaurants. Whether you’re a competitive runner looking to break a world record or would like to get a little exercise walking with your family that morning, you’re welcomed to participate in this fun and unique experience. Register online now!
  • Movie in the Park
    Movie in the Park returned to Canaveral City Park on Friday, November 20 with the showing of The Secret Life of Pets 2. Many families came out to enjoy a movie under the stars. The weather was great, seating was socially distanced and Staff handed out masks and hand sanitizer to those who wanted them.
  • Letters from Santa
    Registration to receive a letter from Santa begins December 1 at 8:00 a.m. Registrants must live in Cape Canaveral, however the child/children do not need to be residents. All who register before December 15 will receive a personalized letter by mail from the North Pole. Register online to receive a letter from Santa!
Letters from Santa Claus. Must register online by 12/15

Leagues
Access scores, schedules, standings and register for future leagues online.

  • Ladies Pickleball got rained out last week, but teams will gather at the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex every Thursday night for a fun-filled night of Pickleball under the lights.
  • The Pickleball Mixed Doubles League took to the courts last Monday afternoon for their Week 2 matches. Nancy and Robert along with Christine and Kimble are sitting atop the leaderboard with a 2-0 record. Eventually the two will faceoff in what should be an extremely competitive match.
  • Adult Co-ed Kickball returned to the field this week after last Wednesday's break for Veterans Day. Last week’s first game was a blowout with B.O.A.F. proving that they are the team to beat after posting a 15-1 victory versus W.S.; Red’s took on Coaster’s in the 7:30 p.m. matchup and a beat them 16-3.
  • The Monday and Wednesday Night Tennis Leagues continued their seasons. Gary is currently leading the Monday Night League with an undefeated record. Chad and Thorpe are both undefeated in the Wednesday Night League with 6-0 records. 
  • Wednesday Night Racquetball entered the first round of playoffs with the top eight players from the regular season making up the bracket to compete for the Championship. Roger ended the season undefeated and is looking to win it all in the next few weeks as the tournament unfolds. Registration for the next season is now open!

BCSO

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 www.brevardsheriff.com/home/how-do-i/request/ 

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.
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Arrest
Justin Dale Elston, age 36, out of county resident, was arrested for DUI.
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Arrest
Michelle Lisa Pascalli, age 39, homeless, was arrested for violation of probation.
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Arrest
Mandy Lee Fifield, age 45, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested on a Circuit Court warrant.
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Arrest
James Robert Devine, age 26, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for violation of probation.
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Arrest
Randolph Michael Pepe, age 58, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested on an out of state warrant.
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Arrest
James Jaquan Capers, age 30, Brevard County resident, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession/use of drug paraphernalia, heroin trafficking and heroin possession.
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Arrest
Thomas Anthony Horrell, age 39, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence.
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Arrest
Jonathon Michael Wright, age 32, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested on an out of county warrant and driving while license suspended.

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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