The Weekly Update
Issue 6.21
March 1, 2021


March 1, 2021


Brevard County 

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. 
  • Public Community Meeting (5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3)
  • Blood Drive at Library (10:30 a.m. Friday, March 5)
  • Pickleball Tournament: Snowbirds vs. Locals (4:00 p.m. Monday, March 8)
  • Movie in the (Manatee Sanctuary) Park: The Rookie (G) (7:00 p.m. Friday, March 12)
  • Daylight Savings Begins (Spring forward at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 14)
  • CRA Board Meeting (5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16)
  • City Council Meeting (6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16)
  • Code Enforcement Hearing (6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 23) 
  • City Council Strategic Planning Retreat (10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 31)

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
  • Lincoln Avenue Sewer Improvements
  • West Central Boulevard Improvements Project
    • Paving of the pedway and westbound lane will be initiated on or about March 8, 2021. Upon completion of the paving activities, the southern half of West Central Boulevard will be closed and the newly-paved roadway will be open to westbound traffic only; there will be no eastbound traffic until project completion. Access to SR A1A will be via Thurm Boulevard.
Forming of new medians in center of West Central Boulevard – looking north.
Staff Wood replacement on western Porter Bridge
Sewer replacement work continues near intersection with Poinsettia Avenue – looking west.
Top: Forming of new medians in center of West Central Boulevard – looking north.
Middle: Wood replacement on western Porter Bridge.
Bottom: Sewer replacement work continues near intersection with Poinsettia Avenue – looking west.

City Clerk's Office

City Council

  • Prepared for, hosted and attended both in-person/virtual Regular City Council Meeting February 16, 2021.
  • Processed items approved and/or authorized by Council.
  • Met with Council Member Kellum regarding March 3, 2021 public community meeting.
  • Continued preparing and reviewing agenda and items for March 16, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting.


  • Continued distributing Bid/Project information, documents and addenda 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 guidelines.
  • Attended post City Council Staff Meeting.
  • Met with City Manager regarding selection of the Strategic Planning consultant for the Retreat scheduled on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
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City Manager's Office

  • Communicated with Mayor and Council Members regarding various items and initiatives.
  • Met with several Directors and City Staff to review FDOT’s Proposed International Dr. Realignment/A1A Roundabout.
  • Attended Planning & Zoning Board Meeting on February 24, 2021.
  • 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 Community + Economic Development Director and Senior Code Enforcement Officer to review code enforcement case load and status updates.
  • Met with City Clerk to finalize Facilitator selection in preparation for the 2021 Strategic Planning Retreat, planned for March 31.
  • Met with Capital Projects and Public Works Services Directors to discuss a proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant shoreline hardening initiative.
  • Met with Department Directors to review presentation items for the Strategic Planning Retreat.
  • Completed required FCCMA Ethics Training Coursework.
  • Awarded and congratulated two long-term City employees with year-appropriate commemorative service award coins. Their loyalty, commitment and continued service with the City pays dividends and is greatly appreciated.

Cultural + Community Affairs

city of cape canaveral sea turtle guide. Sea turtle nesting season runs march 1 to october 31 in Cape Canaveral. it is illegal to disturb sea turtles  and their nests. if you dig a hole, fill it. take home your trash. beach-facing lights must be off (or curtains drawn) between 9 pm and 7 am may 1 - october 31. for more info on sea turtles
Staff Activities
Friday, March 5, 2021 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM City of Cape Canaveral All donors will receive a Tie-Dye T-Shirt and a $10 eGift card. 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. 10 required. Donors must be at least 16 years old. Those who are 16 years old need parental permission. See website for more details. "One offer per donor.per donation. No cash value. Not-transferable. Not responsible for lost or stolen gift card. If you have recently donated, thank you. Please visit us when you are eligible to donate again. Donor must have successful donation to obtain results. If donor does not have account created in donor portal already. they must provide email address to phlebotomist at the time of registrat ion so account can be created. Donor will receive email post donation with instructions. The same email provided at registration is used to activate donor portal account. 1-888-9-DONATE ID REQUIRED oneblood0. Share your power. •

Financial Services

  • The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2020 was accepted and approved by Council in the February 16, 2021 City Council Meeting. The Audit contained zero write-ups and asserted the City’s strong financial position. Congratulations to a stellar effort by the Financial Services Department and tremendous support by City Staff.
  • The January 2021 Monthly Financial Report is now available online. 

Human Resources/Risk Management

Come join our team! Current Vacancy:

Leisure Services

Birds eye view of construction site with concrete pump putting concrete in a hole
Dirt lot with concrete footer and pieces of line up rebar sticking up straight.
Dirt lot with hole and rebar forms ready for concrete
Dirt lot with concrete footer and pieces of line up rebar sticking up straight.
  • 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 2/25/21
      • Concrete footers for interior columns, elevator pit and East, North and West walls were poured.
      • Stem walls were erected on footers.
      • Temporary power to site was connected.
      • Directional boring for three phase power was completed.
      • Footers for columns on South of building and South wall were prepped for concrete.
      • Building pad was prepped for concrete.
man running on bases during kickball
two men playing tennis
  • Adult Co-Ed Kickball begins its new season this Wednesday at Canaveral City Park. Three new teams have joined the League for this season and will compete against the long-time Champions B.O.A.F. Games occur every Wednesday night at 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Next week, the reigning Champions, B.O.A.F. will take the field at 8:15 p.m. for their season opener against W.S.
  • The Men’s Doubles Pickleball League kicked off its season with seven teams registered this time around. Roger and Randy look like the team to beat in the early stages of this League, having knocked off Conrad and David two games to one. This League meets on Tuesday nights starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex.
  • The Ladies Doubles Pickleball League is back in session having seven beginner/intermediate teams competing every Thursday night. Scores, schedules and standings can be found online!
  • The Men’s and Women’s Pickleball Singles Leagues are both entering Week 4 of their seasons. The Women’s League plays on Fridays at 11:00 a.m., followed by the Men’s League at 1:00 p.m. Barbara is atop the standings at a perfect 3-0. In the Men’s League, Stephen G. is leading the way at 3-0. Both the scores, schedules and standings can be found online!
  • The Mixed Doubles Pickleball League meets on Monday afternoons at the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex. Eight teams gather each week for a fun-filled League. Currently, Janie and Tony are battling against Mike and Vigdis for the top spot on the standings board. Both teams are 3-0 and are scheduled to play each other today, Monday, March 1. Scores, schedules and standings for this league can be found online!
  • Racquetball is nearing the end of the season with the Playoffs quickly approaching. Roger and Greg sit atop the leaderboard with a 7-0 and 7-1 record. The Top Eight players at the end of the regular season will make the Playoff Bracket and compete for the Championship. Scores, schedules and standings for this league can be found online!
  • Monday and Wednesday Tennis Leagues are both in season. The Monday League just kicked off this week with eight players registered. The Wednesday League is full with 11 players registered and playing each week. Vern remains undefeated in the Wednesday Night League with a 3-0 record. Scores, schedules and standings for these leagues can be found online!
  • Movie in the Park returns to Cape Canaveral, however in a NEW LOCATION on Friday, March 12. The Spring 2021 Movie in the Park series will be held at Manatee Sanctuary Park located at 701 Thurm Boulevard in Cape Canaveral. The City will be showing The Rookie staring Dennis Quaid to a kick off the spring series.
Movie in the Park. March 12th at 7:00pm. Manatee Sanctuary Park. Free admission. The Rookie, rated G. 701 Thurm Blvd. Socially distanced seating. Family and leashed dog friendly. Bring your own snacks.
Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge.\ week 2 standings showing cape canaveral in the lead
The Week 2 standings are in and #TeamCapeCanaveral remains in FIRST PLACE for the title of Most Fit City in Brevard. Residents from twelve municipalities throughout Brevard County are racking up their minutes of physical activity in this year’s Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge. #TeamCapeCanaveral is looking to defend the title after having won the friendly competition a year ago. Members from #TeamCapeCanaveral are proving to be the most active through Week 2 and look to keep expanding their lead in the weeks to come.

Public Works Services

Residents are reminded that trash cans must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m.


City Council Passes Important Ban on Glyphosate-based Herbicides
At the February 16, 2021 City Council Meeting, Resolution 2021-03 unanimously passed, which henceforth bans all applications of glyphosate-based herbicides in favor of less impactful non-glyphosate alternatives at all City of Cape Canaveral-owned facilities and properties by both Staff and contractors. This amounts to about 50 acres of land area, much of which is adjacent to the sensitive Banana River Lagoon. Glyphosate has been shown to increase the risk algae blooms in the lagoon - resulting in fish kills and other negative impacts - and there is sufficient evidence to show it can be harmful to humans as well. This resolution is a part of the City’s broader efforts to reduce its impacts on the lagoon’s ecosystem and lead by example. 

Learn more about our City's environmental and sustainability interests on our online Sustainability Blog!

sustainawhat? logo, City of Cape Canaveral, Community Outreach Sessions
SustainaWhat? Webisode 2: Community Gardening and Native Planting


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.
Tommy Daugherty, age 38, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for DUI.
Kathryne Marie Ingraham, age 35, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for resisting officer without violence.
Luke A. Gauthier, age 44, out of state resident, was arrested for DUI.
Kristian Lee Titus age 30, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia/equipment and resisting an officer without violence.
Rudy Edward Wilson, Jr. age 47, Brevard County resident, was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia/equipment with residue.
Robin A. Demster, age 52, Cape Canaveral resident, was arrested for violation of probation.
DB. Cooper, age 36, out of state resident, was arrested for DUI.
Alysia L. Hucks, age 29, out of state resident, was arrested for DUI.
Trent Lee Chambers, age 25, Cape Canaveral resident, was trespassed from 120 Jackson Avenue, Apt. B.
Richard Gabriel Mayorquin, age 20, out of county resident, was arrested for DUI.
Neysa Gasca LaRosa, age 28, out of county 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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