The village of Estero could grow by 10 acres if an ordinance is passed on Wednesday at the Village Council meeting.
Under Florida law, property owners that have land adjacent to a city and located in an unincorporated part of a county can request their property be annexed into a city. Local governments then have to pass an ordinance to accept the property. As such, Estero will be considering the voluntary annexation of property on the north side of Coconut Road and to the southeast of the El Dorado Acres residential community on Wednesday this week.
The land is located at 4528, 4406 and 4410 Coconut Road in unincorporated Lee County.
At a public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, the Estero Village Council will review the first reading of an ordinance that would approve the annexation. A final vote on whether the village will accept the property is scheduled in January.
It would be the first time Estero annexed property since the village was formed in late 2014.
The extension could be beneficial to Estero, however, as the village could receive a rise in property tax dollars from adding the land to village boundaries.
The meeting will be held at 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle, Estero, Florida on December 4, 2019 9:30 a.m. Agenda and meeting documents can be found here.