The Bonita Springs Council spent a good portion of its brief September 2nd meeting honoring several of the City’s citizens who had notable accomplishments over the course of the summer.
The first of these recognitions went to the Bonita Storm Youth Soccer Team, which won the 2015 Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in the under-13 boys division back in July. The tournament took place in Overland, Kansas, where the team beat the Chicago Fire Juniors West 2-1 in the finals on July 12th.
Mayor Ben Nelson presented the team to the audience, noting in his proclamation that it was “the first time ever, a youth soccer team from Florida captured the top prize in a prestigious national tournament.”
“Thank you for all of the support you have given us by giving us a place to practice and play,” Coach Daniel Diaz said during the presentation.
Another recognition was given to Dolly Scott, owner of Dolly’s Produce Patch & Eatery on Bonita Beach Road, for her big Triple Crown win in dancing at the 2015 Fred Astaire World Championship in Las Vegas.
“I have a new name,” Dolly informed the crowd during the presentation. “American Pharoah.”
“After the awards were over with, I was totally stunned,” Dolly continued. “There were about 500 people there (in Las Vegas) to see me receive my award, and I got a standing ovation.”
Mayor Nelson then started the Council off on what he called “a whopper of a consent agenda,” that consisted of one item: an inter-local agreement between Bonita Springs and Lee County regarding that would provide a $35 thousand West Coast Inland Navigation District grant for enhancing marine law enforcement in Estero Bay and on the Imperial River. The inter-local was approved in a unanimous roll call vote by the Council.
The enhancement of the enforcement will mean more deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office patrolling the local waters.