“I just want to give you a quick update on the erosion we’ve experienced the past couple of weeks due to this low pressure system hanging around,” Evans said. “As a result of the high tides and strong westerly winds, we did see erosion concentrated between Bowman Beach and Silver Key.”
This event had a toll on some of Sanibel’s non-human visitors.
“A result of this is that we lost about 40 sea turtle nests on Sanibel and Captiva,” Evans said.
Beach parking was also brought up during the meeting by Councilmember Mick Denham, who wanted to look into increasing both paid parking fees, as well as fines for illegal parking.
“People won’t just turn back if they have to pay a little more for parking,” Denham said.
The Council decided to aim for a $1 increase an hour for paid parking, bringing the total up to $3 an hour.
The Council unanimously approved a motion asking staff to bring an ordinance on this issue back to the Council for a first reading.