Cape Coral to vote on extending payment deadline for utilities expansion

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Construction work in Cape Coral. Credit: WINK News

The Cape Coral City Council is voting Monday on whether to extend the payment deadline for the Utility Extensions Program. If the council votes to extend, residents will have an extra two months to pay the city for the initial sewer and water charges.

There are 3,200 properties in the North 2 UEP. The deadline extension was proposed due to both the limited number of plumbers available to hook up the new systems and the COVID-19 pandemic preventing homeowners from scheduling appointments.

Frankie Quinn, who has his service appointment scheduled for next week, says a lot of people have moved in since the phase one letters were first sent out, which is why extra time would be beneficial.

“Everybody needs a fair opportunity to meet their deadline,” Quinn said. “Hopefully with the sewer being hooked up instead of the septic, I think it might be better. But for the cost, I’m not sure; I have no idea how that’s gonna work.”

Cape Coral will notify affected homeowners if the extension passes.

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