The Punta Gorda Isles Canal Maintenance District is responsible for the maintenance of 91 miles of seawall, dredging 45 miles of canals/inlets, and mangrove trimming/alteration within the district canal system.
The Punta Gorda Isles Canal Advisory Committee (PGI CAC) meets 3rd Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Must be a resident of Punta Gorda Isles. Seven member board. 3 year terms-maximum of three terms.
Makes recommendations to City Council on effective maintenance of existing canals, waterways and navigable channels within the district together with the maintenance and reconstruction of seawalls. Holds public hearings and makes determinations on petitions for special permits under the provisions of Section 6-6, of the Punta Gorda Code.
Sailfish Bridge Construction:
Effective 1/29/2020, for approximately 30 days, Sailfish Bridge will be under construction to repair erosion damage under the bridge. Sailfish Bridge is also known as the 2nd Bridge on Marion Avenue and is located between Gulfview Road and Maria Court. Boat passage will be restricted Monday through Friday between 7:00am to 6:00pm. Boats will be allowed to pass 3 times during the workday – 9am, noon and 3pm. If any boats are waiting to pass at these times, the contractor will cease operations and allow boats to pass. The contractor will be issuing weekly updates throughout the project to notify boaters should there be breaks in the work schedule where boats can pass more freely. The passage will be fully open weekdays from 6pm until 7am and all day and night on weekends. Vehicle traffic should be unaffected. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Gering, City Engineer at (941) 575-5030 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Creation of the District
The Punta Gorda Isles Canal Maintenance Assessment District was created by the City of Punta Gorda by the adoption of Ordinance 1156-96 on July 3, 1996, and is authorized pursuant to Section 189.02, Florida Statutes, for the purpose of the maintenance of canals, waterways, and navigable channels, including the maintenance and reconstruction of bulkheads and retaining walls. The following information is provided in accordance with the Florida Special District Accountability Program.
Howard Kunik, City Manager
Punta Gorda City Council