The week ahead in state and local government: Oct. 7 through Oct. 11

Submitted 
 Grey Oaks Country Club residents completed three Build Days for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.

Submitted Grey Oaks Country Club residents completed three Build Days for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.

Here’s a look at some of the events and major Southwest Florida local government meetings that could generate news reports in the coming week:

Monday

■ The demolition and groundbreaking of the first Habitat for Humanity home in the city of Naples is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at 763 12th St. N. The building schedule anticipates that the family will be ready to move in before Christmas.

■ The Senate Gaming Committee is expected to hear presentations from consultants hired to study potential changes in Florida’s gambling industry. It begins at noon, 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.

Tuesday

■ Collier County commissioners will hold their regular board meeting at 9 a.m. in commission chambers at the Collier County Government Center, 3299 U.S. 41 E., third floor. Commissioners are expected to get a status update on the sand hauling plans for a controversial, upcoming Naples-area beach renourishment project. They could weigh in on a memo sent by Lee County administrators on Friday putting numbers behind their opposition to the use of Corkscrew Road to transport sand from an Immokalee mine. Other items on the agenda include: medical protocols, Isles of Capri fire services and managing the county’s three regional airports.

■ Lee County commissioners will hold their regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. in commission chambers at the Old Lee County Courthouse, 2120 Main St., Fort Myers. Commissioners will vote on a change order that would renew the existing annual contract between the county and United Healthcare for an additional year. The new order would allow a 10.6 percent increase in the billing rates and annual premium for enrolled county employees and retirees. The board is also expected to hold a final public hearing on an ordinance that would increase the maximum rates that can be charged for nonconsent towing services.

■ Volunteers will begin restoring parts of the Greater Naples YMCA that were damaged in a fire on Labor Day. Builders, landscapers and YMCA workers will begin work on the tennis courts and outdoor facilities around 1 p.m. at 5450 YMCA Road.

■ The Naples Community Services Advisory Board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. in council chambers at 735 8th St. S.

■ The Estero Fire Rescue District Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at district headquarters, 21500 3 Oaks Pkwy., Estero.

■ After the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider two bills that would seek to provide more oversight of neighborhood-watch programs. It’s at 9:30 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.

■ The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will receive information about research on citrus greening, a disease that poses a major threat to the citrus industry. It’s at 1 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.

Wednesday

■ The Naples Planning Advisory Board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8:30 a.m. in council chambers at 735 8th St. S.

■ The Estero Design Review Committee will meet from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Estero Community Park recreation center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero.

■ The House Education Appropriations Subcommittee will receive a presentation from the Department of Education about teacher-salary increases. Gov. Rick Scott made a top priority during the 2013 session of including money in the state budget to provide pay increases. It’s at 9 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.

■ The Office of Insurance Regulation will hold a hearing on State Farm Florida’s request to increase rates for customers in the rental-dwelling insurance program. It’s at 9 a.m., Larson Building, Room 116, Tallahassee.

Thursday

■ Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will take up a series of issues, including aquaculture leases in Franklin, Manatee, Wakulla and Levy counties. Also, Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty is expected to give up update about Citizens Property Insurance Corp. It’s at 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.

■ The Florida Supreme Court is expected to issue its weekly opinions.

■ State political candidates and committees face a Thursday deadline for filing third-quarter campaign finance reports.

Friday

■ The Estero Council of Community Leaders will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at the Estero Community Park recreation center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. Lee Memorial Health Systems’ Director of Special Projects Suzanne Bradach and Director of Government and Community Relations Sally Jackson will be the guest speakers. Bradach will update the membership on the status of Lee Memorial’s application for a proposed 80-bed hospital in Estero. Jackson will explain ways the proposed hospital would contribute to the local economy.

■ The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a public hearing at its headquarters about a key issue in the move to a statewide managed-care system in Medicaid. It’s at 1 p.m., Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee. Call-in number: 1-877-299-4502. Participant code: 887-428-70#.

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