Published: Jun 19, 2013 12:32 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 19, 2013 5:14 PM EDT

ESTERO, Fla.- Members of the Pelican Landing community in Estero could soon have a say in whether they become Bonita Springs residents.

Bonita's City Council voted to get the ball rolling on a referendum. That would allow the northern portion of Pelican Landing and the Colony to vote on becoming part of Bonita Springs.

There will be a series of public hearings on the matter, with a mail ballot vote likely in February 2014.