Apologies to the photo author for the misspelling of his last name in the May 18 issue.
Lee County Solid Waste encourages residents to use this holiday weekend to prepare properties for hurricane season
Prune trees and shrubs that could damage your home or pool cage during a storm.
Survey your property for any items that could become a projectile during a storm. Secure them or set them out for disposal in the coming weeks.
Set out yard trimmings in waste cans, paper lawn and leaf bags, or bundles weighing 50 pounds or less tied with cotton string. Palm fronds do not need to be tied if they are stacked neatly at the curb in piles weighing less than 50 pounds.
Make sure blinds are closed at dusk and lights are not visible from the beach. Light can disorient turtles from nesting on the beach and hatchlings from travelling the correct direction toward the water.
Fort Myers Beach Community Pool inclement weather policy
Inclement weather, like thunderstorms, are common in our area. To provide the safest conditions for our members and guests, the Pool’s weather policy is as follows:
If lightning is within a 10 mile radius, staff will clear all waters, slides, and the pool deck.
Once lightning is outside the 10 mile radius after a 45 minute span, the facility will re-open to the public.
Pool Staff monitor the weather using WeatherBug website and smart phone app using the spark lightning weather map feature. This service provides our staff with the most accurate lightning readings to ensure a safe environment for all.
If inclement weather is forecasted the majority of the day, the pool may be closed for the remainder of the day.
Cost for the lecture is $7 for members and $12 for non-members. Space is extremely limited so early reservations are required by calling 239-765-0865. A small reception will precede the lecture and starts at 5:30 p.m. The lecture starts at 6 p.m.
Friends of the Mound House, a nonprofit organization that supports educational programs and events at Mound House, invites the public to this lecture.
Kelly Sloan will present “Sea Turtles: New Research.” She is the Coastal Wildlife Director and Sea Turtle Program Coordinator at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.
Kelly previously worked for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Marine Turtle Conservation Program where she helped manage all aspects of sea turtle conservation in South Carolina. One of the main components of the program at SCDNR was coordinating more than 30 projects with 1,000-plus volunteers in the statewide sea turtle nest protection and stranding network.
Registration is open for summer camp at Mound House and Newton Beach Park
Operated by Super Science and Amazing Artfrom 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, three camp days each week will be at Mound House and two camp days will be at Newton Beach Park.
Campers will enjoy kayaking on the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve from the Mound House launch and swimming in the Gulf at Newton Beach Park. They will also enjoy theme-oriented organized camp activities, outside games, and nature, history and museum exploration.
Early drop off and late pickup may be possible based on instructor availability. Campers will need to bring snacks, lunches and water bottles each day in addition to towels and changes of clothes. Each camp week has room for a minimum of six and a maximum of 15 participants.
Candidates who wish to be on the November 2022 ballot must open a campaign file with the Fort Myers Beach Town Clerk and do not have to wait until the official qualifying period to do this.
Official qualifying is from noon on Monday, June 13, until noon on Friday, June 17, 2022.
The deadline for qualifying by petition to the Lee County Supervisor of Elections is May 16, 2022, at noon.
All requirements are posted on the Town Clerk’s Municipal Elections page on the Town's website.
Potential candidates can also make an appointment with the Town Clerk.
Community members interested in serving as volunteers to advise and support the work of Town government are encouraged to apply for current openings on the Town's advisory boards and committees.
The Town’s boards and committees exist to advise Town Council about Bay Oaks Recreational Campus, the Matanzas Pass Mooring Field, Mound House, Newton Beach Park, finances, island preservation and history, marine resources, anchorage, nuisance abatement, and public safety.
Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Advisory Board (BORCAB) (1)
Monday, May 30 Town Hall CLOSED in Observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31 / 9 a.m. Local Planning Agency (LPA) Meeting
Monday, June 6 / 9:00 a.m. Town Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 7 / 9 a.m. Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Advisory Board (BORCAB) Meeting
Wednesday, June 8 / 9:00 a.m. Audit Meeting
Wednesday, June 8 / 2:00 p.m. Marine Resources Task Force (MRTF) Meeting
*Meetings are subject to change. Please refer to the agendas posted on the Town's Website.
Town Hall is open for walk-in service from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged to minimize wait times. Call 239-765-0202 to schedule an appointment with the appropriate department.
NOTE: All employees in Town Hall might not yet be fully vaccinated against COVID.
Status of bids and proposals
The Town of Fort Myers Beach has partnered with DemandStar which is open and accessible to all businesses and gives instant access to RFPs, RFQs, and ITBs
ITB-22-11-PW Matanzas Pass Mooring Field Expansion Construction
The Town of Fort Myers Beach seeks to contract with a qualified Contractor to construct the Matanzas Pass Mooring Field by installing 19 mooring systems in Matanzas Pass at Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931.
ITB-22-14-UT Tier 1 Side Streets Water and Stormwater Improvements
Currently under review:
ITB-22-10-EN Laguna Channel Dredge
The Town of Fort Myers Beach seeks to contract with a qualified contractor to maintenance dredge to a depth of no more than seven feet below mean low water, removing approximately 6,600 cubic yards at Big Carlos Pass/Laguna Shores, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 in Big Carlos Pass.