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News Flash


Posted on: December 7, 2022


FMB Informed

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022


The Town’s main phone line - 239-765-0202 - is back in service though transferring calls to extensions is not possible at this time. If there is no answer, you can leave a message by pressing “O” when prompted. The extensions of staff are not operational. Email contacts are best:

  1. Building Services – 
  2. Debris –
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  8. Sign up for text or email alerts:, enter your email and cell phone number, then select News Flash/Advisories 
  9. (NEW) Frequently Asked Questions, click here 

(NEW) Building Services Division

The Building Services Division is currently receiving a high volume of permit applications and questions and our team is working diligently to help everyone as quickly as possible. To help us serve you and all customers more effectively, we are requesting that all those with questions first review the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Read them here: 

If your question is not answered after reading the FAQs, Building Services staff can be contacted by email at, by telephone at 239-765-0202 choose option 2 or in-person at the east gate of the temporary Town government camp at 2545 Estero Blvd (located just south of the damaged Town Hall).  

(NEW) Community meeting W. FDEM & FEMA

This Friday, Dec. 9, at 6 to feature Kevin Guthrie, Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and representatives from FEMA along with Town staff. This meeting will be held in the tent where Town Council meetings are on the property next to the damaged Town Hold building at 2525 Estero Boulevard. Parking is at Chapel by the Sea next to Town Hall or in the Town Hall parking lot, or behind the Town Hall complex (limited.)



Century Link  (866-460-4355) and Comcast  (1-800-XFINITY) – we continue to work with these two companies to restore internet service. 

Lee County launches housing website WITH resources

To better assist Hurricane Ian-impacted residents connect with state, federal and other partnering entities for housing needs, Lee County has launched a new landing page at its storm website. Click on the house icon, or look for “Housing” in the left rail.   


If you have questions about the inspection, permitting, and rebuilding processes, FEMA’s 50% rule, or other building and permitting topics, please visit the Building Services page at

Steve Poposki

Building Official | Assistant 

Community Development Director

Andrew Garry

Permit Supervisor

Kristin Schumacher

Floodplain Coordinator



APPLY for debris removal services on your property at

  1. Gov. DeSantis has developed the “Unite Florida Portal” for state sheltering and housing assistance. People must be registered with FEMA for individual assistance at The deadline was just extended to January 12 but this new portal is a way to connect residents with additional resources. The portal is at: and the news release about the portal can be found here:
  2. The state launched awhile ago to help with property cleanup, be it a vessel or mobile home, or commercial or private property. View the fact sheet:
  3. Lee County has launched a new Hurricane Ian Debris website to better provide information to residents. Visit
  4. Public drop-off sites for storm debris are open through December 21 at the San Carlos Utility Site, 18078 Cypress Point Road, Fort Myers and the Shell Factory, 2805 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 


Beach Baptist Church houses the Disaster Recovery Center and is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Representatives are on site during these hours to help with questions or paperwork. You can also call 1-800-621-3362 or visit


FEMA is requesting information from owners of multifamily properties that can be repaired to local, state and federal standards and be offered as temporary housing to survivors of Hurricane Ian.  Click here for details. 

(NEW) Need a new recycle bin?

For any questions, missing recycle bin, pick-up or holiday information, contact Waste Management at (239) 334-1224. If possible, place household waste in a trash can. Bagged material will be picked up if separated from debris. Please put bagged household waste in a separate pile at the end of your driveway away from storm debris. Household waste is picked every Thursday morning , recycling Wednesday morning.