Posted on: July 25, 2017

City of Fort Myers Welcomes Chief John Caufield to Fire Department

Chief John Caufield

(Fort Myers, Fla. – July 25, 2017)— John Caufield was sworn in as the Chief of the Fort Myers Fire Department on Monday, July 17.  Chief Caufield was selected after a nationwide search that produced more than 70 applicants for...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Public Information Workshop for South Street Assessment to be Held August 1

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FORT MYERS, FL (July 25, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers will host an informational workshop on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to discuss the upcoming environmental site assessment of the seventeen city-owned lots at 3348 South St. in Fort Myers. &n...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Rescission of Precautionary Boil Water Notice

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RESCISSION OF PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2017

Residents & Businesses in the vicinity of: Pelican Preserve, Botanica Likes, an Plantation subdivisions

The July 23, 2017 Precautionary Boil Water Notice is hereby rescinded following t...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Midtown Beach Sports Complex Celebrates Grand Opening on Saturday, July 22

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(Fort Myers, Fla. – July 17, 2017)— The City of Fort Myers will host a grand opening celebration for its new Midtown Beach Sports Complex on Saturday, July 22.  The day’s festivities will include food trucks, prize giveaways, and a co-ed beach vo...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

City Begins Securing South Street Property

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 13, 2017) –  Contractors have begun securing the City-owned property at 3348 South St. The fence is the first phase in the remediation of the former water plant sludge pits. The City-owned lots are bordered by Sou...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

USF School of Architecture and Community Design to assist City with new development strategy

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design will assist the City of Fort Myers in developing an integrated redevelopment strategy for the City’s core.  The project, approved by City Council at...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Michigan Avenue Traffic Detour: July 12-September 1

Michigan Ave Detour

The City of Fort Myers is installing new sanitary sewer main between the South and Central Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plants. Crews will install the pipes along Raleigh Street to Indian Street, to Palm Avenue, and south to just past Lime Street. This c...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Candidates for Mayor, Three City Council Seats Announced

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(Fort Myers, Fla.)-- Thirteen people have announced their intentions to run for seats on Fort Myers City Council.  At a July 10 meeting, City Council certified the candidates for the 2017 election, which includes the seats for Wards 1, 3...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Northbound McGregor Traffic to be detoured from July 10-August 1

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Northbound McGregor Boulevard Traffic Detour 

Monday, July 10 – Tuesday, August 1, 2017 

From Winkler Avenue to Jefferson Avenue

Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, northbound McGregor Boulevard traffic will be detoured to Winkler A...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

City Announces Plans for Remediation of South Street Lots

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 23, 2017) –  At the request of City Council, The City of Fort Myers is immediately taking action toward the remediation of the former water plant sludge pits, located on several City-owned lots bordered by South St., Hender...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

The City of Fort Myers receives 26th consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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(Fort Myers, FL – June 20, 2017)--  For the 26th consecutive year, the City of Fort Myers has earned the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).  The honor was presented for the ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

City Educates Businesses on Parking Ordinances

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(FORT MYERS, FL – June 7, 2017) - The City of Fort Myers Code Enforcement Division is collaborating with the Fort Myers Police Department to educate business owners about common code violations. City Code Enforcement officers have noticed a recent increas...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

City of Fort Myers Named “Playful City USA” for Sixth Year

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FORT MYERS, FL (May 17, 2017) – For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Fort Myers has earned designation as a Playful City USA.  National non-profit KaBOOM honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of kids and families...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

City of Fort Myers seeks Citizen Advisory Board members

City Hall

FORT MYERS (May 11, 2017) - The City of Fort Myers seeks responsible, community-minded citizens to serve on its Citizen Advisory Boards.  These volunteer boards provide advice and recommendations to City Council on numerous topics of public conce...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

CRA Commissioners Pass Resolution Honoring Legislators Benacquisto and Caldwell

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Fort Myers, FL: The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) honored community redevelopment proponents Florida Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Florida Representative Matt Caldwell by adopting Resolution No. CRA 2017-1 at their monthly CRA...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Officer Chad Thornton named City Employee of the Year

2016 Employee of the Year- Officer Chad Thornton

Fort Myers, FLChad Thornton, an 18-year officer with the Fort Myers Police Department, has been named the Employee of the Year by the City of Fort Myers.  The award was presented at the April 3, 2017 City Council meeting.

Thornton’s pee...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Fort Myers Country Club Offers Junior Golf Clinics

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FORT MYERS, FL (March 27, 2017) –  The City of Fort Myers is offering a pair of five-day junior golf clinics this summer at the Fort Myers Country Club.  The classes will teach juniors (ages 6-13) fundamentals of golf, including rules, e...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Iconic Fort Myers Sculpture to Receive Makeover

Rachel at the Well - Spirit of Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, FL (March 20, 2017) – After 91 years watching over the entrance to the Edison Park neighborhood, “Rachel” was due for a facelift.  In late March, restoration work will begin on the neighborhood’s iconic entrance and the sculpture know...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Arbor Day Foundation Names Fort Myers Tree City USA

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With a nickname like “City of Palms,” it’s no surprise that Fort Myers is a perennial recipient of the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree City USA” distinction.  For the 25th consecutive year,...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

City of Fort Myers sells bonds, achieves savings and finances capital improvement projects

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2016) – City Manager Saeed Kazemi, P.E. announced that the City of Fort Myers has sold its Capital Improvement Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 Bonds in the amount of $52,130,000. The Series 2016 Bonds were issued with ...Read on...

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