Posted on: October 23, 2017

Ward 1 Community Meeting Thursday, October 26, 2017

Teresa Watkins-Brown

6:00 p.m. @ Imaginarium History & Science Center (2000 Cranford Avenue)

Agenda•    FMFD – Community Update•    FMPD – CPC’s Policing Update•    Code Officer – Code Enforcement Issues•   &am...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

"Safety Saturdays" continue on Oct. 21: FMFD to install hundreds of smoke detectors

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FORT MYERS, FL (October 20, 2017) -- In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, the Fort Myers Fire Department is continuing its Safety Saturday campaign. On Oct. 21, fire officers will visit the neighborhood south of Palm Beach Blvd. between Terry Park a...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

FEMA hosts additional Disaster Assistance Service Days in Fort Myers

City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will support five more Disaster Assistance Service Days in the City of Fort Myers: Oct. 18 at the S.T.A.R.S. complex, 2980 Edison Avenue; Oct. 19 at Shady Oaks Park, 3300 Marion Street; Oct. 22 at the Fort My...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

“Safety Saturdays” honor National Fire Prevention Week: FMFD to Install Hundreds of Smoke Detectors

Fire Truck and Firefighter

FORT MYERS, FL (October 12, 2017) – In honor of National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14), the Fort Myers Fire Department is continuing its Safety Saturday campaign.  Each Saturday this month, fire officers are visiting a different community to i...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

FEMA to Host Disaster Assistance Service Day in Fort Myers on October 12

FEMA Mobile DRC

(Fort Myers, FL – October 10, 2017).  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a Disaster Assistance Service Day in the City of Fort Myers on Thursday, Oct. 12.  Hurricane Irma survivors are invited to seek assi...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Fort Myers named one of 2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities

WalletHub Fastest Growing Cities

(Fort Myers, FL – October 10, 2017).  WalletHub has named the City of Fort Myers as 2017’s seventh-fastest growing city in America, based on local economic growth.  The personal finance website announced the rankings on Oct. 2.

To determi...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

October Ward 6 Open House Cancelled, November Meeting to be Held Nov. 8.

Gaile Anthony

Fort Myers, FL (October 9, 2017): Fort Myers City Councilwoman Gaile Anthony has cancelled the Ward 6 October meeting. Councilwoman Anthony has also changed the date of the November Ward 6 meeting to Wednesday, Nov. 8. The meeting had originally ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Storm Debris Pickup Update – Weekend of Oct. 6, 2017

Horticultural Waste Claw Truck

FORT MYERS, FL (October 6, 2017)- Since Hurricane Irma ravaged Fort Myers on Sept. 10, City of Fort Myers Solid Waste crews and debris removal contractors have removed more than 125,000 cubic yards of storm-related yard waste.  Crews have picked ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

City to Resume Bulk Item and Junk Pickups on October 5

Solid Waste Truck

FORT MYERS, FL (October 4, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers will resume bulk items and junk pickups on Thursday, October 5.  Customers will be served on their regularly scheduled day from Oct. 5-10, with Oct. 11 scheduled as a make-up day ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Boil Water Notice Lifted

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FORT MYERS, FL (October 4, 2017) - The October 2 Precautionary Boil Water Notice is hereby rescinded following the repair of a 16” water main line and the satisfactory results of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink....

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Fort Myers Fire Department Goes Door-to-Door to Install Smoke Detectors

Fire Truck and Firefighter

FORT MYERS, FL (October 2, 2017) – On Saturday, Oct.7, the Fort Myers Fire Department will kick off its “Safety Saturday Campaign.”  Each Saturday during the campaign, the Fire Department will visit a community to identify fire safety hazards and...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

City announces integration with Bicycle Parking mobile app

Bicycle Parking iPhone App

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 29, 2017) – Thanks to the Bicycle Parking Project, the City of Fort Myers is working to make cycling more convenient in the Downtown River District. Twenty bicycle racks in the downtown area have been added to the Bicycle Parki...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

City Budget Hearings Rescheduled for Sept. 25 and Oct. 5

City Council Chambers

FORT MYERS, FL (September 21, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers has rescheduled its preliminary and final budget hearings, which had been postponed because of Hurricane Irma.  The new date and time for the preliminary budget hearing will be...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Third Location Added for Laundry Relief on Sept. 21

Washing Machine

FORT MYERS, FL (September 21, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is providing relief to residents that have been unable to wash their laundry because of power outages caused by Hurricane Irma.  On Thursday, Sept. 21, citizens will be able to...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

City to Provide Laundry Relief to Fort Myers Residents on Thursday Sept 21

Washing Machine

FORT MYERS, FL (September 20, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is providing relief to residents that have been unable to wash their laundry because of power outages caused by Hurricane Irma.  On Thursday, Sept. 21, citizens will be able to...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

City Council Wrap-Up: September 18 Council Meeting

City Hall

Fort Myers City Council met on September 18, 2017 at Fort Myers City Hall. You may download a copy of the meeting agenda on the City's website (www.cityftmyers.com/agendacenter).  To watch the full meeting video, click here.

Permit Fees W...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Hurricane Irma Debris Pickups Moving at Rapid Pace

Horticultural Waste Claw Truck

FORT MYERS, FL (September 19, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers has double the number of yard waste trucks on the roads to clean up Hurricane Irma debris as quickly as possible.  However, because of the sheer bulk of Hurricane Irma debris, piles rem...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Operation Blue Roof Provides Temporary Roof Repair in Fort Myers

Operation Blue Roof

Operation Blue Roof is coming to Your Neighborhood!  Operation Blue Roof provides no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors will install the temporary roof covering at NO COST TO YO...

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City - News
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Many Hurricane-Related Wastewater Issues are Preventable- Conservation can thwart sewer issues

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FORT MYERS, FL (September 15, 2017) – For the safety and comfort of our citizens, the City of Fort Myers is urging that residents and businesses practice responsible water conservation until our area has recovered from the Hurricane. Water conservation pr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2017

Relief Fund for Victims of Hurricane Irma Launched- Hurricane Irma Update #17

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

FORT MYERS, FL (September 9, 2017) - The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has joined forces with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties to create a giving fund to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. People can do...

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City - News
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Fort Myers Cemetery Hours Survey

City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

The City is considering open and close hours for the Fort Myers Cemetery.

Currently, the Fort Myers Cemetery is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Please click here to complete a citizen survey regarding new Fort Myers Cemetery hours.

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City - News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

The 211 Help Line is now up and running

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The 211 Help Line is now up and running for people who have questions or need information related to the recent rainfall and standing-water event. To access the Help Line, dial 211 or 239-433-3900. United Way 211 staff will assist by providing information...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Florida League of Cities honors Downtown River Basin with Environmental Stewardship Award

Downtown River Basin Walkway

Orlando, Fla. (August 23, 2017)—The City of Fort Myers has been recognized as a winner in the Florida League of Cities’ 9th Annual Florida Municipal Achievement awards.  The City is co-winner of the League’s Environmental Stewardship Award for th...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

City Council Wrap-Up: August 21 Council Meeting

City Hall

Fort Myers City Council met on August 21, 2017 at Fort Myers City Hall. You may download a copy of the meeting agenda on the City's website (www.cityftmyers.com/agendacenter).  To watch the full meeting video, click here.

Arts & Economic Devel...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

South Street Monitoring Well to be Replaced on August 23

Monitoring Well

FORT MYERS, FL (August 18, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is moving forward with its plans to environmentally assess and remediate the City-owned property at 3348 South St. in Fort Myers. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, GFA International, the City’s environmental ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Fort Myers Code Sweep Yields 92% Improvement in Blighted Signs

Blighted Sign- Before & After

FORT MYERS, FL (August 18, 2017) – A year-long code enforcement initiative, focused on blighted and noncompliant business signage, has resulted in the removal or repair of more than 100 signs. 

Starting in July 2016, the City of Fort Myers focused...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Fort Myers Fire Department Goes Door-to-Door to Install Smoke Detectors

Fire Truck and Firefighter

FORT MYERS, FL (August 11, 2017) – Dozens of Fort Myers families now have safer homes, thanks to the Fort Myers Fire Department.  On August 10, Fort Myers firefighters visited residents in the Bowling Green neighborhood to identify homes without ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Mayor announces publication of coffee table book featuring the City of Fort Myers

Book Cover of Fort Myers, City of Palms-- A Contemporary Portrait

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 31, 2017) – Mayor Randall P. Henderson, Jr. has announced that the first coffee table book featuring contemporary Fort Myers has been published and will soon be available for purchase.  Entitled Fort Myers, City of Palms – ...

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City - News
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 12, 2017

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

Midtown and Downtown Aerial

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 10, 2017

Candidates for Mayor, Three City Council Seats Announced

City Council Chambers

(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: January 10, 2017

Arbor Day Foundation Names Fort Myers Tree City USA

Shady Oaks Park

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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