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 15, 2017

Ward 1 Community Meeting at IMAG on August 22

Teresa Watkins-Brown

Fort Myers City Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown will host a Ward 1 Community Meeting on Tuesday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the IMAG History & Science Center (Formerly known as the Imaginarium).  All are welcome to attend.

Agenda items includ...

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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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Posted on: July 25, 2017

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

South-Street-Photo

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

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 17, 2017

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

Volleyball on Sand

(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

2008 Aerial of South Street showing placement of groundwater monitoring wells- courtesy ACT Inc.

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

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 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

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: June 26, 2017

City Announces Plans for Remediation of South Street Lots

South-Street-Photo

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

City Hall

(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

Parking-Lot

(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

Playful City USA Logo

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: 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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Posted on: September 19, 2016

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

Fort Myers

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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