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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Community Development Dept. launches second round of COVID-19 microenterprise loan funding

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2020) – In response to the continuing economic impact of COVID-19 on small businesses within the City of Fort Myers, the city is offering limited Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to help microent...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Regular Ward 2 community meeting canceled for December

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2020) – Due to the upcoming holidays, there will not be a regularly-scheduled Ward 2 community meeting in December. Councilperson Johnny Streets will resume regular monthly meetings beginning January 7, 2021.

 

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Regularly scheduled Ward 4 community meetings to resume in 2021

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2020) – Due to the upcoming holidays, there will not be a Ward 4 community meeting in December. Ward 4 Councilperson Lin Bochette will resume regular quarterly meetings beginning January 2021. Additional information on the dates...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Regularly scheduled Ward 6 meeting postponed due to Thanksgiving holiday

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2020) – Due to the timing of the Thanksgiving holiday and out of respect for citizens in Ward 6 and their families, there will not be a regularly scheduled Ward 6 community meeting in November. Councilperson Darla Bonk will host...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

City of Fort Myers solid waste division announces Thanksgiving holiday collection schedule

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2020) – In observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no residential or commercial trash or recycling collection on Thursday, November 26, 2020. City of Fort Myers residential and commercial trash and recycling norm...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: November 8, 2020

City of Fort Myers Solid Waste service suspended on Monday due to Tropical Storm Eta

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City of Fort Myers Solid Waste service suspended on Monday due to Tropical Storm Eta 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2020) – The City of Fort Myers has suspended residential trash and recycling collection on Monday, November&...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: November 8, 2020

City operations prepared for Tropical Storm Eta

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2020) - With Tropical Storm Eta expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to southwest Florida late...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Fort Myers regains top spot as 2020’s fastest growing city in America

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2020) – The City of Fort Myers has once again been named the fastest-growing city in America by WalletHub. Fort Myers is among four Florida cities earning a spot in the top 20 list.

To determine where the fastest local ...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Centennial Park closed for renovations beginning October 5

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2020) – Starting October 5, construction will affect all areas of Centennial Park as drainage, pathways, landscaping, lighting, green space, restrooms and pavilions are upgraded and new playground equipment is installed...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

City extends temporary 75% reduction in building permit fees

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2020) – The Fort Myers City Council recently voted to cut building permit fees by 75% for one additional year beginning on October 1, 2020.

Applicants may request one six-month extension of a building permit subject to t...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Fort Myers Fire Department featured on A&E’s Live Rescue

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2020) – The lifesaving work of Fort Myers Fire Department crew members will be featured on Season 3 of “Live Rescue,” a reality program on the A&E network. The city granted permission for Live R...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: August 22, 2020

Fort Myers named #1 best place for retirees to live and work in 2020

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2020) – Fort Myers has been named the best place in America for retirees to live and work in 2020 by the financial technology firm SmartAsset. The city is especially strong in the tax department, with a senior tax burd...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

City of Fort Myers launches Otocast App

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 21, 2020) - The City of Fort Myers recently launched a new app called “Otocast,” designed to help the community and visitors interact with public art around the city. Otocast is free and can be accessed from anywh...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Fort Myers named #1 best place to retire in the United States

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FORT MYERS, FL (Oct. 9, 2019) –  U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, has named Fort Myers as the #1 best place to retire in the United States. Topping the 2020 list, Fort Myers had increases...

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