Posted on: September 22, 2017

Weekend Storm Debris Pickup Update- Friday Sept. 22

Horticultural Waste Claw Truck

FORT MYERS, FL (September 22, 2017) – As of Friday, Sept. 22, the City of Fort Myers has picked up Hurricane Irma's yard waste from approximately half of the City's geographic area, however crews will need to make several more passes in every neighborhood...

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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

Ward 1 Community Meeting at IMAG on September 26

Teresa Watkins-Brown

Fort Myers, FL (September 20, 2017): Fort Myers City Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown will host a Ward 1 Community Meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the IMAG History and Science Center (2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

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

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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 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.

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Annual Omega Family Health Forum

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

9AM - Noon

Dunbar High School, 3800 E. Edison Ave, Fort Myers, FL


Free Health Tests and Education, this is a family affair, something for men and women.

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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

Ward 6 Community Open House on Sept. 20 at Fire Station No. 5

Gaile Anthony

Fort Myers, FL (September 18, 2017): Fort Myers City Councilwoman Gaile Anthony will host her regularly scheduled Ward 6 open house meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Agenda items will include remarks from City Manager Saee...

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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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Posted on: September 16, 2017

Shady Oaks Community Center Distributing Food, Water, Supplies on Saturday Sept. 16

Hurricane Relief Aid

FORT MYERS, FL (September 16, 2017) – Shady Oaks Community Center, a City of Fort Myers facility, will continue to distribute necessities to Fort Myers residents still in recovery from Hurricane Irma.  As of Friday evening the ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2017

Skatium Distributing Food, Water, Ice on Saturday, Sept. 16

Hurricane Relief Aid

FORT MYERS, FL (September 16, 2017) – The Fort Myers Skatium will continue to distribute necessities to Fort Myers residents still in recovery from Hurricane Irma.  As of Friday evening, more than 100,000 pounds of ice had been passed ou...

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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 15, 2017

(Sept. 15) Food, Water, Relief Sites in Fort Myers- City has assisted 17,000 individuals

Hurricane Relief Aid

FORT MYERS, FL (September 15, 2017) – As of Friday afternoon, the City of Fort Myers has provided food, water, ice, and other necessities to 17,000 citizens recovering from Hurricane Irma.  Today, the City, alongside local volunteers, th...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

City & Volunteers Provide Food, Water, Ice, and more at S.T.A.R.S. Complex Tonight (Sept. 14)

Hurricane Relief Aid

FORT MYERS, FL (September 14, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is providing food, water, and bags of ice to Fort Myers residents at Dr. Ann Murphy Knight S.T.A.R.S. Complex.  City staff and volunteers began distribution at 4:00 p.m. and wi...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

City, Volunteers Provide Food, Water and Relief at Shady Oaks Recreation Center

Shady Oaks volunteers

FORT MYERS, FL (September 14, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, and volunteers from as far away as Indiana are providing food, water, relief, and necessities to Fort Myers residents at the City’s Shady Oaks...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

City of Fort Myers Offices Closed on Friday, Sept. 15 - Building Division Open for Emergency Permits

City Hall

FORT MYERS, FL (September 14, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers has announced that Fort Myers City Government offices will be closed on Friday, Sept.15, 2017, with the exception of the Building Division of the Community Development Departm...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Bagged Ice Available at Fort Myers Skatium- Sept. 14

Ice at Skatium

FORT MYERS, FL (September 14, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is distributing bagged ice to residents at the Fort Myers Skatium. Residents can drive through, bike through, or walk through to receive ice at the loading area at the rear of the build...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Food and Water Distribution Today (Sept. 14) at Fleamasters in Fort Myers

Hurricane Relief Aid

FORT MYERS, FL (September 13, 2017) – Lee County Emergency Management has announced that an emergency food distribution site will be open today in the City of Fort Myers. From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. today, the National Guard will distribute f...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Salvation Army and Red Cross Distributing Food at Four Sites in Fort Myers Tonight (Sept. 13)

Hurricane Relief Aid

FORT MYERS, FL (September 13, 2017) – Four additional emergency food distribution sites are opening in the City of Fort Myers. Starting at 5:30 p.m. today, the Salvation Army will operate distribution centers will be located at the foll...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Food and Water Distribution Site Opens in Fort Myers

Hurricane Relief Aid

FORT MYERS, FL (September 13, 2017) – Lee County Emergency Management has announced that an emergency food distribution site is opening tonight in the City of Fort Myers. Starting now and continuing through 7:00 p.m. today, the National Guard will distrib...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City of Fort Myers Curfew Lifted

City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

FORT MYERS, FL (September 13, 2017) – The Fort Myers Police Department has lifted the City’s Hurricane Irma curfew.   Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs urges motorist safety, and requests that citizens keep traffic and pedestrian travel to a ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Lee County Emergency Management Update- 9/13/17

Lee County Emergency Management

Lee County Emergency Management is working on locations to set up points of distribution where residents can come for water and other essential items. Location details will be released soon. It’s anticipated that multiple sites will be announced. ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City of Fort Myers Offices Closed on Thursday, Sept. 14

City Hall

FORT MYERS, FL (September 13, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers has announced that all Fort Myers City Government offices will be closed on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  Essential personnel including hurricane recovery teams will be deployed, howev...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

September 14 Code Enforcement Meeting Cancelled for Hurricane Recovery

City Council Chambers

FORT MYERS, FL (September 13, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers has cancelled the Code Enforcement Board meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, September 14, because of Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.  All code cases scheduled for the September 1...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Dumpsters Available for Urgent Disposal Needs

Disposal Dumpster

FORT MYERS, FL (September 12, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers has dumpsters available for residents to dispose of perishable items that cannot be kept indoors.  These dumpsters are only meant for items that can not wait for regular pickup...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

City Resumes Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup after Hurricane Irma

Solid Waste Truck

FORT MYERS, FL (September 12, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers has resumed solid waste pickup for both residential and commercial customers.  Recycling service has not yet been resumed.

The residential pickup schedule for this week is as follows:

Nor...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Fort Myers City Offices Closed Wednesday, September 13

City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

FORT MYERS, FL (September 12, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers has announced that all Fort Myers City Government offices will be closed on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Essential personnel including hurricane recovery teams will be deplo...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

2-1-1 Hotline to Reduce Hours on Tuesday - Hurricane Update #24

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Starting on Tuesday, September 12, the Lee County Emergency Operations/United Way 2-1-1 Hotline will reduce its hours to 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily.

2-1-1 Can provide information about emergency shelters, hurricane recovery, and more local information...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Dunbar Middle School is Post-Storm Shelter - Hurricane Update #23

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Lee County Emergency Management is providing shelter tonight for folks who remained in shelters today or who need a temporary place to stay.

Starting at 6pm, shelter is available at:

DUNBAR MIDDLE SCHOOL, 4750 Winkler Ave. Extension, Fort Myers

GERMAIN ARENA...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

City Crews Survey Storm Damage and Assess Repairs - Hurricane Update #21

Tree Down - Intersection Out

FORT MYERS, FL (September 11, 2017) – Fort Myers Fire, Police, and Public Works departments have completed preliminary inspections of the City, its structures, roadways, power lines, and flooding issues. Crews began a limited assessment shortly before mid...

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Posted on: September 10, 2017

City Asks Residents To Conserve Water During Hurricane and Recovery Period

Glass of Water

FORT MYERS, FL (September 10, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is requesting that residents and businesses practice responsible water conservation for the remainder of the Hurricane Irma emergency and during the recovery period.

Power outages like t...

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Posted on: September 10, 2017

Lee County Curfew Also Applies to City of Fort Myers- Hurricane Update #19

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FORT MYERS, FL (September 10, 2017) – Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs is urging all residents to adhere to Lee County’s mandatory curfew.  To protect residents and business owners during and after Hurricane Irma...

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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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Posted on: September 8, 2017

CRA Budget Hearing Postponed- Hurricane Irma Update #14

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FORT MYERS, FL (September 8, 2017) – The Community Redevelopment Association of the City of Fort Myers has postponed its Special Meeting that was scheduled for Monday, September 11.  The meeting had been called to adopt the agency’s budg...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

September 11 Budget Hearing Postponed Due to Hurricane Irma

City Council Chambers

FORT MYERS, FL (September 7, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers’ September 11 preliminary budget hearing has been postponed until further notice.

Earlier this week, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235. Section 4 of the Executive Order st...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

City Government Offices Closed Friday for Hurricane Irma

City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

FORT MYERS, FL (September 7, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma as it advances towards the Florida peninsula. The City has announced that Fort Myers City Government offices, including utility billi...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Crews Work to Clear Storm Drains in Anticipation of Hurricane Irma

Storm Drain

FORT MYERS, FL (September 6, 2017) – With high levels of rainfall anticipated for the second time in two weeks, the City of Fort Myers is working to clear storm drains and other waterways to reduce flooding potential. 

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Mayor Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Hurricane Irma

City Council Meeting 09-05-17

FORT MYERS, FL (September 5, 2017) – Fort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson, Jr. opened the September 5 City Council meeting by declaring a state of local emergency for the City of Fort Myers, due to the severity and magnitude of Hurricane Irma.

“The City o...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Hurricane Irma Update #2

City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

FORT MYERS, FL (September 5, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma as it approaches the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.  Hurricane Irma is currently a dangerous Category 5 storm with sustai...

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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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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 30, 2017

Grant Recipient Art Show Opens Friday

City of Fort Myers, Florida - City of Palms

The City of Fort Myers has announced that the annual Fort Myers Individual Artist Grant Recipient Show will open on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. An opening reception will take place from 6 to 10 p.m., concurr...

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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: 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

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: 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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