Posted on: January 11, 2017

Ward 1 Community Meeting- January 24

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Fort Myers, FL (January 11, 2017): Fort Myers City Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown will host a Ward 1 Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Riverside Community Center (3061 E. Riverside Dr.). All are welcome to attend.

The cou...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Real Time Aerial Videography Offers Bird’s Eye View of the City of Fort Myers

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) – For the first time, a combination of drone technology and social media will provide the world with a bird’s eye view of the scope and beauty of the City of Fort Myers – real time aerial videography will reveal the city f...

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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: January 6, 2017

City of Fort Myers names Interim Fire Chief

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15-Year FMFD Veteran Named Interim Fire Chief

Fort Myers, FL (January 6, 2017) — The City of Fort Myers announced that Vincent DiCristofalo has been appointed as Interim Chief of the Fort Myers Fire Department, effective January 6, 2017. DiCristo...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fort Myers to Host Public Outreach Meetings for Downtown/Midtown Development

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Date:Monday, January 9th and Wednesday, January 18th

Location:Fort Myers Regional Library (Jan. 9) and Fort Myers Fire Station 1 (Jan. 18)

Hours:5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The City of Fort Myers will host two public meetings to discuss possible changes to city co...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Solid Waste Collection Schedule - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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The City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division will have no change in schedule for the Residential and Commercial trash or recycling collection on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 16).  All Residential and Commercial trash and recycl...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Rededication of the S.T.A.R.S. Complex

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S.T.A.R.S. Complex rededication honors former Councilwoman Dr. Ann Murphy Knight

Fort Myers, FL (Dec. 28, 2016) -- The City of Fort Myers will recognize former Councilwoman Dr. Ann Murphy Knight by renaming the S.T.A.R.S. Complex and Community park in her ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Passport Parking available at Harborside lot

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As of Jan. 1, paying for parking at the Harborside parking lot in the City of Fort Myers will be faster and more convenient. The Passport Parking app allows drivers to pay by credit through a smartphone application instead of negotiating the kiosk pay sta...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Commercial Kitchen will bring Opportunity to Central Fort Myers

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A 5,000 square foot commercial kitchen is on its way to the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center (SWFEC) in Fort Myers. On Dec. 5, Fort Myers City Council unanimously voted to approve a $100,000 community development block grant to the SWFEC for the kitche...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Fort Myers Neighborhoods to see Renovation and Development

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Fort Myers’ Downtown and Midtown neighborhoods will soon see more renovation and redevelopment. At a special meeting on Dec. 12 at City Hall, Fort Myers City Council unanimously approved a pair of projects that will simultaneously move the city into the f...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Hundreds Celebrate Grand Opening of Fire Station One

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The City of Fort Myers Fire Station One is officially open for business.  On Monday, December 5, more than 150 residents and city officials celebrated the grand opening of the new fire station at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Fire Station ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

City of Fort Myers investigates options for water use

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New Options for reclaimed water use may bring added benefit to Fort Myers residents

Fort Myers (Dec. 2, 2016)— The City of Fort Myers is seeking creative alternatives for use of its excess supply of reclaimed water. Fort Myers City Council discussed severa...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

City of Fort Myers enters second phase of National Resource Network project

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The City of Fort Myers is entering the second phase of a community redevelopment initiative that will potentially expand housing options and spark economic growth in the City. The project is part of the City’s ongoing partnership with the National Resourc...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Fort Myers Fire Dept. Special Ops team secures tanker rollover scene

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The City of Fort Myers Fire Department’s Special Operations team responded on Nov. 27 to a request for aid from the City of Cape Coral for a tractor trailer rollover that was transporting 9,000 gallons of gasoline.

The overturned gasoline tanker was a...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Council considers Southwest Florida Community Foundation lease for Regional Tech Hub

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At a workshop presented to the City of Fort Myers City Council on Nov. 10 at City Hall, Sarah Owen, executive director of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, presented a proposal for a long-term lease that would restore the historic train depot to...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

HUD CDBG first program year CAPER Community Meeting - Nov 22

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Date: November 22, 2016
Location: Dr. Carrie Robinson Center, 2990 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33916Hours: 6pm-7pm

The City of Fort Myers receives grant funding annually from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide hous...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Fort Myers Fire Department partners with American Red Cross to install and check smoke detectors

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On November 9, 2016 more than 40 volunteers came together with the common goal of installing smoke detectors in homes that either had outdated smoke detectors or were found to have none at all. Volunteers, which included the American Red Cross, City Polic...Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2016

City of Fort Myers announces new fire station opening

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Firefighters and staff from City of Fort Myers’ Station One now have a new place to call home. The 30,700-square-foot fire station, located at Jackson Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., meets the department’s expanding needs which have changed since...Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

City of Fort Myers Public Works Department Receives Prestigious APWA Accreditation

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The Fort Myers Public Works Department has recently been awarded a prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation. The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practi...Read on...

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...