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Posted on: May 21, 2020

City honors fallen soldiers with Centennial Park display

memorial day image

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 21, 2020) – In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, the City of Fort Myers will honor fallen soldiers with a remembrance display at Centennial Park, located at 2200 West First Street, Fort Myers.

Due to COVID-19, the cit...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

City of Fort Myers launches Otocast App

Otocast

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: May 19, 2020

City of Fort Myers continues opening parks and amenities

CFM government center buildings

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 19, 2020) – To encourage outdoor recreation opportunities for the health and wellbeing of its citizens, the City of Fort Myers is reopening its pools, playgrounds, pavilions, courts, multipurpose fields (soccer/football) an...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division announces Memorial Day holiday collection schedule

trash truck

FORT MYERS, FL (May 15, 2020) – In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no residential or commercial trash or recycling collection on Monday, May 25. City of Fort Myers residential and commercial customers will be serviced one day later fro...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Virtual Ward 6 Community Meeting takes place May 20

Ward 6 Councilperson Gaile Anthony

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 14, 2020) Fort Myers City Councilperson Gaile Anthony will host a virtual Ward 6 Community Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, May 20 at 4:00 p.m. Register in advance for this webinar here: https://cityftmyers.zoom.us...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Two new COVID-19 test sites available in Fort Myers community

drive-thru COVID-19 testing

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 13, 2020) – Two COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites will open Friday, May 15, in Fort Myers. The testing sites will be in the parking lots of the Walmart stores located at 4770 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers and at 545 Pine Isl...

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

Virtual Ward 4 Community Meeting takes place May 13

Kevin Anderson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 8, 2020) Fort Myers City Councilperson Kevin Anderson will host a virtual Ward 4 Community Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. Register in advance for this webinar here: https://cityftmyers.zoom.us...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

City of Fort Myers operations prepares for anticipated rain event

storm water alert

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 8, 2020) – With a major storm predicted this weekend, City of Fort Myers crews are checking stormwater drains in advance of the anticipated rain event. In addition, public works staff monitors swales throughout the city, pr...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

City seeks input on bicycle and pedestrian master plan update

bike pedestrian master plan image

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 4, 2020) – The City of Fort Myers, in conjunction with the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization, has developed a 5-minute online survey for bicyclists and walkers in Fort Myers. Your input is important for the upda...

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

City expands options for restaurants to offer additional outdoor seating

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 1, 2020) - To accommodate local business owners and assist with compliance under the Governor’s Executive Order 20-112 issued on April 29, the City of Fort Myers has created a Temporary Outdoor Dining Area permit t...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Statement on COVID-19 from Councilperson Streets

Ward 2 Councilperson Streets

May 1, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is having a deep impact on our city, nation and society as a whole. We are in unprecedented and trying times. It has brought many challenges for millions of people and has changed our everyday life as we know it. The pa...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Eastwood Golf Course resumes operations

Eastwood Golf Course

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Apr. 30, 2020) - Eastwood Golf Course will reopen on Friday, May 1 with one person per cart rules and social distancing guidelines observed. All carts will be sanitized between rounds. Concession dining and outdoor seating remain closed....

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

City of Fort Myers continues phased reopening of parks

COVID-19 information center

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 28, 2020) – To encourage outdoor recreation opportunities for the health and wellbeing of its citizens, the City of Fort Myers is resuming limited operations in parks and recreation areas beginning Wednesday, Apr...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Lee County Irrigation Restrictions

CITY OF FORT MYERS Irrigation restrictions

In order to protect and conserve crucial groundwater resources in aquifers for residents during the remainder of the dry season, the South Florida Water Management District issued mandatory water restrictions in all of Lee County in consultation with Lee ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Fort Myers cancellations and closures due to COVID-19 concerns

COVID-19 information center

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2020) – The City of Fort Myers is monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and will continue to share more information as it becomes available. The following is a list of cancellations, facility closures and service modific...

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

Continuing Services During COVID (subject to change):

COVID-19 information center

City buildings/lobby areas: the City of Fort Myers has limited access to all lobby areas of city buildings. Members of the public are asked to conduct city business over the phone or by email. Access to city hall is limited to employees with key card entr...

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

2020-2021 Special Event Grant Applications

Boats at Pier

The City of Fort Myers recognizes the importance of Special Events and provides assistance to qualified 501C3 organizations for special events through the awarding of limited City provided services. Such services include, but are not limited to, trash pic...

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2020 Special Events Grant Application Packet (PDF) City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Has your child participated in a STARS program?

STARS Complex

If your child has participated in a STARS program, we want to hear from you! Please help us obtain valuable information by taking our survey to provide feedback.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STARS20

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Florida Department of Environmental Protection to host monthly educational meetings

People at a Bar

FORT MYERS, Fla.  (October 31, 2019) – In an effort to improve its communication with the regulated community, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is hosting free monthly educational meetings. The first meeting tak...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

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

Sky View of City

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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