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Halloween in the Park
Halloween in the Park 2023
09/29/2023
The City of Bonita Springs is hosting our Halloween in the Park event again this year on Saturday, October 21st, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
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Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian- One Year later
09/28/2023
In remembrance of all those that we lost during the storm. We also thank everyone that came together to help our community recover.
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City Hall
City Council approved a Master Agreement with Portland State University and adoption of the State-mandated Comprehensive Plan Amendments as determined by the City’s Evaluation and Appraisal Review.
09/07/2023
Earlier this year, the City completed its State-required Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of the EAR process, which occurs every seven years, is to determine whether plan amendments are necessary to reflect changes in state requirements during the cycle.
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Resource Guide
Resource Guide for Hurricane Season – Get Prepared Now
08/28/2023
For further updates and information regarding hurricane preparedness, residents are encouraged to visit the Lee County Emergency Operations webpage
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City Hall
Public Participation Meetings for Federal Disaster Recovery Funds Planned Throughout Lee County - Bonita Springs meeting 5:30PM Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023
08/03/2023
Resident participation meetings throughout unincorporated Lee County and in municipalities are planned in August to receive public comment and input on the Draft Action Plan for the $1.1 billion Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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City Hall
City Council received a presentation from Stantec on the City’s final Wayfinding Signage and Gateway Feature Master Plan
08/03/2023
On February 2, 2022, Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with Stantec Consulting Inc. to design a Wayfinding Signage and Gateway Feature Master Plan for the City. Similar to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, this master plan will create a road map for future capital improvement project recommendations.
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LCSO
Fifteenth Addendum to Second Agreement for Law Enforcement Services
07/19/2023
LCSO has provided the attached partially-executed Fifteenth Addendum to the Second Agreement for Enhanced Law Enforcement Services, maintaining the current level of service, for an amount not to exceed $2,543,356.08, which includes all vehicles and equipment, two sergeants, and seventeen deputies (including a detective).
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Council received the first reading of an ordinance amending chapter 24 -Flood Hazard Reduction.
07/19/2023
Council received the first reading of the following ordinance: an ordinance of the city of Bonita Springs, Florida, amending chapter 24 - Flood Hazard Reduction - to clarify the definition of market value as applied to existing building in special flood hazard areas; providing for conflicts of law, severability, codification and scrivener’s errors, and an effective date.
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Hazard
Bonita Collection Event
06/27/2023
A reminder that there will be a hazardous waste collection for the Bonita Springs community on July 5, 2023 from 9AM-1PM.
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4th of july
Star Spangled Bonita 2023
06/21/2023
The City of Bonita Springs invites the public to its annual Star-Spangled Bonita - 4th of July 2023 Event. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, in downtown Bonita Springs Riverside Park- 10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs, FL 34135- starting at 6:00 p.m.
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Sea Turtle
Changes to the Sea Turtle Ordinance
06/21/2023
On April 19, 2023, City Council gave staff directions to proceed with changes to the Sea Turtle Ordinance, Article II, Chapter 7 of the Land Development Code.
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Housing
Affordable Housing Trust Fund
06/21/2023
On July 5, 2006, Bonita Springs City Council approved the execution of loan mortgage in favor of Partnership in Housing, Inc., for Pueblo Bonito Phase III, for a rental project from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, in the amount of $400,000.
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Hurricane
Stay Prepared during the Official Hurricane Season from June 1st to November 30th
06/20/2023
It is strongly advised to maintain a state of preparedness during this period. We kindly urge you to remain informed and equipped by regularly visiting the website of the Lee County Emergency Operations.
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Limitations on Thru Truck Traffic
06/08/2023
Pursuant to the Council’s direction, the attached draft ordinance provides the Council with authority to designate no-thru-trucks zones by resolution.
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The City of Bonita Springs Backyard Hen Program
06/08/2023
The City of Bonita Springs Backyard Hen Program began in 2015 as a pilot program to test the need and viability for allowing a limited number of permit holders, capped twenty-five (25) households, the ability keep up to four (4) hens on property, subject to corresponding permitting approval and regulatory standards.
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Guidelines for 2023 Sea Turtle Nesting Season
05/31/2023
The 2023 Sea Turtle Nesting Season starts on May 1st and runs through October 31st from 9PM to 7AM. Below are some guidelines you should follow to make sure this nesting season is a safe one for our marine wildlife.
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Memorial Day
The Bonita Springs Memorial Day Ceremony
05/18/2023
The Bonita Springs Memorial Day Ceremony is an annual service held on Memorial Day to honor those who have died while serving our country. This event is coordinated by the Bonita Springs Veterans Advisory Committee.
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City Hall
$1.131B Grants Received in Lee County
05/16/2023
In response to the extensive and widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, the Lee Board of County Commissioners has unanimously voted to establish the Recovery Task Force in accordance with the FEMA National Disaster Recovery Framework.
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City Council approved the Thirteenth Addendum to Second Agreement for Law Enforcement Services
05/04/2023
On September 7, 2022, the City Council approved the Thirteenth Addendum to Second Agreement for Law Enforcement Services, which provides for two sergeants and fifteen deputies (including a detective) dedicated to community policing in Bonita Springs.
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The Celebrate Bonita Festival is coming to Bonita Springs’ Riverside Park!
04/27/2023
The City of Bonita Springs will be holding the Celebrate Bonita Festival this year on April 29th, 2023. This event is held in commemoration of the City’s incorporation.
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Tree
Tree of the Season Award
04/27/2023
If you are as proud of our beautiful trees as we are and have a great idea for a specific tree in Bonita Springs to be recognized, please send in your nomination.
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City Hall
Hurricane Ian Progress Report
04/27/2023
On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall as a direct hit to Lee County as a Category 5 storm. It was the largest hurricane to make landfall here and is the fifth largest storm in U.S. history. The City of Bonita Springs experienced over 12+ feet of storm surge and sustained winds of over 155 mph. Hurricane Ian impacted all City parks, our beaches, and various City-owned infrastructure.
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City Hall
RK&K to design and permit the new quadrant roadway
04/20/2023
On October 19, 2022, City Council approved a contract with RK&K to design and permit the new quadrant roadway situated in the Northwest quadrant of the US 41 & Bonita Beach Road intersection.
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City Council to negotiate a contract with Pegasus Engineering, LLC.
04/20/2023
On March 15, 2023 City Council approved the Selection Committee’s recommendation to negotiate a contract with the top ranked firm, Pegasus Engineering, LLC.
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Wildfires
Wildfires in Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District 4/10, UPDATE
04/10/2023
Thanks to the hard work from local firefighters from multiple Lee County agencies, we’re at 100% containment on the last of our wildfires off Kent Road. Crews of firefighters will continue to monitor the area and will be out again first thing tomorrow morning to ensure everything is completely extinguished.
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City Hall
E.A.R. Drop-In Session
03/08/2023
Members of the public are invited to attend small group drop-in sessions regarding the Evaluation and Appraisal Review of the City of Bonita Springs’ Comprehensive Plan.
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Public Notice for the FDOT PD&E Public Meeting for the US 41 & Bonita Beach Road Intersection
03/07/2023
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to the Alternatives Public Workshop for the US 41 at Bonita Beach Road (CR 865) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study at the intersection of US 41 and Bonita Beach Road in Lee County.
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Funding
SHIP/HHRP Funding
03/06/2023
To eligible non-profit organizations only notice of funds available and solicitation for proposals for the lee county state housing initiatives partnership (SHIP) hurricane housing recovery program (HHRP) fy22/23 funding
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Lee County announces phased opening of beach parks
02/16/2023
Fort Myers, FL, Feb. 14, 2023 – Lee County plans a phased reopening of beach parks with the overall goal of working alongside local, state, and federal partners to progress as quickly as possible, while ensuring safety for the community and the best use of taxpayer dollars.
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City Hall
Update from Stantec on the City’s Wayfinding Signage and Gateway Feature Master Plan
02/15/2023
On February 2, 2022, Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with Stantec Consulting Inc. to design a Wayfinding Signage and Gateway Feature Master Plan for the City
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City-Wide Clean-Up Flyer
City-Wide Clean-Up
02/14/2023
February 25th, 2023 from 9AM to 12PM. Volunteers should meet at the Banyan Tree Lot across from Riverside Park (10520 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs, FL 34135)
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Department of Environmental Protection Hurricane Grant Information
02/02/2023
The Florida Hurricane Restoration Reimbursement Grant Program addresses coastal beach erosion incurred as a result of preparation for or damage sustained from Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole after Sept. 23, 2022.
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City Hall
Notifying Residents of Final Day for Hurricane Ian Debris Pick-Up
01/19/2023
The city reminds residents that the final day to place Hurricane Ian debris for pick up will be Monday, January 23rd. Debris pick-up operations will conclude on Friday, January 27th.
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Beach
Bonita Beach Curfew
01/19/2023
The Bonita Beach area curfew has been amended to 12AM – 6AM.
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Movies in the Park Flyer
Movies in the Park
01/13/2023
Saturday January 21st, 2023 "Lady and the Tramp" (1995) {G} Begins at Dusk! Admission is free!
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City Hall
Hurricane Ian Debris Removal Program - Representative at City Hall
12/19/2022
Gov. DeSantis announced the “Unite Florida Portal” on November 21st for state sheltering and housing assistance.
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At the December 7th meeting, Bonita Springs held a City Council Swearing-in Ceremony
12/08/2022
At the December 7th meeting, Bonita Springs held a City Council swearing-in ceremony for Jamie Bogacz, District 1; Laura Carr, District 3; and Nigel P. Fullick, District 5.
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Holiday in the Park
The City of Bonita Springs Holiday Season will be full of festive fun this year.
12/01/2022
The Holiday Stroll begins nightly, December 3rd -January 1st at Riverside Park 10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. The park will sparkle with lights, holiday music will play and photo opportunities will be set up throughout the park.
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City Hall
Public Workshop #2 Evaluation and Appraisal Review
12/01/2022
Members of the public are invited to the second workshop on the Evaluation and Appraisal Review of the City of Bonita Springs’ Comprehensive Plan.
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Houses
My Safe FL Home
12/01/2022
The My Safe Florida Home Program is now open and accepting applications for free hurricane home inspections.
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City Hall
Mitigation Experts Continue to Offer Rebuilding Advice
11/21/2022
FEMA mitigation specialists will be at several locations to answer questions and offer free home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. This information is geared for do-ityourself work and general contractors.
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Marine Debris
Marine debris can be reported to the state. This can include debris in beach and mangrove areas.
11/18/2022
The Florida Division of Emergency Management will receive the requests and they will be assigned to the appropriate contractor for action.
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Beach
Red Tide
11/18/2022
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of 3 additional red tide blooms. Alert levels of Red Tide were found at Lynn Hall Park (Fort Myers Beach), and New Pass (Lovers Key). A cautionary level of Red Tide was found at Bonita Beach Park.
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City Hall
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
11/15/2022
The new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will officially open in Bonita Springs, tomorrow, November 16, 2022 at 8 am with a soft opening today, November 15th starting at 1 pm located at the Bonita Springs Recreation Center – Small Rec Building 26738 Pine Ave. Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
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Tropical Storm Nicole update from Lee County for Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 9
11/09/2022
Lee County Government and its local, state and federal partners continue to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole.
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Are you hurricane ready
City of Bonita Springs Storm Preparedness
11/07/2022
Know the Risks Know your Zone: Do you know your Storm Evacuation Zone?
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Debris Map
Storm Debris
11/07/2022
Storm debris is collected separately from household garbage. Storm debris assessment is already underway throughout the city. The map below will be updated regularly to show residents the debris pick up progress
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Veterans Day 2022
11/07/2022
Due to the impacts of Hurricane Ian on the American Legion and so many in our community, the City of Bonita Springs Veterans Advisory Board will release a short film honoring Veterans on the city’s media platforms this year in place of a service.
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Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall Meeting
11/04/2022
Members of the community are encouraged to attend!
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Bonita Springs EAR Survey Open Now!
11/02/2022
The City of Bonita Springs is currently reviewing its Comprehensive Plan through a process called the Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) and we need your input.
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City of Bonita Springs FEMA Registration Intake Center
10/27/2022
FEMA will provide a Registration Intake Center (RIC) at City of Bonita Springs Recreation Center
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The City of Bonita Springs Invites the Public to Join Us for a Family-Friendly Halloween Event in Riverside Park
10/25/2022
The City of Bonita Springs is proud to introduce a new community event to Bonita Springs. On Saturday, October 29th, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the city will be hosting a family-friendly Halloween event that is free for the community.
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Temporary access plan to Fort Myers Beach from southern bridges implemented to speed recovery
10/17/2022
The Florida Department of Transportation has completed temporary repairs to four previously damaged and closed bridges that provide access to the south end of Fort Myers Beach. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, access to Fort Myers Beach from the south will be limited to essential response personnel to speed restoration of essential services and infrastructure.
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FEMA Assistance
10/10/2022
If your household was impacted by the disaster, FEMA may be able to assist with disaster related expenses, home repairs, and provide other financial assistance.
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Hurricane Ian
Bonita Beach Access
10/07/2022
City of Bonita Springs Beach Residents Will No Longer Need the Early Access Passes to Access the Bonita Beach Area Beginning October 14th
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Hurricane Ian
BSU restores water service throughout all Little Hickory Island on Bonita Beach
10/05/2022
Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. has restored water service throughout all Little Hickory Island on Bonita Beach. Some individual homes, condominiums or businesses do not have service due to leaks in the building or on the customer’s property.
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The City of Bonita Springs Permitting Post Hurricane Ian
10/05/2022
The City of Bonita Springs permit counter is open. Building permit fees associated with storm related damage will be waived.
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Hickory Blvd Access
10/04/2022
The City of Bonita Springs is working to get residents access to the areas along Hickory Blvd that have been affected by Hurricane Ian. Residents should begin to prepare to gain access to their residences.
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Flood Advisory
The City of Bonita Springs Warns of Potential Flood Risk as the Imperial River continues to Rise
10/02/2022
The City of Bonita Springs continues to advise residents near rivers and canals to keep an eye on the water levels. There is not a mandatory evacuation at this time, however should the levels increase, residents in flood prone areas should take precautions
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pod sites
POD Location Open in Bonita Springs
10/02/2022
Lee County has opened a Food and Water Distribution site in Bonita Springs at the Old Bonita Library---26876 Pine Ave
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Lee County Issues an Evacuation Order for Zone A, Zone B, and those in mobile homes, and parts of Zone C
09/27/2022
The City continues to monitor the storm. Lee County is currently under hurricane warnings, storm surge warnings and flood watch. Zone A and Zone B have been issued evacuation orders. Also, those in mobile and manufactured homes should also consider evacuation.
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Lee County Expands Evacuation Orders for Portions of Zone C
09/27/2022
his latest order covers the portion of Zone C that lies in North Cape Coral and the portion of Zone C in North Fort Myers that is west of Interstate 75. Please note that many parts of North Cape and North Fort Myers are not in Zone C, so residents need to visit the website to identify their zone. Go to www.leegov.com/storm.
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An Emergency Resolution of the City of Bonita Springs Declaring a State of Local Emergency Resulting from Hurricane Ian
09/26/2022
WHEREAS, Hurricane Ian has the potential for causing extensive flooding and potential wind and water damage to public utilities, public buildings, public communication systems, public streets and roads, public drainage systems, commercial and residential buildings and areas
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Governor DeSantis Declares State of Emergency for 24 Counties, Urges Floridians to Prepare for Impacts from Tropical Depression 9
09/23/2022
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-218, declaring a State of Emergency for 24 counties in the potential path of Tropical Depression 9. Additionally, Governor DeSantis has requested a federal pre-landfall Emergency Declaration in anticipation of impacts from the storm.
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City Hall
Evaluation and Appraisal Review 2023 - Public Workshop #2
09/21/2022
Members of the public are invited to the second workshop on the 2023 Evaluation and Appraisal Review of the City of Bonita Springs Comprehensive Plan
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Public Workshop
08/29/2022
Members of the public are invited to the second workshop on the 2023 Evaluation and Appraisal Review of the City of Bonita Springs Comprehensive Plan
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NEIGHBORHOODS OF QUINN/DOWNS/DEAN STREETS AND WEST OF IMPERIAL PARKWAY DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS MEETING
08/08/2022
The City of Bonita Springs invites you to attend a neighborhood meeting regarding the proposed design of drainage improvements in the neighborhoods of Quinn/Down/Dean Streets and west of Imperial Parkway.
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Coastal Clean-up Flyer
The City of Bonita Springs Invites the Public to Participate in Coastal Clean-up Day!
08/05/2022
Save the date on September 17th, 2022 because it’s International Coastal Clean-up Day! The City of Bonita Springs is proud to partner with Keep Lee County Beautiful for this event. Coastal Clean-Up Day is a great opportunity for students of all ages who need volunteer hours, as well as anyone that is interested in helping to preserve their beaches.
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Hazardous Waste
Council approves for implementation of Lee County’s Hazardous Waste Ordinance
08/04/2022
Attached is the proposed Interlocal Agreement with Lee County for implementation of Lee County’s Hazardous Waste Ordinance
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Tree of the Season
Tree of the Season
07/20/2022
The Tree Advisory Board has created a new program inviting the public to nominate a Tree of the Season designation for a remarkable tree.
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Lee County, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (FDEO) Office of Broadband
07/08/2022
Lee County, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (FDEO) Office of Broadband, is asking residents and visitors to take a survey and an internet speed test to evaluate current broadband capabilities and determine areas in need of added service.
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