Movie in the Park, Feb. 3, 2024

Phillips Community Park Hosts Free “Movie in the Park"

Released, Jan. 17, 2024 – Enjoy a free movie in the park for a night of family fun under the stars sponsored by Lee County Parks & Recreation at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Phillips Community Park 5675 Sesame Drive, Bokeelia.

Lee County Animal Serv to Hold Vaccine Clinic on Pine Is, Nov. 2nd

Join Lee County Domestic Animal Services and the Lee County Sheriff's Office for a pet vaccine clinic for the residents on Pine Island.

This will be held 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at 5630 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia, just east of the fire station.

The following vaccines and services will be available:

Resources Available to Residents Experiencing Coastal Flooding

Lee County to make resources available Thursday to residents experiencing isolated coastal flooding

Fort Myers, FL, Aug. 30, 2023 – Lee County Government will offer two locations Thursday for residents from coastal areas who experienced flooding due to Hurricane Idalia and need resources.

Main Matlacha Bridge South Side Steel Barrier Install May Finish By End of Aug

In the absence of any unanticipated delays, the 40 foot corrugated steel barrier installs on south and east side of the main bridge approach in Matlacha is expected to be completed by the end of August, 2023. Crews are presently working 7 days a week.

Matlacha Hookers Award Hurricane Ian Small Business Grants

Matlacha Hookers awarding Small Business Grants.

After Hurricane Ian, The Matlacha Hookers adopted a GoFundMe account for hurricane relief and then continued to fundraise for the Greater Pine Island Area. The members decided to use a portion of the money raised for hurricane relief and rebuilding for the locally owned and operated Pine Island businesses.

Lee County Update: Little Pine Island Bridge

Fort Myers, FL, May 2, 2023 – The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to ask the Florida Department of Transportation to incorporate a full replacement of the Little Pine Island Bridge as a part of the permanent repairs to Pine Island Road through Matlacha, which expedites the bridge construction and makes it more resilient to future storms as soon as possible.

Matlacha Restoration Meeting of 4-25-23

Report from The Matlacha Civic Assoc.:

As we have reported previously, Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane has tasked the Lee County Deputy County Manager to provide coordinated assistance in the Restoration of Matlacha. The Second Meeting of the Restoration group was held in Ft. Myers on April 24, 2023, with 7 county subject area staff present along with almost 25 Islanders and 11 others attending by zoom. The subject area summaries prepared by the staff are attached.

FEMA Trailers to be Removed by Aug. 1st

Official Release 5/1/23 from FEMA:

"Under certain conditions, FEMA may allow the placement of Transportable Temporary Housing Units (TTHUs) within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).  This is only after all other practicable alternatives have been exhausted within a community that has been approved for FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Program.

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