On Monday, the town of Fort Myers Beach Town Council voted to approve 4th of July Fireworks. The vote to approve was unanimous. The 2020 fireworks celebration was canceled due to COVID. There will not be a parade this year.
The council needed to decide one way or the other on Monday in order to obtain all the necessary permits and documents to meet the deadlines needed to have the 4th of July celebration.
Mayor Ray Murphy said it was not a decision to be taken lightly. “People will be shoulder to shoulder. This is not a backyard barbeque. (COVID) Case numbers are going up, not down. I hope people continue to practice social distancing.”
The fireworks vendor, Garden State Fireworks, has been storing the fireworks since last year at a cost of $4,050.