Florida Gas Prices Continue To Decline

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Florida gas prices fell for the eighth consecutive week, declining 14 cents from a week ago. The state average is now $3.79 per gallon. That's the lowest daily average price since March 4th. 

Alternating Light Stays

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After hearing from the public earlier this year, the Florida Department of Transportation has notified the Fort Myers Beach town council that the alternating light at Prescott and Buttonwood that has been guiding traffic to the bridge leading to the beach will stay as is.

Manager Proposes Higher Fees All Around

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Earlier this year Fort Myers Beach Town Manager Roger Hernstadt said the town is in "sound financial shape." This week he proposed a budget with huge fee hikes on everything from weddings to the town pool. And there's a millage rate increase being considered.

FMB War on Traffic Congestion—a Much Needed Conversation

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(By Jim Atterholt) As we are currently going through a renaissance that includes over a dozen significant public/private improvements, it's clear more folks will be drawn to our beautiful island. Traffic congestion can be a significant obstacle to experiencing a high quality of life.

Bayside Park Groundbreaking Set

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Fort Myers Beach Town Manager Roger Hernstadt told the town council this week that the groundbreaking for the new Bayside Park will be the middle of August. The town is spending just under $1 million to rehab the park.

Your Library Taxes Could Go Up

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The Fort Myers Beach Library Board is considering a higher millage rate to deal with staff increases, higher maintenance costs and an aging building.

Lee County Taxes Cannot Be Raised

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Public hearings have been set for the 2022-2023 proposed Lee County budget. The Board of Commissioners has set the proposed maximum millage rate at 3.8623 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Your First NEW Candidates Forum is Tonight

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Tonight from 5PM to 8PM upstairs at Mangorita's will be your next opportunity to meet all three new candidates running for Fort Myers Beach Town Council. The three new candidates attending our forum are John King, Patrick Romcoe. and Karen Woodson.

New Margaritivalle GM On BTR Tomorrow

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TPI Hospitality recently announced the hiring of David Cesario as the new Vice President and Opening General Manager of the Margaritaville resort on Fort Myers Beach. David will be our guest tomorrow morning, August 6th at 9:45.

Judicial Candidate Also on The Show Tomorrow

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Lindsay Scott Garza, the daughter of former Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, joins Beach Talk Radio at 9AM tomorrow. The 8-year assistant state attorney is running for Lee County Judge, which is a 6-year term.

Donalds Hosting Town Hall For Veterans

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Representative Byron Donalds is hosting a Veteran Town Hall at FGCO on August 9th at 5:30PM. The Town Hall is intended to provide assistance, guidance, and clarity to veterans within Florida’s 19th Congressional District.

Next Beach Chemical Waste Drop-Off Set

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On Wednesday, August 17th Fort Myers Beach will host a free  drop-off day for household chemical waste in partnership with the Lee County Solid Waste  Department.