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FMB Attorney Weighs in on Dune Walkover

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Fort Myers Beach town attorney John Herin has weighed in on the case between the State of Florida and Estero Boulevard homeowners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer. The town is not a party in the lawsuit, however the outcome is extremely important to the town. There are millions of dollars on the line.

Another 14 Nests on Fort Myers Beach Last Week

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Turtle Time reports that as of the end of this week, there are 74 nests on Fort Myers Beach (up from 60 last week). Nests should begin hatching in a week or so. Here’s how Fort Myers beach stacked up against Sanibel, Captiva and Bonita.

Check Out Our Latest Margaritaville Update

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Every Saturday morning we keep you updated on the progress of the construction of the new Margaritaville resort on Fort Myers Beach. The resort is 15 months from opening. Here's our video update from Saturday, June 18th.

State Moves To Dismiss Dune Walkover Lawsuit

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The state of Florida has filed a motion for Summary Judgment in the Fort Myers Beach dune walkover case. A motion for summary judgement is not an unusual move in court cases. If the judge agrees with the state, this conflict could end soon.

Maybe There is a Lighting Solution

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Fort Myers Beach town councilman Dan Allers is getting a lot accomplished on the issue of lighting Estero boulevard. He's been working directly with Lee County officials to try to come up with a solution both government entities can live with.

FDOT Answers Your Matanzas Pass Bridge Questions

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During a public meeting back in January, the Florida Department of Transportation presented its plan to redesign the Matanzas Pass Bridge, and the foot-of-the-bridge on the beach side. That presentation left residents with many questions. Last night FDOT answered all of those questions.

Where’s That $1.4 Million?

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It's been nearly four months since the Lee County Board of Commissioners voted to turn over $1.4 million to the town of Fort Myers Beach to help pay for new lights on Estero Boulevard. As of today the Boulevard remains as dark as it ever was and the town doesn't have those funds. Here's why...

Walkover Mediation Canceled

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A lot of people on Fort Myers Beach are anxiously awaiting the results of a court fight between the State of Florida and Estero Boulevard homeowners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer. They will now have to wait even longer.

It’s A Do-Over For The Matanzas Pass Bridge Design

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Back in January the Florida Department of Transportation presented this design to the Fort Myers Beach town council as part of its foot-of-the-bridge redesign. Due to feedback from the community this design, and a design that included a cantilever that would have expanded the bridge out for pedestrians, have both been spiked.

Times Square Renovation Pushed to 2023

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With the 2022 season officially over, and the town not yet ready to start the Times Square renovation project, it looks as if construction will now begin after Easter of 2023. Here's why.

Mediation Fails. The Lawsuit Goes On.

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Fort Myers Beach Town Attorney John Herin told the town council Monday that, after four hours of mediation with Estero Boulevard resident Eddie Rood over his ADA lawsuit against the town, the mediation was very unsuccessful.

Here’s How Much You Paid The Lighting Consultant

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Last week, disappointed by answers he was receiving from consultant Town Lighting, Councilman Dan Allers said he lost confidence in the company. Mayor Ray Murphy agreed. How much did the consultant cost you? We have the answer.

You’re Out of Here

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The lighting consultant town manager Roger Hernstadt brought in to help guide the council toward a lighting solution on Estero Boulevard will not be getting any additional town business. Monday was the last straw for this town council.

Mediation This Month in Rood ADA Case

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In the ongoing battle between the town of Fort Myers Beach and Estero Boulevard homeowner Eddie Rood, Fort Myers Beach town attorney John Herin told the town council Monday a court-ordered mediation will take place April 20th in Rood's ADA lawsuit.

It’s Time to Start Thinking About The Turtles

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(By Cindy Johnson) On April 15th, Turtle Time volunteers will begin surveying Fort Myers Beach for State and Federally Protected Sea Turtle nesting activity. Here's how you can help keep the turtles safe and give them the best chance to survive.
Blvd Segment 2 Photo – Finished Estero Boulevard Segment 2

Estero Boulevard Ribbon Cutting is Tomorrow

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The long and complicated Estero Boulevard road improvement project is finally coming to an end after 7 years of work. On Wednesday, Lee County and the Town of Fort Myers Beach will host an official ribbon cutting for the project at Charley's Boat House.

Should The Town Be Capping Licenses?

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Riding a jet ski or taking a parasail ride are as much a part of Fort Myers Beach as waiting in traffic to get over the bridge. In fact when you come over the Matanzas Pass Bridge it's common to see the parasailers high in the sky as you take in that spectacular view.