When the Fort Myers Beach Town Council meets Monday at 9AM they will vote on who will fill the open seat left when Bill Veach resigned at the end of 2023. 5 residents are interested in the seat, a 6th candidate withdrew his name.
The 5 residents interested in the position are: Lagoon Road resident Ed Schoonover, LPA members Scott Safford and James Boan, Jefferson Street resident Sal Pedone and long-time Bay Oaks and CELCAB committee member Barbara Hill.
Delmar Avenue resident Chad Robey withdrew his application. He told us he didn’t think he’d be able to commit the time to the job if he was appointed.
Schoonover appeared on Beach Talk Radio Saturday, January 20th. Watch that interview HERE.
Safford was a guest on Beach Talk Radio, Saturday, January 27th. Watch that interview HERE.
Hill appeared on Beach Talk Radio Sunday, January 28th following our weekly interview with the Mayor. Watch Hill’s interview HERE.
Boan will be on the show Saturday morning at Margaritaville at 11:30AM.
Pedone will be our guest, Sunday, February 4th at 11:45AM at Wahoo Willie’s, following our interview with the Mayor.
This seat will be on the ballot this November, along with the seats occupied by Mayor Dan Allers and Vice Mayor Jim Atterholt, who are both running for re-election.