News and Notices - 2001

12/28/01 New EMS Bicycle Team To Provide Medical Care At New Year’s Event
12/27/01 Public Meeting Scheduled To Plan Estero/Bonita Community Park
12/27/01 Public Meeting Planned For Lee Boulevard Widening
12/27/01 Low-Income Households Can Benefit From Free Job Training
12/21/01 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule
12/19/01 "Brontosaurus" Gnaws Exotics Into Mulch On Conservation Lands
12/14/01 Filter Marsh Important Part Of County Conservation Efforts
12/13/01 Lee Island Coast Ranks Among Choice List Of Top U.S. Destinations
12/13/01 Horizon Council Elects 2002 Officers
12/11/01 Lee County Department Head Appointed To State Oversight Board
12/07/01 Lee County Tourist Development Council Welcomes New Chair And Member
12/06/01 Lee Commission Chairman Announces 2001-02 Liaison Assignments
12/06/01 DVDs Are Coming Soon To A Lee County Library Near You
12/06/01 Leetran’s Revamped Routes Ready To Roll/Free Rides December 13 To 16
12/01/01 Lee County Government United Way Campaign Goal Exceeded by 85% 
11/21/01 Cape Library Receives Major Gift- Closing for Expansion
11/21/01 Weekend CPR Classes Being Offered By Lee County EMS
11/21/01 Second Homeland Security Task Force Meeting To Be November 28
11/21/01 Year End Grants Give Homeless Hope For 2002
11/20/01 County Commission Elects Janes As 2002 Chairman
11/13/01 Concert In Park Series Kicks Off With Zydecko Performance
11/09/01 Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Campaign
11/07/01 Bookmark Contest Winners @ Your Library
11/06/01 Lee County Park Fees Waived Veterans Day Weekend To Honor Victims
11/06/01 County Moves Forward On Designation Of Paddling Trail
11/06/01 Lee County Seeks Compliance With Tree Trimming Regulations
11/05/01 Lee Veterans Day Celebrations Include Full Line-Up Of Events
11/01/01 Nov. 6 -Start Of Program Designed To Prevent Youngster Drowning Deaths
10/31/01 Great Programs At Your South County And Bonita Springs Libraries!
10/31/01 Anne Tyler Novel Discussed At South County Library
10/31/01 Prepare For College At Your Library
10/30/01 BOCC Approves Two East County Projects, Including Park
10/30/01 Better Integration Of Resources - First Homeland Security Task Force Mtg.
10/26/01 County Hires New Facilities Management Director
10/25/01 Tony Villamil to Address Horizon Council October 26
10/25/01 Lee County Fleet Ranked Second In America
10/24/01 Grand Opening And Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Of Barkingham Dog Park
10/23/01 County Approves Funding Contracts With 17 Agencies
10/22/01 County To Continue School Impact Fee Hearing To Nov. 27
10/22/01 LeeWay $.50 Coin Drop Discount Program Discontinued Midnight, Oct. 31st
10/18/01 County Yields Biggest Savings Yet ($25 Million) On Bond Refinancing
10/17/01 Lee Panther Habitat Study Could Help Connect Wildlife Corridors
10/16/01 Structure For Smart Growth Process To Include Advisory Committee
10/13/01 Lee County Manager Appointed To National Task Force
10/09/01 County Encouraging Residents To Invest In Local Bonds
10/08/01 Workforce Summit To Address Regional Business/Education Issues
10/05/01 Bob Janes Appointed To National Steering Committee
10/05/01 Lee County Hosting Meeting Of State Expressway Authorities
10/05/01 FEMA Adds Lee County To List Of T.S. Gabrielle Disaster Areas
10/03/01 County Parks & Recreation Receives Prestigious National Accreditation
10/02/01 County Could Save Millions With Refinancing Of Bonds
10/10/01 Lee Officials Meet To Discuss Crisis Response
09/24/01 October Microchip Promotion To Benefit United Way Of Lee County
09/25/01 Do The Right Thing At Your Library
09/25/01 Commission To Supplement Pay Of Employee Military Reservists
09/24/01 Lee Commissioner/Employee Receive Human Service Awards
09/24/01 Lee County Road Projects Update
09/21/01 LeeWay Discount Program Renewals Due by Mail October 15, 2001
09/21/01 Damage Estimates Tabulated For Tropical Storm Gabrielle
09/21/01 Monster Trucks To Help Lee Utilities Get To Wellfield Sites
09/20/01 Library Bookmark Contest for Kids
09/20/01 Lee County Government Adopts Fiscal Year 2001-02 Budget
09/19/01 Five Companies named Lee County’s 2001 Industry Leaders
09/14/01 Removal Of Trees Could Slow Traffic Along Cypress Lake Drive
09/14/01 Update #1: Tropical Storm Gabrielle
09/12/01 Local Animal Shelters Host Fall Pet Fest!
09/12/01 Update #1: Tropical Depression #8
09/11/01 Lee County Statement Of Current Events
09/11/01 "Library Fiesta !" Draws Crowd to East County Regional Library
09/10/01 Lee To Fly Pow/Mia Flags From County Facilities Starting September 11
09/07/01 Lee County Libraries Celebrate International Literacy Week September 4-8
09/04/01 East County Regional Library Free Shuttle to Continue
09/04/01 Library "Fiesta"
08/30/01 County Closes On 730-Acre Bunche Beach Purchase
08/29/01 Public Hearing Set For Lee Tran Route And Schedule Restructuring
08/29/01 Trash Collection Schedule Change’s For Labor Day And Week
08/28/01 County Creating New Franchise District For Outer Islands’ Trash Removal
08/28/01 New Program Designed To Prevent Youngster Drowning Deaths
08/24/01 Groundbreaking Set Of New Bus Transfer Center In Cape Coral
08/24/01 New District Sheriff’s Station To Open In North Fort Myers
08/22/01 Groundbreaking Marks Start Of Hickey’s Creek Park Improvements
08/21/01 Lakes Park Swimming Area To Be Closed For Rest Of Season
08/17/01 Animal Services Offers Hurricane Preparedness Pet Clinic This Saturday
08/17/01 Hickey's Creek Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
08/17/01 Source Interlink Relocates World Headquarters to Lee County, Florida
08/15/01 Sign-Up And Payment For Leeway Now Can Be Done Online
08/14/01 County Approves 720-Acre Purchase Of Bunche Beach
07/24/01 Bequest Honors Talking Books Library
07/24/01 County Continues "Flood" Emergency, Though Threat Lessens
07/24/01 Solid Waste Launches Its First Consumer Electronics Recycling Program
07/24/01 Lakes Park Swimming Area Closed Again Due To Bacteria
07/24/01 Newly Completed Hart Road Sidewalk Result Of Community Effort
07/24/01 Lee County To Begin Last Leg Of Veterans Memorial Extension
07/23/01 Lee County To Consider Slight Rise in Garbage Rates
07/23/01 Flooding Threat In County Isolated
07/23/01 Lee County Declares State of Local Emergency Due to Rains
07/19/01 Lakes Park Swimming Area Reopens
07/17/01 Low-Income Households Can Benefit From Free Job Training
07/17/01 An Opportunity to Help Needy Kids
07/17/01 New Regional Library Manager Appointed
07/16/01 Lee Human Resources Director Going To Watermark Communities
07/16/01 Further Testing On Caloosahatchee Algae Shows Water Is Safe
07/12/01 Lee County Utilities Begins Chlorine Flush Of Water System
07/11/01 Lee County’s Web Site Now In Spanish, Other Languages
07/03/01 Summer Reading Programs Draw Thousands to Lee County Libraries
07/03/01 New Manager Appointed
07/02/01 Kids with a Lee County Library Card Can Ride Lee Tran for Less!
07/02/01 Lee County Library’s "Born to Read" Project Receives National Award!
06/27/01 Three Lee County Programs Win National Honors From Naco
06/26/01 Board Of Lee County Commissioners Acts On Major Projects
06/26/01 Award Of Excellence Given To Three Outstanding Projects
06/25/01 Traffic Light Test On San Carlos Blvd. To Begin Friday (June 29)
06/25/01 Scott Trebatoski Is New Director Of Lee County Animal Services
06/25/01 Hurricane Information Being Broadcast On County TV Channel
06/22/01 Human Services Looking For Contractors For Housing Programs
06/27/01 Trash Collection Schedule Changes For July 4th Holiday
06/25/01 Lee County To Rededicate Veterans Memorial Plaque Friday
06/21/01 Public Input Meetings On Bus Route Changes To Be Held Next Week
06/20/01 County/Cities Work To Streamline Occupational License Process
06/19/01 County Approves 222-Acre Purchase, Expanding Cape Coral Park
06/15/01 Annual Water Quality Report Sent To County Utilities Customers
06/15/01 Lee Receives More State Funding For New/Expanded Roads
06/12/01 Hotelier Appointed To Lee County Tourist Development Council
06/12/01 County To Charge For Bridge Toll Transponders
06/11/01 County Pools Will Be Closed Wednesday For Lifeguard Training
06/06/01 Bond Refinancing Yields Significant Savings
06/05/01 Two Major County Projects Get Approvals
05/31/01 Safety Fair Saturday At North Fort Myers Community Pool
05/30/01 Animal Services And Veterinarians Hold Rabies Vaccination Clinic
05/25/01 Raccoon Attacks On Pets Reinforce Need For Vaccinations
05/25/01 Funds Available For Replacement And Upgrades To Existing Wells
05/24/01 Algae In Olga Plant Water Affects Taste, But Not A Health Risk
05/23/01 County To Sell Beach Water System To Town Of Fort Myers Beach
SATURDAY’S HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SETS RECORD
STORMBUSTERS EVENT TO HONOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS
TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE CHANGE’S FOR MEMORIAL DAY AND WEEK
MOODY’S ASSIGNS HIGH RATING TO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION BONDS
COUNTY TO BEGIN PROCESS OF EXPANDING WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT
LEE COUNTY READING FESTIVAL RECEIVES 2001 LITERACY AWARD!
NEW WATER PLAYGROUND OPENS AT LAKES PARK
PARKS & RECREATION PROJECTS GETTING UNDERWAY
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY THIS SATURDAY
PARK CONCERT SERIES CONCLUDES THIS SATURDAY WITH MAMBO BROS.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY THIS SATURDAY
RIBBON CUTTING FOR THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY!
NUISANCE ABATEMENT BOARD DESIGNED TO CURB ILLEGAL ACTIVITY
COUNTY COULD SAVE MILLIONS WITH REFINANCING OF BONDS
COUNTY BUYS 160 ACRES FOR PRESERVATION/CONSIDERING 371 MORE
COUNTY RESOURCE RECOVERY PLANT WINS NATIONAL AWARD
LEE COUNTY EMPLOYEE APPOINTED TO NATIONAL SPORTS ASSOCIATION
SMART GROWTH PROCESS
LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES EXTENDS HOURS
COUNTY PURCHASES ANOTHER 2,388 ACRES FOR PRESERVATION
UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP PROMOTING NATURE EXPLORATION
NEW COUNTY PLANNER WILL HELP RESIDENTS WITH COMMUNITY PLANS
LEE COUNTY BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECTS UPDATE
LEE COUNTY NOW BROADCASTING ON TIME WARNER CABLE SYSTEM
DREDGING PROJECT UNDERWAY AT FORT MYERS BEACH
ABILITY TO REGISTER/PAY FOR LEE PARKS PROGRAMS COMING TO WEB
STATE LOW-INTEREST LOANS TO HELP WITH UTILITIES PROJECTS
MISSION RECYCLE CONTEST - $500.00 WINNERS
COUNTY ENDS BRUSHFIRE STATE OF EMERGENCY
AWARDS BANQUET TO HONOR ACHIEVEMENTS BY LOCAL HISPANICS
INFORMATIONAL MEETING PLANNED FOR THREE OAKS EXTENSION SOUTH
LEARN CPR FREE THIS SATURDAY AT EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES HOLDS ANNUAL PET ADOPTATHON!
COUNTY TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF BONITA PARKS TO CITY
RABIES CASES PROMPT ANIMAL SERVICES ENCOURAGE PET VACCINATIONS
HORIZON COUNCIL AWARD
REGAL DISCOUNT SECURITIES OPENS HEADQUARTERS IN FORT MYERS
NEW BIKEPATHS/SIDEWALKS APPROVED IN UNINCORPORATED LEE COUNTY
CAUSEWAY DRAWBRIDGE OPENING TIMES CHANGING FOR THREE MONTHS
MORE DEFIBRILLATION MACHINES BEING PLACED IN PUBLIC FACILITIES
FLOOD RELIEF COMING TO WINDSOR ROAD IN BONITA SPRINGS
COUNTY ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR HISPANIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
RECYCLABLE $500 PLAY-OFF GETS RESULTS!
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON CAPE CORAL LIBRARY EXPANSION
LEE EMS USE OF NEW DRUG WILL IMPROVE CARDIAC SURVIVAL CHANCES
NORTH LEE COUNTY WATER TREATMENT PLANT BEING PLANNED
LEE COUNTY TO BUY PROPERTY FOR NEW DISTRICT SHERIFF’S STATION
PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS PLANNED FOR TWO ROAD PROJECTS
CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP AUTHORITIES WARN OF SEVERE WEATHER
COUNTY RECEIVES NATIONAL FEMA AWARD FOR DISASTER PREVENTION
UPDATED MEMORIAL FOR LEE’S FALLEN SERVICE MEMBERS PLANNED
GRANT TO HELP CITIZENS CHECK PERMIT STATUS VIA INTERNET
BIG CARLOS BRIDGE WORK MAY RESTRICT TRAFFIC TO ONE LANE
HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS
WATER CONSERVATION BEING URGED TO AVOID CRISIS
LEE COUNTY ISSUES FY2001 BUDGET BOOK
BONITA SPRINGS HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF DAY
BRUSHFIRE THREAT "STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY" EXTENDED
COUNTY SEEKING RESIDENTS TO SIT ON HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING BOARD
LIBRARY READING FESTIVAL SET FOR SATURDAY IN CENTENNIAL PARK
STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DUE TO FIRE THREAT CONTINUES
SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM GRANT RFP
HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO NON-PROFITS
COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO BRUSH FIRE THREAT
COUNTY POISED TO SAVE MILLIONS IN BOND REFINANCINGS
PUBLIC PARKING CLOSE TO OPENING AT BOWDITCH PARK
10-YEAR STADIUM ANNIVERSARY WILL INCLUDE FIREWORKS/OFFICIALS
STORMBUSTERS EVENT TO HONOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS
LEE COUNTY EMS DEPLOYS THREE NEW AMBULANCES
COUNTY TO PURCHASE ANOTHER 2,388 ACRES FOR PRESERVATION
LEE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM LAUNCHES BOOKS ON CD
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE CHANGES TO IMPROVE PUBLIC NOTIFICATION
DODIE BOOHER IS SELECTED "CITIZEN OF THE YEAR"
LEE COUNTY "CITIZEN OF YEAR" TO BE HONORED TUESDAY (FEB. 20)
SECOND IN PARK CONCERT SERIES SLATED FOR SATURDAY
LEE COUNTY TAKES BACK UTILITIES FROM PRIVATE VENDOR FEB. 1
COUNTY GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION NOW ONLINE
OFFICIAL UNVEILING FOR WINNING BOOKMOBILE DESIGN
PALMETTO AVENUE AGREEMENT FIRST STEP IN COMPLETING ROAD
LEEWAY CUSTOMERS SAVE OVER $1,000,000!
LEE COUNTY LAUNCHES SMART GROWTH INITIATIVE
REPLACEMENT OF VANDALIZED THREE OAKS PLAYGROUND COMPLETE
AGREEMENT PAVES WAY FOR FHP ENFORCEMENT ON COUNTY BRIDGES
LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS CAN BENEFIT FROM FREE JOB TRAINING
HORIZON COUNCIL APPOINTS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 2001
MASTER PROTECTION CORPORATION RELOCATES HEADQUARTERS
ST. CERNY HEADS AIRPORT BOARD
LATEST SPORTS GRANTS ADD TO GROWING TALLY FOR LEE COUNTY
TWO MAJOR ROADWAY EXTENSIONS CLOSER TO RECEIVING $20 MILLION
HORIZON COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR JANUARY 12, 2001
COY CHAIRS TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FOR FOURTH TERM
LEE COUNTY GOVERNMENT TO BEGIN CUSTOMER SERVICE PROGRAM
NEW LIBRARY SERVICE: E-MAIL REFERENCE
CHRISTMAS AWARD GIVES HOMELESS HOPE FOR 2001
COUNTY COMPLETES PURCHASE OF 1,115 ACRES FOR PRESERVATION