News and Notices - 2003

12/31/03 Lee County Agencies/Sheriff's Office to Hold Gun Range Groundbreaking January 8, 2004
12/31/03 Lee County Completes 9000 Acre Flint Pen Acquisitions
12/29/03 Lee County Animal Care Trust Fund Receives Large Donation
12/24/03 Conservation 20/20 in Line for State Grant for the 3rd Year in a Row
12/23/03 Year End Grants Give Homeless Hope in 2004
12/22/03 Lee County Government:  Holiday Schedules/Recycling/Trash Collections
12/19/03 County Lands Employees Receive Professional Certifications
12/18/03 Commissioners Seeking Applicants -Human Services Partnering For Results Review Panel
12/16/03 Board Approves EMS Station/Firearms Training Site
12/16/03 Lee Commission Chairman Announces 2003-04 Liaison Assignments
12/12/03 Lee County Government Tops Last Year's United Way Giving
12/09/03 Lee TV To Broadcast Broomhead Memorial Service
12/09/03 Causeway Bonds To Be Sold/Summerlin-San Carlos Overpass Funding Approved
12/05/03 County/City Annex Ribbon Cutting To Be Held December 10, 2003
12/04/03 CR951 Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study
12/02/03 Sports Events Keep Local Businesses Busy, Both On and Off the Field
12/02/03 Commission Extends Conservation 20/20 /Sets Blasting Public Hearing
12/01/03 Lee County Library System Celebrates Launch of Florida Electronic Library
11/26/03 Library System's New Catalog Goes Online Today
11/26/03 LeeWay Announces 3+ Axle Vehicles Eligible for Electronic Toll Collection
11/26/03 Public Information Workshop Summerlin Road/San Carlos Boulevard Overpass
11/25/03 Board Schedules Final Hearing on Jacobs Mall/Lays Groundwork for Waste to Energy Plant
11/25/03 Lee County/Boston Red Sox Complete 15 Year Agreement
11/24/03 3rd Annual Home for the Holidays Campaign Kicks Off
11/24/03 Cypress Lake Drive Construction/Disruption
11/21/03 Lee TV Adds New Programming/Saltwater Fish Series
11/18/03 Lee Animal Control Officer/PIO Named Tops in State
11/18/03 County Commission Elects Albion as 2004 Chairman
11/18/03 Board Declares Emergency For Causeway Bridge Accepts Study Bypassed for State Loan
11/17/03 Softball Events Warm Up to Lee County
11/13/03 Lee County Boater's Guide Now Available Online
11/13/03 Cypress Lake Drive Westbound Closing Sunday Night to Monday Morning
11/12/03 The Highwaymen First Traveling Exhibit Slated For Williams Academy In Fort Myers
11/12/03 County's Latest Bond Refinancing Saves Millions
11/12/03 County Issues 475 Homes Permits In October
11/07/03 LeeWay Asks "Help Us With Our Telephone Survey"
11/06/03 North Lee County Water Treatment Plant Construction Starts
11/05/03 Roadwork/Celebrations To Close All Or Portion Of Midpoint Monday Night Through Friday
11/05/03 Commissioner Janes Receives Mental Health Award
11/05/03 Lee Veterans Day Celebrations Include Full Line-up Of Events
11/05/03 County Offices Move Into New County/City Annex
11/05/03 Lee County To Add Name To Veterans Memorial Monument
11/04/03 County/City Take Major Steps In Completing Red Sox Deal
11/04/03 Board Approves VA Hospital Resolution/Adopts Policy Position on Chain of Lakes Drawdown
11/03/03 County Employee Is 2003 Inductee Into Lee Hispanic Hall Of Fame
11/03/03 Stringfellow Road Repaving Will Cause Delays Over Next Month
10/29/03 "Boys of November" Return To Lee County For Annual Roy Hobbs Baseball World Series
10/28/03 Board Approves Edison Home Agreement/Utilities Plant Upgrades
10/28/03 County's Latest Bond Issue Receives "A1" Rating/Reflects Strong Financial Policies
10/23/03 SWFL Dart Association Set to Host State Tournament
10/23/03 Lee County Employee Recognized As Fourth Graduate of National Sports Program
10/21/03 South Road and Danley Drive Realignment Project Public Information Workshop
10/21/03 Commission Pursues Discount Tolls For Heavy Trucks/Approves Bond Refinancing
10/20/03 Joint Workshop Meeting Of The Lee County Commission Sanibel City Council
10/17/03 County To Start Testing Pilings For Causeway Replacement
10/15/03 Fort Myers Animal Control Sweep Results In Citations/Impoundment/Education
10/14/03 Commission Keeps Idalia Property/Appeals Impact Fee Decision
10/13/03 Clarification Red Tide Forum This Friday, October 17th at FGCU
10/13/03 Red Tide Forum This Friday, October 17th at FGCU
10/03/03 Lee County Making Midpoint Toll Facility Changes To Link With SunPass
10/02/03 Southwest Florida's VCB Introduces New Brand, Marketing Strategy
10/02/03 Lee County's Mold Control Efforts Receive National Attention
10/01/03 Lee County To Host Perfect Games World Wood Bat Associations Underclass Showcase
10/01/03 State Achievement Award Goes To Lee Deputy Parks Director
10/01/03 Upcoming Public Workshop To Discuss Stormwater Management Issues
09/30/03 Governor/Cabinet Unanimously Approves Lee Waste-To-Energy Expansion
09/29/03 Lee County Commissioners Declare A Local State Of Emergency
09/26/03 Lee Completes Two "Demonstration" Landscaping Projects Around Retention Ponds
09/25/03 Sanibel Causeway Improvements Project Reevaluation Of Bridge "A" Public Workshop
09/23/03 County Commissioners Pose With Books For "Read" Posters
09/22/03 Local Animal Shelters Host 3rd Annual Fall Pet Fest
09/22/03 Incinerator Expansion Receives Favorable Recommendation
09/19/03 Lee County Adopts Fiscal Year 2003-04 Budget
09/16/03 County Commission Moves Forward With Fixed Span To Replace Sanibel Causeway
09/15/03 Fall Is The Perfect Time For Couples' Getaways To Southwest Florida's Lee Island Coast
09/15/03 Visitors Head To Southwest Florida's Lee Island Coast For Warm And Toasty Holiday Events
09/15/03 Full Closure Of San Carlos Blvd. For Repair And Replacement Of RR Crossing
09/12/03 Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy Median Landscaping Project Complete
09/10/03 Home Permits Break Yet Another Record In Lee County
09/09/03 Commission Approves New Sidewalks/Applies For Causeway Loan
09/08/03 Lee County Utilities Awarded The Outstanding Web Site Award
09/05/03 Tourist Development Council Allots Funds For Arts And Culture
09/04/03 Protect Pets With Permanent Identification/Discount On Microchip Pet ID's
09/03/03 Sanibel Drawbridge Replacement Study Informational Cable Television Broadcast Begins
08/29/03 Sanibel Drawbridge Replacement Study - Community Meeting To Be Held Sept. 23, 2003
08/28/03 Bonita Springs Animal Control Sweep Results In Citations/Impoundments/Education
08/28/03 Commissioners Extend State Of Local Emergency
08/27/03 Sanibel Drawbridge Replacement Reevaluation Study Questionnaire
08/26/03 Commissioner Janes Appointed To NACO Leadership Positions
08/26/03 Labor Day Holiday - Garbage Collection Schedule Change
08/26/03 Commission Reduces Communications Tax/Approves Suntrust Building Buy
08/25/03 Lehigh Acres Town Hall Meeting September 11, 2003
08/21/03 Child Mental Health Initiative
08/20/03 Lee County Commissioners Declare A State Of Local Emergency
08/20/03 United Way Of Lee County Launches Upgraded Human Services Help Line
08/20/03 Lee County/Miracle Take Best Baseball Field Award For Second Straight Year
08/20/03 Audubon Society Of Southwest Florida Donates $1000 To Conservation 20/20
08/19/03 Commission Delays Communications Tax/Approves Water Plant Expansion Price
08/19/03 Postponement Of San Carlos Blvd. Closure For RR Crossing Repairs
08/18/03 Lee County Making Toll Facility Changes To Link With SunPass
08/14/03 Hall Of Famer Stan Musial At  AFLAC All-American High School Baseball Awards Dinner
08/14/03 Full Closure Of San Carlos Blvd. For Repairs And Replacement Of RR Crossings
08/14/03 Lee TV Adding New Programming Including Capitol Update/Classic Arts Showcase
08/14/03 Lee County DOT To Hold Joint Public Workshop On Summerlin Rd. Projects
08/14/03 Lee County Community Hurricane Seminars
08/11/03 Lee County Animal Services License Fee Amnesty Week
08/07/03 Florida Attorney General To Present Check To Lee County
08/07/03 Final Update On Phase II Of Partial Closures On Daniels Pkwy Repairs
08/06/03 Update On Phase II Of Partial Closures On Daniels Pkwy For Repairs Of Railroad Crossings
08/06/03 Lee County To Host AFLAC 2003 All-American High School Baseball Classic
08/05/03 Commission Delays Toll Revisions/Approves San Carlos Blvd Overpass
08/05/03 Don Stilwell Celebrates 10 Years As County Manager
08/01/03 Lee County Beaches Earn Certification By National Healthy Beaches Campaign
07/31/03 County Interns Experience Government From The Inside
07/25/03 Lee County's New Human Services Council Looking for Members
07/25/03 Restoration of San Carlos Park Arches Completed
07/25/03 Phase II of Partial Closures of Daniels Pkwy to Repair and Replacement of Railroad Crossing
07/25/03 Half Closure of Zinnia Road in San Carlos Park to Calm Traffic
07/23/03 Household Chemicals/Electronics Waste Collection 7/26/03 Public Works Annex, Cape Coral07-22-03 Low Income Households Can Benefit From Free Job Training
07-21-03 Lee County Animal Care Trust Fund Seeks Sponsors For Adopt-A-Classroom Program
07-17-03 Lee County Emergency Medical Services Names New Chief Pilot
07/15/03 Public Workshops Set For Proposed Toll Revisions/Frequently Asked Questions Answered
07/15/03 Public Workshop Set For Proposed FPL Transmission Line
07-09-03 Hazardous Waste Collection Dates For 2003-2004
07-08-03 Board Adopts Proposed FY03-04 Millage Rates/Public Hearing For Toll Structure Revisions
07-01-03 Williams Road In Lehigh Acres To Be Closed From July 7th Until July 21st
07-01-03 Matlacha Isles Main Access Canal To Be Temporarily Closed For Dredging
07-01-03 Board Creates Human Services Council/Implements Blasting Moratorium
06-30-03 Prepare Pets For Hurricane Season Animal Services Offers Low-Cost Rabies and ID Clinic06-30-03 Lee County Animal Services Offers July Dog Adoption Deal/Extends Cat Adoption Special
06-26-03 County Urging Residents To Prepare For Daniels Closing In July
06-26-03 Lee County Library System Presents Award Winning Literacy Television Program
06-26-03 Lee County Ranks 4th Nationally For Government Information On Web Site
06-25-03 Local Governments Showcased In Nation's First Digital Counties Survey
06-24-03 Board Approves Park Fees Waiver in July/Emergency Declaration/Brownfields
06-24-03 County's "Learn to Swim" Program Wins Statewide Award
06-23-03 Residents Generating More Garbage Leads To Slight Increase In Proposed Rates
06-19-03 May Is Record Breaking Month For Home Permits Issued In Lee County
06-17-03 County Seeking Requests For Proposals For After School Programming
06-17-03 Limited Pharmaceutical Assistance Available
06-17-03 Board OKs Roads Resurfacing/Allocates Money to Drivers Ed
06-12-03 County's Bob Stewart Named Area's Top Building Official
06-10-03 Single Night Drop of Cats and Kittens One Of Lee County Animal Services' Largest

06-10-03 Board Takes A Stand On Citrus Tariff/Approves Roadway Lighting
06-09-03 Fiesta Village Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Wins Award
06-09-03 County Getting Out Hurricane Information Through Print/TV/Internet
06-06-03 Annual Water Quality Report Sent to County Utility Customers
06-06-03 Lee County Seeks to Issue Causeway Bonds/Refinance Others
06-05-03 Latin American Delegation to Attend County Reception Friday
06-04-03 Commissioner Ray Judah Named Estero Chamber of Commerce "Person of the Year"
06-02-03 Commissioner Janes Named Chairman of Statewide Health and Human Services Committee
05-23-03 Commissioner Albion to Speak at National Transportation Conference
05-23-03 Lee DOT Traffic Signal Timing Project Helps Reduce Travel Time
05-20-03 Board Takes Causeway Action/Buys More Conservation 2020 Land
05-20-03 Holiday Schedule for Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste
05-20-03 Six Mile Cypress Slough to be Closed up to a Month for Repairs
05-19-03 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Juvenile Assessment Center
05-16-03 Lee's Fallen Soldiers Remembered
05-15-03 Lee County DOT Recommendation to BOCC for Sanibel Drawbridge Replacement
05-15-03 Lee and Collier DOT to have Small Group Consensus Building Meeting #2 re: CR 951
05-14-03 Lee County Animal Services Braces for Kitten Season
05-14-03 Paloma Park Animal Control Sweep, Results in Citations, Impoundments, Education
05-13-03 2003 Lee County Community Hurricane Seminars
05-13-03 50 Ways to De-Stress & Reconnect with a Family Vacation on SW FL Lee Island Coast
05-13-03 Board Approves Northwest Library Deal, Manatee, and Conservation 20/20 Items
05-12-03 Local Students Named Winners of Lee Animal Svcs. "Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest"
05-12-03 Lee County Animal Services Wins Florida Public Relations Association Image Awards
05-09-03 New nature guide, wildlife refuge celebration, spa, golf, fishing, Indian exhibit, etc.
05-09-03 Lee County Human Services Employee to Participate in Guyana Mission
05-09-03 Alico Road Work Groundbreaking Set for May 12th
05-08-03 Sanibel Causeway Speed to be Increased to 30MPH Except Drawbridge
05-07-03 Disaster Exercise May 17 on How Unaffiliated Volunteers Would be Assigned Post Event
05-07-03 Officials Urging Parents to Access Drowning Prevention Information
05-06-03 Board Approved 20/20 Purchase/Hurricane Shelter Improvements
05-01-03 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1st
04-24-03 Lee County Starts Three Major Road Widenings Totaling $18 million
04-23-03 Commissioner Albion to Speak at Affordable Housing Summit in Sarasota
04-22-03 Commission Approves Affordable Housing Fee Reimbursements/Mitigation Bank Ext.
04-21-03 Lee Parks System Named National Gold Medal Award Finalist for Second Year in a Row
04-15-03 New Assistant County Manager Name
04-11-03 Lee County Animal Services Hold Spring Pet Fair & Adoptions
04-10-03 Regina Smith Named Executive Director-Lee County Economic Development Office
04-09-03 Lee County Utilities Teaching Water Conservation in Schools
04-09-03 Crystal Drive at Railroad Crossing Remains Closed for Replacement Through April 16th
04-09-03 E.D.O.'s Watermeier Leaving County Govt. to Head New Consulting Venture
04-08-03 Commission Alico Rd. Widening Contractor OK'd - Causeway Expediting Process Begins
04-07-03 Nominations For Hispanic Achievement Award  -Register for Banquet
04-03-03 Assistant County Manager Finalists Down to Four
04-01-03 New State Attorney's Position Will Increase Justice Sys. Efficiency 
04-01-03 Board Approves Causeway Positions/Two Bonita Bch. Rd. Lights
04-01-03 New Schools within County Park First of its Kind in Lee
03-31-03 Seasonal Speed Zone Changes Start March 31, 2003 - Red Tide Still Impacting Manatees
03-27-03 Lee County Commissioners Honoring Its Citizen Committee Volunteers
03-26-03 Twins Go Over 100,000 Attendance for Second Consecutive Year
03-25-03 Board Approves Expenditures/Applies for Library Grant
03-25-03 New Sidewalks Construction Approved in Unincorporated Lee
03-25-03 Sanibel Causeway Early Morning Changes Should Help Delays
03-24-03 County's Rawlings Finalist for National Fleet Manager Award
03-24-03 Crystal Dr. at Railroad Crossing Closed for Replacement April 4-10, 2003
03-24-03 Fair Housing Seminar/Breakfast to be Held April 11, 2003
03-21-03 Sanibel Causeway Permits:County Giving Another Week to Comply
03-20-03 Lee County Urging Boaters to be Cautious of Manatees Feeling Red Tide Effects
03-20-03 County Prepares Causeway for New Enforcement Plan
03-18-03 Board Hires Sanibel Causeway Engineers
03-18-03 Energy Assistance Accepting Applications
03/18/03 Eight Public Workshops to Focus on County's Growth Blueprint
03/13/03 Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Collection 3/22/03
03/13/03 Jim Desjarlais Lee County's New Information Technology Manager
03/13/03 County Implementing New Permitting, Enforcement Procedures for Causeway Trucks
03/11/03 Board Tables Trauma Center Action, Approves Sanibel Causeway Spending
03/10/03 Equal Opportunity Workshops: Employment Law, EEOC Process, Rights for Hearing Imp.
03/10/03 Visitor & Convention Bureau NEWS
03/10/03 Third Smart Growth Workshop March 14, 2003 Environment & Water Issues
03/07/03 Lee County Animal Services Offers Free Rabies Shots to Promote Annual Campaign 03/07/03 Lee to Alter Drawbridge Openings During Peak Tourist Season
03/03/03 LeeTran Adding Trolley, Now Getting to Ft. Myers Beach More Convenient
02/28/03 Lee Receives Good News From U.S. Coast Guard on Causeway
02/28/03 Sanibel Causeway Bridges to Undergo Weight and Stress Limit Tests
02/26/03 Be Kind To Animals Kid Contest Sponsored by Lee County Animal Services
02/26/03 Inspection: Cracks in Causeway Drawbridge Span Need Supports
02/25/03 Board Sends Draft Manatee Plan for Comment - Restores Beach Alternating Light
02/24/03 County Receives $2.3 Million dollars for Conservation 20/20 Purchase
02/24/03 Award Winning Job Training Program Looking for New Applicants
02/21/03 County Reversing Changes at San Carlos Blvd. Prescott/Buttonwood
02/18/03 Industry Growth Fuels CallTech Expansion
02-18-03 Kenneth McStravic Receives Lee County Government's Top Employee Award
02/18/03 Board Ok's Funds for Edison Estate, Delays Trauma Decision
02/18/03 Fort Myers Sam Galloway Jr. Named Lee County Citizen of the Year
02/07/03 Light to be Reinstalled at SanCarlos Blvd...Prescott/Buttonwood
02/17/03 Causeway: Relief Coming to Overnight Commercial Trucks
02/13/03 Causeway Traffic Plan Fine Tuned/Cars Allowed in Early Morning
02/13/03 CR951 Study to Kick Off with Public Information Workshop
02/11/03 Second Conservation 20/20 Forum Thurs., Feb. 13, 2003 in Cape Coral
02/11/03 Causeway Essential Vehicles being issued Overnight, Other Vehicles in the works
02/10/03 Stamp out Pet Overpopulation
02/07/03 Lee Island Coast Earns Destination Marketing in Prominent Int'l Competition
02/07/03 Top 2003 Destinations Travel Survey Includes Lee Island Coast
02/06/03 Weight Limits and Speed Reductions Planned for Sanibel Causeway
02/05/03 Paulette Burton Citizen of Year Finalists Announced
02/04/03 Braces Being Placed Under Sanibel Causeway Span "C"
02/03/03 Stricter Enforcement of Vehicle Weight & Speed Planned for Sanibel Bridge
01/31/03 Agencies Urging Boaters to be aware of Manatee Cold Stress Effects
01/24/03 Chicos to Expand in Lee County
01/24/03 Lee County posts Solid 2002 Economic Results
01/24/03 LocalTel Yellow Pages Locates Corporate Offices in Lee County
01/23/03 Citizens can Learn More About Road Projects Affecting Them
01/23/03 FY 2002/2003 Budget Book Now in Three Formats
01/23/03 Animal Services Offers Feb. Adoption Specials for Lovers and Friends
01/22/03 Household Chemical & Electronic Waste Collection Sat. January 25 in Cape Coral
01/21/03 Ft. Myers Tennis Court Ribbon Cutting
01/20/03 Sanibel Causeway to Reopen Six Hours Early
01/17/03 Lee Tran's Sanibel Captiva Schedule During Causeway Closure
01/17/03 Lee EMS Hosts Reps From German Red Cross
01/16/03 Sanibel Causeway Closure & Repair Update
01/16/03 Sanibel Causeway Closure Hotline
01/16/03 Sanibel-Captiva Emergency Personnel Transportation Network
01/14/03 PUBLIC NOTICE ADA for Hearing Impaired Free Workshop -
01/14/03 Mielke to Head Lee County Sports Development Effort
01/14/03 County Looking Into Buying Suntrust Plaza
01/14/03 Sanibel Closure Repair Update
01/10/03 First of Several Day Long Smart Growth Workshops Begins Jan. 24, 2003
01/10/03 Lee County Accepting Nominations for Paulette Burton Citizem of Yr Award
01/10/03 Sanibel Causeway to be Closed 33 Hours for Permanent Repairs
01/10/03 PUBLIC NOTICE Committee to interview Sports Devel Director Candidates
01/10/03 Sanibel Causeway As of 2 PM Open to Vehicles/20 MPH Restrict. in Force
01/10/03 Sanibel Causeway Repair Sched. County still Working out Details
01/10/03 Sanibel Causeway Repair Sched.Heavy Trucks could be allowed Fri 20 MPH
01/09/03 Sanibel Update #4 Questions Answered
01/09/03 Sanibel Update #3 Questions Answered
01/08/03 Sanibel Update #2 Questions Answered
01/08/03 Sanibel Update #1 Heavy Trucks Not Allowed on Sanibel Cause/Bridge
01/08/03 Sanibel Notice Lee Fixing Cracked Beam on Sanibel Causeway/Trucks
01/08/03 Lee Has Another $1.5 Billion Dollar Permit Year Despite Softening Market
01/08/03 Lee Seeking Residents to Sit on Human Services Funding Board
01/08/03 HUD Gives Lee County a $1.9 Million Dollar Check
01/07/03 Board Sends Manatee Rule, Makes Decision on Island School, etc.
01/07/03 Conservation 2020 Public Forum to begin January 16, 2003
01/07/03 County Landscaping Projects Slated for 2 Major Roadways