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Town Manager's 09.07.17 Briefing

September 7, 2017
Jessica Salmond - News Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

UPDATE: Trash services will be operating Friday.

The Fort Myers Beach Town Manager Roger Hernstadt and Mayor Dennis Boback will be delivering a daily press conference at 2:30 p.m. until further notice.

The press conferences are part of the local state of emergency called on Wednesday.

Town Hall will shut down to the public Friday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. This is the last few hours to get a hurricane re-entry pass if your pass is out of date. If you have a PURPLE residential pass or a YELLOW business pass, you are covered for 2017. If you have a RED hurricane re-entry pass, your pass is out of date. To get a new pass before 10 a.m. tomorrow bring two forms of identification and proof of residency, such as a drivers license, voter registration, vehicle registration, utility bill, business tax bill, company letter, occupational license or lease to town hall.

Hernstadt said at 2:30 p.m. he was aware that the Lee County Emergency Operations Center is considering issuing a mandatory evacuation of the barrier islands.

Lee County EOC announced mandatory evacuation notice for the barrier islands at 3:30 p.m. Barrier islands, including Fort Myers Beach, have been given a mandatory evacuation notice. Evacuation will be in effect Friday morning at dawn. Lee County shelters will be open and operating.

Lee County has close its waste management facilities so trash pick up will likely not happen on Friday. Mayor Dennis Boback said residents and businesses need to be sure their trash bins have been stowed away.

Thursday night's first budget hearing could not be rescheduled. The town will attempt to broadcast on Comcast, however there will be no live streaming of the meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m., because the town has already relocated its servers to a secure location.

Hernstadt said the town is running on schedule with storm preparations.

"Staff has done a great job," he said.



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