Letter To The Lehigh Acres Board Of Fire Commissioners From The Lehigh Acres Presbyterian Homes Of Lehigh Acres
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (the “District”) will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of fire protection and emergency rescue assessments for the provision of Fire Protection and Emergency Rescue Services within the District for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2016, and for future fiscal years until discontinued by the District.
The hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2016, at the Microtel Inn & Suites, Main Conference Room, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the District within 20 days of this notice.
The letter below was emailed to all the Lehigh Acres Board of Fire Commissioners on Aug 26, 2016.
Dear Lehigh Acres Board of Fire Commissioners:
Thank you for meeting with our residents on July 26th. I hope all of you had the opportunity to read their letters that were presented to you at the meeting. We and our residents fully support and are deeply grateful to the service of our fire fighters and first responders and we fully understand the need for a sufficient budget.
In order to offset the numerous emergency calls you get from our residents, we have been educating them on the importance of getting proper healthcare before the need to dial 9-1-1 arises. We have an independent on- site wellness center that is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and we are encouraging them to utilize it.
We have learned that when you voted to pass Resolution (15-05-01) which exempted Codes 05, 06, 08, 09 and 38 from the non-ad valorem assessment, you did not fully know the people they serve or how the Lehigh Acres Presbyterian Communities (PHL) really worked.
It’s Game Time at Lehigh Acres Middle School as it continues its journey to become the number one school in the East Zone. Last year Lehigh Acres Middle School set sail to become the #1 school in the East Zone and has made significant gains in reaching that goal.
“This will be a super exciting year for Lehigh Acres Middle School” said a very proud Principal, Neketa Watson, who begins her 3rd year as Principal at the school. This year Lehigh Acres Middle School officially starts the Avid School Demo process. Sixty teachers from the school attended the Avid Summer Institute in Tampa this summer and are equally excited to begin the process. AVID stands for “Advancement via Individual Determination”.
Under Watson’s guidance the highly recognized academic Cambridge Program has grown and continues to be one of LAMS’ main attractions. The 6th Grade Academy begins it 2nd year. This school within a school has truly set LAMS apart from other schools and has helped the school increase the number families selecting Lehigh Acres Middle school as their #1 choice. For the first time in school history there is a waiting list of parents who want their child to attend Lehigh Acres Middle School where academic excellence and rigor is the top priority for students.
“I am proud to be part of a TEAM committed to make our goal happen” stated Principal Watson with a smile.
Shots were fired during a bank robbery Saturday afternoon at Chase Bank at 5767 Lee Blvd
No injuries were immediately reported.
No further information was immediately available.
EAST LEE 49, GATEWAY 0
Lothario Adderly scored three times and Cortavius Lee added two more as East Lee County ran away from Gateway Charter 49-0 on a late Friday night.
School administrators waited almost three hours for lightning in the area to dissipate. A cancellation would have been East Lee’s second in as many weeks.
“It was a good call by the administration.” Jaguars head coach Dave Smith said. “Our kids needed this game.
DUNBAR 25, IDA BAKER 7
LEHIGH SENIOR 0, PALMETTO RIDGE 0 PPD Due to weather
RIVERDALE 0, North Fort Myers 0 PPD Lighting at the 7:33 mark of the First Quarter
Need Help From Local Doggie Day Care, Boarding Facility Or Veterinarian To Assist Lehigh Acres Homeowner
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette: Written by the Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care
Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care is seeking assistance from canine-centered businesses to help facilitate life-changing construction repairs for a fellow Lehigh Acres homeowner in need.
Jodi Santana is a strong, happy and positive single mother who suffers from a severe degenerative disease affecting her sight.
Despite her health issues, Santana continues to work as a customer service representative for LCEC and works hard to provide for herself, support her three grown children and barely cover bills for her quaint Lehigh Acres home.
Pre- Season High Football starts tonight
East Lee County vs Gateway Charter at East Lee 7 pm
Lehigh Senior vs Palmetto Ridge at Lehigh 7 pm
Riverdale vs North Fort Myers at Riverdale 7:30 pm
The Florida Forest Service will be burning about 10-acres of foliage off Wheeler Road on Friday.
The burn could grow from 10 acres to at most 60 depending on conditions, according to a news release. Residents and motorists should exercise caution in the area.
KFC gave away 3,000 bottles of sunscreen that it said smelled like fried chicken to drum up buzz for its Extra Crispy chicken.
The stunt is another way for KFC to promote its Extra Crispy fried chicken. In June, it hired always-tan actor George Hamilton to appear in commercials as Colonel Sanders.
KFC, which is owned by Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum Brands Inc., said Monday that it was out of the bottles a few hours after they appeared on its website.
Lehigh Acres APZ Review Board meeting scheduled Aug 25 2016 1299 Homestead Rd Lehigh Acres Fl 5:30 pm
New Project Reviews
A. 61 Bell Boulevard. -The addition of Group 2 and 3 restaurant uses in the schedule of uses existing on the project. There will be no building expansion. Mr. Jim Boback will present the project.
B. Lehigh Seafood- The project is requesting an administrative deviation in the sign setback. Maastricht will be presenting the project. The project is under construction and was previously approved. The project is located at 4306 Lee Boulevard.
Statewide Pesticide Pick-up Operation Clean sweep is a mobile pesticide collection program that provides a safe way to dispose of cancelled, suspended, and unusable pesticides. Some examples of participants are: Farms/Groves Nurseries Pest Control Services Greenhouses Golf Courses
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: SHANNON TURNER FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES TOLL-FREE NUMBER: (877) 851-5285 EMAIL: CLEANSWEEP@FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM CLEANSWEEP WEBSITE: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/cleansweep-pesticides/
The senior population in the U.S. is expanding at an astounding rate. Each day 10,000 of us celebrate our 65th birthdays, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Although the longevity statistic implies that medical care for the elderly is progressing at a fast pace, the fact of the matter is that not all older Americans are in good health. And, not all of them are financially healthy. Many of them need help and so AMAC encourages family members and friends to get involved in their lives to whatever extent they are able.
And, if you need help in order to offer help, you may want to visit such Web sites asaoa.gov/, cdc.gov, eldercare.gov and fda.gov/oc/seniors. In addition there are sites that provide information on how to find financial help for older relatives or friends such as the National Council on Aging’s benefitscheckup.org Web site. There are numerous commercial sites for senior assistance, but it is advised that you check them out before using them, AMAC advises.
A woman being served a “Notice to Appear” document by law enforcement was unlawfully taken into custody by deputies.
Stephanie Garner was asleep in her Lehigh Acres home when she and her husband heard a knock on the door just before 3 a.m., she explained.
Deputies announced themselves and told Garner they had a warrant for her arrest.
Garner followed the orders of law enforcement and went with them to the jail in downtown Fort Myers.
Once she got to the jail, Garner said she heard deputies confused about the incident, asking questions, and then calling her “unarrestable.”
Garner later learned she was supposed to be served a Notice to Appear in court on a probation violation for a DUI arrest in December 2015.
Representatives from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they were made aware of the incident when it occurred, calling it a miscommunication after recent policy changes on warrant documentation.
The agency said the incident was documented as it is required. They have no record of an inquiring from Garner for an internal affairs investigation into what happened.
Garner said she is looking to a law suit against the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Six people were arrested after a fight broke out at East Lee County High School.
Witnesses say a total of 15 to 20 students were involved, but district officials haven’t given an exact number.
According to the county school district’s spokesperson, it happened after one of the lunch periods.
She says the quarrel started over a guy-girl situation. It is not confirmed just yet if all arrests were students.
The board voted Friday to spend taxpayer money on “Full Scale” investigation on the articles in the Lehigh Acres Gazette because according to Commissioners David Adams “its criminal behavior” and “it attacks the integrity of the board”, said Commissioner Linda Carter.
If the fire board had integrity, “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”. The Lehigh Acres Gazette wouldn’t have anything to write about to its 8 million worldwide readers monthly, said Robert Anderson, Publisher Lehigh Acres Gazette.
The Lehigh Acres Gazette has First Amendment rights, so does its staff of writers and photographers, it is protected by the State of Florida and also the Federal Government. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Babcock Ranch developer Syd Kitson is returning to Alva Inc. for a special meeting Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Alva Community Center to address concerns raised last week by Alva Inc. president Ruby Daniels. The sole topic for this meeting is Babcock’s impact on Alva and Lee County. This meeting is open to the public.
Topics for discussion from Alva Inc. are:
1. DRGR density number of houses in the Lee County portion vs number in Charlotte County which area will be built first legs 20/20
what protections are there for wildlife independent survey prior to infrastructure educational programs for residents prior to occupation fire-driven ecosystem pets/domestic animals
The continuous flow intersection is being recommended for the reconstruction of S.R. 82, and Daniels / Gunnery, this plan that will widen the two-lane road to six lanes through much of Lee County, and then four lanes into Hendry and Collier counties.
The S.R. 82 version of the continuous flow interchange would be the first in Florida.
Louisiana’s Department of Transportation built one of the first continuous-flow interchanges in Baton Rouge. In Utah and Texas, similar structures have also been built.
“FDOT is currently looking at this design to improve other appropriate intersections throughout the District One and the state,” said FDOT spokesman Zachary Burch.
The Fire Commissioners agreed Friday night to spend $568,200 minus the trade in’s on another two new Braun Super Chief Type 1 Ambulances. With this approved motion by the fire board the commissioners have spent nearly two million dollars of tax payer money in the past 15 months on new equipment, 5 new ambulances and two new fire trucks.
Also they spending money on off duty Lee County Sheriff Officer at the meeting again? Why? Just more money spent again where is the transparency?
The Fire Commissioners documents also show they have spent in excess of $20,000 looking for a new fire chief in the last few months. So, Battalion Chief Robert Dilallo was voted by the Commissioners 4-1 to be the Interim Fire Chief starting Aug 22, 2016 with pay in the excess of $132,000 a year.
The board voted Friday to spend taxpayer money on “Full Scale” investigation on the articles in the Lehigh Acres Gazette because according to Commissioners David Adams “its criminal behavior” and “it attacks the integrity of the board”, said Commissioner Linda Cater.