Fire Chief John Wayne feathers got ruffled at the last fire board meeting, as he was on the defensive all night.
So who actually runs the fire boards meetings, the board or Chief Wayne?
During the so-called public hearing on the assessment, if you want to call it that, Wayne attacked one of the owners of a not for profit in Lehigh Acres and tried to embarrass him.
After the meeting two firefighters came up to this owner and apologized for the Wayne’s behavior and stated if we would have done that to you, the chief would have fired us on the spot.
“Wayne’s behavior against that not for profit owner is totally unethical,” said Fire Commissioner Matt Smith.
UPDATE: At 10:30 pm fire is 350 acres and 75 percent contained.
Fire Crews for multiple agencies are battling a brush fire that is burning off SR-82 near Shawnee Road.
According to Florida Forestry Service, the brush fire is 175 acres and 70 percent contained. The smoke caused visibility issues along busy Daniels Parkway during the afternoon rush.
The Community Council of Lehigh Acres voted to make all 42 people on its board to be members of an incorporation committee and plan to spend the June meeting talking about nothing but incorporation.
It also voted not to take a position until after such a meeting is held and then Council President Mohamed Yasin said the board will take a vote to support incorporation or to reject it.
Lists of those projects include:
- Homestead Road, two to four-lane widening from south of Sunrise Boulevard to Alabama Road. Lee County commissioners are actively acquiring the right-of-way. Construction is funded in FY 2016. Based on funding availability construction could start as soon as October of this year. However, all right-of-ways may not be acquired by then, so anticipated bidding is in the spring of next year.
People living in Lehigh Acres will now have to pay hundreds of dollars in a new fire assessment fee. If not, they could lose their property.
The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District finalized the plan Tuesday night – after a long and heated debate on whether or not to implement the new cost.
Fire board meeting tonight at station 104 on Sunshine Blvd at 5 pm
If you received a notice …… this is the meeting to attended
The Florida Highway Patrol was on scene of a car accident in Lehigh Acres.
State troopers are on Lee Blvd. and Williams Ave.
According to the driver of the car, she was sitting at the light when she was hit from behind. She says the gas pedal locked up sending her straight towards a canal.
The car came to a stop sideways on the canal bank. No injuries have been reported.
Whether you are member of AAA or not – you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime on Friday through 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
AAA will transport you and your vehicle home – or somewhere safe within 10 miles – for free, according to a press release from AAA.
The Tow to Go program started in 1998 and has removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort, according to AAA.
At Relay for Life Mike Mason read this about Jeanne Nadeau the Honorary Chair of the Relay For Life Lehigh Acres 2015
Tonight we want to honor one of our very own committee members, Jeanne Nadeau who is currently in her sixth fight against cancer. She was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of 22 and is currently fighting her sixth battle against this horrible disease.
Jeanne joined the Air Force in 1975 and proudly served for 8 years. She continued her Law Enforcement career in Massachusetts. From then, she moved to Miami where she continued to be in Law Enforcement/Code Enforcement. She finally settled here in Lehigh Acres and proudly serves our community through many programs at the American Legion Post 323. She has been a member of the American Legion for the past 10 years and held several leadership roles in that time. Jeanne currently holds two positions within District 13 – Sergeant at Arms and Membership Chairman and for Unit 323 Auxiliary she is parliamentarian. (more…)
The Caribbean American Social Club of Lehigh Acres presented two scholarship awards at its Annual Dinner Banquet which was hold at the Pelican Preserve Ballroom in Fort Myers on Friday, May 22 Both recipients – Dwayne Moffatt and Britney Henry – are from Lehigh Senior High School, and received a check for $500 along with a plaque.
Caribbean American Social Club of Lehigh Acres also presented the “Henry M. Garner Contribution Award” to Mr. Alexander Morgan, a long-standing member of Caribbean American Social Club of Lehigh Acres.
Mr. Morgan said, “I wish to thank the president and the others who were involved in the decision to present me with this award. I will treasure it and will continue to work, as best I can, to support the organization”.
Wind and Rain damage cell tower on Lee Blvd after Saturday thunder storm. Also reports of possible hail in Lehigh Acres.
All garbage, recycling and yard waste collection in Lehigh Acres will take place one day after the regularly scheduled collection day for the entire week beginning May 25th. The schedule is in effect through Saturday, May 30th. Regular collection resumes on Monday, June 1.