Church Ordered to
Close Flea Market
For the past four and half years, there has been a flea market on the parking lot of the First Community Congregation Church on Leeland Heights Blvd. But no more county has ordered its closure.
It has been ordered to shut down and church leaders are discussing what they might do because revenue generated from the rent to several vendors.
Actually, the church was told to cease holding the flea markets on the three Saturdays a month because it violated policy in unincorporated areas of Lee County.
There were complaints by people who complained about the “type of people” who attended the flea market. Others have complained about people parking on the street alongside the flea market.
One of the complaints was made to code enforcement on Jan. 17 by David Gibson, who complained that the church was “running a flea market every weekend now,” according to records from code enforcement.
Lee County Code Officer Michael Ostrowski took the complaint. He did not return a call to the Lehigh Acres Gazette for a comment.