Don Stilwell, FMB Town Manager, and Scott Baker, Public Works Director, are to be commended for their forward thinking. At the April 18th town council meeting they asked council members to support a three-month trial of adding code enforcement duties to the four existing Beach & Street Enforcement (BASE) staff members. This will save the cost of hiring an additional code enforcement officer. Private industry utilizes cross training of employees as a way to enhance their bottom line.

Don Stilwell and Scott Baker should be commended for their plan of utilizing current town staff already on the streets to save tax dollars. With the proper support and training of the town’s BASE employees, I am sure Mr. Stilwell and Mr. Baker’s concept will be successful. Kudos to them!


D.W. Bill Fagan

Fort Myers Beach