LeeTran Bus Service
Lee County Transit (LeeTran) has reactivated bus service on Fort Myers Beach. Route 400 is now running, with service beginning at the Beach Park & Ride lot, located just south of Pine Ridge Rd and Summerlin Square Drive. The route travels to Bowditch Point Park and then to Lovers Key State Park and runs daily from 5am to about 10:30pm. Adult fare is $0.75, with an all-day pass $2 and a three-day pass $4. Exact fare required. See the modified schedule HERE.
A virus testing site is now open at CenturyLink Stadium (Hammond Park), 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, seven days a week from 9am – 3pm(gates close). This site tests for active infection. It is NOT an antibody test site. Testing is free and only for ages 18 and up. Bring a photo ID and face covering. For more information visit leegov.com.
Beach Kids Scholarships
The Beach Kids Foundation is offering scholarships to students who will attend college, university or trade school in the fall. Applicants must reside on Fort Myers Beach or be the child of a parent who works on the beach. A completed application, essay and three references are required. Application must be postmarked by 5pm, June 12, 2020. Applications are available by calling Tracey at 239-849-3603. Completed applications should be mailed to Beach Kids Foundation, 2801 Estero Blvd, Suite B, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931. Contact Linda at 239-980-0661 with any questions.
Voters are reminded that a Vote-by-Mail ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections through the next two general election cycles. Any voter, their legal guardian or an immediate family member may request a vote-by-mail ballot online at lee.vote or by calling 239-LEE-VOTE. Voters can track their ballot online and see when it was mailed, received and counted.
Hotels, resorts, motels, time-shares and other lodging facilities other than short-term vacation rentals on Fort Myers Beach are allowed reservations and occupancy as of Friday, May 15 as the FMB Emergency Regulation expires. Vacation rentals of 30 days or less, in homes and condos, anywhere in the State of Florida are banned from taking reservations and occupancy under Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-87, 20-111 and 20-112. Until the governor alters that ban, vacation rentals remain banned throughout the state, including on FMB.
State of Florida
All of Florida except Miami-Dade and Broward counties are now in Phase 1 of Reopen Florida. As of Monday, May 11, barbershops, hair and nail salons may open providing they follow guidelines including distancing, masking and working on an appointment only basis.
Town Advisory Committees
The Town of Fort Myers Beach is seeking interested residents to serve as members of volunteer advisory boards that advise Town Council. There are current openings on the Local Planning Agency (LPA) and the Community Resource Advisory Board (CRAB). Visit bit.ly/isp25 to learn more about advisory committees or to apply.
Beach Baptist offers to-go hot meals on SU from 9 – 10am (upstairs); WE at 5:30pm (outside) and TH 9 – 11am. Lee Schools Grab & Go breakfast/lunch bags for kids up to age 18 are available for pickup at Beach Baptist from 9 – 11am MO – FR. No registration or school enrollment required. The next drive-thru food distribution of food supplies from The Harry Chapin Mobile Food Bank will be at Beach Baptist TU May 19 from 10am – 12noon. On Thursday, from 10am – 3pm, the Choice Market food bank is open at Beach Baptist. Volunteers are needed to assist. Please call 239-247-1029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
The Fort Myers Beach Town Council will hold a meeting on Monday, May 18 at 9am. Check the meeting agenda at fmbgov.com for meeting location and participation instructions.