4 hours ago
Neighbor to Neighbor
–It’s Time to Step Up.
Today I make a rare appearance in this space, not as the publisher of the Island Sand Paper or as the person in charge of the content (along with my business partner, the editor) of our publications, nor am I writing as your Advertising Guy today.
I am coming to you as a local small business owner and as a Fort Myers Beach resident. One of the reasons we chose to live here is the small town atmosphere. Like many of you, we have lived elsewhere, large and small cities and towns. One of the characteristics found in most small towns and definitely found here is the normal unrestrained, grassroots efforts of helping each other during times of emergency, disaster or just a garden variety of hard times. I’m speaking neighbor to neighbor now about the impact of the Estero Boulevard Most have no argument about the need for our Estero Boulevard redevelopment project. Our sewer, fresh water and stormwater lines and road resurfacing are all long overdue for attention and needed for the next phase in the life of Fort Myers Beach for all visitors and locals. There is just no way possible to "keep it the way it’s been” as an approach to these infrastructure problems.