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Big Carlos Pass yesterday, 04/17/2014 at 3:22pm
Big Carlos Pass DredgingMore Delays For
Big Carlos Pass Dredging

After two years at a standstill, Fort Myers Beach residents may be wondering why there has been little movement on the Big Carlos Pass dredging project. Though the Board of County Commissioners approved the dredging in February, the group has developed a plan for the project that will cause significant delays – and not everyone is happy about it.

Elevated Pools yesterday, 04/17/2014 at 3:17pm

Elevated PoolsElevated Pool Setbacks –A Timeline

The controversy that has become known as 'elevated pools' began early last year in the Town's Community Development department. Over the last year and a half, this issue has exploded from concerns amongst staff to a full-blown community-wide rumpus that has resulted in disgruntled neighbors hurling insults, the loss of a Town Manager and Community Development Director, one lawsuit filed, and a general feeling of distrust for Town Hall. And, like most controversies that blow through small towns, a storm of misinformation and innuendo has spread across the island like wildfire to the point where much of the truth of what actually happened and why has been buried under rumor and opinion.