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City of Bonita Springs Holiday Season 2020
11/18/2020
Please join the City of Bonita as we ring in the 2020 Holiday Season throughout the month of December. See the Bonita Springs Holiday timeline for dates. Visit www.cityofbonitasprings.org/holidayseason for more information!
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Council Elects Mike Gibson for Deputy Mayor
11/18/2020
Mayor Rick Steinmeyer and the council have unanimously elected District 5 councilman Mike Gibson as the deputy mayor.
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Singhofen & Associates awarded RFQ for Logan Boulevard Regional Floodway Drainage Project
11/18/2020
Council has approved city staff’s recommendation to award Singhofen & Associates Inc RFQ 20-04 and proceed with the development of a Hydrologic Study and Construction plans for the Logan Boulevard Regional Floodway Drainage Project.
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Virtual Veterans Day Experience
11/10/2020
Join us tomorrow at 11AM for a Virtual Veterans day experience.
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New Tenant Occupancy for Artist Cottage # 5
11/05/2020
Council has approved the recommendation of The Art and Public Places Board to grant Artist Cottage tenancy to Raul Rubio. Letters of interest regarding cottage tenancy were received from 3 artists, of which, Raul was unanimously chosen.
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New Interlocal Agreement for Surface Water Services
11/05/2020
A new interlocal agreement between Lee County and the City of Bonita Springs has been approved for the continuation of surface water programs in the city. Under the new interlocal agreement which extends through fiscal year 2024/2025, Lee county will provide the following services to the city:
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Walk up testing site
11/03/2020
The Lee County Health Department will have a COVID-19 walk-up testing site at 26876 Pine Avenue
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Sub-recipient Agreement for Additional COVID-19 Entitlement Funds
10/08/2020
Council has approved moving forward with a sub-recipient agreement with Lee County that would provide the city with additional funding for the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Free flu/ Hepatitis A pop-up sites
10/08/2020
Free flu shots / Hepatitis A shots
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Carl Schwing served as the City Manager from 2011-2018. He will be missed by many.
09/30/2020
On behalf of the City of Bonita Springs City Council and staff, we regret to inform you that we have lost a great leader. Carl Schwing served as the City Manager from 2011-2018. He will be missed by many.
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Bonita Springs/Lee County Interlocal Agreement for Federal Funds
09/18/2020
Council has approved moving forward with an Interlocal agreement between the city and Lee County for Federal funds to assist with costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Bonita Springs and Lee County for WCIND Funding
09/18/2020
City Council approved the submittal of a Lee County Natural Resources Division/WCIND Waterway Development Program Proposal Form for Sub-grantees in the amount of $40,000.00.
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Light Tribute of Remembrance & Hope
09/10/2020
Join us on Friday September 11th for a light tribute.
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Logan Boulevard Regional Floodway Drainage Project
09/04/2020
Council has affirmed the city staff’s decision to award Singhofen & Associates (RFQ 20-04) for the design of a Hydrologic and Hydraulic Study and construction plans for the Logan Boulevard Regional Floodway Drainage Project.
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Water Steward Grant Funding Approved
09/04/2020
A grant funding agreement has been approved by the council for a partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University to fund a proposed Bonita Water Steward research technician.
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Bioreactor Phase 2 Update
09/04/2020
Council has approved staff’s recommendation under the City’s Construction Manager at Risk continuing services RFQ which will allow Wright Construction to develop a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for Phase 2 of the Felt’s Avenue Bioreactor Project. The second phase of this project will bring a consistent flow of water to the site from the Imperial River at a variable rate up to 500 GPM (720,00 GPD) along Shriver Avenue to the site and also provide filtration of the water before transferring it to the existing woodchip bioreactors.
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2020 Census Deadline Information
09/01/2020
With the 2020 census deadline (9/30/2020) fast approaching city council would like to encourage all of its residents to participate in this important process. Data gathered from the census is used to determine the amount of funding the city is eligible to receive from State and Federal Governments.
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2020 Hurricane Season Preparation
08/24/2020
With hurricane season in full swing, the City of Bonita Springs has been proactively working on short term flood mitigation projects to keep our residents safe. Below are few projects the city has completed to improve stormwater drainage for the 2020 hurricane season.
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LeeCARES Pandemic Relief Programs
08/14/2020
The City of Bonita Springs would like to provide you with pandemic relief programs available through the county. Lee County Government is investing in Human & Business Services to provide immediate assistance for individuals, families and businesses. Funds are available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus package.
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Unidos For Bonita Mask Awareness Week
08/12/2020
The Bonita Springs Outreach Committee in conjunction with the Bonita Springs City Council and local non profit partners are working together to provide information to you about COVID-19 education and prevention efforts in Bonita Springs.
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FDOH Walk-Up COVID-19 Schedule for August
08/06/2020
The Florida Department of Health will be providing walk-up COVID-19 testing in Lee County for August. See the schedule below for time, date, and location information.
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FLC Names City of Bonita Springs as 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award Winner
08/06/2020
Were happy to announce that the City Bonita Springs has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Florida Municipal Achievement Awards “Environmental Stewardship Award” for it’s Felt’s Avenue Bioreactor Project.
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City Hall will be closed due to construction.
08/06/2020
Beginning on August 17, 2020, City Hall will be closed due to construction.
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2020 Primary and General Elections
08/04/2020
The 2020 general and primary election are fast approaching and the Bonita Springs Outreach committee would like to share a few messages from the Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office to make sure you are informed about the options available.
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Hurricane Season 2020
Are you ready for Hurricane Season?
07/28/2020
The time to develop and practice your emergency plan is prior to hurricane season.
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Hurrican Season 2020
Emergency Contact List
07/27/2020
It is always good to be prepared and informed.
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United Way Houses offer application help for LeeCARES Individual Assistance
07/22/2020
Fort Myers, FL, July 22, 2020 – United Way is partnering with Lee County to offer application sites for Lee residents seeking help with rent, mortgage or utility payments through the Individual Assistance Program.
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Incoming Funds for The Home Buyout Program
07/15/2020
Council has approved a resolution establishing a budget for the Home Buyout Program. An agreement between the City and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) was fully executed on April 7, 2020 (BSC 20-004-049) for the Quinn/Downs/Dean Neighborhood Voluntary Buyout Program.
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Bioreactor Phase 2 Funding
07/15/2020
Council has approved moving forward with an agreement that would provide grant funding for phase 2 of the city's bioreactor project. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) announced funding availability on October 25, 2019, for Approaches to Reduce Nutrient Loadings for Harmful Algal Blooms Management and on November 6, 2019, the FDEP announced an Innovative Technology Grant Solicitation for Harmful Algal Blooms.
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Incoming Funds for Storm Water Improvement Projects
07/15/2020
On July 13, 2020, the City received the executed grant agreement for a grant that City Council has recently approved from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Disaster Recovery Infrastructure Repair Program to fund a stormwater improvement project in the Imperial Bonita Estates/Quinn/Downs/Dean Street (West of Imperial Parkway) area.
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Parking is approximately 3/4 Full
07/01/2020
You can check parking availability day of event here.
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Don't Forget, you can watch the Firework show from home!
06/29/2020
Watch the firework show from home on July 4th at 9PM
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Beach Nourishment Agreement Renewal
06/19/2020
Council has decided to renew its interlocal agreement with Lee county which is set to expire November 9,2020. The agreement, which focuses on beach nourishment, is an ongoing program to combat sand erosion through periodic sand replenishment from a donating source. If not, routinely maintained erosion could spread quickly creating a direct negative impact on our beaches and beach front communities.
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Outdoor Dining Resolution Extended
06/19/2020
Council has decided to extend its outdoor dining resolution for an additional 45 days, to help businesses during the COVID 19 pandemic. Resolution 20-27, which is set to expire June 20th, 2020, allowed restaurants and food establishments to provide outdoor seating without the need for a City permit provided the establishment registers with the City and complies with the proposed order’s requirements.
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Council Accepts Grant For Graffiti Clean-up
06/17/2020
Council has agreed to accept grant funding to help cover the cost of vandalism that occurred at Riverside Park earlier this month. On Thursday, June 4th, Riverside Park Bandshell was vandalized with graffiti.
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July 4th Drive-In Fireworks and Laser Light Show
06/12/2020
Plans for a drive in Firework and Laser Light Show have been approved. During the June 3rd City Council meeting, City Council voted to host a Firework Show on July 4, 2020
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Bonita Grande Mine RPD Zoning Ordinance
06/04/2020
After being delayed in March due to Corona Virus, the Bonita Grande Mine RPD Zoning Ordinance received it’s first public hearing before council members at the June 3rd city council meeting.
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Bonita and FGCU Partner for Improved Water Quality
06/03/2020
Council has agreed to move closer toward a potential future partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University on a proposed Bonita Water Steward research technician. Mayor Kevin Ruane (Sanibel), Chauncey Guass (South Florida Water Management District), Dr. Mike Martin (FGCU) and Dr. Greg Tolley(FGCU) spoke to council on the importance of water quality to the Southwest Florida area
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LeeCARES for individuals, families, and small businesses
05/26/2020
Lee County Government is investing $57.5 million in Human & Business Services to provide immediate assistance for individuals, families and businesses. Funds are available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus package.
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Fund Allocation for Multi-use Path and Sidewalk Projects
05/22/2020
During the 5/20/20 meeting council members approved for monies from the Capital Improvement Project Budget to be transferred to their respective individual accounts for cost tracking purposes. The projects, which have been previously approved for funding are listed below:
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Application Submittal for Additional DEO Funding for Stormwater Projects
05/22/2020
City council has approved moving forward with the application process to provide additional state funding for the Spring Creek Bonita Golf Course and BG Mines Stormwater Improvement Project.
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City of Bonita Springs announces Phased-In Reopening of Park Facilities
05/21/2020
The City of Bonita Springs to reopen additional park properties effective Friday, May 22, 2020.
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How to respond to the 2020 Census
05/15/2020
It's important to respond to the 2020 US Census.
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COVID-19 Drive-thru testing site
05/14/2020
At a time when COVID-19 testing is critical to the pandemic response, we want you to know that there is a drive-thru testing site available to any adult who meets CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested, including first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19 and those in high risk groups without symptoms
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Hurricane Season 2020
Hurricane Preparedness 2020
05/11/2020
Please prepare for Hurricane Season
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Bonita Springs passes resolution for outdoor seating at restaurants
05/07/2020
Resolution No. 20-27 Temporary Order for Outside Seating for Food and Drink Establishments –45 day duration
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(UPDATE) COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open Monday, May 4, 2020
05/06/2020
A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open Monday, May 4, 2020, in the parking of the Walmart store located at 2523 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL. The site is supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state and local officials and will test those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and all health care providers and first responders. Please note, testing is not available inside Walmart stores.
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Lee County Library System to expand contactless curbside pickup
05/04/2020
More library patrons will be able to pick up on-hold materials as the Lee County Library System expands contactless, curbside pickup at four additional branch locations.
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The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates 4/30/20
04/30/2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue this update every day, seven days per week
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City of Bonita Springs to Reopen Some Parks
04/29/2020
The City of Bonita Springs to reopen some park properties effective Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
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Lee County to open beach access points and Parks & Recreation sites
04/28/2020
Because of continued voluntary compliance and the community’s greater awareness for Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the county announced the re-opening of county parks and preserves including all beaches and beach access points, parking lots and free-standing bathrooms.
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Re-Open Florida Task Force Launches Public Comment Submission Portal
04/25/2020
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Re-Open Florida Task Force today launched a public comment submission portal open to all Floridians. Public feedback will be a critical component of the Task Force’s final report to Governor Ron DeSantis. All interested Floridians are encouraged to submit their ideas regarding the safe re-opening of Florida’s economy.
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SFWMD and Lee County Implement Countywide Mandatory Irrigation Restrictions
04/24/2020
Water irrigation restrictions in effect in all parts of Lee County to protect crucial water resources amid drought conditions
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Bonita Springs to Open Park Trails
04/22/2020
Because of continued voluntary compliance and the community’s greater awareness for Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the city announced Wednesday limited re-openings of park trails.
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Road Watch Lee Department of Transportation Road Work/Maintenance/Improvements:
04/17/2020
Aerial Fiber Optic Cable Installation –  Bonita - Old Hickory Blvd: A contractor will be installing aerial fiber optic cable starting April 20, 2020 through May 1, 2020.
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COVID-19 Dashboard
The City of Bonita Springs launches COVID-19 Resource Dashboard
03/24/2020
This page has been designed to assist you in staying up to date about COVID-19.
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Shifting Healthcare Delivery Modes During COVID-19
03/18/2020
Several major impacts can be anticipated during a severe outbreak that could affect the operations of healthcare facilities.
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