FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- The Fort Myers Beach Town Council is back to work after more than a month off. With the summer winding down, they have several issues to hammer out before season starts up in just a few months.
Council members wasted no time getting to talks on several ongoing issues this morning, including proposed plans to put a Walmart on Fort Myers Beach. Mayor Alan Mandel said before the Council that he is neither for, nor against plans to build the store, but he is concerned about traffic. A recent traffic study showed there would not be an impact, but the Council says they are not convinced. The Council agreed to send one of their members to a Lee County Commissioners meeting this Friday.
Council members also passed an ordinance that would require all commercial businesses on the island to recycle the material they get rid of most. That will go in to effect November 1st.
Also on the agenda was Seafarer's Village and its development rights. The Council approved a motion to send a letter to Lee County to take over the rights to Crescent Beach Family Park. If approved by the county, the town would be able to give new businesses the rights to use the land currently occupied by Seafarer's if they need more space.