FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — A lot of second guesses were made at tonight’s Fort Myers Beach City Council meeting.
Some of the meeting participants were unhappy with the town’s rules for removing power, water, and debris from areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian.
“It’s hard because it pushed people over the breaking point.”
The future of Fort Myers Beach is on air at the former SkipOne seafood restaurant. It turns out that dozens of its survivors are talking about their struggle.
“It’s a time when contractors and people with homes and businesses want to go to their property,” said one resident. must change. “
Complaints about city rules not allowing residents to access the beach on Mondays and Tuesdays.
“I think what we need to focus on is making sure that the people who live here and who are our towns can go home.”
The rule came into effect days after beach access was restored, allowing emergency workers to travel faster with less traffic.
“This is your home and your castle,” said Jackie Rizak, president and CEO of Fort Myers Beach Chambers. It is our inalienable right as human beings.”
Jacki Liszak is the President and CEO of Beach Chambers. He’s also one of the people speaking at the council tonight.
“People want to protect their property. In a rebuilding effort, they want to watch it while contractors are at work.”
There have been some splits, but one thing that has made people happy is that the council has approved RVs and trailers as temporary housing on their property. Approved unanimously.
“Being able to pull an RV or trailer and stay on your land applauds that decision,” Liszak said. “I think it’s incredibly important.”
The council also allows the use of storage pods for rebuilds. Also, renewal of 62 street water services on islands where water has been restored. It’s just over 50%.
It remains to be seen if property owners will be able to access on Monday and Tuesday.
“This is a chance for us to regrow and venture into the renaissance we are looking forward to,” said Liszak. “Take it and let’s do it together.”