Category: Government

Phony Tax Man Calls The Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Phony Tax Man Calls The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Carmine Marceno

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno The IRS phone scam is a con that has cost American taxpayers more than $20 million in financial losses and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. Once again, Lehigh residents and snowbirds will be targeted in this widespread scheme. Even Deputies and Public Officials are victim to […]

Lee County Government Never Stopped Working For You And Your Neighbors

Lee County Government Never Stopped Working For You And Your Neighbors Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass

By Commissioner Cecil L. Pendergrass Greetings from District 2! I hope you all enjoyed a great holiday and are gearing up for the New Year! This past year has certainly proven to be an unforgettable one and brought with it some hardship and tough times for many of us. Our nation and world was faced […]

2020: A Look Back At The Year

2020: A Look Back At The Year Brian Hamman

By Commissioner Brian Hamman This year has been unlike any before it. Each of us has had to deal with unbelievable challenges, and as a nation, we have faced uncertainty about the future. One thing Lehigh Acres residents can be certain about is that their local government will provide them with the needed resources to […]

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports October Traffic

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports October Traffic

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2020) – During October, 417,305 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla. This is a decrease of 34.7 percent compared to October 2019; however, it is a 63.1 percent increase compared to September 2020. The traffic leader in October was American Airlines with 91,020 total passengers. […]

The IRS Issues Guidance On The Tax Treatment Of PPP Loans

The IRS Issues Guidance On The Tax Treatment Of PPP Loans

In May of this year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance that PPP loans used to pay for payroll and other qualified expenses would not be deductible. At that time, there was uncertainty on the timing for the nondeductible treatment, if it would be in the year that the expenses were incurred or when […]

Happy Holidays And A Look Back At 2020

Happy Holidays And A Look Back At 2020

By Commissioner Ray Sandelli As we head into the holiday season we typically think about the many events of the past year and start to anticipate what the New Year will bring. Fact is, almost nothing about 2020 was ‘typical’! The events of the year posed many challenges and answers seemed elusive at best. What […]

The School District Of Lee County November Board Member Message

The School District Of Lee County November Board Member Message

Betsy Vaughn, School Board Member, District 6 The Strategic Plan for the School District of Lee County, Envision 2030, provides a blueprint through the next decade to ensure that every student achieves not only academic success but also social-emotional realization. A critical pillar of the plan is a pledge to Increase Kindergarten Readiness. Increasing a […]

Change In Office Hours; Expanded To Better Serve Community

Change In Office Hours; Expanded To Better Serve Community

Starting this week, the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District has expanded administrative business hours from Monday – Thursday. Residents and other members of the community can now conduct business from 7am-5:30pm. These extended hours give business owners additional time after their work day to schedule or pay for inspections, call in with a […]

District Earns Certificate Of Achievement For Excellence In Financial Reporting

District Earns Certificate Of Achievement For Excellence In Financial Reporting

The School District of Lee County has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Financial Audit Report for the year ending June 30, 2019. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and […]

East Lee Chamber Of Commerce Hosts “Politics In The Park/Oktoberfest”

East Lee Chamber Of Commerce Hosts “Politics In The Park/Oktoberfest”

By Katrina Salokar On Thursday, October 19th the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Greater East Lee County Chamber of Commerce) hosted a “Politics in the Park/Oktoberfest” Celebration for the community at the Chamber Campus at the Lehigh Town Center. Over 125 people attended the event dubbed as a mixer for Chamber members […]

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