Author: CecilPendergrass

Vendor makes plans to clean up Southwest Florida waterways

By:  Samantha Sosa, Fox4,  Scripps Media, Inc. Lee County officials are in talks with a vendor to provide cleanup services for red algae in our waterways. The state will reimburse Lee County for the cost of the cleanup up to a certain amount, that comes from a 3 million dollar grant as part of Governor Rick…

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Lee County negotiating contract with vendor to clean up algae

By:   Meghan Bragg,  NBC 2 News Lee County Commission Chairman Cecil Pendergrass calls for an  emergency session  to place Lee County under a state of emergency for algae clean up to begin immediately.

County commissioners ask congress to fund water clean-up efforts

By:  Britni McDonald and Erica Brown, WINK News Lee County Board of County Commissioners signed a resolution urging the United States Congress to create a dedicated funding source for the Central Everglades Planning Project and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan; urging the United States Army Corps of Engineers to expedite completion of Herbert Hoover Dike…

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Lee County officials taking steps to better water conditions

By Jaclyn Bevis, WBBH/WZVN (Waterman Broadcasting) Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass heads to Washington, DC to attend a congressional briefing on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Lake Okeechobee discharges, and their impact to our communities and tourism industry.

Lee County hosts Catamaran World Championship

By Brenna Weick,  WBBH/WZVN (Waterman Broadcasting) Lee County Commissioners have agreed to host the 2019 Hobie 16 Catamaran World Championship.  The competition will bring in an estimated $4 million to Lee County businesses while the sponsorship fee will be paid  strictly by tourists.

Water quality, roads, transportation my priorities

By Cecil Pendergrass, News-Press Editorial It is an honor to serve you this year as the chairman of the Lee Board of County Commission. I truly believe our county is the best county in Florida because of you. It still seems surreal that just six months ago, we were faced with Irma’s devastation. The country…

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Elks Lodge Fundraiser Reception

You are cordially invited to a re-election fundraiser reception hosted  by Village of Estero Council Members: Mayor Jim Boesch Vice-Mayor Bill Ribble Councilman Nick Batos Councilwoman Katy Errington Councilman Howard Levitan Councilman Jon McLain Councilman Jim Wilson and Co-Host Committee Members: JJ Basso Judi Gietzen & Frank Carroll Charles Dauray Ross Dunlap John Ellis Councilman Fred…

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Lee Board of County Commissioners closes on Edison Farms purchase

by VOEadmin Lee Board of County Commissioners has completed the purchase of about 4,000 acres in southern Lee County – commonly known as Edison Farms – as a Conservation 20/20 preservation site. The $42.4 million purchase ranks as the second-largest single parcel purchased by the Board since the Bob Janes Preserve, which is 5,620 acres….

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