Charlotte County Passes Burn Ban
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (March 27, 2018) — Charlotte County commissioners passed an emergency ordinance on Tuesday banning outdoor burning (including yard waste and recreational fires) and the private use and discharge of fireworks and sparklers. This prohibition does not affect attended barbecue/cooking equipment or burn permits issued by the Florida Forest Service.
Charlotte County is experiencing a severe drought and the county’s Fire Danger Index rating has reached four out of five on multiple days in recent weeks. The ban will remain in effect until the threat of wildfires no longer exists and the board terminates the state of local emergency.
Now through April 15
Please leave non-perishable, unexpired, unopened food items and personal hygiene items in food drive drop-off boxes that are located in the Islander office, in the Resort office and at the gazebo at the ferry landing now through April 15. Donations will be distributed to Englewood Helping Hands and the food pantry at St. Francis of Assisi.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Questions or comments: call or text Jayne at 630-414-6636
Suggested Food Items:
Tuna/Canned meat Canned vegetables/canned fruit Applesauce
Peanut butter and jelly Dry milk Soups
Spaghetti sauce and pastas Ramen noodles Dried beans
Crackers Condiments Cereal
Suggested Personal hygiene items:
Toothbrushes/toothpaste Shampoo/conditioner Toilet paper
Bars of soap Razors/shaving cream Deodorant
Everyone is invited to attend the Easter Sunday Beach Service which will be held at 8:00am at the North end of Gulf Blvd beach access. The Island Fellowship Church will once again be hosting the service, please bring beach chairs and/or beach blankets.
Beach Party on Friday, March 30, 2018 6:00pm until 10:00pm on North Gulf Blvd. We will be featuring a "Band in the Sand" party that everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring your own chairs, this is a BYOB event. A $5 DONATION "At the Door" with a 50/50 raffle. This event is sponsored by Palm Island Estates. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Researchers are monitoring elevated levels of the naturally occurring Florida red tide algae, Karenia brevis, along southwest Florida. The public can follow online updates from multiple monitoring partners and even report coastal conditions using Mote Marine Laboratory’s smartphone app.
Check out more information here under News. Red Tide Updates
Read the full article here. Mote News Elevated Counts Red Tide
Notice of Lane Closures on Placida Road March 1 thru March 23
Port Charlotte, Fla. (Feb. 27,2018) – Lane closures on Placida Road at the intersection of the Boca Grande Causeway on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2. The closures are required to install new traffic control loops prior to final paving.
Intermittent lane closures at various locations on Placida Road will occur between Monday, March 5 thru Friday, March 23. These closures are required for paving operations. Advance warning signs and flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic through and around the paving operations. Travelers will experience intermittent, slow moving traffic and/or temporary delays within the project limits and should allow extra time when planning to travel through this area.
The Placida Rd. project is currently under construction by Guymann Construction and is expected to be complete by May 2018.
The Public Works Department reminds motorists to remain alert at all times and to exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity of construction zones. More information about this project is available at www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov – click Project Status Updates in the Popular Links list on the left.
Concrete Sealing at Michael Kosinski Bridge
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (March 2, 2018) – As part of the ongoing maintenance program the contractor will be applying sealer to the concrete substructure on Monday, March 5. This work should not interfere with vehicle or pedestrian traffic. However, marine traffic may be delayed as the contractor will have brief closures of the channel.
The Public Works Department reminds boaters and motorists to remain alert at all times and to exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity of construction zones