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CITY OF SANIBEL

The city of Sanibel provided the following information at last week’s Facebook Live updates:

HURRICANE REENTRY PASSES

Effective Nov. 21, Hurricane Reentry Passes to access Sanibel and Captiva will be issued at a new location — the Lee County Talking Book Library, at 1651 Lee St., Fort Myers. There is free parking in the Lee Street parking lot for the library campus.

The passes will no longer be issued at the Crowne Plaza Hotel or the Title Group of Fort Myers Office/ReMax Building, at 7910 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Fort Myers.

The passes will be issued at the new location as follows:

CITY OF SANIBEL

– Nov 23: Open from 8 am to noon and from 1 to 5 pm

– Nov 24: Closed for Thanksgiving holiday

– Nov 25: Closed for Thanksgiving holiday

– Nov 26: Open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

– Nov 27: Closed

Effective Nov. 28, operational hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to noon and from 1 to 5 pm and Tuesday from 8 am to noon and from 1 to 4 pm

The city thanked Lee County for providing the space at the library.

FACEBOOK LIVE UPDATES

Effective today, Nov. 22, the city’s Hurricane Ian Facebook Live Updates will be broadcast from a new location — the Lee County Talking Book Library, at 1651 Lee St., Fort Myers — at 5 pm

The city reported that it will continue to broadcast the community updates via Facebook Live. Those interested may follow the city’s official page on Facebook @The City of Sanibel, Florida.

In addition, the city’s updates will now be held once each week — on Tuesdays at 5 pm — except on days when the Sanibel City Council meets. City staff will provide an update at each council meeting.

IN OTHER NEWS

– City Manager Dana Souza reported that the Sanibel Recreation Center recently received a good air quality report. Staff will start relocating to the center to provide more of a presence on the island.

– Lee County Property Appraiser Matt Caldwell demonstrated where owners of single-family residences can find the market value for their structure, which is necessary to determine if repairs to the structure are below or exceed the requirements of the FEMA 50 percent rule.

Visit the “Hurricane Ian Relief” section at the top of the Lee County Property Appraiser’s website at https://www.leepa.org/ for more information. Staff can assist property owners with any questions.

In addition, the Lee County Property Appraiser’s website has a FAQ page that is available.

– City staff provided an update on debris removal and building permits. To view the presentation, visit https://files.constantcontact.com/97af97e6001/a7cea2bc-4b75-479f-86f2-d4d7424b3ed4.pdf.

CITY OF SANIBEL

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