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Ft. Myers Beach Council votes yes on improvements to stormwater ordinance, sidewalks

A pleasing stormwater ordinance, a new sidewalk plan, and more mini-reefs. Last week's council meeting was full of good news for the Town of Fort Myers Beach.

The first hearing on a long-contested stormwater ordinance was met with great support from the community.

Residents from Bay Beach Lane turned out in droves to celebrate the new ordinance - many forced to sit in the hallway outside council chambers.

"I believe the majority of people are here today to celebrate the ordinance's moving along and passage," said Pete Yateman.

The residents, most of whom live in a condo building on Bay Beach Lane that paid for its own stormwater system, were pleased to be exempt from paying stormwater fees to the town in the new ordinance.