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The Naples Daily News from Naples, Florida • 15

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Bonita Area News Bonita Beach Bonita Shores Bonita Springs Estero Fort Myers Beach Little Hickory San Carlos Park I Section NAPLES DAILY NEWS Frl Fab 18 1983 Bonita Office 992-3509 Beach Sewer Action Demanded By JOHN LUNSFORD Staff Writer FORT BAYERS BEACH Two years ago when Mike Yakubik and Fennell Phillips started talking about $568 million worth of beach real estate being imperiled by the malfunctioning Fort Myers Beach sewer treatment plant a lot of people felt they were overstating the situation And when they went back again and again to the Lee County Commission asking for action they were looked upon as rebels ing about something that really wasn't that bad THAT ALL changed last Tuesday when the Florida Department of Enviromental Regulation (DER) told the county to either voluntarily impose a total moratorium on connections to the system or the DER would do it for them Last night the largest crowd in recent memory packed the Beach United Methodist Church to mobilize for action Some 350 saber-rattling property owners jammed into the church and this time they listened Intently as Yakubik rattled off a long history of official disinterest in a $16 million sewer treatment plant that hasn't worked since the day it opened The Fort Myers Beach Voters Association is going to be hard to ignore in the feture They think there's something illegal about the county extending the district's boundaries by permitting some 2000 dwelling units in major developments outside the district to hook up to a plant financed with their money CONSIDERING a class action suit against the county for squandering bond revenue by accepting the plant in the first place for attempting to conceal the true nature of the situation and improper accounting practices They want to know what hap-to connection fees that must be set aside for plant expansion Yakubik and Phillips say been frustrated in attempting to locate an account where this money is held Although they recognize that the three new members of the Lee County Commission cant be held accountable pointing the finger directly at past and present commissioners who were on the board when beach sewer woes originally began to unfold That goes back to when Doug Taylor and County Tax Collector Dick Steele were on the commission as (Please see SEWER Page 3B) MIKE YAKUBIK ADDRESSES VOTERS ASSOCIATION MEETING recites litany of Fort Myers Beach sewer problems ti-y I a ts VJ Bonita Way By Kay Smith i I I i A CLEANUP OF THE GENERAL TOWN area is slated this Saturday by members of the Bonita Springs Boy Scout Troop On Jan 15 the scouts cleaned trash from the beach area said Russell Woolsey publicity chairman for Lee Memorial United Methodist Church which sponsors the boys group Russell said the scoutmaster is Dennis Bays Golden Apple Theatre for a March 5 performance of said publicity chairman Velma Bailey Cost is $30Also a trip to St Augustine is scheduled for March 21-23 at a cost of $151 double occupancy There will be a trip March 27 to the Passion Play at Winter Garden Cost will be $32 The New Orleans trip is set for April 11 through 16 Cost for this trip is $377 double occupancy The April 21 mystery trip will cost $31 including dinnerOn May 10 a trip to Busch Gardens is planned The cost for this trip also is $31 including dinner Other trips are in the planning stage Velma said For further information call Theresa she added A committee to plan the annual Health Fair was appointed by the board of directors of the local AARP chapter at its Feb 7 meeting A chairman will be appointed soon Velma said The next "It's (Please see BONITA WAY Page SB) A "SB" ALIVE CLASS which gives practical instruction on defensive driving will be held from 8:30 am until noon on March 1 and 3 at the Bonita Springs Library on Pine Street off West Terry Street Sponsor is the Bonita Springs Chapter 1890 of the American Association of Retired Persons Antonacchio will be the instructor Cost is $7 per person: For further information call Theresa Wilson at 992-6006 Tours scheduled for the next few months include Chamber Members Approved By KAY SMITH Bonita Bureau Chief BONITA SPRINGS Approval of six new members and a report on the need for festival booth sponsors for local clubs and civic organisations were among the Items on the agenda at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors Thursday luncheon Boise Barnes a member of the membership committee recommended that the six businesses be approved for membership after the committee met ahead of the directors meeting NEW MEMBERS are John Spears attorney Gulf Shore Maintenance a lawn service company Rainbow Palace-Waltzing Waters of San Carlos Park Edward and Sandra Lance financial and estate planning Bonita Springs Blacktop Service and Striping and Quarter deck Homes residential and commercial building contractor Director Peter Edwards reported that the new chamber magazine will be off the press ahead of the March 11 start of the sixth annual Bonita Springs Festival Terry Janitz festival coordinator said the chamber is looking for a sponsor for booth space for displays by the Bonita Springs Boy Scouts Girls Scouts and the Lee County Crime Stop program Director Frank Crane said he will sponsor a booth for the blood bank Janitz said the cost of these booths is $50 each Arrested was James Vincent Povia He was charged with possession of marijuana and bond was set at $5125 Shrimp Dinners BONITA SPRINGS The American Legion Auxiliary Post 303 will serve shrimp dinners from 5 until 8 pm today at the Legion Hall on Imperial Shores Boulevard here Music for dancing will be provided by Ken and Carla beginning at 8 pm according to Sharlee Palmer public relations officer for the Auxiliary GOP Meeting BONITA SPRINGS The Republican Club of Bonita Springs will host a beef stew dinner beginning at 6 pm Tuesday Feb 22 at the community hall on Old 41 Road Donation is $4 said club President Brad Richmond The meeting date was changed this month from the third to the fourth Tuesday because of the annual meeting of the Bonita Springs Water System was held Feb 15 Sidewalk Sale BONITA SPRINGS The Olde 41 Business Association is sponsoring a sidewalk sale beginning at 9 am Saturday along Old 41 Road The sale will coincide with the Bonita Springs Lions Club's bimonthly flea market under the banyan tree on the grounds of the community hall Advertising Agency Hired To Boost Summer Tourism Cycle Stolen BONITA SPRINGS The theft of a bicycle from a resident of Leit-ner Creek Manor was reported Tuesday to the Lee County Department The cycle is valued at $170 according to the sheriff's Investigator Break-In Reported BONITA SPRINGS The Lee County Department is investigating a break-in Thursday at Fish Trap Marina on Bonita Beach Road The report was filed at 7:01 am Vandalism Reported BONITA SPRINGS The Lee County Department has received a complaint from the management of Gulf Gardens Restaurant on Bonita Beach Road that someone tossed a rock through the restaurant window The Information was filed with the office at 9:15 am Thursday Man 74 Arrested FORT MYERS The drug culture is beginning to show its age A 74-year-old man was arrested this week after Lee County Sheriff Department agents claimed they found marijuana and related paraphernalia in his home Agents raided the house at 3898 Ascot Lane SW on a complaint that drugs were being sold from the residence Man Hunted In River Death will accept advice from the development council And a clause was added stipulating that all art work and other material prepared in connection with the advertising campaign remain the property of Lee County Commissioner Bill Fussell voted against the agreement because it had not gone through normal county purchasing procedures OTHER AGENCIES have complained that the original invitation to bid included requirements that were not met by the successful bidder They said they excluded themselves from bidding only to learn that Wolfe Walters Bums also i i i i i i i i I Bonita Area Realtors Visit Marketed Homes By JOHN LUNSFORD Staff Writer FORT MYERS A local advertising agency was retained Wednesday to help lure summer tourists to Lee County The original contract recommended by the Tourist Development Council was chopped from a $10000 to $5000 monthly advance against media commissions THE LEE County Commission also clarified the chain of command changing wording in the document to specify that the agency will work through County Administrator Lavon Wisher but BOB WILLIS MAXINE PRIME A Glazier McCormick have the in-house capabilities specified in the bid invitation Marketing surveys art and other services were subcontracted to an out-of-town agency However the development council argued that the formal contract negotiating process is too lengthy and that if it had to start agency selection all over again it would miss the coming summer season The existing contract was signed for six months In the meantime Mrs Wisher was directed to invite other agencies to bid on the lucrative contract which will be re-bid in September caravan would take about 58 minutes VISITED DURING the tour was a home on Pendleton Street shown by Sager Realty's salesman John Peacock a Tangelo Terrace residence shown by Realtor Arnold Glazier and his salesman Debbie McCormick a home on River Drive was toured under the guidance of Rod Blades of Gulder Real Estate a residence on Sufferage Street was shown by Bob Willis a salesman with Downing-Frye Associates with the Final stop on the at a residence on Jolly Roger Lane shown by Frank Crane Realtor with Fidelity Florida Realty Corp Another participants in the caravan were Hilda Unger Maxime Prime and Eda Brazenas The next caravan will be held beginning at 8 am March 17 Homes to be shown will be on a first-come first-served basis Only one property per office will be included in each caravan unless it is not completely booked FORT MYERS The Lee County Department is seeking the identity of a man seen in the company of Michelle Hart the evening before her body was found at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge last Saturday Sheriff's Investigators say that Hart had an appointment with an attorney about 4:30 pm Friday and then went to the Pic-Wic Lounge on Bay Street Fort Myers SHE WAS asking acquaintances for a ride back to the Fort Myers Beach area About 9 pm she was seen leaving at the same time as a man described as a white male approximately 25 5-foot-ll with a medium build He was wearing a green fatigue-type jacket He had sandy brown hair extending over his shoulders and a full reddish beard down to his chest nude body was found Saturday afternoon in the water near the northeastern comer of the Cape Coral Bridge She had been beaten about the upper chest and neck which resulted in her death By KAY SMITH Staff Writer BONITA SPRINGS The Bonita Springs Board of Realtors Multiple Listing monthly caravan got off to a good beginning Thursday as 11 local Realtors and Realtor-Associates participated in the tour of five homes in the area The caravan has been reactivated at the suggestion of Cliff Baker the chairman of the MLS Committee BAKER A Realtor-Associate with Assured Realty accepted the offer of Doris and Andy Edwards of Glazier Real Estate to coordinate the caravan as members of his committee Baker told the board at its Jan 13 meeting that normally it is only possible to show four homes during the approximately one hour set aside for the tours However Edwards said he had mapped the tour so there was no backtracking His route came very close to his prediction that the TOURING ARE FRONT LEFT rear Peacock Crane HILDA UNGER EDA BRAZENAS Edwards A Edwards Blades i a i tT.

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