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Bonita to get downtown library

The new Bonita Springs branch of the Lee County Library will be located in city’s downtown section, following an agreement reached Tuesday by city and county officials on the placement and general design. County officials agreed to the city’s request to put the library downtown, rather than building a new facility at the current site on Pine Avenue. Read…


Assistant City Manager Lonnie Ballard resigns

Lonnie Ballard, assistant city manager over development and transportation, resigned today. Ballard — whose last day will be Jan. 29 — led the Aviation, Public Works, Growth Management, Planning Land and Community Enhancement and Economic and Community Development departments since former City Manager Anita Favors Thompson hired him in April 2014. Ballard also provided oversight to the Capital…


Frostproof residents get a say on CRA

FROSTPROOF — Building a grocery store, improving roads and attracting Dunkin’ Donuts topped the list of projects a potential Community Redevelopment Agency should work on, according to residents. Before city commissioners vote on whether to form a CRA, the Central Florida Regional Planning Council held a workshop Monday to get community input for what problems…