Supervisor of Elections Office accepting scholarship applications

$1,200 Scholarship Opportunity Being Offered by the FSASE Collier County, Fla.— January 7, 2019: Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections, is currently accepting applications for a scholarship opportunity provided by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). The FSASE is offering three $1,200 scholarships to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted […]

BOCC approve grants for Immokalee Regional Airport

The Board of County Commissioners today approved two grants for more than $550,000 for upgrades at the Immokalee Regional Airport (IMM). A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant for $352,000 is earmarked for design to rehabilitate Runway 18/36, one of two runways at the airport, and an additional FDOT grant for $200,000 will help cover […]

With dry season upon us remember to adhere to irrigation restrictions

We all know that fresh water is an extremely important resource in Southwest Florida. As we move into the dry season, residents and businesses are reminded that landscape irrigation is year-round by the South Florida Water Management District’s Year-round Landscape Irrigation Rule and local ordinances. Collier County residents and businesses are reminded to adhere to […]

Board of County Commissioners Creates New Advisory Committee

At its December 11, meeting the Board of County Commissioners (Board) voted to establish the Mental Illness and Addiction Ad Hoc Committee with a renewed mission to make recommendations for providing assistance and treatment of persons with mental health and addiction issues. The passage of Resolution No. 2018-232 requires the formation of the Collier County […]

State Road 29 Widening

On November 15, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) had a public meeting to discuss the widening of SR 29 from Oil Well Road to US 82. The proposed reconstruction is scheduled to take place early next year where the two lane highway will become four lanes. Also proposed are alternatives for heavy traffic that […]

Community and Human Services offers emergency assistance

At its November 13, meeting the Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP). The EHEAP assists low income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, that are experiencing a home energy emergency. A home energy […]

Collier County Recycling Centers offers shredding

Beginning Saturday, November 3, Collier County’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division will offer free paper shredding on the first Saturday of each month to Collier County residents at three of its recycling centers. The shredding service is free for the first 20 pounds; additional shredding will be charged at $1.00 per pound. Shredding trucks […]

State Representative Bob Rommel announces date for 2018 Collier Delegation Meeting

Friday, November 30, 2018 has been set as the date for the Collier County State Legislative Delegation’s Public Hearing for local bills and local budget requests. The meeting will convene at 9 a.m. in the North Collier Regional Park located at 15000 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL 34109 and will last until the completion of the […]

Avoid lines at the polls on Election Day – be an informed voter

By Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections Special to the Immokalee Bulletin   As Supervisor of Elections, two of my top priorities are to ensure the integrity of elections and to create a pleasant voting experience for our voters. One of our biggest tasks as election officials is to study population growth within our county, […]

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Launches Rebuild Florida

Collier County residents who still need assistance in repairing property damaged by Hurricane Irma are encouraged to register. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) launched Rebuild Florida, a long-term recovery effort, that will provide $616 million to help Florida families whose homes were significantly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma repair or rebuild their […]