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Little Known Facts

  • Temp Extremes on Earth's surface on 7-20-2016!
    These ARE "everyday" & NOT Record Temps!
    Iraq: 126deg. F.
    Antartica: -91deg. F.
    217 deg. spread
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  • Sea Levels in Pineland have NOT gone up 1 inch in
    50 years - But
    the Atlantic Ocean,
    150 miles away
    has risen 3 feet?
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  • The Dollar's Value IS Tanking!
    '92-'05 ~ $400 oz.
    2011 - $1800+ oz.
    The Gold Story
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  • Money Isn't Counted in Venezuela, It Is Weighed:
    10-31-16; Wall
    Street Journal,
    1 Doz. eggs, $150
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In 1757, Lomonosov fathered the theory crude oil originates from biological material. The Story
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Little Known Arab Facts
The Story
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The REAL “Cellular Therapy” Story
The Cell Story
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Read: Climate Change "Consensus" a Fallacy
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Read: Astronauts Object to Global Warming "Crisis" Assertion
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17,000+ children and teens are treated for lawn mower injuries each year. The Story

Matlacha Overlay Plan County Reviews Begin

The formal review process of the Matlacha Overlay Plan will begin in June with the Lee County Land Development Code Advisory Committee (LDCAC). This is the first of three reviews before the Plan is presented to the Lee County Commissioners for final approval which is expected in the Fall. The Overlay Plan affects only residential properties in the Island Avenue and Matlacha Avenue sections and does not affect the Historic District or Matlacha Isles properties. The Overlay will serve to bypass the expensive variance process, saving time and money for residents and owners wishing to build or remodel . The Plan will also address the mega-home construction trend so damaging to nearby home values and affecting the overall attractiveness of a small community of small homes on small lots so reminiscent of Old Florida. The Overlay streamlines the regulatory process and will typically save property owners months of time and from $7,000 to $9,000 in permitting costs necessary due to the sub-standard lot sizes. In a nutshell, the Plan eases front and rear yard setbacks from 25-feet to 18-feet and reduces the height from 38-feet to 32-feet. Side setbacks are decided by a sliding scale based on lot size with the intent of protecting light, air and access of adjoining properties. New dock construction setbacks will be 5-feet from the property line.

The LDCAC committee will discuss the Matlacha Overlay Plan LDC Amendments on Friday, June 10 at 8:00 in Conference Room 1B on the 1st floor of the Community Development Building, 1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers. The next committee review will be Executive Regulatory Oversight Committee (EROC) on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 in the same conference room. Public comment is allowed. Due to summer vacations please call to confirm meetings at 533-8585, Nettie Richardson, Lee County Zoning or Kathy Malone, Overlay Plan Committee, 239-283-3762 or km654@cyberstreetcom .

Submitted by: Kathy Malone, member Matlacha Residential Overlay Committee

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Items of Note

  • NOW! 4th of July, 2017 -- Here for 4th of July, 2017 Parade video
  • ClamJamSWFL Video video link
  • 4th of July, 2016- Here for 4th of July, 2016 Parade video
  • Actual Photo of the Calusa Golden
    Mask
    discovered over 40 years ago

Relevant Quotes

In 10,000 years no one ever sacrificed their arms, their legs, their family or their life for "progress."

Speaking of Iran's crude nuclear bomb technology and inaccurate delivery systems, "If I were the (west bank) Palestinians, I'd be a little nervous." --John Wohlstetter, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute
  
"Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. " --Salman Rushdie (On the death of Christopher Hitchens, Dec.,16, 2011)

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."...."To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson


"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare… The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."--Alexander Hamilton:


“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." --Winston Churchill