Island Park organization, residents voice concerns at commissioner’s meeting

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Residents of the Island Park neighborhood –plagued by two flooding events– shared their frustrations Tuesday at the Board of Commissioners meeting.

“I think our folks are coming to the commission meeting because of frustration,” community organizer Lisa Absher said. “We just need good communication Lee County and our neighborhood.”

Ditches overflowed on separate occasions along Island Park Road, which caused damage to nearby homes, businesses and made it difficult for traffic to get through, according to organizers.

Absher’s group, Island Park Citizens, is a political action committee that says it strives to raise awareness, find preventative measures and solutions to help area residents, according to an organization official.

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“So far, the response to our group has been overwhelming,” Absher said. “We now count over 600 Lee County voters.”

MORE: Island Park neighbors seek answers, solutions for severe flooding

The meeting took place at 9:30 a.m. at the Lee County Court House on 2120 Main St.

Area residents can also air grievances online.

For more information, visit the organization’s website.

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