Mandatory inspections on Forclosed homes in Collier?

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The Collier County Commissioners decided that inspections will be mandatory for foreclosed homes, but the inspections will be conducted by private contractors. The discussion will be continued on June 23, before the final decision is made. This issue has come up because of the large percentage of foreclosed homes which have had plumbing problems, mold, and electrical problems. These inspections …

Bonita Considering ban on smoking in Public Parks

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The Bonita Springs City Council is considering a ban on smoking within public parks in an effort to keep the environment clean and keep cigarettes away from where children play. There has been complaints to the city about this issue, mainly at Community Park. If the ban was to take effect, then signs would be posted around the fields and …

Sales up in April

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Investors and homeowners are competing for lower priced properties throughout the Naples Area. The bargain prices at which houses are going for is increasing offers and sales. Bank-owned properties are starting to receive five or more offers almost immediately after putting them onto the market. This has been greatly caused by banks listing the properties just below market price, instead …

Ritz Carlton Beach Dispute

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Recently, a few Collier Country residents have filed complaints that the Ritz Carlton on Vanderbilt Beach has been treating the public beach like private property. The law states that public beach goes all the way up to the point where the water touches during high tide on the beach. Some complaints have been about a tiki bar blocking the north …

Naples Canoe Races

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The 33rd annual Great Dock race took place on Saturday, one of Naples’ longest traditions. It starts off with a themed canoe parade, followed by races in three heats. The theme this year was “It’s a Jungle Out There.” The course is about 3 miles in length going from Crayton Cove, around City Dock, then to the Riverwalk at Tin …

Solar Power coming for Naples city property?

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Naples City Council is considering a solar project that was proposed for city property. It would be a public and private partnership agreement giving the city lower energy costs in the future. One of the options is to build a 500 kilowatt solar panel system at the city’s water treatment plant. This would create a sustainable, renewable, clean energy source …

135th Kentucky Derby

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If you’re looking for a local place to go out and watch the Kentucky Derby, the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track will be simulcasting all of the 14 races on Saturday. Kentucky Derby Day is the largest event at the Track with over 4,000 attendees. There will be live music from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, and there is a buffet for $40 …