Volume 6 Issue 18_Sun Bay Paper

The agenda for Town Coun- cil’s meeting this week included pivotal decisions on redevelopment plans for the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus. During public comment, Steve Johnson spoke about re-enforcing his belief in the lighting design project. Barbara Hill, BORCAB spoke about moving the Bay Oaks Project forward and thanked town council for the opportunity to meet with them ear- rlier, to discuss the project. Karen Woodson also represent- ing BORCAB ... asking for the town to work in partnership to create a win win situation. Asking for more detailed plans, seeking to move the project for- ward and transparency into the plan- ning project. Lee Melsek BORCAB member asking the town not to move forward with the building project asking about possibilities to redesign the building. After months of discussion with and among members of the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Advisory Board (BORCAB), Town Council ap- proved the current 30 percent plans prepared by DRMP, Inc., to build a new facility at Bay Oaks. The facility will include space for a variety of youth programs and activities, includ- ing an amphitheater and other new recreational amenities. Town Council requested that a site plan be updated to depict the location available for a fu- ture active recreation facility and a standalone amphitheater. Also related to the redevelop- ment of Bay Oaks, authorization was given for staff to apply for From Island to Bay, News at Sea Level Volume 6 Issue No.18 Take us home with you! TheSunBayPaper.com Jan. 22, 2021 - Jan.28, 2021 Cont. pg 18 On January 23, 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs—now known to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees. The story of the Fris- bee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Stu- dents from nearby universi- ties would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling “Frisbie!” as they let go. In 1948, Walter Frederick Mor- rison and his partner Warren Franscioni invented a plastic version of the disc called the “Flying Saucer” that could fly further and more accu- rately than the tin pie plates. After splitting with Fran- scioni, Morrison made an improved model in 1955 and sold it to the new toy com- pany Wham-O as the “Pluto Platter”–an attempt to cash in on the public craze over space and Unidentified Fly- ing Objects (UFOs). In 1958, a year after the toy’s first release, Wham-O—the company be- hind such top-sellers as the Hula-Hoop, the Super Ball and the Water Wiggle— changed its name to the Fris- bee disc, When Oil Spill First Responders respond to an oil spill, training is not just a good idea, it is the law. Ac- cording to OSHA, workers who handle oil spills must be trained annually. The Ostego Bay Oil Spill CO-OP will present the mandatory O.S.H.A CFR1910/120 training at the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center on February 8th, 9th & 11th. Joanne Semmer, President of the Ostego Bay Oil Spill Co-Op stated "This training is invaluable for both first responders and volunteers. " The program begins with classroom instruction at the Marine Science Center, 718 Fisherman’s Wharf, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday February 8th and Tuesday February 9th fol- lowed by on the water drill day and annual refresher on Thursday February 11th at Salty Sam’s Marina, 2500 Main Street Fort Myers Beach. Cost to Members of the Ostego Bay Oil Spill Co- Op is $300 per person while non-member is $350. Those that require just the 8-hour yearly recertification meet on Thursday Gov. Ron DeSantis was all over Florida on Tues- day to announce an expanded partnership with the Publix grocery store chain to distrib- ute COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and front-line medical workers closer to where they live. The governor said during a midday stop outside a Publix in Cape Coral, the idea is to expand access for seniors who may have a diffi- cult time navigating Depart- ment of Health-operated call-in registration systems and getting to centralized vac- cine centers. In Lee County, for instance, the vaccination center is near the Southwest Florida International Airport. To get a spot you should call 866-200-3468 at 9 a.m. Wednesday. This is the same phone line that operated last week. It will not accept appointments before 9 a.m. Unfortunately, reser- vations are expected to be filled in minutes, same as last week. DeSantis acknowledged this in his own statement. "The problem with phones is they melt down," he said at the Cape Coral stop. "You have to have a fleet of people. So, to have one county be able to do that is very, very difficult. So having an online platform (like Pub- lix's) is probably a better way." But Lee County offi- cials claim it isn't the site and the call-in system causing de- lays in getting people vacci- nated in a timely fashion. "If the doses were available, I would commit to you that we would have everyone in Lee County vac- cinated by the end of May," County Manager Roger Des- jarlais said Tuesday. "We are prepared to ramp FM Beach Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Plans Move Forward Publix To Administer Vaccines Hazardous Material Technician Certification Class This Week in History Wham-O produces First Frisbees Cont. pg 5 Cont. pg. 8 Cont. pg. 8