COVID-19 Vaccine Events
City of Naples
Vaccination Point of Distribution - Fire Station One
VACCINATION POINT OF DISTRIBUTION:
Dates of Distribution:
Friday, March 19, 2021 and Friday, March 26, 2021
9:00AM until Complete
Fire Station One - 835 8th Ave S., Naples, FL 34102
Sunday, March 14, 2021
8:00PM – 8:30PM EST
Reservation Line: (239) 260-3087
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR VACCINE AT NAPLES FIRE STATION ONE:
Must be at least 60 years of age.
Must be a Florida resident.
Teachers K-12 age 50 or above.
Must be available 28 days from initial vaccine for the 2nd dose, Moderna.
Callers are to ONLY leave their name as it appears on their government issued identification and a call back number. No additional message or information should be left.
PLEASE CLEARLY LEAVE ONLY YOUR NAME (and spouse if applicable) AND A CALL BACK PHONE NUMBER.
A City of Naples staff member will call each person back in the order that their call was received to schedule the appointment.
Remember you will be receiving the Moderna vaccine and will need to return to this vaccination site 28 days later for your 2nd vaccination. Please mark your calendars.
Project to Help Relieve Flooding Starts Soon
A project that, in part, will help alleviate flooding within the Upper Gordon River Basin is set to begin next week. The Freedom Park Bypass Ditch Project is planned to increase flow capacity in the one-half mile long ditch on the north side of Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park, 1515 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34105. Chronic flooding has been documented in the upstream basin that is served by the ditch.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) approved project funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for the Freedom Park Bypass Outfall Improvement Project. HMGP funds are provided by FEMA to help implement hazard mitigation measures following a major disaster. Hazard mitigation measures are any sustainable action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk of damage to properties from future disasters.
This construction project will not affect the marked trails located inside Freedom Park. The unmarked trail located at the northern perimeter of the park will be closed and off limits. The Freedom Park Bypass Ditch Project is expected to be completed in July 2021.
For more information, call (239) 252-5728.
Reminder from the Collier Clerk’s Office:
Sunshine Week is March 15-21, 2021
A Time to Celebrate Government Transparency and the People’s Right to Access Public Meetings and Records
Lots of bright sunny days are in the forecast for Southwest Florida, but “Sunshine Week” is not about our beautiful weather.
Sunshine Week (March 15-21, 2021) is observed annually in Collier County to promote the importance of open government and to celebrate the people’s right to access public meetings and public records. The observance, which is held in mid-March to coincide with the anniversary of James Madison’s birth, serves as a reminder that a well-informed citizenry is essential in order to have an honest and accountable government. At their meeting held on March 9, 2021, Collier County Commissioners recognized the week with a proclamation.
“Sunshine week is an opportunity for all those in local government to reaffirm our commitment to providing our citizens with open, transparent and honest governmental operations,” said Clerk Crystal Kinzel. “Year round, but especially during Sunshine Week, I encourage residents to be active, engaged members of our community.”
The Office of the Collier County Clerk is responsible for recording, safeguarding, and providing access to public records, including:
Court judgements and other court records
Official land records such as deeds and liens
Wills and marriage licenses
Financial records and audits
Minutes and records of the Board of County Commissioners
Public access to records is not limited to weekday office hours; thousands of records can easily be viewed and printed day or night at www.CollierClerk.com. While providing quicky and easy access to public records is among our highest priorities, the Collier Clerk’s Office is also committed to protecting from disclosure all legally confidential, sealed, and exempt information in accordance with statutes and court orders.
For more information, contact Mike Sheffield, Director of Community Relations and Outreach at (239) 252-6879.
Construction Of The Caxambas Park Community Center
Begins Monday, March 22, 2021
Construction of on the new Caxambas Park Community Center will begin Monday, March 22, 2021. The new, two-story, 2,900 square-foot community center, which will be located next to the existing U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary building, will include a large meeting/training room, offices, restrooms, and a small break room. The $1,375,401 project also includes reconfiguring the parking layout and updated landscaping.
The four-acre Caxambas Park has ample parking and a boat launch for easy access to the northern Ten Thousand Islands and the Gulf of Mexico. The park features a marina with concessions, including gasoline and diesel fuel, fishing gear, food, beverages, and sunscreen. The park is home to a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary building that offers boating and safety classes.
During construction, the existing building, which houses the Marco Island Flotilla 95, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary group, will remain in operation, as will all marina operations. The majority of parking areas will remain available for park visitors during construction.
On January 27, 2021, the Board of Collier County Commissioners awarded the contract to Fort Construction Group of Naples, Inc. The project is expected to be completed by March of 2022. Once construction begins, there will be machinery and noise during construction hours from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday. No construction is allowed on Sundays or holidays, and pile driving is limited to after 9:00 a.m.
Do you want a summer job that involves the water, working with great people, and helping others? If so, then becoming a certified lifeguard with the Collier County Parks & Recreation Division may be the job for you!
Sign up online at www.collierparks.com or in person at any Collier County community park. To qualify, you must be at least 15 years old, pass pre-requisites on the first day of training and be able to swim. Participants must attend all classes (30-36 hours) and pass all tests at the end of the training to achieve the Lifeguard/First-Aid/CPR/AED Certification. The certification is not guaranteed at the end of the class. The cost is $45 per training session.
Lifeguard training will be held at the Donna Fiala Eagle Lakes Community Park Aquatic Facility and the Golden Gate Community Park Aquatic Facility. New hires will be assigned a primary location but may be reassigned to work at other aquatic facilities as needed.
Donna Fiala Eagle Lakes Community Park Aquatic Facility Lifeguard Trainings Sessions:
March 30, April 1, 6, 8 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Effective March 15, 2021 , Executive Order 20-315, as amended by Executive Orders 21-46 and 21-47, is amended to include the following:
During this first phase of vaccine administration, all providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:
• Long-term care facility residents and staff;
• Persons 60 years of age and older;
• Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
• K-I 2 school employees 50 years of age and older;
• Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older;
• Firefighters 50 years of age and older.
This Executive Order indicates that those aged 60+ may be vaccinated by an entity providing COVID-19 vaccines and this includes Florida Department of Department of Health.
Below is a link to the CDC Guidelines for someone who is fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means that someone has received BOTH doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and has been vaccinated for two weeks.
If you are fully vaccinated, you may gather indoors with people from ONE other household without masks or social distancing.
For example, a fully vaccinated grandparent may visit their son or daughter and grandchildren IF they are low risk for COVID-19.
If you are fully vaccinated, you still must partake in mitigation efforts such as wearing a mask, staying 6 feet away from others, and avoiding crowds.
For example, in public.
If you are fully vaccinated, you still should avoid gathering with unvaccinated people from more than one other household.
For example, parties.
Travel guidelines have not been issued. Domestic and International travel should still be delayed.
Click Below to View Commissioner Penny Taylor's
February 24, 2021 Town Hall Meeting
Collier County Domestic Animal Services Hosts Mutt Madness
This March, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) invites adopters to come and shoot hoops for discounted pet adoptions during Mutt Madness. Depending on your luck, you could take home your pet for fifty to one hundred percent off the adoption fee.
If you are looking for a furry friend to add to your family, DAS has a variety of dogs and cats looking for a place to call home. During March, sink a shot in our miniature basketball hoop for a chance at a discounted adoption. You will score big and so will your new companion.
Those who cannot adopt a pet are encouraged to foster or volunteer for DAS or donate to the DAS Donation Trust Fund. The Donation Trust Fund provides medical care for sick and injured homeless animals.
Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, heartworm test for dogs, FELV test for cats, rabies vaccination and 30 days of free pet insurance. That’s a value of more than $400!
For more information on DAS, visit www.collierpets.com, stop by the shelter at 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL, 34104, or call at (239) 252-7387 (PETS). For media inquiries, please call Daniel Christenbury, Public Information Coordinator at (239) 252-6956.
Easter Eggstravaganzas At Collier County Parks
Collier County’s Parks and Recreation Division will host the following family-friendly Easter events:
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, $3, noon – 3:00 p.m.
We will be providing a fun and creative way to go egg hunting for ages 1-13! If you don't want to get wet, there will be a dryland option too. Finally, make sure to get a snap with the Easter Bunny!
Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples, (239) 252-6128 March 26
Join us for an Easter egg hunt, games, crafts, prizes, pizza, drinks, and a special Easter treat! Space is limited for this event and you must pre-register.
East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive, Naples, (239) 252-4414
Hoppy Hunting Easter Event, $3 4 years old & up, FREE 3 and under, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Calling all families and friends! Come join us for our annual Easter Event that will be taking place at Vineyards Community Park. There will be crafts, music, food, games, prizes, and of course an egg hunt. Egg hunts will begin at 7:00 p.m. (Ages 0-3), 7:15 p.m. (Ages 4-6), 7:30 p.m. (Ages 7 & up), Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Great fun for all ages. Remember to bring your Easter basket.
Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd. W. Naples, (239) 252-4105 March 27
Easter Bunny's Spring Celebration, $3, 10:00 a.m. – noon
The Easter Bunny is hosting a Spring Celebration and all families are invited! You will have the opportunity to participate in friendly Easter egg games, fun photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, bounce house, crafts, music, dancing, food and more. Remember to bring your Easter basket to collect your winnings! All ages welcome
Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples, (239) 252-4180 March 28
Egg-Stra Special Egg Hunt, FREE, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join us for an egg hunt for Special Needs Children on Sunday, March 28. Come enjoy an egg hunt with the AIR Team, Golisano Children's Hospital & Topaz Assistant Dogs. All children will have the opportunity to collect filled eggs. You will enjoy a fun and social outdoor experience. There will be different activities and informational vendors. Please bring your own basket for each child.
Pre-Registration is required. Go to www.collierparks.com to register for any of the following times: (11:00 a.m. – noon) Activity # 22087 (noon – 1:00 p.m.) Activity #22088 (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) Activity # 22089. The event is free for ages 0-17.
Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples, (239) 252-4551 April 2
No School Day Easter Party, $17, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Come out to the Max Hasse Community Park for a full day of Easter Fun! There will be music, crafts, games, movie, egg decorating, snacks, and so much more.
This event is for ages 5 – 12.
Max A. Hasse Jr. Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples, (239) 252-4200 April 3
Immokalee Community Park Eggstravaganza, Free, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Groups will be divided by age and will have the opportunity to collect filled eggs. There will be different activities and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own basket for each child.
Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st Street, Immokalee, (239) 252-4449
For more information, call the Collier County Parks and Recreation Division at (239) 252-4000 or visit www.collierparks.com.
Collier County Parks & Recreation Summer Camp 2021
Early Online Registration Begins Monday, March 1, 2021
Collier County Parks & Recreation plans and prepares for Summer Camp 2021. Our Summer Day Camps will include a variety of organized activities designed to meet our campers' social, physical, and developmental needs in a fun and supportive environment.
Secure your spot for your favorite camp. Collier County Parks & Recreation offers the largest variety of Summer Camps for children of all ages and abilities. Experience day camps, fishing camps, sailing camps, skiing camps, and sports camps.
Online Registration ONLY for all Collier County Parks and Recreation Summer Camps begins at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, through Wednesday, March 31.
Register online by logging onto www.collierparks.com and click the “Browse & Register for Activities Search.” You can search by Activity #, Activity Category, and Activity Location. Sign in or Create an account to complete registration & payment. If you don’t have an account, you can refer to “Online Registration How To’s” that are available online by clicking on the “Programs & Registration” Link. Register & Pay Online 24/7 with no additional fees.
Elementary School Day Camp is for children in grades K – 5 (must be five years old by September 1)
Middle School Day Camp is for children entering grades 6–8.
Day Camps take place Monday, June 14 – Friday, August 6, 2021, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The cost is $535 for the full eight weeks.
Payment plans are available paid in four payments of $133.75.
Siblings are offered a 10% discount paid in four payments of $120.37.
Before & After Camp is available from 7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The cost is $15 per week. Elementary School Day Camp Locations:
Adaptive Inclusive Recreation - Activity #21529
Phone: (239) 252-4184
Address: 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples
Donna Fiala Eagle Lakes Community Park – Activity #21506
Phone: (239) 252-3527
Address: 11565 Tamiami Trail E., Naples
East Naples Community Park – Activity #21751
Phone: (239) 252-4414
Address: 3500 Thomasson Dr., Naples
Golden Gate Community Center – Activity #21756
Phone: (239) 252-4180
Address: 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples
Immokalee Community Park – Activity #21645
Phone: (239) 252-4449
Address: 321 N. 1st St., Immokalee
Immokalee South Park – Activity #21562
Phone: (239) 252-4677
Address: 418 School Dr., Immokalee
Max A. Hasse Jr. Community Park – Activity #21373
Phone: (239) 252-4200
Address: 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples
North Collier Regional Park Low Ratio Camp – Activity #21840
Phone: (239) 252-4180
Address: 15000 Livingston Rd., Naples
Veterans Community Park – Activity #21456
Phone: (239) 252-4682
Address: 1895 Veterans Park Dr., Naples
Vineyards Community Park – Activity #21404
Phone: (239) 252-4105
Address: 6231 Arbor Blvd. W., Naples Middle School Day Camp Locations:
For more information, call Collier County Parks & Recreation at (239) 252-4000 or visit www.collierparks.com.
Advisory Board Vacancies March 1, 2021
The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. Members of committees must reside and be registered to vote in Collier County. Scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions on how to apply.
The Bayshore Beautification MSTU Advisory Committee has one vacancy. Applicants must be a permanent resident or owner of commercial property within the MSTU. This seven-member committee assists the Board of County Commissioners in carrying out the purposes of providing curbing, watering facilities, plantings and maintenance of the median strips of roadways within the MSTU; providing traffic calming improvements; and beautification and maintenance of other areas within the MSTU. Members will prepare and recommend an itemized budget to the Board of County Commissioners. Terms are four years.
The Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Local Redevelopment Advisory Board has three seats expiring in May, in the following categories: Bayshore business owner, Bayshore MSTU member, and an at-large member. This nine-member board assists in the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Bayshore/Gateway Triangle area. Terms are three years.
The Board of Building Adjustments and Appeals has two vacancies. Applicants must represent one of the following professions: a licensed plumbing or mechanical contractor, or a state licensed architect or structural engineer. This five-member board hears appeals on rejections or refusals by the Building Code Compliance Director to approve mode of construction or materials to be used in construction or alteration of a structure. Members must be knowledgeable in the following Collier County Codes: Florida Building Codes, Electrical Code, Fire Prevention Code, Gas Code, Mechanical Code and Swimming Pool Code. Terms are four years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.
The Coastal Advisory Committee has three seats expiring in May. Applications are sought for one representative from one of the following areas: City of Marco Island, City of Naples, and unincorporated Collier County. For municipal representatives, a recommendation from the city council is needed for appointment. This nine-member committee assists the Board of County Commissioners with its establishment of unified beach erosion control and inlet management programs within the unincorporated and incorporated areas of Collier County, and advises the Board of County Commissioners and the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of project priorities with respect to funding sources that are available to Collier County for restoration and protection of its shoreline. Selection for membership on this committee will be based upon the applicant’s familiarity with coastal processes, inlet dynamics, coastal management programs, or demonstrated interest in such programs; relevant education and experience; leadership and involvement in community affairs; and willingness to attend meetings and to undertake and complete assignments. Terms are four years.
The Code Enforcement Board has one vacancy for an alternate seat. This seven-member board with two alternates is composed of individuals representing the occupations of architect, business owner, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor and realtor, who are considered on the basis of their experience or interest in the areas of the codes and ordinances to be enforced. Members are required to file a Form 1 Statement of Financial Interest each year with the Supervisor of Elections. Terms are three years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.
The Contractors Licensing Board has one vacancy for a building professional. Building professional applicants should be either a licensed architect, a licensed general contractor, a licensed engineer, a licensed electrical contractor, a licensed plumbing contractor, a licensed mechanical contractor, a licensed roofing contractor, a licensed residential, or a licensed building contractor. This nine-member board was created to determine the qualifications of applicants for the various categories of the Contractors' Certificates of Competency. They also hold hearings to determine if a certificate of competency of any contractor, master or journeyman should be revoked. Terms are three years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.
The newly reconstituted County Government Productivity Committee is seeking applications for nine open seats: five members shall be residents of each of the five commission districts, and four members shall be at-large members. Applicants for commission district seats must be nominated by the commissioner of the district they reside in. Applicants for at-large seats may be nominated by any commissioner. This committee reviews the efficiency of departments of county government under the jurisdiction of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and reports its findings and recommendations to the BCC. Initial terms for at-large members shall be one year, and terms for district seats shall be two years.
The Emergency Medical Authority has one vacancy. Applicants must have no affiliation with any hospital, fire district, EMS, municipality, or the Collier County Sheriff's Office. The purpose of this five-member Authority is to assist the Board of County Commissioners and other agencies with issues affecting pre-hospital emergency medical services, to work to improve pre-hospital medical care, to evaluate current and future EMS needs, to serve as a catalyst to effect cooperation among agencies, to evaluate requests for all Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) in Collier County, and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Terms are four years.
The Floodplain Management Planning Committee has a vacancy for a citizen representative residing in the following area: southwest Collier County (along the US 41 corridor and south 951). The committee reviews and provides recommendations for floodplain management regulations, and for surface water and watershed management issues brought before it including, but not limited to, matters dealing with water quality and quantity. They will also develop and, at least annually, evaluate and update the Collier County Floodplain Management Plan. Members serve at the will of the County Manager.
The Golden Gate Beautification Advisory Committee has one vacancy. This five-member committee advises and recommends as to the beautification and maintenance of landscape improvements within the road right-of-way as described by ordinance boundaries. The committee shall prepare an itemized budget of the amount of money required to carry out the business of the committee for the next fiscal year. Members must be residents of one of the following precincts: 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, and part of 322. Terms are four years.
The Golden Gate Community Center Advisory Board has one vacancy. Members must reside within the boundaries of the Golden Gate Community Center Municipal Services Special Taxing District. This five-member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and operation of the Golden Gate Community Center. Terms are three years.
The Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone Advisory Board has two vacancies. Applicants must either be residents of Golden Gate City or represent business and commercial interests in the Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone. This seven-member committee was formed for the purpose of advising the Board of County Commissioners concerning policies and programs to attract businesses or industries to the Economic Development Zone and reviewing and making recommendations on applications for funding through the Trust Fund. Terms are two years.
The Health Facilities Authority has two seats expiring in May. The purpose of this five-member authority is to assist health facilities in the acquisition, construction, financing and refinancing of projects in any incorporated or unincorporated area within the geographical limits of Collier County. Members must be Collier County residents. Terms are four years.
The Historic/Archaeological Preservation Board has one vacancy. Applicants shall have demonstrated interest in the field of historical and archaeological preservation, with expertise in one of the following categories: 1) History; 2) Archaeology; 3) Real Estate, Land Development, or Finance; 4) Architecture; 5) Law or Urban Planning. This seven-member committee is vested with the power, authority, and jurisdiction to designate, regulate, and administer historical and archaeological resources in Collier County. Terms are three years.
The Immokalee Local Redevelopment Advisory Board has three seats expiring in April, in the category of: Immokalee resident. This nine-member committee assists in the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Immokalee area. Terms are three years.
The Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee has a vacancy for applicants residing in the Ochopee Area Fire Control Special Taxing District. This five-member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and operation of the Ochopee Fire Control District. Terms are two years.
The Public Transit Advisory Committee has two seats expiring in March. This seven-member committee makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners in matters related to transit policies, issues, programs and plans to provide mass transit services to the citizens of Collier County. Terms are three years.
The Radio Road Beautification Advisory Committee has one vacancy. This five-member committee aids and assists the Board of County Commissioners in carrying out the purposes of providing curbing, watering facilities, plantings and maintenance of the median areas as set forth in Ordinance No. 96-84. The committee shall recommend work programs and priorities to the County Administrator. Members shall be permanent residents within the MSTU. Terms are four years.