Fort Myers City Council approves full overtime pay for first responders after Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The sounds of clapping and cheering could be heard in the City of Fort Myers council meeting Monday after police and firefighters received the full overtime emergency pay from Hurricane Ian. “The time started on September 27, and went through October 3,” Fort Myers City Manager Marty Lawing said. That is when the city offices reopened. Which meant the emergency overtime pay stopped under the current policy. Some audience members approached the council to explain how hard officers worked, and not paying for that time would be a shame. Officers tell us they received a memo on October 11,

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