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Supporting Lee County Port Authority’s Aviation Day

Johnson Engineering was a proud sponsor of Lee County Port Authority’s (LCPA) 2019 Aviation Day held in November. The annual event held at Page Field airport is a free family friendly aviation-themed affair to help highlight the value brought to our community by aviation and LCPA airports – Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field. Among the aircrafts on display, plane and helicopter rides, local airport police and fire department personnel provided demonstrations to show how they continue to keep us safe in the skies.

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Johnson Engineering Donates $100K Worth of Equipment to School District

Johnson Engineering donated 45 workstation cubicles and flat file cabinets to the School District of Lee County (SDLC), valuing more than $100,000. Throughout our last 73 years in business, we have accumulated quite a collection of workstation cubicles, shelves, and accessories. When we built our new corporate office, the adjacent mid-century brick building we originally occupied, became more of a storage space housing decades of office supplies and equipment. Today, a portion of the space is being rented by Lee Health for their cultural transformation training center. We soon realized that this space could be better utilized for our community, so it was time to stop storing and start donating the extra equipment to those who could use it.

The SDLC seemed like the most appropriate choice, knowing it would benefit the students and staff by providing much needed working areas that could be used throughout the school district. The SDLC Maintenance Department spent a better part of a week carefully inventorying and loading up all the workstations and flat files. With donations like this, it’s one less thing the school district will have to purchase, meaning more funds available to spend on important needs like student safety.

For more information, contact Juli Kern at (239) 334-0046 or [email protected].

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Johnson Engineering Receives Florida State Parks Foundation 2018 Corporate Excellence Award

The Florida State Parks Foundation recognized Johnson Engineering as the recipient of their 2018 Corporate Excellence Award. The award recognized our employees for their outstanding volunteerism to ensure the preservation and well-being of Lovers Key State Park.

For 15 consecutive years, Johnson Engineering employees have volunteered their time for the company’s annual cleaning and fixing up of Lovers Key/Carl E. Johnson State Park, the park which bears our founder’s name. This is an opportunity for our employees to make a difference in the community, while also paying tribute to our company founder, Carl E. Johnson.

Johnson Engineering’s Coastal Cleanup began in 2003 in honor of Carl E. Johnson, whose efforts in the late 1960s played a major role in making this popular recreational area a reality. He helped get most of the land donated from several large landowners, surveyed, and designed the road connecting the islands with a causeway from the south end of Fort Myers Beach to Bonita Beach. Today, Lovers Key/Carl E. Johnson State Park has become a world-famous tourist destination and is ranked second for having the greatest economic impact on the local community, bringing in $75.5 million per year. It was also once voted as one of Florida’s Best Beaches by the Travel Channel.

The volunteer efforts help keep the park looking its best for the visitors it attracts worldwide. Teams dedicate a Saturday morning to cleaning and fixing up numerous areas throughout the park including replacing shell walkways, replacing wheelchair ramps with composite boards, painting, constructing rope fencing, building trash receptacles, removing exotic plans, and trail trimming.

This annual event’s volunteer efforts were previously recognized by The Friends of Florida State Parks with the Outstanding Volunteer Team of the Year Award for exceptional service and support.

For more information, contact Juli Kern at (239) 461-2424 or [email protected].

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Vote YES! Look for the Half-Cent Sales Tax Referendum on your Ballot November 6th

This November keep your eye on the ballot for the Lee County School Board’s half-cent sales tax referendum. Voting yes will increase the sales tax in Lee County from 6% to 6.5% per dollar to fund school capital projects. The tax will be used for new school construction, reconstruction, campus improvements, updated technology, and will improve safety for our students.

Quality public education improves the community around you. It is a major driver of economic development, promotes higher incomes, creates better jobs, lessens crime, and increases property values. Support your local community and help the children by voting YES in November.

For more information, visit http://www.leeschools.net/changeforchange.

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Johnson Engineering recognized as #270 in the Business Observer’s 2018 Gulf Coast Top 500 rankings

Johnson Engineering has been recognized as #270 in the Business Observer’s 2018 Gulf Coast Top 500 rankings. We also ranked 2nd of the 12 Architecture/Engineering/Planning firms who made the list. We have achieved recognition for the past seven consecutive years due to our steady performance, profitability, and growth. 

The 2018 Gulf Coast 500 features an annual review and ranking by revenue of the top 500 companies located throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida, from Polk to Collier County. The magazine also includes the top 500 companies listed by industry, the fastest-growing companies, and largest employers.

Congratulations everyone on all your hard work!

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Johnson Engineering’s 15th Annual Clean Up Helps Lovers Key State Park Recover from Hurricane Irma

On Saturday October 21, 2017 more than 100 Johnson Engineering employees, family and friends, volunteered Saturday morning, for the company’s 15th consecutive year cleaning and fixing up of Lovers Key/Carl E. Johnson State Park, the park which bears their founder’s name. This annual came at a much needed time, as the park was hit particularly hard by Hurricane Irma.

This is an opportunity for Johnson Engineering employees to make a difference in the community, while also paying tribute to the company’s founder, Carl E. Johnson. Johnson Engineering’s Coastal Cleanup began in 2003 in honor of Carl E. Johnson, whose efforts in the late 1960s, played a major role in making this popular recreational area a reality. He conceived the idea of connecting the islands with a causeway from the south end of Fort Myers Beach to Bonita Beach, helped get most of the land donated from several large landowners, surveyed and designed the road, overcoming a variety of obstacles along the way. Today, Lovers Key/Carl E. Johnson State Park has become a world-famous tourist destination.

The company’s employees are proud of their roots and intrigued by the historical connection, so they come together each year to do their part in keeping the park looking its best. The teams dedicate the morning to cleaning and fixing up numerous areas throughout the park including repairing privacy fence blown down by Hurricane Irma, replacing wheelchair ramp planks, constructing rope fencing, repairing the canoe launch, painting, roadway and trail trimming.

The volunteer’s efforts not only support Lovers Key State Park by keeping it looking its best for many visitors, but as a company we also choose to support the local Fort Myers Beach businesses. Throughout the years we have established relationships with Fort Myers Beach businesses who sponsor our event by providing raffle items. As raffle prizes entice our employees to volunteer, they are also a great way to encourage local employees to patron the Fort Myers Beach businesses. Our raffle sponsors this year were the Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach hotel, Matanzas Inn Fort Myers Beach Bayside Resort, Pierside Grill & Famous Blowfish Bar, Charley’s Boat House, and Truly Scrumptious.

This annual event’s volunteer efforts were previously recognized by The Friends of Florida State Parks with the Outstanding Volunteer Team of the Year Award for exceptional service and support.

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Permit Extensions Available Due to Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has affected the State in many ways. A positive outcome from the declaration by the Governor of a State of Emergency is that most State and local permits may be extended by law. The permittee is required to write a letter to the agency that issued the permit to make the request for extension.

The State law is found in Florida Statute 252.363. It provides an extension of the permit duration equal to the emergency period plus six months. The permittee must write the request letter within 90 days of the end of the last emergency period as some emergency periods receive increased amount of time. This State of Emergency is known as Executive Order Number 17-235 and applies to all 67 counties. It is for sixty days unless extended.

Should you need assistance with this process, please contact Andy Tilton at [email protected].

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SFWMD Releases Lower West Coast Water Supply Plan Update for Public Comment

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has released a draft of the 2017 Lower West Coast Regional Water Supply Plan Update (LWCWSP) for public comment, and anticipates approval by the Governing Board at its November 9th meeting.

The Lower West Coast Water Supply Planning Region covers all of Lee County, and portions of Collier, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, and Monroe Counties. At approximately 5-year intervals, the SFWMD updates each of its Regional Water Supply Plans, which address water resource availability and water supply development projects needed to meet projected demands over at least a 20-year planning period. The SFWMD coordinates with utilities, local governments, and other stakeholders on development of the plan. The SFWMD held the final of three stakeholder workshops on August 30th to present the LWCWSP draft.

 

Written public comments on the LWCWSP can be made until October 27th (extended due to Hurricane Irma).

Drafts of the LWCWSP and its appendices may be found at:

https://www.sfwmd.gov/sites/default/files/documents/lwcwsp_2017_plan_planning_document.pdf
https://www.sfwmd.gov/sites/default/files/documents/lwcwsp_2017_plan_appendices.pdf

Following approval of the LWCWSP by the Governing Board, local governments have 18 months to prepare their own 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plans, pursuant to Ch. 163.3177(6)(c)3, F.S. Johnson Engineering has assisted several local governments with preparation of 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plans.

If you would like to discuss how we might help you, please contact Kim Arnold, P.G. at [email protected].

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Johnson Engineering ranks #266 in Gulf Coast 500

Johnson Engineering has been recognized as #266 in the Business Observer’s 2017 Gulf Coast 500 rankings. We have achieved recognition for the past six consecutive years due to our steady performance, profitability, and growth.

The 2017 Gulf Coast 500 features an annual review and ranking by revenue of the top 500 companies located throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida, from Polk to Collier County. The magazine also includes the top 500 companies listed by industry, the fastest-growing companies, and largest employers.

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