Residents and visitors soon will have access to another part of the beach on Marco Island.
The City Council unanimously approved a Pedestrian Beach Access Easement Agreement with Mass Mutual. The corporation owns the Marco Beach Resort PUD, known as the Marriott/Madeira Condominium.
The 15-foot wide access borders the north edge of the Madeira property. The access will not have rest rooms. Parks and Recreation Department Director Dana Souza said that the easement isn't wide enough to construct them and there isn't a sanitary line located nearby that could serve a facility. The city would have to excavate the recently completed South Collier Boulevard to install a service line.
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, a division of Mass Mutual, said in a May 1 letter to Marco Island City Manager Bill Moss that they were against the installation of rest room in the easement.
City attorney Richard Yovanovich requested that the corporation give the city an Opinion of Title on the property to ensure that no encumbrances or liens affecting the easement area. The easement agreement is subject to the opinion.