30 YEARS AGO

The Deltona Corp. is considering major improvements to Marco Island’s Residents Beach, along with participating in the beach association now proposed by the Marco Island Civic Association (MICA).

Following a meeting with MICA President Leigh Plummer and other officers, Deltona Vice President James Apthorp said, “Deltona has agreed to put some ideas together on the development of the beach site.” The 14.4-acre site at Collier Boulevard and San Marco Road was deeded to MICA in July, 1975. It has been valued at about $6 million. Deltona officials think the improvements should include some form of shelter, improved parking and substantial landscaping.

Collier County Commissioners have set March 7 for a hearing on a proposed sewer expansion on Marco Island. County staff will be on the island to answer questions about the project that may cost as much as $10 million.

County Commissioners will have a public hearing on March 6 on whether Goodland should have its own fire district. When district plans were made it was left out of he Marco Fire District, which was formed 13 years ago.

More than 1,000 people turned out for the Marco Art ‘79 show at the Island Plaza. The Best of Show was Fran Larson’s “Taos Pueblo,” earning her $100.

Kem Gursoy, 14, Lely High freshman and Marco Island resident, received a superior rating and trophy in the Collier County Science Fair. Her entry was “The Heart at Work.”

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