“First, we must define the problem and then put together an organization that will study the options and aspects of the incorporation,” said Edward Clark, newly-elected co-chairman of the Incorporation Study Committee. He outlined the goals of the 14-man ad hoc, non-political body meeting in its first session. “This is the challenge of the ‘80s for Marco Island,” said Jane Hittler, a committee member. “We have to find what are the benefits, what we gain and what we lose. We are entering a new era in the community.”
The Marco Island Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 95 went the rescue of a 38-foot yacht, Blissful, in heavy seas six miles south of Marker 16, near Everglades City. A Sanibel man was taking a beating on his boat with a stalled engine when the Flotilla came to his rescue.
Collier County commissioners approved installation of No Wake signs located off Caxambas Waterway, in the river at Goodland, Smokehouse Bay Canal, at the Isles of Capri, and in Marco River, opposite Villa de Marco.
Beginning Jan. 1, Marco Island’s six paid firefighters will receive a $1,000-a-year pay hike. Under the new annual salary levels, a beginning, uncertified firefighter will receive $10,500, a certified firefighter with less than a year experience, $11,000 and a certified firefighter with more than a year experience, $12,000.