Marco museum needs support at county commission tonight

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  • Contirbutions to museums are down
  • County commissioners finalizing budget 5 p.m. tonight
  • Marco museum building funded by historical society, Marco residents but counting on county dollars for displays

Ron Jamro, Director of Collier County Museums, informed members of the Marco Island Historical Society that there will be a meeting at 5 p.m. tonight to provide final input to the Collier County budget.

"If we are to convince the Commissioners to fund the planning and construction of displays and exhibits as called for in our contract with them we must let our voices be heard at the meeting tonight," announced Bill Perdichizzi, chair of the Marco Island Historical Museum.

He requested attendees to the meeting and sign up to speak to let the Commisioners know their feelings about the county needing to keep its contractual commitment to the Marco Island Historical Society and Marco.

County staff has estimated that the cost of exhibits and displays will cost $1.5 million, Berdichizzi said.

The MIHS is asking for $500,000 per year for three years to design and construct the displays and exhibits, he added.

The Commissioners' meeting will be at the Commissioners meeting room on the third floor of the administration building near U.S. 41 East and Airport Pulling Road in Naples. Speakers must arrive early to sign up to speak.

"Your help is critical if we are to get any funding for displays and exhibits," Perdichizzi said.

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OldMarcoMan writes:

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