In The Marco Eagle:
Marco residents slow in using county dump now that public is charged
Now that residents have to pay directly for trash, instead of through taxes, there is not so much action at the Collier County solid waste transfer station. The county reports things have slowed down. County Commissioner John Pistor said however, that most of those he has spoken to thought it was time it was done. Pistor said they agreed with the thinking of the county that it was unfair to those who did not use the transfer station and were supporting them through their taxes. One person who is benefiting is John Der Ploeg of Marco Island who operates Marco Disposal Service. The county fee at the transfer station is $1 for two trash bags, while the disposal service picks up for 68 cents a time at residences. He said his annual fee is $71.40 and convenient.
Marco Island's James Stackpoole has been named president of Tampa Palms, Corp. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deltona Corp. He has been Deltona's vice president for the Clubs Division and responsible for several other community facilities, including Marco Island. The new Deltona Corporation was formed to develop the master-planned community of Tampa Palms, a 5,400-acre project in Hillsborough County, part of the Tampa area.
Cindy Comer of Marco Island caught a 35-inch snook, weighing 12 pounds, 8 ounces.
The 70-member Marco Island Country Club Tennis Association launched its new season by electing officers. They are: Herb Krohn, president, Mary Ellen Fort, vice president, Norma Beckwith, secretary and Norb Kienlin, treasurer.
Dues for the 1982-83 season remain $10.
Peter Lupis, an actor in "Mission Impossible," stopped by the Marco Fitness Club to talk with Bert Brewer about weight training while Lupis and his family were vacationing on Marco Island.
Collier County's newest golf course, bearing the unmistakable imprint of U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi, will be unveiled on Oct. 6. A private club, it does have 150 public memberships, with an initiation fee of $1,500 and annual dues of $1,200. Another 375 memberships belong to residents of Alberesque at Eagle Springs, a residential development planned in connection with the golf course.