30 years ago in the Marco Eagle: Many willing to serve if incorporation passes

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In the Marco Eagle

Many willing to serve if incorporation passes

At least 38 person have said they would be willing to serve on a City Council should Marco become a city if an incorporation vote is successful on Nov. 2. Ed Clark, chairman of the Marco Island Home Rule Committee, said a survey was conducted in an attempt to dispel a notion that only those working to establish home rule on Marco would be interested in serving. He is convinced there are many more.

Money talks and cost is precisely the reason which forces against the incorporation are counting on as the day of decision gets closer. Leigh Plummer, chairman of the Anti-incorporation Committee for Sensible Government, said. Both sides of this issue indicate taxes would rise, either a little, or a lot. Collier County Commissioner John Pistor of Marco said he would move if home rule passes.

The final workshop for the Flood Insurance of Collier County will be on Oct. 26. Many Marco and area residents are against the study, saying it would increase building heights anywhere from 5 to 7 feet.

John Renshaw defeated Joe Archazki to win the open racquetball title at the Racquet Club of Marco Island. Allan Rudick defeated Mike Lamb to win the consolation round.

New officers of the Marco Island Fishing Guides Association include Jim Lowe, president, Kayo Williamson and Bill Dunnuck, vice presidents, Gene Andrews, secretary, DeWayne Gruber, treasurer and directors Stan Gober and Tom Bogan.

New officers for the Marco Island Area Realtor Woman's Council include Betty Dunnuck, president, Carolyn Dirr, first vice president, Kathy Stackpoole, second vice president, Barbara Minch, third vice president, Barbara Compton, treasurer, Nancy Clark, recording secretary and Norma Swearingen, corresponding secretary.

The $24 million Charter Club of Marco Island was officially unveiled on Saturday in an aura of tropical foliage, chickee, fountains and music of Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra. More than 300 attended. About 40 percent of the time share units have been sold, ranging from $5,900 to $14,000 per week.

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