Letter to the Editor: MICA outdated?

Pertaining to Marco Golf & Garden, Deltona Corp. and the Mackle Brothers might have given MICA some authority 40 years ago because MICA was the only organization on Marco Island at that time. When Deltona left the Island, the authority that MICA had died with the Mackle Brothers.

MICA is an organization that is supposed to be looking out after the people’s rights. It seems to me that MICA does everything but that.

Why doesn’t Marco Island City Council and the people of Marco vote this obsolete organization off the Island and do away with this problem once and for all? We are a city now. We don’t need MICA.

And while they are at it, install the five beach parking lot that MICA and Collier County commissioners blocked (CO 76-20), and in doing so, denied 90 percent of the population on Marco convenient beach parking and beach access.

Jim Ciolino

Marco Island

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marcofriend writes:

For a mere $0.356 per day, you can park at one of the nicest lots and enjoy the amenities of a great restaurant and restroom facilities anywhere. Should you desire to park at one of the county lots, you can get a free sticker at the library. What more do you want? MICA does a great service for more than 50% of the islanders. Sorry if you and/or your friend had trouble with his golf course. He didn't complain when he made money as an attorney working for MICA.

WMissow writes:

If someone does not like living on a beautiful island and finds it necessary to constantly complain about one thing or another take a look at was is available for you in the rest of the world and consider moving there.

1Paradiselost writes:

Klaus

The FORMER Track K is NOT zoned for a school. Go to the Collier County Appraisers website and check. Also read the deed to the property.

The charter school is located in the perfect place, on a county highway. Perfect for large truck and bus traffic. Modern schools are no longer located in residential areas due to traffic and safety concerns!

They just finished building a beautiful campus. Maybe you should give the school a visit to see for yourself?

sunnycity writes:

If we let the city take it over they will double the price. Look no further than your water bill.

liberator100 writes:

Klaus, why can't you keep your mouth shut for a change. You never know what you are talking about; you can't spell if your life depended on it; your education level is below kindergarten. Yet, you have to say something about everything!

Pursuit writes:

The MICA has done a wonderful job in helping keep this small island a comfortable place to live. They are unsung hero's in holding back rampant development The Original Mackle brothers intent is not obsolete but is under constant attack from those who want to see us transformed into a commercial tourist destination This is not Myrtle Beach Or Miami Let's Hope The MICA stand's as a controlling factor in keeping our residential paradise from being trasnformed into a tacky overcrowded urban nightmare

ed34145 writes:

There is a place for MICA as stewards of our residents'beach. But, they need get over their outdated deed restrictions that are in conflict with the city and county. Let those entities enforce zoning. MICA's outdated restrictions hurt individual homeowners.

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to ed34145:

There is a place for MICA as stewards of our residents'beach. But, they need get over their outdated deed restrictions that are in conflict with the city and county. Let those entities enforce zoning. MICA's outdated restrictions hurt individual homeowners.

Question ed34145....

According to your statement, what "outdated deed restrictions" would you eliminate?

Also what "MICA's outdated restrictions hurt individual homeowners". In what way do those restrictions hurt Marco's homeowners?

26yearsonmarco writes:

This news should serve as a Wake Up Call to anyone who believes having more government in our lives is a good thing:

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/...

MrBreeze writes:

I believe that Deltona had the right ideas and that made the island. I would not let the City take over the control that Mica has due to the fact that it would be altered at some point in time.

In saying that, I believe MICA has done a nice job with the parking although I have yet to enjoy it. I also have found MICA to be very arrogant when needing approval for home additions/alterations.

The intent of Deltona/Mackle was to have the Residents of Marco Island control the deed restrictions and that needs to always remain solid in place. Perhaps MICA is not the right entity for the job.

2themoon writes:

Stick a fork in them...they are done!

OldMarcoMan writes:

Gosh Klaus, is it hard to breath with your heard up your ,,,,,, ooops I mean I like your comments ???

1Paradiselost writes:

Above in this blog I asked two simple questions...

According to your statement, what "outdated deed restrictions" would you eliminate?

Also what "MICA's outdated restrictions hurt individual homeowners". In what way do those restrictions hurt Marco's homeowners?

I was hoping by asking those questions, this would be the place to start a constructive dialogue on what some feel hurts Marco.

What I found was It seems that some of the people in these blogs just like to complain about everything. Complaining is easy... solutions are tough.

26yearsonmarco writes:

1P,

If you ask a home builder, you will find there are differences between MICA, and the City codes, such as setbacks that cause problems, and need to be worked out.

One would also think MICA would become involved in the Smokehouse Bridge cost issue, and try to help "We the People", like the "unknown person" who brought it to the attention of the Council.

1Paradiselost writes:

The city setback is 10 feet. The MICA setback is 15 feet. I know this as a neighbor had a swimming pool installed.

I agree both setbacks should be the same. The real question is how does one get them (Marco/MICA) to agree?

MrBreeze writes:

1Paradise, I would first not deem Deltonas Deed Restricions as "outdated". As written here in other posts they clash with the City of Marco Island building codes. The problem comes in when MICA reviews a plan with a cost to the homeowner then the findings are different. This adds friction as residents see basically two decision making entity which then clash.

I agree Deltonas Deed restrictions are important but it is not 1966 and lifestyles have changed so it is important to integrate new codes and zoning with the overlay of MICA then applied as such. There should be reviews based on locical thinking what is best for the Island.

That I believe is a place to start constructive dialogue.

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