Letter to the Editor: Remove MICA

In response to the article in the Marco Eagle, Jan. 29, page 4A, MICA group sues to block mini golf course.

This is just another of MICA’s double standards.

Hey, MICA, what about the five beach parking lots that Deltona Corp. wanted to install along Collier Boulevard and Seaview Court back in 1976, pertaining to county ordinance 76-20? MICA used their political clout to block the beach parking lots so as to create a monopoly, a captive audience, and doing so violated F.S. 125.69.

The county tried to have Ordinance 76.20 vacated but could not, so the county just filed it away and told everyone they did. This ordinance is still active.

MICA should be removed from the Island. They have had a stranglehold on this Island too long.

Let’s have a vote to remove MICA.

Jim Ciolino

Marco Island

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gladesgator writes:

1976? What a stretch! Do you really expect anyone to believe you?

2themoon writes:

If we ever had a referrendum vote on getting rid of MICA, it wouldbe the end of MICA and they know it, thats why you'll never see it put to vote.

lauralbi1 writes:

It is so funny how bloggers seem to think that by striking the keys on their keyboard suddenly makes them experts where everyone is interested in their opinions.

The blogs above are just another perfect example of meaningless rambling with no basuis in fact. MICA has been LEGALLY appointed by Deltona Corporation as the "Authorized Agency" to act on behalf of the Deltona Corporation for the enforcement of Architectural Issues and Deed Restrictions. Yes, for those of you that were not aware, each and every property on Marco Island is subject to Deed Restrictions that are, in most cases, more restrictive than zoning guidelines.
There are no "voting" for or against MICA and for those students of history, if not for MICA, our Island would be MUCH more developed than it is now.
So thank you MICA and keep up the good work you are appointed to do !!!
Ed Issler

cyberk9doc writes:

As a fairly new resident on Marco, it will be interesting to see the outcome of the putt putt course/City Council/MICA legal proceedings. I only know what I have read in the various publications. Seems to me this will determine the fate/current power of MICA.

2themoon writes:

in response to lauralbi1:

It is so funny how bloggers seem to think that by striking the keys on their keyboard suddenly makes them experts where everyone is interested in their opinions.

The blogs above are just another perfect example of meaningless rambling with no basuis in fact. MICA has been LEGALLY appointed by Deltona Corporation as the "Authorized Agency" to act on behalf of the Deltona Corporation for the enforcement of Architectural Issues and Deed Restrictions. Yes, for those of you that were not aware, each and every property on Marco Island is subject to Deed Restrictions that are, in most cases, more restrictive than zoning guidelines.
There are no "voting" for or against MICA and for those students of history, if not for MICA, our Island would be MUCH more developed than it is now.
So thank you MICA and keep up the good work you are appointed to do !!!
Ed Issler

Eddi, you mean to tell me some half baked covenant from 50 years ago is still the law of the land? Huh.."FOR IT IS WRITTEN!"
Time to move on eddi, MICA credibility has whithered in the last few years...time to put it to vote.

blogsmog writes:

in response to 2themoon:

Eddi, you mean to tell me some half baked covenant from 50 years ago is still the law of the land? Huh.."FOR IT IS WRITTEN!"
Time to move on eddi, MICA credibility has whithered in the last few years...time to put it to vote.

Absolutley correct! MICA is wahed up. Why heck do we pay acode enforncement dept with the city?
Seems like MICA is a special interest group that gets to pick and choose its enforcement at will depending on who doing it and where.

MrBreeze writes:

The origional deed restrictions are important. If not high schools and other developments would jam this island. I am not sure MICA is the answer, they may be to mighty for themselves but the deed restrictions are important. I would not trust them to the City to be in charge of.

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

Anything we say stems from nothing but jealousy and bitterness. Pay no attention!

Signed 1Paradise and Klaus

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to No_more_cyber_bullying:

Anything we say stems from nothing but jealousy and bitterness. Pay no attention!

Signed 1Paradise and Klaus

You look foolish.. It's morning... please take your meds before you blog!

Oh BTW.. I like your new name.. If you remove "AND" Replace it with "&", You will look like you have a better education.

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

You look foolish.. It's morning... please take your meds before you blog!

Oh BTW.. I like your new name.. If you remove "AND" Replace it with "&", You will look like you have a better education.

To the "real" Klaus/1Paradiselost,

Jealousy and bitterness eats at you day and night. That is all the both of you are and have been for years. That is what eats you up so that you blog and talk to each other in the wee hours of the morning while others are comfortably sleeping.

Klaus wake Sue up she needs your attention or is it she who blogs under 1Paradiselost? I hope not because I think she is a nice lady.

BTW is your constant fixation on other peoples inelligence because you lack a formal education or is it because nobody appreciates yours?
...

ed34145 writes:

in response to 2themoon:

Eddi, you mean to tell me some half baked covenant from 50 years ago is still the law of the land?

Does that apply to the Constitution also?

2themoon writes:

Yes i can see the comparison,,Washington, Jefferson, etc...,,Mackle brothers..wtf?

RayNetherwood writes:

MICA may be a dinosaur, but even dinosaurs served a purpose, were part of the earth's circle of life. Right now MICA serves a purpose, there are no visible "extinction" events looming.

If anything, shouldn't we want growth on Marco Island to be slow and controlled?

I personally think the putt putt golf course would be a plus for residents, their families and guests, and yes even the "tourists". But, snubbing or trying an end run on MICA isn't appropriate. Hopefully the issue can be sorted out and that both sides don't "dig in" and waste time and $$ needlessly.

Sorry Jim, the tar pits for MICA are premature.

conchsoup writes:

The City of Marco Island has enacted codes for building on Marco Island which can be amended by the self-governing mechanisms of democracy through an elected City Council. The City could review and codify the the MICA restrictions. This would update and make more dynamic the building restrictions for Marco Island.

Before there was a City, the mechanism for protecting the quality of life on the Island was spelled out in the deed restrictions. But we have evolved. We have incorporated as a body politic and accepted the responsibility to make decisions about protecting our quality of life through active management and citizen participation.

Is there anything to be gained from keeping the deed restrictions from public control?

Pursuit writes:

MICA is correct on this one The Golf course is directly across a narrow drive from residences It will surely affect them as to serenity and value. MICA is a valuable asset to this primarily residential community Marco unlike Ft myer's and other beach community's does not need tourist industry to survive That is why most folk's moved here and are willing to pay the price for that luxury.
MICA is a big factor keeping this communinty a comfortable place to live. I support them in their effort's and hope they continue to be a watchdog against the blacktopping of the island

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