Wow, Monday Night Fights at the Nov. 4 Marco Council meeting! Newly-elected Vice Chairman Sacher called out an unnamed taxpayer (Bill Harris) for a Letter to the Editor that he disagreed with. Councilor Sacher made accusations of erroneous facts on the Smokehouse Bridge (I had included the inspection report as reference in my article), and raised the possibility that I may make a run for the City Council. I wonder, was Councilor Sacher offering his endorsement of my candidacy for City Council? Then our new Chairman indicated errors in my article about raising the bridge; that there were no plans to do so. I questioned how it was possible to install the lights, walkways and landscaping under the bridge, and to allow bigger boats and cranes to travel underneath, without raising it. Apparently our Council only answers questions of their choosing during the Community Forum. Councilor Honig later gave a presentation on city compensation, followed at meeting’s end by Councilor Sacher voicing doubts on Councilor Honig’s facts. At that point, a tirade of outrage and shouting was exhibited. Needless to say, it was not a boring meeting! Evidently Councilor Sacher doubts all facts except his own!
Bill Harris, Marco Island