All lit up – Olde Marco Residents pack City Council meeting to protest street lights
Published 1/12/2012 at 10:49 a.m. 11 comments
Generally, the governmental bodies at the local level do their work without being noticed by the great majority of the citizens on whose behalf they toil – until something happens to get the citizens up in arms.
Marco Island Code Enforcement Board takes action on non-responsive property owners
Published 12/15/2011 at 3:41 p.m. 24 comments
At the Code Enforcement Board meeting on Tuesday afternoon, there was a message to those with cases in front of the body: Work with us. The CEB has substantial power, with the ability to levy fines that can climb into ...
Marco City Council asked to approve bike path bid at its Jan. 9 meeting
Published 12/12/2011 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
Marco Island’s first bike or walk to school raffle was so successful, the Bike Path Ad-Hoc Committee plans to do it again next year. By then, Phase 1 of the Safe Routes to School project should be completed, making it ...
‘Putting’ golf on Marco Island: Planning Board hears first of two mini-golf proposals
Published 12/12/2011 at 12:17 p.m. 13 comments
Apparently, the members of the city’s Planning Board are ready to putt a round. As their first order of business Friday, the Planning Board took up miniature golf. They heard from one – make that two – proposed miniature golf ...
Marco Island Planning Board weighs regulations for temporary real estate signs
Published 12/12/2011 at 12:13 p.m. 28 comments
There are very specific requirements for temporary signs for real estate for sale, model homes, and sales centers, community development director Bryan Milk told the City of Marco Island Planning Board on Friday – and they are being widely ignored. ...
Roundabout medians top issues for Marco Island's beautification committee
Published 12/9/2011 at 4:54 p.m. 6 comments
Cul-de-sac medians remain a high priority for Marco Island’s Beautification Advisory Committee. On Wednesday, the committee presented Tim Pinter, public works director, with its list of the least impressive and most dangerous cul-de-sac medians on the island. After Lee County ...
Ready, set, restore: Moving ahead, looking for help – donations needed for Marco Island mangrove restoration efforts
Published 12/8/2011 at 1:57 p.m. 4 comments
Over the past century, said Robin Lewis, development has destroyed something like 150,000 acres of mangrove wetlands in the state of Florida. Now, he and a coalition of private and government groups are trying to restore a couple of hundred ...
Future of utilities board rests with Marco Island City Council
Published 12/8/2011 at 1:03 p.m. 1 comment
Members of the Utilities Advisory Board were reticent to create a meeting schedule for 2012, but reluctantly did so on Wednesday. In a surprise action, Marco Island city councilors decided on Monday to discuss disbanding the board at their Jan. ...
Council moves to accept $840,000 in public works grants for Marco Island
Published 12/6/2011 at 1:38 p.m. 0 comments
Monday was a good night for Tim Pinter, Marco Island’s public works director. After a brief discussion, city councilors unanimously authorized the city manager to accept two grants totaling $840,000 from South Florida Water Management District. The grants will be ...
City agrees to $20,000 for fireworks, Marco Islanders to raise the rest
Published 12/6/2011 at 10:00 a.m. 9 comments
The rockets red glare will fill the skies over Marco Island on July 4, 2012. In a 6-1 decision by Marco Island City Council on Monday, the city agreed to fund 50 percent or $20,000 for next year’s Independence Day ...
New lights mean brighter nights along Bald Eagle Drive for Marco Islanders
Published 12/1/2011 at 2:29 p.m. 10 comments
Installing new street lights on Bald Eagle Drive is a win-win for businesses and residents. “The street is very dark, and in the summer when there are fewer people here, it is difficult to find the parking lot where you ...
Growing pains: Beautification Committee deals with sprinklers, swales and cul de sacs
Published 11/15/2011 at 12:54 p.m. 8 comments
The committee had been accustomed to having city staffers and landscaping contractors attend their monthly meetings, the better to answer questions and engage in free-flowing discussions. Pinter informed the members that would no longer be the case.
City finance director says this year’s audit will be better
Published 11/15/2011 at 12:44 p.m. 2 comments
On Tuesday, the city’s Audit Advisory Committee quizzed Finance Director Patricia Bliss and city accountant Donna Senica on their readiness for the upcoming audit. It will be conducted by Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C., an independent auditing firm.
Marco Island City Council budget workshop: Millage rate increases unless more cuts can be agreed to
Published 8/2/2011 at 7:54 a.m. 21 comments
During a marathon, six hour budget workshop on Monday, Marco Island City Council prioritized capital improvement spending needs, considered ways to cut expenses, and set a maximum millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year. Councilors voted 5-2 to set the ...
Marco Island Utility Advisory Board: Special assessment for some or rate hikes for all?
Published 7/15/2011 at 10:44 a.m. 8 comments
The city’s Utility Advisory Board (UAB) is working on ways to reduce a planned six percent utilities increase for fiscal year 2012. Marco Island water and sewer customers have seen a rate hike each year since 2009 to help reduce ...
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