Marco Island Budget Sub-committee: All departments looked to for cuts in expenditures to keep from raising taxes
Published 7/7/2011 at 3:25 p.m. 8 comments
Wednesday afternoon, the Marco Island City Council Budget Sub-Committee held another meeting, slowly sifting through the myriad of expenditures, and various revenue sources, that all add up to the city’s $20 million-plus annual budget. Three of the city councilors, committee ...
Can the BAC make Marco Island's cul-de-sacs beautiful again?
Published 7/7/2011 at 12:37 p.m. 9 comments
A budget request by the Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) to maintain the city’s more than 300 cul-de-sacs may have hit a snag. At a meeting in preparation of the 2012 fiscal year budget, parks and recreation director Bryan ...
Marco Island City Council okays dollars to operate second fire station full-time
Published 6/21/2011 at 1:25 p.m. 22 comments
City of Marco Island Fire-Rescue Chief Michael Murphy has been trying for years to get the city to man Station 51, the fire station on the north side of Elkham Circle East, on a full-time basis. Now, with the help ...
Sewer connections raise a stink at Marco Island City Council meeting
Published 6/21/2011 at 10:49 a.m. 4 comments
Monday evening, the Marco Island City Council dug back into the sewer issue, with a proposal to grant relief to homeowners whose connections to the city’s lines are blocked through no fault of their own. While most of the agenda ...
City Council Budget Sub-Committee: Councilors delve into minutiae of Marco Island’s municipal expenditures
Published 6/17/2011 at 1:23 p.m. 5 comments
Did you ever take a look at your finances, to see if you could afford that new car, or maybe just keep putting gas in the old car? Multiply that headache by a thousand, and you have an idea what ...
Marco Island city manager pleased with city’s code enforcement changes
Published 6/17/2011 at 8:01 a.m. 10 comments
Marco Island’s top administrator says a kinder, gentler approach to code enforcement is working. Nearly a year ago, at the behest of city manager Jim Riviere, the name of the code enforcement department was changed to “code compliance” and was ...
Marco Island City Council has more questions for consultant regarding utility costs
Published 6/7/2011 at 8:17 a.m. 12 comments
During a three-hour special meeting on Monday, Marco Island City Council and Utility Advisory Board (UAB) members said they want the consulting firm hired to answer more of their questions before setting utility rates for Island residents.
City Council Budget Sub-Committee: Marco Island ‘facing another difficult year,’ says Magel
Published 6/3/2011 at 10:08 a.m. 16 comments
It’s why they make the big bucks. At the third of six meetings to review the city’s budget, each scheduled for three hours but likely to stretch to four or five hours, City Councilmen Larry Magel, Bill Trotter, and Wayne ...
Marco City Council members keep watering schedule, reject easement request
Published 5/17/2011 at 1:09 p.m. 2 comments
Marco Island City Council members rejected a county-sponsored beachfront easement proposal and decided to keep island-wide watering guidelines in place.
Marco Island finance director: Two surcharges on sewer program could end early
Published 5/17/2011 at 1:06 p.m. 6 comments
Marco Island residents frustrated at paying surcharges to support the city’s sewer treatment reclamation program could get relief earlier than expected.
Marco Island's water rates study presented to public
Published 5/13/2011 at 8:14 a.m. 8 comments
Marco Island residents and City Council members heard the long-awaited results of the Cost of Service study, which will be used to help set future water and sewer rates on the island. Mike Burton, president of Burton and Associates, the ...
New Jolley span could open by June; all four-lanes expected by August
Published 4/27/2011 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Drivers heading south into Marco Island on the S.S. Jolley Bridge should be able to use the parallel span currently under construction as early as June. According to Florida Department of Transportation spokesperson Debbie Tower, work on the new bridge ...
CIty of Marco works to have fire pension report reinstated
Published 4/14/2011 at 2:29 p.m. 0 comments
Members of Marco Island’s Firefighter’s Pension Board will have to refigure calculations after the state’s Division of Retirement denied the board’s actuarial valuation reports for 2008 and 2009.
Marco Island City Council calls for emergency dredging of Collier Creek
Published 4/5/2011 at 1:36 p.m. 0 comments
As a safe and popular anchorage, Smokehouse Bay is one of the best for boaters; but for larger vessels, getting there is more than half the problem. On Monday, Marco Island City Council questioned navigation safety through Collier Creek, the ...
Marco Island City Council: Seawall ordinance lags behind technology
Published 4/5/2011 at 1:26 p.m. 0 comments
Marco Island’s seawall ordinance is as clear as a bell to Bob Mahar, the city’s building services official, but to petitioners from Tropical Isles condominium at 845 Collier Court, it appeared as clear as mud. On Monday, the condominium association ...
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