SHOP TALK: Some ‘dreamers’ are taxing our patience
Published 3/31/2011 at 4:34 p.m. 31 comments
Here’s an idea for people who want a new palatial community center in Mackle Park to include among its opulent operations an event room that could be rented our for a profit. They have visions of the city making big ...
Mackle Park Center: Scrubbing the Plan, part II
Published 3/27/2011 at 6:00 a.m. 10 comments
Marco’s City Manager Jim Riviere says it’s not too soon to talk about a new community center for Mackle Park.
Tim Cox, GOOOH organizer, comes to Marco
Published 3/24/2011 at 1:11 p.m. 1 comment
Tim Cox is an unlikely political activist.
Y LEADERS WANT REFERENDUM ON NEW COMMUNITY CENTER
Published 3/24/2011 at 1:10 p.m. 1 comment
Leadership of the Marco Island Y has made it clear to city officials that the Y believes a referendum is essential to the process of creating a new community center at Mackle Park.
Rising cost of utilities improvements frustrate city council
Published 3/22/2011 at 1:53 p.m. 1 comment
Weeks of approving bids for water plant improvements left Marco Island city councilors weary on Monday. Nearly $1 million more was approved, at the meeting, for engineering services for projects at the northern water plant and the reclaimed water facility. ...
Marco City Council elects new leaders with little ado
Published 3/22/2011 at 10:18 a.m. 7 comments
Marco Island’s City Council leadership changed quickly and painlessly on Monday night when past chairman Frank Recker passed the gavel to Jerry Gibson.
Frustrated residents voice displeasure to Marco Island City Council over Mackle expansion plans
Published 3/8/2011 at 8:17 a.m. 30 comments
Dozens of residents showed up at Tuesday night’s Marco City Council meeting to urge that councilmen to reconsider plans to replace the existing 8,000-square-foot Mackle Park recreation center with a two-story, 40,000-square-foot building at an estimated cost of $6 million. ...
Marco Island Planning Board debates density transfers
Published 3/7/2011 at 2:45 p.m. 5 comments
The debate over density verses intensity was at issue Friday as Marco Island Planning Board members considered whether to use density transfers as a tool to allow limited service hotel development in the Midtown District. Last year, City Council asked ...
City Council approves nearly $5 million for projects
Published 2/25/2011 at 3:40 p.m. 3 comments
Marco Island City Council appropriated nearly $5 million for public works at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. Two major projects received council’s approval: North Collier Blvd. Phase 3 drainage at $987,479 and Phase 4 improvements to Marco Island’s reclaimed ...
Council workshop: City considers building expansion at Marco Island's Mackle Park
Published 2/24/2011 at 7:19 p.m. 32 comments
The city’s recreation hub could be getting a new centerpiece. On Tuesday, Marco Island City Council considered improving Mackle Park by adding a nearly 40,000-square-foot community center with a $6 million price tag. That decision came during its afternoon workshop ...
State should restore mangrove die-off, Marco Island city leaders say
Published 2/24/2011 at 7:17 p.m. 2 comments
Marco Island City Councilors feel aggrieved, and they want the State of Florida to know it. At Tuesday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, councilors heard that the state owns the land along State Road 92 between Marco and Goodland where ...
Marco Island City Council takes on cul-de-sac beautification
Published 2/24/2011 at 7:13 p.m. 2 comments
It’s obvious many Marco Island residents see vegetation in their cul-de-sacs as an extension of their landscaping. That was one conclusion by Marco Island’s Beautification Advisory Committee during a report to City Council at its Tuesday workshop. After an extensive ...
Tract K out of play for Marco charter high
Published 2/15/2011 at 10:03 p.m. 164 comments
The Collier County School Board approved without discussion a lease with the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation on Tuesday night. There wasn’t much fuss made in front of board members, but behind the scenes there was much discontent.
Marco City Council: Nine organizations receive cash from city
Published 2/8/2011 at 3:26 p.m. 21 comments
Community events planners can breathe a sigh of relief. On Monday, Marco Island’s City Council approved nine community grants totaling $40,405 in cash and in-kind services. Applications, received by the city last October, were reviewed and recommended by the Parks ...
Local installation of fire hydrants is money-saving prospect
Published 2/3/2011 at 1:51 p.m. 9 comments
With eyes focused squarely on the city’s check book, members of the Marco Island’s Utilities Advisory Board (UAB) heard a preliminary update on plans to install additional fire hydrants in residential areas during the committee’s regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday.
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