Guest Commentary: Fair share ... Marco Island City Council fails to properly vet water, sewer capacity charge
Published 6/18/2012 at 3:28 p.m. 3 comments
I received a copy of the schedule that Burton and Associates used to allocate Sewer Capacity Charge (Sewer Debt Service) to Single Family Homes and Condos.
Guest Commentary: Everything you need to know about Monday’s Big Flag raising
Published 5/25/2012 at 2:20 p.m. 0 comments
Due to media deadlines, this will be the final commentary before the Big Flag Ceremony, to be held at 3 p.m., Memorial Day, May 28. The site will be at the newly installed flag pole, located on the second median ...
ESSAY: Pelican population and growth alarms experts
Published 4/1/2012 at 2:38 p.m. 1 comment
"The pelicans in the Marco area are getting bigger,” related Chief Ornithologist Derek Berger from the Everglades National Seashore Foundation. “The population of the native Brown Pelicans is increasing and so is the size of the individual birds.” The Brown ...
Guest Commentary: Let’s get the real facts, our citizens deserve it
Published 3/26/2012 at 6:00 p.m. 5 comments
A reporter asked me why I wanted to be Chairman of the Marco Island City Council and I replied, “I want to communicate with our citizens.” You deserve to know the real facts on the issues that come before the ...
Guest Commentary: Coast Guard Auxiliary Air is Semper paratus (always ready)
Published 3/26/2012 at 5:47 p.m. 1 comment
The next time you are walking along an ocean beach or enjoying the tranquil waters of a large inland river or an expansive lake and see a low flying plane traverse the sky overhead, chances are you are looking at ...
Seymour: A dolphin (rescue) tale
Published 3/16/2012 at 8:13 a.m. 0 comments
It took all of about 15 seconds to set the net that captured Seymour, a local dolphin whose entanglement in fishing line had resulted in a life threatening injury. Forty-five minutes earlier, at 11:45 as the Dolphin Explorer turned into ...
Guest Commentary: February 2012 MLS statistics for Marco Island show no let up for demand
Published 3/16/2012 at 8:11 a.m. 0 comments
MLS statistics, released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors for Marco Island only properties, continue to show a very active market. Here is a recap of what happened in the Marco Island Real Estate market during February 2012.
News From The Nest: An update on Paleo and Calusa
Published 2/20/2012 at 2:29 p.m. 3 comments
Once again, Paleo and Calusa (dubbed last May by Tommy Barfield fifth grade students) have two new eaglets in their nest. The first egg hatched on Jan. 18 and the second on Jan. 21. The Marco Eagle Sanctuary is sporting ...
Guest Column: Housing market statistics on Marco Island continue yearly upward swing
Published 12/23/2011 at 1:39 p.m. 3 comments
Season is here and things are busy! Welcome back to our Northern friends! Statistics for Marco Island only properties, from the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors multiple listing service show high sales activity since the beginning of the year ...
Guest Commentary: Remember the Alamo! A Wall tribute
Published 12/15/2011 at 4:09 p.m. 0 comments
In June of 1964, Karl F. Perry wrote across his face in my high school yearbook: Remember the Alamo! Then he signed “Karl.” His handwriting was bold and beautiful; perhaps of all my male classmates who signed my yearbook, his ...
Guest Commentary: Christmas Island Style presents another big weekend
Published 12/15/2011 at 4:06 p.m. 1 comment
As December continues to wind down, Marco Islanders continue their celebration of the holidays at Christmas Island Style events and gatherings. This weekend is no exception as islanders prepare for a holiday movie, a remembrance of a local icon, a ...
Guest Commentary: Where is Marco Island heading?
Published 11/22/2011 at 7:00 p.m. 10 comments
Let he who is not poorer in real estate valuation than he was five years ago cast the first stone in rebuttal. Marco Island has lost approximately 50 percent of its property value since the last real estate price peak.
A Halloween story: Skeletons discovered under the Marco River
Published 10/27/2011 at 2:32 p.m. 2 comments
An ancient burial chamber was found late last Wednesday under the southern end of the new Marco Island Bridge. A routine test piling was drilled and filled with concrete during the construction of the new causeway and after the six ...
Letter to the Editor: Wastewater and water assessments on undeveloped properties (vacant lots)
Published 10/27/2011 at 2:30 p.m. 6 comments
At the Monday Council Meeting, held Oct. 17, Community Forum section, I made a presentation concerning the Wastewater and Water Assessments on Undeveloped Properties (vacant lots). I requested that the Agenda Item 2(B) from the Aug. 15, council meeting, which ...
Guest Commentary: Support the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Political Committee
Published 10/27/2011 at 2:29 p.m. 0 comments
We, the voters of Marco Island have an opportunity to have our voices heard. By voter referendum the citizens can compel that the City abide by our wishes. Our city officials are elected based on promises they make to us ...
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