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Letter to the Editor: Choosing a city manager
Published 5/16/2013 at 2:50 p.m. 0 comments
The city manager and the city attorney are always selected by the current sitting City Council and serve at the pleasure of the current council. Every two years there is an election that often changes the makeup of the council. ...
Letter to the Editor: Sad note
Published 5/16/2013 at 2:49 p.m. 2 comments
It was 26 years ago that I was invited to sing in Goodland Florida with the “Paradise Jazz band,” lead by Pianist Bob Gideons. He was famous for his theatrics at the keyboard, bouncing up and down and playing that ...
Letter to the Editor: The dynamics of the new Mackle Park community center
Published 5/13/2013 at 2:57 p.m. 0 comments
While our City Council winds-up its deliberations over the construction of a new multi-million dollar center at Mackle Park, ‘We the People’ are still waiting to hear what community offerings and dedicated spaces should embellish this new Parks & Recreation ...
Letter to the Editor: Weigh in on new city manager
Published 5/8/2013 at 6:35 p.m. 11 comments
To the citizens of Marco Island: Your City Council voted to begin the process of selecting a new city manager by asking search firms to submit proposals for our review. We hope to get many responses and to select a ...
Letter to the Editor: Fire Rescue Foundation offers thanks
Published 5/6/2013 at 12:52 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers and the Island community for their contributions in making our April Pancake Breakfast a huge success. Thank you to Coastal Breeze News, Cocomos, Pyramid AmSan, Marco Eagle ...
Letter to the Editor: Seeking a city manager
Published 5/2/2013 at 2:29 p.m. 4 comments
I have just researched the requirements that cities, towns and villages in Florida are seeking when hiring someone for a city manager position. The following communities are actively seeking applicants at the present time: Lake Wales, North Bay Village, North ...
Letter to the Editor: We can all make a difference
Published 5/2/2013 at 2:28 p.m. 2 comments
Before there was “Boston Strong” there was “New Jersey Strong.” After Hurricane Sandy many celebrities and Governor Christie vowed to get the Jersey shore up and running again. Along with the rich and famous there were ordinary folk who were ...
Letter to the Editor: Watch out for the ‘Lazies’
Published 4/25/2013 at 3:45 p.m. 41 comments
Editor: The following is a brief picture of our once proud American society which is now in decay. I have concluded that low information, liberal politicians and their supporters (AKA, The Lazies) are destroying our once-proud American society. Please permit ...
Letter to the Editor: The search for a new city manager
Published 4/25/2013 at 3:44 p.m. 4 comments
Residents of Marco Island will soon be put through the trial and cost of finding a new city manager. My guess is the cost will be approximately $50,000 just to find the Mr. (or Mrs.) Right. Having lived here for ...
Letter to the Editor: Hire a ‘professional’
Published 4/25/2013 at 3:43 p.m. 0 comments
Gentlemen, with the resignation of our city manager, will you please have the wisdom and forsight to hire a ‘professional’ replacement. Thank you for your cooperation.
Letter to the Editor: Mackle Park and equal opportunity
Published 4/22/2013 at 1:20 p.m. 1 comment
With or without a voter plebiscite (aka as a “public referendum” in our City Charter), ‘We the People’ will soon purchase a multi-million dollar new community center at Mackle Park to promote the elixir of perpetual youth and well-being for ...
Letter to the Editor: MICA outdated?
Published 4/22/2013 at 1:19 p.m. 19 comments
Pertaining to Marco Golf & Garden, Deltona Corp. and the Mackle Brothers might have given MICA some authority 40 years ago because MICA was the only organization on Marco Island at that time. When Deltona left the Island, the authority ...
Letter to the Editor: Pier-ing into Marco’s future
Published 4/18/2013 at 2:39 p.m. 6 comments
Marco Island is a marvelous vacation, spot but it seems to be lacking one major attraction — a pier similar to the Naples Pier. I cannot think of anything that would attract more vacationers’ attention than a pier located at ...
Letter to the Editor: May is Veterans' Month
Published 4/18/2013 at 2:36 p.m. 1 comment
Just as a reminder that a few years ago, the United States Congress established the month of May as the appreciation month of veterans, and that May 11 will be known as “spouse day.” I feel that our country has ...
Letter to the Editor: Shy Wold Sanctuary needs you
Published 4/18/2013 at 2:35 p.m. 0 comments
Shy Wolf Sanctuary, which has been in Naples for many years, is endeavoring to secure donations in order to be able to move to our new location and have more room to take in and save the lives of more ...
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