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Letter to the Editor: Broken promises
Published 12/2/2013 at 3:32 p.m. 0 comments
A year ago, the taxpayers of Marco Island elected four newcomers to the City Council. The newly elected councilmen promised the following:
Letter to the Editor: Praising a good decision
Published 12/2/2013 at 3:30 p.m. 0 comments
We had a wonderful afternoon the Friday after Thanksgiving when we took our two grandsons to Marco Golf and Garden to play putt-putt golf. When the miniature golf course opened this past spring, we had taken the boys there several ...
Letter to the Editor: Heartfelt thanks
Published 11/29/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
A thank you to a Good Samaritan.
Letter to the Editor: Marco City Council Meeting Fireworks
Published 11/11/2013 at 12:51 p.m. 11 comments
Calling a councilman on the carpet for comments at City Council meeting.
Letter to the Editor: Who should yield?
Published 11/11/2013 at 12:49 p.m. 45 comments
Watch out for walkers on the sidewalks, which are not meant for bicycles.
Letter to the Editor: Ordinances – why bother ?
Published 11/4/2013 at 1:38 p.m. 1 comment
Why do we have all these ordinances, resolutions, amendments, rules, and deed restrictions – they are little known and seldom enforced. And if we’re not going to enforce them, why should we continue paying the city’s Code Enforcement employees their ...
Letter to the Editor: Now is the time
Published 10/28/2013 at 12:41 p.m. 0 comments
All citizens and taxpayers need to be heard now as our Planning Board continues its review of the proposed expansion plans of the Marriott Hotel property invading one of Marco Island’s prime residential neighborhoods along Collier Boulevard. What do our ...
Letter to the Editor: City debt and employee pension costs presentations
Published 10/24/2013 at 2:07 p.m. 3 comments
At long last, Marco Island City Council gave the city debt and employee pension costs presentations. In Florida state, Marco is highest in municipal debt burden per capita; three times Orlando, four times Tampa; second highest in municipal taxes and ...
Obama’s Administration vs Marco Island City Council
Published 10/21/2013 at 9:47 a.m. 44 comments
Obama had a promise of ‘change’; City Council promised the same Obama refuses to even discuss spending cuts; council does likewise Obama continually borrows and raises taxes; council follows suit. White House mandates Obamacare; council mandates new Smokehouse Bridge.
Letter to the Editor: Seizing control is complete
Published 10/10/2013 at 8:29 a.m. 0 comments
The “new” City Council has seized control of the City of Marco Island, with the forcing out of Jim Riviere. The new council was voted in with the promise of “change.” Unfortunately, it seems that the council is all bark ...
Letter to the Editor: Drainage problems can cause disease
Published 10/2/2013 at 11:09 a.m. 10 comments
Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so eliminating standing water reduces risk of disease and infection. Areas like swales and ditches containing stagnant water are breeding sites. Mosquitoes carry serious diseases like West Nile fever and malaria, and these diseases spread ...
Letter to the Editor: Understand the facts
Published 9/30/2013 at 2:42 p.m. 38 comments
I encourage all Island residents to understand the facts of the Marco Island Marriott’s renovation plans before deciding if they are for or against this project. After listening to a recent presentation by Rick Medwedeff from the Marco Island Marriott, ...
Letter to the Editor: Stand up and be counted
Published 9/23/2013 at 2:05 p.m. 11 comments
Citizen Bob Olson’s ardent public pleas along with his recent City Council masterful presentation opposing Marriott’s latest expansively garish and ever-so-intrusive convention site deserve every citizen’s immediate and aggressive support. This includes our all-too-frequently delusional City Council which, today, seems ...
Letter to the Editor: Speak up against this project
Published 9/19/2013 at 11:24 a.m. 37 comments
I have lived on Marco for 25 years. I have been a secretary for one of the local churches and active in our community for decades. We do not need an 87,000 square foot convention center on our island. Traffic ...
Letter to the Editor: Marriott expansion not a done deal
Published 9/13/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 6 comments
Thank you to our fellow citizens who want to protect the residential island community we all cherish. The citizens voted six times against cityhood and the seventh time it was put on the ballot, it passed by 244. The propionates ...
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