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Letter to the Editor: VFW seeks new members
Published 9/5/2013 at 12:21 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Island Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will meet at the Mutual of Omaha Bank building at San Marco and Barfield intersection on 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. All members are asked to attend this meeting which will install ...
Letter to the Editor: Smokehouse Bay bridge questions
Published 8/29/2013 at 1:27 p.m. 1 comment
1. How much would it cost to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge alongside the existing bridge? This should be very inexpensive compared to elevating and elongating the car bridge, as the load capacity requirements are much less; and this ...
Letter to the Editor: Tax and spend
Published 8/26/2013 at 12:54 p.m. 0 comments
To the Marco Island City Council, the "tax and spend" guys. We're tired of constantly having our taxes raised to support your high flying spending. To mention a few: Smokehouse Bridge – you're still pushing this, in spite of the ...
Letter to the Editor: Support the Marriott expansion
Published 8/20/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 22 comments
On Aug. 2, Rick Medwedeff, general manager of the Marriott’s Marco Island Beach Resort, made public the proposal for expansion of the hotel facilities at the city of Marco Island Planning Board meeting. Owning and operating a small business on ...
Letter to the Editor: Stick to the plan
Published 8/15/2013 at 2:39 p.m. 0 comments
Re: Marriott Beach Resort Expansion, Marco Island. As a former member of Marco’s planning board for seven years and chairman thereof for three years, I have noted with interest the Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa’s latest expansion plan. ...
Letter to the Editor: Build a bridge too
Published 8/15/2013 at 2:36 p.m. 0 comments
Re: Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa and Smokehouse Bay Bridge. There’s so much concern about the condition of the (Smokehouse Bay) bridge and the amount of traffic that goes over it. The Marriott expansion will bring even more ...
Letter to the Editor: Two no-nos for Marco
Published 8/15/2013 at 2:35 p.m. 7 comments
Marriott expansion — no Rick Medwedeff and the Marriott Marco Island Resort & Spa seem to feel that we should understand and be willing to make sacrifices so that he and his hotel can increase its sales and profits. I ...
Letter to the Editor: Why?
Published 8/8/2013 at 1:17 p.m. 1 comment
Why has Obama given millions of our taxpayers money to Kenyan farmers when he cut payments to the American farmer? Why has Obama given millions of our taxpayers money to build schools in Kenya when schools in America are deteriorating? ...
Letter to the Editor: Our island is going to sink!
Published 8/8/2013 at 1:15 p.m. 25 comments
... Unless we, you and I, get up and stand for monitoring our island as a residential community, not a downtown Miami Beach. As I drive down Collier Boulevard going to my office, I admire the open space we have ...
Letter to the Editor: Be practical
Published 8/1/2013 at 2:46 p.m. 0 comments
In reading a letter about the building department of the City, it was in reference to two different families who complained about the poor inspections during the construction of their homes. Each county has a building code which is required ...
Letter to the Editor: Important information
Published 8/1/2013 at 2:45 p.m. 0 comments
Keith Dameron, manager of Iberia Bank, Marco Island, spoke on scams and fraud at the Rotary Club of Marco Island on July 25 at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Dameron said that the most vulnerable on an average are people ...
Letter to the Editor: Needs attention
Published 8/1/2013 at 2:44 p.m. 5 comments
I have noticed for weeks now that the empty lot property between Ehlen Floor Covering on Bald Eagle Drive and The Bargain Basket has not been maintained for weeks, if not months. I believe there are penalties for homeowners with ...
Letter to the Editor: Too many issues
Published 7/29/2013 at 4:26 p.m. 4 comments
Marco Island: Too many issues, too many words, not enough action and management. Putt-Putt: Kramer acknowledges that he was well aware of the deed restrictions and requirements. He instead chose to bulldoze through willing planning, zoning and City Councils, and ...
Letter to the Editor: A city has authority
Published 7/29/2013 at 4:24 p.m. 7 comments
The history of modern Marco Island stated when the Collier family acquired this part of Florida. When Barron Collier Jr. went to Miami to confer with the Mackle brothers it was a tremendous plus for their property’s development. The fact ...
Letter to the Editor: Smokehouse Bridge – again?
Published 7/29/2013 at 4:22 p.m. 0 comments
I just finished reading about the continuing saga of this bridge. It seems that mismanagement, lack of planning and absence of oversight are in full bloom. The bids run from roughly 46 to 60 percent higher than the original estimates, ...