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Letter to the Editor: City’s due diligence
Published 7/25/2013 at 11:25 a.m. 2 comments
For your kind consideration, We feel this is the right time for the City Council to impose a spending moratorium on large projects on the island until the tremendous debt imposed by the water company purchase and sewer construction projects ...
Letter to the Editor: The rules that govern MICA
Published 7/25/2013 at 11:23 a.m. 0 comments
I’m confused and disappointed. The city and MICA are at war. This project was approved by the city, the zoning board and the City Council, who also approved it for Ron and Julia Smith, who did get MICA’s “blessing.” I ...
Letter to the Editor: A city has authority
Published 7/25/2013 at 11:22 a.m. 9 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: Truth or consequences
Published 7/25/2013 at 11:21 a.m. 14 comments
Recently a Marco island property owner built a pitch-and-putt golf course on the island. The Marco Island Civic Association took the owner to court for failing to get it’s (MICA) permission to do this work. Many residents have made a ...
Letter to the Editor: City Council nod
Published 7/22/2013 at 2:25 p.m. 0 comments
At a very recent Marco Island Property Owners, (MIPO), meeting, the subject unsurprisingly turned to the City Council meeting of Monday, July 15. The feelings expressed were totally unanimous in that this relatively new City Council is demonstrating the sort ...
Letter to the Editor: Let the courts do their work
Published 7/22/2013 at 2:24 p.m. 21 comments
Dear Editor: As a past president of MICA, I have read with interest the letters to the editor regarding the miniature golf course. I agree that the golf course is attractive and looks like fun. We are a three generation ...
Letter to the Editor: The MICA monopoly
Published 7/22/2013 at 2:22 p.m. 6 comments
Referring to MICA’s letter dated by Dick Adams, president of MICA, the one thing that I noticed over the past 25 years of living full time on Marco Island is that MICA never mentions the five beach parking lots that ...
Letter to the Editor: A change for the better!
Published 7/22/2013 at 2:21 p.m. 7 comments
Reading about the past, present and future with respect to deed restrictions, I’m reflecting back to an era which is prior to cityhood of Marco. The master plan was filed with Collier County and as development was occurring, a need ...
Letter to the Editor: What is a home?
Published 7/22/2013 at 2:18 p.m. 0 comments
You’ve heard ‘home is where the heart is’. But basically, a home is your permanent residence, as spelled out by our government. But sometimes, people try to differentiate between one type of home against the other, such as some in ...
Letter to the Editor: Public sentiment is clearly in favor of a variance
Published 7/22/2013 at 2:17 p.m. 1 comment
To MICA Board of Directors: No matter how you look at it, this was a public relations disaster for MICA, reminding me of the Susan Komen, breast cancer fiasco. I am in favor of preserving the character of unique communities ...
Letter to the Editor: MICA owes people some common sense
Published 7/22/2013 at 2:15 p.m. 1 comment
Much has been written about the controversy between the Marco Island Civic Association and Donna DiPromessa LLC regarding the mini-golf course on Winterberry Drive. Although, it is a fact that MICA is assigned to enforce the deed restrictions created by ...
Guest Commentary: 'MICA Board of Directors would like you to know the facts'
Published 7/18/2013 at 9:41 a.m. 53 comments
Much has been written and commented upon in recent weeks regarding the Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) and the Deltona Corporation's Deed Restrictions. Rather than rely on rumors, the MICA Board of Directors would like you to know the facts. ...
Letter to the Editor: Putting MICA to a test
Published 7/15/2013 at 11:03 a.m. 10 comments
I’ve read a number of letters regarding the Marco Golf and Garden. Most have have been criticizing MICA for bringing action against it. The fault is not MICA’s. If the builders of the mini golf and garden had submitted their ...
Letter to the Editor: Property owner responsible
Published 7/15/2013 at 11:02 a.m. 4 comments
While I would have loved to take my visiting grandchildren to the putt-putt on Marco Island this week, that is really beside the point. The issue is not whether we want a miniature golf course, as the majority seem to ...
Letter to the Editor: MICA please, turn your tunnel vision into a wider view
Published 7/11/2013 at 9:52 a.m. 10 comments
There is great sadness in my heart that Marco Island Civic Association has forced Marco Golf & Garden to lock their gates and close the window to their pro shop. As the senior bartender at Sasso’s, the restaurant located adjacent ...