Marco Island Planning Board defers decision on bypass for Smokehouse Bay Bridge
Published 10/7/2013 at 1:01 p.m. 7 comments
Monte Lazarus said he needed more information. The newly-minted vice chairman of the City of Marco Island Planning Board, stepping up to fill the vacancy created by former member Bob Brown being appointed to City Council, indicated at the Planning ...
New interim city manager: Marco Island City Council chooses finance director Polanco for temp job
Published 9/24/2013 at 2:43 p.m. 15 comments
In a display of unity and consensus not always apparent from Marco Island's City Council, the seven councilors chose Finance Director Gill Polanco as the new, temporary city manager, and agreed to work with a second headhunter to find a ...
No lagoon crossover at Tigertail: Marco Island Planning Board takes up beach access and parking
Published 9/9/2013 at 11:36 a.m. 6 comments
The City of Marco Island Planning Board meeting Friday morning didn't attract much attention, especially compared to last month when the Marriott unveiled their expansion plans. The meeting barely achieved a quorum, with Chairman Jack Patterson away, Vice
'Conventional wisdom?' Marco Island Planning Board, public to hear Marriott expansion proposal
Published 8/1/2013 at 12:10 p.m. 10 comments
Perhaps not all the summer fireworks on the island happened in July. At the city's Planning Board meeting Friday morning, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort general manager Rick Medwedeff is scheduled to present the company's long-awaited plans for expand
'The model of a public servant': Marco Island's Bill Trotter reflects on years of public and private sector experience
Published 7/25/2013 at 9:41 p.m. 8 comments
After eight years on City Council, Bill Trotter knows a lot about how Marco Island city government works – or doesn't work. He served as council chairman, represented the island on the Metropolitan Planning Organization, and was instrumental in making ...
Marco Planning Board considers options for beaches and restaurants
Published 6/11/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 6 comments
At Friday’s meeting of the Marco Island Planning Board, there were enough city councilors present that it could have been a city council meeting, too. With councilors Larry Honig, Larry Sacher, Ken Honecker and Amadeo Petricca all sitting in the ...
Marco Island Planning Board: Hearing on storage in C-4 zone proceeds despite plea from petitioner for continuance
Published 5/6/2013 at 8:38 a.m. 0 comments
A vote Friday to deny changes to storage rules in the C-4 zoning district ran its course. However, earlier during Planning Board's meeting, a vote questioning whether to hear the issue raised considerable debate. The request to extend self-storage to ...
Utilities, again Marco Island City Council workshop delves into water and sewer issues
Published 2/14/2013 at 1:12 p.m. 16 comments
City Council held a workshop Wednesday, as they continue to grapple with utility rates and costs, one of the most contentious, longstanding, and certainly one of the most complex issues they face Meeting from 8 a.m. to 1 p.
New Planning Board decides to reconsider parking ban near Marco Island's south beach
Published 2/4/2013 at 9:52 a.m. 15 comments
Marco Islands newly seated Planning Board learned Friday that one decision meant to do something right for the island may have resulted in unintended consequences. A parking ban imposed last summer on seven streets leaves n
Rescue boat sails through special meeting City Council moves forward with lifesaving vessel
Published 11/30/2012 at 3:00 a.m. 20 comments
City Council moves forward with lifesaving vessel
Marco Island City Council: Council Chair Larry Magel takes pointed comments on condo letter
Published 10/2/2012 at 12:52 p.m. 24 comments
Politics reared its head at the Marco Island City Council meeting Monday evening. Before the council could get down to business, during the community forum, Judy Sacher, wife of council candidate Larry Sacher, rose to lambaste council chairman Larry Magel ...
Marco Island City Council: Budget and millage finalized, seawall policy – not so much
Published 9/19/2012 at 1:03 p.m. 0 comments
The fiscal year 2013 budget and associated tax millage rates finally worked through the Marco Island City Council on Monday night, after months of departmental presentations, workshops, budget sub-committee sessions and council debates. City Manager Jim Riviere opened the meeting ...
Marco Island City Council candidates, part 3 Nine vie for four seats
Published 8/23/2012 at 2:32 p.m. 3 comments
In a game of musical chairs, four of the seven seats on the Marco Island City Council are coming vacant this fall. With a Presidential selection at the top of the ballot, turnout should be high. In addition to all ...
Budget time Marco Island City Council: All-day sessions close in on fiscal year budget
Published 8/23/2012 at 7:41 a.m. 17 comments
The Marco Island City Council sat down for a butt-numbing all-day series of meetings on Monday, the kind of marathon budget talkathon that could make one question the mental state of those who are worki
Marco Island City Council Councilors tackle departmental requests, crime reporting
Published 8/23/2012 at 7:39 a.m. 2 comments
The City Council intentionally kept their regularly scheduled meeting for Monday to a light agenda, so they could devote time to going over the proposed budget items for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2013.
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