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.
Marco Island City Council candidates Nine vie for four seats, part 2
Published 8/16/2012 at 1:16 p.m. 4 comments
With the primary election completed, Marco Island can look forward to some individual local races. On November 6, in addition to selecting the President, a U.S. Senator, and many other races, Marco Island voters will elect four city council members ...
Marco Island City Council: Carriage issue doesn't get a vote; no rise in taxes, no change in utility rate setup
Published 7/19/2012 at 11:16 a.m. 6 comments
There will be no horse-drawn carriage rides on Marco Island's streets, at least for the time being. The millage rate charged to island taxpayers will not rise above last year, even if voters approve an on-island emergency services clinic. And ...
Waldack weighs in at City Council from his rehab bed
Published 6/22/2012 at 10:00 a.m. 0 comments
Waldack attends council meeting via telephone.
Utility issues dominate Marco City Council meeting
Updated 6/22/2012 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
Council discusses utility costs.
Marco Island City Council approves policy decisions that will shape water rate ordinance
Published 4/18/2012 at 10:39 a.m. 22 comments
In a fast-paced workshop on Monday, Marco Island’s City Councilors drilled down to approve four final pieces of the city’s water and sewer rate puzzle. Their decisions will give city staff the direction it needs to craft an ordinance using ...
Overflow parking at South Marco beach has city leaders seeking solutions
Published 4/8/2012 at 6:00 p.m. 49 comments
Marco Island residents say swale parking has always been a popular alternative when the county's South Marco beach parking lot overflows on holiday weekends, but this winter's busy tourist season and word of mouth have taken the island's beach parking ...
Marco Island City Council moves forward with M-54 rate design and .405 debt distribution ratio
Published 3/22/2012 at 12:52 p.m. 3 comments
At Monday’s specially called meeting of Marco Island’s City Council, two key decisions became the guiding force for ultimately setting water and sewer rates. Both outcomes were hard-fought; decided my narrow margins. The first determined the rate matrix to be ...
Money back guarantee: Marco Island City Council reduces utility surcharges by 6 percent
Published 3/22/2012 at 12:46 p.m. 0 comments
Newly elected Marco Island City Council Chairman Larry Magel and Councilor Bill Trotter led a discussion Monday on reducing utility surcharges. Plans for the reduction were considered at several council water and sewer rate workshops in the past month. During ...
UAB or not to be – Marco Island City Council opts not to kill Utilities Advisory Board
Published 1/12/2012 at 10:46 a.m. 1 comment
While the street light issue generated most of the heat and public interest at the Marco Island City Council meeting Monday afternoon, the councilors took up another question that could have much more far-reaching implications. Under new business, item (C) ...