Marco Island property owners question Mackle Park building expansion costs
Published 1/19/2012 at 3:17 p.m. 15 comments
Public comment sparked renewed debate over plans to build a one-story gymnasium, teen center, adult center and welcome area expansion at Mackle Park. Public speaker Joe Rola asked for an update on the new building at the Parks and Recreation ...
Marco Island Parks and Recreation: Advisory board hears state of island’s programs
Published 12/15/2011 at 3:51 p.m. 0 comments
If life on Marco Island is a stroll in the park, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board exists to make sure the citizens have nice parks in which to stroll. The group’s meeting Tuesday afternoon was a bit of a ...
Marco Island Planning Board weighs regulations for temporary real estate signs
Published 12/12/2011 at 12:13 p.m. 28 comments
There are very specific requirements for temporary signs for real estate for sale, model homes, and sales centers, community development director Bryan Milk told the City of Marco Island Planning Board on Friday – and they are being widely ignored. ...
Marco Island Planning Board: Mid-town makeover falls to new zoning administrator
Published 10/31/2011 at 2:31 p.m. 1 comment
After four years, redevelopment in Marco’s mid-town is still a priority for Marco Island’s Planning Board. On Friday, newly named Community Affairs Zoning Administrator Joe Irvin was tapped to head up a revival of plans for mid-town enhancements. His assignment ...
Pruning the budget: Marco Island Beautification Committee works to keep island landscaping up with budget down
Published 10/10/2011 at 1:09 p.m. 2 comments
Marco Island’s Beautification Committee had some new beginnings at its meeting Wednesday afternoon. The session marked the ascension of a new chairperson, Barbara Murphy. It saw a new member, Linda Colombo, seated for her first meeting. Syd Mellinger stepped down ...
Marco Island Planning Board considers midtown improvement plan
Published 10/10/2011 at 1:07 p.m. 5 comments
At their meeting on Friday, the City of Marco Island Planning Board went to town. Physically, the board met, as always, in the City Council chambers downstairs from the police headquarters at the government center on Bald Eagle Drive, but ...
Personnel changes announced for City of Marco Island
Published 10/6/2011 at 1:27 p.m. 4 comments
The City of Marco Island recently announced the following personnel changes: Effective Oct. 1, 2012, the following organizational changes and personnel appointments are announced:
New ‘Old Glory?’: Group raises flag issue before Marco Island City Council
Published 10/6/2011 at 1:02 p.m. 2 comments
Dave Rice believes in thinking big. In this case, about 25 feet by 15 feet, on a 60-ft. tall pole. That’s the size of the American flag he and his group are hoping to place at the gateway to Marco ...
Marco Island Veterans Memorial should be ready in 45 days
Published 9/26/2011 at 4:56 p.m. 0 comments
Local contractor, Allied Pavers has begun construction of the Veterans Memorial. Pavers are being engraved, while benches and flagpoles are waiting to be installed. “The Veterans Memorial should be complete in 45 days,” said Bryan Milk, Parks and Recreation Director ...
Parks and Recreation – Advisory board hears state of Marco Island’s programs
Published 9/22/2011 at 12:44 p.m. 2 comments
In the aftermath of the newly-adopted Marco Island budget, City Parks and Recreation Director Bryan Milk reported to his citizens’ advisory panel. “This year, it’s pay as you go,” said Milk of the city’s participation in the YMCA swimming programs. ...
New fee structure for Marco Island Parks & Rec
Published 8/18/2011 at 4:23 p.m. 2 comments
Come Oct. 1, Marco Island residents will have to pay more to have their kids play on sports teams or use recreational and park facilities. Parks and Recreation Director Bryan Milk announced a new fee structure at Tuesday’s Parks and ...
Marco Island City Planner Van Lengren leaving
Published 8/12/2011 at 6:04 p.m. 3 comments
Marco Island City Planner Kris Van Lengen is leaving his position for a job in Collier County. Van Lengen, who has been with the city for more than two years, will become the county Utility Department’s environmental compliance manager. Van ...
Marco Island Parks & Rec proposes grant program changes
Published 7/21/2011 at 3:09 p.m. 0 comments
The Island’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee hopes to convince City Council to make minor changes to the way a community grant program is administered. If the changes are approved, non-profit organizations that receive a city grant to help underwrite ...
Lush landscaping will adorn Jolley Bridge improvements on Marco Island
Published 7/11/2011 at 1:18 p.m. 6 comments
When the new span of the S.S. Jolley Bridge is complete this fall, lush landscaping – complete with Florida friendly plants, trees and shrubs – will greet drivers. Plans to landscape the north and south bound approaches to the bridge ...
Can the BAC make Marco Island's cul-de-sacs beautiful again?
Published 7/7/2011 at 12:37 p.m. 9 comments
A budget request by the Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) to maintain the city’s more than 300 cul-de-sacs may have hit a snag. At a meeting in preparation of the 2012 fiscal year budget, parks and recreation director Bryan ...