From dogs to ultralights, Marco Island's beaches face issues
Published 6/27/2013 at 12:07 p.m. 13 comments
Wednesday morning, the city's Beach Advisory Committee (BAC) held two meetings for the price of one. The first, at 9 a.m., was the regular monthly meeting of the group, tasked with helping to protect, preserve and improve Marco's "crown jewel," ...
Marco Planning Board considers options for beaches and restaurants
Published 6/11/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 5 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 ...
Community center debate, city audit deficiencies push Marco Island City Council meeting past 9:30 p.m.
Published 5/22/2013 at 1:30 p.m. 9 comments
On the agenda for discussion, a proposed community center for Mackle Park quickly escalated into a debate Monday over approving the new facility. Community Affairs Director Bryan Milk presented a two phase plan for complementing concrete structures that w
Marco Island Code Compliance Board shows its 'yin and yang' in administering fines
Published 5/15/2013 at 4:03 p.m. 1 comment
City Councilor Larry Sacher asked Marco Island's Code Compliance Board to penalize the owners of 387 Edgewater Court to the fullest extent. The board considered a complaint Tuesday on the property's non-compliant driveway/parking area. Sacher spoke on the
Activities in Marco Island parks wind down, summer programs gear up
Published 4/18/2013 at 9:28 a.m. 0 comments
Marco Island's Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee discussed final dates at its Tuesday meeting. The last winter concert at Mackle Park is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. The final Farmers Market in Veterans' Park will be held ...
Springing into Easter: Kids swarm over Marco Island's Mackle Park for Spring Jubilee
Published 4/1/2013 at 11:24 a.m. 2 comments
Both the "egg roll" and the "roll away the stone" aspects of Easter brought thousands of Marco Islanders out for large scale get-togethers over the weekend. The Easter Bunny went to bat first, with the annual Spring Jubilee "eggs-travaganza" held ...
Marco Island City Council takes on capital projects, code compliance and illegal immigration
Published 3/28/2013 at 1:52 p.m. 21 comments
Sidestepping another U.S. Constitutional issue, Marco Island's City Council chose not to consider a draft resolution Wednesday. The document urged the Federal government to withhold voting rights for illegal immigrants. It would have denied the right to v
Marco Island City Council fleshes out community center capital project for Mackle Park
Published 3/19/2013 at 11:06 a.m. 8 comments
The blueprint for a new building at Mackle Park gave Marco Island City Councilors a lot to chew on Monday. The city's Parks and Recreation Department unveiled a new concept for Mackle Park's community center. Originally, the center adopted in ...
Marco Island City Council's public discussions answer 'want to know' questions
Published 1/24/2013 at 8:44 a.m. 3 comments
Marco Islands City Council focuses on big agenda items at meetings, but smaller items often raise public interest. Tuesdays meeting held some answers to the question: whats going on? Councilor Ken Honecker asked about p
Marco Island Parks & Recreation: Security may determine use of TBE tennis courts
Published 12/19/2012 at 4:36 p.m. 2 comments
In the aftermath of Connecticuts school shootings, an inter-local agreement to use tennis courts at Tommie Barfield Elementary may be at risk. A phone message from Michele LaBute to Marco Island City Manager Jim Riviere on Dec. 18 itemized concerns ...
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 ...
Seawalls coming down? Marco Planning Board wrestles with marine construction issues
Published 8/6/2012 at 3:12 p.m. 11 comments
Marco Islands Planning Board, meeting on Friday morning at the City Council chambers, rejected the idea that the problem of crumbling seawalls on the island can be solved with a quick fix.
Crunching the numbers Marco Island Budget Sub-Committee delves into city's operating budgets
Published 6/25/2012 at 3:37 p.m. 7 comments
All was sweetness and light at the meeting of the Budget Sub-Committee of the Marco Island City Council last week, but City Manager Jim Riviere cautioned that the love-fest cant be expected to last.
Marco Island's TBE tennis courts to close for lack of repairs;funding considerations for new community center at Mackle Park heard
Published 5/17/2012 at 4:24 p.m. 4 comments
The score Tuesday for saving Tommie Barfield Elementary’s tennis courts was love-nothing. Bryan Milk, Marco Island community affairs director, told the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee the city plans to remove the two courts’ nets, take down city signs and ...
Marco Island's dog park breeds discontent with aggressive owners/aggressive pets
Published 3/22/2012 at 1:02 p.m. 3 comments
Stacy Needles said she’s heard it from clients. Some breeds at Mackle Park’s Canine Cove have mean streaks. In one incident, a pet dog was bitten and injured by a Rottweiler, she said. Marco Island’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee ...