Marco Island City Council begins manager search, authorizes study on Capri fire proposal
Published 5/7/2013 at 4:45 p.m. 16 comments
Marco Island's City Council wants to replace City Manager Jim Riviere quickly and confidentially. On Monday, both possibilities were discussed. Riviere announced his retirement on April 18 after serving the city for more than three years. Councilors voted
Marco Island City Council passes gun resolution; holds off on utility rate discussion
Published 2/20/2013 at 3:02 p.m. 1 comment
A tearful plea for Second Amendment support from a victim of armed robbery hushed the crowd as Marco Island's City Council considered its place in history on gun control. When the audience was asked if anyone stood against the Second ...
Resolution supporting Second Amendment narrowly approved by Marco Council
Published 2/19/2013 at 9:46 p.m. 27 comments
Councilmen who did not favor the resolution pointed to their oaths of office that require them to uphold the Constitution. They said they found the resolution redundant.
Marco Island City Council opens with Marco Island Academy report; close with advisory committee selections
Published 5/24/2012 at 3:40 p.m. 21 comments
[No Paragraph Style]BC BodycopyNaysayers were nowhere to be found Monday as Jane Watt gave City Council her first year report on the Marco Island Academy. Critics dogged the fledgling charter high school from its inception. The report by Watt, chairwoman
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 ...
Marco Island’s City Council replaces utility advisory board with new utility committee
Published 2/7/2012 at 2:38 p.m. 4 comments
From the ashes of its Utility Advisory Board, Marco Island’s City Council is hoping a new Utility Advisory Committee will spring. On Monday, council took its first step toward abolishing the existing advisory board by approving, 6-0, the first reading ...
Marco Island City Council considers arts, beaches, biking, passes on miniature golf
Published 1/12/2012 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments
The first of item of business on the City Council agenda was the first item off the agenda. While the issue of miniature golf on Park Avenue has been discussed at Council, not to mention the Planning Board, before, some ...
Shop Talk: Council salutes the Big Flag Campaign
Published 12/8/2011 at 2:12 p.m. 2 comments
Going into the latest Marco City Council meeting, supporters and creators of the Big Flag Campaign were hopeful that the councilors would approve the no-brainer project, to put a huge U.S. flag in the median where the new Jolley Bridge ...
City agrees to $20,000 for fireworks, Marco Islanders to raise the rest
Published 12/6/2011 at 10:00 a.m. 9 comments
The rockets red glare will fill the skies over Marco Island on July 4, 2012. In a 6-1 decision by Marco Island City Council on Monday, the city agreed to fund 50 percent or $20,000 for next year’s Independence Day ...
Southwest Florida planning council in disarray after no-confidence vote in director
Published 6/30/2011 at 11:14 p.m. 0 comments
On Thursday, 19 out of 24 participating regional planning council members gave Ken Heatherington a “vote of no confidence.”
Density credits, fertilizer regulations and seawalls among Marco Island City Council topics
Published 6/7/2011 at 8:34 a.m. 3 comments
Seawalls, density credits and more stringent fertilizer regulations were three of the items debated by City Council members at their regular meeting on Monday night. In effort to spur development, council members gave final approval to a plan to transfer ...
Marco Island's new bridge will still be Jolley
Published 2/10/2011 at 3:09 p.m. 16 comments
For now, the new span of Marco Island’s Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge will not be renamed. Rumors on the island that a group was seeking to name the span for the late Mike Minozzi, Jr., appeared to be exaggerated. John ...
Committee pushing latest idea for Marco Island Tract K, an eagle sanctuary POLL
Published 12/31/2010 at 11:30 a.m. 41 comments
A group of Marco Island residents have formed a political committee, the Marco Eagle Sanctuary, to prevent development of the vacant 11.6 acres located on the west side of Tigertail Court between Somerset and Century drives. The political committee is ...
Marco Island code board stays together, for now
Updated 12/7/2010 at 6:48 p.m. 17 comments
Driving the idea of disbanding Marco Island’s Code Enforcement Board was the prospect of having traffic infractions handled by an on-island special magistrate. However, Marco Island City Council chose to take no action on the idea during a meeting Monday ...
Resignation requested: Council to discuss board’s future at Monday’s meeting
Published 12/2/2010 at 3:09 p.m. 32 comments
Marco Island’s City Council member Chuck Kiester recently asked Carol Glassman to step down from her position with the code compliance board. Now, City Council will discuss dismantling the code compliance board in favor of hiring a magistrate, at Monday’s ...
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