PHOTOS: Marco council wrestles with seawalls, new fire station and bridge construction
Published 11/2/2010 at 12:24 p.m. 11 comments
Marco Island’s City Council met Monday, with the question of seawall repairs front and center. First, they took care of some other business.
Marco Island Historical Museum nabs city cash for exhibits
Published 9/7/2010 at 7:01 p.m. 9 comments
The Marco Island Historical Museum's concerns about a lack of exhibits is soon to become history. The City of Marco Island agreed on Tuesday night to give the Marco Island Historical Society $100,000 to purchase permanent exhibits.
POLL: Marco Island CRA delayed, but not denied
Published 8/17/2010 at 9:27 p.m. 2 comments
The Marco Island City Council heeded a recommendation by the Community Redevelopment Agency advisory committee regarding the proposed Town Center CRA on Monday.
The Farmer File: A no-brainer in Marco Island politics
Published 8/4/2010 at 3:54 p.m. 11 comments
There are few no-brainers in city politics. Nuance is king even when stiff-necked attitudes reign. Here’s one sure bet: Keep Jim Riviere as Marco Island’s permanent city manager, or at least as permanent as our roller coaster politics allow. Riviere ...
Panel votes to delay Marco Island CRA by two years
Published 7/15/2010 at 3:45 p.m. 2 comments
Like a damp fuse, the proposal to create a Community Redevelopment Area, or CRA, in Marco Island’s commercial district sputtered along at a meeting Wednesday evening, not quite dying, but not catching fire, either. Fourteen members of the CRA advisory ...
Marco Island to get bids for private management of city-owned utility
Published 6/21/2010 at 11:00 p.m. 27 comments
A discussion about making utility rates more equitable on Marco Island Monday afternoon turned to a proposition for the city to get bids for private management for the city department instead.
VIDEO: Oil spill threat to Southwest Florida low but Coast Guard stresses vigilance
Updated 6/17/2010 at 7:04 p.m. 0 comments
The man leading the U.S. Coast Guard oil spill response on Florida's west coast said Thursday that the threat to Southwest Florida is low but he's prepared.
Letter to the Editor: A new vision
Published 6/15/2010 at 1:46 p.m. 0 comments
You will find a new vision in Dick Adair the pastor of the United Church of Marco Island. He came to Marco Island from Sun City Arizona where he took a small church of just over a hundred folks and ...
Large committee seeks to shrink Marco Island CRA
Published 6/3/2010 at 6:59 a.m. 2 comments
Picked on for its size before it even got started, the 18-member Marco Island Community Redevelopment Area advisory committee met for the first time on Wednesday evening and picked back at the size of the city's proposed CRA.
Marco Island City Council fires City Manager Steve Thompson
Updated 4/19/2010 at 9:49 p.m. 52 comments
It took five votes to hire him and four votes to fire Marco Island City Manager Steve Thompson on Monday. “Obviously, I wish I had been more successful here, but this is a very difficult community by anyone's standards. Council ...
Live blog: Marco City Council fires City Manager Steve Thompson
Updated 4/19/2010 at 7:48 p.m. 16 comments
It took five City Council members to hire him and will only take four of them to fire Marco Island City Manager Steve Thompson tonight.
Polls/ Live blog: Marco considers to fee or not to fee in budget talks
Updated 3/15/2010 at 9:12 p.m. 0 comments
Words of wit from Marco City Councilman Frank Recker kicked off the first few moments of the newly elected council members' terms this afternoon. Marco is considering charging fees to use Canine Cove, particularly for off-Island residents and is also ...
Polls: New council members take seats on Marco
Published 3/12/2010 at 1:21 p.m. 4 comments
Six weeks after Marco’s City Council election, Larry Magel and Joe Batte are eager to get to work at their first council meeting on Monday, joining the reelected Councilman Chuck Kiester.
Council blog: Marco gives museum $250,000; approves of developers paying for public art
Updated 2/17/2010 at 11:15 a.m. 2 comments
Marco Island City Council chose to defer a review of their ordinance regulating failing seawalls until March 1. Meanwhile, this evening will be largely about requiring developers to fund public displays of arts and whether to continue forward with a ...
Letter to the Editor: Election -- Bullet point
Published 2/4/2010 at 2:10 p.m. 20 comments
With the election now behind us, I heartily congratulate councilors-elect Chuck Kiester and Joe Batte for their successful, honest and fair campaigns. Also, my thanks to Ted Forcht for his four years of dedicated public service. Ted’s extremely slim margin ...