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 ...
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.