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 ...
BLOG: Marco City Council
Updated 2/1/2010 at 11:04 p.m. 8 comments
Utility expenses and a process for renaming city facilities after community contributors are among the top issues being addressed by Marco City Council Monday night.
PHOTOS: Preliminary results stick in Marco ballot recount
Published 1/28/2010 at 2:39 p.m. 2 comments
A narrow gap between two candidates continued to shrink as a recount of Marco ballots for the City Council election ensued Thursday morning.
It’s official: Kiester defeats Forcht by 7 votes in Marco ballot recount
Updated 1/28/2010 at 8:53 p.m. 0 comments
A narrow gap between two candidates continued to shrink as a recount of Marco ballots for the City Council election ensued Thursday morning. However, after about three hours of manually recounting approximately 2,300 votes, the preliminary results as released Tuesday ...
PHOTOS/DOCS/BLOG: It's official, Kiester wins in Marco ballot recount
Updated 1/28/2010 at 1:48 p.m. 17 comments
Now that both the machine and manual recounts are concluded, final results affirm the three winners in the Marco Island race for City Council are: Joe Batte, Chuck Kiester and Larry N. Magel.
Incumbent candidates dreading Marco ballot recount
Updated 1/27/2010 at 7:35 p.m. 1 comment
Marco City Council incumbent candidates Ted Forcht and Chuck Kiester say they wish the ballot recount scheduled 9 a.m. Thursday wasn't happening to them. They are friends.
Election roundup: It's two Steves in Bonita, recount in Marco, Naples candidates debate
Published 1/26/2010 at 9:34 p.m. 0 comments
Get a full rundown on election results in Bonita Springs and Marco Island and updated information about next week's Naples City Council election
Two new Marco council members elected, recount pits two incumbents
Updated 1/27/2010 at 12:11 a.m. 30 comments
Marco Island is getting two new members to join the current City Council, but who will occupy the third open seat remains uncertain.
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Joe Batte on election night
Updated 1/26/2010 at 8:05 p.m. 0 comments
The 2010 Marco election marks the third attempt by candidate Joe Batte, 68, to vie for an open city council seat. Batte will be at a non-election-related event Tuesday night with the Knights of Columbus at San Marco Catholic Church. ...
Photos/Docs/BLOG: Marco Island City Council election too close to call
Updated 1/26/2010 at 1:52 a.m. 3 comments
A recount will be in the works for the Marco race. Two of the three open City Council seats have been decided as have the seven City Charter amendments, but as to who will win the third open seat-- Marco ...
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Chuck Kiester on election night
Updated 1/26/2010 at 7:35 p.m. 0 comments
Marco City Councilman Chuck Kiester, 69, eyes a long-term planning initiative for Marco as he vies for reelection among the four candidates seeking three open seats. Kiester plans to be at the Old Bombay Club on Bald Eagle drive awaiting ...