Utility issues dominate Marco City Council meeting
Updated 6/22/2012 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
Council discusses utility costs.
Marco Island City Council opens with Marco Island Academy report; close with advisory committee selections
Published 5/24/2012 at 3:40 p.m. 17 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 ...
UAB or not to be – Marco Island City Council opts not to kill Utilities Advisory Board
Published 1/12/2012 at 10:46 a.m. 1 comment
While the street light issue generated most of the heat and public interest at the Marco Island City Council meeting Monday afternoon, the councilors took up another question that could have much more far-reaching implications. Under new business, item (C) ...
Gibson: ‘People are dying ’ - Council discusses emergency needs on Marco
Published 11/3/2011 at 1:41 p.m. 8 comments
“Please do the right thing, so my friend will not have passed in vain.”
Marco Island hosts retirement party for Chief Carr
Published 7/22/2011 at 12:18 p.m. 3 comments
Emceeing Thom Carr’s retirement party Thursday, Jerry Gibson said the day was special, because he had gotten to see “an aging relic that has not outlived its usefulness glide into retirement” – and that was just the space shuttle. Over ...
Owners of vacant lots on Marco could face $4,000 fee for sewer, water connections
Published 7/18/2011 at 10:27 p.m. 1 comment
The City Council voted 5-1 on Monday to hold a public hearing on Aug. 15 regarding the charging of vacant lot owners for sewer and water connections.
Marco Island's Arts Advisory Chairman Howard Blankman resigns
Published 7/7/2011 at 12:33 p.m. 0 comments
The chairman of Marco Island’s Arts Advisory Committee, Howard Blankman, resigned from the committee on Tuesday, effective immediately. Blankman, who was appointed by Councilman Frank Recker, said he was leaving Marco to return to Long Island, New York later this ...
Marco City Council members keep watering schedule, reject easement request
Published 5/17/2011 at 1:09 p.m. 2 comments
Marco Island City Council members rejected a county-sponsored beachfront easement proposal and decided to keep island-wide watering guidelines in place.
Marco Island City Council: Seawall ordinance lags behind technology
Published 4/5/2011 at 1:26 p.m. 0 comments
Marco Island’s seawall ordinance is as clear as a bell to Bob Mahar, the city’s building services official, but to petitioners from Tropical Isles condominium at 845 Collier Court, it appeared as clear as mud. On Monday, the condominium association ...
Marco City Council elects new leaders with little ado
Published 3/22/2011 at 10:18 a.m. 7 comments
Marco Island’s City Council leadership changed quickly and painlessly on Monday night when past chairman Frank Recker passed the gavel to Jerry Gibson.
PHOTOS: Afterglow Gala celebrates art festival’s success
Published 3/21/2011 at 3:56 p.m. 4 comments
Nearly 200 people turned out Sunday night to celebrate the inaugural Arts Afire festival with an evening of music and the presentation of the first-ever Flame Awards for Marco Island.
Marco Island code board cancels meeting, is council making board moot?
Published 2/17/2011 at 8:53 p.m. 10 comments
The standoff began when the chairman of the Marco Island Code Enforcement Board requested the cancellation of the February code board meeting, citing a lack of cases. There were no new cases and only three cases that involved requests to ...
Letter to the Editor: From my bulging Marco Island City Council ‘you can’t make this up!’ file
Published 2/17/2011 at 3:36 p.m. 10 comments
The gaiety of Valentine’s Day, 2011, was shattered Monday evening while viewing our joyous email missives and greetings from family and friends. Interspersed was an exchange of heart-wrenching, acerbic messages from several concerned citizens revealing the news that our City ...
Tract K out of play for Marco charter high
Published 2/15/2011 at 10:03 p.m. 164 comments
The Collier County School Board approved without discussion a lease with the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation on Tuesday night. There wasn’t much fuss made in front of board members, but behind the scenes there was much discontent.