Marco Island group seeks sanctuary on Tract K land
Published 1/4/2011 at 11:23 a.m. 27 comments
The future of Marco Island’s Tract K remains uncertain. On Monday at Marco Island’s city council meeting, Carl Way, chairman of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation, spoke passionately about preserving the 11-acre tract. The land houses a federally registered American ...
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 ...
Whatever happened to? The shakeup at Marco Island City Hall POLL
Updated 12/20/2010 at 7:47 p.m. 18 comments
Following Steve Thompson’s termination as Marco Island city manager, other department heads tumbled in a City Hall shake-up that restructured the 200-plus employee government.
Letter to the Editor: Eliminate Marco’s Code Enforcement Board
Published 12/8/2010 at 4:12 p.m. 7 comments
If we are truly interested in delivering impartial justice to all citizens, Chairman Frank Recker’s initiative to replace the Code Enforcement Board with a special magistrate (as is, for example, done very successfully in Sanibel, Sarasota and Key West) is ...
PHOTOS: Tailgating at Marco Island’s tree lighting
Published 12/7/2010 at 2:08 p.m. 0 comments
How many Marco Islanders does it take it to screw in a light bulb? Whatever the answer, there was plenty of help for the Christmas Island Style Tree Lighting Ceremony, held Saturday evening at Veterans’ Community Park.
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 ...
‘Happy Hanukkah’ banners waving again on Marco Island
Published 11/22/2010 at 8:31 p.m. 16 comments
The decision several days ago by city staff to put up only Christmas-related banners was changed abruptly Monday when Marco’s City Council Chairman Frank Recker met with City Manager Jim Riviere.
The Farmer File: Holiday gripers should get a grip
Updated 11/23/2010 at 9:11 a.m. 0 comments
Memo to the people complaining about this or that holiday greeting sign, banner, billboard, tweet, whine, whatever — get over it. Take, for example, the latest kerfuffle on Marco Island, quickly put to rest, about banners on light poles along ...
Marco Island Homeowners hold inaugural meeting
Published 11/11/2010 at 4:58 p.m. 14 comments
On Wednesday morning, about 100 concerned citizens gathered at Mackle Park for the newly chartered Marco Island Homeowners (MIH) meeting. Participants viewed the gathering to be a commendable start to a formidable group. Spearheaded by Larry Sacher and Ray Seward, ...
Marco Island homeowners mobilize as one voice
Published 11/4/2010 at 5:15 p.m. 0 comments
The genesis of organized, civic factions is sometimes nebulous at best. However, the latest entry into Marco’s citizen driven initiatives is being birthed from a sense of community disquiet and deep concern.
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.
Collier County to consider increased tourist tax, year-round advertising
Updated 10/18/2010 at 6:12 p.m. 0 comments
On Monday, Naples City Council once again discussed funding sources for marketing throughout Collier County. The discussion came one month after Jack Wert, the county’s tourism director, appeared before council looking for support to use $1 million in beach facilities ...
UPDATE: POLLS Voters not likely to get a say whether Marco Island gets a charter high school
Updated 10/3/2010 at 12:34 p.m. 11 comments
A vote on when to vote in Florida is around the corner, but next week Marco Island City Council members will decide two items that potentially could affect the way city residents vote.Council is to discuss opposing statewide Amendment 4 ...
Veterans get small memorial at Marco Island’s Veterans’ Community Park
Published 9/23/2010 at 6:54 p.m. 4 comments
Despite reluctance, City Council members eventually surrendered to veterans’ requests for $60,000 to build a memorial that is considerably scaled down from initial plans at the new Veterans’ Community Park.
Marco Island approves 15 percent tax rate increase, limits oil spill reserves
Updated 9/20/2010 at 10:32 p.m. 26 comments
Marco Island City Council struggled to get the five votes necessary to pass a tax rate increase before reaching a compromise to increase the tax rate by about 15 percent.