Marco Island City Council opens with Marco Island Academy report; close with advisory committee selections
Published 5/24/2012 at 3:40 p.m. 21 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
Letter to the Editor: Problematic protocol
Published 3/23/2012 at 12:00 a.m. 2 comments
Last Monday, the City Council held a workshop meeting. It had been advertised as a public hearing to discuss modifying the water and sewer rate structure for all customers of Marco Island Utilities. Like many other Islanders, I attended in ...
Marco Island City Council elects Magel chairman; term begins with Swallow Avenue parking complaints
Published 3/22/2012 at 12:37 p.m. 6 comments
In uncontested elections, Marco Island’s City Council voted to move Vice Chairman Larry Magel into the top slot as chairman and Councilor Joe Batte as vice chairman. Positions were changed at the beginning of Monday’s business portion of council’s regularly ...
PHOTOS: Marco Island St. Patrick's Day Parade 2012
Updated 3/12/2012 at 1:18 p.m. 0 comments
Marco Island celebrated St. Patrick's Day early, with a parade up Bald Eagle Drive and a community party at Veterans' Community Park.
Six months down, six to go? Ex-sheriff Hunter hits half-year as Marco police chief
Published 2/21/2012 at 5:10 p.m. 13 comments
Six months after former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter was sworn in as Marco Island's police chief, the question of how is he doing, is joined by another – how long will he be doing it?
Town Hall meeting: Residents ask for fairness and communication from Marco Island City Council
Published 1/24/2012 at 2:54 p.m. 1 comment
Marco Island City Councilors wanted to know what residents had to say, and on Monday, got an earful. What was advertised as a one-and-a-half hour Town Hall stretched to nearly four hours as residents quizzed council on water rates, building ...
Marco residents address utilities, hospitals at first-ever town hall meeting
Published 1/23/2012 at 9:52 p.m. 0 comments
The three-and-a-half hour meeting started at 5:30 p.m. and dabbled in a range of issues, from utility rates and zoning to parks and hospitals. Some residents said the city needs to have town halls more often
A tree grows on Winterberry: Marco Island Beautification Committee plants Jamaican dogwoods for Tree City designation
Published 1/23/2012 at 11:43 a.m. 0 comments
“Ya got enough guys?” someone asked Public Works Director Tim Pinter as the crew assembled for the ceremonial tree planting Friday at Calusa Park on Winterberry Drive. A cast of thousands – well, a dozen or so – gathered to ...
All lit up – Olde Marco Residents pack City Council meeting to protest street lights
Published 1/12/2012 at 10:49 a.m. 11 comments
Generally, the governmental bodies at the local level do their work without being noticed by the great majority of the citizens on whose behalf they toil – until something happens to get the citizens up in arms.
Jan. 23 Town Hall will let residents ask for answers from City Council
Published 12/30/2011 at 11:02 a.m. 8 comments
City councilors are planning a new approach to public relations. The Marco Island City Council will hold its first Town Hall, giving residents an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., ...
Traveling Vietnam memorial showcases the heart of Marco Island
Published 12/6/2011 at 6:01 p.m. 0 comments
Through Saturday, the Florida sun will reflect on a half-sized replica as Marco Island hosts “The Wall That Heals” in Veteran’s Community Park. “There’s going to be a lot of raw emotion here,” said City Council Chairman Jerry Gibson, who ...
Removal of equipment at Marco care center prompts an alert within Collier EMS
Published 12/1/2011 at 6:24 p.m. 5 comments
The removal of some equipment at Marco Island Medical Center prompted Collier EMS officials to tell staff this week to treat the center like a walk-in clinic or doctor's office, but doctors said the effect of the change in the ...
Bridge to Marco Island dedicated with ribbon cutting for new Jolley span - PHOTOS
Published 11/19/2011 at 6:00 p.m. 12 comments
Some 100 dignitaries, politicians and Marco residents gathered Saturday at the south end of the recently completed $29 million span to cut a ribbon, offer brief remarks and unveil a plaque to the late Mike Minozzi, who was instrumental in ...
Marco Island considers city ambulance service, talks to Naples leaders
Published 11/11/2011 at 7:50 p.m. 9 comments
A lingering fear among Marco Island residents following the death of an 80-year-old man who waited 54 minutes for an ambulance has renewed interest in a separate emergency transit system for the city. Marco Island Fire Chief Mike Murphy is ...
Marco Island City Council: Off the map – Rates, roads, and rockets
Published 11/3/2011 at 2:31 p.m. 12 comments
It has been said that everyone has their own agenda.
- Jun 17th 2011 Budget Sub-Committee, Marco Island