PHOTOS: The secret is out – Stonewalls offers top-notch food
Published 5/27/2011 at 4:10 p.m. 0 comments
If these walls could talk, they’d tell you it’s a restaurant. Thursday afternoon, Stonewalls tried to put any doubt on that point to rest. They held an open house/grand opening/foodapallooza event, inviting the island to come, see, and taste just ...
Marco Vets’ Memorial – Groundbreaking ceremony held on a ‘very special day’
Published 5/3/2011 at 11:09 a.m. 3 comments
At the ground-breaking ceremony for the Marco Island Veterans’ Memorial, a good deal of attention was paid to someone who wasn’t there. The meeting took place just hours after the news spread through the nation and the world that Osama ...
Marco Council appoints new city attorney
Published 5/3/2011 at 10:07 a.m. 1 comment
Attorney Alan Gabriel has presided over his last City Council meeting. During a special meeting held Monday afternoon, council members voted 4-3 to turn the city’s legal counsel over to the Tallahassee-based firm of Gray Robinson. Former state senator Burt ...
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: Bridge lighting stirs up troubled waters
Published 3/22/2011 at 10:21 a.m. 6 comments
In an effort to close the gap between city spending and bridge lighting, Marco Island’s city councilors sent Public Works Director Timothy Pinter back to the drawing board at Monday’s council meeting.
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.
Dottie’s Duck Derby draws hundreds of entrants for YMCA fundraiser
Published 3/21/2011 at 3:04 p.m. 2 comments
Typically, ducks are not welcome in the pool at the Greater Marco Y, which is reserved for human swimmers. Once a year, though, they make an exception, for the event that has become an Island tradition.
Two Marco Island employees accuse Councilman Wayne Waldack of sexual harassment
Published 1/7/2011 at 6:00 a.m. 65 comments
The City Manager sent a letter to the two employees, telling them to contact him if it should happen again, and that Waldack had been spoken with concerning the matter.
PHOTOS: Talk turns to politics at MIAAR membership luncheon
Published 11/11/2010 at 4:54 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors (MIAAOR) met Tuesday at the Hideaway Beach Club for their general membership luncheon, but the topic kept shifting to politics. After Marco Island Councilman Jerry Gibson led the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance ...
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 looks to increase taxes by 20 percent, beef up reserves
Published 8/2/2010 at 9:01 p.m. 34 comments
Marco Island City Council gave a second nod of approval for an approximate 20 percent tax rate increase on Monday. They may still vote to lower that during September meetings, however.
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.
Could Cape Coral's decision to bury power lines shed light on how Marco can do the same?
Published 5/13/2010 at 7:03 p.m. 9 comments
Cape Coral’s recent triumph with working with Lee County Electric Cooperative to move the overhead electric lines underground could shed some light on what many thought was a buried prospect for Marco Island.
Live council blog: Marco Island gets their Jolley Bridge view, discusses seawall nuisances
Updated 5/3/2010 at 11:59 p.m. 3 comments
Marco Island City Council will not seek a long-term City Manager until October. Councilman Bill Trotter announces that he's worked with FDOT to get a new design to improve the view from the Jolley Bridge for a cost of about ...
City honors its volunteers with luncheon
Published 4/26/2010 at 3:12 p.m. 0 comments
City leaders, staff and volunteers gathered Friday at Mackle Park for the City of Marco Island’s annual volunteer luncheon. In an informal and congenial atmosphere, volunteers were congratulated as City Council Vice Chairman Jerry Gibson called them up to receive ...
- Jun 17th 2011 Budget Sub-Committee, Marco Island