Realtor lunch features Marco Island city manager as speaker, honors its own
Published 5/22/2013 at 1:35 p.m. 0 comments
Music could have been playing "Happy Days Are Here Again" as Marco Island real estate agents joined Tuesday for a general membership meeting and lunch at Hideaway Beach. It's been a good year for sales. The city has been reporting ...
Marco Island City Council begins manager search, authorizes study on Capri fire proposal
Published 5/7/2013 at 4:45 p.m. 16 comments
Marco Island's City Council wants to replace City Manager Jim Riviere quickly and confidentially. On Monday, both possibilities were discussed. Riviere announced his retirement on April 18 after serving the city for more than three years. Councilors voted
Isles of Capri fire board says 'no' to consolidation with East Naples, waits for Marco Island proposal
Published 5/3/2013 at 1:04 p.m. 0 comments
In a decision that stunned the room and brought Thursday's meeting to an abrupt close, the Isles of Capri Fire Advisory board voted 3-2 to reject a consolidation proposal from East Naples. "It was a surprise," said Collier County Commissioner ...
Some Marco Island councilors vexed about Capri fire district decision, plan full airing May 6
Published 5/2/2013 at 10:31 a.m. 7 comments
If a series of coincidences sparked Marco Island City Manager Jim Riviere's resignation, Councilor Larry Honig says he did not strike the match. Unfolding events during the week of April 15 may have led some to speculate about the city ...
Marco Island City Manager Jim Riviere retiring
Updated 4/18/2013 at 7:27 p.m. 13 comments
Marco Island City Manager Jim Riviere announced his resignation today, effective in September.
City of Marco Island offers no proposal to county for Isles of Capri fire management, consolidation
Published 4/17/2013 at 5:59 p.m. 1 comment
The City of Marco Island declined Wednesday to offer a plan for assuming operating responsibilities for Isles of Capri Fire District. The response answered a letter sent by the Collier County manager's office on March 11 soliciting proposals. Requests wer
Bedind the scenes with the Island's 'Water Wizards'
Published 4/4/2013 at 4:29 p.m. 16 comments
When you turn on a faucet in your home, you expect the water to flow. And it does. You expect it to be clean and drinkable, and it is. But how often do you stop and think about what is ...
Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee hears from city manager on upcoming budget
Published 4/4/2013 at 9:52 a.m. 3 comments
In a meeting of the minds, Marco Island City Manager Jim Riviere joined the Beautification Advisory Committee Monday to offer understanding and a little guidance. He gave the nod for the group to develop a budget. He fell short of ...
'Current' affairs – Waterways Committee puts off seawalls, takes up navigation
Published 3/25/2013 at 10:42 a.m. 3 comments
Moving advisory board meetings to the city's Community Room, and putting them on television, seems to be bearing fruit as a strategy to encourage public participation. Thursday morning, the public comment portion of the Waterways Advisory Committee meetin
Guest Commentary: By Larry Honig - My city manger evaluation
Published 3/18/2013 at 2:23 p.m. 9 comments
Marco Island's city manager, Jim Riviere, was subjected to his third evaluation in nine months at a recent City Council meeting. Each of us on the council used a different approach, with different criteria, and the result was a lot ...
Marco Island City Council vetoes city manager pay raise, agrees to $500,000 grant from BP
Published 3/6/2013 at 9:53 a.m. 14 comments
Appraisals of City Manager Jim Riviere ranged from a low of fair to a high of outstanding during Marco Island's City Council Monday. Even with no failing grades, council refused to approve a pay raise for the city's CEO. The ...
Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee begins new tradition, continues Marco in Bloom contest
Published 2/7/2013 at 9:52 a.m. 0 comments
City Manager Jim Riviere said he wants more transparency in government. Thats why on Wednesday the Beautification Advisory Committee became the first of seven advisory groups to meet in the Community Room where their action
Marco Island Parks & Recreation: Security may determine use of TBE tennis courts
Published 12/19/2012 at 4:36 p.m. 2 comments
In the aftermath of Connecticuts school shootings, an inter-local agreement to use tennis courts at Tommie Barfield Elementary may be at risk. A phone message from Michele LaBute to Marco Island City Manager Jim Riviere on Dec. 18 itemized concerns ...
Marco Island set to complete refurbishing 100 worst cul-de-sac medians
Published 12/6/2012 at 11:08 a.m. 2 comments
One hundred of the citys least attractive cul-de-sac medians will be upgraded by years end. Susan LaGrotta, chairwoman of the Beautification Committee, delivered the news Wednesday after she and Nancy Richie discussed comp
New city council seated, city manager receives three 'no confidence' votes
Published 11/16/2012 at 3:00 a.m. 11 comments
Shortly after a "coffee and cake" celebration, it was back to work with nearly 4 hours of council business. As council completed its agenda, City Manager Jim Riviere said it was time for council to decide if it wanted to ...
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