Marco Island City Council: Budget and millage finalized, seawall policy – not so much
Published 9/19/2012 at 1:03 p.m. 0 comments
The fiscal year 2013 budget and associated tax millage rates finally worked through the Marco Island City Council on Monday night, after months of departmental presentations, workshops, budget sub-committee sessions and council debates. City Manager Jim Riviere opened the meeting ...
Marco Island City Council Budget discussion brings on heated exchange
Published 9/6/2012 at 4:48 p.m. 4 comments
Tempers flared Tuesday evening at the Marco Island City Council meeting. During a lengthy discussion of the citys budget and millage rate, the council was on a path to approving the draft legislation o
Marco Island City Council Signage, anchored vessels, and thanks to a firefighte
Published 9/6/2012 at 4:48 p.m. 5 comments
Vice Chairman Joe Batte, presiding, presented a proclamation of appreciation to Driver/Engineer Steve Fickling of the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Dept. for his 28 years of service to the department and the island. Over a dozen firefighters in attendance, who showed ...
Budget time Marco Island City Council: All-day sessions close in on fiscal year budget
Published 8/23/2012 at 7:41 a.m. 23 comments
The Marco Island City Council sat down for a butt-numbing all-day series of meetings on Monday, the kind of marathon budget talkathon that could make one question the mental state of those who are worki
Marco Island City Council Councilors tackle departmental requests, crime reporting
Published 8/23/2012 at 7:39 a.m. 3 comments
The City Council intentionally kept their regularly scheduled meeting for Monday to a light agenda, so they could devote time to going over the proposed budget items for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2013.
Marco Island Police reorganizes; changes reporting structure
Published 8/9/2012 at 2:17 p.m. 19 comments
Marco Island Police Department Marco Islands Police Department is reorganizing. Its a move calculated to assure greater efficiency, furnish increased security, and insure proper training while improving cos
Top Marco Island cop re-ups: Don Hunter to stay on as police chief; Riviere announces two-year contract extension
Published 7/23/2012 at 1:40 p.m. 31 comments
As Marco Island swelters into the long, hot summer, a variety of issues loom, demanding consideration from community leaders and elected officials. One issue, though, has been put to rest; who will lead the city's police force. City Manager Jim ...
'Lots' of parking discussion Marco Island City Council and Planning Board hold joint discussion during workshop session
Published 7/19/2012 at 11:16 a.m. 5 comments
Marco Island's City Council engaged in a marathon, butt-numbing series of meetings on Monday, tackling a wide range of issues. First up was a joint workshop with the city's Planning Board, in which the councilors and board members tackled the ...
Do Marco residents want 24/7 health care? Question to be answered Aug. 14
Published 7/16/2012 at 1:48 p.m. 16 comments
Larry Magel, Marco Island City Council chairman and Jim Riviere, city manager, held a news conference on Friday to discuss the nonbinding referendum at City Hall.
Crunching the numbers Marco Island Budget Sub-Committee delves into city's operating budgets
Published 6/25/2012 at 3:37 p.m. 9 comments
All was sweetness and light at the meeting of the Budget Sub-Committee of the Marco Island City Council last week, but City Manager Jim Riviere cautioned that the love-fest cant be expected to last.
Firestorm: Marco Island City Council chambers packed for spur-of-the-moment meeting on inspections
Published 5/30/2012 at 1:52 p.m. 37 comments
Marco Island saw a prime example of democracy in action on Tuesday. In a hastily convened meeting to provide a public forum, City Manager Jim Riviere heard from a packed house in the City Council chambers, as a standing room ...
What's hot? What's not! Marco Island City Council budget subcommittee gets first peek at capital requests for 2013
Published 5/25/2012 at 2:05 p.m. 12 comments
In dollars, a new community center at Mackle Park made sense Thursday when it came before Marco Island City Councils budget subcommittee. Realistically, the Smokehouse Bridge may outstrip all other requests in the citys 2013 capital projects budget.
Contractors raise the roof on Marco Island city manager's decision to move building inspectors to Naples
Published 5/25/2012 at 2:05 p.m. 44 comments
Monday, Marco Island city building inspectors learned they would have a new boss as of June 2. Marco Island City Manager Jim Riviere met with staff and explained a new collaboration he worked out with Collier County's building department. The ...
Marco Island's TBE tennis courts to close for lack of repairs;funding considerations for new community center at Mackle Park heard
Published 5/17/2012 at 4:24 p.m. 4 comments
The score Tuesday for saving Tommie Barfield Elementary’s tennis courts was love-nothing. Bryan Milk, Marco Island community affairs director, told the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee the city plans to remove the two courts’ nets, take down city signs and ...
Vanishing beachfront: County’s Coastal Advisory Committee denies emergency funds for Hideaway Beach
Published 5/14/2012 at 3:26 p.m. 23 comments
On Thursday, Erik Brechnitz, chairman of Hideaway Beach’s Tax District Board, told his group there was a glimmer of hope for funds to prevent a disaster at the gated community’s 5000 and 6000 high-rise condominiums. On Friday, that hope was ...