Cracking down: Marco Island Code Enforcement Board signals new 'get tough' attitude
Published 6/13/2013 at 11:48 a.m. 36 comments
Right now is probably not the best time to be brought up in front of Marco Island's Code Enforcement Board, if you are a property owner who has failed to make required repairs, or especially if you are a landlord ...
Letter to the Editor: Smokehouse Bridge - What is meeting design standards?
Published 6/13/2013 at 9:09 a.m. 9 comments
I find it odd that the Smokehouse Bay Bridge project dominates the City Council and the news. As has been reported, the existing bridge has never been found to be unsafe by any government agency, or engineering firm. Yes, it’s ...
Letter to the Editor: MIPD offers thanks
Published 6/13/2013 at 9:07 a.m. 0 comments
Dear Editor, On behalf of the Marco Island Police Department and its members we would like to recognize and thank Executive Auto, the Marco Island Moose Lodge, the Marco Island Police Foundation and the generous people of our community for ...
A day to remember – Marco Island's Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen warriors
Published 5/28/2013 at 8:36 a.m. 0 comments
With speeches, songs, flags, and uniforms, Marco Island came together Monday to honor those who gave their lives in the nation's armed conflicts. Several hundred gathered at Veterans' Community Park under a blue sky dotted with white clouds to honor ...
Community center debate, city audit deficiencies push Marco Island City Council meeting past 9:30 p.m.
Published 5/22/2013 at 1:30 p.m. 12 comments
On the agenda for discussion, a proposed community center for Mackle Park quickly escalated into a debate Monday over approving the new facility. Community Affairs Director Bryan Milk presented a two phase plan for complementing concrete structures that w
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
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.
'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
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 ...
Traffic jam: Kiwanis car show brings thousands of people and nearly 200 awesome autos to Marco Island
Published 2/18/2013 at 10:13 a.m. 0 comments
The only problem at the ninth annual Kiwanis car show, held Sunday outside the NCH Healthcare Center, was knowing where to look. At every turn of the head, more vintage vehicles, and some nice new ones, demanded attention. Thousands paid ...
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
Chamber marks 35th year with installation dinner and Leadership Marco graduation
Published 1/14/2013 at 10:08 a.m. 6 comments
Celebration and fraternity rang in a new year Sunday at the Marco Island Yacht Club for the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Nancy Carrington, incoming chamber president, her executive committee and 2013 board of direc
Looking ahead Marco Island leaders share their plans and predictions for 2013
Published 12/31/2012 at 5:20 a.m. 4 comments
What will the year ahead bring? After a year of heated debates, political upheaval, and ongoing unresolved issues, some of what is coming over the bridge for Marco Island in 2013 can be summed up in four words: More of ...
Rescue boat sails through special meeting City Council moves forward with lifesaving vessel
Published 11/30/2012 at 3:00 a.m. 24 comments
City Council moves forward with lifesaving vessel
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