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.
Utility issues dominate Marco City Council meeting
Updated 6/22/2012 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
Council discusses utility costs.
Marco Island's 'Big Flag' raised at foot of Jolley Bridge
Published 5/28/2012 at 5:30 p.m. 13 comments
With a lot of help, Marco Island's "Big Flag" rose into the air Memorial Day. The 18-by-12-foot Old Glory ascended up the 50-foot flagpole at the foot of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge, on the Marco Island side, and rippled ...
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.
Marco Island’s City Council resolves Bald Eagle Drive lighting controversy
Published 5/8/2012 at 2:13 p.m. 12 comments
After more than six months, “red shirt” representatives from Olde Marco won’t sit at City Council meetings and speak their minds during public comment. On Monday, Marco Island City Councilors approved Collier Boulevard street lamps for the Olde Marco District ...
Beautification Advisory Committee tasked with developing a lightning plan for the Marco Island
Published 4/10/2012 at 12:41 p.m. 3 comments
Three city councilors, the city manager and a representative of Olde Marco attended the Beautification Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday. A comprehensive lighting plan for Marco Island was tops on the agenda. Marco Island’s City Council tasked the advisory committee with ...
Marco City Council Notebook: Natural gas plan gets first approval
Published 4/3/2012 at 12:00 p.m. 2 comments
The Marco Island public works director took heat Monday night from City Council over natural gas plan.
Marco Island City Council moves forward with M-54 rate design and .405 debt distribution ratio
Published 3/22/2012 at 12:52 p.m. 3 comments
At Monday’s specially called meeting of Marco Island’s City Council, two key decisions became the guiding force for ultimately setting water and sewer rates. Both outcomes were hard-fought; decided my narrow margins. The first determined the rate matrix to be ...
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 ...
Marco Island’s City Council replaces utility advisory board with new utility committee
Published 2/7/2012 at 2:38 p.m. 4 comments
From the ashes of its Utility Advisory Board, Marco Island’s City Council is hoping a new Utility Advisory Committee will spring. On Monday, council took its first step toward abolishing the existing advisory board by approving, 6-0, the first reading ...
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
Marco Island City Council considers arts, beaches, biking, passes on miniature golf
Published 1/12/2012 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments
The first of item of business on the City Council agenda was the first item off the agenda. While the issue of miniature golf on Park Avenue has been discussed at Council, not to mention the Planning Board, before, some ...
Mixed reaction, emotions to Marco Island's speed limit change
Updated 11/1/2011 at 12:20 p.m. 58 comments
Changing Marco Island’s speed limits did not go as planned for City Manager Jim Riviere. He hoped to shed more light on the topic at tonight’s Marco Island City Council meeting. “It was not a smooth implementation,” Riviere said on ...
Marco Island Planning Board considers midtown improvement plan
Published 10/10/2011 at 1:07 p.m. 5 comments
At their meeting on Friday, the City of Marco Island Planning Board went to town. Physically, the board met, as always, in the City Council chambers downstairs from the police headquarters at the government center on Bald Eagle Drive, but ...