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
Outta sight: Isaac, we hardly knew you
Published 8/26/2012 at 10:42 p.m. 0 comments
Isaac changed course Sunday, sending fear to the Crescent City and leaving prepared Southwest Floridians waiting and wet.
Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in southeast Louisiana
Updated 8/29/2012 at 5:06 a.m. 3 comments
Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in southeast Louisiana with winds near 80 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's center reached land at 6:45 p.m. in Plaquemines Parish, about 90 miles southeast of New Orleans.
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 24/7 clinic idea not likely to survive after voters' rejection
Published 8/19/2012 at 5:00 p.m. 4 comments
The idea of a 24-hour walk-in clinic is likely off the table but there may be other ways to improve medical coverage in Marco Island, some city officials say.
Marco Island voters oppose overnight walk-in clinic tax, subsidy
Updated 8/14/2012 at 9:31 p.m. 16 comments
Marco Island residents are saying “no” to taxing themselves to have a walk-in medical clinic stay open around the clock, according to early election results. In early returns in Collier County from absentee and early voting totals, about 71 percent ...
Hideaway Tax District Board considers stopgap solutions to curb beach erosion
Published 7/16/2012 at 2:56 p.m. 7 comments
If Hideaway Beach residents were wondering whether they needed to approve an extension of the special taxing district that they pay for each year, recent events have provided a reminder. With the most recent loss of sand cau
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.
Marco city leader: Tax for 24/7 walk-in clinic could be in place by Jan. 1
Published 7/14/2012 at 7:00 a.m. 11 comments
If Marco Island voters support paying for a 'round-the-clock walk-in center, the tax could go into effect Jan. 1.
Physicians Regional, NCH possible suitors if Marco voters approve 24/7 clinic tax
Published 7/13/2012 at 7:28 a.m. 23 comments
The Marco Island City Council has a non-binding referendum on the ballot that asks if residents would support a tax levy to cover the added costs of extending a walk-in clinic's hours to 24/7. The clinic would be run by ...
Battle lines are drawn Marco Island Planning Board hears pro- and anti-swale parking viewpoints
Published 7/10/2012 at 10:08 a.m. 5 comments
Contingents from both the homeowners and businesspeople camps sat through the discussion, although even with a significant number of citizens in the audience, the first two rows in the council chamber were empty, reminiscent of junior high school. The arguments ...
Waldack weighs in at City Council from his rehab bed
Published 6/22/2012 at 10:00 a.m. 0 comments
Waldack attends council meeting via telephone.
Patricia Bliss reassigned; no longer Marco Island's city finance director
Published 5/7/2012 at 2:24 p.m. 5 comments
City Manager Jim Riviere hopes some last steps he is taking will finally separate the city’s utility company operations from running day-to-day city government. One of those steps reassigned Patricia Bliss and removed her from the city finance director position. ...