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. 10 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. 22 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. 4 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. 4 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. ...
Marco mythbuster: Chairman Magel on the facts, plans for the future
Published 4/23/2012 at 4:10 p.m. 16 comments
Larry Magel has a short time to get a lot of things done. With Marco Island’s City Council elections moved to November, his term as chairman will be brief, only nine months long. His first order of business has been ...
Marco Island’s missing $4 million – uncovered during revenue sufficiency study – may be found
Published 4/17/2012 at 2:33 p.m. 22 comments
A team tasked with uncovering how $4 million seemingly disappeared from the city’s ledgers, gave its report Monday to Marco Island’s City Council. City Manager Jim Riviere appointed staff representatives who studied the deficit and presented the report. While creating ...
Support and comfort food: Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation hosts pancake breakfast
Published 4/16/2012 at 4:49 p.m. 5 comments
For Sloan Wheller, 5, Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast was also her birthday. Her parents marked the day by placing candles in her pancakes. The community turned out 557 people strong to celebrate at Marco Island’s Fire Station.
PHOTOS: Families jam Mackle Park for Marco's annual Easter celebration
Updated 4/9/2012 at 12:29 p.m. 0 comments
The Saturday before Easter, the Easter Bunny got his turn for a big blowout, with families pouring into Mackle Park on Marco Island for the Spring Carnival, featuring an Easter egg hunt with 18,000 eggs.
Overflow parking at South Marco beach has city leaders seeking solutions
Published 4/8/2012 at 6:00 p.m. 49 comments
Marco Island residents say swale parking has always been a popular alternative when the county's South Marco beach parking lot overflows on holiday weekends, but this winter's busy tourist season and word of mouth have taken the island's beach parking ...
Letter to the Editor: Let’s now junk our ‘Fire, Ready, Aim’ public governance policy
Published 4/3/2012 at 8:19 a.m. 7 comments
Now, more than ever, is the time for We the People to step up and speak up for our beloved Marco Island. We deserve better: (1) After attending the so-called “Public Workshops” farces most recently hosted by our City Council; ...
Isles of Capri fire board takes first foray into partnership with Marco Island’s Fire Department
Published 3/22/2012 at 12:57 p.m. 5 comments
Residents of Isles of Capri’s Fire District including representatives from Marco Shores discussed early talks with Marco Island’s Fire Department on joining forces. A committee appointed to meet with Marco’s representatives said the first meeting was reassuring with no roadblocks ...
Money back guarantee: Marco Island City Council reduces utility surcharges by 6 percent
Published 3/22/2012 at 12:46 p.m. 0 comments
Newly elected Marco Island City Council Chairman Larry Magel and Councilor Bill Trotter led a discussion Monday on reducing utility surcharges. Plans for the reduction were considered at several council water and sewer rate workshops in the past month. During ...
Marco Island City Council elects Magel chairman; term begins with Swallow Avenue parking complaints
Published 3/22/2012 at 12:37 p.m. 5 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 City Council still undecided on guiding policy to set utility rates
Published 3/15/2012 at 2:25 p.m. 3 comments
Rationales for determining new water and sewer rates dominated Marco Island’s City Council workshop Wednesday. First steps for the workshop included creating criteria for allocating utility debt by establishing a basis for that decision.