Jan. 23 Town Hall will let residents ask for answers from City Council
Published 12/30/2011 at 11:02 a.m. 8 comments
City councilors are planning a new approach to public relations. The Marco Island City Council will hold its first Town Hall, giving residents an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., ...
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 ...
Marco council to weigh several tax rate options Monday
Published 9/17/2011 at 3:30 p.m. 3 comments
Settling on a final tax rate appears to be a taxing proposition for the Marco Island City Council, as several options remain on the table for Monday’s final budget hearing. Despite some difficulty in agreeing on the best approach, council ...
10 years later: Marco Islanders can’t forget 9/11 attacks
Published 9/8/2011 at 11:18 p.m. 1 comment
This year’s anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 has extra significance. The tenth time that date has come around since the nation suffered its wrenching entrance into a world of vulnerability has many people remembering the feelings ...
Closing in on a number: Marco Island City Council holds last meeting before final adoption of annual budget, taxes
Published 9/8/2011 at 1:17 p.m. 0 comments
Government is about making rules, and also about following rules. The Marco Island City Council was constrained by Florida statutes at their meeting Wednesday, as they wrestled with adopting a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, FY 2012, and determining ...
Marco Island City Council Budget Sub-Committee: Recommendations finalized to go before entire City Council
Published 7/28/2011 at 3:41 p.m. 8 comments
Next stop, City Council. The Marco Island City Council Budget Sub-Committee has put together a budget proposal for the entire council to consider, starting at their meeting on Monday. At the close of Wednesday’s Budget Sub-Committee meeting, chairman Larry Magel ...
Marco Island Budget Sub-Committee digs into sewer and water revenues
Published 7/25/2011 at 2:30 p.m. 2 comments
The citizens of Marco Island can rest assured that when their city spends a dollar, serious consideration has gone into the expenditure. All summer, the Marco Island City Council Budget Sub-Committee has been meeting at City Hall, going over the ...
Owners of vacant lots on Marco could face $4,000 fee for sewer, water connections
Published 7/18/2011 at 10:27 p.m. 1 comment
The City Council voted 5-1 on Monday to hold a public hearing on Aug. 15 regarding the charging of vacant lot owners for sewer and water connections.
Marco Island Budget Sub-committee: All departments looked to for cuts in expenditures to keep from raising taxes
Published 7/7/2011 at 3:25 p.m. 8 comments
Wednesday afternoon, the Marco Island City Council Budget Sub-Committee held another meeting, slowly sifting through the myriad of expenditures, and various revenue sources, that all add up to the city’s $20 million-plus annual budget. Three of the city councilors, committee ...
City Council Budget Sub-Committee: Councilors delve into minutiae of Marco Island’s municipal expenditures
Published 6/17/2011 at 1:23 p.m. 5 comments
Did you ever take a look at your finances, to see if you could afford that new car, or maybe just keep putting gas in the old car? Multiply that headache by a thousand, and you have an idea what ...
Marco Island says thank you to its volunteers
Published 6/7/2011 at 12:31 p.m. 0 comments
The City of Marco Island hosted its annual ‘Volunteer Luncheon’ Friday in the recreation-community center at Frank E. Mackle Community Park.
Marco Island City Council has more questions for consultant regarding utility costs
Published 6/7/2011 at 8:17 a.m. 12 comments
During a three-hour special meeting on Monday, Marco Island City Council and Utility Advisory Board (UAB) members said they want the consulting firm hired to answer more of their questions before setting utility rates for Island residents.
Marco City Council members keep watering schedule, reject easement request
Published 5/17/2011 at 1:09 p.m. 2 comments
Marco Island City Council members rejected a county-sponsored beachfront easement proposal and decided to keep island-wide watering guidelines in place.
PHOTOS: Spirit of Marco Island awards – Rotary Club honors individuals, couple and country club
Updated 5/2/2011 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments
Marco Island has a lot of spirit. This was proven when the “noontime” Rotary Club of Marco Island held their third annual Spirit of Marco Island awards ceremony, Friday evening at the San Marco parish hall. Three individuals, one couple, ...
Rising cost of utilities improvements frustrate city council
Published 3/22/2011 at 1:53 p.m. 1 comment
Weeks of approving bids for water plant improvements left Marco Island city councilors weary on Monday. Nearly $1 million more was approved, at the meeting, for engineering services for projects at the northern water plant and the reclaimed water facility. ...