Election 2012: Newcomers take down incumbents in Marco Council race
Updated 11/8/2012 at 4:43 p.m. 30 comments
A political tsunami swept over Marco Island Tuesday, washing away every incumbent City Council member seeking re-election. With strong interest in the local races and voter turnout as high as 87 percent, islanders sent a strong message of dissatisfaction with ...
Paul Meyer drops out of Marco Island City Council race
Published 10/17/2012 at 4:43 p.m. 5 comments
Paul Meyer, candidate for Marco Island City Council, discovered the hard truth that becoming a politician takes thick skin. Late Tuesday night, the Marco Eagle learned he was stepping out of the race for council. The vote on Nov. 6 ...
Marco Island City Council candidate debates Realtors and Chamber of Commerce host round two
Published 10/10/2012 at 2:36 p.m. 5 comments
Craig Woodward made one thing clear right from the start. Im not a replacement ref, he told the crowd at the City Council candidates forum on Tuesday evening. He was, however, a last-minute, or at least same-day, stand-
Marco Island City Council campaign Candidates air views at MICA forum
Published 10/4/2012 at 1:01 p.m. 10 comments
A crucial forum allowing the candidates, who seek to lead Marco Island for the next four years, to lay out their visions was held on Wednesday evening. There was also a Presidential debate in Denver. The local gathering, which will ...
Marco Island City Council candidates, part 3 Nine vie for four seats
Published 8/23/2012 at 2:32 p.m. 3 comments
In a game of musical chairs, four of the seven seats on the Marco Island City Council are coming vacant this fall. With a Presidential selection at the top of the ballot, turnout should be high. In addition to all ...
Marco Island City Council: Carriage issue doesn't get a vote; no rise in taxes, no change in utility rate setup
Published 7/19/2012 at 11:16 a.m. 6 comments
There will be no horse-drawn carriage rides on Marco Island's streets, at least for the time being. The millage rate charged to island taxpayers will not rise above last year, even if voters approve an on-island emergency services clinic. And ...
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.
Marco Councilor Waldack, injured in bike-car accident, recovering
Updated 6/21/2012 at 5:28 p.m. 12 comments
Wayne Waldack, Marco Island city councilor, is in Physicians Regional Medical Center — Collier Boulevard after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle on Friday morning. Marco Island City Police did not have a report on the accident ...
Firestorm: Marco Island City Council chambers packed for spur-of-the-moment meeting on inspections
Published 5/30/2012 at 1:52 p.m. 33 comments
Marco Island saw a prime example of democracy in action on Tuesday. In a hastily convened meeting to provide a public forum, City Manager Jim Riviere heard from a packed house in the City Council chambers, as a standing room ...
Marco Island City Council approves policy decisions that will shape water rate ordinance
Published 4/18/2012 at 10:39 a.m. 22 comments
In a fast-paced workshop on Monday, Marco Island’s City Councilors drilled down to approve four final pieces of the city’s water and sewer rate puzzle. Their decisions will give city staff the direction it needs to craft an ordinance using ...
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 ...
New calculations decrease loan for Marco Island's Mackle Park and Kendall sewer districts
Published 3/1/2012 at 1:37 p.m. 2 comments
Marco Island’s City Council revised the amount of permanent financing it will seek for the Septic Tank Replacement Program (STRP) in Mackle Park and Kendall sewer districts. The decision came during a specially called meeting on Wednesday.
Marco Island Council seeks loan extension to consider funding for Mackle Park and Kendall sewer districts
Published 2/23/2012 at 3:02 p.m. 3 comments
The next step in the Septic Tank Replacement Program (STRP) for Mackle Park and Kendall districts is procuring permanent financing for the owner-paid portion of the wastewater facility.
Taking to the beach, Marco Island advisory committee sees good, bad and ugly
Published 12/19/2011 at 4:40 p.m. 2 comments
Construction and destruction were two sides of the coin for Marco Island’s Beach Advisory Committee on Thursday. The six-member board risked a little sand in their shoes to observe firsthand changes to Marco Island’s beaches. Their field trip included Collier ...
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 ...
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