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 ...
Marco Island Planning Board announces new website; elect new chairman
Published 7/18/2011 at 10:45 a.m. 3 comments
Marco Island residents will soon be able to use the World Wide Web to comment on the city’s comprehensive plan, which outlines the island’s future growth and priorities. In just a matter of weeks, the city’s planning board will roll ...
Letters to the Editor: July 13, 2011
Published 7/12/2011 at 6:00 p.m. 0 comments
Here are letters to the editor from recent editions of the Daily News
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 ...
End of an era: Marco Police Chief Thom Carr resigns, says lawsuits not part of decision
Updated 7/7/2011 at 11:43 a.m. 30 comments
“I had been thinking about it and originally thought about going another year, but been looking at it closer lately,” Carr said. “I’m in my 38th year of law enforcement and enough is enough.”
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 ...
City Council Budget Sub-Committee: Marco Island ‘facing another difficult year,’ says Magel
Published 6/3/2011 at 10:08 a.m. 16 comments
It’s why they make the big bucks. At the third of six meetings to review the city’s budget, each scheduled for three hours but likely to stretch to four or five hours, City Councilmen Larry Magel, Bill Trotter, and Wayne ...
Marco Island finance director: Two surcharges on sewer program could end early
Published 5/17/2011 at 1:06 p.m. 6 comments
Marco Island residents frustrated at paying surcharges to support the city’s sewer treatment reclamation program could get relief earlier than expected.
Marco residents concerned over taxes, water sewer rates
Published 3/29/2011 at 10:26 a.m. 20 comments
Taxes, water and sewer rates, police staffing and illegal aliens are the four topics of most concern to Marco Island residents, according to the results of a long-range planning survey conducted by city leaders in November. However, there is a ...
Editorial: Marco Island Council member must learn to watch remarks
Published 1/11/2011 at 6:00 p.m. 0 comments
Allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace are to be taken seriously.
Two Marco Island employees accuse Councilman Wayne Waldack of sexual harassment
Published 1/7/2011 at 6:00 a.m. 65 comments
The City Manager sent a letter to the two employees, telling them to contact him if it should happen again, and that Waldack had been spoken with concerning the matter.
Collier and Lee road improvements slated for 2011
Published 1/1/2011 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Completion of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge is on target for the end of 2011. JoAnn May, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said work is underway to construct the new parallel two lane bridge to Marco Island ...
Marco Island code board stays together, for now
Updated 12/7/2010 at 6:48 p.m. 17 comments
Driving the idea of disbanding Marco Island’s Code Enforcement Board was the prospect of having traffic infractions handled by an on-island special magistrate. However, Marco Island City Council chose to take no action on the idea during a meeting Monday ...