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Written on Marco Island’s Community Affairs Director Bryan Milk fired after two-day suspension:

Bryan Milk was one of the few employees of the city that truly worked for the interests of the people of this island; this is another sad turn of events.

Written on From dogs to ultralights, Marco Island's beaches face issues:

Is smoking banned on the beach?

Written on Concerned over building inspections, construction trades pack Marco Island City Council meeting:

I think many of you are missing the point here; the city manager handled this situation badly and did not answer Sacher's questions on lack of communication. I am disappointed the the other council members are not as vocal on this problem of transparency.

Written on Gun resolution and city manager performance appraisal on the docket for future Marco Island City Council meetings :

in response to Brisla:

Number of murders by firearms in 2011

United States - 9,146
Italy - 417
Canada - 173
Germany - 158
Spain - 90
Netherlands - 55
England - 41
Sweden - 37
Poland - 35
France - 35
Australia - 30
Greece - 29
Ireland - 21
Denmark - 15
Japan - 11
Israel - 6

I was interested in doing some of my own research on the subject. Link above has a lot of good data; I was intrigued by the murder rate breakdown for the US over the years.

Written on Former Marco police lieutenant receives final warning after sending inappropriate photos :

So..... Goetz losses his job for a policy violation and the offender of the sexual harassment gets more training on sexual harassment.... I feel like something is missing in this story.

Written on Code Compliance: Replacing more than three boards on a dock requires a permit :

The biggest problem we have on this island is that code enforcement only work select hours on weekdays; hint - illegal work peaks on the weekends.

Written on Hideaway Tax District Board strategizes on how to get beach built up :

Pull up to any of our local hotels and try to park and walk thru with your chairs and coolers.

Written on Contractors raise the roof on Marco Island city manager's decision to move building inspectors to Naples :

A couple areas that needs clarification; this plan does not save anyone any money, services are not currently dublicated like the police department -we will have to pay the county for each inspection. In this plan we lose staff that regulate illegal work being done by both licensed and unlicensed contractors. Lastly the building department is the only city department that use no funds from everyone's tax roll to operate, it sounds as they have accually have had a large amount of building departments funds stolen (i would like to see the details on how this happen) by the use of some creative accounting and politics.

From my personal experience with the city and county the city inspectors are much more knowledge and helpful, permits fees are much lower with city and process to get a permit is much more efficient..... Why change something that works so well?

Written on Olde Shops of Marco has its treasures:

I was in there today, very cool store!

Written on Software to add efficiency to Marco's code enforcement and permitting :

I don’t agree with a lot of the spending that this city does, but this sounds as it has potential for net savings. If spending 100k now can reduce the need for addition personnel or cut current personnel this can have a great return on investment. Also if one looks at this as if they were running a business it should be great timing to implements this during a slowdown.

Written on Marco hesitates on employer assisted housing partnership :

This is a scam. I have to congratulate DRH for being good sales people and getting the city to spend/waste our money on attorney fees to negotiate an agreement. To summarize this plan; the seller increases their sale price 4% to be part of the program, DRH harasses local businesses to be in the program and wastes their time. Home buyer pays 1% more for the home if they get there kick back check of 3% from DRH. Just say “NO”!

It has always been standard police that the seller can fund up to 3% of fees at closing. Why put 1% in others pockets?

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