Comments by MrBreeze

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marriott’s ‘expansion’:

Smalltownadvocate. I Agree, totally.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marriott’s ‘expansion’:

marco97 Do not fool yourself, they are making money here.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Supports the Marriott expansion:

He is the problem Mr. Issler. We are not FULL TIME RESIDENTS AND HAVE NO VOTING POWER.

That being said, we are mere "tourists" who pay to support the full time resident.

Our rights are not protected by elected Officals as they should be but surrendered to the all mighty dollar that is at the heart of Marco Island.

Let's face all we are buying is sunshine and warm weather. That's it.

If not for that Marco Island would be a Ghost Town.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Supports the Marriott expansion:

Again, another business owner. Bring on the tourist and their dollar bills. We will take it all then leave behind with a full wallet and a smile on our face. "see ya suckers".

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

1paradiselost I agree with everthing you say. MICA needs to do its role as Deltona left it for the to do. If MICA fails this role then there should be action to have their role as Stewards of the Deed Restrictions revoked. Your statement of Residents Beach is correct. I also believe that it should be for the tax paying resident to have access to the beach as part of the beach community.

I totally agree and have stated many times the "regular retired people" on Marco Island days are numbered. The elite crowd or wantabe elite crowd is taking over.

I cannot tell you how many different Realtors I have known that have come and gone off Marco Island. Most went bust during the 2009 bust but some even before that.

I am concerned that the City Council which were voted in the last election to protect the residents.

I hope they will step up to this Marriott issue when it comes before them. I may even attend to speak as all Marco island Residents should who find that this change of the island can and will effect their future way of life on the island.

I believe we should all stand up.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Where are the supporters?:

Allen and Shirley, Change and expansion is not a bad thing it is when it is overbuilt. Have you ever seen a house that is to big for the lot? That is a good example here.

It may seem fine to you but others like myself want to keep the place under control and not create a tourist trap town.

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

What does all this German crap have to do with the Marriott? You guys are getting your eye off the ball here. Knock it off already.

Written on Florida legislators push for end to greyhound racing:

Yessssss! Free the dogs. If they need to keep racing replace the dogs with Humans. Make it a true sporting event Track and Field betting.

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

Maybee they can start landing aircraft on San Marco road as Deltona did during the "Fly and Buy" program.

Is the City manager going to direct traffic to stop the trucks? What time is the right time to have construction traffic?

How about all the steel that neeeds to be delivered? Concrete mix trucks? Concrete pumps? Cranes and ground equipment? When will that come in at night? Early morning? during the day?

Get ready to lose some sleep as the Marriott express rolls into town.

Remember, It is all good for the island.

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

Medwedeff also agreed to a smorgasbord of 17 smaller concessions with the exception of designating 100 parking spaces for Residents' beach access. Those parking spaces could not be accommodated, he said.

This sends a clear message that the Marriott only has space for "paying customers" and has no regard for the Residents of Marco Island. Furthmore, it sends a message that they do not want any Residents accessing the beach from their site.

Sounds like a great partner of the community to me.

What about the Truck docks? No mention about that? Is it still going to be able host convention/ Trade Show business?

Is there any language in the approval limiting Trade Shows or Conventions with displays?

Ask yourself and the City Council. How can the passage of this project actually help the residents of Marco Island?

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

Again, Sold out by another "board". I warned you folks when you were all jumping for joy when the "new free bridge" was coming. It was such a "gift" for Marco Island. Well, the word "free" comes with costs and here it is.

As said here before, this is just beginning of things to come. The money power is huge on that little island. Wait until the heat is turned up to the residential side of things where large footprint homes will replace older ones.

This is driven by narrow minded thinkers and people who are just focused on the dollar not the residents or the island itself.

It all starts somewhere and it was the bridge that provided the access. Now the expansion will take over, density and PUD are now off the table.

Where is MICA this is where they are needed to stop this.

Written on Suspended doctor arrested, accused of peeping into Marco condo windows:

He was just on his way to a Medical Convention and got lost.

Written on Sacher's Town Hall talks Marriott, Rose Marina, beach patrols and obnoxious odors:

Sacher states "It should have a greater sense of priority. "It's not fair that Volunteer Stewards are abused are abused when they ask people to follow the Oridinances"

Well listen up Larry, time has come to step and bring this topic forward. I wrote about this subject just a few months ago. It blows my mind that this is just ignored with no respect to the Citizens of Marco Island safety.

Send this mesage loud and clear. Stewards of the beach are not and never should be in place of Law Enforcement.

That is why Cops have guns and a Badge.

Written on Sacher's Town Hall talks Marriott, Rose Marina, beach patrols and obnoxious odors:

No Beach patrol the "Chief sites Budgetary Limitations".

Well listen up Chief, I like to go to the Beach at night. I want to feel safe and not want to be on my own to fight off the druken tourist or resident who left the Jack Daniels bottle there in the picture. In fact, last year I saw some slobs get up and leave the trash around them. People confronted them and they cleaned it up.

We need foot and vehicle patrols 24/7 Foot during the day for glass and vehicle at night for safety and order. We pay taxes we need safety. In fact, I will write all City Council members and the Police Chief demanding patrols. They used to do it and now it has stopped. This is nuts.

I like the way we can buy Fire Boats and new Fire Trucks but we cannot patrol the Beach. No way. And they want this to be a tourist town. The first attack of someone on the Beach will cure that problem real fast and then sue the City for lack of safety.

Attention Chief of Police and City Council. The citizens of Marco Island are not and should not be expected to be Law Enforcement under any reasons. That is why you are hired and recieve a paycheck.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Killing the golden goose:

Excellent comments. This is what happens when "expansion" or "growth" takes place.

If you go back to the years of the Jolly Bridge expansion I was already warning of this concept that ruins towns all for the sake of a dollar.

With that first "phase" the bridge, it sets the stage for the total change of the island as we know it. My quote from then.

What needs to take place is to limit tourism not to try and expand it. Many realtors have realized that "lookers" are not "buyers" and that they are just here for moment not the long term.

I was a tourist and a "day tripper" for many years before buying a home. I am still not a full time resident but I have plans to be. So my point being one trip to the island does not make you a buyer it may get you interested.

I think the Goose is under attack and need to be rescued before it is lost for good.

Written on Common ground: Planning Board begins quest to find more public parking:

The solution is simple, stop expanding the place like a tourist trap. Pretty soon it will be just like every other tourist town in florida. The residents will suffer, then get fed up and leave.

With all the tax revenue residential homes, condos, and rental homes brings in why is the City so worried about business? They need to stay in the scope of regulations that the property can support for parking.

Written on Marco approves plan to expand its water production, distribution:

K I am not staying quiet. All you say above is 100% true. I have paid on a empty house for over ten years including water, power, insurance and landscape. It does indeed frustrate me to see my money wasted. Like I said my hands are currently tied as I do not reside on the island yet.

My statement of it is costly to have a home on Marco Island is true. That is why I purchased a small Deltona home with lower overhead costs but still it all adds up at the end of the day.

Written on Marco approves plan to expand its water production, distribution:

He is right on the point that the three elected City Councilors that were supposed to rein in all these costs are standing quiet. They have been nothing but a huge disappointment. What has happened to these guys?

Written on Marco approves plan to expand its water production, distribution:

1P I agree. It is very costly to have a home on Marco Island. Insurance, Taxes, and landscape do add up to 10,000 as you say. I see the sell off but there are many new buyers also. The best value is to live on Marco full time as your costs are just about the same as a urban city suburb just spread out. No winter fuel bills, wash out higher water bills. Higher insurance bills are a fact everywhere. The secret to Marco is to have like I have a small old Deltona home with a small yard to maintain and reasonable Taxes. The guy with the big home with the green yard better have a large wallet to go with it going forward.

Written on Marco approves plan to expand its water production, distribution:

1paradiselost, I want to move where you live where you can irrigate 8 acres of land and live for 42.50 a year in water? Are we talking muninicipal water? My home in the North with water and sewer charge just the house no watering outdoors is 50.00 per month.

Written on Marco approves plan to expand its water production, distribution:

I think the water system is nothing to brag about. I too have had Green water, holes in copper pipes, the water just tastes bad.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marriott and Marco:

Does the 2001 PUD have the loading docks or the convention space?

Written on Guest column: To the contrary, greyhound racing is a cruel blood sport:

13greyhounds You may be right, they may be right, the dogs have no rights. In the eyes of the law they are just "property". The owner can be held liable for abuse but still they are just property.

Greyhound Racing has had its day, it is like the pay phone, soon you will not see any.

That will be the best thing for the dogs. With no money comes no interest.

Written on Guest column: To the contrary, greyhound racing is a cruel blood sport:

JJng Another thing fool, do not even compare the treatment as being equal that a dog owner gives their dog in comparison to a Greyhound racer. My dog is my part of my family, we eat together, sleep together, enjoy the outdoors together, travel together. Do not compare that to a racing dogs life.

How many "retired" racing dogs do you have currently??????

Written on Guest column: To the contrary, greyhound racing is a cruel blood sport:

JJng Another fool. I have an idea, if Greyhound racing is so great just switch to human track and field racing and take the dogs right out of it. Problem solved, everyone wins. Lets see how much some old fart will sit there and bet on that. Then all the participants can represent themselves. It works in all other "sports" why not just have Human Track racing and betting.

LEAVE THE POOR DOG OUT OF IT.......

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marriott and Marco:

Very true Tom, In that respect growth and change are usually monitored, frozen, or burned away. Similar to all things that are just abnormal or invaders to normal surroundings.

Written on Guest column: To the contrary, greyhound racing is a cruel blood sport:

Bob144 and Jato791 You two sound like the two biggest liars I ever met in my life. I have adopted dogs all my life and I have seen many on death row who were bought for thousands of dollars who could not hunt, tree, or run with the other hunting dogs. My last dog costs 4,000.00 but was due to be killed due to a bad leg. The breeder replaced the dog and told the owner to kill the defective one. Had all the papers. I have seen the neglect in Greyhounds. If they were so "valuable" to you why are they in the shelter needing to be adopted??? Answer, Like Kathleen says they are thrown away like a used kleenex by you so called "dog lovers". Before people brought the abuse to light and starting adopting the dogs where did they go then? Where they all living happily retired at the owners house?

Give me a break fools.

How about this, they day the tracks close will be the best day in a Greyhounds life.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marriott and Marco:

Nowhining, It is very simple. Deltona left a little something behind, they are called DEED RESTRICTIONS. The Marriott agreed to them along with a PUD thats PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT. This was approved in 2001. Nowhining, Marriott has to just work with what they applied and recieved.

"Growth and Change are inevatable" True, "it is the important part the way that they are managed" Mr. Breeze (2014)

Sounds to me like you are the "whiner".

Written on Marco Island city manager hears from former police, fire and utilities employees:

August8 I am glad we can have a civil respect for each other. I am also glad we can see it from both sides of the fence. I respect that you also respect that. I do not want to argue, I just want what is good and fair to the Citizens myself included. Thanks for the understanding.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marriott and Marco:

Bill thats the trouble, we do not vote there yet. The scales are against us when it comes to that. Property Owners should have the right to vote on such issues.

Written on Marco Island city manager hears from former police, fire and utilities employees:

August8 I agree. There are many people like myself who beat on the keyboards in anger. We do not live there full time yet. We want to be involved at least I do. I look forward to the day when I can represent the Citizens of Marco Island. Like myself, I know by reading these blogs that there are many like myself who have purchased our home in advance of retirement and are in a flux at the moment.

That is why myself and others are concerened for the future of Marco Island.

I would agree with you about giving preference to other Florida Officers, I do not agree with the two pention gig. I believe in working your way up from the bottom in a good work enviorment, and staying for a long stretch.

Lets face it, we all bought there due to nice living, clean neighborhoods and low crime. We want, need and deserve to protect that quality of life for all Marco Island residents.

Written on Marco Island city manager hears from former police, fire and utilities employees:

August8 I agree, I want a Police Department that I can be proud of not ashamed of. I want to see real police work not doughnut eaters that are so out of shape they could not catch there breath norless the bad guy. I want a Police presence on the beach 24/7 which I do not see now. I want to see bike and foot patrols in the neighborhoods to show Police presense. I want to see full time career dedicated professionals not lazy retired bums from other locations. I have not seen this for the 25 years I have visited Marco Island nor the 14 years I have been a property owner.

I want to be proud, but when will it happen? How can it happen? How long is too long?

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marriott and Marco:

Agree! Ajm3s Needs to run for City Council. Marco Island needs you.

Pair up with Bill Harris and represent the people of this island.

Written on Marco Island city manager hears from former police, fire and utilities employees:

Get rid of the retired "mooches" who for six years in the sun get another pention. Hire people who want to be there long term not just calender day counting.

MIPD needs to go. Sheriff needs to take over Marco Island. Time for community Police including beach patrol, not just driving up and down the beach either. That means getting out on foot like real cops used to.

Local patrol in the neighborhoods, and surrounding areas. The island is small, easy to cover bring back simple ways and save the taxpayer money produce better services. Cut out the fat.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Against Marriott expansion:

Excellent point! There should be impact studies of a project this size but not needed here.

A PUD Planned Unit Development was studied and granted in 2001 for the Marriott on Marco Island. This document needs to be followed and not be modified in any way. This is how Cities and Developments that follow the rules work.

Written on Marco Island Planning Board opts for more time to consider Marco Island Marriott 2001 PUD amendments:

Alfred, Great stuff! Keep the information coming as this is the only way to get this out in the open.

Again, the Deed Restrictions is what we need to stand by and the PUD agreement are the basis of Law. The Citizens of Marco Island need not to get their "eye off the ball" of this. In the courts MICA would prevail as the Documents Speak Loudly. If that were not true this would have been approved but Marriott realizes this is a hurdle and will try to minimize their impact of the full project to Marco Island buy having these presentions to soften the blow.

Again, We need to stand by the 2001 PUD agreement and the Deltona Deed Restrictions.

Written on Marco Island Planning Board opts for more time to consider Marco Island Marriott 2001 PUD amendments:

I believe this is far from a "done deal". If the pressure ramps up from a legal standpoint then action will take place. MICA has said its position, the PUD and Deed Restrictions speak loud and clear. This is why they want to change the PUD. They know MICA has the power to stop it.

MICA will say "NO" to a PUD amendment from the 2001 PUD. Plain and simple.

Written on Olympics: Figure skating results protested; Americans still lead medal count:

Tikihut2206 My best time was on the beach this fall listening to music watching the stars listening to the water. Nothing can replace the peace and quiet of that night.
See you on the dark side of the moon
Wish you were here (Pink Floyd)

Written on Marco Island Planning Board opts for more time to consider Marco Island Marriott 2001 PUD amendments:

MICA Said it best. The PUD and the Deed Restrictions have been written. Time to tell the Marriott live with the deal you dealt yourself.
Just because they want more revenue that is not any reason to even hear the proposal.

The planning Commission should not even hear any proposal that does not comply with the PUD agreement already in place.

Written on Guest column: MICA chimes in on Marriott expansion:

Again, Thank You Marco Island Civic Association.
I believe your decision would be supported by the Mackle Brothers as well as the Deltona Corporation. Do not believe one minute that the opinions of other Marriott expansion supporters will lessen the impact and power of MICA. I believe MICA would prevail in the legal system if it goes that far. The Deed Restrictions are clear, the PUD was granted and must not be altered.

The residents of this island are counting on you. Do not let us down. Thank You for standing up for what is right, legal and ethical.

Written on Guest column: Marco Island Chamber sets goals for 2014:

I have always found these groups to be like said in the article a "Big Clique" and a place to gossip about each other. I for one have no time for such a group due to at the end of the day there opinion carries no weight.

Written on Guest column: MICA chimes in on Marriott expansion:

Agree. MICA's job is just that, Marco Island Civic Association. They are the stuarts of Deltona and the Deed Restrictions. Thank you MICA for doing what the citizens of Marco Island deserve.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Wake up and be heard:

Right on Bob! Could not have said it better myself.

Written on Property owners' forum: MIPO hears from Marriott's Medwedeff and new city manager:

in response to tikihut2206:

First of all can we give this man a chance..and second Marriott expansion will give us residents a tax break...really is anyone against that..know I am not..anything for a break on this Island...know it is beautiful and paradise but still want a break where I can get it!!!!

You can't be serious? With the money you spent the taxes should be the least of your worries.

Written on Florida now requires dog tracks to report greyhound deaths:

Copwatch, I agree totally!!! Fortunately, I believe Dog Racing is becoming a thing of the past as Casinos is the new modern form of gambling which I feel is good for the dogs.

Once the money dries up so will the tracks. Not soon enough for me though.

Written on Florida now requires dog tracks to report greyhound deaths:

I say it is time to end this ignorant spectacle. I would make the dog abusers run the same track under the conditions the dogs are put under. Then dispose of them like the dogs are treated.

Animal abusers and people abusers are the same to me. Low Life scum.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Scale matters in a small tropical town:

ajm3s Agree! It is like the guy who wants to build the largest house on the smallest/cheapest lot. All it brings is divide in the neighborhood and it never fits in. I agree it would be if five neighbors form a PUD and a "Resort Rental" designation could then occur.

This is textbook, stay to the rules that were agreed to when the PUD was granted plain and simple.

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