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August8 You have no facts to base on. You are just a fool.
August8 Now lets play the "victim" Poor August,what is he to do when "these people" continually assault you?
I must admit as written above you must be "mentally challenged" If you believe a single thing that you are posting.
Go back and see who started the "assault" as you put it. Find out it was you. That combined with name calling and this is what you get.
Keep playing the victim Sport maybee you will catch on that there is not a lot of compassion for your type.
August8 I see you are making more "friends" Sport. I think the 11.00 bucks is adding up fast.
I am surprised you were not called into consult.
The location is far,far better then tract K. All worked out well. The citizens of the island and the school are all winners on this one.
I agree LEAVE US ALONE.
August8 Hurry, before mom catches you on the computer again making silly posts.
26years Great post. Are you available for the job? I think you have exactly the right ideas to set the bar for the City of Marco Island to move forward.
This shows that with some thinking everyone can make things they want happen. The location is great, the size is good, all seem happy. Looks good to me.
It seemed he had a good outlook for the Island and residents,however the spending was still excessive. I think that with the new Council there was a sign of maybee some rough roads ahead. I think he could have stayed on and moved forward to be a very good leader of the island along with the Council.
I hope the new City Manager has the same outlook for the citizens and move us in a forward direction.
For someone who does not care about this site you sure follow the comments close. Hurry up before Mom figures out your not looking for work again.
At least I have pals Sport. Your fan base is ZERO
August8 I see your fan base is growing. Hurry before Mom catches you playing on the computer again.
Attention all! Do not challenge August8 he is better than any of us.
Legend in his own mind.
August8 Maybee you should stand there and add this grease trap to your "high risk" patrols. Then you can catch the movie for free.
WMissow, Interesting How are Alkalinity and PH controlled or balanced in muninicipal water?
Wmissow Yes I have read that when this first became a topic on the island. It seems reverse osmosis can cause the water to become charged and then the breakdown of the copper can occur.
As I said before I have never heard an "official" reason for the problem. It may be a combination of things. Good luck on your repairs. Thanks for the link.
August8 First to be fired from whatever majical position you have dreamed up for me first one must be hired.
Did ya have a nice day alone on the net SON?Remember, Dad has you all figured out.
August8 All alone again wasting time on mom's computer. All the time you promising her you are looking for work on line.
Tell me hero, why would a guy of your stature be wasting time on a Sunday morning blogging while sitting in the most beautiful area in the country?
Is your boat in the shop? Harley down for parts? Vette in for paint? All yor girlfriends left?
Remember, DAD knows well.
Ajm3S Again, right on the money. I think on behalf of all of us on this island you need to speak at these hearings and say exactly what you have posted here.
I have said before this island would be far better off with folks like you on the City Council looking out for all the Citizens and Taxpayers of Marco Island.
I agree, the Deltona Plan was for a Residential Beach Community not a tourist trap.
Wmissow I do not know about the Insurance coverage, most new homes today are plumed with PEX. PEX is a manufacture and I know there are others making the same type plastic line product.
The copper homes on the island were plumed through the slab which makes repair challenging. I would install new branch lines in the attic and then drops down. The process is not that bad if you have a plan for access to get to tubs, showers with minor distrubtion. I would not break floors to fix copper. I would switch out to a new plastic water system.
August8 Dad? do you think everyone is old and stupid on this island? I think if you truly are in Law Enforcement that would be a crime.
I was told some years back that the water process caused the water to actually "thin" or "scratch" the inside of copper water lines. I have seen some with the pinholes and it is strange.
I was also told that the Reverse process put a charge in the water making it do the same thing to the copper.
I have never heard an "official" reason for it all I know is copper lasts 100+ years in other parts of the country. I believe that I saw some examples on-line of copper failure. Google and find out.
The piping of choie is PEX plastic. That seems to be what most people are installing on the island.
I do not like the taste of the Marco Island water. I drink bottled.
August8 Anger? Who has the anger? Old guys,Geezers, knuckleheads, field glasses? I am all about the facts and you pal can and will not accept the facts. I have meet many like you. An old tactic in arguements. If you can't win on merits, bully or belittle the opposite side therefore you feel empowered that you have come out on top not realizing how foolish you have looked through the whole process.
I have not been anything but rational on this topic and will remain so. I think you can realize that by all of your trys to berate me.
I do like the fact that no other opinions have been in your favor in such great support you seem to think the citizens of Marco Island feel towards MIPD. I think you may have missed on that one.
My comments always make good sense. Maybee you should try to absorb a few.
Hope your ego is not to bruised.
Notice how August8 is fine with some type of change as long as it applies to the "new hires". Do not touch good old boy August pension, it is flush with cash from who? Answer the taxpayer 11.00 bucks a crack according to August.
Now he speaks like a Union worker. Keep up the dues he tells the young guys so us old guys can get one or more checks and you will never see them but I am fine with that. True words finally have come out of Honest8 I mean August8.
Can you believe this guy? And he is going to protect us said the chicken to wolf, the fly to the spider.
Unbelievable, simply unbelievable.
Benovelent (of an organization) Serving a Charitable rather than a profit-making purpose.
Disdain: The feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt.
So August8 is working for a charity not for profit and the charity is not worthy of his consideration or respect.
Google is so cool.
Marcobiker Right on. Our dear friend August8 wants to bully you into believing he is entitled to more than his fair share due to his "high risk" job and his steller services.
Now notice how he states he has "nothing but distain" for Unions and Democrats although history tells us that most union workers are democrats. He goes on to tell us that "Police have collective bargaining rights and representation mostly from a benovelent association" but wait its not a union. It is only "technically" but not a Union?
This is where the three card Monte comes into play. We are not a union just an association that walks, talks, acts like a union. Want the rights of a union. Want to work less like a union. Want more pay and compare themselves with other unions but we are not a union.
Marcobiker is correct. You are dinosaurs and the sooner you become extinct the better off the taxpayer will be.
August, you are not getting to much support on this your 11.00 tab is growing.
Hope I see the day these citys file bankruptcy, break all your associations contracts and make you work for a living.
Enjoy the movie while it lasts.
August8 Actually, I have been working long days. I need to keep up on the 11.00 dollars so you can be paid for your stellar services. I still think you are a total fraud.
Hey lets talk about politics. Is this article not about Union's ? Thats what leads me to think you are a fraud, due to the fact most Union Law Enforcement workers tend to be Democratic. Most Union workers tend to be Democratic. So that would make you? I work for myself Self-employed you see something you would know nothing about.
As far as you being a fine employee is that the Legend in you own mind syndrome? They have meds for that.
Also get off the backs of City Employees maybee when the Taxpayers of Marco Island are treated fairly.
You better get off the computer before Mom catches you.
August8 Do you ever stop dreaming? From the time stamp on your posts it would seem that either you work midnights or you are blogging on the clock on the taxpayers dime. I would seriously be surprised if you are in law Enforcement at all. The more I think it does not add up so you must be a fraud due to the fact you have no clue about people or respect or the Law. Probally living in mom's house still wanting to fit in in your little dream world.
Like I said before keep dreaming Sport.
WizeolMarco, I do not believe anyone wants to cut off Law Enforcement on the Island. What should happen is the County should handle all services Police, fire, EMS, building. The mistake was made when Marco Island Became a City. I was not here yet but I remember being here when Marco Island was patrolled by the Sheriff. If you were here then how was crime? Did the County meet the service level for the residents?
Like other Citys in the US legecy costs are huge and getting bigger by the day. The labor contracts are written so the worker has a lifetime after retirement so the taxpayer is stuck. Trouble is the taxpayer is living on less income and the rolling rock continues.
Your name WizeolMarco should be able to give us an insite on how thing were in the past.
Please give us a response, Thanks.
Klaus, I do not mind how you write. I can understand what you are saying and you have every right to state your opinion. Although I might not agree with everthing you post I find that you have some good facts about Marco Island Keep it up.
August8 I think you truly need some kind of friend. I bet you spend many days alone telling yourself how important you are.
Now that nobody has sided with you on this topic I think you may be owing far more than the $33.00 bucks you think you owe. Maybe it is time to take on a second job one that will last beyond your retirement date as the great fund may just go away and your payments will not. Then your old "over the hill" wore out self will be in a bind. Perhaps a profession where you can use your charms and people skills as you have demonstrated here.
Ian Curtis thanks for the response about not voting for the MIPD. I think most people on Marco Island have good common sense about these matters.
PS, August I have to on the job early tomorrow. I have to put in more than 8hrs. I just paid my taxes along with the 11.00 dollar portion of your salary.I would not want to let you down.
Ian Curtis. I write and read about "Beechcraft" airplanes that is why I seem to write Beech instead of Beach. I did not know that we are being graded for spelling on this sight.
I guess I must step up my game in the spelling department so "I can be taken seriously" I see that stating facts are then turned down by the spelling of one word. That usually occurs when the facts are hard to dispute then the other side will look to find a small error to build on.
I think my fourth grade teacher told me that.
August8 I am not "gunning" for anyone. I am just stating facts. Trouble is you know its true.
All these comments and what about the beech.
I will comment. Marco Island has a great beech!!!!
August8 If 48 may be "over the hill" in your world due to your type. Goverment workers retire at 50 and seek another goverment jobwhere you can lay until 62 when you then seek another goverment check. The good part is most check out by 65 due to to many free doughnuts and cheesburgers.
Guys like me at 48 the hill is still on the horizion. We can outwork your kind two to one, we are strong,fit, and know how to work not just talk about it like your kind. You may get a paper cut we tape up go get stitched up and go right back to work. You would never make in that world. So, look forward to 50 if your pension fund does not go broke by then or your ex-wife takes half and your second wife takes the rest while you support a fleet of kids.
Your book means nothing. We use that page by page to wipe our butts if we run out of paper.
August8 talk about being off. The problem with you guys is we the "old farts" see you in action.I am 48 years old, work sinced I was 9 with my dad and have been self-employed all my life. I never retired from one job moved to the sunshine used my influence of a badge with the other boys club to continue to get another check. I find most cops I know are divorced, paying child support and looking for free everthing cortesy of the all mighty badge they wear that we the citizen and taxpayer have to pay for and supposed to bow to.
Let me asked this question , what is 11 bucks time all the taxpayers in the city of Marco Island but you will state as a big shot you will give 11 bucks back.
You should be ashamed of yourself for the comments you make towards the citizens of Marco Island. "Old Farts" "Knuckleheads" "Cliffdwellers" and you want the "respect" of the citizen towards "good Public Servants".
People are not stupid. I see the waste of the MIPD I see three gathered at night at the same spot hanging out. I see the "beech" patrol where they ride around instead of even walking and patroling the beech.
August8 your problem is you think everyone owes you. I made my dollars the right way I worked for them. You make yours by taking the from the taxpayer and trying to guilt your way for more and for full support for the rest of your life.
Oh, I forgot we "Owe" it to you.
Klaus right on. August8 seems like we hit a little nerve in you. Why do you think your job is thankless on one hand and on the other we do not honor all who have come to Marco Island to make two checks.
Take in account real workers who worked all their lives in factorys, trades and high risk jobs. What is the worst thing that happens on Marco Island? A drunk at the bar? Car wreck? Are you so sore after your shift you can barley move? Do you need knee, Hip or hand joints as a result of your job? When you answer yes to these questions then maybee then people will respect you. I for one do not need to hide in my house however seeing you drive down the beech every afternoon instead of getting your butt out of the patrol car would maybee get you some respect to start. I can not just drive up and down the beech. Oh, I forgot, you are protecting me.
I am sure we could get protected by the Sheriff just as well. I am waiting for the new boat to arrive so all can patrol on that machine also. Next a helicopter so we will be protected by land,sea and air.
August8 from your posts you must be MIPD. I will bet you are retired from another jurisdiction and working on Marco Island for the double dip.
Lets face it it's a good gig. Drive the beech, give out a few tickets, listen to some music at night, get two checks a month coming in. Good gig right?
And let's not forget you have to put up with people like me. The ones who pay for people like you.
I think working on Marco Island as a Police Officer is a gift more than a job. To cruise the beech and stand around at the events listening to music in the warm weather is a tough job right?
I think we need to go back to the Sheriff with a post on Marco Island. This will remove all costs to the City, pay the County and keep Law enforcement on the Island.
I am sure that as with all things new some tweaking will be needed. I am glad that the school found that site as was able to locate there. It is just the right use for all the right reasons.
I had a chance to see the new school over the weekend. It looks good for the location and should work very well.
I would not agree the same thing would have been acceptable on tract K as was commented the building was to be brick and mortar not modular. So all work out well the sight and buildings seem perfect to me.
As I have stated many times, The Mackles and all envolved with the development of Marco Island were far ahead of their time. To take on such development in that era was a very big deal to pull off.
They had the right stuff and we should admire their work. I love my Deltona Home and hope it will remain standing for another 48 years.
When does the actual brick and mortar building go up?
As most of these stories go the so called smart people call in consultants then they spend the taxpayers dollars while the people in charge are paying themselves top dollar also. Then that group moves on to new territory and the taxpayers are left holding the bag.
The origional deed restrictions are important. If not high schools and other developments would jam this island. I am not sure MICA is the answer, they may be to mighty for themselves but the deed restrictions are important. I would not trust them to the City to be in charge of.
We all know that the water rates are a complete ripoff. If the City had any sense they would have laid re-use water lines along side the sewer mains for STRP. I would have gladly paid some monies towards that for irrigation purposes.
Ideas like that make to much sense although I do believe it is run on Collier to make the main drag look green and lush.
Klaus, You are right. It is hard to work when the beech is in the background. It is easier to work when facing a pile of mud in the cold.
Remember "its expensive to do business in paradise" Does it take a special license to work in paradise? Are there special tools to work in paradise? Do you need a special vehicle to work in paradise? I must have missed the "paradise" class and training.
Lets not forget that 4.00 gallon fuel to navigate the island. What does it take 1 gallon per day. "Up North" it costs that just to warm the truck in the morning just to be able to go to work. Just another one of our great examples of "Markup Island" home of the poor contractors who are "just barely getting by".
Moon, the old saying "build it and they will come".
Now throw in social media with internet contact and then see what you have.
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