Comments by OldMarcoMan

Written on BREAKING NEWS, POLL: George Zimmerman found not guilty:

I know this is off topic but is that Judge who closed the Putt Putt elected or appointed ?
Ive had my Grand Kids here for just over a week and have driven to Naples 3 times to play Putt-Putt and I was just figuring out how many hundreds of dollars I gave Naples that I would have spent on Marco if he had left well enough alone.
I think that's called voting my check book.

Written on Marco miniature golf course shut down, owners vow appeal:

Nudy Putt Putt ? Oh sorry I wasn't paying attention , Hey that qualifies me for City Council.

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

"Councilor Larry Sacher details his criticisms of city staff. "
Um Larry your NOT just a simple Citizen any more, your a Councilman and thats YOUR CITY STAFF

Written on Marco man accused of stealing loose change to buy beer:

Guess Marco couldn't figure how to tax the loose change, now TSA gets it next time I fly

Written on Marco Island City Council begins manager search, authorizes study on Capri fire proposal:

Maybe its time to rethink a Mayoral form of Government.
It works pretty good in Naples and its becoming obvious this City Manager form isn't work very well at all for Marco.

Written on Marco Island City Council begins manager search, authorizes study on Capri fire proposal:

Hummmm so much for Open and Transparent.
Sounds like Chuck is the only one who wants to save us money and keep the process in the Sunshine.
Oh well you get the City Lap Dog you pay for.

Written on East Naples mobile home park owners, like many, feel pinch from Citizens insurance :

I guessing if this was happening to the Fat Cats on Gulf Shore the State would show more concern.

Written on Letter to the Editor: MICA outdated?:

Gosh Klaus, is it hard to breath with your heard up your ,,,,,, ooops I mean I like your comments ???

Written on Mongello's Restaurant closes in East Naples:

is this part of OUR BEST YEAR EVER ! ?

I wonder who is the liar, Government or another business closing its doors ??

Written on Human remains found in Goodland in 2009 were those of Miami-area man :

and had 20 minutes of commercials in there to boot

Written on Marco Movies owner takes on Code Compliance over grease trap permit:

Ray, Ray , Ray.
I read the H/D report and Im glad they are so complete. They even Nit-Picked, Picking those Nits is a hard job.
As to the reviews , looked like most of the bad ones came from northern folks who hadn't read the Ad and didn't know it was a Movie/Dinner experience . On the whole all the reviews were good.
I stand by my earlier statement that Im going there Fri night.

Written on Collier building boom leads to county to make 17 permitting, inspection jobs full-time:

17 new shovel leaners ?
I slept in my Truck once,can I be a Supervisor ?

Written on Marco Movies owner takes on Code Compliance over grease trap permit:

I haven't been to the Marco Movies in a long time, but you can be Im going to be going back now! Keep up the Fight Nick I'm behind YOU and all the Small Businessmen the City is trying to put out of business !!!!!

Written on Hideaway Beach dredging project for erosion control gets underway:

guess it takes money to get the City to ignore the average Tax Payer/ Voter

Written on Hideaway Beach dredging project for erosion control gets underway:

,,, and yet the City can't control Flooding on 6th Street, curious?

Written on 'Current' affairs – Waterways Committee puts off seawalls, takes up navigation:

The City has a Plan to go into business for itself. It owns acreage it planning on growing its own shrubs and brushes and trees on and sell them to tax payers when they dig up yards and right of ways, now with the work boat and crane it can charge people to fix their sea walls and if you don't pay I'm sure there are plenty of real estate speculators in the Government to buy those delinquent properties.
Transparence ? Like a Brick Wall its transparent.

Written on Marco Island City Council fleshes out community center capital project for Mackle Park:

This is SO s----- I cant even come up with a Smart bottom comment.
Im so flabbergasted I even agree with Ed Issler!

Written on Dead manatee in Marco waters adds to record year for red tide-caused deaths :

1Paradiselost isn't that the same basic idea as a Septic Tank?

Written on Marco Island Code Compliance: Seller's failure to connect to sewer becomes buyer's problem:

Well,,,,,, maybe if I lived in a Condo, referred to going North after Easter as Going Home, voted for becoming a City, and wasn't here 12 months out of the year trying to make a living I'd think the City Administration was pretty nifty too.

Written on Marco Island Code Compliance: Seller's failure to connect to sewer becomes buyer's problem:

Ohhhh Ok, I see now,,,you work for the City Building Dept., sorry if I hit a nerve.

Written on Middle school teacher accused of soliciting teen:

Free Public Education, You get what you pay for.

Written on Marco Island Code Compliance: Seller's failure to connect to sewer becomes buyer's problem:

"gladesgator Most of you posters here do not understand the story, or are idiots, or have a grudge against the city and want to take every opportunity to bash someone."

So ? Whats your point ?

Written on Marco Island Code Compliance: Seller's failure to connect to sewer becomes buyer's problem:

Sewer, thats the first question I ask.
If the sewer lines haven't gotten there yet or if the sewer wasn't paid already, and paid in full, as far as I'm concerned the house is worthless. This just isn't me either I know a lot of residential and rental buyers who believe the same thing.
THATS one of the reasons Marco Real-estate has almost three times the average number of days on the market as comps in the rest of Collier.
Thanks Keister and Forcht for warning everyone, shame on us for not listening.

Written on Marcophiles: Don't assume motorists will look before backing up, says bike tour operator:

Nice Ad now get off the Road, I'm not on your Vacation.

Written on Clearing, brush burning raise concerns as East Naples developments take shape:

Burn it in the First District, except for keeping Marco Happy who care??

Written on Restrooms, restaurants and roadwork confirmed at Commissioner Fiala's Marco Island Town Hall:

ajm3s and marcoislander don't forget people like Donna who have never had to meet a payroll or worry where the next payment is coming from usually use OUR tax money to subsidize out of town businesses that turn into our competition, and when the free tax ride runs out they close up shop and disappear with all their promises and jobs.
Im careful around that woman, she has been in office to long and she pulls to many strings,

Written on Careful, controlled growth: Marco Island Academy campus set to open March 18:

You afraid your kid couldn't keep up ?

Written on Marco Island's south beach project preconstruction plans complete, work to start in March:

What about Parking ? A Bathroom? Concession Stand ?
Or is some kinda planning just CRAZY TALK !?!?!?

Written on Sunny skies for weekend, but red tide lingers near Marco Island, in Lee:

After season fewer people will be here overtaxing the sewer plants and Red Tide will go by-by

Written on Marco Island police report slight crime uptick:

Maybe if we had more Cops?
Cameras on the Bridge ?
New Police Boat ?
A Chief that lived on Marco? Heck even some officers who lived here?
More Police Cars ?
New Paint schemes for the Police cars we have ?

Just some ideas from a guy who pays taxes.

Written on Work at Hideaway Beach begins in March:

Now Hideaway can try to wash away Isles of Capri like they did Coconut Island.
Way to keep raising the bar boys !

Written on Utilities, again – Marco Island City Council workshop delves into water and sewer issues :

Did your old City have a Billion Dollars in Water and Sewer Bonds that no one wants to pay for?

Written on Scented candle blamed for fire destroying Marco Island home :

Was this House on a Canal (?) if so did we get to use the Fire/Rescue Boat?

Written on LIVE BLOG: Collier commission to take another look at red-light cameras :

Your 100% right John, and seeing the Big D on TV tonight really just showed how out of touch she is with the average Joe in Collier County.
Not working for a living is catching up with her.

Written on LIVE BLOG: Collier commission to take another look at red-light cameras :

I guess if I had a Driver and County Car I wouldn't be to worried about Traffic Cameras either. I also noticed that her Chauffeur Driven Car has County Plates so they wouldn't get a ticket anyway.
Is this a "three cheers for the little man" moment just like wearing designer outfits to Stans for Bridge Ribbon Cutting.
I LOVE COLLIER COUNTY POLITICS!

Written on Post office to stop delivering mail on Saturdays:

Doesn't the Post Office pay its employees by Direct Deposit ?
When they went to this system they said it was because employees checks kept getting 'Lost in the Mail"

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

I wonder how many City Councilmen have CC Permits? I know for a fact at one time three Councilmen did, I wonder what the count is now?

Written on 'He put Goodland on the map' – CR 92 bridge renamed in honor of Stan Gober :

And yet Donna couldn't get the New Span of the Jolly Bridge renamed for Mike M.
Now Mike and me never got along, and I don't want to take a grain of Stans glory away, but Mike was the person who almost single handedly got that new Bridge built.
Actually having Donna their at all cheapens the whole honor.
Im glad Stan got this honor. He was a good man. Im sorry Donna ruined the ceremony by making it political.

Written on Connecticut man dies after being pulled from Marco Island lake:

If THIS ISNT the place for political rants than where is ?
You must be new to either The Island, the Paper, The Blogs, or Marco Politics.

Written on Connecticut man dies after being pulled from Marco Island lake:

Maybe if we had a 1/2 Million Dollar Boat there,,,,
Maybe if we had more Firemen,,,,,
Maybe if we payed the Firemen more,,,,,,
Maybe if we raised taxes and put in a substation,,,,,,

Lets just face it, we have the best Fire/Rescue Department in the world,,,,,,,till we need them.

Written on Whatever happened to? Marco man, condo reach agreement on service dog :

Now we know who put the C in Condo Commando

Written on Marco civic group sues to block miniature golf course approved by city officials :

Blah, blah, blah.
Everyone who's built a House, Condo or Business on Marco had to get approval from MICA. This isn't anything new.
Getting a building permit is part of living in this city as much as getting MICA project approval.
If you didn't want twin, triple, or quadruple layers of government why did we become a City ?
If you don't want MICA, The City, The County and the State for that matter telling you what to do this isnt the place to be. How do you think the power brokers on Marco got to be the Power Brokers. More favers are owed on this Island than the number of cost overruns on the STRP,

Written on Marco Island City Council names committee volunteers, questions response to public record requests :

Thank you all for clearing that up for me, I appreciate it.
One more question, is he, Trotter, still in line to get Donna's Job?

Written on Marco Island City Council names committee volunteers, questions response to public record requests :

Im confused, how did Trotter get appointed to a committee ?? I thought you had to be out of Government for a number of years before you could serve again??

Written on Chamber marks 35th year with installation dinner and Leadership Marco graduation :

as far as Donna F goes, she missed more training sessions than she attended and couldn't be bothered to go to her own Graduation.
Im guessing with the last City Election she is running out of friends and supporters faster than Hideaway is running out of beach.

Written on Man accused of breaking into home, sexually assaulting woman:

No, Good thing she didnt have a gun, then we wouldnt need all the cops to fill out the report!!!
Crime reports stop crime, not guns.

Written on Seawalls and vacant lots: Marco City Council works through ordinances; asks for workshops on larger items :

#1. I like Battes Glasses
#2. Why doesn't this 'New' Council solve the Tax and Spend problems they got hired to do before the deals with trivia!

More Smoke and Mirrors , new names same Clown Car

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