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Written on Marco's electric study to recharge with new name:

Now that the City Of Marco has a massive electric bill. Maybe they should start thinking about installing a few solar panel systems and maybe a few wind turbines to offset the cost. I would be more in favor of an approach that conserves energy and I am positive LCEC would be happy to assist us on that request.

Written on UPDATE: Electric ‘municipalization’ becomes lightning rod :

The rates only increased significantly for those that use large amounts of electricity. Maybe the money would be better spent on analyzing how the City could be more energy efficient. With all those new lights installed on Collier, I can see why the bill has skyrocketed.

Written on UPDATE: Electric ‘municipalization’ becomes lightning rod :

86% of the people who read this think it's a waste of money. Am I missing something here? Why do some of our City Council find it so important to give WHH Enterprises 20k? Why is this still an issue?

Written on EAGLE i: Electric committee member shares what he learned from takeover study:

By even raising the question of using imminent domain and essentially stealing from a company that has done no wrong in my eyes, only further erodes my mistrust of our elected officials. Government entities can never run any operation as efficiently as private companies can and that is a fact.

Written on POLL: Marco's electric takeover study re-energizes :

Quite frankly I could tell you how to easily solve this problem. Pay an independent, unbiased firm to send a mailer to every resident of Marco and ask them what they think of this silliness. Unfortunately, what we want really isn't important is it? When everyones budgets are tight as it is, our city council is trying to find a way to grab that last penny.

Written on Eagle i: Islander does the math on city’s underground electric plans :

Letting the City of Marco get their greedy little hands on this franchise would simply mean higher rates in the future, despite whatever they promise now. If you are worried about what will be in your wallet in the future, let LCEC continue the fine job they have been doing. They had our electricity up before FPL got Naples running after Wilma.

Written on Island iguana hunt a success :

Edit *burrowing

Written on Island iguana hunt a success :

Like many species of plants and animals in FL they were improperly introduced to the environment. The effect these species have on local wildlife can often result in endangering local species and devastating ecosystems. In Florida they have few natural enemies to control the populations much the same as the giant boa constrictors now found regularly in the everglades. If you look around the Tigertail area you notice far fewer borrowing owls. Is it fair to trade off imbalancing the environement because you think they are cute? Animal control is often not pretty but I think this solution is preferable to the alternatives. I haven't heard even one complaint about what happens to the giant boa's when they are removed from people's properties.

Written on High turnout, early voting among Marco election characteristics:

It would be nice to see a breakdown of the voters. Like income levels and race of those who voted and who they voted for. That would be much more telling of why Marco's numbers didn't mesh with the rest of the country.

The best man for the job won the popular and the electoral vote for the first time in 32 years.

Now I just hope he makes good on his promises unlike the former president you proudly voted in for the last eight years.

"YES WE CAN!!!"

Written on Mold, mosquitoes among Fay’s parting gifts:

I have definately noticed a major increase in mosquitos in the area. Compared to previous years there seem to be a lot more. In prior years they were usually in the areas of Goodland, Isles of Capri, Whiskey Creek and some in Hideaway. This year they are all over the island. You go anywhere that is shaded by trees and you can expect a small swarm. Not sure where this article obtained it's data from, but I can personally tell you it's not accurate. If you need proof, just walk out to the shaded side of your house in the morning.

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