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Murphy always has a manpower increase solution looking for a problem.
I think we should also have a match between a taxpayer and a council member of choice...
those homeowners knew it was illegal, but just did it anyways.
they remodeled house a few houses down from me. Wouldn't give them a fixed price. just time and material with a mark up on everything. took almost two years. they like the results but did not like who they were dealing with. the article above sounds just like an advertisement.
my house was built by them. i tried to get them to give me a budget price to remodel it in 2005. they were so fat and happy building new ones, they wouldn't even spend the time to give me a budget price. I got the message and went elsewhere. They survive as they find enough people to overpay for work on markup island.
wrap ourselves around the flag leads us to feel good while not doing anything.How will Marco's non US residents feel when they come over the bridge. An estimated 1/3 of condo's are owned by foreigners.Why not have a normal sized City of Marco flag?
I think everyone on the island wishes they could sell their house for 3X real value to FEMA!What a scam.
If like the golden gate parkway bridge over airport pulling, it will take two years to build and be a total mess in mean time. Just adjust the lights for seasonal traffic and enforce present laws. Anything more is a total waste of money we don't have-just a make work project.
The final paragraph says all i need to hear. We don't have the traffic flow to justify it and we don't have a source of funding.enforce speed limits and running red lights and the traffic accidents will drop drastically.
you guys just like to kick a guy when he is down. technically, he is smarter than all of you put together. I have known him for years in a work situation. His downfall was pushing for projects that cost more than were needed or we could afford at the time.
two buck chuck! gotta love it! Welcome to Florida. We will make you proud....
Marco needs to move forward to bring in more infrastructure and tax base investment and jobs for its residents and those nearby. The year round business it is intended to bring will be good for other business locations on marco. I know the Marriott will need to make the neighbors satisfied. I can only see this is a win win deal.
The US has had a fundamental problem dating back to the mid 60's. We used inflation to help pay our bills. We stopped putting manufacturing and engineering as a priority in education. We started to focus on pop culture, entertainment, financial gimmics,letting immigrants do all the manual labor, legal challenges to manufacturing and expansion in local, state and federal government jobs. Imagine where we were in the mid 60's relative to S. Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam,Germany, Japan and China. Those governments and societies focused on technology, engineering, technical education and hard work using their brains, not the lazy way we have become.Again we are lazy and are waiting for some "savior" in the whitehouse to fix all our problems.
the design approved by council was not the least expensive option. It did make Esplande owner happy as it benefitted him with walkway and allowed bigger boats to travel under bridge. Rony Joel recommended it to council and they went along. A metal bridge in marco environment is a recipe for maintenance costs. Stick with reinforced concrete and continue supports under bridge. Use design they bought for Winterberry bridge, but only after it can't be repaired anymore.I remember when all the panic went up about the Caxambas bridge. They repaired it and now all is fine. Save money for "really emergency/necessary" projects like Mackel Park Building!!!
other than esthetics, there is no compelling reason to totally replace the bridge at this time. It can be repaired to make the walk ways safe and to replace missing or loose material under the bridge. The city should avoid further indebtedness in all its forms.
The purpose of the deductions for retirement was to reduce costs to tax payers. Union wants to get that back and more..... How is that cutting spending?
"MountMe"=Tasteless catchy name for company.Who would ever attach their iPad to a tree?Holding on to it is best part of owning one.Sounds like a solution looking for a problem.I suggest he stick to improving food biz and comedy.
I feel for the guy. It is blasted hard to market something that doesn't exist.
I thought Marco Island was the home of political conservatives??Then why do we keep taxing and spending MORE each year??
Since when is "Cuban" a Race? It is a nationality. Some Cubans are light skinned and some are dark skinned, depending on their racial background.
with upcoming price increases, who can afford to drink it!!!
I assume #2 includes halting all future STRP sewer construction- stopping any further taxpayer backed indebtedness.
what? another gov't bailout?
Ken is the right guy for the job. Problems started when Harrison was doing creative accounting as budget director. Ken will push to find the capital flows. I think STRP and the water system purchase will force many more increases in utility rates. The city tax base guaranteed those 340 million dollar bonds.
Our new bridge was a classic example of how wasteful the infrastructure jobs are. They are temporary jobs that don't produce any long term value added.We borrowed the money from the rest of the world, which we "might" pay back some day. We used mexican manufactured concrete, brazilian and chinese rebar and steel and mexican labor.It doesn't make anything that we can use to sell to the world on a free market basis. It is a joke, but it is "free" to marco residents so no one locally complains."WE" are the problem.
Why would three council members vote to not reappoint past member Rasmussen?He is a qualified engineer and owns both condos and a house so should't be biased. Maybe some council members want a biased member?
At $16,000, the camel is getting his nose in the tent.......
While I think Marco has an excess of "Rules", if one doesn't like to live with "Rules", move to Goodland. That is what Marco would be like if we didn't have "Rules"
I was "shocked" to hear that Larry Magel is pushing to lower condo water bills and raise those of all the other users.My cell phone plan has a base charge regardless if I use any minutes. My cable bill is the same whether I watch TV 24 hrs a day or none at all.
Actually the reuse water shortage is supplemented with RAW water-fresh water but has not been upgraded to (drinking) potable water. This still more expensive than using reuse water but is less than the $3.50 charge for potable water.
Marco City govt is blessed with an older average age. Less of our taxes go to pay for schools, which is not the case in cape coral or other cities where the average cost of a house is much less and there are more school age kids.The fact that is overlooked here is that my house is worth the same as when I purchased it in 2002 yet my city taxes are 40% higher!Tell me again how city govt is doing a job better than other cities???If the state and county govt can lower millage rates since 2006, why is it that Marco City govt has to raise it year over year??
growers are hold up to raising wages. If they pay more for tomatoes, then workers will demand more money on all other crops too.Growers in fla have to compete with imports from mexico and south america. It isn't as simple as raising the price by a penny.
He didn't show up for trial???I can't believe an innocent man would do that!Give me a break.
MMafia is in firm control over council again.
So much of business is about short term profits.This is all about money and nothing about doing what is right for society.Sounds like CBS are woman of allegedly ill reputes, just like streetwalkers.
Why can't the city and the YMCA join up in their building plans? Sounds like a lot of duplication in planned space!Taking more tax money from residents so the city can make a few dollars renting out a facility doesn't sound like good math to me!
why can't the players and the owners realize that if they don't make changes, neither will be happy and if they don't agree on a settlement, the fans will leave for NASCAR or maybe even spending time with their family on Sunday, for a period of time and all in the business of football, will lose.
I noticed that the Wisconsin registered boat had not been properly registered to operate in FL waters.
doomed to fail.
Shame on those on Marco who are using the Eagles to bury their head in the sand. They care nothing about giving island children a decent education. Something they brag that their grandchildren are getting. How selfish. Lely administration is tied up with keeping funding and keeping order, not educating people for this centuries competitive requirements.Shame on you!
marco97, I was at the Feb 3 meeting. Rony Joel was not there. That photo is from a past meeting.
The school board is more afraid of MIA being a financial success than care about the eagles. They know that MIA will take funds from Lely that the school board desperately needs.
remove all vegetation that is not a low height succulent and then cover with landscape fabric and colored rock. No maint, looks same year round and doesn't need watering.
Ocram, you might not be aware but the land between your front sidewalk and the street is city property and you are required by the city to keep it in good order, at YOUR EXPENSE!
If city money is used to maintain them, bill the homeowners on the cul de sac.I take care of city property in front of my house at my expense and so should others.
The city of Naples is considering reducing salaries and benefit payouts in order to offset a potential 16 million dollar shorfall over next 5 years.Would Marco consider doing same or just increasing millage rates as they have in the past 3 years?
Was Brett Favre in town?
Here is the first referance I found to disprove the "truth" from Ray and it is from the Liberal Press-Washington Post"On the science portion, U.S. students, most of them 10th-graders, received an average score of 489 on a 1,000-point scale, 11 points below the average of the 30 countries. Canada, Japan and Korea were among the countries in which students outperformed U.S. counterparts. U.S. students were on par with peers in eight countries and outperformed those from five others.
In math, only four countries had average scores lower than the United States. Students in 23 countries had a higher average score, and those in two countries did about the same as the Americans."This is from 2006 and when math scores were higher and we tied for 23rd. I rest my piece.
Ray, i am sorry i got your fur riled up but your comments regarding your refusal to pay enough taxes so local residents can get their kids educated in a decent school, clearly shows what your position is.I am not sure where you got your top 10 info from but it clearly wasnt from using average ACT or SAT test scores.Chinese schools teach kids 5 years old to solve logical math problems. We don't teach arithmetic to them, let alone algebra type problems.We have dumbed down our schools so our "star" athletes can graduate and go on to make nothings with their lives. I have an advanced degree in engineering and my oldest son is working and studying at Princeton and is assisting a Nobel prize winning researcher in putting out the latest UN Climate report and is considering getting his science based PhD at princeton. What sort of math and science background do you have or your family?Are you producing something or just like most Americans, just consuming?
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