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Anybody watch the Council meeting? It was like watching a Monday night comedy show entitled "The Seven Stooges". The best part was when Sacher said he wanted to know the occupational status of the candidates wives and if any of them had a child with a disability.
So, people are finally seeing LS for who he really is?????
laslic: Another place to play/while away the hours or facilities for those on whom our lives depend?....you weigh the logic
Rick Scott...a true conservative except where he is concerned.
Comparing her situation to rape is asinine. This woman is an insult to victims everywhere.
Mr. Breeze...perhaps you should read the City Charter....what you describe is NOT the type of government set out in the Charter. If you want that type of government, then you need to change the Charter.
For Marco City Council, just go to Dunkin Donuts....that's where they make all their decisions....well protected from the sunshine.
Many members of the public will never believe that the Sunshine Laws weren't violated by this appointment....It was probably pre decided at Dunkin' Donuts by a meeting of the "the minds".
Hey Eagle...you are missing the real story from the Code Meeting.....why were two complaints dropped?
My dear Ms. Litzan....Everyone would NOT say that Ms. Biles is a great choice. Many, many would take exception with that.
I'm sorry to hear about his injury and wish him a speedy recovery. But, really, let's be honest he is in the office so infrequently, will anyone notice his absence?
Never mind the health hazards of dogs on the beach, they also chase the birds. Marco is a sanctuary for birds. Many of the ones you see on the beach are resting and need that rest to recoup. Dogs would disturb the birds and upset the nice balance we have with nature here on Marco. If you are so concerned about the fact that you pay taxes here, you pay a lot more to Collier County than Marco...why not approach them about a dog friendly beach?
Perhaps Sacher ought to check his facts before opening his mouth.
Anyone can sit around sniping at staff. Mr. Sacher needs to stop being a blowhard and work WITH other council members and the administration to set clear goals and expectations.
So they hire more and more people in finance and have more and more problems
It is a PERSONAL choice. It really is not up to YOU to agree or disagree with her choice. You really don't know what you would do until you are in that situation and then it would be your choice and your choice alone. It is awfully presumptive of you to agree or disagree.
Congratulations to both! They deserve a lot of credit for their accomplishments.
Ha ha. Keister doesn't want professional help in choosing a new CM because he did SO well in his last two hires!
Too bad the prior Council, of which Mr. W was a member, didn't consider these requirements. The man they chose meets none of these criteria. Hopefully, this council will pay more attention to PROFESSIONAL qualifications.
This time, please hire a PROFESSIONAL city manager......one with training, experiential background, and CREDENTIALS at least on a par with ICMA certification...not just a retooled whatever.
There is a place for MICA as stewards of our residents'beach. But, they need get over their outdated deed restrictions that are in conflict with the city and county. Let those entities enforce zoning. MICA's outdated restrictions hurt individual homeowners.
Hey Petricca: It's much easier to lobby ONE person than SEVEN.
As usual, Hunter phones it in....nice to pay such a big salary to an absentee chief. But, that's what it was like under the sheriff...absentee protection on Marco.
The signs are working already. Today there were half a dozen cars parked in the swales by Tigertail!
Was that Grado's court mandated punishment for destroying the native habitat and assault with a deadly weapon?
in response to 2themoon:
Eddi, you mean to tell me some half baked covenant from 50 years ago is still the law of the land?
Does that apply to the Constitution also?
I'm sure there were smart alecks (I'm being kind here with that term) like #1 and #2 in Aurora, CO and Newton, CT. also
Let's hope his idea of working together is really working together and not "my way or nothing". Time will tell.
Why don't you run for Council? Oh that's right, you are not a full time resident.
Cars don't kill. People driving cars do. But we have all kinds of regulations regarding cars and the licensing of drivers.
No, there isn't a walkway. However, one thing that should never be forgotten is that Hideaway Beach provides physical protection (barrier) for Marco Island. Lose it and how long before we start to lose other parts of the island? Also, my feeling (and I don't live in Hideaway) is that the County approved the development of Hideaway and as such has a continued responsibility to protecting both it and the rest of Marco. The funds come from TDC; look at how much TDC funds are generated from Marco.
Yes, which church?
There is plenty of court availability at the town racquet center.
Like we all didn't see this coming
Thank you, Ed for being one of the VERY few gentlemen who respond to these comments.
I love all you ultra conservatives....You believe in free speech except when you don't like what's being said. Unless, of course, it is your candidate who twists the truth to make it whatever he wants it to be.
It's Collier County's property....they don't care about Marco.
Welcome to Marco Island, home of the nasty dinosaurs.
Looks like the city screwed up big time.....that's what happens when you don't have professionals in charge. And, how can one attorney represent both the city and the code board? The city never used to allow that, but that was when professionals were in charge.................
Agree, Ilikemarco.....we NEVER hear from the paid executive, the City Manager. Why do we bother paying him?
Fortunately, this will not be a major storm. A major storm hitting the island without a professional city manager in place is very, very scary.
Some people just show their ignorance and low class in these comments.
One my not like Mr. Stefanides, but this was a good commentary and one that many citizens in Marco needed. They still go to the healthcare center rather than dialing 911, despite an extensive educational campaign by the city.
The county provide public health care? In what alternate universe?
I laugh when I see this: "we need to revert back to the Deltona vision". If you truly read and understand the Deltona vision it was all about development, development, development. If it had not been for the law suits brought against them, Marco and the surrounding area would look like a mini east coast of Florida.
Sounds like putting even more insulation between the chief and the citizens. He's barely accessible as it is; now it will be worse.More people to cover for him when he isn't there or is avoiding contact...which is often.
All of us living on the water on in the same boat, so to speak. At some point, everyone's seawall will have to be replaced. Yes, it is an inconvenience, perhaps even annoyance when it occurs next to you, but one day it will be you. It's ridiculous that one person's complaint should make an even bigger problem for all of us. But, then again, this is Marco Island!
And with due respect to Mr. Peterhans, I didn't realize that Switzerland's waterways were saline and subject to extreme tides and frequent storms.
Of course he is staying on; he needs the medical benefits for his young family.
And, what ever happened to Community Policing on Marco? It seems to have disappeared under Hunter.
There is, of course, a difference between Shores Ct. and Bald Eagle Dr....it's called "zoning".
I went there once. They were not helpful. They made me feel I was bothering them asking for something. I never went back...perhaps that's why customers went elsewhere.
On the one hand, it is difficult to support a private beach, but on the other hand the county approved building in such a fragile area, so they have some responsibility here. Unfortunately, the county didn't care about anything here on Marco and that is why they approved such inappropriate building all over the island and now residents are left to struggle with their lack of concern.
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