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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.
More greed on the part of Physician's Regional....trying to make money from the taxpayers. It is not emergency care. There is no need for doctor's office hours 24/7 on the island. What's with this tie between Magel and Physician's Regional??????
This is NOT emergency care. Any one who uses this service for an emergency instead of calling 911 is just delaying needed assistance. We do NOT need a 24 hour doctor's office....especially not one subsidized by tax dollars. Physician's Regional is just trying to make money from the taxpayers. Shame on them.
"I think you're on the right track," said Recker. "The question is how much, how fast. Thousands of voters on this island would rather see a new center than a new (Smokehouse Bay) bridge."
Did he take a poll? If he had, he would probably have found that thousands of voters DON'T want a new center.Out of 18,000 residents, how many really use the center?
And, the finance department wants still more staff? They've already had staff added in recent years.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
And, as an aside, now they want to add horse drawn carriages to Marco streets? Who is the ringleader of this circus?
Haven't we had enough of the city manager's lack of knowledge, lack of experience, and ineptitude? He was hired to be the puppet of certain council members. It's time to hire a real city manager.
Time to hire a REAL city manager. The imposter needs to go.
Since when do the Columbo's live in "Olde Marco?"
"Irvin listed Tigertail Beach with 287 parking spaces as an underutilized facility. He suggested better signage to Tigertail and roadway upgrades including turn lanes would make it easier to travel toward and from the area. "
Turn lanes? Really? Is he serious????? There is absolutely no need for turn lanes on the way to Tigertail.......
WOW!!! The "City Manager" actually made a public statement. This may be a first.
First, let me say that I personally do not care for Larry Magel. But, I have to give him credit for what he is trying to do. Unfortunately, it will be lost on the ignorant, negative factions on Marco.
The new crosswalks are nice for pedestrians, but it is often difficult for drivers to see them, both in the one by Tigertail and especially in the one by the Marriott.....Better to go a few blocks out of your way and cross at traffic lights.
Steve, did you forget? The fact that we have 2 county beaches open to the public on Marco does make this a day designation.
Great idea...let's eliminate cityhood, let the county take over and they can open up even more beach access to the public!
A car dealership flag and miniature golf tackiness next to Veterans Park. What's next?
Unlike Sanibel, Marco Island is NOT a good biking area. The roads, bikeways, and sidewalks except where Collier sidewalks were widened are not bicycle friendly. You make a place bike friendly when the infrastructure doesn't permit it and trying to pass the area off as bike friendly is just inviting problems.
How do you expect anything to be accomplished when you don't have a real city manager and he chooses to do nothing about everything?
Fitch, a rating agency, upgraded the city’s bond rating to “AA+” in 2011.
60 years old may not be the "criminal type", but they have much more need of protection, health issues, etc. They are the ones who are often preyed on by the criminal type.
How come Riviere is NEVER available for comment...or anything else?
Well said, Mayor_McCheese!
Buy 1Password...well worth the money and solves all your password problems...and then you don't have to wait around to read a solution.
This situation existed long before "Obamacare", which, incidentally hasn't really kicked in. It's caused by the greed of private insurers. If we had a single payer system, this would NOT be an issue.
We had a referendum and the people of Marco voted to have our own police services. Perhaps you newbies or oldies with poor memories don't remember what it was like under the sheriff....45 minutes to answer a burglary in progress call, just for one. I certainly don't want to go back to that. For what little each of us pays to support our local police services, I am happy to pay for that security.
First they take away greenery by putting in bike lanes and then they want to take away even more by widening sidewalks. I believe in wide, shared use sidewalks but not after they screwed things up by putting in bike lanes which have already reduced the swales.Make up your minds...bike lanes or shared use, but not both.
Well said, Phyllis...and our thoughts are with you.
Well said, "magic".
Honky Tonk, here we come!
I've only lived here 15 years, but I have ALWAYS known that what we have here on the island is a walk in clinic NOT an emergency facility.
"The Tea Party is a group of uninformed, uneducated and easily influenced individuals." = hand puppets for billionaires pulling the strings...........
How arrogant to just change the limits on his own and without any notification to the public. But, what do you expect from a fake city manager? Have you ever seen his license plate? Geezzz.......Time we hired a professional.......
Let us not forget the original organizer of the Police Foundation...Roy Sanders...Remember him?
Don Hunter in Chicago at a conference? Was it on the taxpayer's "dime"?
Isn't American great? We have freedom of speech. If you don't like what is being said....don't go.
This from a man who spends all of four months on Marco.
Good for you, Rony.
Marianne: perhaps you do not understand democracy. The voters of Marco Island VOTED to retain a police department on the island.
Is it really any of your business?
Hmmm. They use a house on an oversized lot just 4 months a year? Wonder what they live in the other 8?
Must be nice to live like that.........
Kris did well to leave a sinking ship.
Good for Maria...she is out of that mess at City Hall.
We'll see how happy everyone is a year from now.
If you have been here 21 years, then you should remember storms that we have had (not hurricanes, not even named storms) when Collier Blvd. has flooded and the only vehicles that could negotiate it and other streets were SUVs. Thank you, for the little more that maintaining an SUV costs, I want my emergency people to be able to respond in storms (again, I'm not even talking about hurricanes).
It would "rank darn high" if an award were given for city with the nastiest people
I'd like to more about something being said about considering swales in calculating costs...could you cite the council minutes where this was said?
"Riviere cited his lack of public records law knowledge". Really???? That should be the first thing a City Manager knows about. But, what do you expect when you hire someone who has no training or experience as a city manager. You get what you pay for. Wait! We pay this guy big bucks to hide in his office, watch his new flat screen TV, and NOT be a city manager.
Of course Shanahan likes him; he was part of the Collier County "good old boys" network from years ago. The county finally broke them up; looks like they are finding a home on Marco.
The city is on a downward spiral.......
A sad day for Marco Island.
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