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Great story! Thanks Miss Dottie!
I'll take the 3 months off in the summer. Every major and minor holiday...and days in between off. And I'll be running out the door with the kids when the bell rings! Yes, you teachers are dealing with society's idiot offsprings...but you still have it better than most employees!
in response to August8:
That was a great suggestion, did you build the fence and eat more barbeque????
in response to August8:
That was a great suggestion, did you build the fence and eat more barbeque????
A five year old could've told me that. Then again, I'm not paying the five year old lots of tax money for a 34 officer(or whatever it is) police force. To answer your question, I just order out now. lol
I had a Propane grill stolen a couple years ago from my patio. A younger Marco cop arrived and said.."maybe you should build a fence...". Wow, that was reassuring! True Story!
City employees should have to live in the city! If you're not vested in your community, you don't care what happens. You just want a paycheck.
Really?? Council is wasting time on this issue??
Kramer thinks he can do whatever he wants. MICA has the interest of those who live here in mind. No one cared about the people who live around or near the miniature golf course. The course wants to stay open late, have bright lights, and play music. It might not be loud music, but at nightime, it travels very easily! Thank you MICA!
Who are the idiots making these decisions? These people shouldn't just be fired, kick them off the island! Position: Senior Community Services Officer????? No wonder we're swarming in debt! Why is that position needed? Unreal!
If he has a new two year contract, give him crappy jobs and make him either work or quit. Hope we don't have to wait for another election to get 3 more idiots out!
Woooooooo.....the driver's insurance company pays the damange...not Marco!!!! And if he doesn't have insurance....lawsuit!
Fiscal Responsibility! Thanks to those who also tried to displace the incumbents, but lost. You'll get another chance to move some others out of there on the next round!
I know lots of leeches that think they're entitled to the government taking care of them! We give dirtbag scanks more welfare money everytime they have another kid. It should be the opposite! People need to learn to take care of themselves. Preach on Romney!
I've watched the employees at the Hilton, Marriott, and Marco Beach Resort....they're not gonna take time to clean up. They rush just to pick up the chairs and umbrellas. And how about cigarette butts? Time to ban smoking on Marco Beach just like they've done in California.
We have no more money to throw away.....no more schools!
Having a home, but only on the island a few weeks a year, I say NO! Investing in another ambulance and two staff would cost less..but I'm not even advising that. If one of the hospitals wants to open 24/7, let them. If the clinic is open til 7:30pm, that's good enough for me.
If I can't urinate in public....the horses can't either! Can't wait for that smell on the hot blacktop!
Spray, spray, spray! Spray more...it's not enough!!!! These things are nasty.
Consultants are expensive turds. If you're not smart enough to figure it out, get out of office!
Seems as if most of the decisions by men have run the city into the ground. Get more women in there!
The statistics speak for themselves. Great job! If you're here legally and not doing anything wrong...you don't have to worry about anything. It's that simple. Keep up the great job!
My small dog used it for the first time in December and loved it. I did notice some agression issues with some dogs in the big dog park...but everyone seemed to take care of things.
I doubt the islanders and tourists will sustain it, but I guess free enterprise gets the chance to try and make it work. I'm just disappointed council doesn't have enough consideration for the two neighborhood locations to make the golf owners put in high shrubs and fencing to keep out the noise and lighting after 8pm. The current plans are insufficient!
We can only hope they get wiped out or go-under! A bowling alley would be better. Indoors...no noise outside!
and they probably got rid of it because even the tourists didn't want to play it.
Comments against Putt Putt weren't even considered by the Planning Board. They asked a few questions and rubberstamped it. Council needs to take a stand for the people it represents. Mini Golf right next to neighborhoods should not be open past 9pm. These folks want to operate until between 11-and-midnight. It's a total disregard for our neighborhoods. PLus, it's a horrible business plan. Stop the failure before it fails itself and our neighborhoods!
No Mini-Golf unless its at the park! They want it open till 11pm at night? The course planned for Winterberry is right next to the neighborhood. Thanks for more noise! Is council brave enough to say NO? We don't want it!
Do they think we're all millionaires living here?
Neighbors shouldn't worry...it'll go out of business. Council shouldn't approve it...but they will.
Good job Beach Advisor Committee! I'm often disappointed that our police force can't take just one officer to patrol up and down the beach a few times a day. Instead, they prefer to drive around in their large SUV's. Local residents and tourism are a priority...and most tourist go to the beach. I've seen lots of people using glass, in and out of the water! Possible underage drinking! We need someone on our beaches to insure good behavior, safety, and animal protection.
A mini golf course next to Sassos is too disruptive to the neighborhood and the Jewish Synagogue! Profitable???? No way! This isn't mini golf friendly. That's a poor business strategy. Disrupt the neighborhood and go out of business in a year! The one at Veterans Park is a better fit.
Lets hear it for the Union Lawyers. Defend anyone, no matter how bad the employee! Don't worry, he'll be walking on eggshells now because Don will take him down on his next screwup!
I don't disagree Mariani needs to go (and other payroll hogs)and what he did was wrong, I'm just saying listen to those dirtbags in the back seat. Send a message to the criminals and scum of East Naples, Ft Myers, and Cape Coral. We're tired of you! We're not taking s***! Come to our island and try to pollute our safe and low crime environment, you might have an unfortunate accident or incident. Maybe I just like Dirty Harry movies. But don't fault me for wanting to keep our island one of the last few places where you're safe.
Show that video to all the criminals out there...come to Marco and disrupt us...be prepared for a beatdown. Stop coddling the criminals. I have no sympathy for Scumballs.
Really? This is a story? This is today's crime? A kiss? Goodbye to innocence. Goodbye to good journalism.
First Baer says we don't have enough police to patrol the beaches regularly. Now the Chief stands by the City Manager at lowering the speed without anyone knowing it. I constantly see Marco Utility trucks with employees smoking in them. This City is so mismanaged and out of touch!
We have 34 police officers! You're telling me we can't have one or two assigned to walking or riding the four-wheeler up and down the beach every day? I'm noticing more and more alcoholic glass bottles being carried into the water by the idiots. Capt Baer, stop making excuses! The beach should be one of the biggest priorities of Marco Island!
Eddies relatives must not be collecting enough welfare and food stamps. Dirtbag! Was he actually smoking indoors? Fine him!
These officers all come to Marco to have a cushy retiree job and make big bucks. Reduce the force, reduce the pay. We don't have the money for this large of a force and their current salaries!
I just can't believe he was making over $68,000 dollars! We've got a force of 34...what do they do??? Why is the chief and officers making that much money for a cushy job!
I agree, 34 officers is too many! No new vehicles, too. Give them a bike. And why am I seeing utility employees always smoking in their "Marco vehicle"??? Stop damaging city property!
This turd of a president has no clue what he's doing. Tell all corporations that if they bring jobs back from overseas (or Mexico), they'll get tax breaks. It's that easy...and it's a long-term fix, not a short term fix that didn't work last time.
This bridge doesn't need replaced. Probably better than most bridges in the state. What's wrong with being a 7 of 10??? That's what my wife thinks of me.
He needs some time in the slammer. Rid our island of dirtbags!
MIPD IS necessary....just not a big as it is. We don't need 34 full time officers, but it's nice to have our own force to keep the rift-raft out. Secondly, any manager in any position should be a Marco resident. That way they have a stake in our city and feel its pain.
I don't want to get rid of the Marco Police Dept, but it can certainly be cut in half! My northern home has about 9000 low to middle income residents and a force of just 14 Full Time officers. Marco in high season does have double the population...but 34 officers???? Keep it, but cut it down!
Why are we paying a couple million dollars to Paradise Marketing when we don't get the bang for the buck!
An extra million in advertising? I'm a firm believer in promoting our county tourism, but we're not getting any bang-for-the-buck! Paradise Advertising and Marketing is just taking our money and not delivering. I never see anything in the national publications and never see anything in the Northeast, a prime target. Paradise is more concerned with making money and winning awards than bringing in tourism. Media buying rates have dropped significantly the past 3 years yet their costs have gone up?? Save the money Collier County and just hire a couple people and let them handle it all. You'll save a lot of money and get more out of it!
Yes, I want a bad-a** "clean" police department or all the dirtbags won't be afraid to cross the bridge. Keep out the riff-raft....but lets clean up the department...and keep it!
I read all of the travel magazines and watch a lot of travel shows. I never see or hear anything about Naples/Marco/Collier County. What the heck are they even spending this money on?
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