I own two rental homes and have never had a problem and the reason for that is my lease, it states that if the police are called 2 times for a disturbance the lease will be terminated and they will be asked to leave the property and forfeit all rental money. I have lost a few rentals because of my lease but I'm sure these are people who wanted to party and would have caused problems for my neighbors.If all the vacation rentals on the island used a strong lease like mine I think it would solve the noise problem with renters.
Do you really believe that all the people who are happy with LCEC are driedup old losers who live up north and most likely from New Jersey? Well I never lived n New Jersey but I have meet a few people on this Island from that state and they seem okay to me.
As far as being a snowbird I have lived on this island since Andrew and my children were born here and go to school here so I don't think I qualify as a snowbird.
Today's rain? I don't know what part of the island you live on but I did not get rain.....I got a drop or two.I do remember a heavy rain on the island it was August 1995.
Keep guessing you may get one right.
I'm sure if the City ran the electric company the power would have come back on sooner.
Some might say that Marco is being subsidized by other LCEC customers each time we have a hurricane. One of the reasons Florida is livable in the summer is because of reliable electric service and how fast it comes back on after a major hurricane. Good luck getting that kind of service if Marco takes over.
There just being fair and balanced, Wayne Waldack has one every week and he's a wacko.
Your tank will not come out of the ground, if this were true all these houses that are only occupied for 3 months a year would have lost their tanks by now. My neighbor pumped his tank out before he went up north last year and there was no problem.
Dealtarome your septic tank will not float away if it does not have water in it, don't listen to Joel's lies.
lelymom1, I just spoke to the women who was asking for signatures of people who supported a high school on Marco and you were right she told me that no one who was highly intelligent would sign it. She also said that most of the people who did sign it were new to the island and not highly intelligent. I guess she is honest, no mensa for me.
That's great news, I just hope I live long enough to one day see a Marco Island that is not constantly under construction.
Tarik Ayusan comment “If Marco parents get a little more involved instead of constantly complaining, I think they’re sending their kids to a great school,” this is an insult to all the parents who want to bring a high school to this island since it is clearly aimed at them.I don't have children at Lely and I won't have children at Lely and I don't need anyone to tell me I should have children at Lely. I don't tell you what is best for you kids and I don't need anyone telling me what is best for mine. If you love Lely great but I don't understand why you are so against people wanting a high school on this island. No one will make you send your kids there, Lely is not closing. And don't tell me we can't have a high school because there's no room for football, soccer, etc, again that is my choice if I want to sent my kids to a school that does not offer these programs.Poster #8, your statement about the people who want this school being a small group of new comers to the island is way off, you have no idea how many people at Tommie Barfield want this, just ask the Women who was collecting signatures in support of the high school there last week. I signed it and I have lived here almost 20 years and other people I know signed it and they have lived here longer then me.
I think it may be you who needs help, every time Bill McMullan has something to say you go on your usual rant and rave about his past, you are obsessed with him like a stalker.I don't know Bill McMullan but I don't think we would have know how bad the sewer spill at landmark waterway was unless he made the documents he had public. So I think he is doing a good job of keeping the City honest.
Can you tell me how many dog parks you have went to where the park was 20 feet from someones lanai or porch? Don't get me wrong I think a dog park is great for the Island I just don't think it should be so close to peoples homes. Mackle park offers many activities, water park, basket ball, etc. all located 200 feet from homes. I just think a dog park needs to be located away from homes like the other activity's at the park.
For those who think Lely is a 30 min. drive try doing it in a school bus that makes 40 stops to pick up children before it leaves the Island.Unless you are the last one picked up before the driver heads to Lely it is much more then a 30 min. drive.Even some of the kids who take the bus from Tommie Barfield and live on the Island have a 45 min. ride.
I guess it just cost more here on Marco Island then in the keys to convert the septic tank.
From the Miami Herald article "Once hooked up to a central sewer, homeowners and businesses originally had only one option: decommission the septic tanks by pumping them out and then either punching holes in the bottom or filling them with gravel, which costs about $500.
Turning them into cisterns costs about another $500 for do-it-yourselfers, and about $1,000 to $1,500 if a contractor is hired."
Here is a link to the article http://www.miamiherald.com/news/south...
Let me get this straight the City told us the STRP was necessary because of the environment but saving water, a precious resource is not. I has become clear to me that the City is in the business of selling water and making money and does not care one bit about the environment, it was all a bunch of BS.Ed Issler I would like to here from you why saving rain water in the rainy season to use for watering lawns in the dry season is a bad idea.
I read that article in the Miami herald and it makes sense to me, why not store our rainwater in tanks we already have and used it to water our lawns. With the cost of water on this Island you will see less green and more rock in the coming years, this would be one way to keep it green.
Why can't the dog park be incorporated into the veterans park plans? at least it would not be 10 feet from someones back yard. And yes it will affect the property values of the people who live on the south end of the park. I am all for a dog friendly city but not at the expense of the people who live on the park. I don't want to look at an ugly chain link fence when I walk around the park, the barbed wire at the water plant is bad enough.
themessiahThe commute may not be a concern to you but it is to me. As far as me being an elitist far from it I am a minority, my grandparent did not even speak English and I did not go to collage.When you buy a car or clothing it is not called commuting it's called shopping, commuting is to and from work or school....look it up.GBR you may be right about the timing but I think people got motivated because the school board was going to give the property away, I think people would feel better if they knew tract K will be available for a school in the future if needed and If you think the people who want the high school should pay for it tell the people who want the dog park they should do the same since it will only benefit dog owners.
I don't know why some of you people are so against having a high school on Marco, I have two children in school here and would like them to go to high school here also.I do not have a problem with Lely I have a problem with the commute my children will face each day.And stop playing the race card just because someone wants their children to go to school in their own community does not make them a racist.MarcoFacts please tell me how wanting a high school makes me part of a "group that opposes everything the city and county does"
The City council wants to "develop alternative revenue sources" Sounds like more taxes and fees, How about cutting spending.
I disagree with you about the people who bought property on the park, they paid a premium to be on the park and have a great view. A dog park in the back yard with a chain link fence will greatly impact the value and enjoyment of their property.I use the park often and don't think a large chunk of it should be sectioned off for the use of a few.The City owns a much larger piece of property on winterbury that could be fenced in and used for a dog park, why does that not work? I don't want to see a chain link fenced area on Makle, I just think it would be aesthetically unattractive.
When the STRP was started everyone had equity in their home, even if you bought it 6 months prior.Now many people are paying a mortgage on a home that is worth less then they owe and the City wants to add a $20,000 lean on these property?.I understand that the majority our residents voted for the candidates that would continue the STRP and I have no problem with that I just think postponing the STRP for a year or two or until property values recover would be a wise decision.
Cape Coral has the right idea unfortunately Marco Island will push ahead with the strp hurting many of it's citizens in these tough financial times. More foreclosures to come on Marco.
Maybe a new elementary school with pre k on tract k would work then the high school and charter school could share the current property.
Lelymom1, MarcoIslandRes is not a misspelling as I think you imply but is short for MarcoIslandResedent.The reason the schools here on Marco are "overwhelmingly white" is because most of the people who live in the school district are white.The statement you made in your post above is crazy "Do you really want them to be isolated from experiencing the relationships they will develop with people of all races, colors, nationalities, and creeds? Someone please explain to me what good can come from this?" Are you saying people who live in Vermont or Montana where they have very few minorities are not getting a good education or at a disadvantage because they did not go to a school with minorities?It sounds like you want to do things just like they do up north, its called busing and that did not work out to well.
Sorry Diane you can't convince me to send my children there, last month 2 student were arrested on murder charges and a couple years before that three students were arrested for plotting to blow up the school.
Here is the problem I have with Lely, it's a 20 mile round trip for the children on Marco about the same distance as Golden Gate children would have to travel to get to Lely but Golden Gate has it's own High School. I am not saying we should have a High School because Golden Gate does I just think our kids have one of the longest commutes for a City in Collier. We have the land and we should use it for a school as it was intended.lelymom1 have you been to the public schools on Marco? they have more "races, colors, nationalities, and creeds" then the large east coast public schools I went to up north.
The whole south end of the park is neglected and the barbed wire around the water plant is a joke. at least they hide the barbed wire on the 3 sides of the plant that face homes, why they did not do this on the park side is a mystery.
Sarabeth, what have you done for Goodland?Sounds like you were fired from Stan's and you are bitter.
I don't know what kind of high school Lely is but I do know 2 students there were recently arrested on murder charges. I don't think I want my kids going there. How many people do you know who went to a high school where a student was arrested for murder? And how many people reading this had a 20 mile round trip to school each day.There is plenty of room for a high school on this island, it may have to be a charter school but if it gets build it will be full and it will increase property values on the island.
I think we need a forensic audit of Mr. Joel
As a City councilor the question you should be asking is why Lisa Douglass was not aware these test were ordered, 7 days after the fact; and if they were so important why the City did not call the lab looking for these heath sensitive reports?I wonder what would have happened if the resident who received the reports just deleted them - would we have seen them or would the City still be waiting for the results?Seems to me that you are putting the responsibility on the wrong people, the City should have followed up with the lab.
Ed, it may have been a temporary connection to fix the lift station but with all the lift stations this Island needs we will have to bypass them from time to time. I just hope the city gets better at it.
"Spills requiring DEP notification, city testing and county health department testing will likely occur about twice each year, Thompson said."Does this mean the City expects to have two spills a year requiring these test or did the reporter make a mistake?
Thompson said Douglass was not properly informed by other city staffers that these tests were being taken.
Thompson and Douglass said they did not know how a resident obtained the results before the city did.
Maybe the resident who obtained the results works for the City.
Issler,The Riverside Club? are you nuts, I think everyone agrees that septic is not the way to go for condos but for all the single family homes on the island they work just fine. Ed show me a home on the Island that has had a septic failure of 8,000 gallons of raw sewage.
I'm sure this is just an isolated indecent and will never happen again.
Keep up the good work guys, in one hour you released more raw sewage in the canals then all the septic systems have in 30 years.
Beached, please tell us what you learned.
I think the article is wrong, how do you grow up in Florida and have a Boston accent? We will miss you Joe.
Ed, The City used a 5 Ft. wide 300+ ft. long shell pathway along Winterbury Dr. recently, I guess the City used shells that don't become airborne.If the City Can use shells for that project I should be able to use it for my driveway.
Mr. Issler, When the STRP was started everyone had equity in their home even if it was only the 10-20% down payment, now people who bought homes as far back as 2002 find they can't sell them for what they paid so people are stuck in their homes unable to move unless they come up with money out of their own pocket at closing to satisfy the loan. Now the City wants to add a $25,000 lien to property that is worth less then it was 6 years ago and you think this is a good idea because it will cost less now then later.I think most people would rather pay more later when they have equity in their home then pay a little less now when they have negative equity.These are tough economic times and the government is bending over backwards to help out but it seems Marco Island is just plowing ahead without considering the impact this will have on people at this time.The STRP will cause more foreclosures then there are already and it's not like you can say if you don't agree with STRP or can not afford it move because that is not an option for many people.The City is doing this to keep our waters clean but I wonder what the City plans to do about Isles of Capri and Goodland which shares our waterways, both are on septic.
I have a neighbor who has a shell driveway and it looks nicer then blacktop and fits in well with Florida style.This City should be worried about all the foreclosed houses on the island that are not being maintained.
Do the forensic audit, it will pay for itself when we find out where all this money went.
You will be greatly missed here on Marco Island Dana, good luck in SC.
Ed I am sure if Mr. McMullan left a massage for Rony Joel about the e-mails he would still be waiting for a call back.
How about the big expensive aluminum bridge they just put in at Mackle park over the finger lake they just filled in. On the plus side you will now save 30 seconds when walking around the park if you take to new bridge.
Wayne what are you and the city council going to do next year when the appraised value of homes on the Island are back to 1998 prices? Can you guys run the Island with a 1998 budget?
That was on NaplesNews.com
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