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If we let the city take it over they will double the price. Look no further than your water bill.
This is really out of control! We thought Florida Water was expensive, The new crooks charge us a $50 fee per month when we don't use a drop. Thanks City of Marco Island
What many city's have done is roll the PD into the Sheriff department. The officers wear the Marco uniform and drive the Marco patrol cars but report to and are employed by the Sheriffs Dept. Huge savings on payroll costs and pension liabilities.
That pretty much seals it......I will never patronize Marco Community Bank!
How about not charging us all these taxes and fees in the first place. Once they start they never seem to end. I dont know about everyone else but my water bill is much higher now than when Florida Water provided it (and at that time we paid the highest rates in the nation).
A Tax is a tax no matter what you call it.
Private property owners have a right to rent their properties. like it or not.
Has the Asbestos crushing facility been moved?
I agree with Chief Carr. Wrong approch. Infringes on private property rights.
If the want ligitimacy hire an accounting firm and open your books. Marco run away from this as fast as you can!
Update: No increase until Marco Island takes it over.
My advise: Run as fast as you can from this thing.
Does this mean we get the $1M they blew on the toll study back?
Now is not the time to take on anymore dept. A study is OK but to dive into this thing now is insane....Marco water charges me the same even if I don't use any water, Florida Water never did that.
The Banks have allways been the biggest thiefs around, its just now becoming more evident. And this Realtor Debbie Turkett of Sand Castle Realty Group, Inc. is a real piece of work saying this lady should be in a nursing home. Anyone reading this should not do buisness with DEBBIE TURKETT or sand Castel Realty. Bottom feeders...
I can't believe there is no one else available!? Also, Florida Water does not seem so bad now that Marco charges me the base rate even when we use no water at all. I feel like turning my water on for no reason to use what I am being charged $60 a month for. THANKS CITY OF MARCO. Now please take over the electric service so you can screw everyone over there too.
Maybe the time is right.......Recker for police chief!
I remember the city criticizing Florida water about the high rates they were charging us. With this city in control our water rates + FEE'S are higher than before. Look at your LCEC bill now and then after Marco takes it over. After the rate increases and city fee's it is going to look ugly.
This whole cityhood thing is really getting expensive. Taking over the water service, sewer, and now the electric system is causing us to have the largest city government with the smallest population. And when the police and fire service went union it is a sure bet that the future tax rate will only skyrocket.
This guy should be shamed not paid. I'm sure he knows this company is set to crash and burn after his 10 years of leadership. But in corporate America these guys just walk away with there pockets lined and not a care in the world.
I still believe we do not need our own PD and FD. The county handled it well enough before. Now we are talking about assesments to cover retirement pensions and union wages. It does not have to be this way. We could cut back like all other cities are. Downsize not extreem upsizing.
We need a toll right now to pay for the study to see if we will be willing pay to use a new bridge that will have to be tolled to pay for another study that will lead to another study for the new Marriott construction project in the near future. I wonder if we would have had a study on the effects of cityhood...maybe we could have made a better choice. Hindsight is 20/20!
Please take note of the realtors on this committee and do not patronize them. The complainers are not the ones that that give them business it is the investors and entrepreneurs that do--and we will be looking elsewhere now. This is nothing short of a home owners association for single family houses. This is really not the time to be making regressive rules it does not do the market any good.
What ever happened to the Marco Island that I used to love prior to cityhood. Way out of control, this is like a steam roller going down hill---with no brakes. It is never going to end, more fees taxes whatever. Another fee attached to water?? Are these the same people who said Florida water was so bad for charging a lot less than them for our water??!!Yea, let them take over the power too. Please, do we really need all of this?
Any gambler will tell you not to show all your cards. However, Mr. Tucker had already seen the cards so I guess thats a mute point. As for Tucker being city attorney....Not.
Now I think the board members in question should be fired.
This is a gated community......period. I think the case for tourist tax dollars is good--However, trying to twist the truth saying this is a public beach is just wrong.
Lesson: Do not upset this guy prior to your operation.
This is a private property issue. Enforce or bolster the noise and nuisance ordinances. Charging me then dictating when were who and how long I can rent my property for is.....like the condo association from hell. STOP ALREADY when this all passes it will be a sad day for Marco's future property owners. Shame on all you realtors participating in this.
I just cannot see $250K for a city this size and to add this sweethart termination clause....who negotiated this?? Please humor us with what we paid the seach firm---my guess $100K.
So we are going to leave this do nothing $250K temp.manager in place for six more months.....insane. This city is really out of control.
They need to spend that $1M
Sure glad we sold our rentals on Marco in 2004 at the top of the market! We specialize in vacation rentals not on Marco anymore but in San Francisco and Santa Cruz California. Yes, we pay the cities a 10% tax on short term rentals and hold a buiness license in each. No, the cities do not charge us a fee to harass us with code enforcment and a panel of angry people bent on control. This is very regressive to this city and Embarassing to us since we are Marco Island residents.
Naples News spinning the story for there biggest advertising customer--realtors.
What a bunch of old busybodies you all are. A total minority is trying to change the rules for everybody. Lighten up, get a life, and mind your own buisness. Sorry, but it's the truth.
Leave it alone! Any restrictions would be an intrusion of private property rights, period. We did vacation rentals of our Marco Island home and condo for many years up to 2004. When the market peaked we sold and took our money and rental buisness to California. This market became to saturated with rentals after the boom as it is today with many unexperenced owners desperatly taking any renter they can get. This is were the problem is--in order to attract the best renters and reduce problems you must have high rental standards and practices in place (handling it yourself personally NOT with a realestate company). All of our years in the Marco Island and The San Francisco Bay area the number of complaints or problems involving nightly/weekly rentals comprised not even a blip. Yes, enforce noise and parking ordinances. But no don't add any more obstacle's in an already tough rental market here. This is a resort island r-e-l-a-x. Anyhow, how many annual renters are you going to get here that will be able to pay enough for the owner to even come close to breaking even-answer=NONE. It's a tough market here with prices and Competition don't make it any tougher. We live here-just don't do buisness here anymore. We have never had any problems with any vacation rental here on Marco-never! City council--leave it alone already.
I'm sorry but $250,000 for a city manager of a 3x5mile island is not right. Just having this much information makes me very sorry for voting for cityhood in the first place.
A Badge and a e-mail address......now go take on the world.
Not really sure what the benifit to Marco Island is? Sounds like a big give away to the Marriott and like. WHY????
Thank you Marco Island, please raise my taxes again....and again....and......
Maybe we should build a fence around Marco to keep all these lawless boaters away. Would be cheaper than to fight this for this Ridiculousordinance.
I surmise Dr. Weiss's intentions are to tow the company line and earn his bloated CEO salary. Giving the rank and file choice and good pay is probably the last thing someone living in his caviar world would truly believe.
Shame on you Mr. Callahan.......there is no excuse for being that cheap.
If it smells like a rat and looks like a rat....ya it's a rat. Any way you cook the books I have to agree with the study--as a whole the collier school system is a dropout factory
It appears these guys just bounce around to different municipalities and collect the money. Talk about a good ol' boys network. I really do not think we need to pay out a quarter million/year for this position. To bad none of our elected officals will stand up for what should be our best interests. Sad very sad.
This guy filed a workmans comp claim, that is the only differance between him and every other illegal. Most insurance companys just pay out the claim--this one checked up. Most all of them have the counterfeit documents, commit Identity theft, and have no health or car insurance.
More money down the rat hole.....
Am I the only one who thinks this salary is way out of wack? More than $220,000 is insane for Marco Island. I am really truely thinking it is time to Dissolve this cityhood. It's going off the charts in all directions.
The powers that be already paid $1,000,000.00 for a study on tolls for The SS Jolly. Now that this is said and done all we have to do is wait for the toll booths to be built.....its a done deal folks. I agree, we need to use this bridge as long as we can and avoid this new and forever toll. I still cannot believe they dumped ONE MIL down the rat hole.
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