3 To Know: City Council to host special workshop tonight

Marco Eagle

1. Marco realtor named the No. 1 Top Volume Producer for April 2017

Judy Kenney, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Florida Realty’s Marco Island Office, has been named the No. 1 Top Volume Producer for the month of April 2017. Kenney’s closed dollar volume total for the month was $2,880,000 based on three closed transactions.

Judy Kenney of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Florida Realty’s Marco Island Office

Kenney’s success has continued from where she left off in 2016, when she was recognized for receiving the prestigious President’s Circle Award which recognizes the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Network’s top four percent of residential sales professionals. In addition to that accomplishment, Kenney finished 2016 as the No. 24 Top Producer in her company, which is comprised of over 1800 sales professionals.

2. City Council hosting special workshop tonight, meeting with the county Thursday

The Marco Island City Council will meet with the Collier County Board of Commissioners at 9 a.m. Thursday in the commissioners' chambers on the third floor of the Collier County Government Center, 299 Tamiami Trail East. The council hosted a special workshop on May 3 to prepare for the meeting, and will host another special workshop tonight at 6 p.m. in the community room, 51 Bald Eagle Drive. The two primary items of discussion are the city's pursuit of a Certificate Of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) and the ownership and subsequent repair of Goodland Drive.

3. Weekend protest at Orangetree Publix

Protest signs were held high in front of the newly opened Orangetree Publix in Golden Gate Estates on Sunday. Supporters of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers filled the sidewalk with signs, music and chants to remind locals that the supermarket chain does not participate in the Fair Food Program.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers started the Fair Food Program in 2011. The program has ballooned to encompass several states, earning recognition from the United Nations and a Presidential Medal for its effect on workplace protections.

Protesters call for Publix to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program outside the Orangetree Publix on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

To end the demonstration, a small group of protesters walked past shoppers with a letter given to the Publix manager asking to join the program.

A Publix representative was not immediately available for comment.