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City Council Honors Dr. Fay Biles

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By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Dr. Fay Biles was a major topic of interest at the December Marco Island City Council meeting. Not only was she recognized for serving the community for the last 36 years as the president of the Marco Island Taxpayers Association (MITA) through a proclamation and key to the city, but Council Chairman Larry Sacher also announced to the audience that he had formally submitted the application to name the city’s Community Room after Dr. Biles and her late husband, Bedford. “I formally submitted the paperwork to the Parks and Recreation Committee to rename (the community ... Read More »

Utility Rates Resolution Approved

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By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com It is almost official. The Marco Island City Council voted at Monday’s meeting to approve a resolution for utility rates increases for the next five years. Pending a final vote on the increases themselves by the city council, the first increase would be for seven percent and would be effective as of November 1, 2013. Subsequent annual increases range between 2.1 and 2.3 percent, and would become effective on October 1 for the next four years beginning in 2014. This move came after two years with no rate hikes and was done in conjunction with ... Read More »

Marco Island’s Big Flag Fly’s Again

  At the City Council meeting today, following Councils approval of Phase II construction plans to enhance Veteran’s Park, Big Flag Committee Chairman, Dave Rice announced to the audience that in honor of the veteran’s at today’s meeting that the Big Flag at the Jolley Bridge is again flying. A vehicle severely damaged the pole, requiring the purchase of a new and improved flag pole.  Stated Rice, “I had a wish for the Holiday Season that the flag would fly for Christmas and my wish came true. City Staff liaison, Tim Pinter has accomplished in record time, the coordination of purchasing ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Judy Sacher

During the Community Forum at last night’s City Council Meeting both myself and several others of our community gave our reaction to a 2-page letter that our City Council Chairman wrote in which he goes on at length as to why condominium owners should not support either my husband, Larry Sacher, as well as Ken Honecker and Amadeo Petricca in their campaign for City Council. The Chairman’s letter contains complete fabrications such as “If Honecker and Petricca are elected they, with Sacher’s support, will move to rescind the consultant’s report and go back to their original recommendation favoring the single-family ... Read More »

Council: seawalls & budget

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The issue of how to approach seawall construction and repair dominated the discussion at Monday’s city council meeting. The ordinance that passed first reading now limits the use of residential lots for construction staging to a single 120 day permit. Chairman Larry Magel came out firmly in favor of ending such use altogether: “It doesn’t look like a hardship to me to use the commercial lots for staging…I would like to prohibit it altogether.” Magel tasked the Planning Board and Waterways committees to recommend viable alternatives and cited the possibility of the city taking over ... Read More »

Cityscope

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The City of Marco Island needs volunteers to sit on various committees and advisory boards. Several seats remain open including a seat on the Parks and Recreation Advisory committee, one on the Code Enforcement board and four seats on the Utilities Advisory Committee. In the past, terms on committees and boards were staggered. Candidates are appointed by individual council members and then approved at a City Council meeting. The recent appointees have been instructed terms will end in November to coincide with a new City Council. Council can chose to reappoint a present member or ... Read More »

Marco Island is in Bloom!

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) is once again on the hunt for the best in landscaping on Marco Island. The 2012 Marco in Bloom Landscape Awards are set to be announced at the City Council Meeting in April, but applications are already being accepted. The BAC has five categories where awards are given. Register your single-family home, condominium, cul-de-sac, institution (church, school, etc.) or commercial property (zoned C1-C5) for a chance to be known as the most beautiful of Marco. To nominate your property there are some criteria and eligibility rules to follow. The BAC ... Read More »

Town Hall meeting

On January 23, 2012, City Council will hold a Town Hall forum as part of the scheduled City Council meeting to allow Council to respond to issues and questions that are not normally addressed during Community Forum. If you have questions that you would like to submit for the Town Hall, please email them to: publicforum@marcocitycouncil.com The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2012. Read More »