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Smokehouse Bay Bridge Update

Work on the southbound span of the Smokehouse Bay Bridge is about 20 percent complete. PHOTO BY FRANK STEIGER

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The sign posted on the exit door of the Starbucks at The Esplanade on Tuesday, Sept. 30, sent caffeine junkies into instant withdrawals. Starting Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8:30 PM, the store would be closed — closed? — due to a boil water notice, and unless otherwise notified, the store would not reopen until Saturday, Oct. 4. According to Jeff Poteet, general manager of Marco Island Utilities, bridge contractor Quality Enterprises will be tying in a new 20-inch water main that was recently installed as part of the $8.625 million Smokehouse Bay Bridge project. In ... Read More »

Water Manager Takes On New Role

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By Danielle Dodder For a relatively small city, Marco Island boasts a sophisticated water system. We’re a barrier island surrounded by saltwater and environmentally sensitive habitat. Consequently, getting water to paradise was never as simple as piping it in from Naples. Today, the city water utility encompasses an aquifer storage system, a reverse osmosis system, three drinking water facilities, two wastewater facilities and collection and distribution systems for both drinking and wastewater. Jeff Poteet is the general manager who oversees it all. On January 5, Poteet was elected president of the Florida Water & Pollution Control Association, a position that ... Read More »

City Manager Announces Organizational Changes

Effective October 1,2012, the following organizational changes and personnel appointments are announced: Mr. Jeff Poteet is appointed General Manager of the Water and Sewer Department, reporting to the City Manager. Mr. Bryan Milk is appointed Director, Community Affairs, reporting to the City Manager. Community Affairs is a combination of Planning and Zoning, Building Services,Environmental, Special Events and Recreation Programs. The Position of Parks and Recreation Director is vacated for FY2012. Ms. Mindy Matusiak is appointed Manager, Recreation Programs reporting to Bryan Milk. Her responsibilities include Mackle Park, Veterans Community Park, Winterberry Park and the Racquet Center. Ms. Debbie McCabe is ... Read More »