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Planning Board Has Full Schedule

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The Marco Island Planning Board will reconvene on Friday, January 6 to undertake a fairly full agenda of items. A number of fairly complexed issues will be before the board when it meets at 9 AM in council chambers on that date. At the last city council meeting on December 5 one councilman opposed the board ... Read More »

A Full Plate for City Council in the Year Ahead

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The Marco Island City Council has before it a number of challenges and opportunities as it enters 2017. Those members and city staff will have their plates full during the next several months. With the election behind us, the task of governing is now front and center, as a myriad of decisions face the newly constituted ... Read More »

FWC Law Enforcement Report Collier 

While at a boat ramp in Naples, Investigator White saw an individual nearly sink his vehicle in the water when he pulled in too far to retrieve his vessel. Investigator White helped guide him through retrieving his vessel. The individual then got into his boat and Investigator White observed numerous signs of impairment. The individual loaded his boat and pulled ... Read More »

Make it Count in SO MANY WAYS

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond Jory Westberry “I have one life and one chance to make it count for something…” Take a moment to ponder which American president made this statement and, true to his beliefs, followed through. He not only served his country, he was ethical, looked for the positive in people and situations and sought ways to ... Read More »

Marco Island Executive Airport Update

By Justin Lobb Our local general aviation facility, situated just north of Marco Island, has come a long way since the first planes touched down on a then “brand-new” airport exactly 40 years ago. Many local residents are surprised to learn that the current airport was actually privately constructed by the Deltona Corporation, a company responsible for much of the ... Read More »

Parking Enforcement Moratorium Update

Due to the lack of legal overnight parking options for visiting families and friends during the holiday season, City Council has voted in favor of a temporary moratorium on the enforcement of vehicles blocking the sidewalk overnight between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM. This moratorium will take effect immediately and be effective until January 2, 2017.   Read More »

Notice of South Beach Access Closure 

Submitted South Marco Beach Access, one of four public beach access points on Marco Island, will be undergoing parking lot, beach access walkway and landscape improvements. These enhancements will require closure of the beach access parking lot and beach access until Thursday, December 22, 2016. The parking lot and beach access will open for the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, November 23 ... Read More »

MICMS Raises Funds with Boots & Blues

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Last Saturday evening the community came out in typical Marco Island fashion to help raise those precious dollars for the children that attend the Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS). Dennis and Lisa Meurgue, the owners of the popular Bistro Soleil Restaurant at the historic Old Marco Inn, hosted the 8th Annual Dinner Dance and Silent ... Read More »

Assisted Living Discussion

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For a number of years now the discussions regarding whether or not Marco could support some type of Assisted Living Facility (ALF) for those in need of that service may be reaching a point where a conversation of greater substance might be about to occur. An ALF is simply defined as housing for those that due ... Read More »

Councilman Batte Cleared

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For over a year now Councilman Joseph Batte has sat quietly awaiting a review of three ethics complaints brought against him by the former owner’s wife of a home that was the subject of numerous complaints by Batte and other neighbors due to excessive noise. Ms. Tracy Calvert, the wife of Brian Spina, the former owner ... Read More »

Marco Votes For Change

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Marco Island voters chose to return one incumbent councilor to office and rejected the return of two others. Incumbent Councilor Larry Honig will join with newcomers Jared Grifoni, Charlette Roman and Howard Reed when the new council convenes on Monday, November 14 at 5:30 PM in city council chambers. The top vote getters easily out polled ... Read More »

COLLIER COUNTY ATTORNEY TO ASK THE BOARD FOR AUTHORIZATION TO FILE SUIT AGAINST THE CVS CORPORATION AND REALTY TRUST GROUP, LLC TO RETURN MORE THAN $6.5 MILLION OF TAXPAYER MONEY

Collier County Attorney Jeff Klatzkow next Tuesday will ask the Collier County Board of County Commissioners to authorize him to file suit on behalf of the County against the CVS Corporation and Realty Trust Group LLC, asking them to return over $6.5 million in taxpayer money that he asserts was wrongfully obtained by them as a result of an eminent domain jury ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Candidate’s Judgment

Well it is that time again. The vote signs are growing all over Marco making sure that we all are aware of the coming city council election. Thumbing through my Marco newspaper, it was interesting to read of the candidacy of Jared Grifoni and to note the invitation to his candidate’s forum at “Joey’s Pizza.” Sadly as I turned the page, it was even more interesting, even more enlightening to see that “Joey’s Pizza” was petitioning the ... Read More »

Treasures in the Trunk

Submitted  On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the San Marco Columbiettes will host a Treasures in the Trunk Sale Fundraiser in the parking lot of the San Marco Parish Center from 8:00AM to noon. Vendors must be set up by 7:30AM. Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your new, used or antique treasures from the trunk of your vehicle.The cost will ... Read More »

Marriott Party to Kickoff Relay Season

By Maureen Chodaba The Marco Island office of the American Cancer Society invites you to attend the 2017 Relay For Life Kickoff Party, Monday, November 7 from 5-7 PM at the Marco Island Marriott. The Relay For Life is a global movement in the fight against cancer. It began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran around a ... Read More »

Councilman Batte Cleared

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For over a year now Councilman Joseph Batte has sat quietly awaiting a review of three ethics complaints brought against him by the former owner’s wife of a home that was the subject of numerous complaints by Batte and other neighbors due to excessive noise. Ms. Tracy Calvert, the wife of Brian Spina, the former owner ... Read More »

Public/Private Partnership: Amadeo Petricca

At last night’s forum (Thursday, 09/29/2016) held at the Rose Hall Museum Auditorium, there was a discussion concerning the City finally being involved in a Public/Private Partnership with businesses on Marco Island. The first Public/Private Partnership in the City began in 2013, whereby the City allowed the businesses abutting Herb Savage Way alley to develop the swales for additional parking. ... Read More »

What You Should Know!

Public / Private Partnership to develop parking spaces in swales. In my last article I wrote that parking spaces developed in swales should not be dedicated to a specific business, but should be dedicated to public parking to alleviate the City’s parking problem. If parking spaces are dedicated to a specific business that would maintain the present parking problem. Why ... Read More »

One Bedroom Beachfront Condos

CONDO REPORT Gary Elliott & Sandy Elliott Recently 13 one-bedroom beachfront condos were for sale, ranging in price from $289,000 to $489,900, at five condo buildings. These condos are located at the north and south ends of the beach in Sunset House North, Emerald Beach, Tradewinds, Admiralty House and Apollo. They range in size from 504 to 750 square feet. ... Read More »

Getting to Know Marco Island’s City Council Candidates, Part 2

By Steve “Stef” Stenfanides This is the second installment of the eight profiles of those men and women who have chosen to run for the four open council seats in the November 8th general election for the Marco Island City Council. Three of the four eligible councilors who could have run for re-election have chosen to do so. Councilor Larry ... Read More »