Revised Guardrails improve view from Jolley Bridge
A representative from the Florida Department of Transportation brought an alternative design for the Judge SS Jolley Bridge guardrails to present to the council. This design will reward, the many people who had worked hard to obtain a revision of the original plans, in order that the view of Marco would not be blocked by the guard rails as visitors driving over the bridge approach the island.
City water system wins top award for Environmental Sustainability
The City itselfreceived the 2010 Environmental Sustainability Grand Prize Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, recognizing the City of Marco Island Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) System. Utility Director, Rony Joel, received the award on behalf of the City on April 28 in Washington, DC. Using the new ASR system, we now can recover up to 600 million gallons of fresh water annually for use in the dry season. Rony Joel explained that using this system means fresh water to costs us just one penny per gallon (compared to $1 per gallon in Los Angeles). As the U.S. Grand Prize Winner, Marco Island’s water project was submitted for the International Sustainability award.
Young baseball players win awards
Winning youngsters whohad competed in baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run competition were presented with awards for their skills in pitching, hitting, and running.
At City Council meeting on May 17th, four young baseball players were honored for their achievement at Pitch, Hit, and Run, the official skills competition of Major League Baseball in which youngsters from all across the country compete. All around champion of the 7-8 year olds was Christopher Kimble; 9-10 year olds – Matthew Keegan; 11-12 year olds – Jonathon Irigoyen, and of the 13-14 year olds – James Steele (not present at the meeting).
These four champions advanced to compete on Saturday, May 15 a sectional competition in Fort Myers.