City & County Goverment

Marco Shores Alternate Solution Project is Launched


Work has begun to extend the necessary piping across the Marco River for a project that will bring potable water over to the mainland and send raw wastewater back to the North Utility Plant.

Special Flag For Station 51


A special flag that flew along in Blackhawk Middle East sorties will grace the new Marco Island Fire Station 51.

Challenges Lay Ahead for Planning Board


The Marco Island Planning Board’s three new members join the board’s other four members to address the challenges presented by development.

Governor Appoints Charlette Roman to SFWMD


In his latest announcement, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis named four more water managers to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Governor DeSantis has appointed Marco Island City Councilor Charlette Roman to the SFWMD governing board. Roman is a retired U.S. Army colonel who is an At-Large Environmental Commissioner on the Collier County Planning Commission. She also serves on Marco’s […]

Council Considers Issues Other Than ALF


Besides the controversial item concerning reconsideration of a zoning change to allow a modified Continuing Care Residential Facility on property presently owned by Naples Community Hospital, the Marco Island City Council took on a myriad of other business during its February 4 meeting in chambers. Fire/Rescue Personnel Honored Chief Mike Murphy and Deputy Chief David Batiato introduced personnel from the […]

Collier County Hosts Fertilizer Discussions


Collier County Commissioners met in a rare joint meeting that included elected representatives from both Naples and Marco Island. All three elected boards came together to discuss the issues regarding fertilizer and how best to move forward in a collaborative effort, if possible, on this issue. Last year’s explosion of blue-green algae and the overabundance of red tide has spurned […]

Nearly $9 Million in Awards for Florida Job Growth Projects


Governor Rick Scott announced five awards for nearly $9 million in funding from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature in 2017, provides $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida. Since July, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has received more […]

A Snapshot of 2018

For such a small community on the coast of Southwest Florida, Marco Island certainly knows how to make its share of news from year to year. Niblock Debacle One of the items that has played front and center for the last year has revolved around a scandal which mirrored the national news exposing powerful men attempting to use that influence […]

Council Faces Full Range of Issues


There is no doubt that the City of Marco Island will be spending some time in a reflective mode as 2019 begins, the rhetoric of the election season fades, and the reality of governance takes hold. The last two years have been somewhat clouded by several controversial issues; one of which lies with the hiring of Dr. Lee Niblock and […]

Interim Manager Contract Being Negotiated


At the December 10 meeting the Marco Island City Council moved forward to deal with one of the priority items which became a campaign promise of those who were elected to office during the November council elections. Earlier attempts this fall to hire an interim manager failed due to the inability of council to reach a super-majority of five votes. […]


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