City & County Goverment

On the Agenda: Interim City Manager Candidates

The Marco Island City Council will take up a full agenda August 20 at Monday’s meeting. However, of most interest to residents may be the consideration of potential candidates for the position of Interim-City Manager. On the urging of Vice Chair Charlette Roman, the city has been working with the Florida City/County Managers’ Association and their Senior Advisor Program in […]

Sunday Construction Allowed on Marco

At the recent Marco Island City Council meeting, the issue of waiving the prohibition of construction work on Sundays was proposed. The prohibition, in effect since incorporation, was enacted to insure that residents have one day a week free from construction noise. On September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall on Marco Island, causing considerable damage to single family homes, […]

Marco Officers Receive Praise and Promotions

At a recent City Council Meeting, Officer Hunter Howell was presented a Proclamation in recognition of his lifesaving efforts to save a member of the community who went into cardiac arrest at the Greater Marco Island YMCA. Howell was dispatched to the YMCA on Monday, July 16 at 8:35 PM for a person in cardiac distress. Upon arrival he found […]

Council Still Debating Manager Hiring Process

At the recent meeting of the Marco Island City Council, discussion once again included the topic of finding a city manager to fill the longstanding vacancy. Council has been considering the possibility of using the services offered by the Florida City and County Manager Association’s Senior Advisor Program. The program would enable the council to appoint an interim manager, who […]

And So It Begins

They’ve filed their papers, appointed their treasurers, have begun collecting money and for some, have been working their constituent base since early February for a four-year term on the Marco Island City Council. The filing period for running for council closed at 5 PM on July 31 and five individuals have successfully qualified for the election, which will be held […]

Get Involved…Campaign…Vote…Volunteer Want to Serve on City Council? Qualifying Process Has Begun

At the next general election on November 6, 2018, three of the seven Marco Island City Council seats will be up for election. As of today, City Council hopefuls include: Victor Rios, Erik Brechnitz, Sam Young, Jerry Swiacki, and Jim Richards (in order of filing). Amadeo Petricca withdrew his candidacy on July 17. The qualifying period for the candidates is […]

Planning Board Faces Future Challenges

The State of Florida mandates that each governmental entity must have a Planning Board or Advisory Committee to deal with the issues surrounding growth within its community. It is the only advisory committee with that distinction. That mandate is a recognition by the state of Florida of the importance that a sound process of planning for growth and the impact […]

City Council Honors, Recognizes and Deliberates

Marco Island City Council recognized several key personnel at its Monday evening meeting and accepted a donation check from the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce for the annual July 4th fireworks celebration. Executive Director of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, Dianna Dohm, presented the council with a check for $20,000 to help defer the $52,000 pyrotechnic display which is […]

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