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This past week Marco island city council voted 5 to 2 to authorized their staff to finish the Smokehouse bridge’s bid package and send it out for bids. Councilmen Magel and Honig voted against replacing the bridge. Costs and the design of the bridge have been the issues holding up decisions.
Marco island city council voted 7-0 to authorize the collection of exact costs of the first modular community center being considered for the recreation department and to include the cost to renovate the exiting facility. Council also discussed a second module to be built at a later date next to the first .
The Rotary Club of Marco Island presented its 2013 Spirit of Marco Island Award last week to Barbara and Louis Prigge of the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island.The Prigges were recognized for their contributions to Marco Island through their service with the Kiwanis Club and other civic organizations.Lou Prigge is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is currently the Chairman of the City of Marco Island Code Enforcement Board, member of the Fire Rescue Foundation and Treasurer of the Police Foundation. Barb Prigge is a past president and founding member of the San Marco Catholic Church Columbiettes and a member of the Bedtime Bundles
The 25th annual Marco Island Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach was held Sunday at the Marriott Marco Beach Resort on South Collier Blvd. Participating clergy include Marco Presbyterian Church pastor, Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Fiol, the Rev. Thomas McCulley of New Life Community Church and Wesley United Methodist Church pastor, the Rev. Kirk Dreiser. The Lely High School Brass Ensemble provided music. The entire service was broadcast live on 98.1 fm the island.
The Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida partnered with four congregations to provide Passover food for "Seder in a Box." this past week.
Beth Tikvah, Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, Naples Jewish Congregation and Temple Shalom, collected money to purchase Kosher Passover food for the financially challenged individuals and families.
Marco Island City Council will discuss, at a meeting March 27th, a resolution presented by a citizen asking state, county and local officials urge federal officials not to pass legislation that would allow persons not born in the USA or who have entered the country illegally to vote. This resolution is being presented in response to news reports that congress might be moving toward allowing such people to vote in the USA. The resolution also bars any children born to US citizens while living outside the country from voteing.
City council will discuss the implementation of a magistrate for the Marco Island community at the March 27th special meeting. Bert Saunders will make a presentation on the process at that time.
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The Marco island Waterways Advisory Committee will meet
3/21/2013 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at city hall.
The board will discuss: Election of New Chairman/Vice Chairman, Final review of Seawall Manual, Water Quality with Nancy Richie.
The Collier County Board of County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 26, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.
Marco Island City Council plans a discussion of a proposed new $4.2 million Mackle Park Community Center at a workshop March 27. The new center took up most of the discussion at Monday night's council meeting with plans being presented to council. The public is urged to be on hand at the workshop to provide input.
Sunday Hideaway Beach residents raised around $8,000 during their annual golf tournament. The money collected goes toward the fight against Cancer.
COLLIER COUNTY —With a push from behind, a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass rolled down a boat dock, made a splash and tipped forward into the water. Cpls. Geoff Fahringer and Carlo Llorca rolled down the windows and pushed their way out.
"Even though we’re both extremely accomplished divers, it’s extremely intimidating having that water come up on you," said Fahringer, wearing a wet suit topped with a blue striped button-down. The men, along with other members of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s dive team, spent Friday afternoon practicing ways to survive a vehicle submersion along with a handful of local public safety agencies. Officials said the event was spurred by the deaths of an Immokalee mother and her two daughters after a January crash on Alligator Alley landed their car in a canal.
"We react because we care. We react because we don’t want these tragic headlines to be forgotten," said Dr. Todd Vedder of the Safe and Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County.
Gordon Giesbrecht, an expert on cold-water safety and vehicle-submersion survival from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, led the demonstrations at the Golden Gate Community Park’s boat ramp. About 50 people from the community and public safety agencies attended.
His No. 1 tip? When your car goes underwater, don’t touch your cellphone. The first minute is crucial, and it’s a waste of your time trying to call 911, he said. More important is rolling down your electric windows before the water reaches them. "Seat belts, windows, children, out," he told the audience. Giesbrecht recalled a case where a witness said he watched a woman’s car go in the water, then saw her rolling her windows up — something totally against what Giesbrecht advises. "You think the water’s coming up, water’s bad, it’s going to kill me, and you roll them up," he said. Instead, it’s the quickest way to die. Children should be helped out of the car from oldest to youngest, Giesbrecht said. After rolling down the windows, older children should be told to swim out and hold onto the car so parents can help younger ones out of car seats. "If you did the car seat first and you got stuck, then everybody dies," Giesbrecht said.
In cases where it’s too late to get the windows rolled down, Giesbrecht said your best hope for survival is to have a window punching device. Kicking the windows out is nearly impossible, he said.
The dive team acted out about a half-dozen vehicle submersion scenarios, including a few with dummies of children and babies. Garden Street Iron & Metal donated the car, while Bald Eagle Towing was responsible for getting it in and out of the water over the three-hour demonstration.As the towing company hauled the Oldsmobile back up the dock, Giesbrecht waded in the water and turned to a woman watching on a floating dock. "It’s an eerie sight, no matter how many times you see it," he observed. "It’s just
The Marco Island Half Marathon and 5K run-walk took place Sunday at the Shops of Marco. The event consisted of a 5 k run and the half marathon. Water, Gatorade and refreshments were available. It was a 5-6 mile run in a gated community. . The half marathon run was from Goodland and through Key Marco, the shorter on roads near race headquarters.
Marco island's Veterans fund has collected $1,696 to date. The funds go directly to the city of Marco for the project. Collections are being made at the Farmers Market each Wednesday through the end of tourist season.
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The Marco city Regular City Council Meeting will be held
3/18/2013 5:30 PM at city hall.
On the agenda:
Donation to 4th of July Fireworks Fund – Marco Island Civic Association
RESOLUTION – Support for Citizenship Rights
DISCUSSION – Approval of Budget Calendar FY2014
DISCUSSION – Hideaway Beach Renourishment Line of Credit
DISCUSSION – Renewal of Bank of America Line of Credit
DISCUSSION – Capital Project – Recreation Center
DISCUSSION – Capital Project – Status of the Smokehouse Bridge Replacement Project
Marco Island police and Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies are trying to identify a body found floating near the Goodland Bridge at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.Kayakers discovered the body and called 911. No details as to whether it was the body of a man or woman. have been givin out as yet.
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The Marco Island Half Marathon and 5k run-walk will take place Sunday, March 17, at 7:30 a.m. at the Shops of Marco at the corner of San Marco Road and Barfield Drive. Runnersor walkers are still welcome. The run is for 5-6 miles in a gated community with little traffic. A longer run is to Goodland through Key Marco, the shorter is on roads near race start and finish lines..
The Hideaway Beach Taxing District Board has announced work will begin to restore the community’s northern beach. New T-groins will be placed where the greatest loss of sand occured.
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A Harbor Arts and Music Festival was held in Goodland over the weekend.. The Goodland park and boat ramp was the host area for the Sunday event organized by the Goodland Arts Alliance.Artists displayed their paintings, photography, sculpture, carvings and crafts and many other items.
Parents, students and members of the Marco area loaded boxes, desks and school supplies into waiting trucks for the cross-town movearco Island Acadamy to it's new location off San Marco Road. The large turn out of school helpers made the project a success. The school will now operate from it's new capus.
The fundraiser will ultimately benefit the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Relay for Life on Marco. Marco Island Charter Middle School Relay for Life is scheduled for April 13, and was funded in part by a fundraiser held over the past week. Patrick Nolan of Fox 4 News was master of ceremonies and was assisted by Emily Dishnow. .
The Marco city manager's job was rated by city councilmen this week with mixed results. "I give him high marks and I’d like him to stay as long as he’d like to," said Councilman Larry Magel. But Councilman Larry Sacher said the performance was " Fair " and he has concerns about Riviere’s "communication and responsiveness to council" when it comes to responding to requests. Sacher did credit Riviere with being open to resolving resident problems .
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Marco Island is reviewing live-aboard vessels on the island and the rules surrounding them to be sure they are not violating local laws in particular boats anchored adjacent to the Esplanade in Factory and Smokehouse bays. Marco’s Planning and Zoning Board discussed the issue last week. At issue is the question of whether people are living on these boats. Anchored live-aboards are not permitted in Marco waterways, except for within marinas and designated NOAA (NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) anchorage sites. The question is what to define these vessels as. The board will discuss it further in the future.
Collier County commissioners voted Tuesday to accept a resolution that states the county will not enforce any new gun control legislation if passed in Washington. The resolution was prepared by a group of Marco island residents who had obtained the consent for a similar resolution before Marco council recently.
A group of Marco Citizens were on hand at the Marco Post office on Monday circulating a petition to impeach president Barrack Obama. Reports indicated that the group was asking passerbys to sign the document from the morning into the late afternoon.
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Two bears appear to have broken into the porch of a 90-year-old East Naples woman off Manatee Road North of Marco island Tuesday morning, tearing screens and windows. Lois Martin, who owns the home, is sure they were after chicken bones she had placed in her garbage. Last week Dan Mitchell of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spoke to residents there giving them tips on how to make their neighborhood less attractive to bears.
Randy Wayne White will be on Marco Island Tuesday, March 5 at 4:00 at Sunshine Booksellers as part of a series of meet the author get togethers in march. Robin Cook will appear there also on March 26th at 4pm.
The 13th Annual Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is taking place Wednesday, March 6th at the Marco Island Marriott. It's a great opportunity for area businesses to showcase their goods and services! Complimentary hors d'oevures and FREE self-parking will be available! For more information visit www.marcoislandchamber.org or call 239-394-7549! The event will be open to the public......4:00 PM - 7:00 PM with $5 admission. Information, drawings, give-aways and FUN! Sponsored by The Naples Daily News/Marco Eagle, the Marco Island Marriott, Physicians Regional Healthcare System, and Condee Cooling & Electric. Look for the 98.1 "The Island" booth. See you there on Wednesday, March 6th.
98.1 FM THE ISLAND THANKS EVERYONE WHO MADE THE CANCER SOCIETY IMMAGINATION BALL A GREAT SUCCESS. WITH YOUR HELP SOMEDAY WE CAN ERATICATE THIS VICIOUS DISEASE.
The Collier County Tourist Development Council voted Monday to recommend the county pay $350,000 toward erosion control on Hideaway Beach. Collier County commissioners are scheduled to make a decision Tuesday. The money would come from the tourist tax fund. Commissioners approved a $925,000 grant from the tourist tax fund to pay for three erosion control devices for the beach rebuilding project but commissioner Tom Henning pushed to overturn the decision and commissioner Georgia Heller suggested the cost be shared with the Hideaway Beach Special Tax District based on public benefit.
Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) will kick off the first installment of the monthly Animal Welfare Advocate Lecture Series Tuesday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the DAS conference room, 7610 Davis Boulevard, Naples. The lecture series provides enrichment to Collier County’s animal welfare community.
The first installment of the lecture series features DAS Shelter Operations Manager Dr. Melissa Shyan-Norwalt, PhD, CAAB. Dr. Shyan-Norwalt, well known in the animal welfare community and one of the 60 Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists in the nation. Dr. Shyan-Norwalt’s presentation is titled, "Social Signals in Dogs."
The second installment on Tuesday, March 26, will feature Megan Sorbara of the Naples Cat Alliance on the trapping, neutering, and returning of feral cats. April 23, Veronica McCullion of Hospice Care for Pets and Grey Muzzle Rescue Ambassador will make a presentation.
For more information contact Daniel Christenbury, Public Information Specialist, at 252-6956 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LELY BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM ENDED THEIR SEASON WITH A LOSS DURING TOURNAMENT ACTION ON THE EAST COST SATURDAY. THIS PAST SEASON WAS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFULL FOR BOYS BASKETBALL AT LELY IN MANY YEARS. CONGRADULATIONS GUYS!!
At 2 p.m Saturday at The Shops of Marco dozens of Elvis impersonators were falling from the sky, courtesy of Physicians Regional Healthcare System. Physicians Regional was hosting a grand opening for its Marco Island walk-in clinic at 1839 San Marco Road.Beside the walk-in clinic there will be a primary-care practice and a separate physical therapy center.
A luncheon with Florida State Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, was auctioned off at the Marco Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Imagination Ball held Saturday at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort and Spa, which was one of the benefit's presenting sponsors. Richter will host a group of eight people at a Marco Island restaurant.
Friday the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department presented "The Hunger Games" in Mackle Park. This was the third of this month's Movie in the Park series shown free to the public.
Marco Island Academy will soon be offering "Tech Tutoring" beginning on Tuesday, February 26th. Bring in your tech toys and have students from the Marco Island Academy Technology Club assist you in comprehending, and using, them. The first tutoring session will be held at the current location of the school at 1450 Winterberry Drive and will begin at 3:15. There is no charge for the tech tutoring and it is open to the public! To register for the class, please call 393-5133. Class size is limited.
Notice is hereby given that the Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee will meet for a budget training workshop with the Collier County Office of Budget & Management on Thursday, March 7, at 10:00 a.m. in the IT Training Room, 3299 Tamiami Trail, 5th Floor Bldg. F, Naples.
WISH GOOD LUCK TO THE LELY BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM AS THEY PLAY ON THE EAST COAST THIS SATURDAY AT 7PM.
Notice is hereby given that the Isles of Capri Fire Control District Advisory Committee will meet for a budget training workshop with the Collier County Office of Budget & Management on Thursday, March 7, at 10:00 a.m. in the IT Training Room, 3299 Tamiami Trail, 5th Floor Bldg. F, Naples.
The Greater Marco Island American Cancer Society Presents The Imagination Ball "Imagine A World Without CancerSaturday, February 23, 2013 Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort 400 South Collier Blvd. 6:00 P.M. Reception and Auction Dinner & Live Auction Proceeds Benefit the Marco Island Unit of the American Cancer Society Black Tie For more information and to purchase tickets please call the American Cancer Society at 239-642-8800 ext.3890
The "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" for the area of 470 Renard Court on Marcpo Island has been rescinded
March 4 at 5:45 p.m FLOR500 creator Xavier Cortada will make a presentation at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. Cortada will dedicate an onsite FLOR500 garden at the event. FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project created by Miami artist Xavier Cortada to commemorate Florida’s quincentennial in 2013. The project marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever, and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago.
CONGRADULATIONS TO HURRACANE GRAPHICS FOR JOINING THE LONG LIST OF SPONSORS NOW HERED ON MARCO OWN 98.1 FM THE ISLAND. HURRACAINE GRAPHICS IS LOCATED AT 960 CHALMER DR, SUITE 107 ON MARCO.
The world of technology is changing on a daily basis. Sometimes you don't even know how to use all the gadgets that you have. All of that is about to change as Marco Island Academy will soon be offering "Tech Tutoring" beginning on Tuesday, February 26th. Bring in your tech toys and have students from the Marco Island Academy Technology Club assist you in comprehending, and using, them. The first tutoring session will be held at the current location of the school at 1450 Winterberry Drive and will begin at 3:15. Each session will run around one hour. Then, beginning March 19th, the tutoring will take place at the new location off of San Marco Road. After March 19th sessions will be on-going every other Tuesday afternoon. There is no charge for the tech tutoring and it is open to the public! Marco Island Academy Multi-Media teacher Kirby Rients commented, "This is going to be a great way for Marco Island Academy to connect with the community! Sometimes people are uncomfortable with technology and we are looking forward to putting all of that to rest. I'm really looking forward to this program and all that it has to offer!". If you have questions about the tech tutoring program feel free to e-mail Kirby Rients at email@example.com.
Marco Island city Council has passed a resolution 4-3, with Councilmen Larry Sacher, Larry Honig and Chuck Kiester opposed that will ask state and county officials to pass legislation to stop enforcement of any changes in Federal gun laws in the future. In effect, council would deny use of local resources to enforce the changes.
100 residents spoke on both sides of the issue at this week's council meeting. City Attorney Burt Saunders asked for time to study its language and removed language banning city employees from enforcing federal law on their own time. With that language removed, Saunders said there was nothing to prohibit council from passing the resolution.
Merna Lyn is the author of The Ten Second Diet, a book so self-empowering that it was sent to the White House to work in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to end childhood obesity and was chosen as this year's recipient of the Book Publicist's Award. Lyn will appear at Sunshine books at 4pm Thursday.
The Marco island Beach Advisory Committee Meeting will be held
Date: 2/20/2013 9:00 AM at city hall. The meeting will include:
Staff Reports - Nancy Richie, Environmental Specialist
Beach Water Quality, Red Tide status
Collier County Coastal Advisory Committee update
Tigertail Boardwalk and Beach status
No Live Shelling sign - status
Committee Reports – Beach Advisory Committee
Volunteer Beach Stewardship program
Beach Clean Ups 2013
Beach Monitoring - BAC
BAC Meeting Dates 2013
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The original ordinance that established the Isles of Capri fire district in 1978 was discxussed by officials there last week. . Residents requested the County attorny draft an amendment at a workshop on Jan. 28. Residents were told it would not be viewed favorably by Collier County Commissioners. The attorny agreed to rework the version with a promise it be legally sufficient.
Officials have detected a "medium" level red tide bloom around Marco Island. The tide was found in the area of South Beach, Big Marco Pass at the SR 951 launch ramp, Big Marco Pass at the Snook Inn, and the Goodland Bridge.
The fire Monday on Waterfall ave was caused by a scented candle too close to a roll of paper towels in the kitchen. The candle was burning because the owner was having a house showing and needed to make the house smell nice. The house was turned over to the owner at approximately 19:30
Marco island's Regular City Council Meeting will be held
2/19/2013 5:30 PM at City Hall.
The agenda includes:
RESOLUTION – Support for 2nd Amendment of Constitution
ORDINANCE – Second Reading – Revision of Article XII, Section 30-793(3) of the Code of Ordinances for temporary use of vacant lots for seawall manufacture, construction, and repair of seawalls and related boat dock construction activities
ORDINANCE – First Reading & Public Hearing – Utility Rates
RESOLUTION – Public Hearing – Easement Vacation
DISCUSSION – Award of Contract for North Barfield Bridge Repairs
LELY BOYS PLAY IN THE DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNY AT LELY THURSDAY. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT OUT HEAR THE GAME LIVE ON MARCO
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VITA Bwill host a seminar on how to draw a living will on March 7th at 5pm at Centenial Bank 615 East Elkcame Circle on Marco. RSVP at 259-1461 by 3/5/2013.
Marco island Code Enforcement committee will Meet
2/12/2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
at city hall. Under discussion will be:
City of Marco Island vs. Marlene Donner and 1001 Valley Avenue Trust - Case # 11-6993 – 1001 Valley Avenue – Mitigation of Fines
City of Marco Island vs. Fernando & Acidalia DaCruz and Banc of America Mortgage Securities – Case # 11-6967 – 1563 Galleon Court – Mitigation of Fines
City of Marco Island vs. Gregory C. Mitchell and - Case # 08-8073 – 428 Nassau Court – Mitigation of Fines
City of Marco Island vs. Marco Marine Construction, Inc. – Case # 13-2511 – 110 S. Barfield (1757 San Marco Road)
City of Marco Island vs. Kevin & Dianne Canavan – Case # 12-2505 -1615 Ludlow Road
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At 1:12 Monday afternoon the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department received a call of a structure fire in the 1700 block of Waterfall Court . The call was from an individual on Bahama Rd who saw flames and smoke coming from the roof of a structure across the canal.
Units from Marco Island, Isle of Capri, East Naples and Collier County EMS were dispatched. Upon arrival heavy fire was found coming from the roof of the structure and smoke was blanketing the street. Command called a second alarm . Crews from Marco Island made an aggressive attack . As other fire crews arrived they assisted in the extinguishment. The structure lost approximately three quarters of the roof and is a total loss. The owner was not a home at the time but arrived shortly after fire crews. Marco Island Fire Investigators are working to determine the origin of the fire.
A Marco Island City Council Workshop will be held
2/13/2013 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM at city hall.
Michael Burton of Burton & Associations will be present to answer questions pertaining to the M54 rate structure. Andrew Burnham of Burton & Associations will be linked from the Burton & Associates Tampa office through go-to-meeting from 8 am to 10 am. Items to be addressed:
M54 Revenue Neutrality
What was the basis for elasticity
How debt service is spread out among classes
What is the effect of the base fee as the number of users change
The effects of delaying capital expenditures that require additional financing
Additional questions & concerns from Council
Discussion regarding the Utility Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
Collier County deputies have arrested Renee Whitt Smith of North Collier Blvd and charged her with forgery. The arrest came Friday. A Marco Island business owner reported to Marco police in December that Smith had been a former employee and had stolen two checks one for $250 and the other for $750. the report says she cashed the checks and placed the money in her account. Smith has denied taking the checks say deputies
The Lely Golf Estates Beautification advisory committee will meet on thursday Feb 21st at 2pm at the Collier County East naples Branch library, 8787 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.
LELY HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM WON THEIR TOURNAMENT FRIDAY AND NOW HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT TO PLAY AT LELY THURSDAY NIGHT. THAT GAME WILL BE HELD AT 7PM.
The Everglades Sea Food Festival was held over the weekend at Everglades City. This year's event was accompnied by good weather, cold beer and good food. A record turnout was reported.
This past weekend the Marco island Rotary club held a party in the park. music and food punctuated the event with Larry D providing the music on Sunday afternoon.
The Fundraising efforts continues on Marco Island for the new memorial fountain and flag plaza to be added to the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Community Park.
A new memorial fountain will face the entrance to the park area with a fountain 20 feet in diameter with an eagle at the top.
Author James Sheehan has had to postpone his appearance at Sunshine Booksellers for this week due to illness. It has been rescheduled for Friday, February 22 at 4:00. Tim Dorsey will be still here on Sunday at 3:00.
Marco Island Property Owners cordially invite you to attend the MIPO Third Annual BBQ Picnic on Saturday, February 16, from noon to 3 PM at Sarazen Park. This event is open and free to the public. Shuttle service to the event will be available. Please be advised that there are two parking lots, one for MICA Members which requires a MICA sticker, the other requiring Collier County Park stickers, but for beach use only, not the park. We are organizing a shuttle to Sarazen Park for non-MICA Members.
Gun rights supporters have ask Marco Island's City Council to pass a resolution to nullifi future Federal laws dealing with guns on the island. The group said the effect of newly proposed gun laws would impinge on constitutional rights to keep and bear arms. If approved, the city would ask state and county governments to pass legislation nullifying within their jurisdictions any Federal laws on gun controls and require the city to stop any of the police or staff if required to implement new Federal laws. Councilor Larry Sacher said he would oppose it. Council Chairman Joe Batte, Vice Chairman Ken Honecker and Councilors Larry Magel and Amadeo Petricca supported the idea. City Attorney Burt Saunders suggested it be studied to protect the city and city employees.
The "Rockin’ Grand Opening," of Physicians Regional's Marco office will take place, February 23rd, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m at The Shops of Marco, 1839 San Marco Roa Barfield and San Marco Road on Marco Island. Festivities include an aerial show performed by The Flying Elvi, 10-member sky diving team of Elvis impersonators featured in the movie Honeymoon in Vegas plus giveaways, stilt walkers, and live music from the Blue Stone Circle Band—the official band of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville.
St. Mathews House catering will be a primary food concessionaire, and all proceeds will benefit St. Matthew’s House. A scheduled speaker at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be Collier County District One Commissioner Donna Fiala. Parking and complimentary shuttle service is available from Veterans Community Park, 403 East Elkcam Circle, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
On Wednesday February 6, 2013 customers at 448 Bald Eagle and 466 Bald Eagle will experience a water service interruption between the hours of 9am – 5pm due to work being done on the water main. Once work is completed and water is restored these two residences will be under a "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" until further notice.
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The Marco Island City Council will hold a utility rate hearing March 18 at City Hall and will discuss whether the method used to calculate customer usage is "revenue neutral." The hearing may be preceded by a workshop. The new utility rate structure that went into effect Oct. 1st. Several incoming councilmen have expressed concern that the rate is not the best for island customers.
An Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 200 Blk. of Seaview Court. Following investigation the driver, Jessica Butler, was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released at the scene on a Notice to Appear in Court Summons.
Officers responded to a residence on Marquesas Court regarding a fugitive wanted for violation of State Probation. The subject identified as Joshua Woodward was taken into custody and transported to the Collier County Jail Center.
Officers responded to a business in the 1000 Blk. of N. Collier Blvd. for a disturbance. It was reported that a subject identified as Christianne Marcoplos damaged business poster signs. Following investigation, Marcoplos was cited for destruction of property and released at the scene on a Notice to Appear in Court.
That parking ban imposed last summer on seven streets on Marco island resulted in unintended consequences as it left no place to park for guests visiting single family home. The ban covers streets near the south beach entrance and the public access walkway beside Marriott's Crystal Shores. Residents had complaigned that visitors to the beach had taken up all the spaces in the grassy area along the streets. The city had inacted the ban after receiving resident's complaignts.