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ers/Naples/Marco-WBGY and you can hear the Island any where.
Collier County Parks and Recreation will host the 28th Annual Snowfest on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. What started in 1985 with just five tons of snow and a few hundred people, Snowfest is now Collier County’s largest community event, attracting over 15,000 people to play in 100 tons of snow. Activities include toboggan snow hills, ice-skating rink, Santa’s workshop, pony rides and petting zoo, festive foods, and a full-scale carnival.
Date: Dec. 7, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Boulevard
Gate Admission: $2 per person; children three and under free
Parking: Calusa Park Elementary, 4600 Santa Barbara Blvd Berkshire Commons at Radio Road & Santa Barbara Boulevard Free shuttles to the event will be available.
Marco Island Attorney Bill Morris and his associates have come up with a fabulous way to celebrate his firm’s 30th anniversary on Marco Island by donating a four-day, three-night, all expense paid trip to Disney World for a deserving family. The Law Offices of William G. Morris, P.A. is announcing this vacation package which includes lodging, meals, parking and unlimited access to Disney parks. You may nominate a needy family by visiting the law firm at 247 North Collier Blvd, Suite 202 OR through the firm’s website which is www.wgmorrislaw.com and clicking on "Holiday Giveaway." Nominations must be submitted no later than December 22, 2013 and the recipient family will be selected shortly thereafter.
Marco island Planning Board Meeting will be held
12/6/2013 9:00 AM
Community Meeting Room
STAFF COMMUNICATIONS, BOARD SCHEDULE AND EXPECTED ABSENCES
Tentative Schedule and Topics – Planning Board 2013/2014
Approval of the 2014 Planning Board Schedule
Review of the Tigertail Beach Master Sign Plan
Police Dept. presentation on Code Compliance/Enforcement process
End of year Update on Building Permit and Site Development Plan activity
At Monday's Marco City Council meeting Council discussed holding two referendums: one for Mackle Park’s new Community Center and one to modify city charter spending caps. Because referendums would not be allowed on the 2014 November ballot council could look at the August 2014 primary elections otherwise the city would have to hold a special election at it's own expence.
Monday Marco City Council discussed the redesign of the Smokehouse Bridge and gave the public works director permission to proceed with a design package. The new package will be considerbly less than the previous.
Marco City council has narrowed the field of candidates for city manager to six with more study expected.
On Monday customers in the area of 961 SCOTT DRIVE experienced a water service interruption due a water main break.
These customers will be under a "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" until further notice.
Marco officials remind residents that a City Ordinance prohibits Wind signs and tethered inflatable signs. Wind signs are any signs or displays including, but not limited to, flags, balloons, banners, streamers and rotating devices, fastened in such a manner to move upon being subject to pressure by wind or breeze, but shall not include official flags, emblems, insignia or pennants of any religious, educational, national, state, or political subdivision.
As of November 1, 2013, anyone selling puppies or kittens in Collier County must be registered with Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) as a breeder.
New regulations approved by the Board of County Commissioners in September place certain requirements on dog and cat breeders to protect both the animals and consumers. DAS wants to help responsible breeders become familiar with and follow the new rules. On Wednesday, December 4, at 6 p.m., in the DAS conference room at 7610 Davis Boulevard, Naples, Fla., DAS staff will host a class to explain the new breeder regulations. The class will address:
The Marco island Beautification Advisory Committee
meets 12/4/2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
in the Community Room/Police Dept.
They will hear Staff Reports on:
Landscape Maintenance Update – medians, parks – Yvette Benarroch
Budget Update & Cost for redesigning medians
and conduct a Committee Discussion about:
Marco in Bloom – Voting Date
Rookery Bay National Research Reserve – Tabitha Stadler
BAC Project Leaders – Community Forum and Arbor Day
Recommended list of plants for medians
380 participants took part Saturday in the Jolley Be Good Run. Jake Dorn, 16, of Estero and Rosie Polling, 14, of Marco Island were winners. Dorn crossed the bridge, running 17:42.1, a minute faster than second place finisher Brendan Reilly, 26, of Sarver, who ran in 18:45. Paul Johnson, 26, of Naples took third in 18:50.2.
11/21/2013 08:00 AM
Marco poilice investigated an incident in the Vicinity of 2100 Block San Marco.
An Officer was performing a radar detail in a school zone. The Officer conducted a traffic stop, the driver Maria Gomez-Paz, 33, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended and transported to the Naples Jail Center.
11/23/2013 12:00 PM
A Marco Island Officer conducted a traffic stop after observing a driver of a vehicle cut off a bicyclist, almost causing an accident. The driver, Juan Ramirez-Moyeda, 53, was cited and arrested for Overtaking/Passing a bicyclist and Driving without a Valid Driver’s License and was transported to the Naples Jail Center.
Marco island Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee will hold a Workshop
12/3/2013 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Community Room - Police Dept.
The Committee will hold a Discussion concerning the Strategic Marketing Plan – Mackle Park Community Center
Collier Deputies are looking for a Naples man, George Searle. Family members discovered him missing when they woke up at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Searle has medical issues and needs medication. Searle is described as a white male who is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 160 lbs. He has white hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing dark gray sweat pants, a white shirt with a pocket and brown shoes. He also wears glasses. Anyone with information on Searle's whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239.252.9300.
THE SEASON IS ON! IF YOU ARE A LOCAL BUSINESSMAN OR WOMAN YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO REACH ALL YOUR POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS. ONLY 98.1 FM CAN REACH VISITORS TO THE ISLAND BOTH HERE AND BACK HOME WHERE THEY LISTEN FOR MARCO INFORMATION. CALL 642-0981 AND FIND OUT HOW 98.1 FM CAN GET YOU MORE CUSTOMERS.
A large, black bear was spotted roaming through the North Naples over the weekend tipping over trash cans as he went. Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say make sure your trash can does not overflow and no scraps are left off to the side. FWC says to keep lids tight and hold your garbage inside until the morning of pickup.
On Friday evening, a smaller-than-usual crowd turned out for the annual Santa's arrival at the Shops of Marco, but those who did enjoyed the weather and the activities, particularly youngsters who posed with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Salon Botanica & Spa salon.
Saturday's annual tree lighting ceremony attracted a couple of thousand people, who enjoyed listening to seasonal songs, dancing by the Island Dance Academy and Spotlight Dance Academy, a choir and assorted banter from up on the stage.
As usual, Veteran's Community Park became a tailgating haven, and resounding cheers echoed throughout the area as the tree lit up around 7:30 p.m.
MIPD New Release - 10:15pm FATAL TRAFIC CRASH
On 11/30/13 at 1:34pm the Marco Island Police and Fire / Rescue Departments, as well as Collier EMS was dispatched to an vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Bayport Ave and Tahiti Rd. Responding police and public safety personnel arrived at 1:37pm.
On arrival, Marco Island Police Officers assisted with incident stabilization, medical care and started an crash investigation.
The crash involved two Nissan sedans: one being operated by Peter W. Ferreira (42, of Marco Island) and the second by Theresa M. Lesniak (91, of Marco Island).
Theresa Lesniak was pronounced deceased on the scene by Fire & EMS paramedics and her adult male passenger was treated / transported to Physicians Regional Hospital by EMS.
Ferreira was treated / transported to Naples Community Hospital by EMS and subsequently arrested upon release from the hospital. Ferreira was charged with Vehicular Homicide (2nd Degree Felony) and Reckless Driving (3rd Degree Felony).
The decedent was conveyed to the District 20 Medical Examiner's Office.
The Marco Island Police Department's patrol units were assisted by the Naples Police Department, while Marco Island Detectives and Traffic Homicide Investigation Team members were assisted by Deputies from the Collier County Sheriff's Office Safety and Traffic Enforcement Bureau.
Failure to observe the posted speed limit and failure to stop at a stop sign are causative factors, however all causative factors have yet to be finalized. The traffic homicide investigation continues and updates can be expected as information becomes available.
The Florida Medical Association has sent a letter to Florida's congressional leaders asking the Centers for Medicaid and Medicareto launch a probe of UnitedHealthcare for its decision to drop physician practices. The number of physicians dropped from the Marco island area was not addressed in the letter.
Peter W. Ferreira, accused of vehicular homicide in a Saturday death of a 91-year-old woman was hurring home from the gym to get a protein boost because he’d forgotten it, an arrest report released bvy Marco police shows. Police continue their investigation.
A plane crash occured around 8:45 a.m. at Naples airport friday. The pilot of the two-seat, single-engine Mooney airplane was not injured. The FAA is investigating the accident.
80 motorcyclists rode from Porky’s Last Stand Marco Island Sunday morning to deliver Christmas gifts to kids who otherwise likely wouldn’t be getting any. The Ride for Joy poker run raises money used to allow underprivileged local children to have a chance to have a shopping spree and pick out gifts they would like.
MARCO ISLAND RADIO STATION 98.1 FM BEGAN BROADCASTING AS THE FLAGSHIP STATION FOR THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES ON SATURDAY. THE STATION WILL AIR ALL THE EVERBLADES GAMES HOME AND AWAY. ON NIGHTS WHEN THE EVERBLADES CONFLICT WITH LELY BOYS BASKETBALL THE LELY GAME WILL BE HEARD ON LINE AT SWFLLOCALNEWS.COM.
The Collier County commissioners have unanimously voted to accept the results of a public opinion survey of Isles of Capri residents showing homeowners support a merger between the Capri fire district and the East Naples district. The results of the survey sent to 2,300 homeowners, 679 surveys were returned which represented a 30 percent response. Of the 679 returned, 235 chose the option of consolidation.
Traffic was blocked Friday on Collier Blvd Marco Island in front of the Marriott parking lot when an overturned Lexus was involved in a traffic accident at 4 p.m. No North bould trafficwas allowed through until around 4:30pm.
Timothy Unsderfer of Marco island was critically injured in a car crash on Collier Blvd Friday in East Naples. He was taken to lee memorial Hospital after the accident at 1am near Capri Blvd.His pickup truck slid from the roadway and struck a tree. A passenger in the truck was also hurt.
YOUR LOCAL NEWS OF MARCO ISLAND IS HEARD DAILY ON THE HOUR ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM THE ISLAND RADIO STATION. CHECK IT OUT.
The Thor Guard lightening warning system has been up and running for awhile but no major lightening storms have proved it's worth yet. The system protects Mackle Park, covering the walking path around the perimeter; The bocce ball courts, the Canine Cove dog park and Winterberry Park playing fields. One long blast signals danger, three short ones means all-clear.
Work continues at 711 S. Collier Blvd. to build an additional 80 parking spaces for beach access. The lot near the intersection of South Collier Boulevard and Valley Avenue is the former location of the Marco Island Moose Club.
As a reminder to the community: the City’s Code Enforcement element transitioned into their new quarters within the Police Department this morning.The new physical address is:
Marco Island Police Department
Code Enforcement Unit
51 Bald Eagle Dr.
Marco Island, FL 34145
The Police lobby is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday excluding City Holidays.
(239) 389-5060 Police Code Enforcement Unit Office
(239) 394-6956 Fax (For all Police Department Units)
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The Collier County Board of County Commissioners took action this week that will further promote economic development and job growth throughout the county. By unanimous vote the Board approved measures that will extend the deadline for payment of impact fees on new construction projects and enhance an existing incentive program for businesses interested in expanding or relocating into existing commercial properties.
Lee Henderson has accepted the commander’s position for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6370 on Marco Island.He is a former Navy pilot/navigator and sailor also Air Force commander of the Marco Island Civil Air Patrol Squadron for the past five years.