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DURING July 4th Celebrations
In Florida, the only legal fireworks for use by consumers, who don’t possess a special permit, are the firework types that are known as “sparklers”. “Sparklers” include Sparklers, Fountains, Snakes and Glow Worms. Illegal fireworks include Roman Candles, Bottle Rockets and any other fireworks that act as projectiles.
If it explodes or is fired in the air it is illegal.
Why such stringent rules? Statistics show that the illegal use of fireworks commonly causes bodily injuries and fires to structures. Environmentally, they cause brush fires and disruptions to wildlife, such as nesting birds including our nesting Bald Eagles in the Marco Eagle Sanctuary on Tigertail Court.
Bald Eagles, a state and federally protected species, and our national symbol, needs help and cooperation from its nearby neighbors. Please refrain from illegal fireworks.
The Marco Island Police Department is responsible for enforcement of the fireworks laws. Accordingly we will be adding extra patrols throughout the City & neighborhoods during this holiday period.
For more information on Florida’s firework regulations, please call the City of Marco Island Police Department at 239-389-5050, or go to:
Semi-finalists for the job of Marco Island city manager were presented to the councilor Tuesday.
The top seven semi-finalists are: Garrison Brumback of Southington, Conn.; Joshua Gruber of Beaufort, S.C.; Anthony Hamaday of King of Prussia, Pa.; Paul Van Haute of Eatonton, Ga.; Gary Palmer of Farragut, Tenn.; Joshua Ray of Aztec, N.M.; and Jeff Wilkins of Oswego, Ill. Gruber was selected for one of two finalists and the only one to do so with a unanimous vote. Hamaday also made it to the final round.
LATEST ON THE DRIVE TO REACH $50,000 FOR THIS YEAR'S MARCO ISLAND FOURTH OF JULY FIRE WORKS:
Just $4,150 short of our goal!
Thank you all - keep them coming.
NO DONATION TOO SMALL!
Please make your check payable to the Marco Island Fireworks
Fund and mail to:
Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce
1102 North Collier Blvd
Marco Island, FL 34145
ABOVE, MARCO OFFICERS WATCH AS A TREE TRIMMER IS REMOVED FROM WIRES AFTER BEING ELECTROCUTED ON THE ISLAND AS HE TRIMMED A TREE TUESDAY
ABOVE, MARCO FIREMEN WERE BUSY GETTING A CAR OUT OF A CANAL ON MONDAY OFF STATE ROUTE 92. NO WORD ON THE OCCUPANTS CONDITION YET.
Masked gunmen are targeting convenience stores and their customers in Collier County.
The latest incident at a convenience store in Immokalee where a manhunt and high-speed car chase led deputies to three armed men. The two men were eventually stopped and arrested by officers.
A helicopter and K-9 units later found the third man.
Deputies also report another robbery where an armed man stormed into the K Square Food Mart and gas station on Tamiami Trail East between Naples and Marco island.
And Rose Supermarket in Naples was hit by another armed robber.
Deputies say it's too soon to know if a trio caught in Immokalee have anything to do with the robberies in Naples.
MARCO POLICE OFFICER FERRIS TOOK PART IN THE CROSSING FOR A CURE GOING ON THIS WEEKEND BETWEEN BIMINI AND THE EAST COAST BY PADDLING . HE IS RAISING MONEY TO HELP FIND A CURE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS. THE TREK WAS 50 MILES ACROSS THE GULF STREAM. OFFICER FERRIS ACCOMPANIED BY A SUPPORT TEAM AND STOPPED FOR FIVE MINUTES EVERY 55 MINUTES TO REST.
ABOVE, OFFICER FERRIS UPON COMPLETING HIS TREK SATURDAY EVENING
BELOW, AS OF ABOUT 7PM SATURDAY NIGHT OFFICER FERRIS WAS AROUND 3 MILES OFF THE EAST COAST:
THE SUPPORT TEAM AND OFFICER FERRIS
OFFICER FERRIS LEAVING BIMINI AT 3:35AM SATURDAY
The Collier Mosquito Control District reports a treatment is scheduled for Marco Island, FL, United States on June 15, 2017 at 10:30pm. A map of the scheduled treatment area is available at www.cmcd.org.
COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE LOCATED CATHERINE STEVENS ( ABOVE ) OF EVERGLADES CITY. SHE IS NOW SAFE AND WELL
MARCO CITY COUNCIL MEETS AT 5:30PM MONDAY. HERE IS THE AGENDA:
A Resolution Approving an Amendment to Interlocal Agreement dated July 30th, 2002, by and between Collier County and the City of Marco Island transferring jurisdiction of Public Roads and Road Right-of-Way within the City limits of Marco Island for the roadway known as Goodland Road.
A Resolution Appointing Mr. Louis Rana to the Water-Sewer Options Committee
A Proclamation Honoring Jeffrey E. Poteet, General Manager of the City of Marco Island Water and Sewer Department For 25 Years of Dedicated Service
A Resolution Approving Site Development Plan 17-001999 for the New Fire Station 51 to be located at 751 East Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, Florida 34145
At 5:30 a special meeting: Review and Selection of Semi-Finalist Candidates for the City Manager Position
OFFICIAL RELEASE FROM MARCO PD:
The Marco Island Fire Rescue Department has had contact with the Marco Island Hilton today. The Hilton has advised that the damage from the electrical fire is greater than originally predicted. Out of concern for safety the Hilton will remain closed until all issues are addressed. There is no date being given. The Hilton has requested that any more information can be obtained from calling the Marco Island Hilton directly.
ABOVE, MARCO FIRE OFFICIALS INSPECT DAMAGE AT HILTON FIRE
ABOUT 12:45PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON MARCO POLICE REPORTED THAT BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL OF DAMAGE FROM THE FIRE AT THE MARCO ISLAND HILTON ON FRIDAY THE HOTEL IS CLOSED FOR SAFETY REASONS AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED AT THIS TIME. LISTEN TO 98.1 FM FOR MORE DETAILS
MARCO FIREMEN WERE CALLED OUT FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO A FIRE REPORTED AT THE MARCO HILTON ON THE 9TH FLOOR. IT WAS ELECTRICAL IN NATURE. IT WAS EXTINGUISHED. FIREMEN AND HOTEL OFFICIALS IMMEDIATELY BEGAN EVALUATING THE SMOKE AND WATER DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED.
ABOVE THE AREAS SPRAYED TUESDAY MORNING BY CC MOSQUITO CONTROL.
NAPLES, FL (May 12, 2017) – The Collier Mosquito Control District (the District) is continuing to see high numbers of salt marsh mosquitoes through its surveillance program and is scheduling missions to control the aggressive biters. The habitat which produces these mosquitoes is so abundant to the south and east of Naples, the pests are coming off the mangroves in broods easily numbering in the trillions and southerly winds are bringing hem into populated areas.
“In a typical year, we don’t normally see these mosquitoes in such abundance,” says Patrick Linn, the District’s executive director. “The last time we had a salt marsh mosquito season this bad was in the late 1980s, when they killed a rancher’s cattle by suffocating them.”
THE OWNER OF MANGOS RESTAURANT ON MARCO ISLAND, RICK FEINMAN, PASSED AWAY SATURDAY. HE HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER JUST SIX WEEKS EARLIER.
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MARCO AUTHORITIES REPORTED FRIDAY THAT KERRI ANN PAGNOZZI HAD BEEN FOUND AND IS NOW SAFE AND UNHARMED. POLICE ASK MARCOITES FOR INFORMATION AS TO THE WOMAN'S WHEREABOUTS ON 6 3 17.
ABOVE: MARCO COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER AIDS A DISTRESSED EAGLE THE PAST WEEK
ABOVE: KIDS AND INSTRUCTORS FROM THIS WEEKS YOUTH CAMP ON MARCO
ABOVE, THE OBSTACLE COURSE SET UP BY MARCO POLICE AS PART OF YOUTH CAMP ON THE ISLAND THIS WEEK
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June 16, 2017
Marco IslandPlanning Board
Second Reading - Ordinance Making Changes to the Marco Island Land
Development Code to Permit Nautical Garages Conditionally in all
Residential Single-Family Zoning Districts
Staff Report-2nd reading
Land Development Code (LDC) Updates -
INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON MONDAY 6.12.17
ABOVE: MARCO'S WATER LOGGED PARKS WEDNESDAY
CHALMERS DRIVE AND BALD EAGLE
THE MARCO AREA RECEIVED OVER 6 INCHES OF RAIN OVER NIGHT. POLICE REMIND YOU TO DRIVE CAREFULLY AND AVOID STANDING WATER IF YOU MUST GO OUT. AT 9AM TUESDAY BALD EAGLE WAS REPORTED CLOSED AT SAN MARCO RD DUE TO HIGH WATER
TRAVEL INTO EVERGLADES CITY WAS STOPPED DUE TO HIGH FLOODING THERE TUESDAY MORNING.
ABOVE: STUDENTS, PARENTS AND STAFF CONGRATULATE PRINCIPAL MAYA LAST WEEK
AT TOMMIE BARFIELD ELEMENTARY
MARCO POLICE ARE ASKING YOU TO HELP THEM FIND THIS WOMAN. SHE IS KERRI ANN PAGNOZZI AGE 36 5'5'' 130 POUNDS WITH BLOND HAIR AND HAZEL EYES. IF YOU KNOW HER WHEREABOUTS PLEASE CONTACT MARCO ISLAND POLICE
ABOVE: STUDENTS ENJOY THE END OF SCHOOL BASH AT MACKLE PARK
3 days ago
MIPD Officers are continuing the ongoing and multi‐year program in April to provide bicycle lights and helmets to those in need. Helmets were graciously provided to the Department by the Knights of Columbus, and bike light kits by the Marco Island Police Foundation as well as an Auxiliary Officer from the Marco Island Police.
DATE & TIME: 04/16/2017 Officers were dispatched to a hit and run accident that occurred at Tigertail Court and North Collier Blvd. The female driver involved in the crash was located and arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and was transported to the Naples Jail Center.
ACHIEVE REALTY INVEST WITH
MARCO CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET MONDAY THE 5TH. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO APPOINT AMADEO PETRICCA TO THE WATER-SEWER COMMITTEE AND STEPHEN KOZINTER TO THE COUNTY COASTAL ADVISORY COMMISSION.
COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS A RESOLUTION DEALING WITH LIGHTS ON SOUTH BALD EAGLE AS WELL AS SEVERAL RESOLUTIONS DEALING WITH A COPCN APPLICATION WHICH WOULD DEAL WITH ADDING A SECOND AMBULANCE TO THE MARCO COMMUNITY ON A FULL TIME BASIS. COUNCIL WILL ALSO ADDRESS ZONING OF VETS PARK
ABOVE: MARCO SAFETY FORCES WERE BUSY OVER THE WEEKEND PATROLLING THE BEACHES ON MARCO ISLAND
CHECK OUT THE BAR BITS DURING HAPPY HOUR AT THE BREWERY!!
SATURDAY'S ISLAND CONCERT WAS TERMED A GREAT SUCCESS WITH MANY ISLANDERS COMING OUT TO VET'S PARK TO HEAR THE MUSIC AND TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVITIES. THE EVENT WAS SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF MARCO ISLAND AND OPEN TO EVERYONE.
ABOVE: PARTICIPANTS TAKE PART IN GAME NIGHT DURING SOAPFEST HELD OVER THE WEEKEND ON MARCO. RESIDENTS GOT A CHANCE TO MEET STARS OF FOUR SOAP OPERAS SEEN ON TV. THEY HAD A CHANCE TO MEET AND MINGLE ON BOARD THE MARCO PRINCESS AS WELL AS DURING A PARTY. THIS IS THE 18TH YEAR THE SOAPFEST HAS BEEN HELD ON MARCO
ABOVE, MARCO FIREMEN CALLED OUT SATURDAY MORNING TO A FIRE AT HIDEAWAY BEACH. CREWS FOUND A SPRINKLER HEAD ACTIVATED
ABOVE: MARCO SAFETY FORCES PRACTICED ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE DURING AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THIS WEEK
ABOVE: THE MEMORIAL DAY FESTIVITIES HELD AT VETS PARK MONDAY. ALMOST 500 PEOPLE WERE AT THE EVENT INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL BRANCHES OF THE ARMED SERVICES AS WELL AS MARCO POLICE AND FIRE AND EMS
ABOVE, MARCO ISLAND FIRE RESCUE RECEIVE A THANK YOU ACKNOWLEDGMENT FROM THE NAPLES FIRE RESCUE FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN THE MERT PROGRAM
GREAT SERVICE BEGINS WITH ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY 606 BALD EAGLE ON MARCO
THE ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING EVERGLADES CITY IN THE ISSUE OF THE CITY WATER TREATMENT PLANT HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE COURT. REBECCA VACCARIELLO AND LARRY MORGAN CITED IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEM AND EVERGLADE CITY ON THE ISSUE. THE CITY'S WATER TREATMENT PLANT HAS BEEN OUT OF COMPLIANCE FOR SOME TIME AND COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO GET EG CITY TO BRING IT UP TO DATE.
ABOVE, ISLAND POLICE INVOLVED IN AN IN SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM SATURDAY MORNING
ABOVE: MARRIOTT EMPLOYEES CELEBRATING SPIRIT TO SERVE DAY AT THE MARCO FIRE DPT
State forestry officials said Tuesday that a brush fire that burned 7,500 acres in Golden Gate Estates last month was caused by a lawnmower.
A homeowner on 30th Ave was mowing the lawn April 20, and noticed smoke coming from the rear of his property.Officials say the lawnmower likely caused the fire.The fire destroyed five structures, with an estimated total loss of more than $400,000.The homeowner will be responsible for paying suppression costs but no criminal charges will be filed.
Collier County Mosquito prevention dpt surveillance program indicates high numbers of salt marsh mosquitoes in the eastern Marco Island area, including Goodland, Caxambas, Whiskey Creek and Isles of Capri. These areas will be treated Tuesday, 5/23 after 6 AM by helicopter using Dibrom. Details on this treatment mission are at cmcd.org/spray_maps. #swfl #fightthebite
BELOW IS A MAP OF THE AREAS WITH HIGH LEVELS OF MOSQUITOES ON THE ISLAND AS OF 5 23 17
MARCO CITY COUNCIL HAS SET ASIDE $26000 DOLLARS TOWARD A GOAL OF $50,000 TO PAY FOR FIRE WORKS THIS COMING FOURTH OF JULY ON MARCO ISLAND. DONORS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE. YOU MAY DONATE BY CONTACTING THE MARCO ISLAND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1102 NORTH COLLIER BLVD ON THE ISLAND. NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL
The Everglades city Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 1st. This year’s theme is “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Donations are appreciated and help fund the day’s event including fireworks, the parade, and celebration at McLeod Park.
MARCO ISLAND CITY OFFICIALS MET LAST WEEK TO TALK ABOUT THE 2017 BUDGET. THEY WERE TOLD THE CITY WAS BEHIND IN REVENUES SO FAR TO THE TUNE OF A LITTLE OVER $400,000 BUT THAT THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS WERE WAY BELOW BUDGET SO FAR AS WELL. COUNCIL DISCUSSED A COPCN PETITION TO ALLOW THE CITY TO OPERATE IT'S OWN AMBULANCES INSTEAD OF THE COUNTY BUT REACHED NO CONCLUSION
B & B THEATERS JUST 15 MINUTES FROM MARCO ON RT 41 EAST OF NAPLES
ABOVE: THE LAST DAYS OF " WATERWISE " SPONSORED BY THE YMCA AND MARCO SAFETY FORCES
THE MARCO ISLAND PLANNING BOARD LAST WEEK TALKED ABOUT LETTING THOSE PROPERTIES LOCATED CLOSER TO EACH OTHER THAN LATER PARCELS BE JUDGED UNDER DIFFERENT REGULATIONS WHEN IT COMES TO PLACING AIR CONDITIONERS, GENERATORS ETC OUTSIDE. THEY DECIDED TO LET THE CITY STAFF COME UP WITH SUGGESTIONS
FDOT had been planning to work on Collier Blvd between Jolly bridge and Fiddler's creek in 2022 but heard about so many safety concerns they're trying to make those repairs in the next few months
FDOT says over the summer so they should have a better idea when the road will be worked on.
ABOVE, MARCO FIREMEN ON THE SCENE OF A FIRE IN AN ISLAND CONDO REPORTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN AN APARTMENT ON THE FIFTH FLOOR
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