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The traffic signal at San Marco & Heathwood has failed. It has been replaced with temporary stop signs.
Please use patience and caution when traversing this intersection.
Town Hall Meeting for Contractors
Wednesday September 20th, at 2pm
Fire Station Training Room. 1280 San Marco Rd
- The Building Department reopened on Friday September 15th. Permitting Office walk in hours are Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm. Online Permitting is active. Normal inspection processes are in place. News will follow regarding emergency permitting and levels of service.
More information is available online at http://www.cityofmarcoisland.com Choose Government from the main menu, then Building Services.
Waste Management was supposed to pick up all the regular trash today -- but as you can imagine, many trucks filled up fast and left for the landfill. WM's contract win the county says they're done at 6 p.m. so some trash might not be picked up by 6 p.m. today (Monday).
IF YOUR REGULAR TRASH (IN THE GREEN-LID BIN)WAS NOT PICKED UP ON MONDAY, PLEASE DO THIS:
1. Leave your regular trash curbside.
2. After 8 a.m. on Tuesday, call (239) 252-2380, select #2, go from there. trash would be picked up, even if you have to call.
Greater Naples Fire Department responded to a house fire in Everglades City Monday night at 304 Allen Avenue. No one was hurt and the incident is under investigation.
At Everglades City two-thirds of homes and businesses will be condemned — and some people are still living there. County officials say the homes are not medically fit for occupancy.
Collier County sheriff's dpt officials are investigating the death of a Chokoloskee man who died after being arrested for curfew violation Friday. Devan Rewis age 31 was taken to the county jail where he was reported to have died. No cause of death has been reported.
ONE PERSON HAS DIED AND MANY MORE HAVE BEEN TREATED FOR INFECTIONS AFTER EVERGLADES CITY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED SCRAPES OR WOUNDS THEN WALKED IN FETED WATER THERE. DOCTORS AMPUTATED AN EVERGLADES CITY MAN'S LEG AFTER INFECTION SPREAD FROM A WOUND. SEVERAL YOUNG GIRLS WERE ALSO TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR INFECTIONS CAUSED BY CONTACT WITH STANDING WATER
Additionally, between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM Mon-Fri individuals wanting to request assistance but without access to phone or email can go to the Administrative Offices of the Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island.
When providing your information please be sure to provide name, address where assistance is required, and individual to contact along with phone number.
Prior to assistance property owner/resident will be required to agree to and sign a liability waiver.
ABOVE: NOAA SHOWS HURRICANE MARIA MOVING AWAY FROM MARCO
Our hearts go out to the people in Everglades City (and Chokoloskee) devastated by Irma. Volunteers -- including high school students -- from Marco have already donated hours of time. Many local organizations, including Rotary, are ramping up to help with even more hours of boots on the ground, shovels in hand.
I talked with Gov. Scott on Friday about EC, and earlier (Thursday) I talked with FEMA Administrator Brock Long about EC, urging him to set up what FEMA calls "boot camps" where basic survival, medical, and comfort needs are met. Gov. Scott visited EC today (Sunday) in part because I pushed the hell out of it with his staff. I'm not taking credit, at all, I'm just saying that each of us has our methods. Mine is straight, tough talk. Gov. Scott likes that.
EC is a county and state responsibility, not a part of Marco Island. I know everyone realizes that. As a low-lying barrier island, Marco Island has no reliable hurricane shelters for a storm of Irma's potential. Shelters are a county resource. But we also realize that EC is a part of our part of the world down here.
I've been in contact with Penny Taylor, chair of the Collier County Board of Commissioners. She is acutely aware of EC, and I believe -- deep in my heart -- she is agonizing over the plight of EC's citizens and is working closely with the state and FEMA (and others, e.g., the Red Cross).
We on Marco were "lucky" (lower-case "L"), but we recognize that we are a part of a larger community not all of whom were spared. We stand ready to help, each in our own way.
ABOVE GOVERNOR VISITS KIRKS FISH HOUSE ON GOODLAND OVER THE WEEKEND. THE GOVERNOR ALSO VISITED EVERGLADES CITY
NORTH LOCATION OPEN FOR FED X SHIPPING
ABOVE AS OF 9/19/2017
Good information to know from LCEC
1. An exact date or time that power will be restored is difficult to determine for specific locations. The restoration process is dependent on many factors and conditions. Workers will not stop until all customers are restored.
2. Neighbors may not have power when others in their area have power because they are served by different lines.One side of the street may be impacted by a downed tree, damaged equipment, or difficult access. No one will be forgotten, workers will continue until all customers have been restored.
3. LCEC has crews from all over the nation. The number of crews on hand is adequate for the impact on the service territory and appropriate to work safely and execute the restoration plan successfully.
4. Crews are located throughout the LCEC service territory. No area has priority over another and all customers are important. Efforts are focused on restoring the main feeders first and the areas that can be restored the quickest to get the largest number of customers on.
5. Restoration is a 24/7 activity. While crews must take a break in order to work safely and effectively, there are activities taking place that ensure crews can work as quickly as possible when their shift begins. Materials and equipment must be staged, vehicles must be fueled, and plans for the next shift of workers are being coordinated.
BELOW IS THE LATEST INFO AS OF 9/19/17:
Marco Island cooling centers for residents:
MarcoIslandPD (51 Bald Eagle)
MarcoIslandFire (1280 San Marco)
Marco Art League (1010 Winterberry)
MARCO CATHOLIC CHURCH 851 SAN MARCO RD
BAPTIST CHURCH 1450 WINTERBERRY
SAN MARCO COMMUNITY CHURCH
*Winn-Dixie @ 625 N. Collier Blvd. - Open 8am - 6pm Pharmacy 9am - 6pm. ICE is available
*Publix @ 1089 N. Collier Blvd. - Open 8am - 6pm. No ice
*Publix @ 175 S. Barfield Dr. - Open 8am - 6pm Pharmacy 8am - 6pm. Supplies are limited. No Ice
*Walgreens @ 1100 N. Collier Blvd - Open 8am - 6pm. Pharmacy 8am - 6pm
*Walgreens @ 1800 San Marco Rd. - Open 8am - 6pm Pharmacy 8am - 6pm
*CVS @ 676 Bald Eagle Dr. - 8am - 6p. Pharmacy 9am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 6pm
*Marco Ace Hardware @ 800 E. Elkcam Cir. 7am - 7pm
Friday some generators, gas cans and chain saws were available at NAPA
Winn Dixie @ 625 N. Collier Blvd.
TARPS AVAILABLE AT:
Sunshine Ace @ 880 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island
Sunshine Ace @ 4433 Tamiami Trail E. Naples
Lowe's @ 12730 Tamiami Trail E. Naples
The odors being detected across Marco Island are of decaying vegetation and matter along the beach, mostly noted at low tide. Odor control units at the City’s drinking water and wastewater treatment plants are operational and functioning, as intended. There will be limited odors, in specific locations as vacuum-tanker trucks are transporting sewage from the collection system (areas without power) to the treatment plant.
Maguire group is offering to check on peoples homes and property. They can be reached at 239-571-7174
PLEASE OBSERVE NO WAKE ZONES WHEN DRIVING YOUR BOAT NEAR BUILDINGS ON MARCO ISLAND
Naples, Fla.— Out of an abundance of caution and in order to protect the health and well-being of Florida’s residents and visitors, the Florida Department of Health in Collier has issued a precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches due to potential effects on water quality related to Hurricane Irma. At this time, swimming is not recommended in areas that have not been tested since the storm.
Schools reopen 9/25/17
Per the Marco Island Water Utility Dept., the Collier County Water Conservation Order does not apply to the island.
There have been no verified cases of looting on Marco Island. Police were dispatched on suspicious person or similar calls. Officers investigated the situations and found them to be benign: a neighbor checking a generator at night with a flashlight or a friend dropping off a car for example.
Gas is available at 7/11
Walmart at 41 & 951
In front of Lowes 41 & 951
Remember to treat dark and/or intersections without stop signs or traffic lights as four-way stops. All lights between the island and rt 41 are out.
Residents are urged to use caution when hiring a contractor to perform work.
Solid Waste Collection Services resumed normal County operations Friday, Sept. 15
No identification necessary to return to island both bridges open
· Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to avoid injury.
· To prevent heat related illnesses pace yourself & drink plenty of fluids.
· Check on your neighbors who may need assistance. Call or 389-5050 or 389-5040 to report if you need assistance or know someone who does.
· Only call 911 in an emergency.
· Use caution operating a boat in waterways as there may be submerged debris.
· Please call 389-5050 to report suspicious activity.
MARCO POLICE RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF A STRUCTURE COLLAPSE THURSDAY NIGHT AROUND 11PM. NO OTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE.
BELOW IS A STATEMENT RELEASED BY MARCO ISLAND ACADAMY SAT:
ABOVE: CELL AND TELEPHONE TOWER AT CENTURY LINK COLLAPSED AT THE CENTURY LINK BUILDING ON BALD EAGLE A TEMPORARY MAST AND ANTENNAS HAVE BEEN ERECTED IN IT'S PLACE
CABLE DOWN IN MANY PARTS OF THE ISLAND. INTERNET CONNECTION IS INCONSISTENT. WIFI IS DOWN IN MOST PLACES AS OF 9/19/2017
IF YOU KNOW OF A WATER LEAK ON ISLAND CALL 394-3880
CITY HOT LINE IS 239-389-5000
TRASH COLLECTION ON AND OFF MARCO ISLAND BEGAN ON 9/15/2017
The Urgent Care Center on Heathwood is open 10A-5P with basic medical capacity.
DO NOT PLACE YARD WASTE IN PLASTIC BAG FOR PICKUP. PLACE WASTE IN SWALES FOR PICKUP BUT DO NOT OBSTRUCT WATERWAYS
ABOVE: CONTINGENCY OF JUPITER POLICE WHO AIDED MARCO ISLAND DURING HURRICANE. THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED
Ten feet or more of water inundated Everglades City during the hurricane. Most homes close to the ground or trailers were severely damaged most to the point of being non repairable. Crews have been working there to return power to the area.
On Marco the city was hit with a three to four foot surge of water. City council called in the National Guard to help in search and rescue after storm.
ABOVE, PICS FROM AROUND THE ISLAND DURING STORM
MARCO ISLAND, Fla – On August 19th, 2017, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux), Flotilla 95, Marco Island, FL, in conjunction with “Our Daily Bread” food pantry will participate in the 9th annual “Feds Feed Families”. The event will take place in front of West Marine, in the Marco Town Center Mall, 1017 N. Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Feds Feed Families is a government-wide effort, launched in June 2009, and led by the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council, and is a voluntary effort supported by Federal employees across the country who take time outside of their workday to collect and donate food and help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months when they traditionally see a decrease in donations and an increase in need.
Items needed include: canned goods, non-perishable food items, paper goods, and baby and personal hygiene items (a complete list is appended below). All items collected will remain within the local community. In addition, “Our Daily Bread” will accept donations at their pantry located at the Family Church, 1450 Winterberry, Marco Island, FL 34145.
Please, help collect food for the hungry this summer!
FOOD AND SUPPLIES NEEDED:
Dried pinto or black beans
Corn (masa or maseca) flour
Flour tortilla mix
Juice / juice boxes
Baby diapers (all sizes)
Hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo)
On September 12, 2017, the Marco Island Police Department, supported by the Jupiter Police Department during post-hurricane operations, were patrolling the Island during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. At approximately 11:33pm, Officers responded to a reported shooting that had occurred in the area of the San Marco Villas. Chief Schettino was the first Officer on scene and observed a white male later identified as Keith M. Creedon, enter a condominium. Additional officers arrived and made contact with the complainants, who advised they just arrived at in the area of Columbus Way and heard approximately five gun shots, ultimately realizing the gunfire was directed at them. Officers set up a perimeter around the building and attempted to call the suspect outside. At approximately 12:23am, the resident from one of the condominium units exited his residence with his hands in the air. Officers secured the resident and interview him. During the interview, Officers learned that the individual observed the gunman shooting a handgun outside the residence and then called 911 and reported the shooting. After verifying there was a barricaded subject inside another residence, Officers continued to attempt to make contact with the Creedon A negotiator from Jupiter Police Dept. attempted to call Creedon on his cell several times. After exhausting all efforts to make contact with Creedon, the Collier County SWAT unit was dispatched. Collier County SWAT arrived in the area, and after several addition unsuccessful attempts to make contact, CCSO was forced to enter the front door of the residence. CCSO SWAT then administered tear gas, and Creedon came outside the residence and surrendered. Creedon was then placed under arrest and turned over to Marco Island Police Detectives.
Keith Creedon is s 55 year old male who resides in the San Marco Villas on Marco Island. He was charged with discharging a firearm in public and aggravated assault (x2)
ABOVE: MARCO SAFETY FORCES GETTING READY FOR WATER RESCUES
ABOVE, MARCO EMERGENCY RES-PONDERS SATURDAY
ABOVE MARCO OFFICIALS PREPARE FOR APPROACHING STORM SATURDAY
Basic Preparedness Tips:
Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
Put together a go-bag: disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
Make a family emergency communication plan.
Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.”
Preparing Your Home:
Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe.
Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to prevent water damage to your property.
Reduce property damage by retrofitting to secure and reinforce the roof, windows and doors, including the garage doors.
Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet.
Consider building a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter designed for protection from high-winds and in locations above flooding levels.
Hurricane watch = conditions possible within the next 48 hrs.
Steps to take:
Review your evacuation route(s) & listen to local officials.
Review the items in your disaster supply kit; and add items to meet the household needs for children, parents, individuals with disabilities or other access and functional needs or pets.
Hurricane warning = conditions are expected within 36 hrs.
Steps to take:
Follow evacuation orders from local officials, if given.
Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.
Follow the hurricane timeline preparedness checklist, depending on when the storm is anticipated to hit and the impact that is projected for your location.
What to do when a hurricane is 6 hours from arriving:
If you’re not in an area that is recommended for evacuation, plan to stay at home or where you are and let friends and family know where you are.
Close storm shutters, and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you.
Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to be able to check the food temperature when the power is restored.
Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
What to do when a hurricane is 6-18 hours from arriving:
Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
Charge your cell phone now so you will have a full battery in case you lose power.
What to do when a hurricane is 18-36 hours from arriving:
Bookmark your city or county website for quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks); and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on the building.
Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” exterior grade or marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install.
What to do when a hurricane is 36 hours from arriving:
Turn on your TV or radio in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include food and water sufficient for at least three days, medications, a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power. For example, you can call, text, email or use social media. Remember that during disasters, sending text messages is usually reliable and faster than making phone calls because phone lines are often overloaded.
Review your evacuation plan with your family. You may have to leave quickly so plan ahead.
Keep your car in good working condition, and keep the gas tank full; stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.
After a Hurricane:
Listen to local officials for updates and instructions.
Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.
Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.
Watch out for debris and downed power lines.
Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
Avoid flood water as it may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines and may hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away.
Photograph the damage to your property in order to assist in filing an insurance claim.
Do what you can to prevent further damage to your property, (e.g., putting a tarp on a damaged roof), as insurance may not cover additional damage that occurs after the storm.
When there is no hurricane:
Make a hurricane plan
Know your hurricane risk. Talk to your local emergency management agency.
Make an emergency plan.
Sign up for alerts and warnings
Make a Family Communication plan
Plan shelter options
Know your evacuation route
Build or restock your basic disaster supplies kit, including food and water, a flashlight, batteries, chargers, cash, and first aid supplies.
Consider buying flood insurance. Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground or to evacuate.
Stay tuned to local wireless emergency alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.
Sammy Hamilton, the mayor of Everglades City for more than twenty years, has resigned.
Hamilton has been mayor since 1995 but maintenance problems at the city's water and wastewater treatment plants has lead to crippling fines for the small city and Hamilton has come under fire for his handeling of the situation.
Everglades City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and discuss Hamilton's resignation.
Due to the approaching hurricane Irma, the City of Marco Island has extended construction jobsite work hours from 7pm to 8:30pm. The extended hours are for the sole purpose of allowing contractors and homeowner/builders more time to prepare their jobsites for the storm. All other construction activity are still required to comply with the City’s regular construction work hours.
Starting September 1, the tourist tax in Collier County went from four percent to five percent for people staying in a hotel, campground, or short-term vacation rental.
The increase will fund a new amateur sports complex and beach renourishment. Tourists will pay out 11 percent for certain services calculated when adding the tourist tax to local sales tax.
MARCO POLICE SET UP DISPLAY DOWNTOWN FRIDAY
ABOVE, PARTICIPANTS IN THE CONDEE EMPLOYEE HEALTH FAIR THIS PAST WEEK
THE PARKING LOT AT MACKLE PARK IS TO BE REPAVED BUT THE DATE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. ORIGINALLY THE JOB WAS TO HAVE BEEN DONE OVER THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND.
ABOVE, POSSIBLE ROUTES FOR HURRICANE IRMA. WE HAVE TIED MARCO AND EVERGLADES CITY'S RADIO STATIONS DIRECTLY INTO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HURRICANE WATCH CENTER IN MIAMI AND GIVEN THEM ABILITY TO BREAK DIRECTLY INTO OUR PROGRAMMING WITH WEATHER UP DATES. DIAL 98.1 FM ON MARCO AND 88.1 FM AT EVERGLADES CITY FOR 24/7 UPDATES.
THE FIRST PTO MEETING OF THE FALL SEASON IS SCHEDULED AT TOMMIE BARFIELD ELEMENTARY FOR SEPT 5TH AT 8:30AM
ABOVE, MARCO ISLAND POLICE INVESTIGATE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON THE ISLAND THURSDAY NIGHT (8/31/17)
The city of Marco island reports that Red Cross and Amazon are working together to make it easy for those who would like to donate to the Hurricane Harvey victims.
Amazon & Red Cross - www.amazon.com/redcross
Red Cross - https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?campname=Harvey&campmedium=aspot
The Museum of the Everglades will present a display from
Jürg “George” Furrers a painter, illustrator and cartoonist.
He received an honorary citizenship of
Everglades City from Mayor Sammy
Hamilton. Jürg passed away in May 2014,
There will be an opening reception at the
museum on Sept. 9 from 1 to 3 pm, and a
closing reception Nov. 11 from 4 to 6 pm
ABOVE, PICTURES FROM MONDAY'S MARCO ISLAND 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT THE POLICE DPT PARKING LOT
As of Tuesday, flooding has been noted in spots
on the following Collier County roads:
Golden Gate Blvd west of Everglades Blvd
Logan Blvd at Pine Ridge Rd
Sable Palm Rd east of Collier Blvd
Trade Center Way
HEAVY RAINS FRIDAY CAUSED THE IMPROMPTU MOVE OF THE MIA VS COMMUNITY SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME TO BARON COLLIER STADIUM AFTER WATER FLOODED THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL FIELD. THE BARON FIELD DID NOT FLOOD AND WAS NOT SCHEDULED TO BE USED BY BARON COLLIER HIGH THAT NIGHT
Oct. 14 the inaugural Hook'em in the Glades family friendly fishing
tournamen will be held. To participate visit www.hookemintheglades.com
or call 239-377-9800. Everglades City school is seeking donations for the silent
auction and sponsorships are available at 239-377-
9800 for more information.
SW FLORIDA IS UNDER A FLASH FLOOD WATCH AS OF 7:45AM FRIDAY MORNING. MARCO POLICE REPORTED AT 8:30AM NO SIGNIFICANT ROADWAY ISSUES BUT CONDITIONS COULD CHANGE
As storms are impacting Collier County, it is important to be prepared for flooding.
Moving Flood Water
During flooding, the greatest threat comes from moving water. The deeper the moving water, the greater the threat. People should avoid driving in moving water, regardless of the size of the vehicle.
Pooling Flood Water
Heavy rain causes flood waters to rise and pool on streets and throughout neighborhoods. In these situations, be aware of the following:
· Road surfaces become disguised and drivers can unknowingly steer into a deep body of water, such as a canal or pond.
· Electricity from streetlights and power poles may be present in standing water, causing a deadly shock to anyone coming in contact with it.
· Children playing in contaminated standing water can become sick or be bitten by snakes or floating insects.
· People coming into contact with floodwaters should thoroughly wash and rinse any exposed body parts with soap and disinfected water.
OFFICIALS REMIND YOU NOT TO DRIVE THROUGH HIGH WATER . NO MAJOR WATER ISSUES ON MARCO ISLAND AS OF 8:30AM FRIDAY
COLLIER COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE TOLD MARCO CITY OFFICIALS THAT STATISTICS DO NOT SUPPORT THE NEED FOR A SECOND AMBULANCE ON THE ISLAND. CITY COUNCIL IS DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF ASKING THE COUNTY FOR A SECOND AMBULANCE AND THE POSSIBILITY THAT TAXES ON THE ISLAND MAY HAVE TO BE RAISED TO PAY FOR IT.
CHECK OUT THE LAKE AT MACKLE PARK A GREAT PLACE FOR A WALK
CITY OF MARCO ISLAND TO UNVEIL “CELEBRATE WILDLIFE” BANNERS AT
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
To commemorate the City’s 20th anniversary, Artist J. J. (Jarrett) Stinchcomb was commissioned to create four new banner designs that will be installed along Collier Boulevard. The “Celebrate Wildlife” banners will be unveiled at City Hall as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration on Monday, August 28 at 5:00 p.m.
“The new banners are a testament to our commitment to protecting our wildlife and a wonderful way to welcome back our seasonal residents,” said Council Chairman Larry Honig.
A long-time wildlife advocate, Councilor Charlette Roman has been invited to do the unveiling. Mr. Stinchcomb will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions.
For more information contact City Clerk Laura Litzan at (239) 389-5010.
ABOVE, A FEW PICTURES OF MONDAY'S ECLIPSE COURTESY OF THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF.
LAST YEAR MICA MEMBERS VOTED AGAINST THE IDEA OF RAISING TAXES FOR AN IMPROVEMENT AT VETS PARK. THIS YEAR A SURVEY SHOWS THE MEMBERS HAVE CHANGED THEIR MIND AND THE MAJORITY SUPPORT A TAX INCREASE ON MARCO ISLAND TO FUND AN UPGRADE OF THE PARK INCLUDING RESTROOMS AND A BAND SHELL AS WELL AS FUNDING A SECOND AMBULANCE ON THE ISLAND YEAR ROUND. THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY WERE RELEASED LAST WEEK.
ABOVE, MARCO FIREMEN OUT AT KITCHEN FIRE AT SOUTH COLLIER BUILDING MONDAY
Kiwanis asked Meals of Hope to reschedule their packaging event because Kiwanis has a race on the 18th .The Kiwanians are an important part of our team. Soooooo, we moved the packaging event to Nov. 4 at MICMS.
Collier County deputies said Urijah Williams, 21, used a baseball bat on a man in a Publix parking lo between Marco and Naples then two weeks later beat another man during a second robberie. Williams is now in jail.
The first incident occurred July 3 in the parking lot of a Marathon station on Tamiami Trail East. Williams asked for money but the victim left, fearing he may get robbed.
Williams and a female passenger followed the victim, who eventually pulled into the Publix parking lot at Freedom Square. When the victim got out of his car, Williams beat him with the bat, deputies said.
On July 19, two men reported being robbed and one beaten in their home on Pineland Avenue in East Naples.
ABOVE, A TURTLE HATCHLING ON THE BEACH. REMEMBER, NO LIGHTS, Flashlights, cell phone lights etc on the beach after 9pm because the light confuses the hatch-lings!
SHOULD ANY SEVERE WEATHER APPROACH MARCO ISLAND THE MIAMI WEATHER OFFICE WILL BREAK IN IMMEDIATELY WITH UP DATES ON THE MARCO - EVERGLADES CITY STATIONS LISTEN TO 98.1 FM FOR MARCO-GOODLAND-ISLES OF CAPRI AND 88.1 FM FOR EVERGLADES CITY
AT MONDAY'S MARCO CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT 5:30PM COUNCIL WILL BEGIN DISCUSSING THE RESTARTING OF THE SEARCH FOR A NEW CITY MANAGER. THE MERCER GROUP IS NOW STRESSING THAT THIS IS A "RESTART" AND NOT A NEW SEARCH. COUNCIL WILL ALSO HONOR NUMEROUS CITY EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE SERVED THE CITY FOR MANY YEARS.
ABOVE, MARCO POLICE IN PLACE TO DIRECT TRAFFIC AND BE SURE STUDENTS ARE SAFE ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL AT TB ELEMENTARY PAUSES BEFORE SCHOOL GETS UNDERWAY
ABOVE,WEDNESDAY MARCO FIREMEN RECEIVED TRAINING CONCERNING ELEVATOR SAFETY ON THE ISLAND
TEACHERS ON MARCO GETTING READY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR TO START
August 28 is the last Monday in August and is our next Happy Hour for Hope! We will be at PINCHERS CRAB SHACK , 591 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ABOVE, CAMP MACKLE BEACH DAY
The curator of collections at Marco Island Historical Museum, Austin Bell, has been awarded the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts' 2017 Artist of the Year award. The presentation was held during a MIFA Scholarship Luncheon last week at Wesley United Methodist Church.
ABOVE, MARCO RESIDENTS HAD A CHANCE ON TUESDAY TO TAKE A FREE COURSE ON SEVERE WEATHER. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PROVIDED INFO AND UPDATES ON WEATHER COVERAGE AND HOW TO SPOT APPROACHING BAD WEATHER
ABOVE. Lane Closure / Shift 400 S. Collier Blvd (Marriott) 8/21 to 8/24
MARCO CITY COUNCIL MET MONDAY NIGHT AND APPROVED A NEW CONTRACT WITH THE MERCER GROUP TO HUNT FOR A NEW CITY MANAGER AFTER MERCER BACKED OUT OF THE OLD CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE CRITICIZED DURING THE LAST FAILED SEARCH
COUNCILMAN LARRY HONIG CALLED ONE E MAILER A CYBERBULLY FOR SENDING A PARTICULAR E MAIL TO HIS WIFE. THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY A CALL FOR HONIG TO RESIGN, HE REFUSED.
DEALING WITH STORM WATER PROVED TO BE A STICKY ISSUE FOR COUNCIL WITH ONE COUNCILOR SAYING HE WANTED THE ISSUE READY TO VOTE ON BY THE END OF THE YEAR.THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE FAILED.
RETIRING MARY HUSTED WAS ALSO HERALDED FOR HER 19 YEARS WITH MARCO ISLAND CITY . ABBY MARTIN GOT SPECIAL RECOGNITION FROM COUNCIL AFTER SHE WAS CREDITED WITH SAVING THE LIFE OF A CAMPER DURING CAMP MACKLE
COUNCIL WAS UNABLE TO GET THROUGH ALL THEY PLANNED SO ANOTHER MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONDAY TO FINISH.
Marco Island's Planning Board has approved a plan for a new firehouse to be built at 751 East Elkcam Circle. It will be designated as station 51 would replace the old building with a new square footage of 9000 square feet.
ABOVE NOAA STORM SITUATION AS OF FRIDAY MORNING 8/4/17. STAY TUNED TO 98.1 FM MARCO 88.1 FM EG CITY FOR INFORMATION OR CHECK BACK TO OUR WEB SITE OR MARCO ISLAND APP FOR DETAILS
MARCO ISLAND [POLICE AND THE CCSO ARE WARNING PEOPLE ABOUT ILLEGAL SCANNERS THAT CROOKS ARE ADDING TO THE GAS PUMPS AROUND COLLIER COUNTY. THE SCANNERS LOOK LIKE REAL CREDIT CARD SLOTS AND ALLOW YOU TO GET GAS WHILE STEALING YOUR CARD INFO. IF A SCANNING SLOT ON A PLUMP LOOKS SUSPICIOUS REPORT IT TO THE ATTENDANT IMMEDIATELY.
ABOVE, DEMOLITION HAS BEGUN ON THE MARCO ISLAND FIRE DPT SUBSTATION DAMAGED BY FIRE AND MOLD RECENTLY
ABOVE, ANNUAL MARCO ISLAND BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM ORGANIZATION MEETING
ABOVE, CITIZENS MEET TO DISCUSS BURROWING OWLS AND LEARN ABOUT THE BIRD'S HABITS AND NESTS ON MARCO ISLAND
ABOVE, BOAT CAPSIZED ON THE BEACH AT MARCO SUNDAY. EVERYONE GOT OFF OK AFTER THE CAPTAIN MANEUVERED TOO CLOSE TO THE BEACH AND THE BOAT ALIGNED ITSELF WIT THE SHORE AND A WAVE OVERTURNED IT. MI OFFICIALS ARE WORKING TO REMOVE IT
YOUR MARCO ISLAND APP FREE FROM THE NEWS DPT OF MARCO RADIO 98.1 FM . HEAR MARCO-GOODLAND-ISLES OF CAPRI & EVERGLADES CITY LOCAL NEWS WEEKDAYS ON THE HOUR 6AM TO NOON
As of 1pm 7/31/17 Governor Scott declared a state of emergency in 31 counties in response to Tropical Storm Emily. Collier County is included. The City of Marco Island is monitoring the situation, but has no emergent conditions locally and recommends that citizens monitor media and government communications for updates.
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ABOVE CHRISTMAS IN JULY CELEBRATED BY THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY
Hilton Beach Resort & Spa on Collier blvd at Marco is re-opening The Bar, but the hotel will remain closed. The Hilton experienced an electrical fire and a flooding earlier and will not open until Dec. 1. Reservations through Nov. 30 have been cancelled. Guests who received a cancellation will receive a special booking rate next year.
ABOVE, A GATOR TRAPPER WRANGLES A NINE FOOT GATOR FOUND AT VINTAGE BAY WEDNESDAY. MARCO ISLAND POLICE AIDED IN THE TRAPPING OF THE ANIMAL. NO ONE WAS HURT
A new multi million dollar sports complex in Collier County North of Marco island continues in the planning stage. It would include sports fields, indoor field house and a 3,000-seat stadium .The complex will cost $60 to 80 million and be built in the next four years.
Collier county commissioners voted to raise the bed tax to fund it last week. It will be built in the City Gate area off Collier Boulevard and I-75 north of Marco Island
ABOVE, MR. MAYA IS GIVEN A SPECIAL WELCOME AT CORKSCREW MIDDLE SCHOOL
ABOVE, THIS WEEK'S DARE CLASS GET TOGETHER
WHATS BEEN ADDED TO THE REAR OF MARCO ISLAND'S POLICE CARS? CAN YOU TELL?
The case against Cris Carol Samuels of Lehigh Acres has been continued to August 29th. She was charged in the death of a man during an accident on St Andrews Blvd between Naples and Marco.
The Judge said investigators need to prove the woman was driving the car when the crash occurred. The judge is requiring a witness statement that the woman was driving at the time.
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COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE MAN IN THE COMPOSITE PICTURE ABOVE AFTER HE WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RAPED ANOTHER PERSON IN GOLDEN GATE OVER THE WEEKEND. EARLIER IN THE YEAR A MAN WITH THE SAME DESCRIPTION WAS INVOLVED IN OTHER RAPES IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA. MARCO POLICE AS WELL AS THE SHERIFF'S DPT ARE ASKING ANYONE WHO MIGHT KNOW THIS PERSON TO CONTACT THEM IMMEDIATELY. YOUR NAME WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.
ABOVE, A RIDER WAS EJECTED FROM A BOAT AND STRUCK BY THE PROPELLER SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT MARCO ISLAND. THE RIDER WAS TAKEN BY HELICOPTER TO THE HOSPITAL IN FAIR CONDITION. THE INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION
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A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MERCER GROUP, THE COMPANY HIRED TO SEARCH FOR CANDIDATES FOR THE JOB OF MARCO CITY MANAGER HAS ANNOUNCED HIS FIRM IS BACKING OUT OF THE PROCESS AFTER COUNCIL FAILED TO HIRE THE FINAL CANDIDATE FOR THE JOB WEDNESDAY. HE WAS NOT IN FAVOR OF RESTARTING THE PROCESS. FOUR COUNCILORS, BROWN, BATTE, REED AND ROMAN VOTED AGAINST HIRING JOSH GRUBER THE FINAL CANDIDATE AVAILABLE. MERCER GROUP DID NOT LIKE THE FACT THAT THE JOB WAS REPOSTED BEFORE COUNCIL MADE A FINAL DECISION ON THE ONLY CANDIDATE LEFT. COUNCIL WILL NOW HAVE TO FIND A NEW HEAD HUNTER TO LOCATE POSSIBLE FUTURE CANDIDATES
ABOVE, YMCA RACE DAY HELD OVER THE WEEKEND ON MARCO ISLAND
AT WEDNESDAY'S MARCO ISLAND CITY COUNCIL MEETING COUNCIL FAILED TO HIRE THE REMAINING CANDIDATE FOR CITY MANAGER. SEVERAL MEMBERS AS WELL AS SOME COMMUNITY RESIDENTS HAD INDICATED THEY WERE UNHAPPY THAT THE FIELD HAD BEEN UNEXPECTEDLY NARROWED TO ONE WHEN ONE OF THE TWO FINALISTS DROPPED OUT A WEEK AGO. THE PROCESS WILL CONTINUE
The firefighters at Marco Island station 50 say they don't believe they have a safe work environment because of mold.
This was learned from results of an anonymous employee survey sent out to prepare for a new Marco Island city manager. Also learned, only 12 percent of firefighters believe their department is appropriately staffed.
The Marco chief says he's asked to meet with union leadership and come up with a task force to work on these issues.
ABOVE, SRO OFFICE RODRIGUEZ TEACHING A BIKE SAFETY COURSE AT MACKLE PARK DURING CAMP MACKLE LAST WEEK
ABOVE, THE ISLAND BEACH COMMITTEE PRESENTED A PROGRAM RECENTLY ABOUT KEEPING OUR BEACHES CLEAN AND HELPING CREATE SHELL STEPPINGSTONES
The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is reminding all parents to begin preparing their students for school now to avoid the back-to-school rush. Collier County students will start school on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. To avoid the long lines and extended waiting periods, DOH-Collier encourages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children, and visit your local health department or private healthcare provider as soon as possible.
Reminder - All students entering 7th grade must have a Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) booster vaccine prior to the first day of school.
ons for children birth through 18 years of age are available at the following DOH-Collier locations:
· Naples Site: Health Building, 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*July 31, 2017 the clinic will close at 12 noon.
· Immokalee Site: 419 North 1st Street, Immokalee, FL 34142, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*July 31, 2017 the clinic will close at 12 noon.
THE BREWERY OPEN 11:30 AM TO MIDNIGHT 7 DAYS A WEEK
HAPPY HOUR 3 TO 6 DAILY FEATURING MIGHTY BITES: MINI LOADED NACHOS, FRANKS HOMEMADE JUMBO MEATBALLS, 1/2 POUND STEAMED PEEL & EAT SHRIMP, 1/2 POUND FIRECRACKER SHRIMP AND MORE JUST $5.99 EACH!
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4 TO 6 INCLUDING 6 OZ MANE LOBSTER OR 12 OZ RIB EYE JUST $12.95 SEVEN DAYS A WEEK!
THE BREWERY IN THE TOWN CENTER MALL MARCO ISLAND
ABOVE, MARCO POLICE AND FIREMEN WORKING WITH YOUTH FROM ST MARKS EPISCOPAL CHURCH SUMMER CAMP ABLE
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with two armed robberies between Naples and Marco island..
Melvin Presley, 32, of East Naples, was arrested Sunday and hasbeen charged with armed robbery, grand theft, aggravated battery and grand theft with a firearm in two armed robbery cases.
Jeremiah Jesus Vasquez, 34, of East Naples, and Crystal Pages, 28, of Golden Gate are looking at similar charges in the two crimes. Deputies say the trio was involved in robberies at Roses Food Mart and 7-Mart, and may have been involved in an armed robberys at Rose Supermarket in East Naples and at K Square Food Mart. All three are in the Collier County Jail.
ABOVE, SRO RODRIGUEZ AND ATTENDEES AT HERO DAY PRESENTATION AT THE MARCO YMCA
ABOVE, SRO RODRIGUEZ VISITS THE CAMPER REWARDS LUNCH LAST WEEK
ABOVE, MEMBERS OF THE MARCO ISLAND CITY WEATHER TEAM ATTENDED A TRAINING EXERCISE WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RECENTLY.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE GUY ABOVE? COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES AND MARCO POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR HIM. CALL IF YOU KNOW HIS WHERE HE IS.
You may have forgotten the name by now but it was Marco Community Bank which filed for FDIC protection about seven years ago. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has been recovering the maximum amount possible from bank's assets. The FDIC has terminated its receivership effective July 1, 2017.
The Collier County Mosquitoe surveillance program has identified a high number of mosquitoes in the Henderson Creek area, and on Marco Island. These areas were treated by Skyvan airplane using Dibrom after 10:30 PM on 7/10. Details at bit.ly/2sfuPXd #swfl #fightthebite
Expect more European visiters on Marco soon because it will be easier to fly directly between Southwest Florida and Europe, which could have a big economic impact on our area.
May 2018, Eurowings will offer direct flights to Munich and Cologne from Southwest Florida International Airport. Presently, Dusseldorf is the only nonstop flight to Europe out of RSW. European visitation was up 2.6 percent last year. Meanwhile, Canadian visitor numbers are falling possibly because of the exchange rate and milder winters up north.
FRIENDS AND CONTRIBUTORS POSE AT BENEFIT FOR BABY CASH HELD SUNDAY AT LA TAVOLA
ABOVE MARCO FIREMEN CALLED TO A FIRE ON COTTAGE COURT THURSDAY AFTERNOON
FDLE HAS DISMISSED THE CITY APPEAL OF FDLE'S DECISION TO ELIMINATE WATER QUALITY TESTING AT THE ESPLANADE
ABOVE FIREMEN COOL OFF PARTICIPANTS OF THIS WEEK'S STUDENT'S CAMP
FRIENDS OF TIGERTAIL BEACH CONDUCTED A BEACH CLEANUP SATURDAY JULY 8 8AM TO 10AM .
IT’S TURTLE TIME! Sea Turtle Season is May 1 – October 31. Please do not disturb the nests.
GREAT SERVICE BEGINS WITH ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY 606 BALD EAGLE ON MARCO
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An artificial reef was dropped in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Collier County near Marco island Tuesday.
There are more than 18,000 tons of artificial reefs already in place. The concrete used for the project sat aboard a barrage just North of the Jolly bridge for Monday and Tuesday before being dragged to the new nesting site.
THE COAST GUARD SAYS THEY WILL NOT PUT UP WITH BUI THIS HOLIDAY
LEADERSHIP MARCO YOUTH PROGRAM ATTENDEES POSE FOR PHOTO WITH CHIEF SCHETTINO AND MEMBERS OF THE MARCO POLICE DPT.
ABOVE: MARCO POLICE ATTEND TACTICAL WEAPONS CLASS HELD BY CCSO WHERE THEY LEARNED MARKSMANSHIP
A personal finance website has ranked Naples as the nation's best beach town of 2017 and Marco island as number seven..
WalletHub's "Best Beach Towns to Live in" listed Naples followed by Key West and Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
WalletHub compared 227 cities including housing costs to share of for-sale waterfront homes to water quality.
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The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa reports it will be September before the hotel reopens after an electrical fire and a flooding closed the newly renovated facility recently.
Guests with confirmed reservations through Aug. 31 are being relocated to area resorts during repair of the damages
Cancellation fees are being waived.
SECTIONS OF MARCO ISLAND WERE WITHOUT POWER ESPECIALLY NEAR COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AFTER A TRANSFORMER BLEW NEAR MARGARITAS RESTAURANT. MARCO FIRE AND POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE WHILE LCEC WORKERS REPAIRED THE DAMAGE. NO FIRE ENSUED HOWEVER THE TRANSFORMER DID EXPLODE
ENJOY A TRIP ON THE NAPLES PRINCESS CALL TODAY FOR AN EVENING VOYAGE AND DINNER
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
THE SUPPORT TEAM AND OFFICER FERRIS
OFFICER FERRIS LEAVING BIMINI AT 3:35AM
COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE LOCATED CATHERINE STEVENS ( ABOVE ) OF EVERGLADES CITY. SHE IS NOW SAFE AND WELL
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
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 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.
THE OWNER OF MANGO'S RESTAURANT ON MARCO ISLAND, RICK FEINMAN, PASSED AWAY. HE HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER JUST SIX WEEKS EARLIER.
DOWN LOAD THE FREE MARCO ISLAND APP ON YOUR SMART PHONE SO YOU CAN FIND OUT WHEN LIGHTENING IS STRIKING THE ISLAND!
ABOVE: MARCO COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER AIDS A DISTRESSED EAGLE
ABOVE: KIDS AND INSTRUCTORS FROM THE WEEKS YOUTH CAMP ON MARCO
ABOVE, THE OBSTACLE COURSE SET UP BY MARCO POLICE AS PART OF YOUTH CAMP ON THE ISLAND
TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO FOLLOW MARCO ISLAND'S LOCAL NEWS HERE ON THE MARCO ISLAND APP EVERY DAY
MARCO ISLAND COMPUTERS
ABOVE: MARCO'S WATER LOGGED PARKS DURING RECENT RAINS
CHALMERS DRIVE AND BALD EAGLE
POLICE REMIND YOU TO DRIVE CAREFULLY AND AVOID STANDING WATER IF YOU MUST GO OUT.
ABOVE: STUDENTS, PARENTS AND STAFF CONGRATULATE PRINCIPAL MAYA
AT TOMMIE BARFIELD ELEMENTARY
ABOVE: STUDENTS ENJOY THE END OF SCHOOL BASH AT MACKLE PARK
3 days ago
MIPD Officers are continuing the ongoing and multi‐year program 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.
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ABOVE: MARCO SAFETY FORCES WERE BUSY PATROLLING THE BEACHES ON MARCO ISLAND
CHECK OUT THE BAR BITS DURING HAPPY HOUR AT THE BREWERY!!
THE 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 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 TO A FIRE AT HIDEAWAY BEACH. CREWS FOUND A SPRINKLER HEAD ACTIVATED
ABOVE: MARCO SAFETY FORCES PRACTICED ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE DURING AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
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
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 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.
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
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 IN AN APARTMENT ON THE FIFTH FLOOR
ABOVE: MARCO POLICE INVESTIGATED A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN WHICH A CAR WENT OFF THE ROADWAY AND INTO A TREE AT MACKLE PARK
OPENS 11:30 AM UNTIL MIDNIGHT 7 DAYS A WEEK. HAPPY HOUR 3 TO 6PM
DAILY FEATURING MIGHTY BITES LIKE MINI
LOADED NACHOS, FRANKS HOMEMADE JUMBO MEATBALLS, HALF POUND
PEEL AND EAT SHRIMP, HALF POUND FIRE
CRACKER SHRIMP AND MORE JUST $5.99!!!
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS START AT 4PM LIKE MAIN LOBSTER OR RID EYE
STEAK JUST $12.95 7 DAYS A WEEK!
PLUS JOHNNY'S HAND MADE PIZZA! CALL 239-970-0461
PROJECT LIFE SAVER PARTICIPANTS POSE FOR A PICTURE ON MARCO
Two men were arrested last week for setting up skimmers at a Chase bank branch between Naples and Marco island. Deputies say the ATM at Chase on Tamiami Trail East has been compromised three times.Officers caught Antonio Alvez Chavez and Marcos Dasilla removing the skimmer.
MARCO POLICE HAVE CLOSED THE RIGHT TURN LANE NORTHBOUND AT SOUTH HEATHWOOD AT SAN MARCO RD AFTER A SINK HOLE DEVELOPED AT THAT LOCATION. CITY CREWS ARE WORKING ON THIS
ISLAND TOWERS DENTAL
A BOAT FIRE RESULTED IN THIS BOAT MELTING ON MARCO ISLAND. FIREMEN ARRIVED AND PUT OUT THE BLAZE
MEMBERS OF THE MARCO ISLAND FIRE DPT TEACH WATER SAFETY TO 3RD GRADE STUDENTS
OFFICIALS SAY YOU SHOULD NOT MISTAKE AN ALGA BLOOM FOR RED TIDE. THE BLOOMS HAVE SHOWN UP ALONG COLLIER BEACHES BUT THEY ARE NOT A DANGER TO YOUR HEALTH. HOWEVER, THEY MAY CONTRIBUTE TO MORE DEAD FISH WASHING UP ON SHORE ABOVE IS A PICTURE OF ONE OF MARCO'S BEACHES
Collier County Sheriff's Office wants to add another helicopter to it's fleet to help fire crews fight fires.
It would help with fighting fires and search and rescue efforts in the county.
Now the Florida Forrest Service assists with aerial support. An additional helicopter would be able to drop water and save at-risk homes quicker.
ABOVE EVIDENCE OF SEA TURTLE SEASON ON MARCO BEACH. REMEMBER, NO LIGHTS FACING THE BEACH DURING THE SEASON
PLANES ON DISPLAY AT CIVIL AIR PATROL OPEN HOUSE AT MARCO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT
MARCO POLICE DISPLAY AT C A P OPEN HOUSE
STUDENTS FROM MARCO GET A CHANCE TO TRY OUT THE FIRE DPT HOZES
POWER WAS OUT FOR ABOUT 35 MINUTES AROUND THE ISLAND. THE OUTAGE BEGAN AT 8:40AM AND ENDED SHORTLY AFTER 9 AM. THE CAUSE WAS A CRANE ATOP A 40 FOOT BARGE WHICH CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE HIGH TENSION LINES FEEDING THE ISLAND WHILE BEING PUSHED BY A 20 FOOT BOAT BEING OPERATED BY WILLIAM RANS OF NAPLES.. NO ONE WAS HURT. RANS WAS ISSUED A CITATION FOR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN A PROPER LOOKOUT AND NO BOATER EDUCATION CARD.
AN ATTEMPT TO REMOVE COUNCILMAN RIOS FROM THE TOURIST COMMITTEE WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AT A RECENT MARCO CITY COUNCIL MEETING. COUNCILMAN BROWN MADE THE MOTION BUT IT FAILED. AT THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM WAS A PUBLIC STATEMENT MADE BY RIOS IN WHICH HE QUESTIONED TRYING TO ATTRACT MORE PEOPLE TO SW FLORIDA. COUNCILMAN GRAFONI SPOKE IN FAVOR OF ROES SAYING ROES WAS JUST EXERCISING HIS FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
MARCO CITY COUNCIL APPOINTED AMADEO PETRICCA, JASON BAILY, MARIA SCHILKE, ROBERT CHOLKA AND JOE OLIVERIO TO A NEW AD HOC PARKING COMMITTEE
The executive director of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce, Dianna Dohm, in a April 28 letter to the editor of the Marco Eagle ask Marco City Council to immediately remove councilman Rios from the TDC. This came on the heels of a remark made by Rios at a Tourist Development meeting last week in which he questioned tourist development calling the season Hell. Several writers have pointed out that the island has always been designed for development and they believe Rios' opinion is contrary to that.
ABOVE: Marco island code enforcement magistrate's hearing
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ABOVE, LCEC TRUCKS STAND READY TO RECONNECT POWER ONCE THE 30TH ST FIRE HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED
ABOVE: A SIGN THANKS THE COLLIER COUNTY AND AREA FIRE FIGHTERS
VOLUNTEERS AT THE 30TH ST FIRE
ABOVE THE 30TH STREET FIRE IN GOLDEN GATE IS EASILY VISIBLE FROM MARCO ISLAND AS WELL AS THE SMELL OF SMOKE
ABOVE: GOLDEN GATE 30TH ST FIRE BRIEFING AMONG COLLIER COUNTY FIRE FIGHTERS
ABOVE MARCO FIREMEN FOUGHT A FIRE ON A SMALL BOAT (4/22/17)
MARCO FIRE PERSONAL ON THE SITE OF THE 30TH ST FIRE
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT ON THE SCENE
EMERGENCY STAFF PLAN FIRE FIGHT ON THE 30TH ST FIRE
THE SMELL OF SMOKE PERMEATES THE AIR AROUND MARCO ISLAND WHEN WILD FIRES OCCURE TAKE PRECAUTIONS IF YOU HAVE BREATHING PROBLEMS READ ABOVE
FRIDAY (4/21/2017) MORNING GOVERNOR SCOTT JOINED THE COLLIER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM AT A PLANNING SESSION
MARCO FIREMEN DEMONSTRATED THE NEW JAWS OF LIFE EQUIPMENT RECENTLY RECEIVED BY THE DPT
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Marco Island Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee met Tuesday and talked about updating the Veterans Community Park. The
Park was last defined in the 2009 Master Plan.
The committee members discussed revising the plan since City Council honored their budget request of $250,000.
Whether council should start over with a new plan or work to improve the 2009 plan was discussed at length but
no decision reached.
Marco city council meeting on Monday selected The Mercer Group, Inc. to begin a search for a new City Manager.
Several firms had been up for the bid and council decided Mercer had provided the best bid..
MARCO POLICE WERE BUSY AS THEY STOPPED A SCOOTER DRIVER WHO WAS OPERATING THE SCOOTER WITHOUT TAGS. SHE TOLD OFFICERS HER LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED AND SHE DIDN'T THINK YOU NEEDED ONE TO OPERATE A SCOOTER BECAUSE IT WAS ELECTRIC. SHE WAS GIVEN A CITATION AND THE SCOOTER IMPOUNDED.
Marco residents attend dog cpr and foster guardian program 'neighbors helping neighbors"
MARCO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT MONDAY INVOLVING AN IMPAIRED DRIVER. THE INCIDENT STARTED IN NAPLES AND ENDED ON MARCO WITH THE DRIVER ARRESTED
THE EASTER BUNNY MADE HIS ANNUAL APPEARANCE ON THE ISLAND
FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO GOODLAND ON SATURDAY (4/15/17) FOR A FIRE REPORTED AT A LOCATION THERE. FIRE FIGHTING
AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT WERE ON THE SCENE.
EASTER SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY WITH PARKING AVAILABLE FOR A PORTION OF COLLIER BLVD NEAR THE MARRIOTT
On Monday, April 10th, Florida celebrated Gopher Tortoise Day for the first time in Florida, and the City of Marco Island Council supported the celebration by a unanimous vote to proclaim the April 10 as Gopher Tortoise Day on Marco Island. Everyone is invited to witness the proclamation at the City Council meeting on April 17th at 6:30pm in the City of Marco Island Community Room.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC), along with its partners created the initiative to encourage public awareness to highlight the importance of conserving this state-threatened species, whose presence goes back 60 million years.
MARCO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS CELEBRATED GOPHER TORTOISE DAY RECENTLY
The former Marco Island City Manager Roger Hernstadt,has been selected as City Manager of FT. Myers Beach. 77 candidates applied for the job recently.
MARCO SAFETY FORCES RESPOND TO AN ACCIDENT AT BALD EAGLE AND ELKCAM CIRCLE AT 12:45 PM THURSDAY (4/13/2017)
OFELIA ORTA DMITRISHIN AND AMERILYS HERNANDEZ OF NAPLES HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH STEALING FROM THE BEALLS OUTLET STORE ON MARCO ISLAND. OFFICERS SAY THE WOMEN TOOK AROUND $1,975 FROM THE STORE THROUGH USING EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS SINCE FEBRUARY. ALL THREE WERE FIRED AND BANNED FROM ANY BEALLS STORE.
HERE IS WHAT THE NOAA WEATHER SERVICE BELIEVES WILL BE THE AVERAGE PATH FOR MOST HURRICANES THIS SUMMER
MITCHELL CHRISTOPHER BLANKENSHIP OF EVERGLADES CITY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH BATTERY AND RESISTING ARREST WITHOUT VIOLENCE AFTER OFFERS CHASED HIM FROM HIS TRAILER IN EVERGLADES CITY FRIDAY. HE RAN TO A FIELD AND INTO THE MANGROVES. OFFICERS BROUGHT IN THE NAPLES FIRE RESCUE DISTRICT BOAT AND A HELICOPTER TO CATCHE HIM.
JOHN BOEHNER ( SEEN IN THIS FILE PHOTO ) WAS ON MARCO ISLAND TO APPEAR FOR THE CAXAMBAS REPUBLICANS. BOEHNER TALKED ABOUT THE STRIKE ON SYRIA SAYING IT WAS THE RIGHT THING FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO DO. HE ALSO DISCUSS HEALTH CARE AND THE RUSSIANS.
ABOVE: THE MARCO ISLAND YMCA DEBUTED THEIR NEW WEB SITE THIS WEEK.
RESIDENTS ENJOYING WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S (4/5/17) MARCO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXPO AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM
WATER NOT RUNNING? CHECK THE MARCO ISLAND APP FIRST BEFORE YOU CALL!
The Isles of Capri Christian Church Annual Easter servicE was held under a big tent on the Isle this year.Pastor Curt Ayers will officiate the service on Easter Sunday morning.
STUDENTS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN CPR AT A SPECIAL CLASS OFFERED ON THE ISLAND
ABOVE, RESIDENTS WATCH RELAY FOR LIFE
STUDENTS FROM TOMMY BARFIELD ELEMENTARY WERE FEATURED FOR THEIR VOLUNTEER SERVICE BY CCPS
MARCO POLICE COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS ASSISTED THE FLORIDA WILE LIFE COMMISSION WITH TWO CALLS CONCERNING BURROWING OWLS ON THE ISLAND Burrowing Owls, Gopher Tortoises, as well as many of the shorebirds on our Beaches are listed as Threatened. Both the animals and their burrows and habitat are protected under State statutes and local ordinance. Always try to maintain a 25 foot distance between you and wildlife, and never feed any wild animal. If you suspect a crime against Florida’s fish, wildlife or natural resources, please call Florida Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement at 888-404-FWCC (3922). If you find injured or orphaned native wildlife, contact the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at Conservancy of Southwest Florida at 239-262-CARE (2273).
City of Marco Island
NOW GET THE CLOSING MARKET REPORT AT 4:20PM AND 5:20PM WEEKDAYS ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM 1480AM
ABOVE MARCO FIRE DPT WAS DISPATCHED (3/29/17) TO CAPE MARCO TO PUT OUT A KITCHEN FIRE
ON 02/19/2017 Marco police Officers were dispatched to the 800 Block of San Marco Road in reference to a male attempting to run over
another male with his vehicle. The driver was arrested for Aggravated Assault and was transported to the
Naples Jail Center.
OFFICIALS ARE WARNING THAT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AS WELL AS MOST OF THE STATE IS EXPERIENCING STRONG WILD LAND FIRE POTENTIAL.
DO NOT BURN OUTSIDE, DISCARD CIGARETTES OR OPERATE EQUIPMENT THAT COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE A FIRE
Collier county has seen 194,700 visitors during the last month that's an increase of 0.7 percent over the year says
Research Data Services. Tourism spending rose 2.5 percent to $255.9 million from a year ago.
98.1 FM'S STEVE REYNOLDS ON THE AIR AT THE MUTTS AND MARTINIS GET TOGETHER AT THE ESPLANADE
A 73-year-old Connecticut woman was killed when struck by a car in Lely between Naples and
Marco Island Geraldine Jennings was walking along St. Andrews Boulevard in Lely when a car driven by Cris-Carol
Samuels, 31, of Lehigh Acres, veered off the road and struck her. Samuels and her 88-year-old passenger were not injured.
FHP says charges are pending in the investigation.
ABOVE MARCO POLICE AND FIRE INVOLVED IN A SEARCH AND RESCUE COURSE
ABOVE 98.1 FM MARCO RADIO STATION'S OWN STEVE REYNOLDS MCS THE MARCO SEA FOOD FESTIVAL AT VETS PARK BELOW MORE PICTURES FROM THE EVENT:
MARCO ISLAND POLICE RECEIVED A REPORT OF A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AT
269 NORTH BARFIELD DR. TWO VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED. ONE WAS A DODGE TRUCK DRIVEN BY
RAUL D. GONZALES OF MARCO HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE NAPLES HOSPITAL BY EMS.
3 PASSENGERS IN THE OTHER VEHICLE;LE, A VW, WERE FEMALE AGES 8 AND 10 WERE TAKEN TO THE
HOSPITAL BY EMS. A THIRD GIRL AGE 5 WAS TAKEN TO LEE COUNTY HOSPITAL. TWO OTHER
PASSENGERS WENT TO NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.
THE DRIVER OF THE VW WAS CATHERINE M. JACOBS OF NAPLES WHO WAS ALSO TAKEN TO
NAPLES TO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. SHE REPORTEDLY DIED AT THE HOSPITAL.
THE MARCO ISLAND POLICE DPT'S TRAFFIC HOMICIDE TEAM IS INVESTIGATING
BARFIELD WAS CLOSED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 11:30AM ON MONDAY DUE THE THE ACCIDENT.
SUMMER WEATHER IS HERE. BE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR RADIO TUNED TO 98.1 FM OR 1480 AM . THEY
ARE THE ONLY LOCAL STATIONS THAT WILL BREAK INTO REGULAR PROGRAMMING TO WARN YOU ABOUT APPROACHING STORMS, HIGH WIND ETC. ALSO, DOWNLOAD THE MARCO ISLAND APP FREE ON YOUR SMART PHONE SO YOU CAN FIND OUT IF THERE IS LIGHTENING IN THE AREA BEFORE GOING OUTSIDE! DON'T BE CAUGHT IN A STORM GET THE MARCO ISLAND APP AND STAY TUNED TO MARCO'S OWN RADIO STATION FOR EMERGENCY WEATHER INFORMATION
THESE SCOUTS LEARNED ABOUT SAFETY DURING A SPECIAL TOUR ON MARCO ISLAND
THE MARCO ISLAND ACADEMY PHILANTHROPISTS OF THE YEAR 2016 HAVE BEEN NAMED. THEY ARE MARIANNE AND DINOS LORDANOU, BILL AND KAREN YOUNG AND SCOTT AND BRENDA RHINEHART
MOST PEOPLE REPORT HAVING A GOOD TIME AT THE ANNUAL MARCO ISLAND SEA FOOD FESTIVAL BEING HELD 3/24 25 26/17 AT VETERANS PARK ON MARCO ISLAND. THE EVENT BEGAN WITH MUSIC FRIDAY AT 11 AM AND CONCLUDES SUNDAY EVENING WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ON STAGE AND AMONG THE VARIOUS FOOD BOOTHS
Applications now being accepted for the Ad hoc Parking Solutions Advisory Committee
THE CITY OF MARCO ISLAND
IS SEEKING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
TO SERVE AS CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS
ON A NEWLY FORMED
AD HOC PARKING SOLUTIONS
TO ASSIST MEMBERS OF THE MARCO ISLAND CITY COUNCIL, THE COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS BEST PRACTICES IN URBAN PLANNING AND SUCCESSFUL PARKING APPROACHES ALREADY IN EXISTENCE ON THE ISLAND. PARKING SOLUTIONS WILL BE DEVELOPED TO BOTH REMEDY DEFICIENCIES AND PLAN FOR FUTURE CAPACITY. THIS COMMITTEE IS A 6-MONTH APPOINTMENT FROM MAY 1, 2017 THROUGH NOVEMBER 1, 2017.
YOUR MARCO ISLAND APP IS A FREE SERVICE OF THE NEWS DPT OF MARCO'S OWN RADIO STATION
MARCO CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO CREATE A WATER AND SEWER OPTIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS WHAT THE CITY COULD DO ABOUT RATES, FACILITIES ETC. BOB BROWN WAS THE ONLY COUNCILMAN TO VOTE AGAINST THE IDEA
COUNCIL ALSO CREATED A AD HOC COMMITTEE TO TRY AND COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS TO THE PARKING PROBLEMS ON MARCO ISLAND
RUNNERS TAKE PART IN THE HALF MARATHON HELD IN SOUTH MARCO ISLAND
NOT A GREAT BOATING DAY FOR THIS COUPLE WHO WERE RESCUED FROM THEIR BOAT AFTER IT RAN AGROUND BY MARCO FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE BOAT 50 NEAR MARCO ISLAND
THURSDAY EVENING (3/16/17) MARCO POLICE RECEIVED A REPORT OF AN EXPLOSION OCCURRING ON SOUTH COLLIER BLVD. POLICE SPED TO THE SCENE BUT FOUND THAT IT WAS IN FACT AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE AND NO ONE WAS HURT
MARCO ISLAND PLANNING BOARD MEMBER HECTOR FERNANDEZ ASK THE BOARD TO TENDER HIS RESIGNATION IMMEDIATELY. FERNANDEZ'S RESIGNATION LETTER STATED IN PART:
It is with great concern that I write to you concerning my decision to step down from my position on the Marco Island Planning Board. My reasons are simple, it has become quite apparent with the exodus of key and important staff that the city has been plunged into utter turmoil.Furthermore I have grown frustrated with the lack of communication and the amount of communications directed to the Planning Board members by the citizenry at large, outside of the designated and circulated agenda we must follow.There also appears to be a strong anti-development trend and proposed action, such as the suspension of density rights. Such action and proposed discussion to action trouble me greatly.
BIG TURNOUT FOR THE FARMERS MARKET AT MARCO ISLAND VETERAN'S PARK
ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY
THE MARCO ISLAND MACKLE PARK IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
CAMP COUNSELOR APPLY WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION DPT.
YOUR FREE MARCO ISLAND APP IS A SERVICE OF THE NEWS DPT OF MARCO'S OWN RADIO STATION
A CAR SMASHED PART WAY THROUGH A SECOND STORY WALL IN A PARKING GARAGE ON MARCO ISLAND BUT DID NOT CONTINUE ALL THE WAY. THE DRIVER APPEARED TO HAVE STEPPED ON THE GAS INSTEAD OF THE BRAKE. MORE DETAILS TO BE RELEASED AS TO THE DRIVER'S CONDITION LATER
COLLIER COUNTY AUTHORITIES REPORT A WOMAN WAS KILLED AS SHE ATTEMPTED TO CROSS RT 41 NEAR THOMASSON BLVD BETWEEN MARCO AND NAPLES. THE DRIVER OF THE CAR THAT STRUCK HER SWERVED BUT WAS UNABLE TO AVOID HITTING HER. THE CAR THEN WENT OFF THE ROADWAY AND HIT A WALL. THE DRIVER RECIEVED MINOR INJURIES.
AS OF SUNDAY 3/12/2017 70% OF THE FOREST FIRE NORTH OF MARCO WAS UNDER CONTROL. VARIOUS FIRE DEPARTMENTS CONTINUED TO WORK SHIFTS FIGHTING THE BLAZE. A TOTAL OF FOUR HOMES WERE LOST IN THE BLAZE AND AROUND 7500 ACRES SCORCHED.
MARCO ISLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUED A STRANDED SAIL BOAT IN THE GULF OFF OF THE MARRIOTT BEACH . ALSO INVOLVED THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND COAST GUARD. NO ONE WAS INJURED
GOVERNOR SCOTT WAS IN COLLIER COUNTY FRIDAY TALKING WITH THE DPTS FIGHTING THE BLAZE NORTH OF MARCO
PICS FROM FIELD DAY AT TOMMY BARFIELD ELEMENTARY
MARCO ISLAND POLICE AND FIRE IN TUG OF WAR GUESS WHO WON
Marco police have arrested a man after he was spotted urinating on a Marco street in public. as officers approached he fled but was apprehended, arrested and jailed
785 BALD EAGLE DRIVE
ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY
THE MAGUIRE TEAM 719 BALD EAGLE 239-259-6168
WWW.THEMAGUIRETEAM.COM FACEBOOK: THE MAGUIRE TEAM MARCO ISLAND NAPLES
MARCO ISLAND POLICE REPORT NUMEROUS BUSINESSES HAVE COME FORWARD TO OFFER ASSISTANCE. ALL FIRST RES PONDERS ARE GRATEFUL. AT THIS TIME NO ADDITIONAL DONATIONS ARE NEEDED
ABOVE HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE NORTH OF MARCO
B & B THEATERS JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM MARCO ON RT41 JUST A 15 MINUTE DRIVE
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Collier County cautions everyone about the health effects of wildfire smoke as a respiratory irritant, which can cause scratchy throat, coughing, headaches or irritated eyes and nose. Smoke can also worsen asthma, and other chronic lung or heart conditions. Dust generated from increased wildfire response activity on dirt roads may also worsen these conditions.Pay attention to local air quality reports, news coverage or health warnings related to smoke. Avoid prolonged outdoor activities. This is especially important for children and persons with pre-existing medical conditions. Stay indoors and run your air conditioner, if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. For best results, run the air conditioning with recirculated air.If you do not have an air conditioner, staying inside with the windows closed may be dangerous in extremely hot weather. In these cases, seek alternative shelter.
THE ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE GARNERED A GOOD CROWD FOR THE PARADE AND THE HOOLEY IN VETS PARK.
MARCO AUTHORITIES HAD TO DRAG A VEHICLE OUT OF THE DITCH.
WEDNESDAY (3/1/17) A MAJOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TIED UP COLLIER BLVD NEAR THE JOLLY BRIDGE AND MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR SOME PEOPLE TO GET TO AND FROM THE ISLAND. TRAFFIC WAS REROUTED TO THE GOBER BRIDGE AT GOODLAND FOR SEVERAL HOURS
WITH THE RAINY SEASON COMING IT'S VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DOWNLOAD THE " MARCO ISLAND APP " ON YOUR SMART PHONE SO YOU CAN CHECK TO SEE IF THERE IS LIGHTENING AROUND THE ISLAND BEFORE GOING OUT. THE APP IS FREE IN THE APP STORE. ALSO, WHEN STORM CLOUDS THREATEN KEEP YOUR RADIO ON 98.1 FM. WE BREAK IN TO OUR REGULAR PROGRAMMING WHEN WEATHER THREATENS THE ISLAND.
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IN CASE YOUR WONDERING ABOUT THE COPTER FLYING LOW OVER MARCO IT'S PART OF COLLIER COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL. THEIR WEBSITE OFFERS INFO ON THEIR FLYING SCHEDULES
THEY CALL IT THE MULE AND MAY SEE IT AROUND THE AREA NORTH OF MARCO ISLAND. THE CCSO WILL USE IT TO PATROL IN THE RURAL AREAS.
MARCO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN ACCIDENT IN WHICH A MAN WAS TRAPPED UNDER A ONE TON SEA WALL PANEL THAT FELL ON HIM . MARCO FIREMEN WENT TO THE SCENE AND PULLED THE MAN FREE. HE WAS TAKEN TO LEE COUNTY HOSPITAL BY HELICOPTER TO THE TRAUMA UNIT
N 2014 A BILL PASSED THE STATEHOUSE THAT WAS TO ESTABLISH EACH SCHOOL BOARD IN FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTRUCTION MATERIALS USED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS AND TO ESTABLISH AN OPEN PROCESS FOR REVIEWING AND GATHERING OBJECTIONS TO THAT MATERIAL IF SUCH EXISTED BUT NO PUBLICLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD CHOSE TO IMPLEMENT IT. NOW LOCAL REP BYRON DONALDS HAS SUBMITTED A BILL TO FORCE ALL BOARDS TO IMPLEMENT THE POLICY IN THEIR DISTRICTS. THE BILL REQUIRES THE BOARDS TO IMPLEMENT THE ORIGINAL BILL'S INTENTIONS. DONALDS REPRESENTS THE MARCO AREA IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE
THE RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO PARK IN AN ALLEY ON MARCO
ANNUAL BOB RAY MEMORIAL BOCCE TOURNY
ON FRIDAY (2 24 17 ) MARCO POLICE WERE BUSY ASKING THE PUBLIC IF THEY KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CHOPPER PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE BEACH RECENTLY. OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE CHOPPER BASED ON TIPS FROM CITIZENS BUT DID NOT RELEASE WHY THEY WERE LOOKING FOR THE OPERATOR/OWNER
ABOVE THE MARCO BEACH STEWARDSHIP TRAINING. THE EVENT IS BOLSTERED BY RETURNING VOLUNTEER STEWARDS
ISLAND TOWER DENTAL
1:32PM WEDNESDAY 2/22/17 POWER REPORTED OUT IN THE VICINITY OF 1591 GALLEON AVE ON MARCO. LCEC IS ON ITS WAY TO THE SCENE. STAY AWAY FROM ANY DOWNED POWER LINES YOU MIGHT ENCOUNTER
FDOT is spending $2 million to erect a 10-foot-tall barbed-wire fence on both sides of alligator alley North of Marco from the toll booth to mile marker 91. It would replace the five-foot fence currently In place, which isn't high enough as a panther can easly jump five feet high.
MARCO RESCUE, FIRE AND PD WERE INVOLVED IN THE RESCUE OF PEOPLE INVOLVED IN A JETSKI ACCIDENT THAT OCCURRED SOUTH OF MARCO MONDAY (2/20/17) IN PUMPKIN BAY AT 2:30PM. THE MARCO RESCUE BOAT TOOK TWO PEOPLE, A MAN AND A WOMAN TO SHORE. SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED. ONE OF THE TWO WAS FLOWN TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH A TRAUMA ALERT.
STUDENTS FROM TOMMY BARFIELD ELEMENTARY VISITED THE MARCO ISLAND FIRE DPT DURING THEIR DAY OFF, PRESIDENTS DAY
ABOVE, AERIAL VIEW OF KIWANIS CAR SHOW SUNDAY AT NCH MARCO ISLAND (2/19/2017)
ABOVE MARCO FIREMEN CALLED TO AN AIR CONDITIONER FIRE ON DORANDO COURT
HEAR ABOUT THESE STORIES AND MORE ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM , 1480 AM OR ON THE FREE MARCO ISLAND APP ON YOUR SMART PHONE
YET ANOTHER TRAFFIC ACCIDENT HAD POLICE AND FIRE BUSY FRIDAY (2/17/17) ON THE BRIDGE ON NORTH BARFIELD. THE COLLISION BLOCKED TRAFFIC FOR A TIME. POLICE REMIND YOU THAT THERE ARE MANY MORE PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND DURING SEASON SO YOU SHOULD LEAVE ABIT EARLIER TO GET TO YOUR DESTINATION.
THE TRIAL OF LISA TROEMNER IN THE STABBING DEATH OF HER BOYFRIEND ON MARCO ISLAND IN 2014 HAS BEEN DELAYED. THE STATE HAS FILED A STAY AND PETITION ASKING THE COURT TO DECIDE AN ISSUE OF WHO CAN TESTIFY AS A WITNESS. THE WOMAN IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF TREVOR SMITH IN THEIR HOME ON PARK AVENUE.
MARCO POLICE AND FIRE WORKING AN ACCIDENT AT BARFIELD AND BALD EAGLE FRIDAY (2/17/17) AROUND 9:30AM
MARCO POLICE AND FIRE INVESTIGATE ONE OF TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY (2/15/17) ON THE ISLAND
ABOVE MARCO ISLAND FIREMEN RESPOND TO A REPORT OF AN AIR CONDITIONER FIRE AT A SOUTH COLLIER BLVD LOCATION MONDAY (2/13/17) NIGHT. UNIT 50 WAS ON THE SCENE. NO INJURIES REPORTED AND ONLY SMOKE DAMAGE
MARCO FIRE DPT REPORTED ON MONDAY EVENING (2/13/17) THAT POWER WAS OUT IN THE AREA OF SEAGRAPE AND AMBER. APPROXIMATELY 100 HOMES WERE EFFECTED . POWER WAS RESTORED A SHORT TIME LATER BY LCEC.
CRIME RATE DOWN ON MARCO ISLAND IN 2016
On February 9th, 2017, Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino announced a significant and continued reduction in crime, as measured by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.
The Marco Island Police Department investigated 96 index crimes in 2016. This is the lowest number of index crimes reported on Marco Island since the inception of the Department in 2000.
THE CITY OF MARCO ISLAND IS SEEKING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO SERVE AS CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS ON A NEWLY FORMED
WATER-SEWER OPTIONS AD HOC COMMITTEE TO ASSIST MEMBERS OF THE MARCO ISLAND CITY COUNCIL: EVALUATE THE CITY-OWNED WATER-SEWER UTILITY’S OPERATIONS REVIEW ALTERNATIVES FOR OPERATIONS, FINANCING, SOURCES AND METHODS MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION TO CITY COUNCIL
THIS COMMITTEE WILL BE APPOINTED BY CITY COUNCIL AS A WHOLE IT IS ANTICIPATED THE COMMITTEE WILL CONSIST OF EITHER 3 OR 5 MEMBERS THE COMMITTEE WILL EXPIRE FOLLOWING ITS RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL OR NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 31, 2018, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST COMMITTEE POSITIONS ARE NOT COMPENSATED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN WATER AND/OR SEWER UTILITIES
Interested individuals should complete the on-line application under the “Boards and Committees” link at the City’s website at cityofmarcoisland.com. Completed applications may also be sent to the attention of City Clerk Laura Litzan at City Hall, 50 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145. The deadline for applications is February 13, 2017. For more information contact Laura Litzan 389-5010.
MARCO FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO A DIESEL FUEL LEAK AT COLLIER BLVD BETWEEN BAYSIDE AND SATURN COURT. THE INCIDENT OCCURED AROUND NOON ON SATURDAY (2/4/17) NO ONE WAS INJURED All southbound lanes of North Collier Blvd were closed. 80 gallons of fuel spilled onto the road and 10 gallons leaked into a nearby storm drain.The Marco Island Fire Department cleaned up the scene.
MARCOITES TURN OUT FOR THE ISLAND SOUP-ER BOWL ON SATURDAY (2/4/17)
MARCO ISLAND'S PLANNING BOARD MEETING FRIDAY (2/3/17) DID NOT OK A PLAN TO OPERATE A DRUG REHAB FACILITY ON THE ISLAND.AT 218 SOUTH BARFIELD. THE ISSUE WAS MOVED TO THE TOP OF THE MEETING'S AGENDA. A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE PROPERTY TOLD THE BOARD THAT THE FACILITY WOULD ONLY BE USED BY UPSCALE RESIDENTS NEEDING DETOX BUT THE BOARD SAID IT WASN'T THE TYPE OF FACILITY THEY WANTED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD WITH CHILDREN.
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1PM WEDNESDAY ( 2/1/2017 ) COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTED THEY HAVE ARRESTED JORGE JIMENEZ WHO WAS WANTED FOR ALLEGEDLY FIRING SHOTS AT DEPUTIES FRIDAY NIGHT NORTH OF MARCO ISLAND. DETAILS WILL BE FORTHCOMING.
Marco Island Yacht Club held its annual Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch ceremony recently.
Attendees watched the swearing in of Lois Dixon of Marco Island as the new commodore.
Harris addressed the bridge, board, members and guests, and welcomed Dixon as the new commodore.
The Yacht Club held a cocktail hour with dinner.
Everyone loves to see the full year real estate comparisons for the most recent year versus prior year. But before you dig in to all the details on 2016 in review, allow me to share an insight about what we are currently experiencing. 2015 was a very strong year for real estate on Marco Island. We would have to go back to 2007 and 2008 to find that level of activity on the island. Interestingly the fourth quarter of 2015 began to cool off a bit and as you will read below 2016 performance was off compared to 2015 for the full year.
MARCO BIKE RIDERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY MUST WALK THEIR BIKES ACROSS THE WINERBERRY BRIDGE OR THEY WILL TICKET VIOLATORS
STAY INSIDE UNTIL THE STORM PASSES
MARCO POLICE WRANGLED A 10 FOOT LONG PYTHON LURKING IN THE HIDEAWAY BEACH AREA. NO ONE WAS HURT.
AUTHORITIES AREN'T SURE WHY A LARGE NUMBER OF DOLPHINS STRANDED THEMSELVES ABOUT AN HOUR SOUTH OF GOODLAND IN THE NATIONAL PARK THERE. MOST HAVE DIED ACCORDING TO REPORTS WITH NO EXPLANATION OF HOW THE GOT THERE.
PICTURES FROM SATURDAYS ROCK CONCERT ON MARCO
OVER 700 PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR THE FREE ROCK CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT AT VETERANS PARK ON MARCO. THE HEARD BEATLES SONGS AS WELL AS OTHER FAVORITES
GREAT NEWS: MARCO POLICE SGT HAUETER IS BACK AFTER HIS COURAGEOUS BATTLE WITH CANCER. HE ARRIVED FRIDAY AND IS GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE SUPPORT OF THE MARCO ISLAND COMMUNITY
MARCO POLICE WERE CALLED TO AN INJURY ACCIDENT INVOLVING TWO VEHICLES WEDNESDAY AT 6TH AVENUE AND YELLOW BIRD. EMS RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AS WELL.
BLACK FLIES HAVE BEEN SPOTTED ON THE BEACH THE LAST FEW DAYS. OFFICIALS SAY THIS MAY BE LINKED TO WARM WEATHER WE HAVE HAD RECENTLY FOLLOWED BY RAIN
MARCO ISLAND FIREMEN WERE ON THE SCENE OF AN INJURY ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY
MARCO POLICE PRACTICE WHAT TO DO IF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS SPOTTED ON THE ISLAND
Having two ambulances serve Marco Island during peak season isn't enough says a consulting firm hired by the city.Only one full-time ambulance serves the island. during peak season with a second ambulance part-time.A full-time ambulance is located at the Marco Island Fire Department with a part-time ambulance works from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during peak season. The city is looking at ways to add more ambulance service during peak times of the year.
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ALONG WITH LOCAL MARCO AND AREA NEWS GET NATIONAL AND WORLD NEWS MORNINGS FROM THE SRN NEWS NETWORK ON MARCO'S OWN 98.1 FM AND 1480 AM
IT'S OFFICIAL, IT IS NOW KNOWN AS THE " JW MARRIOTT " THE HOTEL UNVEILED A NEW SIGN AND NEW NAME OVER THE WEEKEND. THE RENOVATION OF THE LARGEST HOTEL ON THE ISLAND HAS COST 320 MILLION AND WILL BE COMPLETE IN OCTOBER OF 2017.
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has set new limits on barracuda take off Monroe, Miami-Dade, Collier, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties starting New Year's Day.
Only one barracuda longer than 36 inches can be harvested per day per vessel or person, whichever is less. The reason for the limit is the number of barracuda off the Florida coast is decreasing. This will effect fishing in and around Marco island.
JESSE COX OF THE TOMMIE BARFIELD SCHOOL WON A RIDE ON A MARCO, ISLAND FIRE TRUCK AFTER HIS ESSAY ABOUT FIREMEN WON IN A CONTEST AT TOMMIE BARFIELD THIS WEEK.
ANYBODY ON MARCO REMEMBER THIS AN ACTUAL PICTURE OF A CROWN VICTORIA NOT STUCK ON THE BEACH? PIC CURTSY OF
MARCO ISLAND POLICE DPT
MARCO ISLAND POLICE SENT THIS FLAG TO CAPT KIRSCH IN AFRICA ON DECEMBER 7TH TO BE FLOWN THERE IN COMMEMORATION OF PEARL HARBOR DAY
MEMORIAL FINALLY FINISHED
Friday, the Collier County Freedom Memorial honoring more than 3,000 9/11 victims and first-responders was unveiled.
Hundreds of people were on hand, including county and city leaders, veterans, firefighters, and police officers.
The project was discussed in 2003 and fundraising started in 2004. Last February where $1.3 million was raised to complete the project..some 15 years after the event.
MARCO ISLAND FIRE FIGHTER CHRIS BOWDEN HAS BEEN NAMED THE SOUTH FLORIDA OPTIMIST FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR. CHRIST IS PICTURED ABOVE WITH HIS WIFE KATIE
FRIDAY RESIDENTS WHO ATTENDED A CEREMONY COMMEMORATING 911 AT THE MARCO CATHOLIC CHURCH
HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A PIECE OF HISTORY. UNVEILED WAS A PORTION OF A STEEL GIRDER FROM THE TWIN TOWERS. STEVE HAGMANN OF THE MARCO ISLAND FIRE DPT UNVEILED THE 200 POUND i BAR. IT WILL BE PLACED IN THE MARCO ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM TEMPORARILY UNTIL IT'S FINAL LOCATION WILL BE DETERMINED.
OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT IS ENTERING INTO TALKS WITH THE GREATER NAPLES FIRE AND RESCUE ABOUT MERGING THE TWO NORTH EAST OF MARCO ISLAND. IF AN AGREEMENT IS REACHED IT WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THAT RECENTLY APPROVED AT THE ISLES OF CAPRI FIRE DISTRICT.
COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONS PLAN TO DISCUSS THE IDEA NEXT TUESDAY. IF APPROVED FOR THE FIRST 3 YEARS GNFD WOULD PROVIDE MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT. THE PLAN WOULD LOWER TAXES AND INCREASE SERVICE
Special trash cans which must be twisted to unlocked are being tried North of Marco in an effort to keep bears away.
For three months Waste Management is testing the cans which aren't cheap costing between $250 and $300.
The cans don't add any additional time to trash collection. After three months the Waste Management director will speak with County Commissioners to decide how to move forward.
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THE LELY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COACH WILL NOT BE ARRESTED AFTER CCSO INVESTIGATED A REPORT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST HIM SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. AND DECIDED TO DROP ALL CHARGES. COACH FRITZ JACQUES RETURNED TO HIS COACHING JOB TUESDAY AFTER BEING ASSIGNED TO THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
MARCO CITY COUNCIL GAVE THEIR GO AHEAD TUESDAY TO THE 2017 BUDGET ALONG WITH A REDUCTION IN TAX RATES FOR PROPERTY BECAUSE PROPERTY VALUES HAVE INCREASED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS. AFTER A PROLONGED DISCUSSION THE COUNCIL AGREED TO CHANGE LANGUAGE TO ALLOW 250,000 DOLLARS TO BE SPENT FOR A NEW DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR VETS PARK.
THERE WAS DISCUSSION OF WHETHER THE CITY AND A DEVELOPER OF A PROPOSED HOTEL NEAR THE PARK HAD IN FACT BEEN DISCUSSING THE PROJECT PRIOR TO THE REQUEST FOR THE MONEY WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DEVELOPER HAD REQUESTED. FINAL ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET COULD COME AT THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING SEPT 16TH.
PEOPLE WHO MIGHT ENTER RESIDENT'S BEACH ARE REMINDED OF THE RULES ABOVE
EVER WONDER WHAT BOOKS HAVE BEEN BANNED IN THE PAST? THE MARCO LIBRARY HAS A DISPLAY YOU MIGHT WANT TO DROP IN TO LOOK OVER
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MARCO POLICE ARE REMINDING DRIVERS NOT TO BREAK IF THEY FIND THEIR CARS HYDROPLANING WHEN DRIVING THROUGH STANDING WATER. SOME AREAS OF THE ISLAND AND INTO THE COUNTY STILL SHOW SIGNS OF WATER ALONG AND ACROSS THE ROADWAYS. WHENEVER PRACTICAL AVOID DRIVING THROUGH STANDING WATER.