Public inspection files    https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/wbgy 

 

  WEATHER RADAR FOR MARCO AND EG CITY.  SCROLL DOWN FOR LOCAL NEWS, EVENT INFO, RESTAURANT PAGE OR CLICK THE LINKS ABOVE 

 

 

BULLETIN:  ROAD WORK HAS BEGUN ON ALL LANES OF COLLIER BLVD ON THE ISLAND  FROM THE JOLLY BRIDGE TO BLUE BIRD  DRIVERS ARE ADVISED TO USE SAN MARCO RD TO GET ON AND OFF THE ISLAND THROUGH 10/19/2018.  HOURS OF WORK WILL BE:

  • Southbound onto Island 9am to 5pm
  • Northbound off Island 9am to 3pm  

 IF THE WEATHER DOES NOT PERMIT THE JOB WILL TAKE LONGER

 

  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

 

 

 

 

  BELOW: MARCO LIGHTENING WARNINGS.  DURING AN ALERT STAY INSIDE, TUNE 98.1 FM FOR WEATHER DETAILS.   

  

DIAL 98.1 FM FOR MARCO ISLAND WEATHER AND EMERGENCY WARNINGS 

WE BREAK IN WHEN BAD WEATHER BREAKS OUT

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

A complaint filed with the state alleges that Marco city council candidate Dr. Jerry Swiacki committed five violations of statutes by failing to follow requirements for political advertisements and improperly coding and reporting campaign expenses.  The complaint  is confidential until the state election commission makes a determination. It appears the complainant only wanted certain island news media to know of the issue as a copy of the complaint was served to only certain selected news media.  98.1 fm, Marco's radio station's news department was not sent a copy. 

 

 

 

 

 Collier County Red Tide Update 

Sample Date Location *Results Sampling Agency
10/15/2018 Barefoot Beach VERY LOW Pollution Control
10/15/2018 Vanderbilt Beach NOT PRESENT Pollution Control
10/15/2018 Seagate NOT PRESENT Pollution Control
10/15/2018 Naples Pier BACKGROUND Pollution Control
10/15/2018 South Marco Beach NOT PRESENT Pollution Control

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 Naples, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) has lifted the precautionary swim advisory for all Collier County beaches. Testing results indicate bacteria levels are within the accepted healthy level.

 

  

ABOVE; REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS MET TO DISCUSS IMPROVING COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE CITY

 

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO PLAYERS REHEARSE FOR THEIR NEXT PLAY " REHEARSAL FOR MURDER "

 

 

ABOVE: VISITOR GETS A TOUR OF THE MARCO POLICE FACILITIES

 

 

 

ABOVE: REPRESENTATIVES FROM MARCO CITY ATTEND A SYMPOSIUM ON SHORE BIRDS AT THE ROOKERY

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Island’s purchasing and risk manager Lina Upham plead no contest to DUI first offense  Monday morning in court.   She was arrested July 7 after she crossed the center median and crashed her vehicle at Collier Boulevard and Championship Drive.  Upham was ruled  guilty and sentenced her to 12 months of probation and 50 hours of community service. She will lose her driver’s license for 12 months.  

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR FIRST RESPONDERS HELD THIS WEEK

 

 Complaints about the city of Marco Island’s sidewalk ordinance has resulted in the City Council agreeing to hold off on enforcement until changes are brought forward.

 Larry Honig proposed changes to the city’s sidewalk ordinance which requires property owners to construct sidewalks on all property.

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO ISLAND POLICE HAVE A NEW VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE AND A HIGHER WHEEL BASE 

 

 

 

 

It looks like the new incoming Marco city council will decide who will be the new interim city manager after council could not reach an agreement Thursday.  When council voted as to which candidate to hire the vote came up 4 to 2 each time but rules say the decision must be made with a minimum of five votes for a particular candidate.  David Harden was interviewed by council but then walked out of the meeting leaving two candidates left.   

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  WINN DIXIE CONTRIBUTES CHECK TO THE MARCO PATRIOTS.  THE STORE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO MARCO ISLAND ACADEMY DURING THE STORE'S GRAND REOPENING THURSDAY

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 



 

 

   

ABOVE: RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT HANDLING EMERGENCYS  ON MARCO ISLAND WITH A DEMONSTRATION ON WEDNESDAY

 



  
 
 
 

  The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act will allocate $40,000 this year towards providing school resource officers at Marco Island schools.

 City Council Monday will have to pass a resolution agreeing to a memorandum of understanding with Collier County Public Schools to accept the funding.

 

 

 

 

 

 FORMER CITY MANAGER LEE NIBLOCK'S HEARING HAS BEEN MOVED TO NOVEMBER 14TH.  THE FORMER MANAGER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH BATTERY ON A MARCO ISLAND WOMAN. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stone crabbers await to see how the harvest will go this year.  Red tide has already killed thousands of crabs.  Many species of crabs have washed up on Collier County beaches. Scientists say the crabs were escaping a dead zone of oxygen in the ocean. They said if stone crabs are dying, they're likely dying on the bottom.  Crabbers in Everglades City make their living off of stone crabs and are waiting to learn if there are many crabs to harvest

 

 
 

 

 

 Marco city council has interviewed two of the three candidates for interim city manager in the past ten days.  Maria Menendez, former assistant city manager of Coral Gables and assistant village manager of Pinecrest, and James Hock, former city manager of Joliet, Ill. and Park Ridge, Ill and David Harden, former city manager of Winter Park and Del Ray Beach are the three candidates left from a larger field.  

 

  

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

MARCO POLICE AND FIRE UNITS SEARCHED THE AREA AROUND THE JOLLY BRIDGE MONDAY 10 2 18 MORNING AROUND 8 AM AFTER RECEIVING A REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN THE AREA.  AFTER A COMPLETE SEARCH USING BOATS OFFICERS IT WAS DETERMINED THAT NO DANGER EXISTED.  LAST YEAR A WOMAN JUMPED TO HER DEATH FROM THE JOLLY BRIDGE AND A WEEK LATER OFFICERS RESCUED A MAN WHO ALSO WAS ATTEMPTING TO JUMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Boat 50, @GN_Fire Boat 90,@MyFWC and @CollierSheriff responded to a medical call off shore on the Key west Express Monday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THINGS TO KNOW FOR OCTOBER

1. Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala will host a Town Hall Meeting at Mackle Park  Wednesday, October 3 at 7:45 a.m.

2. City Council will interview the final candidate for the Interim City Manager position at a Special-Called Meeting on October 4. 

3. The new Fall Recreation Program Guide is now available.

4. City Council will hold a Workshop Meeting to discuss water quality October 18 at 5:30 p.m. 

5.  Annual Jerry Adams Chili Cookoff is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th from Noon to 4  pm at CJs on the Bay at the Esplanade.

6.  For emergency information and traffic updates and important weather alerts and warnings, the Marco Island Police Department is broadcasting at 1690 on your AM dial.

7. City Council Candidates that will be appearing on the November 6 ballot: Erik Brechnitz, Jim Richards, Victor Rios, Jerry Swiackiand Sam Young. Information regarding the candidates financial reporting can be accessed on the City’s website

8. the Marco Island Civic Association is sponsoring a beach clean-up on October 13 at 8:00 a.m. at the South Beach boardwalk.

9.  Join in the Halloween fun for a Movie in the Park – Hotel Transylvania 3 on October 26th at 6:49 p.m. and the annual Halloween Spooktacular on October 27th, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

10.Coming soon! 2018 Florida City Government Week is October 22-

 

 

 

 

 

 MARCO SHORES RESIDENTS BE AWARE THE TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF DISINFECTION BEGINS OCT 5TH THROUGH NOV 16.  Customers on Kidney Dialysis using a proportioning machine to prepare dialysate at home should contact their physician or equipment supplier to obtain the appropriate steps to accommodate the change in water disinfection. 

 

 

 

 

 Visitation to Collier County in August was 102,800, a 4.2 percent drop from August 2017 attributed to the perception of red tide in Collier County.   In October the CVB plans to ask commissioners for $250,000 to market to attract people to the area.  It aims to attract more people via social media, radio and TV.

 

 

 

AROUND 3PM ON TUESDAY 9 25 18 A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN THE NORTH BOUND LANE OF COLLIER BLVD SLOWED TRAFFIC TO A STOP ABOUT 45 MINUTES.  FIRE AND OTHER CREWS WEnt TO THE SCENE. TRAFFIC WAS REROUTED OFF THE ISLAND VIA THE GOBER BRIDGE.  THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:   COLLIER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS ACCEPTS A PROCLAMATION NAMING 9 25 18 AS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

 

 

 

On September 28th, 2018, the City of Marco Island deployed a three-way stop at South Barfield Dr. and Winterberry Dr to provide additional safety to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians using the new shared use pathways at this intersection.  Meanwhile the light at Collier and Winterberry is delayed because when digging to place footings for one of the poles a main sewer line was encountered that officials were not aware of.  This may delay the project for six months

 

 

It appears an organized group has been busy on Marco stealing boats including four vessel thefts between 5/6/2018 and 9/6/2018 on Thrush Ct., Taylor Ct., Century Dr. and Austin Ct. are all within a less than 1 mile radius from each other.  The similarity of the thefts include:  All Yamahas 300hp+ ,All in the same area, All have a high fuel capacity, None newer then 2015, Minimum Security, Power supplied to Lifts were ON, All within Collier and Smokehouse Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation pointed a webcam at the Tract K eagles’ nest and have placed it for viewing on line.  Nesting season starts October first.  They hope viewers can watch the couple raise at least a baby.  LCEC  placed the cameras weeks ago.  The camera can be seen here:  http://marcoislandnaturepreserve.org/eagle-camera/

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  TEAM BUILDING AT MARCO POLICE STATION 

 

 

 Some portions of the island lost power on Monday when it was reported a transformer blew.  Most of the island stayed on but a small portion lost power for about three hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 After completing an Internal Affairs Investigation started 3/29/2018, the Marco Island Police Department has terminated the job of Police Officer Kevin Hennings effective 9/18/18..

The Department investigated Hennings for violations of Departmental General Orders from on-duty inappropriate conduct with an adult female, Hennings was found to have violated General Orders associated with Conduct (Non-Compliance with Directives, Integrity, and, Conduct Unbecoming) and Telecommunications.

This investigation provides a clear message that the Marco Island Police Department takes all violations of general orders or policy seriously.  

 

 

 

 

The next time you dial 911 from an iPhone on Marco and SW Florida dispatchers will be able to pinpoint your location to send help.  National cell phone device and service providers have teamed up with 911 call centers including the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, to offer device-based location services for anyone dialing 911 in an emergency.   Anyone calling from an Apple phone in Collier County can have their location automatically relayed to dispatchers, who will be able to better direct first responders.  Apple users must first download the latest iOS update (iOS 12) for the service. Google has not yet enabled the service, once it is enabled, the software on the phone will send locations automatically, and nothing is required of the user

 

 

 

 Marco Island has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act because the city failed to provide closed captioning for videos on the city's  cable broadcasts.  Eddie I. Sierra filed suit in U.S. District Court, Middle District on July 26.  The council's settlement is for an amount less than $10,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES MEMBERS OF THE MARCO AREA YMCA

 

 

 

 

 

  

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO FIREMEN AND OTHER SAFETY FORCES WERE CALLED OUT TUESDAY MORNING 9/11/18 TO A FIRE CALL AT THE CHARTER CLUB ON MARCO ISLAND AT 700 SOUTH COLLIER BLVD. THE FIRE WAS IN A GENERATOR ROOM AND QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED.  NO ONE WAS INJURED

 

 

 

  

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

 

 

 U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, and state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, visited Everglades City on the anniversary of Irma, to discuss recovery efforts.   Everglades City has yet to reap the benefits of1.4 billion givin the state by congressto help rebuild.

 Everglades City is also waiting for money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency the city has submitted 18 projects totaling $2.5 million, and FEMA hasn’t reviewed any of them .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 AS OF 9 9 18 THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES BEING CONSIDERED FOR MARCO ISLAND  INTERIM CITY MANAGER HAS BEEN WHITTLED DOWN TO THREE.  THE THREE WILL INTERVIEW ON SEPTEMBER 25TH AND 27TH

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: LOCAL OFFICERS TAKE PART IN 9 11 OBSERVANCE

 

 

 

Before you know it, we'll be eating delicious fresh stone crab claws again!  To make sure they have a good send off, Everglades City is holding its "Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet"  Saturday, September 29, at the historic Rod & Gun Club on the Barron River. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. with fun for all the family and ends at 1:00 p.m. after contest results are announced. There will be Arts & Crafts booths, music, raffles, and bake sales. Local pastors will bless each boat at around 10:30 a.m.  The kiddies have a great time during the frog-jumping contest, a unique rural event. For the adults, there is the traditional Coconut Guava Cake contest and a raffle for 5lbs of the first claws caught by Grimm's Stone Crab.

The celebration is being organized by the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation.

 

 

 

 

More than 1,000 bears are roaming Southwest Florida so Collier County commissioners plan to request $90,000 of funding from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and purchase 400 bear-resistant trash cans. If the county gets the grant, the Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Division will add $10,000.

 

 

 

 

 

It looks cute and harmless, but the Puss Caterpillar can put you in the hospital. Southwest Florida is seeing an increase lately. Puss caterpillars have fuzzy backs and are easily identifiable.   The caterpillars will become moths, but while growing, they contain venom. None have been reported on Marco as yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS MAN.  IF YOU HAVE SEEN HIM PLEASE CONTACT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE

 

 

 

 Everglades city has applied for a grant for $2 million to elevate 20 to 25 homes to comply with current building codes any home or trailer that had been damaged more than 50 percent of the value must be brought up to code.  The city will also replace its streetlights and some community signs damaged by Irma.

 

 

 

The City of Marco Island (City) will be temporarily changing the disinfection process for the potable (drinking) water supply for the Marco Island Drinking Water Service Area. From September 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018, the water will be disinfected with free chlorine rather than chlorine combined with ammonia (chloramines). This conversion to free chlorine (a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines allows the City to perform an annual water distribution system purge as recommended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for water utilities using chloramines as their primary disinfectant. The process will start on Sept 1, 2018.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Above: In 2020, Marco Island Center for the Arts will be celebrating its 50th year of celebrating the arts, growing artistic skills in newcomers, developing expertise in the talented and promoting an appreciation of arts for patrons, the public and tourists. The core of the educational programming is the talented teaching artists that treat students like artists while focusing on fundamental skills and their specialized medium techniques. New classes in clay, metal smithing, mixed media, oil and watercolor are being offered during the 2018 – 2019 season. 

 

 

 

Dr Josephone V. Jasper MD  40 Heathwood

Drive Suite E, Marco island.  HEAR DR JASPER SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 10AM WHEN SHE ANSWERS MEDICAL QUESTIONS FROM MARCO RESIDENTS ON THE SUGAR HOUR

  

 

 

 

    

ABOVE: STUDENTS FROM EVERGLADES CITY TAKING PART IN GREATER MARCO YMCA EVERGLADES CITY ASPIRE

 

 

 

Chadd Chustz who worked as an environmental for the city of Marco Island has sued the city for wrongful termination of his employment saying he was deprived of his free speech when he reported environmental violations.  He claims he found false reports dealing with Mangroves.  The city had fired him because of what they termed poor performance.

 

  

   

 

ABOVE; LEADERSHIP MARCO SPENDS A DAY WITH MARCO ISLAND SAFETY FORCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH MARCO UTILITIES RESPONDED TO A WASTEWATER SPILL ON PALM ST AND BALD EAGLE WEDNESDAY MORNING.  DRIVERS WERE ADVISED TO AVOID THE AREA WHILE THE SPILL IS BEING CLEANED UP

 

Marco city council met Tuesday and read a proclamation recognizing the Greater Marco Family YMCA.  They also heard a report from the Ad Hoc Parking Solutions Commitee and gave first reading to to an ordinance reducing water utility STRP surcharges from 5% to 4%.  They discussed group housing and Assisted living home facility density and intensity.

City council continued it's quest to find a temporary city manager from the FCCMA adviser program.

 

   

ABOVE : RESCUE OF A MANATEE AT ROSE MARINA OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 

  

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

Collier County Red Tide Update

9/3/2018

Barefoot Beach  MEDIUM

Vanderbilt Beach  NOT PRESENT

Seagate  NOT PRESENT

Naples Pier  NOT PRESENT

 South Marco Beach  NOT PRESENT

 

 

 Marco Island’s Top Ten for September:

1. City Hall will be closed on Labor Day.

2. City Council will discuss candidates for the Interim CityManager position at the September 4 meeting at 5:30 p.m.

3. The FY2018-2019 millage rate and budget will be adopted by City Council at the September 4 and September 17 meetings.

4. Post Hurricane Irma – Second Extension of Fee Waiver for Certain Single-Family Permits. City Council extended the building permit fee waiver until March 10, 2019 for the following permits: reroof, screen enclosure, fencing, seawalls, and solar panels. 

5. City Council Candidates on the November 6 ballot: Erik Brechnitz, Jim Richards, Victor Rios, Jerry Swiacki and Sam Young.  

6.Tthe Beach Advisory Committee is sponsoring an evening beach clean-up September 4 at 6 p.m. at the South Beach boardwalk; the Friends of Tigertail Beach are sponsoring a beach clean-up September 15th at 8 a.m. at Tigertail Beach Boardwalk.

7.  Red Tide on Marco Island beaches have been low concentrations. Check the current status at the link:  https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/your-government/divisions-fr/pollution-control/red-tide/current-red-tide-status/collier-countyred-tide-status

8. The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee is holding a special workshop meeting   September 5 at 5:30 p.m. to review the updated plan. You can email your comments to Samantha Malloy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

9. Got Iguanas? Report them to Environmental Planner Tonia @cityofmarcoisland.com

 

10.Coming soon! Calling all shutterbugs…submit your photos of MarcoIsland for display on the City’s new website. Details to be announced.

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

DATE: 07/17/2018 Marco Island police  were dispatched to the Snook Inn in reference to theft of fishing poles stolen from a vehicle. Three male subjects were located and arrested Burglary to an Unoccupied Conveyance and were transported to the Naples Jail Center. 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MAGUIRE TEAM The Maguire Team - Marco Island -Realtors 239/259/6168

 

 

 

 

  

 

 KEEP IN TOUCH in: Shops of Marco Address: 135 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 393-6300

 

 

 

Collier County and Lee County schools have banned backpacks at all sporting events.

Collier County Public Schools no longer allow backpacks, cinch bags, and large bags at high school stadiums and gymnasiums.  Lee County Schools are also  banning anything that can be construed as a weapon.  More police and deputies will be patrolling as well.

 

 

 

    

ABOVE: MARCO AMBULANCE AND FIRE DPT AT THE CORNER OF BALD EAGLE AND COLLIER BLVD WEDNESDAY MORNING 10:45AM

 

WITH ALL THREE PRECINCTS REPORTING THE MARCO ISLAND AMBULANCE ISSUE FAILED 46.05  TO 53.95% 

 

ROY TERRY AND JEN MITCHELL WIN THE SCHOOL BOARD RACES AND PENNY TAYLOR AND ANDY SOLIS  WON THE COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RACE WITH CRYSTAL KINZEL WINNING THE CLERK OF COURTS RACE

 

 

 The Collier County Sheriff's Office identified a man whose body was found in Ochopee earlier this month.  Jorge Alejandro Bernal-Iznaga, 21, was found near the 57000 block of U.S. 41 East  Aug. 18

 

  

    

ABOVE: OUR OWN TONEY DELUCIA AKA STEVE REYNOLDS IS HONORED BY THE ROTARY

 

  

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO ISLAND, GREATER NAPLES AND NORTH COLLIER FIRE DEPARTMENTS DO A STRUCTURE FIRE DRILL FROM MIFR BOAT 50

 

 

Marco Kwik Stop/Marathon is looking for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious early Saturday morning 12 to 3 a.m. During that time the store was broken into if anyone saw anything can you please contact Marco police. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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AT 8:37 AM THURSDAY ( 8 23 18 ) MARCO FIRE AND POLICE WERE CALLED TO COLLIER BLVD IN FRONT OF THE MARRIOTT HOTEL TO INVESTIGATE A THREE VEHICLE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.  MAJOR DAMAGE WAS REPORTED TO ALL THREE.  THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

Watch out what you pull up around Marco's lakes.  Rocky Kale of the Model Yacht club on the island was arrested and taken to jail for removing weeds from Mackle Park Lake.   He and five other members were trying to launch a jon boat to reset buoys in the lake.  Two months later FF&W arrested him for removing weeds from the lake.  He posted bond and was released.  Strangely enough, the weeds were scheduled to be removed shortly according to officials.

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: ANOTHER GREAT WORKOUT AT THE MARCO YMCA

 

Marco City council has narrowed the list down to five candidates for city manager.  The issue was discussed this past week before council now council will begin the process of selecting a new manager as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Island Center for the Arts will be closing the Galleries for the month of September. The previously listed Call to Artists is cancelled. There will be no art exhibition. There will also be no 2nd Tuesday reception.  The classrooms, clay studio, gift gallery and administrative offices will be open.

 

 

 

 Marco Island residents, sportsman, captains and boaters. Here is a chance to contribute to our preservation of water quality. The Red Tide Offshore Monitoring Program needs volunteers to collect offshore water samples from all coastal Florida counties.  To see counties where volunteers are needed, visit Volunteer OpportunitiesExternal Website. Volunteers must be able to collect water samples at least once a month from piers, bridges, or docks alongshore or from locations at least 1 mile offshore. They may be asked to respond to reports of algal blooms and collect water samples for analysis. FWRI pays for sampling supplies and shipping costs.  Sign up here  https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1572867266

 

 

 

A convicted felon accused of impersonating a police officer and harassing a Marco Island renter faces new charges.  In June Marco Island police arrested 35-year-old Nicholas Troemner for aggravated assault and now have added charges after investigating new video.  Troemner is seen wearing a bulletproof vest and fake badge and armed with a hatchet and flashlight. He also has a fixed blade behind his back. Troemner violently orders a renter and another man out of their home.  Troemner was previously charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and arrested in a massive steroid bust.

 
 

The Marco Island  parking committee is looking into bringing in a free taxi service to the island by using a public-private partnership after hearing a presentation from The Nickel Ride a free taxi service funded through business sponsorships and a government subsidy Using a smartphone application as a hailing system.  The company could deploy nine cabs.

 The service would operate in areas where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less.

 

 

Can't make it to the game?  Hear all the action of Marco Island Academy vs Community School Friday at 7pm on 98.1 fm Marco  /  88.1 fm Everglades City.  Also, streamed on Tunein.

If you are going to the game don't forget it will be played on the Baron Collier field .

  

 

  

ABOVE:  MARCO POLICE RESCUE AN INJURED BIRD OVER THE WEEKEND

 

    

ABOVE: A FIRE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON DESTROYED A 1988 PORSCHE CAUSING $35,000 DAMAGE.  ENGINE 51 RESPONDED TO THE SCENE  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

ABOVE: BACK TO SCHOOL ON THE ISLAND.  MARCO POLICE PROTECT STUDENTS ON FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WEDNESDAY

 

The release of information concerning an internal investigation by Marco island police has shown that two former officers of the police department were found to be having sex while on duty.  The report named officers were Sgts James Inlow and Niel Giansanti both resigned from the force earlier this year.  Four investigations were conducted after complaints were received.  Inlow had also been accused of making threats in 2017 against the woman involved in his case.  

Detective Brian Granneman of the Marco police is also under investigation for knowing about the incidents with the two officers but not reporting it.

 

   

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO FIREMEN TAKE PART IN FORCED ENTRY CLASS

 

 

  

 

 

    

 

Marco Island police arrested Nicholas Stolinas charging him with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and a felon in possession of ammunition charges.   The charges came after a  woman reported she had been in an argument with him. Officers found 4.6 grams of heroin and small amounts of crack cocaine in his car.

 

ABOVE: MARCO FAMILY CHURCH AND THE YMCA HELD POOL PARTY LAST WEEK

 

 

 

A high-speed chase on US-41 between Naples and Marco Island Friday ended with a drug bust and two people arrested. Three cars were speeding down the east trail at 85 miles per hour while weaving in and out of traffic.  A deputy was able to pull two of the three cars over. Drivers were Emilio Flores and the other Andre Barrios. The third got away.  Deputies found a marijuana vape pen and handgun on the men.  Both were charged with reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance.

 

 

 

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THE REPAVING AND REMARKING OF BALD EAGLE DRIVE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK SAY OFFICIALS



 
 

There has been a lot of confusion between two different algae blooms. Microcystis is one type of Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae.   Lee County is getting bright green algae blooms of Microcystis in the Caloosahatchee River and estuary, those blooms cannot survive the salt water between Lee and Collier County. Microcystis is only present in the Lee County Caloosahatchee estuary because fresh water there lowers salinity.  Once this freshwater blue-green algae enters the Gulf of Mexico it dies.

 

We do not have this in Collier County but do continue to see the impact of red tide, wildlife mortality and respiratory irritation at our beaches. Red tide, is marine algae, forming 10- to 40-miles offshore then impacting our beaches when wind and water currents push it to the beach.  You can check if red tide is impacting your favorite beach before you leave the house by checking the Mote Marine Laboratory “Beach Conditions” app or www.visitbeaches.org. Also on the " MARCO ISLAND FLORIDA " app

 

 

 

 

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 BE SURE TO HAVE A BATTERY POWERED RADIO CAPABLE OF RECEIVING MARCO'S EMERGENCY INFORMATION  STATION 98.1 FM 

 

    

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE FOUNDATION SUMMER PICNIC GET TOGETHER

 

  

ABOVE:  ANOTHER GREAT DAY ON THE BEACH ON MARCO

 

  

ABOVE: MEMBERS OF THE MARCO CITY DEPARTMENTS ATTEND SOFTWARE TRAINING CONCERNING PACKAGE USED TO TRACK DAMAGE AND COSTS

 

The front door of all schools in Collier County's school district will now be locked this season  and visitors need to show a  photo ID and speak via a video doorbell to someone inside.  All high schoolers will  wear ID badges,  middle schoolers starting in January.   Collier County School Board approved new mental health measures last week and put them in place this school year, including psychologists and social workers on school campuses.  The sheriff's office continues to have a full-time deputy on campus at every school this year.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE;  ANOTHER FUN DAY ON THE BEACH AT MARCO ISLAND

 

 

   

ABOVE: MARCO PD MARINE UNIT ASSISTS LCEC REPAIR A POWER LINE CROSSING THE MARCO RIVER SATURDAY

 

A letter to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell from the Everglades Foundation is asking that America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 be tops on the agenda item when the US Senate returns next week.  The bill includes the Water Resources Development Act that authorities an  Everglades reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The reservoir is a crucial piece of the plans to send water south of Lake Okeechobee to end discharges impacting Florida's east and west coasts.

 

 

After the arrest of Lina Upham for DUI several weeks ago Marco city council has decided to ask the Collier County City Clerk to audit the contracts that Upham had assisted with during her employment as Purchasing and Risk Manager with the city.

 

 

 

Nominations are being accepted by the Marco Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 Marco Island Volunteer and Citizen of the Year to be presented to a volunteer and a citizen winners  who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the betterment of Marco Island. The awards will be presented at the Christmas Bash on November 24.

 

   

FYI Marco Dr Josephine V. Jasper MD is now appearing on the air at 10am Saturdays and Sundays on the Marco radio 98.1 fm. She will answer your questions about Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Erectile Dysfunction and more.  You can send her questions at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

MARCO AND AREA FIREMEN HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF A BOAT FIRE AT ISLES OF CAPRI LAST MONTH THAT DESTROYED A YACHT AND BOATS NEARBY 

 

   

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: National Friendship day was celebrated at the Marco YMCA last week

 

 

  

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KEEP IN TOUCH in: Shops of Marco Address: 135 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 393-6300

 

 

ABOVE:  CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM MARCO ATTEND A WEEK LONG CLASS TO LEARN OF NEW RULES

 

 

  

 

   

ABOVE:  MARCO BEACH CAM

 

 

 

 BELOW, TEN THINGS TO THINK ABOUT FOR AUGUST:

1. YOUR CITY, YOUR VOTE. The referendum asking voters whether they approve of the City replacing Collier County services with its own prehospital and interfacility advanced (EMS) and basic life support transportation (ambulance) services takes place on AUGUST 28. Information regarding this important vote is available on the City’s website at the following link: http://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/index.aspx?page=585

2. Candidate Qualifying for City Council has ended. Congratulations to the candidates that will be appearing on the November 6 ballot: Erik Brechnitz, Jim Richards, Victor Rios, Jerry Swiacki and Sam Young. 

3. Ordinance 18-11 revised the City’s sign regulations. Property ownerswishing to place signs  in residential districts (no permit required )should review Sec. 30-522(b)(10) that begins on line 571 of the ordinance:

4. At the August 6 meeting, City Council will discuss soliciting candidates for an Interim City Manager position through the Senior Advisor Program offered by the Florida City/County Managers Association.

5. Last Call – the final Budget Workshop for the FY2018-2019 budget will be at a special-called City Council meeting on August 8 at 5:30 p.m.

6. Slow down…school begins on August 15.

7. Keep our Beaches Beautiful – CJ’s on the Bay is sponsoring a beach clean-up on August 19th at 9 a.m. at the South Beach Boardwalk.

8. The design of Veterans’ Community Park will be discussed at the Parks & Recreations Advisory Committee meeting on August 21. Design professionals from Kimley-Horn and Associates will be presenting.

9. Got Iguanas? Report them to Environmental Planner Tonia Selmeski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10. Did you miss the 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Seminar? The presentation slides are available on the website at: http://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/modules/showdocument.asp

 

 

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An electrician suffered first and second-degree burns as he worked on the eighth floor of the Hilton Hotel on Marco Island Thursday.  A fireball flashed, shocked the man and left burns on 25 percent of his body.  He was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital.

 

 

 

Nominations are being accepted by the Marco Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 Marco Island Volunteer and Citizen of the Year to be presented to a volunteer and a citizen winners  who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the betterment of Marco Island. The awards will be presented at the Christmas Bash on November 24.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

RECOMMENDED MARCO ISLAND RESTAURANTS:

 

  

 

 

  

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

DAVIDE ITALIAN CAFE AND DELI COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE

 

 

CJ's ON THE BAY in: Esplanade Shoppes at Marco Island 740 N Collier Blvd #105, Marco Island,

Open Closes 10PM Phone: (239) 389-4511

 

 

 

SUBWAY SANDWHICH SHOP Island Plaza 670 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 394-7009

 

 

MARIOS  : 845 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 389-2863

 

 

   

 

FOXBORO SPORTS TAVERN 4420 Thomasson Dr, Naples, FL 34112 Phone: (239) 530-2337

 

 

  

 

 

  

MARIOS  : 845 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 389-2863

 

 

MARCO ISLAND RESTAURANT ALLIANCE

 

Cafe de Marco, Chop 239, CJ's on the Bay, Doreen's Cup of Joe, Joey's Pizza & Pasta, Kretch's, Mango's Dockside Bistro, Marco Island Brewery, Marco Movies, Marek's, Old Marco Pub, Petit Soleil, Sandbar, The Speak Easy Marco, Verdi's Bistro, Bistro Soleil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKERS MARINE 785 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 642-6764

 

 

 

 

 EXECUTIVE AUTO 2542, 855 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-4304

 

The  Sheriff’s Office received six telephone calls to the “Call Before You Pay” hotline from residents saying they were contacted anonymously by someone claiming to have evidence that their computer was used to access pornography and threatening to publicly reveal the information unless demands are met.   The scammer sends an anonymous letter claiming to have found pornography or evidence of some crime on the letter recipient’s computer then threatens to reveal the evidence to the victim’s family, friends or spouse. To avoid detection, the scammer insists on being paid in Bitcoin. In exchange for the one-time fee, the scammer promises to make the evidence disappear.  CCSO encourages residents to be vigilant against letter, phone and e-mail scams.  

 

  

WHERE MARCOITES COME FOR THEIR LOCAL NEWS AND WEATHER DAILY

 

SOUTHERN COMFORT AIR  994 N Barfield Dr #35, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 642-6642

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE AND FIRE DPTS PRACTICE FOR FUTURE EMERGENCY'S 

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLIED PAVER SYSTEMS, LLC

www.alliedpavers.com 217 Collier Blvd., #102 Marco Island, FL 34145

239-394-6152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HERB SAVAGE THE ARCHITECT OF MARCO ISLAND

 

 

The Collier Mosquito Control District says data shows high numbers of freshwater species in the Sabal Palm and Naples Shores areas.  They treated the Sabal Palm area Wednesday night  spraying dibrom to help keep the population down.  The Naples Shore area is scheduled for Thursday morning.  While some areas are seeing the increase in the freshwater species,  Marco is seeing a decrease in mosquitoes overall.

 

 

ABOVE: AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO CALL EITHER MARCO POLICE OR THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IF THEY RECOGNIZE THE TRUCK PICTURED ABOVE.  THE TRUCK IS PART OF AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION ION THIS AREA

 

 

   

ABOVE: MARCO ISLAND FIREMEN CONTINUE THEIR TRAINING LAST WEEK ON THE ISLAND

 

 

  

MARCO ISLAND POLICE ARE WARNING RESIDENTS ABOUT NUMEROUS SCAMS APPEARING ON THE ISLAND.  THEY INVOLVE CALLERS SAYING THEY ARE WITH THE IRS OR LCEC OR LAW ENFORCEMENT  AND CLAIMING YOU OWE MONEY AND MUST PAY IMMEDIATELY OR LOOSE SERVICE OR BE ARRESTED.  THESE ARE SCAMS AND YOU ARE WARNED NOT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THESE INSTEAD CONTACT THE MARCO POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: EVERGLADES CITY CHILDREN PAUSE FOR LUNCH WHILE TAKING PART IN THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S BUILD A CHAIR GET TOGETHER

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

An East Naples man who lives between Marco Island and Naples was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony sex crimes for separate offenses after a deputy noticed similarities in the cases.  Jorge Luis Lago is charged with one count of sexual battery from an October 2016 incident and one count of attempted sexual battery stemming from an incident in May. The victim told deputies a home health nurse had been to his house to attend to a sick relative.  The nurse invited the victim inside his vehicle so he could perform a medical exam.  The nurse grabbed the victim’s genitals, causing the victim to scream. The nurse drove away but not before the victim was able to take a photograph of the license plate.  Lago was taken into custody at his residence. He was in the Collier County jail awaiting his first appearance in court Thursday afternoon.

 

MOST RADIO LISTENERS ON MARCO GET THEIR LOCAL NEWS AND WEATHER FROM US

 

 

Marco City Council set a maximum millage rate at 2.03at it's meeting this week after several failed attempts which councilman Reed said were random figures thrown out.  2.03 figure includes .1808 mills for the city’s Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to create a l emergency medical services system and increase the ambulances on Marco Island.   The maximum millage rate of 2.2 failed by a 4-3 vote, motions for 2.0295 and 2.033 also failed 4-3 until an agreement was reach.

 

 SAMIS PIZZA : 227 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Menu: samispizza.com Order: hungerrush.com Phone: (239) 389-7499

 

GOOD NEWS FOR BEACH GOERS THE LATEST TEST OF WATER QUALITY AT MARCO BEACHES SHOWS SHOWS NO RED TIDE EXISTING

 

MARCO POLICE MADE A DRUG BUST WHEN THEY ARRESTED A HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA WOMAN SATURDAY MORNING FOR EXPIRED TAGS.  ELIZA MIZRACHI WAS FOUND TO HAVE WHAT OFFICERS DETERMINED WERE DRUGS IN HER VEHICLE AND THEY CHARGED HER WITH MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES INCLUDING POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND MANUFACTURING THE DELIVERY.  SHE WAS TAKEN TO NAPLES JAIL

 

 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE WARNING MARCO RESIDENTS THAT A SCAM IS AFOOT TO GET LCEC CUSTOMERS TO PAY FOR ALLEGED POWER SHUT OFFS IN THE COMMUNITY.  POLICE WARN RESIDENTS NOT TO BE TAKEN IN BY CALLERS WHO CLAIM THEIR POWER WILL BE CUT OFF IN AN HOUR IF THEY DON'T PAY IMMEDIATELY

 

 SUMMER DAY MARKET AND CAFE AT COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone

 

  

SUMMER DAY MARKET AT COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE FOR HEALTHY FOOD AND GREAT ATMOSPHERE 

 

  

ABOVE: OFFICER JOSH FERRIS RECEIVES A PROCLAMATION FROM THE CITY FOR HIS PADDLE CROSSING FROM THE BAHAMAS TO FLORIDA IN SUPPORT OF A DRIVE TO FIGHT CYSTIC FIBROSIS

 

  

 

 

 

The former Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton was arrested Monday for grand theft and official misconduct.  He is accused of stealing $48,000 in taxpayer funds for boat parts, construction materials and development fees.  He also is poroported to have  authorized 16 fraudulent checks from Everglades City.

Hamilton resigned from the mayor's office in September 2017 after two criminal complaints were filed with the Collier County Sheriff's Office.  The FDLE found Hamilton was the sole signature on city's checks over the past years despite a city rule requiring dual signatures from the mayor and city clerk.

Hamilton resigned from the mayor's office in September 2017.  He was booked into the Collier County jail.

 

  

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

MAGUIRE TEAM The Maguire Team - Marco Island -Realtors 239/259/6168

 

The next general election will be held on November 6, 2018.   3 of the 7 City Council Seats (designated as 2,4,and 6) will be up for election in 2018.

You can obtain a copy of the 2018 City Council Candidate Handbook explaining how to run for council by contacting the City Clerk at (239) 389-5010.  You can also download or browse the handbook here:  2018 City Council Candidate Handbook

 

 

 

     

MARCO CANVAS AND UPHOLSTERY : 991 Chalmer Dr #7, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1718

 

 

    

ABOVE: CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON THE NEW JILK FAMILY CENTER

 

At Monday night's Marco city council meeting among other things council discussed:

Resolution Approving the Purchase Order for American Engineering Consultants of Marco Island, Inc., for the Design of the San Marco Road Shared Use Pathway Project, in an amount not to exceed $93,000.00

Resolution Approving the Purchase Order for Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., for the Design of the North Collier Boulevard Shared Use Pathways, in an amount not to exceed $188,426.00, which includes survey

Proclamation Commending Officers Josh Ferris, Bob Marvin & Clayton Smith

 

 

  

ABOVE CAMP MACKLE EVENT ON THE BEACH TUESDAY

 

  

FOXBORO SPORTS TAVERN 4420 Thomasson Dr, Naples, FL 34112 Phone: (239) 530-2337

 

 

EXECUTIVE AUTO 2542, 855 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-4304

 

 Marco police are investigating:

Stolen Vessel, 659 Century Ct: 34’ Jupiter stolen from residential lift.

Theft of Watch 480 Gray Ct: 

Grand Theft Auto 1257 Bluebird Ave: Arrested- adult female for theft of 2014 black Volkswagen Jetta. 

Grand Theft 1896 Calusa Ct: $1500 Roofing materials stolen from driveway after sitting 10 days. 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MARCO ISLAND CITY PURCHASING AND RISK MANAGER , LENA UPHAM WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CHARGED WITH DUI AFTER SHE DROVE HER CAR INTO THE WATER AT COLLIER BLVD AND CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE.  THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT 4:17PM.  HER CAR HAD CROSSED THE MEDIAN INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.  SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM THEN TAKEN TO NAPLES JAIL CENTER WHERE SHE POSTED $1,000 ON SUNDAY AND WAS RELEASED.

 

 

 

 

CJ's ON THE BAY in: Esplanade Shoppes at Marco Island 740 N Collier Blvd #105, Marco Island,

Open ⋅ Closes 10PM Phone: (239) 389-4511

 

 

 

 

ABOVE; MARCO SGT HAUETER ATTENDS DARE SHOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE: MAN DOWN ON THE MARCO BEACH OVER THE WEEKEND

 

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

SAMIS PIZZA : 227 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Menu: samispizza.com Order: hungerrush.com Phone: (239) 389-7499

 

Florida's ethics commission has found probable cause in  the case of former Marco Island Director of community affairs, Bryan Milk.   Milk was fired in 2014 for not disclosing that he was in a business  relationship with the owners of a property that was being considered for a land use change.  The decision is not a finding of guilt.  the issue now moves along a level of determining if a violation has occurred.

 

 

 

 

  

     

ABOVE: PICTURES FROM SATURDAY'S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT EVERGLADES CITY

Florida's ethics commission has found probable cause in  the case of former Marco Island Director of community affairs, Bryan Milk.   Milk was fired in 2014 for not disclosing that he was in a business  relationship with the owners of a property that was being considered for a land use change.  The decision is not a finding of guilt.  the issue now moves along a level of determining if a violation has occurred.

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO SAFETY FORCES TOOK DELIVERY OF A NEW VEHICLE TO BE USED BY MARCO POLICE.  YOU'LL SEE IT ON PATROL OVER THE WEEKEND.

  

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

  

ABOVE: WORK CONTINUES ON MARCO ISLAND'S  FIRE STATION

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ABOVE: RIBBON CUTTING FOR THE OPENING OF A NEW COUNTY SATELLITE OFFICE AT COLLIER BLVD AND RT 41 NORTH OF MARCO

   

  

 

 

FOR ALL YOUR DENTAL NEEDS ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY 606 BALD EAGLE MARCO ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

     

 

 

MARCO ISLAND ACADEMY HAS HIRED A NEW FOOTBALL COACH.  BILL CRANSTON WILL TAKE OVER THE REINS AND DIRECT THE RAYS THIS FALL FOOTBALL SEASON

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ABOVE; MARCO POLICE ON A ROOF AFTER RECEIVING A CALL THAT A MAN HAD BEEN SPOTTED WITH A GUN 50 FEET IN THE AIR FRIDAY.  WITNESSES WERE UNSURE OF THE DETAILS AND NO GUN WAS FOUND.  HOWEVER, THE MAN ADMITTED TO POLICE HE HAD PULLED A KNIFE.  HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

  

ABOVE: WORK BEGINS ON THE NEW FIRE STATION 51 CONSTRUCTION SITE THIS WEEK

 

 

Marco Island Woman’s Club awards scholarships to high school students, living on Marco Island, and supports various local non-profit organizations.  The group meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, To become a member, call President, Christine Koppel at 856-906-4319 or go to marcowomansclub.com.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENTS IF THEY RECOGNIZE THIS MAN.  HE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN SEVERAL ROBBERIES AROUND COLLIER COUNTY.  IF YOU KNOW WHO HE IS CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT.

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND POLICE DPT HAS ADDED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL.  IT DEBUTED ON WEDNESDAY WITH IT'S FIRST FEATURE, A RECRUITMENT PROMOTION.  YOU CAN SEE THE NEW SITE HERE:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp6TgNCRBXE&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT KAMALA PATTON TOOK TO TWITTER WEDNESDAY 2/22/18 TO ASK PARENTS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN TO REPORT ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS TO AUTHORITIES AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA DISPLAYED TWO SEPARATE REPORTS OF POSSIBLE VIOLENCE TOWARD COLLIER SCHOOLS THIS PAST WEEK.  SHE POINTED OUT THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPORTING WHAT THEY HEAR TO KEEP OUR SCHOOLS SAFE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Collier County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton, along with Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler, Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino and campus police of Florida SouthWestern State College and their respective staffs continued to work over the weekend to develop an enhanced school safety plan to help everyone feel safe when they return to class Monday morning.

This is in addition to enhancements that were put into place in Collier County schools immediately after Wednesday’s school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County and is in addition to the long-standing partnership between CCPS and CCSO that has kept our schools safe for many years.

All Collier County public schools will have at least one Youth Relations Bureau deputy assigned to it full time, and these assignments will be reassessed regularly and incorporated into strategic staffing plans in upcoming budgets. In addition, there will be increased law enforcement visibility at all public, private and charter schools as well as on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office still has open and active investigations relating to the social media posts, statements and threats made recently relating to our schools. CCSO takes these investigations very seriously. The students involved in the incidents that are under investigation have been removed from school pending the outcome of the investigations and are under law enforcement observation.

It is especially important for everyone in the community to report suspicious or unusual activity to law enforcement. Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity can call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.

We will make additional safety updates for our community as information comes available.

Also, students should be aware that making threats, even over social media, can result in serious consequences including arrest and we ask that parents have this very important discussion with their kids.

Kamela Patton, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Collier County Public Schools

 

 

    

 

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