YOUR MARCO ISLAND APP IS A FREE SERVICE OF THE NEWS DPT OF MARCO'S OWN RADIO STATION 98.1 FM 1480AM. HEAR DETAILS OF MARCO-GOODLAND-ISLES OF CAPRI AND EVERGLADES CITY LOCAL NEWS ON YOUR MARCO STATION WEEKDAYS ON THE HOUR 6AM TO NOON
SATURDAY'S ISLAND CONCERT WAS TERMED A GREAT SUCCESS WITH MANY ISLANDERS COMING OUT TO VET'S PARK TO HEAR THE MUSIC AND TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVITIES. THE EVENT WAS SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF MARCO ISLAND AND OPEN TO EVERYONE.
PARTICIPANTS TAKE PART IN GAME NIGHT DURING SOAPFEST HELD OVER THE WEEKEND ON MARCO
ABOVE, MARCO FIREMEN CALLED OUT SATURDAY MORNING TO A FIRE AT HIDEAWAY BEACH. CREWS FOUND A SPRINKLER HEAD ACTIVATED
MARCO SAFETY FORCES PRACTICED ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE DURING AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THIS WEEK
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES START AT 11AM MONDAY AT VETERANS PARK. FOR THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND, THE SERVICES WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON MARCO RADIO 98.1 FM, 1480 AM AND ON THE MARCO ISLAND APP
ABOVE, MARCO ISLAND FIRE RESCUE RECEIVE A THANK YOU ACKNOWLEDGMENT FROM THE NAPLES FIRE RESCUE FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN THE MERT PROGRAM
THE ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING EVERGLADES CITY IN THE ISSUE OF THE CITY WATER TREATMENT PLANT HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE COURT. REBECCA VACCARIELLO AND LARRY MORGAN CITED IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEM AND EVERGLADE CITY ON THE ISSUE. THE CITY'S WATER TREATMENT PLANT HAS BEEN OUT OF COMPLIANCE FOR SOME TIME AND COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO GET EG CITY TO BRING IT UP TO DATE.
ABOVE, ISLAND POLICE INVOLVED IN AN IN SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM SATURDAY MORNING
ABOVE: MARRIOTT EMPLOYEES CELEBRATING SPIRIT TO SERVE DAY AT THE MARCO FIRE DPT
State forestry officials said Tuesday that a brush fire that burned 7,500 acres in Golden Gate Estates last month was caused by a lawnmower.
A homeowner on 30th Ave was mowing the lawn April 20, and noticed smoke coming from the rear of his property.Officials say the lawnmower likely caused the fire.The fire destroyed five structures, with an estimated total loss of more than $400,000.The homeowner will be responsible for paying suppression costs but no criminal charges will be filed.
Collier County Mosquito prevention dpt surveillance program indicates high numbers of salt marsh mosquitoes in the eastern Marco Island area, including Goodland, Caxambas, Whiskey Creek and Isles of Capri. These areas will be treated Tuesday, 5/23 after 6 AM by helicopter using Dibrom. Details on this treatment mission are at cmcd.org/spray_maps. #swfl #fightthebite
BELOW IS A MAP OF THE AREAS WITH HIGH LEVELS OF MOSQUITOES ON THE ISLAND AS OF 5 23 17
MARCO CITY COUNCIL HAS SET ASIDE $26000 DOLLARS TOWARD A GOAL OF $50,000 TO PAY FOR FIRE WORKS THIS COMING FOURTH OF JULY ON MARCO ISLAND. DONORS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE. YOU MAY DONATE BY CONTACTING THE MARCO ISLAND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1102 NORTH COLLIER BLVD ON THE ISLAND. NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL
The Everglades city Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 1st. This year’s theme is “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Donations are appreciated and help fund the day’s event including fireworks, the parade, and celebration at McLeod Park.
MARCO ISLAND CITY OFFICIALS MET LAST WEEK TO TALK ABOUT THE 2017 BUDGET. THEY WERE TOLD THE CITY WAS BEHIND IN REVENUES SO FAR TO THE TUNE OF A LITTLE OVER $400,000 BUT THAT THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS WERE WAY BELOW BUDGET SO FAR AS WELL. COUNCIL DISCUSSED A COPCN PETITION TO ALLOW THE CITY TO OPERATE IT'S OWN AMBULANCES INSTEAD OF THE COUNTY BUT REACHED NO CONCLUSION
ABOVE: THE LAST DAYS OF " WATERWISE " SPONSORED BY THE YMCA AND MARCO SAFETY FORCES
THE MARCO ISLAND PLANNING BOARD LAST WEEK TALKED ABOUT LETTING THOSE PROPERTIES LOCATED CLOSER TO EACH OTHER THAN LATER PARCELS BE JUDGED UNDER DIFFERENT REGULATIONS WHEN IT COMES TO PLACING AIR CONDITIONERS, GENERATORS ETC OUTSIDE. THEY DECIDED TO LET THE CITY STAFF COME UP WITH SUGGESTIONS
FDOT had been planning to work on Collier Blvd between Jolly bridge and Fiddler's creek in 2022 but heard about so many safety concerns they're trying to make those repairs in the next few months
FDOT says over the summer so they should have a better idea when the road will be worked on.
ABOVE, MARCO FIREMEN ON THE SCENE OF A FIRE IN AN ISLAND CONDO REPORTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN AN APARTMENT ON THE FIFTH FLOOR
ABOVE: MARCO POLICE INVESTIGATED A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TUESDAY IN WHICH A CAR WENT OFF THE ROADWAY AND INTO A TREE AT MACKLE PARK
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Wednesday, 5/17 Mission: Our surveillance program indicates very high numbers of salt marsh mosquitoes in the Marco Island area, which will be treated by Skyvan airplane after 10:30 p.m. with Dibrom.
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.
CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK:
5/16/17 PARKS AND REC 3PM
5/17/17 BEACH ADVISORY 9AM
5/18/17 WATERWAYS 9AM
5/19/17 PLANNING BOARD 9AM
MARCO POLICE HAVE CLOSED THE RIGHT TURN LANE NORTHBOUND AT SOUTH HEATHWOOD AT SAN MARCO RD SATURDAY AFTER A SINK HOLE DEVELOPED AT THAT LOCATION. CITY CREWS ARE WORKING ON THIS
ISLAND TOWERS DENTAL
A BOAT FIRE SATURDAY MORNING RESULTED IN THIS BOAT MELTING ON MARCO ISLAND. FIREMEN ARRIVED SATURDAY MORNING AND PUT OUT THE BLAZE
The Collier County Mosquito control district reports their surveillance program indicates very high numbers of salt marsh mosquitoes in the Marco Island and Henderson Creek areas, and we have scheduled two missions tonight for these areas. Marco Island will be treated by Skyvan airplane after 10:30 p.m. with Anvil. The Henderson Creek area will be treated after 10:30 p.m. by a Skyvan airplane with Dibrom
ABOVE, MAPS DEPICTING AREAS IN WHICH LARGE NUMBERS OF MOSQUITOES HAVE BEEN DETECTED
ON THE 17TH MOST OF THE ISLAND WILL BE SPRAYED AT 10:30PM SEE MAP BELOW FOR AREA TO BE SPRAYED
MEMBERS OF THE MARCO ISLAND FIRE DPT TEACH WATER SAFETY TO 3RD GRADE STUDENTS FRIDAY
Marco council met this past week and decided they " might " submit a self sufficiency certificate to the county relative to controlling ambulances within the city. Council specified that they wanted a second ambulance on the island year round.
Marco city council met this past week and council agreed to a plan to give Goodland Road back to the county who would keep 2 million dollars the county has withheld from the city for roads and if approved the city would give to the county an additional 1.5 million in impact fees which have been withheld by the city. The County agreed to the plan but both the county and city must still vote on it.
ABOVE IS THE SCHEDULE FOR MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN THE AREA
MARCO ISLAND, Fla – On May 20, 2017, in conjunction with and in support of the 2017 National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) campaign, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux) Flotilla 95, Marco Island, will present an “On the Water Emergency Safety Seminar” at the Marco Island Historical Society’s Rose Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145. Three sessions will be held: 11 A.M; 1 P.M.; and 3 P.M. It is open to the public, boaters and non-boaters alike. Know what to do and how to use your safety equipment before the unexpected happens.
OFFICIALS SAY YOU SHOULD NOT MISTAKE AN ALGA BLOOM FOR RED TIDE. THE BLOOMS HAVE SHOWN UP ALONG COLLIER BEACHES SINCE TUESDAY 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
MARCO ISLAND'S AD HOC PARKING COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY AT 2PM AND APPOINT
VARIOUS PEOPLE TO THE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR POSITION AS WELL AS GREET THE NEW
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.
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 SATURDAY
MARCO POLICE DISPLAY AT C A P OPEN HOUSE SAT
AT 1:38 PM ON TUESDAY (5/2/17) MARCO CITY OFFICIALS REPORTED THEY WERE RESCINDING THEIR BOIL WATER NOTICE IMMEDIATELY. OFFICIALS SAY THEY DID NOT FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF CONTAMINATION AND YOU MAY BEGIN TO USE YOUR WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.
THE BURN BAN CONTINUES IN COLLIER COUNTY
STUDENTS FROM MARCO GET A CHANCE TO TRY OUT THE FIRE DPT HOZES
POWER WAS OUT FOR ABOUT 35 MINUTES MONDAY MORNING 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 MONDAY'S 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
COLLIER COUNTY OFFICIALS WERE BUSY WITH THE USE OF A MARCO FIRE TRUCK TO INVESTIGATE A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT FRIDAY AROUND NOON IN THE SOUTH BOUND LANE OF COLLIER BLVD 951. TWO TRUCKS COLLIDED WITH EACH OTHER CAUSING A CLOSER OF THE LANE FOR ABOUT A HALF HOUR
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee meets 12/19/2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and Will discuss the youth council
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.
A BURNING BAN HAS BEEN DECLARED IN COLLIER COUNTY INCLUDING MARCO ISLAND AS OF 10AM FRIDAY (4/21/2017) PER COUNTY MANAGER LEO OCHS
ABOVE 30TH STREET FIRE LIMITS AS OF MONDAY 4/24/17. The 7,000-acre 30th street wildfire in Collier County is 75 percent contained.
High winds were fanning the flames Wednesday morning, and they're afraid the fire could grow.
A number of homes and out buildings have been lost but the fire has been pushed into an
ABOVE: Tuesday's Marco island code enforcement magistrate's hearing
ACHIEVE REALTY INVEST WITH
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 SUNDAY MORNING FROM MARCO ISLAND AS WELL AS THE SMELL OF SMOKE
ABOVE: SUNDAY MORNING GOLDEN GATE 30TH ST FIRE BRIEFING AMONG COLLIER COUNTY FIRE FIGHTERS
ABOVE MARCO FIREMEN FOUGHT A FIRE ON A SMALL BOAT SATURDAY MORNING (4/22/17)
MARCO FIRE PERSONAL ON THE SITE OF THE 30TH ST FIRE SATURDAY
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT ON THE SCENE
EMERGENCY STAFF PLAN FIRE FIGHT ON THE 30TH ST FIRE SATURDAY
AS OF 5PM FRIDAY (4/21/2017) THE ABOVE EVACUATION AREAS HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED IN CONNECTION WITH THE 30TH STREET FIRE. AN EVACUATION CENTER HAS BEEN SET UP AT GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY CENTER
THE SMELL OF SMOKE PERMEATES THE AIR AROUND MARCO ISLAND AS OF FRIDAY 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
A NEW FIRE DUBBED THE " 30TH STREET FIRE " WAS IDENTIFIED EAST OF EVERGLADES BLVD IN GOLDEN GATE. AS OF FRIDAY 20% OF IT HAD BEEN CONTAINED. EVACUATION ORDERS WERE ISSUED THURSDAY (4/20/2017) BUT RESCINDED FRIDAY MORNING. MARCO ISLAND FIREMEN BEGAN HELPING OUT AT THE SITE THURSDAY. SMOKE FROM THIS BLAZE COULD BE SMELLED ON MARCO THURSDAY MORNING. SEE ABOVE FOR NEW EVACUATION ORDERS.
THE COWBELL BRUSH FIRE NORTH OF I 75 AND SOUTH BIG CYPRESS SEMINAL RESERVATION HAS GROWN TO 21556 ACRES AS OF WEDNESDAY WITH ABOUT 52% OF THE BLAZE CONTAINED. ALL OF THE CAMPS WITHIN THE AREA HAVE CLOSED, SOME 250 PEOPLE ARE NOW BEING USED TO FIGHT THE BLAZE
MARCO FIREMEN DEMONSTRATED THE NEW JAWS OF LIFE EQUIPMENT RECENTLY RECEIVED BY THE DPT
ACHIEVE REALTY INVEST WITH
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 MONDAY AND 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 ON MONDAY STOPPED A VEHICLE FOR SPEEDING AND FOUND A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE INSIDE ALONG WITH DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. THE DRIVER WAS ARRESTED.
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
ANOTHER WILDFIRE BROKE OUT NORTH OF MARCO ISLAND JUST EAST OF RT 951 OVER THE WEEKEND. THE BLAZE WAS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF 951 AND I75 NEAR THE COUNTY LANDFILL. COUNTY EMPLOYEES WERE AFRAID THE FIRE MIGHT IGNITE METHANE AT THE SITE. FIRE FIGHTERS ARE ON THE SCENE
THE EASTER BUNNY MADE HIS ANNUAL APPEARANCE ON THE ISLAND SATURDAY
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 UNTIL 9AM ONLY
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
Dwight Brock, Clerk of Courts, to hold Special Passport Application Day Saturday, April 29th at North Collier Government Services Center at 2335 Orange Blossom Drive from 9:00 am – 4 pm to assist the public in processing new U.S. Passport Applications.
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 SATURDAY 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 is scheduled for Easter Sunday under a big tent on the Isle this year.Pastor Curt Ayers will officiate the service on Easter Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m., April 16.
STUDENTS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN CPR AT A SPECIAL CLASS OFFERED ON THE ISLAND LAST WEEK
ABOVE, RESIDENTS WATCH RELAY FOR LIFE HELD SUNDAY
MONDAY MARCO ISLAND CITY COUNCIL DECIDED TO WAIT RATHER THAN ALLOW
A NAUTICAL CUT-IN GARAGE AND POSTPONED THE DECISION UNTIL THEIR MEETING
ON JUNE 5TH. THE HEARING FROM WHICH THE DECISION ARRIVED WAS TO ALLOW
A CONDITIONAL USE AT THE SITE.
MARCO COUNCIL ALSO TOOK TIME TO ADDRESS THE ROAD CONDITIONS WITH THE CITY
AND THE ISSUE OF THE ROAD TO GOODLAND
STUDENTS FROM TOMMY BARFIELD ELEMENTARY WERE FEATURED FOR THEIR VOLUNTEER SERVICE BY CCPS THURSDAY
MARCO POLICE COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS ASSISTED THE FLORIDA WILE LIFE COMMISSION WITH TWO CALLS CONCERNING BURROWING OWLS ON THE ISLAND THURSDAYBurrowing 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
MARCO ISLAND CITY COUNCIL MEETS NEXT MONDAY. AMONG OTHER THINGS COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO PASS A RESOLUTION AGAINST A STATE LAW THAT IF PASSED WOULD TAKE CONTROL OF RENTAL PROPERTY'S OUT OF THE HANDS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO APPOINT DAVE VERGO TO THE PLANNING BOARD
The Large Dog Park will be closed this Friday, March 31, 2017.
The Small Dog Park will remain open (other than from 1 pm to 3 pm for regular maintenance).
The closure is due to the construction of the new pathway.
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 WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE ESPLANADE
A 73-year-old Connecticut woman was killed when struck by a car in Lely Tuesday morning 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 THIS PAST WEEK
ABOVE 98.1 FM MARCO RADIO STATION'S OWN STEVE REYNOLDS MCS THE MARCO SEA FOOD FESTIVAL LAST WEEKEND AT VETS PARK BELOW MORE PICTURES FROM THE EVENT:
AT 7:28AM MONDAY 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 QUICKLY APPROACHING. 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
MUTTS AND MARTINIS, AN ANNUAL EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR THE ESPLANADE ON MARCH 29TH. BEGINNING AT 5PM THE ANNUAL EVENT INVITES MARCO RESIDENTS TO BRING THEIR DOGS DOWN AND SUPPORT THIS COMMUNITY GET TOGETHER
THESE SCOUTS LEARNED ABOUT SAFETY DURING A SPECIAL TOUR TAKE OVER THE WEEKEND 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
COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN, DEPICTED ABOVE, WHO APPROACHED A JOGGER ON THE LELY CULTURAL PARKWAY NORTH OF MARCO ISLAND THIS WEEK AND ATTEMPTED TO ASSAULT HER. IF THIS MAN LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE YOU KNOW GET IN CONTACT WITH THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERRIE'S OFFICE
Applications now being accepted for the Ad hoc Parking Solutions Advisory Committee Posted Date: 3/23/2017 10:00 AM
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 MEETING ON MONDAY 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 SUNDAY MORNING ON SOUTH MARCO ISLAND
NOT A GREAT BOATING DAY FOR THIS COUPLE WHO WERE RESCUED FROM THEIR BOAT AFTER IT RAN AGROUND SATURDAY MORNING 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 AS OF WEDNESDAY. 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 WEDNESDAY'S FARMERS MARKET AT MARCO ISLAND VETERAN'S PARK
WHEN CITY COUNCIL MEETS IT WILL CONSIDER A MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT WITH SURROUNDING SAFETY DISTRICTS
03/15/17 3:02pm - Per Collier County a precautionary boil water notice is not required for the Mainsail Hammock Bay area. Collier County did have water main break (low pressure) in this area, however it was isolated to Fiddler's Creek for repairs.
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 SUNDAY 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 SUNDAY MORNING 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 FRIDAY. 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 FRIDAY 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 Thursday. as officers approached he fled but was apprehended, arrested and jailed
785 BALD EAGLE DRIVE
THURSDAY MORNING (3/9/17) THE EVACUATION ORDER FOR FOREST GLEN, CLUB NAPLES RV AND PANTHER WALK WAS LIFTED AND OWNERS CAN RETURN. AS OF 9:30 AM HEAVY SMOKE WAS EXPERIENCED ON COLLIER BLVD FROM DAVIS SOUTH TO SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF 41 AND COLLIER. RT 41 EAST OF COLLIER BLVD ALSO EXPERIENCING HEAVY SMOKE. THE FIRE IS REPORTED TO BE 50% CONTAINED AT THAT TIME.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT (3/8/17) ALLIGATOR ALLEY WAS REOPENED BUT MOTORISTS WERE CAUTIONED AS SMOKE WAS STILL LINGERING ACROSS THE ROADWAY.
AID STATION SETUP AT FIRE SITE
ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY
THE MAGUIRE TEAM 719 BALD EAGLE 239-259-6168
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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 TUESDAY NORTH OF MARCO
B & B THEATERS JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM MARCO ON RT41 JUST A 15 MINUTE DRIVE
AS OF WEDNESDAY MORNING ALL COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE OPEN. AT 6AM WEDNESDAY COLLIER BLVD WAS OPEN THROUGHOUT IT'S LENGTH BUT I75, ALLIGATOR ALLEY, REMAINS CLOSED FROM COLLIER TO CR 29 AND WILL REMAIN SO ALL DAY. THE FIRE CONTINUES TO BURN ALONG THE ALLEY. A TRAILER PARK SOUTH OF THE ALLEY AND A SUBDIVISION WERE EVACUATED LAST NIGHT.
WEDNESDAY MORNING THE FIRE WAS BORDERED BY BECK BLVD NORTH, COLLIER BLVD WEST AND MARINO CIRCLE TO THE SOUTH. 8500 ACRES HAVE BURNED SINCE THE FIRE STARTED MONDAY..
MARCO FIREMEN ON SCENE OF 5000 ACRE FIRE NORTH OF THE ISLAND
A SHELTER IS SET UP AT GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY CENTER FOR EVACUEES.
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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.
COLLIER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS CONTINUE TO FIGHT A FIRE THAT CIRCUMVENTS ALMOST 5000 ACRES NORTH OF MARCO ISLAND EAST OF COLLIER BLVD. TOWARD THE END OF MONDAY COLLIER BETWEEN RATTLESNAKE AND DAVIS WERE SHUT DOWN AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF DAVIS AND RATTLESNAKE AT 4PM DUE TO HEAVY SMOKE. SMOKE COULD BE SEEN OVER NAPLES AND MARCO THROUGHOUT THE DAY. AS OF TUESDAY NOON ABOUT 40% OF THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED.
THE ROADS REOPENED TUESDAY MORNING BUT CLOSED AT NOON. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FIRE CAN BE ADDRESSED TO 239-252-8444. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE CAREFULLY IN THAT AREA. AS OF TUESDAY MORNING MOST SMOKE WAS CONCENTRATED ACROSS 951 SOUTH OF RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK FOR ABOUT ONE MILE
LELY ELEMENTARY WAS EVACUATED TO CALUSA PARK ELEMENTARY TO BE SAFE TUESDAY. PARENTS WERE ALLOWED TO PICKUP THEIR STUDENTS AROUND 10AM THERE. AN ID WILL BE REQUIRED. IF A PARENT DID NOT PICKUP THEIR STUDENT THEN THE STUDENT WAS DELIVERED HOME AT THE USUAL TIME BY BUS.
MARCO CITY COUNCIL MET MONDAY (3/6/17) COUNCILMAN LARRY HONIG REPORTED HE FELT COLLIER COUNTY SHOULD TAKE BACK GOODLAND RD REPAIR AND ELEVATE IT. HONIG DID CONCEDE THAT MARCO ISLAND BORE SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ROAD SITUATION.
COUNCILMAN JERED GRIFONI SAID THE CONTRACT AS PRESENTED TO SEPARATE THE OUT GOING CITY MANAGER FROM THE CITY WAS TERRIBLE AND GROFONI BELIEVED IT NEEDED MUCH IMPROVEMENT BEFORE HIRING A NEW MANAGER AND GRANTING A SIMILAR CONTRACT GRIFONI BELIEVES THE NEWLY CRAFTED SEPARATION AGREEMENT IS FAIRER. THE NEW AGREEMENT GRANTS $89,000 IN SEVERANCE PACKAGE COSTS. COUNCIL ACCEPTED MANAGER HERNSTADT'S SEPARATION AGREEMENT 5-2 WITH COUNCILMEN BATTE AND BROWN VOTING NO.
COUNCIL ACCEPTED AND PASSED THE RECOMMENDATION FOR A ONE YEAR MORATORIUM ON TRANSFER OF DENSITY CREDITS.
COUNCIL MADE THE
FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS TO
SAM YOUNG - WATERWAYS
RAY MC CHESSNEY - BEACH
FOLLOW CITY COUNCIL NEWS ON 98.1 FM MARCO'S RADIO STATION AND ON THE MARCO ISLAND APP FREE ON YOUR
THE ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE OVER THE WEEKEND GARNERED A GOOD CROWD FOR THE PARADE AND THE HOOLEY IN VETS PARK.
MARCO AUTHORITIES HAD TO DRAG A VEHICLE OUT OF THE DITCH OVER THE WEEKEND.
MEETING ON FRIDAY (3/3/17) THE MARCO PLANNING BOARD APPROVED THE WORDING OF A PROPOSED ORDINANCE THAT WILL GO BEFORE MARCO COUNCIL CREATING A MORATORIUM ON THE TRANSFER OF DENSITY CREDITS SIMILAR TO THOSE THAT WERE PROPOSED NEAR VETS PARK. BOARD MEMBER FRANK MULLIGAN WAS THE ONLY DISSENTING VOTER. VOTE.
TUESDAY (3/7/17) AN OPEN HOUSE WILL BE HELD AT THE MARCO WATER AND SEWER DPT 807 ELKCAM CIRCLE FROM 9:30AM TO 11AM. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED BUT MUST BRING A PHOTO ID AND WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES
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
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
HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCO POLICE DPT LOG
Officers were dispatched to the Marco Ocean Beach Resort in reference to a stolen vehicle. A male suspect,
John Maxwell, who was allegedly impersonating a valet, was arrested for Grand Theft Auto and was
transported to the Naples Jail Center.
DATE & TIME: 01/26/2017
Officers were dispatched to a residence located on 5th Avenue in reference to a death investigation.
Officers were dispatched to a residence located on Palm Street in reference to a death investigation.
Officers were dispatched to a residence located on Riverhead Ave. in reference to a stolen vehicle. The suspect,
Dalton Goforth, was located in Naples with the vehicle and was arrested for Grand Theft Auto and transported
to the Naples Jail Center.
OFFICERS ALSO VISITED THE BELOW FOR INVESTIGATIONS:
• 448 Balsam Ct. in reference to burglary to garage
• 601 Seaview Ct. in reference to burglary to a vessel / fishing equipment stolen
• Fraudulent lease signed for property in Fiddler’s Creek, subjects are from Marco Island
• 826 E. Elkcam Cir. in reference to a trespass issued
• 570 Heathwood Drive in reference to a hit and run with property damage to median
• 850 S. Collier Blvd. in reference to $7,750.00 in criminal mischief to vehicle. Investigation conducted,
juvenile was arrested and charged
• 457 Tallwood St. in reference to theft investigation
• 829 Saturn Ct. in reference to theft of checks / fishing equipment
• 1671 Orleans Ct. in reference to theft of money
The above three cases are related. Investigation conducted, subject was arrested
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 IN THE MORNINGS 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 TUESDAY 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
THE MARCO ISLAND CODE ENFORCEMENT MAGISTRATE WAS BUSY TUESDAY AS HEARINGS DEALING WITH CODES WERE HEARD
ITS HERE! THE NEW RESCUE BOAT ARRIVED AT ISLES OF CAPRI DOCK AT THE GREATER NAPLES FIRE STATION DOCK AT FIRE STATION 90 TODAY!
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 SATURDAY
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
MARCO POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE PLANNING FOR ANOTHER CITIZENS ACADEMY TO BE HELD IN APRIL ON THE ISLAND. THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE THREE LEVELS, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT CAPT BAER AT 239-389-5050. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD APRIL 5TH, 8TH AND 12TH. THERE ARE 15 SPOTS AVAILABLE
ABOVE THE MARCO BEACH STEWARDSHIP TRAINING THURSDAY. THE EVENT IS BOLSTERED BY RETURNING VOLUNTEER STEWARDS
ISLAND TOWER DENTAL
Construction of new infrastructure at the City’s reclaimed water production facility (RWPF) on E. Elkcam Cir. is nearing completion. The new facilities will initially be placed into service on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 as part of the construction. Starting on this date until the first week of April, 2017 there may be additional odors coming from the facility. These additional odors during this period are normal and unavoidable as the new biological odor control unit comes online. Any potential odors dissipate rapidly and pose no health concerns. The City will be monitoring the odor levels and appreciates your understanding during this construction. The new facilities will replace aging infrastructure and will ensure the high level of quality service provided by the City.
Please feel free to call one of the following City representatives if you have any questions:
Jon Pratt, 239-389-3946
Justin Martin, 239-389-5184
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
The latest water off Marco island was sampled Feb. 14. Researchers warned there could be issues with red tide through this Wednesday.There have been no fish kills reported with this round of red tide in Collier County.
FDOT is spending $2 million to erect a 10-foot-tall barbed-wire fence on both sides of alligator alleyNorth 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.
2017 Real Estate on Marco Island is off to a fast start!
(MLS statistics released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors®
for Marco Island only properties.)
During the month of January our market realized a solid increase in activity when compared to prior year same time frame according to the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service. Closed sales and properties under contract spiked across all three residential categories (Single Family Homes, Home-site/Vacant Lots and Condos). Inventory levels provide an excellent selection for buyers and the Median Sale Price for Single Family Homes increased. Well priced properties on Marco Island are selling and momentum is building for the 2017 season!
Closed sales for January 2017 performed very well relative to January 2016:
Twenty-three Single Family Homes sold which is an increase of 43.75% versus prior year same time frame.
Twelve home-sites (vacant lots) sold which amounts to a 20.00% increase over prior year.
Thirty-eight condos sold, an 11.76% increase over last year.
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)
The Marco Island Police Department is excited to begin accepting applications for its 2017 Citizen’s Academy!
While the Citizen Academy concept is not new in the United States or on Marco Island, we continue to believe the Citizen’s Academy is a successful strategy to develop new partnerships within the community, as well as preserving and enhancing formerly established and valued relationships. We know that the community expects great things of the Marco Island Police Department and the Department believes that it has designed an intense, informative and exciting program.
The Academy will consist of two Wednesday evening and 1 Saturday class: April 5th (5pm to 10pm), April 8th (9am to 530pm), and April 12th (5pm to 10pm). On the last day of the Academy, current Academy graduates will participate in a graduation event with former Academy Alumni, Police Officers, Marco Police Foundation members and City officials. The Marco Island Police Department anticipates demand for this unique program will outpace availability. Preference will be given to City Residents, or those whose occupation or place of business is on Marco Island. To apply, please complete the Application and Liability Waiver. You may obtain these documents using the below link or you may request them via phone: (239) 389-5050, and we will mail, email or fax you the documents. Please return the application and waiver by email, mail or in person to:
Captain D. Baer [MIPD Citizen Academy] 51 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145
ABOVE MARCO FIREMEN CALLED TO AN AIR CONDITIONER FIRE ON DORANDO COURT SATURDAY NIGHT
RESIDENTS WERE BUSY SATURDAY (2/18/17) MORNING AT 8AM PICKING UP TRASH ON SOUTH BEACH. THE MONTHLY BEACH CLEANING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND
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 A FRIDAY MORNING 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
In efforts to focus on reliability of the electric system that serves Marco Island, LCEC will commence maintenance work on N. Barfield Dr. on 02/20/17. This project includes the installation of two concrete poles on both sides of the bridge west of Butterfly Ct. The project will occur between 965 N. Barfield Drive (An LCEC Substation) and 757 N. Barfield Drive. LCEC will notify impacted residents of any planned outage as well as have certified flaggers on site while crews are working.
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.
ABOVE LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM JACKET DISPLAY DEDICATED FRIDAY ON MARCO ISLAND
MARCO FIREMEN WERE CALLED OUT THURSDAY (2/2/17) TO A CAR ACCIDENT ON NORTH COLLIER BLVD. AS SEEN ABOVE, A CAR JUMPED THE PARKING BARRIERS AND STRUCK A TREE.
ACHIEVE REALTY INVEST WITH THE BEST!
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.
A RAINY SUNDAY DAMPENED THE MULLET FESTIVAL AT GOODLAND BUT A GOOD CROWD SHOWED UP FOR THE EVENT. ABOVE, MARCO LOCAL 2887 MAN A BOOTH SUPPORTING ONE OF THEIR OWN, BABY CASH
RESIDENTS BEACH ON MARCO ISLAND WILL GET THREE NEW LIFE JACKET STANDS LIKE THE ONE ABOVE ON FEBRUARY 2ND WITH A RIBBON CUTTING AT 4PM. THE STANDS ARE DESIGNED TO HOLD LIFE JACKETS FOR CHILDREN WHO VISIT THE RESIDENTS BEACH
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.
60-day Comparison (November – January 2016 – 2017)
The most recent 60-day time period (11/22/2016 to 1/22/2017) leading into 2017 has indicated several positive trends versus prior year same time period as we head into season.
Single family homes have realized a 42.85% increase in the number of transactions (50 versus 35), a 29.31% increase in pending sales (75 versus 58) and a 23.19% increase in the median sell price ($800,750 versus $650,000).
Vacant lots have achieved a 22.72% increase in the number of transactions (27 versus 22), a 26.92% increase in pending sales (33 versus 26), although the median sell price has decreased 35.67% ($302,000 versus $469,500).
Condos realized a 2.46% increase in transactions (83 versus 81), the pending sales were flat versus last year at 92, but the median sell price increased 9.09% ($480,000 versus $440,000).
Additionally, it is worth noting that new listings have ranged from 3% below last year to 3% above last year during this time frame for the different types of properties. Overall some encouraging signs as we begin the new 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
MONDAY (1/23/17) STARTS LITERACY WEEK AT TOMMY BARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON MARCO ISLAND. ALL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DRESS UP AS A VOCABULARY WORD.
MARCO POLICE WRANGLED A 10 FOOT LONG PYTHON FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER RECEIVING A CALL THT IT WAS LURKING IN THE HIDEAWAY BEACH AREA. NO ONE WAS HURT.
239- 389-9400 BE SURE TO CALL IF YOU HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY
THEY HONOR ALL MAJOR INSURANCE AND WORK WITH THOSE UNINSURED
ABOVE OUTGOING PRESIDENT OF THE MARCO ISLAND POLICE FOUNDATION RECOGNIZED FOR HIS EFFORTS DURING RECENT MEETING
ABOVE MARCO PD HONORS SUNSET GRILL FOR THEIR SUPPORT
MARCO ISLAND POLICE CHIEF SCHETTINO PRESENTS DETECTIVE RICHARD STOLTENORG WITH THE 2016 POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD
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.
MARCO POLICE REMIND YOU OF CYCLIST STATISTICS ABOVE
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.
Marco Island, FL, January 4, 2017 - After 21 years at the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director Sandi Riedemann-Lazarus has announced her retirement effective January 1, 2017. 2016 and 2017 Chamber President Alex Parker, III stated:
"Sandi has been a great asset to the Chamber, and we wish her
all the best in her transition to retirement. We sincerely appreciate
her years of dedicated service."
The Board of Directors has been working to find the right candidate to take over this important leadership position and is pleased to announce that we have selected community leader and recent Citizen of the Year award recipient, Dianna G. Dohm as the new Executive Director.
RAINY WEATHER DID NOT DETER A LARGE AMOUNT OF ISLANDERS FROM TURNING OUT FOR THE WEEKLY FARMER'S MARKET AT VETS PARK ON WEDNESDAY.
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Marco police have received numerous reports of tools stolen around the island including:
DATE & TIME: 11/18/2016
INCIDENT: Grand Theft
Officers were dispatched to a new construction property located on San Marco Road in reference to tools
being stolen. Investigation continue
DATE & TIME: 11/22/2016
INCIDENT: Grand Theft
Officers were dispatched to The Hilton construction site in reference to tools being stolen. Investigation
DATE & TIME: 11/22/2016
INCIDENT: Grand Theft
Officers were dispatched to a new construction property located on Bald Eagle Drive in reference to tools
DATE & TIME: 11/20/2016
INCIDENT: Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance
Officers were dispatched to the Eagles Nest Condos in reference to a High Rise Fire Alarm. The male subject
who pulled the alarm, Charles Wheller, was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and was
transported to the Naples jail.
Monday morning two teenagers were injured after their SUV rolled over north of Goodland Drive.
Tristen Jennings and Tim Sheppard, both 18 years old and from Naples are in critical condition . Jennings lost control of the Chevy Suburban he was driving along San Marco Road. and crashed into a pole.
The car then rolled over. Jennings was thrown from the car. Sheppard remained in the car.
The Florida Forest Service issued a warning Friday asking people not to burn outside, A brush fire consumed 10 acres in the Golden Gate community on Friday, but firefighters say it doesn't take much for fires like these to burn out of control.
The state brush fire index map shows the fire dangers across the state Friday most of the state was at a dangerous level with Lee County among the worst in the state.
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.
A Seffner man is accused of driving drunk, urinating in public, while his 8-year-old daughter was in the car with him.Thomas Lemmons of Seffner had an open container in his car while driving between Marco and Naples.A witness saw Lemmons stumble out with his daughter, bags in hand, and urinate in the parking lot
There is still time to volunteer for our Boards and Committees
City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the following boards and committees:
Beach Advisory Committee
Beautification Advisory Committee
Code Advisory Committee
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
Waterways Advisory Committee
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 January 2, 2017. For more information contact Laura Litzan at (239) 389-5010.
AN EVERGLADES CITY FIRE FIGHTER WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OVERDOSED ON THE JOB. HIS CAR WAS FOUND OUTSIDE THE OCHOPEE FIRE STATION WITH PIPES, PILLS AND OTHER ITEMS INSIDE. SERGIO VALDES WAS TREATED OCTOBER 27TH AFTER DEPUTIES FOUND HIM IN HIS CAR WITH A NOSE BLEED AND SWEATING . HE WAS TAKEN TO PHYSICIANS REGIONAL HOSPITAL . HE IS PRESENTLY ON LEAVE .
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JUDY FROM ARTURO'S ENJOYS CELEBRATING WITH THE MARCO POLICE AND FIRE ABOVE
6PM WEDNESDAY ( 12 21 2016 ) MARCO ISLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING TRAFFIC CRASH ON COLLIER BLVD NORTH OF CITY
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.
MARCO ISLAND FIREMEN FIGHT A VEHICLE BLAZE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 4PM ON COLLIER BLVD. NO ONE WAS HURT
ABOVE: PICTURES FROM THIS WEEKEND'S CHRISTMAS PARADE ON MARCO
MARCO FIREMEN AWAIT THE ARRIVAL OF SANTA VIA HELICOPTER SATURDAY
WE ARE SORRY TO REPORT THE DEATH OF ROGER LALONDE. ROGER DIED THURSDAY OF HEART FAILURE. HE WAS WELL KNOWN AS A REPORTER ON MARCO ISLAND WHOSE BYLINE WAS OFTEN TAGGED TO LOCAL SPORTS COVERAGE. ROGER WAS 72. A SERVICE IS PLANNED FOR EARLY JANUARY
MARCO FIRE AND POLICE FOUNDATION FLOAT HOGWARTS EXPRESS MAGICAL CHRISTMAS
FOR THE MARCO CHRISTMAS PARADE
1369 N. Collier
MARCO CITY EMPLOYEES ENJOY THIS YEARS CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH FOOD AND FUN PROVIDED BY SAMANTHA, PATRICK AND THEIR ELVES
THE MARCO FIRE SPORT CLAY SHOOTING TEAM COMPETED AGAINST THE MARCO POLICE DPT THIS PAST WEEK
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.
HOLIDAY STOP AND SHOP IS ALMOST READY AT TOMMIE BARFIELD ELEMENTARY CHECK OUT ABOVE!
THE MARCO ISLAND BOAT PARADE WAS JUDGED A GREAT SUCCESS SATURDAY WITH MANY BOATS FROM MARCO AND ISLES OF CAPRI TAKING PART ALONG WITH A WEALTH OF CITIZENS ENJOYING THE EVENT FROM THE SHORE.
ANYBODY ON MARCO REMEMBER THIS AN ACTUAL PICTURE OF A CROWN VICTORIA NOT STUCK ON THE BEACH? PIC CURTSY OF
MARCO ISLAND POLICE DPT
THE ANNUAL BOAT PARADE WAS JUDGED A SUCCESS FROM ALL THE BOATS WHO REGISTERED FOR THIS YEARS EVENT. THIS TIME AROUND IT WAS A COMBINATION OF ISLES OF CAPRI'S PARADE AND THE MARCO YACHT CLUB ANNUAL EVENT.
MARCO ISLAND POLICE SENT THIS FLAG TO CAPT KIRSCH IN AFRICA ON DECEMBER 7TH TO BE FLOWN THERE IN COMMEMORATION OF PEARL HARBOR DAY
NTS WATCH THE FINAL MOMENTS OF THE OLD BUILDING
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.
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL INVESTIGATED A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NORTH OF MARCO ON RT 41 AT THE INTERSECTION OF NAPLES RESERVE BLVD NEAR MANATEE MIDDLE SCHOOL OVER THE WEEKEND. THERE WERE INJURIES IN THE CRASH WHICH OCCURRED AT 3:27PM SATURDAY. TWO VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED. AND THERE WAS SEVERE DAMAGE TO BOTH. TRAFFIC IN BOTH DIRECTIONS WAS STOPPED UNTIL ALMOST 7PM
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.
FRIDAY 9/9.2919 HS FOOTBALL
BOLCA CHRISTIAN 44
GOLDEN GATE 7
MARCO FIREMEN STAND BY WHILE CREWS REPAIR A GAS LEAK JUST OFF NORTH BALD EAGLE FRIDAY (9/9/2016) THE LEAK REPORT CAME IN AROUND 3PM WHEN SOMEONE DIGGING IN THE AREA HAPPENED TO HIT THE GAS LINE. THERE WAS NO EXPLOSION AND NO ONE WAS HURT. THE REPAIRS WERE COMPLETED BY AROUND 4PM
HERE ARE THE ROAD DIVERSIONS FOR NEXT WEEK ON MARCO:
MARCO ISLAND FIRE DPT AND STATE HIGHWAY PATROL WERE ON THE SCENE OF A FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SAN MARCO ROAD AND CURCIE RD AT AROUND 5:40AM FRIDAY MORNING. INDICATIONS ARE A VEHICLE WENT OFF THE ROADWAY AND INTO THE MANGROVES ON THE CURVE THERE. MORE INFORMATION IS EXPECTED LATER. THE ROADWAY WAS CLOSED AS OF 7AM.
ABOVE, MARCO ISLAND FIREMAN WORKS TO FREE THE VEHICLE.
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
TELL THEM YOU HEARD THE SUSIE'S DINER COMMERCIAL ON THE RADIO AND GET 10% OFF YOUR BILL
AT SUSIE'S DINER COLLIER AT BALD EAGLE ON MARCO
High-tide has drowned sea turtle nests all over Collier county including Marco island with water and sand.
Experts say they are concerned that baby sea turtles won't make it to water. Some nests were affected by
Tropical Storm Colin but others have hatched successfully.
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.
PHYSICIANS REGIONAL BROKE GROUND FOR A NEW BRANCH WEDNESDAY 9/7/2016 AT 10 AM AT
RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK RD AND RT 41 ON THOMASSON DRIVE. THE NEW EAST NAPLES
CLINIC OFFERS PRIMARY CARE, WALK-IN CLINIC AND MEDICAL SPECIALISTS.
PEOPLE WHO MIGHT ENTER RESIDENT'S BEACH ARE REMINDED OF THE RULES ABOVE
MARCO FIRE DPT WAS CALLED OUT TO A REPORT OF DOWN WIRES ON SATURDAY (9/3/2016) AFTERNOON. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.
HOBBIE LOBBY IS PLANNING TO OPEN A NEW STORE AT THE INTERSECTION OF RT 41 AND COLLIER BLVD NORTH OF MARCO IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THEY PLAN TO BE IN OPERATION ON OCTOBER 17TH. THE NEW STORE IS BEHIND OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE ON RT 41 SOUTH
ALSO PLANNED AT THE SAME INTERSECTION ARE POLLO TROPICAL,TEXAS ROADHOUSE AND A CHIPOTLE RESTAURANT,
FRIDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL
MIA GAME CANCELLED
A LARGE TURNOUT TOOK EVERY SEAT AT THE MARCO ISLAND PLANNING BOARD MEETING FRIDAY. RESIDENTS SPOKE FOR AND AGAINST THE PLAN TO BUILD A NEW 165 ROOM HOTEL JUST OFF VETERANS PARK. THOSE IN FAVOR POINTED OUT THAT ADDITIONAL PARKING WILL BE CREATED BY THE NEW BUILDING AND THIS WOULD AID THOSE COMING TO EVENTS AND NOW HAVING TO PARK IN THE SWALES.
SOME RESIDENTS SPOKE OUT SAYING THE PROJECT WOULD END EVENTS AT VETS PARK LIKE THE FARMER'S MARKET AND SPECIAL COMMEMORATIONS DUE TO HIGH TRAFFIC
THE BOARD DECIDED THAT MORE INFORMATION WAS NECESSARY AND WILL DISCUSS THE ISSUE FURTHER AT THEIR SEPT 16TH MEETING.
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.
The non-stop rains Wednesday washed out intersections and yards and left fish in front yards
of Marco Island..
Some Marco residents worry if puddles remain mosquitoes will become a problem.
Marco police say that despite some areas looking bad, no roads have officially been closed as of Tuesday night.
They advise people to go slow while driving and not drive through flooded areas if they can avoid them.