Letter to the Editor: Frank DiMaggio

Dear Sir, I write to express my opposition to the Marco Island Rental Ordinance recently approved by the City Council. My wife and I purchased our beautiful Marco Island house last year. We are very proud to be able to own this beautiful home in such a wonderful community and we were very disappointed with the recent passing of the […]

Letter to the Editor: Martin and Sheila Bell

As owners and tax payers of 140 Seaview Court 1401N, we want to express our opposition to City or Marco Island Ordinance 15-01. It might be well intentioned, but it is an overreach of government and is unnecessary, costly, and unwieldy to manage. As we understand it the problems this ordinance addresses were in single family homes. Condos are self-regulated […]

Letter to the Editor: Rafael Curquejo

I have been a regular visitor to Marco Island.  In fact my wife and I got married on the Island on 11.11.11   We love the island and are hoping to permanently move there in the next 24 months. Your new short term rental regulation is a deal breaker for us to invest in Marco. It makes 2nd home ownership harder […]

Letter to the Editor: Kathy Campbell

10% of voters are required to sign a petition in the month of June, is this fair? I implore everyone eligible to vote, please turn in your signed copy of the petition by May 18th. Real estate offices and the Marco Board of Realtors are collecting them, as you cannot mail one copy with standard postage. More laws will not lead to peace, […]

Letter to the Editor: Frank R. Recker, DDS

I just actually performed a cursory review of the rental ordinance for the first time. The only ‘winner’ in this attempt to regulate rentals will be the City Attorney who will be required to defend multiple legal challenges.  I think there are unconstitutional provisions in the ordinance and would hope that the City obtained a formal written opinion from the […]

Letter to the Editor: William and Joan Brannick

We have been a condo owner for 15 yrs. at The Village at Smokehouse Bay and 3 yrs. at Bayside Club. Our condo rules and board control and address any problems with renters. In addition they have background checks prior to renting. I am a tax payer on 2 properties . I do not need an ordinance to ensure that […]

Top 10 Beach List for 2015

Four Florida beaches are listed among the best in the nation in the annual Top 10 Beach List for 2015: Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs ranked #2, St. George Island State Park in the Panhandle ranked #3, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne ranked #6 and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples was ranked #9. Florida State […]


As you know, the Clerk of Courts is responsible for the county’s Accounts Payable function and to that end, his staff is required to pre-audit all invoices to ensure that the Clerk does not approve and pay an illegal expenditure.  The Clerk is prohibited by statute from making improper payments.  Upon the Clerk’s determination that the invoice to be paid […]


Lieutenant Walsh conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was unable to stay in a single lane.  Officer Lugg arrived to assist.  After initially complaining of health issues, the driver was cleared by EMS.  Seated field sobriety tasks were performed by the driver which led the Officers to believe that the driver was probably impaired. The driver was arrested for […]

Keith Dameron and new officers to lead Collier Injury Prevention Coalition

Keith Dameron, Vice President with IBERIABANK  has been named Chair of the Collier Injury Prevention Coalition, Mike Reagen, Coalition Chair Emeritus, announced today. “Dameron is an obvious choice to move the Coalition forward,” Reagen said. “He is the organizer and driving force behind several very successful bank and community initiatives including the Health “PLUS” Medical Lecture Series, the “In The Round” […]