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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Post Election - Everything is Great!

By Mike Sullivan

I have lived on Marco all my adult life and here at 453 South Heathwood since 1988. Before the city acquired the S, Heathwood Water Plant it was quiet and well maintained.

SSU demonstrated respect for the neighbors and even landscaped it back there so it was like an extension of Mackle Park.

Once the city took over things declined rapidly. They quit watering, let all the nice landscaping die and started using the area as a dump site for Public Works and contractors working on city projects.

As you are probably aware if you live within 300 feet of the South Heathwood Water Plant there will be a public hearing on 2/22/08 at 9:00 am in the Community Room of our Police Station.

Public Works Director, Rony Joel wants "a conditional use permit to allow for expansion of an essential service within an RSF-4, Residential Single Family Zoning District, as necessary to provide for staff offices and indoor and outdoor storage of equipment and parts within and adjacent to an existing facility.."

I find it rather disturbing that they have already constructed the office/trailers and have been storing equipment in the parking area they constructed last summer. Also the inclusion of " as necessary " which gives Joel pretty much free reign to do whatever he wants as long as he deems it necessary.

Our Director of Public Works has ignored our concerns and on the few rare occasions he has privileged us with a reply, he has lied and demonstrated his arrogance by stating " It is City property and I will do with it as I deem fit."

This is what has been going on behind the fence - http://resortphotographics.com/SWTP/Blog/Blog.html

Since we were promised all staging would stop last June, there have been at least 4 different contractors nosily using this area. Why is it City Hall will not adequately address these issues?

Please help to fight the injustices being forced on the families of those who have the misfortune of living near city property by attending this public hearing. If you can't attend please write a letter.

Written comments filed with the City of Marco Island Community Development Dept. prior to 2/22/08 will be considered at the public hearing.

1 Comments:

  • Marco Island needs land for the Public Works Department.

    The Public Works Department is illegally operated out of Mackel Park.

    The Mackel Park deed restrictions prohibit use for anything other than a park.

    Ask almost anyone at City Hall where the Public Works Department is located and they’ll point to Mackel Park.

    Mr. Moss, Mr. Souza, and Mr. Minozzi have been confronted and informed but apparently choose to ignore the deed restrictions.

    Mr. Minozzi, your response to me was disgraceful.
    Mr. Souza, keep quiet and keep your job.
    Mr. Moss, farewell.
    Mr. Joel, procure land for your utility and leave my park.

    Ben Powell
    399 Heathwood Drag
    Marco Island
    239-394-2499



    How well do the city parks operate?

    Once was grass has turned to dirt where large trucks tend to drive while making deliveries etc. City utility and construction is laid within the park boundaries.

    Children play with this illegal dangerous garbage pile in Mackel Park.

    Teenagers play by night and toddlers during the day.

    Where is the Marco Island Public Works Department? Where is park director Dana Souza? Where is the city council?

    The deed restrictions specifically forbid this type of operation or use our Mackel Park.


    The Mackel Park deed restrictions prohibit use for anything other than a park.

    Ask City Hall to direct you to the Public Works Department located in Mackel Park.

    Mr. Moss, Mr. Souza, and Mr. Minozzi have been confronted and informed but apparently choose to ignore the deed restrictions.

    Mr. Minozzi, your response to me was disgraceful.
    Mr. Souza, keep quiet and keep your job.
    Mr. Moss, farewell.
    Mr. Joel, procure land for your utility and leave my park.

    Ben Powell
    399 Heathwood Drag
    Marco Island
    239-394-2499



    Mackel Park is the appropriate location for experts to display what not to do.
    Once was grass has turned to dirt where large trucks tend to drive while making deliveries etc. City utility and construction waste is laid within the park boundaries.
    Teenagers play by night while toddlers during the day in this waste pile as the City operates their Public Works department ignoring the restrictions set forth in the deed.
    Deed restrictions prohibit the use of a City utilty and it's garbage and taffic within Mackel Park.
    Mr. Minozzi, your response to me was disgraceful.
    Mr. Souza, keep quiet and keep your job.
    Mr. Moss, farewell.
    Mr. Joel, procure land for your utility and leave my park.
    Start with attending a seminar Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Mackle Park. You can learn from the experts what to do and not do as you landscape your property.
    Visit the South end of Mackel Park...
    Come and See
    Ben Powell
    399 Heathwood Drag
    Marco Island
    239-394-2499








    Wonderful Mackel Park is used as a City Dump Site

    Children play in an illegal dangerous garbage pile in Mackel Park.

    Teenagers play by night and toddlers during the day.

    The deed restrictions specifically forbid this type of operation or use our Mackel Park.

    View it here http://www.34145.com/Park/Deed1.jpg

    The City Hall will direct you to the Public Works Department located “in” Mackel Park.

    Mr. Moss, Mr. Souza, Mr. Minozzi and Mr Joel have been confronted and informed but apparently choose to ignore the deed restrictions.

    Mr. Joel, procure land for your utility and leave my park.


    Ben Powell

    Come and see for yourself.

    399 Heathwood Drag
    Marco Island
    239-394-2499

    Once was grass has turned to dirt where large trucks tend to drive while making deliveries etc. City utility and construction is laid within the park boundaries.

    My family is disturbed each morning at 5:AM as the Public Works starts up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:53:00 PM  

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