RE: Marco Island Sewer System - Robert Popoff 239-825-3278
From:Iglehart, JonTo: Shoaf, KathyCc: Gaskin, Carla A.; Palmer, Mollie
I spoke with Councilman Popoff. The issue is the political climate on Marco as a result of the septic tank replacement program. He received a threatening e-mail last night after a 4/3 vote in favor of continuing the program. Councilman Tucker's mailbox was destroyed last night. Both voted in favor. Other incidents of similar behavior directed against the council members in favor of the project have occurred. C. Popoff contacted the Governor's office for assistance in dealing with the increasingly threatening environment. A local police investigation reviewed the e-mail and did not pursue charges. He is very concerned that the incidences are increasing in both number and severity and is asking for State assistance.
C. Popoff indicated that he had had a conversation with Dane Eagle of the Governor's office a few weeks back, and was awaiting for assistance on how to deal with these issues. He had called because of the recent escalation.
An election for several Council members will occur in January, and a group intent on stopping the project has candidates on the ballot. It is currently a single issue election.
From: Shoaf, Kathy
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 11:47 AM
To: Drew, Mimi; Iglehart, Jon
Cc: Gaskin, Carla A.; Palmer, Mollie
Subject: Marco Island Sewer System - Robert Popoff 239-825-3278
Governor's office just called to let us know that Robert Popoff with the Marco Island City Council called their office and said that Marco Island is having problems with their sewer system and they need immediate help.
Can you please call Mr. Popoff and see if there is any immediate assistance we can render? Please advise status. Thank you.
Office of the Secretary
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 10
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
Phone: 850-245-2011 Fax: 850-245-2021
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