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Marathon receives preliminary report on workforce affordable housing needs

Marathon receives preliminary report on workforce affordable housing needs

The City of Marathon has received a draft report on its workforce and affordable housing needs. The paper, authored by the Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center, was issued earlier this week and city officials are busy pouring over the details. “I want to make sure the underlying data supports the conclusions,” said Josh Mothner, chair […]

Federal judge dismisses case against city of Marathon

Federal judge dismisses case against city of Marathon

Cinque, Lugiciano, Stuffed Pig cleared of any wrongdoing for sewer hookup Last week a federal judge dismissed a case brought against the city of Marathon, former Mayor Mike Cinque, former Planning Commissioner Ralph Lucignano for “interference and other various” accusations. The suit, filed by the Joseph Ardolino estate, represented by Richard Warner and John Parente, […]

Low income housing going up on 73rd

Low income housing going up on 73rd

The groundbreaking was attended by members of government, the community and the developers: Chamber CEO Daniel Samess, left, KAD Managing Member Marty Flynn, Chamber Director TJ Patterson, Marathon Vice Mayor Mark Senmartin, Commissioners Dan Zieg and Bill Kelly, Chamber President Ryan Elwell, KAD members Shane Sarver and John Haslett. —– 26 units coming in January, […]

Hemeyer out, Saus in – Marathon releases Utility Director and hires new one

Hemeyer out, Saus in – Marathon releases Utility Director and hires new one

On Friday, at 4 p.m., the City of Marathon released Wastewater Utilities Manager Zully Hemeyer as part of a “reorganizational” measure. “We are comfortable with the service she has provided us,” said City Manager Mike Puto, “and she leaves the city in good standing, but we are doing some reorganization.” Hemeyer’s termination includes two weeks […]

Garrett named deputy city manager

Garrett named deputy city manager

Hemeyer pulled off sewer project, replaced by Solis At 7 p.m. on Monday evening, Marathon City Manager Mike Puto sent an email to council naming Planning Director George Garrett as Deputy City Manager. The memo specifically mentions the city’s Utility and Public Work departments and states Garrett will oversee day-to-day operations for both. Although both […]

Council to review dock permit – Nine-units approved for Vaca Cut

Council to review dock permit – Nine-units approved for Vaca Cut

Coastal Properties-Vaca Cut LLC will furnish a Corps of Engineers permit for the dock at the next meeting of the Marathon City Council on Tuesday, May 26. The development of nine, free-standing homes — each with its own pool — passed the Marathon Planning Commission’s conditional use review this week on a 4-1 vote with […]

D’Asign Source wins ‘Houzz’ award

D’Asign Source wins ‘Houzz’ award

D’Asign Source of Marathon has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for customer satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 55-year-old, family-owned design/build firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design […]