Florida Keys Weekly

Dick Ramsay

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Saga of the Trees

For a number of years, TLC Nurseries owner Claude Halioua has proffered a number of trees to the City of Marathon for planting along US 1, but maintenance costs and the installation sites have remained a sticking point. But after Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay questioned the costs for initial installation and watering of the high-maintenance

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Middle Keys Sewer System Proceeds

Marathon City Staff has a plan for the Area 3 wastewater treatment plant on Grassy Key, but the property’s former owner and current neighbor does not like the plan. In 2007, Marathon set the sewer plans in...

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Open Container Discussion Postponed

The Marathon city council was scheduled to explore an open container ordinance Tuesday evening during their regular meeting, but after just two speakers broached the subject during citizens’ comments, City Manager Roger Hernstadt urged the council to...

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Marathon Politics: Fruit Stand’s Future Secure, for Now

At least for the next six months, Middle Keys residents can still meet their neighbors, catch up on local gossip and bag their fresh fruits and vegetables at the ECMC Incredible Fruit Stand. City manager Roger Hernstadt...

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Marathon Politics: Vacation Rental Rules to Tighten

After fielding comments from both vacation-rental-property owners and concerned neighbors, City Manager Roger Hernstadt advised that proposed changes on the table hope to satisfy those in both sides of the argument. “With some of you having served...

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Marathon Politics: Council Doles Out Non-Profit Monies

On top of the budgeted funds for distribution amongst local non-profits Tuesday evening, the Marathon City Council was able to tack on an additional $5,000 from a code case settlement for a total of $95,000 distributed to...

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Council Countdown

With just about a month left before the November general election, candidates for Marathon City Council are peppering the calendar with socials, rallies, and fundraisers. As of Monday, September 27, Dick Ramsay leads all Marathon candidates with...

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Marathon Politics: Council Sets Millage, Maintains Comfortable Reserve

Despite a 12.5 percent decrease in property values across the city, Marathon Finance Director Peter Rosasco said the city has proposed “a very austere and yet solid budget for the coming year.” During their regular council meeting...

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