Florida Keys Weekly

Dick Ramsay

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Nothing in life is free – Tree proffer kindly taken off the table

Claude Halioua’s trees will not be going in the ground anytime soon. The owner of TLC Nurseries in Marathon has been after the council for years to accept his coconut palms and gumbo-limbo trees to plant and help beautify the city, but city staff apparently underestimated the original installation and annual maintenance costs. City Manager

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...

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...

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