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State of the cities

By Sara Matthis, Mandy Miles and Jim McCarthy The most important thing to know is this: municipalities in the Florida Keys can take MORE restrictive measures than Monroe...
Brian Shea of the City of Marathon mans the table at Sombrero Beach to collect ideas for redeveloping the former Quay property, now a city park. More sessions are scheduled. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

Marathon is soliciting new ideas for city park

The ideas are trickling in: a sensory play park for children, a passive park with a man-made beach and restored lighthouses, an area for food truck concessions...

Profile of a helper: Davis takes reins of Parks & Rec

It’s been a few months since Anthony Paul Davis (call him Paul), took over the reins of the City of Marathon’s Parks and Recreation Department. But this...
Senmartin trademarks Marathon’s city seal – Tells council they have 30 days to buy it back for $1 - A close up of a logo - Florida Keys

Marathon Council scraps mayoral succession resolution

Two years after the Marathon City Council passed a resolution to guide how the next mayor will be selected, the group of five tossed it out after...
Senmartin trademarks Marathon’s city seal – Tells council they have 30 days to buy it back for $1 - A close up of a logo - Florida Keys

Marathon city agenda includes food trucks and mayoral succession

Three Marathon City Council members have added items to the agenda for the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. Mayor Steve...
Marathon turns 20, has an election, repairs the beach, tweaks pot law - A group of people posing for the camera - Florida Keys

Marathon turns 20, has an election, repairs the beach, tweaks pot law

It’s been a busy year at Marathon City Hall. With a stand-alone election (no other Keys municipalities were choosing new leaders), the race seemed magnified somehow. Plus,...
Council to hear project denied by planning board - A graffiti covered wall - Land lot

Council to hear project denied by planning board

City of Marathon staff say a proposal calling for a 34,000-square-foot commercial space and 12 homes (four market rate and eight affordable units) meets all city criteria....
Celebrating 20 years: Marathon’s roots traced back to property rights - A group of people posing for the camera - STX IT20 RISK.5RV NR EO

Celebrating 20 years: Marathon’s roots traced back to property rights

While Marathon earned its moniker from the laborers toiling on the Overseas Railway, property rights were the main catalyst for the incorporation of the Middle Keys hamlet. “You...
REORGANIZATION AT MARATHON CITY HALL - A large lawn in front of a house - Florida Keys

Senmartin and Zieg defend last-minute donations to nonprofits

In September, Marathon City Council spent $50,000 in taxpayer money to fund three nonprofits. The first $25,000 went to the Guidance Care Clinic of the Middle Keys to...
Exit interview with Jimmy Schmidt, Marathon’s park guy - Maddox Jolie-Pitt et al. posing for a photo - Max Greenfield

Exit interview with Jimmy Schmidt, Marathon’s park guy

For 16 years, the City of Marathon has had Jimmy Schmidt as director of Parks and Recreation. In fact, he was the city’s first park employee. He’s...
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