WFLX: Commissioners to have day in court

“…The state has not supplied to us any real evidence or anything specific to give us any idea as to what they’re alleging. So, what we did today was we asked the judge set a hearing so that we could have more information because it’s not fair to anyone to go through a proceeding where they don’t know all the allegations or the facts … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BCC: CRA Redux and Fore!

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting is set to start off with a bang – or, at least, a Fore! – as the Parks and Recreation Department seeks direction on the Martin County Golf Course Master Plan (Item 8D1, pre-set for 9:30 a.m.).Three items on Tuesday’s agenda were continued from the March 8 meeting after Commission Chair Anne Scott had to leave early … Click here to read more

Commissioners reaffirm commitment to fighting All Aboard Florida

Today, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners vigorously and unanimously recommitted financial resources for the continued fight against the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF) rail project. … Click here to read more

Former Martin Commissioner explains restoration of septic rules: ‘A gift for our waterways’

Maggy Hurchalla was a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards regarding wetlands, land planning, water studies. She is a resident of Rocky Point: “Tallahassee gave Martin County waterways a late Christmas present … Click here to read more

District 3 Commissioner Anne Scott to host Town Hall meeting

Martin County District 3 Commissioner Anne Scott will host a Town Hall meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 29 at the Hobe Sound Community Center, located at 8980 SE Olympus Street … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BOCC Agenda and a great big BOOYAH

From renowned local attorney and civic activist Ginny Sherlock: “First of all, a great big BOOYAH to Martin County Commissioners Fielding, Heard and Scott for efforts to rein in public spending, explore cost-saving measures, study important issues like fiscally efficient use of public facilities, and otherwise practice sound governance in the face of unrelenting criticism, hate-filled anonymous e-mails and rants from shameless shills for Big Sugar, Big Ag and Big Rockpit … Click here to read more

‘No’ vote on customs facility shows confidence of Martin Commission

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “A controversial $1.6 million customs facility business owners wanted Martin County to build and operate at Witham Field is dead. On Tuesday, Commissioner Anne Scott, once again the swing vote on an issue … Click here to read more

Martin County commissioners kill Witham Field Customs Facility plan

From TCPalm: “Martin County commissioners on Tuesday killed the long-discussed Witham Field Customs Facility. Citing concerns about project costs … Click here to read more

WPTV video: Indian River County Commission joins Martin for $4M All Aboard Florida fight

“The Martin County and Indian River County Commissions both voted Tuesday to put money towards efforts to stop All Aboard Florida from running high speed trains through the Treasure Coast. ‘This is a totally arrogant and corrupt project,’ said Martin County Commissioner Anne Scott … Click here to read more

State and local officials break ground on Bessey Creek Hybrid Wetland Project in Palm City

State and local officials broke ground Thursday on the new state-of-the-art Hybrid Wetland Treatment Technology (HWTT) project on Bessey Creek in Palm City. The water quality improvement project, funded with $3 million from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), was approved by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners in 2014 … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: All Aboard Florida reps get earful from Martin residents at meeting

Award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz, details the recent All Aboard Florida open house in Stuart: “Lisa Standley, with the firm running the open house, said the feds’ head count relies solely on sign-in sheets, but no one tells residents they must sign in to be counted. Why not? ‘Thanks for telling me about this,’ she said, walking away. … Click here to read more