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

Administrative Law Judge finds sewer Comprehensive Plan Amendment in compliance

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyck has issued a Recommended Order finding the Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the sewer element of the Martin County Comp Plan ‘in compliance’ with state law. The ALJ rejected the challenge filed by Martin Land Co. (originally joined by ag interests and other western landowners) … Click here to read more

‘Comp Plan mayhem in Martin County is largely hush-hush’

Former editor and controversial columnist at The Stuart News, Nancy Smith, now executive editor at The Sunshine State News, details her views on proposed amendments to The Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan: “… changes to Martin County’s comprehensive plan are not law and cannot become law until the four stakeholder lawsuits challenging them are settled. Got that?” … Click here to read more

DEO re Martin’s Comp Plan Amendments: ‘Significant issues…private challenges pending’

Local attorney and civic activist Virginia Sherlock interprets the Department of Economic Opportunity’s response to the Martin County Comp Plan Amendments which were adopted to restore protections of our Comprehensive Plan that were lost over the last decade. For the response … Click here to read more

‘Martin County vs. The World: Here Come de Judge’

Former editor and controversial columnist at The Stuart News, Nancy Smith, now executive editor at The Sunshine State News, details her views on proposed amendments to The Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan: “Why would county commissioners approve changes to their comprehensive plan they knew would be challenged … Click here to read more

Governor Scott wants $20M returned from Textor’s bankrupt movie studio

State taxpayers, who handed out $20 million in incentives to Textor’s now-bankrupt movie studio, are being asked to dig back into their pockets to pay lawyers to try to get the money back. … Click here to read more