Tuesday’s BCC has latest episode in ‘As the Sewage Flows’

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will feature a vote on a proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment that would more than double the maximum capacity allowed for commercial on-site sewage systems and authorize extension of public utility lines far outside the urban boundary … Click here to read more

Public invited to attend 2016 State of the County Address

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners invites the public to attend the 2016 State of the County Address on Monday, February 13 at 8:30 a.m. at the Pavilion at Sandhill Cove located at 1500 SW Capri, in Palm City. … Click here to read more

Martin Commission rushes to confusion, chaos

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s BCC agenda contains several items that suggest the new majority’s desire to rush through pet projects and important decisions without adequate research is creating confusion and chaos for staff and the public … Click here to read more

Martin collects 10,000+ cubic yards of Matthew debris in first week; check collection map here

Martin County began collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew on October 13. Approximately 10,000 cubic yards of the projected 60,000 cubic yards countywide was collected in the first week of the project. A map showing debris collection status can be accessed … Click here to read more

Board of County Commissioners: Hurricane Matthew response and recovery updates

“Martin County officials continue to respond and assist in recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The County reports the following statistics of the storm’s impact to our community. Total rainfall: 3.75 inches. Winds: Highest sustained 66 mph with gusts to 80 mph. Storm surge: Estimated at 3 feet. … Click here to read more

MUST READ: Is the Humane Society of the TC abandoning its animal care contract?

From a recent letter by Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor, to the Martin County Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator and the County Attorney: “In less than two weeks, lost, abandoned or stray animals will have nowhere to go in Martin County … Click here to read more

Proposed SFWMD environmental permit for AAF in question after Martin County files petition

From the Martin County BOCC: “On Wednesday, September 14, Martin and St. Lucie counties filed a Petition with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) seeking a hearing on the proposed issuance of an environmental permit for the All Aboard Florida (AAF a.k.a Brightline) high-speed passenger rail project. SFWMD proposed granting AAF the permit for construction of railway facilities in Palm Beach, Martin and … Click here to read more

Martin County wins major victory in federal lawsuit against AAF

“Martin County has won a major victory in its opposition to the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF aka Brightline) high-speed rail project. Late yesterday, in an important and favorable ruling for Martin County, U.S. District Court Judge, the Honorable Christopher Cooper, stated plaintiffs Martin and Indian River counties do have standing to proceed … Click here to read more

Martin County Board of County Commissioners: Tuesday’s agenda packed with old business

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “After a three-week hiatus, the Board of County Commissioners resumes meeting on Tuesday with a lot of old business that remains to be concluded. Commissioners will consider adopting 13 Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Amendments and re-zonings along with a proposed policy for leasing County property … Click here to read more

From Board of County Commissioners: Public hearings on Comprehensive Plan Amendments

From the Martin County Board of County Commissioners: “Please be advised that on July 26, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners, beginning at 9:00 A.M., will conduct public hearings to consider adoption of the following Comprehensive Plan Amendments … Click here to read more

Martin County extends local state of emergency a 3rd week due to toxic algae

From WPTV: “Martin County said it is extending a local state of emergency for a third week due to toxic algae. The decision allows the government to streamline efforts to finance projects that could remedy the algae situation. … Click here to read more