CBS: $8 million approved to improve Jupiter Island, Sailfish Point beaches

From CBS: “Martin County Commissioners approve a multi-million dollar project to once again rebuild battered beaches. This time, the cash is going to a town with plenty of millionaires—Jupiter Island. Now Jupiter Island residents will get a gift from Martin County taxpayers, $6.2 million dollars … Click here to read more

It’s Baaaa-ck – CIE on Tuesday’s BOCC Agenda

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Several items that were continued from earlier BOCC meetings are on Tuesday’s Agenda, including a proposal to adopt a Capital Improvements Element amendment based on the FY16 Capital Improvements Plan that includes the onerous Kanner Highway widening debacle as well as millions of dollars in “unfunded” projects … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Martin should just say ‘no’ to beach parking meters, limited hours

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: “Every few years, someone who doesn’t know how much Martin County residents love their beaches comes up with a new plan. Now the Martin County Commission, prompted by the Parks and Recreation Department and Sheriff Will Snyder, is toying with plans to add parking meters, limit beach hours and ban alcohol at county beaches … 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

Action Alert: Customs Item 8A3, 9:15 AM Tuesday

Civic activist and renowned local attorney Ginny Sherlock provides an overview of Customs Item 8A3, set to be heard before the Martin County Commission, 9:15 AM, Tuesday, March 17: “The Martin County Commission will again consider moving forward with a fee-based Customs Facility at Witham Field despite … Click here to read more

Martin hires anti-rail group’s attorney to fight AAF

From The Palm Beach Post: “Martin County commissioners intensified their fight against All Aboard Florida today, voting 4-1 to hire the same law firm that represents a local anti-rail group, Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida, in their fight against the private rail company’s express passenger trains. The commission agreed to pay attorney Steven Ryan … 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

WPBF: Commissioners vote to allocate $1.4M to fight All Aboard Florida

From WPBF: “Martin County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate $1.4-million from reserve funds to fight All Aboard Florida… AAF replied: ‘…We remain open to exploring a future station in the Treasure Coast that would bring direct economic benefits to area residents and visitors.’” … Click here to read more

Martin County Board of Commissioners approves tougher fertilizer laws

From TCPalm: The Martin County Board of Commissioners is counting on a tougher fertilizer law making for a cleaner St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon. On Tuesday, the commission unanimously approved changes to its 2011 fertilizer ordinance … Click here to read more

MCTimes endorses proven incumbent Ed Fielding for re-election to Martin County Commission

There are many letters to the editor supporting the re-election of Commissioner Fielding, but noted local attorney and civic activist Virginia Sherlock best summarizes the important points to consider in the Martin Couunty Commission race: … Click here to read more

Gov. Scott’s efforts applauded by commissioners during his visit to Martin County

From The Sunshine State News: Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard expressed her support for Scott’s agenda, especially his commitment to the Indian River: “On behalf of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners, I applaud Gov. Scott for his continued efforts toward completion of the Indian River Lagoon-South restoration project … Click here to read more