House Slates Hearings on Marco Report

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Title

House Slates Hearings on Marco Report

Alternative Title

House Hearings on Marco Report

Subject

Marco Island (Fla.)

Description

A newspaper article discussing a report that alleged the concealment of dredge-and-fill permit violations by the Marco Island Development Corporation in Marco Island, Florida. The report claims that these violations were concealed from the Florida Legislature prior to its approval of continued development by the land development company. According to the article, representatives of the Governor Reubin Askew (1928-2014) and the Internal Improvement Fund (IFF) denied the allegations. Hearings were scheduled by the House Natural Resources Committee to investigate the report .A couple of months after this article was published, the hearing on the Burgess report was held on July 15, 1972, and determined there was no evidence that violations of state law occurred, and that no evidence of violations was withheld by the Internal Improvement Fund.

The Marco Island Development Corporation was formed in 1964 for the purpose of developing Marco Island into a residential and tourist area. This entailed dredging the island’s submerged areas, excavating sand and soil, and re-filling to create areas suitable for construction. Dredging and filling is regulated at both state and federal levels. The Internal Improvement Fund (IIF) held veto powers over dredging and filling after the passing of the Randell-Thomas Act in 1967. Construction on Marco Island thus required the IIF to approve plans and pass their recommendations to the Florida Cabinet.

Source

Photocopy of original newspaper article: "House Slates Hearings on Marco Report." The Florida Times-Union, April 6, 1972: binder 1972, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1972-04-06

Date Copyrighted

1972-04-06

Date Issued

1972-04-06

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied newspaper article: "House Slates Hearings on Marco Report." The Florida Times-Union, April 6, 1972.

Is Part Of

Binder 1972, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Friends of Lake Apopka Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

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Extent

186 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Marco Island, Florida

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History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by The Florida Times-Union.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Friends of Lake Apopka and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Dredge and Fill Fact Sheet." FDEP Environmental Resource Permitting Dredge and Fill Fact Sheet. March 24, 2016. http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/wetlands/erp/dffact.htm.
"Craig Disavows Marco Island Report." The Lakeland Ledger, April 5, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VFJMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YvoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7517%2C1259084.
"House Group Sees No Evidence Of Dredge, Fill Concealment." The Daytona Beach Morning Journal, July 18, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PU8fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=r9EEAAAAIBAJ&pg=910%2C1035699.
Waters, Erika J. "Modern Marco." Marco Island Historical Society. Accessed June 05, 2016. http://www.themihs.com/historical-photos/modern-mar/.

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