EyeOnMarco, Monday,  March 23, 2020.
 "News, Happenings & Opportunities"    
                            "STIMULUS & SHELTERING IN PLACE"
ALMOST GOOD NEWS--NEXT STIMULUS PACKAGE!!!
ALMOST GOOD NEWS--NEXT STIMULUS PACKAGE!!!  Almost because the stimulus package is being held up by Liberal demands to include:
BAD NEWS: I NEVER BRING UP NATIONAL POLITICS-BUT THIS IS WRONG!
HOW CAN THESE RESCUE OUR COUNTRY FROM ECONOMIC DISASTER?
1. Increase "Barganing authority for Unions" to approach small business's!
2. Requirement for a "percentage of women on Boards" of large companies!
3.To include "solar tax credits!"
4. Establish  increased fuel emission standards for airlines!
5. Pay-off the Debt of the US Post Office! (only Federal Agency required to have pension 100% funded year after year!  (stands at 11 Billion dollars)
6. Pay up to $10,000 toward every one with a outstanding student loan!
7. Mandate "diversity & inclusion officers" in large companies!
8. Require early voter periods and allow same day election registration!
9. Require automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas and restrict colleges from providing information about citizenship status.
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GOOD NEWS:   When it does pass (should have passed yesterday)!
     Number 1 & 2 will directly affect all workers!  Hang in there!
1. It will include a one time payment to all taxpayers of $1,000 per adult & $500 per child up to a family receiving $3,000!
2. Allows local banks to provide our small business's, "Grants" of up to 2 months of their monthly payroll to continue to pay employees while closed!
  (should be available within days of the bill passing!)
3. Includes additional unemployment dollars & many relief programs!
4. Garantees the $50,000 Small Business Disaster Loans to small business!
  (which will probalby be forgiven by the government-making them grants)
PROBALBLY CAN'T PASS TILL WEDNESDAY AT THE EARLIEST!
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ALL THE BAD NEWS are items the Liberals have been trying to pass for many years and are now "BLACKMAILING"  our economy during a time of a national disaster that's destroying our business's and employee's lives! 
SHAME ON THEM--WORSE TIME FOR POLITICS!  I WILL KEEP ALL POSTED!
STUFF!
1. CORONAVIRUS-19.  CDC Website for the latest information.    Link.
        You can sign up for e-mail updates!
2. THINGS TO DO while staying self quarantine.
    a. DAILY FOOD PANTRY in dire need of food & $ contributions-see below!
    b. CALL FRIENDS & FAMILY check on them & see if they need help!
    c.  COLLIER LIBRARY IS ON-LINE!  Members &  you can join at.  Link.
    d. START A NEW HOBBY: Link.    Unbelievable!
    e. WASH HANDS PROPERLY.  Jimmy Kimmel & Dr. Poland, Mayo Clinic.
        Worth watching because YOU are doing it wrong!  ALSO funny: Link.
    f. PRAY FOR OUR COMMUNITY, OUR NATION AND EACH OTHER!
CLOSURE OF CITY HALL- BUT OPEN BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR ONLINE!
CLOSURE OF CITY HALL- BUT OPEN BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR ONLINE!
Until further notice the Marco Island City Hall will be closed to the general public. City Hall is open for business by telephone, email, or online through the city website.  Telephone #'s, e-mail, etc.  Flyer.
MAXINE KNOWS BEST!!
 LET'S KEEP OUR SENSE OF HUMOR!  If I had seen a picture with a guy instead I would have sent that one, BUT!  No pun intended!
  (My wife asked me how I know it's NOT a guy--she has a point!)
 













REST IS THE SAME!!
   
MARCO RESTAURANT STATUS AS OF THIS AM!!
MARCO RESTAURANY STATUS , pickup, delivery, curbside, etc.  Link.
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CALL YOUR FAVORITE ISLAND RESTAURANT (S)  and place your pick-up and/or delivery and let them know you appreciate them staying partially open during this crisis to support our community and you will continue to look to them in the days ahead!!   T IP BIG!!  BUY GIFT CARDS!!!!
 BEACHES IN NAPLES & MARCO CLOSED AS OF TODAY!
ALL BEACH ACCESS ON MARCO IS CLOSED TO INCLUDE MICA!
    Folks living & staying on the beach have access!
IRS TAX EXTENSION
    IRS TAX EXTENSION F ROM APRIL 15 TO JULY 15,2020!
     ALSO:   The Federal Government is paying up to 14 days for sick leave at NO  COST to the employer.
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY!!!  ST MARKS' THIS FRIDAY!
 FOOD PANTRY NEEDS HELP TO MEET THE COMMUNITIES NEEDS!!
1. You can drop off staples: cereal, canned goods, etc.  to bins at Daily Food Pantry Located at  1450 Winterberry road, Marco island FL 34146.  
                                                 AND/OR
2. Mail $$$ donations to Daily Bread Food Pantry at 1450 Winterberry road, Marco island FL 34146.
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MOBILE FOOD PANTRY--  FAMILES CAN RECEIVE HELP DURING THE WEEK by calling  (239) 259-5188  and a member of the Food Pantry Team will make arrangements for pick-up!
EMPLOYEE'S:  RE-EMPLOYMENT (UNEMPLOYMENT) FILING 
Counting dollars EMPLOYEES!!!     RE-EMPLOYMENT (UNEMPLOYMENT) FILING   File on line at:   Link.
Remenber be patient, gather information required-- AND get into the system immediately!   File on--line at:   Link.
Previous Link, has been changed to the above!  FORWARD TO EMPLOYEES!
EMPLOYERS !   LOANS AVAILABLE TO SMALL BUSINESSES!
LOANS AVAILABLE TO SMALL BUSINESSES!  Interest FREE for one year Dollar
then a lower rate as determined by the SBA!  Up to 100 employees, entitled to a $50,000 perhaps more ! 

FLORIDA DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM
     EMERGENCY BRIDGE LOAN PROCESS.  Link.
     EMGERGENCY BRIDGE LOAN APPLICATION.  Link.
 CORONAVIRUS:  FEVER, COUGH & SHORTNESS OF BREATH!
TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION--IF IN DOUBT, ERR ON THE SIDE OF SAFETY!!
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  . FEVER, COUGH & SHORTNESS OF BREATH.  I f you have these symtom's . DON'T go to doctor or hospital. Contact your Doctor's Office or hospital and tell them you have these symptom's then follow their directions!!
PUBLIC WANTING TO HELP!!  COLLIER COMES TOGETHER!
PUBLIC WANTING TO HELP OTHER MARCOITES!!  Make Donation: Link.
OUR YMCA & MI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  recommend sending donations to the COLLIER COMES TOGETHER Community Foundation.  Flyer.

IMPORTANT!!!!
For your funds to be used for Marco Island Organizations and residents, 
PLEASE INDICATE IN THE "NOTE" BOX, MARCO ISLAND when you make your  donation.   It's not the easiest box to find (top Left Corner)  on the page you select your method of payment OR  mail a check to: Community Foundation of Collier County at 1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200,
Naples FL 34108. (annotate Marco Island on check)   Make Donation: Link.
100% of all funds will be  distributed for Coronavirus relief with no administrative fees.       
Note: The Donate Now link on the Flyer page does not work--usa above!)    
               
HONOR OUR HEROES--NEVER FORGET!!
                      GOD BLESS OUR GREAT COUNTRY!!!
Flag "We live in the land of the free because of the brave!"   Powmia
              Pray for our military and their families!!
                             ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL!
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