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CITY OF MADEIRA BEACH RECOVERS FROM HURRICANE IRMA City Staff is acting quickly to ensure recovery operations are taking place

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma the City of Madeira Beach is working hard to clear streets and debris from roadsides. Cleanup is a work in progress with the expectation of debris pick up to continue well into next week.

“We are working hard with our partnership through FEMA to ensure debris is collected effectively and recorded accurately. We ask residents to be patient as we work diligently to clean up the community.”– Dave Marsicano, Public Works Director

As of this morning there are still a few places without power including city hall offices and John’s Pass Village. Traffic outages are being monitored by community policing officers at the intersections of 153rd Avenue and Gulf Boulevard as well as Madeira Way and Gulf Boulevard. Please use caution in these areas.

“Our commitment to the community is that we will have the entire county restored by midnight Friday, with the exception of those whose homes may be damaged that they can’t safely receive power.” – Jeff Baker, Duke Energy Government and Community Relations Manager

At this time City offices are hopeful to open in alignment with Pinellas County Schools on Monday, September 18. City meetings are expected to continue through the month as follows;

September 19th, Tuesday 6PM          Second Budget Hearing
September 25th, Monday 2PM          Special Magistrate – Variance / Special Exception Hearings
September 26th, Tuesday 2PM          Board of Commissioners Workshop
September 26th, Tuesday 6PM          Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

“Madeira Beach was extremely fortunate that we weren’t hit as hard as expected and the storm surge remained minimal. However, my heart goes out for those of you who had damage.” Maggi Black, Mayor

Agendas and additional meeting details can be found on the city website at madeirabeachfl.gov. Residents still in need of urgent support can call the public works emergency mobile number at (727) 543-8154. Please direct all other inquiries to Pinellas County Citizen Information Center at (727) 464-4333. 

Fire chief poised to become city manager in Madeira Beach

Fire chief poised to become city manager in Madeira Beach

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent MADEIRA BEACH — Fire Chief and acting City Manager Derryl O’Neal may be appointed permanent city manager Tuesday, a move that echoes much of the city’s conflicted political history. The City Commission was slated to discuss whether and how to begin a city manager search during its workshop on… Continue Reading

Two Madeira Beach Woman Appointed to VISIT FLORIDA committees

VISIT FLORIDA’s Board of Directors established committees to enhance and maximize industry input toward fulfilling VISIT FLORIDA’s commitment to being “industry-led.”  With this being said, Madeira Beach has two voices on committees to fully represent our beaches. Missy H. Hahn, president of the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce, was appointed to the… Continue Reading

Summer fun on Madeira Beach

It is SUMMER!!!! Time for some fun in the sun with your family and friends. Coming in from out of town? The beach is full of activities come stay in play. Bring your BOAT (afforadable storage and boat ramp at Madeira Beach Marina). (See some hotel options below)  EVENTS & ACTIVITIES in Madeira Beach: June… Continue Reading

New Madeira Beach commission off to a chaotic start

New Madeira Beach commission off to a chaotic start

By WAYNE AYERS, TBN Correspondent Weekly workshops will be held ‘to work things out’ MADEIRA BEACH – The April 11 Madeira Beach City Commission meeting agenda appeared made to order for a newly-installed commission majority getting a first experience at governing. One page long, it listed, besides installation of the elected officials and selection of… Continue Reading

Plans for Madeira Beach Town Center have been approved

Plans for Madeira Beach Town Center have been approved

 By Laurie Davison, Reporter Bay News 9 MADEIRA BEACH — Madeira Beach City Commissioners have approved plans for the Madeira Beach Town Center, which is a major development set to go up at the city’s gateway entrance. New entertainment center approved for Madeira Beach Center will include hotels, condos and a low-rise marina building It will… Continue Reading

Epilogue: Longtime Madeira Beach public servant Patricia Shontz

Epilogue: Longtime Madeira Beach public servant Patricia Shontz

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent MADEIRA BEACH — If ever there was an institution embodied by one person, for Madeira Beach that person was Pat Shontz, who died Jan. 19 at the age of 83. “She had a great love for this city,” said longtime friend and business associate Art Broderick. “In the many… Continue Reading