Category Archives: Articles about Madeira Beach

RECALL News …. Citizens are Looking for Change

It is no secret that our little fishing village has been in turmoil ever since the last election, now we are hearing the words RECALL.  
The recall is specific to Commissioner Nancy Oakley and Commissioner John Douthirt.  

Since the election there have been numerous complaints and of course rumors floating throughout the city.  Many of the people that originally voted for them are having “buyers remorse”.  They feel they were mislead and/or lied to.   

  • Here are some of the accusations:
    Charter Violations. Lack of knowledge on city procedures.
    Lack of leadership.  Fired the city manager,  city clerk and have filled the finance director position, against charter rules.
    Created choas in the work place, most employees fear for their jobs.
    Commissioner Oakley has pending ethics violations and history of bad public behavior.
    They allowed the Recreation Manager, Doug Andrews, to be fired by the interim City Manager.
    Community events are being scrutinized and denied

The next commission meeting is October 10th and starts at 6pm, City Hall.

Be on the look out for your neighbors to be walking around with petitions to sign on the recall in the next coming week. 

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

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

Madeira Beach developments to be reduced in size

Madeira Beach developments to be reduced in size

By WAYNE AYERS Article published on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 – Tampa Bay Newspapers MADEIRA BEACH – Two major developments planned for the city’s east gateway corridor are being downsized. They are the Madeira Beach Town Center, which will redevelop the area along 150th Avenue and part of Madeira Way to Gulf Boulevard, and the… Continue Reading