Category Archives: Articles about Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach to hold tax rate steady

Madeira Beach to hold tax rate steady

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent MADEIRA BEACH — Despite spending more than $10 million on a new city hall, fire station and recreational complex in recent years and $9.7 million in new general fund spending planned for next year, the city’s proposed property tax rate remains unchanged. Nonetheless, property owners will be paying a… Continue Reading

Corona and the app Klink will deliver beer on Madeira Beach on Saturday

Corona and the app Klink will deliver beer on Madeira Beach on Saturday

Article by: Sharon Kennedy Wynne – Tampabay Times In a publicity stunt aimed at thirsty beachgoers, Corona beer has partnered with the alcohol delivery service Klink for beach-side beer delivery for one day only on Madeira Beach this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, you’ll be able to order a six-pack of tall… Continue Reading

Madeira Beach plans drainage and road improvements

Madeira Beach plans drainage and road improvements

MADEIRA BEACH – Over the next year, the city of Madeira Beach will be making drainage and road improvements in the Mitchell’s, Kottler’s and Tullis subdivision areas, located east of Gulf Boulevard. The start date is this week with a construction timeline of 365 days. The roads affected include Boca Ciega Drive, Boca Ciega Avenue,… Continue Reading

Madeira Beach votes to defend officials accused in ethics complaints

Madeira Beach votes to defend officials accused in ethics complaints

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent Read full article on Tampabay Times site – click here MADEIRA BEACH (August 11, 2016) — The city will pay all legal bills for officials and employees now under investigation for alleged ethics violations. That unanimous vote was taken Tuesday amid strong support for City Manager Shane Crawford and… Continue Reading

Old Salt Fishing Foundation – Making a Difference

Old Salt Fishing Foundation – Making a Difference

OLD SALT FOUNDATION: MAKING A DIFFERENCE While not everyone “gets it” eventually many come to understand that the essence of life is not about our collections of stuff, or even our collections of experiences. We eventually discover that fulfillment, joy and satisfaction are products of the sense of having “made a difference” in life, in… Continue Reading

Madeira Beach tax rate to stay among lowest / Housh Ghovaee to fill the District 4 commission seat

Madeira Beach tax rate to stay among lowest / Housh Ghovaee to fill the District 4 commission seat

By WAYNE AYERS / Tampa Bay Newspapers Article published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 MADEIRA BEACH – The city of Madeira Beach’s tax rate will remain one of the lowest in Pinellas County. The city commission approved leaving the rate at 2.2 mills at their July 12 regular meeting. The rate can be lowered further… Continue Reading

Madeira Beach commission approves redevelopment projects despite petition

Madeira Beach commission approves redevelopment projects despite petition

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent MADEIRA BEACH — Two large and controversial redevelopment projects valued at nearly $200 million were approved by the City Commission on Tuesday despite a petition signed by more than 1,000 residents seeking to block the action. After voting for the first project, Vice Mayor Pat Shontz unexpectedly resigned from… Continue Reading

Former Madeira Beach commissioner files ethics complaint against Elaine Poe

Former Madeira Beach commissioner files ethics complaint against Elaine Poe

Article by: Anne Lindberg of SaintPetersBlog.com former Madeira Beach commissioner says sitting Commissioner Elaine Poe has overstepped her authority and he’s filed a state ethics complaint against her. “I’m disappointed that she’s not following the rules,” Len Piatta said. “Her behavior … causes things to be more out of control.” Poe said she has not… Continue Reading

Madeira Beach leaders question petition signatures

Madeira Beach leaders question petition signatures

MADEIRA BEACH — By Josh Rojas, Reporter Bay News 9 – click here to read the article and more on Bay New 9 website Madeira Beach city leaders said they’ve gotten complaints that opponents of two multi-million dollar redevelopments have misled some residents who signed a petition to stop the projects. “A steady stream of calls… Continue Reading