Category Archives: Articles about Madeira Beach

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

Madeira Beach development projects get City Commission’s okay

Madeira Beach development projects get City Commission’s okay

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent MADEIRA BEACH — With only two apparently pro-forma votes to go, it appears certain the character and appearance of this island city is about to change dramatically. Required rezoning for two massive redevelopment projects valued at nearly $200 million were approved by the City Commission on Tuesday that will… Continue Reading

Chamber Pushes to Cut Plastic on Beach

Chamber Pushes to Cut Plastic on Beach

BY JENNIFER RICH – Times Correspondent TREASURE ISLAND – Spurred on by a young mother’s concern over plastic’s impact on the beaches and wildlife, business people in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach are pushing a campaign aimed at attacking the issue. The Treasure Island-Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce is embarking on a program to educate… Continue Reading

EPIC – clean air, clean water, clean energy on the Gulf Beaches

EPIC – clean air, clean water, clean energy on the Gulf Beaches

Local chamber announces new environmental campaign EPIC to Treasure Island, Madeira Beach and surrounding communities. Treasure Island, FL (April 20, 2016) – Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce announces their new environmentally minded community initiative group Environmental Preservation Initiative for our Communities (EPIC). This group intends to empower local businesses and communities towards… Continue Reading