Madeira Beach... Boats At Dock

Channel 10 Gives Free PR to Karns

From a MBU Member…

Today I was headed toward Publix via the Tom Stuart Causeway when I noticed our City Manager, Shane Crawford standing in front of a TV type camera with about three or four red shirted helpers.

  • I noticed a gentleman dressed in a white shirt and tie and thought he might be a news reporter from what was obviously a News Channel 10 van.
  • So I turned around, and drove my car to the place where the news event was being ...
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Steam Engine at Going Full Steam on track with black smoke

Petition Circulation at Full Steam

Residents of Our Authentic Coastal Town Are Collecting Signatures

One thing that experts in tourism will tell you, visitors value AUTHENTIC experiences…  And, that’s what local Madeira Beach residents are working to protect – the REAL MADEIRA BEACH.  Last weekend, we estimate that at least 250 signatures were collected… maybe more.  We don’t have an exact count, but we know that folks are out and working hard!

Don’t you wonder why our City Manager and Commission continue to ...

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How We Got In A Pickle

How Overdevelopment Got Started

 Here’s a quick look at how the Madeira Beach City Commissioner changed things to allow massive developments.

1999 – 2007 City Develops New Comprehensive Area Plan

Long range planning, begun in 1999, produced the “Madeira Beach Master Plan”.

Work continued and in 2007 the City adopted a new Comprehensive Area Plan (CAP).

Goal #1 of the Comprehensive Plan was to:

“Ensure that the residential/family and beach community character of the City of ...

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May 10 Meeting – Summary & Next Steps

What Happened at the Meeting?

Well, if you were watching via computer, you missed the first half hour or so because the City Manager has STILL NOT focused resources on a decent broadcast of meetings!  During the Citizen’s Forum – which could not be heard at home – MB resident Sam Baker, said…“I’ll be brief. You know:

  • There are 2 local websites that oppose the two developments.
  • Two weeks ago, I heard there were 600 people signed up on one of them.
  • This morning, I heard that ...
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Sign: are you kidding me?

Viewpoints – What Are They Thinking?

The Cost of Proposed Developments to Residents Is Astonishing!

Last night as I was listening to Mr. John Lipa present information about what the residents of Madeira Beach in the condominiums on 150th Avenue were willing to GIVE UP, in order to accommodate the proposed developments, I freaked out!  

Stop Expecting SignI mean, when did we, Americans, quit thinking that We the People do not matter?  While I do ...

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Viewpoints – Ecologically Reckless

Florida, Land of Beauty and Nature!

Its about the marine life, the nested birds, and the various land creatures that scurry around on the few remaining sandy parcels that fringe our waterways in Madeira Beach.

How could this poorly planned development mean PROGRESS to our tiny beach town?

Can this two mile little town support this massive proposal, placed right at the most congested area of all?

  • Imagine the automobile exhaust polluting our air as rows and rows of cars sit waiting for traffic to move.
  • How will emergency vehicles make it around that area and across ...
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It Will Change Your Life!

Commissioner VOTING, May 10th, 6 pm

HUGE PROJECTS THREATEN TO COMPLETELY CHANGE OUR LIVES

6 pm City Hall, Tuesday, May 10, 2016   City Commissioners Meeting
FINAL reading: Holton Development  — FIRST Reading: Karns Development

Click >> Agenda and materials received by Commissioners

And, if the Commissioners are interested in feedback from out-of-town visitors and locals comments in reaction to Sheila Mullane Estrada’s article on May 6th “Huge Projects Face Key Vote in Madeira Beach” they can view the following Comments:

COMMENTS FROM READERS OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES…

“We have been visiting Madeira ...

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Image of 911 emergency numbers

Viewpoints – Safety First?

Opinion Piece 

This is an opinion piece – a bit like an editorial.  It was sent by a resident.  He said that he was stunned with the presentation made during the planning meeting about a traffic light on 150th Ave. in the name of safety, and asked us to share it with you.   

Dear Fellow Residents of Madeira Beach,

I watched the Planning Committee meeting and presentation by Mr. L. and was stunned.

Yes, safety is important.  No one will disagree with that.  What did not make sense ...

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150th Ave before the Causeway Bridge, with sign for parking on school childlren

Why Should We Pay?

Residents Should NOT Have to Pay to Enable the Holiday Isle Development!

Snapshot Summary of this Analysis

This is a detail analysis of the Impact Fees for proposed development called Holiday Isles.  The development plan obligates the city and state to yet unknown costs for new roadway work on city land at no expense, pedestrian walkway and roadway improvements so that the Holiday Isles development can go forward.

The roadway on city land at NO cost to the ...

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