7/12 Commissioner Mtgs, Agenda & More

City Commission Workshop & Regular Meeting 

The Madeira Beach Board of Commissioners apparently prepared agendas for two meetings this Tuesday.  Apparently the agendas were distributed to selected parties, but they have not been posted online as of Sunday, July 10.  They were posted online sometime Monday.  Links are below>

Click Here=>  MB—07-12-2016 BOC Regular Agenda   REGULAR AGENDA PACKET, Click Here => Regular Packet


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Celebrating our United States

A Good Read: Life After SPB Development Challenges

A More Respectful Dialogue & Focus On SPB Needs


St. Pete Beach Mayor, Maria Lowe said, “A community is only as good as its members. It has been demonstrated to me time and time again…”  (Excerpt from the article below.)

A very interesting and encouraging story about St. Pete Beach getting refocused, setting priorities and moving in positive directions on development.

Click Here to Read =>mb-SPB Makes Peace, Paves Way for Progress

Article is from theIsland ...

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Press Coverage

Madeira Beach officials reject petitions, plan to go ahead with votes on proposed developments…

Read this article by Ann Lindberg –> Click Here 

City commissioner abruptly resigns after voting for Madeira Beach development proposal

Read this article by Ann Lindberg –> Click Here

Citizens of Madeira Beach, Florida, Oppose City Government Development Projects

Madeira Beach, Florida  – Citizens formed ...

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Ruling Does Not Clear Way for Development

Headline Belies the Truth

Don’t be fooled. Sheila Estrada’s headline, Ruling clears way for redevelopment vote in Madeira Beach, belies the truth.

Tom Trask’s ‘ruling’ is a legal opinion.  Tom is a hired gun, not a court…  His written opinion is colored by who he perceives is paying his bill.

So the points Mr. Trask makes in his ‘ruling’, in favor of his employers as you would guess, will not stand up… He has said:

1) only ...

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Tom Stuart Causeway at Sunset

Viewpoints: Citizens V. Madeira Beach

It is sobering to see our neighbors, our Mayor and City Manager pitted in a war of words over the proposed developments near our city’s entrance. You get the impression that the Mayor, City Manager and Developers are desperately trying to demonstrate the economic benefits of hotel tourism. There is a definite tone of urgency to getting this done.  We need the revenue.

The Price of Proposed Developments

Building a “tourist magnet at the gate of ...
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Flooding on E Parsley, Madeira Beach, FL

Stormwater Mitigation Isn’t Sexy Enough?

Nasty Delays Cause Health Issues

When the Madeira Beach Commission was commending City Manager Crawford, because he said the city hall complex was under budget at $11 million dollars (which was actually estimated at $10 million when the city was borrowing money to build) the Commissioners overlooked the fact that their new complex was going to again delay dealing with Nasty Stormwater problems that plague the city.

Stormwater Is Only Part of the Problem

The stormwater problem might not be too bad – except ...

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City Hall Closes for Colin

A Full Service City?

How can it be that a city such as Madeira Beach, which touts itself as a FULL-SERVICE city is closed on Monday, June 6 – as tropical storm Colin moved into our vicinity… to come inland 100 miles or so north?  

The Mayor proudly & loudly proclaims that Madeira Beach is a full-service city.  But, we may have had the ONLY city hall that closed in the state of Florida.  No other cities in our area were forced by ...

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#1 – Ethics Complaints: Crawford, Shontz, DeSantis

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Madeira Beach City employees and an elected Commissioner were notified of ethics complaints investigations by the Florida Ethics Commission.

It is alleged that three Madeira Beach City officials are the subjects of ethics complaints:

  • City Manager Shane Crawford
  • Vice-Mayor Pat Shontz, and
  • Building Official Frank DeSantis.

Times Reports Ethics Complaint Notifications Against City Manager

According to Sheila Estrada, Tampa Bay Times, City Manager Shane Crawford confirmed that ethics complaints have been filed and are being investigated in the article: “Ethics complaint ...

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Cozy Condo

#2 Ethics Violation for Crawford

It is alleged that there is a second ethics violation against Shane Crawford, City Manager of Madeira Beach, filed with the Florida Ethics Commission.

A Pattern of Improper Relationships Alleged Against CM

The allegations in this case against Mr. Crawford, and possibly his executive assistant, Cheryl McCrady, are a pattern of improper relationships.

We have heard that it is alleged that these improper relationships involve the Landlord/Tenant relationship and the Developer/City Manager/Executive Assistant relationships.

We understand that it is ...

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#3 – Implications of Ethics Complaints on Madeira Beach

If these allegations against Mr. Crawford and the Building Official are true, we have a cause for real concern for ANY future development.  It makes one ask the question…

If a Project of 1 House Is Mismanaged, What Can We Expect on $180M Development ?

Could the the Board of Commissioners possibly believe that we have staff capable of competently managing $180 million developments if the allegations are true?  Would the:

  • building codes were complied ...
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