Image of a Still from Fox13 video 2016-04-06

Fox13 Talks to Shane Crawford and Attorney Ken Weiss

Fox13’s Steve Nichols filed a story today covering the complaint filed against the City today and the controversy surrounding the City Manger’s relationship with his assistant, Cheryl Rodde. Here is the follow-up story on Fox13 that aired after the Special Commission meeting.

Even though the City Manager announced that the LiveStreaming wasn’t working, it seems they did manage to get it working. You can watch the meeting online. It was posted on the City website last ...

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Personal Trainer selected by the City Manager for the Madeira Beach Recreation Center. Shown with Fire Department staff.

April 6 Special Meeting

Special Meeting and Agenda

The City Manager has called a Special Commissioners Meeting, posted April 5th, for a meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall on April 6th.

Apparently the City Manager is going to talk about his relationship(s) with city employee Cheryl Rodde and others, with contractors, and developers.

Apparently, the agenda does not include the legal action filed against the city by residents concerning the city’s Comprehensive Plan.  (More information about this soon.)

Click Below for Agenda for this meeting.

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It’s What You Do, Mr. City Manager, Not What You Say!

It’s What You Do, Mister City Manager… Not What You Say!

And, what have you been doing?

  • Worked with the developer (who we have heard) employs an important (to the city) person…to add 720 hotel rooms and 158 condos on the short stretch of 150th Ave.between the Tom Stuart Causeway Bridge and Gulf Boulevard!!!
  • Set up a referendum with wording that has resulted in pending legal ...
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Damaged Basedball Field

Ball Field Repair Redone… Again

Neighbors of the Madeira Beach city complex report…

After the recent carnivals, fishing tournaments, and festivals,
officials found that the ball fields just do not survive the events!

Time to call the Eventbusters*… who rid the city of the after-effects of a carnival or fishing tourney by spending 3 days of work, replanting grass and getting the ball field ready to go in only about 3 weeks.

Cost estimate?  We were told it cost the city $40,000 to redo the fields… Since the city doesn’t talk about these expenses, maybe ...

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Comparison of Town Center Concept and Newly Proposed Project

Which Do You Want?

Somewhat Massive in Size?

Statements by Madeira Beach City Manager, Shane Crawford in the latest issue of the “Madeira Wave”:

“These developments are somewhat massive in size, compared to what we have seen previously.”  

Hmmm… Ask yourself, what does “somewhat massive” mean?  Does it sound like ‘double speak’?  Well, here’s more that will puzzle you, too (from the same article)…

“You can rest assured that your elected and appointed officials will not approved something that will ...

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Clearwater Traffic on the Memorial Highway

Heard On the Street

What Are Residents Saying?

Well there are so many comments… it’s hard to know where to start.  Here’s a sampling of what residents are saying…

 Do Not “Clearwater-ize” Madeira Beach!

  • “I drive my kids to the Fundamental School.  Traffic is already bad.
    What will it be like with 600 hotel rooms and 150 condos jammed on the causeway?”
  • “I love the small-town residential aspects of Madeira Beach.
    And, I loathe the idea of becoming a hotel, T-shirt shop, and margarita bar ...
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Carnival Lights at Night

Who Doesn’t Love a Carnival?

It’s Lights Out for the Madeira Beach Yacht Club!

Dinner by Carnival Lights at the Yacht Club?

  • It’s the residents and guests at the Madeira Beach Yacht Club —
    who lost all electrical power during the recent carnival –
    the Spring Break Festival & Carnival.
  • They found themselves having dinner by carnival light…
    which is less romantic than candle light for all but the kids!

Join Us!  Stop this Overdevelopment & the MB Spending Spree!

Send Checks payable to:
Crabb & Wein Escrow Account
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