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2014 - Volume 2 • Issue 2

In this Issue .... • Greetings from the Mayor • Community News • Marina News • Events and Happenings

- King of the Beach - John LeVique Pirate Days

Squid Ink Productions 7600 131st Street Seminole, FL 33776


The Madeira Beach WAVE is published 4 times a year for the benefit of the Madeira Beach residents, businesses and visitors. This newsletter is a co-promotion of Squid Ink Productions and the City of Madeira Beach. We will attempt to provide information that is important and interesting to the residents and businesses of Madeira Beach. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of the City of Madeira Beach.

Publisher Squid Ink Productions Editor & Art Director Amy Verdensky amy@squidinkpro.com Sales Jill Foraker (727) 422-6420 jill@squidinkpro.com

Contact Info

7600 131st Street • Seminole, FL 33776 (727) 216-6599 • Fax (727) 216-6602 jill@squidinkpro.com www.SquidInkPro.com Publication Dates January • May • July • October Is there something you would like to see included in this newsletter? Please send all comments and suggestions to amy@squidinkpro.com

City of Officials Mayor Travis Palladeno...... (727) 394-8338 Dist. 1 Commissioner / Vice Mayor Terry Lister ................... (727) 399-3624 tlister@madeirabeachfl.gov Dist. 2 Commissioner Nancy Hodges ............ (727) 393-6138 nhodges@madeirabeachfl.gov Dist. 3 Commissioner Elaine Poe .................... (727) 368-7033 epoe@madeirabeachfl.gov Dist. 4 Commissioner Pat Shontz .................... (727) 392-2823 pshontz@madeirabeachfl.gov

City Numbers

City Hall.........................................(727) 391-9951 300 Municipal Drive • www.madeirabeachfl.gov Mayor/City Commission

MAYOR - Travis Palladeno............................... (727) 394-8338 Commissioners: Terry Lister - D1................................................ (727) 399-3624 Nancy Hodges - D2.......................................... (727) 393-6138 Elaine Poe - D3................................................ (727) 368-7033 Pat Shontz - D4................................................ (727) 392-2823 City Manager - Shane Crawford............(727) 391-9951 ext 228 City Clerk Pro Tem - Aimee Servedio......(727) 391-9951 ext 249 Finance Director - Vincent Tenaglia......(727) 391-9951 ext 230 Community Development - Lynn Rosetti.. (727) 391-9951 ext 255 Fire Dept. - Derryl O’Neal, Fire Chief............... (727) 391-3400 Director of Central Services - Dave Mariscano...... (727) 399-2631 Recreation Department (200 Rex Place)........... (727) 392-0665 Little League..................................................... (727) 753-8616 Gulf Beaches Public Library............................. (727) 391-2828 Madeira Beach Marina..................................... (727) 399-2631 John’s Pass Village Association HOTLINE.......... (727)-394-0756 Emergencies..................................................................... 9-1-1 Sheriff’s Office.................................................. (727) 582-6200 Dispatch........................................................... (727) 582-6177 Post Office........................................................ (727) 394-2736 Electricity......................................................... (727) 443-2641 Water & Sewer................................................. (727) 464-4000 Trash / Pick up......................................(727) 391-9951 ext 229 Cable (Brighthouse).......................................... (727) 329-5020

Other Important Numbers

American Legion Post 273................................ (727) 391-3670 Gulf Beaches Kiwanis....................................... (727) 398-1360 Gulf Beaches Rotary Club................................. (727) 369-9886 VFW Post Holiday Isles..................................... (727) 397-3767 Mason Lodge.................................................... (727) 391-8073 Madeira Beach Social Club.............................. (727) 397-3434 Elks Lodge, Holiday Isles.................................. (727) 393-1545 Chamber of Commerce Gulf Beaches................................................. (727) 360-6957 Clearwater Beach.......................................... (727) 447-7600 Treasure Island............................................... (727) 360-4121 County Information.......................................... (727) 464-3000 County Commission Offices............................. (727) 464-3377 John Morroni, Commissioner Dist 6.............. (727) 464-3614 State Senator Jeff Brandes................................. (727) 288-4727 P.O. Box 76276, St. Petersburg, FL 33734 State Representative Kathleen Peters................. (727) 656-3821 6860 Gulfport Blvd. #331 • South Pasadena, FL 33707 kathleenpeterscampaign@gmail.com Governor Rick Scott.......................... rick.scott@myflorida.com


First, I would like to thank all the citizens of Madeira Beach for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve the community as your Mayor.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the residents and City Commissioners during the last three years and I look forward to keeping our City moving in the right direction for years to come. As the season of spring arrives, some of the projects underway are: the ongoing stormwater repairs; City street repaving; and continuing the beautification of our parks. The next phase of planned projects includes: undergrounding the east- west power lines on Gulf Boulevard; the re-paving of Gulf Boulevard by the Florida Department of Transportation; completing our crosswalk islands; and installing new and decorative (and straightâ˜ş) streetlight poles on Gulf Boulevard. Imagine the fresh look our beautiful City will have when these projects are completed. With the completion of the Archibald Park project and the reopening of the Snack Shack, this will bring added revenue to our City and attract new and repeat visitors and residents. I am delighted with the way the Park is progressing and it will give all of us a great place to enjoy our pristine beaches and sunsets with our families. As the City Hall Complex continues to rise from the ground we have already had contract offers from the Pinellas County Sports Commission for a college team tournament series to take place on our new softball fields starting in February 2015. The economic impact for our City for this event will be considerable. This first series will boast 6 teams and will fill several hundred hotel rooms along with filling our restaurants and businesses during a typical slow tourist month. As always, I am available to you and am happy to discuss the progress and issues in our City. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, and suggestions. Travis Palladeno Mayor of Madeira Beach

Greetings from the MAYOR .... Travis Palladeno

Hello Madeira Beach!

Travis Palladeno, Mayor

The Old Snack Shack at Archibald Park Here is a quick before and after shot of the progress being made on the Snack Shack.

We all can’t wait until it re-opens!


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We would like to remind you, that the catch basins and grates you see on the sides of your streets convey the stormwater runoff directly into Boca Ciega Bay. Please do not put anything into these drains that could harm the waters or wildlife that depends on these waters. If you ever see anyone introducing something suspect into this system, please call our Code Compliance Department at (727)391-9951 ext. 235 and inform them. It is illegal to dump toxic chemicals or waste into storm drains or anywhere else that may expose waste in the environment. To report illegal dumping, call the City’s Stormwater department at (727)399-2631 or the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Waste Management at (813)632-7600 (Tampa).

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Monthly Meeting Schedule

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Commissioners Agenda Setting Meeting ............................ 2nd Tuesday; 5:30pm Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting ................................ 2nd Tuesday; 6pm Planning/LPA Commission Meeting......................... 2nd Monday; 7pm Special Magistrate Code Enforcement........................ 2nd Wednesday; 2pm Special Magistrate - Variance................. 4th Monday; 2pm Library Board (at Library)....................... 4th Monday; 4pm Board of Commissioners Workshop........ 4th Tuesday; 2pm Civil Service Commission......................... Meets Quarterly


From the desk of the City Manager Shane B. Crawford  • City Manager                           727-391-9951 ext. 228 scrawford@madeirabeachfl.gov Hello Citizens and Visitors of Madeira Beach! We sure have had a flurry of activity in our great City lately! I hope you’re enjoying the progress even though it can be loud and inconvenient at times! To everyone out there, please be safe. Pedestrians, please look out for cars and to our motoring public, please be aware of our pedestrians! As you can see, our Marriott Hotel is progressing, our Publix grocery store has disappeared and preparation work has already commenced for building the new one in its place. We also have seen an abundance of activity along Gulf Boulevard with the Beach Club of Madeira being constructed, which is a condo club of 12 units with 3,000 square feet per unit, and the Shoreline is constructing a substantial remodel and there are even more developments pending! Also I’m happy to report that Archibald Park is nearing its final completion stages with the Snack Shack scheduled to open up in the May/June timeframe. Recently, we held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new City Centre. The new City Centre will include a new City Hall, Fire Station, small fitness center and banquet facility, Recreation Center, large and small dog parks, and 3 college caliber softball diamonds. In fact, the City was recently propositioned to host its first tournament by the County Sports Commission! This tournament is a NCAA Division 1 women’s softball tournament and will host 6 teams from all over the country! These teams arrive in the area 3-5 days prior to the tournament and each team alone will book 20 rooms not to mention family members and fans that follow the teams. A conservative estimate is that 160 hotel rooms will be booked in Madeira Beach and our surrounding area for just this one tournament. And although hotel room rentals are a major issue in regards to bed tax, the impending economic impact includes these teams visiting Johns Pass and eating at our local restaurants and visiting our local small businesses and yes, even parking in our parking lots. Also, these teams will be visiting from the Midwest and Upper East Coast so not only do they arrive 3-5 days before the tournament but they also are in no hurry to get home. Some teams linger behind to recreate and some schedule additional games with area colleges because outdoor softball at that time of year back home is impossible. Please congratulate your City Commissioner next time you see them on their vision to revitalize the existing fields into something that can host such an event and have such a positive impact on your community. That being said, during the construction of the new City Centre, we’ll have to cease normal activity on the softball fields for the following year. Adult softball leagues have been relocated, little league practice will be at the Middle School field and their games relocated to other area fields, and even our large fishing tournaments have had to be displaced to a location east of the City Marina. No one likes change or transition but this is a necessary evil to get to where we want to be with this project. As we’re sad to see everyone go, in a year it’ll be fantastic to see everyone return. As always, if you have any questions or concerns in this regard, please contact me at my office. The City seems in a flamboyant stage of development. However, some of the lesser flamboyant projects seem to get forgotten. For the City of Madeira Beach, this is not the case. The City is in its final stages of evaluating its stormwater fee based on the condition of the existing stormwater system. When this assessment/study is complete, we’ll be able to put together a progressive and aggressive stormwater and road replacement/rehabilitation schedule based on the City’s needs. The City recently applied and it appears that the City will be granted 50% funding for stormwater projects in one significant quadrant of the City courtesy of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). This means over a million dollars the City won’t have to levy for to get these projects completed. City staff is working with our engineers to phase in our approach so we can apply for these dollars every funding cycle and take advantage of those available grant dollars. For those of you who haven’t seen, our new city website has been launched. See it at www.madeirabeachfl.gov. You’ll note new features such as contacting code enforcement or filing a complaint or making a request of a certain department. We’re always looking to improve so if you have any suggestions or questions, please contact us. Please enjoy your spring season and we’ll talk to you again in the summertime.


Crabby’s Fishing Corner .... Offshore: Spring and early Summer will bring plenty of seasonal opportunities for all anglers venturing out into the gulf. For starters we will have our usual run of pelagic species starting when the water temperature reaches 68 degrees. Large schools of bait like threadfins, sardines, cigar minnows and blue runners will start showing up along the beaches and artificial reefs. Where there is bait, there will be fish. Spanish Mackerel usually show up first followed by Kingfish, Cobia, Bonito and Barracuda. Artificial reefs are almost a guarantee to find all of these species. Starting with the near shore reefs such as Madeira, T.I., St. Pete and Indian Shores; then deeper reefs like South County, Rube Allen, and T.I. 2. The key when fishing these areas is to make sure you have decent water clarity and schools of bait hanging around the structures. Sabiki baits up and then put them back out using stinger rigs attached to high line capacity reels with loose drags; the drag should be set at no more than a few pounds. Let the fish run to tire themselves out and be cautious of those toothy critters while handling them. When fishing artificial reefs you must realize how they are laid out. The G.P.S. number for the reef is actually the center point of a rectangular shaped reef site that has structure spread all around it. To get a better idea of how the reef is shaped and where the large areas of structure are at, you can go online and search Pinellas County Reefs and even print out the reef sight to keep in your number book. There are also waterproof charts available at the Madeira Beach Marina for $16 that lists all the reefs and the structures around them. This is a great time of year to get out on calm days and find nonstop action. Inshore: As the water temperatures rise, Snook will come out of the creeks and canals where they spend the winter and move toward the passes. They will be hungry and need to fatten up for the summer spawn. The majority of the Snook will start leaving the back waters when water temps reach the high 60’s. Good areas to intercept these fish are around Bay Pines,. from the mangroves and flats around the Veterans Park to back in the bayou around the trail overpass and the K.O.A. camp ground. These are great areas to explore in a canoe or kayak. Live finger mullet are the top bait but in a kayak, live baits can be a hassle. Artificials are much easier to use and you can cover much more ground. Top waters, jigs and shallow swimming plugs in either gold and black or red head with white body are great colors in this tannic water.

More important than the color is the size of the lure. Try whatever you have that is closest to the size of the finger mullet in the area because snook can be very picky. For your terminal, tackle 30lb fluorocarbon leader attached to 20lb braid on a 4000 style spinner and 7’ medium heavy rod. Focus your casts around structures such as fallen trees, oyster bars, points, coves, drop offs and current rips. I like fishing these areas on an incoming tide and make sure to keep checking your bearings and locating some landmarks, things can start looking very similar back in there. If you have any fishing or boating questions feel free to call or stop by the marina and we will be glad to help you out. Thanks again for reading and a special thanks to all those who participated in our 3rd Annual Great American Grunt Hunt it was a great time for all. Now get out there and make some fishing stories of your own! Thank You, Brian Crabtree

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We are just so amazed at the local community and bond we have over fishing. This event is so fun for the whole family. We had a record breaking 284 anglers fishing this year and the weather was beautiful. The results as you can see were close! We weighed in a total of 338 grunt this year. A BIG Congrats goes out to Makenna Hunter – it was her first tournament and she not only took 1st in Youth, but also took 8th place overall! What a way to start tournament fishing. Next… we added a new division: HOGFISH. We had just over under 50 anglers add this optional entry fee on to fish for Hogfish. We had 15 show back up to the scales to weigh in and Shelby Ladd took 1st place with a 5.32 lb fish. Congratulations Shelby! Now… if you weren’t out there you missed one of the best OLD SCHOOL fresh fish frys! Madeira Beach Marina put on this awesome event. Only $7 a plate and they were filleting the fish as fast as everyone was eating it. A special THANK you goes out to Brian Crabtree who relentlessly filleted fish for hours. Everyone worked together to put on a great family day! Thank you to our fine sponsors that helped make all this possible: PRO Marine USA, Old Salt Fishing Foundation, Sweetwater Brewing Co, Delosa’s Pizza, Southern Nights Seafood, Fisherman’s Ideal Supply House, Snappers Sea Grill, Aylesworth Fish & Bait, Bett’s Fishing Center, Dogfish Tackle and MirrOlure. See all the event photos and info on our facebook page: /greatamericangrunthunt

Madeira Beach MARINA ....... Events and Fishing

The 3rd Annual Great American Grunt Hunt was a HUGE SUCCESS!


Resident Parking Permits Residents of the City will be permitted to park in City-owned parking facilites without charge, subject to the following limitations:

Mayor Travis Palladeno

Commissioner of District 2 Nancy Hodges

To the Residents of Madeira Beach: A heartfelt THANK YOU for your support and confidence in re-electing us to serve as your Commissioner and Mayor in the upcoming years. We pledge to continue our hard work in keeping the City of Madeira Beach on course. Political advertisement paid for and approved by Travis Palladeno, for Mayor of Madeira Beach and Political advertisement paid for and approved by Nancy Hodges for Commissioner District 2 Madeira Beach

• Residents will be issued annual decals by the City upon showing proof of residency and vehicle ownership. • Decals will be issued free of charge. • Decals will only be valid in City-owned parking lots and beach access lots during posted hours of operation (6:00AM until Midnight, except Kitty Stuart Park which closes at 10:00PM) • Decals are nontransferable and cannot be placed on any other vehicle. • Decals are not valid at the Pinellas County Park, located at Gulf Boulevard and 145th Avenue • NO BACK IN PARKING TO OBTAIN A PARKING PERMIT YOU WILL NEED YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF PROOF OF RESIDENCY: Drivers License with Madeira Beach Street Address; Voters Registration Card; Real Estate Tax Bill; Lease Agreement of 6 months or longer. Please Call Gwen Sinkfield at 727-391-9951 ext 244 for information on how to obtain a Public Parking Permit

July 4 event returns to Archibald Park Newly renovated Archibald Park will once again be the site of the city of Madeira Beach’s Fourth of July celebration. City Manager Shane Crawford announced at the March 4 city commission workshop that a much-touted plan to move the event to John’s Pass is off. Same Day Service / Open Sat. 24 hr. Emergency Service All major credit cards accepted

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Boating Safety Course The 1st Saturday of the Month the US Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 11-3 offer a Safety course. To sign up or get info to online here: uscgauxmadeirabeach.org or email: flotilla113@gmail.com *Completetion of this safety course may qualitfy you for a discount on boating insurance.


Fire Department Programs FIRE PREVENTION/DISASTER EDUCATION: The Fire Department holds classes or gives lectures to the public concerning fire prevention and disaster (hurricane) planning. A great amount of time goes to educating our school children each year. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: The Fire Department prepares, publishes, and updates the City’s Emergency Management Plan, which includes all City departments, re-entry, and recovery. The Fire Department coordinates the evacuation of special-needs citizens. EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALLS: Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services has a consolidated, county-wide training program. Through this continuing-education training program, our paramedics and emergency medical technicians get up-to-date training to make all personnel more efficient and knowledgeable.

Madeira Beach Rec. Summer Camp 2014

Summer Camp begins Monday June 9th and Ends Friday August 15th. Registration Begins April 1st $25.00 Registration fee due upon sign-up. Resident of Madeira Beach: $75/week, additional siblings $65/week Non-Residents of Madeira Beach: $100/week, additional siblings $90/week


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May 1st - 2nd - 3rd

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Kingfish Tournament & Weigh-In Live Concert Friday Night - 8pm Eagles Tribute Band Boat Showcase, Marine Vendors, Arts & Crafts Over 12 Local Food vendors Kids Zone & Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

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Calendar of Local Events april.............................................................................................................................DATE Purple Haze Customer Party (Madeira Way) ............................................................................. 12th Wild West Kingfish Tournament Leg 2 (John’s Pass)..................................................................... 26th more info at www.AnglerArmory.com

MAY................................................................................................................................DATE Old Salts KING of the BEACH (565 150th Ave - Madeira) ...................................................... 1-3rd Fishing Tournament and Food Festival; go to www.OldSaltFishing.org for more info 12th Annual John LeVique Pirate Days (John’s Pass)................................................................9-11th A pirate’s ball, a sea battle and boat parade, a walking parade, a family treasure hunt, costume contests, a pub crawl and more.www.johnleviquepiratedays.com

Beach & Mangrove Clean Up (Marina)......................................................................................17th JUNE...............................................................................................................................DATE Old Salts & 102.5 Bone Fishing Slam (200 Rex Place - Madeira)) .........................................12-14th Fishing Tournament and Food Festival; go to www.OldSaltFishing.org for more info Mad Beach Car Show (Madeira Way)......................................................................................... 21st Classic Car Show, Live Music, Food and Drink


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