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Redington Beach Vice Mayor Fred Steiermann, above, waits for the “Wheel of Death” to stop spinning to tell players who won cash during Carnival Tropicale April 30 at Town Park in Redington Beach. The event was a fundraiser for Santa’s Angels, a local nonprofit organization that provides presents to children and families in need at Christmas.
MADEIRA BEACH - The second major development proposed this year for the city’s east gateway corridor has moved much closer to becoming a reality. On April 28, the Madeira Beach Planning and Zoning Board gave its approval to two key agreements needed for the project to move forward.

One would rezone the property from Commercial Retail to Planned Development District. That allows for increases in density and building height in exchange for additional amenities from the developer that benefit the city.

The P&Z board also approved a development agreement between the city and Madeira Beach Development LLC, headed by developer William Karns.
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MADEIRA BEACH - The largest civic project in the city of Maderia Beach’s history took three years to complete and came in under budget, barely.

City Manager Shane Crawford reported at the April 26 Board of Commissioners workshop that work on the City Centre municipal complex was officially finished with “some final fixes last week.”

The $11 million-plus project was “a couple of thousand dollars below budget,” Crawford said, despite a recreation center, band shell, and the extensive ROC Park added to the original city hall, fire station and recreation fields. Donations from private individuals and businesses spared expenditures by the city, but also added to the complexity of the project, he said.
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ST. PETE BEACH - Many of St. Pete Beach's sidewalks and curbs will be repaired soon following an April 26 allocation of $53,830 by city commissioners to Certus Builders Inc.

Altogether 15 sites will be upgraded in coming weeks. Among them are:

- 79th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard
- 7825 Gulf Blvd.
- 81st Avenue and Boca Ciega Drive
- 82nd Avenue and Boca Ciega Drive
- 84th and 85th avenues at Boca Ciega Drive
- 7904 Coquina Way
- 7925 Coquina Way
- Coquina Way and 80th Avenue
- 8021 Coquina Way
- 38 44th Ave.
- 44th Avenue, next to GiGi’s Pizza
- 8130 Coquina Way
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GULFPORT - On Thursday, April 21, a fire swept through the shopping plaza on the corner of 58th Street South and 15th Avenue South. The shopping plaza housed four local businesses. Three of those businesses have closed.

Suncoast Laundromat was a total loss and will have to be rebuilt. Fazio’s Pizza sustained fire, smoke, water, structure and electrical damage. They have roof damage as well so they won’t be able to reopen until that is secured. Suncoast Convenience Store has smoke damage. Gulfport Florist has smoke damage. It is the only store able to get back to business and reopened two days after the fire.

Local organizations and individuals trying to help these businesses reopen are planning several fundraisers.
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Wednesday, April 27
TREASURE ISLAND - Treasure Island City commissioners moved forward April 19 on a pair of recommendations for amendments to the city charter.

The city’s Charter Review Committee is suggesting changes to the residency qualifications for city commission candidates and a reduction in the number of resident signatures needed for a charter amendment proposal.

City commissioners will decide May 3 whether to put both recommendations on the November ballot or pass resolutions to immediately implement them.
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REDINGTON BEACH - It’s a new day - really - for the Redington Beach Town Commission, which decided April 19 to move its regular meeting times forward by 24 hours.

In a 3-0 vote, with Commissioner Mark Deighton and Vice Mayor Fred Steiermann absent, the board agreed to change meeting days to the first and third Wednesdays of the month so they could once again have the services of their former city attorney, Jay Daigneault.

The action followed the resignation last month of Regina Kardash, a member of the law firm in which Daigneault is a partner. In announcing Kardash’s departure, Daigneault said he would be willing to return as the commission’s legal counsel if the panel was willing to change its meeting dates from its current first and third Tuesday evenings.
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Devoted wife and precious mother, Alice Pelkington of Sugar Land, Texas, died peacefully at home on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the age of 82.

Born July 10, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late James Sullivan and Anna Sullivan.

Alice is survived by the love of her life, husband Joseph E. Pelkington, former Chief of Police of Treasure Island, Florida whom she married in 1978; her daughter, Debi Pechacek and husband, James; and daughter-in-law, Leslie Boyle and grandson, Michael Boyle.
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TREASURE ISLAND - Salon stylist Gloria Huffman recently relocated to Treasure Island and opened Hair Gloria at Rapunzel’s at Treasure Island, 254 107th Ave.

At an early age, Huffman’s passion for hair and fashion became apparent. She was cutting and styling hair of all types -pets, family and dolls, all with her personal flare.

After getting her cosmetology license, she worked with some of the most talented and successful stylists and educators in the industry. She soon became the styles director for a national brand and traveled the country showcasing her talent as a platform artist.
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Monday, April 25
TREASURE ISLAND - The Treasure Island Bridge will be closed to Vehicle Traffic from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, April 28 and May 5. Boat traffic will not be affected as the west spans will be fully operational and the east spans can be used if needed.

On April 28, the two nose locks on the north span will be rehabilitated. The two hydraulic cylinders and the related fittings that connect the cylinders to the two large steel pins that lock the two spans together in the closed position will be replaced. The two lock assemblies will also be cleaned and painted. The filters and vegetable-based hydraulic oil in each hydraulic power unit will be changed.

The two hydraulic cylinders removed from the north span will be rebuilt with new seals. On May 5, the cylinders will be installed in the south span along with new oil, filters, cleaning and painting of the nose lock assemblies.
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Friday, April 22
ST. PETE BEACH - St. Pete Beach Commissioners voted unanimously April 22 to withdraw a request for a county vote on the city’s proposed Community Redevelopment Area plan.

Pinellas County commissioners had scheduled an April 26 public hearing to consider a resolution on the plan but could not give St. Pete Beach officials any assurances the outcome would be positive.

With that in mind, St. Pete Beach decided to request a postponement of the hearing to a date no later than October. By doing so, St. Pete Beach officials were optimistic differences between the county and city could be worked out.
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