Trash Areas

As we come into our 2019 season it is important for all owners and residents to remember to follow the posted signs at the trash areas. Contractor and remodeling materials cannot be put in the bins; large objects cannot be put in or beside the bins; paint, oil and electronics cannot be put in the bins. Cardboard must be broken down. Please recycle. Please do not overfill the bins – use the hatch doors to find available space – don’t just pile trash on other trash. These would all seem common sense and the courteous thing to do since the bins are intended for us by all. Let’s all work together to be a better (and cleaner) community.... read more

Madeira Beach Recreation November Updates

    Madeira Beach Update – News & Events       Parent’s Night Out The Madeira Beach Recreation Center will be offering ‘Parent’s Night Out’ on November 16  from 6-10pm. Ages 5 & up are invited to hang out at the Recreation Center with games and activities available all evening long! (Pre-registration is required) More information here…       Thanksgiving Camp November 19-21 Madeira Beach Recreation offers Thanksgiving Holiday Camp from 7:30am – 5:30pm daily. More information here…       Fitness Classes The Madeira Beach Recreation Center offers an array of Fitness Classes and activities for residents and non-residents alike. Utilizing the new recreation center, new city centre, recreation fields, and our beautiful beaches, an exciting variety of activities will be available throughout the week. Read on…       Become a Sponsor and Partner with all of our events and activities! More information here       City of Madeira Beach 300 Municipal Drive Madeira Beach, FL 33708 www.MadeiraBeachFL.gov 727-391-9951   Madeira Beach Recreation 200 Rex Place Madeira Beach, FL 33708 727-392-0665 www.MadeiraBeachFun.com                   Upcoming November Events Join us in Madeira Beach throughout the month of November at any one of the numerous events or activities going on in our beautiful beach town! Click here for more info!         John’s Pass Tree Lighting and Jingle Bell Fishing Tournament Join us at John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk for the Christmas Tree Lighting and 4th Annual Jingle Bell Fishing Tournament on the evening of December 1st, 2018. More info Here         Holiday Movie Double Feature Join... read more

Temporary Office Hours

For the week of October 8th through October 12th, the Office will be open from 9am until 12pm. The Registration Office by the big pool will be open from 1pm until 4pm, primarily for check in. The Office will resume it’s regular hours on Monday October... read more

BIG POOL CLOSED

The Big Pool will be closed beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018, until further notice for the replacement of the coping tiles. The small pool will remain open. And of course, there is always our lovely beach! Thanks for your cooperation. read more

First Notice – Big Pool Closure

Just a note to let everyone know, the big pool is scheduled to be closed for tile repair beginning September 4th – the day after Labor Day. It will be closed for approximately one month while the work is being done. The small pool will remain open. And of course, the Gulf is open year... read more

Rex Place is open!

At long last our little road is open. The construction folks will be doing clean up for the next couple of weeks. We will be closing the middle and east gates now and returning to normal as far as our access and exiting goes. Please remember Medallion Blvd. is a one-way street and do not drive the wrong way any longer. Thanks to everyone for their patience and... read more

Trash and Recycling protocol

Possibly due to an increase in purchases this year, there seems to be a lot of remodeling going on in the community. Owners need to advise their contractors that construction debris must be removed from the property by the contractor. Construction debris fills up our dumpsters and other folks can’t put regular trash in. Units who are identified as the origin of construction debris will be fined as per the documents of the Association. Electronics can NOT be left out for pick up. Electronics must be disposed of as per the County and Municipal Ordinances. Once again, units who can be identified (through cameras or otherwise) as the source of discarded electronics (TV’s etc.) will be fined as per the documents of the Association. Large objects such as furniture can NOT be left at any trash area or anywhere else on Association property. Signs indicating this are at each trash area and yet some people still leave furniture and other large items. Units and/or unit owners who can be identified as discarding large objects on Association property will be fined as per the documents of the Association. We have many short-term rentals in here now. This may be contributing to the overflow of recycling. While recycling is an admirable and encouraged practice, PLEASE do not overfill the blue recycle bins. There are bins throughout the property and if one is full others can be empty. The City only picks up recycling once a week now (down from two times), so it is on us to maintain our bins. If you are a recycler, going a little extra distance to... read more

The Small Pool

Sorry, gang. The small pool remains closed due to unforeseen complications. The contractor is working as fast as they can to get it done. The big pool, of course, is open for business as usual. read more

MyHOAst Log on Instructions

Logon Instructions for Madeira Beach Yacht Club   This is a link to the log on instructions for the electronic voting website myHOAst. We noted in our last vote for VA funding that several owners had trouble logging in. Hopefully re-posting the instructions will help out. If you have never signed up, please do so. And, on a side note, congratulations to the whole community! We achieved a quorum for this last vote and it passed. It is the first quorum the Association has achieved in 2 1/2 years! Kudos to Rees Noren for his hard... read more

Rex Place closure

Everyone,   Starting Monday 5/14/2015 the entrance to Rex Place will be closed for one week until storm pipe and structures have been installed along the roadway. The residence to the yacht club will have to use the City Hall parking lot temporarily to access the condo entrance. Once the storm drainage is complete on Rex Place Keystone will have another update on the traffic direction for the following week. Keystone will have detour signage in place to help with the direction of traffic. I will update everyone on the next road change.   Keystone will be working on getting Municipal Drive open by end day tomorrow.   If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.     Tina Underwood Deuel & Associates 565 Hercules Avenue Clearwater, Florida 33764 727-822-4151 Office 727-265-0884 Cell  ... read more

Hurricane Preparedness Plan 2018

This year’s Hurricane Preparedness Plan has been posted to the Emergency tab. Please review as we enter our 2018 season. It is important for owners to secure personal items such as patio furniture and grills prior to departure for the season, and to know what to do in case of emergency or evacuation should you be at the property when a storm is... read more

Spectrum Offering

Spectrum wants you back: cut-rate Internet TV package targets cord-cutters <hr size=1 width=”100%” align=center> Jeff Platsky  |  The Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, NY 12:31 p.m. EDT Mar. 30, 2018 Battle of the best streaming boxes: Roku Ultra vs. Apple TV 4K We tested every streaming box you can buy, and our two favorite are both great devices—but which one is right for you? Reviewed.com – Jeremy Stamas and Jackson Ruckar Spectrum apparently has come to the conclusion there’s no turning back the consumer explosion in cord-cutting and streaming television — the cable television giant is making a play to lure traditional cable defectors with a cut-rate Internet television package. Customers who don’t buy traditional cable services nationwide are being solicited for a $21.99 monthly plan that allows them to return to Spectrum TV by selecting 10 channels from the standard cable lineup. The offer ends on April 12, according to a solicitation received by a customer in Binghamton, N.Y. Spectrum’s streaming app looks a bit like traditional cable when it’s opened and also is similar to other streaming apps such as Sling TV. Spectrum Internet is required for the new streaming subscription. TV Choice is being offered to Spectrum Internet-only and Spectrum Internet/voice double play customers “We continue to test and launch new traditional and stream video products to better serve the consumer demand for more choice,” said Laura Pritchard, Spectrum representative. A stunning part of Spectrum’s streaming roll-out is the offer to add on five premium channels, including HBO and Showtime, for $15 a month. HBO alone, through the HBO Now app from HBO, costs $14.99 a month. Showtime directly from Showtime is $10.99 a month. Introduction of an a-la-carte stream... read more

Wind Mitigation

Attention Owners:   This is the time of year that lenders request updated wind mitigation forms. Some lenders require new ones when the current ones expire. However, that is not so for the commercial policy the Association maintains; therefore, there is no need for the Association to update the current wind mitigations for the buildings. Below is the advice of our insurance agent.   Good Morning Thom,   We run into this on occasion.  Unfortunately, the personal lines carriers are requesting updates to your wind mitigation reports that have been expired even though no updates have been made to your roofs or opening protection.  The commercial carriers accept the most current wind mitigation report even if it has expired.  I am not running into any issue and do not need updated wind mitigation reports.   Not all personal lines carriers are requesting new wind mitigation reports so I would suggest new/different carriers to your unit-owners or have their agent force through the current winds mits.  That is, unless, the association chose to obtain new wind mitigation reports or the unit-owner chose to pay to obtain a new report on behalf of their unit.... read more

MBYCC Rental Policies

  With the overwhelming amount of time spent on rentals in our office (that is designed to be the managing agent for the Association and not dealing with the daily routine of rentals) the Board of Directors has decided to fall back on the original documents pertaining to rentals.   This is, in part, due to the huge increase of investment owned units now at MBYCC.  With the increasing amount of rentals not turned into the office in a timely manner, last minute rentals and our office having to follow up on renters that come in with no paperwork at all, at least 60% of the day is dealing with rentals.   On a daily routine, we are asked the best places to eat, asked for supplies for the units, receive daily mail because renters have not been provided mailbox keys for the unit, directions, asking for entry to units because codes have been changed, instructions on how to get in the gate, extra fobs/gate keys, to carry luggage, complaints about the units, sales and rental referrals and the list goes on.   The Association has become so overwhelmed with the increase of rentals that we are now having to bring in temporary help during the turnover at the beginning of the month to help with just the rentals.   One big issue has been the increase of renters showing up with service dogs with no notification from owners or agencies that there will be a service animal on the property.  Owners have not been notified that a service animal is staying in their unit.  It is our office... read more

Pool Wrist Bands

This is a reminder for owners who rent that you much contact the office in writing (email is fine) to allow pool wrist bands to be issued to your tenants. Tenants without wrist bands will not be allowed in the pool areas. read more

MBYCC BOAT OWNERS

Vessel records are being updated in the Office. All vessel owners are required to tender a copy of a current vessel registration to the Office and pick a tag which must be displayed on the vessel in a visible (from the seawall) location. Vessels who have not complied by May 1 may be subject to... read more

Rex Place. Important!

All of the MBYCC parking lot is scheduled to be re-paved next week. All vehicles will need to be moved from parking spaces. Parking can be had in The City Parking area, inside the complex, and hopefully on the Rec Center side of the street which will be paved first. Parking places will be coned off as they become available. Please DO NOT move cones or attempt to park in these spaces once restricted. All owners who rent should notify their tenants or managing agent of this need. Cars WILL BE TOWED if needed. The good news is we will have a nice new parking lot and road by Easter – with any luck. Any questions contact the... read more

Pool Wrist Bands – Additional Information

POOL WRIST BANDS   GOAL: To clear the pool(s) of individuals who are not registered at the office under the Rules and Regulations provisions. This procedure will also allow the office to monitor and control the amount of people that are staying in each unit per the code regulations of One Bedroom (4 people max.), Two Bedroom (6 people max.), and Three Bedroom (8 people max.).   ISSUANCE: Each unit owner will be given wristbands up to the allowable amount per unit (see above). It is the responsibility of the unit owner to obtain the bands for their unit by contacting the office.   EFFECTIVE DATE: All persons will be required to wear a wrist band while in the pool area(s) beginning April 1, 2018.   ENFORCEMENT: Individuals not wearing their bands will be asked to leave the pool area. Failure to do so can be considered trespass of private property and the Pinellas Sheriff may be informed.   LOST/DAMAGED BANDS: In the event a band is lost, a new one may be purchased for 25.00. If a band is damaged, broken or torn and is unwearable, it may be replaced by the office free of charge.   ADDITIONAL GUEST WRIST BANDS: Guest bands may be obtained through the office with a deposit of 100.00 which is refundable when the bands are returned to the... read more

New Pool Wrist Bands are in

Come and get ’em! The new bands have arrived. Get into the office and pick yours up. Fashionable and custom-designed. OK, maybe not so much, but they will need to be worn when in the pool areas after April 1. And that’s no April Fool. Speaking of which, April Fools Day this year falls on Easter.  That last happened in the 50’s. When this rare match occurs you’re supposed to tell your kids to search for the eggs you didn’t hide.... read more

Construction on Rex Place Update

Beginning the 1st week in March the curbing on the Condo side of Rex will begin.   As the work progresses, the east end and middle gates will be closed for two (2) days for the work, then time for the concrete to cure before traffic can start back up.   You will be given notice and signs will be placed at each gate to let you know that the work will begin.   The week of March 6th milling will begin on the ball field side of Rex Place.  No approximate date for how long it will take for the road once the milling begins.     Circus   The circus scheduled to be during Spring Break will continue as planned with all of the rides contained within the grounds belonging to the City of Madeira Beach.  No rides will be on the street this... read more

Not to state the obvious, but street work has begun on Rex Place and will be in progress for some time. The contractor and the City are working with us to minimize inconvenience, but there will be the need to move vehicles on occasion, and so we all need to be aware of what’s going on. Cars will get notices on their windshield requesting relocation and any spaces coned off are scheduled to be worked on the following day. Please contact the office if you need any updates, and try not to disturb the contractors in their... read more

Madeira Beach Yacht Club Recreation Events

    Madeira Beach December Events   Looking for a great place for your holiday party this year?  The City of Madeira Beach offers spaces for parties of all sizes. Schedule a tour today to see all of the waterfront buildings. Read on…       Madeira Beach Youth Basketball Registration Now Open! More information here       Ferry Stop #5 The Madeira Beach Recreation Center (200 Rex Place, Madiera Beach FL) is stop #5 along the route. For more information… Click Here For More Info       Fitness Classes The Madeira Beach Recreation Center offers an array of Fitness Classes and activities for residents and non-residents alike. Utilizing the new recreation center, new city centre, recreation fields, and our beautiful beaches, an exciting variety of activities will be available throughout the week. Read on…       City of Madeira Beach 300 Municipal Drive Madeira Beach, FL 33708 727-391-9951   Madeira Beach Recreation 200 Rex Place Madeira Beach, FL 33708 727-392-0665     December Events Join us in Madeira Beach all month long at any one of the numerous events or activities going on in our beautiful beach town! Click here for more info!       51st Annual Madeira Beach “Festival of Lights” Boat Parade Join us Saturday Dec. 9th, at 6:30pm, the parade will begin at ROC Park and end in John’s Pass. Prime viewing will be available at ROC Park with a food truck, Christmas tree, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Click here for more info!       Rex Place Road Construction and Drainage Improvements The City of Madeira Beach has contracted with... read more

Important Meeting at City Hall

A meeting is being held on Thursday, December 7 at 9 a.m. at City Hall across the street regarding the planned work on Rex Place by the City of Madeira Beach. The work, which is scheduled to begin shortly, will impact the access and parking for the Madeira Beach Yacht Club, particularly those living east of the main entrance, and should be attended by all concerned owners and... read more

Big Pool Work

The work on the large pool is scheduled to be completed next week; however, the chemicals need to be rebalanced before it is safe to swim in and this may not be accomplished before the Thanksgiving weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience. The essentially ‘new’ pool will be opened as soon as we are able. Thank you for your... read more

Big Pool Closed

The Big Pool by the Clubhouse will be closed for renovation beginning November 6th. Stay tuned for the date of the grand re-opening! OK, maybe it won’t look EXACTLY like this.... read more

Short Term Rentals

This is just an FYI for owners who rent. Florida is getting tougher on short-term rentals as evidenced by this action from Miami-Dade. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article179398156.html Owners who rent short-term should be aware that they need to comply with City ordinances regarding rentals and also abide by the Rules and Regulations of the MBYCC Association with regard to rentals. We have had a number of recent violations and will enforce the regulatory documents of the Association with all tools available.... read more

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

There will be a Neighborhood Watch presentation in the MBYCC clubhouse on November 29 at 7 pm.  The meeting is open to everyone at the Yacht Club.   Deputy Obrien and our 2 Community Service Officers will be presenting a personal and property safety discussion and will entertain any and all questions.  This is a great opportunity to meet and talk to our local Officers.   We will post a notice on the bulletin board... read more

Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Info

Following is information related to the recent disaster Hurricane Irma to be used by anyone who rents or owns their property or who receives food stamps. Duke Energy suspends late payment charges, estimated bills and disconnections during Florida storm restoration. If you lost power for more than 2 days and lost food, you may be reimbursed for that loss.  Call Duke Energy at 1-855-398-2370 Citizens who experienced any damage to their property as a result of Hurricane Irma can apply for federal assistance through FEMA by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov To apply by phone, call the number 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585 for speech- or hearing-impaired). Those considering hiring contractors to repair damages are advised to always verify that the contractor is licensed.  Previous phone #800-621-3364 is INVALID. Operation Blue Roof.   The recent hurricanes have left many homeowners with damaged roofs. Repairs to these roofs can take time. In order to mitigate additional damage that could result from rain, homeowners can have plastic sheeting installed over the damaged area by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors, in a program provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).     The toll-free BLUE ROOF hotline number is 1-888-ROOF-BLU or 1-888-766-3258. For this information in Spanish, call 1-800-403-0573. Crisis Cleanup empowers relief organizations to instantly coordinate response efforts in real time, redirecting thousands of volunteers from to waiting lines to survivors’ basements. Crisis Cleanup was developed by and for field volunteers, team leaders, canvassers, and the people who work one-on-one with survivors whose homes have been affected by flood, tornadoes, earthquakes, wind, fire, or other disaster. Crisis Cleanup can respond to a new disaster the same day, permitting... read more

All power is on

Just a new week update. We have full power at the Yacht Club now and the staff worked through the weekend to get things back in order. We will be focusing on cleaning up the landscape this week, and also making further assessments on any damages, especially the gutters and downspouts and the main gate. Please feel free to notify the office of any possible damages you... read more

Power is on at MBYCC

Good news to all residents at MBYCC.  Some power was restored late last night, while others did not get power until early this morning.  While the power was restored, some units still had no a/c, cable or internet connection.  Around 9 a.m. this morning, most everyone we knew had power and was back up and running. By that time Thom was feeling better and on site around 5:00 a.m. checking on things.  Both pools have been cleaned and back up and running.  The Clubhouse is now open as usual.  The mail has been running since Tuesday this week, even though they still don’t have power. There are still many places without power.  Please keep those individuals in your thoughts and prayers as the temperature (with heat index) is around and just above 100 degrees daily. Many of owners has had someone here to check their units.  If you do not have anyone to check your unit and you have left food in your fridge, then please contact the office because rotten food will attract flies and other insects you would not want inside your unit.  We are slowly getting back on track and now have more time to deal with individuals. Thank you to all of you that has helped us and neighbors out during this time.  Your time and effort is much appreciated.  Keep well,... read more

Update September 15, 2017

Another day with no power.  Some owners are still holding out with the heat while staying in their units, while others come in for the day and seek refuge in the evenings and night. Duke Energy is still promising that we all will have power by midnight tonight so I hope I have good news to report tomorrow afternoon.  If power is restored, the maintenance staff and I will he on hand tomorrow to try and get caught up on your emails and phone messages. Thom is out sick the strept throat and we hope he is feeling better by Monday so he can return to work and be able to contact those owners that have called or emailed him.  In the meantime, we will try and keep you updated. Our insurance company has been contacted and we have been told to get our contractors out to assess any damages and make a full report to see where we stand in regards to filing a claim.  So far roofers, gutter people and the gate company have been contacted to get the roofs, gutters and soffits and gates inspected. We would like to solicit your help with some of these things. Once you arrive back on the property, please check your unit for any damage, water leaks and/or problems that may be related to the hurricane. Also, check your attics for any possible signs of roof leaks or damage. Report anything suspecious to the office.  We have been advised not to file any claims that are less than 5% of the insured value. Any input would be helpful. We have... read more

September 14, 2017 It has now been a week since the barrier islands was given a mandatory evacuation. MBYCC still does not have the electricity restored.  Today the temperture (with the heat index) is 104 degrees.  Many of the owners that have returned come early of a morning, but seek shelter elsewhere by noon due to the heat and fear of a heat stroke.  Ice cannot be found in most places and thousands are still without power, but we hear that section by section is being restored and Duke Energy has posted that all power for Pinellas County should all be restored by Friday afternoon. I had to close the office today because of the heat and dehydration. I still make several trips a day back and forth to see if the power has been restored and some owners tough it out through the heat.  I don’t know how they do it.  As soon as I know the power has been restored, I will be back here on the website to let you know. Many of the refridgerators have been emptied and food thrown away due to the heat and no power. Thank all of you that followed up on the advice.  Tom still has the emergency phone that you can call for more information. The phone in the office will not be back on until power has been restored.  In the meantime, as long as you hear a busy signal when you call, means that the power is not back on. The staff has been to MBYCC on a daily basis and slowly cleaning and restoring the complex.... read more

Hurricane update 9/13/17

September 13, 2017 Today is the first time that we have been able to contact our owners.  We are now going on several days after Hurricane Irma and MBYCC has no power.  As for damage; we are grateful that we have not suffered the damage that other counties have have suffered, since the hurricane decided to move towards the middle of the state as it approached Pinellas County.  We did not get the surge that was expected which was our biggest concern for the barrier islands. Some units have been checked and we have found little or no damage.  There are several gutters, soffits and signs blown around the complex along wtih limbs, trash and debris. Several grills were overturned, but none blown loose.  We have put them in the upright positions, but most that were overturned did get some sort of damage.  We had one boat where the pilings broke loose and the boat sank and one enclosed patio at the 363 building was torn off the building and landed one building over.  The main gate (entrance & exit) has suffered damage and it may be more time before they will be back up and operational.  We have not been able to open the entrance gate, so the exit gate is now being used to enter and exit the complex.  The middle and far east gates are open. Right now the main concern, for you as owners, is to try and find someone to go into your unit and take any food that may have been left in your refrigerators and have it removed, uplug the fridge and... read more

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

While there is still some uncertainty surrounding Hurricane Irma’s path, we are posting emergency management info to our website in the hope that it may be useful for you. You can also find our Hurricane Preparedness Plan here. Be safe!   We are concerned for your safety. Please read the following information: Remember: Move all loose outdoor items inside.   Immediate Release #1 11:55 a.m. Sept. 5, 2017 Media Contact Only EOC Media Line: (727) 464-3820     Pinellas County monitoring Hurricane Irma Residents advised to review preparedness plans   Pinellas County is monitoring track of Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm Residents advised to review and finalize hurricane preparedness plans Checklist can be found online at www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/prepareahead.htm The Citizen Information Center is open for preparedness questions. Call (727) 464-4333. Sandbag distribution locations have been activated for residents in unincorporated Pinellas County assigned hashtag #PinellasIrma for social media updates Web updates will be posted online at www.pinellascounty.org   Pinellas County Emergency Management is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and advising residents to stay updated on the weather and ensure plans are in place.   According to the National Weather Service, the effect of Hurricane Irma on Tampa Bay is uncertain. Irma is moving toward the west near 14 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest tonight.   The Citizen Information Center is now open for residents until 8 p.m. Residents can call (727) 464-4333 for preparedness questions. The information line is scheduled to be open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday, at this time.   To allow... read more

Main Gate Goes Live!

The new main gate entry system is scheduled to go live Monday, July 31. From that day forward access may be gained using your RFID tag attached to your vehicle, the code that has been assigned to your unit, by dialing the phone number supplied by you (this is the same way as the old system) and pressing 9 on your phone, or by dialing the office code (0033 – call) during normal office hours. Owners who rent must contact the office to obtain a code for your renter along with the required paperwork and payment PRIOR to occupancy.... read more

The Main Gate

The main gate is operational now, but we have not begun to lower it until all the data entry for each unit has been accomplished. This is to minimize inconvenience. The Board of Directors asks that owners with vehicles that are not currently on property contact the office to make arrangements to come in to receive their RFID access tag and have it applied to their vehicle. Also, and very important, please provide the office with an updated phone number if you want it entered into the system. That phone number will be the one a guest will use to call you to gain access. This can be a land line, cell phone, or long distance line. For owners who rent their unit, please contact the office to obtain a code which you can utilize for your renter. This code will only be activated for each rental period. Additionally, the new phone system at the gate will still use the same code for the office who can activate entry during business hours. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office. The Board worked hard to provide the community with a more secure gate system. While there may be some adjustment period, we are confident the new system will operate effectively for... read more

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July All! We hope everyone has a great time. Please remember that fireworks are not allowed anywhere on the property and glass is never allowed in the pool areas – both for obvious reasons. The Office will be closed on Monday the 3rd. Parking passes may be picked up either Saturday the 1st or Wednesday the 5th.  ... read more

Summer is Here!

Well, maybe not officially, but certainly weather-wise. It’s hot. It’s sticky. It rains a lot. Our new roofs are holding up wonderfully, but the rain brings other challenges, among them street flooding. Our inside street, Medallion Blvd., has a long history  of flooding in a good downpour, particularly around the big pool area. Fortunately, we are not in our busy season and so parking is ample enough to allow you to move your vehicle to another spot. Rex can also flood by the Fire Station. Drive carefully. The City has plans to redo the storm drains on Rex Place someday and when that happens we are hopeful it will alleviate some of our flooding issues. Florida beaches are still a wonderful place to be in the summer. Dress appropriately, drink plenty of fluids, and have a good time!... read more

Proposed Rules and Regulations changes second reading Notice

There will be a second reading and motion for adoption at the regularly scheduled Board of Director’s meeting on May 17th, 2017 at 7pm in the Clubhouse. The proposed changes which were first read at the April 19 meeting are as follows:   Proposed Rules and Regulations changes for Madeira Beach Yacht Club Condominiums, Inc.   #VI – N – SMOKING – adding… “Defining smoking for the purpose of MBYCC includes all tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vapor, e-cigarettes and any item which produces products of combustion, vapor or pollutants into the air.” “Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.” “Smoking is prohibited in the pool areas, all interior walkways, and at the tables and benches throughout the community.”   #VI – DD2 Pg. 9 – USE OF OTHER COMBUSTIBLES – change to… “Lightweight charcoal, gas grills, and hibachis. “They may not be used on the community tables or benches.”   #XII – G Pg., 14 – PARKING – adding… “Truck tailgates must be in the closed position.” “Every vehicle must be permitted and in compliance or be subject to towing.”   And delete… “…any vehicle with signage.”   #XIV #14 Pg. 15 – POOL RULES – adding… “Pool wristbands must be worn as... read more

King of the Beach this weekend.

The King of the Beach Fishing Tournament is this weekend – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The City has gotten pretty good at hosting these events and we don’t expect any issues; however, there will be the usual added traffic on Rex Place due to the various comings and goings associated with the event. Our front gate should be operational this week, so we shouldn’t have to worry about ‘vehicular intrusion’. Renters should make sure to get their parking passes as it is difficult to come down Rex Place without it during the event. Here’s hoping everyone has a fun week and even ‘funner’... read more

Work on Main Gate

Work is scheduled to be performed on the Main Gate beginning Tuesday, April 4, 2017. This work may entail entry interruptions and/or the absence of a front gate for several days. Please contact the office with any questions. read more

Upcoming Events

Well, it’s that time of year again and the City of Madeira Beach has an event planned for this upcoming weekend, Thursday through Sunday. It is advertised as a Spring Break Celebration and will include the carnival with rides. This means Rex Place will be a busy road. The City is getting quite good at hosting these events however, and we don’t anticipate any issues. The five parking spaces in front of the shuffleboard courts will be closed to MBYCC parking to allow for emergency vehicle access. If you have parked there previously please use another space for those days. We are in the heart of our season and enjoying great weather. We are hoping everyone is enjoying themselves during this busy... read more

City Updates

Good Morning to All,      Starting tomorrow the Tampa Bay Ferry will be running 5 days per week, Wednesday thru Sunday ALL Day from 10am till 10pm! Free parking at  the Jungle Prada and Madeira Beach Marina locations. Avoid the traffic and join us for a much more enjoyable way to travel along the beautiful intracoastal waterway. Refreshments are available on board. We hope to see you!   Check out our schedule and Stop locations at info@tampabayferry.com     Saturday, March 4th at Madeira Beach Marina, Ferry Stop #4   Mar 4 @ 7:00 am till 12pm City-Wide Garage Sale  Every year Madeira Beach has a CITY-WIDE garage sale.  All the residents are welcome to participate. The Old Salt Fishing Foundation participates and has their goods plus other marine oriented vendor out selling that day – located at the Madeira Beach Marina.               Sunday, March 5th at the Sacred lands Preservation, Ferry Stop #7       Tours are offered every Sunday at 4pm at the Sacred Lands Preservation in the historic section of Jungle Prada. This tour explores the lives of the Tocabaga people and provides detailed information about Florida’s native flora and fauna. The site sits on Boca Ciega Bay and from the docks you can spot a variety of birds and marine life. The Greenhouse Auditorium is located on the property as well as the famous Indian Mound.           Upcoming Events!!       Ferry Stop #7 at Jungle Prada         FREE Beach Movie Night! Friday, March 10th 7-10pm at Archibald Park.   Ferry Stop # 5... read more

New Furniture

We are looking to purchase new outdoor furniture for the community this year. An example has been placed at the Clubhouse pool. Please feel free to go around and have a look and let us know what you think. Also, we are actively seeking owners interested in being on committees. The committees are: Budget Committee, Landscape Committee, Pool Committee, and Rules and Regulations Committee. If you are interested in contributing time to any one of these, please feel free to contact the office and we will sign you... read more

Boat Parade!

The Boat Parade is coming. Go to the Madeira Beach website for details. The December Board meeting will take place Wednesday, December 14, at 10:00am in the Clubhouse. The January Annual Meeting is January 25th at 7pm. Owners will be receiving mail outs with the candidate list for those running for the open Board... read more

PROXIES!!!!!

Once again, shouting out for proxies. REMEMBER, if we don’t get enough proxies, we have to fully fund our reserves and YOUR FEES WILL GO UP! Deadline is next Wednesday (the 16th). PLUHEEEEZE get your proxies in to the office by hand-delivery, email, mail, pony express, drone, whatever... read more

PROXIES!!

Hey Gang, Let’s make sure to fill out our proxies and get them mailed in and/or handed in at the office pronto. The Budget Meeting is November 16th (just a couple of weeks away) and we need sufficient votes to get it passed. Help us out. Help out your community. Get ’em in!... read more

And the Paint goes on!

The painting project continues apace. We are finishing up Phase 2 and will be moving to Phase 3 next week. Phase 3 will include buildings 331, 329, 315, 301, 275, 261, 259, 245, 231, and 215. Residents and those renting units in that area should be aware of the activity around them. It is helpful to move your car from the buildings the painters are working on. Sidewalka are being painted also so be aware of wet paint areas. The work is going well and the community is looking much better for... read more

Ferry Service?

  For Immediate Release    FERRY & TAXI SERVICE TO BEGIN IN MADEIRA BEACH   Information Session / Press Conference to be hosted at City of Madeira Beach City Hall on Thursday, September 14th 3:00 PM   CITY OF MADEIRA BEACH, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 –   Join us tomorrow for an informational session as the City of Madeira Beach introduces regularly scheduled ferry services to begin this October. “We are looking forward to offering residents and visitors an alternative way to get around our City. We believe our waterways are the future of transportation for our City.” – Travis Palladeno, Mayor of Madeira Beach The City of Madeira Beach will be hosting an educational seminar on the waterborne transportation system in collaboration with Hubbard’s Marina and Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber. “We are excited to be on the forefront of waterborne transportation for Pinellas County and are hoping to connect with our surrounding communities.” – Shane Crawford, Madeira Beach City Manager The boats will begin by running to nine designated locations including John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, Jungle Prada Park and Gator’s Café and Saloon. Additional locations can be found; http://www.tampabayferry.com/madeira-beach-taxi-route/.  Grand opening and ribbon cutting for the boat will be held in conjunction with John’s Pass Seafood Festival at Hubbard’s Marina at 2:00 pm on October 28th, 2016.   More information on Tampa Bay Ferry can be found at http://www.tampabayferry.com or by calling Captain Mark Hubbard at (727) 393-1947.   City of Madeira Beach   If you would like more information about this topic or other events and activities involving the City of Madeira Beach Recreation Department, please contact... read more

Painting Phase 2

The paint crews should hopefully be finishing up Phase 1 this week, and should then be moving to Phase 2. The buildings included in Phase 2 are 303, 317, 323, 337, 343, 357, 363, 359, 320, and 380.  Unit owners who are currently in units in these buildings and owners who are renting to tenants in these buildings should be aware painters and equipment will be in your area for the next several weeks. Please notify your tenants if you are renting. The paint crew does it’s utmost to be as minimally invasive as possible, but it’s a big project. Please work with us to help things go smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the... read more

The paint project continues

The first phase of the paint project is wrapping up in a couple of weeks. Right now, they are beginning to concentrate on the sidewalks and stairs so please be aware of your surroundings. There may be brief periods of time when you will not be able to access or leave your unit. We will keep the inconvenience to a minimum. Once phase 1 is complete, the next set of buildings to be done are around the small pool. These include 320, 380, 303, 317, 323, 337, 343, 357, 363, and... read more

Pools Closing

The main pool will be closed on Monday, August 8 and Tuesday Aug 9. The small pool will remain open. The small pool will be closed all of the month of September. We are doing extensive renovation work to it. The big pool will remain open. read more

Web Site and Paint Project

Our little website continued to be assailed by hackers unknown up until last week. We are hopeful we’ve contained the problem at last. The vulnerability appeared to be in our comments thread, so that has been removed. The office will continue to keep you updated through Around the Pool. The painting project is back up to full speed with two paint crews and three lifts in operation on Phase One. This phase (once again) is buildings 210, 230, 233, 240, 247, 250, 267, 260, and 273. If you park near any of these buildings it’s advised you move down the lot a ways. Please be aware of men and equipment working. They will be painting the walkways, stairs and landings as well so please note there will be periods of time when you will not be able to go in or out of your unit. Although his will only be for a short period, plan accordingly. Feel free to contact the office with any... read more

Website Issues and Fun Facts

The website, as many of you know, has been down for a bit. Apparently, little MBYCC.com was hacked. In any event, it’s been fixed and we are back up and running. So, a few updates… the BBQ event of a couple of weekends back was a one-off event. That is, the intention was NOT for it to be held on Rex Place as it was. However, due to scheduling issues the trucks could not be placed on the ball fields. This is an event that will not happen again, so take heart. the paint project is scheduled to resume next week at the 230/233 buildings. Fourth of July weekend is upon us. Enjoy it and be... read more

Hurricane Preparedness Plan

Every year we post a Hurricane Preparedness Plan for the hurricane season. All the information useful in an emergency situation is available in this plan and should be reviewed by owners and renters.  HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PLAN 2015... read more

Painting Project has begun!

The painting of the community has begun with pressure washing being done on the perimeter wall from the west end to the Clubhouse, and on the Clubhouse itself. Paint work on those two areas will begin next week. Buildings 230, 240, 250, 260, 233, 247, 253, 267, and 273 are part of the first phase and work on concrete and stucco renovation will begin Friday the 20th and continue for up to nine weeks. Individual units in each building will be notified as work commences there. We anticipate things going smoothly and with a minimum of disruption. In some cases, cars will need to be moved and we will notify owners of those vehicles prior to work. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the... read more

Rental and Sales pages of website removed

In addition to removing Real Estate related notifications on the bulletin boards at the Clubhouse, we have also removed both the Sales and Rental pages from the website. Please note, sales and rentals of boat slips can still be advertised in the enclosed bulletin board in the sunroom.  ... read more

Sales and Rental Information Update

The Board of Directors voted to disallow certain bulletin board postings in the community. Items no longer allowed on the courtesy boards include all items real estate related such as rentals or sales as well as anything of a political or religious nature. The reasoning behind this is that the Yacht Club does not take a position with respect to political or religious viewpoints, and the Association is not and should not be involved in independent real estate transactions. There are now available many outlets for real estate solicitation including websites devoted to this. In the future, Bulleting Board postings can be approved through the office during business hours before posting. Non-authorized postings will be... read more

New Website!

If you’ve been on the site in the last few days, you may have noticed that we have changed our design. This was required by our hosting company, but we had someone do the work for us and we are happy with the results. It is much cleaner and has more features. Please let us know what you think. The Around the Pool sections allows for comments... read more

March 11, 2016

During the reconvening of the Annual Meeting of March 11, 2016 there were enough votes (195) received to pass the documents in regards to boat slip transfers. The documents have been sent to the attorney to be recorded. We will be posting the changed documents once they have been recorded and received back from the attorney. Great Job! Head’s Up! The City of Madeira Beach Parks and Rec Department is hosting a benefit carnival on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The carnival will last for 4 days from Thursday thru Sunday. There will be increased foot traffic along Rex Place and Rex Place will be closed at Municipal Drive although access will be granted for us. Click on the link below to view the next Board of Director’s meeting agenda… Agenda’s for March 11th... read more

February 4, 2016

Please see the letter below addressing some of the issues that the office has had this year. We are working on improving our system to address some of these issues due to the increasing changes in the web. Please click on the link below to read the letter. Please call the office with any questions. Letter to new owners/rentals (Microsoft Word... read more

January 27, 2016

MAIL FOR RENTERS The office is getting an overwhelming amount of mail coming through the office because tenants are coming in, forwarding their mail to find that the owner has not given them a mailbox key to get their mail. We are spending 45 minutes to an hour a day sorting mail and packages that the tenants cannot get in the mailbox or the mailman has no way of knowing who is suppose to be getting mail. After that, we have to search our files to find if that person is actually here or not. If they are here, then time is spent trying to locate that person to let them know they have mail. We have several tenants that do not have a key, so they direct that their mail comes to the office so it can be picked up here. We do not have a mail service in the office, but do this as a courtesy for the tenant we feel should not have to go without their mail due to an oversight on the owner’s part. ATTENTION: Unit owners are responsible to see that their tenants that are going to be here for more than a month receive mailbox keys in order to receive their mail. The office cannot be responsible to see to their needs when it comes to mail. If you do not want your tenant to have a mailbox key, then they need to be directed to the post office (right around the corner) in order to set up a post office box there instead of having the mail sent here. Also keep... read more

January 21, 2016

The Annual Meeting was held last night with a good turn out. Enough for a quorum, however not enough to determine the vote concerning the boat slip fees. If you have not voted on this issue, please turn in your proxy provided in the December 20 mailing. If you need a new proxy please let the office know. The vote was continued until the February Board meeting. The Board lost Dan Macone in the voting last night and gained a new member in Gary Wallace. We hope everyone is staying warm in this unseasonably cool... read more

January 6, 2016

Note to bicycle owners: It’s time to renew your bike sticker. It’s also time to pay for storage for the coming year if you’re in one of the storage rooms. Come in and get your new sticker or request one by mail. If you are paying for 2016 storage, do so by February 15 or your space may be rented out to someone... read more

January 4, 2016

Attention all Unit Owners : We have not received proxies/votes for the Annual Meeting from many of you. Please take a moment to fill in your forms and return them to us at your earliest convenience. The Annual Meeting is January 20, 2016. read more

December 18, 2015

FYI to owners : the vote on the issue of extending the minimum rental period of units from seven to thirty days was still undetermined after adding the new votes received since November. The Board elected to not continue the voting process for another thirty days and so the issue has become moot. The Florida Orchestra performance at the ROC Center was cancelled due to rain. They are anticipating a re-scheduled date some time in January. The re-sealing of the parking area on the east end was also postponed due to inclement weather. Thanks to all residents on that end for your patience. In case we don’t get another opportunity, Happy Holidays to... read more

December 3, 2015

NOTICE: Sealing of the parking area – second phase – will begin December 8, 2015 from the entrance gate through No Name Street. If you parked in that area, you will need to move your vehicle to Rex Place, east or west of that area until the sealing and striping is complete. If the office does not have a key on file Recycling on No Name Street The recycling bins that were located by the 260 & 301 Buildings have now been moved north on No Name St. by the exit/entrance gate due to the use of the bins that was over flowing. There will now be 3 dumpsters in that area to accomadate the amount of use and overflowing issues. Response to the Drakeley letter The Board has decided to respond to the letter from Christie Drakeley that was sent out to all owners. To see their response, please click on the link below. Response to Drakeley... read more

November 24, 2015

Attention: Residents who did not vote on or before November 18. 2015 on the issue of the 7 to 30 day rental increase. The tally of votes taken at the meeting was insufficient to determine a result; therefore, the period to vote on this issue has been extended and will be re-addressed at a meeting to be held on December 16, 2015. If you have not previously voted, you are encouraged to do so. If you still have your proxy, you may use that. If not, you may get one from the office. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the... read more

November 13, 2015

New manager: We would like to welcome Thomas “Tom” Petty back as the new/old manager to MBYCC. We look forward to putting him back into the relm of the every day process. If you get a moment, stop by and say hello. Sealing: The parking area from the entrance gate to the west end has been sealed and looks great. We hope to start working our way east to make the rest of the complex look great as well. Keep in mind that if you have a vehicle parked here and you are not here, we will need the keys or someones name on file to move your vehicle or it will be towed to another location on the property and that owner will be responsible for the tow. Bikes: Most of the bikes can be identified and you will be notified if the bikes need to be moved for the sealing. Any bike that cannot be identified or the owner cannot be contacted, the locks will be removed in order to move the bike rack. Please notify the office when you get the time to make arrangements for moving your... read more

PROXIES

The office still needs your proxies for the change in documents and the budget. These proxies are important in order for a quorum to hold the members meetings. Please send in your proxies at your earliest convenience. If you do not have one, please advise the office and we will be happy to email, fax or give you another one. If you have any questions, please call the office at... read more

NOTICE

Parking lot sealing and repair will begin on Nov. 4th. To Repair surface at the guard house. Sealing of the parking area west of the guard house will begin Nov. 11, 2015 read more

September 21, 2015

Dog park is ready for business. With the City project across the street winding down and almost finished, we would like to announce that the Dog Park is open for business. We hardly see anyone there because we’re not sure if everyone is aware it is open. So on your next visit, with your authorized pet, please go and check it out. September 15, 2015 BOARD APPROVALS ON WINDOW SPECIFICATIONS The Board also changed the specifications regarding the installation of new windows. Owners can now install new windows using the 50/50 ratio which will be cheaper for owners to install new windows, plus adhere to the codes for a safer exit in case of an emergency. Keep in mind that installing new windows require Association approval. Contractors cannot get a permit without the Association approval. Anyone installing windows without approval and permit are in violation of the rules and County Codes. Anyone caught installing windows without approval will be reported to the Pinellas County Authorities plus subject to fines and perhaps lead to the removal of said windows/doors. Please contact the office if you have any questions before making any exterior changes. BUDGET PACKETS This is the busy season which means you will also be getting your budget packet some time around the end of October. It is important that you vote for the partially or fully funded budget. If we do not get enough votes for the partially funded budget, then Florida Statutes require that we have to go fully funded which will result in higher maintenance fees. Once your packet has been received, please fill out the... read more

Keys: Rental units

For the last two weeks, keys to units have shown up in the dropbox by the office front entry door. These keys had no identification as to which unit they belong to. I’m sure we have owners that are not getting back these keys or missing. If you have keys that have not been returned by your renters, please call the office and identify the keys so we can return them to you. Then advise your tenants of the proper procedures when checking out of the unit. Thank you,... read more

IN SYMPATHY – DAN JOAQUIN

DAN JOAQUIN 233 D Dan passed away on June 11, 2015 after coming in from mowing the grass. He was setting in his chair waiting for dinner when he passed away quietly. Dan and Jane were well known in the MBYCC community. They were members of COR and did volunteer whenever needed throughout the years while spending their Winter’s here. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jane and the family. Dan will be missed. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to: Jane Joaquin 913 Whitney’s Grove Derry NH... read more

IN SYMPATHY – SHARRON BOVAIRD

June 5, 2015 For information on Sharron Bovaird’s “Celebration of Life” you can click on the link below. Sharon Bovaird’s Celebration of Life SHARRON BOVAIRD 211 A Sharron passed away on Wednesday, May 27th after battling cancer. She was very active at MBYCC and loved by many. She always had a smile and was always up-beat with a great sense of humor, no matter the circumstances. She will truly be missed by all that knew her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She will be cremated and there will not be a service per her request, but there will be a Memorial Party sometime in June to celebrate her life. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to: Barbara Brave 19 Woodlawn Road East Apt. 114 Guelph, ON N1H – 7B1 If you wish to make a donation on behalf of Sharon, please make it to: Grand River Hospital Foundation... read more

2015 Hurricane Season

A reminder to all owners about the upcoming Hurricane season and patio furniture and wall decorations on the limited common areas. With most storms come high winds and driving rains that have been known to move objects or turn them into projectiles. If your plans are to be gone from the property for any length of time you should mover tables and chairs into a safe area to prevent them from becoming airborne and causing damage. If a storm develops and the community is within the cone of the storm’s path, the staff will not have time to assist individual unit owners with securing property. This also will include the sea wall area, slips and the common patio areas. When notice is given that a storm is bearing down on our area, we cannot wait to secure the property at the last minute. Most cases we begin to secure the community 72 hours out from the expected landfall time. Our protocol includes many hours of securing equipment and property while most people want to enjoy the sunshine and calm before the storm. The staff will start to remove all pool furniture, close pools and treat with chemicals along with moving equipment to higher ground. We also have to move and secure office equipment to second floor. Have a plan and follow it. PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR THE 2015 HURRICANE PREPARDNESS PLAN 2015 Hurricane Preparedness... read more

LOCK BOXES

Over the past years, the lock boxes on common property have grown to become an unsightly issue. Many residents have complained to the Board and have decided to create a central location for the boxes to be accessed by all. The location is between the guard shack and the office on the outside wall. All boxes are to be located at this location. We will have two separate racks, one for rentals and one for commercial realtors. All boxes are to be marked and/or tagged with the unit number and contact telephone number. All boxes located throughout the community on common property and fences must be removed and relocated by September 1, 2015. Any boxes not removed will be cut off and placed in the office for 30 days before... read more

WELCOME NEW OWNERS

155 A Stan & Ana Gilman from Huntington Beach, CA 155 E Dorothy Moy from Orlando, FL 159 D Daniel & Andrea Bonivich from Redington Shores, FL 159 F Lucio & Janice DiMarco from Woodstock, Ontario Canada 165 C David & Deborah Mason from Wichita, KA 165 F & 215 C Adel Elzind & Arlene Zucconi from Redington Beach, FL 169 D Bradley & Vicky Newberry from Bethalto, IL 171 B F. Larry Joseph from Orlando, FL 171 G & 175 C Marc Gomez from Orlando, FL 179 D Kevin & Tatiana Green from Islip, NY 233 E Bryan & Kimberly Baetens from Grosse Pointe Park, MI 267 H Scott Rochelle from Mulberry, FL 275 D David & Caroline Monsell from Janetville, Ontario, Canada 317 G Lance Williamson from Laramie, WY 317 H Robert & Sandra Bernard from Evergreen, CO 329 E Gabriele & Yolanda from St. Petersburg, FL 337 G Ronald & Vi Lapka from Palos Hills, IL 363 C Jeffery Leips & Theresa D’Sauza from Mount Airy, MD 380 E & F Tina Mumm from Thurmont, MD If you get a chance please say hello to your new neighbors. Some of them may have been repeats from an earlier date, but did not want to leave anyone out.... read more

LOCK BOXES

Over the last few years more and more people renting or selling their units have attached lock boxes to the perimeter gate railings for the convenience of their tenants or perspective buyers. Several owners have complained due to the unsightly look of the amount of lockboxes that accumulated and wanted the lock boxes removed. So in a effort to remedy the problem, railings have now been installed next to the perimeter wall just east of the entrance gate especially for lock boxes. This has been added for the convenience of your visitors and/or tenants or realtors. Once you have installed your lock box, please mark it with your unit number so it can be easily identified. This way tenants or guests will not have to walk to the unit, pick up the keys, then have to return to the entrance gate to retrieve their vehicles to enter the complex. For those of you selling your unit, please inform your realtor that they can no longer attach their lock boxes to the perimeter fence rails. They must comply or they may be at risk of their locks being removed by the Association. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 727-393-0778. March 31, 2015 FLOOD INSURANCE DECLARATION PAGES The flood policy for the complex has been renewed and will take affect April 3, 2015. The declaration pages as proof of insurance, can be located on the owner’s page of this website. Please note that if you need a certificate of insurance for your lender, they will not accept the declaration page as proof of insurance.... read more

March 25, 2015

The 2014 Audited Financial Report for owners is now available on the owner’s page. Requests for printed copies can be obtained by contacting the office. March 10, 2015 Efficiency regulations for Hot Water Heaters Recently the office had heard about the new regulations for hot water heaters. We did some research and came up with the information under the new NAECA Department of Energy. If you have not done so recently, you should consider changing out your hot water heater before the effective date which will give you a much bigger heater at a much higher cost. Click on the link below to view the new regulations. Efficiency Regulations for Water... read more

February 20, 2015

The Staff has completed the inspection of the personal Grills. Please check your grill to make sure your gill is covered, unit number is in plain sight, secured to an eye bolt and in good useable condition. Any grills that do not comply, they will be removed and disposed of. Grills must be in compliance by March 15th. 2015. All grills in violation will be marked with a yellow tag. February 13, 2015 Election Results The Board members for 2015 are: Dan Macone: President Jim Bince: Vice President Barbara Mazeika: Secretary/Treasurer Rees Noren: Director Joseph Rider:... read more

The Board of Directors Meetings for 2015 are as followed

2015 Annual meeting: January 21 – 7:00 pm February 18 – 7:00 pm March 18 – 7:00 pm April 15 – 7:00 pm May 20 – 10:00 am June – August scheduled as needed September 16 – 10:00 am October 14 – 7:00 pm November 18 Members Budget meeting followed by a Board meeting – 7:00 pm December 16 – 10: am All meetings will be held in the clubhouse, 210 Medallion Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708 GRILL INSPECTION All grills will be inspected on Monday, February 16th. All grills that cannot be identified, with no covers or in poor condition will be tagged. Those grills in violation that have not been corrected within a reasonable amount of time will be... read more

BUILDING COLOR CHANGES (Message from Mary Neff)

After our great success obtaining more than 180 owners signatures to change the paint color on our condos, we are off to a great start. The Board saw the petition only as a survey. We now have to have 227 signatures of owners to make it official on the MBYCC ballot. Please do not get discouraged, we are almost there. At this time we have more than 160 votes, but need 227. We have 55 people who signed our petition out of 180 who have not yet returned their ballot. We also have 10 votes that were turned into the office with no unit number on the outside of the envelope. These WILL NOT COUNT unless the info is inside on the ballot and no place was designated for that info. If you think you might be one of the ten, please contact me via email at meneff@aol.com and I will let you know if we have yours recorded. If you DID NOT receive a ballot due to traveling, etc, please let Rita know at the office. Every single vote is going to count. WE CAN DO THIS! By going to madbeachparadise.com you can see all the news up to this point. We are vey excited about this and with all of us working together I think we can make it. If you have already voted, then thank you for your vote. Mary Neff Say No to Grey January 2015 BIKE FEES Bike room fees are now due. If you have a spot in the bike room then the fees are now due in the amount of $25 per... read more

2015 Board of Directors Election

The second notice for the 2015 Annual meeting has been posted on the owner’s page and were mailed or hand delivered on Friday, December 19th and December 22nd. Please click on the link to view the resumes’ for the candidates. Once you have received the information sheets and ballots, please return them to the office at your earliest convenience. We have learned, by experience, that if it is not done right away, then people tend to forget. Our attorney has advised us that the proxy can be mailed separately from the ballot envelope, but if you prefer mailing them together, then please go by the instructions in the packet on the owner’s... read more

WARNING: RENTING SCAMS

The office has received calls from several owners now reporting that they have been contacted from different areas around the U.S. wanting to rent their units. In further conversations with these owners, the potential renters have received the rental rates, etc. from the owners, they have been told that they have sent the check for the rental, but have put in the wrong amount and overpaid for the rental. They then have asked for a refund for the difference. THIS IS A SCAM: We have included some of the inquires from these potential renters. The addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers have been taken out for our protection, but one owner followed up on the information to find that the addresses and phone numbers do not exist. If you happen to receive any of these e-mails, do not respond or make sure you are dealing with who they say they are. Ask for copies of their driver’s license or identification with the official address and, by all means, do not write a check for a refund on a check you have not received. Here is some of the wording of e-mails received to find they do not exist: NOTE: The following is written the same as received. The spelling and wording may also give you an indication of this scam. Hello How are you doing? Is accommodation available for 2People from August 21st-August 27th 2014?? get back to me with the total cost of duration for the 2eople for 1week? If the date not available for the selected date let me know your nearest available date because our plan in... read more

Document changes in regards to e-mails:

We have finally received back the recorded changes in our documents that will allow us to officially e-mail notices, agendas and other records. The office is preparing the necessary paperwork to get the information and forms out to all owners. Watch for the updates. July 1, 2014 ATTENTION!!!!! 7 DAY MINIMUM RENTALS The office is receiving rentals for the weekend of July 4th for three days only! The documents state that we are a 7 day minimum and you cannot rent your unit for less than 7 days. Any paperwork received by the office for less than 7 days will be denied a pass for their vehicles and all access cards for that unit will be shut off. If you have any questions, please contact the office at: 727-393-0778 – Management June 18, 2014 It has been some time since we have listed the new owner’s that has purchased at MBYCC. So we have decided to list all units that have sold within the last year. If we have missed anyone please notify the office so your name can be added to the list. June 6, 2014 More information on Zoning & Rentals regarding the City of Madeira Beach. Since putting in the article from the paper in regards to the crack down on rentals, the office has been bombarded with questions. So in the owner’s section of this website (available for owners only), a link has been created so you can see the zoning for MBYCC and how this zone differs from zone 1 & 2 described in the news paper. Although, the crack down may not pertain to... read more

Color Website Note

April 16, 2014 With the painting project in the works for next year, several owners have expressed that they would like to change the color scheme for the buildings. Mary Neff has set up a website and has taken the complex and added some color schemes to give you an idea of what the complex would look like if a different color. On this website you will have a chance to vote on whether you would like to change the color, leave as is or post your comments. You will need to copy and paste the website below to view the website. Through this website, if she gets enough response, she hopes to present the outcome to the Board for the change. website created for re-paint petition http://madbeachparadise.weebly.com City Park For those of you that have not had the opportunity to visit us this winter, the work is underway for the renovation of the City Park, Ball field, Fire Station and Recreation Center. Work started approximately the beginning of March and we have been told that it should be completed by February, 2015. Hopefully, by this time next year we can enjoy the new park. To view the plans you can click on the link below. Madeira Beach City... read more

Announcing new addition to the owner’s page

Insurance Declaration pages: The Flood declaration pages have been added to the Owner’s Section of the website. Just log into the owner’s page to bring up and print your own declaration page for the current year. Wind will be available once it has renewed. Certificates of Insurance: for those of you that requested the certificate of insurance for your mortgage company your name will be on the list with BB&T Insurance this year to go out automatically to your lender. If your lender has changed or you no longer need the certificate please inform the office so you can be taken off the list. The form to request a certificate can be obtained at the MBYCC office or the owner’s page of the... read more

E-MAIL ADDRESSES

During a recent attempt to contact some of the owner’s by e-mail, the office had several e-mails returned stating that the e-mails no longer existed or may have changed. If your easiest way of communication with the office is by e-mail, then please be sure and send us any updated e-mails. Please keep open the lines of... read more

WAYNE AYERS

Article published on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 MADEIRA BEACH – More than 100 residents showed up at the Nov. 19 Madeira Beach City Commission m meeting with a common goal. They want the city to put an end to what they claim is a rampant disregard for the r residential rental property law. City ordinances require a minimum six-month rental for single-family homes and three months for multi-family residences. Resident spokesman Drake Philbrook told the commission that an estimated 50 houses, cottages, apartments and condos in Madeira Beach were available on the Internet for rent by the day, week or month. Commissioner Elaine Poe, in a later comment, put the estimate at closer to 400 homes and a total of more than 1,000 residential properties available for short-term rental. “We are very concerned about this,” said Philbrook, showing a printout of a Google search that showed 12 websites on the first page offering vacation rentals in Madeira Beach. The listings were advertising done by property management companies. The large number of properties available is driven by the huge profits to be made from short-term rentals, Philbrook said. Houses are being rented for $400 a day, with an income potential of over $100,000 a year per home, he said. Philbrook added that enforcement of the rental laws is difficult because renters are coached to say they are friends or relatives of the property owner if questioned. Nonetheless, some communities have had success in dealing with the problem. One way is to require occupational licenses for Realtors and property owners, with a loss of license penalty for those who violate zoning... read more

All owners and renters please read!!!

All Grills are privately owned. If your rental agent did not specify you could use a grill then you don’t have one. In Florida, outdoor cooking platforms are like part of the kitchen. Stay out of my kitchen. Oh, and don’t get caught walking around with cable cutters! Fish from one of our four piers only. You may hook a boat line or someones boat! We have some cranky boat owners here that would not like it much if you hooked them while they were cleaning their boat but wishing they were sailing. Make sure you have your parking pass and ****NO BACKING INTO PARKING SPACES****** Imagine if someone backed right up to your screen door and left the motor running. And the most important warning of all…….. The plumbing in the buildings is designed to handle human waste and toilet tissue only! If you stop up the toilet on the bottom floor, the people above you may leave a surprise when they flush. That would not be a high point of your... read more

Plumbing Issues

Is it in my unit or is it the Associations Problem? When unit owners discover an issue with the plumbing backing up or a domestic water pipe leaking, the first thing they do is call a plumber. When it is discovered that is not their responsibly they expect the association to pay for the plumber. After years of research with many different plumbers with pricing and knowledge of our issues here at MBYCC, we have discovered one plumber that we feel has knowledge of our property and the most reasonable rates. Our preferred plumber is Rich Leitold and his number is 727 393 7982 Rich has been our preferred plumber for the last eight years and is fully licensed and insured in the State of Florida. If an owner decides to call a different plumber, you are required to notify the Association Office first and we will only reimburse for issues that are determined to be the association’s problems and at the rates we pay Leitold Plumbing. We also want to remind all renter, tenants and owners not to flush or put anything other than toilet paper in the toilets. D/C Sec 5-b—Page 89 Association Office—727 393 0778 After Hours Emergency – 727 432 0276 EMT/FIRE/SHERIFF: 911 Preferred Vendor and Contractors; Plumbing———-Rich Leitold Plumbing—727 393 7982 Electric————Interbay Electric – Mike –727 463... read more