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Madeira Beach city manager, clerk resign after commissioners approve severance package

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Commissioners voted to accept the resignation of Shane Crawford, who served as city manager since 2012, and his wife Cheryl, who had been city manager. The city approved a $135,000 settlement in exchange for Shane Crawford’s resignation, effective immediately. The commission voted 3-2 Monday night to settle with the married couple, offering severance, sick and vacation time. The agreement comes nearly a year of internal bickering at City Hall, with allegations of wrongdoing and bad feeling turning into a full-scale…

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Madeira Beach to consider tentative deal with embattled city manager, clerk

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Madeira Beach City Commissioners have reached a tentative agreement with the embattled city manager and city clerk allowing them to resign without firing. The deal, which could cost the city more than $130,000, is up for consideration at a special meeting Monday evening. Part of the agreements would have city manager Shane Crawford and his wife, Cheryl, who serves as city clerk, to stay on as consultants until the city finds their replacements. According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, the…

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Madeira Beach Commissioners, after questionable election, suspend city manager, fire clerk

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Madeira Beach City Commissioners acted against the city’s manager and city clerk – who are husband and wife — days after questions arose over improprieties in a recent city election. Mayor Maggi Black suspended City Manager Shane Crawford Thursday, reports the Tampa Bay Times, triggering a termination process. Commissioners also voted to fire city clerk Cheryl Crawford. Crawford asked the city attorney to investigate the March election after Commissioner Housh Ghovaee – who had voted for it – was removed…

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