MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. — More than 40 Madeira Beach businesses are worried they’re going to lose their waterfront property if the city doesn’t step up to help with a major sand blocking and drainage issue, which they say is creating a beach, where there once was water. Now, they are begging the city to fix it.
Business owners along John’s Pass say that over the years, the water running through John’s Pass has continued to deposit sand clear up to the seawall, creating what they say is a dangerous beach area, and eliminating their waterfront property.
“Where I’m standing right now, it should be about maybe 10-12 feet deep,” said Captain Dylan Hubbard, Owner of Hubbard’s Marina.
But instead, the water around one of Hubbard’s Marina’s boats is ankle deep,