Office of the City Clerk
Clara VanBlargan, MMC, MSM
Phone: (727) 391-9951 x 231
Administrative Support Specialist to the City Clerk
Phone: (727) 391-9951 x 223
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The City Clerk is appointed by the Board of Commissioners as an officer of the City. The City Clerk’s responsibilities consist of the following:
- Custodian of public records of the City
- Authenticates by signature and records in full in a book kept for the purpose; i.e., all ordinances and resolutions.
- Serves as Supervisor of Elections for City Elections
- Posts notices of meetings
- Advertises legal and classified notices pertaining to ordinances, resolutions, zoning changes, budget, elections, vacancies, etc.
- Assists in the preparation of agendas and packets for the Board of Commissioners, Civil Service Commission, Special Magistrate Hearings, and the Planning Commission.
- To view Agenda Packets, click here!
- Notifies residents that may be affected of potential zoning changes, land use changes, and site plans pursuant to the City Code of Ordinances
- Maintains minutes and records of all the Board of Commissioners proceedings along with the other appointed boards.
- Comprehends state, county and city laws, rules, and regulations regarding the functions of Records Management and Election procedures.
- Attends meetings and conferences for educational growth related to the position, to learn new regulations and procedures, and network with others in the field.
- Schedules registrations and reservations for the Board of Commissioners.
- Assists citizens by providing document copies, and information as requested.
ROLE AND POSITION IN CITY HALL
Along with the City Manager and City Attorney, the City Clerk is appointed directly by the Board of Commissioners as a Chartered member of staff. The Office of the City Clerk maintains all the City’s records and coordinates record management efforts and training in each department. The City Clerk answers directly to the Board of Commissioners.
The Administrative Support Specialist works as an Administrative Assistant for any and all departments under the supervision of the City Clerk. The Support Specialist works with the City IT contract to maintain and update the website, records minutes for Board of Commissioner’s meetings, aids in updating Administrative Procedures, and works on various projects throughout City Hall as needed.
ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS
To view the City’s recently approved Ordinances and Resolutions, please visit our new page under the “Documents” tab, click here.
FORMS & DOCUMENTS
Request for Information (Optional) – It is not required that you submit a written document to make a public records request. This form was only created for your convenience.*
CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS & REQUESTING INFORMATION
CHAPTER 119, FLORIDA STATUTES,
NOTICE OF THE CITY OF MADEIRA BEACH CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS
The Custodian of Public Records for the City of Madeira Beach is the City Clerk. The City Clerk’s Office provides research of the official records for citizens and other departments upon request, in compliance with Florida Public Records Law, and allows for the inspection and examination by any person, at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions and under the supervision of the City Clerk’s office. The City Clerk’s office is the location where the City’s public records are routinely created, sent, received, maintained and requested. The location and contact information is:
Clara VanBlargan, City Clerk
City of Madeira Beach City Hall
300 Municipal Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708