FROM THE MAYOR Bert Adams
Summer is on its way and with summer comes the Hurricane Season. Please mark your calendar for our educational Flood & Hurricane Awareness meeting May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held here at Redington Shores Town Hall 17425 Gulf Blvd.
With summer also brings us the Turtle season. Clearwater Marine Aquarium will soon be doing their annual lighting survey around our area. Let’s all be proactive and take steps to abate the potentially harmful lighting to the turtles.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome two new members to our Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Pat Drumm was elected unopposed and will be representing District 4 and Commissioner Jeff Neal was elected to represent District 2. Though the years and expertise of Mr. John Branch and Mr. Lee Holmes will be missed, I look forward to working with the two new commissioners.
Please have a Safe & Wonderful Summer!
Upcoming Events – Thanks to the generous donations from our local businesses and our residents our July 4th 2016 celebration was excellent again last year. We are already taking donations for July 4, 2017, and with your help we hope to have as great a celebration this summer.
SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
The town has been very pro-active in dealing with the recent sanitary issues around the state/county.
Inflow and infiltration are the technical terms referring to rainwater and/or groundwater that enter the sewer system through such sources as cracked pipes, leaky manholes, improperly connected storm drains, roof gutter downspouts and opened cleanouts. Most inflow comes from rainwater and most infiltration comes from groundwater. The Town’s system is designed to handle only sanitary sewage and not storm water runoff. To prevent excess water from being sent to the sewer system and your money going down the drain, please practice the following:
- Inspect the rain gutters on your house to see if the downspout connects to a sewer line. If the gutter downspouts are connected to the sewer line, have them disconnected. The rainwater needs to be directed onto your lawn
- For those that live on the water front please let the town know if you see our drains plugged up with oysters or barnacles
- Locate and check your sewer cleanout. The cleanout is usually a small pipe, about 4-inches in diameter, outside your house. Replace missing or damaged caps so that rainwater cannot get into the sewer line – as this is your money down the drain!
- Check to see that outdoor patio, deck or yard drains are not connected to the sewer.
- Check to see that pool overflow drains are not connected to the sewer.
- Avoid planting trees and shrubs over or near sewer laterals. Roots can enter and damage sewers.
GULF BOULEVARD BEAUTIFICATION
The Town has been working actively with the Towns of Redington Beach and North Redington Beach to plan our part of the Gulf Blvd. Beautification Project. We are working with the engineering firm of Cribb Philbeck Weaver Group, and are still in the planning stages. Although the project is still a couple years away from becoming a reality, it will include undergrounding the cross wires from the east side of Gulf Blvd to the west, improvements to the island medians, new bus shelters, and more. When finished our stretch of Gulf Blvd. will invite even more visitors and residents to enjoy our wonderful town.
Steve Andrews, Building Official
Many town codes require town employees to enforce the specific letter of the law. Ordinances such as un-permitted landscape, over growth, trailer parking, business licensing, noise, dog/cat litter etc.… please call Town Hall if you have issues with any code violations
The Town Codes, and Chapter 90 Land Development Regulations, say that you, as property owners are responsible. As residents, association board members, operators, and managers you are responsible for any violations on your property, even if committed by tenants.
The Town Clerk would like to remind everyone to mark their calendar for the annual picnic October 14th.
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
- Household/Chemical Disposal 464-7500
- Watering Restrictions 1-800- 848-0499
- Mosquito Problems 464-7503
- Water/Reclaim Emergencies 464-4000
- After Hours Lift Station Alarm 595-5414
- Town Sprinkler Issues 595-5414
- Pinellas Co. Animal Services 582-2600