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Daylight Savings time starts Sunday, March 11

Daylight Savings is on Sunday March 11, 2018. As we change the clocks to “Spring Forward” an hour, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue, in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association, wants to remind everyone to also change the batteries in all smoke alarms in their homes.The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.

Here are some helpful smoke alarm tips to follow:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home.
  • Test alarms each month by pushing the test button.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound and understands what to do when they hear the smoke alarm.

If you are in need of a smoke alarm, please call St. Petersburg Fire Rescue’s HomeSAFE Hotline at: 727-893-SAFE (7233). On duty firefighters will install smoke alarms FREE of charge in single family homes.

Perry Snell Monument and Lion Updates

Many thanks to our neighbors John Cappa, Josh Buttitta, Doug Ellingsworth and Scott Youngblood for getting the lion statue back atop its base at Toledo and Snell Isle Blvd last week-end. It had been knocked off its base in an accident some time ago and now it sits back on its base as it should! Thanks neighbors, we surely appreciate your help!

Also, as I’m sure you’ve noted the Perry Snell monument in our Parkway that was hit by a car back in mid January is now standing again thanks to the City with repairs made to its corners. The marble raised circle the monument sits atop is still under repair so I’m sure the City would prefer we just observe from afar. We’ll hear more about the additional improvements to that area as time unfolds but it’s certainly nice to see that monument standing again. Appreciation to our City for their quick work on this area!

Update-Sensible Sprinkling Program-Deadline Feb 23

Bill Logan, Communications Manager

St. Petersburg Water Resources

Time running out on sensible sprinkling program. Like the ads on TV often tell us, “this is a limited-time offer.”

There are only a few weeks remaining to sign up for the City’s “Sensible Sprinkling Program.”

This program offers a FREE check-up to water customers with operable in-ground sprinkler systems using potable (drinking) water, reclaimed water, or well water. Selected participants will receive a sprinkler system evaluation with site-specific recommendations, a diagram of the sprinkler layout, installation of a rain sensor (if one is not in use on the site), water conservation information, and an automatic shut-off hose nozzle.

To participate, city residents need to complete the Sensible Sprinkling application and forward by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information, check out the city’s water conservation web site at or call 892-5611.

The deadline for registration and scheduling for your free inspection is February 23.

New Medians on 34th Ave N

Communications Manager Bill Logan, St. Petersburg Water Resources

Medians coming to calm traffic on 34th Avenue N

Construction of two medians (with planters) along 34th Avenue N just to the east and just to the west of 3rd Street N will begin February 5. The work will take approximately 7-10 days to complete once all utilities are located. The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Access to local homes and businesses will be maintained, however some minor disruptions are possible during the construction process. There will be a construction expert on site to answer any questions or concerns.

The staff and crews of the St. Petersburg Public Works Department – Stormwater, Pavement and Traffic Operations appreciate everyone's patience during this time.

About Snell Isle

image Snell Isle is home to the historic The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, one of the Nation's premier golf courses.
image Our tropical surroundings provide waterfront vistas for most residents. Over 80% of the homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views.
image In 1920, local developer C. Perry Snell began construction on what was originally, a muddy mangrove island.

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