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Storm Damage Debris and Special Collections

Message from your St. Petersburg Police Department. For all St. Pete residents: Please contact Sanitation (727-893-7398) regarding storm damage debris and special collections after the storm.

After Storm Precautions & Zika Prevention Tips

Pinellas Country & the City of St Pete has asked that the following be circulated. Please think about how many places on your property you might have containers with water standing in them. Please be pro-active in emptying every possible one. If we all work together, we can avoid an outbreak in our community! Thank you for your help.

Department of Health – Pinellas County As the rains from Hurricane Hermine pass, it's important to take precautions to protect your health and that of your family. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County recommends these steps for your safety: AVOID FLOODWATERS AND STANDING WATER.

  • Never drive your car or walk over standing water because it's impossible to gauge its current or depth.
  • Do not allow children to play in standing water. Snakes, insects and other dangerous animals also move with water currents and the water contains oil, gasoline, garbage and bacteria.
      • Monitor radio and TV broadcasts for warnings about dangerous road conditions.
      • After the rains pass, empty containers and other areas that collect water around your home. Mosquitos need only a quarter-inch of water for larvae to grow.

      For more information about storm preparedness, go to Pinellas County Emergency Management site,

      For information about keeping healthy and safe during emergencies, visit and download your copy of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide in English, Spanish, Creole or large print.

      For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to Follow us on Twitter @HealthyPinellas for updates. Maggie Hall (727) 824-6908 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      Pinellas: Joint mosquito combating efforts continue amid latest Zika developments

      In light of an ongoing investigation relating to a non-travel related case of Zika virus, Pinellas County Mosquito Control and the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas are reminding residents of important prevention tips as they continue joint efforts against mosquito-borne illnesses.

      Mosquito Control technicians are aggressively treating known breeding areas by ground and by air, as well as responding to calls from citizens. They have responded to over 500 service calls since the beginning of the month – with an average response time of 24 hours or less.

      “We continue to urge our residents to do their part in helping to reduce the mosquito population,” said Rob Krueger, Entomology and Education Support Specialist, Pinellas County Mosquito Control. “Dumping outdoor containers that hold standing water is the main step our citizens can take in the fight against Zika.”

      Additional steps residents can take include:

      • Flush birdbaths and wading pools weekly.
      • Flush ornamental bromeliads or treat with BTI, a biological larvicide available at home stores.
      • Clean roof gutters, which can become clogged and hold water.
      • Change the water in outdoor pet dishes regularly.
      • Keep pools and spas chlorinated and filtered.
      • Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito-eating fish.
      • Cover rain barrels with screening.
      • Check for standing water under houses, near plumbing drains, under air conditioner drip areas, and around septic tanks and heat pumps.
      • Eliminate standing water, improve drainage and prevent future puddling.

      Mosquito bites can irritate skin and potentially spread disease. Residents are urged to protect their skin from mosquito bites when outdoors by wearing mosquito repellent (products containing DEET, IR3535, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus) and loose-fitting clothing with long sleeves and pants. These simple preventive measures can help reduce the number of mosquitoes in Pinellas County and minimize mosquito-borne diseases.

      For more information about Pinellas County Mosquito Control, visit To place a Mosquito Control service call, please call (727) 464-7503.

      The Pinellas County “Doing Things for You” app is available for residents to report issues and access useful resources. Pinellas County can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. More information is available on the county website,, which features LiveChat for assistance. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

      Zika Virus Information Hotline: 1-855-622-6735.

Labor Day Holiday Closings - Sept. 5

Labor Day Holiday Impacts Trash Pickup and Residential Recycling. Most St. Petersburg city facilities will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

Trash and Recycling Pickup: During the holiday week, September 5 to 9, the only changes for trash and recycling pickup days for St. Petersburg residential customers are:

  • Monday collections for garbage and recycling will be made on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday collections for garbage and recycling will be Wednesday.
  • Thursday and Friday collections remain the same for trash and recycling. Brush sites will be open on September 5.

City Facilities closed on Monday, September 5: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, City Hall and Municipal Services Center downtown, libraries, recreation centers, eight neighborhood pools, Enoch Davis Center, Sunshine Center, Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center, Jamestown Apartments-Townhomes office, Coliseum, Mahaffey Theater, and Sunken Gardens’ business offices.

City facilities OPEN to the public on Monday, September 5:

  • Three City Golf Courses (Mangrove Bay, Cypress Links, and Twin Brooks);
  • Municipal beach concession stand (Treasure Island);
  • Municipal Marina Ship’s Store;
  • North Shore Aquatic Complex and 8 Neighborhood Pools;
  • Sanitation Department Brush Sites; and
  • Sunken Gardens' attraction (remember, business offices closed Labor Day).

For a complete list of closings online, visit For water or sewer emergency service, call the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261. For police, fire, or medical emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Sign up for the Fall Police Academy

The St. Petersburg Citizen’s Police Academy will begin on October 11, 2016 at Police Headquarters, 1300 First Avenue North. Class will be every Tuesday night (6:00pm to 9:00pm) through December 6, 2016.

There is no cost to attend but seating is limited.

This is a great opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and develop a better understanding of the realities of police work.

Students will learn what happens when you call for a police officer, discover how to process a crime scene, meet a police K-9 team, see a SWAT Team in action, and learn what to do in an active shooter emergency.

Most of the instruction will take place in a classroom setting, but participants can expect to go hands-on during some practical exercises.

City residents and those who work in the City are invited to apply. All attendees must be 18 years of age and pass a background check.

Visit our website at to download the registration form.

You can download the form, fill it out, and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or print the form, fill it out, and mail to:

  • St. Petersburg Police Department
      • Attn: Samantha Meservey
          • 1300 1st Ave N., St. Petersburg FL 33705

Lock it or lose it ! ! !

Please, please make sure your car, house & garage doors remain locked & closed - even in the daytime. We have so much traffic with construction, utility, service, etc. people riding through our neighborhood & we KNOW that at night there are those out looking for opportunities, checking for unlocked cars, valuables or bicycles to steal. The police remind us routinely to “LOCK IT OR LOSE IT” & there has been a surge of car break-ins & thefts in our area that can often be avoided by simply keeping it locked up! Please remove keys, electronics & especially guns from cars as those provide an all-too-easy chance for you to become a victim!

p>If we all work together, we can make sure there are no crimes of opportunity in OUR neighborhood & then the thieves won’t come back, they’ll find easier prey elsewhere. Stay Safe.

Reclaimed Water Update

South Pinellas County Reclaimed Water customer message – July 13, 2016

Update on reclaimed water service from Pinellas County Utilities: Due to record high usage, some customers may experience periods of low pressure when irrigating their lawns. This low pressure is the result of a large number of customers attempting to water during the same time, typically in the early morning hours between 2 to 6:30 a.m.

Pinellas County Utilities asks you to partner with us to alleviate issues you may be experiencing with reclaimed water pressure. One solution is to try watering at a different time of day. If you have any questions, call customer service at 727-464-4000. We're excited to help you improve your community.

Gator Alert from Councilman Ed Montanari

Snell Isle resident Bonnie Hargrett informed me that we have a 6-8 foot alligator possibly living in a storm drain pipe on Coffee Pot Drive by the Masonic Home. The alligator is frequently seen in Coffee Pot Bayou and may be going down towards Bird Island to feed.

The City and FWC are working to trap the alligator, and I have asked Parks and Rec to place a sign up at Northeast Exchange Club Park. The sign was put up earlier today. I have also requested that our Marketing Department get some information up on our website concerning the dangers of alligators.

Please inform Snell Isle residents about the alligator, and the need to stay away from it. If we have any luck in trapping it, I will let you know.

Thank you for all that you do for our neighborhood. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, Ed Montanari, City Council - District 3, City of St. Petersburg

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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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