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Help our Planters, Panthers and Lions

Our Snell Isle Panthers, Lions and Planters urgently need your help. These lovely items are waiting for their spring spruce up and it is already May. Can you please help our Planters and also help our Panther and Lion statues?

As you ride all around our beautiful Snell Isle, you can’t help but notice our lovely statuary - all 140 of them. But as you may have noticed, many need “sprucing up”. We also have 29 Planters all around and those will be “spruced up” first. We need to empty them of all their leggy plants and dirt, clean them up (a little bleach and water and a very thorough rinse). Then we will repaint - if necessary –and then replant.

Do you live near one of these Planters? Or even if you don’t, would you please help us by “adopting” one or more. They will be replanted with succulents that don’t require much care but will need your watering and some of your great TLC!

We’re looking for your help with this project and want to get it done before summer’s heat sweeps upon us.

Some of you told us when you sent in your annual dues that you’d be willing to volunteer to help and Bonnie has spoken with some of you. We do need more volunteers though. If you’d like to help (or have your teenagers earn some community service hours) please contact Bonnie Hargrett who is spear-heading this year’s “Statuary Project”. She can be reached at 727-821-1048 and she looks forward to hearing from you.

Phase One is just the planters – all 29 of them - all around Snell Isle. With your help, we can finish this pretty quickly. (Most of the supplies needed will be given to you…bleach, paint, etc.).

Phase Two will include all the animal statues and be done just a little later this year.

The Planters, Panthers and Lions all thank you so much for your support!

Preventing Identity Theft

Preventing Identity Theft

Crime Prevention Officer Reggie Mitchell from St. Petersburg Police Department

It’s in the newspapers every day and on the news every night. People worry that someone will run up charges on their credit card or fleece their bank account while their back is turned. There is reason to worry. All a thief needs is your Social Security number to commit identity theft. This crime is relatively easy to commit, but investigating and prosecuting it is complex and time-consuming. But once you know the facts and some preventive measures you can take, you can win the fight against identity theft!

Identity thieves commit their crime in several ways:

  • They steal credit card payments and other outgoing mail from private, curbside mailboxes.
  • They dig through garbage cans or communal dumpsters in search of cancelled checks, credit card and bank statements, and preapproved credit card offers.
  • They hack into computers that contain personal records and steal the data.
  • They file a change of address form in the victim’s name to divert mail and gather personal and financial data.


  • To guard against identity theft, never give out your Social Security number. Treat it as confidential information.
  • Commit all passwords to memory. Never write them down or carry them with you.
  • When using an ATM machine, make sure no one is hovering over you and can see you enter your password.
  • When participating in an online auction, try to pay the seller directly with a credit card so you can dispute the charges if the merchandise does not arrive or was misrepresented. If possible, avoid paying by check or money order.
  • Adopt an attitude of healthy skepticism toward websites that offer prizes or giveaways. Chances are, all that’s been “won” is the opportunity to buy something you didn’t want in the first place.
  • Choose a commercial online service that offers parental control features.
  • Tell your children never to give out their address telephone number password school name or any other personal information.
  • Make sure your children know to never agree to meet face-to-face with someone they’ve met online without discussing it with you. Only if you decide that it’s okay to meet their “cyber-friend” should they arrange to meet this person, and then the meeting should be in a familiar public place in the presence of a trusted adult.
  • Tell your children never to respond to messages that have bad words, are scary, or just seem weird.
  • Tell your children never to enter an area that charges for services without asking you first.
  • Tell children never send a picture of themselves to anyone without your permission.
      • Make sure that access to the Internet at your children’s school is monitored by adults.

2016 SIPOA Officers

Please welcome your 2016 Snell Isle Association Officers and Board members.

  • President Doug Ellingsworth
  • Vice President Dot Admire
  • Secretary Gayle Moore
  • Treasurer Kathy Condon
  • Board Members Erin Youngblood, Warren Eisenhower, Mike Funsch and Rita Tallent
  • Past President Scott Youngblood

Thank you and 2016 SIPOA Requests

Thank you for being part of Snell Isle and supporting SIPOA and our projects. We hope you had a very wonderful Holiday season. We wish you and your family a very happy, heathy and blessed 2016.

Please help us continue to make Snell Isle safer for everyone.

  • 25pmh Speed Limit on Snell Isle is being ENFORCED: All roads on Snell Isle have a 25 mph speed limit. The only exception is Snell Isle Blvd which has a 30 mph speed limit as it comes under state guidelines. Watch your speed or you will get a very expensive ticket.
  • Stop Signs: Please stop completely. Do not just slow down or cruise through. You endanger yourself and others. Please obey them.

A beautiful Snell Isle starts with you. Thank you for doing your part in 2016.

  • Overgrown Yards: Please regularly mow your yard and trim your shrubbery.
  • For Sale or Foreclosed Homes and Construction Sites: The yards of homes in these special categories must be kept mowed or free of weeds if there is no grass. If you live next door to a construction site or a home for sale, please remind the builders/new owners/real estate agents of this. Contact your Snell Isle President with any problems.
  • Illegal Yard Parking-Ticket is $133: City code does not allow anyone to park on the grass in their front yard. Codes Dept. is continuing to cite Illegal yard parking city-wide. Please move your cars and park them legally in your garage or on your driveway.

Report Street Lights Out. The City pays a flat fee for all street lights to be on during the night hours. If one near you is burned out, the city is paying (actually you and me), but not getting the service. Please check as you drive home for any lights out. Report the outages as follows:

  • Regular lights: Progress Energy at 1-800-228-8485 or e-mail them at
  • Historic-style lights along Snell Isle Blvd: Mayor’s Action Line 727-893-7111

Broken Sidewalks:

  • Call the Mayor’s Action Line at 727-893-7111 to report broken sidewalks.

Report Coyote Sightings

Please continue to report any and all coyote sightings. Hopefully as more and more sightings are reported, the City will realize how serious the situation is on Snell Isle. Go to the website listed below to report your sighting. Thank you for your help.


Lock it . . . or lose it ! ! !

Please, please, please lock your vehicles, bicycles, motocycles and hide anything of value in the trunk or glove compartment. It takes just a few seconds to lock your car, move your bike inside, close down your garage door and hide your valuables. Take those extra few seconds to do it. Otherwise, you will lose it. With the holidays coming up, do NOT make yourself a willing victim.

Sign up for Snell Isle Alerts

Sign up for the Snell Isle Alerts

We encourage you to visit the Snell Isle website and sign up for the Snell Isle Alerts at As in the past, these bulletins provide very timely information about Snell Isle (meetings, upcoming events, lost and found pets and most importantly safety concerns and issues). As before, your e-mail address will only be used for the Alerts and not shared with anyone else. You will not receive ads or any other e-mails. Thank you for taking the time to sign up today. Please also visit the website to learn lots more about your Snell Isle, its history, your Board and Officers and read previous Panther Newsletters.Thank you.

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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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