Published: Friday, 25 September 2020 19:09
3 Invasive Plant Removal Plan: Tidal Creek, Ramon Way and Appian Way: 3 October 2020, 9 AM
Coffeepot Bayou Watershed Alliance (CBWA)
Snell Isle Property Owners Association (SIPOA)
Keep Pinellas Beautiful (KPB)
Registration at the site, Ramon and Appian Way, starting at 8:30 AM, 3 October.
This creek services stormwater runoff from the local area as well as from storm drains along Snell Isle Blvd. During previous projects, we removed Brazilian Peppers and Carrotwood trees that were competing with native plants along the creek embankment. We also removed dense foliage that provided camouflage for nefarious activity. In this phase, principal work is to remove Brazilian Pepper trees: dead debris that is in the creek bed and live growth on the far side of the creek. Above and Beyond Landscaping- Antwon Montgomery is the contractor; their team will do the extraction with chainsaws and a truck to bring debris to the easement area. Volunteers will use loppers and saws to cut the debris and load it on a trailer.
CBWA and SIPOA will coordinate the work and provide supplies (water, snacks, gloves) and KPB will support the project with tools and equipment. Funding supporting this project includes funds from Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Tampa Bay Water, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, and Snell Isle Property Owners Association.
Participants must be at least 16 years old; dress for the operation should include pants, shirts, and closed foot wear. We advise that the embankment is very uneven and a difficult place to work. In a previous project someone fell into the creek. Please be careful.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2020 17:08
The City has set aside funding to help residents that have lost income due to COVID-19. With the Coronavirus Relief Fund, eligible homeowners may receive grants to help cover mortgage or utility expenses.
Find the application, qualifications and more info at stpete.org/CRF
Renters, learn about assistance for rent and utilities at stpete.org/RentAssistance
THE ST. PETE WAY
As we work to Restart St. Pete, here’s how you can help us keep our city healthy.
Wear your mask - Don't have one? Visit a mask distribution site!*
Wash your hands and disinfect surfaces
Social distance 6 ft. (about the wingspan of a Brown Pelican)
Feeling symptoms? Get tested!
Mask distribution site locations, current testing centers, tips + more at RestartStPete.com
*available while supplies last
UNICORNS, MERMAIDS, TRASH FAIRIES
What do these have in common? They don't exist!
For large items like furniture, mattresses, appliances and excess yard waste, there's only one magic spell to make it go away: Special Pickup! Don’t leave them out on the curb or alley - call the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7398 or submit in SeeClickFix to request a quote. Some items can even be collected for free!
Find accepted items, pricing and more information at stpete.org/SpecialPickup
UTILITY RATE CHANGES IN THE WORKS
Each year, utility rates and charges are evaluated and updated - this year included. New rates will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2020, pending City Council approval.
We're here to help:
COVID-19 assistance programs: RestartStPete.com
Water conservation programs & rebates: stpete.org/WaterConservation
Find key dates and more info at stpete.org/rates
5K, BUT MAKE IT VIRTUAL
Glow up and join Healthy St. Pete for the 4th Annual Fit City 5K! To allow for safe physical distance, the event has gone virtual this year. Complete the race Oct. 4-10 on your own time and on your favorite route.
Registration is $25 and includes a race bib and medal and supports local youth recreation. Register by Sept. 21 to get a free race T-shirt and glow kit.
Find more information and registration at HealthyStPeteFL.com
FALSE ALARM UPDATE
A false alarm is when a security alarm goes off, the Police show up and there's no evidence of criminal activity, attempted criminal activity or an emergency at the premises.
The City has handed off customer service, notices, billing and disputes for the false alarm program to an outside vendor. This should offer a more streamlined customer experience.
Learn more at stpete.org/FalseAlarm
BE READY BEFORE THE STORM
Hurricane season is here. Make sure your household has an evacuation plan and is signed up for Alert St. Pete for real-time messages. Stay safe out there, St. Pete!
Learn more at StPetePrepares.com or pinellascounty.org/emergency
GIVING BACK MADE EASY
Sept. 5 is International Day of Charity. Celebrate with the Utility Assistance Program, which allows you to make easy, automatic charitable donations through your utility bill. Collected funds are distributed through a network of social service agencies to help St. Pete families in need.
You can make a one-time contribution or commit to monthly donations for any amount. With the new Utility Bill Round-Up option, your bill is rounded up to the nearest dollar and the rest is donated. That's less than $12/year!
Learn more and sign up to donate at stpete.org/utilityassistance
COMPLETE YOUR 2020 CENSUS
The census is here! Every 10 years, the federal government uses the census to count every resident in the U.S. This data dictates everything from seats in U.S. Congress to billions of dollars in federal funding for healthcare, education and local programs for the next 10 years.
Help make sure St. Pete is counted. Take just a couple of minutes to complete the census securely and confidentially at My2020Census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020.
HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS...AT A DISTANCE
For health and safety, in-person events for CareFest Day of Service have been canceled. However, residents are still encouraged to help from home with CareFest 2020 to continue St. Pete's culture of giving back.
Here are 7 ways to help at a distance:
Donate a Local Non-Profit
Donate Supplies to Help the Less Fortunate
Organize a Neighborhood Cleanup
Volunteer & Give Back Virtually
Make a Donation at a Power of Change Donation Station
Donate to the Utility Assistance Program
Support Local Businesses
Visit stpete.org/CareFest for more info
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City of St. Petersburg | PO Box 2842, St. Peterburg, FL 33731
Published: Tuesday, 14 July 2020 10:52
District 3 Neighborhood Associations: Please review the below information and send out to your neighborhoods!
St. Petersburg City Councilmembers are holding virtual district meetings to ensure residents have all the information and resources necessary to make an effective hurricane preparedness plan. The 1 hour virtual meeting will additionally include updates and special considerations for the current COVID-19 pandemic. District 3’s virtual meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30 pm – Zoom details below. District 3 Councilmember and City Council Chair Ed Montanari is hoping you will attend and learn more about this year’s hurricane season.
What to expect during your district’s meeting:
Intro by Council Member
Hurricane presentation slideshow overviewing:
2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast
Hurricane basics (watch vs. warning, storm surge, evacuation, what to expect, etc.)
Know your risk
Having a preparedness plan
COVID-19 pandemic considerations
Meeting ID: 981 6081 6449
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For more details on the district zoom meetings, and to attend a different district’s meeting (you can’t make the District 3 zoom call, etc.), please head to www.stpeteprepares.com.