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Holiday Season - Stay safe - Do NOT be a victim

With this very busy season, please be aware of your surroundings - always. Lock it up or lose it should be your motto.

For instance, when you’re in a store checking out, don’t flash what you have in your wallet openly so peering eyes can see that you’re flush with cash and credit cards.

Be aware as you leave businesses of who might be watching or following you. If you’re uncomfortable, go back inside and ask for an escort to your car. Leave buildings with your keys in hand - not talking on the phone - ready to get into your vehicle and leave. If you have packages to load in your car, keep your purse on you, not on your front seat, while you are loading.

Never leave your unlocked car unattended - even to push your grocery cart to a nearby rack. That’s just enough time for your car to be stolen.

Don’t sit in your car talking on the phone without locking your car.

Once you are headed home, be well aware of cars that COULD be following you - especially with dark tinted windows. If you are suspicious do NOT lead them straight to your house. If necessary, drive to a well-lit area and call the police at 893-7780 telling them of your suspicion. They will be happy to come to check it out.

Once home, it’s best to drive into your garage and close the door before you start unloading packages. If that is not possible, certainly take your purse and keys inside FIRST before you start unloading but don’t leave the car unlocked if it isn’t secured in your garage. (And do you know if you have a valet key in your glove compartment?)

The best advice is to always be aware of your surroundings. Especially at this time of year with lots on our minds, it’s easy to let our guard down. DON’T DO IT! Stay aware and alert and lead by example.

Remember – “lock it up or lose it” should be your new motto.

LOCK UP. PLEASE DON’T BE A VICTIM!

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

St. Petersburg, Fla. (November 16, 2017) – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Thursday trash or recycling pickup for residential customers in St. Petersburg. Instead, Thursday collections will be made on Wednesday for both regular trash as well as recycling. Monday, Tuesday and Friday collections remain the same the week of November 20 to 24.

Three public golf courses - Mangrove Bay, Cypress Links, and Twin Brooks - are the only city facilities OPEN on Thanksgiving Day.

Some city facilities will be closed to the public both Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, including: City Hall and Municipal Services Center downtown, Coliseum box office and business office, The Greenhouse, Enoch Davis Center, Jamestown Apartments and Townhomes office, Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center, seven community libraries, recreation centers, Sunshine Center and Sunken Gardens business offices.

City facilities closed Thursday, but OPEN for business on Friday, November 24 include Boyd Hill Nature Preserve; Coliseum (Gem, Jewelry, Bead Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.); Mahaffey Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Arts; Municipal beach concession stand (on Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island); Municipal Marina Ship’s Store; North Shore Aquatic Complex; Sanitation department Brush Sites; and Sunken Gardens attraction.

The Coliseum is open Friday to Sunday for a Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EARLY CLOSINGS. The West Community Library at St. Petersburg College Gibbs campus will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Saturday, November 25.

For a complete list of closings online, visit www.stpete.org/holidays.

RESIDENTIAL TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICE REMINDER. The week of November 20 to 24, St. Petersburg’s residential trash and recycling collections normally made on Thursday will be made on Wednesday. Collections on Monday, Tuesday and Friday remain the same. Brush sites will be closed on Thursday but will be OPEN regular hours on Friday.

For water or sewer emergency service, call the Water Resources Department at 893-7261.

For Police, fire or medical emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Snell Isle Bridge Partial Closure Sunday, Nov 19, 7 - 11:30AM

Snell Isle Bridge Closure Sunday, Nov. 19, 7 – 11:30AM

As you’ve likely read on the flashing sign as you come across the Snell Isle Bridge, there is a race event this coming Sunday, November 19th, that will meander through Snell Isle. Because of that event, you will only be allowed to EXIT Snell Isle via the Bridge but NOT ENTER via that Bridge. Those trying to enter Snell Isle should travel to 34th Avenue NE or via Shore Acres. This traffic plan will be in effect from approximately 7:00AM until 11:30AM.

Thank you for your alerting your family and friends!

City assists "sensible sprinklers"

Communications Manager Bill Logan, St. Petersburg Water Resources

City assists “sensible sprinklers”

As we roll into the “dry season,” the City of St. Petersburg and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) are helping encourage good watering habits through the “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.

“It’s a great way to help our customers understand and enhance sprinkler systems,” said Water Conservation Coordinator Chris Claus. “This not only helps keep citizens’ lawns and gardens more appropriately irrigated, it helps save water -- our most precious natural resource.”

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 www.stpete.org/WaterConservation or call 892-5611.

Vote Tuesday Nov.7

Just a reminder to get out and vote Tuesday. For all of Snell Isle, the Woman’s Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd is your polling location.

Your polling location can accept your un-used mail-in ballot, spoil it and provide you a new ballot OR, if you’ve received your ballot and cannot locate it, no problem, your polling location can provide you a new ballot.

New Safety Tips

All over the City, we are experiencing an uptick in car thefts, burglaries and other crime. Recall the HOT WHEELS expose the Tampa Bay Times printed earlier this year? Well, for a while things calmed down it seemed, but now - especially when folks let their guard down - it’s back in the forefront.

Please be mindful, if you are accustomed to pulling into your driveway or garage and start to unload packages, groceries, etc. and you leave your keys, key fob, purse, or wallet in the car. What if someone jumped in your car and took off? IT HAPPENS! All it takes is one instant for the thugs to high-jack a vehicle in a flash! We have all worked hard for what we have, yet it can be stolen in an instant when we let our guard down. DON’T DO IT!

Lock those car doors and turn the ignition off, take your keys, fob and purse inside…even if just for a quick trip inside. It’s not worth it to give the thugs a crime of opportunity. I remind you…it’s happening ALL OVER TOWN. Let’s make sure it doesn’t happen to YOU!

This next article from Pasco Sheriff’s Office, pertains to children being victimized…Pasco Deputies Warn Parents: Children Solicited Through Apps. The sheriff’s Cyber Investigations Unit has spotted this trend over the last two months involving the abuse of social media and preteens… https://patch.com/florida/stpete/s/g9sab/pasco-deputies-warn-parents-children-solicited-through-apps?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=weather&utm_campaign=alert

Please, please try to be ON GUARD at all times. If you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. Our St Pete Police (or any police department) would much rather come to investigate and prevent a crime than deal with the aftermath OF a crime! Please watch out for one another and…Stay Safe.

SPPD Halloween Safety Tips

Our own Sergeant Jason Deary of the St Petersburg Police Dept is starring in this great video reminding us all of good advice and safety tips for Trick-or Treaters. Please take a moment to open the link and make note. And please stay safe as you and yours enjoy this spooky Halloween!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1D5Znptgj5AdUNUMDFvZG5PQ0E/view?usp=sharing

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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