Snell Isle Alerts

Snell Isle Fountain area hit by vandals

We heard today from SPPD that Snell Isle’s property crime report for the month of March was near perfect. There were no residential or vehicle burglaries for the entire month! GREAT GOING to everyone who is LOCKING UP and moving valuables out of sight. Thanks too to all our wonderful Block Captains for keeping everyone in the loop regarding crime. However, I do have sad news to report to you this evening…

The recently beautified Snell Isle Fountain area was hit by vandals who maliciously sprayed a chemical that killed 2 wide swaths of grass abutting Brightwaters Blvd (adjacent the stop sign) and the spray carried into one of the planted beds causing the beautiful purple Lantana and some of the gorgeous silver Dusty Miller to shrivel up. This was very painful to observe as so much time and energy has gone into our beautification projects and when one person or persons can do this harm, it causes serious angst!

Please, if anyone saw anyone or anything suspicious - at any hour - milling around this Fountain area in the last 24 hours, please let me hear from you. We know this spray had to be applied sometime between Monday 1PM and today when we found it at 4PM. We have filed a Police Report and will be pressing charges if the culprit(s) can be caught. Thank you for your vigilance and support…this will NOT deter our continued plans for beautification throughout Snell Isle!

~Bonnie Hargrett, President,
Snell Isle Property Owners Assn

Thank you Volunteers - Coffee Pot Bayou Cleanup

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who worked so very hard on the Coffee Pot Bayou cleanup. The results are awesome. We really, really appreciate all that you did.

To help us first with the prep work, the City provided three very skilled men and two machines to remove the big trees and vines from the easement area. They did a phenomenal job and the volume removed is impressive.

Thanks to our 50+ volunteers who did a super cleanup job. Lakewood, Osceola, Northshore School, Shorecrest, Old NE, Snell Isle, St Thomas Church, Coffee Pot Drive homeowners and the Boy Scouts. The volunteers from Scout troop 219 and the Shorecrest School Science Club were heroes. The college students from Eckerd did a great job in clearing the small debris from the just cleared area. Northshore School, the honor student from Seminole HS and some local residents all worked hard. Wanda got cleaned out twice and the dumpster was a godsend for lots of little stuff. Also, thanks to KPB who provided great support with tools and shirts and food cards from Chick-Fil-A. We had a great group of volunteers. That’s how the neighborhood comes together. Thank you.

Coffee Pot Bayou Clean-Up Tomorrow, 4/6/2019

Hope you can come join us for a few hours tomorrow morning starting at 9AM!

It’s for Coffeepot Bayou improvement projects tomorrow, April 6:
Meet at Oak Street and 32 Ave (AKA Coffeepot Drive) NE, 9 AM.
Sign in, get gear, & donuts (a bribe) for various tasks.

  • Help us with cleaning out our new Wanda the Watergoat in Turtle Creek.
  • Cut out invasive plants along the Turtle Creek easement & put them in a dumpster.
  • Pick up trash along Coffeepot & Brightwaters Blvds. and along 32nd Ave NE.
  • We’ll also be doing some water plantings at First Street and the easement.

In preparation for our work, a contractor cut down larger invasive brush and trees along the Turtle Creek easement. We will rake and prepare this area for planting native plants: Sea grape, Button Wood, and Mangroves.

We hope to see you there, we’ll should be done by noon, and we thank you for volunteering!
Walt Jaap, Coffeepot Bayou Watershed Alliance

You’ll meet some new friends and help benefit our community. We hope you’ll come on out and join us!

Stay Safe,
~Bonnie Hargrett

SIPOA 2019 Membership Dues

Message from Snell Isle President Bonnie Hargrett

A number of Snell residents have answered the call and paid their 2019 dues and we appreciate that support. If you’ve not written your SIPOA check (PO Box 7053 St Petersburg, FL, 33734) or paid conveniently via the website, , won’t you take a moment to do that now, please. We have a number of projects underway to help make Snell all that it can be and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! We have close to 1450 residences on Snell and last year only 619 paid dues. I know we can do better this year!

Here’s the Dues Categories:

  • Senior $25
  • Standard $50
  • Premier $100
  • Gold $500
  • Benefactor $1000

Please remember, any amount over $50 can be allocated to special projects such as Beautification, Canary Date Palm Upkeep, Holiday Lights or Miscellaneous and we do thank you for your support!

40th Ave NE Bridge Closure - April 8-May22

Message from the City of St. Petersburg.

Please be advised that the 40th Avenue NE bridge will be closed starting on April 8, 2019 for 45 days. Message boards will be activated on roads near the bridge and public notice will sent out through the City’s Marketing Department through NextDoor and social media.

In addition, the project website will be updated as the progress continues or if you need additional information.

This upcoming road closure will affect traffic volume on Snell Isle. Please be mindful and plan for additional drive times due to this impact.

New Police Headquarters Grand Opening

Grand Opening

New St. Petersburg Police Department Headquarters

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 1301 First Avenue North

11:00AM Ceremony

Noon – 4PM Building open to the Public

(Overflow parking available at Tropicana Field #6)

Heroes Memorial Run - Friday, March 22

Outdoor Assembly Permit has been issued for the Heroes Memorial Run this Friday, March 22nd, 2019. The route will begin on Demens Landing and work its way north into Snell Isle. Parking restrictions along the route will begin at 4:00 pm. Route Clearing officers will begin clearing the route at 4:00 pm as well. Vehicles parked in violation of the parking restrictions will be subject to being fined and relocated.

The run will start at 6:30 pm and should conclude by 9:00 pm. Access to the following areas will be as indicated below:

  • Snell Isle Bridge – Access across the bridge will be limited to one lane for two-way traffic. Traffic will be regulated by officers on both sides of the bridge.
  • Demens Landing – Due to heavy pedestrian traffic, access to Demens Landing will be stopped/limited at approximately 5:00 pm. The exact time will depend on pedestrian traffic. Limited access will remain until approximately 9:00 pm or when it is safe to allow vehicles into the parking areas again.
  • West Marina Parking Spaces – Vehicles parked in the West Marina Parking Spaces will be blocked in with bicycle racks by 6:00 pm. It will remain this way until approximately 9:00 pm. Please move your vehicles prior to 6:00 pm if you will need access to them during these hours.
  • The Pier Approach – Access to the Pier Approach will be permitted, however there will be delays once the run begins. Vehicles will be permitted across the route, but only when there are gaps in the runners and it is safe to do so.
  • Vinoy Hotel and Vinoy Place Condos – Access to the Hotel and the Condos will be permitted at all times via a single cone line.

There will be traffic delays in the downtown area from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm, with various restrictions along the race route. Travelers to the downtown area should plan for extra time to allow for any delays.

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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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