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SIPOA Jan 26 Mtg and Recycle Holiday Trees

Snell Isle January 26 Meeting and Election of Officers

  • St. Petersburg Woman’s Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd NE
  • 6:30PM – Refreshments 7:00PM – Meeting
  • Guest Speaker – Liz Abernathy, Chief Zoning Officer
Liz will discuss the City's zoning review process, how zoning ordinances get set (and changed), and how a request for a variance are reviewed. With Snell Isle experiencing high demand for redevelopment, this conversation presents a great opportunity to listen, learn, and get your questions answered.

Residents encouraged to recycle holiday trees into mulch

Contact: Sanitation Department, Christmas tree pick-up, 727-893-7398 Free Collection Set for January 14 St. Petersburg residents are encouraged to extend the life of their Christmas trees this holiday season by recycling them into useful mulch. Residents may either drop off Christmas trees at one of the city’s five brush sites (see details below) or let city Sanitation crews collect them on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Both options are free.

To prepare Christmas trees for recycling, residents should remove all decorations, including hooks, garland, tinsel, lights and tree stands from the tree prior to collection. Plastic tree disposal bags should also be removed. Residents should place trees at the curb or in the alley, depending on their trash collection location, leaving at least three feet between the tree and the trash container. Trees should be set out no earlier than Friday, January 13. It’s recommended that trees be left loose for pickup and not placed inside either trash or recycling containers. If your tree has not been picked up by end of the day on January 14, call 727-893-7398, and select option 4.

Residents of apartments and condos should check with their property managers on how to dispose of Christmas trees.

For those wishing to drop off their trees, St. Petersburg offers free Christmas tree recycling at any of the five city brush sites:

  • 1000 62nd Avenue N.E.
  • 7750 26th Avenue North
  • 2500 26th Avenue South
  • 4015 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Street South
  • 2453 20th Avenue North

  • Brush sites are open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Brush sites are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit www.stpete.org/brushsites.

Adjusted Garbage and Recycle Pick-up Dates

Adjusted Garbage and Recycle Pick-up Dates

Due to federal holidays in January, the dates for garbage & recycle pick-up have been adjusted. Please note for the Holiday Weeks of Dec 26-30 AND Jan 2-6

  • Monday pick-ups will be on Tuesday
  • Tuesday pick-ups will be on Wednesday
We know those recycle bins are already full, but Snell Isle’s pick-up for those blue cans is not until next week on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Save the date

Santa is coming!

Dec 22 and 23 at 5:30-7PM at Snell Isle Park Gazebo

Santa will be making a special stop at our Snell Isle Park and Gazebo. We hope you will come and see Santa and share your holiday wishes with him. Also give him big hugs and thanks too.

Vehicle Burglaries and New Codes Investigator

Vehicle Burglaries

(Message from Ed Montanari, your City Councilman, District 3 Last night our city had a rash of vehicle burglaries, including on Snell Isle and Shore Acres. SPPD is actively working on the issue. Some of the cars were unlocked, some windows were broken. The burglaries happened throughout the city, not just in NE St Petersburg.

LOCK IT OR LOSE IT . . . AND TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON TOO

(From SIPOA) Do NOT leave anything of value in your car. Lock your car doors. Close all windows. Remove ALL your valuables and any keys. Also, please turn on all your outside lights. Report anything suspicious immediately to the Police Department. Please do not become a target.

Snell Isle’s new Codes Investigator – Margie Nichols

(Message from Rob Gerdes, Director Codes Compliance) I would like to inform you of code investigator changes in your districts. Nick Shears, the investigator in the Shore Acres/Snell Isle area had to resign his position as he was called to active military duty. As a result, we will be moving Margie Nichols from the Tyrone area to the Shore Acres/Snell Isle area. Margie is an experienced investigator and we believe she will be a good fit. Margie’s phone number is 892-5168 and her email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tips for a safe Halloween

Halloween can be a fun holiday for kids, but a worrisome one for parents. Concerns about children's safety--whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bags of booty--can darken the day more quickly than a black cat. But not to worry! To make Halloween a treat, follow these safety tips.

ADULTS

  • Make sure the path to your door is clear, welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and turn on any exterior lights.
  • Patrol your street occasionally to discourage speeding motorists, acts of malicious mischief and crimes against children.
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to your police department immediately. Call 9-1-1.
  • Do not give homemade or unwrapped treats to children.

MOTORISTS

Exercise extreme caution when driving a vehicle. Be on the alert for excited youngsters, whose vision may be obscured by masks, darting out into traffic.

TRICK OR TREAT TIPS

  • Make sure your kids dress up safely
  • Make sure costumes are flame retardant so children aren't in danger near burning jack-o-lanterns.
  • Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night.
  • Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable, and they can obstruct a child's vision, a dangerous thing when kids are crossing streets and going up and down steps.
  • Make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
Make trick-or-treating trouble free
  • Create a map of a safe trick-or treating route and set a time limit for your children to “trick-or-treat”.
  • Trick-or-treaters should always be in groups so they aren't a tempting target for real-life goblins. Parents should accompany young children.
  • Make sure older kids trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so you will know where they are going. Tell them to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.
  • Try to get your kids to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. If it's dark, make sure someone has a flashlight, add reflective tape to costumes and bags, and pick well-lighted streets.
  • Do not go inside anyone’s home. Remain on the porch at all times.
  • Do not accept rides from strangers and be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not.
      • Remind kids to keep a safe distance from moving cars.
      • Cross only at street corners, never between parked cars, and never diagonally across an intersection.
      • Look in all directions before crossing the street, and obey all traffic signals. Walk, never run, across the street, and use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
      • Do not take shortcuts through back yards, alleys or parks.
      • Do not eat any treats until parents have inspected them.
      • Discard any homemade or unwrapped treats.
      • Teach children how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
      • Check all treats before eating
      • It's hard for kids to hold back from eating their treats until they get home. One way to keep trick-or-treaters from digging in while they're still out is to feed them a meal or a snack beforehand.
      • Check out all candy in a well-lighted place when your trick-or-treater gets home.
      • What to eat? Only unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Don't forget to inspect fruit and homemade goodies for anything suspicious. By all means remind kids not to eat everything at once or they'll be feeling pretty ghoulish for while!
      • Halloween can be a lot of fun for parents and kids alike--if everybody remembers the tricks and treats of playing it safe.

      COSTUMES etc:

      • A note to parents:
      • Make sure your children’s costumes are not flammable.
      • Do not permit your children to wear cumbersome, floor length or vision-impairing costumes.
      • Reflectorized stripes make your costume more visible.
      • In lieu of masks, we recommend face make up.
      • Wear comfortable, safe shoes.

      CALL 9-1-1 if you suspect any tainted candy.

Oktoberfest and Halloween Howl - Oct. 27 at 6PM

Come one, come all … Snell Isle’s ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST & HALLOWEEN HOWL this Thursday night at the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club - 40 Snell Isle Blvd.

It starts at 6PM and there will be hot dogs, chips and drinks for all. Bring the children in their Halloween costumes and plan on some fun, fun, fun and games too. Hope to see you there - you don’t want to miss it!

Important Message from our friends at SPPD

Criminal activity involves three basic premises:

  • Desire,
  • Ability,
  • and Opportunity.
Of these three, we can only control one: Opportunity. It is therefore vital to our communities that we reduce and hopefully eliminate the OPPORTUNITY from us being targeted for crime. We have been speaking and posting for months about Vehicle Burglaries occurring throughout our city, yet the message is being repeated again. Please take the time and the few extra seconds or minutes to verify that all of your doors are locked, windows are secured, and no valuables are left behind. Remove all electronics, firearms, currency, and place them into a more secure location. Help us eliminate the OPPORTUNITY.

Reggie Miller, St. Petersburg Police Department

From SIPOA: Please understand that when YOU forget to lock it up and are the victim of a burglary, it invites those undesirables to come into your neighborhood once again to see what else they can heist. PLEASE . . . stop and take that extra minute to prevent being a victim & increasing the likelihood of the thugs returning for more. Without any doubt, car doors are being checked every single night throughout our neighborhood by these thugs roaming and looking for opportunity. NEVER leave your car unlocked or with valuables unless you don’t mind losing them. THANK YOU for helping to keep us all safe!

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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