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Easter Egg Hunt - April 13

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Thursday, April 13 at 6PM St. Petersburg Woman’s Club 40 Snell Isle Blvd NE

Bring your children and join your neighbors for our fun-filled annual Easter Egg Hunt. Lots of surprises included in the Easter Eggs this year. Shhh – it’s a secret, but the Easter Bunny also will be making an appearance. See you April 13th.

DO NOT Swim or Fish in this area

You might have noticed signs on and around Coffee Pot Bayou with a warning about Potential Health Risks…

City of St. Petersburg Assisting With Discovery of Dead And Sick Pelicans; Testing Water for Cause

After more than one dozen pelicans have been found dead or sick in or near local waterways, the City of St. Petersburg Public Works Administration, which includes Water Resources and Stormwater departments, are working alongside the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other local partners to remove the birds and identify the cause of the illness.

“We are testing the water for biological indicators and dissolved oxygen content and expect results on Tuesday. Per Mayor Rick Kriseman’s direction, we are also pursuing more extensive testing in order to better determine a cause prior to Florida Fish and Wildlife’s necropsy results,” said Interim Director of Water Resources John Palenchar.

A cold-weather fish kill near Riviera Bay Lake last week was also accompanied by reports of sick pelicans. John Norris, Director for Stormwater, Pavement and Traffic Operations for the city said that more than one ton of fish were removed from the lake by his crew. “We have not yet determined if there is a connection between the fish kill in Riviera Bay and the pelicans found sick or dead in other parts of the city,” said Norris.

The Department of Environmental Protection has also been notified, although there are no reports of a recent spill or discharge into our waterways.

In an abundance of caution, signs with the following message have been posted along waterways from St. Petersburg’s downtown to Weedon Island.

>WARNING Unknown Potential Health Risk DO NOT PLAY SWIM OR FISH IN THIS AREA (which includes Coffee Pot Bayou & Riviera Bay)

Due to recent Bird illnesses in this vicinity, residents and cautioned to avoid contact with surface water until further notice. Water Samples are being taken and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is being apprised of the situation. FWCC can be contacted at 888-404-FWCC. The City Water Resources Department can be contacted at 727-893-7261.

Obviously eating fish from these waters is also not advisable until results of the testing is complete. Stay Safe.

Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule

MLK Holiday Garbage Schedule

No pickup on Monday for recycling – Blue recycle cans will be picked up Tuesday and Black cans will be picked up Wednesday.

Due to the MLK federal holiday observed Monday, January 16th, St Pete’s city government offices are closed. Regular recycling pickup normally made on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, while Tuesday black can collections will be made on Wednesday.

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

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.


(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..

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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