Published: Saturday, 08 September 2018 17:21
Sensible Sprinkling - Communications Manager Bill Logan, St. Petersburg Water Resources
Sensible sprinkling has no season. Are your sprinklers running in the rain?
Did you know that there is a simple device that senses whether your sprinkler timer actually needs to run its next cycle?
One device is called a “rain sensor”, and St. Petersburg water customers with in-ground sprinkler systems can get one installed for no charge by participating in the Sensible Sprinkling Program. You will receive a FREE check-up, an efficiency report with site-specific recommendations, a diagram of the sprinkler layout, water conservation information, and an automatic shut-off hose nozzle.
Want to learn more and stop watering in the rain? Email:
Published: Monday, 09 July 2018 15:23
The City is quietly moving forward with a plan to reduce MLK/9th Street to three lanes between 34th Ave. and 5th Ave. N. There has been very little notice, yet they may begin construction as quickly as later this month. The motivation is to create two large independent bicycle lanes (11 feet wide) in each direction, and eliminate one automobile lane. Some portions will be one lane south bound and some one lane north bound. Not surprisingly, 64 businesses presented petitions to the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce June 26th, asking for the Chamber to help them lobby for keeping all four lanes open. Several of the businesses fear they may be forced to close. For those of you who use 9th Street between 5th Ave. and 34th Ave/, this likely will be a major change if implemented. It is easy to see that a significant number of 9th Street users will begin to use 4th Street instead, and of course that will add to the traffic on that major artery. As we have added many new residents since 2008, a number of residents have voiced their opinions against this change and fear that traffic will become even more congested.
Published: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:40
For those of you who haven’t yet heard, the new board of SIPOA was elected and in May the first meeting took place. Many topics were discussed and many useful suggestions were made, a number of committees were formed, and all in all this was a very productive first meeting.
Discussion focused on the repair and replacement of broken monuments and statues at various street corners including along the median, as well as cleaning and painting them. Further discussion centered on more beatification projects across Snell Isle, including the possible installation of a water feature within the median.
We also discussed ways to try to engage the residents of the Isle to become more involved and more informed. For those of you who aren't aware, SIPOA has a website which will be continuously updated with current information, pictures, links to City resources, including an Alert Program to keep us all safe and informed. The web address is: www.enjoysnellisle.com. Please log on and check it out.
Published: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:25
Please consider providing emergency contact information to law enforcement in the event of an emergency. Should you be in an accident and first responders cannot unlock your phone to get contact information, this website, accessed only through the Florida Dept of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides an on-line tool for you to provide the information accessible by law enforcement. You must hold a Florida drivers license or Florida Identification Card in order to provide this information.
This service will allow you to provide emergency contact information to law enforcement in the event of an emergency. This information may save crucial time if ever it becomes necessary to contact family members or other loved ones. This service is only available to individuals holding a current Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card.
Your personal information in Florida motor vehicle and driver records is blocked in accordance with the Driver Privacy Protection Act ( https://www.flhsmv.gov/privacy-statement/driver-privacy-protection-act/ )
Consider linking to this website:https://services.flhsmv.gov/eci/ and entering your emergency contact information. Better safe than sorry.
Published: Friday, 25 May 2018 19:18
This is an important message from Pinellas County.
Pinellas County Emergency Management is advising residents to prepare for heavy rain and possible winds expected from the development of Subtropical Storm Alberto. Showers and storms, with locally heavy rainfall, remain in the forecast through the holiday weekend.
Local impacts are expected to include:
- An additional three to five inches of rain through Tuesday, May 29.
- Locally, rainfall may exceed six inches.
- Increased potential for tides of one to two feet above normal.
- Winds will be increasing with stronger sustained winds expected late Saturday into Sunday.
- Localized flooding is likely in areas that see higher rain totals and are susceptible to flooding
- Stream and river flooding concerns through the week remain due to the continued threat for heavy rain.
Pinellas County will be closely monitoring the situation and will relay any new information or weather threats as warranted.
Now is a good time for residents to review their preparedness plans in case of a weather-related event or emergency. Residents can also sign-up for Alert Pinellas to receive emergency notifications and weather advisories directly to their phone and email. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/alertpinellas to sign up.
Residents can also download the Ready Pinellas app to view preparedness checklists and customized plans by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play.
For more information about preparing for weather-related events or emergencies, visit www.pinellascounty.org/emergency.
Published: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 12:44
Officer Donald Herring – St. Petersburg Police Department
Sharing child safety tips for National Missing Children’s Day
Every year in the U.S., 465,000 children are reported missing. National Missing Children's Day, which is May 25, was created to encourage parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. To commemorate this day, we wanted to share the following safety tips with you:
- Teach children their contact information. Make sure your child knows his or her full name, home address and telephone number. Include this contact information in their backpack, coat, etc. Teach your child not to share this information with anyone he or she does not know without your permission.
- Practice safe social media.Talk to your children about the risks of sharing too much information on social media. Explain how "checking in" on social networks and sharing location information or routines can have negative consequences.
- Listen and ask questions. Listen if your child says someone makes him or her feel uncomfortable. Ask questions to better understand why. It is important for children to learn to trust their instincts.
- Use Nextdoor's urgent alert tool if your child goes missing or wanders away. After contacting authorities, use Nextdoor to alert your neighbors. The first few hours after a child goes missing are the most critical. Since there's typically a window of time before emergency responders can arrive, alerting your neighbors can be an essential step.