Snell Isle Alerts
Published: Monday, 30 October 2023 21:17
Published: Monday, 25 September 2023 21:04
City Officials Shut Down Reclaimed Water Service
St. Petersburg city officials have shut down reclaimed water service due to saltwater intrusion from Hurricane Idalia’s storm surge. They expect to restore service “sometime next week.” For more information, call the 24-hour Water Resources Dispatch Line at (727) 893-7261.
Garbage and Recycle Holiday Schedule
In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, our regularly scheduled Monday recycle pick-up shifts to Tuesday and our Tuesday garbage pick-up shifts to Wednesday.
PLEASE EMPTY & TRASH ALL YOUR SANDBAGS USED DURING THE STORM AS, IF THEY GOT WET…REMEMBER, THOSE TAMPA BAY WATERS THAT INTRUDED OUR STREETS HAVE ALL TYPES OF BACTERIA AND “BAD STUFF”. (THINK OF THE RECENT LARGE SEWAGE SPILL IN RIVIERA BAY!!)
Electric Vehicle Fires
As first responders, businesses and homeowners assess the damage caused by Hurricane Idalia’s storm surge, local officials have warned of a new safety risk – electric vehicle fires. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Florida has the second-highest number of registered EVs(168,000) in the nation. However, the problem extends far beyond automobiles.
The US Fire Administration states that salt within the battery or its components can form “conductive bridges” that lead to short-circuiting and extreme heat. It adds that ignition can occur in days to weeks. Fire Rescue officials noted that saltwater exposure can cause any lithium-ion batteries to combust. That includes the increasing number of electric golf carts and scooters seen on city streets. “Don’t drive these through water,” the agency said in a social media post. “Crews have seen numerous residents out in golf carts and children on scooters riding on the water.” DON’T DO IT!
Published: Saturday, 02 September 2023 10:52
Road Closure Notice: The 40th Avenue NE bridge (between 12th St NE & 13th Way NE) will close traffic on 06/05/2023 at 6:00 am and reopen on 07/03/2023 by 5:00 pm.
The bridge closure will implement the final configuration for the storm drainage system, utilities, and roadway.
While the City intended to conduct this closure at a period that would have mitigated impacts on our residents, the availability of construction equipment during this busy construction market has limited our available time to facilitate this essential construction step. If nighttime construction is conducted, sound mitigating elements will be implemented on construction equipment where feasible; please remember that some elements are critical for the safe operation of equipment, construction activities, and general safety. Please see the image illustrating the bridge's layout following this closure for more information.
This closure will implement construction activities subject to change based on weather conditions.
For information, please refer to 40th Avenue NE Bridge Replacement 40thavenuebridge.com
Published: Sunday, 04 June 2023 09:55
We hope you'll join your SIPOA Board for a General Meeting on Wednesday, May 17th. Socialize at 6:30 PM with snacks and beverages (including wine). Meeting is from 7:00 - 8:00 PM at the St. Petersburg Woman's Club on Snell Isle Blvd.
In addition to an update on board activities, we'll hear from Chip Wells, Crime Prevention Specialist, St. Pete Police Department, on what we can do to stay safe in our everyday lives - at home, in the office, out and about. Resident author, Howard Pollack will discuss his two books; "Everywhere that Tommie Goes" and his latest work of fiction,"Unmasked" inspired by actual events in Snell Isle.
We'll also have the latest Snell Isle branded merchandise, magnetic decals, available for a small donation of $10. Please bring cash if possible.
Published: Tuesday, 09 May 2023 12:01
Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2023 16:32
Coming over the bridge onto Snell Isle, you've likely seen the alert sign about the St. ANTHONY’S TRIATHLON which will take place this Sunday, April 30th. As in years past, a portion of the running segment will take place on Snell Isle. You can see that it meanders over the bridge and down Brightwaters Blvd NE and back. The alert sign indicates that it will disrupt traffic from 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Sunday, so please plan accordingly and give yourself extra time should you need to drive off the Isle!
If you have a 2023 graduate in your Snell Isle family and would allow us to feature them in the Panther newsletter, please submit the following information by April 15th:
Name, where they graduated from and a short note on their future plans. Also, please include a picture of the graduate.
Published: Sunday, 09 April 2023 15:31