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Perry Snell Monument and Lion Updates

Many thanks to our neighbors John Cappa, Josh Buttitta, Doug Ellingsworth and Scott Youngblood for getting the lion statue back atop its base at Toledo and Snell Isle Blvd last week-end. It had been knocked off its base in an accident some time ago and now it sits back on its base as it should! Thanks neighbors, we surely appreciate your help!

Also, as I’m sure you’ve noted the Perry Snell monument in our Parkway that was hit by a car back in mid January is now standing again thanks to the City with repairs made to its corners. The marble raised circle the monument sits atop is still under repair so I’m sure the City would prefer we just observe from afar. We’ll hear more about the additional improvements to that area as time unfolds but it’s certainly nice to see that monument standing again. Appreciation to our City for their quick work on this area!

Update-Sensible Sprinkling Program-Deadline Feb 23

Bill Logan, Communications Manager

St. Petersburg Water Resources

Time running out on sensible sprinkling program. Like the ads on TV often tell us, “this is a limited-time offer.”

There are only a few weeks remaining to sign up for the City’s “Sensible Sprinkling Program.”

This program offers a FREE check-up to water customers with operable in-ground sprinkler systems using potable (drinking) water, reclaimed water, or well water. Selected participants will receive a sprinkler system evaluation with site-specific recommendations, a diagram of the sprinkler layout, installation of a rain sensor (if one is not in use on the site), water conservation information, and an automatic shut-off hose nozzle.

To participate, city residents need to complete the Sensible Sprinkling application and forward by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information, check out the city’s water conservation web site at or call 892-5611.

The deadline for registration and scheduling for your free inspection is February 23.

New Medians on 34th Ave N

Communications Manager Bill Logan, St. Petersburg Water Resources

Medians coming to calm traffic on 34th Avenue N

Construction of two medians (with planters) along 34th Avenue N just to the east and just to the west of 3rd Street N will begin February 5. The work will take approximately 7-10 days to complete once all utilities are located. The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Access to local homes and businesses will be maintained, however some minor disruptions are possible during the construction process. There will be a construction expert on site to answer any questions or concerns.

The staff and crews of the St. Petersburg Public Works Department – Stormwater, Pavement and Traffic Operations appreciate everyone's patience during this time.

C. Perry Snell Monument Update

Major damage was sustained when the C. Perry Snell Monument was hit by a vehicle in the early morning hours of January 13th.

Thanks to the City of St. Petersburg, the monument is on its way to being repaired. A company has been contacted to repair the damaged monument and the marble tiled circle. It is our understanding that pieces of the monument will be taken off site for the repairs. Once they are complete, the monument will be put back in place.

Barricades have been placed around the area. Please refrain from going near this end of the plaza until further notice. There are many hazardous areas that could cause serious injury.

During this time, we will be working with different City departments with regards to new landscaping, and the potential for a change in the traffic pattern to prevent future accidents such as this one or the several that have occurred at this location over the last few years. Hopefully a plan can be created that would not only be a safe alternative, but one that would also be aesthetically pleasing.

We thank the City and those involved for always working with us to make Snell Isle a wonderful place to live! Please visit our website,, for future updates and other information.

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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