Snell Isle Alerts

St. Anthony's Triathlon will affect Sunday traffic

The 36th annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon is this Sunday, April 28th and race officials want to remind residents that some streets will experience road closures and travel delays. The Olympic and Sprint distance races will follow the same routes as last year, and delays can be expected from approximately 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Most roads will be open, but traffic will be stopped at various times on several streets to accommodate the safety of both the athletes who will participate in the race and spectators who will watch from the sidelines. Local residents are encouraged to find alternate routes during race time.

Several sections of St. Petersburg roads and streets are expected to be closed:

    • Brightwaters Boulevard which will be closed between Snell Isle Boulevard and the turnaround in the 1900 block of Brightwaters
    • Bayshore Drive which will be closed between Seventh Avenue N and Fifth Avenue S
    • North Shore Drive NE and Coffee Pot Blvd. which will be closed between Seventh and 22nd avenues N
    • Fifth Avenue S (Dali Blvd) which will be closed from First to Fourth streets
    • Pinellas Point Drive will be closed (drivers will be allowed to cross when safe to do so

    Some roads that will be subject to intermittent closures and delays include:

    • First Avenue S between 28th and First streets S
    • Fourth Street S between 18th Avenue S and Pinellas Point Drive
    • Portions of First, Third, Fourth and Sixth streets S between First Avenue S and Pinellas Point Drive
    • Snell Isle Bridge will have limited vehicle traffic allowed.

    St. Anthony's thanks our neighbors for their patience and their support as we host this international event

Easter Egg Hunt - April 18 - 6PM

Easter Egg Hunt – Thursday, April 18

  • 6PM – St. Petersburg Woman’s Club
  • 40 Snell Isle Blvd., Snell Isle

Please come see the Easter Bunny. Please bring your Easter baskets ready to fill with yummy surprises. Be on time so you can join in on our Easter Egg Hunt. Parking is challenging. Suggest you share a ride with your neighbors or friends. The Easter Bunny looks forward to seeing you.

Snell Isle Fountain area hit by vandals

We heard today from SPPD that Snell Isle’s property crime report for the month of March was near perfect. There were no residential or vehicle burglaries for the entire month! GREAT GOING to everyone who is LOCKING UP and moving valuables out of sight. Thanks too to all our wonderful Block Captains for keeping everyone in the loop regarding crime. However, I do have sad news to report to you this evening…

The recently beautified Snell Isle Fountain area was hit by vandals who maliciously sprayed a chemical that killed 2 wide swaths of grass abutting Brightwaters Blvd (adjacent the stop sign) and the spray carried into one of the planted beds causing the beautiful purple Lantana and some of the gorgeous silver Dusty Miller to shrivel up. This was very painful to observe as so much time and energy has gone into our beautification projects and when one person or persons can do this harm, it causes serious angst!

Please, if anyone saw anyone or anything suspicious - at any hour - milling around this Fountain area in the last 24 hours, please let me hear from you. We know this spray had to be applied sometime between Monday 1PM and today when we found it at 4PM. We have filed a Police Report and will be pressing charges if the culprit(s) can be caught. Thank you for your vigilance and support…this will NOT deter our continued plans for beautification throughout Snell Isle!




Sincerely,
~Bonnie Hargrett, President,
Snell Isle Property Owners Assn

Thank you Volunteers - Coffee Pot Bayou Cleanup

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who worked so very hard on the Coffee Pot Bayou cleanup. The results are awesome. We really, really appreciate all that you did.

To help us first with the prep work, the City provided three very skilled men and two machines to remove the big trees and vines from the easement area. They did a phenomenal job and the volume removed is impressive.

Thanks to our 50+ volunteers who did a super cleanup job. Lakewood, Osceola, Northshore School, Shorecrest, Old NE, Snell Isle, St Thomas Church, Coffee Pot Drive homeowners and the Boy Scouts. The volunteers from Scout troop 219 and the Shorecrest School Science Club were heroes. The college students from Eckerd did a great job in clearing the small debris from the just cleared area. Northshore School, the honor student from Seminole HS and some local residents all worked hard. Wanda got cleaned out twice and the dumpster was a godsend for lots of little stuff. Also, thanks to KPB who provided great support with tools and shirts and food cards from Chick-Fil-A. We had a great group of volunteers. That’s how the neighborhood comes together. Thank you.

Coffee Pot Bayou Clean-Up Tomorrow, 4/6/2019

Hope you can come join us for a few hours tomorrow morning starting at 9AM!

It’s for Coffeepot Bayou improvement projects tomorrow, April 6:
Meet at Oak Street and 32 Ave (AKA Coffeepot Drive) NE, 9 AM.
Sign in, get gear, & donuts (a bribe) for various tasks.

  • Help us with cleaning out our new Wanda the Watergoat in Turtle Creek.
  • Cut out invasive plants along the Turtle Creek easement & put them in a dumpster.
  • Pick up trash along Coffeepot & Brightwaters Blvds. and along 32nd Ave NE.
  • We’ll also be doing some water plantings at First Street and the easement.

In preparation for our work, a contractor cut down larger invasive brush and trees along the Turtle Creek easement. We will rake and prepare this area for planting native plants: Sea grape, Button Wood, and Mangroves.

We hope to see you there, we’ll should be done by noon, and we thank you for volunteering!
Walt Jaap, Coffeepot Bayou Watershed Alliance

You’ll meet some new friends and help benefit our community. We hope you’ll come on out and join us!

Stay Safe,
~Bonnie Hargrett

SIPOA 2019 Membership Dues

Message from Snell Isle President Bonnie Hargrett

A number of Snell residents have answered the call and paid their 2019 dues and we appreciate that support. If you’ve not written your SIPOA check (PO Box 7053 St Petersburg, FL, 33734) or paid conveniently via the website, EnjoySnellIsle.com , won’t you take a moment to do that now, please. We have a number of projects underway to help make Snell all that it can be and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! We have close to 1450 residences on Snell and last year only 619 paid dues. I know we can do better this year!

Here’s the Dues Categories:

  • Senior $25
  • Standard $50
  • Premier $100
  • Gold $500
  • Benefactor $1000

Please remember, any amount over $50 can be allocated to special projects such as Beautification, Canary Date Palm Upkeep, Holiday Lights or Miscellaneous and we do thank you for your support!

40th Ave NE Bridge Closure - April 8-May22

Message from the City of St. Petersburg.

Please be advised that the 40th Avenue NE bridge will be closed starting on April 8, 2019 for 45 days. Message boards will be activated on roads near the bridge and public notice will sent out through the City’s Marketing Department through NextDoor and social media.

In addition, the project website http://www.40thavenuebridge.com/ will be updated as the progress continues or if you need additional information.

This upcoming road closure will affect traffic volume on Snell Isle. Please be mindful and plan for additional drive times due to this impact.

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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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