This sign will greet motorists as they drive into Treasure Island on the Treasure Island Causeway.
TREASURE ISLAND – Motorists entering the city on the Treasure Island Causeway will soon be greeted by a new welcome sign.
In addition, signs denoting Sunshine Beach and Sunset Beach will be added – all using the same style created by artist Ruth Philipon, which matches other new signs in the city. Cost of the project is $29,572.
The new welcome sign, which was approved Feb. 21 by city commissioners, will greet westbound motorists, just east of the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge. Those leaving the island will see a similar sign that will say “thank you for visiting.” The Sunshine Beach sign will be located on Gulf Boulevard at 119th Avenue, next to the Ebb Tide Motel. The Sunset Beach sign will be located at the corner of Gulf Boulevard and West Gulf Boulevard.
The Sunset Beach Civic Association plans to add a “thank you for visiting Sunset Beach” sign to the back of the Sunset Beach sign. All costs associated with this will be absorbed by the SBCA.
The new signs are 6 feet in width and will stand 4 feet tall. Creative Sign Designs of Tampa will build and install them.
The new signs are included in the current budget. In recent years, city staff has purchased new signs for City Hall, Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, Isle of Capri, Isle of Palms and Paradise Island.
In other action, commissioners:
• Approved $30,630 for the purchase and installation of a Verdin Adagio II Carillon clock system, LED clock backlights, and logo backlights for the clock tower on 107th Avenue. Commissioners also approved $11,950 for electrical service with USA Voltage LLC.
• Approved $19,885 for roadway improvements by Michael Baker International on 107th Avenue at the clock tower.
• Passed a resolution to change yard waste collection from twice a week to once a week. The change was made to save wear and tear on city equipment, personnel and fuel costs. Gulfport and Madeira Beach also have once-a-week pickups of yard waste.
• Approved a bus shelter easement for PSTA on Gulf Boulevard in front of Gulf Front Park at 11400 Gulf Blvd.
• Approved a temporary restroom trailer at Caddy’s on the Beach, 9000 West Gulf Blvd. The trailer will be located on Caddy’s property.
• Approved an easement of city property at 116th Avenue southeast of the Isle of Capri bridge to Duke Energy so Duke can complete a directional drill for a new underwater cable at the site.
• Approved $47,442 for a mobile digital video recorder and backup proximity alarm system for use in 14 current city vehicles. Commissioners also approved an additional $10,626 for the same system in three vehicles on order.
• Awarded a $13,683 contract to Smith Fence Co. for a 7-foot high PVC fence around Lift Station No. 4.