INDIAN SHORES – The Indian Shores Town Council unanimously approved the reappointment of Indian Rocks Beach Commissioner Joanne “Cookie” Kennedy as representative of Group B communities, including Indian Shores, to serve on the Pinellas Planning Council during action at its Oct. 9 meeting,
The term of appointment is for two years.
Also approved were the re-appointments of Joe Tawil and Lindsey Noble to Seats 1 and 2 on the Board of Adjustments. The term of appointments on the board is three years.
Two council seats up for grabs in March
A municipal election will be held on Tuesday, March 12 to fill two council member positions in Indian Shores. Registration for eligible voters wishing to vote in this municipal election will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.
In order to qualify as a candidate, an Indian Shores resident must file with Town Clerk Marcia Grantham who serves as the town’s supervisor of elections. The qualifying period is from noon on Friday, Dec. 7 to noon on Friday, Dec. 14.
Appropriate forms that need to be filed by a candidate include the appointment of campaign treasurer and campaign depository for candidates, financial disclosure, loyalty oath, and a tentative total number of 39 candidate petition cards.
A different registered voter must sign each petition card and the total number of cards must equal 3 percent of the town’s registered voters. The number of registered Indian Shores voters reported on Nov. 30 by the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections will constitute the number from which the percentage will be derived.
The filing fee for a candidate is $25. Additionally, all candidates for municipal office must pay an election assessment of 1 percent of the annual salary of the office sought, consisting of $50.06 for a council member position. Qualifying fees must be paid by check, written from the candidate’s campaign account and payable to the Town of Indian Shores General Fund.
Council member positions are for a three-year term. Councilors William Smith and Joan Herndon are the two councilors whose positions are up for election in March.
Appointments approved for Pinellas Planning Council and Board of Adjustment.
Vehicle request OK’d
Chief E.D. Williams’ request to purchase a utility vehicle for use in Public Services was authorized by the Town Council. Williams presented quotes on a John Deere Gator and a Kawasaki Mule that were based on government contract pricing.
“Both (vehicles) are under the $10,000 allotted (in the budget),” said Williams. The final selection of which to purchase will be determined after the Public Services employees have test-driven the vehicles.
Read & Feed set for Oct. 30
Councilor Carole Irelan said the forthcoming Read and Feed at the Indian Shores Library is Tuesday, Oct. 30, noon.
A “spirited discussion” about the book, “Blood, Bones and Butter” by Gabrielle Hamilton will precede a luncheon inspired by the author’s New York restaurant, Prune. The cost is $8. Prepaid reservations will be accepted until Oct. 29. Call 542-9742.