SEMINOLE – The Seminole City Council unanimously approved a small lakefront development on 4.8 acres at 8003 Seminole Boulevard at its Aug. 27 meeting.
The development agreement with Lake Shore Development LLP and Domain Homes Inc. allows for the construction of 15 single-family detached homes on the site of a former mobile home park located east of Seminole Boulevard and north of Lake Vista Drive.
Before construction begins at the end of the year, the developers will address several concerns in the area, including rodents and rerouting a sewage line. Developers also will construct a 6-foot silt fence in order to curb erosion.
In other action items, the council:
• Approved the donation of $200 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving for its Oct. 4 Walk Like MADD event in Indian Rocks Beach in a 4-3 vote.
“MADD is a great organization and I appreciate it,” said Vice Mayor Thomas Barnhorn.
Councilor Bob Mathews offered to donate the $200 out of pocket if the council didn’t approve the donation.
Mayor Leslie Waters said the council has been focusing on contributing less to nonprofit organizations.
“Very few these days get taxpayer money,” she said.
Councilor Chris Burke said that after reviewing the city budget, he saw that the city gave tax money to several nonprofit groups not located in Seminole.
“So this isn’t anything out of the ordinary for our budget process,” he said.
• Authorized a one-year extension of the city’s current Emergency Medical Services ALS First Responder Agreement with Pinellas County.
The agreement, which originally took effect on Oct. 1, 2010, provides ALS First Responder Services to the Seminole Emergency Medical Services District, which covers the City of Seminole, the Seminole Fire District, the portion of the Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue District located on mainland and east of the Intracoastal Waterway, and shared responsibilities with the City of Madeira Beach for the Redington Beaches Emergency Medical Services District.