TREASURE ISLAND — It will soon be easier to find parking in Treasure Island, for a fee of course.
TREASURE ISLAND — Treasure Island residents and local business owners Michele Smith and Laurie Davidson-Smith, along with business partner Paul Ingledue, are planning to renovate a former laundry facility into an upscale event space.
TREASURE ISLAND — Canine aficionados looking to fund construction of a dog park in Rosselli Park on the Isle of Capri reached their required goal of raising $20,000 for the city to build the pooch run.
TREASURE ISLAND — City commissioners took a big step toward moving City Hall when they unanimously approved purchasing the Allied Building at 10451 Gulf Blvd. for $6.35 million on Aug. 6.
NORTH REDINGTON BEACH — Residents, visitors and property owners frequently complain to town hall about unsolicited printed materials showing up at their residences. At their Aug. 8 meeting, town commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance on its second hearing that outlines how the distrib…
ST. PETE BEACH — Mayor Al Johnson says he plans to run for a second three-year term in the election to be held in March.
REDINGTON SHORES — A proposed local law that would help residents make their homes more flood resistant may become the model for similar legislation throughout the state, said Mayor MaryBeth Henderson at the July 31 workshop meeting.
MADEIRA BEACH — The Madeira Beach 14u Riptide softball team went undefeated at the Babe Ruth World Series on July 15-23 in Jensen Beach. In eight games, they allowed only 12 runs and scored 59. The championship game was played against the Jefferson Parish Department of Parks and Recreation t…
MADEIRA BEACH — In December 2017, the city experienced a cyberattack. Its computer system was hacked and compromised. That prompted a contract with the city’s information technology provider, Network People Inc., which took corrective actions and made recommendations to avoid future incidents.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — City commissioners July 23 tentatively approved the city’s tax rate for the 2019-2020 fiscal year of 1.83 mills, the same as this fiscal year’s figure.
A challenge has been issued to all the restaurants in Indian Rocks Beach to become a certified Ocean Friendly Restaurant by the end of September, or at least begin the process.
ST. PETE BEACH — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and TradeWinds Island Resorts recently announced a multiyear partnership agreement that features a wide variety of collaborative marketing initiatives focused on enhancing the in-game stadium experience for Buccaneers fans at Raymond James Stadium.
REDINGTON BEACH — Officials here got their first peek at potential revenue for the coming fiscal year and decided — for the moment — to leave property taxes at their current level.
ST. PETE BEACH — Aided by continuous increases in property values, city officials are recommending that the city’s tax rate remain at 3.15 mills for the next fiscal year.
TREASURE ISLAND — In the upcoming 2020 fiscal year, residents with homes valued from $250,000 to $500,000 face a property tax increase of from $4 to $9 dollars to pay for an increase in services, new facilities and improvements.
MADEIRA BEACH — In a 4-1 vote, the City Commission agreed to an employment contract with Robert Daniels of Melbourne Beach. Daniels had been the commission’s choice to serve as interim city manager until James Drumm becomes city manager Aug. 1. The start date for the interim city manager was…
ST. PETE BEACH — City commissioners took an initial step July 9 toward reconstruction of the deteriorating Pass-A-Grille seawall and two adjacent fishing piers.
REDINGTON SHORES – The town’s July Fourth fireworks display that was almost called off when the usual vendor pulled out, then saved in an effort by the mayor, failed to happen after all. A fireworks delivery foul-up doomed the show in Redington Shores, Mayor MaryBeth Henderson said at the Ju…
MADEIRA BEACH — The city will soon have a large infusion of money to pay for stormwater control and road improvement projects, which some say have been promised for years.
The Fourth of July was not kind to Indian Rocks Beach. In fact, city commissioners found the holiday revelry disgusting and didn’t hesitate saying so. At a recent commission meeting, they voiced their displeasure at the mess left behind by the hundreds of beachgoers who gathered to watch fireworks and to set off their own.
MADEIRA BEACH — Choosing a city manager in this divided city apparently becomes more difficult as the list narrows. After the commission’s first choice, Michelle Neuner, turned down the job because one commissioner voted against her appointment, an even more divided commission has made its s…
REDINGTON BEACH — Town leaders are proposing to trim the times during which residents can legally make loud noises, such as late-night celebrations or do-it-yourself home renovation projects.
MADEIRA BEACH — Fantasy Planet, a retail shop that sells mostly T-shirts and tourist-related items, as well as ice cream and other goods, has been a major tenant at John’s Pass Village for more than 20 years. Its long-term lease agreement with the city expires in September, and commission me…
ST. PETE BEACH — To put an end to St. Pete Beach’s building moratorium, city commissioners agreed to spend $12 million on sanitary sewer system upgrades by borrowing $2 million from a state loan program and considering adoption of a series of sewer rate increases.
ST. PETE BEACH — Every year between June 1 and Nov. 30, Florida is at risk of a hurricane. Hurricane season usually brings more than just high winds, heavy rain and potential storm surges; it also brings warnings. Plenty of warnings.
MADEIRA BEACH — In a special meeting June 27, city commissioners chose Winter Park Assistant City Manager Michelle Neuner to be their next city manager.
TREASURE ISLAND — It could be said Treasure Island is putting a local twist on Paramount Network’s “Bar Rescue” TV show, as city commissioners passed an ordinance extending alcoholic beverage sales from 2 to 3 a.m.
Do you like your sand-and-sea Florida lifestyle? Bottlenose dolphins are a spectacular part of it. They keep our tourist economy going as well.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — For the first time in several years, black skimmers are now calling Indian Rocks Beach home. A colony of skimmers is now nesting on the beach and will be there for months, at least until the end of August.
Residents are being given the opportunity to have a say in how they want their city to look in the years ahead. They are taking advantage of it. More than 80 people showed up at the City Hall auditorium on June 19 to take part in a visioning process led by Forward Pinellas, the county’s planning organization.
INDIAN SHORES — The Town Council approved the hiring of two police officers and the promotion of a third to acting sergeant at its June 11 meeting, which Indian Shores Police Chief Rick Swann said helps his goal of rebuilding the department.
ST PETE BEACH — The war of words between PSTA, the county agency that wants to bring Bus Rapid Transit into St. Pete Beach, and city officials got even more heated during a special City Commission meeting June 13, fueled in part by a letter from St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman that island…
REDINGTON SHORES — A unanimous approval of the job description for Building Code/Floodplain Administrator at the June 12 commission workshop was overshadowed by the larger issue of how the job will be filled. The person or firm hired would replace former Building Official Steve Andrews.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Local municipalities are going to have to change the way they think and act about the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA as it is more commonly known.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — One could be forgiven for thinking a short stroll on Indian Rocks Beach has sent them back in time. On certain evenings the casual beach user will run into something that was popular back in the 1950s: the hula hoop.
MADEIRA BEACH — A field of 36 candidates looking to replace Jonathan Evans as Madeira Beach city manager was reduced to six at a June 14 special City Commission meeting.
ST. PETE BEACH — The third annual powerboat and personal watercraft racing event in the city set for June 15-16 is touting a new name and location.