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ST. PETE BEACH — After dealing with bleak news over the COVID-19 pandemic for several months, a ray of hope was given to city commissioners by City Manager Alex Rey, who advised that St. Pete Beach actually ended its fiscal year with a $900,000 revenue surplus.

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INDIAN SHORES — After more than a year of deliberation, multiple design submissions and several workshops, the Town Council unanimously accepted a monument project concept plan at a Nov. 10 meeting by a vote of 5-0. The concept, “Family Future,” by artist Steve Graff, was chosen.

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MADEIRA BEACH — The fill-in of sand at John’s Pass, which has been worsening recently and has become an urgent issue to resolve, will be getting another study, this time by a USF professor, “to find the exact cause” of the problem.

INDIAN SHORES — With the mayor under quarantine and the extension of the governor’s executive order allowing an exemption to physical quorum requirements due to COVID-19, the Nov. 10 Indian Shores Town Council meeting was conducted as a hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting.

ST. PETE BEACH — Earlier this year, Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice Awards named St. Pete Beach second-best beach destination in the U.S., and ranked it 16th greatest in the world, but at least one commissioner is not happy with Instagram acclaim that dubbed Pass-A-Grille as having one of Pi…

TREASURE ISLAND — If a pandemic wasn’t enough to contend with, when Tropical Storm Eta landed on Pinellas County shores unexpectedly last week, Sanding Ovations organizers were left with two feet of standing water and the question of whether or not the 12th annual event could even take place.

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INDIAN SHORES — In the age of COVID it becomes necessary to forego the usual festivities associated with honoring a long-term employee’s retirement — but not the sentiment. After 24 years of service with the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District , Marshall Eiss, fire inspector for the…

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REDINGTON SHORES — A replacement was chosen for former District 4 Commissioner Pat Drumm at a special meeting held before the Oct. 28 Town Commission workshop. Drumm is moving out of the area and has resigned his commission seat, after serving for three-plus years.

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TREASURE ISLAND — Eliminating plastic packaging at city facilities and events, transforming Treasure Bay into a flagship waterfront recreation center, financing of additional city facilities and undertaking major infrastructure improvements are among a series of goals envisioned in the city’…

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INDIAN SHORES — Just as the town was preparing to hold its first meeting back in the municipal center after months of Zoom meetings, a town library volunteer tested positive for COVID-19, making it necessary to return to the virtual format for the Oct. 13 meeting.

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MADEIRA BEACH — The continuing clogging up of John’s Pass with sand is creating growing concern over the impact on tourism as well as public safety. City Manager Bob Daniels said at the outset of the public comment portion of the Oct. 14 city commission meeting that 45 email comments had bee…

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MADEIRA BEACH — The city’s millage rate will remain unchanged for the coming year. The decision to leave the rate where it is came at the final budget hearing Sept. 23.

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ST. PETE BEACH — This year’s Taste of the Beaches invites locals and visitors to enjoy a “taste tour” event, bringing customers into local restaurants, which could use some much-needed community support.

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ST. PETE BEACH — Developers of the proposed Miramar Beach Resort, at 4200 Gulf Boulevard, are planning to be the first in this beach city to open a full-service hotel since the Florida Department of Environmental Protection forced St. Pete Beach to enact a building moratorium six years ago.

REDINGTON SHORES — The annual Town Picnic, which had been reinvented due to COVID-19 into a drive-thru format where food trucks would deliver hamburgers and hot dogs, beverages and desserts to the neighborhoods, has had another remake.

REDINGTON BEACH — Residents here could face new rules for garbage collection and the recycling of it in an ordinance under consideration by the Town Commission.

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INDIAN SHORES — As Indian Shores has done through most of the pandemic, the Town Commission and budget meeting Sept. 9 was done virtually. Highlights of the meeting included passage of the fiscal year 2020-21 budget, an illustration of the enhanced drainage project on Gulf Boulevard, and rec…

REDINGTON BEACH — A 2021 budget that maintains the current tax rate while increasing revenue was informally approved by town commissioners during a public hearing Sept. 3.

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INDIAN SHORES — COVID-19 arrived this past March just in time for Chief Rick Swann’s first anniversary on the job at the Indian Shores Police Department. With a small police presence of about a dozen officers, the chief had his hands full with the onset of the pandemic.

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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — For well over a year, Forward Pinellas, the county’s planning organization, has been working with residents and city leaders on a visioning process aimed at discovering what they want their city to look like five, 10 or 15 years down the road.

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