BELLEAIR — Excitement is building in the town of Belleair as time winds down towards the Pelican Women’s Championship in May.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Businesses wanting to locate in vacant retail space in shopping areas throughout the city are facing a roadblock, City Administrator Debra Sullivan said at the Jan. 13 City Commission meeting.
BELLEAIR — Town officials will have a preliminary engineering report prepared on their water plant and the feasibility of converting it to a reverse osmosis plant.
BELLEAIR BEACH — Following a year of mounting tensions and friction among city officials that created an atmosphere described by the city attorney as “inefficient, unhealthy and untenable,” City Council members have agreed to come together and work to resolve past differences.
BELLEAIR SHORE — The Town Commission took final action at its Dec. 17 meeting on ordinances that set standards for allowable noise levels in the town and eliminate some restrictions on beach activities.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Concerns about the dangers posed by coyotes in urban environments have likely been overblown. That was the message from wildlife experts who spoke at a presentation on coyotes at the Dec. 16 City Commission meeting.
BELLEAIR BEACH — Planned upgrades for Bayside Park will get a big assist from a $200,000 grant the city has received from the federal government for park improvements.
BELLEAIR SHORE — The town will soon be allowing beach activities that had been banned for years. A new ordinance, passed on first reading by the Town Commission at its Nov. 19 meeting, lets beachgoers ride their bicycles on the beach, and also to use rafts, kayaks, paddleboards and other non…
BELLEAIR — Town commissioners unanimously approved the details surrounding the refinancing of the town’s multimillion-dollar infrastructure loan Nov. 5.
BELLEAIR — For months, town officials and residents have been searching to define goals and objectives to make the community a better place to live. The results are in and now the task of making it all happen begins.
BELLEAIR BEACH — A move by Mayor Joseph Manzo to get additional security protection at City Council meetings on an ongoing basis got no support from the council.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — A resident’s recent comment that the city is paying its code enforcement officer $12,000 a year and he’s not generating that much in fines drew a decisive response from the officer and city officials about the purpose and manner of his duties in the city.
CLEARWATER — The Forward Pinellas Board acting as the Pinellas Planning Council gave unanimous approval Oct. 9 to a request from the town of Belleair for a Countywide Plan Map amendment to allow expansion of the Pelican Golf Course.
BELLEAIR — For centuries, law enforcement agencies have striven to prevent perpetrators from unlawfully getting citizens’ personal belongs. These days, agencies also are trying to prevent perpetrators from getting into citizens’ heads.
BELLEAIR SHORE — The town’s ordinance dealing with noise is being revised to include decibel levels that cannot be exceeded. The revision is being patterned after the county’s noise law.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — The trimming of low-hanging trees on the city’s east side has been completed, Public Works Supervisor Russ Schmader announced at the Sept. 16 City Commission meeting. The project’s completion means that the streets in the city east of Indian Rocks Road will be free of dange…
BELLEAIR BEACH — Ongoing drainage improvement projects to control significant flooding issues on city streets are also draining the budget. Nearly $4 million in spending approved by the City Council at its Sept. 4 meeting includes pulling more than $400,000 from the reserve fund to pay for f…
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — The Thorn Collection of Coldwell Banker will host its sixth annual Lemonade Stand fundraising event for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation on Thursday, Sept. 12, 4-6 p.m., at 598 Indian Rocks Road N., Belleair Bluffs.
BELLEAIR — Tempers flared at the Belleair commission meeting Sept. 3 with an advisory board member calling for the resignation of the town attorney over an ethics dispute.
BELLEAIR BEACH — Dozens of newborn loggerhead turtles were saved from sure death by a Belleair Beach family just out walking their dogs.
BELLEAIR — Commissioners must decide by Oct. 1 if they want to refinance an $8 million loan and add another $4 million, all to help pay for the ongoing infrastructure projects in town.
BELLEAIR SHORE — Bicycle riding on the beach is prohibited in this upscale beachside community, and only inflatables are allowed in the water. That is likely to change soon.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Concepts for a West Bay Drive improvement project hit a speed bump at the City Commission’s Aug. 12 meeting when Mayor Chris Arbutine expressed frustration about not having enough information on all segments of the corridor.
BELLEAIR BEACH — The city’s upcoming Fall Festival, scheduled for Sept. 28, was declared to be “in jeopardy” by Mayor Joseph Manzo. Problems with the policy that enabled the city to seek and sign up sponsors for the event were threatening its occurrence, he said.
BELLEAIR — Belleview Biltmore Country Club Corp. President Hal Bodley said that on one of his frequent golf trips, he played the iconic No. 7 hole at Pebble Beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
BELLEAIR BEACH — Speeding on some residential streets in the city has become a significant problem, most city council members agree. The council on Aug. 5 looked at how to best address what some say has become a life-threatening issue.
BELLEAIR — Town commissioners unanimously approved a request July 16 by the Pelican Golf Club to add a third cottage to its property on Indian Rocks Road.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — The trimming of dangerously low tree branches on the city’s east side will be completed by the end of next month, Public Works Supervisor Russ Schmader announced at the July 15 City Commission meeting.
BELLEAIR — A world-class sporting event is about to come to Belleair. The LPGA has announced that in 2020 a new tournament will be added to the tour and will be held at the newly refurbished Pelican Golf Club.
BELLEAIR — Two long-anticipated roadway and drainage improvement projects will be commencing this month in Belleair: the Palmetto Roadway Project and the Pinellas/Ponce Roadway Project.
BELLEAIR BEACH — Shortly after being elected this March, Mayor Joseph Manzo said he wanted to see more events that involve the residents of the community. He had attended a Suncoast League of Cities meeting where officials from other communities talked about doing car shows, street festivals…
BELLEAIR SHORE — A significant hike in fines for parking violations in this tiny, upscale residential beachfront community was agreed to by the town commission at its June 18 meeting. An ordinance will be prepared that raises the fines for most offenses from $30 to $45.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Wrapping up the first year since creating a city administrator position and hiring former City Clerk Debra Sullivan to fill it, city commissioners appear pleased with the way city government is working and her job performance.
BELLEAIR — A dozen residents showed up at an outdoor meeting of the Town Commission to discuss the pros and cons of leasing some waterfront land to the Belleair Country Club.
BELLEAIR BEACH — As had been expected, the City Council voted at its June 3 meeting to authorize the mayor to terminate the city’s contract with Attorney Paul Marino. The move follows a decision by council last month to put the city attorney job out for bids.
BELLEAIR SHORE — City Manager Lynn Rives of Belleair Beach came to Belleair Shore’s Town Commission meeting May 21 to talk of new and expanded projects, opportunities for his city to share resources to help out its much smaller neighbor.