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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.

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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 — 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 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 — 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 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.

BELLEAIR — The town’s archive room was named in honor of Kathy Gaston, who has volunteered for more than 30 years as the town’s first and only archivist.

BELLEAIR BEACH — Following through on a pledge made at the last council meeting to “bid this out,” City Council members joined Mayor Joseph Manzo in voting unanimously to get bids for the city attorney’s job. The action came at a special meeting called for that purpose, held prior to the May…

BELLEAIR BEACH — Tensions surfaced between Mayor Joseph Manzo and City Attorney Paul Marino at the May 6 council meeting over an agenda item to authorize the city manager to advertise for legal services. The matter has been discussed at recent city workshops.

BELLEAIR — Town Manager J.P. Murphy gave town commissioners a glimpse April 16 of what they might see in the budget for the next fiscal year.

BELLEAIR — Tom Olson, the chair of the town’s Finance Committee, is suggesting that one of the commissioners may be in a position of a conflict of interest and he’s asking the town attorney to make sure commissioners are protected from such a scenario.

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — The city is planning a special event this year to teach kids the meaning of Arbor Day. On that day, Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m., children are invited to join Public Works Supervisor Russ Schmader in the park beside City Hall, where they will help plant a live oak tree to r…

BELLEAIR BEACH — The City Council gave a final approval for the purchase of solar street lights to light the Bellevue Estates Island neighborhood, where utilities are being undergrounded. Going solar is the latest innovation for the neighborhood, which also will be the first area in the city…

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — A big change in the city’s Public Works Department’s operation has come with the hiring of Russ Schmader last year. A shift from outsourcing of projects to having city employees do the work is happening.

BELLEAIR BEACH — Candidates for three council seats and the mayor’s chair met in a lively forum held at City Hall on Jan. 28. The session was hosted by Marti Folwell, representing the League of Women Voters.

BELLEAIR SHORE — Homeowners or renters whose houses will be unoccupied because they are out of town or for other reasons can call the Sheriff’s Office and arrange for a daily police check of their home. Commission members were told of the house checks at the Jan. 15 town commission meeting.

BELLEAIR BEACH – A key project to control flooding in the First and Second Street and Harbor Drive neighborhood is done, City Manager Lynn Rives announced at the Jan. 7 meeting.

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