UPDATED PARKING RULES

UPDATED PARKING RULES

In order to prioritize the Beach parking lot for Redington Beach residents, the Commission approved Ordinance 2022-05, which amended certain parking rules.

Here are a few of the main points of the ordinance:

  • “Resident-only” parking has been expanded to include Second St. E. and Third St. E. between 155th Avenue and 164th Avenue. First St. E. was designated “Resident-only” in 2018.
  • The visitor / guest pass is no longer available.
  • A resident is defined as having continuously maintained a residence in the Town for at least 6 months and 1 day OR a natural person who owns at least one parcel in the Town.
  • Permits (decals) will be issued annually.
  • Resident decals not correctly displayed will result in a violation.
  • Motorcycles no longer need to display a decal.  Instead, the license plate number will be placed in our database and made accessible to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Violations of this section will be punishable by a $100.00 fine for the first offense.

Read the complete version of Ordinance 2022-05 by clicking HERE.

A map of resident only parking areas is available HERE.
 

If you have any further questions please contact Mayor Will at 323-744-9455.

CODE VIOLATIONS IN REDINGTON BEACH

CODE VIOLATIONS

Redington Beach Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing codes in the Town of Redington Beach. 

Code Enforcement is important for the health and safety of all residents and helps maintain quality standards that are important to achieve the highest property values possible.

Code Enforcement strives to achieve voluntary compliance if a violation exists. In many cases issues may arise when a resident faces unexpected hardships such as illness or unemployment. Be neighborly – check first to see if you may be able to help. 

CODE ENFORCEMENT ONLINE REPORTING NOW AVAILABLE

Use this link: CODE ENFORCEMENT

Complete the required fields to report code violations.
If you would like to submit photos of the violation, please send a separate email to: [email protected].

Please include your name, address, and phone number.

We can not accept anonymous reports of code violations.
 

LEARN MORE ABOUT REDINGTON BEACH
CODE PROVISIONS

 


REDINGTON BEACH ELECTIONS RESULTS

THE OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE MARCH 15, 2022 ELECTION

CAN BE FOUND HERE

Town of Redington Beach Charter Amendment

Referendum Candidate Qualifying and Town Election Dates

Should § 7 of the Town Charter be amended to establish a filing period for mayor and commissioner candidates from the first Friday of December through 1:00 p.m. on the third Friday of December, and to change the date for elections for mayor and commissioner to the first Tuesday after the second Monday in March, with the exception of the Presidential Preference Primary election?

86% = YES    OR    NO = 14%
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Town of Redington Beach Referendum Question

Ratification of 2008 Ordinance Defining Vacation Rentals as not a Permitted Residential Use
 

Do you approve Ordinance 08-01, which amended the Town’s zoning code to provide that short-term rentals, subletting, and transient uses of residential structures were prohibited uses, providing definitions for those terms, and providing limited exceptions?
86% = YES    OR    NO = 14%

REDINGTON BEACH ELECTION MARCH 15, 2022

Election Day: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Polls Open: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Redington Beach Town Hall is the polling place for Precinct 416
 
To confirm the status of your voter registration, please call
the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office
727-464-8683
 
These are the two questions that will appear on the ballot in March:
 

Town of Redington Beach Charter Amendment

Referendum Candidate Qualifying and Town Election Dates

Should § 7 of the Town Charter be amended to establish a filing period for mayor and commissioner candidates from the first Friday of December through 1:00 p.m. on the third Friday of December, and to change the date for elections for mayor and commissioner to the first Tuesday after the second Monday in March, with the exception of the Presidential Preference Primary election?

YES    OR    NO

 

Town of Redington Beach Referendum Question

Ratification of 2008 Ordinance Defining Vacation Rentals as not a Permitted Residential Use
 

Do you approve Ordinance 08-01, which amended the Town’s zoning code to provide that short-term rentals, subletting, and transient uses of residential structures were prohibited uses, providing definitions for those terms, and providing limited exceptions?
YES    OR    NO
 
 
 

2021 BOAT PARADE WINNERS

The following is a list of the winners from Sunday’s Christmas Boat Parade:

CLASS A

FIRST PLACE        SCOTT FANDRICH

SECOND PLACE  LARIN EZRA

THIRD PLACE      PAUL PENKAVA

CLASS B

FIRST PLACE          SHELDON BLAKE

SECOND PLACE     TOM TAFELSKI

THIRD PLACE        PAUL JANNARONE

CLASS C

FIRST PLACE          WESLEY WIMBERLY

SECOND PLACE     TOM SCHAFFER

THIRD PLACE         MARCUS DELGATO

Here is a video of last years parade: 2020 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade


STORM DRAIN SYSTEM CLEANING PROJECT: UPDATE

UPDATE MAY 6, 2022

Phase 3 has begun.  The valves have been installed in 4 of the 15 outfalls.  The map below shows the locations of the valves that have been installed (red lines) and the locations where they will be installed (yellow lines).

UPDATE APRIL 1, 2022

All of the stormwater drainage pipes have been cleaned.  The contractor also took videos of the inside of the pipes and created a map of the locations of every pipe throughout the Town. VIEW MAP HERE.  The blue lines on the map indicate stormwater drainage pipes.  

Here’s what you can expect during the next phase:

Outfalls will be measured for WaStop valve installation.

WaStop valves will be installed in 15 outfalls. (Pink areas on map.)

LEARN MORE ABOUT WASTOP VALVES

FEBRUARY 21, 2022 UPDATE:  PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2 ARE COMPLETE!

Commissioner Richard Cariello, who is overseeing the project, was interviewed by ABC Action News.  Here is a link to the video of the interview: ABC Action News Story of Storm Drain Project

 On Monday, August 23, 2021, Seminole Septic began Phases 1 and 2 of the 4 phase storm drain system project.  Phase 1 will remove the soft sediment from the Town’s stormwater pipes.  As each pipe is cleaned, a video is made by sending a scope into the pipe to inspect its condition and map its location.  Phases 1 and 2 are expected to be completed by January 2022.

The complete request for proposal (RFP) is available by clicking this link: Storm Drain Cleaning RFP


Electric bicycles not allowed on beach

Ordinance 2021-10, which amends Section 13-32 of the Redington Beach Code of Ordinances, prohibits the use or operation upon the beach within the Town limits the following: 

1. Any motor vehicle, as defined in Florida Statutes § 316.003 including:

Electric bicycles

Golf carts

Micromobility devices

Mopeds

Motorized scooters or tri-vehicles

There are several exceptions, such as municipal and emergency vehicles, properly permitted mechanical equipment, and:

Use of an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined in Florida Statutes § 316.003(23) by a person with a disability who cannot otherwise traverse the beach.

Here is a link to HB 353.


PROPERTY FRAUD ALERT SERVICE

FREE Monitoring Service provided by the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office.

Helps to detect fraudulent documents (e.g., deed) recorded in Official Records with your name (or your business’ name) on it

The name you choose to subscribe for alerts is the only criteria that the site monitors.

Alert service will contact your preferred method (email or phone) with the Official Record (OR) document number and document type, you can then search Official Records online to review the document.

Sign up by calling 1-800-728-3858 or by clicking the link, below:

https://www.mypinellasclerk.org/Home/Recording-Services#564143-fraud-alert


RED TIDE ALERT

  • 6/23/2021 Low levels of Karenia brevis cells were measured on June 21, 2021 in the water by the La Contessa Pier.  More testing results will be published as soon as they are made available.
  • Red Tide Respiratory Forecast Tool provides beach-by-beach data
  • New GIS map shows both County and FWC water sample testing results

 

With Red Tide persisting, Pinellas County has initiated cleanup of dead marine life from the county’s beaches. 

Fish kills have been reported in several locations on the gulf beaches and within the Intracoastal Waterway and Boca Ciega Bay. A new GIS map shows the latest water sample testing data from both the County and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

 

Even when Red Tide is present off the Pinellas County coast, it is not necessarily present at all beaches. Residents and visitors can check beach conditions at www.beachesupdate.com and via the Red Tide Respiratory Forecast Tool.

 

Red Tide kills marine life by producing a potent toxin that affects the central nervous system of the fish. The toxin can also affect birds, sea turtles, mammals and other marine animals. In humans, Red Tide can also cause respiratory symptoms in people such as eye, nose, and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. Some individuals with breathing problems such as asthma might experience more severe symptoms. Usually symptoms go away when a person leaves the area or goes indoors.

 

Red tide has been detected off the shores of Pinellas County and the Town of Redington Beach is monitoring the situation along with Pinellas County Government and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

 

Stay up to date by checking:

 

 

 

 

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is notifying the public of a Red Tide bloom along Pinellas coastal beaches. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms such as eye, nose, and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. Some individuals with breathing problems such as asthma might experience more severe symptoms. Usually symptoms go away when a person leaves the area or goes indoors.

 

Health officials recommend that people experiencing these symptoms stay away from beach areas or go into an air-conditioned space. If symptoms do not subside, please contact your health care provider for evaluation.

 

DOH-Pinellas recommends these steps:

 

  • Do not swim around dead fish at this location.
  • If you have chronic respiratory problems, be careful and consider staying away from this location as red tide can affect your breathing.
  • Do not harvest or eat molluscan shellfish and distressed or dead fish from this location. If fish are healthy, rinse fillets with tap or bottled water and throw out the guts.
  • Keep pets and livestock away from water, sea foam and dead sea life.
  • Residents living in beach areas are advised to close windows and run the air conditioner (making sure that the A/C filter is maintained according to manufacturer’s specifications).
  • If outdoors, residents may choose to wear paper filter masks, especially if onshore winds are blowing.

 

Florida Poison Control Centers have a toll-free 24/7 Hotline for reporting of illnesses, including health effects from exposure to red tide at 1-888-232-8635.

 

Here is a link to a Red Tide map: HAB Forecasts (gcoos.org)

 

For information about Red Tide and links to other resources, visit http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/environmental-health/water-programs/red-tide/index.html.

 

Please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research website for additional information on the locations where red tide has been found: myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/.

 

 


SEA TURTLE NESTING AND HATCHING SEASON

 

Sea turtle nesting season begins on Sunday, May 1, and the Town is reminding residents and visitors to do their part to help protect adult and hatchling sea turtles as they nest on our beaches. 

 

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium monitors the beaches from Clearwater Beach through Treasure Island, and Sea Turtle Trackers monitors the beaches of St. Pete Beach, Shell Key and Outback. 

Staff members conduct early-morning patrols to locate new nesting sites. Residents should not pick up hatchlings heading toward the water, shine lights or use photo equipment with a flash. Hatchlings use starlight and moonlight reflecting off the water to find their way to the ocean, and if they become misled by artificial light, they can become disoriented and die. 

Besides checking the beaches every morning for signs of new nests, staff mark the nests and tape them off to avoid human disturbance. As endangered and threatened species, Kemp’s Ridley and Loggerhead turtles are protected under state and federal law, and disturbing them, their nests or even a dead turtle is illegal.  

To report the disturbance of a sea turtle nest, or report the sightings of turtles that are dead, lost, stranded or wandering in the street, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement at 1-888-404-3922 or dial *FWC from a cell phone. Residents can also report these sightings on the FWC website at bit.ly/turtle-report.  

Redington Beach has a sea turtle ordinance. The entire ordinance can be read by clicking this link: REDINGTON BEACH SEA TURTLE ORDINANCE

Loggerheads are the most common sea turtle to nest in Pinellas County, and females generally nest from early May through August. The eggs in each nest typically hatch 50 to 60 days after they are laid. 

During nesting season, which runs through Oct. 31, beach residents and beach visitors should do the following: 

  • Turn off outside lights, close curtains and avoid using flashlights or fishing lamps on the beach. 
  • Remove obstacles such as sandcastles or sand pits that may interfere with nesting sea turtles or make it too difficult for hatchlings to make their way to the shoreline.
  • Keep the beach clean. Eliminate trash items that may entangle baby hatchlings and adult turtles.
  • Do not approach or harass adult or baby turtles. 
  • If residents spot turtle tracks or a possible nest, and it does not appear to be protected by stakes or ribbon, call 1-888-404-3922.
  • For residents who own or live in beachside properties, make sure lighting is turtle-friendly. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)’s sea turtle lighting guidelines can be found at bit.ly/sea-turtle-lighting