LIGHTED BOAT PARADE THIS SUNDAY 12/16!!

LAST CALL FOR BOATERS, DOCK AND HOUSE DECORATORS!!

It’s not too late to enter your boat, house or dock!  The house decoration judging committee will be making their rounds on Thursday, December 13th, so replace that broken bulb and add that extra string of lights!

The Captain’s meeting for the boat parade is Thursday, December 13th at 7pm.  There you will receive your boat’s number and other final instructions.

For those of you who are watching and not participating – THANK YOU! Your support and encouragement make this event special.

If you would like to register, here are the links for the registration forms:

2018 Boat Parade Registration Form

2018 Lighted dock competition registration form

If you require additional information or have any questions, call us at 727-391-3875 or email [email protected].

 


Beware of Porch Pirates during the Holiday Season

A message from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office:

Protecting Your On-Line Purchases

Thanks to modern day technology, we can pretty much buy anything on-line and get it delivered to our doorstep. Not only is it very convenient for us it also creates a window of opportunity for “Porch Pirates” too.

TIPS TO THWART PORCH PIRATES

1. Personalize your deliveries: UPS and USPS allow consumers to personalize where a package will be left. Perhaps you have a side door that’s less visible while still being accessible to delivery persons.

2. Use a locker for your Amazon deliveries: Amazon has installed lockers in major cities. Users receive an e-mail when their package arrives. the e-mail will provide an access code for buyers to retrieve their items. Packages must be picked up within 3 days.

3. Consider an alternate shipping address: Have packages delivered to your place of work. If you have a trustworthy neighbor who is home often, consider having your package delivered to their residence instead.

4. Security Cameras: Install security cameras with built in motion sensors. Install a doorbell camera. These devices allow you to speak with the delivery person remotely from a smartphone. Let potential thieves know they are being watched by installing security cameras in plain site. If your security system came with a yard sign, display it. As always, if you see a vehicle that appears to be following a delivery truck or lingering in your neighborhood, get a good description, direction of travel, and report it to Law enforcement.


Traffic Announcement for Sunday, December 2nd

On Sunday, December 2nd., the Annual Motorcycle Toy Run, normally ridden over the Tom Stuart Causeway, has been re-routed to now head west over the Park Blvd Bridge and then head south down Gulf Blvd.  This will mean hundreds of motorcycles will make their way through Redington Beach, driving south on Gulf Blvd. sometime late morning on Sunday, December 2nd.  Please use caution and expect delays as these riders make their way south to the Trade Winds Resort. Click the image below for more information.


Gulf Blvd Beautification Project

As some of you may have noticed, there are some slight changes occurring on both sides of Gulf Blvd.  The Town of Redington Beach received an FDOT-funded beautification grant.  Adonidia palms will be placed in pre-approved locations between 155th Ave and 164th Ave beginning in early November.

Here is an example of the trees being planted:


FLOOD RISK OPEN HOUSES 9/25, 9/26 and 9/27

Digital Preliminary Flood Hazard Maps for Pinellas County

Are Ready for Public Viewing

Attend an Open House and Learn about Flood Risks in Redington Beach

Residents and property owners in Pinellas County can see draft preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for coastal areas at four Flood Risk Open Houses taking place September 25-27, 2018.

FIRMs show the extent and risk for flooding.  The FIRMs will be used to determine flood insurance premiums and building requirements. Click here to view the FIRMs.

Learn about your risk of flooding and ask questions about what the new maps will mean for your property.  You can meet one-on-one with specialists to discuss flood risk, flood insurance, appeals, mitigation, and engineering.  Home and business owners, renters, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, surveyors and insurance agents are encouraged to attend.

The Flood Risk Open Houses will take place at the following dates, times and locations:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

6pm-9pm  YMCA at Lealman Community Center 5175 45th St N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

6pm-9pm  Countryside Recreation Center 2640 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater, FL 33761

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

10am-1pm AND 6pm-9pm Seminole Recreation Center 9100 113th St N, Seminole, FL 33772

 

The new preliminary FIRMs were developed through a partnership between the communities and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  They are based on updated modeling data and show coastal flood hazards more accurately than older maps.

The goal is to inform property owners and the community of their flood risks.  Over time, flood risks change due to construction and development, environmental changes, watershed conditions and other factors.  Flood maps are updated periodically to reflect these changes.  By law, federally regulated or insured mortgage lenders require flood insurance on buildings that are located in areas at high risk of flooding.  Standard homeowners, business owners, and renter’s insurance policies typically don’t cover flood damage; consequently, flood insurance is an important consideration for everyone subject to coastal flood risks.  Flood insurance policies can be purchased from any state-licensed property and casualty insurance agent.  Call the National Flood Insurance Program Help Center at 800-427-4661 or visit floodsmart.gov for more information.

 

 


ORDINANCE 2018-06 PARKING IN REDINGTON BEACH

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 21, TRAFFIC, VEHICLES AND PARKING, ARTICLE II.- STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING, DIVISION 1.- GENERALLY, SECTION 33.- RESIDENTS-ONLY PARKING AREAS, OF THE TOWN CODE; CREATING A NEW PARKING AREA, CORRECTING SCRIVERNER’S ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; AND PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Click here to read the complete Ordinance.


RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE CHANGE

Effective Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, ALL recycling collection will be on WEDNESDAYS.  Please have your recyclables out for collection before 6am on WEDNESDAYS

If you have any questions please call Waste Connections at 727-572-6800.


CAR BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has been proactive in helping to prevent Vehicle Burglaries.

They have stepped up all beach patrols due to the holiday season and criminals looking for a quick score.  In addition to using some covert assets, they’ve also increased deputies checking for unlocked vehicles under our vehicle burglary prevention program.  Their efforts on December 9th yielded the following:

Redington Beach

23 vehicles were found unlocked.

Keys to a brand new Lexus w/key in center console were found and returned.

Listed below are some suggestions for the citizens of our community to use in an effort to reduce these offenses.

  • Never leave the keys in your vehicle.
  • Always lock the doors, even when you are away from the vehicle for a short time.
  • Remove items (purses, tapes, CD’s, books, cash, etc.) from the vehicle when possible. If you can’t take them out, put them in a place that is out of view (in the trunk or tool box)
  • Remove “pull-out” style stereos and/or removable faceplates of stereos. (if equipped)
  • Park in lighted areas.
  • Park in garages or on driveways or near your house or apartment so that the vehicle can be viewed periodically.

Other vehicle security considerations:

  • Steering wheel lock bar or steering column locking cover.
  • “Engine kill” switch.
  • Car alarm.