Qualifying Period Opens

Have you ever considered running for a position on the Town Commission?

The Town of Redington Beach holds elections on the second Tuesday in March of each year, or in conjunction with a Presidential Preference Primary. Commissioners and the Mayor are elected for staggered two-year terms. Members of the Board of Commissioners and the Mayor shall be qualified electors of the Town and shall be residents of the Town for at least one (1) year prior to election.

This year 2 Commission seats and The Mayor seat are up for election:

Mayor David Will
Commissioner Richard Cariello
Commissioner Shawntay Skjoldager

Qualifying period opens on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 9am and closes on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 1pm.  Potential candidates must come to Town Hall to obtain a candidacy packet. 

The next municipal election will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

To find out more about local elections, voter registration, polling locations or voting districts, visit the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website at VOTEPINELLAS.GOV

If you are interested in finding out more about the Town of Redington Beach elections or candidacy, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (727) 391-3875.


ELECTION DAY

Precinct 416 is located at Redington Beach Town Hall, 105 164th Avenue, Redington Beach, FL 33708.  Polls are open 7am-7pm.


UPCOMING SPECIAL MAGISTRATE HEARINGS

UPCOMING SPECIAL MAGISTRATE HEARINGS
FOR SHORT TERM RENTAL CODE ENFORCEMENT

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH IN THE ASSEMBLY ROOM OF TOWN HALL

                                               1:00PM – 207 161ST AVENUE
                                               2:00PM – 16100 3RD ST. E.
                                               3:00PM – 16020 REDINGTON DRIVE
                                               4:00PM – 16104 4TH ST. E. 


JOB OPENING

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Town of Redington Beach (population 1,450) is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to fill the Position of Administrative Assistant. This is a highly responsible administrative position along with bookkeeping duties working under supervision and direction of the Town Clerk. Prior government experience desired but not needed. A full job description is available HERE and at Town Hall. Click here for fillable online job application.

Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid Florida driver’s license.

  • The starting salary will be negotiable depending upon qualifications and track record.  The pay range for this position is $30,000 to $35,000 plus an excellent benefits package. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Smoke free/Drug Free Workplace/EOE/VP

Applicants must submit a completed Town of Redington Beach employment application, letter of interest, and resume including the contact information of three work related references to:

­­­­­Adriana Nieves, CMC, CFM

Town Clerk

Town of Redington Beach

Town Hall

105 164th Avenue Redington Beach, FL 33708

(727) 391-3875

(727) 397-6911 (fax)

Email: [email protected]


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.

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


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.


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/.