As most of you know, on Monday, July 29th, 5 short-finned pilot whales beached themselves in the shallow waters off of our beach, close to the 162nd Avenue beach access. The rescue effort by Aquarium personnel, Marine Mammal rescue and our own Public Works staff of Mike Carr and Dave Poole was a resounding success. 3 of the healthier whales were released into deeper waters while the remaining 2 were brought to a rehabilitation facility in Tarpon Springs. In a recent development, these 2 are currently being reunited with the pod in the Gulf of Mexico. We will keep you updated. Here are some pictures of the event as it unfolded, as captured by Redington Beach resident, Bob Kyle:
The Town is considering changing its land use controls to increase the permitted impervious surface ratio. An impervious surface is that part of the lot which does not absorb water so that stormwater runs off the lot onto the street or onto an adjacent property.
The Code’s definition of “impervious surface” reads:
Impervious surface. A surface that has been compacted or covered with a layer of material so that it is highly resistant to or prevents infiltration by stormwater. It includes: surfaces such as limerock, or clay, as well as most conventionally surfaced streets, roofs, sidewalks, parking lots, and other similar surfaces.
The impervious surface ratio (ISR) is the percentage of a lot (excluding adjacent right-of-way) that can be covered with an impervious surface. The Town’s permitted ISR is currently 0.40 or 40%.
As part of the Town’s consideration of the ISR issue, the Town commissioned a survey of the existing ratios in the Town. All visible impervious surfaces were entered onto an analysis map (digitized). All attempts were made to identify decks and impervious walkways, parking lots and driveways. In many cases, it was not possible to identify the material type of certain pathways and landscaped areas in fenced or back yards. The most common type of surface that would not be digitized, are gravel walkways and landscaped areas. If not identified, these areas were not included in the impervious surface area digitized.
Because this survey was done using visual interpretations of aerial and street level photography, it is not as accurate as a survey and the Town welcomes each resident’s input into the ISR on his or her property. The mapping and results table are available to view by clicking the links, below. Please e-mail the Town at [email protected] with your comments on the survey.
Click the links, below, to view the other materials considered by the Planning Board at the July 16, 2019, meeting on this topic:
Your current Resident Parking Hangtags expired on March 31, 2019. Please renew your passes as soon as possible and make sure you bring proof of residency and your car’s registration.
We are replacing the blue hangtags with transparent decals which will be placed on the inside driver’s side windshield.
These decals MUST be permanently affixed to the inside of your car’s windshield.
“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.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TOWN CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING CHAPTER 21 – TRAFFIC, VEHICLES AND PARKING, ARTICLE II. – STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING, DIVISION 1 – GENERALLY, SECTION 21-21. STOPPING, STANDING, OR PARKING PROHIBITED IN CERTAIN PLACES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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:
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.
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