Did you know that trash removal is NOT included in your taxes or your utility bill? Recently there have been several reports of the Town’s trash removal service “skipping” homes that have been receiving regular trash removal for many years. This is most likely due to non-payment. Residents must contact the Town’s trash removal company, Waste Connections, and establish an account to receive trash removal. The fee for this service is billed directly to residents. The Town is asking each resident to ensure that they are receiving a monthly bill from Waste Connections. If not, please call them at 727-572-6800 and establish an account to resume service.
Many people have asked if the Town is “cancelling” Halloween this year due to COVID-19. The Town is treating (no pun intended) Halloween in the same way it always has . Each resident is free to choose how they wish to celebrate, being mindful of the Town’s noise ordinances and being considerate of their neighbors. Face coverings and social distancing are encouraged.
If you are registered to vote and a resident of the Town of Redington Beach, Town Hall is your polling place on November 3rd.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Be sure to allow enough time to arrive before the polls close.
Do you have valid and current picture and signature ID? Be sure to bring the proper ID when voting at an early voting site or your polling place on Election Day to avoid delays. Without valid and current ID, you may vote a provisional ballot, which will be presented to the Canvassing Board to determine eligibility.
Have you viewed your sample ballot? Get Election Ready by viewing your precinct-specific sample ballot.
Is your address on file current or have you moved? Call (727) 464-VOTE (8683) to make an address change within the state. Or, use the Address Change Form or a Voter Registration Application to make a change. You are encouraged to update your information prior to Election Day to help you avoid delays at the polls.
Has your signature changed? Your signature from your voter registration application is used to verify your identity and eligibility to vote. Be consistent when signing official election documents, including your mail ballot return envelope. To update your signature, complete a Voter Registration Application. In addition to the online form, applications may also be obtained and returned at any public library, tax collector office or Supervisor of Elections Office. Signature updates can be made at any time, but must be received before mail ballots are canvassed in order to be accepted for an election.
Need to request a Mail Ballot? Any registered voter may vote by mail. All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day prior to an election. Return your ballot by mail or use one of the convenient ballot drop-off locations available during designated dates and times throughout the county. Check the Track My Ballot feature on this website to see when your ballot is received by the Supervisor of Elections.
Are you Early Voting? Check Early Voting days/hours/locations for upcoming elections. (Note: Municipalities and Special Districts are not required to provide early voting for their elections.)
Do you need assistance voting? You may either bring someone or poll workers will be available to assist you at the polling place. Florida law requires some paperwork to be completed if assistance is required at the polls. If you have questions, call 727-464-VOTE (8683).
Do you need to use ADA-accessible voting equipment? The AutoMark ballot marking device is available for voters with disabilities or special needs – featuring an audio headset, zoom in/zoom out, background contrast, touch screen, Braille keypad, two-switch paddle, or sip-and-puff accessories.
Do you know where to find election results? Look for a link to “Election Results” on the home page of this website to view real-time results on election night.
Did you request a mail ballot and decide to vote at the polls instead? Bring your mail ballot kit with you to the polls and ask a poll worker to cancel it so you can vote at the polling place. If you do not bring your mail ballot kit, a poll worker will need to confirm that your ballot has not been received by the Elections Office. A voted mail ballot cannot be accepted at a polling place.
Mail ballot voting and ballot pickup and voting in Supervisor of Elections Offices on Election Day is only permitted in the case of an emergency. A voter or voter’s designee must sign an affidavit affirming that the voter is unable to go to his/her polling place on Election Day due to an emergency and provide the reason for the emergency.
- Face coverings still required in indoor public places
- Bar and restaurant customers must be seated to be served
A Pinellas County ordinance put in place to facilitate safe reopenings while slowing the spread of COVID-19 remains in effect Monday, following the announcement of Phase 3 of the state’s Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step phased plan Friday.
Executive Order 20-244, signed Friday by Governor DeSantis, does not impact the local ordinance Pinellas County adopted, including the face covering requirement for indoor facilities and that customers be seated to be served at a bar or restaurant.
While the governor’s order suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced upon individuals, it does not restrict counties and municipalities from enforcing rules on businesses.
The countywide ordinance 20-14 took effect in June and remains in effect through the duration of Pinellas County’s State of Local Emergency.
The ordinance defines a face covering as a material that covers the nose and mouth and remains affixed or a face shield. A cloth face covering, or mask, may be factory-made or sewn by hand and can be improvised from clothing or other household fabric items.
- Citizens must wear a face covering in indoor public places within Pinellas County, although the Board provided several exceptions. Among them:
- The County ordinance mandate cannot conflict with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- The ordinance does not apply if a person is strictly adhering to social distancing and there are 10 or fewer people in the location who are also maintaining social distancing.
- It does not apply to governmental entities such as schools, courthouses or city halls, although those entities are encouraged to develop procedures to protect employees and the public.
- If a person is under age 18, that person’s use of a face covering to comply with the ordinance is left to the discretion of that person’s parent, guardian or an accompanying adult.
- Religious rituals such as various forms of singing are permitted under the ordinance provided that social distancing is strictly maintained.
- The ordinance does not prohibit exercising while social distancing, such as in a gym, without a face covering.
- Retail employees must wear face coverings unless working in an area of the business that is not open to the customers and has social distancing measures in place.
Bars and Restaurants
Ordinance 20-14, passed by the Board of County Commissioners in June, has specific requirements for restaurants and bars that continue to be in effect in conjunction with the state’s limitations. The ordinance will remain in effect until the Board of County Commissioners repeals it or allows the county’s State of Local Emergency declaration to expire.
- Patrons must be seated to be served drinks for on-site consumption.
- Patrons must wear a face covering except when seated and consuming food or a drink and distanced six feet from other parties.
- Employees must wear a face covering whether directly or indirectly preparing food or drinks, whether having customer contact or not, and whether indoors or outdoors.
- Tables/bar stools must be spaced so that individuals and their companion(s) are separated six feet from others. Tables are limited to 10 guests.
- Standing areas are not allowed. Patrons waiting to be seated must remain distanced in groups of no more than 10 people.
- Bars and restaurants must establish rules that encourage social distancing, hand-washing and other protective measures based on CDC guidance.
- Businesses are reminded that the ordinance does not affect their obligations under federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.
While the governor’s executive order Friday did not address public meetings, Executive Order 20-69, which authorized virtual meetings, is currently set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1.
To read County ordinances and state orders, and access a wide array of COVID-19 information, visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/.
EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH AT 5PM.
For the complete announcement from Pinellas County, please click this link: https://go.activecalendar.com/pinellascounty/site/pressrelease/event/bcc-passes-emergency-ordinance-requiring-face-coverings/
The Town of Redington Beach has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, especially as it impacts the well-being of our residents and employees. With that being said, we have decided to OPEN Town Hall for walk-in business. We have made arrangements for our employees to be able to serve you while adopting social distancing practices. We are limiting visitors to a maximum of 2 at a time.
Please contact us by phone and/or email:
[email protected] (Building Official)
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during this challenging time.
Pinellas County has created a new website which provides comprehensive information about the County’s COVID response, plus recommendations for citizens, businesses, frequently asked questions, stay-home tips, health information and links to a variety of assistance.
There have been a number of coyote sightings right here in Redington Beach. Pinellas County has created the following informational sheet with lots of links to help answer most if not all of your questions.
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.