EFFECTIVE Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 12 p.m.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has a tip line for COVID19 questions or violations. If you see anyone not adhering to social distancing, etc. call 727*582*TIPS (8477) .
BCC extends local state of emergency and issues “Safer at Home” order.
*Residents are ordered to follow CDC guidelines, stay home as much as possible save for essential needs.
*Non-essential businesses are ordered to close storefront operations and customer foot traffic unless they are able to comply with CDC guidelines.
*Places of public assembly are ordered to close, including: movie theaters, museums, pool halls, bowling alleys, country clubs and others
*County public parks will stay open; however, playgrounds within the parks will be closed.
Full Order: Resolution 20-20
The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to pose a significant health risk to our community. As a result, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday extended its local state of emergency declaration another week and adopted a “Safer At Home” Order for individuals, business owners, and any place of public assembly to slow the spread of the virus. The Order is effective starting Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 12 p.m. and will continue so long as there is a declared local state of emergency in Pinellas.
“It’s important for us to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections in Pinellas County while balancing the needs of our community and we are exercising every reasonable power to slow the spread,” said Commission Chair Pat Gerard. “These actions, with the cooperation of our Pinellas residents and businesses, will help us prevent worse scenarios in the future.”
What the order means:
Pinellas residents are ordered to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines of social distancing (6 feet of separation from others and no group gatherings of more than 10), stay home as much as possible and limit non-essential activity. Residents can still leave their homes to meet essential needs such as food, healthcare, laundry and outdoor recreation.
Essential activities include:
a. Direct care or support of family members
b. Healthcare and medical services
c. Pharmacies, health care supply stores, and health care facilities
e. Meal take-outs from local food establishments (including food banks)
f. Essential work duties that cannot be performed from home
g. Primary or emergency care or direct care support for a family member or relative
h. Banks and related financial institutions
i. Laundry services, laundromats
j. Essential home repairs and maintenance (lawn care, plumbing, roofing, etc.)
k. Outdoor activity while following CDC guidelines (examples include: walking pet, hiking, biking).
l. Veterinarians and pet boarding facilities
m. Gas stations, auto-supply and auto-repair facilities
PLACES OF ASSEMBLY
Places that facilitate public assembly, whether indoors or outdoors are ordered to close to the public. This includes, places like public play grounds, publicly accessible children’s play centers, bowling alleys, movies and other theaters, country clubs, social clubs and fraternal organizations. Any gatherings involving groups of 10 or more will be told to disperse.
County public parks will stay open, however all playgrounds within the park will be closed. For more information about parks visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/default.htm.
Non-essential businesses are ordered to close storefront operations and customer foot traffic if they can’t meet CDC guidelines. However, businesses may continue internal and minimum basic operations required to maintain the businesses. Businesses are still required to enforce the CDC social distancing guidelines.
Essential businesses may continue operations following the appropriate guidelines to the maximum extent possible. Examples of essential businesses include the following:
-First Responders, Police and Fire, Jails and Prisons
-Hospitals, clinics and other healthcare operations
-Community based organizations providing meals and social services
-Human Service operations
-Garbage and Sanitation workers
-Transportation: including airports and public transportation such as PSTA
-Utilities, Public Works and essential infrastructure
-Critical trades: (Plumbers, Electricians, Exterminators, Security personnel, etc.)
-Government essential service workers
-Food: (grocery stores, food banks, restaurants: delivery, take-out or curbside delivery)
-Banks and financial institutions
-Hotel and lodging
-Hardware and supply stores
-Post offices and shipping services
Businesses that do not comply
with the order will be subject to the appropriate enforcement action up to and
including orders to close and criminal charges.
Additional information about the Safer at Home order will be posted regularly on Pinellas County’s COVID-19 resource page: www.pinellascounty.org/covid19.
Citing public health and safety concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Pinellas County Commission on Thursday unanimously extended its state of local emergency another 7 days.
The Board also approved a resolution closing Pinellas County public beaches and public beach parking areas effective 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, until April 6, 2020.
Under the resolution, private owners along the beach are also asked to conform to the CDC guidelines of social distancing by maintaining 6 ft. of separation from others and limiting group gatherings to no more than 10 people.
The Town will be closing ALL beach accesses.
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 close 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 acknowledge that many of you may be concerned about our ability to maintain high levels of service, but we want to assure you that we are committed to being responsive and will do whatever is necessary to continue to conduct business.
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.
Mayor Nick Simons
There is an opening on the Board of Adjustment for a regular member. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have questions or need further assistance, please call Town Hall at 727-391-3875.
The Town plans to reschedule the 75th Anniversary celebration to a date later this year and the Public will be notified when the new date is set.
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.
“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.
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