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Friday is last day to qualify for Safety Harbor elections

Character attacks at the local level

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SAFETY HARBOR

Friday is last day to qualify for elections

Candidate qualifying has begun for the Safety Harbor special election that will be held Nov. 6. Voters will need to fill two seats on the City Commission that are being vacated before the current officials' terms expire. Mayor Andy Steingold submitted his resignation this year to run for judge. Vice Mayor Joe Ayoub submitted his resignation last month so he could run for mayor. Both officials' resignations will be effective Jan. 7, 2013, whether they win or lose in November. The city charter requires that a special election be held any time a City Commission member leaves with more than one year remaining in their term. The candidate qualifying period will close Friday.

Dunedin

Public meeting on fire station bids

The Dunedin City Commission unanimously approved architectural plans Thursday for replacement fire station No. 61. The city will hold a public meeting on Thursday at the fire administration building, 1042 Virginia St., to discuss the qualifications they will require of contractors who apply for the job. Officials expect to put out bids for the project in August.

City hopes website will be place to go

Dunedin has expanded its social media platform by rolling out a sleek website that allows for easier posting of city updates and is compatible with major smartphones. Visitors to dunedingov.com can access event calendars and maps, city employee and local business directories, live and archived video. They can also pay bills or register for recreation activities. The site incorporates a new logo and slogan approved this year through a separate branding campaign.

Register now for archaeology camp

Wednesday is the last day to register for the Dunedin Historical Museum's archaeology camp. Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 3, and targets youth ages 9 to 12. Activities include the decoration, digging and reassembly of clay pots as part of a lesson on how artifacts become part of a museum collection. The camp also features a field trip to Weedon Island in St. Petersburg to visit the site of an actual archaeological dig. Cost is $100, which includes a years' membership to the museum's Pioneer Club and a discount on next year's camps. Call (727) 736-1176 or e-mail dunedinhistory@yahoo.com for information.

Correction

Bishop Creek in Safety Harbor is roughly 2 miles long. A story in Friday's Clearwater & North Pinellas Times was incorrect.

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