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North Pinellas briefs: Council to review plans for beach parking garage

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Council to l0ok at plans for Parking garage

The City Council on Monday once again takes up the issue of building a parking garage on south Clearwater Beach. Council members will consider a couple of sites between Coronado and Hamden drives where the city could build a 300-space garage. They'll compare those options against a local businessman's offer to build a garage on his land just south of the Hyatt Aqualea condo-hotel. On another subject, council members will also consider buying the old Royalty Theatre and leasing it to Ruth Eckerd Hall, which would renovate it. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

SAFETY HARBOR

City may ease rules for porches

The city soon may take on an even more quaint and small-town atmosphere than it already has. The City Commission will be asked Monday to approve reduced setbacks for construction of unenclosed front porches on single-family homes. The change in the code would allow for setback reduction of up to 5 feet. The commission also will give final approval to the property tax rate and budget for 2008-09 fiscal year. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 750 Main St.

TARPON SPRINGS

A skating party for girls from 5-15

The Girl Scouts will host a skating party for girls between 5 and 15 from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21. New members from Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs are welcome to join. Astro Skate is at 875 Cypress St. in Tarpon Springs. The cost of the event is $3 and includes rental skates. For information visit www.gswcf.org.

COUNTYWIDE

Tampa Bay Cares needs volunteers

Looking for a way to help? 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares is recruiting volunteers for its call center. This position provides information and referral to callers needing help by linking them to vital resources in the community. Volunteers are required to complete training. Qualifications include computer skills, the ability to communicate verbally in a nonjudgmental manner and the ability to work well with a diverse population. Volunteers (18 or older) are asked to commit to at least two hours a week between the hours of 7 a.m.-9 p.m., seven days per week. To receive an application, contact Geri Costello at (727) 210-4233 ext. 4556 or geri@211tampabay.org. The deadline for applications is Oct. 3.

In Sports

Find out how your team did Friday

Get recaps of Friday night football action, and find out which teams reign supreme at the Keswick Christian Volleyball Tournament and City Swimming Championships. Page 14C

North Pinellas briefs: Council to review plans for beach parking garage 09/13/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 4:52pm]
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