Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Oldsmar City Council member Doug Bevis to run for mayor

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Bevis to run for mayor in next year's election

Oldsmar City Council member Doug Bevis has decided to run for mayor during the upcoming city election on March 12. The current mayor, Jim Ronecker, will be term-limited out of office. Current council members Janice Miller and Linda Norris confirmed at Tuesday night's council meeting that they plan to run for re-election for council Seats 2 and 4, respectively. With Bevis running for mayor, that will open up a vacancy in Seat 3. Whoever wins that seat in the election next March will serve out the remaining two years of Bevis' current term. The others elected next March will serve three-year terms.

TARPON SPRINGS

Get SAT practice Sept. 8 at library

Find out how you'll score on the SAT by taking a free practice test at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St., at 11 a.m. Sept. 8. Students are invited to participate in the free, full-length, proctored SAT offered by the Princeton Review. They will receive a detailed score report outlining their strengths and weaknesses. Pre-registration is required: call Princeton Review, (800) 273-8439. For more information, call (727) 943-4922 or email [email protected]

COUNTYWIDE

Rainfall taxing sewer system

Recent heavy rains are having a negative impact on Pinellas County's wastewater treatment facilities. Tuesday's rainfall resulted in 60 million gallons of water entering the system at the county's South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility, when the facility is permitted for an average of only 33 million gallons. All that water can cause sanitary sewer system overflows. The county's Department of Environment & Infrastructure is asking residents to limit unnecessary flushing, showering or clothes washing during heavy rains. . For more information, customers may call DEI Customer Service at (727) 464-4000.

Clearwater

BeachWalk project receives award

BeachWalk, a $30 million redevelopment project on south Clearwater Beach, has received an Award of Merit in the "Great Places in Florida Public Spaces" category from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. "The BeachWalk project exemplifies a great public space by providing a place for people from all over to come and relax or recreate while enjoying Clearwater's beaches," said Michael Delk, the city's director of planning and development.

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Updated: 12 hours ago

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Published: 02/24/18

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