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Tarpon Springs commission to consider fate of trolley service




Commission to consider fate of trolley service

Tarpon Springs city commissioners will consider whether to continue the city trolley service when they meet at 6:30 tonight at City Hall, 324 E Pine St. The trolley, which has run between the sponge docks and the historic downtown area since 2002, operates at an average annual deficit of $23,000. If the city were to accept the lowest bid for a new contract, that deficit would jump to $43,600. In recent weeks, commissioners have discussed alternative uses for the vehicle, which the city leases from the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority for a nominal fee. The meeting can be viewed on Knology Ch. 15, Bright House Ch. 615 and Verizon Ch. 21. To see a full copy of the latest agenda, go to and click on "commission agenda."


Free dental exams offered for children

The Pinellas County Health Department's dental division is offering free exams for children ages 4 to 18 as part of its annual back-to-school event. Parents or guardians must accompany children to participate. Many children will be able to schedule followup appointments before the start of the school year. The exams will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as follows:

• June 25: Tarpon Springs Health Center, 301 S Disston Ave., 942-5457, ext. 111.

• July 2: Largo Health Center, 12420 130th Ave., 588-4040, ext. 129.

• July 9: Clearwater Health Center, 310 N Myrtle Ave., 469-5800, ext. 121.

• July 16: Pinellas Park Health Center, 6350 76th Ave. N, 547-7780, ext. 103.

• July 23: St. Petersburg Health Center, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N., 824-6900, ext. 11034.


Rep. Peter Nehr to speak at meeting

The Palm Harbor Community Coalition has invited Rep. Peter Nehr, R-Tarpon Springs, to speak at a community meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday to update the citizens of Crystal Beach, Ozona, Palm Harbor and East Lake on the past legislative session. The meeting will be held at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. in Palm Harbor. The public is invited to attend this meeting and ask questions. For information, see www.palm or call coalition spokesman Jim Kleyman at (727) 798-6645 or send an e-mail to

Pinellas deaths

Belknap, Janet (Kearney)

Colabine, Jean M. (Wolfram)

Deardurff, George

Fink, Roy H.

Harnois, Joseph

Krzaczkowski, Joseph C.

Macusch, Lotte C.

Marzan, Rafael Sr.

Moore, Ruth

Provonsha, Margaret

Rose, Elaine E.

Schaefer, Alan

Scott, Thomas Lee

Sturniolo, Rosemary

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Tarpon Springs commission to consider fate of trolley service 06/16/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 12:00pm]
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