city hall, park are council's main issues
Clearwater's elected officials will grapple with two big issues at meetings next week: where to put the next City Hall and what to do with Crest Lake Park. A City Council work session begins at 1 p.m. Monday in preparation for the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday. Both will be held at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Both will be broadcast live on the Web at myclearwater.com and on television on Bright House Ch. 615, Knology Ch. 15 and Verizon Ch. 30. Fair warning: There's a long agenda, and the meaty stuff comes at the end.
Use detours for McVeigh Drive
Sherman McVeigh Drive from Druid Road to 50 feet south of Druid Road will close to traffic starting Monday through May 1 due to construction of Phase III of the Druid Trail. Missouri Avenue or Betty Lane can be used as detour routes.
Animal Services adds an hour
Starting this week, Pinellas County Animal Services will be open an extra hour each day. The shelter's hours of operation are now Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday's hours expand to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — with adoptions. A licensed veterinarian administers rabies vaccines on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Other resources at Animal Services include pet licensing and reclaiming lost pets. Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
Boating safety is topic of classes
Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla is offering two boating safety classes. "About Boating Safely" will be taught in two sessions April 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the topics will include boating emergencies, getting under way and navigating. The cost is $35 and the registration deadline is Monday. "Boating Skills & Seamanship" covers weather, lines and knots, boat handling, radio communications and more. It will be taught in six sessions May 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends and 7 to 9 p.m. weeknights. The fee is $50 and the registration deadline is May 1. Classes are at the Coast Guard Auxiliary classroom at Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St. Call Kristi Mackey at (727) 736-1191, or firstname.lastname@example.org.