Monday, September 24, 2018

Pinellas News

Suncoast fire district looking at a $100 annual fee increase

Suncoast fire district looking at a $100 annual fee increase

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Voters in the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District will likely be asked next March whether they want to pay more to maintain the same level of service.A task force recommended this month that a $100 increase in annual assessm...
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St. Petersburg’s $1-million Pier playground to be ‘one of a kind’

St. Petersburg’s $1-million Pier playground to be ‘one of a kind’

ST. PETERSBURG — The city will spend $1 million for what officials are calling an out-of-this-world playground for the $76 million Pier District.The more than 12,000-square-foot amenity will feature wood and other natural materials and children will ...
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Welcome center to be built on St. Petersburg College campus in Seminole

SEMINOLE — The City Council recently unanimously decided to dedicate nearly $21,000 toward the construction of a 2,800-square-foot civic building and welcome center at the St. Petersburg College Seminole campus.The majority of the construction will b...
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Gulfport’s property tax rate likely to remain unchanged

GULFPORT — For the seventh year in a row, the city will not increase its property tax rate.The City Council recently unanimously approved a tentative property tax rate of about $4.04 for each $1,000 of assessed, taxable value. A home valued at $100,...
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St. Pete approves money to build Doc Ford’s restaurant at Pier

St. Pete approves money to build Doc Ford’s restaurant at Pier

ST. PETERSBURG — Work has begun on the new Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille at the Pier.A total of 64 piles are being driven to support the new building, which is scheduled to be finished in August 2019 — ahead of the projected opening of the Pier Distric...
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St. Petersburg’s historic Jordan Park units to be demolished

St. Petersburg’s historic Jordan Park units to be demolished

ST. PETERSBURG — The St. Petersburg Housing Authority will demolish the only remaining original section of Jordan Park — known as the Historic Village — and replace it with a 60-unit apartment building for seniors.The board of commissioners made its ...
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Former Treasure Island mayor to fill out Kennedy’s commission term

Former Treasure Island mayor to fill out Kennedy’s commission term

TREASURE ISLAND — Former Mayor Bob Minning will likely return to city government next month, this time as a commissioner for District 3.Ralph Kennedy, the elected commissioner for the area that includes Paradise Island and the city’s downtown, resign...
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Refurbished store set to replace B&N Market in Shore Acres

Refurbished store set to replace B&N Market in Shore Acres

ST. PETERSBURG — The lone convenience store in Shore Acres is set to close this fall.And in its place, planners hope, will be a new one.Islander Market is slated to replace neighborhood staple B&N Market in the coming months. The effort has been head...
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Indian Rocks Beach looks for ways to police short-term rentals

Indian Rocks Beach looks for ways to police short-term rentals

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — After a meeting that lasted four hours before a full house, city commissioners recently unanimously passed on first reading of an ordinance designed to control short-term rentals.Numerous residents spoke on the issue on both side...
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Two Seminole council members face challengers

SEMINOLE — Six candidates have filed to run for two open seats on the City Council.Incumbents Chris Burke, first elected in 2012, and Trish Springer, elected in 2015, face challenges from former council member Dan Hester, who served from 2005 to 2010...
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