Tuesday, September 18, 2018

St. Pete Times News

Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

CLEARWATER — It was no coincidence that after 11 years working for the city, Deputy City Manager Jill Silverboard put her name in the hat for two outside jobs within the past three months.After discussions about changing Clearwater’s co...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Maximo Marina, long established on a canal off Boca Ciega Bay, completes a multimillion-dollar renovation

Maximo Marina, long established on a canal off Boca Ciega Bay, completes a multimillion-dollar renovation

ST. PETERSBURG — The $25 million Maximo Marina renovation off Boca Ciega Bay is almost complete, but for a few punch list items.Located in the Skyway Marina District on the city’s southern tip, the facility boasts 212 covered wet slips ...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Dr. Delay: Pinellas Trail bridge to reopen in late fall

When will (the Pinellas Trail Bridge across Alt 19 North of Curlew road) be repaired and reopened? -AJ NicholsThe bridge, which was closed last fall, should be reopened by late fall. The $2 million contract was awarded to GLF Construction earlier thi...
Published: 09/17/18
As Innisbrook remodels, challenges remain

As Innisbrook remodels, challenges remain

BY JEFF ROSENFIELDTampa Bay NewspapersPALM HARBOR — Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort is known worldwide, particularly for its famed Copperhead Course, site of the PGA’s annual Valspar Championship.But the 950-acre resort, at 36750 U.S. 19...
Published: 09/17/18
Publix fan adds another first

Publix fan adds another first

ST. PETERSBURG — When Publix employees pulled up to the new Disston Plaza store about 4 a.m. Saturday, their first customer, George Mitcheson, was waiting. The ribbon cutting wouldn’t happen for three hours. Mitcheson had been there sin...
Published: 09/13/18

Indian Rocks Beach will lower tax rate as property values increase

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — City commissioners recently agreed to lower the tax rate slightly.The rate, adopted after one of two public hearings, will be set at $1.80 for every $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value. The current rate is $1.90. Many tax ...
Published: 09/13/18

Treasure Island beefs up fines to discourage repeat parking violators

TREASURE ISLAND — People who park on sidewalks, block driveways or violate parking regulations in the city will soon face more hefty fines.During a recent work session, Police Chief Armand Boudreau told commissioners that staff’s proposed doubling of...
Published: 09/13/18
Pinellas Technical School welcomes students

Pinellas Technical School welcomes students

SEMINOLE — The county’s first full-time technical high school recently opened its doors to students.Pinellas Technical High School, 12611 86th Ave. N., welcomed nearly 200 incoming freshmen, as well as 150 returning upperclassmen. These older student...
Published: 09/13/18
Townhomes are planned in St. Petersburg for the site of 1905 Victorian house

Townhomes are planned in St. Petersburg for the site of 1905 Victorian house

ST. PETERSBURG — Eight townhomes are planned for the site of a 1905 house thought to have been connected to early African-American leader Elder Jordan.A project of J2 Developers, the St. James Townhomes at 758 Third Ave. S each will have three bedroo...
Published: 09/13/18

Registration under way for second annual Skyway 10K

Registration for the second annual Skyway 10K has opened at skyway10k.com. The event is scheduled for March 3. The race will be capped at 8,000 runners. Registration costs $80 and includes a race bib with a timing chip, race shirt and finishers medal...
Published: 09/13/18