Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Safety Harbor City Commission election is Tuesday

SAFETY HARBOR — All calling for responsible growth and the preservation of the city's small-town charm, seven candidates will compete Tuesday for three seats on the City Commission.

Here are the hopefuls, who have varying levels of experience:

Seat 1: Incumbent Joe Ayoub, 32, a certified public accountant, is running against Robin Fornino, 50, a financial adviser, and Karen Skiff, 39, a security officer.

Seat 2: Incumbent Vice Mayor Mary Lynda Williams, 60, a retired senior financial assistant, faces Barbara Ewert, 45, a manager for a rehabilitation center.

Seat 3: Glen Caristinos, 42, a business owner, is battling Nancy Besore, 52, a teacher.

All of the seats have three-year terms. The part-time job pays $7,800 annually.

Of the 13,123 registered voters in the city, 5,456 received absentee ballots. As of Wednesday, 1,098 had been returned to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office.

In 2007, the latest year for which numbers are available, 26 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the city election.

There have been several changes to the seven precincts serving the city, so voters should look carefully at the following list of polling places before heading out on Election Day:

• Precinct 622 changed from Countryside Cathedral to Countryside Baptist Church, 2525 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater.

• Precinct 623 changed from Safety Harbor Fire Station No. 53 to Briar Creek Mobile Home Park, Clubhouse 1, 100 Briar Creek Blvd., Safety Harbor.

• Precinct 624 changed from the Safety Harbor Public Library to the Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N, Safety Harbor.

• Precinct 655 changed from Safety Harbor Fire Station No. 53 to Briar Creek Mobile Home Park, Clubhouse 1, 100 Briar Creek Blvd., Safety Harbor.

• Precinct 620, Safety Harbor Community Center, 650 Ninth Ave. S, Safety Harbor.

• Precinct 621, Cypress Meadows Community Church, 2180 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater.

• Precinct 625, Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, 2405 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor.

Eileen Schulte can be reached at schulte@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4153.

Safety Harbor City Commission election is Tuesday 03/04/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 10:19pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Bob Buckhorn: Expanding homestead exemption will endanger Tampa's progress

    Columns

    In the years leading up to my taking office, Tampa families experienced some of the hardest times in recent history. Homes were lost, jobs were cut, and optimism for the future waned.

    Critics say expanding the homestead exemption for Florida property owners will strain the resources of local governments as they recover from the Great Recession.[SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times, 2005]
  2. Volcano Bay, and its waterproof wristbands that eliminates lines, now open at Universal Orlando

    Attractions

    ORLANDO — Universal Orlando opened its third park on Thursday, this one a resort-style water attraction called Volcano Bay that features the first waterproof wristband that promises to eliminates lines.

    Universal Orlando opened its third park, on May 25, 2017, this one a resort-style water attraction called Volcano Bay that features the first waterproof wristband that promises to eliminates lines. [Willie J. Allen Jr. | for Universal Studios]

  3. Tampa Bay is ground-zero for assignment of benefits cases over broken auto glass

    Banking

    When Rachel Thorpe tried to renew her auto insurance last year for her Toyta RAV4, she was stunned to see her monthly premium had nearly doubled to $600. The Sarasota driver was baffled since her only recent claim was over a broken windshield.

    Auto glass lawsuits filed by a third party (through what's known as assignment of benefits) are skyrocketing in Tampa Bay.
[Times file photo]
  4. In split vote, Hernando commission settles contentious airport lease issue

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County Commission Chairman Wayne Dukes made it clear Tuesday that he wanted to see the issue about who would get to lease and then buy the old Brooksville Air Center settled once and for all.

    Wayne Dukes adjourned without public comment.
  5. Tampa Museum of Art exhibit proves love for animals is timeless

    Visual Arts

    TAMPA

    An intimate, heartfelt show at the Tampa Museum of Art charmingly reveals — as if we didn't know it already — how little has changed among humans and their pets since ancient times.

    Camden Willeford and his fiancee, Leslie Moen, check out “The Classical World in Focus: Animals in Ancient Art” at the Tampa Museum of Art in downtown Tampa.