Indian Rocks Beach to move, add crosswalks

The moves are designed to enhance safety on Gulf Boulevard
Indian Rocks Beach  officials are preparing to relocate some crosswalks and install new ones along Gulf Boulevard.  [TOM GERMOND | Special to the Times]
Indian Rocks Beach officials are preparing to relocate some crosswalks and install new ones along Gulf Boulevard. [TOM GERMOND | Special to the Times]
Published April 25
Updated April 25

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — City commissioners have given City Manager Gregg Mims the go-ahead to have several new crosswalks installed along Gulf Boulevard and move others to more practical locations.

To begin with, three mid-block crossings will be moved to nearby intersections. The mid-block crossing near Eighth Avenue will be moved to Eighth, the mid-block crossing near 12th Avenue will be moved to 12t and the mid-block crossing near 26th Avenue will be moved to 26th.

The new crosswalks will be located at: 10th, 15th, 16th, 23rd and 24th avenues.

Mims said he will work with the county to determine what the costs will be. The county will pay the lion’s share of the cost.

In other business, commissioners unanimously agreed to give Mims a 10 percent raise. The decision came after each commissioner submitted their evaluation of Mims’ performance and he received mostly fives, the highest score, with the rest fours.

“The 10 percent would bring him in line with Belleair and Treasure Island,” said Commissoner Diane Flagg. “His new salary of $137,000 puts him just ahead of the $132,000 in Belleair and just behind the $140,000 in Treasure Island.”

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