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Library, Website have nursing home information

(ran Seminole edition)

Federal government data on every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home is available at the library.

The Web site provides type of ownership and number of beds; percentages of residents with pressure sores, under restraint, with infections or with pain; inspection results; and the average number of hours worked by registered nurses, licensed practical or vocational nurses and certified nursing assistants per resident per day.

For more information, call Ben Fiedler at the library, 397-2112, ext. 115 or e-mail him at


will get a traffic signal

SEMINOLE _ A signal light is on its way to the Bardmoor Boulevard and Starkey Road intersection.

Pinellas County's Metropolitan Planning Organization last week granted a request from the County Commission to install a traffic signal at the site.

About 115 Bardmoor residents attended the MPO's monthly board meeting Wednesday. Some spoke of the dangers they face when making left-hand turns from Bardmoor Boulevard. They said it's often a scary experience crossing two lanes of busy traffic, squeezing into a median opening and waiting for a clearing. A signal light would make entering and exiting their neighborhood safer, they said.

An installation date has not been scheduled at this time.

Seminole, administrator

lauded for fiscal reporting

SEMINOLE _ The city has earned a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for its comprehensive annual financial report.

The GFOA is a professional association of state and local finance officers in the United States and Canada. It was founded in 1906 and has nearly 15,000 members.

The certificate is the highest recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting, Stephen J. Gauthier, a director for the association, wrote in a letter to the city.

Additionally, Harry Kyne, Seminole's director of administration, earned an award of financial reporting achievement. It is his fourth consecutive achievement of excellence award since the city hired him in 1998.