Advertisement
  1. Pinellas

Treasure Island commission votes to buy office building for new city hall

The former Allied Insurance building will become Treasure Island's new City Hall. SHEILA MULLANE ESTRADA | Special to the Times
Published Aug. 8

TREASURE ISLAND — The glass-clad Allied building at 10451 Gulf Blvd. will become the new city hall here based on a unanimous vote Tuesday by the City Commission to buy the building for $6.35 million.

To pay for the 1.42-acre property and the needed upgrades and improvements, the commission previously authorized an $8-million bond issue.

RELATED STORY: Treasure Island to buy office building for new city hall

The purchase will be final once all stipulations in the purchase agreement are met and the commission approves the final bank loan associated with the bond issue, now scheduled for late December.

The loan will be paid with non-property tax revenues that will be replaced by a property tax increase of about $0.08 per $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value. That's the equivalent of $22.83 annually for properties valued at $300,000 after all exemptions.

Mayor Larry Lund described himself as "excited beyond belief", as he praised City Manager Garry Brumback for "a wonderful job" negotiating the sale.

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. The 40-year-old Fire Station on Franklin, which could be the future site of an affordable housing development -- if the city's developer can win some major tax credits. Clearwater Fire & Rescue
    But the proposed complex on land controlled by the city will need to win $17 million in tax credits to become a reality.
  2. The traffic signal for eastbound traffic on Drew Street at McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater. Image by Archive
    A reader wonders why the sign at the end of Bayside Bridge instructs trucks heading north to exit during specified hours rather than stay on the bridge.
  3. Tikerria Nashay Bell, 21, was arrested on a charge of attempted murder. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    She fled with their 18-month-old daughter, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
  4. James Dailey, 73, is set to be executed on Nov. 7 for the 1985 murder of 14-year-old Shelly Boggio. Left: Dailey at his 1987 trial, where he was convicted and sentenced to death. Middle: Dailey in 1993, when he was again sentenced to die. Right: The most current photo of Dailey on Florida's Death Row. Tampa Bay Times
    James Dailey’s execution remains set for Nov. 7. On Monday, a judge denied efforts to overturn his death sentence after a former prosecutor testified.
  5. Investigators are collecting evidence at the scene of a fatal stabbing on the 4000 block of 68th Street N. The victim was trying to break into a house, the Sheriff's Office said. KATHRYN VARN   |   TIMES  |  Kathryn Varn
    The dead man had sneaked out of a group home a block away. It’s unlikely charges will be filed, the Sheriff’s Office said.
  6. Archie is available for adoption for free. FRIENDS OF STRAYS ANIMAL SHELTER  |  Friends of Strays Animal Shelter
    The 4-year-old cat is available for adoption for free.
  7.  Designed by Tara McCarty
    And more Pinellas news
  8. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. TMCCARTY  |  times staff
    The death was reported early Monday and doesn’t appear suspicious, the agency said.
  9. Tampa firefighter Tanja Vidovic steps out of the federal courthouse in Tampa in during the 2017 federal trial of her sexual discrimination case against the city of Tampa. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON   |   Times]
    Tanja Vidovic will run against incumbent Joe Ayoub in the city’s March 2020 elections.
  10. Clearwater Police said Conner Hall, 19, of Safety Harbor, was arrested early Saturday after a wrong-way crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Pinellas County Jail
    The early morning accident involved four vehicles.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement