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December 18, 2020- Community Update

 


Saturday, December 19th, 2020  Santa Claus is coming to St. Pete Beach!

 

This Saturday will be a special day here in St. Pete Beach.  December 19th, Santa and his crew will be driving through our beach town beginning at 10am.  The route can be found HERE, all are encouraged to create signs, decorate and celebrate in a safe way this year.  


Parents and Guardians, here is a message especially for you!

To experience some extra special personalized magic from Santa Claus during the parade we invite you to make a fun custom sign for Santa on one side of the sign. On the other side write your kid/kids names large as possible in a big black marker. When Santa Claus is passing by your house and the kids are waving to him. You, the parents, will flip the sign around. It is important to make sure the kids can not see this happening. Santa will then personally say Merry Christmas to your kids with their names. Your kids will be so happy and shocked that Santa Claus knows their name/names personally. We look forward to creating this very nice and special experience for your kids during this holiday season.

 
 
Vote for Your Favorite Decorated House by Visiting our FB page!


 

New Years Eve Fireworks


This year the City of St. Pete Beach will be lighting up the sky on New Year’s Eve and the Parks & Recreation Dept. has the best seats in the house! For only $5 you can reserve a space for up to 6 people to share so bring your blankets, snacks, friends and family and celebrate the new year with fireworks!  See full details and get your tickets HERE!

 




2021 Parking Passes for Residents of St. Pete Beach

 

The 2021 parking passes will be available starting Monday, January 4th, 2021.
Passes can be pre-ordered through the online application located at www.stpetebeach.org

Please note: 2021 parking passes will be given a grace period through January.


New City of St. Pete Beach Website Launch

 

The City of St. Pete Beach is pleased to announce a website redesign to help keep the community engaged and informed. The website includes many helpful features such as: 

  • new opt-in notification system
  • calendar of community events
  • staff directory
  • easy to navigate menu
  • several resource sections based on interests. 

We are migrating our eNews program to this new notification system January 2021.  Be sure to sign up this month to stay connected!
Sign up here: https://stpetebeach.regroup.com/signup

Check out the new website here!







County Administrator Barry Burton along with Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a press conference today regarding COVID-19 and County Ordinance 20-14.

The key points discussed today are as follows:
• Ord. 20-14: mandating that individuals wear a face covering in public indoor places.
• That ALL people who own, manage, or are employed by any restaurant or bar in Pinellas County MUST wear a face covering at ALL times; even when serving outdoor areas.
• Owner, operator, manager and employee of bar/restaurants or indoor public place shall ensure every person inside complies with this ordinance.

Additionally:
• No service unless customer is seated.
• Tables must be spaced 6 feet apart.
• No groups larger than 10 may be seated at one table.

The Sheriff's office will be visiting each business on Friday to post signage that will speak directly these official mandates.

(Robin Miller, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Email Recap)

Save the Date: January 12, 2021 -  Join us at 6:00pm for the City Commission Meeting 

TO PARTICIPATE: Join us at the commission chambers at 6pm or email audience comments to cityclerk@stpetebeach.org prior to 5:45pm day of the meeting.

The agenda and packet will be posted prior to the meeting.

VIEW: Facebook Live or on http://www.stpetebeach.org/watch-meetings.html

 

 


The Construction for The Sunrunner (BRT) has begun. 

Construction on the new SunRunner line is beginning in St. Pete Beach. The project only involves a few locations in the city and should have minimal impact on businesses, residents and visitors. However, since there will be some inconvenience for short periods of time for traffic and pedestrians, PSTA launched a construction information and engagement page for the community. Visitors will be able to see the construction timelines and the latest details about the project as well as individual station construction.

Visit https://psta.mysocialpinpoint.com/sunrunner_construction 

Email any questions to: SunrRnner@psta.net or call: (727) 540-1973

 


Public Works is Hard at Work
 

  • Sanitary Sewer Capacity Improvements: The contractor has finished the latest boring and is restoring the roadway. They plan on cleaning up and ceasing construction activities until January.
  • Roadway patching is underway in multiple locations throughout the City. The contractor has approval to work Saturday 12/19/2020 in order to complete as many patches as possible until the Holiday break.
  • Roadway paving contractor will mobilize the first week of January to begin the resurfacing of roadways for Fiscal Year 21. This will include resurfacing of Upham Beach Plaza and Parking Area.

 


 

St. Pete Beach Public Library 

 


December 16th, 2020 Video Update from Mayor Al Johnson
 


Topics include:
▪️COVID-19 Updates
▪️Construction on Gulf Blvd.
▪️Library Construction Update
▪️Holiday Hours
▪️Santa Claus is Coming to Town (this was filmed prior to canceling the event scheduled for today)
▪️Stay Safe

 


COVID-19 COUNT IN SPB
 
As of the morning of December 17th, 2020, the updated numbers reflect the city of St. Pete Beach has a total case count of 43.  This information is updated daily and can be found online here on the state report.

 
Holiday Schedule:

All City Offices will be closed Friday, December 25th, 2020 and Friday, January 1st, 2021.  Happy Holidays to you and yours!
 



Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.  

Sarah Laracuente
Public Information Officer
City of St. Pete Beach
slaracuente@stpetebeach.org
727.324.7461
All government correspondence is subject to the public records law.
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