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December 3, 2020- Community Update




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)

December 8, 2020 -  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.

Find the agenda HERE.

Find the packet HERE.

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

 
 

Toys for Tots

As the holiday season begins to draw near, we have teamed up again with the Toys for Tots team to make Christmas wishes come true for needy children.
We work very hard to make Toys for Tots a success, but we could never do it without the help of our generous community and business leaders.
The gift of a shiny new toy – something that most children take for granted – means to a needy child that someone cares, that he/she hasn’t been forgotten, that Christmas hasn’t passed him/her by.
Drop off location is Fire Station 23 (7301 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach)
Toys can be dropped off until December 15.
Thank you in advance for all of your support. 🎅🤶🎄
 

 
Save the Date!  Santa Claus is coming to St. Pete Beach!

December 19th will be a special day here in St. Pete Beach.  Santa and his crew will be driving through our beach town beginning at 10am.  Santa's team will be sharing the route with us soon so we can all plan 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. ( this is when you parents become Magicians and help with the magic) 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. 




 

Last Call to Enter into the Holiday Decorating Contest!  Deadline- December 4th, 2020

This year has been tough, so we want to spread some good cheer and light up the city. The commission has approved to award a neighborhood (condo, civic, citizen, homeowners and island associations) $1,000 to the neighborhood that decorates the best this year. Additionally, we have (4) $75 visa cards to give out to an individual resident in each district!

To enter, please email Jennifer McMahon at rddirector@stpetebeach.org with the following information:

Associations Name
District
Address
Contact person
Contact person’s email and phone number

We look forward to lighting up the city.
 


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. 

The City of St. Pete Beach also invites residents and visitors to check out the new site sections featuring the most up-to-date information on beaches, parks, piers, and transportation.

Citizens, visitors, future residents, and employers will find great value in the easy search features and appealing design. 

Check out the new website here!

 

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


 


 

St. Pete Beach Public Library 

Looking for something to do with the little ones in your life?  Book a Story Time at the library! For 15 minutes Miss Abigail will read, sing, and dance with your family—you can even ask for a specific theme. Call to book today at (727) 363-9238.

 


December 2nd, 2020 Video Update from Mayor Al Johnson
 

Topics include:

▪️COVID-19 Updates
▪️Construction on Gulf Blvd.
▪️Holiday Events in St. Pete Beach
▪️Stay safe!

 


COVID-19 COUNT IN SPB
 
As of the morning of December 3rd, 2020, the updated numbers reflect the city of St. Pete Beach has a total case count of 31.  This information is updated daily and can be found online here on the state report.

 
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.

All City Facilities will be closed Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  
The Community Center Pool will be closed until at least Monday due to equipment maintenance.
FreeBee will operate until 1 pm on Thanksgiving Day.


 



 


December 1, 2020 -  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.

Find the agenda herehttps://stpetebeachfl.civicclerk.com/web/UserControls/DocPreview.aspx?aoid=508 

PACKEThttps://stpetebeachfl.civicclerk.com/web/UserControls/DocPreview.aspx?p=1&aoid=508 

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


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. 

The City of St. Pete Beach also invites residents and visitors to check out the new site sections featuring the most up-to-date information on beaches, parks, piers, and transportation.

Citizens, visitors, future residents, and employers will find great value in the easy search features and appealing design. The site is scheduled to launch this weekend.


Toys for Tots

As the holiday season begins to draw near, we have teamed up again with the Toys for Tots team to make Christmas wishes come true for needy children.
We work very hard to make Toys for Tots a success, but we could never do it without the help of our generous community and business leaders.
The gift of a shiny new toy – something that most children take for granted – means to a needy child that someone cares, that he/she hasn’t been forgotten, that Christmas hasn’t passed him/her by.
Drop off location is Fire Station 23 (7301 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach)
Toys can be dropped off until December 15.
Thank you in advance for all of your support. 🎅🤶🎄
 

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.

Top 10 safety tips to keep everyone safe during this holiday:

🦃Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
🦃Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently.
🦃Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay three feet away.
🦃Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
🦃Keep knives out of the reach of children.
🦃Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
🦃Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
🦃Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
 


Get Ready for the Holidays in St. Pete Beach!

This year has been tough, so we want to spread some good cheer and light up the city. The commission has approved to award a neighborhood (condo, civic, citizen, homeowners and island associations) $1,000 to the neighborhood that decorates the best this year. Additionally, we have (4) $75 visa cards to give out to an individual resident in each district!

To enter, please email Jennifer McMahon at rddirector@stpetebeach.org with the following information:

Associations Name
District
Address
Contact person
Contact person’s email and phone number

We look forward to lighting up the city.


 



This holiday season, please remember that grease and oil from your food preparations should never be placed down the drain, as it can cause problems with your own plumbing and the larger sewer infrastructure. To safely dispose of oil and grease, place it into a sealed container and put it in your regular outgoing trash. We'd like to thank you in advance for doing your part to help protect the sewage infrastructure in our city. The City of St. Pete Beach wishes you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


 

St. Pete Beach Public Library 


Time is running out to visit the library at its temporary location! Come see us at 7470 Gulf Blvd, next to P.J.’s Restaurant. See you soon!

Did you know you can check out a ukulele at the library? The holidays are a perfect time to learn to play this fun instrument. The kit includes a ukulele and instructional book with DVD.


 

 



Save the Date!  Santa Claus is coming to St. Pete Beach!

December 19th will be a special day here in St. Pete Beach.  Santa and his crew will be driving through our beach town beginning at 10am.  Santa's team will be sharing the route with us soon so we can all plan 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. ( this is when you parents become Magicians and help with the magic) 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. 
 



 
November 25th, 2020 Video Update from Mayor Al Johnson
 

Topics include:

▪️COVID-19 Updates
▪️Construction on Gulf Blvd.
▪️March 2021 Elections
▪️New Website Launch
▪️Happy Thanksgiving!

 


COVID-19 COUNT IN SPB
 
As of the morning of November 25th, 2020, the updated numbers reflect the city of St. Pete Beach has a total case count of 30.  This information is updated daily and can be found online here on the state report.

 
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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