Mayor's Message

Dear Residents and Visitors,  Mayor Patrick Soranno

It's back to school for Pinellas County children this Monday, August 13, so please slow down for school buses and those crossing Gulf Boulevard.

Red Tide has been affecting our neighbors to the South (Manatee and Sarasota Counties); however, so far we have been spared of this natural algal/algae bloom occurrence.

See our Red Tide webpage and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) webpage for current information on red tide.

Please see other important messages below.

                               Mayor Patrick C. Soranno

Beach Renourishment UpdateCouncilor Bill Smith
Councilor William "Bill" Smith  

As of Friday, August 10, the Sand Key renourishment project remains stationed at 15th Avenue in Indian Rocks Beach. That’s where the offshore equipment that transfers sand from the barges to the pipe to the shoreline is located (directly west of 15th Avenue). The pipes on the beach that deliver sand to the working area remain extended to the north. The equipment that spreads the sand on the beach is located north of 15th Avenue, near the Belleair Shore town line.

The pivot to the area south of 15th Avenue that was scheduled for August 11 has been delayed due to an equipment problem causing a shutdown.

After the 15th Avenue pivot happens, they will continue renourishing south from 15th Avenue until reaching near the 1st Street/Gulf Blvd. intersection (Villa Gallace Restaurant) on September 1. Given the recent delay and possible future delays, it could be later than that.

The renourishment is now scheduled to reach Indian Shores early in mid September barring any further delays.

As the project progresses and new information becomes available, look for future updates on the renourishment project at http://www.pinellascounty.org/environment/coastalMngmt/sandkey.htm.

See timeline maps at http://www.pinellascounty.org/environment/coastalMngmt/pdfs/Sandkey-progress-map.pdf.

Police Beat
Chief Terry Hughes                    Chief Hughes

The Police Department is bringing back their Community Awareness Program “The Active Aggressor Response” scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the 4th floor Municipal Center. Captain Ray DeCunto will be the instructor, and it is guaranteed to be a very informative program. Please RSVP to cbittrich@myindianshores.com or (727) 595-5414. See flyer below for more details.

Indian Shores Property Owners Association (ISPOA)
Art Newsome, President  

The ISPOA August 21st Rays Baseball Event is now sold out. If you have a ticket and now cannot attend, please contact Art Newsome as there is a waiting list for tickets. IMPORTANT: The bus will and must leave the Municipal Center promptly at 6 p.m. so please be on time if you want a ride.

If you have any questions or want to join the Indian Shores Property Owners Association, please see the ISPOA webpage for more information. 

Indian Shores Library
Alice Lawrence, President  Capture

Hours of Operation

Mondays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Read & Feed

The next Library Read & Feed is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The featured book is an old favorite - "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. See flyer below for details.

The Indian Shores Library is an all-volunteer organization. Please see the Library webpage for more information.

Active Aggressors
August