Mayor's Message

Dear Residents and Visitors,Mayor Patrick Soranno

In addition to the many vaccination locations people can go to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the option to receive the vaccine in the comfort of your own home is now available.  DeliveRxd Pharmacy will vaccinate individuals who live in Hillsborough and Pinellas at no cost. Those who would like this option do not have to be homebound or bedridden. You can call (813) 932-6266 to schedule, or visit the Florida Department of Health site here for more information. 

The entire state of Florida currently falls under the High Level of Community Transmission category.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.  Learn more about the current CDC recommendations by visiting the CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations web page. 

While there is not yet a new mask mandate, out of an abundance of caution, and to protect our staff, our residents and visitors, we highly recommend wearing a facial covering/mask and maintaining the 6-foot social distancing guideline when visiting Town Hall and during Public meetings held in the 4th Floor Community Center. 

Let’s all do our part.   Remain vigilant, mask up, and remain safe and healthy.  

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Town Council recently approved the installation of parking meters at Indian Shores Nature Park. Beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the cost of parking there will be $2.50 an hour at the Nature Park located at 191st and Gulf Boulevard. Signs will be posted there soon.

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Unfortunately, the Red Tide and dead fish are expected to keep coming. City and County staff along with hired day laborers are continuing beach cleanup as needed. Find more information under Pinellas County Public Works below.

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Take advantage of the "2021 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday" which will end on August 9, 2021.

No tax is due on the sale or purchase of any article of clothing, wallet, or bag, including handbags, backpacks, fanny packs and diaper bags with a selling price of $60 or less per item.   Details on what items are exempt are listed in the Tax Information Publication (PDF)

Stay safe everybody.

                                                                         Mayor Patrick C. Soranno

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Pinellas County 

Visit St. Pete Clearwater red tide monitoring results as of July 30, 2021 are listed below :

Low – Pass-A-Grille, St. Pete Beach, Madeira Beach, Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach
Medium – Treasure Island, North Redington and Redington Beach, Clearwater Beach to Honeymoon Island

Click Pinellas County Red Tide Monitoring Results to see the latest red tide levels by area.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Pinellas County and other local agencies are monitoring the bloom but cannot predict how long it will last. 

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Chief of Police Richard "Rick" Swann

We are on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology.  Click on the picture below to view 

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You may have noticed that we have added some Sidewalk Buttler cigarette butt receptacles by our trash containers at the beach entrances. Hopefully people will use them in lieu of the sand. 

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Alice Lawrence, President

Check out the Library catalogue (PDF) to see the latest book inventory on the town website. To reserve, call 727.474.7767 and leave a message if the library isn't open.

The next Read and Feed will be on Wednesday, August 18, and will feature Anxious People by Fredric Backman. Sign-up soon. 

The library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

 Anxious People Read and Feed (PNG)

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