Mayor's Message

Dear Residents and Visitors,Mayor Patrick Soranno

Flags will be at half-staff on Saturday, May 15, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This holiday was created on October 1, 1961, by Congress. 

The day will be observed by different ceremonies that honor all peace officers and reminds us about their role in maintaining peace in our country and protection of people against all kinds of crime and terrorism.

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The Indian Shores Library will be having their final Market Day Book Sale of the Season at the Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market on Sunday, May 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market is located on the grounds of the Town of Indian Shores Municipal Center at 19305 Gulf Boulevard, Indian Shores.  

May 16th is the last day of the Market's run for this Season. The Market is slated to reopen for the coming fall season on November 7, 2021.

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I remind everyone that the Leave No Trace Ordinance 2018-04, means exactly that. All personal items must be removed from the beach between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. That includes canopies, tents, chairs, volleyball nets, toys, etc. Items left out may be confiscated. 

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Enjoy the week and stay safe everyone.

                                                                            Mayor Patrick C. Soranno

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Barrier Islands Hurricane Preparedness Summit 2021
Pinellas County

Are you ready for the 2021 Hurricane Season?

The second annual Barrier Islands Hurricane Preparedness Summit on May 19 will help you prepare for before, during and after a storm. The event will be held at Madeira Beach City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach and virtually on Zoom. Register for either one at Webinar Registration - Zoom. The in-person venue will have limited attendance, so register to hold your place. An overflow area will be provided as well.

Panelists and speakers from the beaches will talk about personal and home preparation, evacuation procedures, shelter options, special needs, and insurance considerations before, during and after a storm.

Panelists include representatives from Pinellas County Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, Local Law Enforcement, Local Fire Rescue, Public Works and an insurance industry expert. 

In addition, subject matter experts and representatives from the Big-C will be on hand to address area specific questions and concerns. 

For information, email ema@pinellascounty.org or call (727) 464-3000.

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Monarch Butterfly Pledge
Vice Mayor Mike Hackerson 
Mike Hackerson 2017

Indian Shores is now part of an expanding North American network of cities working to create Monarch butterfly habitat in public parks, public landscaping, vacant lots, roadsides, medians, green roofs, backyard gardens and open spaces throughout the entire community.

“Cities, towns and counties play a pivotal role in advancing monarch butterfly conservation in urban and suburban areas,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior director of community wildlife at the National Wildlife Federation. “By working together, we can ensure that every American child has a chance to experience majestic monarchs in their communities.”

In support of the National Wildlife Federation Mayors' Monarch Pledge we executed last month, I have planted some milkweed plants at our Community Garden to draw and feed the Monarchs. 

We are also looking at other areas of Town-owned property for planting Monarch and other pollinator-friendly plants. I will keep you posted on our progress.

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Mayors Monarch Pledge Garden flyer (PNG)

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Indian Shores LibraryAlice Lawrence
Alice Lawrence, President

On Sunday, May 16, the library staff will host the last Morning Market Book Sale. We’ d like to thank market manager Laura Garrison for affording us the opportunity to participate--the vendors were some of our best customers! The sales have been a boon to readers who were unable to access the closed library.

Volunteers have been hard at work culling books from the shelves, which means some new assets will be added to the sale inventory. Look for our children’s section for the little readers in your life. We have some very cute bookmarks to go with them, left over from Earth Day.

Curbside service is underway. Just check the lists by title and author at https://www.myindianshores.com/2385/Library-Inventory.  Let us know your selections by email (library@myindianshores.com) or voice mail (727.474.7767) and we will arrange for pick-up.

Plans for the re-opening celebrations are underway!

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Sunday Morning Market Extended Flyer (PNG)
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