St. Pete Beach Update

Mayor’s Chat 

The inaugural Mayor’s Chat with Mayor Deborah Schechner was held this month so business owners and residents could ask questions, express concerns and learn more about the city.

“The meeting with residents and businesses went very well,” said Schechner. “Our discussions were informative; residents enjoyed the more casual and friendly atmosphere. I would like to hold these meetings monthly until I leave office. They are very rewarding.”

Currently the city is focused on the many holiday events going on in December and Schechner plans to resume the Mayor’s Chats in January.

Sewer Report 

The city of St. Pete Beach has been working with several representatives of the county and state to deal with sewer issues. According to Mayor Schechner, beginning next year, work will continue to clean out, line and repair the city’s aging sewer system. City officials say they hope a comprehensive report on the issue will be released to the public by the December 13 city commission meeting, which is the last city commission meeting of 2016.

Pass-a-Grille Project Update

The Pass-A-Grille Way reconstruction is moving forward. To keep residents better informed, the St. Pete Beach Public Services director is holding meetings every first and third Monday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Warren Webster Building. Residents who have questions or concerns can contact Mike Clarke, public services director, at 727-363-9224 or via email at mclarke@stpetebeach.org. A video showing a 3D model of the infrastructure being installed under the intersection of Pass-A-Grille Way and 21st Ave. can be viewed on the city website, stpetebeach.org.

Corey Causeway Repairs

Repairs to the concrete deck of the Corey Causeway Bridge continue. Currently, the inner eastbound lane remains open while the outside eastbound lane of the causeway is barricaded past the drawbridge area.

Honor Walk Continues

The 2016-2017 Honor Walk Brick Campaign at Upham Beach that began November 5, 2016 continues through March 17, 2017. The plaques are available to honor military persons, residents and city officials. Installation of the bricks will begin in late spring or early summer. For more information, call 727-363-9232.

Elections Update

The qualifying period for the municipal election of a mayor-commissioner and District 2 and District 4 commissioners begins at noon on December 1 and ends at noon on December 9. For details call 727-363-9201.

Upcoming Meetings 

(Held at City Hall)

Historic Preservation Board: December 1 at 3:30 p.m.

Code Enforcement Special Magistrate: December 12 at 10 a.m.

Executive Session: December 12 at 5 p.m.

City Commission: December 12 at 6 p.m.

Planning Board: December 13 at 2 p.m.

City Commission: December 13 at 6 p.m.

Board of Adjustment: December 14 at 2 p.m.

Fire Pension Board Special Meeting: December 15 at 2 p.m.

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