The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has been proactive in helping to prevent Vehicle Burglaries.
They have stepped up all beach patrols due to the holiday season and criminals looking for a quick score. In addition to using some covert assets, they’ve also increased deputies checking for unlocked vehicles under our vehicle burglary prevention program. Their efforts on December 9th yielded the following:
23 vehicles were found unlocked.
Keys to a brand new Lexus w/key in center console were found and returned.
Listed below are some suggestions for the citizens of our community to use in an effort to reduce these offenses.
- Never leave the keys in your vehicle.
- Always lock the doors, even when you are away from the vehicle for a short time.
- Remove items (purses, tapes, CD’s, books, cash, etc.) from the vehicle when possible. If you can’t take them out, put them in a place that is out of view (in the trunk or tool box)
- Remove “pull-out” style stereos and/or removable faceplates of stereos. (if equipped)
- Park in lighted areas.
- Park in garages or on driveways or near your house or apartment so that the vehicle can be viewed periodically.
Other vehicle security considerations:
- Steering wheel lock bar or steering column locking cover.
- “Engine kill” switch.
- Car alarm.
Friday, December 15th: A consultant will be performing an inspection of a bridge deck main girder on the Welch Causeway Drawbridge in Madeira Beach, SR-666 over the Intracoastal Waterway beginning at 10am and ending at 2pm.
The qualifying period for candidacy in the March 13, 2018 Municipal General Election opens Friday, December 1st at 9:00am and ends on Friday, December 15th at 1:00pm.
A candidate needs a MINIMUM of FIVE (5) signed and completed Nominating Petitions turned in during the Qualifying period. All nominators MUST BE qualified electors in the Town of Redington Beach at the time the petition is signed.
Registered electors of the Town shall vote and elect two (2) members of the Board of Commission, each for a two-year term of office to expire subject to the municipal election in March 2018.
NOTE: It is suggested that a candidate obtain ten (10) signed petitions to ensure sufficient qualified signatures.
The Town of Redington Beach holds elections on the second Tuesday in March of each year, or in conjunction with a Presidential Preference Primary. Commissioners and the Mayor are elected for staggered two-year terms. All candidates for the Town of Redington Beach Commission must be residents of the Town for at least one year.
To find out more about local elections, voter registration, polling locations or voting districts, visit the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website at http://www.votepinellas.com.
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If you were issued a resident parking pass for Beach Park parking, please check the expiration date. If they are due to expire on March 31, 2017, you need to renew them. Just bring your passes and your ID to Town Hall between 8am and 4pm Monday-Friday and we can update them for you at no charge.