Election Day: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Polls Open: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Redington Beach Town Hall is the polling place for Precinct 416 Deadline to register to vote for this election is February 14, 2022
These are the two questions that will appear on the ballot in March:
Town of Redington Beach Charter Amendment
Referendum Candidate Qualifying and Town Election Dates
Should § 7 of the Town Charter be amended to establish a filing period for mayor and commissioner candidates from the first Friday of December through 1:00 p.m. on the third Friday of December, and to change the date for elections for mayor and commissioner to the first Tuesday after the second Monday in March, with the exception of the Presidential Preference Primary election?
YES OR NO
Town of Redington Beach Referendum Question
Ratification of 2008 Ordinance Defining Vacation Rentals as not a Permitted Residential Use
Do you approve Ordinance 08-01, which amended the Town’s zoning code to provide that short-term rentals, subletting, and transient uses of residential structures were prohibited uses, providing definitions for those terms, and providing limited exceptions?
Frontier, the same local telephone company that has provided service in Redington Beach for decades, is here. They are converting from a copper infrastructure, to a 100% Fiber Optic network. (FiOS). Frontier is targeting residential communities to give them additional options for High Speed Internet.
This FTTH (Fiber To The Home) is an aggressive project targeting homes in our community. It involves marking of utilities (painting and flagging), digging and installing flush to ground 2’x3’ boxes or 1’ “flower pots” in all utility easements. There will be one above ground box at the entrance of each community. Frontier has pledged to restore 100% of all disturbed areas, back to its original condition. The construction duration is expected to be 2 months, which includes 2-3 weeks of intense construction activities.
If you would like to inform the contractor about any non-detectable items buried in your yard (sprinkler systems, dog fences, lighting, etc.) please contact Lambert’s Cable Splicing Company at 1-888-616-6305 or email [email protected].
On Monday, August 23, 2021, Seminole Septic began Phases 1 and 2 of the 4 phase storm drain system project. Phase 1 will remove the soft sediment from the Town’s stormwater pipes. As each pipe is cleaned, a video is made by sending a scope into the pipe to inspect its condition and map its location. Phases 1 and 2 are expected to be completed by January 2022.
You may have noticed a slight increase on your bill from Pinellas County Utilities. On April 7th, 2021, the Redington Beach Board of Commissioners passed and adoptedResolution 2020-13, which set the stormwater utility fee at $15.00 per month for each residential unit. Multi-family units with onsite stormwater management systems (La Contessa and Vizcaya Condominiums) will be charged $11.25 per month per residential unit.
This increase was necessary to plan, construct, operate, and maintain the Town’s stormwater management system, taking into account the proposed expenditures for the stormwater system set out in the Town’s Schedule of Capital Improvements in the Capital Improvements Element of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and in the Town’s stormwater system planning.
Ordinance 2020-14, passed on May 5th, 2021, provides more details into the Town’s Stormwater Management policies for the purpose of maintaining efficient, economic and safe operation of the separate storm sewers, and for the protection of the health, safety, and general welfare of the public. This chapter is intended to prevent and abate pollution through the regulation and control of connections and discharges to the town’s separate storm systems and to limit the use of the separate storm sewer system to the collection, conveyance, treatment, and disposal of stormwater through appropriate regulation and enforcement.
WHEN TO REUSE: Any sandbags which did not come into contact with floodwaters can be safely reused or stored. We do recommend keeping any sandbags that did not come in contact with flood waters as we are not out of hurricane season yet and it will save you a trip for the next storm that approaches.
HOW TO STORE SANDBAGS: If you want to keep the clean sandbags for a potential future flooding event, make sure to store them in a dry place preferably indoors or undercover. A great tip is to get a garbage can with lid and keep the bags in there. Make sure the garbage can is in a garage or undercover to help keep water away from the sandbags.
WHEN TO DISPOSE: Sand and sandbags that have been in contact with floodwaters may be contaminated with sewage or septic waste, animal waste, oil and gasoline residue, lawn chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, or other hazardous chemicals. Caution should be used to avoid direct human contact when handling sand or sandbags. Wear gloves and a dust mask, if there is loose or blowing material. Do not place used sand in or near bodies of water, playgrounds, sandboxes, or other areas of direct human contact.
HOW TO DISPOSE: Spread sand on lawns or landscape beds and place the bag in your garbage. If you prefer, you may return your bags to the sand area next to Friendship Park. Please dump the sand bag onto the pile and dispose of the bags in the trash can.