Town-Wide Yard Sales Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26

Twice a year, the Town designates a weekend when residents may hold a yard sale on their property without requiring the customary permit.  The sales may be held from 8am – 6pm on both days.  The Town will obtain a large-capacity dumpster for residents to deposit unsold, unwanted items after the sale period has ended.


Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions run Oct. 1 – Nov. 30

Pinellas County seasonal reclaimed water restrictions go into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and run through Saturday, Nov. 30. Property owners in violation of restrictions can face a $193 fine. 

South County reclaimed water customers may irrigate three days per week based on property address according to the following schedule:

• Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) may water on Tuesday, Thursday and/or Saturday.
• Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may water on Wednesday, Friday and/or Sunday.
• Parcels with mixed or no address, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, may water on Wednesday, Friday and/or Sunday.
• Lawn irrigation is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on all authorized days.
• Lawn irrigation is also prohibited on Monday.

Pinellas County Utilities reminds customers that reclaimed water is a limited resource due to water usage, fluctuations in weather and capacity of the system. Conservation is necessary to promote adequate supply that is shared by all customers.

Customers are encouraged to follow these restrictions throughout the year to promote a healthy, sustainable Florida lawn and landscape. Utilities advises customers to learn about and apply Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practices, including watering only when grass and plants start to wilt and, when needed, watering deeply to encourage deep,  drought-tolerant root systems.

Pinellas County Extension offers a multitude of information about creating Florida-appropriate landscapes that are attractive, healthier with less water and are less costly than replacing plants every year. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/extension to view lawn and garden resources and a listing of upcoming classes.

Utilities customers are also reminded that Pinellas County follows year-round conservation measures allowing irrigation using potable, well, lake or pond water two days per week on assigned days based on house address. To verify watering days, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/water-restrict.htm.

For more information about reclaimed water, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/reclaim-irrigation.htm, or call Pinellas County Utilities Customer Service at (727) 464-4000. Customers are advised to monitor the website, as additional restrictions may be implemented if seasonal rainfall is lower than anticipated and the reclaimed water supply becomes limited.


HURRICANE DORIAN

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2019 9AM

Here are some links to organizations which are mobilizing to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2019 11AM

11am update: Dorian has been downgraded to a Cat 2 storm as it continues to devastate Grand Bahama. It is moving NW at 2 mph. So the NW motion continues and the forward speed is beginning to increase. Florida no longer in the cone. Dorian will move first NW, then NNW, then N, then NNE then NE. This is the process Dorian will go through as it will slowly move AWAY from Florida. This is a good thing. The impact on the Bay Area will be minimal.

Hurricane season ends November 30th. Now is a good time to make sure all your hurricane supplies are ready and you HAVE A PLAN. Get your barrier island re-entry pass if you have not done so already. Subscribe to ALERT PINELLAS by clicking the link. ALERTPINELLAS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH 2PM

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN ISSUED. Dorian is very slow-moving. The storm is forecast to reach the east coast of Florida on Monday evening. Tropical storm force winds may be in our area as early as 4am Monday morning. Please monitor local news outlets for additional information and evacuation orders.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29TH 10AM

NO EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED.

SANDBAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ARCHIBALD PARK IN MADEIRA BEACH FOR A LIMITED TIME.

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Advice & Information for Residents


Pilot whales visit Redington Beach

As most of you know, on Monday, July 29th, 5 short-finned pilot whales beached themselves in the shallow waters off of our beach, close to the 162nd Avenue beach access. The rescue effort by Aquarium personnel, Marine Mammal rescue and our own Public Works staff of Mike Carr and Dave Poole was a resounding success. 3 of the healthier whales were released into deeper waters while the remaining 2 were brought to a rehabilitation facility in Tarpon Springs. In a recent development, these 2 are currently being reunited with the pod in the Gulf of Mexico. We will keep you updated. Here are some pictures of the event as it unfolded, as captured by Redington Beach resident, Bob Kyle:

Whales prior to rescue teams
Pilot whale on Redington Beach
Early in rescue effort
Rescue team rolling pilot whale on his side
Keeping pilot whales calm is not easy
Residents donated tents to keep the whales out of direct sunlight
A crowd gathers
Curiosity-seekers came out in droves
One whale being carried to a truck for transport to rehab facility
The scene from afar

IMPERVIOUS SURFACE RATIO CONSIDERATION CHECK YOUR LOT AND SEE MORE

The Town is considering changing its land use controls to increase the permitted impervious surface ratio.  An impervious surface is that part of the lot which does not absorb water so that stormwater runs off the lot onto the street or onto an adjacent property.

The Code’s definition of “impervious surface” reads:

Impervious surface.  A surface that has been compacted or covered with a layer of material so that it is highly resistant to or prevents infiltration by stormwater.  It includes: surfaces such as limerock, or clay, as well as most conventionally surfaced streets, roofs, sidewalks, parking lots, and other similar surfaces.

The impervious surface ratio (ISR) is the percentage of a lot (excluding adjacent right-of-way) that can be covered with an impervious surface.  The Town’s permitted ISR is currently 0.40 or 40%.

As part of the Town’s consideration of the ISR issue, the Town commissioned a survey of the existing ratios in the Town.  All visible impervious surfaces were entered onto an analysis map (digitized).  All attempts were made to identify decks and impervious walkways, parking lots and driveways. In many cases, it was not possible to identify the material type of certain pathways and landscaped areas in fenced or back yards.  The most common type of surface that would not be digitized, are gravel walkways and landscaped areas.  If not identified, these areas were not included in the impervious surface area digitized.

Because this survey was done using visual interpretations of aerial and street level photography, it is not as accurate as a survey and the Town welcomes each resident’s input into the ISR on his or her property.  The mapping and results table are available to view by clicking the links, below. Please e-mail the Town at [email protected] with your comments on the survey. 

Town of Redington Beach Impervious Surface Extent Map

Town of Redington Beach Impervious Surface Map

Town of Redington Beach Impervious Surface by Property

Click the links, below, to view the other materials considered by the Planning Board at the July 16, 2019, meeting on this topic:

Town of Redington Beach GIS Analyst Write-Up

Town of Redington Beach Stormwater Engineer Presentation

Town of Redington Beach ISR Staff Report

 


Public Meeting/Community Open House

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11 am to 2 pm

Oldsmar City Hall, Council Chambers

100 State St W, Oldsmar

Your Flood Insurance Rates and Requirements May Be Affected

Your property is located in a flood zone, which may be low, moderate or high flood risk.  If your property is going into a high risk zone on the updated map, flood insurance may be required if you carry a mortgage, but you may be eligible to grandfather in your current rate.  If your risk is decreasing, your rate may be reduced.  If you are in a low or moderate risk flood zone, take advantage of a highly reduced preferred risk policy.  If you have questions about flood insurance, contact your agent or Town Hall at [email protected] or call (727) 391-3875.

A 90-day appeal period began on May 2, 2019.  Look up your current and preliminary flood risk to see if and how it has changed at: www.townofredingtonbeach.com/flood-risk/

Anywhere it rains, it can flood and homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage.


Resident Beach Parking Passes

Your current Resident Parking Hangtags expired on March 31, 2019.  Please renew your passes as soon as possible and make sure you bring proof of residency and your car’s registration.

We are replacing the blue hangtags with transparent decals which will be placed on the inside driver’s side windshield.

These decals MUST be permanently affixed to the inside of your car’s windshield.