HB 4381

DID YOU KNOW?
 

HB 4381 is the Town of Redington Beach Road Resurfacing Project which will provide $1,500,000 in funding to improve the streets of our Town.  This bill has progressed to the Appropriations Committee.

To watch this bill move through the State legislature, bookmark this link: HB 4381 and check back frequently.


Mardi Gras Parade-On-Wheels and Gumbo Cook-Off February 19th

The 1st annual Redington Beach Parade on Wheels and Gumbo Cookoff is February 19th, 2022!!

 Only a few weeks left to show off your favorite Gumbo recipe!!  Cookoff is limited to the first 20 applicants.  Be sure to sign up for the 1st annual Redington Beach gumbo cookoff!!!

Sign up here to be a Cookoff Participant

For questions regarding the gumbo cookoff please email Chuck Goldstein – [email protected]

 We are still looking for volunteers!!  If you would like to help out, you may register here…Cookoff Volunteer

Events include Mardi Gras parade on wheels, best homemade gumbo cookoff, fun family activities, 50/50 raffle

9:30 am – Lineup for parade on wheels at Town Park

10 am – Parade start

12 pm – Homemade Gumbo Cookoff / Town Park fun family activities begin

12:30 – 1:30 pm –Gumbo sampling and voting

1:45 pm – Awards announcement and 50/50 raffle winner

2 pm – End

Feel free to wear your favorite Mardi Gras costumes!


REDINGTON BEACH ELECTION MARCH 15, 2022

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?
YES    OR    NO
 
 
 

2021 BOAT PARADE WINNERS

The following is a list of the winners from Sunday’s Christmas Boat Parade:

CLASS A

FIRST PLACE        SCOTT FANDRICH

SECOND PLACE  LARIN EZRA

THIRD PLACE      PAUL PENKAVA

CLASS B

FIRST PLACE          SHELDON BLAKE

SECOND PLACE     TOM TAFELSKI

THIRD PLACE        PAUL JANNARONE

CLASS C

FIRST PLACE          WESLEY WIMBERLY

SECOND PLACE     TOM SCHAFFER

THIRD PLACE         MARCUS DELGATO

Here is a video of last years parade: 2020 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade


What is Frontier Doing in My Neighborhood?

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].


STORM DRAIN SYSTEM CLEANING PROJECT BEGINS

Storm Drain System Cleaning and Video Inspection

Commissioner Richard Cariello, who is overseeing the project, was interviewed by ABC Action News.  Here is a link to the video of the interview: ABC Action News Story of Storm Drain Project

 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.

The complete request for proposal (RFP) is available by clicking this link: Storm Drain Cleaning RFP


STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UTILITY FEE

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 adopted Resolution 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.


Electric bicycles not allowed on beach

Ordinance 2021-10, which amends Section 13-32 of the Redington Beach Code of Ordinances, prohibits the use or operation upon the beach within the Town limits the following: 

1. Any motor vehicle, as defined in Florida Statutes § 316.003 including:

Electric bicycles

Golf carts

Micromobility devices

Mopeds

Motorized scooters or tri-vehicles

There are several exceptions, such as municipal and emergency vehicles, properly permitted mechanical equipment, and:

Use of an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined in Florida Statutes § 316.003(23) by a person with a disability who cannot otherwise traverse the beach.

Here is a link to HB 353.


POST-ELSA : HOW TO DISPOSE OF SAND AND SAND BAGS

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.


PROPERTY FRAUD ALERT SERVICE

FREE Monitoring Service provided by the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office.

Helps to detect fraudulent documents (e.g., deed) recorded in Official Records with your name (or your business’ name) on it

The name you choose to subscribe for alerts is the only criteria that the site monitors.

Alert service will contact your preferred method (email or phone) with the Official Record (OR) document number and document type, you can then search Official Records online to review the document.

Sign up by calling 1-800-728-3858 or by clicking the link, below:

https://www.mypinellasclerk.org/Home/Recording-Services#564143-fraud-alert