News & Notices

PINELLAS COUNTY COVID-19 ORDINANCE STILL IN EFFECT

September 28, 2020
  • Face coverings still required in indoor public places
  • Bar and restaurant customers must be seated to be served

A Pinellas County ordinance put in place to facilitate safe reopenings while slowing the spread of COVID-19 remains in effect Monday, following the announcement of Phase 3 of the state’s Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step phased plan Friday.

Executive Order 20-244, signed Friday by Governor DeSantis, does not impact the local ordinance Pinellas County adopted, including the face covering requirement for indoor facilities and that customers be seated to be served at a bar or restaurant.

While the governor’s order suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced upon individuals, it does not restrict counties and municipalities from enforcing rules on businesses.

Face Coverings

The countywide ordinance 20-14 took effect in June and remains in effect through the duration of Pinellas County’s State of Local Emergency.

The ordinance defines a face covering as a material that covers the nose and mouth and remains affixed or a face shield. A cloth face covering, or mask, may be factory-made or sewn by hand and can be improvised from clothing or other household fabric items.

  • Citizens must wear a face covering in indoor public places within Pinellas County, although the Board provided several exceptions. Among them:
    • The County ordinance mandate cannot conflict with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    • The ordinance does not apply if a person is strictly adhering to social distancing and there are 10 or fewer people in the location who are also maintaining social distancing.
    • It does not apply to governmental entities such as schools, courthouses or city halls, although those entities are encouraged to develop procedures to protect employees and the public. 
    • If a person is under age 18, that person’s use of a face covering to comply with the ordinance is left to the discretion of that person’s parent, guardian or an accompanying adult. 
    • Religious rituals such as various forms of singing are permitted under the ordinance provided that social distancing is strictly maintained.
    • The ordinance does not prohibit exercising while social distancing, such as in a gym, without a face covering. 
    • Retail employees must wear face coverings unless working in an area of the business that is not open to the customers and has social distancing measures in place. 

Bars and Restaurants

Ordinance 20-14, passed by the Board of County Commissioners in June, has specific requirements for restaurants and bars that continue to be in effect in conjunction with the state’s limitations. The ordinance will remain in effect until the Board of County Commissioners repeals it or allows the county’s State of Local Emergency declaration to expire.

  • Patrons must be seated to be served drinks for on-site consumption.
  • Patrons must wear a face covering except when seated and consuming food or a drink and distanced six feet from other parties.
  • Employees must wear a face covering whether directly or indirectly preparing food or drinks, whether having customer contact or not, and whether indoors or outdoors. 
  • Tables/bar stools must be spaced so that individuals and their companion(s) are separated six feet from others. Tables are limited to 10 guests. 
  • Standing areas are not allowed. Patrons waiting to be seated must remain distanced in groups of no more than 10 people.
  • Bars and restaurants must establish rules that encourage social distancing, hand-washing and other protective measures based on CDC guidance.
  • Businesses are reminded that the ordinance does not affect their obligations under federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Public Meetings

While the governor’s executive order Friday did not address public meetings, Executive Order 20-69, which authorized virtual meetings, is currently set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1.

To read County ordinances and state orders, and access a wide array of COVID-19 information, visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/.

PINELLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PASS MANDATORY FACE MASK REQUIREMENT

June 24, 2020

EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH AT 5PM.

For the complete announcement from Pinellas County, please click this link: https://go.activecalendar.com/pinellascounty/site/pressrelease/event/bcc-passes-emergency-ordinance-requiring-face-coverings/

TOWN HALL OPEN TO WALK-IN BUSINESS

March 18, 2020

The Town of Redington Beach has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, especially as it impacts the well-being of our residents and employees. With that being said, we have decided to OPEN Town Hall for walk-in business. We have made arrangements for our employees to be able to serve you while adopting social distancing practices. We are limiting visitors to a maximum of 2 at a time.

Please contact us by phone and/or email:

Phone: 727-391-3875

[email protected] 

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[email protected]  (Building Official)

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[email protected]nofredingtonbeach.com

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during this challenging time.

PINELLAS COUNTY WEBSITE FOR COVID-19 INFORMATION

March 12, 2020

https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/

Pinellas County has created a new website which provides comprehensive information about the County’s COVID response, plus recommendations for citizens, businesses, frequently asked questions, stay-home tips, health information and links to a variety of assistance.

Also visit the CDC website and the DOH website or call the local health department at 727-824-6900.

COYOTE INFORMATION

January 21, 2020

There have been a number of coyote sightings right here in Redington Beach. Pinellas County has created the following informational sheet with lots of links to help answer most if not all of your questions.

IMPERVIOUS SURFACE RATIO CONSIDERATION CHECK YOUR LOT AND SEE MORE

July 18, 2019

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

 

Resident Beach Parking Passes

May 14, 2019

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.

ORDINANCE 2018-06 and ORDINANCE 2018-13 REGARDING PARKING IN REDINGTON BEACH

June 28, 2018

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 21, TRAFFIC, VEHICLES AND PARKING, ARTICLE II.- STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING, DIVISION 1.- GENERALLY, SECTION 33.- RESIDENTS-ONLY PARKING AREAS, OF THE TOWN CODE; CREATING A NEW PARKING AREA, CORRECTING SCRIVERNER’S ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; AND PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Click here to read the complete Ordinance 2018-06.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TOWN CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING CHAPTER 21 – TRAFFIC, VEHICLES AND PARKING, ARTICLE II. – STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING, DIVISION 1 – GENERALLY, SECTION 21-21. STOPPING, STANDING, OR PARKING PROHIBITED IN CERTAIN PLACES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Click here to read the complete Ordinance 2018-13.

Can I drive my golf cart on the streets of Redington Beach?

November 3, 2017

Let’s talk about the difference between golf carts and low-speed vehicles.  (more…)

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

January 12, 2017

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.