Are you wondering what to do with your sandbags
after a storm event?
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. Please do not dump the sand into the storm drains. During the stormdrain pipe cleaning project last year, entire sand bags were discovered in the pipes! The effects of that may have restricted flow of stormwater and contributed to higher flood levels.
EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN RESCINDED
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Proper Emergency Kit Essential to Hurricane Preparedness
At a minimum, you should have these basic supplies:
- Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
- Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible).
- Extra batteries.
- First aid kit.
- Medications (7-day supply) and medical items.
- Multi-purpose tool, like a Swiss Army knife.
- Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
- Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies).
- Cell phone with charger.
- Family and emergency contact information.
- Extra cash (ATMs might be inoperable).
- Extra fuel for generator and car.
Depending on your family’s requirements, you may need to include: medical-care items, baby supplies, pet supplies and other things, such as extra car and house keys.
Additional supplies might include towels, plastic sheeting, duct tape, scissors and work gloves.
Town of Redington Beach (population 1,450) is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to fill the Position of Administrative Assistant. This is a highly responsible administrative position along with bookkeeping duties working under supervision and direction of the Town Clerk. Prior government experience desired but not needed. A full job description is available HERE and at Town Hall. Click here for fillable online job application.
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid Florida driver’s license.
- The starting salary will be negotiable depending upon qualifications and track record. The pay range for this position is $30,000 to $35,000 plus an excellent benefits package. The position will remain open until filled.
- Smoke free/Drug Free Workplace/EOE/VP
Applicants must submit a completed Town of Redington Beach employment application, letter of interest, and resume including the contact information of three work related references to:
Adriana Nieves, CMC, CFM
Town of Redington Beach
105 164th Avenue Redington Beach, FL 33708
(727) 397-6911 (fax)
Email: [email protected]
Redington Beach Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing codes in the Town of Redington Beach.
Code Enforcement is important for the health and safety of all residents and helps maintain quality standards that are important to achieve the highest property values possible.
Code Enforcement strives to achieve voluntary compliance if a violation exists. In many cases issues may arise when a resident faces unexpected hardships such as illness or unemployment. Be neighborly – check first to see if you may be able to help.
CODE ENFORCEMENT ONLINE REPORTING NOW AVAILABLE
Use this link: CODE ENFORCEMENT
Complete the required fields to report code violations.
If you would like to submit photos of the violation, please send a separate email to: [email protected].
Please include your name, address, and phone number.
We can not accept anonymous reports of code violations.
UPDATE JULY 6, 2022
The valves have been installed in 13 of the outfalls. There are a few locations that may need additional sealing to block any possible water intrusion. With each rain event and high tide, we learn more about the benefits of the WaStop valve installation in Redington Beach.
UPDATE MAY 6, 2022
Phase 3 has begun. The valves have been installed in 4 of the 15 outfalls. The map below shows the locations of the valves that have been installed (red lines) and the locations where they will be installed (yellow lines).
UPDATE APRIL 1, 2022
All of the stormwater drainage pipes have been cleaned. The contractor also took videos of the inside of the pipes and created a map of the locations of every pipe throughout the Town. VIEW MAP HERE. The blue lines on the map indicate stormwater drainage pipes.
Here’s what you can expect during the next phase:
Outfalls will be measured for WaStop valve installation.
WaStop valves will be installed in 15 outfalls. (Pink areas on map.)
FEBRUARY 21, 2022 UPDATE: PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2 ARE COMPLETE!
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
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Sea turtle nesting season begins on Sunday, May 1, and the Town is reminding residents and visitors to do their part to help protect adult and hatchling sea turtles as they nest on our beaches.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium monitors the beaches from Clearwater Beach through Treasure Island, and Sea Turtle Trackers monitors the beaches of St. Pete Beach, Shell Key and Outback.
Staff members conduct early-morning patrols to locate new nesting sites. Residents should not pick up hatchlings heading toward the water, shine lights or use photo equipment with a flash. Hatchlings use starlight and moonlight reflecting off the water to find their way to the ocean, and if they become misled by artificial light, they can become disoriented and die.
Besides checking the beaches every morning for signs of new nests, staff mark the nests and tape them off to avoid human disturbance. As endangered and threatened species, Kemp’s Ridley and Loggerhead turtles are protected under state and federal law, and disturbing them, their nests or even a dead turtle is illegal.
To report the disturbance of a sea turtle nest, or report the sightings of turtles that are dead, lost, stranded or wandering in the street, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement at 1-888-404-3922 or dial *FWC from a cell phone. Residents can also report these sightings on the FWC website at bit.ly/turtle-report.
Redington Beach has a sea turtle ordinance. The entire ordinance can be read by clicking this link: REDINGTON BEACH SEA TURTLE ORDINANCE
Loggerheads are the most common sea turtle to nest in Pinellas County, and females generally nest from early May through August. The eggs in each nest typically hatch 50 to 60 days after they are laid.
During nesting season, which runs through Oct. 31, beach residents and beach visitors should do the following:
- Turn off outside lights, close curtains and avoid using flashlights or fishing lamps on the beach.
- Remove obstacles such as sandcastles or sand pits that may interfere with nesting sea turtles or make it too difficult for hatchlings to make their way to the shoreline.
- Keep the beach clean. Eliminate trash items that may entangle baby hatchlings and adult turtles.
- Do not approach or harass adult or baby turtles.
- If residents spot turtle tracks or a possible nest, and it does not appear to be protected by stakes or ribbon, call 1-888-404-3922.
- For residents who own or live in beachside properties, make sure lighting is turtle-friendly. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)’s sea turtle lighting guidelines can be found at bit.ly/sea-turtle-lighting.
At this time, golf carts can NOT be driven on streets in the Town of Redington Beach.
Low-speed vehicles ARE allowed, provided they are driven by a licensed driver.
Let’s talk about the difference between golf carts and low-speed vehicles. Golf carts are small vehicles
designed originally to carry two golfers and their golf clubs around a golf course or on desert trails with less
effort than walking. A golf cart must be equipped with efficient brakes, reliable steering apparatus, safe tires, a
rearview mirror, and red reflectorized warning devices in both the front and rear. A golf cart may be operated
only upon a city street that has been designated by a city for use by golf carts. Upon a determination
that golf carts may be safely operated on a designated road or street, the city shall post appropriate signs to
indicate that such operation is allowed. A golf cart may be operated only during the hours between sunrise and sunset, unless the city has determined that a golf cart may be operated during the hours between sunset and sunrise and the golf cart is equipped with headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a windshield. The Town of Redington Beach has not designated any streets for use by golf carts.
A low-speed vehicle or mini truck may be operated only on streets where the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. A low-speed vehicle must be equipped with headlamps, stop lamps, turn signal lamps, taillamps, reflex reflectors, parking brakes, rearview mirrors, windshields, seat belts, and vehicle identification numbers. A low-speed vehicle or mini truck must be registered, insured and titled. Any person operating a low-speed vehicle or mini truck must have in his or her possession a valid driver license.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported that several vehicles were burglarized and a vehicle was stolen from Redington Beach recently. The Sheriff’s office would like to remind our residents of a few methods to reduce or eliminate this from happening:
- 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.