Saturday, September 22, 2018

St. Pete Times News

When is a seat not a seat? Restaurant takes beach town to court for answers

When is a seat not a seat? Restaurant takes beach town to court for answers

NORTH REDINGTON BEACH — A local restaurant owner just filed his fourth active lawsuit against this small beach town in a years-long legal battle over allowable number of seats and signage.Town officials say all they want is for the Sweet Sage ...
Published: 09/20/18
Updated: 09/21/18

Two acclaimed authors to speak about water at USF St. Petersburg

Pulitzer Prize winner and University of Florida professor Jack Davis thinks people need to humble themselves more toward water."The water doesnít belong to us, we belong to the water," he said. "Without water, humanity would not exist, life would not...
Published: 09/21/18

Madeira Beach keeps tax rate steady

MADEIRA BEACH — The City Commission recently voted to leave the city’s tax rate at $2.20 per $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value, where it has been for the last three years. Though the rate remains the same, many property owners ...
Published: 09/20/18

Redington Beach keeps tax rate level

REDINGTON BEACH — Town commissioners voted recently to keep the current property tax rate the same for next year of $1.81 for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. Though the rate remains the same, many property owners will pay mor...
Published: 09/20/18

Belleair Beach plans project to bury utility lines

BELLEAIR BEACH — Utility undergrounding in the Bellevue Estates neighborhood will go forward, despite a significant increase in resident assessments. The City Council voted recently unanimously to approve higher assessments and related conditi...
Published: 09/20/18

Largo signs off on downtown plaza design

LARGO — City commissioners recently signed off on the final design of a new downtown plaza that consultants say represents the past, present and future of Largo.The project, which aims to enhance the triangular piece of property at the southwe...
Published: 09/20/18
City says Disston Plaza traffic issues fixed

City says Disston Plaza traffic issues fixed

ST. PETERSBURG — Tim Funderburk, traffic signal coordinator for the city, says the problem that was causing traffic to back up at the new Disston Plaza entrance has been solved.The plaza at 3501 49th St. N was recently revamped and an old Publ...
Published: 09/20/18
Cops question viral video about human trafficking at Pinellas Publix

Cops question viral video about human trafficking at Pinellas Publix

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is setting the record straight about a viral Facebook video posted by a Dunedin woman who claimed she almost fell victim to human trafficking. Lynne Knowles took to Facebook to share what happened to her at...
Published: 09/19/18
Updated: 09/20/18
Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

CLEARWATER — It was no coincidence that after 11 years working for the city, Deputy City Manager Jill Silverboard put her name in the hat for two outside jobs within the past three months.After discussions about changing Clearwater’s co...
Published: 09/18/18
Maximo Marina, long established on a canal off Boca Ciega Bay, completes a multimillion-dollar renovation

Maximo Marina, long established on a canal off Boca Ciega Bay, completes a multimillion-dollar renovation

ST. PETERSBURG — The $25 million Maximo Marina renovation off Boca Ciega Bay is almost complete, but for a few punch list items.Located in the Skyway Marina District on the city’s southern tip, the facility boasts 212 covered wet slips ...
Published: 09/18/18