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Summer camps for kids
Registration is now open for one-week summer camp programs at Brooker Creek and Weedon Island preserves. more> (posted 04-07-14)
Hop to spring specials for pets
Hop on over to Pinellas County Animal Services to take advantage of spring specials through the end of April. more> (posted 04-04-14)
Pinellas buildings now offer Wi-Fi
Visitors to Pinellas County government facilities will now be able to stay connected even better than before. Wi-Fi access is now live in approximately 800 access points across 99 Pinellas County government buildings. more> (posted 04-04-14)
Mobile collection event this Saturday
Pinellas County residents can safely dispose of many household electronics and chemicals at upcoming mobile collection events in April. These household mobile collections offered by Pinellas County Solid Waste are free for county residents. more> (posted 04-04-14)
Tips to stay safe on the road
Pinellas County reminds pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers to take measures for everyone’s safety. Some basic tips: more> (posted 04-04-14)
Prepare for hurricane season now
It is still a few months until the start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, and now is the prime time for residents to review their survival plans. Activities such as outdoor improvements and adding additional bracing to an attic are easier to accomplish before the summer heat sets in. more> (posted 03-28-14)
April brings reclaimed water restrictions
Pinellas County reclaimed water seasonal restrictions will begin Tuesday, April 1. These restrictions limit reclaimed water irrigation during authorized hours to three days per week based on house number. more> (posted 03-27-14)
Park Blvd. Bridge to close for June
Pinellas County is planning to upgrade the Park Boulevard Bridge, which leads to the beaches at Indian Shores and Redington Shores. The project is expected to begin this June to reduce the impact on the tourist season. Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will be closed in both directions for a maximum of 30 days. more> (posted 03-24-14)
Electric cart hits Pinellas Trail
A new electric cart donated by Pinellas Trails Inc. helped volunteer Auxiliary Rangers log nearly 350 miles maintaining the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail since November. more> (posted 03-21-14)
Financial transparency website debuts
The Office of Ken Burke, Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, launched a new website that allows users to view financial transactions undertaken by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. more> (posted 03-17-14)
Radio show provides tax tips
With tax season in full swing, finances are a hot topic. The newly releases, There’s No Place Like Home, the radio show sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County, tackles this timely issue. Listeners will hear information about free tax preparation sites and the Earned Income Tax Credit, as well as money management tips, like how to rate their financial fitness, for tax season and beyond. more> (posted 03-10-14)
Water restrictions change for customers
Pinellas County water restrictions will change for Pinellas County Utilities customers effective Saturday, March 1. These new changes will allow for lawn irrigation to return to two days per week according to the seasonal guidelines of a Phase II Severe Water Shortage Order previously issued by the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. more> (posted 02-26-14)
Property appraiser relocates office
The Tangible Personal Property Division of the Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s office has relocated from the Supervisor of Elections building in the Starkey Lakes Corporate Center, to their main branch office, which is on the second floor of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St, Clearwater.
Non-Tangible Personal Property personnel (real estate only) will remain co-located in the Tax Collector’s Starkey Lakes location at 13025 Starkey Road, Largo. more> (posted 02-24-14)
Public hearing set on Beckett Bridge
A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club. A formal presentation will be made at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period. more> (posted 02-21-14)
Plant clinic opens at Weedon
Starting on Sunday, Jan. 16, residents will have another location to have their lawn and garden questions answered. more> (posted 02-14-14)
Training for landscaping pros
Nutrients from landscape debris are major contributors to water pollution in Pinellas County. Education of landscape industry personnel is key to improving water quality and certification of these professionals is a requirement in Pinellas County.
Anyone providing landscape services in Pinellas County must complete a Best Management Practices (BMP) training and obtain a vehicle decal for landscape maintenance per Pinellas County fertilizer and landscaping ordinance #10-06. This requirement includes all employees who use mowers, edgers, leaf blowers or other landscaping equipment. This also includes tree service employees.
The Pinellas County Extension offers Landscape BMP certification classes monthly. Classes are offered in English and in Spanish. The class cost is $15.
more> (posted 01-24-14)
Recycling directory now available
The new Recycle Today: 2014 Pinellas County Recycling Directory has just been released. The directory is packed with the latest information about how to recycle in Pinellas County including local options for recycling cans, glass bottles, plastics #1-7, paper, yard waste, cardboard, electronics, chemicals and motor oil. more> (posted 01-17-14)
County deemed citizen-engaged
Pinellas County has been designated as a 2013-15 Citizen-Engaged Community by the Public Technology Institute. The PTI created this designation program to recognize excellence in the use of web technology and citizen engagement tools in local government. more> (posted 01-08-14)
Pinellas to tackle flood insurance changes
Pinellas County is creating a coalition of community leaders to work on the issues surrounding changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program.
In a letter from Chairman Kenneth T. Welch, written on behalf of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, he states that the group effort is to develop a cooperative, broad-based and data driven approach to dealing with the issues. more> (posted 12-19-13)
Catch meetings on the go
Want to follow along with a meeting of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners while you’re on the go? If you have a smart phone or tablet computer, you’re in luck. Pinellas County is now live streaming board meetings right to you.
Mobile Internet users can visit the Pinellas County mobile website and click on the Live Streaming Video link which provides a video stream optimized for portable smart devices including iPad, iPhone, tablet computers and Android phones. (posted 12-09-13)