Mayor's Message

Dear Residents and Visitors, Mayor Patrick Soranno

April 22, 2021, is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Typically, Earth Day is assigned a different theme or area of focus each year; this year’s theme is “Restore Our Earth.” 

Most years, Earth Day events range from waterway and community cleanups to removals of invasive plants. With social distancing still in place for many of us this April, Earth Day has gone digital. Virtual events, such as environmental lectures and films, will take place on Earth Day (Thursday, April 22). To see a catalog of official events, visit

Of course, social distancing doesn’t mean that you can’t go outside and enjoy nature, as long as you do so responsibly! Nature is not canceled! Find the Town's Proclamation designating April 22 as Earth Day and April 2021 as Mayor's Monarch Pledge Month here.

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Monarch ButterflyThe Town of Indian Shores is asking for site developers to consider including Monarch and other pollinator-friendly plants in its landscaping design. In addition, Vice Mayor Hackerson has planted several milkweed plants at our Town's Community Garden that are very butterfly friendly. 

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Our semi-annual Bulk Items Cleanup day is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, April 29, 2021. Time to do that spring cleaning. Details can be found on the flyer below.

Town Bulk Items Clean Out Day Flyer (PNG)

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The Sunday Morning Market is up and running from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each Sunday at Town Hall through May 16, 2021. Come join in the fun. Weather pending of course.

Stay safe everyone.

                                                                            Mayor Patrick C. Soranno

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Chief’s Beat 2020 Chief Swann Picture
Chief of Police Richard "Rick" Swann


As you may be aware, for several months the Indian Shores Police Department (ISPD) personnel have been working with several other Pinellas and Hillsborough County law enforcement agencies on an investigation of multiple high-end bike thefts. 

Detectives made a couple arrests earlier in the month as a result of the ongoing joint investigation, but this arrest is especially notable because this individual was caught in the act!  He had both a bike and burglary tools, and he admitted to the crime after being advised of his Miranda Rights. The report and arrest information has been shared with the other investigative agencies, and hopefully this will curtail the thefts in our area and will benefit the multi-agency investigative effort. 

These investigations and resulting arrests are what “Community Policing” is all about and are an excellent example of our ISPD officer’s professionalism and team work and how both of our communities benefit from their extra efforts. 

Please join me in congratulating and commending all of our officers for a Job Well Done!  

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Some of Florida's decorative pollinator-friendly plants are:

For a more complete list go to the IFAS webpage.

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Indian Shores LibraryAlice Lawrence
Alice Lawrence, President

This Sunday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library staff will host a book sale at the Sunday Morning Market, featuring a large variety of books, DVDs and games, with a section dedicated to children’s literature.

Earth Day Bookmark_editedTo commemorate  Earth Day coming up on April 22, we are giving out a special bookmark for our donors from a set by The Lazy Panda Card Company. Printed on recycled 300GSM cardboard, the bookmarks feature some of Earth's cutest inhabitants. There's even a space on the back of each bookmark for personalization if you’d like to “gift” your purchases. 

Volunteers hope to restart curbside service as soon as library renovations are complete. We plan to offer book sales over the summer and perhaps even a socially distanced “Read and Feed.”

Your input on the perfect book to discuss would be welcome! Just email

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Indian Shores Property Owners Association (ISPOA)
Art Newsome, President Art Newsome President

Reminder we are having an ISPOA monthly meeting Tuesday, April 20th at 4:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building Pavilion behind the Municipal Center.


Find the ISPOA Calendar for 2021 at this ISPOA Calendar Page.


Hope to see you soon.

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No Dogs on Beach  Flyer Indian Shores

Sunday Morning Market November 2020 Flyer (PNG)

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Important Covid-19 Vaccine Information
Florida Dept. of Health (DOH)/Pinellas County

All individuals age 18 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine (16+ with Pfizer vaccine).

Floridians in Pinellas County are encouraged to pre-register on the Pinellas County CDR Health Patient Portal,, or by phone at (844) 770-8548. They can also register on the state site at  At this time, the closest state-operated vaccine sites are in our neighboring Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties at this time.

Once pre-registered, you should be contacted when the vaccine is available in their area. However, checking the site each day is recommended as vaccines are being delivered every day. 

Vaccines are also available at 150 CVS locations, 125 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations, more than 70 Winn Dixie locations, soon-to-be over 600 Walgreens pharmacies, and every single one of the 730 Publix pharmacies across the state. Check with them for openings.

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No Computer? No Problem! Call 844-770-8548 for Covid Vaccine Registration/Appointment Assistance

If you  need help getting a vaccine appointment because you do not have computer access, you can call the CDR Health Covid-19 Vaccine Support Line at 844-770-8548 for registration assistance.

When prompted, press the number:

  • 1 - For English, then press
  • 2 - For the Pinellas County Covid-19 Vaccine Center, then press
  • 3 - For Experiencing Complications with the Patient Portal 

You will get a live person to assist you with registration and later scheduling a vaccine if needed. Please be sure that the caller has pen and paper ready to write down their password they will be given and any other instructions provided.

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Additional COVID-19 Information Available

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