Mayor's Message

Dear Residents and Visitors,Mayor Patrick Soranno

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has agreed to landscape the eastern side of the Park Boulevard access roadways into Indian Shores where there is no landscaping currently.  I, along with Mayor MaryBeth Henderson (Redington Shores), Mayor David Will (North Redington Beach), and Mayor Bill Queen (Redington Beach) are working together on the landscape design with FDOT.  We have submitted a request to the County for support in maintaining the landscaping and communicating with County Administrator Barry Burton on this matter.  More to come. 

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Town Clean-Out Day is scheduled for Thursday, October, 28. Waste Connections will pick up any household items free on Thursday morning, October 28, including furniture and appliances left at curbside. Details on what is excluded on flyer further below.

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The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market will begin again Sunday, November 7, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  See flyer below for more details.

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will continue Gulf Boulevard lane closures with flagging operations next week (M-F) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the Gulf Boulevard Drainage Improvements Project from Walsingham Road to Park Boulevard. 

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 Please follow CDC guidelines and stay safe out there!                                                                        

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No-Shave November ChallengeVice Mayor Mike Hackerson
Mike Hackerson, Vice Mayor 

November is almost here and the Indian Shores Police Department (ISPD) is gearing up for the No-Shave November Fundraising Event that will benefit local children's charities.     

Candiss and I contributed $100 to support the event.  I'm putting out a friendly challenge to all Council Members and Citizens to join us in showing support of our officers by donating to this very worthy Fundraiser.  Show the ISPD your appreciation for their work to keep Indian Shores a safe community.  Let them know that Blue Lives Matter.  Support them in their fundraising event!

Donations may be dropped off at the ISPD on the second floor of the Municipal Center or mailed to ISPD, 19305 Gulf Blvd., 2nd Floor, Indian Shores, FL 33785.

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Spring Coastal Clean-UpCouncilor Diantha Schear
Diantha Schear, Councilor 

Please come and join us for the International Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon beginning here at Town Hall (19305 Gulf Blvd.). We will supply gloves and recommend masks and social distancing per the CDC Guidelines. The Library will also be holding a book sale that morning.

International Coastal Cleanup October 23, 2021, Flyer (PNG)* * * * *

No-Shave NovemberVice Mayor Mike Hackerson
Richard "Rick" Swann, Police Chief 

This is our 3rd year we have engaged in this Charity Event.  The No-Shave November Event was proposed to me 3 years ago by the officers as a way to boost morale and Christmas Spirit within the Indian Shores Police Department (ISPD). Capt. Smith and I agreed to support it, kicked in $100.00 each and I arrange for the participants to receive a hot shave at the end. We started out with 3 competitors and set a modest goal the 1st year of $1500 for charity and agreed to sponsor 2 Angels. We exceeded that goal and each year we hope to make this event Bigger and Bigger. Last year we had 4 competitors and collected $5,500 in donations and sponsored 3 angels.  This year we have 6 competitors including Capt. Smith, Cpl. Goettel, and me.  After seeing all our gray hair, we are considering the creation of an “Old Guys” division! It is important to note that in addition to those who participate in the No Shave competition, all of our officers donate toys, clothing, and other items to the Christmas Angels and the officers always end up donating more than expected. In fact, last year in addition to the cash we raised,  we collected enough items to sponsor an entire family in addition to the 3 we originally agreed to. This year, our goal is to exceed the $5500 we collected last year and to once again sponsor at least 3 Christmas Angels. 

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Indian Shores LibraryAlice Lawrence
Alice Lawrence, President

The library will host a book cart sale in conjunction with the International Coastal Clean-up being held on Saturday, October 23. Carts will be in place at 9:00 a.m. After clean-up, check out the loaded carts, pick out a few good books, and enjoy a cup of coffee with some autumnal flavor. 

BookmarksFor a minimum $2 purchase, you will receive a beautiful fall magnetic bookmark. For every book you buy, you’ll earn a raffle ticket to win the Great Gatsby Basket on display at the book sale. Join the library or renew your membership and you will get 5 tickets! We’ll wheel the carts back in at noon. If you miss the sale, mark your calendar for November 21, when the library staff will join the Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market for its first of the season "Third Sunday Book Sale," always a great time.

The winning raffle ticket will be drawn Monday, November 15, in recognition of the library's 50 year anniversary bash held on that day in 2014.

For more information, click on the Indian Shores Library webpage.

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Pinellas County Sustainability & Resiliency
Pinellas County

We want to hear your bright ideas and top concerns as we develop Pinellas County’s first Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan! This action plan will set important goals and actions to meet the county’s unique environmental, social and economic needs for years to come.

The first of two surveys is now open through October 26, 2021, and we need feedback from residents of all backgrounds. The survey should take about 7-15 minutes to complete and will be completely confidential. Required questions are marked with a red asterisk.

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By taking this survey, you will help us learn about what matters most to people in Pinellas County. The survey will allow us to capture residents' thoughts on a variety of topics, including:sea oats on beach

  • Community resiliency (e.g. disaster preparedness, flood prevention, etc.)
  • Diversity, inclusion, and social equity
  • Climate challenges
  • Clean and renewable energy
  • Recycling and waste reduction
  • Habitat restoration and preservation

 The Pinellas County Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2022. To stay informed and hear about future opportunities to share your thoughts, sign up for email updates.

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Red Tide StatusPinellas County Logo
Pinellas County

The red tide bloom is still right off our coast. We have had reports of dead fish at various beaches.  

North and south county are looking good. Clearwater Beach south to Pass-A-Grille are mostly a mix of low-medium with one high at Indian Rocks Beach. Some respiratory issues are still being reported.

We do monitor the beaches every day and post the result to the County’s website at Beach conditions are also posted at 

 Red Tide Oct 12 2021 Map (PNG)

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Town Bulk Items Cleanout Day October 28 2021 Flyer (PNG)

Sunday Morning Market 2021 - 2022 (PNG)