Mayor's Message

Dear Residents and Visitors,Mayor Patrick Soranno

Good News - Pinellas County is providing sea oats to the Gulf Barrier Islands again this summer! There is a short timeline to get your orders into Town Hall. For those of you interested, refer to the details below.

Remember to mark your calendars for the July 6, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Indian Shores Library and Women's Club Chili Cook Off  at The Dog & Parrot Pub and Grill.   Entry forms and tickets will be available in the Library during normal Library hours. Find details on the flyer below.

                                                       Mayor Patrick C. Soranno

Pinellas County 2019 Sea Oats Plantings
John Bishop, Pinellas County Watershed Management Sea Oats

Pinellas County Coastal Management will provide sea oats to coastal municipalities for planting this year. There is a very short window to get our information in for permitting.

The Town will be coordinating the permitting, ordering and delivery of the plantings. Planting requests are due to Darlyn Stockfisch, 3rd floor Town Hall Administration Offices, by Friday, June 21, at noon. 

 Click on the links below for specifications:

For sea oats ordering information, contact Darlyn at (727) 595-4020 or by email at or drop by the 3rd floor Administration Offices between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays.

Sea oats aid in building dunes which can help to protect the infrastructure of our beaches. Your stewardship of our dune systems is greatly appreciated!

2nd Annual KPB Liberty Cleanup
Vice Mayor Diantha SchearVice Mayor Diantha Schear

In the spirit of our nation's birthday, we invite residents and visitors to help cleanup our beaches on Friday, July 5, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

The Fourth of July holiday brings record crowds to enjoy our public beaches. However, the added trash left requires numerous trips to get our beaches back to their natural beauty. 

If you would like to join the Cleanup, come to the Indian Shores Municipal Center on July 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to pick up gloves, garbage pickers, garbage bags, etc.  The CLEANUP CAFE will be serving bagels, donuts, coffee, juice and water. You can register at

Gulf Boulevard Beautification Project
Councilor Mike Hackerson  Mike Hackerson 2017

To those that participated in the Gulf Boulevard Beautification project, we are now coming to the end of the contracted landscaper's maintenance of the properties. As of June 20, the homeowners and condominium units will be responsible for maintenance of their plantings. This includes weeding, trimming, fertilizing, mulching, and watering etc.

We have seen many improvements but have had some challenges along the way. We appreciate your patience with getting the remaining additional replacement plantings completed. Please know that the warranty period on plantings goes until October 18, 2019, and we are working to get many replacement plants in over the next several weeks.

Indian Shores Library
Alice Lawrence, President  Alice Lawrence, Library President

Read & Feed

The next Read and Feed is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. The House on Xenia - A Mary Catherine Mahoney Mystery by local author Rita Moreau is the featured book. Happy hour appetizers and beverages inspired by the book's alien activity and Greek ties will be served. Tickets are required and can be picked up in the Library during normal hoursThe House on Xenia book cover

Normal Library Hours of Operation

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Indian Shores Library is an all-volunteer organization. Please see the Library webpage for more information.

Annual Liberty Clean Up
Chili Cook-off flyer