I would like to remind our residents that there will be a second raking to our beach on Thursday, September 27th in order to pull down any excess sand that has been deposited. The FDEP prohibits the use of heavy equipment on the beaches, which is why we have hired a company to assist with this task as they carry the appropriate permits.
Taste of the Beaches 2023
Tickets are available now for you to start planning your Taste tour! For the first time ever, Taste of the Beaches will span over TWO weekends, so you have more time to try more Tastes. Mark your calendars for
Saturday, October 7th - Sunday, October 15th.
Don't forget to join us on October 6th at Horan Park for Kickoff.
Town Legislative Updates
Two ordinances were passed and adopted at the recent September 13, Town Council Meeting. Click on each ordinance to view in their entirety.
- Ordinance No. 2023-04: Prohibiting shark fishing (pdf)
- Ordinance No. 2023-05: Town parking prohibition fines increase (pdf)
View more recently passed legislation on the Town Ordinances and Resolutions page.
Advantage Pinellas: The 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan
Forward Pinellas is in the process of developing "Advantage Pinellas," the long-range transportation plan for Pinellas County's future. This plan aims to enhance transportation and economic opportunities across the county by determining funding priorities for transportation projects. As a metropolitan planning organization, Forward Pinellas decides which projects should receive state and federal funding. They're seeking input from the public to identify these projects, considering future growth and travel trends in the region. Some past funding priorities include the SunRunner, Gateway Expressway, Gandy Blvd. improvements, Pinellas Trail loop completion, and US 19 upgrades.
MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD! Public participation is encouraged through the Advantage Pinellas Participation Challenge, an interactive website where you can register for chances to win prizes, such as $100 gift cards. This is your opportunity to share your ideas on sidewalks and pedestrian and bicyclist safety in Indian Shores. The more you contribute and engage with others, the more chances you earn to win prizes.
Pinellas: Department of Solid Waste disposal fee to increase
Pinellas County reports that their Department of Solid Waste’s disposal rate for municipal solid waste, commercial waste and yard waste will increase by 6.8% on Oct. 1, 2023 — from $47.75 to $51 per ton. The increase is the second of a three-year rate increase plan approved by the Board of County Commissioners in 2022. Visit the News page of the Pinellas County website for more detailed information on the increase.
For more information about the department and the Waste-to-Energy facility, visit the Solid Waste department webpage at: pinellas.gov/solidwaste.
Local Lane Closure Reminder:
SR 699 (Gulf Boulevard) at 134th Avenue W.
Lane closures: Monday, September 25 through Friday, September 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please stay cool, safe and have a wonderful weekend!
UPCOMING (TENTATIVE) PUBLIC MEETINGS (4th Floor Community Center at Town Hall)
5:01 P.M. - Town Council Meeting (Second FY 23/24 Budget Hearing for its adoption)
Meeting agendas are posted on the Agendas and Minutes webpage no later than 4:00 P.M. on the Friday before the scheduled meeting.
Emergency Erosion Repair Project
Hurricane Idalia has caused extensive damage to Pinellas County's beaches, prompting urgent action from county leaders. The beaches play a crucial role in protecting mainland infrastructure from storms, making their swift restoration essential. Starting with Sunset Beach, one of the hardest-hit areas, the county plans to address significant sand loss caused by high tides and the storm's impact. To combat this, temporary erosion control structures will be installed, and damaged dunes will be repaired. The county aims to begin the repair work in the coming weeks and is actively securing the required materials and resources. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers advise individuals against unauthorized repair efforts to ensure coordinated and effective restoration. Furthermore, unauthorized repair efforts may adversely impact the County's proposed work.
"Welcome Beachcombers" Magnets
Don't forget to pick up your "Welcome Beachcombers" magnet while supplies last. They are available for pick up at the Police Department (2nd Floor of Town Hall) Mondays-Fridays, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. and the Town Library on Mondays and Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. (Click image of magnet below to enlarge.)
Indian Shores Building Official
I appreciate all the cooperation from everyone. I just wanted to send some information to help people locate the Coastal Construction Control line (CCCL), The CCCL is a line of jurisdiction, defining the landward limit of the department's authority to regulate construction. CCCL should not be confused with setback lines, erosion control lines or property lines.
If you are not sure where it is for your property, you can visit Locate the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) webpage to locate your line or contact the Building Department at the Town of Indian Shores for more accurate information at 727-595-4020.
Please view the CCCL Post-Storm Public Information Handout (floridadep.gov) (pdf) for more information.
Library patrons with emergency access passes can park in the metered spots for free. If you don’t have a pass, please use the Town and Police Business Only spots.
Current library hours are Monday and Thursday, 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Tuesday hours will resume in October.
READ & FEED:
Join us for our next Read & Feed on Thursday, October 19.
Upcoming event reminders:
4:30 - 6:00
4:30 - 6:00
4th Floor Town Hall
If you are interested in serving on the Board or taking over as President, please contact Denise Vought or a Board member.
Indian Shores Women's Club (ISWC)
Georgia Tawil, ISWC President
Hello, ISWC Ladies!
Can you believe our four month break between seasons is almost over? The summer has flown by, and we can’t wait to see all of you at our October Season Kick-off Dinner. This time around, we’ll be meeting at the new Clear Sky on Park restaurant on 113th Street in the Seminole City Center, at 4:30pm. You can check out the restaurant at https://clearskyonpark.com. Thanks to those who have sent their RSVP to the Evite you’ve received. If you're not currently a member and interested in joining us or learning more, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll be collecting our annual $20 dues as well as discussing a few changes to ease our way this year and to (hopefully) increase our fun! As always, we appreciate any suggestions you’d like to offer as well. Happy Fall to All!
See you soon!