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St. Pete Parks System Ranked No. 1 in FL and 15 in US

The Trust for Public Land, a national not-for-profit with a mission to "create parks and protect land for people”, analyzed 100 of the largest U.S. cities and ranked the City of St. Petersburg No. 1 in Florida and No. 15 in this year’s ParkScore® rating.

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Free 'Get Fit St. Pete' Classes in September

Get Fit St. Pete aims to increase opportunities for residents to engage in physical fitness through free and affordable programming.

The programs for the month of September are: 
  • 9/8: Yoga in the Park at Crescent Lake Park
  • 9/15: Boot Camp at Lassing Park
  • 9/22: Fun Run at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
  • 9/29: Dance Fitness at Lake Vista Recreation Center
All classes are from 9 to 10 a.m. each week.

For more information, about Healthy St. Pete visit HealthyStPeteFL.com.

Update - MLK Resurfacing and Reconfiguration Project

The City of St. Petersburg is moving forward with the MLK Resurfacing and Reconfiguration project, the next initiative in the Complete Streets Plan. The project will improve road safety and mobility options along and across Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street North by reconfiguring the lanes and adding crosswalks.

Design changes responsive to citizen concerns during an extensive public engagement process will be included. Construction began Tuesday night, September 4. The timeline is weather permitting. The milling and resurfacing work is scheduled nightly from 7 pm through 5 am.

The work will begin in the northern part of the project, with paving and lane changes from 30th to 34th Avenue North completed within the first three days. The rest of the resurfacing will progress over the next two weeks, weather permitting -- and related improvements will continue after resurfacing is complete.

The resurfacing and reconfiguration plan is a part of the larger Complete Streets initiative that builds on the City’s long-standing Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan and other safety initiatives, while also supporting Mayor Rick Kriseman’s Health in All Policies Administrative Policy, as well as sustainability and resiliency efforts. 

Full press release, here

 

 

 

 

City Council Approves Utility Rate Increases

City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2019 Utility Rate Increases

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (August 23, 2018) – St. Petersburg City Council voted to increase water, wastewater, reclaimed water, stormwater, and sanitation utility rates today during a public hearing. Utility rate increases will take effect on October 1, 2018.

FY19 Rates are as follows:

2018 utility

Customers will see adjustments to monthly sanitation and stormwater fees on their October bills; while rate increases for water, wastewater and reclaimed water will appear on their November bills.

Rates will help fund much needed investments in aging infrastructure; as well as assist in lowering the city’s cash-to-debt ratio, which will save the city hundreds of millions of dollars in interest rates over the next few decades.
 
More information on public utilities is available at www.stpete.org/utility

Progress With St. Pete Pier

The St. Pete Pier moved closer to completion with several important votes by St. Petersburg City Council on August 2:

  • An artist agreement with Janet Echelman for a Net Sculpture within the St. Pete Pier district was approved.
  • A referendum to extend the 10-year lease for the "Pier Building" to entire overwater structure, including Tampa Bay Watch, operator of the Education Center.
  • Agreement with Skanska USA for additional pre-construction services related to the Pier head building, the Pier Approach and Janet Echelman Net Sculpture.
  • Additional design and construction administrative services with W Architecture for the Pier Approach project, including infrastructure of the Janet Echelman Net Sculpture and redesign of a portion of the Pier Approach project.
  • Additional design and construction administrative services with ASD and Rogers Architecture
Additional information about the St. Pete Pier™ is available on the Pier website at: newstpetepier.com

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