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Stormwater Utility Rate Changes Coming

RATE CHANGES COMING
Effective October 1, 2019, upon City Council approval, City of St. Petersburg will be implementing a tiered billing structure for stormwater rates for single-family properties. This new tiered structure will classify single-family properties into tiers, based on the square footage of impervious surface area (surfaces that water runs off).

Non-single-family (commercial) properties will continue to be assessed a fee based on the number of Single-Family Residential Units (SFRU’s) their impervious area represents. One SFRU is equal to the impervious surface area of a typical single-family property in the City, which has been determined to be 2,388 square feet of impervious surface area.

WHAT'S NEXT?
Starting April 15, customers will be able to view their property’s fee assessment in the Stormwater Review and Appeals Portal at stpete.org/ratechanges. Through this portal, customers will be able to submit an appeal for reassessment if they feel the property has been measured incorrectly.

More information and public meeting schedule at stpete.org/ratechanges

Youth Development Grant Applications Available!

The City of St. Petersburg released the applications for this year’s cycle of Youth Development Grants – a city program providing opportunities for funding to non-profit local organizations, in good standing, who provide services to youth and are located within the municipal boundaries of St. Petersburg.

Applications for the Youth Program Development grants are available online at stpete.org/MBSK and are due Tuesday, April 23. 

Questions can be submitted using the 
Youth Development Grant Q&A Online Form.

You're Invited: Water Facility Open Houses

This April, three of St. Pete’s water treatment plants will open their doors for attendees to learn about the process of water treatment and the work that goes into keeping the city flowing. 

Saturday, 4/20, 9 a.m. - noon
Tours offered on the hour at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
Northeast Water Reclamation Facility
1160 62nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Press invited to attend 

Saturday, 4/27, 9 a.m. - noon
Tours offered on the hour at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
Cosme Drinking Water Plant
16150 Race Track Rd, Odessa, FL 33556

Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Much of the tour is outdoors, so plan accordingly. Photo ID is required for entry and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Reasonable accommodations for ADA accessibility can be made by reaching out to Water Resources at 727-893-7261.

More information here

Heads Up: City Administrative Updates

UPDATED VISITOR PROCEDURE AT MSC
Effective 4/1, the Municipal Services Center at One 4th St N will be implementing updated security procedures for visitors. Access beyond the first floor will require a City staff escort. Questions? Call the Mayor’s Action Center at 727-893-7111.

TEMPORARY PUBLIC MEETING RELOCATION
This summer, beginning in July, City Hall will be closed for renovations and public meetings will be held at the Sunshine Center, located at 330 5th St N. More information to come.

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