St. Pete Extra! August 2021

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SAVE $$ AND WATER

We all play a role in conserving St. Pete’s water. Did you know you can also save some $$ at the same time? Reducing your water use is a great way to minimize your utility bill.

Find your watering schedule, free workshops and water-saving rebates for things like installing rain barrels and replacing old toilets at stpete.org/WaterConservation 

RATE CHANGES COMING DOWN THE PIPE

Each year, utility rates and charges are evaluated and updated. Utility billing rates and charges will be changing on Oct. 1, 2021, upon City Council approval.

Pandemic assistance programs:
StPeteRacetoSafe.com 

Water conservation programs & rebates:
stpete.org/WaterConservation

Key dates & more info:
stpete.org/rates

TAKE A LOOK AT THE CITY'S BUDGET

You're invited to attend upcoming public hearings for the Fiscal Year 2022 City budget.

Public Hearing #1
City Council adopts the tentative FY22 City budget and millage rate
Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.

Public Hearing #2
City Council considers adoption of the final FY22 budget and millage rate, and approval of the Capital Improvements Plan
Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.

Public hearings will take place in Council Chambers at City Hall (175 5th St. N.)

The public meetings can also be viewed live on stpete.org/TV or on digital cable channels:

  • Frontier - 20

  • Spectrum - 641

  • WOW! Cable – 15

More at stpete.org/budget 

LET'S GET TO STEPPIN' 

Get to know your neighbors while getting a little bit of exercise at a Neighborhood Walk, every 4th Saturday of the month at 9 a.m.

Find a neighborhood walk near you or become a Neighborhood Wellness Champion and start one of your own!

More info at healthystpetefl.com/wellness-champions

ATTN: SOUTH ST. PETE BIZ OWNERS! 

Have a business in the South St. Petersburg CRA? Whether you’re looking to spruce up the exterior or renovate your property as a whole, there are two programs available this year to help upgrade your property. 

Applications will be available on August 2, 2021 and accepted until 5 p.m. on September 10, 2021.

Program details and more at stpete.org/CRA-place

ST. PETE STORM SEASON

FAST FACTS & IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Storm season begins June 1 and ends October 31.
Visit stpeteprepares.com for resources and tips on how to be most prepared. 

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE THE STORM
Sign up to receive emergency notifications – stpete.org/alert
Know your evacuation zone – kyz.pinellascounty.org
Sandbag information – stpete.org/sandbags 

WHAT TO KNOW DURING THE STORM
Emergency Contacts:
Pinellas County Emergency Management – 727-464-3800
St. Petersburg Emergency Management – 727-892-5200
St. Petersburg Citizens Information Center – 727-893-7111
Follow the City on social media for real-time updates (@StPeteFL)
Report an outage – 1-800-769-3766 or duke-energy.com/outages
Non-emergency # (tree fallen, etc.) – 727-893-7111 

WHAT TO KNOW AFTER THE STORM
Report fallen debris – 727-893-7111 or stpete.org/seeclickfix
Request assistance from FEMA - fema.gov/assistance/individual  

INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO RESIDENTS THAT LIVE IN LOW-LYING AREAS
Report flooding – stpete.org/seeclickfix or call 727-893-7111
Know your zone – kyz.pinellascounty.org
Insure your property – fema.gov/flood-insurance

HERE TO HELP 

Financial assistance is available for eligible St. Pete residents who are falling behind on rent or mortgage payments due to the pandemic.

More at StPeteRacetoSafe.com

ARE YOU SEWER SMART?

Help protect St. Pete pipes and prevent sewer blockages & overflows by being kind to your pipes.

Don't flush these items:

  • Dental floss
  • Diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Facial tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Wipes, including those advertised as flushable

Dispose of fats, oil and grease properly:

  • Collect grease in a container once cooled and dispose in the trash, not down the drain.
  • Remove grease and oils from your pans before washing.
  • Dispose of food scraps in the trash.

Learn more at stpete.org/SewerSmarts

SOME RELIEF FOR SMALL BIZ

Listen up, small business owners of St. Pete!

The St. Pete Resilience and Retention package (with $2,536,000 of funding!) has been created to support businesses and non-profits overcoming the longstanding impacts of COVID-19. Within the package are 4 different programs providing general economic stimulus and support. Programs launch July through September.

For key information, important dates and application requirements visit stpete.org/resilience-retention


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