St. Pete Extra! July 2021

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FUNDS FOR THE FUTURE OF ST. PETE 
Join the City team at one of three in-person workshops where residents will be asked to hear presentations by subject matter experts before breaking into groups to help prioritize which areas of impact (like infrastructure, sustainability, etc.) receive funds from the President's American Rescue Plan.

Dates/locations for workshops include:

Monday, 7/26, 6-8 p.m. - Enoch Davis Center (1111 18th Ave. S.)
Tuesday, 7/27, 6-8 p.m. - JW Cate Rec Center (5801 22nd Ave. N.)
Wednesday, 7/28, 6-8 p.m. - Willis S. Johns Rec Center (6635 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N.)

Interested but can't make it? A recording of the presentations and online form is available!

Feedback collected during these workshops will DIRECTLY influence the ranking of priorities for receiving funds.

More at stpete.org/ARPA

SUMMER READING IS HERE!
It's not too late to participate in Summer Reading 2021! This year's program boasts at-home reading challenges, activities and more for young readers up through adults.

More at splibraries.org

SEE WHAT'S NEW AT BOYD HILL
Parks & Rec has been busy making major improvements at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, notably the new Terry Tomalin Campground - St. Pete's first public primitive urban camping experience.

Other visit-worthy improvements:
- Construction of Hammock Hall - the new welcome and education center
- Expanded public access with two additional miles of nature trails
- Wetland restoration
- Additional parking (exciting, right??)

Stop by Boyd Hill to explore, and find more info at stpeteparksrec.org/boydhillpreserve

UTILITY RATE CHANGES COMING DOWN THE PIPE
Utility billing rates and charges for water, wastewater, reclaimed water, stormwater and sanitation will be changing on Oct. 1, 2020, upon City Council approval. See insert for details.

Stay updated at stpete.org/rates

LET'S FINISH THE RACE TO SAFE
Are you vaccinated yet? Getting your COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to keep your family safe.

StPeteRaceToSafe.com

YOU MAKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK GOOD
Keep up the good work by keeping your trash inside the bin and requesting Special Pickup for large items like furniture, mattresses, appliances and excess yard waste.

Call the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7398 or submit in SeeClickFix to request a quote. Some items can even be collected for free!

Find accepted items, pricing and more information at stpete.org/SpecialPickup

EVENTS CALENDAR 2.0
See a full calendar of cool co-sponsored community events alongside official City meetings and workshops on stpete.org/events. All the events right, right at your fingertips.

CAN'T PUT A PRICE ON BEING PREPARED
Hurricane season is here! Do you know your evacuation zone? Have supplies? Do you live in a low lying area and need tips for flooding? Be ready before the storm by visiting StPetePrepares.com.

Don't forget to sign up for Alert St. Pete for safety messages in real-time. Stay safe, St. Pete!

UTILITY RATE CHANGES

Utility billing rates will be changing on Oct. 1, 2021, upon City Council approval.

Notice is hereby given that at the dates, times and location shown below, St. Petersburg City Council will consider adjustments to water, wastewater, reclaimed water, stormwater and sanitation utility rates and charges, including the addition of charges for notification of past due accounts.

City Council will conduct a First Reading on Aug. 19, 2021 to formally set the date of the Public Hearing. The presentation on the rates will be given at the Public Hearing.

City Council will consider the proposed utility rates for final adoption at the Public Hearing on Sept. 9, 2021. The proposed and final approved rate adjustments will be available on stpete.org/rates.

If approved, any utility rate changes will take effect on Oct. 1, 2021 and will be noted in your utility bill.

First Reading
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
City Hall
175 5th St. N.

Public Hearing
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at 5:01 p.m.
City Hall
175 5th St. N.

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

  • Bright House – 641
  • Frontier – 20
  • WOW! Cable - 15

Visit stpete.org/rates for updates and more information. Any questions, call 727-893-7280.


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