St. Pete Extra! May 2022
IT'S THE MOST [LOCAL-WATER-QUALITY-CONCSIOUS] TIME OF THE YEAR
That's right, the fertilizer ban is back. The rainy summer weather can cause nutrients from fertilizer to reach bodies of water and lead to environmental issues like algae blooms, fish kills and water quality problems (that's bad). To help prevent these environmental mishaps, the yearly fertilizer ban is in effect for the summer. Refrain from using fertilizer June 1 - September 30.
Find more eco-friendly tips at stpete.org/fertilizer
EQUAL CHANCE TO 'SCOOT
You may qualify for a more affordable e-scooter ride!
Both Razor and Veo vendors offer programs that help the City provide more affordable modes of transportation for our residents & visitors!
Know before you ride:
- obey traffic laws
- no riding on sidewalks
- park in corrals
- one rider per e-scooter
- must be 18+ to ride
For more information about the affordability programs and safety info, visit stpete.org/transportation
PARDON OUR BUS DUST!
Currently, SunRunner stations are being built on both 1st Ave. N. and 1st Ave. S. The SunRunner is expected to open for operation in late 2022.
Never heard of it? The SunRunner will be a new train-like transit line that will connect DTSP to South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach. It'll be Tampa Bay’s very first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project offering a modern, fast transportation service.
More at stpete.org/sunrunner
THE SCORES ARE IN
The 2021 Drinking Water Quality Report, AKA our report card for the city’s drinking water, is now available. The City routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws, rules and regulations to keep you safe, and reports on it each year.
Find this year’s report at stpete.org/WaterQualityReport
To request a physical copy of the report, call the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261.
GOLF COURSE GLOW-UP
Cypress Links Golf Course will be temporarily closed starting May 2022. The course is getting some work done and will be revealed in October 2022. Mangrove Bay and Twin Brooks are still open for business!
Find updates at golfstpete.com
SEE YOUR UTILITIES AT WORK
Take a peek behind the curtain at an open house of the City's water treatment facilities this May. Believe it or not, it's actually really really interesting!
- May 7: Southwest Water Reclamation Facility
- May 14: Cosme Drinking Water Treatment Facility
- May 21: Northeast Water Reclamation Facility
- May 28: Northwest Water Reclamation Facility
Find details and what to expect at stpete.org/WaterOpenHouse
MAKE YOUR SUMMER AN OCEAN OF POSSIBILITIES!
Library summer programming returns May 28 - July 30.
Join us for free programming, take-home activities, reading challenges, prizes and more for toddlers through teenagers - and adults too. This year’s theme, Oceans of Possibilities, celebrates oceanography.
Pick up the Summer Programming Guide at the kickoff event on May 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mirror Lake Community Library.
Details to come at splibraries.org
TAKE A PEEK AT THE CITY'S BUDGET
Join us to learn about the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2023 and share your thoughts and priorities with the Mayor and City officials at the Budget Open House.
May 16th at 6 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
175 5th St. N.
Virtual options available
Details at stpete.org/budget