St. Pete Extra! August 2022
St. Pete Extra! August 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
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, 2022, upon City Council approval.
We're here to help. Learn about what utility fees support, why rates are changing, affordability & assistance and more in the Utility Rate Changes Toolkit at stpete.org/rates
UTILITY BILL AUTOPAY & PAPERLESS STATEMENTS
Name a more iconic duo, we'll wait.
We're just out here trying to make your life easier. Reminder that autopay exists and there are now 3 easy options to enroll:
Enroll online in your utility account
Submit the form found on stpete.org/utilities
Stop by and see us at One 4th St. N. M-F, 8a-5p
While you're at it. save paper and minimize your mail by signing up for free paperless statements. Don’t worry, you’ll still receive a digital version of St. Pete Extra for your reading pleasure.
JOIN US ON ST. PETE'S ROAD TO ZERO WASTE BY RECYCLING
Recycling at home helps reduce waste and turn recyclable materials into new products. Recycling also helps conserve natural resources and prevent pollution. What's not to love?
If you're not currently recycling, we’re here to guide you through it. Learn about recycling in St. Pete and what can go in the bin at stpete.org/recycle. If you don't currently have a bin, see if your property is eligible for recycling service or request a recycling bin by calling 727-893-7838.
Find more waste reduction tips at stpete.org/ZeroWaste
KEEPING UP WITH THE CITY’S BUDGET
Numbers people, this one’s for you! You’re invited to attend upcoming public hearings for the City’s FY23 budget.
- Public Hearing #1
- Public Hearing #2
Attend live: City Hall Council Chambers (175 5th St. N.)
Watch live: stpete.org/TV or digital cable channels (Frontier – 20, Spectrum – 641, WOW! Cable – 15)
More at stpete.org/budget
SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
Pothole in need of repair? Dead tree in the right-of-way? Let the St. Pete Service Center know through the SeeClickFix mobile app! It’s quick and easy for residents to submit requests and report issues. App available on Google Play and Apple App Store.
ICYMI: HISTORIC GAS PLANT DISTRICT REDEVELOPMENT
A new RFP is being issued to ensure proposals for the 86-acre parcel reflect current needs - affordable housing, recreation, hotel and convention space, jobs, community impact and placemaking, etc.
Stay up to date by visiting stpete.org/gasplant
PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE
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.
Visit stpete.org/GNG to see the Good Neighbor Guide to hurricane preparedness and insight on how to operate before, during, and after any storm that comes our way.
Don't forget to sign up for Alert St. Pete for safety messages in real-time. Stay safe, St. Pete!