Town of North Redington Beach News
January 15, 2010
The scheduled election date for municipal offices in Pinellas County, which includes North Redington Beach, is Tuesday, March 10. But voters who have asked to vote by mail could be casting their ballots before the end of this month. The Supervisor of Elections will begin sending out mail ballots around January 25. They have to be returned before election day to be counted. Voters who are not on the mail ballot list can ask for a mail ballot up to 6 days before the election. Those who are not registered have until February 8 to get that done. Voters can get further details on the supervisor’s web site: www.votepinellas.com. The number to call to request a mail ballot is (727) 464-6788.
There will be two candidates on the ballot for Seat 4 on the Town Commission. Curtis Blocker is the incumbent, seeking reelection. He has held the seat since 2005 and served as chairman of the planning and zoning board before that. The other candidate is John Messmore, a local businessman.
Jerry Knight, also an incumbent Commissioner, who has filled Seat 3 since 2003, is unopposed and will serve another two-year term.
Food For Thought
Tickets are now available at Town Hall for Food For Thought, a community fundraiser for the Gulf Beaches Library. This will be the third year for the event. It will be held on Saturday, February 27, at the Madeira Beach municipal complex behind the library. Tickets are $20. Commissioner Richard Bennett chairs the planning committee. He says 42 local restaurants have signed on to the gala.
Rubbish Contract To Be Extended
The Town Commission has accepted an offer from Waste Services Inc. to extend their current franchise for rubbish collection for another three years. There will be no increase in costs during that period. An ordinance to carry out the extension was passed on first reading at the Commission’s regular January meeting. It will come up for second reading and final approval in February.
Also passed on first reading was an amendment to the parking regulations that prohibit overnight parking of any vehicles of 7 feet in height on Gulf Boulevard.
NRB Family Grows
Congrats to Renee Schmader, our deputy town clerk, and her husband Russell on the January 8th birth of daughter Rya. Both Renee and Rya are doing well and are looking forward to joining big sister Rissa at home for a few weeks of rest and recuperation before returning to work in late February.
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