Town of North Redington Beach News
September 14, 2009
Commission Approves 2009-2010 Budget
Town commissioners have approved the 2009-2010 budget. Action followed a second public hearing at the commission’s budget meeting on September 10. There were no objections. This much is known.
The tax rate will not change despite a drop of more than 14 per cent in property valuations, which cut total revenue for the general fund by almost $45,000.
The millage rate remains at 0.7511. Other revenue sources were also projected to decline because of the economy. Overall, the town expects to get $80,000 less than it received in the current fiscal year. Because of a healthy reserve position, however, the commission felt it could sustain services, meet some increased operating costs and proceed with scheduled improvements without raising taxes.
The new budget takes effect on October 1.
Town Lauded For Consistency
Dave Healey, executive director of the Pinellas Planning Council and PPC planner Chris Mettler presented town officials with a county resolution acknowledging that the town’s comprehensive plan and land development regulations are consistent with all the provisions and rules of the Countywide Plan. North Redington Beach was one of four communities to meet this requirement. There are 25 in all required to do so.
The planners commended the town clerk, town attorney and commission members who worked through the analysis of consultants and staff and then made the necessary changes in plan and codes to meet the county standards.
Filing Dates Set For Election
Candidates interested in two commission seats up for election in March 2010 will have two weeks in December to file the necessary papers to appear on the ballot.
The commission established December 4 through December 18 as the filing period. Information and forms are available from the town clerk at Town Hall.
The election is for Seats 3 and 4, currently held by Jerry Knight and Curtis Blocker respectively.
Capital Improvements Plan OKd
Each year, as required by state law, the commission extends its capital improvements plan to cover major infrastructure projects for the next five years. The plan outlines what work will be done, and, more importantly, shows that funds will be available to do it.
Details are available for inspection at Town Hall.
In the 2009-2010 fiscal year, many of the proposed improvements will take place in Radcliffe and Addie Graham parks, where additional playground equipment will be installed.
The town is also hopeful that beautification proposals will be implemented on Gulf Blvd. These are to be financed with Penny for Pinellas funds, and county officials are now reviewing the timing of the funds’ release.
Later in the plan’s time frame, the town proposes to repave local streets.
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