||May 29, 2008|
Published by the City of Treasure Island Public Information
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It's almost June and our thoughts turn to diving in a cool
pool. And numbers. Yes, our thoughts are about those alluring summer numbers like
the Official Treasure
Island Thermometer that is
nearing 90 degrees daily; or the number of times you may have
already received this newsletter (our mail server had too much
coffee - we apologize for clogging the inbox). We think of
the number of concert-goers at Sun, Sand & Swing this past
weekend (at least 3000); numbers like the city
budget (workshops coming in July, folks ... get out your
calculators) and the number of people surveyed for a Sunset
Beach street parking pass. What may have sounded like a
rusty air-conditioner this past week was actually the sound of us
number-crunching. The parking pass survey
- 197 surveys returned. Of those,
76% supported a parking pass;
24% did not.
- 40% wanted
parking restrictions between 8am and 8pm. 24%
recommended other times with "all day/everyday" their primary
- 15% wanted
9am to 5pm while 3% wanted 6am to 6pm and
18% didn't answer the
The Sunset Beach Parking Pass proposal is on the
agenda at the City Commission workshop this Tuesday night, June 3rd.
Meeting begins at 6pm followed by the workshop.
Reclaimed water, water
(except 10am to 4pm)
water system is stressed, says Pinellas County Utilities, from
drought and the sheer popularity and thrill of reusing old water.
The southern part of Pinellas County (including Treasure Island),
therefore, is restricted from using reclaimed water during the
hottest part of the day (when water evaporates fastest) between
10am and 4pm.
Hey, we're on a Top
& Bridges Magazine ranks the new Treasure Island C.W. "Bill"
Young Causeway Bridge as number six in its annual survey of the
nation's top ten bridges. Gracious, yes, of course we are, but ...
we're NOT Number One?!
Does that old stove, couch, refrigerator
or TV still have some useful life in it? Concerned about the impact
of these otherwise useful items on the landfill resources? Recognize
the concept that one person's junk
could be another's treasure? Want to save a pick up charge for those
items? Tired of us asking all these questions? Then instead of
placing these items out on the curb and incurring a cost for
disposal, you advertise them on Freecycle. The
St. Petersburg Freecycle group is open to all that live in the
St. Pete area who want to "recycle" things rather than
throw them away. It's free - hence the name.
Any of these names
Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly,
Eduoard, Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco,
Nana, Omar, Paloma, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky or Wilfred? They're
the 2008 tropical storm names and hurricane season begins June
1st. Refresh your family evacuation plan and supplies at the City of
Treasure Island Hurricane Preparedness
Camping it up this summer: When
the kids are out of school for the summer, we all
agree they need to be somewhere. That somewhere
is the TI Rec Department's Summer
Camp beginning June
8th. This year, we've added the Nickelodeon-esque "Mad
Science" to our assortment of field trips, sports, games
and activities that make TI's Summer Camp the leader in
summer fun for kids.
Click here for Summer Camp sign-up forms and details ...
We Salute You: Thanks to American
Legion Post 158 for the new flag at Isle of Palms
Triangle Park ... The boat vote:
Further discussion of a minimum wake zone for Blind Pass is
tentatively on the June 17th commission agenda ...
Tennis Prose: Beginner Adult Tennis
Lessons kick off the special "Six Lessons -
$70" deal starting June 12th at Treasure Bay ...
Wood You Help? The wood found on Elnor
Island during the first cleanup on May 10th is old,
perhaps washed in 25 to 30 years ago. Exposed to the elements that
long, the wood weathers beautifully into a one-of-a-kind
local artifact that would be a nifty decoration in your
home or on your porch or deck. Florists pay a bundle for
this kind of wood for their arrangements and here we
have 15 acres of it, practically in our backyards. And
there are some great old bottles, too. When was the
last time you saw a brown glass Clorox jug? You can
have whatever you collect but you have to help us clean
the island in the process. The next Elnor
Island Cleanups are June 28th and July 26th. Give
Bob Minning a call at 727-343-4499 to volunteer. We need
boats and drivers, too, to shuttle people back and forth
to the island ... Next newsletter: June