City Manager’s Report
February 27 - March 5, 2011
OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Several thousand attendees visited Beach Boulevard throughout the day on February 26 during
the annual Get Rescued event (photos below), supporting several rescue groups and helping
animals get adopted. The day ended with the Get Rescued Celebration attended by about 200
people in the Casino Ballroom. Three hundred items were donated for silent auction while live
music and hors d'oeuvres were enjoyed throughout the evening.
Begin your month and weekend by attending the First Friday Gulfport Art-Walk on Beach
Boulevard in the Waterfront District 6 - 10 p.m. March 4. Call 322-5217 for more information.
Cruise your way to a beautiful sunset along with Art Walk Festivities during the Sunset Cruise
on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Boarding time is 6:30 p.m. at Casino Dock, 5500 Shore Boulevard.
Advance tickets $14, day of cruise $17. Tickets are available at the Outpost, 3007 Beach
Boulevard South and the Village Pub, 5519 Shore Boulevard, or by calling 360-7411. No
outside beverages are permitted on board. Please purchase tickets before arriving at the dock.
Support your little superstars on Little League Opening Day and view the Parade at Shore &
Beach Boulevards on Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies commence at Noon at
Lum Field, 1820 55th Street South. For more information call John Harker at 482-6787.
An Irish Theme is incorporated in the Pasadena Band Concert Series on Thursday, March 10
at 7:30 p.m. in the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Free Admission, free parking and full cash bar.
This event is presented by the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. Call
344-3711 for more information.
Don’t miss the traditional Lion’s Shrimp Boil on Saturday, March 12, 4 - 7 p.m. at the Lions
Club, 4630 Tifton Drive South. Cost is $8.00 at the door. Call 321-5717 for more information.
Get your Gulfport address on the brochure for the March 19 Gulfport Citywide Yard Sale in 4
easy ways! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a form at Gulfport City Hall, 2401 53rd Street
South, or print out a form online at www.mygulfport.us or fill out the form in the Gabber and
send to City Hall. Deadline for submission is 4:30 p.m. Friday March 11!
Interested in unloading some nautical equipment or searching for cool nautical gear? Look no
further than the Nautical Flea Market at Gulfport Municipal Marina; 4630 29th Avenue South on
Saturday, March 19, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost for a 10x10 space is $10.00, so sign up now as space
is limited. Slip renters can reserve a free space. Please bring your own table. For more
information call Harbormaster Denis Frain at 893-1071.
The City of Gulfport will host the biannual Great American Cleanup at Clam Bayou Nature
Park in Gulfport on Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. - noon. Encourage your family, friends and local
organizations to participate. It only takes a few hours to lend a hand to your community to help
keep the waterways beautiful. You can assist by land or water and launch kayaks or canoes into
Clam Bayou. Please sign in at the volunteer tent the day of the event to get your supplies. City
of Gulfport staff will be on hand with supplies, and lunch will be provided for all dedicated
volunteers. For more information call 893-1118 or 893-1066.
Find your “got to have” treasure at Antiques in the Park on Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. - 5
p.m. in Clymer Park at the intersection of Gulfport & Beach Boulevards. This event is co-
sponsored by the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Lions Club and produced by Hula Hula
Productions. Call 421-0441 for more information.
Live music, original crafters and artists will line the street during the Third Saturday Gulfport Art
Walk on Beach Boulevard in the Waterfront District from 6 until 10 p.m. on March 19. Call 322-
5217 for more information.
Experience a night of senior talent at the Senior Follies on Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m., Tickets
are $7. Tickets go fast on this one! Call 893-2237 for more information.
Peek into the coolest of Gulfport homes during the Pink Flamingo Home Tour on Saturday,
March 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (rain or shine!) Tickets are $12 and available the day of the event at
Scout Hall, 5315 28th Avenue South. Trolley service will be available and is recommended! This
event is sponsored by the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. Call 418-7272 for more information.
Every Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Tuesday Market on Beach Boulevard.
Every Tuesday, Noon - Ballroom dance lesson - Gulfport Casino, $7
Every Tuesday, 7 p.m. Argentine Tango Lesson - Gulfport Casino, $7
Every Wednesday, 7 p.m. - Swing dance - Gulfport Casino, $7
Every Thursday, 7 p.m. - Salsa - Gulfport Casino, $7
Every Sunday, 6 p.m. - Band and Ballroom dance - Gulfport Casino. Call 893-1070 for
band info. $7
Visit the City of Gulfport YouTube website at www.youtube.com/user/cityofgulfport. Cable and
DSL internet users can access streaming video from the City’s website at www.mygulfport.us.
Watch videos of recent events. It’s a great way to keep in touch with out of town family and
friends! Spread the word!
Updated weekly program schedule. Copy available at the City Hall reception desk, or
online at http://www.mygulfport.us/GTV615/Live_Webstream.htm.
Distributed weekly press releases to Gabber, and upcoming events to press release
Rebooted GTV615 station equipment.
Continued working on services facility PSA video.
Continued planning and preparations for Citywide Yard Sale. Accepting Gulfport
addresses for brochure via email at email@example.com.
Continued assisting Police Department with production of training video.
Updated Recreation Center webpage with March calendar and Tot Time calendar.
Provided control room coverage for March 1 City Council meeting. Rebroadcast on
GTV615 and made DVD copies for City Clerk and IT Director.
Created flyers for upcoming events.
Staff continues to monitor Trolley Looper activities. Statistics for February 22-28:
Total riders: 807
Pass holders: 529
Regular fare riders: 278 @ $2.00 totaling $556.00
Total fares collected: $756.00
Tokens collected: 47
Tokens purchased: 200
The Gulfport/St. Pete Beach Connector Trolley operates between the hours of 7:30 a.m. &
10:45 p.m. seven days a week, except New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Gulfport City Hall is a designated PSTA GO Card location. The cards can be used on PSTA
buses and the Gulfport/St. Pete Beach Trolley Looper. For more information, call 893-1000.
Ten for $10 token packs are available at: The Village Pub, Small Adventures Book Shop, Bay
Breeze Salon, Peninsula Inn, Gulfport Recreation Center, Domain Home Accessories, the
Outpost, and Bluewater Outfitters. Tokens are valid for the Gulfport/St. Pete Beach Connector
The Gulfport/St. Pete Beach Connector Trolley offers Super Senior Trolley Token Saver packs.
Each pack contains 12 special tokens for $10 for use by riders 55 & older. Photo I.D. is required
to purchase and use the tokens. Tokens are available 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at
the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue South.
Gulfport and St. Pete Beach businesses interested in participating as a Gulfport-St. Pete Beach
Trolley token purchase location are asked to call Brian at 893-1069. Local businesses are also
invited to advertise on the Trolley.
Staff pumped four thousand four hundred twenty four (4,424) gallons of gas, and three thousand
two hundred eighty six (3,286) gallons of diesel fuel fueling one hundred forty (140) vessels.
Staff assisted in thirteen (13) pump-outs evacuating two hundred seventy seven (277) gallons of
sewage. This free service is well received by the boating public and helps keep our waters
Completed pump-out maintenance.
Repaired broken PVC pipe on piers three & five.
Repaired gate lock on pier four.
Pumped out derelict boat.
Staff welcomed a 44’ sailboat, 24’ powerboat, 36’ sailboat, 32’ sailboat, 44’ trawler, 51’ motor
yacht, and a 40’ motor yacht this week. Welcome to Gulfport!
Lowered and raised flags for fallen Police Officer.
Repaired bird bath at Senior Center.
Repaired motor on grinder for Parks Department.
Removed graffiti from playground equipment at R.W. Caldwell Park.
Removed algae from sidewalks at Senior Center and Theater.
Repaired fence at Clam Bayou.
Barricaded streets, set up trash cans & tables in preparation for Get Rescued event, and
cleaned area & removed equipment following event.
Moved books from Library to storage areas.
Removed old scoreboard at Hoyt Field.
Adjusted/repaired irrigation at 49th Streetscape, Neighborhood Center & Clymer Park.
Weeded & trimmed shrubs at Dog Park, Neighborhood Center, Scout Hall & Beach
Mowed, trimmed, edged and cleaned City Hall Complex and perimeter, Fire Station, Senior
Center, Library, Clymer Park, Lum Fields, R.W. Caldwell Park, 14th Avenue medians, Hoyt Field,
Chase Park, Tonkin Park, Clam Bayou, Recreation Center, Veteran’s Park and Dog Parks.
Set up equipment at Senior Center for meetings & events, and removed following events.
Staff continues to rake Gulfport Beach & volleyball areas every Monday and Friday. Trash and
debris was picked up along the water and children’s playground areas. Trash and cigarette
receptacles were emptied and the Bocce Ball courts were inspected for needed repairs.
All City park trash containers and cigarette waste containers were emptied.
Watered all non-irrigated areas.
Cleaned all City playground areas.
Wednesday, March 9, 1 p.m. - More About Medicare
Thursday, March 10, 1 p.m. - Making the Most of Shapemaster Exercise Machines
Friday, March 11, 1 p.m. - “Memories of Made of This” workshop
Tuesday, March 15, 11 a.m. - Selection of Nutritious Snacks/Brain Food
Wednesday, March 26, 2 p.m. - Legal Issues for Caregivers
Thursday, March 24, 1 p.m. - Arthritis Prevention & Management
Tuesday, March 29, 1 p.m. - Transportation Awareness Program
A 12-week series of Computer Classes is offered by Senior Center volunteers on two
afternoons a week.
A 12-week series of Fitness Classes is offered by a trained Senior Center volunteer.
Participants receive one-on-one attention from the facilitator who helps them develop a
customized fitness plan.
The Senior Center will celebrate Spring Fling Mardi Gras on Monday March 7, 2 - 4 p.m. The
fundraising event includes chocolate covered strawberries, lots of munchies, door prizes, etc.
Tickets: $7 in advance, or $10 at the door. The Center will also raffle a 3 day/2 night stay at the
Tradewinds Beach Resort.
The Joe Koehler Senior Follies are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 25 in the Catherine A.
Hickman Theater. Tickets: $7.00 in advance, or $10 at the door. This special performance will
pay tribute to the late Joe Koehler, founder of the Senior Follies.
A Memories Are Made of This Workshop will be offered on Friday March 11 at 1 p.m. Learn
techniques for remembering names, faces and numbers. This interactive workshop will be
presented by Peg Stella. Call now to reserve a seat. Watch for other Brain Fitness Activities
offered at the Senior Center during Brain Awareness Week, March 14-20.
The Gulfport Writers Workshop presents an afternoon of fun with The Dangling Participles on
Monday, March 14 at 1 p.m. Members of the workshop will read their original short stories &
poems, or sing their songs. The afternoon will prove to be interesting, humorous and heartfelt.
The Gulfport Senior Citizens Advisory Committee on Aging invites seniors, dog walkers, and all
interested parties to attend a Do You Feel Safe? workshop at the Senior Center on Monday,
March 21 at 1 p.m. to discuss safety concerns in our community. The Committee is planning to
conduct a survey to evaluate community safety concerns, and input from Gulfport citizens would
be greatly appreciated.
The Transportation Awareness Program (TAP) helps make public transportation easy to
understand and utilize. It helps new riders, persons with disabilities, order adults and low-
income individuals/families in need of fixed public transportation in Pasco, Hillsborough and
Pinellas counties become more independent and mobile in their communities. The presentation
will be offered on Tuesday, March 29 at 1 p.m. courtesy of BayCare Behavioral Health.
Soap Box Cinema is a new monthly series that includes a documentary on a given subject
followed by group discussion. The first session will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Topic:
Who Killed the Electric Car? The group facilitator is Senior Center volunteer Don McKeating.
GEMS (Gulfport Extended Mini-Bus Service)
The City of Gulfport offers transportation service for residents 55 years and over. GEMS
(Gulfport Extended Mini-Bus Service) offers rides to grocery stores, medical appointments, etc.
The $50 annual registration fee entitles members to ride GEMS for $1.00 per one-way trip and
is good for one year from date of registration. GEMS has 160 active riders.
GEMS offers a Health & Wellness Day Pass on the first Tuesday of every month to encourage
Gulfport seniors to take a more active role in improving their physical, mental and emotional
wellbeing. Riders may select one of five available trips: Senior Center Fitness Room (exercise)
Gulfport Beach (water/view), Gulfport Art Village Courtyard (live music); any of Gulfport’s lovely
Parks (nature); and the Gulfport Public Library (mental stimulation). Round trip: $1.00. The
annual $50 GEMS membership fee is waived for this monthly outing. The day pass is
subsidized by the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation.
The Gulfport Library offers one-on-one computer instruction by appointment. Please see Alex
Hooks at the Reference Desk or call 893-1073 for more information.
Tuesday, February 22, 5:30 p.m. - Free Thinkers Open Twelve Step meeting.
Wednesday, February 23, 10 a.m. - Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers meeting.
Friday, February 25, 10 a.m. - AARP Income Tax Service.
Saturday, February 26, 1 p.m. - Scrapbookers Club for Teens & Adults, presented by
Saturday, February 26, Noon - Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) program meeting.
Saturday, February 26, 1 p.m. - Genealogy Assistance, presented by Kay Boatwright.
Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - Free Thinkers Open Twelve Step meeting. For more
information please call 916-0916.
Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. - Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers meeting.
Every Friday through April 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - AARP free tax service for seniors and
residents on low/fixed incomes. First come-first served. Bring all tax papers and a copy
of last year’s return.
Friday, March 4, 6 p.m. - Opening reception for new exhibit of artworks by Gulfport
Senior Artists Workshop. Exhibit will be on display through Thursday, March 24.
Thursday, March 10 & 31, 5 p.m. - Gulfport Relay for Life team meetings. All interested
persons are invited to attend.
Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m. - Scrapbookers Club for Teens & Adults. Make beautiful
pages of memories.
Thursday, March 17, 10 a.m. - Coffee/Talk Book discussion of How the Irish Saved
Civilization, by Thomas Cahill. Sign up for a copy of the book and pick up a discussion
guide at the Reference Help Desk.
Saturday, March 26, Noon - Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) program meeting.
Presentation and book signing by Louise Rose Avena, author of HYBRID, the Trilogy.
Saturday, March 26, 1 p.m. - Genealogy Discussion Group meeting.
Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. - Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Gulfport
Public Library. Donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs are being accepted
through Friday, April 1.
Library Staff Activities & Meetings:
Thursday, February 24, 10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Gulfport Library meeting at Gulfport
Historical Museum (Kitty Smith).
Library Services/Statistics February 20 - 26:
Items Circulated Patrons
Weekly Circulation: 1,814 486
Mon. 2/21 323 79
Tue. 2/22 346 92
Wed. 2/23 305 76
Thu. 2/24 363 87
Fri. 2/25 313 87
Sat. 2/26 164 47
Gulfport Casino, Catherine Hickman Theater & Gulfport Neighborhood Center
Casino (last week’s events):
Sunday, February 20 6 p.m. - Ballroom Dance lesson
7 p.m. - Ballroom Dance with Mario DeLeon’s Band (Turnout 89)
Tuesday, February 22 Noon - Intermediate Ballroom dance lesson (Turnout 12)
1 p.m. - Beginner Ballroom dance lesson (Turnout 4)
2 p.m. - General Dancing
6:30 p.m. - Beginner Argentine Tango Lesson
8 p.m. - Practice Milonga $7 (Turnout 47)
Wednesday, February 23 6 p.m. - Swing dance lesson with Swingtime
8 p.m. - Swing dance (Turnout 240)
Thursday, February 24 7 p.m. - Salsa Dance lesson with Carol Rivera
8:30 p.m. - Salsa Dance (Turnout 48)
Saturday, February 26 7 p.m. - Get Rescued celebration (Turnout 197)
Casino (Upcoming Events):
Every Sunday 6 p.m. - Ballroom dance lesson
7 p.m. - Band & Ballroom dance
Every Tuesday 12 p.m. - Intermediate Ballroom dance lesson Admission $7
1 p.m. - Beginner Ballroom lesson Admission $7
2 p.m. - Dancing Admission $7
7 p.m. - Argentine Tango lesson
8 p.m. - Teacher guided Milonga lesson
8:30 p.m. - Traditional Milonga Admission $7
Every Wednesday 6 p.m. - Bonus dance lesson
7 p.m. - Beginner Swing dance lesson with Swingtime
8 p.m. - Swing dance Admission $7
Friday, March 11 7 p.m. - Salsa dance lessons with Carol Rivera
8:30 p.m. - Salsa dance Admission $7
Catherine Hickman Theater (last week’s events)
Sunday, February 20 2 p.m. - Island Community Theater (ICT) presents Play it Again Sam
Thursday, February 22 7:30 p.m. - War Torn” Documentary about Post Traumatic Stress
Saturday, February 26 8 p.m. - Gulfport Community Players stage set up.
Catherine Hickman Theater (upcoming events):
Thursday - Saturday, March 3-5 & 10-12, 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 6 & 13, 2 p.m. - Gulfport
Community Players present Mandrake, a risqué comedy. Tickets: $15, available at Eileen’s
Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar, and the Gulfport Casino.
Neighborhood Center (Last week’s events):
Sunday, February 20 9:30 a.m. - Faith Cathedral Int’l Church services (Turnout 22)
6 p.m. - Overeaters Anonymous meeting (Turnout 14)
Wednesday, February 23 7 p.m. - Sea Scouts meeting
Thursday, February 24 12:30 p.m. - Birthday party (Turnout 20)
Neighborhood Center (Upcoming events):
Every Sunday 6 p.m. - Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Every first - fourth Sunday 9:30 a.m. - Faith Cathedral International Church services
Every fourth Sunday 9:15 a.m. - Bible study
Scout Hall (Last week’s events):
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
Scout Hall (Upcoming Events):
Every Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
The game room was rented on Saturday, February 26 for a birthday party with approximately
twenty eight (28) people in attendance.
Applications are being accepted through March 18 for Summer Recreation Leaders and Junior
Programs, Classes and Activities
Forty one (41) children are enrolled in the 2010/11 School Year Child Care Program for children
in Kindergarten thru age 14.
Nineteen (19) children are enrolled in the 2010/11 Tot Time Program, a hands-on program for
children ages 3-5 that aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for
Contractual classes currently in session: AAYA Dance, Body Sculpt, Cardio Kickboxing, Energy
Dance, Fencing, Gymnastics, Karate, Latin Fitness, Streetwise Self-Protection for Women,
Stretch & Tone, Tai Chi, Tennis, Walking Club, Watercolor and Yoga.
Twenty three (23) FY 2010/11 Skate Park stickers have been purchased to date.
Eighty nine (89) teens are registered for the 2010/11 Teen night Program for teens in grades 6-
Leah Erb worked the room rental on Saturday evening.
Customer Service & Finance:
Account Activity (Water and/or Marina): 33 new, 0 closed
Water payments: 862 totaling $151,826.63
On-Line Water payments: 101 transactions totaling $10,438.78
Progress Energy payments: 189
Bright House payments: 37
Utility Bills Mailed 03/02/11: 1,310
Accounts Payable 02/25/11 (bi-weekly): 395 transactions totaling $200,773.35
Mail pieces processed 02/25/11 (bi-weekly): 638 totaling $335.54
Purchasing Cards 02/07/11 month report: 249 transactions totaling $36,492.41
Calls for Service:
38 Emergency Medical Calls
2 Structure Fires
1 Fire Alarm
3 Vehicle Crashes
1 Gas/LPG Leak
1 Brush Fire
12 Fire Inspections
The Gulfport Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meets at 7 p.m. on the third
Thursday of each month at Gulfport City Hall. For more information look for CERT on Facebook,
visit www.gulfportcert.com, or call Bob Worthington at 916-8014.
Gulfport Fire Department’s annual Hose and Ground Ladder testing is scheduled for
March 9 at the Gulfport Marina. Testing should take one day with Treasure Island Fire
Department rotating their apparatus through.
Gulfport Fire Department has selected Christopher Mathis to fill the vacant
Firefighter/EMT position. His first day on the job is March 8.
The Gulfport Fire Department will participate with South Pasadena Fire Department as
they host a short PowerPoint presentation about fire suppression features at Palms of
Pasadena Hospital and other important facts. Training will take place March 9, 10 & 11
and will begin with a 30-minute lecture at Station #20 followed by a walk-thru of the
Chief Marenkovic signed off on the final plans for the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP)
upgrade at Public Works Building.
Lt. Fuchs and the “C” shift crew hosted a tour of the Apparatus and the Station for a
group of local Cub Scouts.
The PCFCA met on March 3 hours at Pinellas Park Fire Station # 35.
Inspector Frank Vento inspected food vendors at the Gulfport Pet Rescue event on
Saturday. There were approximately 15 vendors. Some minor violations issues were
addressed. Gulfport Fire Officials will meet with the event organizer to discuss ways to
Inspector Frank Vento was requested to inspect new business occupancy for licensing;
Business was not ready for inspection. There are several new occupancies preparing for
opening soon, and Inspector Vento will follow up when the work is complete.
FIRE SAFETY AND SMOKE DETECTORS
Every year approximately 2,600 Americans die in home fires. Over half of these deaths (52%)
occur between the hours of 10 p.m. & 7 a.m. when residents are typically sleeping.
Smoke and toxic gases from a home fire are as deadly as heat and flames. Just two or three
breaths of toxic smoke can render an adult unconscious. In addition, smoke obscures vision,
decreasing the ability to escape.
Smoke alarms save lives, prevent injuries, and minimize property damage by detecting fires
early and alerting residents, allowing crucial time to escape. The risk of dying from a fire in a
home without working smoke alarms is twice as high as in a home with working smoke alarms.
Calls for Service:
Traffic stops 38
Vehicles fleeing attempted traffic stop 0
Traffic crashes 5
Traffic citations 22
Officers stopped a vehicle in the area of 7th Avenue & 58th Street in the early morning hours of
February 24 for speeding, a traffic control violation, and failure to maintain a single lane. The
driver, Rafael Moreno showed signs of being impaired. An investigation was conducted, and Mr.
Moreno was arrested for DUI.
Officers Bang and McLaughlin stopped a vehicle for stopping/standing on 58th Street in front of
Boca Ciega High School. Initially, the driver gave a false name because she had 3 warrants and
was DWLSR. Latoria L. Robinson was arrested.
New Cases: 12
Cases Assigned: 2
Cases Closed-No Leads: 9
Cases Cleared With Arrest: 1
Cases Unfounded/No Crime: 0
Supplements Received: 7
Cases Cleared With Arrest: 0
Cases Closed-No Leads: 2
Cases Unfounded/No Crime: 1
Exceptionally Cleared: 0
Cases Still Active: 4
Detective Embry has possibly identified a suspect in a robbery that took place behind
O’Maddy’s bar, pending an official identification by the victim.
School Resource Officers Beltran and Motte arrested a student at Boca Ciega High School for
possession of marijuana that was packaged with the intent to distribute.
Crime Analyst Palmisano completed and submitted a proposal for replacement of the computer
and upgrade of the software used to do facial composites, possibly using seizure funds to cover
the cost. She also completed updates to two analyses: one for Officer Falconeri’s Problem
Oriented Patrol (POP) regarding thefts of large metal objects, and; for Officer Garrett’s
regarding burglaries to and thefts of unlocked motor vehicles. Crime Analyst Palmisano also
worked in records for 10 hours.
Sergeant Burkhart, Detective Embry, and Commander Coombs met with Stetson University
Staff regarding a possible fraud. The detectives will follow up with this case this week.
The Marine Unit was on the water for 15 hours this week.
Reports reviewed 36
Supplements reviewed 15
Public records requests 73
Bike registrations 5
Subpoenas processed: 2
Citizens assisted: 68
Communications Officers handled 49 911 calls, 602 inbound administrative calls, placed 148
outbound calls. Communications Officers were also responsible for handling and processing
715 CAD log entries and entry of and processing of 23 combined citations.
Supervisor Beane provided 8 hours of coverage in Dispatch.
Members of the Special Enforcement Team are attending specialized training on tactical
building entries this week at U.S. Army’s Camp Blanding. This training is primarily funded
through Federal programs.
Replaced towel machine in restroom and repaired shelving at Recreation Center.
Installed bike racks in Police Department sallyport, repaired desk drawer and refilled fire
Installed paper holders in Public Services break room and repaired threshold.
Installed two exhaust fans on Public Services building for garage.
Patched and painted walls in Senior Center dining room.
Picked up and delivered brochure rack from Chamber of Commerce to Senior Center.
Raised five A/C units on City Hall complex in preparation for roof replacement.
Continued scheduled and emergency maintenance of City facilities.
Streets & Sanitation:
Completed asphalt patchwork citywide.
Removed debris from storm grates in Tangerine area and storm inlets in Stetson area.
Installed traffic-control devices and stop signs/poles citywide.
Replaced damaged street sign at 55th Street & 11th Avenue.
Graded and filled alley at 62nd Street & 9th Avenue, and 55th Street & Gulfport Boulevard.
Restocked mulch bin at Neighborhood Center.
Continued removing bags of leaves from homes citywide.
Removed palm tree obstruction at 22nd Avenue & 50th Street.
Removed and disposed of animal carcasses from City right-of-ways and alleys.
Removed and reset storm drain lid at 17th Avenue & 58th Street.
Removed illegal dumping at the beach parking lot.
Emptied green cans on Beach & Shore Boulevards, bus stops on Gulfport Boulevard, and
Seventy-two brush and special pickup work orders completed from 2/24 to 3/2.
Performed daily vehicle safety and maintenance check lists.
Recycling personnel added new containers/pickups to route and replaced old and broken
bins. Residents interested in participating in the recycling program should call 893-1089
for information and to request a recycling bin.
Daily Chloramines sampling at the points of connection to water distribution system
(includes Saturday & Sunday).
Daily inspection and read of Wholesale meters (includes Saturday & Sunday).
Completed routes 45, 46, 47 and 48 of the monthly meter reading schedule.
Completed 1 non pay recheck to confirm water service still off.
Completed 94 miscellaneous service orders generated by customer service department.
Completed 7 Sunshine One-Call Call Before You Dig Utility Locates.
Replaced 3 meters that were stuck and not recording water usage.
Reviewed permit application for fences, driveways and irrigation.
Collected biweekly bacteriological samples on water distribution system.
Collected bay water sample between Pier and Casino for quality testing.
Continued annual City backflow testing.
Replaced water service line at 2514 York Street.
Repaired water break at 5144 15th Avenue South.
Located and exercised valves in area of 7th Avenue & 52nd Street South.
Daily preventive maintenance and service at lift stations 1 & 2.
Daily rain fall check and documentation.
Daily ground water elevation recording.
Daily per trip vehicle check inspection.
Weekly generator exercise and preventive maintenance check on lift stations 1 & 2.
Weekly generator exercise and preventive maintenance at Police and Fire Departments.
Weekly vehicle safety and maintenance inspection.
Installed new emergency alarm horn and battery back-up unit at lift station #1.
Cleaned and televised sewer later at 6131 13th Avenue South.
Replaced bad throttle body on Fire Chief Vehicle #C17.
Replaced A/C blower motor on Police Vehicle #18.
Performed rear brake job on Police Vehicle #12.
Removed and replaced entire dashboard, replaced A/C blend door motor and performed
sealed system repair on A/C system on MVM Maintenance Vehicle #70.
Performed routine maintenance, repairs, etc. on various City vehicles.
Code Enforcement activities have moved to Section 3 of the City, also known as the
Southwest Neighborhood Area which generally extends south from Gulfport Boulevard to the
water and west from 58th & 59th Streets to the City Limits. To review the Code Enforcement
Activities documents for more detailed information and a map of the Code Enforcement areas,
please visit the Special Documents section of the City’s website at www.mygulfport.us.
March 9, 2011 Board of Adjustment:
V11-01 - 5944 Seabird Drive South. Variance request to reduce the dock right-hand side
one-third setback requirement 5.17 feet, MOL, from 26.67 feet to 21.50 feet, MOL, to
allow for the installation of a boat lift.
V11-02 - 5951 Bayview Circle South. Variance request to reduce the dock left-hand side
one-third setback requirement 6.34 feet, MOL, from 26.67 feet to 21.50 feet, MOL, to
allow for the replacement of a boat lift
The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) meets quarterly on the first
Monday of the month (except for holidays) at 6 p.m. at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for March 7, 2011.
The Waterfront Redevelopment Advisory Board (WRAB) meets quarterly at 7 p.m. in the
Senior Center. Due to the holiday season, the next meeting is March 28, 2011.
The Gulfport Gabber
Lori Rosso, Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
The St Petersburg Times