Meeting Reminder

Due to circumstances beyond our control, tonight’s City Council Meeting will not be live streamed. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded tomorrow. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

Red Tide Update

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists on the Florida Gulf Coast. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 107 samples, with bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) observed in five samples from Pasco County, 25 samples from Pinellas County, 16 samples from Hillsborough County, seven samples from Manatee County, and 15 samples from Sarasota County.

Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to medium concentrations in and offshore of Pasco County (in 13 samples). Samples collected offshore of Santa Rosa, Bay, Dixie, and Hernando counties did not contain K. brevis.

The latest Red Tide status updates are also available by phone any time from anywhere in Florida. To hear a recording about red tide conditions throughout the state please call 1-866-300-9399. Callers outside of Florida can dial 727-502-4952. Standard calling charges may apply.

For more information on Red Tide, please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website at: https://myfwc.com

Know the Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer is here and it is hot! During extremely hot and humid weather, your body’s ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. It is important to know the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat illness, and recommended first aid steps.

Notice of Passing

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Utility Billing Clerk, Kimberly Hartley.

Kim is a strong, kind, beautiful, free-spirit, her smile could brighten any room. She was a hard-working, dedicated employee, that will be greatly missed. Information on services is unknown at this time. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.