St. Pete Beach Newsletter - 1/29/2021

City of St. Pete Beach , City Newsletter

St. Pete Beach Community Update


Photo of Commissioner Grill being sworn in on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 with his wife, Monica Grill and City Clerk Amber LaRowe.  Photo Credit: Jennifer McMahon

During a special meeting on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, the Commission voted to name Mark Grill as the interim District 2 Commissioner after Commissioner Doug Izzo's resignation.  Welcome Commissioner Grill to the team of dedicated public servants of the City of St. Pete Beach.

City of St. Pete Beach Firefighter Pension Board of Trustees Vacancies:

The City of St. Pete Beach needs two volunteers for to fill vacancies on the Pension Board for the Firefighters Pension.

  • Both terms are two year terms.
  • One person must be a full-time City resident
  • One person can be a resident of Florida in any municipality but is expected to attend these meetings. Right now, they are in ZOOM but may switch to in-person shortly.

The Board meets once per quarter, so four times a year. January, April, July, October and rotate meeting times of 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 1:30 pm.

Any interested person please email the City Clerk at

Have You Seen Coyotes?

Coyote Sighting

There have been several coyote sightings in the community.  See coyote safety information on our website HERE.
Photo Credit: SPB Fire Chief James Kilpatrick
Transportation in St. Pete Beach
Our Freebee shuttle service is available from 46th Ave. all the way to the end of Gulf Way. Freebee service can be requested by using the convenient app, or by calling 727-364-9466. Operating hours are Sunday through Saturday from 6 am until midnight. 
See full details HERE.

City of St. Pete Beach Events

Wondering what is happening in St. Pete Beach?  Add this website to your favorites and stay in the know!

Spring Concert Series is Back!

We're excited to announce our NEW Spring Concert Series! Tickets are limited, for more information or to purchase tickets please visit the website by clicking HERE.

Fireworks Survery

We want to hear from you regarding Fireworks in St. Pete Beach.  Please participate in our survey HERE.

Have You Seen Our Beach Clean Up Baskets?

Our Public Works Team installed a Clean Up Basket station location at Upham Beach in January 2021, and so far they seem to be pretty popular.

This is an ‘honor system’ usage by anyone walking on the beach who – like many of us – can’t stand to walk past trash on the beach for fear of it washing back out to sea and hurting sea life, but who can only carry so much but wants to pick it up for the common good.

We have identified 5 additional locations for possible installation of more Clean Up Baskets.  Let us know what you think!

Construction and Beach Projects

Due to an equipment malfunction at a County reclaimed water booster station, customers in St Pete Beach and Tierra Verde areas may experience low pressure in the reclaimed water distribution system over the next few months. Pinellas County Utilities’ staff is working to place equipment back online as soon as possible as well as make system adjustments to deliver the best possible pressure during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Should you have any questions, please contact customer service at (727) 464-4000.

Sanitary Sewer Force Main Installation - Week of January 11, 2021. The City of St Pete Beach began construction of the new sanitary sewer force main on Boca Ciega Drive during the week of January 11, 2021. This portion of the work is expected to take a few weeks to complete. During this time traffic detours may be in place, which may result in delays and some inconvenience from time to time. Please exercise caution and patience.

There are additional updates included in Mayor Johnson's Video update below.

2021 Parking Passes for Residents of St. Pete Beach


The 2021 parking passes are now available.

Passes can be pre-ordered through the online application located at

Please note: 2021 parking passes will be given a grace period through January.

St. Pete Beach Public Library News

How to Make History

A collaborative effort between the St. Pete Beach Public Library, the University of South Florida and the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum to digitize local history was undertaken by Dr. Catherine Wilkins through the USF Honors College’s course How to Make History for the Spring Semester in 2018. Subsequent semesters have added to the body of work, some of which can be seen here: 

A history of John's Pass:

IRS tax forms and the IRS instruction booklet are now available at the library.

AARP Tax Aide will not be preparing taxes this year at the St. Pete Beach Library nor at City Hall. The service will be offered at the Gulf Beaches Chamber of Commerce, Gulfport Library, and Pinellas Park Library. Appointments will be necessary but, as of this time, the details have not been formalized. For the latest information please visit

January 27th, 2021 Video Update from Mayor Al Johnson

Mayor Johnson Weekly Update

January 27, 2020- Community Update with
Al Johnson - Mayor of St. Pete Beach
Topics include:
-Sunrunner Project
-Activities in St. Pete Beach
-Mark Grill joins the St. Pete Beach Commission representing District 2

Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.  

Sarah Laracuente

Public Information Officer

City of St. Pete Beach


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