The Beach Clean-up Committee is happy to report that a successful beach clean-up effort was held Saturday, November 8th. Approximately a dozen people showed up to canvas the beach (and dunes) for various items deemed unacceptable. Ms. Gene Embler headed up this effort in my absence and I understand she provided coffee and bagels. Thank you, Gene!!!!!
It was reported that our effort did, again, encounter a large number of cigarette butts. In anticipation of such, many of us who participate in our group clean-efforts come to the beach equipped with a kitty-litter scooper attached to a light weight broom handle (to make it easier to pick up those pesky butts). To those interested, plastic kitty-litter scoopers are available at the Dollar Store for….drum roll…a dollar.
It was also reported that our clean-up crew encountered a surprising number of artificial flower petals. It seems that a wedding was held at the pavilion and in lieu of using real petals, the wedding party used artificial ones. Unfortunately, the folks in charge of cleaning up after the wedding chose not to pick up the large number of petals that ended up in the dunes. A big thank you goes out to those of you who made it your mission to go into the dunes and retrieve those petals!
Our next beach clean up is scheduled for December 13th (9:00 – 12′ clock noon). The pavilion has been reserved and 20 parking passes (i.e. Free Parking) have been secured for those who choose to drive.
It is hard to tell when it is winter in Florida. But there is nothing like good old fashion beach bonfire to remind us how lucky we are. This will be the 4th annual official Sunset Beach Holiday Bonfire, and the first that we can sell beer and wine. So come on down and share the cheer with all of us this Friday (12/5) at the pavilion. Thank you Cory, from Paradise Spa for helping with the wood. If anybody wants to help dig the hole, set up tables, lights, or just get the weekend off to an early start, we will begin at noon. The fire will be lit just before sunset. Treasure Island Fire Dept. will assist extinguishing at 11. Hot dogs, s’mores, beer, wine, soda, water will all be available, so just bring a chair, and an appetite for fun.
Eric Corson, SBCA President
Welcome Back to our Snowbirds! We have an exciting new year planned for the Sunset Beach Civic Association. Come and meet the New Board of Directors and visit with your neighbors! Bring your favorite signature dish to share. The SBCA will provide the protein. We will be selling beer, wine & soft drinks.
It is Membership Renewal Time. Please bring your membership dues for the upcoming season. We will be selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets and New T-Shirts in new sizes & colors.
Please RSVP to Johnny Bolton at:
We look forward to seeing you tonight!
Your friends at the Sunset Beach Civic Association
Hello Sunset Beach!
It has been a busy summer. The beach renourishment has been completed, and the beach looks good and wide The budget has passed and the millage rate will stay the same. There will be no increase in the garbage or recycle rate, but the sewer and stormwater rates
will increase slightly. The sewer rate increased because St Petersburg increased the rate to treat the sewage, and the stormwater increased so that we have money to fix the storm pipes.
We are all very pleased with the new beach! Stay tuned for opportunities for dune replanting. We will take all the sea oats we can, as we all know that the planted dune is our last line of defense.
There is a very interesting election coming up this November. I am not just speaking of Charlie 2.0 or marijuana, but Greenlight vs. No Tax For Tracks. Greenlight has many good points, and some not so good points, so make sure to cast an informed vote on this!
Until next time,
Commissioner District 4