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On T he Riviera NEWSLETTER OF THE RIVIERA BAY CIVIC ASSOCIATION SINCE 1960

“It’s another great day in Riviera Bay!”

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lot has happened since the last newsletter. Seventy-five volunteers came together on May 22nd and removed 2.35 tons of trash & debris from our canals and surrounding land areas; an additional 551 lbs of recyclable material was

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separated and recycled; we gave away a bunch of nice canvas bags and other give-away items, along with several Rain Barrels, to a lot of those volunteers; and we all enjoyed great donated food from , and . It’s really great to have such supportive business owners and managers in the area. Please patronize these places whenever possible...( betcha can’t say that 3 times fast.) Coming up real soon at our next meeting on Thurs, July 22nd, we’ll have more free food and 2 speakers about Hurricane Preparedness and CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) and hopefully you’ll learn something from both speakers about protecting your home and family from storms and criminals. I’m also kind of throwing around the idea of organizing an RBCA day at the Fossil Park pool sometime before it closes for the Doggie swim on Aug 28th. (Contact me if you’re interested)

us sooner or later, so if you care about your environment at all, please see the article inside and consider giving a donation and/or some of your time to those organizations looking for help and volunteers right now.

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NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, JULY 22nd - Social: 6:30 - Meeting: 7:00 pm 2 Speakers - CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Hurricane Preparedness

RBCA SECRETARY NEEDED URGENTLY! contact Dave or Donna Hoover at daybugme2@yahoo.com; or call 579-3644.


CPTED (Pronounced sep-ted) Part 2 of 3

2010 RBCA EVENTS JULY 22 GENERAL MEETING - 7 To 9 PM Social Time & Food 6:30pm 2 Speakers: Chief Bob Ballou on Hurricane Preparedness

Susy Ajoc on CPTED Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Holy Family School, 250 78th Ave N AUGUST??? FOSSIL PARK POOL DAY for RBCA members (Contact Prez Dave If Interested) SEPT 11 POLICE & FIRE HERO APPRECIATION PICNIC 12 Noon – 4pm Rio Vista School Pavilion 8131 Macoma Drive NE SEPT 23 GENERAL MEETING - 7 To 9 PM AGENDA - TBA Holy Family School, 250 78th Ave N OCTOBER 1, 2, 3 FALL YARD SALE NOV 4 GENERAL MEETING - 7 To 9 PM Nominations - TBA Holy Family School, 250 78th Ave N NOV 18 THANKSGIVING DINNER Location TBA DECEMBER 24 CANDLE LUMINARIES & BOAT PARADE

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

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PTED is a tool in a process, not a cure all. Nothing is fool proof. You goal needs to be the prevention of opportunistic behavior on the part of criminals, not to turn your home into a fortress. There are three basic and overlapping principles in the CPTED concept. They are: Natural Surveillance, Natural Access Control and Natural Territorial Reinforcement. Part 1 of this series covered Natural Surveillance. This article will be about Natural Access Control. Most criminal intruders will try to find a way into an area where they will not be easily observed. How can we limit access and increase natural surveillance to keep them out altogether or mark them as an intruder? You must control the “traffic” flow to your property. For example: • Install or repair fences and walkways and remove unwanted access paths. • Repair windows, clean up trash, remove obstacles that invite the unwanted to approach your property in the first place. • Light a pathway to your door, to indicate the proper way for someone to approach your residence. • Join with your neighbors and report any suspicious activity. Crime prevention is not just a job for the Police. It is your responsibility to decrease the opportunity for crime. Remember: Light it, Lock it, Hide it or Lose it!!! Watch for the last article in this series about Natural Territorial Reinforcement.


Council Member Kennedy’s Corner T

hank you for the opportunity to contribute to your monthly newsletter. In this month’s issue, I would like to provide you with a brief overview regarding the Gandy Boulevard Widening Project and the 16th Street Service Road Realignment.

Construction activity for the road widening, milling and resurfacing of Gandy Boulevard North from Grand Avenue to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street North, is scheduled to commence June 2010. The work will include adding a 12 foot wide vehicle lane and a five foot wide paved shoulder/bicycle lane in each direction along Gandy Boulevard from Grand Avenue to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street North. In addition, work includes the realignment of the 94th Avenue North and reconstruction of approximately 600 linear feet of 16th Street North between 94th Avenue and Commerce Avenue. Property Owners, the City of St. Petersburg and the Florida Department of Transportation, have been working

together to develop this project and comply with traffic impact mitigation requirements for the Gateway Area. This project will improve traffic flow by increasing travel lanes from the current four lanes to six, and enhance operational capacity and safety with the realignment of the 16th Street intersection. While there may be some minor inconveniences during the construction, local access to residents and businesses will be available at all times. The project is slated to be completed by June, 2011. If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at (727) 893-7117.

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OPERATION HEALTHY WATER 2010 CANAL CLEANUP

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n Sat, May 22nd, the RBCA held our annual canal cleanup and our efforts were once again enhanced this

We filled two 40 cubic yd dumpsters with 2.35 tons of trash and debris.

year by a grant from the

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and also by donations of supplies from

There was plenty of debris in the canals.

Our Thanks go out to both of these wonderful organizations for all of their help with our cleanup. Thanks also to the for

providing help Treasure Island, Tampa, coordinating this event Palmetto, Sarasota, even and providing the including a group of 6 dumpsters. volunteers from the We had a total of 75 Levi’s store at Tampa’s volunteers show up at International Mall and our newly renovated their store at Ellenton Sunlit Cove boat ramp Mall. We want to early that morning and publicly thank all of our they all got off to a great volunteers for doing start THANKS to the such a great job this breakfast sandwiches & Pat from the Suncoast Seabird year. You all left the orange drinks donated Sanctuary picked up an injured world a better place Snowy Egret found by Dick thanks to your efforts. from the , the Wibberg. The Sactuary will nurse By the end of our him back to health and release. coffee & donuts donated cleanup, we had filled from the two 40 cubic yd commercial dumpsters , and the coffee donated by to the top with 2.35 tons of trash & We would sincerely debris. (not included in this weight is like to thank these local organizations 551 Lbs of recyclable materials that we for their support. also separated, Our event was weighed & later posted on the recycled.) RBCA website as 49.6 Lbs of well as several Plastic other websites by 134.8 Lbs of Keep Pinellas Steel Beautiful, the 27 Lbs of Sierra Club, Aluminum CONA, & The 66.4 Lbs of Clear District. It was Glass also printed in our These volunteers came from the Levi’s Store 154.2 Lbs of RBCA newsletters at International Plaza and Ellenton Mall. Brown Glass and in the St Pete 100 Lbs of Tires Times Neighborhood section. All this & Wheels publicity brought volunteers from all We always find some unique over the St Petersburg area as well as “treasures” every year. One year it was


a locked safe, one year it support of our volunteers. needed a little more help, so after was a V6 car engine. This Apart from the weather several trips back and forth to the year one of our volunteers being kind of hot, and the dumpsters with the trailer, we finally found a new slalom ski 5 or 6 yahoos caddy-corner made our last trip to pick up the cleanup and Jamie Phipps found a across from the boat ramp signs and walked thru our doors at “Hippo Restricted Area” that kept complaining all 7:30pm that night. It was a very long sign. Dick Wibberg found day and asking us to stop and exhausting day, but a very a Snowy Egret bird that everything we were doing successful and rewarding one, and we had gotten his leg stuck just so they could launch would like to thank each and every one and was severely their boat and go out and of our volunteers for making such a dehydrated and have fun, the day was positive difference for everybody in the malnourished and really perfect. I guess it takes all community. (maybe we should organize didn’t look like he’d make kinds and some people just a clean-up more than once a year???) it. We called the don’t have any pride in VOLUNTEER HOURS: “Suncoast Seabird where or how they live. Set-Up Volunteers – 6 people for 1 hr always find odd things in Sanctuary” and they sent We After a = 6 hrs the canals. Pat out to pick up the bird. while, Dave Clean-Up volunteer She checked him out and and I drove hours come out to be 75 didn’t find anything broken and said around the neighborhood people for 4 hours = 300 he’d be fine in about a week and would with a trailer to make sure hrs. be released back into the wild when he all the trash bags had been Tear Down Crew - 12 was ready. He was all curled up in her picked-up, and we came people for 30 minutes = 6 hand until I said I wanted a picture for across Cyndy, Justin, & hrs the newsletter, and right then he picked Austin Glynn still Glynn & Hoovers – 5 his head up and posed with his best working in the north end people 1pm -3 pm = 10 side. of the neighborhood, so hrs We had lunch around 12:30 with we continued working Hoovers – 2 people sandwiches donated from with them until about 3pm-7:30 pm = 9 hrs and pizza donated from 3pm. Once again scouting Total Volunteer Hours . We would sincerely like to out the neighborhood, we We separated, weighed and = 331 Hours recycled 551 lbs of materials. thank these local company’s for their found some area’s that

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KEEP PINELLAS BEAUTIFUL Special Beach (Coastal) Cleanup - Volunteer Pre-Registration This beach cleanup is special because it is (1) Requested by the US Coast Guard, (2) We currently do not know the date or time of the actual cleanup (3) We must be prepared to provide volunteers to cover the entire Pinellas shoreline with only a 36-48 hour notification (4) We must remove all litter and debris from the shoreline and we must do it quickly and safely. The Pinellas County shoreline is not in any immediate danger from oil residue from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill at this time BUT currents, winds and storms can change the oil spill residue direction at any time and on short notice. The USCG and other governmental agencies are monitoring the Gulf of Mexico, tracking the various locations and direction of the oil spill residue. The USCG has requested that Keep Pinellas Beautiful establish an operational plan for volunteers to remove litter and debris from our shoreline in the event that oil residue is within 72 hours of reaching our shoreline. They have requested a clean, litter-free shoreline 24 hours prior to the expected arrival of the oil residue on our shoreline. 1. Set up a program to identify and contact (pre-register) 5,000 volunteers for immediate (within 2 hours)

notification of date and time of the Special Beach (Coastal) Cleanup. 2. Set up pre-planned cleanup locations to cover the entire shoreline of Pinellas County (western only now) with qualified site captains and a phone number for volunteer sign up. 3. Provide each pre-registered volunteer with a registration confirmation number, which will be used to report availability to the site captain in lieu of name, reducing the reporting time. 4. Pre-position volunteer support times for the cleanup. 5. Provide pre-registered volunteers with a bi-monthly update on the shoreline status. 6. Establish a working plan for the immediate removal of all collected litter and debris. 7. Coordination with US Coast Guard, Pinellas County Government and pre-registered volunteers as needed. Note: We will need approximately 2,000 volunteers to cleanup all locations in a 2-hour period. We need 5,000 volunteers to pre-register because we do not know when (time and date), therefore many willing volunteers may have previous commitments. This is the only all-volunteer effort that will be done as part of the Pinellas Oil Spill Cleanup. All other efforts will be done by qualified, trained personnel hired by BP.


The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is asking for the community’s help to prepare for injured birds and coastal cleanup. The sanctuary is asking for volunteers and items to be donated. The Sanctuary staff and volunteers were a significant workforce in the disastrous Tampa Bay 1993 oil spill and have experienced avian care staff on standby to assist Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research. The sanctuary is a local drop-off center for the needed donations of Please bring the items to the sanctuary at 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. For more info visit seabirdsanctuary.com or call 727-391-6211 for more information.

Florida’s pristine, westernmost Panhandle beaches. If efforts to stop its progress fail and oil continues to drift toward us and along the peninsula, it could harm birds, seagrass beds, coastal marshes, and eventually the mangrove islands off the Florida Keys. You can take action in many ways: 1. Volunteer to rescue injured birds and to clean oil off Florida’s beaches and other coastal areas. 2. Sign the petition opposing state and federal plans to expand oil drilling in Florida’s water. 3. Contribute to Sierra Club’s special fund to rescue birds injured by the oil spill and underwrite advocacy so this never happens again. 4. Recruit your friends and family to join ’s response efforts. www.audubonaction.org/ also has a website and is also looking for volunteers. Please visit: www.florida.sierraclub.org/ tampabay.

The disastrous spill and leakage of oil from the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig is drifting toward Florida’s Gulf Coast. Help rescue Florida’s coastal birds. The 3,200-square-mile slick is just miles from

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Recycle Your Old Batteries

JOSHUA HOUSE TOY DRIVE

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ust a short reminder: Whenever you see new toys or childrens clothing on sale, please remember the Joshua House Toy Drive in November. Last year the time flew by and I felt we did not give our neighborhood ample time to collect toys, so I am on top of it this year. Please find it in your hearts to think of these children and support the cause. We will have future reminders in coming RBCA newletters. We can store toys as well if you would like to donate early. Any questions please call 578-9718, Thank you so much!

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three more times this year to keep this area clean. Hopefully this will be an on-going project that won’t just happen 3 more times this year. The more volunteer’s we have, the less distance has to be covered by each person. We he RBCA has “Adopted” 83rd Avenue N, east will give you the gloves, a vest, and all the supof 4th Street North to the San Martin Bridge, plies needed, and as usual, we won’t charge you and Goodwill Industries has adopted the rest of anything at all for all that great exercise. Contact 83rd Ave from the bridge out to Gandy Blvd. This proDonna Hoover at daybugme2@yahoo.com or call gram allows any organization to adopt a street if they 579-3644 and leave a message if you’re interested in joinpledge to clean the area around that portion of the roadway ing us for the next clean-up sometime in September. at least 4 times a year for the next 2 years. (Keep an eye out for our 2 new “Adoption” signs coming soon from “Keep Pinellas Beautiful”). SEA WALLS, DOCKS & LIFTS We completed our first clean-up already on May 22 in conjunction with our Annual Canal Clean-up and now we Vinyl Sheet Pilings or are looking for volunteers to sign up and join us at least

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David Hoover..................................579-3644 / daybugme2@yahoo.com Jean Corsetti..........................................576-1506 / jcorsetti@verizon.net NEED VOLUNTEER................................................................................ Lisa Touchton.............................. 576-8443 / lisatouchton@hotmail.com Sean Singh.......................................570-8458 - seanbsingh@gmail.com : Kathy Crow................................................. 578-7649 / kcstev@aol.com Pauline Foster.............................................................................576-1468 Jenny Healy...............................................................................576-2765 Donna Hoover.................................579-3644 / daybugme2@yahoo.com Eve Joy...................................941-981-9366 / evejoy33702@yahoo.com Dave Kandz..............................................642-8567 / dave@rbdigital.biz Roy O’Neil...........................................578-8754 / royoneil@verizon.net Andrew Smith...................813-453-3407 / andrewacs@tampabay.rr.com Donna Hoover.................................579-3644 / daybugme2@yahoo.com Lisa Touchton.............................. 576-8443 / lisatouchton@hotmail.com Missy Martino.....................................577-5500 / RBCAnews@aol.com Al Martino...........................................577-5500 / RBCAnews@aol.com

Pauline Foster .........................................................................576-1468 Jenny Healy .............................................................................576-2765 Donna & David Hoover................579-3644 / daybugme2@yahoo.com Jean Corsetti ..........................576-1506 / tranquilitysouth@verizon.net Lisa Touchton.......................... 576-8443 / lisatouchton@hotmail.com Jean Tyack, Chairperson .........................................................576-9300 Donna Hoover...............................579-3644 / daybugme2@yahoo.com Lisa Touchton...........................576-8443 / lisatouchton@hotmail.com Hal Hammer ...................................576-5257 / hammer8314@aol.com

(locate any dept and phone number in the city) (For ongoing problems and response within 24 hours) .................................... Mayor@stpete.org / ....council@stpete.org / deborah.larson@stpete.org

David Hoover..................................579-3644 / daybugme2@yahoo.com David & Donna Hoover..................579-3644 / daybugme2@yahoo.com Alternate: Jean Corsetti........................576-1506 / jcorsetti@verizon.net

Eve Joy..........................................577-5254 / evejoy33702@yahoo.com Lance Obst................................................578-9718 - dobst@verizon.net Andrew Smith......................813-453-3407 / andrewacs@tapabay.rr.com Jason Touchton.............. 576-8443 / captainjason@seafarichartersfl.com Donna & David Hoover..................579-3644 / daybugme2@yahoo.com Debby Obst...............................................578-9718 - dobst@verizon.net Jean Corsetti............................576-1506 / tranquilitysouth@verizon.net Eve Joy..........................................577-5254 / evejoy33702@yahoo.com Lisa Touchton.............................. 576-8443 / lisatouchton@hotmail.com

Animal Control ..............................................................................582-2600 Chamber of Commerce ..................................................................821-4069 Codes Compliance..........................................................................893-7373 Curb, Street, Sidewalk Repair........................................................551-3151 Neighborhood Partnership..............................................................892-5141 Public Utilities................................................................................893-7761 Reclaimed Water.............................................................................892-5111 Sanitation........................................................................................893-7398 Sewer Repair..................................................................................893-7261 Street Light Outage.................................................................800-228-8485 Street Signs/Traffic Signals............................................................893-7421 Water Resources: ext. 0 .................................................................893-7261 Water and Navigation ....................................................................453-3385 (Dock permits, report Mangrove cutting, etc.) Weedon Island Preserve..................................................................453-6500

Dave Kandz..............................................642-8567 / dave@rbdigital.biz Roy O’Neil...........................................578-8754 / royoneil@verizon.net Andrew Smith...............................813-453-3407 / andrewacs@msn.com

We are your neighborhood civic association and we work for you to maintain and improve your neighborhood. If you have not joined or renewed your membership in the Riviera Bay Civic Association, please take a moment to fill out this membership form and bring it to the next meeting or send your dues to the address below. Please show your support by sending in at least $10.00. (A larger amount would be appreciated!) One association membership per household includes your spouse and children, to be purchased each calendar year.

I would like to join/rejoin the Riviera Bay Civic Association. Enclosed please find at least $10.00 (more is appreciated) association dues for our family for January through December. Name: _________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Please make checks payable to: Riviera Bay Civic Association Mail to: Riviera Bay Civic Association, 9890 2nd St. North, St Pete, FL 33702 (727) 576-8443

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