Belleair Beach Appoints New Member to Parks and Recreation Board
By Josh Valone
The Belleair Beach City Council met Monday evening to consider and discuss several proposals, eventually coming to a final decision on all but one of the items on their agenda.
The first item on the night's agenda was the consideration of an agreement between the Pinellas Planning Council and the City of Belleair Beach for planning and mapping services. The advantages of such an agreement seemed fairly obvious, giving Belleair Beach the ability to tap into county expertise. The proposal passed 7-0.
The City Council moved on to discussing the renewal of a two-year period for solid waste collection and disposal services with Waste Management. The proposal called for the cost of services to not exceed $224,063. In the end the council was unable to come to a consensus, opting instead to request further research on the topic so a more informed decision could be made at a future date.
The council then approved a second amendment to the agreement with Pinellas County for design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of the Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Program. The amendment passed unanimously, 7-0.
The next item on the agenda was Ordinance 10-04, which pertained to pets in parks and beaches. The ordinance would amend section 6-35 of the city code, which would allow the city to sever or change the current code if any of its rules and regulation became unenforceable in the future. This measure also passed unanimously, 7-0.
The evening's final order of business was the appointment of a new member to the Park and Recreation Board. The honor was given to Mr. Ray Valdes, who the council felt was both an appropriate candidate, as well as someone who had the necessary experience to uphold the demands of his new position.
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