IMPORTANT NOTICE: City File No. FLUM-56 (Euclid Church)
From: November 7, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
To: December 12, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Casey Sanders, Applicant, is requesting that his application be rescheduled from November 7, 2019 to December 12, 2019. I understand that Sanders has spoken/met with several neighbors in the last week and believes the extra time will help him respond more completely to their/your concerns. On December 12, 2019, the City Council will either conduct a public hearing or consider an extension request from Sanders. City Staff does not have the authority to grant an additional extension beyond the December 12, 2019 meeting.
Update to Public Hearing
What’s going on with the rezoning of the historic Euclid Church?
As you may know, shopping center developer Paradise Ventures is buying the historic church at 919 10th Ave N and has applied to rezone the property commercial. Last week due to a typographical error, the St Petersburg City Council delayed a vote on the commercial rezoning application. Although several council members raised concerns about the proposed zoning change, they did approve the change to the land use map (which is also required for a zoning change) with the understanding that Paradise Ventures works with the neighborhood to come up with a more amenable plan before the DEC 12 meeting. Residents will also have an opportunity to speak at the DEC 12 city council meeting. You can watch the Oct. 17 meeting here:
(Note: the portion of council meeting that pertains to this issue is item I. 10 on the agenda)
Seven Euclid St. Paul residents spoke in opposition to the zoning change and a petition with 39 signatures of Euclid St Paul residents opposing the zoning change was submitted to the City Council at the Oct. 17 meeting. No public comment other than the developer’s was in support of zoning change.
The application, city preservation and zoning staff report, and letters submitted to the city council are part of the city council agenda, scroll to Quasi Judicial Item I. 10 or search “Paradise Ventures.” Agenda linked here: http://www.stpete.org/agenda%20packets/2019-10-17%20Council%20Agenda.pdf
Residents are encouraged to express their opinions at the City Council public hearing on Nov. 7 at 5:30 pm at Sunshine Center, 330 5th St. N. St Petersburg.
If you are interested in learning more about this issue, discussing options, and/or signing the petition against the rezoning the property commercial, please email Michelle Gehrig at EuclidStPaulRezoning@gmail.com.
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Annual Special Events
Alley Clean-up: Scheduled to coincide with Home Depot's hosting Hazardous Waste drop off.
Neighborhood Garage Sale and Block Party- April
Haunted Hike - Mid October
Holiday Potluck Dinner and ESPNA Elections - December Annual Meeting.
These avenues are available to all active members to communicate a concern or an idea:
Write an editorial for our neighborhood newsletter (<500 words). The newsletter is sent out every other month starting in February. All articles should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th of the preceding month and be signed by a member.
Request that a letter be forwarded to the membership list via email. Send forward requests to email@example.com. Letters should be signed by members.
Request that your topic be added to the general meeting agenda. General meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month, starting in February, in St. Paul's cafeteria at 7 pm. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 7 days prior to be added to the agenda.
Request that your topic be added to the board meeting agenda. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month, starting in January, at 7 pm. Please contact at least 7 days prior to be added to the agenda. The meeting location is posted on our website www.espna.org and all members are welcome to attend.
Request a special meeting and vote. Special meetings can be called by board or by 10 active members. Written notice of the date, place, and purpose of special meetings shall be provided to all members at least 7 days prior. Send special meeting requests to email@example.com.
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This Year's Charity
A portion of our fundraising from neighborhood events has been contributed to a local charity for over 10 years. Our members nominate charities that they feel need our support at the fall general meeting. Information is provided about each charity and paid members vote at the final yearly annual meeting to select the charity that we'll support throughout the upcoming year. The charity for 2019 is Cetera Inc.
Previous Year's Charities
2018 Pet Pal Animal Shelter
2017 The Kind Mouse
2016 SPCA of Tampa Bay
2015 Community Preschool
2014 YMCA of Greater St Pete
2013 Wounded Warrior Project
2012 St Vincent DePaul
2011 Ronald McDonald House
2010 Alpha House of Pinellas County
Cetera was founded to address resource gaps for young adults between ages 18 and 28 who are leaving foster care and transitioning to young adulthood. Cetera aims to increase the networks of educational and social support, as well as increase the housing options available to young adults from foster care. Youth leaving foster care will have access to a broad network of organizations, supportive adults, and peers who will increase opportunities that promote well-being and connectedness.