More Money For The St Pete Pier 

Posted: 3:31 am Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

 

The Florida Keys will be back open for tourists as of October 1st. It was only two weeks ago that up to 25% of all the homes in the Keys were destroyed by Hurricane Irma. The Key West and Marathon airports are
open.

 

Pinellas County Commissioners voted in favor of adding more millions to the budget for the new St Pete Pier, raising the total budget now to $76 million. The majority of that money will actually be used for projects on the approach to the Pier.

 

If you’re dealing with a leaky roof after Hurricane Irma, the Army Corps of Engineers has Operation Blue Roof underway. The program is free for homeowners and provides blue tarps put up by licensed contractors. Here’s a link to their site, and you can call for more information at 1-888-ROOF-BLU OR 1-888-7663258.

 

The “Burg Buys Local Week” kicked off in St Petersburg on Sunday. The week was created to help small business recover from the losses incurred by Hurricane Irma and runs through October 1st. On the Tampa side, a similar initiative begins today with “Shop Gandy.” That event was created by business owners worried about the impact construction on the Selmon Crosstown will have on their sales.

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