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    • LNM: AICW Channel Light 46C Relocated, Swansboro, NC Statute Mile 229


      This relocated ICW channel light is on the outside corner of a turn in the Waterway south of Bogue Inlet/AICW intersection.


      1. THE FOLLOWING AID TO NAVIGATION HAS BEEN RELOCATED.

      A. BOGUE SOUND – NEW RIVER LIGHT 46C (LLNR 39085) HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO APPROX POSIT 34-41-04.200N, 077
      -07-24.510W TO MARK BEST WATER.

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    • LNM: West Venetian AICW Bridge, Closure, Feb 9, 6:10-10 AM, FL Statute Mile 1088.5


      The annual Miami Marathon occurs in late January or early February. Of the several bridges closed for the event, only West Venetian Causeway crosses the Waterway.

      FLORIDA – MIAMI HARBOR – MIAMI RIVER – SOUTH MIAMI AVENUE/EAST AND WEST VENETIAN BRIDGES: Bridge Closures.
      The Coast Guard has approved a temporary deviation to the operating schedule of the following bridges to accommodate the 2020 Miami Marathon on Sunday February 9, 2020.
      The South Miami Avenue Bridge across the Miami River, Miami, Florida will be closed to navigation from 6:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
      The East Venetian Causeway Bridge across Miami Beach Channel, Miami Beach, Florida will be closed to navigation from 6:10 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
      The West Venetian Causeway Bridge across Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami, Florida will be closed to navigation from 6:10 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
      These closures are to include Tugs, and Tugs with Tows. Public Vessels of the United States and Vessels in distress shall be passed at any time. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a requested opening, may do so at any time. If you have any questions regarding the waterway, please contact USCG Sector Miami Waterways Division Chief, LT Samuel Rodriguez-Gonzalez at (305) 535-4307, email samuel.rodriguez-gonzalez@uscg.mil
      Ref: LNM 03-20 Chart: 11468

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Bridge Directory Listing For Venetian Causeway Bridge

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    • LNM: New Boating Laws take Effect in Georgia

      These new laws restrict anchoring in a number of previously available and popular sites. For AGLCA’s perspective, see Florida and Georgia to Restrict Anchoring. Our thanks to Ted Arisaka for asking the USCG to include this in week 3/20 LMNs. 

      GEORGIA: GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: NEW COASTAL BOATING LAWS TAKE EFFECT IN GEORGIA
      Effective January 1, 2020 new coastal boating laws for waste disposal and overnight anchoring. Complete information go to https://coastalgadnr.org/new-coastal-boating-laws-take-effect-georgia       LNM 3/20

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      1. Ted Arisaka -  January 23, 2020 - 9:07 am

        Yes I contacted USCG last week and asked them to put this in their LNM. Sad.

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    • LNM: Sunsetting Traditional NOAA Paper Charts

      The discontinuation of printed charts has been talked about for years and now it is here. See NOAA Seeks Comments on Ending Paper Chart PublicationComments may still be made by Feb 1.

      SUNSETTING TRADITIONAL NOAA PAPER CHARTS
      November 15, 2019 NOAA formerly announced in the Federal Register (Docket #2019-24807) they would begin a 5-year process of discontinuing their traditional paper, or raster, charts by 2025. NOAA intends to gradually ‘sunset’ raster chart products and is introducing an option to create custom ENC data based charts that can be printed as a paper copy locally or commercially, via one of their certified third party printers. More detailed information regarding this transition is available from https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/docs/raster-sunset.pdf
      Comments/questions on the Federal Register Notice and the NOAA Custom Chart application should be submitted at
      https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/customer-service/assist/
      Other concerns may be directed to your local NOAA Navigation Manager, https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/customer-service/regionalmanagers/index.htm
      In order to identify and overcome the regulatory challenges associated with this transition including but not limited to updating commercial vessel carriage requirements and maritime safety information processes, NOAA will continue to work directly with its Agency charting partners. A prototype version of the NOAA Custom Chart Tool is available at https://devgis.charttools.noaa.gov/pod/ LNM 3/20

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    • Southport-Oak Island 2020 Calendar of Events


      Southport Marina
      910-269-2380 The new 82-slip Deep Point Marina is located on the Cape Fear River in Southport, NC, and offers fuel and transient dockage, as well as daily, monthly and annual slip rentals. The marina is adjacent to the new Bald Head Island Ferry Terminal, which houses a snack bar (open seasonally) that offers grab-and-go food options, soft drinks, beer, wine and coffee. In addition, the Deep Point Marina is convenient to Southport's shopping, restaurants and historic district, and offers easy ocean access.
      910-457-7380

      The Southport-Oak Island Area, at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, is home to three CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS: Southport Marina, Deep Point Marina and Bald Head Island Marina.

      Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce

      2020 Calendar of Events

      March 5, 2020 Coastal Consumer Showcase @ St. James Community Center from 4pm-7pm
      4136 Southport-Supply Road, St. James, NC 28461 

      The Coastal Consumer Showcase, “Highlighting the Best Products & Services” in the Southport Oak Island area is held annually the first Thursday in March (3/5/2020) from 4pm-7pm at the St. James Community Center. Admission is free.  There are free samples, giveaways, Pick-A-Prize Auction and register for the $100 cash drawing.  The Showcase is organized by the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce for the public.Contact:  

      Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce

      4433 Long Beach Road, SE

      Southport, NC 28461

      910 457-6964

      events@southport-oakisland.com 

      www.southport-oakisland.com 

       

      April 18, 2020 Oak Island Lighthouse Run @ Middleton Park Extension, Oak Island 

      Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration: 

      April 17th  – 5:00pm-8:30pm @ NC Baptist Assembly @ Fort Caswell, 100 Caswell Beach Drive,  Caswell Beach.  

      April 18th – 6:00am-7:00am Middleton Park Extension, corner of SE 46th Street & Dolphin Drive, Oak Island

      Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & 1 Mile Run: April 18th  – Middleton Park Extension, corner of SE 46th Street & Dolphin Drive, Oak Island

      Oak Island Lighthouse Half Marathon Run and 5k, 10k and 1 Mile Run or Walk is a fun and enjoyable event for all fitness levels.  The run courses showcase the best scenery on the North Carolina Coast — with salt marshes, the Atlantic Ocean, beautiful beaches, foot bridges and a lighthouse as a cheerleader. A race worthy of taking a weekend trip with your friends.   The festivities start on Friday, April 17th  from 5pm-8:30pm at Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration at the NC Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell.   Come out and help create our beautiful finish line with Chalk Art at the Start on Saturday, April 18th from 6am-7am then participate in a group stretch and warm up.  There will be finisher awards for the Half, 10k & 5k as well Pelican SnoBalls and beer for the participants. The overall and age group awards are prints by renowned coastal artist Ricky Evans of The Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport.  Half Marathon begins at 7:30am, 10k at 8:00am, 5k at 8:15am and 1 Mile at 8:20am on Saturday, April 18th  at the Middleton Park Extension in Oak Island.  An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital.  Check the run website for additional details and link to register www.lighthouse10k.com

      Contact: 

      Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce

      4433 Long Beach Road, SE

      Southport, NC 28461

      910 457-6964

      run@oakislandlighthouserun.com 

      www.oakislandlighthouserun.com  

       

      July 2nd – 4th,  2020 North Carolina 4th of July Festival @ Downtown Southport 

      The N.C. 4th of July Festival is held annually in the City of Southport July 2nd – 4th and Beach Day on July 1st in the Town of Oak Island.   The City of Southport first celebrated our nation’s independence in 1792 as the “Festival of Free Men”.  Over the years, the name of the festival changed until 1972, when the festival incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival. Today, the festival celebrates our freedom as it remembers the sacrifices with some fun thrown into the mix. This year will be no exception.  Join the over 50,000 people who attend the N.C. 4th of July Festival each year.  Festival events include: Naturalization Ceremony, Flag Raising Ceremony, Flag Retirement Ceremony, Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony, Over 100 Arts & Craft Booths, Food Vendors, Parade, Live Stage Entertainment, Fireworks, Franklin Square Art Gallery’s National Art Show, Shine & Show Classic Car Show, Voter Registration, Old Jail Tours, Used Book Sale, Lions Club Boat Raffle Drawing, Cape Fear Yacht Club’s Flotilla, St. Philip Episcopal Chapel of the Cross Open, Children’s Entertainment, Children’s Games, Pancake Breakfast, and Firefighters Competition.   Prior to the Festival:  Beach Day Events – July 1st (sandcastle building, horseshoe, volleyball and shag contests plus evening concert and fireworks).

      Contact: 

      North Carolina 4th of July Festival

      4433 Long Beach Road, SE

      Southport, NC 28461

      910 457-5578

      patriot@nc4thofjuly.com 

      www.nc4thofjuly.com 


      October 1st – 3rd , 2020 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament @ Southport Marina, Southport 

      606 West West Street, Southport, NC 28461

      The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began over 40 years ago, when a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing in the Southport-Oak Island area. Today, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament attracts 400+ boats annually and is one of the largest kingfish tournaments on the east coast. The tournament has a guaranteed prize structure and in 2019, paid out over $317,000 in cash with 496 boats fishing the tournament.  Captain Robert Carr and the crew of Nauti-Edition III took home over $42,000 for their 36.60 pound king. Entry Fee Charged. Music, food and beverages. Public Welcome. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Southport Marina, Garmin and BEMC.

      Contact: 

      U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

      4433 Long Beach Road, SE

      Southport, NC 28461

      910 457-5787

      fish@usopenkmt.com 

      www.usopenkmt.com 

       

      Southport-Oak Island Area Restaurant Week – October 19th – 25th, 2020

      Foodies everywhere, make sure you have marked your calendar for the 3rd Annual Southport-Oak Island Area Restaurant Week to be held October 19th thru October 25th in 2020.  This week will give diners in our area an extra incentive to go out because participating restaurants will be offering at least ONE of these options that week:

      –       Special menu items only offered during Fall Restaurant Week

      –       Special price points

      –       Pre-fixed dining options including multiple courses – offered at one price point

      Restaurant Weeks are extremely successful all over North Carolina.  Chefs tend to enjoy the week because it allows them to be creative and come up with special menus to test.

      Southport-Oak Island Area Restaurant Week is an event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Southport Magazine and The State Port Pilot. 

      Contact: 

      Southport-Oak island Area Chamber of Commerce

      4433 Long Beach Road, SE

      Southport, NC 28461

      910 457-6964

      events@southport-oakisland.com
      www.forkscorkskegs.com 

       

      Youth Business Fair – November 21st

      YOU’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO START A BUSINESS!!!

      What is a Youth Business Fair?  Applicants create a product or service, develop the brand, and then market and sell it at the event. They run the booths without adult assistance ensuring they practice skills necessary for professional and personal growth such as creative and critical thinking, math and communication skills.

      The Southport-Oak Island Youth Business Fair will be held on Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 am – 1:00pm in Southport City Gym, 211 N. Atlantic Avenue, Southport.   Participant application deadline is 9/21/2020.   There is no fee for the youth to participate. There will be two Workshops for the participants.

      November 28, 2020 Shop Small Saturday & Shop Small Holiday Open House Weekend @ Area Retailers

      The holidays are a perfect time to remind visitors and residents to support the small business in their communities.  American Express began a nationwide movement to support these businesses during Shop Small Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Our local small businesses have unique gift items and provide excellent customer service.  The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to support small business year-round. Chamber Member businesses in the Southport-Oak Island Area will host a Shop Small Holiday Open House in conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 28th. A Christmas Gift Guide will be posted on the Chamber’s website at www.southport-oakisland.com in November with details. 

      Contact:
      Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce

      4433 Long Beach Road, SE

      Southport, NC 28461

      910 457-6964

      events@southport-oakisland.com

      www.southport-oakisland.com  

       

      December 5, 2020 Christmas by the Sea Parade @ Oak Island Drive, Oak Island @ 2pm

      4601 E. Oak Island Drive to 8901 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island

      Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to visit the North Carolina coast. The average air temperature is 59.4 degrees and the sun is warm. In a celebration of this wonderful weather and the holidays, the Chamber organizes the Christmas by the Sea Parade, the first Saturday in December on Oak Island.  The Christmas by the Sea Parade steps off on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2pm on the 2.4-mile parade route from Oak Island Town Hall, traveling Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street.  The parade showcases the businesses and organizations in our community.  The hometown feel of the parade makes it a favorite event of locals, second homeowners and visitors.  A float decorating contest will be held.  An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

      Contact:
      Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce

      4433 Long Beach Road, SE

      Southport, NC 28461

      910 457-6964

      events@southport-oakisland.com

      www.southport-oakisland.com  

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    • LNM: Coast Guard Cutter Open to Public this Weekend, 1/22-24, Savannah, GA


      The Seneca will be moored in downtown Savannah and is open for tours from Jan. 22 – 24 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

      Coast Guard Cutter Seneca to offer free public tours in Savannah

      SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca is scheduled to offer free public tours in Savannah starting Wednesday.

      The Seneca will be moored in downtown Savannah and is open for tours from Jan. 22 – 24 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

      The Seneca crew is stopping in Savannah on their way home after a two-month deployment in the Southern Caribbean Sea carrying out the Coast Guard’s migrant and drug interdiction missions.

      “Savannah is one of those rare port calls that only comes around a few times throughout a career,” said Cmdr. John Christensen, Seneca’s commanding officer. “I could not be more excited for my crew and I experience this historic city and all that it has to offer.”

      The Seneca is a 270-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter homeported in Boston, Massachusetts. It was commissioned in 1987 and is the sixth of thirteen Famous Class cutters in the United States Coast Guard. Seneca’s primary missions include living marine resources, counter-narcotics, migrant interdiction, and search and rescue operations from the Gulf of Maine to the Pacific Ocean.

      For more information on the Seneca, visit: https://www.atlanticarea.uscg.mil/Area-Cutters/CGCSENECA/

      -USCG-

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    • LNM: Phase V Update: Long-term Maintenance Continues, Centerville Tpk Bridge, AICW Statute Miles 15.2


      Expect delays as maintenance obstructions within single span openings occur. Contact work vessels on VHF 13 (no bridge tender on duty during work hours.) With a closed vertical clearance of 3ft, the Centerville Turnpike Bridge crosses the Waterway at statue mile 15.2. Our thanks to Matt the Bridge Tender for these updates.

      1/22/20
      Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway – Centerville Turnpike (SR-170) Bridge – Bridge maintenance began on Monday, May 13, 2019, and is scheduled to end on Friday, September 18, 2020. Bridge maintenance will be performed in six phases and updated notices will be published prior to each phase. This notice provides details for Phase V, scheduled from 6 a.m. on January 15, 2020, through 2 a.m. on February 20, 2020. Work hours are 7 days/week, from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. The swing span of the bridge will be operational and maintained in the open-to-navigation position, except for testing. During work hours, bridge maintenance vessels and barges will occupy the navigation span, reducing the horizontal clearance to approximately 40 feet between 6 a.m. and 3:59 p.m., and closing the navigation span between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. Bridge maintenance vessels and barges will relocate from the navigation span, upon request, for emergency vessels as defined in 33 CFR 117.31. From 6 a.m. to 3:59 p.m., bridge maintenance vessels and barges will relocate from the navigation span for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials, upon request; and all vessels, upon request, if at least a two-hour notice is given. From 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., bridge maintenance vessels and barges will relocate from the navigation span for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials, if at least a two-hour notice is given; and all vessels at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight, if at least a two-hour notice is given. Vessels may contact the bridge tender on VHF-FM channel 13 or (757) 547-3631. Vessels may contact work vessels or the project foreman on VHF-FM channel 13 or (757) 620-3565. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.997(i). The drawbridge has a vertical clearance of 4 feet above mean high water in the closed position, unlimited vertical clearance in the open position and a horizontal clearance of 80 feet. Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly and use extreme caution when transiting the area. (HP) Chart 12206 LNM 3/20

      VA – NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW) – NORFOLK TO ALBEMARLE SOUND VIA NORTH LANDING RIVER –
      SR-170 – CENTERVILLE TURNPIKE BRIDGE
      Maintenance at the Centerville Turnpike (SR-170) Bridge across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 15.2, at Chesapeake, VA began on Monday, May 13, 2019, and is scheduled to end on Friday, September 18, 2020. Bridge maintenance will be performed in six phases and updated notices will be published prior to each phase. This notice provides details for Phase III, scheduled from 6 a.m. on November 4, 2019, through 2 a.m. on December 16, 2019.
      Work hours are 7 days/week, from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. The swing span of the bridge will be maintained in the open-to-navigation position. During work hours, bridge maintenance vessels and barges will occupy the navigation span, reducing the horizontal clearance to approximately 40 feet between 6 a.m. and 3:59 p.m., and closing the navigation span between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. Bridge maintenance vessels and barges will relocate from the navigation span, upon request, for emergency vessels as defined in 33 CFR 117.31. From 6 a.m. to 3:59 p.m., bridge maintenance vessels and barges will relocate from the navigation span for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials, upon request; and all vessels, upon request, if at least a two-hour notice is given. From 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., bridge maintenance vessels and barges will relocate from the navigation span for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials, if at least a two-hour notice is given; and all vessels at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight, if at least a two-hour notice is given. Vessels may contact work vessels or the project foreman on VHF-FM channel 13 or (757) 620-3565. A bridge tender will not be stationed at the bridge. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.997(i). The drawbridge has a vertical clearance of 4 feet above mean high water in the closed position, unlimited vertical clearance in the open position and a horizontal clearance of 80 feet. Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly and use extreme caution when transiting the area. Chart 12206 LNM 44/19

      Click Here To View the VA to NC Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Centerville Turnpike Bridge

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    • Southeast Marine Fuel Best Price Summary as of Jan 22

      This week’s lowest current marina fuel prices as of Jan 22
              Diesel Range: $2.40 to $3.30 Lowest @ Albemarle Plantation Marina in (North Carolina)
              Gas Range: $2.56 to $4.15 Lowest @ Trout Creek Marina – Trout Creek Fish Camp in (St Johns River)
      Remember to always call the marina to verify the current price since prices may change at any time. Also please let us know if you find a marina’s fuel price has changed via the Submit News link.

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      All Regions (Price Range $2.40 to $4.42)

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      Virginia to North Carolina (Price Range $2.66 to $3.25)

      North Carolina (Price Range $2.40 to $3.30)

      South Carolina (Price Range $2.58 to $4.42)

      $2.58 Osprey Marina (01/20)
      $2.84 Bucksport Marina (01/21)
      $2.86 Georgetown Landing Marina (01/20)

      Georgia (Price Range $2.69 to $3.80)

      Eastern Florida (Price Range $2.49 to $3.75)

      $2.49 Sands Harbor Resort and Marina (01/20)
      $2.65 LukFuel (01/20)
      $2.80 Anchor Petroleum (01/20)

      St Johns River (Price Range $2.44 to $3.69)

      Florida Keys (Price Range $2.99 to $3.93)

      Western Florida (Price Range $2.73 to $3.75)

      $2.73 Cape Haze Marina (01/20)
      $2.84 Gasparilla Marina (01/20)
      $2.85 A-1 Fuel Service (01/20)

      Okeechobee (Price Range $3.12 to $3.71)

      Northern Gulf (Price Range $2.65 to $2.94)

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    • We Need Your Help! Florida and Georgia to Restrict Anchoring by Kim Russo, Plus

      This is the most recent plea by Kim Russo, Director of America Great Loop Cruisers’ Association, asking your support of boaters’ anchoring rights in Georgia and Florida. Cruisers Net urges all boaters to get involved with fighting state restrictions on anchoring. See Latest Georgia Anchoring Regs and Florida Anchoring Restrictions

       

      We Need Your Help! Florida and Georgia to Restrict Anchoring

      1/18/20 Sample letter to Senators by Richard Allen, AGLCA member

      As you [Kim Russo] requested, I am letting you know that I emailed the five senators on the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, acknowledging that SB 606, as expanded and substituted, had passed out of Committee and asking that they oppose the bill when it comes to the floor of the senate. I am pasting the text of my message to Senator Albritton below. The other messages are modified to suit the circumstances.

      Dear Senator Albritton:

      I was dismayed to learn that SB 606 (as expanded and substituted) passed out of the Environmental and Natural Resources Committee by a vote of 3-2, despite your negative vote. I urge you to continue to oppose this measure when it comes before the Senate.

      My wife and I are happy to be residents of your Senate District. Our home is our 1969 cruising vessel, “Sunshine Girl.” The address on our Florida licenses, issued in Charlotte County, is DO 523282, Punta Gorda, FL. The DO # is the documentation number of our boat. In 2018 we moved from a rented slip in Cape Coral to another rented slip at the Laishley Park Marina in Punta Gorda. Previously we rented slips in Indialantic and Melbourne. Like land-based home-owners, we spend money in the supermarkets, hardware stores, restaurants, barber shops, physical therapy facilities, and other businesses. Because we move around a lot, our mailing address is a mail forwarding service in Green Cove Springs, FL.

      Our boat is currently out of the water for reconditioning at Safe Cove Boat Storage in Port Charlotte. We are spending money at the boat yard and all the other local businesses. We like to keep our boat in good condition and fully functional.

      In addition to renting longer term boat slips, while cruising we visit and spend money in communities along the waterways, rent short-term marina slips and enjoy many of Florida’s attractive anchorages. We share the frustration of other waterfront homeowners with abandoned and derelict vessels that ruin the viewshed and take up space. These derelict vessels cause even more trouble for responsible boaters than they do for waterfront homeowners because they clutter up scarce anchoring space and create resentment against all anchoring boat owners. We were pleased when Florida enacted Statute 327.4107 in 2016, giving state, county, and local law enforcement officers more authority to monitor and remove vessels at risk of becoming derelict. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission web site provides helpful guidance to boat owners, including warnings of fines and jail time for boat owners who might consider abandoning their vessel on the state’s waterways. Publicity surrounding these enforcement actions might go a long way in preventing the scourge of abandoned and derelict vessels. It might be useful for Florida to require all vessels to post the name and contact information for the person responsible for the boat in a conspicuous location at all times, not just when anchored.

      We are opposed to SB 606 because it effectively usurps the power of the State to manage Public Trust lands, in some cases having the effect of transferring ownership of Public Trust lands to waterfront property owners to the exclusion of other citizens. We know that the Florida legislature has worked hard to meet the concerns of everyone who lives on or near the water, including those whose homes are boats, like ourselves. We believe it would be a mistake to open a floodgate of special exceptions to the existing Florida anchoring statute. As you saw with the Committee Substitution bill, additional special interests will continue to seek exceptions if they see others getting their way.

      Thank you for your consideration of our views.

      Sincerely,

      Richard B. and Beverly A. Allen

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, January 20, 2020, Boca Ciega Bay


      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. The marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       
      Week of January 20, 2020
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
       
      Highlighted Events/Classes this Week
       
       
      City Hall & Facilities will be Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
       
      Monday, January 20th
       
      There will be no change in the sanitation schedule.
       
       
      Fresh Market
      Tuesday, January 21st
       
      Every Tuesday
      9 am – 3 pm
      Gulfport Fresh Market on Beach Blvd. S.
       
      The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, located along Beach Blvd. in Gulfport’s Historic Waterfront Arts District, is open year-round, from 9 am – 3 pm.
       
      With a roster of over 70 vendors, you will find a wide variety of products, including but not limited to, ready-to-eat and take-home foods, fresh produce, plants, herbs, jewelry, teas, art, clothing and live music.
       
       
       
      Ballroom Dance
      Tuesday, January 21st
       
      with Carol Baker
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
       
      $8 admission
      Call 727-798-3660  
       
       
      French Club 
      Tuesday, January 21st
       
      12:30 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Public Library
       
      Come practice speaking French in a relaxed atmosphere with others who are actively learning the language.
       
       
      Popcorn and a Movie
      Tuesday January 21st
       
      1 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Senior Center
       
       
       
      City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, January 21st
       
      6 p.m.
       
      Gulfport City Hall
       
       
       
      Argentine Tango Dance
      Tuesday, January 21st
       
      with Kathleen & Steve Prucher
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
       
      $8 admission
      Call 727-742-3368  
       
      Swing Night w/ Swing Time
      Wednesday, January 22nd
      is the next Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with Advancing-Your-Swing Lesson 6-7 pm, Swing-Dance Lesson 7-8 pm, and Dancing 8-11 pm. Just $8 includes both lessons and the dance, students get $6 admission, and birthday people get free admission.
       
      Intermediate Swing in January — Advancing Your Swing is a group of four intermediate-level swing lessons, happening 6-7 pm Wednesdays, January 8th through 29th, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night. Learn Cool Moves, Footwork Variations, Multiple Turns, Spins, Dips, Leans, and more. Add style to your swing dancing. Become a better leader or follower, and get asked to dance more often. Advancing Your Swing is taught by Sam, and for dancers who’ve taken this series before, we have some fun new material in store!
       
       
       
      Stetson Area Neighborhood
      Watch Meeting
       
      Wednesday, January 22, 2019
      Stetson School of Law, Eleazer Hearing Room, 1401 61st St. S.
      7:00 p.m.
       
      All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and ANYONE CAN ATTEND!
       
       
      Contact Jim Wright, Volunteer   
      Coordinator at: 727-893-1022
       
       
      Latin Night w/ Carol Rivera
      Thursday, January 23rd
       
      6:30 – 11 p.m.
      Doors Open at 6 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
       
      $8 admission
       
      • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Advanced Workshop
      • 7:30 – 8:30 pm: Beginner Workshop
      • 8:30 – 11:00 pm: General Latin Dancing
       
       
      Rock Painting
      Friday, January 24th
       
      10 a.m. – noon
       
      Gulfport Senior Center
       
      Must call 727-893-5657 to pre-register
       
       
       
      Comedy Show
      Saturday, January 25th
       
      7 – 9:30 p.m.
      Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S.
       
      One Night Only! Donnie Stopa, and his hilarious comic-friends are bringing you an unforgettable night of clean comedy, music, and fun!
       
       
      Rat Pack Together Again
      Sunday, January 26th
       
      1 p.m.
      Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S.
       
      A Toast to the Rat Pack takes you on a musical journey featuring the greatest hits from the legendary Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. After watching these performers, you will leave the show feeling as though The Rat Pack is still going strong after all these years. link to the show  https://youtu.be/mQmp9P7NuwU.
       
      To purchase tickets, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4335052
      or at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.
       
      Upcoming Events
       
       
      Ballroom Dance Lessons
      Monday, January 27th
       
      2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
      Second & fourth Mondays
       
      Gulfport Senior Center
       
      Class space is limited. Sessions run for 3-month period. Please call 727-893-5657 to pre-register.
       
       
       
      Gulfport Lions Club Monthly Meeting
      Tuesday, January 28th
       
      6 p.m. Social / 6:30 p.m. Dinner
      Gulfport Lions Club
       
      Second & fourth Tuesday’s every month
      For more information, contact Rob Vincent by email at tbirdrob@yahoo.com
       
       
      Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
      Wednesday, January 29th
       
      2 – 4 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Senior Center
       
      So Classic Car Show
      Saturday, February 1st
       
      9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      Trolley Market Square, Tangerine Ave. S. & 49th St. S.
       
      This year we will hand out over 90 Trophy awards. Judging will be done in 10 year increments starting with the oldest registered car. All makes and models are allowed to register. This is a charity event with some of the proceeds to go to VETSports. Founded in 2012 by three combat Veterans, VETSports aims to set the standard for how to improve Veteran’s physical, mental, and emotional health through sports, physical activity, and community involvement. VETSports provides thousands of Veterans with continuous opportunities to reintegrate into their communities through sports, community service, events, and partnership. 
       
       
      9th Annual PAVA 2Cool Art Show
      Saturday, Feb. 1st at 10 a.m.
      Sunday, Feb. 2nd at 10 a.m.
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.
       
      Hosted by the Professional Association of Visual Artists, the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Downtown Merchant Association, and held in an historic building that has been referred to as the “heart and hub” of Gulfport, the 2Cool Art Show is now in it’s ninth year.
       
      This juried fine art and fine craft show, PAVA’s second premier exhibition, is held in February each year at the Gulfport Casino. Located on the waterfront at 5500 Shore Blvd., it gives winter visitors a sampling of the high caliber work for which the summer Cool Art Show is so well known.
       
      Thirty five juried artists show and sell a variety of hand crafted visual and functional works in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. Admission and parking are always free.
       
      NIA AND NESS A Dancer Poet duo
      Saturday, February 1st
       
      8 p.m.
      Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S.
       
      From Brooklyn, New York, Nia and Ness will perform their evening-length piece Home. Nia and Ness suggest that you, “Be a fly on the wall and listen to our very intimate and deep conversations, which have to do with our being an out, black lesbian couple. All the things that we experience, the good the bad and everything in between.” Audiences have described them as fascinating, lovable and talented and have thrilled to their poetry and dance.
      Nia and Ness are part of a full weekend of events!
       
      Check out Gulfport ReadOut 2020 at:
       
       
      Register to Vote
      Tuesday, February 4th
       
      10 a.m. – noon
       
      Gulfport Senior Center
      5501 27th Ave. S.
       
       
       
      City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, February 4th
       
      6 p.m.
       
      Gulfport City Hall
      2401 53rd St. S.
       
       
       
      Fraud Prevention Forum
      Wednesday, February 5th
       
      2 – 4:30 p.m.
      Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S.
       
      Featuring the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Gulfport Police Department, IRS Criminal Investigation and FBI.
       
      First Friday Art Walk
      Friday, February 7th
      6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
       
      Visit Gulfport Florida for the Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk. Find your shopping and dining maps at VisitGulfportFlorida.com and chart your course to our beachfront town!
       
      Shop for local art along Beach Blvd, visit a gallery, catch a live local band and dine at one of the locally owned restaurants along Beach & Shore Blvd’s.
       
      The Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk event, produced by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association, takes place from 6-10 p.m. every first Friday and third Saturday – rain or shine, all year round, and is home to dozens of artisans and craftsmen each month.
       
      There is never an admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always pet and family friendly. GPS – 3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. 
       
      For general event information, visit www.facebook.com/GulfportArtGalleryWalkwww.visitgulfportflorida.com or call 727-322-5217. Interested artisans and craftsmen can view the guidelines at www.SIKpromotions.com, under the vendor info tab.
      Fine Arts Festival
      Sat. Feb 8 – Sun. Feb 9
      10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
       
      Veterans Park
      5350 31st Ave. S
       
      Complimentary admission and parking conveniently located within walking distance. Courtesy transportation is also available from remote parking locations throughout the City.
       
      The juried art show will feature fine works of art from across the region, including but not limited to; 2D, 3D, Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media, Wood, Acrylic, Collage, Oil, Pastel, Ink, Fine Photography, Watercolor, and Fine Jewelry.
       
       
       
      Board of Adjustment Meeting
      Wednesday, February 12th
       
      6:30 p.m.
       
      Gulfport City Hall
      2401 53rd St. S.
       
       
       
      Marina District Neighborhood
      Watch Meeting
       
      Wednesday, February 12, 2019
      Lions Club
      4630 Tifton Dr.
      7:00 p.m.
       
      All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and ANYONE CAN ATTEND!
       
       
      Contact Jim Wright, Volunteer   
      Coordinator at: 727-893-1022
      Soul Night Valentines Ball w/ Swing Time
      Friday, February 14th
      at the Gulfport Casino featuring Sugar & Spice Revue!
      Soul, Funk, Blues, R&B and Rock’n’Roll
      Winners, International Blues Challenge, 2017
      Valentine’s Decor, Prizes, Candy & Chocolates! Everyone’s encouraged to wear something that’s red, white, or pink.
       
      Doors Open 6:45 pm
      Swing Dance Lesson 7-8 pm
      Live Music & Dancing 8-11 pm
       
      All Ages ~ No Partners Needed ~ Cash Bar ~ Free Parking
       
      Want Seating? We highly recommend you purchase advance tickets.
       
      Tickets are $15, available online (via credit card) or at the Gulfport Casino (cash only) during business hours and dances. Buy tickets in advance to reserve seats. Or get general admission tickets (dancing room only) at the door.
       
      The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is one of the world’s top dance destinations, offering social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting. It features a rich history, a grand dance floor, a full bar, a smoke-free atmosphere, and free parking. The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is located at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.
      Peace, Love & Pride Festival
      Sunday, February 16th
      Noon – 6 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      5500 Shore Blvd. S.
       
      “Gulfport Pride” is about more than LGBTQ+ Pride. We’re proud of our hometown. We’re proud of our diversity. We’re proud that everyone is welcome here. This Festival is a celebration for everyone!
       
      Sponsored by ProSisters Radio, ProSisters.com and the City of Gulfport
       
       
       
      The Strand Area Neighborhood
      Watch Meeting
       
      Wednesday, February 19, 2019
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      5730 Shore Blvd. S.
      7:00 p.m.
       
      All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and ANYONE CAN ATTEND!
       
       
      Contact Jim Wright, Volunteer   
      Coordinator at: 727-893-1022
       
       
      Introduction to iPad & iPhone
      Thursday, February 20th
       
      1:30 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Senior Center
      5501 27th Ave. S.
       
       
       
      Friday, February 21st
       
      7 p.m.
       
      Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S.
       
      16th Annual Gulfport
      Get Rescued
      Saturday, Feb. 22nd
      10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Waterfront District Beach Blvd. S.
       
      Gulfport’s Get Rescued annual event is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state! All profits to benefit participating non-profit rescue groups.
       
      In addition to the animal rescue organizations there will be animal-related vendors, artists and crafters, an adoptable pet parade, pet care education, pet services, a pet food & supplies drive, free samples, training demos, a Bark-B-Que, food, DJ music & more. Admission and parking are free!
      Friday Sock Hop w/ the Legendary IMPACS
      Friday, February 28th
       
      7 – 10 p.m.
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.
       
      Come join us for a 50’s and 60’s Sock Hop at The Gulfport Casino (5500 Shore Blvd. S.) Doors open at 6:30 pm. Advance tickets are $15 each or two for $25, Tables of 10 are $120. Tickets at the door are $20. Buy advance tickets at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom (5500 Shore Blvd. S.) or the Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Blvd. S.). For more information, please contact 727-893-1070.
      Gulfport’s 15th Annual Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes
      Saturday, March 7th
       
      11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      Scout Hall, 5315 28th St. S.
       
      The tour features homes in the neighborhoods between Beach Blvd. and 49th Street S, south of Gulfport Blvd.
       
      For more information, contact Caron Schwartz, 303-641-5489 msschwartz4 at live.com
       
       
       
      City of Gulfport Nautical Flea Market
      Saturday, March 14th
       
      7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      Gulfport Municipal Marina, 4630 29th Ave. S.
       
      Limited spaces available. Cost is $10 for a 10’x10′ space. Please bring your own table and chairs.
       
      For more information, please contact the Marina office at 727-893-1071.
       
       
      2020 Great American Clean Up – Clam Bayou Clean Up
      Saturday, March 14th
       
      9 a.m. – noon
      Clam Bayou Nature Park, Miriam St. S.
       
      Please join us as we partner up for a rewarding day of community improvement, engagement and beautification.
      Gulfport Health & Wellness Expo
      Saturday, March 14th
       
      10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.
       
      Great things happened at the Gulfport Health & Wellness EXPO last year, but this year promises to be bigger and better!
       
      Last year, we had over 500 participants enjoy health screenings, demonstrations, and healthy food choices. They received a wealth of information concerning their health, recreational activities, and ways to increase self-confidence. Be part of this exclusive event designed to assist you in promoting your company’s services and providing you with an opportunity to share important information to an enthusiastic and receptive audience.
       
      Exhibit booths begin at only $150 and include your company name listed in multiple printed publications, as well as emailed publications to over 2500 individuals and local businesses.
       
      If you have any questions, please contact Jerryanne Hindman at 727-893-1244 or mpscfoundation@tampabay.rr.com.
       
       
       
      City of Gulfport Junk Drop
      Saturday, March 21st
       
      8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      49th Street Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S.
       
      Got Junk? Do your part and help clean up the earth by throwing away your junk for FREE at the City of Gulfport Junk Drop!
       
      For questions or more information, please contact 727-893-1089.
      Grand Prix of Gulfport Boat Show & Race
       
      Friday, March 27th – Noon – 6 p.m.
      Saturday, March 28th – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      Sunday, March 29th – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
       
      Grand Prix of Gulfport, LLC is producing the fourth annual Grand Prix of Gulfport featuring F150, SST45, Jersey Speed Skiffs and a Boat Show. In cooperation with the City of Gulfport, the downtown area is transformed into mecca of activity along Shore Boulevard between 58th Street South and 54th Street South. The Race Boats, with their pit area open to the public makes the Gulfport Recreation Center home for the weekend, along with the Pleasure Boat Display and Vendor Booths lining Shore Blvd.. Beach Blvd., South will serve as the main entrance and a parking shuttle drop off area for the free to the public event.
       
      Proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Yakes Foundation (www.mygulfportfoundation.org) a local non-profit organization whose mission is to help underprivileged children and seniors in the Gulfport, Florida area.
       
      Community Outreach
       
      Ramping Up Hiring Efforts for 2020 Census
       
      The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants.
       
      The positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks. To determine the pay rate in a specific area, learn more about these positions, or apply for one of the temporary jobs, visit 2020census.gov/jobs.
       
      “Whether you’re looking to earn some extra cash, pay down your student debt, or offset holiday season spending, our part-time positions are a great way to do that,” said Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham. “What better way to earn some extra money and help shape the future of your community for the next 10 years than with the 2020 Census?”
       
      Who Should Apply?
      Anyone age 18 and older, such as recent high school graduates, college students, veterans, retirees, military spouses, seasonal workers and people who are bilingual are highly encouraged to apply. People who already have jobs and want to earn extra income evenings and weekends are also encouraged to apply. The selection process begins this month, with paid training occurring in March and April. After paid training, most positions work between May and early July.
       
      The Census Bureau released a new interactive map to help partners and job seekers identify areas where hiring is taking place. The Census Bureau needs more applicants in all 50 states, especially in Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The Census Bureau makes every effort to hire locally so census takers are familiar with the neighborhoods they are assigned to work.
       
      Help us spread the word. Connect with us!
       
      About the 2020 Census
       
      The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census of the population be conducted every 10 years. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how state, local and federal lawmakers will allocate billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities every year for the next 10 years.
       
      For media inquiries or interviews: If you have a question, give us a call at 301-763-3030 or contact the Public Information Office at pio@census.gov.
       
       
      Household Electronics & Chemical Collection
       
      All events are on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       
      For more information about household electronics & chemical collection, including quantity limits, visit www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/hec3 or call 727-464-7500.
      The Gulfport Merchant’s Chamber (GMC) has announced a call for applicants for its 2020/2021 community support grant program. Local non-profit organizations that target or include Gulfport in their activities are invited to apply. Applicants must be certified tax-exempt non-profit organizations, government entities requesting funds for public purposes, or schools and colleges at any level.
       
      For more details and to apply, see the application available at www.VisitGulfportFlorida.comClick on “Community Grant” at the bottom of the home page. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding and the Board of the GMC reserves the right to determine or adjust the amount awarded to any recipient. Applications must be received in writing and must be emailed, postmarked or delivered no later than March 31, 2020. Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered. Decisions on recipients are scheduled to be announced by the end of April 2020. 
       
      Special consideration will be given to organizations that are able to help promote and provide volunteers for the GMC events that raise the funds making these grants possible. “Gecko World” events with funds earmarked each year for community giving include “Gecko Crawl,” “Gecko Ball” and the GeckoFest street festival. The events grow in size and popularity every year and each requires a large promotional effort and a large number of volunteers. Events occur in late summer. Grant amounts will be determined and funds distributed to grantees after these GMC events have concluded for 2020.
       
      Since sponsoring the community grants, the GMC has provided many thousands of dollars in funding to a large and growing roster of worthy non-profit organizations. The GMC also gives back to the community in other ways during the year, including sponsoring “Gulfport’s Get Rescued” each February, benefitting animal rescue groups. And a monthly Clothing Swap benefitting CASA is held during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. Public art installations have also been commissioned and installed with GMC funding.
       
      For more information, contact GMC Board Member Brittney Sherley, GeckoWorldGrant@GulfportMA.com.
       
       
      Calling ALL Teens!!!
       
      Looking for something to do in the evenings? Come to Teen Night at the Gulfport Recreation Center!
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S.
       
      For questions or more information, please call John at 727-893-1079.
       
       
      Catch A Ride With GEMS!
       
      GEMS door-to-door transportation has provided independence & freedom to elderly and disabled residents of Gulfport for over 40 years.
       
      Call for more information, 727-893-2242
       
      Do you love Gulfport and wish you could be here all the time? Check out our live streaming cameras to see what you are missing. From beaches and volleyball to dining and special events; Gulfport has it all! After all we are one of the most fun and exciting cities on the Gulf coast!
       
       
       
       
      For more information, please visit www.mygulfport.us/lateralrebate
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest water quality information:
       
      For more information, please visit 
       
       
      Smoke Alarms Save Lives
       
      Free smoke alarms are available to elderly and low income households within Gulfport City limits. 
       
      Call Fire Chief James Marenkovic at
      893-1062 for more information.
      Gulfport on the Go!
      Get the City App
       
      City of Gulfport is proud to announce the launch of the new City of Gulfport app for iOS and Android mobile devices, the newest way to connect with its citizens.
       
      The Official City of Gulfport app offers citizens a simple way to submit requests-like reporting potholes, signs, trash or debris, code violations, and inquiring about an event venue. Users can include an address and description, GPS-specific location, as well as a photo of the issue. Once a request is submitted, you can keep track of pending and completed requests within the “My Requests” section. In addition, the City app has direct links to the online utility bill payment system, the City calendar, frequently asked questions, the city employee directory, the sanitation department, and the electronic newsletter signup.
       
      The City App allows residents to connect more conveniently with City government to report issues and request non-emergency services. Offering more ways for citizens to connect with the City, please email info@mygulfport.us or call 727-893-1118 with questions or technical issues about the smart phone app.
      Reassurance Telephone Program
       
      Gulfport Senior Center
      5501 27th Ave. S.
       
      Let the friendly Volunteers of the Gulfport Senior Center chat with you on a daily basis. Sign up for the Gulfport Reassurance Program and choose between two call times: early-morning or mid-morning. This service is designed to help you feel secure and connected.
       
      For more information, call the Gulfport Senior Center at (727) 893-2237
       
       
      Get a FREE Amplified Phone
       
      Gulfport Senior Center
      5501 27th Ave. S.
       
      3rd Tuesday of every month
      9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
       
      You MUST call 727-399-9983 to qualify.
       
       
       
       
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
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