Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
Virtual Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Wednesday’s at 7 p.m.
Broadcasting “live on Facebook”
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Check on updates for your area and learn about recent incidents related to vehicle, residential burglaries, BOLO’s and stolen vehicles.
For more information, please contact Mr. Jim Wright Volunteer Coordinator at 727-893-1022 or firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Gulfport Williams Pier Temporarily Closed
In June, the City of Gulfport Williams Pier was temporarily closed for approximately three months for scheduled construction.
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.
51st Street Closure – Sanitary Sewer
51st Street between Gulfport Boulevard & 23rd Avenue is closed to traffic for sanitary sewer system repairs. The project should be completed and the street reopened by July 23. For more information, call 893-1089.
City of Gulfport Publicly Accessible Water Fountains Shut Off
All publicly accessible water fountains in the City of Gulfport were shut off on Wednesday, July 15th, to help reduce the risk for COVID-19 spread.
If you have any questions or for more information, please call 727-893-1000.
Free Face Masks at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom & 49th Street Neighborhood Center!!!
Don’t have a mask? No problem! Visit the Gulfport Casino Ballroom or the 49th Street Neighborhood Center for a FREE mask.
Addresses & Hours of Operation
Gulfport Casino Ballroom (Walk-up site)
49th Street Neighborhood Center (Walk-up site)
Cloth Face Coverings: Do’s & Don’ts
Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”.
If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering.
The City of Gulfport is accepting applications for the Residential, Recovery and Resiliency R3 Program, a grant program aiding individual City of Gulfport Utility customers susceptible to an interruption in service i.e. “cut off” due to non-payment. Residents who are more than two months past due on their Utility Account and within two weeks from their scheduled turnoff are advised to apply for the R3 Grant Program.
The City of Gulfport is still offering grant funding for eligible small businesses employing between 3 & 50 full time equivalent employees within City of Gulfport municipal boundaries. Grants in the amount of $1000 are distributed on a first come basis until the fund is depleted.
It’s now even easier to apply for help paying overdue rent, mortgage or utilities with Pinellas CARES. Text COVIDCARES to 898211.
Updated qualifications include: signed form attesting job/income loss from COVID19 & $10K or less in the bank + a picture of documents showing U.S. & Pinellas residency. You can get up to $5K per household, including new bills, even if you previously received help since March.
Gulfport Flood and Hurricane Information
If a disaster were to hit today, would you be ready? Visit www.mygulfport.us/hurricane-center/
for planning tips, evacuation zone information, a list of recommended supplies, and other useful hurricane-related information. Be prepared to stay safe. The Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season ends November 30.
Gulfport Police Department Seeking Public Input on Use of Force Policy
Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent is inviting public feedback in the agency’s review of their use of force policies. Please see Chief Vincent’s blog
for specific information on the changes that are being considered as they relate to the “8 can’t wait” campaign
Make Pinellas Count!
America gets one chance each decade to count its entire population – the 2020 Census is your chance to make sure we get our fair share as a community. The census count determines both the size of our state’s political representation and how billions of dollars are spent on federal and local programs. Public transit, affordable housing, school lunches, Medicaid and SNAP nutrition assistance are just a few examples of programs that rely on census data. Your response is secure, confidential and protected by law. This short survey is a civic duty laid out in the Constitution and it’s also vitally important to our community’s future. Let’s make Pinellas count!
Why we need to Make Pinellas Count
A message from our Pinellas Census Complete Count Committee Chairman:
Your Invitation To Respond
The time is now. Help shape your future, and your community’s future, by responding to the 2020 Census.
Welcome to the 2020 Census:
- It’s quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
- It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
- Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
- Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.
- You must complete your questionnaire once you begin. If you leave the questionnaire and return later, you will have to start over.
- Do not use the web browser buttons (back, forward, or close browser). Use the buttons within the questionnaire to navigate.
- For best results, use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. Enable cookies.
Are you curious about how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census? Stay up to date with a map of self-response rates from across the United States.
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Catch A Ride With GEMS!
The Gulfport Extended Mobility Service (GEMS) run thru the Senior Center has resumed limited, essential transportation services to grocery stores, medical appointments, etc.
Any Gulfport residents 55 & older or residents with a disability can take advantage of GEMS door to door service for a yearly membership of $70 plus $2 per ride.
For more information, call 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!
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 email@example.com
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