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    • The Weekly, Gabber’s Thursday Newsletter, August 13, Gulfport, FL


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

      The City of Gulfport continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic with information and numerous actions for self protection against the virus. Gulfport is home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR.

      Love Stories, Deadly Force + Survival

       

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Municipal Marina

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, August 10, 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 August 10, 2020
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
       
      Virtual City Council Meeting
      Wednesday, August 19th at 6 p.m.
       
      Gulfport TV 640 (Spectrum only)
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
       
       
      VPK Program & Tot-Time’s 2020-2021
      Open House
      Wednesday, August 26th
      9 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 – 7 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      Call (727)-893-1068 to schedule a time slot
       
      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 jwright@mygulfport.us.
       
       
      Community Outreach
       
       
      The City of Gulfport 49th Street Neighborhood Center is a remote ballot drop off location for the August 18, 2020 Primary Election. The site is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through August 17th.
       
      For more information on the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections remote ballot drop-off locations, please visit https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Ballot-Drop-off-Locations
       
       
      Gulfport Census Report Card
       
      The 2020 Census is underway. Keep tabs on how many households in your community have responded by visiting, https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html
       
      Take the 2020 Census
       
      Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Don’t be afraid to be counted! It’s quick, secure and confidential; by law, your answers cannot be used against you in any way.
       
      Take the census at My2020Census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020.
      2020 Census PSA: What is the 2020 Census? (:30)
       
      Free Face Masks at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom & 49th Street Neighborhood Center!!!
       
       
      Please Wear a Mask
       
      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.
       
       
      Washing Your Cloth Face Covering
       
      Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering. Remember: Cloth face coverings are still required when inside indoor public places in Pinellas County. Learn how to keep your mask clean: https://bit.ly/37Fjpid
      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.
       
      For more information on the program, how to identify your cycle number or to apply, please visit www.mygulfport.us/paymentassistance or call 727-893-1016.
       
       
      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.
       
      For more information please visit www.mygulfport.us/gatewaygrant/, call Carmen Soto-Torres at 893-1045 or email cSotoTorres@mygulfport.us.
       
       
      Gulfport Library is Open with Limited Service!
       
      Check out all the Virtual Events the Gulfport Public Library has to offer on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.
       
      5501 28th Ave. S. | 727-893-1074
       
       
      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.
      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.
       
      City Services and Important Contact Information
       
      Our highest responsibility to you is the delivery of reliable City Services. Below is important contact information to remain in contact with the City of Gulfport staff.
       
       
       
      ALERTPinellas
       
      Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our community’s Emergency Alert Program – Alert Pinellas.
      Pinellas County has also established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates.
       
      COVID-19 testing is available from Community Health Centers of Pinellas and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Find testing sites near you at https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/
       
       
      COVID-19 Service Change:
      2020 Mobile Electronics & Chemical Collection Schedule
       
      For hours, what to bring, quantity limits, and new unloading procedures, visit: www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/hec3
       
      For questions, contact the Department of Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or “live chat” at www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste.
       
       
      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!
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
       
      City of Gulfport
      High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program
       
       
      For more information, please visit 
      www.mygulfport.us/toilet-rebate-program or contact 727-893-1016.
      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
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

      Click Here To View the Cruisers Net Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

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    • The Weekly, Gabber’s Thursday Newsletter, August 6, Gulfport, FL


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

      The City of Gulfport continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic with information and numerous actions for self protection against the virus. Gulfport is home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR.

      Murder/Suicide, China seeds, and South Pinellas elections

       

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, August 3, 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 August 3, 2020
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
       
      Virtual City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, August 4th at 6 p.m.
       
      Gulfport TV 640 (Spectrum only)
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
       
       
      Virtual City Council Meeting
      Wednesday, August 19th at 6 p.m.
       
      Virtual Zoom Meeting
      Gulfport TV 640 (Spectrum only)
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
       
       
      VPK Program & Tot-Time’s 2020-2021
      Open House
      Wednesday, August 26th
      9 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 – 7 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      Call (727)-893-1068 to schedule a time slot
       
      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 jwright@mygulfport.us.
       
       
      Community Outreach
       
       
      City of Gulfport City Council Public Service Announcement on the Importance of Masks
      City of Gulfport Public Service Announcement on the Importance of Masks
       
      “WE wear a mask to protect YOU, Let’s ALL wear a mask to protect each other!”
       
      -Gulfport City Council
       
      For questions or more information,
      please call (727) 893-1000.
       
      Mayor Henderson and the Gulfport City Council addressed the importance of mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
       
      WE MUST CONTINUE to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
       
      The CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
       
      And Remember, 
      • Wash your hands often,
      • Cover your cough or sneeze,
      • Avoid touching your face,
      • Clean and disinfect frequently,
      • Avoid close contact, stay home if you are sick and,
      • Call your doctor if you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
       
      We in the City of Gulfport have already distributed 20,000 masks to people in our community and people visiting us. 
       
      Free Face Masks at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom & 49th Street Neighborhood Center!!!
       
       
      Please Wear a Mask
       
      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.
       
       
      Washing Your Cloth Face Covering
       
      Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering. Remember: Cloth face coverings are still required when inside indoor public places in Pinellas County. Learn how to keep your mask clean: https://bit.ly/37Fjpid
       
       
      Gulfport Library is Open with Limited Service!
       
      Check out all the Virtual Events the Gulfport Public Library has to offer on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.
       
       
       
      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.
      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.
       
      For more information on the program, how to identify your cycle number or to apply, please visit www.mygulfport.us/paymentassistance or call 727-893-1016.
       
       
      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.
       
      For more information please visit www.mygulfport.us/gatewaygrant/, call Carmen Soto-Torres at 893-1045 or email cSotoTorres@mygulfport.us.
      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.
       
      City Services and Important Contact Information
       
      Our highest responsibility to you is the delivery of reliable City Services. Below is important contact information to remain in contact with the City of Gulfport staff.
       
       
       
      ALERTPinellas
       
      Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our community’s Emergency Alert Program – Alert Pinellas.
      Pinellas County has also established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates.
       
      COVID-19 testing is available from Community Health Centers of Pinellas and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Find testing sites near you at https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/
       
       
      COVID-19 Service Change:
      2020 Mobile Electronics & Chemical Collection Schedule
       
      For hours, what to bring, quantity limits, and new unloading procedures, visit: www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/hec3
       
      For questions, contact the Department of Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or “live chat” at www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste.
       
       
      Take the 2020 Census
       
      Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Don’t be afraid to be counted! It’s quick, secure and confidential; by law, your answers cannot be used against you in any way.
       
      Take the census at My2020Census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020.
       
       
      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!
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
       
      City of Gulfport
      High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program
       
       
      For more information, please visit 
      www.mygulfport.us/toilet-rebate-program or contact 727-893-1016.
      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
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

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    • Update on Isaias and COVID-19, City of Gulfport, FL


      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.

      Mayor Henderson's Public Service Announcement on Friday, July 31, 2020
       
      City of Gulfport
      2401 53rd Street South
      Gulfport, FL 33707  
      (727) 893-1000
      For Immediate Release, Friday, July 31, 2020 – 4:30 PM
       
      MAYOR HENDERSON’S PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCEMENT ON FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020
       
      Mayor Henderson provides an update on COVID-19 and Hurricane Isaias. Click here for the Mayor’s Public Service Announcement on Friday, July 31, 2020.
       
       

      Click Here To View the Cruisers Net Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

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    • The Mullet Wrapper from the Gulfport Historical Society, Gulfport, FL


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

      During the pandemic, the Gulfport Historical Society continues its online educational activities for the City of Gulfport, home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, located on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay and easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.


      Volume VI, 2020

       
      A Taste of Florida

      Savor the flavor of Florida’s past with the Gulfport Historical Society (GHS) as we present a unique look at the Sunshine State through the history of its food, as part of our “Florida Snapshots” series.

      On Friday, August 7, at 7 p.m., tune in for an hour long, virtual presentation from local writers addressing everyone’s favorite subject – food – and the fascinating role it has played in our state’s history. A short Q & A session will follow each writer.

      Topics to be covered: “Wasting Away Again: the Myth of Margaritaville,” “Key Lime Pie in the Sky” and “Florida Food, Drink and Women’s Journalism.”

      This event is free (but we’d really appreciate a $5 donation). Once you register for the event, you’ll receive a link with more meeting information.

      Further details and registration information are available at  the GHS webpage and on Facebook. To make a donation, please visit us here.

                 Can you offer a helping hand?

      Volunteers  are needed to help clean and paint the Art Center. With COVID-19 safety in mind, we are having only two volunteers working at a time. For more information, and to participate, please give us a shout out by contacting us here.
       
       
       
       
       
      Facebook
      Twitter
      Link
      Website
       
      Copyright © 2020 Gulfport Historical Society, All rights reserved.

      Our mailing address is:

      Gulfport Historical Society

      5301 28th Avenue South

      Gulfport, FL 33707

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    • The Weekly, Gabber’s Thursday Newsletter, July 30, Gulfport, FL


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

      The City of Gulfport continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic with information and numerous actions for self protection against the virus. Gulfport is home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR.

      The Weekly: Food trucks, Schools + Masks

       

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

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    • City of Gulfport Public Service Announcement on the Importance of Masks, Gulfport, FL

      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 are found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       
       

      City of Gulfport Public Service Announcement on the Importance of Masks
       
      City of Gulfport
      2401 53rd Street South
      Gulfport, FL 33707  
      (727) 893-1000
      For Immediate Release on 7/29/2020 – 10 AM
       
      CITY OF GULFPORT CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MASKS
       
      Mayor Henderson and the Gulfport City Council addressed the importance of mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic (Video link). WE MUST CONTINUE to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
       
      The CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
       
      And Remember, 
      • Wash your hands often,
      • Cover your cough or sneeze,
      • Avoid touching your face,
      • Clean and disinfect frequently,
      • Avoid close contact, Stay home if you are sick and,
      • Call your doctor if you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
       
      We in the City of Gulfport have already distributed 20,000 masks to people in our community and people visiting us. In need of a FREE face mask? Visit one of these City of Gulfport locations.
       
      49th Street Neighborhood Center
      1617 49th St. S., Gulfport
      Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      (727) 893-1000
       
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport
      Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      (727) 893-1000
       
      Both facilities are walk-up sites. Cloth face masks will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
       
      “WE wear a mask to protect YOU, Let’s ALL wear a mask to protect each other!” Gulfport City Council. 
       
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      City of Gulfport Public Service Announcement on the Importance of Masks
       
       
       
      For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest updates, please visit, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.
       
       
      Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

      Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

      Read more
      www.cdc.gov

       
      All State of Florida Executive Orders
      The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue updates every day, seven days per week. 
       
      To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.
       
      Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center is Available 24/7
      Call: 1 (866) 779-6121
      For additional information and helpful links regarding COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 website at FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19.
       
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

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    • FDACS Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets from China, City of Gulfport, FL

      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 are found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       
       

       
      For Immediate Release: July 27, 2020
      Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL                       
       
      FDACS Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets from China
                                                                                        
      Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is warning Floridians about unsolicited packages of seeds received through the mail. The seed packets, which may arrive unexpectedly in packages bearing Chinese characters, may bear the name China Post, and may be labeled as jewelry, have been reported in multiple states including Virginia, Kansas, Washington, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, and others.
       
      As of July 27, FDACS has received at least 160 reports from Florida residents reporting having received suspicious seed packages. The content of the seed packages is unknown at this time.
       
      The introduction of plant seeds into the United States is tightly regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Seeds of unknown origin may constitute agricultural smuggling, may be invasive, may introduce pathogens, toxins, or plant and animal diseases, may pose a risk of foodborne illness, and may pose a threat to plant, animal, and human health. FDACS is working closely to receive guidance from the USDA and its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the lead regulatory body on this issue, in consultation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
       
      “Plant seeds from unknown sources may introduce dangerous pathogens, diseases, or invasive species into Florida, putting agriculture and our state’s plant, animal, and human health at risk,” said Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. “Anyone receiving these suspicious seed packets should not open them, should not plant them, should limit contact with them, and should report them immediately to both our department and USDA officials.”
       
      What To Do: Anyone receiving unsolicited seed packages from other countries should follow these directions:
       
       
      When reporting the seed package to FDACS and USDA/APHIS, please be prepared to provide one’s name, physical address, phone number, and email address for contact purposes.
       
       
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      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, July 27, 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 July 27, 2020
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Meetings
       
       
      Virtual City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, August 4th at 6 p.m.
       
      City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S.
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
       
       
      Virtual City Council Meeting
      Wednesday, August 19th at 6 p.m.
       
      City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S.
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
      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 jwright@mygulfport.us.
       
       
      Community Outreach
       
       
      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.
       
       
      Gulfport Library is Open with Limited Service!
       
      Check out all the Virtual Events the Gulfport Public Library has to offer on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.
       
      5501 28th Ave. S. | 727-893-1074
       
      Free Face Masks at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom & 49th Street Neighborhood Center!!!
       
       
      Please Wear a Mask
       
      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.
       
      For more information on the program, how to identify your cycle number or to apply, please visit www.mygulfport.us/paymentassistance or call 727-893-1016.
       
       
      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.
       
      For more information please visit www.mygulfport.us/gatewaygrant/, call Carmen Soto-Torres at 893-1045 or email cSotoTorres@mygulfport.us.
      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.
       
      City Services and Important Contact Information
       
      Our highest responsibility to you is the delivery of reliable City Services. Below is important contact information to remain in contact with the City of Gulfport staff.
       
       
       
      ALERTPinellas
       
      Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our community’s Emergency Alert Program – Alert Pinellas.
      Pinellas County has also established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates.
       
      COVID-19 testing is available from Community Health Centers of Pinellas and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Find testing sites near you at https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/
       
       
      COVID-19 Service Change:
      2020 Mobile Electronics & Chemical Collection Schedule
       
      For hours, what to bring, quantity limits, and new unloading procedures, visit: www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/hec3
       
      For questions, contact the Department of Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or “live chat” at www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste.
       
       
      Take the 2020 Census
       
      Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Don’t be afraid to be counted! It’s quick, secure and confidential; by law, your answers cannot be used against you in any way.
       
      Take the census at My2020Census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020.
       
       
      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!
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
       
      City of Gulfport
      High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program
       
       
      For more information, please visit 
      www.mygulfport.us/toilet-rebate-program or contact 727-893-1016.
      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
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

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    • The Weekly, Gabber’s Thursday Newsletter, July 23, Gulfport, FL


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

      The City of Gulfport continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic with information and numerous actions for self protection against the virus. Gulfport is home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR.

      The Weekly: Police Crash, Pier Closure + Jewelry Art

       

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

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    • City of Gulfport: Meetings Calendar August 2020, Gulfport, FL


      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.

       
       

       
      City of Gulfport
      2401 53rd Street South
      Gulfport, FL 33707  
      (727) 893-1000
       
      For Immediate Release, 7/22/2020 – 10:50 AM
       
       
      City of Gulfport: Meetings Calendar August 2020
       
      August 4, 2020 – Council Meeting – 6:00 pm – Virtual Zoom Meeting
      Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting (Cancelled-previously advertised)
       
      August 5, 2020 – Planning and Zoning Board – No Meeting
       
      August 12, 2020 – Board of Adjustment – No Meeting
       
      August 19, 2020 – Council Meeting – 6:00 pm – Virtual Zoom Meeting
      (Meeting day change – Wednesday)
       
       
      All meetings are open to the public and are held in the City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2401 53rd Street South, unless otherwise noted. Meetings may occasionally be added, cancelled or rescheduled after this list is published; please check the city’s website www.mygulfport.us for updated information and login information for the City Council Virtual Meetings.
       
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      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, July 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 July 20, 2020
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Meetings
       
       
      City Council Meeting (Agenda)
      Tuesday, July 21st at 6 p.m.
       
      Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting
      Tuesday, July 21st – Immediately Following the
      City Council Meeting (Agenda)
       
      City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S.
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
       
       
      Board of Adjustment Meeting (Agenda)
      Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
       
      City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S.
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
      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 jwright@mygulfport.us.
       
       
      Community Outreach
       
       
      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
      System Repairs
       
      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.
       
       
       
      Gulfport Library is Open with Limited Service!
       
      Check out all the Virtual Events the Gulfport Public Library has to offer on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.
       
      5501 28th Ave. S. | 727-893-1074
       
      Free Face Masks at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom & 49th Street Neighborhood Center!!!
       
       
      Please Wear a Mask
       
      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.
       
      For more information on the program, how to identify your cycle number or to apply, please visit www.mygulfport.us/paymentassistance or call 727-893-1016.
       
       
      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.
       
      For more information please visit www.mygulfport.us/gatewaygrant/, call Carmen Soto-Torres at 893-1045 or email cSotoTorres@mygulfport.us.
      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.
       
      City Services and Important Contact Information
       
      Our highest responsibility to you is the delivery of reliable City Services. Below is important contact information to remain in contact with the City of Gulfport staff.
       
       
      COVID-19 testing is available from Community Health Centers of Pinellas and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Find testing sites near you, hours of operation, and more information at https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/
       
      Alert Pinellas – Emergency and Community Notification Service for Pinellas County and the City of Gulfport, Florida. This system enables the City to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of delivery methods. It’s easy to sign up for this FREE service. Visit mygulfport.us/alertpinellas for more information. 
       
      City of Gulfport, Florida Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mygulfport. Announcements and information are disseminated on social media so followers receive timely information, guidance, and resources necessary on COVID-19
      Pinellas County has also established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates. 
       
       
       
      COVID-19 Service Change:
      2020 Mobile Electronics & Chemical Collection Schedule
       
      For hours, what to bring, quantity limits, and new unloading procedures, visit: www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/hec3
       
      For questions, contact the Department of Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or “live chat” at www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste.
       
      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!
       
      Let’s make sure our community gets its fair share – Help us #MakePinellasCount
       
      Why we need to Make Pinellas Count
       
      A message from our Pinellas Census Complete Count Committee Chairman:
      2020 Census - Commissioner Welch PSA
       
      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.
       
      Getting started:
       
      • 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.
       
      Response Rates
       
      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.
       
      Help us spread the word. Connect with us!
       
       
      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!
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
      For more information, please visit 
      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
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

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    • The Weekly, Gabber’s Thursday Newsletter, July 16, Gulfport, FL


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

      The City of Gulfport continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic with information and numerous actions for self protection against the virus. Gulfport is home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR.

      The Weekly: Fowl Play, Meatless Burgers + Bullying

       

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

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    • Fishermen’s Village August Calendar of Events/Entertainment, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL

      Fisherman's Village Marina and Resort, Punta Gorda, FL

      There is always plenty to do around Charlotte Harbor, even during the pandemic, so whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, you will enjoy your visit to beautiful Charlotte Harbor.

      Click here for August Calendar of Events/Entertainment

      Kathy Burnam
      Marketing/Events Manager
      Fishermen’s Village
      mkting@fishville.com

      1200 W. Retta Esplanade #57A
      Punta Gorda, Florida  33950                                                                                                                                        

      P  941 575-3007
      M 941 258-1327
      F   941 637-1054
        

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, July 13, 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 July 13, 2020
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Meetings
       
       
      City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, July 21st at 6 p.m.
       
      City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S.
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
       
       
      Board of Adjustment Meeting
      Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
       
      City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S.
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
      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 jwright@mygulfport.us.
       
       
      Community Outreach
       
      Free Face Masks at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom & 49th Street Neighborhood Center!!!
       
       
      Please Wear a Mask
       
      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.
       
      For more information on the program, how to identify your cycle number or to apply, please visit www.mygulfport.us/paymentassistance or call 727-893-1016.
       
       
      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.
       
      For more information please visit www.mygulfport.us/gatewaygrant/, call Carmen Soto-Torres at 893-1045 or email cSotoTorres@mygulfport.us.
      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.
       
      City Services and Important Contact Information
       
      Our highest responsibility to you is the delivery of reliable City Services. Below is important contact information to remain in contact with the City of Gulfport staff.
       
       
      COVID-19 testing is available from Community Health Centers of Pinellas and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Find testing sites near you, hours of operation, and more information at https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/
       
      Alert Pinellas – Emergency and Community Notification Service for Pinellas County and the City of Gulfport, Florida. This system enables the City to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of delivery methods. It’s easy to sign up for this FREE service. Visit mygulfport.us/alertpinellas for more information. 
       
      City of Gulfport, Florida Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mygulfport. Announcements and information are disseminated on social media so followers receive timely information, guidance, and resources necessary on COVID-19
      Pinellas County has also established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates. 
       
       
       
      COVID-19 Service Change:
      2020 Mobile Electronics & Chemical Collection Schedule
       
      For hours, what to bring, quantity limits, and new unloading procedures, visit: www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/hec3
       
      For questions, contact the Department of Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or “live chat” at www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste.
       
      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!
       
      Let’s make sure our community gets its fair share – Help us #MakePinellasCount
       
      Why we need to Make Pinellas Count
       
      A message from our Pinellas Census Complete Count Committee Chairman:
      2020 Census - Commissioner Welch PSA
       
      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.
       
      Getting started:
       
      • 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.
       
      Response Rates
       
      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.
       
      Help us spread the word. Connect with us!
       
       
      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!
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest water quality information:
       
      For more information, please visit 
      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
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

      Click Here To View the Cruisers Net Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

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    • LNM: Dredging, Big Sarasota Pass, near GIWW Statute Mile 72


      Big Sarasota Pass with its frequent channel shifts and shoals connects the Gulf with the Gulf  Intracoastal Waterway and the southern tip of Sarasota Bay. See Shoaling Reported.

      FLORIDA – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – BIG SARASOTA PASS: Dredging Operation
      Cottrell Contracting Corporation will be conducting dredging operations in the northwest vicinity of Big Sarasota Pass, between Siesta Key and the southern tip of Lido Key. Dredging operations are scheduled to be conducted twenty-four (24) hours a day seven (7) days a week from July 6, 2020 to approximately November 5, 2020. Dredging will be performed outside and adjacent to the channel ranging from 500 feet Northwest of Daybeacon 13 and varying up to 1,200 feet Northwest of Daybeacon 8. The dredge and pontoon lines are held in place by cables, which are
      attached to anchors some distance from the dredge and pontoons. Buoys are attached to the anchors and may be moved as the dredge moves. Approximately 3,000 feet of 20-inch pipeline is to be used for transportation of material, entering on the Southwest end of Lido Key Beach. All mariners are requested to exercise extreme caution and remain a safe distance (at least 500 feet) when approaching, passing, and leaving the dredge and related equipment. Mariners are also cautioned to remain a safe distance away from the booster, buoys, cables, pipelines, barges,
      derricks and operating wires around the dredge, and submerged lines should be avoided.
      The dredge ROCKBRIDGE can be contacted on VHF channels 13 and 16, prior to passing, and approaching the vessel or equipment, and a slow NO WAKE speed is requested for transiting vessels. For further information contact Cottrell Contracting at (757) 547-9611. Chart 11425 LNM 26/20

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    • Shared Photo- Free Masks, Gulfport, FL

      Bravo Gulfport! What every city should be doing!

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    • 6000 More Free Face Masks at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom & 49th Street Neighborhood Center, Gulfport, FL

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      Gulfport continues to be a leader in preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Gulfport is home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR.

      City of Gulfport

       
      2401 53rd Street South
      Gulfport, FL 33707  
      (727) 893-1000
       
      CITY OF GULFPORT RECEIVES 6,000 ADDITIONAL MASKS
       
      In conjunction with the Board of County Commissioners, the City of Gulfport has received an additional 6,000 face masks through the efforts of Pinellas County Commissioner, Ken Welch. Residents who are in need of a FREE face mask are advised to go to the 49th Street Neighborhood Center and/or the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Both facilities are walk-up sites. Cloth face masks will be available on a first come, first served basis.
       
      49th Street Neighborhood Center 
      Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      (727) 893-1000
       
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      (727) 893-1000
       
      It is in part of the efforts to slow a recent, rapid spike in COVID-19 cases in the community. These Community Leaders remind us it’s important we continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep members of our communities healthy and safe. Wearing a cloth face covering, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands are good practices that will continue to protect us and our neighbors. Pictured above are the City of Gulfport Vice Mayor, Michael Fridovich, City of Gulfport Councilmember, Paul Ray, Pinellas County Commissioner, Kenneth Welch, City of Gulfport Councilmember, April Thanos, Pinellas County Comm