This Week in Largo
JANUARY 11, 2019
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Senator Jeff Brandes will host mobile office hours at City Hall on January 31st from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to Senator Brandes’ office in St. Petersburg a more convenient way to meet their Senator and receive any assistance that may be needed prior to the start of the 2019 State Legislative Session.

Senator Brandes maintains a year-round office in Suite 200 of the St. Lucie Building located at 9800 4th Street North.

Senator Brandes represents District 24 which includes Largo, High Point, the Greater Ridgecrest Area, Pinellas Park, Kenneth City, and Lealman as well as the beach communities from Tierra Verde to Belleair Beach. He was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 and was subsequently re-elected in November 2018. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 to 2012.

The State’s 2019 regular legislative session runs from March 5th to May 3rd.

- Cheryl Coller Reed
Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator I 586-7452 I
The City of Largo frequently applies for and administers reimbursement grants. A reimbursement grant provides funding to the City after expenses have been incurred by a City department and processed for payment by the City’s Finance Department. The recipient of the grant must follow certain procedures to obtain the reimbursement. Typically, reimbursements are provided after the City has submitted documents to the funder in order to verify expenses.

Grant Award Received:
  • Administration/Public Works: Pinellas County Municipal Recycling Reimbursement Grant - $59,796 for FY 2018-2019

Applied for and Awaiting a Decision from the Funder:
  • Finance: FEMA and Florida Division of Emergency Management’s (FDEM) Public Assistance Reimbursement Grants for Hurricane Irma Recovery:
  • There are multiple types of Public Assistance Grants that local governments can apply for in order to be reimbursed for expenditures incurred during hurricane response and recovery;
  • After a lengthy and extensive document submittal and auditing process, FEMA and FDEM have tentatively approved a reimbursement in the amount of $3,843 for Emergency Protective Measures undertaken by the City for the time period from October 4, 2017 to March 10, 2018;
  • There are two Emergency Protective Measures projects for which the City is seeking reimbursement; this one totaling $3,843 and another totaling an estimated $1,063,701 for the time period from September 4, 2017 to October 3, 2017;
  • In February, the City’s Finance Department will seek City Commission approval to execute grant agreements and amendments with FDEM that will authorize the reimbursement process for Hurricane Irma expenditures, in excess of $2 Million, to begin in earnest.

- Cheryl Coller Reed
Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator I 586-7452 I
As an ongoing effort to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows in the City of Largo, the Engineering Services Department is conducting a multi-phased set of sanitary sewer projects within the neighborhoods east of the Eagle Lake Park and west of Belcher Road. Sanitary rehabilitation work will be completed in phases over the next four months.

This work will occur in the general area bounded between the following roads:
  • North of East Bay Drive
  • South of Belleair Road
  • East of Keene Road
  • West of Belcher Road

Engineering Services will mail out post cards to everyone living within the area informing them of the work that will be occurring throughout this neighborhood. Residents and those traveling within this area may encounter trucks and equipment at various locations within this neighborhood. Please drive with care when encountering work zones.

- Joshua Carlsson
Asset Management Data Coordinator I 587-6713 I