MARCH 29, 2019
Welcome to LARGO TODAY , News from the City Manager. Stay up-to-date on the superior services the City of Largo offers to our residents, businesses and visitors to build the "Community of Choice in Tampa Bay."
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AFTER HOURS EXPO
The City of Largo joined the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce at the Business After Hours Expo on March 21 at the Central Park Performing Arts Center. Team members from Community Development and Recreation, Parks & Arts presented information and answered questions about Largo's outstanding programs and services. Over 50 businesses were represented at this free expo with nearly 300 community members in attendance. Commissioners Holmes and Smith, City Manager Schubert and Community Development Director Stricklin came out to provide support and connect with the business community.
- Carol Stricklin
Community Development Department Director I 586-7490 I cstrickl@largo.com
TACO'BOUT IT TUESDAYS
The City of Largo is introducing Taco'bout it Tuesdays! Each month, staff will be invited to stop by the Taco Lady food truck as it swings by City Hall to taco'bout a different program or recent team success. The visit will also help to celebrate Largo's updated Food Truck ordinance, which allows registered trucks to operate without a special event permit.

Not to be jalapeno business but for the first month, Largo will taco'bout the upcoming restriction of single-use plastics on City property which goes into effect on July 1, 2019. Visit Largo.com/PlasticFree to learn more about the ordinance and how Largo is going ocean-friendly.

- Laura Thomas
Sustainability Coordinator I 586-7424 I lthomas@largo.com
EMPLOYEES OF THE QUARTER
Five amazing City of Largo team members were recognized at the March 19, Largo City Commission Meeting. The program recognizes employees for exemplifying, contributing to and upholding the City of Largo’s Mission, Vision and Values.
The City of Largo is proud to recognize Patrick Brislin, Largo Public Library, Kyle McCormick and Jennifer Fawcett from Recreation, Parks & Arts, and Arrow Woodard and Elissa Ables in the Community Development Department. Their stories highlight our organizational values of integrity, creativity, passion and collaboration.
LARGO GETS CHARGED UP
In partnership with Duke Energy, the City of Largo has installed a total of 6 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on City property that are free of charge for residents, visitors and staff. The three newest stations are located in the front parking lot of City Hall, at the Belcher Soccer Complex and at Southwest Recreation Center.  Largo also recently joined the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition , a group committed to reducing emission and improving local air quality through the promotion and use of alternative vehicles and technology.  These efforts support Largo's strategic focus on sustainability and its commitment to transition to a 100% electric fleet by 2030. Visit OurFutureLargo.com to learn more.
- Laura Thomas
Sustainability Coordinator I 586-7424 I lthomas@largo.com
AMERICAN FAMILY CARE SITE PLAN APPROVAL
On March 25, a small scale site plan approval memo was issued to allow for the redevelopment and change of use of a car wash to a medical office. The approval memo will allow for the conversion of a drive-thru car wash into a medical office, the demolition of two carports and a 1,352 accessory structure, a reconfiguration of the parking lot, and landscaping improvements at 8040 Ulmerton Road.

- Carol Stricklin
Community Development Department Director I 586-7490 I cstrickl@largo.com
DRINKING WATER NOTICE FROM PINELLAS COUNTY
Effective April 22, Pinellas County will begin a routine system maintenance program to optimize water quality. The water treatment method is being temporarily changed from chloramine to chlorine disinfection. The switch to chlorine will be in effect from April 22 to May 11.

The water is safe to drink during this period, though you may notice a slight difference in the taste or odor of the water. Users of kidney dialysis machines and owners of aquatic life should not be impacted, but should contact their respective service providers for more information.

For more information, visit PinellasCounty.org/utilities or call 727-464-4000.
UPCOMING EVENTS
FEED THE CRITTERS FOOD TRUCK RALLY
MARCH 30 @ 11AM I MCGOUGH NATURE PARK
Head out to McGough Nature Park for a day of food and feathered and furry fundraising. Visit one of the food trucks for some good eats and meet our special raptors and reptiles.
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PLAYING UNPLUGGED AND TOUCH-A-TRUCK
APRIL 6 @ 11AM I LARGO CENTRAL PARK
The event to brings together big trucks and boats with hands-on games, discovery stations and so much more to enjoy a beautiful day in the park for the whole family.
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MOVIES IN THE PARK
APRIL 5 & 12 @ 7PM I LARGO CENTRAL PARK
Gather up the family, grab your blankets and join us for a movie on the big screen. On-site parking and concessions are available.
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"LARGO LIVE" CENTRAL PARK MUSIC SERIES
APRIL 19, MAY 17 & JUNE 12 @ 7PM I LARGO CENTRAL PARK
Stay local with live music, food vendors, beer and wine starting in April at the NEW "Largo Live" Music Series. This free event will feature a different, local headliner who will rock the stage on the third Friday in April, May and June.

The line up includes:
  • April 19 I Betty Fox Band
  • May 17 I Soul Circus Cowboys
  • June 21 I Chris McCarty
JOIN OUR TEAM
Are you interested in helping to build the community of choice? There are great opportunities from interns to engineers. Largo provides outstanding benefits and a modern wellness program. Join us as we serve the community by providing superior services that inspire community pride. The City of Largo is a great place to work, naturally!