This Week in Largo
OCTOBER 5, 2018
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RIBBON CUTTING FOR LARGO'S FIRST-EVER CROSSWALK
The ribbon cutting for Largo's first-ever painted crosswalk was held on Thursday, October 4 at the site of the colorful artwork. Mayor Woody Brown, Vice Mayor Michael Smith, Commissioner Donna Holck and board members from the North Pinellas Cultural Alliance (NPCA), who generously funded the grant project, were in attendance. Attendees enjoyed music and cookies under the tree canopy as community members wrote messages of thanks to the artist, Tiffany Beasi, in sidewalk chalk.

Project Leaders, which included, Assistant City Manager Mike Staffopoulos and Board Chair of the NPCA Linda Foley Norris thanked project participants, Library Director Casey McPhee, Assistant Library Director Geri Remming, Recreation Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne, Communications and Marketing Manager Kate Oyer, Streets and Stormwater Manager Kim Tracy, NPCA Board Member and Largo City Commissioner Jamie Robinson, and everyone on city staff that helped the project come to fruition.

- Brenda Clark
Community Outreach Coordinator I 586-7630 I bclark@largo.com
PINELLAS RECYCLING SURVEY
Pinellas County is seeking feedback from residents about their recycling participation, awareness and interest in future programs. Residents can do their part by placing quality materials in their recycling containers. The Residential Recycling Awareness Survey will help the County determine where to focus its recycling education resources and gauge the effectiveness of recycling programs. Take the survey online. Results will be shared once available.
- Laura Thomas
Sustainability Coordinator I 586-7424 I lthomas@largo.com
LARGO FIRE RESCUE OPEN HOUSE
Largo Fire Rescue is welcoming back their Annual Open House with some exciting new changes on Saturday, October 13 from 1-4pm at Fire station 41. The event is free and we encourage all families to come out and enjoy the fun.This year three local BBQ restaurants are stepping it up to compete to win Citizen’s Choice Best BBQ of Largo. Donations at the event will benefit the Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida. Fire Station 41 is located at 180 4 th St. SW Largo 33770. Parking will be available in the Pinellas County School Administration Board parking lot located across the street from the fire station. For more information, please call Largo Fire Rescue at 727-587-6737.

- Summer Mahr
Largo Fire Rescue Public Educator I 587-6737 I smahr@largo.com
MEETING UPDATES
2018 CITIZENS' ACADEMY
This week's session was hosted by the Public Works Department. Participants started off the session with an interactive demo of equipment and were able to climb in and operate some of the department vehicles. After viewing the vehicles, the group was able to take their class photo and get back to the bus just before the storm rolled in. This was followed by a delicious BBQ dinner made in-house and a presentation by Public Works Director, Brian Usher. He covered department services and discussed their disaster management strategies that helped the City get up and running again last year after Hurricane Irma.

Thank you to the Public Works staff for a fun hands-on session! Next week's class will be held at Environmental Services.
- Diane Bruner
City Clerk I 587-6701 I dbruner@largo.com
COFFEE WITH A COP
The Largo Police Department participated in the National Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, October 3. This was a time for residents to meet our officers and share coffee and conversation. This is the second year LPD joined the national event. Thank you Europa Cafe, The Haus Coffee Shop and Frida's Cafe and Bakery for hosting this great conversation with our community.

- Jeff Undestad
Chief of Police I 587-6707 I PoliceInfo@largo.com