February 1, 2019

Welcome to Your City @ Work, where you will find City of Dunedin highlights from the City Manager's office each month.

MESSAGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER
Welcome to the February edition of Your City @ Work, a monthly online newsletter. Our goal is to keep you up to date on pending issues and actions before the City Commission so that you can participate in the decision making process. We hope you will find this form of communication educational and informative.

Jennifer K. Bramley, City Manager
CITY NEWS
BLUE JAYS STADIUM CONSTRUCTION
On Wednesday, February 20 at 6pm, the City of Dunedin will host a community meeting to discuss the construction of the Toronto Blue Jays Stadium Complex and what residents who live nearby should expect during this process. The meeting will be held at the Hale Activity Senior Center .

CITY HALL RFP
At the upcoming City Commission meeting on February 7, Commissioners will be discussing awarding the first phase of a contract for the development of a new City Hall to the architectural firm Harvard Jolly. The proposed contract calls three options for the location of a City Hall on the 3.5 acres the City owns at 737 Louden Avenue and 500 Wood Street and also for building massing for those locations. As part of the scope of services, Harvard Jolly will be engaging the public through a listening session. 

TERM LIMITS FOR BOARDS & COMMITTEES
At the Commission Work Session on January 22, City Commission directed staff to move forward with creating term limits for Boards and Committees. Term limits only apply to regular, voting members. The ordinances and resolutions will be brought to public hearings in March and April, with the final readings scheduled for April 18, 2019.

SKINNER BLVD INPUT MEETING
The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will be holding a public meeting on Skinner Boulevard proposed enhancements. The City was awarded a $100,000 planning grant from Forward Pinellas to explore opportunities to address a Complete Streets strategy for Skinner Blvd.

CRA 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Join us on February 16 as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Downtown Dunedin and the great success of a community working together. Held in the heart of downtown Dunedin, this family-friendly event includes a pancake breakfast, music, kids activities and guest speakers.

PAW PARK
The City of Dunedin and Achieva Credit Union came together to enhance and expand the Achieva Paw Park.

FILM FESTIVAL
Filmmakers from around the world participated in the inaugural Dunedin International Film Festival.

HONEYMOON ISLAND BIKE TRAIL
The new Honeymoon Island bike trail is now open. Park entry fee is only $2 for bikes and pedestrians.

MLK, JR. CELEBRATION
The City of Dunedin celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with our annual Unity Breakfast and March.

MAYORS' CORNER

Read the latest from City of Dunedin Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski.

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FUNEDIN FACT
After a devastating hurricane in 1921 split Hog Island into two pieces, the south island became known as Scharrer's Island, after resident Henry Scharrer. In February 1928, Scharrer's Island was officially named Caladesi Island.