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Online Tree Questionnaire

The amount trees in a watershed has been directly correlated with good water quality.  For those interested, Escambia County is asking for public comments prior to a County tree workshop.   This may be a good time to voice ideas on preservation of our high quality wind resistant trees for long term sustainability.  
See link below:
The Escambia County Planning Board will be hosting a workshop to discuss if revisions to the current tree protection standards are warranted. The date of the upcoming workshop will be posted on the county website at myescambia.com/county-events once the meeting has been scheduled. Escambia County is seeking public comment from interested stakeholders prior to the workshop.

Online Tree Questionnaire:  https://myescambia.com/our-services/natural-resources-management/tree-protection-standards-questionnaire

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Hill-Kelly Movies in the Park Rescheduled

Due to the weather forecast and field conditions from recent rain, the Hill-Kelly Movies in the Park event scheduled for Friday, June 7 has been rescheduled to Friday, Sept. 20 at Community Maritime Park.

The Movies in the Park series shows free, family-friendly movies once a month over the summer beginning at sunset.

Click here to learn more about Hill-Kelly Movies in the Park, or like Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation on  Facebook for event updates.

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New Flights at Pensacola International Airport, Parade of Homes & More!

Dreaming of a Vacation in the Big Apple? United Adds Daily Nonstop Flights to Pensacola International Airport

United Airlines is now offering daily nonstop flights between Pensacola International Airport and New York/Newark, one of 22 new routes United announced it will add in 2019.

The inaugural flight from New York/Newark landed at Pensacola International Airport this afternoon, Thursday, June 6, opening the door for even more visitors to discover everything Pensacola has to offer.

With the addition of Newark, PNS now flies nonstop to 20 destinations.

Learn more and book flights at flypensacola.com.

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Pensacola Energy Takes Part in Annual

Parade of Homes

Pensacola Energy is once again a proud sponsor the annual Parade of Homes.

Parade of Homes is put on by the Home Builders Association of West Florida. Thousands of attendees are expected to tour new homes throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties June 8-16 for the 61st annual celebration.

Pensacola Energy will be at the dream home June 8, 9, 15 and 16. The dream home’s features are designed to save money and reduce energy consumption. Pensacola Energy’s team made significant recommendations to develop a customized energy feature package that will benefit the homeowner for years to come.

“Pensacola Energy Natural Gas Advantage Elite Home features are designed to save money and reduce energy consumption,” said Marketing Manager Jill Grove, of Pensacola Energy. “This has been an exciting project for our team of professionals who were involved in the planning before construction began. We made significant recommendations to develop a customized energy-feature package that will benefit the homeowner for years to come.”

The dream home is located at 2446 Meeting St., Cantonment.

Visit paradeofhomespensacola.com for more information.

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Bahri Jeddah Visits Port of Pensacola for First Time

Port of Pensacola had a unique visitor last week. Did you happen to catch this big ship sail into Pensacola Bay on May 31?

Bahri Jeddah visited the port the first time. The vessel was used to offload some critical components for a major local manufacturer. She is a 720-foot Ro-Ro Cargo Ship.

It was quite the treat to have her stop by Pensacola even if only for a few days.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard at the Next Mayor’s Town Hall

Join Mayor Grover Robinson for his fourth town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Vickrey Resource Center, 2130 Summit Blvd.

Mayor Robinson will host the meeting with Councilman P.C. Wu, and residents are encouraged to attend and let their voices be heard. Mayor Robinson hopes citizens will attend the town hall so he can work with them to come up with a plan to move Pensacola forward.

If you need a special accommodation to attend this meeting, please call 850-435-1629. For sign language interpreter, please contact 72 hours in advance if possible.

VISIT THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Beat the Heat This Summer at
Hunter Pool

Did you know that we have special hours for lap swimming at Hunter Pool? Go for an early morning swim Monday-Friday from 5:30 to 10 a.m. or get a few laps in the evening from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost is $2.25 per person. Hunter Pool is located at 200 E. Blount St.

Click here for more information about Hunter Pool.

 

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Osceola Hosting Match Play Tournament

Osceola Golf Course is hosting a Match Play Tournament June 15-16. The format is individual handicap with multiple flights, and the entry fee is $70, which includes 2 rounds, range balls and prizes. An optional birdie pool is available. Call the Osceola Golf Course Pro Shop at 850-453-7599 to register.

It’s Not Too Late to Join Parks & Rec Specialty Camps!

We’ve got some exciting specialty camps coming up this month, with a variety of sports and even a circus dance camp! Find details at PlayPensacola.com.

June 10-14: British Soccer Camp, Girls Volleyball Camp, Princess Dance Camp
June 17-21: Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp, Circus Dance Camp

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INSTAGRAM: Photo of the Week

Be sure to tag us using @cityofpensacola so we see your pic!

 

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Pensacola Fire Department Hosting Car Seat Rodeo June 14

Pensacola Fire Department Hosting Car Seat Rodeo

June 14

Pensacola Fire Department will host a Car Seat Rodeo on Friday, June 14 from 8-10 a.m., a free community event providing car seat installation assistance and safety checks. The event will take place at Fire Station 1, 400 E. Cervantes St.

Residents may stop by anytime between 8 and 10 a.m. to have their car seats checked or installed by certified firefighters, whose goal is to ensure children are as safe as possible in a vehicle.

The event is free, but donations are welcome. All donations go toward the car seat program and future training of the department’s firefighters.

Click here to view the Facebook event.

For more information about car seat safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with an online tool to help you find the right car seat for your child, click here.

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FDOT Hosting Open House for 17th Avenue Interchange Improvements June 11

FDOT Hosting Open House for 17th Avenue Interchange Improvements June 11

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house concerning the 17th Avenue interchange project Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Studer Community Institute, 220 W. Garden St.

The project involves the State Road 30 (U.S. 98/Gregory Street) and State Road 196 (Bayfront Parkway) at 17th Avenue interchange.

The intent of this project is to reconstruct the intersection of Gregory Street and Bayfront Parkway at 17th Avenue. The new interchange in conjunction with the new Pensacola Bay Bridge will improve safety conditions and reduce congestion for the approximately 58,000 drivers who pass through this intersection daily.

Maps, drawings and other information will be on display at the meeting. There will be no formal presentation; however, FDOT representatives will be available to discuss planned improvements, answer questions and receive comments. Additional project information is available on nwflroads.com.

This meeting is being held without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Project Manager, at the information listed below, at least seven days prior to the meeting.

For more information about this project or meeting, please contact Project Manager Jack Harrison at 850-281-9251, Jack.Harrison@dot.state.fl.us, or by mail at 6025 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton, FL 32583. You may also contact Ian Satter, FDOT District Three Public Information Director, toll-free at 888-638-0250, ext. 1205 or Ian.Satter@dot.state.fl.us.

For more information or general questions please email pio@cityofpensacola.com and follow @cityofpensacola on Twitter. You can also sign up for email or text notifications about everything that’s happening with your City government through Notify Me.
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Weekly Meeting Schedule June 3-7, 2019

Weekly Meeting Schedule June 3-7, 2019

Tuesday, June 4
Code Enforcement Authority Public Quasi-Judicial Hearings- 3 p.m., City Hall, 222 W. Main St., Council Chamber, First Floor.

Wednesday, June 5
Public Information Meeting- Streetscape Plans for A Street/Devilliers/Rues- 6:30 p.m., 321 N. DeVilliers St., Devilliers Square Lobby.

Thursday, June 6
Environmental Advisory Board – 2 p.m., City Hall, 222 W. Main St., Whibbs Conference Room, First Floor (Agenda)

Veterans Memorial Park Foundation – 3:30 p.m., City Hall, 222 W. Main St., Whibbs Conference Room, First Floor (Agenda)

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Mayor Announces Town Hall Meeting for District 1

Mayor Grover Robinson will hold his fourth town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Vickrey Resource Center, 2130 Summit Blvd.

Mayor Robinson will host the meeting with Councilman P.C. Wu, and residents are encouraged to attend and let their voices be heard. Mayor Robinson has already held town halls in District 2 with Councilwoman Sherri Myers, District 5 with Councilman Gerald Wingate and District 7 with Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn.

Hosting town halls is a high priority for Mayor Robinson. During his campaign for mayor, Robinson promised he would host town halls at various locations throughout the city so citizens would not have to come to City Hall to have their voice heard.

Mayor Robinson hopes citizens will attend the town hall so he can work with them to come up with a plan to move Pensacola forward.

If you need a special accommodation to attend this meeting, please call 850-435-1629. For sign language interpreter please contact 72 hours in advance if possible.

VISIT THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Bayview Senior Center Renovations and Programming Update

Bayview Senior Center Renovations and Programming Update

Progress is continuing on renovations at the Bayview Senior Center located at 2000 E. Lloyd St., with an anticipated completion date of early 2020. Renovations began in fall 2018 and were initially expected to be completed in late winter or early spring 2019. Renovations to the facility include new restrooms to meet Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards, new carpeting, safety handrails and interior painting. The new completion timeline is due to hidden water damage that contractors uncovered after work commenced on the project, requiring the budget and completion date to be amended for the additional work needed.

Since the Bayview Senior Center closed in September 2018, its programs have been operating out of the Brownsville Community Center under a cooperative agreement with Escambia County. Most classes and programs will be relocating again starting Monday, June 3. The following programs will move to Gull Point Resource Center: Bridge, Pinochle, and Hand & Foot. All other programs will relocate to Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center.

Bayview Senior Center staff will also be relocating during the remainder of the renovations. Recreation Supervisor Jeremy Street will be located at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center to oversee Bayview’s programming. Assistant Supervisor Molly Mahtani will be located at Gull Point Resource Center and expand senior programming to enhance the center’s current offerings. For a list of programming with locations, please visit the Bayview Senior Center page.

How to contact Bayview Senior Center staff:

Gull Point Resource Center 
7000 Spanish Trail
Pensacola, FL 32504
850-436-5188
Contact: Molly Mahtani, Assistant Supervisor

Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center
913 South I Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
850-912-4104
Contact: Jeremy Street, Recreation Supervisor

For more information or general questions please email pio@cityofpensacola.com and follow @cityofpensacola on Twitter. You can also sign up for email or text notifications about everything that’s happening with your City government through Notify Me.

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Yard Debris

East Hill Residents:

As we are well into the summer schedule of cutting / grooming our yards please be reminded that it is against the City’s ordinance of depositing yard debris into the streets. This includes blowing of leaves and grass clippings into the street. East Hill, let’s keep our streets clean and our storm water collection system free of this debris. If you use a landscaping service, please be sure they are aware of this ordinance.

It is:

City Ordinance, Sec. 4-3-48 – Placement of recyclables, solid waste or refuse in gutters or streets prohibited, declared nuisance.

“The placement or scattering of yard trash, green waste, and/or recyclables, solid waste or refuse in or upon the street gutters, street surfaces, or storm water inlets is hereby declared a nuisance and a danger to water quality and shall be prohibited.”

As a suggestion you might print this and put it in your glove box. Then the next time you see someone blowing leaves, clippings, whatever in the street and leave it there you might call this to their attention in a nice way.

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City Council Members to Make Nominations for Appointment – Pensacola-Escambia Development Commission

Please see attached memorandum for description and qualifications. Anyone interested in serving should fill out an application of interest (http://cityofpensacola.com/FormCenter/City-Clerk-3/Application-for-Boards-Authorities-and-C-81) and contact a City Council Member for nomination PRIOR TO Friday, May 31, 2019. (NOMINATION BY A COUNCIL MEMBER IS REQUIRED.)

Informational Memorandum