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Name not available inside Zip Code 34685 March 19, 2019, 7:47 AM

Please provide the zip code of your home.
34685


Please select the community in which you live.
Other - East Lake


Which option below best defines your role in the community?
Resident


Please rate each of the following hazards on a scale of 1 (high concern) to 3 (no concern) indicating the level of threat each presents to your neighborhood or home.



If you are a homeowner, do you have adequate basic homeowner's insurance to cover the hazards that could impact your home?
Yes, my insurance coverage should be adequate.


Do you carry flood insurance in addition to your homeowner/renter policy?
Yes


Did you know that most standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover rising water (flooding) or minor subsidence (sinkhole)?
Yes


If you are a homeowner and a disaster substantially damaged your home, which of the following option would be the most likely option you would pursue?
Sell my home/property and relocate.


Are you aware that you would have to comply with current local/state codes, ordinances, and laws that would affect rebuilding and recovery in the wake of a disaster?
Yes


What are you doing to reduce the risk of damage from natural and human-caused hazards? (Choose all that apply).
Enhanced homeowner insurance coverage (sinkhole, additional wind coverage), Optional flood insurance, Roof retrofit (fire resistant shingles, hurricane brackets, etc.), Strengthened openings (Doors, Windows, and/or garage door to reduce high-hazard wind risk)


Do you work in Pinellas County?
No


Is your place of work in a hazardous location? (Select all that apply).
I don’t know


How vulnerable do you consider your home/business/organization to the impacts of natural or man-made hazards?
Moderately vulnerable


Does your employer have a plan for disaster recovery in place?
No


Does your employer have a means of getting in touch with you following a disaster?
No


A number of activities can help in reducing our community’s risks from natural hazards. In general, these activities fall under the following general categories. Please tell us how important you think it is to pursue each of these for your community.



What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your home, business and neighborhood more resistant to natural hazards? Please check all that apply.
Local Newspaper, Information in Utility Bills, Roadside Message Boards


How did you hear about Pinellas County's Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) workshop? Please check all that apply.
Email

Name not available inside Zip Code 33761 March 19, 2019, 7:31 AM

Please provide the zip code of your home.
34695


Please select the community in which you live.
Safety Harbor


Which option below best defines your role in the community?
Resident


Please rate each of the following hazards on a scale of 1 (high concern) to 3 (no concern) indicating the level of threat each presents to your neighborhood or home.



If you are a homeowner, do you have adequate basic homeowner's insurance to cover the hazards that could impact your home?
Yes, my insurance coverage should be adequate.


Do you carry flood insurance in addition to your homeowner/renter policy?
No


Did you know that most standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover rising water (flooding) or minor subsidence (sinkhole)?
Yes


If you are a homeowner and a disaster substantially damaged your home, which of the following option would be the most likely option you would pursue?
Repair/rebuild in the same location to current building code standards.


Are you aware that you would have to comply with current local/state codes, ordinances, and laws that would affect rebuilding and recovery in the wake of a disaster?
Yes


What are you doing to reduce the risk of damage from natural and human-caused hazards? (Choose all that apply).
Roof retrofit (fire resistant shingles, hurricane brackets, etc.), Strengthened openings (Doors, Windows, and/or garage door to reduce high-hazard wind risk)


Do you work in Pinellas County?
Yes


Is your place of work in a hazardous location? (Select all that apply).
Wind-borne debris zone


How vulnerable do you consider your home/business/organization to the impacts of natural or man-made hazards?
Moderately vulnerable


Does your employer have a plan for disaster recovery in place?
Yes


Does your employer have a means of getting in touch with you following a disaster?
Yes


A number of activities can help in reducing our community’s risks from natural hazards. In general, these activities fall under the following general categories. Please tell us how important you think it is to pursue each of these for your community.



Please specify any additional recommendations that you might have for Pinellas County to improve identification, prioritization, and implementation of hazard mitigation actions (i.e. retrofit infrastructure, upgrade building codes)?
Look at using temporary single lane roundabouts laid out with cones and chalk to manage traffic at signalized intersections after a hurricane (look to Wilmington, NC response to hurricane Michael as example). Look for opportunities to construct a surge barrier, especially where it can connect areas of high ground along existing or proposed power, rail, trail, or other transportation rights of way and protect drinking water, wastewater, or industrial systems. Bury more power lines and prioritize small wind and solar power to decentralize electricity, improve resilience.


Please recommend any companies or local associations that should be involved in the Pinellas County hazard mitigation planning process.
JRB Solutions, LLC


What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your home, business and neighborhood more resistant to natural hazards? Please check all that apply.
Information in Utility Bills, Information at Local library, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)


How did you hear about Pinellas County's Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) workshop? Please check all that apply.
Email

Name not available inside Zip Code 34683 March 19, 2019, 7:22 AM

Please provide the zip code of your home.
34683


Please select the community in which you live.
Ozona


Which option below best defines your role in the community?
Resident


Please rate each of the following hazards on a scale of 1 (high concern) to 3 (no concern) indicating the level of threat each presents to your neighborhood or home.



Please list any additional hazards that present a threat to your neighborhood or home.
Over population through overbuilding.


If you are a homeowner, do you have adequate basic homeowner's insurance to cover the hazards that could impact your home?
Yes, my insurance coverage should be adequate.


Do you carry flood insurance in addition to your homeowner/renter policy?
Yes


Did you know that most standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover rising water (flooding) or minor subsidence (sinkhole)?
Yes


If you are a homeowner and a disaster substantially damaged your home, which of the following option would be the most likely option you would pursue?
Sell my home/property and relocate.


Are you aware that you would have to comply with current local/state codes, ordinances, and laws that would affect rebuilding and recovery in the wake of a disaster?
Yes


What are you doing to reduce the risk of damage from natural and human-caused hazards? (Choose all that apply).
Strengthened openings (Doors, Windows, and/or garage door to reduce high-hazard wind risk)


Do you work in Pinellas County?
No


Is your place of work in a hazardous location? (Select all that apply).
High-risk flood zone, Evacuation Zone, Wind-borne debris zone


How vulnerable do you consider your home/business/organization to the impacts of natural or man-made hazards?
Moderately vulnerable


Does your employer have a plan for disaster recovery in place?
Yes


Does your employer have a means of getting in touch with you following a disaster?
Yes


A number of activities can help in reducing our community’s risks from natural hazards. In general, these activities fall under the following general categories. Please tell us how important you think it is to pursue each of these for your community.



What is the most effective way for you to receive information about how to make your home, business and neighborhood more resistant to natural hazards? Please check all that apply.
Town/City/County Website, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)


How did you hear about Pinellas County's Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) workshop? Please check all that apply.
Email

Patricia Cieskiewicz inside Zip Code 34683 December 27, 2018, 3:47 AM

I think we need a few volleyball courts ,for the younger residents, and some shuffleboard courts for older residents. Restaurants and bars are fine, but we need to incorporate some action to work off the food and drink. I think gulfcarts are an excellent idea also. Can accommodate more parking. Same with bike racks.
Old Palm Harbor is a lovely family area for residents and visitors.
Thank you for your attention.
Pat Cieskiewicz

Name not shown inside Zip Code 34683 December 20, 2018, 12:08 AM

I suggest making Nebraska Street a one way, with traffic light, and right hand turn lane with merging room on to alt 19.

It would be fantastic to acquire the Day’s automotive yard (on Alt 19, along Pinellas trail) and make it into our yearly fairground and open market area, with some parking.

Acquire The last undeveloped land adjacent to Sudermann baseball field remain a natual lot. Perhaps with a boardwalk for nature walks.

A small dog park, on undeveloped land on front of alt 19. I believe between Nebraska and Florida Ave.

Move used car lot located on alt 19, out.

Golf carts everywhere.

Corner of Nebraska and CR1, burned out building lot, acquire for more public parking.

Name not shown inside Zip Code 34684 December 18, 2018, 1:00 PM

First a reminder that Palm Harbor itself is quite large. I am a resident and actually live East of Hwy 19. When I first moved here I asked a few people “Where is the Town of Palm Harbor”. I got a couple of laughs and they pointed me in the direction of the Plan.
I think we are missing the idea of what the Town should be. Is it just for the adjoining neighborhoods within walking distance or is it intended to be a destination? If it’s a destination, then it needs to be developed to attract people to the area. I spend my shopping and restaurant $ in Dunedin and Tarpon Springs, with an occasional foray to Safety Harbor. It is for the ambience as well as the product.
I believe that considering the large artist population in this area there is a huge missed opportunity if something more than occasional street show is not in the plan. Developing some affordable rental artist studios where there is work space as well as some retail opportunity would greatly benefit the image and purpose of this newly developing town.

Name not shown inside Zip Code 34683 December 18, 2018, 9:01 AM

We have a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio that is located in a Historic 90 year old cottage on 12th Street. Divine Ceramics opened in July 2016 and this Mom and Pop business is finally flourishing from customer word of mouth. Not once has the county included us on a map or personally come to speak with my husband and I. We are the only business in Downtown Palm Harbor that is providing what everyone is asking for .... Retail Family Friendly activities. We have many wonderful restaurants on 11th Street that everyone knows about now lets start promoting the rest of the town and get to work on the never ending "Plan".

Marshall Deitch inside Zip Code 34683 December 17, 2018, 6:21 PM

Their is only so much you can do with limited space. After being here on Florida Avenue for over 30 years I have yet to see A.D.A. stdy in your plans and who is or will be doing such a study? Older structures like the restaurant have uneven floors and when they took over the location this was not taken care of.
The county property that has a sewer under it has no vegetation management so it has become overgrown going east all the way to 15th street.
I have not seen a management program for the special highlighted area. The county is nice but this area is my area that I live at on Florida Ave. You cannot have a special area like this without a separate care person or firm. The county has enough to do to maintain anything. If in three decades they cannot manage annual vegetation on dedicated land between properties in this area how can you put new wonderful stuff in without getting it cared for or it gets run down like the older streets with divider islands south of this area that is not made nice in the median of a older part of Palm Harbor. This is part of the counties house, you can say, and it is like a forgotten land.
Last thing was electric carts and transportation devices for all including those in need of A.D.A. crossing Alt. 19 and restricting viewing obstructions to see traffic both ways. The left turn paint on the pavement is great if cars or misc. stuff is not on a area that should be sidewalk. North bound cars cannot be seen if carts or cars are parked there. drivers behind you wanting to turn honk at those that are looking out not to get into a accident. Enforce the law and maybe pay the state for a light at this location as a special tax for it in this area or penny for Pinellas. How fast can a three wheel cat move across Alt.19, day or night? If any plans go forth without these considerations I would have to do something to stop the plans and work. If I had lived on the street with the island land on it that is just grass and a tree I would have been on the county like flies. We were lucky that the weather of the recent past did not take out the power lines in the dedicated sewer land between properties that is overgrown and not managed vegetation in decades. If it was managed all the homes here and businesses would be protected better.

Samantha Orme inside Zip Code 34683 December 17, 2018, 6:11 PM

I agree that new retail and other shops would serve historic downtown Palm Harbor well. A local bagel or coffee shop would be great! Making the area golf cart friendly is a must. I also think Palm Harbor has a desperate need for a dog park! There are so many pets and dog lovers in the area and no dog park within a 10 minute drive of dtph. I was born and raised here, went to school at Ozona Elem., PHMS and PHUHS. I now live in downtown ph and love the area but it's struggling to keep up with everything downtown Safety Harbor or Dunedin have to offer and, sadly, I often find myself taking business there due to lack of attractions here. Implementing something like a First Friday or Monthly Farmers market would be great for local economy. Also, what about a professional "Downtown Palm Harbor" mural wall for photo opportunities, tourism and marketing! :)

Major takeaways: golf carts, dog park, mural wall, coffee and retail shops. Thank you for your time and consideration of my ideas.

Guy Williams inside Zip Code 34683 December 17, 2018, 11:35 AM

Lighting is needed on Florida Avenue lots of people park there and once you get out of your car it is pitch black which is not safe.
The old Mason lodge has been a eyesore for several years and needs to be removed. The lot can be used for parking or a new
building.There are more business on Florida Avenue that people do not see because of the dark streets, if new lighting was installed people could walk up the street to enjoy more of old Palm Harbor.