Greetings Venetian Isles Residents,
The subject of golf cart safety in Venetian Isles is an important one. Officer Donald Herring from the St Pete Police Dept provided the following update for our community this week on this topic:
"I met with our legal departments and this is what I have found out. A Golf Cart is one that does not have the capability to exceed 20 mph. These Golf Carts are ILLEGAL to be driven on the roadways or sidewalks by any person and is a violation of F.S.S. 316.212. A Low Speed Vehicle is a Golf Cart that has headlamps, front and rear turn signals, taillamps, break lights, reflectors on both sides, rear view mirror, brakes, front windshield and a seatbelt for designated seat. These Low Speed Vehicles need to be registered and insured, require a valid drivers license, can not be driven on the sidewalk and can only be driven on the roadway where the speed limit is 35 mph or less. There are to many violations to list if any of these laws are not followed, but I can tell you that several of them are misdemeanors and would require a court appearance. If you are letting your children who are not 16 with a valid drivers license operate one of these LSV's, they could be cited which will make it more difficult for them to get a license in the future. So please abide by the laws that apply to the above. Please don't beat up the messenger, I am just trying to keep everyone safe and address an issue that was brought up to me. Thank you."
If you have specific questions about golf cart traffic laws and safety, please feel free to contact Officer Herring directly. His contact information can be found here on our community website: http://www.ourvi.org/community-resources.html
We encourage all residents of VI with golf carts to understand the laws associated with golf carts in the community and to operate them lawfully and safely.
The Venetian Isles Homeowners Association Board of Directors
The City of St Pete seeks 100 participants for the inaugural Cohort of Champions Initiative, a unique training opportunity for 100 young men, ages 12 to 24. Parents/guardians, teachers, adults are encouraged to think of someone they can nominate!
See attached Flyer; Learn more in this short video: https://youtu.be/MwEyriVbAL0
Cohort of Champions Youth Training Initiative
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016
Young men, ages 12 to 24, are invited to apply for this unique workforce development program to support education, develop character, provide hands-on experience and career readiness. The signature program of the city’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper initiative features Educational, Entrepreneurial Training and Enrichment Programs:
After-School Employment Training Second Chances Programs
Post-Secondary Opportunities Career Readiness Training
Entrepreneurship Training Sports and Team-Building Outings
Healthy Cooking and Eating Mentoring and Role Modeling
Wrap-around support services and workshops for members and entire family
Recruitment is open through Nov. 30!
-Apply Now to be a part of the first Cohort of Champions Youth Training Initiative
Applications available at St. Petersburg Recreation Centers, Community Libraries
and online at www.stpete.org/MBSK
St. Petersburg’s one-year program begins in January 2017. For more about the program, workforce development and training for young men, contact Rev. Kenny Irby at 727-893-7808
The application for this program can be downloaded at the link below.
Good afternoon neighbors,
I have some exciting news to share with you.
Our next publication of our homeowners directory will be a two year book.
That means if you advertise with us, the homeowners will have this book for two years and you won't have to pay for the extra year.
We have opened up our directory ads for our 2017 Directory. We will wrap it up by December, for print in January.
Get your business out there in front of your neighbors!
Ps. Discounts for VI member Ads if paid in November.
Venetian Isles, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTORY ONLY RATES:
1/3 page noncover,inside B/W matte $ 250
1/2 pagenoncover,inside B/W matte $ 350
Full Page noncover,inside B/W matte $ 650
DIRECTORY + OUR WEBSITE:
**(2)PLATINUM LEFT –INSIDE FRONT,INSIDE BACK OR BACK COVER OF THE DIRECTORY IN COLOR!
FULL PAGE COLOR IN DIRECTORY $ 3,500
GOLD Full page B/W in Directory $ 2,500
Please contact: Lisa Schwartz , Treasurer Venetian Isles HOA
Crime Prevention Officer Reggie Mitchell, with St. Petersburg Police Department Agency writes that
next week SPPD will be taking part in Coffee with a Cop. What Coffee with a Cop is, is a program where residents and police meet over coffee and talk. There is no agenda, no script, just an opportunity for you to meet the officers who patrol your neighborhoods and have some coffee.The event will be held Monday 11/21/16 at the McDonald's located at 300 38 Ave N., from 8 AM-9 AM.
So if you have time next Monday, please stop in and meet your SPPD Officers!
Greetings VI Residents,
The work required to remove and replace the failed seawall on Grand Canal Blvd between Overlook and Massachusetts Ave NE is about to get started. Consequently, that segment of our streets will be closed between Monday 11/14 and Friday 12/9 or so during the seawall reconstruction. Please plan accordingly for this period of time. For more detail, please see the letter below from the City of St Pete. Thank you.
Greetings Venetian Isles Residents,
The VIHA Board of Directors would like to inform you that the City of St Pete will be resurfacing some streets in St Pete (including some parts of Shore Acres) in the first half of 2017 and there may be some temporary impacts to your access to and from Venetian Isles. The streets that will be resurfaced can be seen on the map page link below:
Also, the letter from the City of St Pete about the project can be downloaded below for more information.
Congratulations to the Carver's at 2227 Mermaid Point for being the second winner of the VI Property of the Month for November, 2016.
They will receive a gift certificate from Dolin's Nursery and an honoring sign for the month.
Who will be next?????
If you are interested in being part of the reviewers please contact, Steve Cropper, VIHA Membership Committee chair at 521-2258.
Another successful V.I. Golf Tournament was held at Mangrove Bay this past Sunday afternoon.
The weather was perfect and 38 golfers had a wonderful time.
Tom Testa did a great job organizing this event and getting many local merchants to contribute towards the door prizes.
Special thanks to Chris Ewing for nailing down a round of golf for four players at The Vinoy (for those of you that don't know, this was no easy task). It was used as a special drawing door prize. We also had a great 50/50 drawing .
Thanks to the following people for all their help as many people contributed in many different ways;
Tom Testa did a wonderful job taking over the reins from Steve Lippincott, Chris Ewing for getting the Vinoy to contribute, Elizabeth Funk for bringing in more players and being our very own cheerleader and photographer on Facebook, Linda Testa for helping set up ,registering the players and a host of other things, Neal Schwartz for making the 50/50 so successful as well as Jim Pero, Rich Scanlon, and of course where would Tom be without his wonderful wife, Marie , helping out as well as playing golf!
Thanks to Mangrove for again hosting this terrific event and to the players who came out and had a ball!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our 5th annual VI Tournament next year!