July 18th, It's an Election Year and time for the first Candidate Forum for the August election cycle. This will be an exciting election year as all State Representatives and Senators are up for election. In addition County Commissioners, Judges, School Board, Fire Commissions, Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector, Supervisor of Elections, Clerk of the Court are all on the ballot this year.
This year we will be co-hosting with the Palm Harbor Chamber at the Palm Harbor Library. Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the candidates and become an informed voter.
Join us at 6:00pm for a meet and greet and then at 6:30 we begin the Candidate Forum. You'll hear from each candidate and have opportunities to ask questions.
Monday June 20th 6:30pm to 8pm. Location: East Lake Library 4125 E Lake Rd, Palm Harbor, FL 34685
What types of capital projects should the County Commission consider for Northern Pinellas County unincorporated residents of Palm Harbor, East Lake, Crystal Beach and Ozona? Every year the county updates the priorities for the projects they will fund with the Penney for Pinellas funds. It is important that the projects important to your communities are heard by the Commissioners.
Bring your ideas for projects to the evening discussion. We will review some of the past years projects that have benefitted North County residents. We'll also compile and discuss a list of ideas and then prioritize them for submission to the County.
Membership in CNCN is comprised of neighborhoods in Northern Pinellas County unincorporated areas of East Lake, Palm Harbor, Crystal Beach and Ozona.
To become a member community click here for our Application form .
For Associate / Corporate members click here for the Corporate Application
Partial list of 2016 Members:
Carlyle Homeowners AssociationELW Community AssociationHighgate Homeowners AssocFriends of Brooker CreekEast Lake Youth Sports AssocEagle Watch/North Boot RanchHomeowners of Old Keystone Rd424 Fallbrook at LansbrookBridlewood at Tarpon WoodsChateaux des Lacs HOACoventry at Crescent OaksCrescent OaksCypress Run Property Owners AssocRidgemoor MasterTarpon Woods Entrance & Islands AllianceTownhomes at Lost Oaks HOAWentworth Property OwnersWoodfield Community AssociationMyrtle Point Homeowner's Assoc.
Ken Peluso – Rev Trust
Monday May 16th 7:00pm - Crescent Oaks Country Club
Join us for our annual town hall meeting with the County Commission whose is responsible to govern the unincorporated areas of East Lake, Palm Harbor, Crystal Beach and Ozona, an area of approximately 100,000 residents. This will be a great opportunity to hear with they have done in the past year, some new plans for the coming year and engage with the Commissioners.
Monday April 18th, 2016 – 6:30pm at the Palm Harbor Centre
1500 16th St, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 (just north of Nebraska)
Please join us to hear from our State and Federal Legislators as they update you on important legislation passed during the 2016 Legislative Session in Tallahassee and what their plans are for next year. Scheduled to appear are Senator Jack Latvala and Representatives Chris Sprowls and James Grant. In addition, Michael Ciminna, District Director for U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis, will attend to brief you on what is happening in Washington, D.C.
Don’t forget it’s an election year and ALL State Senators and Representatives have to run again in their newly redrawn districts. We’ll have a moderator asking questions and you are invited to send in or write you own questions for our Legislative Delegation.
Join CNCN for a Saturday night of FUN and Fundraising benefitting two great causes on April 2nd at 7pm. This year we are supporting FEAST Food Pantry and the Adaptive Golf Association. Crescent Oaks Country Club turns into a Vegas style casino for the evening. There will be lots of fun options for all including Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps tables, Wheel of Fortune and Slot Style machines and a Texas Hold'em Tournament. There will be Silent Auction items and raffles plus a cash bar with light hors d'oeuvres.
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Monday February 15th, 7pm - The Centre - 1500 16th Street, Palm Harbr, FL
Join us to learn about the wonderful resources at the Palm Harbor and East Lake Library and Recreation facilities. These publicly funded jewels of Northern Pinellas county have much to offer you and your family. You will learn about what's going on at each of the facilities and get a chance to see The Centre up close.
The PHCSA Palm Harbor Community Service Agency board will be presenting the information on each Library and Recreation complex.
East Lake Woodlands Country Club - Monday January 25, 2016 6:30pm - Calling all CNCN member community representatives! It's that one meeting a year that you have to attend to provide your input and votes for CNCN's new year. We'll discuss our plans for coming year and solicit your feedback on what we did well and what you'd like to see us do in 2016. There will be plenty of time to discuss topics and volunteer for one of our committees. This is the one meeting of CNCN's that you really must attend. We can't do accomplish our mission without our members!
Monday November 16th, 7pm - New Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1700 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Join us for our annual Wildlife Forum where we learn about our 4 legged furry friends who are more visible on our roads and neighborhoods in the coming months. We'll also get a lesson on planting with wildlife in mind. We will feature presentations from Florida Fish and Wildlife and former Extension Agent for Pinellas County on living with suburban wildlife like Deer, Coyotes, Raccoons and Turkeys. Plus learn about wild and exotic plants that you want to plant and which invasive plants to avoid.
Contributed by Richard Corrigan
Well, November has rolled around and many of us are probably saying: "Whew, dodged another one" Dodged what? certainly not the "living dead" or those zombie trick or treaters on Halloween. What we all dodged is another hurricane season without a major storm hitting Florida. Many of you are probably saying- "yeah but what about all that rain we had in August - that was enough. As the Bachmann Turner Overdrive lyrics say, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"! That was the message conveyed by Assistant County Administrator John Bennett and Mile Hills from the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) of Pinellas County at the CNCN sponsored event held at the United Methodist Church on Oct. 16. While hurricanes in general are a low frequency, high impact event, the results if one were to hit our area could be devastating. You may have seen a recent article in the Tampa Bay Times indicating that property in the north end of Old Tampa Bay could see a storm surge of 9 feet or higher if a major hurricane (Category 3,4 or 5) was to traverse the Sunshine Skyway and pay a visit to north Pinellas. Since my living room is only about 11 feet above sea level that gives me something to think about. And that is exactly the message that was conveyed by John and Mike in their timely presentations to an interested audience of north County residents. For those of you who were not there, access Pinellas County's Storm Surge Protector web application or pick up a copy of the county publication "Surviving the Storm". With New Year's Eve just around the corner, maybe one of your resolutions should be to make sure you are ready for the possibility of a major storm in 2016 and beyond. The essence of the two presentations was "be prepared" and plan ahead", not just for yourself and your family, but also for your community. Routine items like making sure your community storm drains are free of debris and functioning properly, that you know who lives around you and who might need some additional help in case of a flood or a storm surge, and cataloging who might have special skills that can help in both preparedness, evacuation or recovery. As Mike indicated as simple a skill as a ham radio operator or someone that can handle a chain saw (gas powered - there will be no electricity) are things individual HOAs and their residents can think about. For individual circumstances Mike also recommended that HOAs check their insurance policies to ensure that there is adequate coverage for the debris removal certain to be required after a major storm. Finally, using your community association and identifying items, areas and people that might need extra attention can go a long way to preventing damage or excessive hardship in preparation or recovery efforts.John's presentation was reminiscent of the popular television commercial "Should I stay or should I go?" Focusing on the timetable that precedes actual landfall of a major (or minor) storm John ran through a list of actions and double checks that every homeowner should be aware of in the 5, 4 and 3 day period when the storm watch and warning period are in effect. Once the evacuation order is issued there is little time for planning and action (or non-action) is a must. The overall message, a little preparation can go a long way in both preventing or minimizing damage or injury and will shorten the recovery and clean-up period for all of us. It is inappropriate to think you can rely on emergency responders during the storm period as they will have evacuated the area so that they can have functioning equipment and available manpower to re-enter the impacted zone after the storm has subsided.The messages from both speakers was loud and clear and reflects what your boy or girl scoutmaster used to preach "Be Prepared". It is gratifying to know that the county, and local officials have devoted a lot of thought, manpower and effort in preparing for any of the low frequency, high impact events that might impact our area. By doing your part in planning ahead for such an emergency you can help make their work more effective and the post storm cleanup efforts easier on all of us north County residents.
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Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-2402