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Robert Griendling: Letter to the editor on proposed preservation ordinance

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Letter to the Editor: After Janelle Irwin’s latest report here on the proposed historic preservation ordinance, allow me again to set the record straight. I’m not sure when Ms. Irwin did her accounting of the sentiments regarding the proposed change in the permission threshold being considered by the city, but as of today, in addition to the individual email and phone calls received by the city on this issue, 536 people have signed our petition to keep the threshold where…

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Patience needed in recycling battle

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Local media coverage has extensively covered the curbside recycling rollout that kicked off Monday, officially ending St. Pete’s reign as Florida’s largest city without a universal program. That sounds like a good thing, but the issue has been marred by controversy because the bins are only being picked up curbside despite 40 percent of St. Pete homes having alley access where trash is picked up. Reporters across the board have reported on the city’s optimism and the concerns of residents…

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HONNA continues to push back against blue bins despite rollout

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Parts of the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood were among the first round of residences to have recycling picked up curbside through St. Pete’s universal curbside recycling program. The Monday morning launch came as leaders in the neighborhood continued to jockey city staff to make changes to the program to better accommodate “traditional” neighborhoods. Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association President Peter Motzenbecker led a press conference in the alley behind his home on Tenth Avenue North in Old Northeast. Motzenbecker’s is…

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St. Pete’s Historic Old Northeast Assn. provides visual proof curbside recycling won’t work

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The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association is distributing a photo showcasing its concerns over curbside recycling. The photo shows an overflowing blue bin parked in front of an otherwise well-manicured home. Trash – not recycling – is spilling from the bin. There’s a greasy pizza box – one of several items listed on the City of St. Pete’s website and in instructional materials distributed along with the bins as a recycling no-no. There also seems to be plastic bags, another…

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Historic Old Northeast to St. Pete: Yes to recycling; no to curbside

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Leaders of the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association are continuing to push back against the city over curbside recycling. In its latest plea, the organization send the message to City Hall that they are a “yes” for recycling, but a “no” for curbside pickup. As residents in some parts of the city gear up for the first round of recycling pickup next week, HONNA is still concerned for 40 percent of the city’s homes that fall within traditional neighborhoods that…

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Old Northeast HOA supports recycling, but not as-is

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The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association has officially come forward with complaints about St. Pete’s new curbside recycling program. It’s the curbside part they have a problem with. While several residents in the neighborhood have sent emails to city staff, the Mayor’s office and City Council, the association has now put it’s group into the mix. In a letter sent to Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council, HONNA president Peter Motzenbecker said the association supports recycling, but not curbside pickup.…

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