The Mayor’s Award of Excellence recognizes the efforts of residents and business owners to beautify Safety Harbor through landscaping and renovation projects. On February 20, 2017, Mayor Steingold presented Jenna Wylie and Jihlah Steele with the Mayor’s Award of Excellence. Over the past year and a half, they transformed the façade and front yard of their two-story home at 325 5th Avenue North. The home was originally constructed in 1910. Exterior renovations included a front porch and room addition, the reframing of windows and trimming, and refacing of the facade. New outdoor elements included landscaping, a paved outdoor space and fire pit, and a brick driveway leading to 5th Avenue North. Two downtown partnership grants were approved for the project in 2015 and 2016 for landscaping and façade improvements.
Safety Harbor: Top 50 Safest Florida Cities The report on the Safest Cities in Florida was released by the National Council for Home Safety and Security on February 21, 2017, and Safety Harbor is proud to be ranked in this year’s Top 50! The NCHSS is an organization made up of companies and individuals in the home safety and security industries with a goal to further education and public knowledge about Home Security, Home Safety, Child Safety, and Senior Safety at Home.