Upcoming Pipe Lining & Drainage Improvement Projects
by: John E. Powell, City Engineer
Approximately 25,000 linear feet of 8 inch sanitary is to be lined within various areas of the city between November 2017 and May 2018. Lining of the pipe prevents groundwater infiltration and extends the life of the sanitary sewer system. Pipe lining is a viable alternative to repairing sanitary sewer lines without having to install new sewer lines by open cut that could have significant disruption to affected properties. The scope includes lining of approximately 500 linear feet of 48 inch storm sewer. Exhibits showing the location of the proposed improvements can be found in the link below:
A contract for drainage improvements along North Bayshore Drive at four intersections has been approved. Improvements to eliminate flooding will occur at Jefferson Street, Church Street, Tucker Street and Hillsborough Street. A schedule is currently being prepared for these improvements that are expected to commence in the near future.
Downtown Use Survey Results
The City of Safety Harbor conducted a Downtown Use Survey between August 21st and September 14th, with a goal of gaining feedback on the types of business activity most often supported and future business opportunities for our downtown. The survey was completed by 424 individuals with the largest group being residents, 83% or 352 responses. Respondents were most interested in a specialty grocer/market, followed by a destination restaurant and post office annex. The most frequently visited businesses were restaurant (88%) and bar/tavern/microbrewery (66%). The final open ended question provides 218 comments on preferred uses in the downtown.
The City Commission, City Staff, Economic Development Liaison, Chamber of Commerce, and Merchants of Safety Harbor (MOSH) will use the data from this survey as a tool to assist with ongoing economic development, redevelopment and grant incentive policy discussions.
The complete Downtown Use Survey can be found at the following link: