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*COMMUNITY ACTION ALERT*

Clearwater Jolley Trolley in jeopardy of losing contract with PSTA for Coastal and Beach routes!

Island Estates & Clearwater Beach Communities:

Notice and request for action. Come show your support!

The Jolley Trolley is a community asset that has been serving our locals and visitors with outstanding service for over 30 years.  Recently, PSTA went to bid on trolley services and selected an out-of-state transit company to provide service in North County.  The Jolley Trolley has provided a consistent, reliable and entertaining way to traverse to and from our wonderful beach and has truly become a tourist staple in the City of Clearwater. 

The decision by the selection committee will go to the PSTA board on February 22nd at 9:00 a.m. and we are asking you to come out and show your support.

There will be no need to speak at the meeting as the Jolley Trolley team has identified a strong selection of speakers from the industry and coordinated their messages to ensure maximum impact.  We are asking that you arrive by 8:45am to sign over your time to allow these representatives to have the maximum 10 minutes to speak each.  We would then ask that you attend this meeting and show our support in mass for this group.

The current status and future potential is strong for this company.  The recent addition of the Coastal Route has provided even more opportunities for visitors of our surrounding cities to have another transit option to the beach.  The Jolley Trolley has been an incredible partner within the Chamber and has historically worked with the County and City to manage everyone’s needs.  We have unique transportation issues within our City and having a partner on board that has been involved with those conversations for decades is an invaluable asset.  We hope that you will help us in our effort.

Meeting Details

PSTA Complex - 3201 Scherer Dr. - St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM (8:45 AM arrival to sign in)

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The 2017 IECA Membership cards are in the mail

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Don't miss out on this years DISCOUNTS at Clearwater Beach restaurants, attractions and businesses. You'll find all the details on our Membership Benefits page.

Fun February Events on the Island

Memorial Causeway Cleanup Day -

Feb 25, 2017 - 9 am - 11 am

Island Wide Yard Sale -

Feb 25, 2017 - 8 am - 1 pm

2017CausewayCleanup

 

Come out and support our Island Community by participating in keeping our Island Beautiful by VOLUNTEERING for the two hour cleanup of the Memorial Causeway in cooperation with the City of Clearwater. Everyone is invited to join in and help. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.

 

 

 

2017YardSale

 

Join in the fun for the Community Wide Yard Sale and start cleaning out your attics and garages and be prepared to fill up your driveway / garage with all the spring cleaning Treasures. This year each home / condo will display their items on their own driveways. Feel free to put out signs directing browsers to your street. For more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEW IECA Membership Benefit at CMA! Membership in IECA has it's benefits! Your IECA organization, in collaboration with our neighbor the Clearwater Marine Aquarium have teamed up for a super benefit for Island Estates residents and their families.

CMA is offering 50% off their membership packages ONLY for IECA members. Interested members can click here for membership packages and then contact Randi Baillie at CMA to purchase the special membership. Make sure you tell her you are an IECA member.

To join IECA online by clicking here. We're looking forward to seeing you! Thank you for your support of IECA.

Join the Island Estates Community Association and enjoy life more. 

The IECA is both a service and a social organization.  On the social side, we sponsor a number of events every year to bring the community together, including social events at Island Way Grill, the Spring Block Party, the Fall Fun Run and the Halloween Parade. 

Our current efforts and past achievements to provide needed services to the neighborhood include:

We help to make our island beautiful

  • After a two-year effort, secured a $14,000.00 grant from the City of Clearwater to improve landscaping at the entry and Island Way medians
  • Maintain the landscaping and flower beds at the entrance to Island Estates
  • Last year negotiated an agreement with the City to have them maintain the Island Way medians north of the entrance, providing huge cost savings
  • Maintain and replace the American Flag at the neighborhood entrance, and provide flag lowering on appropriate occasions, including a 9/11 ceremony
  • Install and store a fabulous holiday light display at the neighborhood entry from Thanksgiving to New Year’s each year

Keep our causeway clean

  • Host four Memorial Causeway cleanup days every year as part of our agreement with the City to “adopt” the trail from the Memorial Causeway Bridge to the Mandalay Channel Bridge

Work to keep our residents safe and preserve our property values

  • Have an assigned liaison officer from the Clearwater Police Department who attends all Board meetings and provides updates on crime reports and crime prevention programs
  • Interface with numerous City departments to keep Island Estates residents informed of code changes, new projects like the bridge repairs, property development applications and other issues of interest to the Island
  • Maintain strong communications and good working relations with the Mayor, City Council, and other officials at the City
  • Respond to questions and concerns about conditions that may be code violations and interacting directly with the City Code Enforcement department to correct violations where needed

Keep residents informed

  • Provide an up to date website with information about the IECA and the neighborhood, and email newsletters with current information about the neighborhood, the City and the beach community of interest to our residents
  • Act as representatives of Island Estates at the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition and the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
  • Host an annual Town Hall Meeting each November to elect officers and directors, to provide in person presentations about current events and to inform the residents about our budget and accounting for the use of funds paid by our members during the year

Engage our community

  • Provide promotional opportunities for Island Estates businesses
  • Deliver welcome baskets to new Island Estates residents
  • Hold an annual island-wide, neighborhood garage sale, promoted by running advertising in local media

Hold events that bring neighbors together

  • Spring and winter IECA member socials at Island Way Grill
  • Spring Block Party
  • Fall Fun Run
  • Halloween Parade

The IECA exists for you, the residents of Island Estates. We are happy to be here, and we are always looking for volunteers who can help us achieve even more! If you are interested, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


IECA Membership has even more benefits!

With your IECA Membership card, you can receive discounts from local restaurants and businesses. For complete details, CLICK HERE

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