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Election Qualifying Opens in Belleair Beach

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Four council seats are up for grabs in the March 13 municipal election.

BELLEAIR BEACH – Qualifying opens at 8 a.m. Friday (Dec. 8) for the Belleair Beach City Council.

Qualifying for the four available seats on the seven-member board will close at noon Dec. 15.

The seats up for election are currently held by Julie “Jewels” Chandler, Robert Baldwin, Pamela Gunn and Mitchell P. Krach.

Belleair Beach has a population of about 1,560 residents, according to the 2010 Census. It is located on a barrier island in central Pinellas County. The city has about 4,500 feet of beach that may be accessed through the city’s four beach accesses, and three resident-only beach parking areas, and Morgan Park. Boaters can use the Seventh Street Park Boat Ramp and the Municipal Marina. Belleair Beach maintains eleven public parks including Morgan Park, Bayside Park, and Crossman Park. The city also maintains two tennis courts and a basketball court near City Hall.

Belleair Beach has a council-manager form of government in which a seven-member council (a mayor and six council members) set policy and a city manager oversees the daily activities of the city. The council generally meets a 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every month n the Community Center, 444 Causeway Blvd. The council may hold special meetings and workshops when called for by the mayor or by three council members.

The mayor and council members serve three-year terms. Nonpartisan elections are held on the second Tuesday in March each year. Next year, the election will be March 13.

For information about the Belleair Beach election, or for information on qualifying, call City Clerk Patricia Gentry at (727) 595-4646, ext. 124, or go to

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