Since the first Penny for Pinellas 1% sales tax was voted on in 1989, the City of Oldsmar has been afforded the opportunity to complete many projects vital to supporting the growth of our community. Water quality, roads, public safety, and parks are just a few of the enhancements enjoyed by our residents.
City of Oldsmar - Penny Accomplishments
Community Vitality - Projects that build a better community where all of us can live, work, play and do business.
Safe, Secure Community - Facilities, equipment and technology that support our first responders and others who serve and protect our citizens by providing around-the-clock emergency response and assistance.
Water Quality, Flood & Sewer Spill Prevention - Minimizing sewer spills and flooding in our neighborhoods to protect our homes and the health of our water while making our community more resilient to storms, erosion and climate change.
Improve Roads, Bridges & Trails - Pinellas County aims to expand our road and bridge network for better traffic flow and improve the design of existing roadways to make travel safer for everyone: motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
PROJECTED CITY OF OLDSMAR - PENNY FOR PINELLAS PROJECTS
Below are the approved proposed Penny for Pinellas projects, 2020-2030, per City Council Mtg July 18, 2017
LEISURE SERVICES - 50%, $8,750,000
Oldsmar Sports Complex(formerly Canal Park) - Implement Master Plan for Oldsmar Sports Complex athletic facilities, and upgrade operations.
Community Center - A Multi-Purpose Center for participants to attend classes, functions and events in their leisure time. Design, construction and furnishings.
STORMWATER - 15%, $2,625,000
Project will address drainage issues that are identified by the completion of the Watershed Master Plan. Issues will include addressing undersized pipes, improving capability and performance of the conveyance system, erosion and safety concerns, improving water quality and realigning ditches to improve conveyance.
TRANSPORTATION - 15%, $2,635,000
Parking Garage- Parking garage in the CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) to service businesses, City Hall and visitors to the downtown.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - 15%, $2,625,000
Land Acquisition - Purchase of land for manufacturing, industrial use or corporate headquarters. Provide high-wage jobs.