A new city code to manage community gardens was diverted to a workshop at the request of the Seminole Heights Community Garden group and all three Seminole Heights associations. That workshop will help define the new code. As drafted, the code is highly restrictive and not very helpful. Local garden activists have described it as taking the view that these gardens are disruptive and ugly requiring heavier guidlines than the homes around them and restricting sales of excess crops on the open market. Annual permits for the gardens are in excess of $1000.
We are working to create a multi-organization unified effort toward a trail system that will create continuous paths and safely connect our valued green spaces. This network of trails will also have many encounters with the Hillsborough River and our natural springs. We want to create new tree canopies and are looking to make our trails as safe and inviting as they can be as they traverse our beautiful central core. Following the outstanding example of South Tampa, as they have identified their ambitious greenway aspirations, it is now our time to step up to the plate.
IN COOPERATION WITH THE CITY OF TAMPA AND GASPARILLA DISTANCE CLASSIC ASSOCIATION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010 - RAIN OR SHINE!
LYKES GAS LIGHT PARK • REGISTRATION AT 6:30 A.M.
5K USATF Certified Course/IPICO Sports Timing
5K BEGINS AT 8:00 A.M. - 1 MILE AT 8:45 A.M.
Over on the corner of Wilder and Florida avenues is a blue warehouse that you may have been curious about. OSHNA holds its executive board meetings there in a small board room each month. In exchange, we make a donation at each meeting which helps to fund the things that aren't covered by the various grants this great organization receives.
Some of our neighbors have asked about whether or not the Old Seminole Heights Preservation Consortium (OSHPC) has, in fact, been confirmed as a 501(c)3. The concern seems to be that it’s not listed on the IRS website and inquiry was made to the IRS about the listings. The IRS states that because the approval was received in March the listing would not be on the site until the third quarter of this year.