As a courtesy to our SHPOA Members, we’re bringing you a summary of each Stone Harbor Work Session and Council Meeting. Intended as summaries, these intentionally don’t have a lot of details and are not a substitute for the official Borough minutes.

Work Session

Yes, Summer Is Coming!

Paving, Trash, and Beach

Public Works Committee Chair Bunny Parzych and Administrator Manny Parada reported that paving is completed or almost done along 3rd Avenue between 80th Street and 114th Street as well as 96th Street and 89th Street near 3rd Avenue.

Docks at the 80th Street Marina have been installed and repairs have been made.

Along the beach, crossovers, split rail fences, and steps have been repaired. Also raking on the beach has commenced and concession stands are going up.

Elsewhere in town, the borough put up two portable toilets at Chelsea Park.

Sunday trash pickups in the commercial district are back.

The sewer pumping station along 3rd Avenue is completed and the parking area is being paved with pervious asphalt.


Recreation Director Shannon MacPherson said that the Men’s Softball League will begin practice and games at the 80th Street facility. 

Parking, Parking, and Parking

The Mayor and Council agreed to have a discussion to clarify seasonal parking permits as some residents and business owners said that even though they have purchased the permits, they have been unable to find parking near the business district. 

Parada noted that the borough has painted the letter “P” on required paid spots throughout the borough. 

And, finally, a condo owner on Sunset Drive said her property lost its angled parking spots. Administrator Parada explained that the spots violated state law and they discussed that moving the spots from the south to the north side of 94th Street may work. The move would require an ordinance.

Regular Meeting

Council rescinded the 2024 budget and amendments and adopted a new budget and amendments. This happened because the entire ordinances were not read into the record when adopted in April. The lone vote against the ordinances came from Council Member Robin Casper who said she voted no because $55,000 in pay raises for non-union employees was omitted from the final budget bills. Council Member Jen Gensemer noted that those raises are still under consideration. 

The $22.2 million budget raises the local tax rate from $0.302 to $0.312. 
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