Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
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Pinellas County

Table of Contents

Part A---Natural Resources

1, Geography 2
2. Climate 2
3. Local Raw Materials 2

Part B---General Economy

1. Population 2
2. Labor 2
3. Retail Market 2
4. Manufacturing Industries 3
5. General Remarks on Economy 3

Part C---Government

1. Administration 3
2. Finances 3

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data 3
2. Transportation Facilities 3
3. Power 4
4. Fuel 4
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal 4
6. Water Supply 4
7. Communications Facilities 5
8. Educational Facilities 5
9. Health Facilities 5
10. Recreational Facilities 5
11. Police Protection 5
12. Fire Protection 5
13. City Streets 6
14. Banking Facilities 6
15. Construction and Service Facilities 6
16. Retail Facilities 6
17. Wholesale Facilities 6
18. Housing Conditions 6
19. Hotels and Restaurants 6
20. Newspapers 6
21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners 6
22. Civic Organizations 6
23. Churches 6

Prepared By:

Dunedin, Florida

101 Fifth Street South
Saint Petersburg 1, Florida
Nov/48 Tallahassee, Florida


Part A---Natural Resources

1. Geography

Location: Dunedin is on the West Coast of Florida, contiguous to the northern
city limits of Clearwater.

Chief topographical features: Flat. Elevation, six to 20 feet above sea

2. Climate

(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau observations at Tarpon Springs.)

Annual Januar April July October

Normal temperature 71.7 60.4 70.7 81.4 74.1
Normal rainfall 51.20 2.38 2.13 8.48 3.20

Growing season: Usual date of last killing frost in spring, January 30; usual
date of first killing frost in fall, December 18; average length of growing
season, 322 days.

3. Local Raw Materials

Timber: None.

Minerals: None.

Agricultural products: Citrus.

Other: Salt water fish.

Part B---General Economy

1. Population

Est. 1948 1945 1940 1935 1930

County total 137,900 130,268 91,852 64,638 62,149
City total 3,500 1,144 1,758 1,570 1,435
Negroes in county 16,106 16,137 12,970 10,974
Negroes in city -- 214 246

*County estimate copyright 1948, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power.
Further reproduction not licensed. City estimate by Chamber of Commerce.

Predominant nationality: Native-born white.

2. Labor

Unions: No national unions are established in local manufacturing industries.

Female employment: Approximately 2010 of the total employment is female.

Approximate hourly wages: All unskilled workers, 750; skilled white male,
$1.35; skilled Negro male, $1. No women are employed in skilled trades.

General: Not many workers are available,

3. Retail Market

General: Dunedin is the retail trade center for Oldsmar, Ozona and Palm Harbor,

1947 Effective Buying Power per family in county, $3,473.*
1947 Estimated total retail sales in county, $150,073,000.*
1947 Estimated retail food store sales in county, $31,185,000.*
1947 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, $14,759,000.*
1947 Estimated retail drug store sales in county, $10,821,000.*
*Copyright 1948, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further reproduction
not licensed.


4. Manufacturing Industries

Principal manufacturing plants: Juice Industries, Inc., citrus juices;
Jernigan and Thomas Company, rotary brushes; Food Machinery Corporation,
packing house equipment; B. C. Skinner Machinery Company, machinery; F. L.
Skinner, packing house.

5. General Remarks on Economy

Dunedin is dependent mainly upon tourists and citrus.

Part C---Government

1, Administration

Type: Commission-Manager.

Officials: Mayor, Sam Davis; City Manager, Col. C, E. OtConner; City Attorney,
Fred Peebles.

Special departments: The city has an active building, electrical and plum-bing
inspector, city engineer, park and recreation board, zoning board and street

Zoning: The city has a zoning ordinance.

2. Finances

Current city tax rate: Operations, 13.5 mills; debt service, 6.5 mills.

City basis of assessment: 100%.

Total assessed value of real property in city: $5,219,856.

City license tax on manufacturing plant: $10 to $25.

City utility tax: None.

Other major city taxes: Tangible personal property tax.

Current county tax rate: Operations and debt service, 20 mills.

Bonded debt: City, $1,170,500.

Other long-term obligations: City, $14,000 (water department).

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data

Maps: City street, trunk water main, trunk sewer, power distribution system
and zoning maps are available.

2. Transportation Facilities

Railroad: Dunedin is on a main line of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
Daily passenger and freight service is available. Pick-up and delivery
service is available for less than carload freight.

Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express service. Direct
air express is available from Clearwater, about three miles away.

Highway: U. S. Highway 19 and Florida Highway 580 pass through Dunedin.

Intercity bus service: Greyhound Lines has one bus daily through Dunedin.
Clearwater Transit Company has 26 buses daily between Dunedin and Clearwater,
Clearwater Beach and Largo.


2. Transportation Facilities (Cont.)

Intercity trucking facilities: Central Truck Lines provides trucking service
to all sections of Florida, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Orlando, Jacksonville,
and Miami are among the principal cities that can be reached by an overnight
truck haul,

Air: Dunedin Airport, privately-owned, is within the city limits. The field
has 2,400-foot, 2,600-foot and 3,000-foot runways. The field is open to
private planes. Charter cross country flights are available. Scheduled com-
mercial air transportation is available from Pinellas County Airport, 15 miles

3. Power

General: Florida Power Corporation owns and operates the generating and dis-
tributing facilities. Copies of rate schedules can be obtained at the company's

4. Fuel

Coal: Very little coal is used in this section.

Gas: Artificial gas, rated at 550 B.t.u, per cubic foot, is distributed by
the Clearwater Gas and Water Department. Copies of rate schedules can be
obtained at the City Hall, Clearwater.

Bottled gas: Southeastern Natural Gas Corporation, Tampa, distributes bottled

Other: Kerosene is available from five distributors in Clearwater.

S5. Sewage and Waste Disposal
Sewage: Storm and sanitary sewers are installed. Three Imhoff tanks are used
for sanitary sewage disposal. The disposal plant is operating at about 75% of
capacity. A complete new sewerage system is planned.

Industrial waste disposal: Industrial waste is emptied into the bay after
primary treatment.

Garbage: Garbage is collected daily in the business district and three times
a week in residential areas.

6. Water Supply

Operator: City.

Source: Wells. Present source is considered adequate for expansion.

Consumption: 330,000 gallons a day.

Pumping capacity: 2j160,000 gallons a day.

Treatment: None.

* Rate: Copies of rate schedules can be obtained from the City.

SChemical analysis:
P.p.m. pp

Total dissolved solids @ 1050 C 270 Calcium 46
Total hardness (calculated) 165 Magnesium 12
Alkalinity, as CaC03 110 Color, less than 5
Non-Carbonate hardness 55 Odor, none
Bicarbonate 134 Carbon Dioxide 7
Iron 0.05 pH, 7.5
Sulfate, trace pHs, 7.8
Chloride 18



7. Communications Facilities

Telephone service: Peninsular Telephone Company operates a dial exchange
serving 629 company-owned stations.

Telegraph service: Western Union has office hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

8. Educational Facilities
Elementary* Junior High**


Number of schools 1 1
Present enrollment 272 215
Present capacity 200 218


Number of schools 1 0
Present enrollment 45 -
Present capacity 50

*Kindergarten through grade 4.
**Grades 5 through 9, Other students attend school in Clearwater.

Vocational training for white students; Manual training, and home economics
courses are available in Dunedin, Printing is available in Clearwater.

Vocational training for Negro students: None in Dunedin. Manual training, and
home economics courses are available in Clearwater.

Libraries: Dunedin Public Library, 10,000 volumes.

9. Health Facilities

City health department: None.

County health department Staff of two doctors, one dentist, 12 nurses and
three sanitary officers, Operates maternity, infant, pre-school, tuberculosis,
planned parenthood and child guidance clinics in Clearwater. Also operates
clinics at Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Tarpon Springs.

Hospitals: Mease Hospital, a privately-owned general hospital, has 22 beds,

10. Recreational Facilities

Public parks: City Park, 8 shuffleboard courts, 1 croquet court, 1 tennis

Athletic fields: Grant Field, baseball and softball.

Other: Swimming, fishing, boating, golf and motion picture theater.

11. Police Protection

City: Force consists of four men. City has one patrol car, equipped with two-
way radio. Patrolmen are uniformed. ,Regular beats are not maintained at night,
The city has no jail.

County: Police protection outside the city is furnished by the Sheriff's
office in Clearwater.

12. Fire Protection

City: Force consists of two full-time and 12 volunteer firemen, City has two
engines and one station,
Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 2; NBFU, Class 7.
County: Fire protection is provided outside the city, when possible.


13. City Streets

Mileage: Total, 22 miles; paved, 22 miles.

General; Brick is the principal type of surfacing used. All streets are
curbed and about 80% have sidewalks. Approximately 20% of the streets should
be rebuilt or extensively repaired during the next five years.

14. Banking Facilities

General: Bank of Dunedin, total resources, $2,699,967, as of June 30, 1948.

15. Construction and Service Facilities

Type and number: General contractors, 10; architects, 0; land surveyors, 0;
general machine shops, 1; machine repair facilities, 3; foundries, 1; automotive
repair facilities, 5; consulting engineers, 0.

16. Retail Facilities

Type and number: Dry goods stores, 0; department stores, 1; grocery stores, 41
drug stores, 1 (also one drug sundry store).

Deficiencies: A women's apparel and shoe store is needed.

17. Wholesale Facilities

General: Dunedin is not a wholesale distribution center. Special markets are
not available for the wholesale distribution of agricultural products. Commer-
cial cold storage, commercial freezing and public warehousing facilities are
not available.

18. Housing Conditions

General: Over 200 new houses were constructed during the last year.

19. Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels: Number, 4; rooms, 157.

Restaurants: Number, 4; seating capacity, 105.

20. Newspapers

Weekly: Dunedin Times, circulation, 1,100.

21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners

Commercial laundries: Number, 1.

Self-service laundry: Number, 1.

Commercial dry Cleaners: Number, 1.

22. Civic Organizations

Organization and name of president: Chamber of Commerce, T. R. Hood; Merch?1'nts
Association, J. W. Nolan; Parent-Teacher Association, Mrs. 0. J. Took; Rotary,
Tom Parnell.

23. Churches

Denominations: Baptist, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Methodist and Presbyteriar.

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