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.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Volume ID: VID00190
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Plrellas* County
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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 2
5. General Remarks on Economy 2

Part C-Government .

1. Administration 3
2. Finances 3

Part D---Community Facilities

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

Prepared By:

101 Fifth Street South
Saint Zetersburg 1, Florida


311 North Calhoun Street
Tallahaiee, Florida

With the assistance of Chamber
of Commerce and City officials


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Part A--Natural Resources

1. Geography:

Chief topographical features: Flat. Elevation, approximately 20 feet.

2. Climates

Annual January Anril July October

Temperature averages 71.6 60.4 70.7 81.4 74.1
Rainfall averages 51.20 2.38 2.13 8.48 3.20

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

3. Local Raw Materials:

Timber: No timber is available in the immediate vicinity.

lilinerals: No minerals are available in this area.

Agricultural products: Citrus is the principal agricultural product.

Other: Bay fishing is carried on to a minor degree.

Part B---General Economy

1. Population:

Est. 1947 19454 195

County total 145,300 130,345 91,852 64,638 62,149
City total ----- 1.023 694 583 765
Negroes in county ----- 16,106 16,137 12,970 10,974
Negroes in city ..--- 141 --122 --

Predominant nationality: Native-born white.

2. Labor:

Unions: No national unions have been established in local industries.

Female employment: Approximately 10% of manufacturing employment is female.

Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 750; unskilled Negro male,
600; unskilled white female, 650; skilled white male, $1.25; skilled Negro
male, $1,

General: There is little skilled or unskilled labor available.

3. Retail Market:

General: Safety Harbor serves as the retail trade enter for the local area

1946 Effective Buying Income per family in county, $3,346.*
1946 Estimated retail food store sales in county, $21,337,000.*
1946 Estimated ratail;general merchandise store sales in county, $12,054,000.*
1946 Estimated retail drug store sales in county, $8,807,000.*

*Copyright 1947, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further repro-
duction not licensed.

4. Manufacturing Industries:

General: Bilgore Canning Company, which employs 60 persons at the seasonal
peak, produces canned citrus, molasses and feed for stock.

5. General Remarks on Egonomy:

Local income is greatly dependent upon tourists, health-seekers at two sana-
toriums and persons living on small pensions.

Part C---Government
1. Administration:

Type: Commission-Manager.

Officials: Mayor, H. H. Baskin; City Manager, A. V. Hancock.

Special departments: City has an active building, electrical and plumbing

SZoning: City does not have a zoning ordinance.

2. Finances:

Current city tax rate: Operations, 15 mills; debt service, 11 mills.

City basis of assessment: 100% of actual value of residential and 80% of
value of business.

Total assessed value of real property in city: $910,575.

Other major city taxes: Personal property, 24 mills.

Current county tax rate: Operations, 22.5 mills; debt service, 22.5 mills.

Bonded debt: City, $345,353; county, $69,000 (this school district).

Other long-term obligations: 7Water revenue certificates, $1,800.

Part D---Communitv Facilities
1. Available Data:

Maps: City street, trunk water main, trunk sewer and power distribution
Smaps are available.

2. Transportation Facilities:

Railroad: Safety Harbor is served by a Seaboard Air Line branch line, with
eight passenger and four freight trains daily. Pick-up and delivery for
less than carload freight is not available.

Express: Railway Express Agency, In~., provides rail express service.
Free pick-up and delivery for express is not available. Air Express is
available from Clearwater, three miles away.

Highway: Florida Highway 590 passes through Safety Harbor.

Local bus service: None.

Intercity bus service: Safety Harbor is served by Gulf Coast Potor Lines
with five buses daily.

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

Air: Clearwater Airport, municipally owned, is six miles away. The field
has 1,600 square feet of hangar space and three runways 3,000 feet long.
The field is open to private planes. Charter cross country flights are
available. Scheduled commercial air transportation is available from
Pinellas County Airport, 12 miles away.

3. Power:

General: The generating and distributing facilities are owned by the Florida
Power Corporation. Rate schedules may be obtained at the company's office.



4. Fuel:

Coal: Coal is not used in this section.

Gas: Artificial gas, rated at 550 B.t.u. per cubic foot, is distributed
by the Clearwater Water and Gas Department. Rate schedules may be obtained
from the Clearwater Water and Gas Department.

Bottled gas: Bottled gas is distributed by the Southeastern NattCral Gas
Corporation, Tampa.

Other: Kerosene is distributed from Clearwater by five distributors.
Delivered cost is 11.70 per gallon.

5. Sewage and Waste Disposal:

Sewage: Storm and sanitary sewers are installed. Three septic tanks are
used for disposal. Expansion of the disposal plant is planned.

Garbage: Garbage is collected twice weekly in the residential sections and
three times weekly in the business district.

6. Water Sunplv:

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

Treatment: None.

Consumption: 95,000 gallons per day.

Pumping capacity: 570,000 gallons per day.

Rate: Rate schedules may be obtained from the Clearwater Uater and Gas

7. Communications Facilities:

Telephone service: Peninsular Telephone Company operates a dial exchange
from Clearwater, serving 100 company-owned stations.

Telegraph service: Western Union has office hours of 9 a.m. to noon and
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The office is closed on Sundays and holidays.

8. Educational Facilities:

Elementary Jun pr High

Number of schools 1 1
Present enrollment 116 45


Number of schools 1 0
Present enrollment 35

High school students attend Clearwater High School.

Vocational training for white students: General shop and home economics.
Printing is also available in Clearwater.

Vocational training for Negro students: None in Safety Harbor. Manual
training and home economics are available in Clearwater.

Libraries: Civic Club Library, 2,500 volumes.




91 Stealth Facilities:

City health department: None.

County health department: Staff of two doctors, one dentist, three sani-
tarians and 12 nurses. Maternity, infant, pre-school, tuberculosis,
planned parenthood and child guidance clinics are operated in Clearwater.
Also operates clinics in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Tarpon Springs.

Hospitals: Doctor Barth's Sanitorium, privately-owned, has 36 beds and
Safety Harbor Spas, a privately-owned sanatorium, has 81 beds.

10. Recreational Facilities:

Public parks: Community Center has four shuffleboard courts.

Athletic fields: None.

Other: One tennis and one shuffleboard court.

11. Police Protection:

City: Force consists of one man. Policeman drives his own car, which is
equipped with a one-way radio. !atrolman is uniformed. Regular beats are
not maintained at night.

County: Police protection outside the city is provided by the Sheriff's

12. Fire Protection:

City: Force consists of 15 volunteer firemen. City has one engine and one

Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 3; NBFU, Class 8.

County: City Fire Department answers some calls outside the city limits.

13. City Streets:

Mileage: Total, 18 miles; paved, 10 miles; gravelled, 3 miles.

General: Brick is the principal type of pavement. Approximately 60% of
the streets are curbed and about 60% have sidewalks. About 15% of the
streets should be rebuilt or extensively repaired during the next five years.

14. Banking Facilities:

General: Banks in Clearwater serve this area.

15. Construction and Service Facilities:

Type and number: General contractors, 4; architects, 0; land surveyors, 0;
general machine shops, 0; machine repair facilities, 0; foundries, 0; auto-
motive repair facilities, 2; consulting engineers, 0.

16. Retail Facilities:

Type and number: Dry goods stores, 1; department stores, 0; grocery stores,
3; drug stores, 1.

Parking: City has no parking meters and no parking lots.

Vacant stores: There were no vacant stores in the business district at the
time of this survey.

Deficiencies: A shoe repair shop is needed.

17. Wholesale Fagilities:

General: Safety Harbor is not a wholesale distribution center. Commercial
cold storage, commercial freezing and public warehousing facilities are not



18. Housing Conditions:

General: There is a shortage but some construction is underway.

19. Hotels and Restaurants:

Hotels: Number, 2; rooms, 73.

Restaurants: Number, 2; seating capacity, 40.

20. Newspapers:

Weekly: Safety Harbor Herald, circulation, 670.

21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:

General: There are no laundry or dry cleaning facilities in Safety Harbor.
Service is available in Clearwater.

22. Civic Organizations:

Name and name of president: Ladies Civic Club, MIrs. Sward; Chamber of
Commerce, A. E. Shower; Parent-Teachers Association, ]rs. J. B. Lairsey.

23. Churches:

Denominations: I'ethodist, Baptist, Presbyterian and Episcopal.



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