Sunday Drum Fun without Permits
  • Petitioned City Of Treasure Island

This petition was delivered to:

City Commissioners
City Of Treasure Island
District 1
Phil Collins
District 3
Carol Coward
District 4
Alan Bildz
District 2
Butch Ellsworth
Treasure Island Administration
Reid Silverboard
TREASURE ISLAND RECREATION: CLASSES & ACTIVITIES Director
Cathy Hayduke

Sunday Drum Fun without Permits

    1. DJ PALUMBO
    2. Petition by

      DJ PALUMBO

      Largo/Clearwater, FL

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July 2012

Victory

as you know tonight was the City council meeting and it got a little ugly but we prevailed this round with some conditions- the circle will end earlier. A new ordinance is in place. though the circle will continue without permits ( for now) but it will now end at Sunset and we must leave after that , no hanging around. in the past we had a few smart ass troublemakers in the past telling everyone to come back after midnight- that cant happen anymore. We all agreed to this terms instead of being permitted or banned all together...First off I want to thank & commend those that came out and did a fantastic job getting up on the podium & defending the circle with me... Lyn Hoffmann, Leona Hayes, and Todd A. Bickel, you guys did very well . It was not easy getting up there was it? but we did it & it was worth it. Also thank you to ones whom came out to show your support, that meant a lot to us especially when we had cards stacked against us. We also really REALLY need to thank commissioners Carol Coward & Alan Bildz, the TI police dept, Reid Siverboard and not but not least all the supporters that signed the petition. Although comm Butch Ellsworth made a point to mention that only 3 signatures were residents of TI, I made it a point that rest of the signatures on the petition spend money at TI when they visit lets keep the signatures coming regardless.. Now we need everyone to abide by the new ordinance or the permits may still come into play Your cooperation & assistance is needed in this matter. Please spread the word that drum .time ends now at sunset and police will be beefed up to insure safety of the circle. thank you again for all your support . The circle has changed many lives and we hope it continues to be a positive impact on so many. Much Love & light.! DJ Palumbo DJ Palumbo.

The Treasure Island drum circle is an unorganized weekly gathering on the beach of drummers dancers, hula hoopers, families, spectators and onlookers of all ages from Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando counties and beyond with It's purpose to share improvises rhythms, share self expression and have a good time.Over the years and recently the drum circle has been blamed for various acts that happened outside the drum circle and some during , regardless that has nothing to do with drummers that come out and should not lead to having permits since this is an unorganized group that varies from week to week. The drum circle has become so big it is now is a big tourist attraction and the city has has to step in enforce codes and ordinances which have been appreciated and obeyed for years. But it seems now city.Commissioner like Irving Butch Ellsworth and  others are trying to once again threaten the circle with new limits such as permits. We hope to keep the circle open with reasonable guidelines and want to work with the city at keeping up a very safe and clean circle. If you agree to keep the Treasure Island Drum circle going un until sunset without permits  please sign the petition!
ALSO aug 76pm THERE WILL BE A CITY  MEETING ABOUT THIS IF YOU CAN MAKE IT THAT WOULD BE GREAT TOO!

feel free to write your own letters to :

Mayor Robert Minning
547-4575 ext. 229 or 360-6446
rminning@mytreasureisland.org
District 1 Commissioner
Phil Collins
547-4575 ext. 229 or 360-8635
pcollins@mytreasureisland.org

District 2 Commissioner
Butch Ellsworth
547-4575 ext. 229 or 367-4348
bellsworth@mytreasureisland.org

District 3 Commissioner
Carol Coward
ccoward@mytreasureisland.org
547-4575 ext. 229 or 367-2303

District 4 Commissioner
Alan Bildz
547-4575 ext. 229 or 367-3936
abildz@mytreasureisland.org

thank you so much!!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. the fight is over the drum circle will continue until sunset .

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      the fight is over the drum circle will begin earlier now continue until sunset. For any drumming afterwards you will need a permit otherwise its a fine up to $500.00. Thank you to everyone who supported the petition and even bigger thank you that showed up to the meetings to fight & speak up for it. This new ordinance is for all events on the beach. Please respect this decision and help us to uphold this otherwise the circle may be completely lost. We realize the sunset stop time has put a dampen on the appeal of circle for most love to drum through sunset. However he new changes have opened new doors to new possibilities. Thank you again everyone and thank you CHANGE.ORG!
      DJ Palumbo (lady Darjuxena)

    2. NEXT MEETING Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 6pm

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      ITS NOT OVER TIL ITS OVER

    3. Sunset end time with remain

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      Despite efforts from TI city lawyer and commissioner Ellsworth for the new stop time to be 7/ pm winter/ 6pm day light savings, the sunset ordinance will remain in effect. Round 2 is over and we are happy with the results Thank you to everyone who came out tonight for their words & support to defend our "Sunday Church"

    4. PULLING A FAST ONE????

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      next meeting is August 7th 6pm the new drafted ordinance says 7pm instead of sunset???? the media has been alerted and bay news 9 is suppose to be attending.

    5. latest article Beach Beacon

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      permits still threaten

    6. City Council meeting

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      tonight was the City council meeting and it got a little ugly but we prevailed this round with some conditions- the circle will end earlier. A new ordinance is in place. though the circle will continue without permits ( for now) but it will now end at Sunset and we must leave after that , no hanging around. We all agreed to this terms instead of being permitted or banned all together..
      Your cooperation & assistance is needed in this matter. Please spread the word that drum .time ends now at sunset and police will be beefed up to insure safety of the circle. thank you again for all your support . The circle has changed many lives and we hope it continues to be a positive impact on so many.

    7. city council meeting tomorrow

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      we go tomorrow to city council 6pm it would be a good idea to prepare a statement & lets focus on what the positives of the drum circle are and what it does of the community. I myself spent $48 in the surf shop last night as i have done many times before than RIGHT AFTER THAT I went to Britts pizza also as i have done many times before IN FACT the owners know me LOL i ALWAYS buy pizza & wings there and sometimes Sangria ( they make their own) ...any way my point is the circle brought me there.... otherwise I would of stayed on Anna Marie island as that is where my gig was yesterday. How many of us have gone to TI early & spent the day at the shops before the circle or go to the bars afterward? I use to buy a ton of stuff at Publix across the street before the circle every weekend SANDWICH , FRUIT, drinks ETC) but since finding out they dont support the circle i WILL i go elsewhere on the beach, REGARDLESS i still spend my money in TI and in only because of the drum circle..

    8. Hotel support

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      The Bilmar manager Clyde Smith called me back yesterday he has been away, he will not be ale to attend this coming Tuesday. He was at the last one a few years but but he said he intended to email or phone call the commission. He told me that he is all for the drum circle and promotes it but he had some concerns with safety and normally recommends that when it start to get dark that may be good idea to leave the circle . He has many people that stay at the hotel tell him how much they enjoyed it from ages 8 to 80.

      the next meeting is Tuesday 6pm July 17

    9. meetin minutes to be continued on Tuesday 17th 6pm

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      Discussion, Drumming on the beach (requested by Commissioner Ellsworth)

      Commissioner Ellsworth stated that he has received a lot of calls about this. One of them is about

      the noise. Most of them have come from District 3. The life /safety issue has come to the forefront

      due to the amount of people out there. We have had to have four officers out there the past few

      weeks. He was concerned this last week when he saw what appeared to be mothers that were

      intoxicated with their children. There was an individual that was injured and had to have his jaw

      wired shut this week. He is concerned that there will be some liability due to this. We need to find

      someone that will be responsible for this. He asked Ms. Hayduke to discuss some of the things

      that she has to deal with.

      Ms. Hayduke stated that she doesn't hear so much about the drum circle, but more and more

      people wanting to do events on our beach that are being advertised through social media. When

      she tells people the policies

    10. Reached 1,000 signatures
    11. meeting date Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 6pm

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      meeting agenda will be posted on the webite. everyone has 5 minutes to speak.

    12. Reached 750 signatures
    13. Mrs World tampa bay resident signed the petiton as well

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      former Mrs America who traded her crown in this year to become Mrs World signed the petition today Thank you April Lufriu for your support !!

    14. Reached 500 signatures
    15. hope someone can record the TI doc this morning

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      this morning 630 am there will be televised interviews of TI regulars from a short documentary made by an USF student (WUSF) before all of ths erupted on Brighthouse its 16 or 616 we hope someone can find a way to record it and post on on the petition

    16. updates will be posted on the facebook group

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      updates will be listed on the Facebook group at this link
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/TIDRUMCIRCLE/

    17. Reached 250 signatures
    18. July 17th there will be a city meeting regarding this

      DJ PALUMBO
      Petition Organizer

      Alot of fabrications of dancers getting hurt , bathroom destruction and the #'s in the circle as well etc eve if you dont support TI this can effect yur right to bring a drum or guitar to the beach at any time without a permit.

    19. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • jessica lasalla ST PETERSBURG, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I have been attending this circle for many years and would like to see it continue. it is family oriented and there are only a handful of fools who may ruin it for the rest of us who come in peace.

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    • Cynthia Oakes SPRING HILL, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Its important that we the people work to keep government operating in the spirit and the framework in which it is intended to operate and not to increasingly infringe upon the rights and freedoms of the people of this great land. A great land because of the rich spirted peoples ability to express our human nature, and Not Supressed human nature.

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    • LORRAINE GARCIA BRANDON, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      FREEDOM TO EXPRESS YOUR TALENTS AND EMOTIONS THROUGH YOUR VIBRATIONS OF MUSIC AND LOVE!!!!

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    • ed balma REDDING, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Freedom to express , enjoy, come together, socialize, make friends should not be regulated anywhere in a free country

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    • Theresa Mitchell TAMPA, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      The drum circle brings people of all ages together! People from around the world visit year after year and come to see old friends and music heals the soul!!!

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