South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beaches Dune Restoration Project
A dune restoration project has been proposed for South Ponte Vedra and Vilano beaches, consisting of a one-time sand placement averaging at least 20 cubic yards, or 540 cubic feet, of sand per linear foot between 2539 South Ponte Vedra Boulevard and 3244 Coastal Highway. The Board of County Commissioners created the Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beaches Dune and Beach Restoration Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) on December 19, 2017, to potentially fund a portion of the project. The Commission further refined the project on February 6, 2018, and directed staff to survey affected oceanfront property owners to determine support for the project. Surveys were mailed to the affected property owners on March 21, 2018, with a 60-day timeframe for completion. Survey results are currently anticipated to be presented to the Board for consideration in June. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly McTaggart at 904.209.0788 or email@example.com.
Please use the links below for additional information:
- Sample MSTU Survey
- Presentation from the March 2018 Community Meetings
- Map Depicting the MSTU Area
- Periodic Survey Response Updates
Corps Stresses Public Safety at St. Augustine Beach Renourishment Site – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stresses the importance of public safety and urges the public to stay out of active construction zones, and particularly to not cut across from behind to access the surf. The beach remains open to residents and visitors outside the work areas. Updates and progress maps will be available at saj.usace.army.mil/StAugustineBeach. Public Safety Notice and Beach Renourishment Project SiteMap
Fee Schedule Updates – An updated Impact Fee Schedule was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on April 3, 2018. The updated impact fees will be implemented in two phases pursuant to Ordinance 2018-16: Phase 1 is effective July 2, 2018 through December 31, 2018; Phase 2 is effective January 1, 2019 and is subject to adjustment based on the Construction Cost Index.
Buc-ee's Status Update – Buc-ee's LTD submitted a pre-application in September 2017 outlining a proposed project consisting of 120 gas pumps and a 52,600-square-foot convenience store located in the southwest sector of the Interstate 95/International Golf Parkway interchange. The proposed project adheres to all land use and zoning regulations applicable for the property. At this time, the applicant has not submitted a variance request. Should a variance of the zoning or land use be requested, a public hearing process by the Planning and Zoning Agency or the Board of County Commissioners would be initiated. County staff recently received and approved an Incremental Master Development Plan for Buc-ee's, which is a basic site plan that outlines the location of the building, driveways, and setbacks. Commercial Construction Plans must be submitted before the applicant can apply for a building permit. For more information, please review the Buc-ee’s Fact Sheet or call 904.209.0583. Please review the Buc-ee's Projected Financial Impact Report for additional information regarding the projected financial impact Buc-ees will have within St. Johns County including values, property taxes, wages, and project costs.
Boards and Committees Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteers consider and make recommendations on a variety of topics including planning and zoning, development, libraries, parks and recreation, arts, culture, and tourism. Boards and Committees
Sea Turtle Nests – Get the latest sea turtle nesting & hatching info in Turtle Tracks.
Meet the Featured Adoptable Cats & Dogs – Pets of the Week!
Road Construction Advisories – www.sjcfl.us/Traffic.
Meetings & Workshops
South Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 26 has been cancelled. Next meeting is May 24, 2018.
Planning and Zoning Agency Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the County Auditorium. PZA Meeting Details
Ponte Vedra Architectural Review Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Ponte Vedra Beach Libary. PVARC Meeting Details
IAFF Negotiation Meetings – Public sessions for collective bargaining contract negotiations. Meeting Schedule on BCC Calendar.
Events & Activities
Earth Day Community Collection Event – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Hastings Library, 6195 S. Main St. Residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics, and tires (limit 10 per household) free of charge. Items such as paint, motor oil, gasoline, fluorescent bulbs, wax, car and appliance batteries, pesticides, obsolete electronics such as monitors, modems, desk phones, and stereos will be accepted. Items not accepted include microwave ovens, large appliances, yard debris, household garbage, construction debris, and commercial materials. For more information, please call Solid Waste at 904.827.6980 or Earth Day Collection Event
Owl & Sunset Symphony – Join us for a free owl talk at Beluthahatchee Park, 1523 S.R. 13, Fruit Cove, Friday, May 11 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy sunset at Beluthahatchee while learning about its unique history as well as nature’s evening symphony. Participants are asked to bring their own lawn chair. Register for Owl and Sunset Symphony. For more information, contact AyoLane Halusky at 904-209-0348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploration Summer Camp – A week-long camp full of exciting field trips exploring local ecosystems, sustainability, and how to collect and analyze data like a scientist. Two sessions: July 23 - 27 for ages 5-8 (completed kindergarten); and July 30 - August 3 for ages 9-12, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ketterlinus Gym, in St. Augustine. Cost is $100. For more information or to register, email Kelly Ussia or call 904.209.0335..
Bird Watching and Recreational Opportunities – Masters Tract has emerged as a prime location for hiking, bird watching, photography, and wildlife viewing in Hastings at 7756 Hub Bailey Road. Open from dawn to dusk daily, the facility consists of a pond, wetlands, and wildlife habitat. Pedestrians and bicyclists are welcome but asked to stay on the berms. Motorized vehicles, fishing, swimming, boating, and hunting are prohibited. For more information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/environmental or call 904.209.0621.
Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. Find out what's coming up, on the County Naturalist page.
County Commissioner Invitations – From time to time the St. Johns County Commissioners receive invitations to attend various events. On occasion, more than one County Commissioner may attend and participate at the event. For more information regarding the Notices for the events, visit the Board of County Commissioner’s Invitations webpage.
Public Records Requests
Government records may be seen and copied from a records custodian at the County Administration building, via specific County Departments responsible for their own records, from records custodians at Elected Officials Offices and at other levels of government such as state agencies, local, county and state authorities.
Public records requests to the County may be made by completing the Public Records Request Form or by contacting the County’s Public Records Custodian at:
Office of the County Attorney, Attn: Public Records Custodian
500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida 32084-8686
E: email@example.com | P: (904) 209-0805 | F: (904) 209-0806
Fair Housing – For questions about the Fair Housing Act compliance, please contact: Homeownership Programs Administrator, Joseph Cone at (904) 209-6890.
Civil Rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act – St. Johns County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or family status in any of its programs or services. For questions, concerns or complaints regarding Civil Rights or the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact Katie Diaz at (904) 209-0653, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Opportunity Employment – For questions about Equal Opportunity Employment compliance, please contact Director of Personnel, Stacey Stanish at (904) 209-0545.
Special Districts information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts