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.
St. Johns Golf Club Master Plan – The St. Johns Board of County Commissioners approved Phase III of a golf course Master Plan and Architectural redesign project for the St. Johns Golf Club on January 16. The final initiative will include recommendations regarding drainage, irrigation, an updated golf course design, and a land plan for potential infill residential units. The Board is scheduled to hear and consider the final recommendation and a potential private-public partnership related to the course in spring 2018. For additional information please view the presentation or call 904.209.0322
2018 St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes on Sale – Beach Driving Passes on sale now. St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. 2018 Beach Driving Passes On Sale
Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park Closed Weekdays Through March 1 – The park will be closed Monday through Friday while the site is utilized as a staging area for beach restoration. The closure includes the parking lot, beach access, and all related facilities. The park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays. Please exercise caution as heavy equipment will be in use on the beach. For more County beach access points, visit www.sjcfl.us/beaches. For more information, please call 904.209.0322.
Pope Road Beach Access Closure due to Beach Renourishment Project – The St. Augustine Beach access point will be closed through spring 2018 for an Army Corps of Engineers beach renourishment project. The beach will be open outside of work areas and visitors are encouraged to exercise caution. For more information, please visit saj.usace.army.mil/StAugustineBeach. Pope Road Beach Access Closure
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 Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach Dune Restoration Project Community Meetings – St. Johns County is hosting two informational community meetings to discuss updates to the proposed South Ponte Vedra/Vilano Beach dune restoration project. The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 7 and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 10 at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 904.209.0266. Dune Restoration Community Meetings
Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Meetings – St. Johns County is hosting several public meetings to provide information regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), gather community input, and explain project eligibility under the CDBG program. The Citizen Participation Plan will be available, and residents will have an opportunity to discuss the program. For more information and meeting schedule, please visit www.sjcfl.us/Housing/CDBG.aspx.
Transportation Advisory Group Annual Meeting – The annual meeting of the Transportation Advisory Group (TAG) will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Johns County Permit Center in Conference Room 1. The purpose of the meeting is for coordinated staff evaluation and prioritizing roadway and transportation alternatives projects within St. Johns County, City of St. Augustine, and City of St. Augustine Beach, which will then be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for approval at a public meeting, and subsequent submission to the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and the Florida Department of Transportation for consideration. One or more County Commissioners may be present and participate.
IAFF Negotiation Meetings – Public sessions for collective bargaining contract negotiations. Meeting Schedule on BCC Calendar.
Mid-Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Permit Center. MADRB Meeting Details
Tourist Development Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. TDC Meeting Details
North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 28 at 9:00 a.m. in the Permit Center. NCDRB Meeting Details
Ponte Vedra Architectural Review Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the Ponte Vedra Beach Library. PVARC Meeting Details
Planning & Zoning Agency will not be meeting on Thursday, March 1. Next meeting is March 15.
CPA (SS) 2017-4 Community Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Trout Creek Community Center. Community Meeting Details
Events & Activities
Super Community Collection Day – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, February 24 at TPC parking lot. Solid Waste will be collecting household hazardous waste, paint, motor oil, electronics, and up to 10 automobile / light truck tires free of charge. Microwave ovens, large appliances, yard debris, household garbage, construction debris, and commercial materials will not be accepted. TPC Parking Lot Community Collection Day
2018 Super Summer Camps! The camps are for children ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten by the start of camp). Camps emphasize outdoor activities and include field trips, arts & crafts, and swimming. 2018 Summer Camp Lottery Registration link will be posted at 8 a.m. on March 5. Super Summer Camps
2018 Just Tri it! Kids Triathlon – Join us on April 15, at 8 a.m. at the Solomon Calhoun Center! Children ages 5-14 can join in the fun and JUST TRI IT! This is a non-competitive event giving everyone the chance to participate in a Triathlon. The first 150 children to pick up their race packets will get a Just Tri It! tee shirt and every child that completes the race will get a medal for their accomplishment! Just Tri It!
Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. February programs include: an Owl Prowl, Children's Shorebird Nesting Program, Everyone Can Conserve: Bird is the Word, Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Owl and Sunset Symphony, Deep Creek Kayak Trip, Trout Creek Waterway Cleanup, Fitness in the Park, and Historical Switzerland Dedication Day. For more information, please visit the County Naturalist page.
2018 St. Johns Reads Community-wide Reading Project – The Public Library System has announced Erik Larson's novel Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania as the featured book. A variety of programs will be staged at all six St. Johns County library locations throughout the month of February, including food and art events, movies, and lectures. To learn more, contact your local library or visit www.sjcpls.org.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 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, email@example.com.
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