Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners – Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 5:01 p.m. in the County Auditorium at the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. The purpose of the special meeting is to hold a public hearing to consider and adopt the tentative millage rates and budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The Board may also consider and take action on any other business that may lawfully come before it during the special meeting. Full Special Meeting Notice

FYIs

St. Johns County Document Shredding Event St. Johns County invites residents to a free document shredding event from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 26 at Anastasia Square Shopping Center, 1033 A1A Beach Blvd. Participants can securely destroy and recycle confidential, personal, banking, and other informational documents. Items generated by commercial activity, three-ring binders, and cardboard will not be accepted. For more information, please visit www.advanceddisposal.com or call 904.827.1005.

Proposed Substantial Amendment to St. Johns County CDBG Consolidated Plan and 2016-2017 Action Plan – St. Johns County is hosting two public hearings regarding a proposed Substantial Amendment to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Plan and 2016-2017 Action Plan. The first hearing will be held at 3 p.m. on September 5, 2017 at the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Building, 200 San Sebastian View, Kingfisher Conference Room. The second public hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on September 19, 2017 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, as an item on the Board of County Commissioners regular agenda. The proposed Substantial Amendment will add an objective of Planning and Administration to the Consolidated Plan and the 2016-2017 Action Plan to match funding budgeted for planning and administration. For more information, please call 904.827.6897. Proposed Substantial Amendment to the CDBG Action Plan.

St. Johns County Public Libraries offer Free On-Demand Tutoring and Job Preparation Program – Brainfuse, is a free, on-demand eLearning and job prep program for all ages, available at the libraries, online, and on the go with the free Brainfuse mobile app. For more information, please call 904.827.6935 or visit www.sjcpls.org.

St. Johns County Fire Rescue joined the Muscular Dystrophy Association for a proclamation by the Board of County Commissioners recognizing the upcoming "Fill the Boot" drive at the August 15, 2017 meeting. County firefighters will be "filling the boot" between August 25 and 27 at local storefronts to support the MDA of Jacksonville. Fire Rescue / Muscular Dystrophy Fill the Boot Drive Proclamation Photo.

Volunteers Needed for Sea Turtle and Beach Steward Program – St. Johns County is seeking volunteers to survey wrack lines to recover stranded washback sea turtles and conduct beach cleanups. Sea Turtle Beach and Steward Program Volunteers

Notice of Receipt of Unsolicited Proposal – St. Johns County has received an unsolicited proposal for a qualifying public-private partnership project for the construction of a community-based outpatient clinic for the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. St. Johns County requests and will accept alternative proposals for the same project until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Additional Information and Full Public Notice

Matanzas Inlet Pipeline Replacement Project – The project is to replace water and sewer pipelines underneath the bridge. To maintain service to customers, temporary piping will be installed across the eastern sidewalk of the bridge, causing sidewalk closures. Traffic lane shifts and minimal daytime lane closures may occur. Project Details

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

Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 4, has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 11 due to the Labor Day holiday.

Ponte Vedra Architectural Review Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 23 at 5:00 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Library. PVARC Meeting Details.

South Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the Permit Center. SADRB Meeting Details.

Planning and Zoning Agency Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 7, has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 14.

North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the Permit Center. NCDRB Meeting Details.

PZA Members Attending Conference – The American Planning Association conference, September 5 - 8. PZA Members Attending Conference Notice

St. Johns County Board of County Commission Regular Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Johns County Auditorium. Agendas | Minutes | Calendar

Events & Activities

St. Johns County Public Libraries Celebrate 40 Years with Trivia Contest –  County Libraries are celebrating 40 years of serving County residents and remaining a vital resource for communities to learn and grow. To commemorate the establishment of the Library System in September 1977, they are hosting a 40th Anniversary Trivia Contest through September 21. To participate, patrons can get an entry form from thier website or at any SJC library branch. The winner will receive a gift basket at their local branch and participate in a celebration on September 27 with cake and a presentation by the Library System Director. For more information, please visit www.sjcpls.org.

UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County Seeks Vendors for the Datil Pepper Fall Festival – You are invited to participate in the 2017 Datil Pepper Fall Festival October 7 and 8 at the  County Agricultural Center! This landmark event is attended by more than a thousand people, exposing your business to a broader audience and making people aware that you support community activities.To reserve space, please call 904.209.0430.

ACA Kayak Quickstart Course – Saturday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Trout Creek Park. The course is led by Level 2 Certified ACA instructors and is $80 per participant. For more information, contact 904.209.0335 or kussia@sjcfl.usCounty Naturalist Page

Sunset Dolphin Walks  –  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 20 - 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Vilano Beach. Free guided beach walk looking for dolphins and enjoying the sunset over St. Augustine. Learn about dolphins, as well as other marine species. For more information, please visit the County Naturalist Page.

FREE Kayak Trips –  Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7-10 at Fort Matanzas National Monument. View the fort from a whole new perspective and experience Southeast Intracoastal Waterway Park. For more information, please visit the County Naturalist Page.

Children's International Coastal Cleanup Day – Saturday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. to12:00 p.m. at Nease Beachfront Park. Bring your entire family for a morning of education, service, and fun! Ages 5 and up are welcome. For more information, please visit the County Naturalist Page.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre & Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Sing Out Loud Music Festival The largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September. Hundreds of performances will take place at multiple venues in an epic celebration of local, regional and national singers, songwriters and musicians. Sing Out Loud Music Festival Schedule

New Show Announcements St. Augustine Amphitheatre
For more information about concerts and tickets, visit St. Augustine Amphitheatre

  • Sound Tribe Sector (STS9) live Saturday, October 7.
  • Modest Mouse on stage Thursday, September 7.

New Show Announcements   Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
For more information about concerts and tickets, visit Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

  • Horton’s Holiday Hayride - Reverend Horton Heat, Junior Brown, The Blasters and Big Sandy live on Tuesday, December 19.
  • Deana Carter with Sweet Tea Trio live in concert Thursday, October 26.
  • The Florida Chamber Music Project's fifth season begins Sunday, September 10.
  • The Miles Electric Band live in concert on Saturday, November 18.
  • Morgan James live on stage Tuesday, September 26.

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: publicrecords@sjcfl.us
P: (904) 209-0805
F: (904) 209-0806

For more information, please view the Public Records Request Brochure or visit the Public Records / Open Government page.

Compliance Coordinators

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, kdiaz@sjcfl.us.

Equal Opportunity Employment – For questions about Equal Opportunity Employment compliance, please contact Director of Personnel, Stacey Stanish at (904) 209-0545.

Special Districts

Special Districts information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts

 

 

 

 

 

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