Short Term Vacation Rental Survey

Short Term Vacation Rental Survey – St. Johns County will be conducting a survey on how Vacation Rentals within the County jurisdiction affect neighboring properties and members of the community. St. Johns County is moving forward creating regulations to mitigate the impact of vacation rentals and would like your input and feedback. St. Johns County staff will be taking various steps to garner information in the next few months, which include a community survey and a community workshop, which will then be discussed at a public hearing in front of the Board of County Commissioners. Short Term Vacation Rental Survey

Meetings & Workshops

Informational Floodplain Meetings – St. Johns County is hosting a series of public information meetings regarding updated FEMA floodplain maps, flood risk and mitigation strategies, protection of natural resources, and hurricane preparedness beginning August 21. Floodplain Meeting Schedule

Boat Ramp Workshop – St. Johns County is hosting a public workshop regarding boat ramps at 5:30 p.m. on October 23 at the Health and Human Services Building, 200 San Sebastian View. Staff will provide a brief presentation on the status of County boat ramps, and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. For more information, please call 904.209.0333. Boat Ramp Workshop Notice

Mid-Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting – Friday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the Permit Center. MADRB Meeting

TDC Arts/Culture/Heritage Stakeholders Public Meeting – Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the Limelight Theatre. TDC ACH Meeting

South Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting – The October 25, 2018 meeting has been cancelled. Next meeting is November 15.

SilverLeaf Community Workshop – Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. at Trout Creek Park Community Center. SilverLeaf Meeting

Minorcan Mill Community Meeting – Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Wards Creek Elementary School. Minorcan Mill Meeting

St. Johns County Board of County Commission Regular Meetings – 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

International Observe the Moon Night Event – The St. Johns County Public Library System, in partnership with NASA @ My Library, is hosting the free event from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at the Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze, 5995 Brough Road, Elkton. Come view the moon, sun, and other planets through high-powered binoculars and moon-viewing kits. Representatives from the Ancient City Astronomy Club and a NASA Solar System Ambassador will be available to answer questions, recognize constellations, and inspire participants in their own observations of the sky. For more information, please call 904.827.6944.

Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for events and programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. Find upcoming programming, on the County Naturalist page.

County Commissioner Invitations – From time to time the 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.

FYIs

Pet Center Closure – The Pet Center will close at noon on Wednesday, October 24 for interdepartmental training. Officers will be responding to emergency calls. Normal Shelter and field operations will resume Thursday, October 25 during normal business hours.

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Renovation Closure Branch will be closed November 3 through March 2019 due to a renovation project. The project includes the replacement of the fire suppression system. The library will remain an Early Voting site October 24 through November 3, and will be an Election Day polling site on November 6. For more information, please visit www.sjcpls.org/closure.

Meet the Featured Adoptable & Cats & Dogs Pets of the Week!

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 Nesting Season – Through October 31, beach vehicular traffic is allowed 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., beachfront properties are required to eliminate interior / exterior lights, and the volleyball court lights at Pier Park will turn off at 9 p.m. Never approach sea turtles as they can be easily frightened away. If you find an injured, sick, or deceased sea turtle, please call the Sheriff's non-emergency line at 904.824.8304. Sea Turtle Nesting Season Get the latest sea turtle nesting & hatching info! Turtle Tracks.

Projects, Advisories, Status Updates

St. Johns Golf Club Request for Proposals – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to initiate a Request for Proposal (RFP) process pertaining to the possible renovation of the St. Johns Golf Club golf course. St. Johns Golf Club RFP | Excess Land Map

Vilano Boat Ramp Floating Dock Repaired and Open to the Public – Temporary repairs are complete. The dock will be permanently repaired and open in February 2019. St. Johns County thanks residents and visitors for their patience during the improvements and repairs. Vilano Boat Ramp Improvement Projects Update

Buc-ee's Status Update – For 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. Bucee's Status Update

South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beaches Dune Restoration Project   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. The purpose of the MSTU is to fund a portion of a proposed one-time project to place an average of 20 cubic yards of sand per linear foot between 2539 South Ponte Vedra Boulevard and 3244 Coastal Highway. Dune Restoration Project Map, Survey & Updates


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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Fair Housing – For questions about the Fair Housing Act compliance, please contact: Homeownership Programs Administrator, Joseph Cone at (904) 209-6890.

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

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