Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDS St. Johns County will submit applications for the Florida Rebuild General Infrastructure Program (GIP) administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grant as described in Public Law 115-123. The total program allocation is $475,000,000.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is proposing construction of a new structure that will host all law enforcement functions, up to and including an emergency command center for all law enforcement entities within St. Johns County. 
This existing facility is located in Flood Zone B, 1.41 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway, 2.2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, .2 miles from the San Sebastian Tributary, and 100 feet from an extremely active railway system that routinely transports hazardous materials. In October 2016, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, based on its currently location, was forced to evacuate the complex due to Hurricane Matthew. 
The new structure will be located on county property approximately 5.1 miles west of the existing complex, and at or near a 45'elevation.  In March of 2020, construction of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications and Training Center Project began at the same location.
The total cost of the project estimate is $50,000,000.

Written questions and comments can be sent to Gina Vought at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084 or emailed to rvought@sjcfl.us. Written comments will be accepted and sent to DEO until September 25, 2020.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDS
St. Johns County will submit applications for the Florida Rebuild General Infrastructure Program (GIPP) administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grant as described in Public Law 115-123. The total program allocation is $475,000,000.

Projects under consideration:
SJC Utility Sewer Infrastructure Improvements The St. Johns County Utility has a plan to improve dual-purpose sewer infrastructure to rehabilitate (7) liftstations and (200) sewers within St. Johns County. This project is necessary to rehabilitate and replace infrastructure in order to maintain the integrity of municipal sewer systems and ensure that there are no environmental impacts resulting from spills or failures. The total cost of the project estimate is $3,875,000.

SJC Utility Environmental Laboratory Relocation St. Johns County Utility Environmental Laboratory (SJCUEL) provides 24/7/365 analysis of our water, water reuse and wastewater; playing a critical role in protecting the health and well-being of all St. Johns County Utility customers. The goal of this project is to relocate our lab outside the barrier island, outside a flood and hurricane evacuation zone and increase the elevation of the laboratory (currently to 8'). This project will build a new environmental laboratory on a downtown property, already owned by the St. Johns County Utility. The new lab site is not in a hurricane evacuation or flood zone and has an altitude of 38'. The project will greatly improve post-disaster recovery efforts by providing a fully accessible laboratory service to the utility. The total cost of the project estimate is $3,500,000.

St. Johns County Utility SR 207 Water Reclamation Facility Improvements The St. Johns County Department of Public Utilities (SJCUD) proposes to improve the SR 207 Water Recovery Facility (WRF). The improvements would increase the existing capacity of sr 207 WRF and allow redirecting sanitary sewer flows from Anastasia WRF Island (AI WRF). The IV AI is located on a barrier island, vulnerable to storm events and has an aging transmission line under the Matanzas River. SR 207 WRF is outside a flood and hurricane evacuation zone and can accept up to 1.0 million gallons per day of diverted flow from the IV AI. The project will benefit the community by reducing the flow to a major facility vulnerable to storm events and reducing the consequences of the failure of aging infrastructure in the AI WRF. This project will also improve the protection of the Matanzas River, an environmentally sensitive water body. The total cost of the project estimate is $40,000,000.

Written questions and comments can be sent to Gina Vought at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084 or emailed to rvought@sjcfl.usWritten comments will be accepted and sent to DEO until September 17, 2020.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDS
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has allocated an additional $100,229,945 in Infrastructure repair funding through the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address unmet disaster recovery needs related to damage from Hurricane Irma. St. Johns County will submit an application for funding to DEO for the Hastings Drainage Improvement Project. The estimated cost of the project is $10.5 million. Questions and written comments may be sent to Valerie Pacetti at 2750 Industry Center Road Saint Augustine, Florida 32084 or e-mailed to vpacetti@sjcfl.us. Written comments will be accepted and forwarded to the funding agency until July 10, 2020.  (Posted: 06/25/2020)

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDS
St. Johns County will submit an application for the Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program (CFHP) administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grant as described in Public Law 115-123. The total allocation of the program is $75,000,000. The project proposes to provide 7 permanent generators to St. Johns County fire rescue stations 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12. The total cost of the project is estimated at $560,000. Written questions and comments can be sent to Gina Vought at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084 or emailed to rvought@sjcfl.us. Written comments will be accepted and forwarded to DEO until July 10, 2020. (Posted: 06/25/2020)

PUBLIC NOTICE ST JOHNS COUNTY PIER REPAIRS SUBGRANT APPLICATION RECEIVED
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for St. Johns County's Vilano, St. Augustine, and COA Riverhouse piers repairs due to damages in Hurricane Matthew (DR‐4283‐FL PW 922). (Posted: 06/29/2020) Pier Repair Subgrant Application Public Notice


Compliance

Any person who believes that he/she has been discriminated or retaliated against in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 may file a complaint by contacting:

  • Americans with Disabilities & Civil Rights Acts – 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 about Civil Rights or the Americans with Disabilities Act visit our Compliance Coordination page, or contact Katie Diaz at (904) 209-0650, kdiaz@sjcfl.us.
  • 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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