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District 4 Commissioner Office Hours at Ponte Vedra Beach Library – December 20 District 4 Commissioner Jeremiah Ray Blocker will host open office hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 20 at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd. Community members are invited to schedule an appointment to meet with Commissioner Blocker and discuss any questions, needs, or concerns. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please email mlundquist@sjcfl.us or call 904.209.0563.

St. Johns County Featured in 2020 FAC Calendar – St. Johns County is proud to have been selected to represent the month of February in the Florida Association of Counties’ 2020 Calendar. Out of nearly 300 photos submitted for their annual photo contest, St. Johns County’s picture is one of 15 chosen for the calendar titled Aerial Florida. Since the calendar’s inception, St. Johns County has been featured four times. FAC Calendar.

St. Johns County Accepting Beach Toll Attendant Applications – Applications for this seasonal position will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., January 6, 8, & 10 at the Beach Services Office, 901 Pope Rd., St. Augustine. The season is March through the last weekend in October, with a Feruary orientation and training. Attendants are responsible for selling vehicle beach access passes and providing customer service for beach visitors. For more information, please contact Danielle Fountain at dfountain@sjcfl.us or 904.209.0752. St. Johns County Beaches

2020 Beach Driving Passes On Sale Now – St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes make great gifts for the holidays! County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. Beach Driving Passes

St. Johns County Main Branch Library Adds Hours – Hours are being extended in an effort to address local needs. Beginning January 6, hours will be Monday and Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: Closed. For more information, contact the Main Branch at 904.827.6940.

Revised Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park Public Access Schedule – In response to requests from the community, the Board of County Commissioners has directed the Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park dune reconstruction schedule to be revised to allow daily public access. The park and parking lot will now be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to sunset Monday through Friday, and from sunrise to sunset Saturday and Sunday. Construction on the beach north of the park will continue while the park and parking lot are open. Revised Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park Public Access Schedule Details

South Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano Beach Renourishment Easements Needed
Easements must be obtained by December 31, 2019 for the project to proceed on schedule and for the beaches to be renourished in 2020. If you are an oceanfront property owner along this shoreline and have questions, did not receive your packet, or need assistance completing your documents, please contact us at 904.209.0760 or jjolley@sjcfl.usBeach Easements Needed  |  Watch Beach Easements Video

Current FEMA Flood Insurance Rate MapsFlood Zone Viewer

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

Events & Activities

St. Johns County Paper Shredding Event – St. Johns County invites residents to a free document shredding event on Saturday, December 14. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Republic Services Facility, 445 Republic Dr., St. Augustine.
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 call 904.825.0991.

St. Johns County Library Hosts “Color Your World” Grant Award Media Event – The media and public are invited to try the newly-received EnChroma receptor glasses at the Main Library from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11. Thanks to a generous $13,000 grant from the Barbara A. Kay Foundation and the Friends of the Main Library, the Library will be able to offer a new way to see the world with life-changing EnChroma receptor glasses available for checkout to library patrons. These unique glasses use patented technology to show the colorblind brilliant color for the first time. The “Color Your World” program will also offer free oil pastel classes for patrons system-wide. Contact your branch library for class dates and times.Color Your World

2020 St. Johns Reads & Library 5K – The SJC Library System has announced Delia Owens’ novel Where the Crawdads Sing as the featured book for the "St. Johns Reads" community-wide reading project. Programs focusing on the book will be held at all library locations and bookmobiles throughout February. This year will feature the first-ever Library 5K in Nocatee, called “Lace Up for Libraries,” on Saturday, February 29 to help raise funds for future St. Johns Reads events. Register for the 5K  |  St. Johns Reads 2020

“Food for Fines” Program to Benefit Food Pantry – The Public Library System once again offers a way to lower or eliminate library fines, while providing much needed assistance to the Health and Human Services Food Pantry through the “Food for Fines” program. Through December 20, donation of one non-perishable food item will remove $1 of overdue fines from a patron’s record. Food donations and pet supplies/food may be dropped off at any SJC Library branch or Bookmobile. Food for Fines Program

"Living on a Few Acres" Workshop – On December 19, participants will learn Backyard Poultry Management Basics. The workshop will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Wind Mitigation Building, cost is $5 per person, and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.livingonafewacresinsjcfl.eventbrite.com, email timwilson@ufl.edu, or call 904.209.0430.

County Naturalist Programs – Join us for a variety of outings and topics including nature photography, kayak trips, dolphin walks, astronomy, and exploring the life of Florida plants and trees. County Naturalist Programs

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

Meetings & Workshops

Fire Rescue Master Plan Public Meetings – St. Johns County Fire Rescue is developing a master plan to guide departmental growth in relation to future fire station locations, staffing allocations, funding and equipment needs. Fire Rescue is hosting two public meetings to garner feedback regarding community priorities and expectations related to public safety services. The first meeting is at 6 p.m. on December 10 at the Nocatee Community Clubhouse and the second meeting is at 6 p.m. on December 11 at the SJC Fire Rescue Station. Fire Rescue Master Plan Public Meetings

St. Johns County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Public Hearing – The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) hosted a public hearing to present State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) triennial recommendations for public comment on November 20. The recommendations will also be presented to the Board of County Commissioners during the regularly scheduled Board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View. As a recipient of SHIP funds, the BCC established an affordable housing advisory committee in 1993 as required by the Florida Statute section 420.9076. The AHAC is responsible for reviewing policies, land development regulations, Comprehensive Plan Policy, and other aspects of the County's policies and procedures that affect the cost of housing. For more information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/housing or call 904.827.6895.

South Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for December 19 has been cancelled. Next meeting January 23, 2020.

Mid-Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for December 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the Permit Center. MADRB Meeting

IAFF Negotiation Meetings – Public sessions for collective bargaining contract negotiations. IAFF Meeting Schedule on BCC Calendar.

Board of County Commission Regular Meetings – Held monthly on the first and third Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the County Auditorium. Agendas | Minutes | Calendar

Projects, Advisories, Status Updates

Butler Park West and Boat Ramp Remains Closed for Dredging Project – Butler Park West and the Butler Park boat ramp's opening time frame is to be determined. The site is needed for use as a staging area for the Treasure Beach Canal system dredging project. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904.209.0115.

South Ponte Vedra Boulevard Dune Restoration Project & Coastal Highway Beach Restoration Project – Beach Restoration Projects Updates and Current Status

FDOT State Road 16 Lighting Project from CR 16A to San Marco Avenue. The project will cause intermittent overnight lane closures and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2021. For more information, please contact FDOT at 904.831.3368.

St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Update –  An FDOT Planning Study is currently underway. For more information, please contact Rodney Cooper, at 904.209.0111 or rcooper@sjcfl.us. St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop

St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Update – The St. Johns Golf Club, is in the process of a potential Master Plan update that would include repairing, replacing, and updating various aspects of the golf course. Golf Course Master Plan Update

See more Project, Advisories, and Status 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.

 

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