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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, representatives of the Collective Bargaining Team of St. Johns County and representatives of the International Association of Firefighters Local #3865 will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. The following meeting has been scheduled:

  • Monday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The above meeting will be held in the Auditorium which is located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.

  • Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The above meeting will be held in the Training Center which is located in the Human Resources Department, County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.

St. Johns County North Beach 4x4 Permit Driving Program Reinstated beginning September 27 – The North Beach 4x4 permit driving program will be reinstated beginning Monday, September 27, after being temporarily suspended during the renourishment project in the Vilano Beach area. This program allows for permitted vehicles beach access between Surfside Park and the Usina access ramp. North Beach drivers must obtain a permit by completing Protected Species Training, have a current annual pass affixed to the passenger side of windshield, and ensure their vehicle is 4x4 or all-wheel drive (no ATVs, motorcycles, etc.). For more information on the program and requirements please visit www.sjcfl.us/HCP/Driving.aspx or call 904-209-0619.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that representatives of the 2038 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and County staff will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. The below meetings have been scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The above meeting will be held in the Training Center which is located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.

  • Monday, September 27, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The above meeting will be held in the Aviles Conference Room which is located in the Human Resources Department, County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.

NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For hearing impaired individuals: Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770.

Volunteer Opportunities with St. Johns County Boards and Committees – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners provides residents who have an interest in serving their community and participating in local government with a variety of board and committee opportunities. The volunteer positions consider and make recommendations regarding a myriad of topics including planning and zoning issues, development projects, libraries, parks and recreation facilities and programs, and arts, culture, and tourism matters. The following boards and committees are currently accepting applications:

  • Adjustment and Appeals Board (application deadline September 24, 2021)
  • Fire Code Board of Appeals (application open until filled)
  • Health & Human Services Advisory Council (application deadline September 24, 2021)
  • Land Acquisition Management Program (application deadline September 29, 2021)
  • Mid – Anastasia Design Review Board (application deadline until filled)
  • Recreation Advisory Board (application deadline October 6, 2021)

Please visit the Boards and Commission Webpage at www.sjcfl.us/Boards to view the requirements and duties of each board and committee, download an application, or contact the Board of County Commissioners office at 904.209.0300 or email lataylor@sjcfl.us for more information.

Possible tidal flooding may cause temporary closures to vehicular beach access over the weekend – St. Johns County beaches are experiencing tidal flooding, especially in the access ramp areas. As a result, county staff had to temporarily close all vehicular on-ramp gates on Friday. Beachgoers should expect intermittent closures to vehicular on-ramps throughout the weekend. Toll attendants will continue to staff the access ramp areas. St. Johns County will monitor the conditions and will reopen the on-ramp gates as the tide recedes.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, representatives of the Collective Bargaining Team of St. Johns County and representatives of the International Association of Firefighters Local #3865 will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. The following meeting has been scheduled in the Aviles Conference Room:

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Aviles Conference Room is located on the first floor of the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the County Auditorium located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

The purpose of the Special Meeting will be to discuss, interview, and select the candidate for the County Attorney position. The Board of County Commissioners may also consider and take action on any other business that may lawfully come before it during the Special Meeting.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Committee with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For hearing impaired individuals: Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners and the St. Johns County School Board, will hold a joint meetings on:

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Board of County Commissioners will meet in the Auditorium located in the Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida. The School Board will attend and participate in the meeting electronically.
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Board of County Commissioners will meet in the Auditorium located in the Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida. The School Board will attend and participate in the meeting electronically.

The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss redistricting and take possible action on similar interests and issues that affect both boards. The Board of County Commissioners may also consider and take action on any other business that may lawfully come before it during the joint meeting.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For hearing impaired individuals: Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of St. Johns County, Florida, will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2020 at 5:01 p.m. in the County Auditorium at the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida.

The purpose of the special meeting is to hold a public hearing to consider and adopt the final millage rates and budget for Fiscal Year 2022. The Board may also consider and take action on any other business that may lawfully come before it during the special meeting.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For hearing impaired individuals: Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770.

St. Johns County now offering assistance with past due energy bills for low-income seniors – The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) that was previously administered by the Council on Aging will now be offered by St. Johns County. This ongoing assistance for heating/cooling (Electric) bill assistance to an elder who is in immediate danger of losing home energy. Payment is made to the energy vendor or landlord (if utilities are included with the rent) on behalf of the eligible household that meets income and residency criteria.

Benefit payment amounts are determined based on a documented home energy crisis and eligibility guidelines:

  • Elder (60+) must be experiencing a verifiable home energy crisis.
  • Household income must be below 150% of the federal poverty level.
  • Utility bill must be past due for assistance with this program.
  • Applicant is a St. Johns County resident.
    • Cannot be a resident of a group living facility or a home where cost of residency is subsidized through a program administered by the state.
    • Cannot be a student living in a dormitory.
  • Complete the entire EHEAP Application and provide all required documentation (list found at www.sjcfl.us/SocialServices/index.aspx.

All applicant/household EHEAP benefit(s) must be combined. Each applicant/household is allowed up to $5,000 each until instructed otherwise. Allowable categories for financial assistance include past-due utility payments for heating/cooling, deposits to restore energy, and late, disconnect, or reconnect fees. Categories not eligible for financial assistance include water, sewer, and garbage charges, meter tampering charges, or return check charges.

The application can be found online by visiting www.sjcfl.us/SocialServices/index.aspx. Completed applications can be mailed to 200 San Sebastian View, Suite 2300, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For more information or assistance with the application process, please call 904-209-6140.

Notice is hereby given – that representatives of the 2038 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and County staff will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. The following meeting has been scheduled in the Training Center:

  • Monday, September 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Training Center is located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.

NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For hearing impaired individuals: Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770.

St. Johns County Adds New Location for Free Disposal of Yard Waste – Residents in St. Johns County may be experiencing a delay in yard waste collection due to the national workforce shortage. Republic Services and Advanced Disposal have encountered difficulties completing yard waste routes on scheduled service days. In an effort to provide additional options to the community, residents may bring yard waste to the following locations free of charge:

  • NEW: Tillman Ridge Transfer Station - 3005 Allen Nease Rd, Elkton, FL 32033, drop off hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Republic Services Facility - 445A Republic Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32095, drop off hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please note that drop off service is for St. Johns County residential customers only. No commercial trucks or vehicles will be allowed. In addition, all garbage and recycling routes will remain on schedule.
St. Johns County Solid Waste Division is working with Republic Services and Advanced Disposal to ensure yard debris collections are being conducted as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience as we work diligently to restore the expected level of service to your area. For more information, please call the Solid Waste Division at 904.827.6980 or visit www.recyclestjohns.com for updates.

Fort Matanzas Beach Vehicle Ramp and Parking Lot Closure – The Fort Matanzas vehicular beach access ramp and associated parking lot will close on Tuesday, September 7, to allow the mobilization and setup of equipment for sand placement activities. While the project is underway, there will be no pedestrian or vehicular access to the beach from this parking lot. The ramp and associated parking lot will remain closed throughout the project duration and are expected to re-open by November, weather permitting. For more information, please contact the Coastal Management team at 904-209-0260, or visit www.sjcfl.us/coastalprojects/femadunes.aspx.

Vilano Floating Dock Notice – The replacement of the Vilano Floating Dock is scheduled to begin on August 30. The floating dock is anticipated to reopen by November. During this time, the Vilano Pier will remain open and accessible to the public. For more information, please call 904.209.0333.

Doug Crane Boat Ramp Notice – The City of St. Augustine will be removing several derelict vessels out of the Intracoastal Waterway throughout September. The contractor will be utilizing St. Johns County’s Doug Crane Boat Ramp; however, the boat ramp will remain open and accessible to the public. Boaters are asked to use caution in this area during this time. Removal of the derelict vessels will allow for a safer boating and recreational experience for residents and visitors. For more information, please call 904.209.0331.

St. Johns County to open free COVID-19 Testing Site in partnership with Nomi Health – In partnership with Nomi Health, St. Johns County is offering COVID-19 testing between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week, beginning Monday, August 16, at the Wind Mitigation Building located at 3111 Agricultural Center Dr. The site will provide PCR and rapid (antigen) COVID-19 tests for those 12 months and older, but recipients may only choose one. Rapid test results will be available the same day and PCR test results are typically available between 24 and 48 hours. Results will be delivered to recipients via text or email. There is no appointment necessary to receive a COVID-19 test, and insurance is not required. Additionally, you do not have to be symptomatic to get tested. If you need to get tested prior to Monday, please visit http://stjohns.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/covid-19-response/testing/index.html to find a location near you.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season – The beaches of St. Johns County are home to several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles. Residents and visitors have a special opportunity and responsibility to protect these magnificent creatures and their vulnerable nesting sites as they return each season to nest. Nesting season began May 1, and County officials are asking residents, visitors, and businesses to help protect natural habitat by observing all nesting season laws and regulations. Learn Turtle Season rules and ways you can have a positive impact: 2021 Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Current FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps & InformationFlood Zone Viewer | NFIP Rating Insurance Discounts for Some SJC Property Owners

Projects, Advisories, Status Updates – For right of way projects, advisories, and status updates as well as permitting activity, please visit the St. Johns County Neighborhood Bill of Rights Application

 

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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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 with regards to St. Johns County owned facilities or sponsored programs or to view our Title VI Plan, 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, Roberto Ortiz at (904) 827-6894.

Equal Opportunity Employment – For questions about Equal Opportunity Employment compliance, please contact the Director of Personnel, Sarah Taylor at (904) 209-0635.

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