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All St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners departments, Administrative offices, and the Pet Center will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. Libraries and bookmobiles will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. All library branches, the Pet Center, and Animal Control will resume standard hours Saturday, November 25. All other offices will resume standard hours on Monday, November 27. Garbage, recycling, and yard debris will not be collected on Thursday, November 23, and the Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will be closed. Beginning November 24, collections will be delayed one day with all routes completed by Saturday, November 25. Scale houses will resume standard hours on November 24.

Post- Hurricane Irma

Debris Removal Program

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners and staff would like to thank the community for their patience as we work diligently to remove Hurricane Irma debris as quickly as possible. The debris removal program was unexpectedly prolonged due to resources being limited by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the widespread impact of Irma in Florida. Additional resources are being enlisted when possible and all storm debris is projected to be removed by December.  Please view the Debris Removal Program Update for the latest collection totals and visit the Solid Waste Division page for more information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding debris removal, please contact St. Johns County at 904.827.6980 or email solidwaste@sjcfl.us.

FEMA

Deadline for Public Assistance Requests Extended – The deadline for filing Requests for Public Assistance with FEMA to rebuild Florida’s public infrastructure damaged during Hurricane Irma has been extended to Nov. 21, 2017. The state recommends applicants submit RPAs to the Division of Emergency Management’s Public Assistance portal (FloridaPA.org) no later than Nov. 18, 2017 to ensure documentation is complete and the state can properly support applicant RPAs. For more recovery information, visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL. Deadline for Public Assistance Requests Extended

FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center at Solomon Calhoun Center   A mobile FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 21, 22, and 24 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval St., to assist St. Johns County residents affected by Hurricane Irma. Disaster Recovery Centers serve as a one-stop resource for eligible storm survivors seeking one-on-one help from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other state agencies. For more information, please call Emergency Management at 904.824.5550.

Build Back Stronger and Safer After Irma – As you rebuild after Hurricane Irma, take steps to make your home more resilient to future disasters. There are resources available to help you build back stronger and safer after a disaster. For more information, please visit  FEMA: Build Back Stronger and Safer

Beware of Frauds and Scams – Recovery officials urge residents to be alert for and report suspicious activity or potential fraud.Scams include phony housing inspectors and building contractors, bogus pleas for donations, fake offers of aid and charging for free services. Learn how to identify, avoid and report fraud.   Fraud FAQs

FEMA Individual Assistance – The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, November 24. Homeowners, renters, and business owners who experienced property damage or loss during Hurricane Irma can register at www.disasterassistance.gov. The deadline to apply has been extended to November 24, 2017.

FYIs

Pope Road Beach Access Closure due to Beach Renourishment Project The St. Augustine Beach access point will be closed beginning Monday, November 27 for an Army Corps of Engineers beach renourishment project. The access point will remain a staging area for equipment throughout the project, which is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018. The beach will be open outside of work areas and visitors are encouraged to exercise caution. For more information, please visit saj.usace.army.mil/StAugustineBeachPope Road Beach Access Closure

New Addition to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall   When the 2018 season kicks off in January, concert goers will notice a new area with full bar and food trucks thanks to the Friends of the PVCH. Ryan Murphy, Director of the Cultural Events Division; explained that the outdoor deck will provide a much-needed space for people to socialize, enjoy refreshments and local foods. "We are incredibly grateful for the Friends of Ponte Vedra Concert Hall tremendous efforts in making this space a reality." The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Donate $50,000.00 for Construction of Outdoor Deck

North Florida Travel Survey for St. Johns County Residents – The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and the Florida Department of Transportation are conducting a travel survey through November 30 to better understand the transportation needs of residents in the North Florida region. Residents are encouraged to visit www.northfloridatravelsurvey.com to provide feedback regarding daily commutes and travel information. The password to participate is "Survey". Information collected will be considered during regional transportation improvement project planning. For more information, please call 1.800.895.2690 or email help@northfloridatravelsurvey.com.

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

The Recreation Advisory Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 21has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 14.

The North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 13 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting is January 10, 2018.

The Cultural Resources Review Board (CRRB) Meeting scheduled for December 4 has been cancelled. Please contact Crystal Geiger, Cultural Resource Coordinator, for more information (904) 209-0623.

Tourist Development Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 20 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11.

MINMOD 2017-07 Community Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 29 at 6 p.m. at the St. Johns County Service Center. Meeting Details

Insurance Committee Meeting scheduled for the third Thursday of every month beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the HHS Building, 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine to discuss insurance issues and any other business of the committee. Insurance Committee Meeting Legal 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

Winter Wonderland – Celebrate the holidays with fun activities at the Solomon Calhoun pool! Bring the family to enjoy snowman relay races, scavenger hunt, decorate cookies and hot cocoa bar, and fun holiday crafts. Santa will be making an appearance to enjoy the festivities and celebrate the holiday. Saturday, December 16 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For more information, please call 904.471.9622 or 904.824.6770. Winter Wonderland

Phone Calls from Santa! Santa has once again partnered with Parks and Recreation for the annual Phone Calls from Santa program! Parents can register their resident children, ages 8 and younger; through December 2. For more information, call Josh at (904) 209-0386. And remember, the more thoroughly you complete the registration form, the more personalized the call will be. Santa Calls Registration Form

Owl Prowls – Explore a local park after dark with our County Naturalist and learn about the creatures of the night. For more information, visit the  County Naturalist Page

Family Conservation Night – Parks and Recreation and the GTM Research Reserve are hosting  this fun family-oriented program all about wacky weather!  Learn about the weather that impacts our area, what you can do to be prepared, and participate in hands on activities. Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at THE PLAYERS Community Center. County Naturalist Page

County Commissioner Invitations – From time to time the St. Johns 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.


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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