South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beaches Dune Restoration Project
A dune restoration project has been proposed for South Ponte Vedra and Vilano beaches, consisting of a one-time sand placement averaging at least 20 cubic yards, or 540 cubic feet, of sand per linear foot between 2539 South Ponte Vedra Boulevard and 3244 Coastal Highway. 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, to potentially fund a portion of the project. The Commission further refined the project on February 6, 2018, and directed staff to survey affected oceanfront property owners to determine support for the project. Surveys were mailed to the affected property owners on March 21, 2018, with a 60-day timeframe for completion. Survey results are currently anticipated to be presented to the Board for consideration in June. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly McTaggart at 904.209.0788 or email@example.com.
Please use the links below for additional information:
- Sample MSTU Survey
- Presentation from the March 2018 Community Meetings
- Map Depicting the MSTU Area and Periodic Survey Response Updates
Stratton Road Solid Waste Transfer Station Closure – The Transfer Station at 250 Stratton Road North, will be closed March 28 through 31 for repairs and refurbishing. The Tillman Ridge Transfer Station, 3005 Allen Nease Road, will remain open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, please call 904.827.6980. Stratton Road Transfer Station Closure
St. Johns County Healthiest County in Florida for Seventh Consecutive Year – St. Johns County has been named the healthiest county in Florida by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The County also ranks first in the State in health factors in the ninth annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Report, released in March 2018. For additional information, please visit www.countyhealthrankings.org.
Bird Watching and Recreational Opportunities – Masters Tract has emerged as a prime location for hiking, bird watching, photography, and general wildlife viewing in the Hastings area at 7756 Hub Bailey Road. Open from dawn to dusk daily, the facility consists of a pond, wetlands, and wildlife habitat near Deep Creek and the St. Johns River. Pedestrians and bicyclists are welcome to explore the area but are asked to stay on the berms. Motorized vehicles, fishing, swimming, boating, and hunting are prohibited. For more information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/environmental or call 904.209.0621.
Northeast Florida Economic Development Strategy Survey – St. Johns County Economic Development is encouraging residents and business owners to participate in the Elevate Northeast Florida survey at www.elevatenefl.com to help define the region's future economic development strategy. The deadline to complete the survey is April 13. The purpose of the Elevate Northeast Florida program is to continue the region's positive economic development and job growth, and enhance Northeast Florida's brand in the United States and internationally. For more information on the Elevate Northeast Florida program or survey, please visit www.elevatenefl.com or call 904.209.0552.
Buc-ee's Status Update – Buc-ee's LTD submitted a pre-application in September 2017 outlining a proposed project consisting of 120 gas pumps and a 52,600-square-foot convenience store located in the southwest sector of the Interstate 95/International Golf Parkway interchange. The proposed project adheres to all land use and zoning regulations applicable for the property. At this time, the applicant has not submitted a variance request. Should a variance of the zoning or land use be requested, a public hearing process by the Planning and Zoning Agency or the Board of County Commissioners would be initiated. County staff recently received and approved an Incremental Master Development Plan for Buc-ee's, which is a basic site plan that outlines the location of the building, driveways, and setbacks. Commercial Construction Plans must be submitted before the applicant can apply for a building permit. For more 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.
St. Johns Golf Club Master Plan – The St. Johns Board of County Commissioners approved Phase III of a Master Plan and Architectural redesign project. The final initiative will include drainage and irrigation recommendations, an updated course design, and a land use plan for potential infill residential units. The Board is scheduled to hear and consider the final recommendation and a potential private-public partnership in spring 2018. For more information, please view the presentation or call 904.209.0322
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
South Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 22 has been cancelled. Next meeting is Thursday, April 26.
The North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday April 11 is cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday May 9, 2018.
Ponte Vedra Architectural Review Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Library. PVARC Meeting Details
IAFF Negotiation Meetings – Public sessions for collective bargaining contract negotiations. Meeting Schedule on BCC Calendar.
Events & Activities
Just Tri it! Kids Triathlon – Join us on April 15, at 8 a.m. at the Solomon Calhoun Center! Children ages 5-14 can join in the fun and JUST TRI IT! This is a non-competitive event giving everyone the chance to participate in a Triathlon. The first 150 children to pick up their race packets will get a Just Tri It! tee shirt and every child that completes the race will get a medal for their accomplishment! Just Tri It!
Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. For more information, please visit the 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: firstname.lastname@example.org | P: (904) 209-0805 | F: (904) 209-0806
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, email@example.com.
Equal Opportunity Employment – For questions about Equal Opportunity Employment compliance, please contact Director of Personnel, Stacey Stanish at (904) 209-0545.
Special Districts information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts