St. Johns County Enacts Burn Ban Extended – After careful consideration of current fire conditions, the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners extended the burn ban to expire no later than August 14. The burn ban restricts all residential outdoor burning of leaves and yard debris, fireworks of any kind, campfires, flares, and outdoor burning devices. Cooking fires within a barbeque or hibachi grill, or other similar devices specifically intended for cooking, are permitted. St. Johns County Burn Ban Extended
Health Leadership Council Launches Community Health Assessment Survey – This is an opportunity for residents to share their opinions about health and quality of life in St. Johns County. The survey will be available during May and June. Your input will continue to help make our County a healthier place to live, learn, work, and play. Full Community Health Assessment Survey Details | Take the Survey
Water Shortage Warning – The St. Johns River Water Management District has issued a Water Shortage Warning for St. Johns County due to extreme drought conditions in the area. Residents are encouraged to reduce water usage to conserve as much water as possible. Landscape irrigation is recommended to occur between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. and not to exceed two days per week. For more information on the Water Shortage Warning and water conservation, please visit www.sjrwmd.com/facts/watershortageorder.html.
Vilano Beach and Porpoise Point Vehicular Access Closed for Sand Placement Project – Vehicular beach access will not be permitted at Vilano Beach and Porpoise Point as of April 1 due to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Inland Navigation District sand placement project. The project is scheduled to be completed by June. As heavy equipment and large pipes will be present, visitors are encouraged to exercise caution during this time. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Free Discount Prescription Savings Program – St. Johns County is pleased to join the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new card helps participants save on the cost of medications. In 2016 cardholders saved an average of 65% on the cost of prescription drugs. Discount Prescriptions Program
Boards and Committees Volunteer Opportunities – The volunteer positions consider and make recommendations regarding a myriad of topics including planning and zoning issues, development projects, libraries, parks and recreation, arts, culture, and tourism matters. For more information, please call 904.209.0300. 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.
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
Fiscal Year 2018 Administrator's Budget Hearings – In conjunction with the annual budget process, the St. Johns County Fiscal Year 2018 Administrator's Budget Hearings were held on May 17, 18, and 19. Hosted by St. Johns County Administration and the Office of Management and Budget, the public hearings provided a departmental line item review of the proposed Fiscal year 2018 budget in its formative stage prior to its presentation to the Board of County Commissioners. For additional information, please call the Office of Management and Budget at 904.209.0570. Please view Administrator's Budget Hearings Workbook. | FY 2018 County Budget Calendar
Meetings & Workshops
Joint Meeting of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners and St. Augustine City Commission – The Board of County Commissioners and the St. Augustine City Commission of St. Johns County, Florida, will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the County Administration Building. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss similar interests and issues that affect both boards. Full Meeting Notice
Ponte Vedra Architectural Review Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Library. PVARC Meeting Details.
South Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 25 has been cancelled. Next meeting is Thursday, June 22.
Events & Activities
Nature Detective Bee Workshops – SJC Public Libraries are hosting free, interactive, science-based, Nature Detective workshops for children ages 6 through 12. Participants will learn about bees through hands-on activities, take-home materials, and books. The St. Johns County Beekeepers Association will also bring a contained live hive of bees to every workshop to help study these important pollinators. Nature Detective Bee Workshops
Hurricane Matthew Stories – Emergency Management has partnered with a resident to collect stories of resiliency and recovery in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Residents are encouraged to visit stjohnscountyhurricanematthew.wordpress.com/ to share their personal accounts of how the storm affected their homes or businesses, the recovery process, and how the community has come together to support and rebuild. For more information, please call Emergency Management at 904.824.5550.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre & Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Widespread Panic at the Amphitheatre for a three night concert run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 15 through 17. Tickets on sale now. St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sammy Hagar and The Circle at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, September 20. Tickets on sale now. St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 12. Tickets on sale now. St. Augustine Amphitheatre
UB40 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 21. Tickets on sale now. St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine Amphitheatre's Front Porch Series – Roots music under giant oaks on a front porch made for dancing! Featuring The Black Lilies and The Dustbowl Revival on November 8 and Ray Wylie Hubbard on November 9, The series is FREE, open to the public, and suitable for all ages. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Johnnyswim on at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Wednesday, November 1.. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ultimate 80s Dance Party Saturday, June 10 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Presented by Apex Theatre Studio. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Victor Wooten Trio at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Friday, May 12. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Dave Mason will bring his Alone Together Again tour at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Friday, June 16. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
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 may be made by completing the Public Records Request Form or contacting us directly. For more information, please view the Public Records Request Brochure, visit the Public Records / Open Government page, or contact Board of County Commissioners Records Management @ firstname.lastname@example.org, or (904) 209-0805.
Fair Housing – For questions about the Fair Housing Act compliance, please contact: Homeownership Programs Administrator, Benjamin Coney at (904) 209-6892.
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