Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

St. Johns County Fiscal Year 2019 Administrator's Budget Workshops –  In conjunction with the annual budget process, members of the public are invited to attend the St. Johns County Fiscal Year 2019 Administrator's Budget Workshops scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on May 23 and 24 at the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Building, 200 San Sebastian View. Hosted by St. Johns County Administration and the Office of Management and Budget, the workshops will provide a departmental line item review of the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 St. Johns County budget in its formative stage prior to its presentation to the Board of County Commissioners. Scheduled times may be adjusted accordingly if the workshops conclude sooner than expected. It is anticipated that one or more St. Johns County Commissioners may attend and participate in the budget workshops. For additional information, please call the Office of Management and Budget at 904.209.0568. FY 2019 Budget Calendar

Dune Restoration Project

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 kmctaggart@sjcfl.us.

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We Need Your Feedback

St. Johns County Library Current Use and Facilities Survey –  The St. Johns County Public Library System invites patrons to participate in the Library Current Use and Facilities Survey to provide feedback on use of County libraries and related resources, library facilities, and additional services desired. For more information, please call 904.827.6940. Take the St. Johns County Library Current Use and Facilities survey.

Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Services Survey –  Your voice is important in ensuring these programs continually improve to meet the needs of our growing and evolving community. Please take a moment to complete the Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste survey before May 31 to help us better serve you in the future. Those who complete the survey will be entered into a recycled gift bag giveaway. For more information regarding the survey or these services, please call 904.827.6980 or email solidwaste@sjcfl.us.

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season –  Through October 31, beach vehicular traffic is allowed between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., all beachfront properties are required to eliminate interior and exterior lights, and volleyball court lights at Pier Park will turn off at 9 p.m.  Beach goers are asked to refrain from using fireworks and open fires, remove ruts and fill in holes in the sand, remove chairs, umbrellas, and canopies from the beach before dark, and avoid sand dunes and conservation zones. Never approach sea turtles as they can be easily frightened away. If an injured, sick, or deceased sea turtle is encountered, please call the Sheriff's non-emergency line at 904.824.8304. Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Memorial Day Holiday Hours – All departments and Administrative offices of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, library branches, bookmobiles, and the Pet Center will be closed Monday, May 28. All offices and branches will resume standard business hours on Tuesday, May 29. Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules will not be delayed. The Stratton Road and Tillman Ridge solid waste scale houses will remain open on the holiday during standard business hours.

Free Memorial Day Weekend Shuttle Service to Mickler's Beach – St. Johns County is offering a free shuttle service to Mickler's Beachfront Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26 through 28. The shuttle will transport beach visitors between Cornerstone Park, 1046 A1A North, and Mickler's Beachfront Park. The shuttles will run every 20 minutes, with final shuttles departing at 4 p.m. Shuttle service may be disrupted or cancelled due to inclement weather. Updates will be posted to the St. Johns County Beaches Facebook (www.facebook.com/sjcbeaches) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/sjcbeaches) pages. For additional information, please call 904.209.0331.

Vilano Boat Ramp Improvements Projects – Parking at the Vilano Boat Ramp will be intermittently impacted through August due to projects that will construct a marine rescue docking facility and repair two floating docks damaged in Hurricane Irma. While a portion of the parking lot will be utilized as a staging area, a majority of the parking will remain open to public use. The boat ramp will also remain open and accessible to the public throughout the project. Boaters and visitors are encouraged to exercise caution while utilizing the facility during this time. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the improvements and repairs. Please visit www.sjcfl.us for periodic updates and call 904.209.0382 or email tmeyer@sjcfl.us for additional information.

St. Johns County Declared Purple Heart County and Raises POW/MIA Flag – St. Johns County honored more than 40 purple heart recipients and was declared a Purple Heart County at the May 15 Board of County Commissioners meeting. In conjunction with the declaration, the County also held a ceremony raising the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Flag for the first time, and in perpetuity, over the County Administration and Health and Human Services buildings to commemorate those who are prisoners of war or remain missing in action. For more information on Veterans Services in St. Johns County, please call 904.209.6160. Purple Heart Declaration

Doug Crane Boat Ramps Closed Due to Dredging Project –  The Doug Crane Boat Ramps are closed through May 25 for an access channel dredging project that will improve channel navigability. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904.209.0190.

Recycle Fishing Line to Help Save Local Marine Life – Parks and Recreation and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have teamed up on the Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program, placing recycling bins at locations throughout County. "Almost all of the bins were donated by FWC. Between myself and volunteers from the GTM Research Reserve, we will all work together to empty the bins to cut down on monofilament trash that ends up in the water," explained Kelly Ussia, Park Naturalist for Parks and Recreation. Monofilament Recovery and Recycling.

Corps Stresses Public Safety at St. Augustine Beach Renourishment Site – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stresses the importance of public safety and urges the public to stay out of active construction zones, and particularly to not cut across from behind to access the surf. The beach remains open to residents and visitors outside the work areas. Updates and progress maps are available at saj.usace.army.mil/StAugustineBeach.   Public Safety Notice and Beach Renourishment Project SiteMap

Fee Schedule Updates – An updated Impact Fee Schedule was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on April 3, 2018. The updated impact fees will be implemented in two phases pursuant to Ordinance 2018-16: Phase 1 is effective July 2, 2018 through December 31, 2018; Phase 2 is effective January 1, 2019 and is subject to adjustment based on the Construction Cost Index.

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.

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, May 24 has been cancelled. SADRB Cancellation

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Goals for 2019-2021 Public Meeting – St Johns County will hold a public meeting on June 6, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the County Permit Center  to review the 2019-2021 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals.  Those unable to attend but wish to review the DBE goals, please contact Rachel Garvey at (904) 209-0630 or rgarvey@sjcfl.us. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Meeting Notice

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

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

Parent & Child Fitness in the Park –  Saturday, June 2 and 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Hastings Park. Join us for sit-ups, push-ups, walking, running, and other classic activities as we aim to bring families together while creating a vibrant and healthy lifestyle through fitness in our parks. Don’t forget water and athletic wear. This program is FREE. For more information, contact Willie Cooper at 904.209.0395 or wcooper@sjcfl.us.

Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. Find out what's coming up, on 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: 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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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 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, Joseph Cone at (904) 209-6890.

Equal Opportunity Employment – For questions about Equal Opportunity Employment compliance, please contact Director of Personnel, Stacey Stanish at (904) 209-0545.

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