St. Johns County Offers Free Sand Bags

Under National Weather Service Flood Watch Due to continued waves of tropical moisture, heavy showers, and embedded thunderstorms entering the region from the Florida peninsula, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Northeast Florida through Monday evening. The heaviest activity of two to three inches is projected to occur along coastal locations during the overnight and morning hours, with activity redeveloping inland on Monday afternoon and a possible three to five inches of additional rainfall continuing into the week. Due to the heavy rains, St. Johns County is offering free sand bags to County residents. Sand and bags will be provided to the public at the following locations for as long as the rain continues:

  • Simms Pit 536 South Holmes Blvd.
  • Fire Station 10 101 Library Blvd.
  • Butler Park West 399 Riverside Blvd.
  • The Palm Valley Bridge on CR210

Residents are asked to supply their own shovels and must load and haul the bags once filled. Visit www.weather.gov/jax for updated weather information.

Budget & Finance

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Hearings In conjunction with the annual budget process, members of the community are invited to attend two public hearings to provide feedback on the Fiscal Year 2016 St. Johns County Budget. The public hearings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on September 8 and September 24 in the Board of County Commissioners Auditorium, 500 San Sebastian View. For additional information, please view the Budget Workbook and Budget Calendar, or call the St. Johns County Office of Management and Budget at 904.209.0572.

St. Johns County FY 2016 Budget Hearings In conjunction with the annual budget process, the public was invited to attend the FY 2016 Budget Hearings in May. The hearings provided a departmental line item review of the proposed budget in its formative stage. For additional information, please view the Administrator Hearings Schedule, review the Administrator Hearings Workbook, or call 904.209.0572.

Meetings

Planning and Zoning Agency Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the County Auditorium. Meeting Details.

Ponte Vedra Architectural Review Committee Meeting cancelled for Wednesday, August 26, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 9. Meeting Details.

North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, has been cancelled.

Mid Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 10, has been cancelled.

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

IAFF Negotiation Meetings – Public session for collective bargaining contract negotiations. Meeting Details.

FYIs

Main Library Closing During 450th Celebration – Due to anticipated traffic and congestion, St. Johns County’s Main Library will be closed from Friday, September 4 through Tuesday, September 8. Main Library Closure

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Discount for St. Johns County Public Library Card Holders – In support of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, card holders are offered a 50% discount to all matinee performances for the 2015 – 2016 season. JSO Discount

Meet the Featured Adoptable Cats & Dogs – Pets of the Week!

Volunteers Needed for Sea Turtle Washback Program – Join in and volunteer to survey the wrack line (the row of seaweed pushed onto the beach by tides and storms) for stranded post hatchling sea turtles. Washback Volunteers

Board Vacancies – St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for volunteers interested in serving on boards. Board Vacancies.

Sea Turtle Nests – Get the latest sea turtle nesting & hatching info in Turtle Tracks and find out how you can Help Protect Sea Turtle Habitat During Nesting Season.

Road Construction Advisories www.sjcfl.us/Traffic.

Events

8th Annual Firefighters For Families Golf Tournament on Monday, November 9, 2015 at Marsh Creek Country Club. Four person teams. Entry fees are $80.00 per person and includes gift bag, prizes and dinner. Register or become an Event Sponsor.

Donna the Buffalo at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Wednesday, December 30. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Dr. John and The Nite Tripper at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Sunday, October 4. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Flood Facts Public Outreach Workshops – Free workshops for residents to learn how to find what flood area they may be in via the County website, hurricane preparedness, the value of flood insurance, and possible mitigation strategies. Public Workshop

St. Johns County Public Library Monthly Events Listings by branch

St. Augustine Record Fair at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre October 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free, family-friendly and open to the public. www.staugamphitheatre.com

Fiesta 450! at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Sunday, September 6. Tickets on sale now. Fiesta 450!


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 contact Board of County Commissioners Records Management @ publicrecords@sjcfl.us, or (904) 209-0805.

Compliance Coordinators

Fair Housing For questions about the Fair Housing Act compliance, please contact: Homeownership Programs Administrator, Dana Froberg at (904) 827-6895.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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