New & Noteworthy
Independence Day Hours – All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, and the Pet Center will be closed Friday, July 3 for Independence Day. Branches of the Public Library will be closed July 3 and 4. The Pet Center will be open Saturday, July 4. All other offices will resume standard hours on Monday, July 6. Residential garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules remain unchanged and the Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road scale houses will be open on the holiday.
Budget & Finance
Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting / Workshop – The Board of County Commissioners of St. Johns County, Florida, will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 6, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in the County Auditorium at the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. The purpose of the special meeting is to conduct a workshop to discuss the FY 2016 Recommended County Budget. The Board may also consider and take action on any other business that may lawfully come before it during the special meeting. Full Special Meeting / Workshop Legal Notice
St. Johns County FY 2016 Budget Hearings – In conjunction with the annual budget process, members of the public were invited to attend the St. Johns County Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Hearings on May 12 – 14. Hosted by St. Johns County Administration and the Office of Budget and Management, the hearings provided a departmental line item review of the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 St. Johns County budget in its formative stage prior to it being presented to the Board of County Commissioners. For additional information about the hearings, please view the Administrator Hearings Schedule, review the Administrator Hearings Workbook, or call the Office of Budget and Management at 904.209.0572.
St. Johns County Named 2015 Healthy Weight Community Champion – The Florida Department of Health has named St. Johns County a 2015 Healthy Weight Community Champion after recognizing the County’s extensive efforts to promote health and wellness within the community. Healthy Weight Community Champion
Recycling Program Upgraded with Larger Carts – Residents will receive a free upgrade in recycling services with the introduction of 95-gallon recycling carts with lids. The County's two solid waste contractors will begin delivering the carts in June with the first pickups scheduled in July. Recycling Announcement. Recycling Flyers: Advanced Disposal & Republic Services
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.
Meet the Featured Adoptable Cats & Dogs – Pets of the Week!
Road Construction Advisories – www.sjcfl.us/Traffic.
Night Owl Cinema – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Community First Credit Union are thrilled to announce the return of the free, family-friendly "Community First Night Owl Cinema." June 14 through August 7, seven family-friendly movies will be shown at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The series is free and open to the public! Night Owl Cinema
Houndmouth at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, September 30. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Jorma Kaukonen at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Thursday, August 6. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Shawn Colvin at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Friday, January 29, 2016. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Fiesta 450! at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Sunday, September 6. Tickets on sale now. Fiesta 450!
Lucero at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Thursday, December 3. Tickets go on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
King Sunny Ade & His African Beats at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall scheduled for Friday, July 31, has been cancelled. KIng Sunny Ade Cancelled.
Jake Shimabukuro at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Friday, November 13. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Public Library System
St. Johns County Public Library System is on Instagram! The Public Library System recently launched the account as another resource to reach county residents. The account will feature highlights and events from each branch, as well as pertinent information and updates. To follow SJCPLS, please visit instagram.com/stjohnscountylibrary/ or look up “stjohnscountylibrary” in the Instagram phone application.
Nature Detectives Workshop – Children ages 6 – 12 are invited to become Nature Detectives and learn about dragonflies and hummingbirds. Workshops are free and at local branches starting in July. Space is limited, so register early! Public Library Calendar
Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting / Workshop scheduled for Monday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the County Auditorium. Legal Notice.
Cancellation – The Board of County Commissioners has canceled its Tuesday, July 7, regular meeting. The next regular meeting is Tuesday, July 21, at 9:00 a.m.
North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, has been cancelled.
Land Development Code Amendments Public Workshop – Public meeting/workshop regarding a series of amendments the Land Development Code, July 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the Permit Center building at 4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine. Meeting Details.
Negotiation Meetings – Representatives of the Collective Bargaining Team of St. Johns County and of the International Association of Firefighters Local #3865 will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. Meeting Details.
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 @ email@example.com, or (904) 209-0805.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Equal Opportunity Employment – For questions about Equal Opportunity Employment compliance, please contact Director of Personnel, Stacey Stanish at (904) 209-0545.