Memorial Day Holiday FYIs
Memorial Day Hours – Board of County Commissioners Departments, Administrative offices, libraries, and Pet Center will be closed Monday, May 29. All offices and branches will resume standard business hours on Tuesday, May 30. Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules will not be delayed. The Stratton Road and Tillman Ridge solid waste scale houses will be open on the holiday during standard business hours.
"Reach the Beach" Mobile App – St. Johns County launched a â€œReach the Beachâ€ mobile app. The app provides quick access to current beach driving conditions, beach access locations, available amenities and facilities, lifeguard information, and emergency contacts. Apple and Android users can find the free app by searching â€œSt. Johns County Beachesâ€ in the App Store or Google Play or visiting m.appbuild.io/stjohnsc6. For more information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/Beaches or call 904.209.0331.
Free Reach the Beach Shuttle Service for Summer Holiday Weekends – St. Johns County is offering free shuttle service to Mickler's Beachfront Park and the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends. Beach Shuttle Service Information
Vilano Beach Remains Closed to Vehicles – Vilano Beach remains closed through the holiday weekend to vehicular access due to soft sand conditions. The beach is open for pedestrian use. Beach driving conditions are subject to change, and visitors can find current driving condition updates on the new St. Johns County Beaches "Reach the Beach" mobile app, or by following SJC Beaches on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SJCBeaches) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/SJCBeaches). For more information, please call 904.209.0331.
St. Johns County 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
Emergency Management Director Receives Governor's Award – Linda Stoughton received the "Governor's Award" at the Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference for her dedicated service to Emergency Management and capable response prior to, during, and after Hurricane Matthew. She was also named "2017 Emergency Manager of the Year" by the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association. The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners would like to congratulate Ms. Stoughton for her achievements, and thank her and the Emergency Management Division for their hard work and dedication to the residents of St. Johns County. Emergency Management Director Receives Award
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.
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 Administrator's Budget Hearings were held in May. 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. Administrator's Budget Hearings Workbook. | FY 2018 County Budget Calendar
Meetings & Workshops
Planning and Zoning Agency Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the County Auditorium. PZA Meeting Details
North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the Permit Center. NCDRB Meeting Details
St. Johns County Cultural Resource Review Board Meeting scheduled for June 5 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is August 7 at 3:30 pm.
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
Puddles Pity Party at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, July 14. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. 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
"Sir NoFace Lives!" at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, August 11. Award-winning documentary filmmaker and renowned paranormal investigator Chad Calek will present his paranormal documentary. Tickets on sale now. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Johnnyswim on at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Wednesday, November 1. 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 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
P: (904) 209-0805
F: (904) 209-0806
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, 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.
Special Districts information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts