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- St. Johns County is launching a new emergency notification system to provide residents with critical information during emergency situations. The new Alert St. Johns system will enable residents to get critical information in a variety of situations including severe weather, unexpected road closures, water advisories, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, and incidents that may threaten public safety. To receive alerts, sign up at https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725582#/login.
- The Fire Watch Program and App. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately twenty veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. To respond to this national epidemic, St. Johns County has joined surrounding communities and local organizations in Fire Watch, a program that provides a support system for veterans in crisis. The Fire Watch launched a mobile app that enables veterans and volunteers to foster positive relationships and ensure veterans get the help they need. Available on both the Apple App Store and Android Google Play, the app will allow veterans in crisis to quickly receive emergency assistance and connect them with a variety of local resources and allies that will help them build relations and provide one-on-one counseling and support. www.thefirewatch.org.Â
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County Commissioner Invitations – The County Commissioners receive invitations to attend various events and, on occasion, more than one Commissioner may attend and participate. For notices and more information, visit the BOCC’s Invitations webpage
Current Board / Committee Vacancies – Volunteer Opportunities
Old Moultrie Road Safety, Roadway, and Drainage Improvements Project Public Meeting – June 24 – St. Johns County is hosting a public meeting regarding the upcoming Old Moultrie Roadway, Safety, and Drainage Improvements Project from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, at Epic Theatres, 112 Theatre Drive. The meeting will provide an overview of this upcoming improvements project and allow participants the opportunity to ask staff questions. For more information, please call 904.209.0184.
The Beach Brief – An E-newsletter for Timely Updates on St. Johns County Beach Projects – St. Johns County remains dedicated to providing our residents, visitors, and businesses with timely and accurate information regarding current and upcoming St. Johns County beach projects. The monthly “Beach Brief” provides subscribers with an overview of beach renourishment, dune enhancement, and other major coastal projects. To sign up for “The Beach Brief” e-newsletter, please visit https://bit.ly/TheBeachBrief.
L'Atrium Circle Sidewalk Project Public Meeting – July 1 – St. Johns County is hosting a public meeting regarding the upcoming L'Atrium Circle Sidewalk Project from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, at the L’Atrium Community Pool Gazebo, 2639 L’Atrium Circle South. The meeting will provide an overview of the upcoming sidewalk project and allow participants the opportunity to ask staff questions. For more information, please call 904.209.0142.
St. Johns County Commissioners Approve Dune Enhancement Project – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved an approximately $34 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dune enhancement project on Tuesday, June 15. The project will focus on strengthening the coastline dunes in Ponte Vedra Beach, South Ponte Vedra Beach, and the southern three-quarters of a mile in Crescent Beach. The emergency dune enhancements will provide extra protection to homes, businesses, and infrastructure, and will be an added defense for our coastline against future storm events. The project is currently in the permitting phase, with work anticipated to begin in September and completed in December. Due to the volume of sand authorized by FEMA, trucking has been identified as the only viable construction option. There may be intermittent beach closures within designated work areas due to sand placement, tidal conditions, and other public safety-related factors. Residents and visitors can expect to see project preparations beginning in July. St. Johns County is currently accepting voluntary temporary easements from property owners in the approved project areas who wish to participate in receiving additional dune protection. Easements will be accepted throughout the project, as long as the request is made within two weeks of the project reaching the property related to that particular easement. The deadline to rescind easements is July 1. A portion of Cornerstone Park in Ponte Vedra will be used as a staging area for the project. This project will also utilize access points at Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park and other suitable private lots. Access to Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park will be restricted for beach visitors Monday through Friday. A portion of the parking lot and the beach walkway will remain open on weekends. All project areas will be continually monitored for protected species and environmental impact. For additional information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/CoastalProjects/FEMADunes, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 904.209.0260.
2021-2022 Florida State Budget Includes Funding for a Variety of St. Johns County Projects – Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed the “Florida Leads” fiscal year 2021-2022 State budget, which totaled $101.5 billion and includes $169 million in tax relief. The “Florida Leads” budget focuses on education, environmental incentives, infrastructure improvements, and support for military and veterans.
The budget contains funding for a variety St. Johns County projects and initiatives including, $3.5 million for Ponte Vedra Beach/North Beach dune restoration, $2 million for County Road 2209 and International Golf Parkway intersection and roadway improvements, and $1.65 million for improvements to the State Road A1A corridor from Mickler Road to Marsh Landing Parkway. In addition, $300,000 was appropriated for the St. Augustine/West Augustine septic-to-sewer program, $694,000 for St. Augustine Beach resiliency improvements, $1.3 million for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office detox program, and the County has acquired a new County Judge, the first to be allocated to St. Johns County since 1973.
Funding was also allocated to economic development, substance abuse treatment programs, health and human services programming, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and law enforcement pay increases. For more information on the Governor’s “Florida Leads” State budget, please visit www.boldvisionforabrighterfuture.com/HomeFY22.htm.
St. Johns County Surfside Park Reopens – Surfside Park, 3070 Coastal Highway, is now open after being closed due to a beach renourishment project. For more information on beach access, please visit www.sjcfl.us/Beaches/Access.aspx. For the most up-to-date information on St. Johns County beaches, download the Reach the Beach mobile app, or follow St. Johns County Beaches on Facebook or Twitter (@SJCBeaches).
St. Johns County Utility Water Conservation Request – Summer temperatures and weather patterns are here and water demands have increased. St. Johns County Utility encourages customers to reduce water usage whenever possible and observe the following mandatory irrigation schedules for St. Johns County properties:
- Homes with odd-numbered or no addresses irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Homes with even-numbered addresses irrigate on Thursdays and Sundays.
- Nonresidential properties irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays.
For optimal water conservation please refrain from irrigating between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information on water conservation or irrigation regulations, please visit www.sjcfl.us/utilities or call 904.209.2700.
St. Johns County Public Library Extends Hours and Opens Meeting Rooms to the Public – Beginning Tuesday, May 25, all St. Johns County libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. All libraries will remain closed on Sundays and Mondays. In addition, meeting rooms will be available for public use during business hours, and may be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis by calling the branch library. For more information, please visit www.sjcpls.org.
St. Johns County Job Openings Now Posted on GovernmentJobs.com – St. Johns County is transitioning to a new employee recruitment and selection system that will streamline and expedite the evaluation, interviewing, and selection processes for all job applicants. Beginning May 17, 2021, all St. Johns County job openings will be posted on GovernmentJobs.com. GovernmentJobs.com will allow the County to deploy a strategic recruiting program where applicants will be able to track the hiring process and upload supporting documents, including resumes and cover letters, in a variety of digital file types. All prospective job applicants must create a www.governmentjobs.com account to apply for open St. Johns County positions. For additional information, please contact St. Johns County Human Resources at 904.209.0635 or BCChiring@sjcfl.us.
New St. Johns County Art in Public Spaces Exhibit Features Members of the Foster Care Community – St. Johns County’s Art in Public Spaces program is excited to host the “Experience and Expression” art exhibition through July 5 at the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View. Launching during National Foster Care Month, this exhibition features artwork by youth in St. Johns County’s foster care community and is hosted in partnership with the St. Johns County Cultural Council, the St. Johns County Family Integrity Program, St. Augustine Youth Services, Fostering Connections St. Johns, and the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. Visitors are invited to view the exhibit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To learn more about the St. Johns Cultural Council, please visit www.historiccoastculture.com.
St. Johns County Short Term Vacation Rental Ordinance – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners approved a new ordnance regarding short term vacation rentals on May 4, 2021. The ordinance addresses a variety of topics including short term vacation rental occupancy, parking, and trash collection. Please review Ordinance 2021-23 for additional information.
Voluntary FEMA Dune Enhancement Project Easements – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved funds to assist St. Johns County with partially restoring and rebuilding the sand dunes along portions of the County's coastline that were damaged by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. The project is intended to enhance the dune system by adding sand to the seaward side of the existing dunes, planting sea oats and supporting vegetation, and creating a more uniform front to the dune system. If approved, and with adequate voluntary participation of homeowners, sand placement is anticipated to begin this summer and is projected to be completed by the end of the year.
The County is currently in the design phase and a separate firm, Waugh Law, has been recruited to assist owners of eligible oceanfront properties who would like to participate in the project by voluntarily granting a temporary easement. There is no charge to participate and the easements do not allow access to front or side yards. Homeowners who wish to receive additional dune protection at no cost may sign the short-term easement and return it to Waugh Law. The County will be unable to enhance the dunes on properties that do not provide signed easements.
The deadline to submit signed easements is May 31, 2021. For assistance with your easement, please call Waugh Law Firm at 321.800.6008, or email email@example.com. For additional project information, visit www.sjcfl.us/coastalprojects, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 904.209.0260.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season – The beaches of St. Johns County are home to several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles. Residents and visitors have a special opportunity and responsibility to protect these magnificent creatures and their vulnerable nesting sites as they return each season to nest. Nesting season began May 1, and County officials are asking residents, visitors, and businesses to help protect natural habitat by observing all nesting season laws and regulations. All beachfront properties are required to reduce their impact by eliminating interior and exterior lights which may disrupt nesting sea turtles. Volleyball court lights at St. Johns County Pier Park will turn on at sunset and turn off at 9 p.m. Learn Turtle Season rules and ways you can have a positive impact: 2021 Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Are you ready for spring cleaning and yard work? To prepare yard debris for curbside collection, please remember to follow these guidelines. For more information, please call the St. Johns County Solid Waste Division at 904.827.6980 or visit recyclestjohns.com. Prepare Yard Waste for Curbside Collection
Current FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps & Information – Flood Zone Viewer | NFIP Rating Insurance Discounts for Some SJC Property Owners
Projects, Advisories, Status Updates
For right of way projects, advisories, and status updates as well as permitting activity, please visit the St. Johns County Neighborhood Bill of Rights Application
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: email@example.com | P: (904) 209-0805 | F: (904) 209-0806
Special Districts Information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts