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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. In an effort 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. For more information on the Fire Watch program, please visit www.thefirewatch.org

Events & Activities

Cora C. Harrison Trailhead Ribbon Cutting – Saturday, January 25 at 11 a.m., Parks and Recreation will host a community bike ride to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Cora C. Harrison Trailhead. The ride begins at Armstrong Park, 4950 Harvey Ave. in Elkton, and concludes at the Cora C. Harrison Trailhead, 8989 SR 207 in Hastings.The ribbon cutting takes place at 12 p.m., Food vendors and music will be on-hand. This event is free and open to all ages, registration is required. For more information, please contact Jamie  at jbaccari@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0377. Register on CivicRec

Annual River Blessing Gather at Alpine Groves Park Saturday, January 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. for a selection of speakers including St. Johns and Matanzas Riverkeepers followed by a silent, non-denominational ceremony of passing the bowl of water guided by a heartbeat drum by First Nations. Following the blessing, attendees are welcome to tour Beluthahatchee Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program is FREE. For more information, contact AyoLane at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904.209.0348.

Check out the Latest Youth Activities!  We're featuring Open Gym at the Solomon Calhoun Center, Family Fitness Classes, a Kid’s Art Program, Youth Glow Night, and Save the Date Summer Camp Registration is coming up March 2 - 13! SJCP&R Youth Activities

County Naturalist Programs – Join us for a variety of outings and topics including Freshwater Fishing, kayak trips, Living with Snakes & Gators, Sustainable Living, Invasive Plants, and exploring the Life of Mammals. County Naturalist Programs

St. Johns Reads & Library 5K – The Library System has announced Delia Owens’ novel Where the Crawdads Sing as the featured book for the "St. Johns Reads" community-wide reading project. Programs focusing on the book will be held throughout February. This year will feature the first-ever “Lace Up for Libraries” 5k, on February 29 to help raise funds for future St. Johns Reads events. Register for the 5K  |  St. Johns Reads 2020

County Commissioner Invitations – From time to time the 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

Meetings & Workshops

Short Term Vacation Rental Workshop St. Johns County is hosting a public workshop regarding the regulation of short-term vacation rentals at 3:30 p.m. on  January 29 at the County Administration Building. Participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback on two draft ordinances that will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration. The ordinances would govern vacation rental registration, occupancy, parking, trash pickup, inspections, and violations and penalties for noncompliance. Visit Short Term Vacation Rental Community Workshop for more information.

Special Meeting Regarding County Administrator Contract Negotiations Scheduled for January 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the San Sebastian Conference Room. Special Meeting, County Administrator Contract Negotiations

North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting – Scheduled for February 12 has been cancelled. Next meeting March 11.

Cultural Resources Review Board Meeting – Scheduled for February 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Executive Board Room at the St. Johns County Administrative Complex. CRRB Meeting

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

Board of County Commission Regular Meetings – Held monthly on the first and third Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the County Auditorium. Agendas | Minutes | Calendar

FYIs

2020 Beach Driving Passes On Sale Now – St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes make great gifts for the holidays! County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. Beach Driving Passes

South Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano Beach Renourishment Easements Needed – Ninety percent of the easements have already been obtained, but the remaining easements must be secured by March 31, 2020 for the project to proceed on the updated Army Corps project schedule and for the beaches to be renourished in 2020. If you are an oceanfront property owner south of Serenata to the St. Augustine Inlet and have questions, did not receive your packet, or need assistance completing your documents, please contact us at 904.209.0760 or jjolley@sjcfl.usBeach Easements Information   |   Beach Renourishment Video

Current FEMA Flood Insurance Rate MapsFlood Zone Viewer

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

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

Projects, Advisories, Status Updates

Ocean and Fishing Pier Closure – The Pier will be closed through May for repairs and rehabilitation. The north beach access point adjacent to the pier will also be closed and access to the beach near the pier will intermittently be restricted. The access point south of the pier, gift shop, visitor information center, splash park, parking lot, and other park facilities will remainaccessible to the public. SJC Ocean and Fishing Pier.

Butler Park West and Boat Ramp Closed for Dredging Project – Butler Park West and the Butler Park boat ramp's opening time frame is to be determined. The site is needed for use as a staging area for the Treasure Beach Canal system dredging project. For more information, please call 904.209.0115.

South Ponte Vedra Boulevard Dune Restoration Project & Coastal Highway Beach Restoration Project – Beach Restoration Projects Updates and Current Status

FDOT State Road 16 Lighting Project from CR 16A to San Marco Avenue. The project will cause intermittent overnight lane closures and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2021. For more information, please contact FDOT at 904.831.3368.

St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Update –  An FDOT Planning Study is currently underway. For more information, please contact Rodney Cooper, at 904.209.0111 or rcooper@sjcfl.us. St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop

St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Update – The St. Johns Golf Club, is in the process of a potential Master Plan update that would include repairing, replacing, and updating various aspects of the golf course. Golf Course Master Plan Update

See more Project, Advisories, and Status Updates


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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