The Fire Watch Veteran Suicide Prevention Public Meeting The Fire Watch Council is hosting a public meeting in St. Johns County to obtain feedback from the community on how to best address the crucial issue of veteran suicide. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 in the Muscovy conference room at the St. Johns County Health and Human Services building, 200 San Sebastian View. The Council will review the Fire Watch Strategic Plan, the "Veterans in Crisis" Implementation Plan, and the "Veterans Ecosystem/Programs" Implementation Plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the plans and provide feedback. For more information on the Fire Watch, please visit www.thefirewatch.org.

      Industrial Development Authority Meeting Scheduled for February 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the County Commission Office of the Administration Building. IDA Meeting Agendas

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

      Ponte Vedra Architectural Review Committee – Scheduled for February 26 at 5:00 p.m. at the Players Community Senior Center, Ponte Vedra Beach . PVARC Meeting

      South Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting Scheduled for February 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the County Auditorium. SADRB 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

      Meeting / Event / Advisory Calendars

      St. Johns County Committee Launches Campaign to Encourage Participation in 2020 Census St. Johns County’s 2020 Census Complete Count Committee launched an educational campaign today designed to inform residents on the community-wide benefits of St. Johns County receiving the most accurate and complete census count possible in 2020. Information collected by the Census Bureau is utilized to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds and grants to states, counties, and communities. It also helps determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries. Communities also rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services. Some businesses even utilize the data to expand or relocate their offices or headquarters to specific communities. Census Campaign Press Release | www.sjcfl.us/census

      New Emergency Notification System for St. Johns County Residents St. Johns County launched a new emergency notification system to provide residents with critical information during emergency situations. The new Alert St. Johns system enables St. Johns County, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the City of St. Augustine, and the City of St. Augustine Beach to quickly provide residents with critical information in situations including severe weather, unexpected road closures, water advisories, missing persons, evacuations, and incidents that may threaten public safety. To receive these time sensitive alerts, residents can sign up at Alert St. Johns. Those who sign up can choose to receive notifications via a phone call to their home, business, or mobile phone, by email, or text message. The Alert St. Johns system replaces the Code Red notification system, so it is imperative that residents sign up for these critical notifications. For more information regarding Alert St. Johns, please call 904.824.5550.

      St. Johns County 2020-21 CDBG Funding St. Johns County anticipates receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2020-2021 Federal Fiscal Year and invites citizens and community organizations to interact, receive information, and apply for funding through the 2020 Community Survey, CDBG Application, and Community Meetings. For additional information, please contact 904.827.6897. St. Johns County 2020-21 CDBG Funding

      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, please visit www.thefirewatch.org

      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

      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

      Art in Public Spaces – St. Johns County's Art in Public Spaces program is excited to host "Lucid Dreams: The Real Becomes the Surreal", featuring artist Kirk Marsh through March 15 at the County Administration Building. Hosted in partnership with the St. Johns County Cultural Council, the exhibit features Marsh's mind-bending photography, influenced heavily by magical realism, and highlights mental health, loneliness, and the fictions of our minds. Visitors are invited to view the exhibit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more on Kirk Marsh, please visit www.kirkmarshphotography.com.

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

      Nature Programs – Join us for a variety of outings and topics including fishing, kayak trips, sustainable living, and exploring our environment. 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

      South Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano Beach Renourishment Easements Needed – Ninety percent of the easements have already been obtained, the remaining easements must be secured by March 31 for the project to proceed on the updated Army Corps project schedule and for 2020 beach renourishment. 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

      Ocean and Fishing Pier Closure – The Pier will be closed through May for repairs. 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. SJC Ocean and Fishing Pier.

      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

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      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.


      Special Districts Information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts






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