Library Card Sign-Up Month

Throughout September, St. Johns County branch libraries will host events and activities, all of which are free with a library card. Residents who sign up for a library card during the month will also receive a free chocolate dip from the Hyppo Café and a 20% discount on Jacksonville Symphony tickets purchased online. To find a list of events and information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any St. Johns County Library branch, SJCPLS social media pages, or www.sjcpls.org.    Celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month

FYIs

Solomon Calhoun Community Center Gymnasium Closure The Gymnasium will be closed through October 3 for floor refurbishing. The pool and activity rooms will remain open during standard business hours. For more information, please call 904.209.0395.

Local Mitigation Strategy Annual Report Emergency Management recently released the report, which serves as the County's Floodplain Management Plan for the Community Rating System of the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information, please visit www.sjcemergencymanagement.org/lms.html or call 904.824.5550.

Adult Beach Volleyball Leagues – Parks and Recreation will host 10-week leagues beginning October 10 at the pier courts. Open courts will be held on October 3 and 6. Beach Volleyball Leagues

Adult Slow-pitch Softball League Umpires Needed – Games are at Treaty Park and Mills Field, Monday through Friday, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Applications being accepted. On-field instruction and training provided. Softball Umpires Needed.

Pet Center Cats Looking for Forever Homes The Friends of the St. Johns County Pet Center are sponsoring $10 cat and kitten adoptions through September 30. Fee includes spay/neuter, initial vaccines, and microchip. Discounted Cat Adoptions

Affordable Housing Grant Program St. Johns County Housing and Community Development Division is accepting project applications from non-profits for the Affordable Housing Grant Program beginning September 7, 2016. If there are any questions, please contact the Housing and Community Development at (904) 827-6890. The deadline for project proposals is Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Project applications, instructions, and a program explanation can be downloaded at www.sjcfl.us/housing.

Peak Sea Turtle Nesting Season Reminders To protect these magnificent creatures and their vulnerable nesting sites, County officials are reminding residents, visitors, and businesses to help protect natural habitat while enjoying the beach. Sea Turtle Season

State of Florida Zika Virus Hotline – 1.855.622.6735.

Board Vacancies – St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for volunteers interested in serving on boards. Board Vacancies.

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

Road Construction Advisories www.sjcfl.us/Traffic.

Meetings

District 1 Commissioner Meet and Greet – James K. Johns, St. Johns County District 1 Commissioner and Vice-chair, is hosting a District 4 Meet and Greet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 at the Ponte Vedra Community Center, 175 Landrum Lane. The meeting will provide all St. Johns County residents with an opportunity to meet Commissioner Johns and provide feedback regarding County programs, initiatives, facilities, and other topics. Residents of the County are cordially invited to attend and participate in the informal question-and-answer session and talk with Commissioner Johns about what's important to them, what they want preserved, and what they want to change in their community and County-wide. For additional information, please call 904.209.0301.

Planning & Zoning Agency Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the the County Auditorium. PZA Meeting Details.

Mid-Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 13 has been cancelled. Next meeting is Thursday, November 10.

North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. at the Permit Center. NCDRB Meeting Details.

St. Johns County Board of County Commission Regular Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Johns County Auditorium. Agendas | Minutes | Calendar

Events

West Augustine Oral History Project Showcases Life in Mid-1900s St. Johns County, in conjunction with the West Augustine community and Flagler College, has created the West Augustine Oral History Project to showcase first-hand accounts of the everyday lives of the people of West Augustine from the 1930s through the 1970s. The project debuts at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park, 10 North Holmes Blvd., and will include food and a presentation. Digital copies of the recordings and transcripts can also be found online at http://oralhistorycollection.omeka.net/collections/show/13

Pokémon GO Challenge – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Pokémon GO Challenge from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 at Alpine Groves Park. Participants will be placed on one of three teams and will walk a 1.5-mile course to catch as many Pokémon as possible. Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and under, and will remain open until 8:30 a.m. on October 8. Pokémon GO Challenge

Datil Pepper Fall Festival – St. Johns County is hosting the Annual Datil Pepper Festival on October 1 and 2 at the Agricultural Center. Featuring arts and crafts, plant and garden items, datil pepper products, educational exhibits, garden and arboretum tours, rain barrel workshops, and a plant clinic. Datil Pepper Festival

Trails Symposium – St. Johns County and the St. Johns County Trails Coalition, are hosting a symposium to discuss the future of non-motorized multi-use trails throughout the County from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 5 at Nocatee Crosswater Hall, 245 Nocatee Center Way. The symposium is free and open to the public. Trails Symposium

Youth Basketball Clinics – Clinics are October 3 through December 3 and open to youth attending kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration is $30 and will be open from September 5 through 30. Youth Basketball Clinics

Owl Prowl – Join the County Naturalist for an exciting new guided walk on Friday October 14 at Canopy Shores Park, 804 Christina Drive St. Augustine. Owl Prowl

Buddy Guy with special guests The Rides featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shephard and Barry Goldberg at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Tickets on sale now. St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Lost Skills Workshop Series at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre October 17 - October 2. Explore cooking, health, and herbalism that has been employed throughout the ages. Each workshop will be taught by local experts. St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Early Thanks – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Swamp Radio proudly announce the return of the wildly popular Early Thanks on Saturday, November 19. This year will feature a southern-style Thanksgiving dinner followed by a radio show live from the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. St. Augustine Amphitheatre

St. Augustine Record Fair at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Sunday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The biannual St. Augustine Record Fair is a free, family-friendly event and is open to the public. St. Augustine Record Fair

New Shows at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – New shows include Elizabeth Cook and Dale Watson; Donna the Buffalo with Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band; Marc Cohn; Tony Joe White with special guest Mere Woodard; Gaelic Storm. 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 may be made by completing the Public Records Request Form or contacting us directly. For more information, please view the Public Records Request Brochure, visit the  Public Records / Open Government page, or contact Board of County Commissioners Records Management @ publicrecords@sjcfl.us, or (904) 209-0805.

Compliance Coordinators

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, kdiaz@sjcfl.us.

Equal Opportunity Employment – For questions about Equal Opportunity Employment compliance, please contact Director of Personnel, Stacey Stanish at (904) 209-0545.

Special Districts

Housing Finance Authority of St. Johns County

St. Johns County Community Redevelopment Agency

Anastasia Sanitary District (Inactive)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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