dd

Jeb Smith   

District 2 

Board of County Commissioners

P: 904.209.0302

C: 904.325.4182

bcc2jsmith@sjcfl.us

____________________ 


Upcoming
Meetings 

 
  
All meeting dates are subject to change. Please visit www.sjcfl.us for current meeting information. 
____________________ 

Upcoming
Shows
For upcoming St. Augustine Amphitheatre or Ponte Vedra Concert Hall events please call 904.209.0367 or visit the events website.
____________________
 
Quick Links
  
  
  
  

 

Vilano Beach Main Street

 

450th Commemoration

 

   
St. Johns Cultural Council

___________________

Invite a friend or neighbor to register for the St. Johns County E-Newsletters.

 

Join Our Mailing List



Thank you for registering for the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners District 2 newsletter. Inside you will find an update regarding projects and events in District 2 and timely information about St. Johns County programs, services, and initiatives.

Hurricane Matthew Recovery 
St. Johns County is in the process of recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. As the relief process continues to evolve, the County has launched a dedicated website to help local residents and businesses track the recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew. Located at www.sjcfl.us/PostMatthew, the website provides updates on storm-related closures and re-openings of County facilities, FEMA information, disaster relief efforts, and other useful resources to aid in the recovery process.

In addition, St. Johns County launched a debris removal website, www.sjcfl.us/HurricaneMatthewCleanup, to provide residents progress updates, a pick-up schedule listing specific zones to be served, and a real-time map that allows visitors to track which areas have already received an initial pickup of debris. The site will also provide collection guidelines to help residents and businesses ensure their debris is ready to be picked up, an update on the beach cleanup program, and debris totals. 

St. Johns County residents who have any questions regarding Hurricane Matthew relief and recovery efforts are encouraged to call the Emergency Management Citizen Information Line at 904.824.5550 or one of the following numbers:
  • Beach Services- 904.209.0322
  • Building Inspections - 904.827.6800
  • Fraud - 1.866.966.7226
  • Housing - 904.209.6898
  • Insurance - 1.877.693.5236
  • Road and Bridge - 904.209.0246
  • Social Services - 904.209.6150
  • Solid Waste - 904.827.6980
  • Utility - 904.209.2700
  • Disaster Unemployment - 1.800.681.8102 
St. Johns County 4-H 
St. Johns County 4-H will be hosting and participating in multiple events throughout the months of November and December, including the 4-H County Craft Night, Leadership Adventure Weekend, and the St. Augustine Christmas Parade. In addition, several 4-H clubs are hosting their monthly meetings throughout the County. For a calendar of events, program descriptions, and club meeting dates, please visit the St. Johns County 4-H website
UF/IFAS Extension and St. Johns County Working Together 
The St. Johns County Board of Commissioners and UF/IFAS Extension work in a cooperative effort to provide relevant programming to citizens throughout the County. During the second quarter of 2016, Extension Agents and Staff recorded approximately 10,623 contacts with clientele that included emails, phone calls, office visits, and field calls. Agents conducted 40 on-site visits (Agriculture, Horticulture, Schools, Livestock, and Forages) to assist residents one-on-one in St. Johns County. Click here to read more about how the UF/IFAS Extension and St. Johns County are working together.   
Proposed FEMA Floodplain Map Updates Available for Review 
Proposed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain maps are now available for review at http://bit.ly/29t5Cwy. Released in May, the proposed updates are based on results of a recent floodplain study and portions of the County may have new flood zone designations, which can impact homeowner flood insurance policies and rates. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the proposed updates to determine the potential status of their property. FEMA will conduct a public meeting in the near future for residents to learn about the new flood zone and the flood zone appeal process. For more information, please call 904.827.6806.
Volunteer Opportunities with St. Johns County Boards and Committees 
The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners provides residents who have an interest in participating in their local government with a variety of board and commission opportunities. Depending on the board or commission, the volunteer positions consider and make recommendations regarding a myriad of topics including planning and zoning issues, development projects, the library, parks and recreation facilities and programs, and arts, culture, and tourism matters. Please visit the Boards and Commission Webpage to view an updated list of board and commission vacancies and download an application, or contact the Board of County Commissioners office at 904.209.0300 or mlundquist@sjcfl.us for more information.
Southern Pine Beetle Infestation Impacting St. Johns County Forests
Forests throughout Florida and St. Johns County are currently experiencing southern pine beetle infestations that are severely affecting wooded areas near homes, businesses, and other infrastructure. Approximately 178 infestations have been identified in Florida, 18 of which are in St. Johns County. Southern pine beetles cause irreparable damage to heavily wooded areas and can only be removed by eliminating affected trees. Preventative sprays can be used to deter the pests from damaging surrounding trees. To find out more about the southern pine beetle, identifying infestations, and other preventative measures, please call the St. Johns County Agricultural Center at 904.209.0430. 
St. Johns County Horse Council
horse-saddle.jpg The St. Johns County Horse Council is a local nonprofit that strives to promote, defend, and propagate equestrian interests in St. Johns County. Since their establishment in 1999, the Council has become involved in promoting all types of equine activities and raising awareness regarding the economic impact of horses in the County. In addition to quarterly public meetings, the Council hosts numerous events at the St. Johns County Equestrian Center for handlers of all ages and experience levels. For more information on the St. Johns County Horse Council, events, and how to become a member, please visit their website or send them an email
Hastings Branch Library Offers Accredited High School Diploma Program 
The Hastings Branch Library is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificates through Career Online High School. Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce. The Hastings Library will award scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers. Residents can learn more about this one-of-a-kind opportunity by visiting www.sjcpls.org or calling 904.827.6976.  
St. Johns County Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving
All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, and the Pet Center will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. St. Johns County libraries and bookmobiles will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23. The Pet Center and Animal Control will resume standard business hours on Saturday, November 26. All other offices will resume standard business hours on Monday, November 28.

Garbage, recycling, and yard debris will not be collected on Thursday, November 24, and the Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will be closed. Beginning November 25, collections will be delayed one day with all routes being completed by Saturday, November 26. Scale houses will resume standard business hours on Friday, November 25.

Christmas
All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, St. Johns County libraries, and the Pet Center will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All offices and branches will resume standard business hours on Tuesday, December 27.

Garbage, recycling, and yard debris will be collected on your normal scheduled day. The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will remain open during standard business hours.

New Year's
All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, St. Johns County libraries, and the Pet Center will be closed Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day. All offices and branches will resume standard business hours on Tuesday, January 3.

Garbage, recycling, and yard debris will be collected on your normal scheduled day. The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will remain open during standard business hours.
Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, please use the link below to unsubscribe to the St. Johns County E-Newsletters.