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Jeb S. Smith 

District 2 

Board of County Commissioners

P: 904.209.0302

C: 904.325.4182

bcc2jsmith@sjcfl.us

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Upcoming
Meetings 
JANUARY

1/30 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board

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FEBRUARY

2/2 - Planning and Zoning Agency

2/7 - Board of County Commissioners

2/13 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board

2/16 - Planning and Zoning Agency

2/21 - Board of County Commissioners

2/27 - Tourist Development Council

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MARCH

3/2 - Planning and Zoning Agency

3/7 - Board of County Commissioners

3/13 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board

3/16 - Planning and Zoning Agency

3/20 - Tourist Development Council

3/21 - Board of County Commissioners
 
  
All meeting dates are subject to change. Please visit www.sjcfl.us for current meeting information. 
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Upcoming
Shows
For upcoming St. Augustine Amphitheatre or Ponte Vedra Concert Hall events please call 904.209.0367 or visit the events website.
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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.

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.
St. Johns River Waterway Debris Removal   
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has established an email address for St. Johns County residents to report storm debris floating in the St. Johns Rivers. Please send all waterway debris removal requests, including debris on private property, to waterwaydebris@gmail.com. To report debris on private property, please include the address, a description of where the debris is located, and a picture if possible. To report debris on the river, please include the location or GPS coordinates, a description of the debris, whether or not the debris is moving, and a picture if possible. 
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. 
2017 Annual Beach Passes on Sale at Discounted Rate   
St. Johns County is offering the 2017 Annual Beach Passes at discounted prices of $30 for a St. Johns County resident pass, $40 for a non-resident pass, and $20 for a handicap pass. Passes will be available during normal business hours at the following locations:
 
  • Tax Collector's Main Office, 4030 Lewis Speedway.
  • Tax Collector's DuPont Center, 6658 US1 South.
  • Tax Collector's Julington Creek Office, 725 Flora Branch Blvd.
  • Tax Collector's Ponte Vedra Office, 5430 Palm Valley Rd.
  • St. Johns County Beach Services Office, 901 Pope Rd.
  • St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier Gift Shop, 350 A1A Blvd.
 
Residents must present a valid I.D. with a St. Johns County address or present proof of property tax payments in St. Johns County. When requesting a handicap pass, a vehicle with a handicap hang-tag or license plate must be presented. Disabled military (100%) are eligible for a free annual pass by presenting military I.D. or a letter from Veterans Affairs. Beginning March 2, 2017, prices will increase. Vehicles accessing the beach do not need a beach pass until March 1, 2017.
Working Together: St. Johns County and UF/IFAS Extension 
 The St. Johns County Board of Commissioners and the UF/IFAS Extension work in a cooperative effort to provide relevant programming to citizens throughout the County. During the fourth quarter of 2016, Extension Agents and Staff recorded approximately 7,887 contacts with clientele that included emails, phone calls, office visits, and field calls. Agents conducted 32 on-site visits (Agriculture, Horticulture, Schools, Livestock, and Forages) to assist residents one-on-one in St. Johns County. To find out more information on impacts reported by UF/IFAS Agents, please click here.
St. Johns County Offers Senior "Fitness in the Park" Program 
St. Johns County has partnered with the University of St. Augustine to provide Fitness in the Park, a free exercise program for adults ages 60 years and older, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Thursday from January 19 through April 13 (with the exception of March 2) at Canopy Shores Park, 804 Christina Drive. Occupational therapists and students from the University of St. Augustine will be on-site to provide individual fitness testing, assist participants in creating customized workout plans, and help achieve wellness goals for adults of all fitness levels. To register for Fitness in the Park, please call 904.209.0335 or email kussia@sjcfl.us.
St. Johns County Hosts Bestselling Author Tim Dorsey
St. Johns County is hosting New York Times Bestselling author Tim Dorsey at 3 p.m. on February 3 at the St. Johns County Administration Auditorium, 500 San Sebastian View. Dorsey, author of Florida Roadkill, Coconut Cowboy, and multiple other top titles, will be speaking on his newest book, Clownfish Blues. This free event is open to the public. For more information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.
 
2017 St. Johns Reads Program Features True Grit as Community-wide Reading Project
The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to announce Charles Portis' novel True Grit as the featured book for the 2017 "St. Johns Reads" community-wide reading project. To celebrate the program's 12th year, the County is hosting a St. Johns Reads Hootenanny event beginning at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South. The event will feature music by the Wobbly Toms and a showing of the 2010 film True Grit. Doors open at 4 p.m.  In addition, a variety of programs will be staged at all six St. Johns County library locations throughout the month of February.
 
True Grit, a classic western novel, was first published in 1968 as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post, and made into the first of two film versions the following year. One of the few westerns told from the perspective of a woman, the classic story features 14-year-old Mattie Ross as she seeks retribution for her father's murder. To read True Grit and to learn more about St. Johns Reads events, contact your local library, call 904.827.6928, or visit www.sjcpls.org and www.staugamphitheatre.com.  
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
Presidents Day
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, February 20 in observance of Presidents Day. All offices will resume standard business hours on Tuesday, February 21.
 
Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection will be not be affected. The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will remain open during standard business hours.
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