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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

OCTOBER

10/15 - Tourist Development Council

10/16 - Board of County Commissioners

10/18 - Planning and Zoning Agency

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NOVEMBER

11/1 - Planning and Zoning Agency
 
11/5 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board
 
11/6 - Board of County Commissioners
 
11/15 - Planning and Zoning Agency
 
11/19 - Tourist Development Council
 
11/20 - Board of County Commissioners   
 
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DECEMBER

12/3 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board 
 
12/4 - Board of County Commissioners
 
12/6 - Planning and Zoning Agency
 
12/17 - Tourist Development Council
 
12/18 - Board of County Commissioners
 
12/20 - Planning and Zoning Agency 

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

St. Johns County 4-H Updates and Events 
2018 Summer Highlights 
This summer, 158 youth participated in St. Johns County 4-H's summer day camps. Twelve camps under the leadership of UF/IFAS Extension agents and 4-H volunteers provided opportunities for participants to expand their knowledge and skills in a variety of project areas including archery, cybersecurity, sewing, quilting, science, equine, and dance. Thank you to those who volunteered to make this summer's camp experience successful.
 
Many 4-H youth participated in multiple state contests throughout the summer. Nine youth competed in the State 4-H Horse Show in July, and Dana Kusch qualified for the Southern Regional Horse Show. In addition, Cayla Smith and Emmett Peterson placed first in their demonstration categories the 4-H University, and Sarah Foster was awarded second place in public speaking. Congratulations to all who competed this summer!  
 
Upcoming 4-H Events
  • October 20 - Cracker Day at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds
  • November 3 - Cottonmouth 1/4 Marathon and 5K
  • November 7 - Learning by Doing Day at the Hastings Agricultural Extension Center
For more information on any upcoming 4-H events, please visit the St. Johns County 4-H Youth Development website or call 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 being established in 1999, the Council has become involved in promoting all types of equine activities and raising awareness regarding the economic impact the equestrian community has in St. Johns 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. 
St. Johns County Legislative Action Plan and Delegation 
The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2019 Legislative Action Plan on Tuesday, September 18. The plan and the County's legislative priorities will be presented to the Legislative Delegation on Friday, December 7. Several local agencies will also address the Delegation. To view the adopted 2019 Legislative Action Plan, please visit www.sjcfl.us/media/LegislativeActionPlan.pdf. 
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 County hosts Informational Floodplain Meeting
St. Johns County is hosting a public information meeting regarding updated FEMA floodplain maps, flood risk and mitigation strategies, protection of natural resources, and hurricane preparedness from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Night Market, 1340C A1A South. County staff will be available to assist residents with reviewing the updated FEMA floodplain maps to determine their flood zone and the value of flood insurance, and provide mitigation options. For more information, please call 904.209.0667 or email pdoty@sjcfl.us. 
St. Johns County Boat Ramp Workshop 
St. Johns County is hosting a public workshop regarding boat ramps at 5:30 p.m. on October 23 at the Health and Human Services Building, 200 San Sebastian View. Staff will provide a brief presentation on the status of County boat ramps, and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. For more information, please call 904.209.0333.
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Renovation Closure
The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library will be closed November 3 through March 2019 due to a renovation project. The project will include the replacement of the fire suppression system throughout the building. The library will remain an Early Voting site October 24 through November 3, and will be an Election Day polling site on November 6. During the closure, patrons can request, check out, and drop off items at a temporary storefront located at the Tax Collector's Annex, 5430 Palm Valley Road, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information and additional announcements regarding the closure, please visit www.sjcpls.org/closure. 
St. Johns County hosts International Observe the Moon Night Event
The St. Johns County Public Library System, in partnership with NASA @ My Library, is hosting a free International Observe the Moon Night event from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at the Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze, 5995 Brough Road, Elkton. Participants can view the moon, sun, and other visible planets through high-powered binoculars and moon-viewing kits. Representatives from the Ancient City Astronomy Club and a NASA Solar System Ambassador will be available to answer questions, recognize constellations, and inspire participants in their own observations of the night sky. For more information, please call 904.827.6944.
Turkey Bowl Golf Tournament at St. Johns Golf Club 
The St. Johns Golf Club is hosting the Turkey Bowl Golf Tournament beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 3. Two-player teams are invited to participate in this Captain's Choice event, and cost is $30 per player for Golf Club members, and $40 for non-members. For more information or to register by November 2, please contact the St. Johns Golf Club at 904.209.0350 or cwest@sjcfl.us.   
Saltwater Fishing 101 Clinics 
St. Johns County is hosting a series of free Saltwater Fishing 101 clinics at the Usina Boat Ramp, 603 Euclid Avenue, to demonstrate the various tips and tricks needed to make the most of saltwater fishing. Those interested may participate in as many clinics as they wish from 9 to 11 a.m. on the following dates: 
  • Wednesday, October 17 - Casting
  • Wednesday, October 24 - How to Assemble a Fishing Rig
  • Wednesday, October 31 - How to Pick a Good Fishing Spot
  • Wednesday, November 7 - Traps and Nets
  • Wednesday, November 14 - Cooking Your Catch
All participants must have a Saltwater Shoreline License from the Fish and Wildlife Commission. For more information, please call 904.209.0335. 
St. Johns County Holiday Hours
Veterans Day - November 12
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, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day. All offices will resume standard business hours on Tuesday, November 13.

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.

Thanksgiving - November 22 and 23
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 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. St. Johns County libraries and bookmobiles will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All library branches, the Pet Center, and Animal Control will resume standard business hours on Saturday, November 24. All other offices will resume standard business hours on Monday, November 26.

Garbage, recycling, and yard debris will not be collected on Thursday, November 22, and the Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will be closed. Beginning November 23, collections will be delayed one day with all routes being completed by Saturday, November 24. Scale houses will resume standard business hours on Friday, November 23.

Christmas - December 24 and 25
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, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All offices will resume standard business hours on Wednesday, December 26.
 
Garbage, recycling, and yard debris will not be collected on Tuesday, December 25, and the Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will be closed. Beginning December 26, collections will be delayed one day with all routes being completed by Saturday, December 29. Scale houses will resume standard business hours on Wednesday, December 26.

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