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Paul Waldron 

District 3 

Board of County Commissioners

P: 904.209.0303

C: 904.436.3973

bcc3pwaldron@sjcfl.us

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Upcoming
Meetings

APRIL

4/16 - Tourist Development Council

4/17 - Board of County Commissioners

4/19 - Planning and Zoning Agency

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MAY

5/1 - Board of County Commissioners

5/3 - Planning and Zoning Agency

5/7 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board

5/15 - Board of County Commissioners

5/17 - Planning and Zoning Agency

5/21 - Tourist Development Council  
 
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JUNE

6/4 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board

6/5 - Board of County Commissioners

6/7 - Planning and Zoning Agency

6/18 - Tourist Development Council

6/19 - Board of County Commissioners

6/21 - 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 3 newsletter. Inside you will find an update regarding projects and events in District 3 and timely information about St. Johns County programs, services, and initiatives.

St. Johns County District 3 Update 
Greetings from District 3. Spring has sprung so get out and enjoy our parks, waterways, and beaches. Please remember that hurricane recovery is still proceeding and I remain focused on seeing our community get back to our pre-hurricane status. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to give me a call at 904.209.0303. God bless.


Sincerely,

Paul Waldron, Vice-chair
District 3
St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners 
Northeast Florida Economic Development Strategy Survey
St. Johns County Economic Development is encouraging residents and business owners to participate in the Elevate Northeast Florida survey at www.elevatenefl.com to help define the region's future economic development strategy. The deadline to complete the survey is April 13. The purpose of the Elevate Northeast Florida program is to continue the region's positive economic development and job growth, and enhance Northeast Florida's brand in the United States and internationally. For more information on the Elevate Northeast Florida program or survey, please visit www.elevatenefl.com or call 904.209.0552. 
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 Community Development Block Grant Survey
St. Johns County invites residents to fill out a survey regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) by April 18, 2018, to provide the County with feedback to help determine funding allocations for community programs. The survey can be found here. For more information on the CDBG, please visit the St. Johns County Housing and Community Services website, or call 904.827.6897.
St. Johns County Healthiest County in Florida for Seventh Consecutive Year
For the seventh year in a row, St. Johns County has been named the healthiest county in Florida by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The County also ranks first in the State in health factors in the ninth annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Report, released in March 2018. For additional information, please visit www.countyhealthrankings.org.
St. Johns County Community Garden Plots Available 
gardening-items.jpg The St. Johns County UF/IFAS Extension Office, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, currently has plots available in its community garden for those who would love to grow their own vegetables but do not have land on which to grow them. Novice and experienced gardeners are invited to be a part of the community garden. For information on acquiring a plot, please call 904.209.0430, or email joedkirby@ufl.edu.
St. Johns County Libraries Celebrate National Library Week 
The St. Johns County Public Library System invites residents and visitors to join in the celebration of National Library Week from April 8 through 14. Every year, libraries across the nation set aside one week to honor the importance of libraries and how they enrich communities. This year, libraries are focusing on embracing leadership at local branches. St. Johns County Public libraries are offering special programs throughout the week, including a social media promotion for a chance to win various prizes. For more information on events, programs, and highlights during National Library Week, please visit www.sjcpls.org or call your local library branch.
St. Johns County Summer Exploration Camp and Freshwater Fish Camp 
Exploration Camp 
July 23 through 27 for ages 5-8 (*completed kindergarten)
July 30 through August 3 for ages 9-12

Join St. Johns County's Park Naturalists for a week-long Exploration Camp where children will have an opportunity to explore the natural world around us. Campers will have an exciting week full of field trips while expanding their understanding of local ecosystems, sustainability, and how to collect and analyze data like a scientist. Campers will also study the amazing wildlife in St. Johns County and participate in hands-on activities. St. Johns County Exploration Camp will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange Street. Registration is $100 per participant and is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register, please call 904.209.0335 or email kussia@sjcfl.us.

Freshwater Fish Camp
July 23 through July 27

St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the Florida Wildlife Commission to offer a Freshwater Fish Camp for middle school students from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Trout Creek Community Center, 6795 Collier Road. Campers will learn about freshwater fish and their habitats, boat safety skills, the proper tackle to use in freshwater, and how to properly clean fish. Campers must have completed 6th grade to be eligible for this camp. The program is limited to 20 campers and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $170 and includes one rod and reel, tackle box, and tackle. For more information or to register, please call 904.209.0348 or email ahalusky@sjcfl.us.  
Bird Watching and Recreational Opportunities at Masters Tract
St. Johns County's Masters Tract has emerged as a prime location for hiking, bird watching, photography, and general wildlife viewing in the Hastings area. Located at 7756 Hub Bailey Road and open from dawn to dusk daily, the facility consists of a pond, wetlands, and wildlife habitat near Deep Creek and the St. Johns River. Pedestrians and bicyclists are welcome to explore the area but are asked to stay on the berms. Motorized vehicles, fishing, swimming, boating, and hunting are prohibited. For more information on the Masters Tract, please visit www.sjcfl.us/environmental  or call 904.209.0621. 
Celebrate the 14th Annual Bartram Bash with St. Johns County 
Come celebrate the First American Born Naturalist, William Bartram, at the 14th Annual Bartram Bash on Saturday, April 14th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park, 2060 State Road 13, Switzerland. This family-friendly event is free, open to the public, and will feature "Skin & Bones" performing a live  Old Florida Hoedown, music by Tommy Bledsoe, educational booths, kid's games and activities, yoga in the park, Stetson Kennedy Award presentations, a William Bartram reenactor, and an 8 a.m. bird walk with St. Johns County Audubon President, Jean Rolke. For more information regarding event details, please call 904.209.0348 or email ahalusky@sjcfl.us.
St. Johns County Holiday Hours
Memorial Day - May 28
All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, library branches, and the Pet Center will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. All offices and branches will resume standard business hours on Tuesday, May 29.

Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules will not be affected. The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will remain open on the holiday during standard business hours.
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