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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

4/3 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board

4/4 - Board of County Commissioners

4/6 - Planning and Zoning Agency

4/18 - Board of County Commissioners

4/20 - Planning and Zoning Agency

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MAY

5/1 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board

5/2 - Board of County Commissioners

5/4 - Planning and Zoning Agency

5/16 - Board of County Commissioners

5/18 - Planning and Zoning Agency

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JUNE

6/1 - Planning and Zoning Agency

6/5 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board

6/6 - Board of County Commissioner

6/15 - Planning and Zoning Agency

6/19 - Tourist Development Council

6/20 - Board of County Commissioners
  
All meeting dates are subject to change. Please visit www.sjcfl.us for current meeting information. 
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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 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.

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 Medical Marijuana Workshop
St. Johns County is hosting a Medical Marijuana Workshop at 4 p.m. on April 13, 2017 at the St. Johns County Permit Center, 4040 Lewis Speedway, to discuss proposed zoning and permitting regulations for medical marijuana retail stores and treatment. The public is invited to attend and provide feedback. For additional information, please call 904.209.0805 or email psoria@sjcfl.us.
St. Johns County Partners with Coast2CoastRx to offer Free Discount Prescription Savings Program
St. Johns County is pleased to join the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. The program saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 65% in 2016 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and people living outside the County are able to take part in the program. The Rx card is distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in St. Johns County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary. The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries, and County health facilities. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com/counties/fl/stjohns.
St. Johns County Reach the Beach Program
St. Johns County Beach Services wants you to "know before you go" by offering a variety of ways to enhance your beach day experience. St. Johns County residents and visitors can view current beach access updates and service information through the Reach the Beach program. iPhone, iPad, and Android users can download the Reach the Beach icon to access the mobile website directly from their application screen. St. Johns County Beach information can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For more information on beach access conditions and beach services, please call the Beaches Hotline at 904.209.0331.
St. Johns County Repairs Beach Walkovers Damaged by Hurricane Matthew for Summer Beach Season
In preparation for the summer beach season, St. Johns County has completed repairs and reinstated pedestrian access at 17 beach walkovers that were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The Board of County Commissioners recently approved funding to initiate and expedite large-scale repairs at South Ponte Vedra Park, Pope Road Beach Parking, and Boating Club Road, with work on the projects scheduled to begin by April 1.
 
For residents and visitors wishing to visit St. Johns County's beaches, numerous off-beach parking locations are currently open and accessible to the public, including Mickler's Landing, Surfside Park, St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier, 16th Street, 11th Street, Ocean Hammock Park, and Crescent Beach Park. A full list of these locations can be found at www.sjcfl.us/beaches.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1
Sea turtle nesting season begins May 1 and residents and visitors have a special opportunity and responsibility to protect these magnificent creatures and their vulnerable nesting sites as they return each season to nest along the beaches. St. Johns County officials are reminding residents, visitors, and businesses to help protect natural habitat by observing the following actions while enjoying the beach:
  • Refrain from using artificial light such as white lights from flashlights, camera flashes, and cell phones. St. Johns County provides free red filters to place over flashlights at every beach access point within the City of St. Augustine Beach.
  • Beachfront property owners and visitors are asked to turn off all exterior lights and cover windows to reduce interior light impacts at night.
  • Fill in holes in the sand as they are hazardous to nesting females and hatchlings, which may become trapped while traversing the sand.
  • Remove all chairs, umbrellas, tents, toys, coolers, and other beach equipment to prevent disrupting the paths of nesting females and hatchlings.
If an injured, sick, or deceased sea turtle is encountered, please call the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office non emergency dispatch line at 904.824.8304. Beach visitors are asked to never push an injured animal back into the ocean. St. Johns County is grateful to volunteers, residents, visitors, and businesses for supporting habitat conservation efforts and keeping our beaches beautiful. For more information, please contact St. Johns County Habitat Conservation and Beach Management at 904.209.3740 or visit www.sjcfl.us/hcp.
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.  
Join SJC and the Easter Bunny for Free Easter Egg Hunts!
eggs_in_grass_cartoon.jpgSt. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting free Easter Egg Hunts at multiple park locations on Thursday, April 13 and Saturday, April 15. Children eight years old and younger are invited to participate at the following parks:
    
 
Thursday, April 13 at 11 a.m.
- Veterans Park, 1332 Veterans Parkway, St. Johns
- Palencia Park, 405 Palencia Village Dr., St. Augustine
 
Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m.
- Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine
- Al Wilke Park, 6140 Main St., Hastings
 
Please bring a basket for collection, and eggs and treats will be provided. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures at 10:30 a.m. and again after each Easter egg hunt. Parents are invited to bring their own cameras for photographs. For more information, please call 904.209.0377.    
2017 Just Tri It! Kids Triathlon
Children ages 5 through 14 are invited to join the fun and participate in the 2017 St. Johns County Just Tri It! Kids Triathlon, scheduled for 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval Street. The non-competitive event provides everyone with the chance to participate in a triathlon and Just Tri It! The first 150 children to pick up race packets will receive a Just Tri It! T-shirt, and every child that completes the race will get a medal for their accomplishment. For more information, including race distances, eligibility, registration fees, race schedules, a course map, and directions, please visit www.sjcfl.us/Recreation/Youth/JustTriIt.aspx or contact St. Johns County Recreation and Parks at 904.209.0377 or jbaccari@sjcfl.us.
St. Johns County Holiday Hours
Good Friday
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 Friday, April 14 in observance of Good Friday. All library branches and the Pet Center will reopen on Saturday, April 15. All other offices will resume standard business hours on Monday, April 17.
 
Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules will not be delayed. The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will remain open on the holiday during standard business hours.
 
Memorial Day
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 29 in observance of Memorial Day. All offices and branches will resume standard business hours on Tuesday, May 30.
 
Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules will not be delayed. The Stratton Road and Tillman Ridge solid waste scale houses will remain open on the holiday during standard business hours.
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