Planning and Zoning Agency Meeting

AGENDA
St. Johns County
PLANNING AND ZONING AGENCY
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Please be advised that the regularly scheduled public meeting of the St. Johns County Planning and Zoning Agency will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in the County Auditorium at the St. Johns County Administrative Complex located at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida. Continue reading

St. Johns County Insurance Committee Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE ST. JOHNS COUNTY INSURANCE COMMITTEE
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the St. Johns County Insurance Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections conference room at 4455 Avenue A, Suite 101, St. Augustine, Florida 32095.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss insurance issues and any other business of the committee. It is anticipated that one or more of the St. Johns County Commissioners may attend and participate in the meeting.

NOTICE OF PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For hearing impaired individuals: Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD): Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770, no later than 5 days prior to the date of the meeting.

House District 24 Primary Winner: Paul Renner, Palm Coast

PAUL RENNER

PAUL RENNER

Paul Renner was raised on the First Coast and has always believed that Northeast Florida is an outstanding place to live and work. His parents exemplified servant leadership and instilled a love of community in him from a young age-his father as a pastor and his mother through her service as a public school teacher. Paul attended public school and is committed to building a first-class education system that prepares kids for good jobs and bright futures. Continue reading

Election Results: Florida Representative District 24

vote-smart-buttonIt’s Election Day and Historic City News is following the three state races that affect St Johns County residents.

In the Florida Representative District 24 race, voters in St Johns, Flagler County and north Volusia County have decided who goes to the General Election.

With all precincts reporting, the results of absentee ballots and early voting ballots are complete.

By county, we observed: Continue reading

Board of County Commission Regular Meeting Schedule

St. Johns County Board of County Commission
2015 Regular Meeting Schedule

The St. Johns County Board of County Commission Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays each month commencing at 9:00 am in the St. Johns County Auditorium located at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL. The Board reserves the right to cancel and or change the meeting schedule as needed. Most Public Hearings for the County Commission will be advertised for 9:00 a.m. It will be left to the discretion of the BCC Chair as to the most appropriate time to break for the noon recess. If you have any questions regarding the agenda please call Laura Taylor at (904) 209-0533.

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Public Notice of Negotiation Meetings

PUBLIC NOTICE OF NEGOTIATION MEETINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, representatives of the Collective Bargaining Team of St. Johns County and representatives of the International Association of Firefighters Local #3865 will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. 

The following meetings have been scheduled in the Cordova Conference Room:

January 30, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
February 17, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
March 31, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 6, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
April 15, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 21, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 30, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Cordova Conference Room is located in the County Attorney’s Office at the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.

This Week in St. Johns County

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This Week in St. Johns County

Nights of Lights
This is the last week to enjoy  this year’s brilliant show of lights featuring nearly three million tiny white lights bring the glow of holiday magic to St. Augustine – from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 and 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world. Holiday music, the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree and an exciting countdown add to the splendor of the lighting of this dazzling holiday light display. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The lights are displayed through February 1. www.floridashistoriccoast.com

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Foster Parent Pre-Service Training Schedule

2014-2015 FOSTER CARE/ADOPTION
PRE-SERVICE CLASS SCHEDULE

Meetings are held on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 1955 US1 South (just south of the 312 intersection), St. Augustine, FL 32086. Use the building entrance facing US 1 and the duck pond. Location may be changing in late February 2015 due to FIP program office relocation. For information: (904) 209-6131.

2014 Fall Session

Orientation – September 8
Meeting 1- September 15
Meeting 2 – September 22
Meeting 3 – September 29
Meeting 4 – October 6
Meeting 5 – October 13
Meeting 6 – October 20
Meeting 7 – October 27
Meeting 8 – November 3
No Class – November 10
Meeting 9 – November 17
* Graduation/Meeting 10 – November 24

2015 Winter Session

Orientation – January 5
Meeting 1 – January 12
Holiday – Martin Luther King Day, January 19
Meeting 2 – January 26
Meeting 3 – February 2
Meeting 4 – February 9
Meeting 5 – February 16
Meeting 6 – February 23
Meeting 7 – March 2
Meeting 8 – March 9
Meeting 9 – March 16
* Graduation/Meeting 10 – March 23

2015 Spring Session

Orientation – April 6
Meeting 1 – April 13
Meeting 2 – April 20
Meeting 3 – April 27
Meeting 4 – May 4
Meeting 5 – May 11
Meeting 6 – May 18
Holiday – Memorial Day, May 25
Meeting 7 – June 1
Meeting 8 – June 8
Meeting 9 – June 15
* Graduation/Meeting 10 – June 22

In addition to attending at least 23 hours of classes, participate in the development of a home study, pass comprehensive background and reference checks, and maintain a home that meets safety, sanitation, and licensing standards, prospective caregivers will also be asked to:

1) Visit an existing Foster Home and complete the required questionnaire,

2) Attend Dependency Court one time, and

3) Attend one local Foster/Adoptive Parent Association meeting.

Foster parenting impacts every aspect of your family and private life. The information provided and the experiential components of pre-service classes are meant to best allow you and the agency to make an informed decision whether providing Foster Care will be a successful endeavor for you, your family and the children and families that you will impact forever.

Fostering, or adopting, a child from the child-welfare system is a life-altering journey of not just love, but of dedication and resilience. Many happy and fulfilling experiences result from fostering, but they are earned over months, sometimes years. Foster care is not about saving a child; it is about healing developmental wounds, establishing trust, and rebuilding families.

If you would like to become part of the caring team working to strengthen and reunify local families, please plan to attend an orientation session and find out more information about how you can help.

For more information, call (904) 209-6131.