County Services Southeast Annex

SE Library and annex
The new Southeast Annex, serving the citizens of southern St. Johns County, is complete and ready for operation.

Residents of southeast St. Johns County now will be able to register their automobiles, pay their taxes, secure drivers licenses, and conduct all the other activities normally handled at the Main Tax Collector’s Office located on Lewis Speedway. Continue reading

Proposed marina in limbo

Rivers Edge
A Fort Myers developer is proposing to convert Oyster Creek Marina into luxury condominiums and a yacht harbor, but the plan appears to be sinking.

Mark Knight, city planning and building director, said Thursday that Yacht Clubs of America had received approvals to build 99 condominiums in four buildings, 150 wet slips for large yachts, a 150-seat restaurant, retail and office space and a 10-foot wide river walk. Continue reading

Just (Don’t) Breathe

Folio Weekly

An asphalt plant has made life in one St. Johns County neighborhood nasty, brutish and stinky

Dominic Nicklo has lived in the St. Augustine Heights area since 1960. But he didn’t know an asphalt plant had moved in until he began to smell the tarry, chemical-laden fumes shortly after the plant opened in 2000. Continue reading

Ask Deputy Joe

Q: I moved to Florida from the North about five years ago and I cannot understand why so many drivers in this area remain in the passing lane for miles without making a turn. This is one of my pet peeves; in your opinion am I right?

A: St. Johns County does not have specific lanes for passing other than the designated travel lanes on Interstate 95. Checking with several of our traffic personnel I was told there is no Florida State Statue prohibiting vehicles from traveling in the left lane unless posted “Slower Traffic Stay to the Right.” Continue reading