Historic City News has learned that St Augustine City Hall and the Lightner Museum have active termite infestation and that attempts to spot treat the wood in the 128-year-old building have failed; leading to damage of the building and its historic contents as well as exposing holes in the floor.
St Johns County Supervisor of Elections, Vicky Oakes, reminds Historic City News readers that Voter Registration books will close on Monday, August 1 2016, for the upcoming Primary Election on August 30th. This is the last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary.
Already weeks into a contract that has failed to meet its first deliverable dates and has announced an additional six-week delay to develop the first phase of the city’s mobility plan, the consultant selected by City Manager John Regan, Littlejohn Engineering, has made its first change order adding another $11,476 to the taxpayer’s $108,219 price tag.
In a thinly veiled appeal to limit the impact of a new methodology for calculating the fire assessment fee from small businesses, St Augustine City Commissioner Todd Neville, an accountant, declared in last night’s meeting that it was enough to ask businesses to pay a larger percentage than homeowners for fire services — to also ask property owners to pay Continue Reading →
In a case of perception being greater than reality, Historic City News has learned that St Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar has been found inconsistent in the enforcement of what he calls a “non-negotiable” core value for his +600 civilian and sworn employees.