St. Johns County Adopts Revised Impact Fees

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted revised impact fees today, resulting in significant decreases for non-residential categories and moderate increases for residential units. The revised impact fees are the result of the legally required process to ensure impact fees are based on the most recent and localized data.

Vacancies for St. Johns County Advisory Boards and Committees

St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following Board and Committee vacancies. Contact Melissa Lundquist at (904) 209.0537 or mlundquist@sjcfl.us for more information or to obtain an application.

Commissioner Miner to Host Community Meetings

St. Johns County Commissioner Mark P. Miner is holding a series of community meetings to re-connect with the community following his year-long deployment with the Florida National Guard. Miner returned to his post as the District 3 Commissioner in January. Ray Quinn, who was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist, served as Commissioner during Miner’s leave of absence.

St. Johns County’s Traffic Operations Section Hosts Traffic Calming Meting, Nov. 9th

The St. Johns County’s Traffic Operations Section will host a public meeting to consider traffic concerns for the Captain’s Pointe Subdivision, located near US-1 and Shores Boulevard. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 9, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Riverview Club, 790 Christina Drive, in St. Augustine.


City Encourages Participation in "Teal Monday" Events, Offers Free Parking at Select Facilities

Mayor John Peyton has proclaimed Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 as “Teal Monday” in support of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Monday Night Football game against divisional rivals, the Tennessee Titans. To create a fun environment for all to enjoy, the Jaguars and others will host festivities at various locations throughout downtown. 

St. Johns County Schools Welcome Fewer Restrictions With Amendment 8

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. --  When there are more than 18 students in a classroom at Ketterlinus Elementary in St. Augustine, two teachers will team up in the room.

State guidelines allow 18 students per teacher in elementary schools, 22 in middle schools.  

St. Johns Superintendent Joseph Joyner says the constant balancing act from those hard class size caps has been a burden on school districts.

"All of the decisions and I would call those unintended consequences, have not been necessarily good for kids.  So our first objection is on an instructional, student level," said Joyner.

He says he would welcome new flexibility offered by Amendment 8, which is on the ballot November 2nd.

"I think smaller classes are good but I don't think teachers like children moved out of their classroom after they've formed relationships," said Joyner.

St. John's County Superintendent Town Hall Meetings

The Superintendent is conducting a series of town hall meetings hosted by various School Board members during the next six weeks.