Neighborhood Council Summer Quarterly Meeting to be held via ZOOM on August 30

Posted In: Council News

Due to  Covid-19, the Neighborhood Council of St Augustine  Summer Quarterly Meeting will be held again via ZOOM this Sunday, August 30, at 3 pm.  A link to Zoom will be emailed to Delegates before the meeting.    We will discuss whether to hold the Candidate Forum for the upcoming City Commission election on November 3. Also under discussion will […]

Spring N C Quarterly Meeting to be held on ZOOM

Posted In: Council News

Due to the Covid -19 Shelter in Place order in March and April, the N C  April meeting was postponed until further notice.  Since our Vice President, Burry Gowen informed me that he could easily set up a Zoom link, the decision was made to go ahead and hold the Spring Quarterly Meeting via Zoom this Sunday, May 24, at […]

“Putting Down Roots” – a 3 Part Series on St. Augustine’s Neighborhoods & National Register Historic Districts

Posted In: Announcements, Council News, General News

Since the early settlement of St. Augustine, people have been putting down roots and creating neighborhoods. St. Augustine has seven that are unique and have such historical significance that they have been listed as National Register Historic Districts. These old neighborhoods continue to be vibrant places to live and make St Augustine not just a tourist destination but a livable […]

2 Workshops Presented on St Johns County Growth

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Click on this link to find out more and register for one of two workshops on the challenge to ensure sufficient land and water to meet the needs of people, agriculture, and the environment over the next 50 years in St Johns County.

Important FDOT Hearing for SAUNA & SARNA residents

Posted In: Council News, Ravenswood (SARNA), Uptown (SAUNA)

The Florida Dept of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 18 at the St. Johns County Public Health Building, Muscovy Conference Room (200 San Sebastian View) to discuss proposed closure of median openings on U.S. 1 at Daniels Street, Everett Street, Grove Avenue and Rohde Avenue. FDOT is also proposing removal of on-street parking on U.S. […]

N C Collecting Feedback for the City’s Short Term Rental Committee

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Short Term Rentals, also known as  Vacation Rentals, have been a big concern for most of the Neighborhood Associations.  The Neighborhood Council is collecting feedback in the attached Survey, which will be forwarded to Melinda Rakoncay, the Council President, who has been chosen by the City Commission to sit on the newly formed Short Term Rental (STR) Committee of 7 […]

Neighborhood Council Supports Funding for Fish Island

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The NC sent a letter to Governor DeSantis and the cabinet members asking that they approve Florida Forever funding of Fish Island as preserved Florida Conservation Lands.  A decision will be made on July 23. See the attached pdf  to see the full letter. N C letter on Fish Island 2

N C sends letter about Vacation Rentals to Florida Legislature

Posted In: Council News, General News

At our April Quarterly Meeting, the Neighborhood Council voted to send a letter to our representatives in the Florida Legislature regarding House Bill 987 and Senate Bill 824, which was legislation that would take away any previous local control on short term vacation rentals.   Because of zoning codes that had been put into law before Tallahassee passed laws restricting […]

Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Applications due March 1

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A reminder that applications for the City’s Neighborhood Enhancement Grants are due March 1. Neighborhood Associations may request funds for a project they wish to undertake as a community project that will improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. Enhancements may be structural in nature, such as park benches or informational signage, or landscaping projects, such as shrubbery or trees. […]

EDITORIAL: “Up-zoning” Threatens the Stability of Residential Neighborhoods.

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“Up-zoning” is something that should concern all property owners living in residential neighborhoods.  Up-zoning is the practice of rezoning property to a more intensive use than its present zoning.    Since almost all of the residentially zoned neighborhoods inside the city limits of St. Augustine border on commercial or institutional zoned properties, there is always the threat that residential property […]