N C sends letter about Vacation Rentals to Florida Legislature

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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 […]

N C holds its Annual Meeting

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The Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine met on Sunday, January 13 from 3:00  to  5:00 pm for their Annual Meeting.  Val Day, the Delegate from Flagler Model Land, hosted the meeting at her home at 19 Saragossa.  All Neighborhood Associations, except Lighthouse Park, had a Delegate at the meeting.  After the approval of the  September 30 minutes, Jeanette Berk, our […]

Comprehensive Plan Workshops to be held

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The City of St. Augustine is updating its Comprehensive Master Plan this year.  They are holding a series of Workshops throughout the City for your input.  The Comprehensive Plan is mandated by the State of Florida and is the basis on which our City Code lies. Things such as Zoning and Historic Preservation, as well as other codes must adhere […]

Letter from the President

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Letter from the President I want to personally welcome everyone to the Neighborhood Council’s new website. As you will see from looking over this website, the Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine is made up of a diverse group of neighborhood associations within the city limits of St. Augustine. Communication between neighborhoods on items that affect the St. Augustine resident has […]

Candidate Forum Not Held this Year

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While the Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine’s City Commission Candidate Forum has always been an important part of the campaign season, it was decided that with 2 of the 3 City Commission races decided in the Primary on August 29, that there would not be the audience turnout for a single race between only two candidates.   As many of you […]