2021-10:10 N C Fall Zoom Meeting MINUTES DRAFT
The City of St. Augustine, America’s oldest city, is made up of many unique, old residential neighborhoods interwoven throughout the city. Many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and represent various periods of the city’s past. These neighborhoods are what make St. Augustine a living city, and not just a tourist destination.
The Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine acts as an umbrella organization for the individual Neighborhood Associations that represent these historic neighborhoods. These Neighborhood Associations provide social activities and lines of communication on matters that affect residential life. The Council not only shares information between member neighborhoods, but acts as a contact point for the City government to stay in touch with its residents.
At present there are ten Neighborhood Associations that make up the Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine. The Council has a 501(c)4 tax status and provides a tax free bank account under which members can maintain their individual neighborhood bank accounts. To be a member of The Council, the associations are required to have a set of bylaws, have at least one annual meeting of their general membership where officers are elected, list their boundaries and have a way of communicating with their membership. The Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine is made up of a Delegate and Alternate from each member Neighborhood Association, and meets quarterly. We continue to welcome new neighborhood associations and are here to help them in their formation.