Presentations and Proclamations
The Board recognized retiring employees Charles “Chuck” Stevens with the Solid Waste Department and Deresa Lane with the Fire Rescue EMS Billing Department for over 32 years of individual service to the County.
Regular Agenda Item One – Review of St. Johns County’s Managed Investment Performance
The County’s contracted Financial Advisor, Public Financial Management, Inc., presented an update on the County’s managed investment accounts including the Surplus Fund, the Surplus 1?5 Year Fund, the Short Term Fund, and the Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Fund. The County’s investment portfolios reported higher quarterly and annual returns than the benchmark performance indices. The County’s portfolios are considered high credit quality and are invested in U.S. Treasury, Federal Agency, and commercial paper securities. The Board is provided two separate investment performance reviews each quarter.
Regular Agenda Item Two – Animal Control Code Ordinance
The Board adopted ordinance 2012?32, repealing and replacing County ordinances 2001?19, Leash Law and 2010?10, the Dangerous Dog ordinance. In doing so, St. Johns County Animal Control Division is provided with a comprehensive animal control ordinance which addresses all of the diverse issues dealing with domestic dogs, cats and ferrets. Those issues include, but are not limited to: restraint, dangerous dogs and cats, mistreatment, abandonment, fighting, vaccinations and licenses for kennels and rescue facilities. This item was prepared with coordination of the Animal Control Division, the Office of the County Attorney, Beach Services, Risk
Management and with input from victims of dog attacks.
Regular Agenda Item Eight – 2013 Legislative Action Plan
The Board adopted the 2013 St. Johns County Legislative Action Plan. Priorities for the upcoming legislative session include Florida statute amendments, transportation projects and funding, water quality, and unfunded mandates. The priorities will be presented to the St. Johns County Legislative Delegation during the public hearing at 4 p.m. on December 17 at the St. Johns County Administrative Building, 500 San Sebastian. The Legislative Action Plan will be available for viewing at wwwsjcfl.us after the Legislative Delegation meeting.
Consent Agenda Item Seven – Recreation Special Events Sponsorships
The Board recognized $7,000 in unanticipated revenue in the form of sponsorship contributions from local
organizations. The funding will be utilized to support the youth basketball program, annual Easter Egg Hunt, and
other community events and recreational programming.