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Board of County Commissioners Meeting Action Item Report, May 21 2013

Highlighted Action Items from the May 21, 2013 St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting:

ProclamationsSt_Johns_County

The Board proclaimed May 18-24, 2013 as National Safe Boating Week
The Board proclaimed May 19-25, 2013 as National Public Works Week
The Board proclaimed May 21, 2013 as James G. Sisco Day
The Board proclaimed May, 2013 as Civility Month

Regular Agenda Item One – Transportation Improvement Program Fiscal Years 2013/14 – 2017/18

Wanda Forrest, Transportation Planning Manager for the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization
(TPO), presented a briefing on the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Year 2013/14 through
2017/18. The TIP describes the publicly funded highway, transit, and aviation projects planned and programmed
for the North Florida TPO region which includes Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns County.

Regular Agenda Item Two – PUD 2012-04, Wildwood Drive

The Board was presented with a request to rezone 15.52 acres from open rural to planned unit development for
the construction of up to 37 single family homes. The property is located on the east side of Wildwood Drive,
across from Treaty Park. The Planning and Zoning Agency unanimously issued a recommendation of approval to
the Board at the February 7, 2013 meeting. The Board enacted an ordinance approving the rezoning request.

Regular Agenda Item Three A – Florida Property Assessed Clean Energy Funding Agency Program

The Board was presented an informational briefing on the Florida Property Assessed Clean Energy Funding
Agency Program.

Regular Agenda Item Three  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Critical Habitat Designation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) requests comments on their proposal to designate habitat located in
certain coastal counties as critical habitat for the loggerhead sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The USFWS is proposing to exclude from the critical habitat designation the beaches in St. Johns counties that
are covered under habitat conservation plans (HCP), because the HCPs incorporate measures that provide a
benefit for the conservation of the loggerhead sea turtle. The Board authorized the County Administrator to
send a letter to the USFWS requesting the exemption of St. Johns County beaches from the designation as
critical habitat for the loggerhead sea turtle due to the County’s existing HCP.

Regular Agenda Item Four – Appointments to the Arts/Culture/Heritage Funding Panel

The Board reappointed Eric Doten and Trudy Wild to the Arts/Culture/Heritage Funding Panel.

Regular Agenda Item Five – Appointments to the Culture Resource Review Board

The Board reappointed Gerald Eubanks and Nancy Sikes-Kline to the Culture Resource Review Board.

Entertainment

Top Ten DVD List for May 23, 2017

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Books

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

  Rising Star The Making of Barack Obama  by David J. Garrow William Morrow Hardcover, $45.00 1472 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-264183-0 Book Review by Kam Williams “Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

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Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Stunning Stenberg!

  Amandla Stenberg The “Everything, Everything” Interview with Kam Williams Stunning Stenberg! Amandla Stenberg first gained recognition for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. After the success of that film, Amandla earned the 2012 Teen Choice Award with Jennifer for Best Film Chemistry. She was also nominated for NAACP Image and Black Reel Awards for that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Sea Chaser 26 LX Does it all for Summer Fun

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Sports

A Sport Where You Feel the Thrill Without Going to the Extreme

  A Sport Where You Feel the Thrill Without Going to the Extreme by Amy Lignor   There are many sports “fanatics” out there who literally dive head-first into an extreme sport in order to get their adrenaline pumping – taking on a sport that comes hand-in-hand with a monumental amount of risk. But for those who are not interested in being scared to death, yet wish to feel the thrill, data has shown that zip lining has become the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

The Best Car Investments of 2017…So Far

  The Best Car Investments of 2017…So Far by Amy Lignor   When the automobile industry ushered in its ‘best’ with the New Year, the rankings were released by U.S. News & World Reports, as well as other critics out there. And some have most definitely lived up to the hype. As we get ready to place the first half of 2017 behind us, and more and more buyers are looking to invest in a new automobile, it’s time to review what can … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

It’s Time to Travel to These Wonders of the World that May Soon Disappear

  It’s Time to Travel to These Wonders of the World that May Soon Disappear by Amy Lignor   When it comes to travel, there are many locations you and your family should take the chance to see. However, there are also a few that should be seen now, before they become listed among the “missing” Wonders of the World. It is a fact, no matter how you look at life, that the Earth is in danger when it comes to global warming, air … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]