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St. Johns County Accepting Applications for Board and Committee Vacancies

St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following volunteer Board and Committee vacancies. Please contact St_Johns_CountyMelissa Lundquist at 904.209.0300 or mlundquist@sjcfl.us for more information or to obtain an application.

Ponte Vedra Zoning & Adjustment Board

Vacancies: One

Purpose of Board: Regulate and restrict the height and size of buildings, intensity of land use, and area of yards, courts, and other space about buildings; to classify, regulate, and restrict the location of commerce and industries and the location of buildings designed for specified industrial, commercial, residential, and other uses within the Ponte Vedra Zoning District.

Qualifications: Must be a registered voter in St. Johns County and reside in the Ponte Vedra Zoning District. Members must file financial disclosure.

Meeting Schedule: This board meets on the second Monday of each month at 3 p.m. in the County Auditorium, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine.

Application Submission Deadline: Friday, June 21

Health & Human Services Advisory Council

Vacancies: One

Purpose of Council: Evaluate human services programs in the community, assist in determining the effectiveness of programs, reduce duplication of services, and assure the health and human services needs of the residents of St. Johns County are met. The council also reviews applications requesting County funding for programs that provide health, mental health, substance abuse, and social services, and submits recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.

Qualifications: Members must be a registered voter in St. Johns County. Current vacancy is an At-Large member. The council consists of five professionals preferably from the disciplines of health, mental health, substance abuse, or social services, and two at-large members, including but not limited to such compatible areas as business, banking and finance, education, law enforcement, religious community leaders, consumers, and any other interested parties comprising the general public.

Meeting Schedule: This board meets on-call as needed during the application review period, and on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Health and Human Services conference room, 1955 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine.

Application Submission Deadline: Friday, June 21

Library Advisory Board

Vacancies: One

Purpose of Board: Advise the County on the establishment, operation, and maintenance of free public library services within St. Johns County.

Qualifications: Seeking representation from County Districts.

Meeting Schedule: This board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting location rotating each month to a specific branch library.

Application Submission Deadline: Friday, June 21

Adjustment & Appeals Board

Vacancies: Four; one alternate

Purpose of Board: Hear requests for code interpretation and cases for unsafe building abatement codes.

Qualifications: Seeking appointees with knowledge and/or experience in technical-codes fields and those of the general public. Must be a registered voter in St. Johns County. Regular members serve a term of two years and alternates serve a term of one year. Members must file financial disclosure.

Meeting Schedule: This Board meets on call as needed in conference room 1A/1B of the County Permit Center, 4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine.

Application Submission Deadline: Friday, June 21

 

Entertainment

Ben Affleck Directs and Stars in Gruesome Gangster Saga

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Books

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

  The President's Kitchen Cabinet The Story of the African-Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller University of North Carolina Press Hardcover, $30.00 292 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4696-3253-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “[This opus] vividly tells the stories of the African-Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards … [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

2017 Hobbies That Bring You Serenity

  2017 Hobbies That Bring You Serenity by Amy Lignor   Origami. Memory albums. Quilting. What do these have in common? Well, at one point or another in time, they have represented the “hottest” hobbies in the United States. Taking up hobbies are not only a fun thing to do for the “artistic/creative” type, but they also help to reduce stress. Even the AMA has cited the fact that taking up a hobby can produce a calming environment … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Skeeter SX210

  Skeeter SX210 By Craig Lamb After buying a bay boat, why spend more time and money getting it rigged out for your needs? With the Skeeter SX210, you get a boat already factory rigged with the standard accessories and features serious anglers want in a bay boat. Best of all, you get the extras, dependability, and durability that make it a Skeeter for an affordable price. Affordable doesn’t mean any corners were cut. That’s not the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Will NASCAR Theatrics Bring Back Viewers?

  Will NASCAR Theatrics Bring Back Viewers? by Amy Lignor   For any of the millions who once watched ABC’s Wide World of Sports and heard the words “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,” they remember the footage of a skier’s crash when it came to the “agony” side of things. Everyone knew that sight was a fact – a video that was absolutely real. Nowadays, however, it seems that more and more sports are “making up” shots that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

How Are Retail Sales in 2017?

  How Are Retail Sales in 2017? E-Commerce Reigns by Amy Lignor   Despite consumer uncertainty, as well as a very sluggish beginning to 2017, the U.S. retail sales industry is projected to increase 4% this year. Headlines show that many retailers and companies posted “soft” holiday sales to end 2016, which caused some notable retailers to either cut jobs or close stores as a result. However, when it comes to 2017, the National … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

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Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

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