January 30 edition of:

Community Update
A Report on the Activities of Alachua County Government

 

This Issues Features:

Fire Rescue Station #10 Ribbon Cutting
EPD’s Bird Appointed
Commissioner Delaney Joins Policy Committee
Sustainable Alachua County Community/Stakeholder Meeting
Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking
What’s on Alachua County Talks?
Important Message from the Supervisor of Election
Spring Gardening Classes
County Update TV on Community 12
BOCC/LPA Special Meetings on Comprehensive Plan Evaluation
Upcoming Cycling Race
Free Weather Radio Programming
Commission Meeting Highlights

 

Fire Rescue Station #10 Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting and opening of Fire Rescue Station #10, the first “green” fire rescue station in the State of Florida and Alachua County,  took place on Tuesday January 27, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at the station located at 930 SE 5th Street, (across the street from the Alachua County Fire Rescue Headquarters).  The media and the public were invited. 
Speakers at the event included County Commissioner Rodney J. Long, County Manager Randall H. Reid, Fire Rescue Chief Ed Bailey (Representing Director of Public Safety Will Gray May Jr.), and County Facilities Manager Charlie Jackson. 
In fiscal year 2008, Rescue Unit #10, while housed in temporary facilities, was dispatched to 4,602 incidents. This amounts to an average of 13 incidents per 24-hour shift.
The $1.8 million, 5,521 sq. ft. facility includes the following features:
Energy Efficient HVAC System - Saves 20% energy cost annually
Rainwater Harvesting Cistern - Water savings 60,000 gallons annually
100 % Power Generating Natural Gas which helps the environment and the greenhouse effect
SolaTubes -  Daylighting system
Solar Panels Provide 70% of Potable Hot Water
Rain Water Harvesting - collection of precipitation rain water to lower the use of irrigation water
Low Flow Shower Heads & Low Flow  Faucets - reduction in water heating and consumption  by 50%
Hands Free Bathroom Faucets - reduce germs, lower water consumption
Waterless Urinals - Saves 7,500 gallons annually
Dual Flush Toilets  - conserving water
Charlie Jackson, Alachua County Facilities Manager stated, “Building green makes very good business sense as it reduces operating cost over the life of the building and ultimately provides the County with another high performing and sustainable building.”
For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5226.

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EPD’s Bird Appointed

Chris Bird, Alachua County Environmental Protection Director, was recently appointed to a national working group charged with developing a framework for rating the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities. The STAR Community Index is being developed through a partnership between the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)-Local Governments for Sustainability (www.icleiusa.org), the U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org), and the Center for American Progress (www.americanprogress.org).
This week (February 1-3, 2009), Mr. Bird will be participating in an inaugural STAR work group meeting at the Johnson Foundation Center in Racine, Wisconsin with ICLEI paying his travel expenses.
“I am honored by this appointment and look forward to working with sustainability experts and local officials from around the country on this worthy initiative.” Bird said, “In recent years, there has been a great deal of hype about “sustainable” or “green” communities, without a consistent set of measurable standards to back up all of the talk.”
The STAR Community Index is the first national effort to develop metrics to rate the sustainability of entire communities, and is being modeled after the successful Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building standards previously developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
For more information, contact Mr. Bird at 352-264-6800.


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Commissioner Delaney Joins Policy Committee

Alachua County Commissioner Paula Delaney has agreed to serve on the Department of Community Affairs’ and the Department of Transportation’s Mobility Fee Stakeholders’ Policy Committee (Mobility fees serve as an alternate funding source for transit, bikeways, and sidewalks, in addition to roadway capacity). The Committee is comprised of key public agency and private sector representatives who will address the policy implications of proposed mobility fee methodology alternatives.
The Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Transportation have entered into contracts to study and develop mobility fee methodologies. The Department of Community Affairs contracted with the Center for Urban Transportation Research; and the Department of Transportation contracted with Dr. Ruth Steiner of the University of Florida. Since each of the studies will take a slightly different approach to mobility fees and the calculation of vehicle miles traveled, the agencies agreed to create a joint stakeholders group to review the results of both studies and provide input and advice on the policy implications of the proposed methodology alternatives.
To view the letter thanking County Commissioner Paula Delaney for her participation, please click here.

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Sustainable Alachua County Community/Stakeholder Meeting

Sean McClendon, Sustainability Coordinator for Alachua County, will be a presenter at the upcoming Sustainable Alachua County (SAC) Community/Stakeholder Meeting. This meeting will be held on February 12, 2009, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (100 NE 1st Street, Gainesville).
This will be a stakeholders meeting in order to reassess and realign their mission goals to best meet the needs of the community. The Public is invited to participate and share ideas on how SAC can help the community work and live more efficiently.
The meeting will feature a short presentation on SAC’s history, by Susan Marynowski. Sean McClendon will present on the recent report of the Alachua County Energy Conservation Strategies Committee, and the vision of Alachua County Government on sustainability. The meeting will be led by professional facilitators, Bruce Delaney and Wendy-Lin Bartels.
SAC is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to promote, discussion, and action on issues of sustainability. The mission of Sustainable Alachua County is to provide education and civic participation opportunities that enhance the sustainability and healthy functioning of our environmental, social/cultural, and economic systems.
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to sustainableac@gmail.com
For more information about SAC, see the Sustainable Alachua County website http://sustainac.org/about-us/
For more information about the stakeholder meeting, please contact Susan Marynowski, 352-481-9922, sustainableac@gmail.com or Anna Prizzia, 352-392-7578, annaprizzia@gmail.com

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Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking

Growth Management’s Abu Karim, Assistant Housing Programs Manager, attended a ground breaking ceremony at Celebration Oaks (a new housing development being built by Alachua Habitat for Humanity), for the family of Yata Armstrong. This home will be built through funds provided by the Alachua County State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program and a coalition of Presbyterian Churches in Alachua County.
Alachua County is providing a $40,000 loan in SHIP funds to Habitat to help finance construction. This loan will be secured by a second mortgage held by Alachua County. As long as the homeowner remains in the home, no payments are due. This loan reduces the amount of the first mortgage the homebuyer pays back to Alachua Habitat, making the home even more affordable.
Alachua Habitat builds and sells homes to families in need at no profit and no interest. A four bedroom 2 bath house will be built in partnership with Yata Armstrong and her four children. She is currently living in Section 8 housing and is looking forward to raising her children in a safe neighborhood and having more bedroom space. Habitat expects to have the home built and the family moved in this spring.
For more information, contact Abu Karim, at 352 337-6285, or contact Alachua Habitat for Humanity, 378-4663.


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What’s on Alachua County Talks?

Click to watch Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator Kurt Seaburg talk about the Hazardous Waste services provided

Click to watch Chair of the Energy Conservation Strategies Commission (ECSC), Penny Wheat talk about energy and conservation strategies.

Check out the latest editions of Alachua County Talks on Community 12  TV by viewing the Channel 12 Show Schedule.

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Important Message from the Supervisor of Election

Candidate Qualifying For the City of Gainesville Election   - Noon, 2/2/09 through Noon, 2/6/09
Last Day to Register to Vote for the City of Gainesville Election - 2/23/09
Gainesville City Election - March 24, 2009
City of Gainesville Run-off Election (If needed) - 4/14/09
Candidate qualifying for the City of Gainesville Commission At-Large Seat 1 and District 1 Seat begins Noon, Feb. 2 and ends Noon, Feb. 6, 2009.  Anyone interested in being a candidate for one of these two seats must qualify to have their name appear on the ballot.  To complete qualifying, the qualifying fee must be paid or the undue burden form must be filed, and all required papers must be filed with the Supervisor of Elections by Noon on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. 

Gainesville City Commission - At- Large Seat 1
Term of Office – 3 Years
Qualifying Fee - $292.89 (Undue Burden available)

The At-Large Commissioner is elected by the electors of the City of Gainesville to serve a 3-year term. Each candidate for the At-Large seat must be a qualified voter who is a resident of the City for a period of not less than 6 months prior to the date the person qualifies to run for office.  The person elected to an At-Large seat shall continuously reside in the City during the term of office.  The last dates to have moved into the City to meet the residency requirement for the 2009 election would be between Aug. 2, 2008 and Aug. 6, 2008 depending on which day the candidate qualifies in 2009.

Gainesville City Commission - District 1
Term of Office – 3 years
Qualifying Fee - $292.89 (Undue Burden available)

If you are running for the District 1 Seat, you will be elected by the electors of District 1.  You will be elected to serve a 3-year term.  Each candidate for District seat must be a qualified voter who is a resident of the District from which they seek to be elected for a period of not less than 6 months prior to the date they qualify to run for office.  A person elected to a District Seat shall continuously reside in that same City District during the term of office.  The last dates to have moved into the City District to meet the residency requirement for the 2009 election would be between Aug. 2, 2008 and Aug. 6, 2008 depending on which day the candidate qualifies in 2009.

The current list of candidates seeking election may be found on the Supervisor of Elections’ website at VoteAlachua.com

Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 is the last day to register to vote for the March 24, 2009 City of Gainesville Election.    You must be a City of Gainesville resident to vote in the Gainesville City Election. 

You may register to vote, update your voter information, or update your signature online at VoteAlachua.com.   You may go online for a list of other facilities in the county where voter registration application forms may be obtained or call the Supervisor of Elections Office at (352) 374-5252.  To vote in the City of Gainesville Election, mail-in applications must be postmarked no later than the February 23rd deadline.

To request a ballot and Vote by Mail, voters may make their request online at www.VoteAlachua.com or call the Supervisor of Elections Office at (352) 374-5252.  Voters will need to make sure their address and signature on file with the Supervisor of Elections is current.  The last day to request your ballot be mailed is Wednesday, March 18, 2009 by 5 PM.

Early Voting for the City of Gainesville Election begins March 16th at the County Administration Building at 12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville.

Anyone interested in qualifying or needing further information, please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at (352) 374-5252.


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Spring Gardening Classes

The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to offer the following free Spring Gardening Programs.
All classes will be presented by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent at either the Alachua County Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Ave., in Gainesville), or the Newberry Branch Library (110 South Seaboard Drive, in Newberry). To pre-register, leave a message at 352-337-6209. For more information, call 352-955-2402.
Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening- Alachua County Extension Office, February 4th,
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Learn about an innovative way to grow vegetables. You will be amazed to learn how you can grow your own produce within limited space. Demonstration garden located on site. Will cover vegetable gardening basics and teach you how to use raised beds for increased efficiency.

Vegetable Gardening Basics- Newberry Branch Library, February 10th, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Learn the right vegetable varieties and times of planting for vegetable garden success. Also cover site planning, maintenance and harvesting.
Perennials for Your Landscape & Butterfly Garden- Alachua County Extension Office, February 13th, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. This class will teach you to select great perennials to attract butterflies and caterpillars.
Growing Fruit in North Central Florida- Alachua County Extension Office, February 18th, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Learn to grow citrus, peaches, persimmons, blueberries and more in your own backyard.
Groundcovers for Your Landscape- Alachua County Extension Office, February 26th,
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Learn how to choose the right groundcover for a low maintenance landscape.

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County Update TV on Community 12

Click here to view the latest episode of County Update

County Update is a half hour news program providing in-depth information on County programs, services and initiatives. County Update airs on Community 12 and the Video On Demand website.
Features This Month
Alachua County Jail Dormitory Ribbon Cutting
Alachua County Environmental Protection: Lake Shore Buffers
Re-election swearing in ceremony and reception
Alachua County Public Works recent road improvements
Community Re-entry Coalition Regional Workshop
Alachua County Animal Services Adopt-a-thon & Open House
Alternative Futures with County Manager Randall H. Reid

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BOCC/LPA Special Meetings on Comprehensive Plan Evaluation

The public is invited to attend a series of joint special meetings with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and Local Planning Agency (LPA) on the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) in February and March. All meetings will be held at the Jack Durrance Auditorium, Room 209 of the County Administration Building (12 SE 1st Street) and will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The purpose of the meetings is to review the major community issues and potential options and strategies identified in the EAR process for the Comprehensive Plan, and to receive direction from the BOCC and LPA for Public Hearings expected to begin in April.
Each meeting will focus on a different subject area, as follows:
Thursday, February 12 – Community Facilities & Services
Thursday, February 19 – Economic Development
Tuesday, March 3 – Agriculture/Greenspace
Thursday, March 5 – Land Use/Transportation
Thursday, March 12 – Urban Area/Housing
Tuesday, March 17 – Resource Protection

These meetings will be followed by public hearings in the spring and summer to adopt the Evaluation and Appraisal Report by September 2009 including recommendations for update of the County’s Comprehensive Plan in 2009/2010.
A full schedule of meeting dates with the County Commission and Local Planning Agency are posted on the County’s EAR website at http://www.alachuacounty.us/ear. A series of Issue Papers and a summary of all major issues and their identified options are also posted.
For more information, please call the Growth Management Department at 374-5249 or send an email to ear@alachuacounty.us.

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Upcoming Cycling Race

Alachua County Public Works is issuing a traffic caution to citizens driving on CR346. On February 7, 2009, University of Florida will be sponsoring a cycling race on CR346. The limits of the race will be from the City of Archer to Williston Rd. The event is expected to start at 8 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 4 p.m.

There will be no need of lane or road closures. Motorists will be cautioned by volunteers at each end of the limits of the activity on CR346. The Sheriff’s Department has been notified as well as The Department of Public Safety. There should be no delays in commuting. However, the route will be heavily traveled by cyclists.

For road/traffic information, contact Michael Carsno at Alachua County Public Works 352-374-5245 ext.254 mcarson@alachuacounty.us. For race information, please contact Phil Gaimon 770-833-0814.

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Free Weather Radio Programming

Alachua County Emergency Management is inviting citizens to bring their weather radios to any Gainesville Area Publix for free programming assistance. On Saturday, January 31st, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. local ham radio operators (hams) will be at Gainesville area Publix stores to program weather radios for anyone needing this service.
The Florida Tornado Season runs from February through April. Climatology indicates strong to violent tornadoes are just as likely to occur after midnight as they are in the afternoon. This unique feature makes these tornadoes more dangerous, because most people are asleep after midnight and cannot receive weather warnings relayed by commercial radio or television stations. The solution to this is to have a NOAA Weather Radio in your home with a tone alert feature. This will allow you to receive warnings issued by your local National Weather Service office.
This event is sponsored by the Gainesville Amateur Radio Society, the Gator Amateur Radio Club, Publix Supermarkets, and Alachua County Emergency Management. The public is invited to come, meet and talk with the hams.
For more information, contact Jeff Capehart at 352-219-3901.

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Commission Meeting Highlights

Announcements

4. Announcements - Mark Sexton, Communications Coordinator
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: N/A

Time Certain Items
Public Comments (9:30 AM)

5. 9:30 AM Public Comments
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Hear Public Comments
Time Certain

6. 11:00 AM TIME CERTAIN: Alachua County Affordable Housing Committee (AHAC) 2008 Affordable Housing Incentives Report (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Present report and to consider recommendations made by the Alachua County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and to provide staff direction regarding each of the twelve recommendations .
Attachment: Recommendations Summary.pdf
Attachment: BoCC AHAC Presentation.pdf
Attachment: BoCC AHAC Presentation.ppt

Community Outreach
Recognitions, Proclamations and Presentations

7. Proclamation: "School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day" in Alachua County, Florida. (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Present a proclamation declaring Friday, February 6, 2009 as "School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day" in Alachua County, Florida.
Attachment: School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day 2009.pdf
8. Presentation of Gainesville Regional Utilities Feed-in Tariff, by Ed Regan, GRU (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Hear the presentation from Ed Regan, GRU and Alachua County staff on successes to date deploying solar energy systems.
Appointments to Advisory Boards and Committees

9. Code Enforcement Board Appointments (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Appoint three citizens to positions on the Code Enforcement Board: one to the Citizen-at-large position, term ending January 2012, one to the Alternate position, term ending January 2012, and one to the Architect position, partial term ending April 2010.
Attachment: FarrellJ.pdf
Attachment: CEB Attendance Jan 09.pdf
Attachment: CopenhaverR.pdf
Attachment: LusniaR Alternate.pdf
Attachment: CEB Tally Sheet.pdf
Attachment: AdamsC.pdf
Attachment: CEB Master Roster Jan 09.pdf
Attachment: CopenhaverR Resume.pdf
10. Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant Planning Committee Appointments (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Appoint one citizen to the Area Homeless Program representative position of the Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant Planning Committee, to a partial term ending April 2009, then a full term ending April 2011.
Attachment: CJMHSAGPC Roster Jan 09.pdf
Attachment: CJMHSAGPC Attendance Jan 09.pdf
Attachment: WedgwoodC Area Homeless Prog.pdf
Attachment: CJMHSAGPC Tally Sheet.pdf
11. Environmental Protection Advisory Committee Appointments (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Appoint five citizens to positions on the Environmental Protection Advisory Committee.
Attachment: JohnsonG.pdf
Attachment: RobischK.pdf
Attachment: BagwellW.pdf
Attachment: EPAC Tally Sheet.pdf
Attachment: EPAC Master Roster Jan 09.pdf
Attachment: DuPreeG.pdf
Attachment: PerryG.pdf
Attachment: EPAC Attendance Jan 09.pdf
12. Poverty Reduction Advisory Board Appointments and Confirmation (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Confirm the nomination of one citizen to the University of Florida representative position, and appoint four citizens to the Poverty Reduction Advisory Board (PRAB); three to Non-profit Organization representative positions, two with terms ending January 2013 and one with a partial term ending January 2010, and one to the Faith-based organization representative position, term ending January 2013.
Attachment: HoldenE Faith based org.pdf
Attachment: PRAB Attendance Jan 09.pdf
Attachment: BurgM.pdf
Attachment: BurgM Resume.pdf
Attachment: JohnsonJ.pdf
Attachment: BurgM Nomination letter.pdf
Attachment: Drago S Nonprofit.pdf
Attachment: FitzgeraldP Nonprofit.pdf
Attachment: PRAB Tally Sheet.pdf
Attachment: PRAB Master Roster Jan 09.pdf
Attachment: DragoS Resume.pdf

Governmental Units
County Manager

13. Alachua County's 2010 Federal Legislative Program (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Adopt the 2010 Proposed Federal Program.
Community Planning Group

14. Department of Community Affairs Mobility Fee Pilot Program (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Approve for Staff to continue working with DCA on the development of a mobility fee and an alternative to conventional transportation concurrency.
Attachment: CUTRMobilityFeeScope.pdf
Attachment: AlachuaCountyMobilityFeePilot.pdf
Attachment: AlternativeConcurrencyApproach.pdf
County Manager Reports

15. County Manager's Report
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Hear County Manager's Report

Closing Comments
Public Comments - 15 minutes

16. Closing Comments
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Hear Closing Comments
Commission Comments

17. Commission Comments
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Present Commission Comments

Evening Community Outreach
Public Comments - 30 minutes, then resume Public Hearing (5:30 PM)

18. Public Comments (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Hear Public Comments

Public Hearings
Regular Matters

19. Barr Hammock Hare Tract: Purchase Alachua County Forever Barr Hammock Hare Tract. (Amended)
Amount: $319,590.00
Recommended Action: Exercise Option to Purchase the Barr Hammock Hare Tracts, approve the Management Plan for the project, and authorize staff to execute any additional documents as necessary to close the transaction.
Attachment: Exhibit 2 Barr Hammock Assessment.pdf
Attachment: BoCC090127 ACF Hare.ppt
Attachment: Exhibit 1 Hare Description.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 3 Hare costs.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 4 Hare Option and W9.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 5 Draft Barr Hammock Plan.pdf
20. Alachua County Forever Paynes Prairie - Edwards project with the St. Johns River Water Management District. (Amended)
Amount: $512,989.00
Recommended Action: Approve the purchase, execute the Joint Participation Agreement, with St. Johns River Water Management District and join the purchase of the Alachua County Forever Paynes Prairie - Edwards project, authorize the Chair's signature and authorize staff to execute documents as necessary to close the transaction.
Attachment: Exhibit 2 Edwards Purchase Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 3 WMD Public Hearing Memo 081111.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 1 Edwards Evaluation.pdf
Attachment: BoCC090127 ACF Edwards.ppt
Attachment: Exhibit 4 Participation Agmt Edwards Final.pdf
Attachment: Exhibit 5 Edwards costs.pdf

Quasi-Judicial/Zoning Items
Summary Items

21. Pine Glade PD - Replat of Lot 46 of Tower Oaks Manor Replat No. 2 (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Approve the replat of Lot 46 Tower Oaks Manor.
Attachment: RpL46TO.pdf
Attachment: Plats01272009.ppt
Attachment: RpL46CHAIRSR.pdf
Attachment: RpL46TOGMSR.pdf
Attachment: TOMPlat.pdf
Attachment: Plats01272009.pdf
New Business

22. ZOS-07-08: A request to amend an existing special use permit (Painter Canal on Lake Santa Fe) providing a revised canal restoration plan. (Amended)
Amount: N/A
Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution Z-09-01 approving to amend an existing special use permit (Painter Canal on Lake Santa Fe) providing a revised restoration plan for the canal
Attachment: ZOS0708 Powerpoint.pdf
Attachment: ZOS0708.ppt
Attachment: Painter Canal Environmental Resource Assessment Part 1 of 4.pdf
Attachment: Painter Canal Environmental Resource Assessment Part 4 of 4.pdf
Attachment: Painter Canal Landscape Plan December 1, 2008.pdf
Attachment: Painter Canal SUP Report December 11, 2008.pdf
Attachment: ZOS0708 Citizen Comments.PDF
Attachment: Painter Canal Environmental Resource Assessment Part 2 of 4.pdf
Attachment: Painter Canal Special Use Permit Application.pdf
Attachment: ZOS0708 Staff Report.pdf
Attachment: Painter Canal Environmental Resource Assessment Part 3 of 4.pdf
Attachment: Painter Canal Resolution.PDF
 

Advisory Board Appointments

Mr. Wilson Bagwell was appointed to the Environmental Protection Advisory Committee as a Citizen-at-Large to a term ending June 30, 2011.
Mr. Gabriel DuPree was appointed to the Environmental Protection Advisory Committee as a Citizen-at-Large to a term ending June 30, 2011.
Mr. Grant Perry was appointed to the Environmental Protection Advisory Committee as a Citizen-at-Large to a term ending June 30, 2011.
Mr. Kyle Robisch was appointed to the Environmental Protection Advisory Committee as a Citizen-at-Large to a term ending June 30, 2010.
Mr. Wilson Bagwell was appointed to the Environmental Protection Advisory Committee as a Citizen-at-Large to a term ending June 30, 2010.
Mr. John Farrell was appointed to the Code Enforcement Board as a Citizen-at-Large to a term ending January 31, 2012.
Mr. Robert J.D. Lusnia was appointed to the Code Enforcement Board as an Alternate to a term ending January 31, 2012.
Mr. Frank Vellake was appointed to the Code Enforcement Board as an Architect to a term ending April 30, 2012.
Ms. Cheryl Wedgwood was appointed to the Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Grant Planning Committee as a Representative - Area Homeless Program to a term ending April 30, 2009, then April 30, 2011.
Ms. Jessica Johnson was appointed to the Poverty Reduction Advisory Board as a Non-Profit Agency to a term ending January 31, 2010.
Mr. Steve Drago was appointed to the Poverty Reduction Advisory Board as a Non-Profit Agency to a term ending January 31, 2013.
Ms. Patricia Fitzgerald was appointed to the Poverty Reduction Advisory Board as a Non-Profit Rep. to a term ending January 31, 2013.
Ms. Erica Holden was appointed to the Poverty Reduction Advisory Board as a Faith-based Representative to a term January 31, 2013.
Dr. Mary Ann Burg was appointed to the Poverty Reduction Advisory Board as a Representative- UF to a term without end date.


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Alachua County Advisory Boards

The Alachua County Commission is committed to citizen involvement on its advisory boards and is soliciting applications for the following vacancies:

  • Alachua County Housing Authority: One Alternate Tenant-Commissioner; this position requires residency in public housing or that applicant is on the
  • Alachua County Housing Authority’s Section 8 Voucher Program
  • Alachua County Historical Commission: Three citizens-at-large, one citizen-at-large
  • CHOICES Health Services Advisory Board: One CHOICES program participant (Alternate), one Pharmacist, one managed care employee, one small business owner, one Physician
  • Citizens Disability Advisory Committee: Four citizens-at-large
  • Community Agency Partnership Program: One Citizen-at-large
  • Cultural and Environmental Funding Advisory Board: One Alachua County resident alternate, one member with a demonstrated interest in history and/or local heritage, one member with a demonstrated interest in the visual arts, one member with a demonstrated interest in culture and the performing arts
  • Environmental Protection Advisory Committee: One citizens-at-large, one alternate
  • Fair Housing Human Rights Board: One residential rental manager
  • Gainesville/Alachua County Arts in Public Places Trust: One interior designer, when possible
  • Health Care Board: Two low-income health care consumers
  • Health Facilities Authority: One citizen-at-large, one alternate
  • Housing Finance Authority: One citizen-at-large, one alternate, one citizen-at-large knowledgeable in the areas of labor, finance or commerce
  • Land Conservation Board: Two Natural Resources professionals, two citizens-at-large, one alternate
  • Poverty Reduction Advisory Board: One low income citizen
  • Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee: Four citizens-at-large
  • Regional Transit System Advisory Board: One citizen with a disability
  • Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center Program Advisory Council: One citizen-at-large, one alternate


Get Involved - Click here for an application: http://www.alachuacounty.us/government/bocc/advisoryboard.aspx

Applications are also available at the County Manager’s Office on the Second Floor of the County Administration Building, 12 SE 1st St., Gainesville. For more information, call (352) 264-6904.

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