July 16th edition of:

Community Update - Earth Day Edition
A Report on the Activities of Alachua County Government

 

This Issues Features:

Reid Delivers Budget Message
What’s On “Alachua County Talks”
Pavement Management Report
Koppers Clean-up Plan
CHOICES Health and Community Resources Expo
County Update on Channel 12
Bob Wigglesworth Elected President of NACS

ADA Expo Celebration 2010
Tools for Schools Back to School Supply Drive
Animal Services’ “Adoptathon”
Community Center Workshop
Buy SMART Program
Downtown Garden Planting
Sheriff’s Office and EPD Team Up to Help At-risk Youth
2010 Election Information
Commission Meeting Highlights


Reid Delivers Budget Message

At a special meeting of the Alachua County Commission on July 8, 2010, Alachua County Manager Randall H. Reid presented the FY11 Tentative Budget/FY12 Planned Budget. He detailed the reductions necessary to balance the budget in light of declining revenues.

Quoting from the Budget Message Reid said, “The FY11 Tentative Budget presents a budget under the full impact of the economic recession and recognizes that even if the local economy improves, local government revenues lag behind. It continues the reductions made over the last three years however; the expenditure reductions suggested in this budget will have a higher impact on our level of service to citizens than reductions in the previous three budget years.”

To view the Video on Demand Budget Message presentation, click here.

To view the Budget Message document, click here.

For more information contact the Communications Office at 352-374-5204.

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What’s On “Alachua County Talks”

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

Click here to watch Alachua County Assistant Public Works Director Dave Cerlanek talk about state of the County’s roads and funding of road improvements through the County’s gas tax.

Click here to watch Gainesville Sports Commission Executive Director Jack Hughes talk about his experiences with the Commission.


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Pavement Management Report

At the request of the Alachua County Commission, the Alachua County Public Works Department has prepared a 2010 Pavement Management Program Update Report. The purpose of the report is to provide the Commission and citizens the most up to date information on roadway capital maintenance needs in the County.

Topics include:

To view the pdf version click here.

To view the booklet online click here.

Click on the “Fullscreen” button at the upper left corner of the screen to increase booklet size. Put your curser on the right or left edge of the booklet to turn pages. The middle arrows on the page edge turn one page, the top arrows jump to the beginning or end. Click in the document to magnify.

For more information, contact County Engineer, David Cerlanek at 352-374-5245 ext. 214.

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Koppers Clean-up Plan

The USEPA Region 4 “Proposed Clean-up Plan for the Koppers Portion of the Cabot Koppers Superfund Site” was released on Thursday July 15, 2010.

The USEPA has scheduled a Public Information Meeting to present the Proposed Plan on August 5, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stephen Foster Elementary School, 3800 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL. The USEPA has also established an initial 30 day public comment period ending August 15, 2010 to receive public comments on the plan.

To view or download The USEPA plan from the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department website click here.

The City of Gainesville plans to request an extension of this public comment period to allow sufficient time for review and comment by the public and the Local Intergovernmental Team consisting of representatives from the City of Gainesville, Alachua County Environmental Protection, Gainesville Regional Utilities and the Alachua County Health Department and their consultants. The Local Team plans public meetings with citizens and the City of Gainesville and Alachua County Commissions to receive input and prepare comments to USEPA on the Proposed Plan. The dates for these meetings have not been set.

“The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department will continue to work in coordination with the City of Gainesville and other members of the local team to review and provide comments to USEPA on the Proposed Plan,” said Chris Bird, Alachua County Environmental Protection Director,” We will be looking for ways to improve the plan based on concerns and comments we receive from our technical team, the public and our local elected officials. Our comments will be oriented to improving the protection to our drinking water, protecting adjacent neighborhoods, and meeting local expectations for the future use of the site.”

For more information, contact Alachua County Pollution Prevention Manager John Mousa at 352-264-6800.


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CHOICES Health and Community Resources Expo

The third annual CHOICES Health and Community Resources Expo takes place Saturday July 31, 2010 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-purpose Center (1028 NE 14th St., Gainesville), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All services and activities at the Expo are offered free of charge.

At the event, residents may apply for CHOICES Health Services, Florida Kidcare, Alachua County’s Pre-Kindergarten program and public food and income assistance programs. “Residents save time and money by applying for and receiving various health, educational and public assistance services in one place, on the same day.” says Marie Small, CHOICES Outreach Manager.

Local health organizations will provide free immunizations for children, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, massage therapy sessions and health education materials. The University of Florida Mobile Outreach Clinic will provide medical services and consultations on-site. County and city crime prevention officers will offer free child identification cards. Children’s can participate in face painting and other fun educational activities. In addition, many guests will receive door prizes and special giveaways.

In keeping with CHOICES’ health promotion initiatives, local fitness trainers will introduce guests to inexpensive exercise alternatives. Among such alternatives are Soul Line Dancing and Zumba Aerobics. One-hour and 30 minutes sessions are available at the expo.

CHOICES is committed to increasing access to health care in Alachua County. Currently, the program is providing medical and dental care to 3,178 Alachua County residents. CHOICES also supports Helping Hands Clinic and the University of Florida’s Equal Access Clinic and Mobile Outreach Clinic.

For more information about the CHOICES Health and Community Resources Expo, contact Marie Small at 352-264-6739 or mdsmall@alachuacounty.us.

For more information or to apply for CHOICES Health Services, call 352-264-6772 or visit www.acCHOICES.com.


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County Update on Channel 12

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.

Click here to view this month’s show.

Features This Month:

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Bob Wigglesworth Elected President of NACS

At the April 25, 2010, American Congress of Survey and Mapping (ACSM) annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, Bob Wigglesworth, Alachua County Public Works County Surveyor was nominated and elected as President of the National Association of County Surveyors (NACS). As President of the NACS, he will be a two year member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Mr. Wigglesworth’s first duty as President will be attending the NACo Surveyors Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada, from July 15 to July 21, 2010.

For more information about NACS, click here.

For more information about NACo, click here.

For more information contact Bob Wigglesworth at 352-374-5245 ext. 224.

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ADA Expo Celebration 2010

The Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office along with the City of Gainesville Equal Opportunity Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Center for Independent Living and Alachua County School Board is hosting an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Expo to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the ADA. The Expo is from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the Sidney Lanier Center (312 NW 16th Avenue, Gainesville). Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to Noon. It is free and open to the public. Employers are encouraged to attend.

This 6th Annual ADA EXPO will feature a panel representing the EEOC, State Vocational Rehabilitation Office and the Environmental Safety & Occupational Health Division of BlueCross BlueShield of Florida. The speakers will discuss the new ADA changes required of businesses as well as information about providing affordable, reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Many business vendors, agencies and organizations that offer service to individuals with disabilities will be present. Individuals will also be able to register with Alachua County Emergency Management for special needs assistance in the event of a hurricane or disaster and experience accessible voting machines with the Supervisor of Elections Office.

Passed in July, 1990, the ADA creates an equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, education, transportation and accommodations. On January 1, 2009 a new law became effective which significantly expands coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will require changes by employers to ensure compliance. The ADA applies to businesses with 15 or more employees, including part time and temporary workers.

Click here for the event flyer.

Free transportation is available for persons with special needs.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 or the City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity at 352-334-5051.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.

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Tools for Schools Back to School Supply Drive

Tools for Schools, Alachua County’s reusable resource center is holding a supply drive from July 19 - August 15, 2010.

Gently used and new school supplies can be donated at the Tools for Schools center located next to Williams Elementary (1147 SE 7th Avenue, Gainesville) on Wednesdays, from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. or the Alachua County Public Works office (5620 NW 120th Lane, Gainesville) Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Collection bins can also be found at all Publix and Hitchcock Supermarket locations in Alachua County.

Commonly needed items include: computer, construction and notebook paper, tape, pencils, crafts supplies, pens, crayons, glue, scissors, office supplies, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, paper towels, tissues and backpacks.

“Each year, many teachers in Alachua County spend upwards of $1,000 of their own money to provide supplies for their students. Through donations of new and gently used school supplies, Tools for Schools allows teachers to shop free for their classrooms.” says Sally Palmi, Waste Alternatives Manager, “Your support of this project goes a long way to ensure that all of the students in our schools have the necessary supplies or ‘tools’ for a successful school year.”

For more information, or to hold a drive of your own please contact the Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5213.

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Animal Services’ “Adoptathon”

Alachua County Animal Services is having a “Summer Lovin’ Adoptathon,” on Saturday July 17, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Animal Services Headquarters (3400 NE 53rd Ave., Gainesville). This event is hosted by the Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (aka “Shelter Medicine Club”) of UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats will be available for reduced prices. Cats are $33 (or 2 for $40) and dogs are $45 (or 2 for $60). The first 10 adoptions are $5. All adoptions include spay/neuter, deworming, microchipping, free bag of Purina food and “goodie bag.”

Events include: face painting, crafting kitten toys, paw print/hand print with your new pet, and KISS 105.3 FM will provide entertainment. Prizes will be raffled, and food will be provided.

For more information, contact Alachua County Animal Services Public Education Program Coordinator, Hilary Hynes at 352-264-6881.

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Community Center Workshop

Alachua County will be holding a neighborhood workshop to discuss the Community Center at Kanapaha Park, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tower Road Branch of the Alachua County Public Library at 3020 SW 75th Street Gainesville.
Representatives of the County’s facilities and parks divisions, the architectural firm, and the construction company will be presenting program and design elements of the center as well as seeking input from citizens

The community center at Kanapaha Park will be approximately 8500 sq ft and consist of restrooms, concession/kitchen facilities, open meeting space, smaller separate meeting rooms, and office space. The community center will be constructed as a green building per Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

A second neighborhood workshop meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tower Road Branch of the Alachua County Public Library.

For more information, contact Alan Waters, Alachua County Capital Projects Coordinator, at 352-384-3017.

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Buy SMART Program

The Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives is taking their Buy S.M.A.R.T. (Save Money And Reduce Trash) program to local grocery stores from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays during the month of July 2010. Representatives will be on hand to offer shoppers information about how to buy S.M.A.R.T.

The following is a list of locations and dates:

Buy S.M.A.R.T. focuses on using the 4Rs when shopping; reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink. Shoppers learn to ask the following questions:

1. Can the product’s packaging be recycled after you are done?
2. Can it be reused?
3. Is it over packaged?
4. Is the packaging made from recycled content?

Shoppers who visit Buy S.M.A.R.T. table will receive a free reusable shopping bag or shopping bag clip and a Buy S.M.A.R.T. pocket guide.

For more information, contact Jennifer Seitz, Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-548-1296.

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Downtown Garden Planting

At 8:20 a.m. July 10th, Florida Organic Growers, Abundant Edible Landscapes, and Alachua County Sustainability staff had been unpacking fruit trees from the Edible Plant Project, mulch from wood Resources and soil for over an hour as it neared 10 a.m. The mornings work was to install an edible landscape that in the future will provide food for local pantries as well as educational opportunities for youth and community members.

With the help of 42 Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability volunteers, the prep work of 18 Alachua County YouthBuild Volunteers and plenty of garden tools donated by Home Depot, earth and mulch began flying across the garden site. Soon herbs provided by Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine were planted in the soil.

Within hours the landscape had been transformed with raised beds of perennial vegetables, Avocado, fig, white sapote, sweet potatoes for ground cover, and blueberry bushes. Chairs were lined up and soon community members were trickling in to enjoy the morning air, as well as delicious treats from Ward’s, Sweetwater Coffee, Mildred’s Big City Café, and the Original Pizza Palace.

“Local food production is a staple of a healthy and resilient community” said County Manager Randall Reid in his address to the public halfway through the work. Gainesville suffers from different social problems like many cities of its size across the nation, and the 14 member coalition of donors and volunteer groups that worked on the garden hope that food can be a meeting place to tackle some of them. “Getting people’s hands in the dirt and empowering them to create their own access to good nutritious food is important for all communities suffering from hunger and obesity problems,” said Addison Vawters, Sustainability Program Intern.

Chair Cynthia Chestnut highlighted the myriad opportunities that gardens like this provide for addressing hunger abatement, and creating healthy communities.

A micro irrigation system was installed later that afternoon in the interest of conserving water. A special thanks goes out to the Downtown Rotary Club whose generous grant made the newly christened Downtown Farmer’s Garden possible. Its first day in existence brought together members from across the community in order to celebrate local food. Citizens are urged to look for cultural, volunteer, and education opportunities in the weeks and months to come.

 

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Sheriff’s Office and EPD Team Up to Help At-risk Youth

Two weeks ago, Alachua County Forever staff took 15 children from the Tower Road area on a hike to Paynes Prairie. This was the first of a series of events geared towards providing at-risk youth in low-income neighborhoods more positive influences in their lives. It is a joint effort with the Alachua County Sheriff Office’s community oriented policing approach. The youth live in the SW part of the County, primarily in the Linton Oaks, Sugarfoot Oaks and Tower Oaks neighborhoods. ACSO Deputy Zachary Zedalis is assigned to the area and sees these kids’ lives and the challenges many of them face firsthand. He wanted to provide a positive influence in their lives. He contacted Kathleen Pagan at County Growth Management who put him in contact with the Environmental Protection Department (EPD).

EPD has a long history of encouraging kids to participate in educational and recreational events such as hikes and ecological restoration activities at Alachua County Forever (ACF) preserves. EPD has led a number of walks with area youth in the Sierra Club Inner City Outings Program. One factor that has limited complete success has been collecting and transporting the kids. Pastor Arthur Clark and members of his Church at Linton Oaks have generously volunteered to chaperone and transport the kids and joined us on the first hike.

The kids hiked down the Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail Trail to the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park overlook. Several kids expressed their amazement at the openness of the land below them as they looked west over the Prairie. More than a few were disappointed that the Bison and cracker horses did not cooperate and come out of the shade and into view. Nearly all of them said they had never been to the State Park before. EPD hopes to takes the kids for hikes or host some kind of educational or ecological activity each month.

Deputy Zedalis is also working with private property owners, EPD and community leaders to develop community gardens in the kids’ neighborhoods. He envisions a garden in every community that becomes a centerpiece of the neighborhood; a place where people can gather, grow edibles or flowerings plants and strengthen their sense of place. The first one is in the works at Holly Heights.

The next walk is planned for late July at the Sweetwater Preserve with a hike through the variety of habitats on that small site ending at Sweetwater Branch.

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2010 Election Information

In preparation for the August 24, 2010 Primary Election, Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter is urging voters to update their voter registration record with the Elections Office. Voter can now verify their voter registration status and track their absentee ballot online at VoteAlachua.com.

Florida Law requires voters to keep their legal residence address current with the Elections Office and that they vote in the precinct of their legal residence.

Voters may continue to update their voter registration information, update their signature or register to vote for the November 2, 2010 General Election. Access to voter registration application forms is available online at VoteAlachua.com. You may use this form to register to vote, update your voter information, or to update your signature by downloading the application. You may also register to vote in person at the Supervisor of Elections Office or by mail. For a list of other facilities in the county where voter registration application forms may be obtained, please visit our website or call the Supervisor of Elections Office at (352) 374-5252.

Primary Election - August 24, 2010
Must have register to vote or changed your party affiliation by July 26, 2010
Early Voting starts August 9, 2010

General Election - November 2, 2010
Register to vote by October 4, 2010
Early Voting starts October 18, 2010

VOTE BY MAIL

Any registered voter may Vote by Mail. To request a ballot and Vote by Mail, voters may make their request online at 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. Your mail ballot may not count if the signature does not match the signature on your voter record. The last day to request your ballot be mailed is Wednesday, August 18, 2010 by 5:00 pm.

To request a ballot for another voter, you must be a designated member of the voter’s immediate family or a legal guardian. Requests can be made online, in person, by mail, by telephone or by fax. All requests must include the voter’s name, residence address, and date of birth. The request must also include the requestor’s name, residence address, relationship to the voter and driver’s license number if available. Mail or fax request must also include the requestor’s signature.

A voter may designate in writing another person to pick up an absentee ballot starting Thursday, August 19, 2010. The designee must have a note signed by the voter, a picture identification of the designee and must complete an affidavit. The affidavit is available for download at VoteAlachua.com. The designee may not pick up more than two absentee ballots per election, not including the designee’s own ballot and ballots for members of his or her immediate family.

Absentee ballots are available at the Supervisor of Elections Office for voters who may have emergencies that will not allow them to go to their polling place to vote.

All absentee ballots must be received in the Supervisor of Elections Office by 7:00 pm Election Day.

VOTE EARLY

Early Voting will be available at the following times:

Early Voting Sites

Any registered voter may vote early. Florida Law requires voters to present picture and signature identification in order to vote, or vote a provisional ballot. Early Voting for the Primary Election will be available starting Monday, August 9, 2010 through Saturday, August 21, 2010.

VOTE AT YOUR PRECINCT

Any voter may vote in the precinct of their residence between 7:00am and 7:00PM on Election Day. Florida Law requires voters to present picture and signature ID in order to vote, or vote a provisional ballot. If you need to locate your precinct, go to VoteAlachua.com.

BE A POLL WORKER!

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections is recruiting registered voters to work the August 24th and November 2th, 2010 Elections. These are paid positions and training is required. If you are interested and want further information, please call the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office at (352) 374-5252 or you may complete the Poll Worker Application on our website at www.VoteAlachua.com.

If you have any questions or need further information please visit our website at VoteAlachua.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at (352) 374-5252.

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Commission Highlights

Announcements
The Board heard announcements by Mark Sexton Communications Coordinator
Attachment:
Announcements

Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week
The Board proclaimed July 18-24, 2010 as “Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week” in Alachua County, Florida.
Attachment: 
Probation Parole Community Supervision Week.pdf

Disability Awareness Month
The Board proclaimed July 2010 as “Disability Awareness Month” in Alachua County, Florida
Attachment: 
Disability Awareness Month1.pdf

Bed Tax Funding
The Board heard presentations from 4 groups seeking Bed Tax funding
Attachment: 
Alachua County Fair Groundsopt.pdf
Attachment: 
Martin Luther King Sports Complex.pdf
Attachment: 
The Cade Museum.pdf
Attachment: 
Business Plan Downtown Conference Centeropt.pdf

Tourist Development Council
The Board heard the recommendation from the Tourist Development Council on Bed Tax projects and decided to support funding for two: The Fairgrounds project and the Cade Museum project. 
Attachment: 
alltdcscoresheet.pdf
Attachment: 
TDC Member Comments on Capital Project RFP.pdf
Attachment: 
totalsforrecommendation.pdf

Fidlar Election Services
The Board approved the Finance Report and Change Order 1 to Purchase Order 100049, issued to Fidlar Election Services.
Amount: $25,000.00

Attachment: 100049FR.pdf
Attachment: 
100049PO.pdf

2009 Tax Roll
The Board approved the Discounts, Errors, Insolvencies and Double Assessments for the 2009 Tax Roll.
Attachment: 
TC 502 10.pdf
Attachment: 
ei list 6 6 10.pdf
Attachment: 
DR505R.pdf

Proposed Millage Rates
The Board set proposed millage rates.  They approved the simple majority rate for the General Fund and the Law Enforcement MSTU, the current millage for the Unincorporated Services MSTU and Alachua County Forever Debt Service, and the super majority cap for Fire Protection Services MSTU, and adopted the related resolution.
Attachment: 
Tentative Millage Resolution 2010 2011.pdf
Attachment: 
Alternative FY11 Millage Rates Chart.pdf

Charter Review Commission
The Board adopted a resolution to place Charter Review Commission proposed amendments on the November 2, 2010 Ballot.
Attachment: 
04_Exhibit B to resolution.pdf
Attachment: 
02_Excerpt from ARTICLE IV Home Rule Charter.pdf
Attachment: 
03_Exhibit_A_Charter Review Final Report.pdf
Attachment: 
01_BOCC Resolution Adopting CRC Report and Putting the Questions on the Ballot 2010 06 28.pdf

Engineering and Environmental Study

The Board approved the Professional Services Agreement with HDR, Inc (HDR) for scope of services to conduct an engineering and environmental study for the Four-Laning of SW 20th Avenue bridge over I-75 from SW 61st Street to SW 62nd Blvd.
Amount: $241,825.59

Attachment: HDR SW 20th Concept Design Final.pdf

CR 337 Widening and Resurfacing
The Board approved the 30 percent Design Plans for CR 337 Widening and Resurfacing from Levy County line to 700 feet South of SW 30th Ave
Attachment: 
30 Design Plans_1of2.pdf
Attachment: 
30 Design Plans_2of2.pdf

Nations Park

The Board approved Interlocal agreement with City of Newberry for Nations Park and directed staff to deliver to Newberry for signature.
Amount: $7,000,000.00

Attachment: Newberry Nation’s Park Exhibits A and B.pdf
Attachment: 
Newberry NationsPark Exhibit C.pdf
Attachment: 
Nation’s Park StrikethroughUnderline.pdf
Attachment: 
Nation’s Park CleanCopy.pdf

Solid Waste Non-ad Valorem Assessments

The Board adopted the resolution and authorized publishing of the newspaper notice of the September 14, 2010 public hearing to set rates for solid waste non-ad valorem assessments and authorize provision of notice to affected property owners on the Notice of Proposed Taxes (TRIM).
Amount: $9,979,044.52

Attachment: Initial_Rate_Res_FY10_11.pdf

 

Elector-Identifying Information on Petition Forms
The Board approved the Ordinance Amending Section 11.05 of the Alachua County Code

Approve the ordinance that amends Section 11.05 of the Alachua County Code Pertaining to Elector-Identifying Information on Petition Forms.

Attachment: CharterAmendmentPetitions.pdf

Nighttime Airboat Curfew
The Board held the public hearing to consider an ordinance establishing a nighttime airboat curfew pursuant to the Charter-based ordinance initiative process; they adopted the resolution calling for a referendum on the question of adoption of the proposed ordinance to be held at the next general election occurring at least 45 days after the adoption of the resolution.
Attachment: 
2_SupervisorofElectionCertification.pdf
Attachment: 
3_ExcerptAlachuaCountyCharter.pdf
Attachment: 
1_NighttimeAirboatCurfewInitiativeOrdinance.pdf
Attachment: 
4_Reso_AirboatCitizenInitiative.pdf

Final Fire Assessment Resolution
The Board voted to not adopt the Final Fire Assessment Resolution
Attachment: 
FinalAssessmentResolution 06222010.pdf

Department of Community Affairs
The Board conducted the public hearing and transmited the requested text amendment to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) with staff recommended changes, CPA 03-10 a request to amend Policy 7.1.7 of the Future Land Use Element.
Attachment: 
CPA0310 Background Materials.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0310 Public Comments.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0310.pptx
Attachment: 
CPA0310 Powerpoint Presentation.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0310 Staff Report.pdf

Alachua County Comprehensive Plan

The Board heard and approved CPA-05-10: A request to amend policies in the Future Land Use Element of the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan: 2020 to allow density requirements to be exceeded for placement of secondary dwelling units for hardship variances.  The Board authorized staff to transmit the text amendment to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for their comment

Attachment: CPA0510.pptx
Attachment: 
CPA0510 Powerpoint Presentation.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0510 Staff Report.pdf

Newberry Village
The Board approved CPA-02-10, Newberry Village, for transmittal to the Department of Community Affairs
Attachment: 
NeighborhoodWorkshop.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0210PublicComments.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0210StaffReportBoCCTransmittal.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0210BoCCTransmittalPP.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0210BoCCTransmittalPP.pptx
Attachment: 
DescriptionRequest.pdf
Attachment: 
AnalysisofPlanConsistency.pdf
Attachment: 
NaturalResourceInventory.pdf
Attachment: 
AppTextAmendments.pdf
Attachment: 
FaciltiesImpactStudy.pdf
Attachment: 
CompPlanAmendmentApp.pdf

Springhills Development

The Board held the Transmittal Hearing for CPA-04-10, Springhills Development of Regional Impact and approved transmittal of CPA-04-10 to the Department of Community Affairs.

Attachment: CPA0410BoCCTransmittalPP.pdf
Attachment: 
TripGeneration.pdf.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0410StaffReportBoCCTrans.pdf
Attachment: 
CompAmendmentJustification.pdf
Attachment: 
CPA0410PublicComments.pdf
Attachment: 
NeighborhoodWorkshop.pdf
Attachment: 
PropBoundaries.pdf
Attachment: 
PREITCompPlanApp.pdf

 

 

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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:

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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