August 13th edition of:

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


This Issues Features:

Workshop on the EPA Proposed Plan for the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site
What’s On “Alachua County Talks”
NACo Places Long on National Committees
Mosquito Borne Diseases Alert
Alachua County Forever: Making your money stretch farther, greener, faster
County Update on Channel 12
CERT Classes Offered

Inter Departmental Coordination — The Effie Theus Story
The Alachua County Crisis Center: The Prescription for Connection
Buy S.M.A.R.T. in August
Cooperative Extension Programs
2010 Election Information
Commission Meeting Highlights

Workshop on the EPA Proposed Plan for the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site

The Local Intergovernmental Team (LIT), which consists of representatives from the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (ACEPD), Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), Alachua County Health Department (ACHD), Gainesville City Manager’s office, as well as other Technical Consultants, will be holding the first of two public meetings to discuss proposed comments to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium (200 East University Avenue, Gainesville).

This meeting will be conducted as a workshop, where members of the Local Intergovernmental Team will present an overview of the EPA’s proposed plan and preliminary issues and recommendations to the public for discussion and input. The Team will then present its issues and recommendations to the City and County Commission at the Joint City/County Commission meeting on Monday, August 30, 2010, which will be the second public meeting. At the second meeting, the public can provide additional comments which the City and County Commission may request to be incorporated into the LIT comments to be submitted to the EPA by the Proposed Plan Public Comment deadline of September 15, 2010.

The public is encouraged to submit written comments on the Proposed Plan for the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site directly to the EPA at:

Mr. Scott Miller
Remedial Project Manager
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Region IV, Superfund North Florida Section
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

If you have any questions or comments regarding the meetings on the EPA Proposed Plan for the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site being held by the LIT, please contact one of the team members below:

Dr. John Mousa
Environmental Program Manager
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department
(352) 264-6805

Anthony Dennis
Environmental Health Director
Alachua County Health Department
(352) 334-7930

Rick Hutton
Supervising Utility Engineer
Gainesville Regional Utilities
(352) 393-1218

Fred Murry
Assistant City Manager
City of Gainesville
(352)334-5010 x2

Click here to read the Proposed Clean-up Plan for Koppers Superfund Site.

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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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NACo Places Long on National Committees

National Association of Counties (NACo) President Glen Whitley recently appointed County Commissioner Rodney J. Long as chair of NACo’s Economic Development Subcommittee for 2010-11 and to a three-year term on NACo’s Finance Committee. He was also elected by the NACo Board of Directors to serve a three-year term on the Audit Committee.

Tarrant County, Texas judge Whitley, and the Board of Directors made their committee decisions during the association’s Annual Conference and Exposition July 16-20 in Reno/Washoe County, Nev.

“It’s an honor to be elected to serve on the NACo Audit Committee and be appointed by President Whitley to chair the association’s Economic Development Subcommittee and serve on the Finance Committee,” said Long, a member of NACo’s Board of Directors. “NACo is an extremely effective organization in advocating the interests of county governments in Washington, D.C. and to serve in these leadership positions is a big responsibility and tremendous honor.”

The subcommittee is part of NACo’s Community and Economic Development Steering Committee, which is responsible for setting NACo policy on all matters pertaining to general community development and redevelopment; residential, commercial, and industrial development; housing programs; building and housing codes; subdivision regulation; and public works and economic development. NACo’s steering committees annually review and make recommendations to the NACo Board of Directors on public policy issues and federal legislation.

The Finance Committee monitors NACo investments and financial performance and assists NACo’s Executive Committee in approving the association’s annual budget. The Audit Committee reviews the association’s financial statements, manages internal audit functions, and directs an annual independent audit of the associations finances.

For more information about NACo, visit

For more information, contact the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners office at 352-264-6900.

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Mosquito Borne Diseases Alert

The Alachua County Health Department (ACHD) has detected mosquito borne diseases in the County. “Our sentinel surveillance system indicates that disease transmission is occurring,” stated Anthony Dennis, Environmental Health Director at the ACHD. “Taking a few simple steps can drastically reduce the chances of contracting a mosquito-borne illness.”

Symptoms of West Nile virus (WNV) infection and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, and confusion. Physicians should contact ACHD if they suspect an individual may have a mosquito-borne illness. Florida Department of Health (FDOH) laboratories provide testing services for physicians treating patients with clinical signs of mosquito-borne diseases.

The ACHD continues to advise citizens to remain diligent in protecting themselves from mosquito bites by following the “5 D’s,” which include:

For more information on mosquito borne illnesses, visit the ACHD website at, the FDOH Web site at, the Center for Disease Control website or contact the ACHD at (352) 334-7930.

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Alachua County Forever: Making your money stretch farther, greener, faster

One of the well-documented successes of the Alachua County Forever Program is its ability to leverage Other People’s Money (OPM). But most people are only aware of the acquisition side of the house; and justifiably so. To date, the County has been able to raise two dollars of OPM for each dollar of local tax spent on the Acquisition List.

The Program has been even more successful leveraging Stewardship dollars? For the last few fiscal years, the resource-management budget for the Program was $62,000. Using that as seed money for grants and staff time for coordination, the Program was able to leverage almost $1 million in stewardship costs (table 1). Almost five dollars returned in OPM for every general fund dollar invested.

There are myriad ways the Program has creatively leveraged its costs. We have negotiated agreements with the St. Johns River Water Management District and the City of Gainesville to manage jointly-owned sites. We have used License Agreements with neighbors, hunters, previous lease-holders and tenants to continue their care and stewardship of the property on the taxpayers’ behalf. Program staff has hosted Community Service Workers and volunteer groups at special events – often on weekends – to pull weeds and exotic plants, clear trash and re-plant native vegetation.

It is especially gratifying to see the diversity of groups that approaches us to volunteer their time. This past year alone we worked alongside a group from Trinity United Methodist Church and the U.F. Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. Each has “adopted” a site and we know we can call on them as the need arises to assist us take care of these assets. Jim Kauffman, Joel and Polly Smith, who have served as caretakers for Barr Hammock since the 1970s, continue in that same role for us today.

One of the Program’s goals in the coming year is to build a Volunteer Conservation Corps where staff is able to match interested groups and individuals to tasks and sites. To volunteer yourself or a group, please contact the Alachua County Forever Program ( or (352) 264-6800).

To do this on our own would be cost-prohibitive, inefficient and perhaps even a little selfish. Each of these relationships benefits the County not only in avoiding a direct cost but also to build a sense of place and strengthen our shared commitment to that investment. So we thank our partners and those in the community who have volunteered their time and energy, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of rooting people in the ground.

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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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CERT Classes Offered

The Alachua County Public Safety Department’s Division of Emergency Management is now enrolling citizens in its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program.

CERT teaches citizens how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The next CERT class is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 and runs through October 19, 2010.

“It is never too late to begin preparing for the 2010 Hurricane Season,” said Emergency Management Chief David Donnelly, “and there’s no better way than to attend the CERT program.”

The seven classes are on Tuesday evenings, and each session runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes are held at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center located at 1100 SE 27th Street in Gainesville. The registration deadline is September 6, 2010.

The seven-week class is free-of-charge to the public and covers the following topics:

For more information, or to register, please contact Emergency Management at 352-264-6500, or click here to go to the website.

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Inter Departmental Coordination — The Effie Theus Story

Effie Theus, a very low-income widow and a senior was cited by County Code Enforcement Office on June 10, 2009 for serious code violations on her property including improvements for which no permits were issued and an electrical fire hazard. She was given a deadline of up to September 14, 2009 to remove the unauthorized improvements. She could not correct those violations by the deadline as she did not have any funds. Dorothy Hague, Code Enforcement Officer, advised the homeowner to contact the County Housing Office for funding to correct the violations. The homeowner contacted the Alachua County Housing Office and requested SHIP funds to correct the code violations and to make her home a safe and healthy place in which to live.

A site visit by Housing Programs Office staff revealed that the household was in an unhealthy and unsafe condition with no heating or cooling and problems with roofing, septic system, electrical and plumbing systems. There were also problems with doors, windows, the footer and stem wall etc. It was concluded that the home needed major repairs to make it a safe and healthy place.

The Housing Office approached Alachua Habitat for Humanity Inc. (Habitat), which utilizes leverage of volunteer labor to rehab housing units that need repairs and are in distress. This project was financially feasible with volunteer labor under the supervision of a licensed General contractor. Habitat agreed to help repair the home and also arranged to paint the outer siding of the property utilizing a program “A Brush With Kindness” sponsored by Lowe’s Store without any cost to the County.

Habitat inspected the property and prepared a work writeup which addressed the code violation issues as well as other necessary repairs to make the house safe and healthy for occupancy. As the homeowner could not pull a construction permit due to financial inability, the Housing Office used $657 from SHIP funding to pay for the permit. Habitat has signed a Rehabilitation Contract with the homeowner to complete the rehabilitation of the house within 120 calendar days and has pulled a building permit to rehabilitate the property. Repairs have begun.

This project is made possible with the combined efforts, willingness and cooperation from the Housing Office, Code Enforcement Board and staff, Building Division, Habitat for Humanity Inc, volunteer labor under the supervision of a licensed General contractor from Habitat and by the “A Brush With Kindness” sponsored by Lowe’s Store.

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The Alachua County Crisis Center: The Prescription for Connection

The Crisis Center was recently asked to provide training and support to Pharmacy students at the University of Florida. The Crisis Center was contacted by Dr. David Angaran in regards to the medication therapy management call center in the UF College of Pharmacy and saw it as an opportunity to collaborate and extend crisis intervention services and expertise to an important program.

By enabling pharmacy students to cue into the emotional state and mental health needs of their clients, they are able to view their health issues and medication compliance within a broader context. When working with a population who are dealing with multiple chronic illness states, emotional well-being is a critical component of the health and wellness picture.

In their meetings, they discussed the fact that while the students and program have the pharmacological expertise, there was a gap in knowing how to respond to those in emotional distress. This is where the Crisis Center could help to enhance the training already in place and build students’ confidence in engaging with patients in crisis. The focus of crisis intervention is on the importance of emotional engagement through active listening and empathic reflection. This allows students to confidently listen for and respond to cues of emotional distress. In addition, the training helps students feel more comfortable talking about suicide.

Although the training is where the collaboration began, they soon realized the importance of having resources for patients who may be in need of further mental health assessment and intervention. For patients who are suicidal or express a need for more in-depth support, students can route them to the Alachua County Crisis Center’s hotline where they can receive ongoing crisis counseling as well as referrals to for resources in their area. Students realized that by acknowledging the emotional side of their patient’s being affords them the opportunity to build a stronger relationship. This relationship can lead to a more thorough assessment of need or even to the saving of a life. The students seemed to also appreciate that these skills will be ones they will utilize throughout their career

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Buy S.M.A.R.T. in August

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 August 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:

August 19:
Mother Earth Market, 1237 NW 76th Blvd., Gainesville
Mother Earth Market, 521 NW 13th St., Gainesville

August 26:
Publix – Butler Plaza West, 3930 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville
Publix – Williston Plaza, 5200 SW 34th St., Gainesville

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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Cooperative Extension Programs

Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Family & Consumer Sciences Programs, for August 2010. These programs are offered by Dr. Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent. All of these programs are held at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville)

Building Your Financial Future (A Personal Financial Management Program) – August 19, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Attendees will learn 4 basic concepts that will aid in handling financial resources responsibly and building a financially secure future.  This program has been approved to issue certificates evidencing completion of a personal financial management instructional course in compliance with the Bankruptcy Code.
Topics include:
- Develop Your Budget
- Money Management Skills
- Use Credit Responsibly
- Consumers Rights and Responsibilities
Cost to attend this class is $10.00 (for course materials). Pre-register by August 16, by calling 352-337-6209. For alternate class dates, or view the complete brochure, visit

Before You Tie the Knot – Aug. 16 & 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Before You Tie the Knot is a premarital preparation course. Topics include:
- Communication
- Conflict Management & Resolution
- Financial Responsibility & Spending Plans
- Children & Parenting Responsibilities
Completion of this course is required to receive a $32.50 reduction of marriage license fee and a waiver of the three day waiting period. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion and a copy for the Clerk of the Court. There is no cost to attend this two evening class. Pre-register by Aug. 11 by calling 352-337-6209.

Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®) – Aug. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This program is dedicated to providing training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumers food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment. For further information and to register, please visit, or call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723.

Master Money Mentor Program Accepting Applications

The new Florida Master Money Mentor (FMMM) program is provided by the University of Florida IFAS and Alachua County Extension Service.

The program is a coordinated referral network in which trained volunteer mentors provide basic personal finance coaching to individuals and families. Mentors will receive training in September. Social service agencies, church groups and other organizations are encouraged to enlist volunteers to expand the services they already provide.

There is no fee for the 20 hours of training. Training dates are scheduled for September 7th, 8th, 14th, & 15th from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Extension office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Applications will be taken and interviews held during August. For an application visit: and click on Florida Money Mentor program.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

Environmental Horticulture Programs

The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs for September 2010. These programs are offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental

Horticulture Agent.Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening
September 15 & 29 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39 Ave., Gainesville).
September 13 from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm (Alachua Branch Public Library, 14913 NW 140 St., Alachua).

Learn about an innovative way to grow vegetables. You will be amazed to discover how you can grow your own produce within limited space. Demonstration garden located on site. Will also cover vegetable gardening basics and teach you how to use raised beds for increased efficiency.

Pre-register by leaving voicemail at 352-337-6209. For more information contact Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent, at 352-955-2402 or by e-mail at

Commercial Horticulture Programs

The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Programs in September, 2010. All of these programs are held at the Alachua County Extension Office, (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville), and require pre-registration.

CORE (General Standards) September 8, from 9:00 am until 11:30 am
This workshop is designed to provide training in practices related to CORE (General Standards) for anyone working with pesticides in the agricultural or landscaping industry. CEU’s will be awarded.

Cost to attend this class is $5.00 (includes materials and snacks). Please pre-register by calling 352-337-6209.

Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop September 15, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. This is a required training class for all commercial and institutional fertilizer applicators in Alachua County according to the Alachua County Fertilizer Standards and Management Practices Code.

Cost $25.00 (includes materials and lunch). Please pre-register by calling 352-337-6209.

Private Applicator Pesticide License Workshop September 23, 2010 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm

This workshop is designed to provide training in practices related to Private Applicator Pest Control License for anyone working in the agricultural industry.
Training agenda includes: Pests and their control, Regulations and Labeling, Equipment Calibration and Pesticide Arithmetic.
Earn CEUs for pesticide license holders. (2) CORE & (2) Private Applicator Ag.

Registration fee is $5.00 per person. Please pre-register by calling 352-337-6209.

For more information contact Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent, 955-2402. A registration form for these programs can be downloaded from:

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Tour & Seminar

The Alachua County Extension office is pleased to announce the 2010 Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Tour & Seminar on September 18, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A self-guided tour of yards will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by lunch and a seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Gateway Grand (4200 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville). The tour will feature home gardens practicing the nine major principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping™; creating and maintaining attractive landscapes to enhance our community and to protect Florida’s natural environment. Most of the sites will be staffed with Alachua County Master Gardeners and in some cases the landscape designers. There are additional sites that are not staffed but offer excellent plant choices visible from your vehicle. A panel discussion after lunch will allow for questions about tour sites and landscaping techniques.

Local vendors that specialize in Florida-Friendly landscaping services and plant choices will have information tables set up at the seminar site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Seminar choices are:
Seminar 1 (choose one) 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
“Expanding Your Plant Palette with Native and Drought Resistant Plants”
“Rain Barrels, Rain Cist erns, and Rain Gardens”
Semnar 2 (choose one) 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Groundcovers and Turf Alternatives”
“The Rules Have Changed: Understanding Landscape Ordinances”

The cost of this tour and seminar is $10.00 and includes a buffet lunch of soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Space is limited so register now.

Please submit your check payable to Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, 32609, ATTN: FFL Tour & Seminar.

Tour packets with maps and descriptions will be sent out on September 1. Deadline to register is September 10, 2010. For a downloadable descriptive brochure and registration form visit: and scroll to September

For more information, contact the Alachua County Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

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2010 Election Information


Voters in Alachua County can now verify their voter registration status and track their absentee ballot online at These new services are aimed at improving the voting process for all voters as well as military and overseas voters and will provide an opportunity for absentee voters to track their absentee ballots.

Voters can access:

By clicking on the link, “NEW - Check Your Voter Registration Status Here!” voters will be directed to a secure page and will need to enter the required information. Once this step has been completed, the voter will be able to access the following information from the site:


Weekdays, Monday – Friday (9AM to 5PM)
August 16th through August 20th

Saturday, August 14th (9AM to 1PM)

Sunday, August 15th (1PM to 5PM)

Saturday, August 21st (9AM to 5PM) Early Voting Ends


Supervisor of Elections Office
County Administration Building Location
12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville

Millhopper Branch Library
3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville

Tower Road Branch Library
3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville


Any registered voter may Vote by Mail. To request a ballot and Vote by Mail, voters may make their request online at 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 5:00PM.

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 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 7:00PM Election Day.


Faith Presbyterian Church
5916 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville

Oak Park Baptist Church
4610 SW Archer Road, Gainesville

First Baptist Church
14105 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville

Gainesville Hotel & Conference Center
7417 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville


Florida is a closed Primary State, which means that in a Primary Election, voters may only vote for candidates of the political party in which they are registered. If all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General

Election, all voters may vote. This is called a Universal Primary. All registered voters may vote in non-partisan elections, on issues and for any candidate in the General Election.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at (352) 374-5252.

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Commission Highlights

The Board heard announcements by Mark Sexton Communications Coordinator

2010 Census
The Board received plaque from the Census Bureau honoring their work on the 2010 Census.

Milling and Resurfacing of CR 325
The Board approved final plans for the Milling and Resurfacing of CR 325 and directed staff to proceed with advertising project for bid.  The Board reduced the 4 ft shoulders with 2 ft shoulders.

Inmate Medical Care

The Board approved budget amendment increasing the inmate medical care budget for anticipated expense in FY10
Amount: $1,000,000.00

Attachment: gfr im.pdf
ba imed.pdf

CHOICES Indigent Care Surtax Use Plan
The Board approved the proposed changes to the CHOICES Indigent Care Surtax Use Plan and CHOICES Summary of Services and Benefits.
CHOICES Summary of Services and Benefits.pdf
CHOICES Summary of Services and Benefits Working Draft for 2011RedlineVersion.pdf
CHOICES Surtax Use Plan FY09FY10.pdf
CHOICES Surtax Use Plan FY09FY10Draft 2011RedlineVersion.pdf

CHOICES Flu-mist
The Board approved CHOICES providing up to $80,000 to fund administration of Flu-mist in Alachua County Public Schools.
Amount: $80,000.00
ACHD Flu Mist Admin Final.pdf

County Manager’s Report

Amount: N/A

Recommended Action: Accept County Manager’s Report

Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary
The Board proclaimed 2010 the Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary.
Boy Scouts of America.pdf

Gainesville Golf and Country Club
The Board adopted resolutions creating special assessment districts (2) for roadway improvements in the Gainesville Golf and Country Club neighborhoods.
resolution_Country Club.pdf
resolution_Prairie Bluff.pdf

Senate Bill 1752
The Board adopted the ordinance that establishes administrative procedures, fees, requirements, and limitations to carry out permit extensions authorized under Senate Bill 1752, Chapter 2010-147 Laws of Florida.

Traditional Neighborhood and Transit Oriented Developments
The Board adopted with revisions the Ordinance amending the Unified Land Development Code by including regulations for Traditional Neighborhood and Transit Oriented Developments and amending the public hearing requirements for rezoning requests to be consistent with State Statute.
FS_Section 125_66.pdf

Oakmont Planned Development
The Board approved the proposed final plat of Oakmont Planned Development Phase 1, Unit 1A.

C & D landfill
The Board approved the item on the parcel at 3003 SE 15th Street and adopt Resolution Z-12-10 approving the request to renew an existing special use permit for a C & D landfill.
Public Comments ZOS0310.pdf
Resolution for ZOS0310.pdf
SUP Application.pdf
Environmental Report.pdf
ZOS0310 Staff Report.pdf
ZOS0310 Powerpoint Presentation.pdf

Florida Department of Community Affairs
The Board approved the Transmittal of CPA-06-10: Urban Service Area, Transportation Concurrency Exception Area, Transportation Concurrency Backlog Area, Transportation Special District to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for review and comment.



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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:

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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