May 12th edition of:

Community Update
A Report on the Activities of Alachua County Government

 

This Issues Features:

2011/2012 CAPP Poverty Reduction Funding
National Drug Court Month
2nd Annual Energy and Water Conservation Day
NSP Homes Available for Re-Sale
May Yarn Drive
What's On "Alachua County Talks"
FGP Wins Senior Group of the Year Award
Grass Clippings Public Outreach Campaign
Second Balu Forest Land Management Planning Meeting
Trans-Saharan Elections Project Delegates Meet With Alachua County Supervisor of Elections
County EPD Wins Awards
Home Composter Sale
May Family and Consumer Sciences Programs
May Commercial Horticulture Programs
Commission Highlights

2011/2012 CAPP Poverty Reduction Funding

The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from 501(c)(3) organizations for the Community Agency Partnership Program (CAPP) poverty reduction funding program. Agencies must have a physical location in Alachua County and current 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Approximately $920,000 is available for programs that reduce poverty among Alachua County residents. All documents pertaining to the grant are available online (click here to go to documents online) or from the Alachua County Office of Purchasing 3rd Floor, County Administration Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601, 352-374-5202.

Programs must fall into one of the following four categories: Food, Health Care, Housing/Supportive Living or Child Physical Safety or Academic Education. The categories and their criteria are explained in the application instructional document and will be covered in the pre-application workshop and the pre-application instructional video. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 25, 2011. Applications are to be turned in to the Alachua County Purchasing Division, 3rd Floor, County Administration Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601, 352-374-5202. No late applications will be accepted.

All applicants are required to view the online or DVD pre-application instructional video. Click here to view the online video.

The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. No applications past 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 will be accepted. Applications are time-stamped upon submission and none will be accepted past a 5 p.m. time stamp. Applicants are encouraged to allow time for very limited downtown parking.

Solicitation documents and details for receiving documents may be obtained through the Alachua County Purchasing Division, 3rd Floor, County Administration Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601, 352-374-5202 or online (click here to go to documents online).

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National Drug Court Month

May 2011 is National Drug Court Month.  To honor this, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners will issue a proclamation declaring May 2011, Drug Court Month in Alachua County.  Judge Walter M. Green, who presides over Drug Court along with Judge Ysleta W. McDonald, will receive the proclamation on behalf of the Alachua County Department of Court Services program. 

Other events include a Drug Court graduation ceremony held on May 6, 2011, at 10 a.m. in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Courthouse.  The ceremony is for participants that have successfully completed the rigorous Drug Court program requirements. 

Alachua County's program has joined other Florida Drug Courts in celebrating their successes by participating in the Florida statewide "Drug Courts Make a Difference" initiative.  Throughout the year, Drug Court is working with Alachua County Public Works to do special landscaping and maintenance projects in County parks.

"We have a number of talented and skilled drug court participants," says Drug Court Supervisor, Frank Owens.  "This is an opportunity for each participant to use their skills and talents to make a difference in the community and to better themselves."

Nationally, more than 2,500 Drug Courts serve to reduce prison costs, protect community safety, and improve public welfare.  Drug Court participants must meet their obligation to themselves, their families, and society.  To ensure accountability, they are both regularly and randomly tested for drug use.  They are required to appear frequently in court, rewarded for progress, and sanctioned for not living up to their obligations.  Research continues to demonstrate that Drug Courts produce more positive outcomes than jail or prison, probation, and more than treatment alone.

Alachua County's Drug Court was one of the first in the nation.  It has served almost 2,400 participants in its 17-year history.  Funded by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, Drug Court works as a partner with the local criminal justice system and community-based treatment and social service agencies.

For more information about Drug Court, contact Frank Owens at (352) 384-3199 or fowens@alachuacounty.us.

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2nd Annual Energy and Water Conservation Day

In keeping with the Energy Reduction and Water Conservation Program initiated by the Board of County Commissioners, Alachua County Administrative Services Department and the Facilities Management Division celebrated its 2nd Annual Energy and Water Conservation Day by sponsoring an informational forum for local businesses, municipalities and citizens. The purpose of the event was to display all of the efforts made by Alachua County to reduce our carbon footprint by simultaneously improving energy efficiency, enhancing wellbeing and sustainability. The event took place on April 6th at the Alachua County Health Department.

This event covered a wide range of key energy conservation areas, from cutting edge technology, lighting control and management systems, foam roofing, rainwater harvesting, designing and constructing of "Green" buildings, installation of dual flush toilets, waterless urinals, fuel reduction in vehicles, recycling and rebates and incentive programs.

Vendors displayed a wide range of energy savings tools and technologies. There were displays of building automation programs, recyclable HVAC filters, green roofs, home weatherization, foam roofs, low VOC paints, water management and solar technology. The following County departments and divisions participated, Office of Sustainability, Environmental Protection, Growth Management, Waste Management and Fleet. There were displays on exhibit of completed projects and Facilities Management's Manager Charlie Jackson.

Facilities Management had an electric work vehicle, a Hybrid SUV and a transit connect work van all of which are use by maintenance staff in their day to day duties. These vehicles saves the county thousands of dollars each year in fuel cost, maintenance and reduced emissions, thereby helping the County reduce it carbon footprint.

Mr. Jackson praised all staff for their efforts and unwavering commitment and hard work.

Facilities has completed a host of other Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) including the retrofits of HVAC units, cooling towers, installation of foam roofs and upgrading of building management systems, installation of meters and control systems enabling County staff to further reduce energy by adjusting mechanical system to run more efficient and when are most needed.

Facilities motto is "Green = 4x Good, Good for the Present, Good for the Future, Good for the Planet and Good for the bottom Line.

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NSP Homes Available for Re-Sale

The Alachua County Department of Growth Management is pleased to announce that purchase offers are now being accepted for a recently renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath home purchased through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, (NSP). The home for sale by Alachua County is located at 12017 NW 164th Terrace, Alachua. Four other renovated homes, located in Gainesville and Hawthorne, will be made available for sale in the coming months.
This home is one of nine foreclosed homes acquired and renovated by Alachua County for resale to an eligible homebuyer. Perspective homebuyers must complete an approved home buyer's education course and cannot currently own a home at the time of purchase. Low to moderate income buyers who meet program requirements may be eligible to buy an NSP home. For example, a family of 4 earning $73,560 may qualify to buy an NSP home.

Alachua County Housing Program Manager, Tom Webster described the home, "Built in 1979, this home features a brand new roof, soffit, and fascia, Energy Star appliances, windows, and doors; a new HVAC system, attic insulation, renovated bathrooms and new floor tile throughout the house. This home provides an excellent opportunity for a low to moderate income family to realize the dream of homeownership at an affordable price." He continued, "By making substantial home repairs and energy efficiency improvements, we are increasing the affordability of each home, by reducing maintenance costs and utility expenses. We need to make every effort to ensure that homebuyers can both afford to purchase as well as to maintain NSP homes."

Alachua County was awarded NSP funding by the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed single family homes within designated areas of the community. DCA recently invited Alachua County to apply for over $1,000,000 in additional NSP funding. Alachua County has agreed to submit an application for additional NSP funding.

Alachua County requires that all offers be submitted by a licensed Realtor to ensure the buyer's interest is fully represented in the transaction. Buyer's Realtor will be paid a 3.5% commission from the proceeds of the sale.

Click here to view/download a flyer describing this property.

Click here to visit the NSP website with information about the program and all homes being offered for re-sale.

Offers are now being accepted at the Alachua County Department of Growth Management (10 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville), and must be submitted by May 20, 2011, by a State of Florida licensed Realtor. Realtors interested in showing NSP homes and submitting offers may also contact Jenny Poole, Alachua County Housing Programs Coordinator at jopoole@alachuacounty.us.

For more information, contact Jenny Poole at 352-337-6283 or jopoole@alachuacounty.us.


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May Yarn Drive

The Alachua County Extension Service and the Alachua County Association of Home and Community Education (HCE) members are collecting yarn for the High Springs Library Crafters Circle.

The members use the donated yarn to knit and crochet lap robes, shawls, bed socks, hats, military helmet liners, bibs, sweaters, booties and pillows. More than 1,000 items were donated in 2010 to Shands Pediatric Oncology, Haven HOSPICE, HOSPICE of the Nature Coast, military members in IRAQ and Afghanistan as well as needy people in County.

During the month of May, yarn donations can be dropped off at RBC Bank locations throughout Alachua County. Collection bins are set up for new donations or just unused remnants. There is no minimum amount for donations.

Gift cards to Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores or Michael's Stores are also welcome.

For more information, contact Brenda Williams at the Alachua County Extension Office 352-955-2402 or bjcw@ufl.edu.


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What's On "Alachua County Talks"

The new edition of "Alachua County Talks" features an in-depth interview with renowned artist Margaret Ross Tolbert.  Tolbert discusses her new book "Aquiferious," which took a Florida Book Awards gold medal in the non-fiction category and silver medal in the fine arts category.

Aquiferious is a unique and enlightening book that explores North Central Florida's springs through Tolbert's paintings, writings, and the writings of a distinguished and accomplished group of springs experts from many fields. 
In speaking of the interview host Mark Sexton said, "I encourage anyone interested in art, science, and our environment to tune in.  Ms. Tolbert's perspective and decades long, intimate relationship with the springs makes for a fascinating conversation."

The show premieres on Friday April 29, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. on Cox channel 12.  

To view this edition of Alachua County Talks immediately on Video on Demand, click here

To view the complete Channel 12 schedule, click here.

The latest editions of Alachua County Talks air at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. every night except Thursday, and at 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. every day.  Special or regular County Commission and Gainesville City Commission meetings may preempt any showing.

For more information, call the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.

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FGP Wins Senior Group of the Year Award

On April 26, 2011, the Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) won the "Senior Group of the Year" award at the 39th annual Work of Heart Volunteer Awards ceremony.

The foster grandparents work one-on-one with special needs children in schools, educational child care centers and after-school programs. Last year, 121 Foster Grandparents contributed 100,130 hours of critical assistance to our local children. In this program, Alachua County children receive caring adult mentors assisting them with school work and behavior and social skills. In return for their service, the volunteers receive a modest hourly stipend, a daily meal, transportation assistance, an annual physical examination, and supplemental insurance.

One of the County's foster grandparents, Kimberly Rodriguez, was also nominated individually for a Work of Heart Award for her foster grandparent service at Girls Place. Christi Arrington, Girls Place Volunteer Coordinator, nominated "Grandma Kim" for her skilled and patient assistance.

The Work of Heart awards were begun under the direction of the late Dr. E.T. York, in order to celebrate volunteerism in Alachua County. In 2007, Haven Hospice took the lead in continuing Dr. York's work in supporting and recognizing people who make a monumental difference in our community through their service to others.

For more information, contact FGP at 352-264-6731.

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Grass Clippings Public Outreach Campaign

Alachua County, the City of Gainesville, the Florida Department of Transportation, and Kangaroo Convenience Stores invite citizens to join in a new campaign aimed at keeping grass off of streets. The campaign encourages lawn care professionals and homeowner associations to use free temporary signs while working in an area, to ensure that people knows that they intend to clean up yard wastes before leaving the site. The campaign has baseball hats and vehicle magnets (while supplies last) for those that sign a pledge to do their part. To get free campaign materials, visit a local Kangaroo Store during the week of May 16, 2011.

Visit these Gainesville locations from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. for campaign information:
Monday 5/16- Store 1301 (7501 West Newberry Road)
Tuesday 5/17- Store 6162 (7302 SW Archer Road)
Wednesday 5/18- Store 1416 (1515 North Main Street)
Thursday 5/19- Store 1304 (5310 NW 13th Street)
Friday 5/20- Store 6146 (3525 SW 34th Street)

"Lawn clippings and leaves clog stormwater collection systems, and lead to flooding and increased maintenance costs for taxpayers. Clippings end up in creeks, lakes, or stormwater basins where they consume oxygen and release nutrients as they degrade." said Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, Water Conservation Coordinator Stacie Greco. She continued, "This can lead to algal blooms and fish kills. Landscaping debris in the roads also creates a hazard for motorists and cyclists."

For more information, click here or contact Stacie Greco, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department at 352-264-6829 or sgreco@alachuacounty.us.


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Second Balu Forest Land Management Planning Meeting

Alachua County invites citizens to attend the second Balu Forest Land Management Meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Orange Heights Baptist Church (16700 NE State Road 26, in Hawthorne).

Click here to learn more about/view the draft management plan.

This second meeting has been scheduled at the request of citizens during the previous meeting on April 28. Citizen input can be given at the meeting, or by submitting written comments via mail or email (shetrick@alachuacounty.us) by May 27, 2011.

Mail comments to:
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department
Attn: Land Conservation Program
201 SE 2nd Ave Suite 201
Gainesville, FL 32601

For more information, or to request a printed copy of the management plan, call the Alachua County Land Conservation Program at 352-264-6835.

If accommodations for persons with disabilities are needed, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 374-5275, or TDD number 374-5284.

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Trans-Saharan Elections Project Delegates Meet With Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Last week Alachua County Supervisor of Elections, Pam Carpenter, hosted a day-long meeting with 15 African delegates participating in the Trans-Saharan Elections Project. This project brings together African Elections Fellows from six countries-Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal with a wide range of American professionals involved in elections. The program focuses on comparing the organization, administration and monitoring of elections in the U.S. and in the six Francophone African countries of the Trans-Saharan region. Much emphasis was placed on the major objective of increasing the participant's understanding of issues and procedures so as to have a sustained and significant impact on African electoral processes.

Delegates along with their interpreters, and program coordinators met with the Supervisor of Elections and her staff to learn about Florida's election laws and voting procedures. The discussions covered several topics including voter registrations, absentee voting, district lines and representation, candidate qualifying, campaign finance, ballot layout, poll workers, outreach programs, and more.

After lunch, delegates had the opportunity to tour the Elections Operations Center and interact with the Operations' staff. The Center was staged as an Election Day precinct, complete with voter sign-in, voting booths and voting equipment. A mock election was held for the delegates in order to provide them with the opportunity to participate in the Alachua County voting process. Delegates also examined the forms and supplies sent to each precinct and noted the similarities regarding this area of election preparation.

The Trans-Saharan Elections Project is a three-week program being conducted through the University of Florida. After leaving Gainesville the delegates will be visiting Tallahassee where they will meet with the Secretary of State and State representatives. The final week will include a trip to Washington D.C. and meetings with the Federal Elections Commission and the U.S. Elections Assistance Committee.

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County EPD Wins Awards

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department's (ACEPD) will receive three Awards at the upcoming North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) Florida Caribbean Annual meeting on May 3, 2011, in Lakeland, Florida.

The Hazardous Waste Collection Program was selected as the winner of the 2011 "Pollution Prevention Award". The award recognizes a government agency or private company for outstanding service in promoting pollution prevention and the reduction of hazardous components in the waste streams. The Hazardous Waste Collection Program services include: stale gasoline pump out service for boats, free residential home heating oil tank pump out service, collection of fluorescent and CFLs' at 14 locations in Alachua County, and collection of pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications at 8 locations. Additionally, the program collects electronic scrap (E-scrap), operates a Recycle/Reuse Area at the Hazardous Waste Collection Program Center, and hosts mobile Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events in small cities and large neighborhoods in the County. The HHW Program also hosts an annual recycled latex paint giveaway for not for profit agencies and community groups at no cost.

The Hazardous Materials Program was selected as the winner of the 2011 "Community Service Award" for the implementation of the Hazardous Materials Electronic Library. The award recognizes programs that go beyond inspections and waste collections to do community outreach. The Hazardous Materials Programs conducts compliance assistance and verification inspections on the proper management and disposal of hazardous materials and hazardous waste in over 1100 regulated bushiness in the County. The Hazardous Materials Electronic Database was created to provide fast and easy online access to the compliance information on the regulated facilities. The Database contains current and historical information on over 8900 business going back to the creation of the Hazardous Materials Program in 1991.

Finally, Chris Gilbert, Senior Environmental Specialist with the Hazardous Materials Program will receive the 2011 NAHMMA Florida Caribbean Chapter "Most Inspirational Member Award." The award is given to recognize the NAHMMA member that has been an inspiration for the organization and its members. Chris has been with Alachua County since 2001 and is currently the NAHMMA Florida Caribbean Chapter Workshop Chair, webmaster and member of the training committee.

"Alachua County is very honored to receive these awards, which reflect the hard work, creativity, and dedication of our staff" said Chris Bird, Alachua County's Environmental Protection Director.

For more information about NAHMMA, click here.

For more information about the HHW program click here, or contact Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator Kurt Seaburg at 352-334-0440.

For more information about the Hazardous Materials Program click here, or contact Gus Olmos, Water Resources Supervisor at 352-264-6806.

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Home Composter Sale

The Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives and the Florida Master Gardeners are hosting a truckload sale of the "Earth Machine" home composter Saturday, May 28, 2011, on a first come, first served basis. The sale takes place at the Home Depot (5150 NW 13th St., Gainesville) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until supplies run out.

The Earth Machine home compost bin, which normally retails for $100.00, is on sale for $47.00 with tax included. Only cash or checks are accepted.

For more information about the Earth Machine home composter, click here.

The Office of Waste Alternatives reminds citizens that free mulch, which can be used for compost, is available at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park (5115 NE 63rd Ave, Gainesville).

For more information about the sale, contact Alachua County Public Works at 352-374-5213.


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May Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Family & Consumer Sciences Programs, for May, 2011. 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).

Before You Tie the Knot – May 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, and Children & Parenting Responsibilities

Completion of this course is required to receive a $32.50 reduction of marriage license. 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 May 11 by calling 352-337-6209.

Building Your Financial Future (A personal financial management program - for those filing bankruptcy only) – May 24, 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. You must bring your case number with you.

Cost to attend this class is $10.00 (cash only) for course materials. Pre-register by May 20 by calling 352-955-2402. For alternate class dates, or view the complete brochure, visit http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml

For more information about these programs call 352-955-2402. Visit http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.


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May Commercial Horticulture Programs

The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Programs, for May 2011. These programs are offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent. All of these programs are held at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

May 19th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited Lawn and Ornamental Pesticide License Training: Four hour training for limited lawn and ornamental license holders. CEUs will be provided in CORE, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance categories.

Cost $5.00/person. Pre-register by May 18, by calling 352-337-6209.

May 19th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Shiitake Mushroom Production: Learn the basics of shitake mushroom production. Shitake mushrooms are grown on oak logs. Attendees will learn how to prepare and inoculate the logs for shitake mushroom production. Information will also be presented on post harvest practices, and weed management around mushroom logs.

Class is free. Pre-register by May 18, by calling 352-337-6209.

May 26th, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Green Industries Best Management Practices: 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.

Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application. In some areas, you need to be certified in the BMPs to be able to bid on jobs or have commercial customers. It will be mandatory throughout the state in the near future. Stay a step ahead of the new requirements.

Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application. In some areas, you need to be certified in the BMPs to be able to bid on jobs or have commercial customers. It will be mandatory throughout the state in the near future. Stay a step ahead of the new requirements.

* Earn CEUs for pesticide license holders. For CEUs, get form signed before you leave.

*(2) CORE, (2) Ornamental & Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance categories.

Cost $25.00 (includes materials and lunch). Pre-register by May 24, by calling 352-337-6209.


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Commission Highlights

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

Sheriff Presentation
The Board
heard the presentation by Sheriff Darnell.  The Board asked County staff to provide 3 sets of data:

  1. Calls for service and an agreed upon a formula
  2. 10 years crime data
  3. Fraction of calls that are self initiated.

Dan Cuddington Retirement
The Board
presented Dan Cuddington with a memento to commemorate his 17 years of service with Alachua County.

Allen Cheshire Retirement
The Board
presented Allen Cheshire with a plaque to commemorate his 37 years of service with Alachua County.

National Drug Court Month
The Board proclaimed May 2011 as “National Drug Court Month” in Alachua County, Florida.
Attachment: 
2011 Drug Court proclamation.pdf

Buy Local Month
The Board proclaimed May 2011 as “Buy Local Month” in Alachua County, Florida
Attachment: 
Buy Local Month.pdf

Alachua Habitat for Humanity Month
The Board proclaimed May 2011 as “Alachua Habitat for Humanity Month” in Alachua County, Florida.
Attachment: 
AHFH County Proclamation.pdf

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc’s Annual Report
The Board
heard Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc’s Annual Report
Attachment:
Meridian Report

For Gainesville’s Children Presentation
The Board heard the presentation and report by Dr. Hardt on “For Gainesville’s Children: Rectifying the Disadvantages of Socio-Economic Disparities”
Attachment: 
boccMay NANCY’S final.ppt
Attachment: 
Craig Lowe ltr.pdf

Collective Bargaining Agreement
The Board
approved the 2010 to 2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement between Alachua County and Local No. 630 Laborers’ International Union of North America.
Attachment: 
IUcba3042011.pdf
Attachment: 
BARGAINING PAY PLAN FY 2011.pdf
Attachment: 
LIU UNITsummaryof approved changes42711.pdf

Kanapaha Park Community Center

The Board approved the Kanapaha Park Community Center Construction Documents so the project can move on to the next phase, which is development of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).
Attachment: 
KANAPAHA_COM_CTR_SKINNER.pdf

Neighborhood Stabilization Program
The Board
directed staff to prepare the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) application, identifying the area mapped as the Eastside Study Area as the designated target area.
Attachment: 
East Side Study Area Map.pdf

Transportation Improvement District Ordinance
The Board directed staff to develop a Transportation Improvement District Ordinance and finalize the Southwest District Plan for adoption at a future public hearing
Attachment: 
TransportationImprovementDistricts.pdf
Attachment: 
CelebrationPointe_TID.pdf
Attachment: 
CelebrationPointe_TID.pptx
Attachment: 
TransportationImprovementDistricts.pptx
Attachment: 
SouthwestDistrictPlan.pdf

Future Land Use Map CPA 02 11

The Board approved the transmittal to the Department of Community Affairs CPA 02 11 publicly owned parcel as Preservation on the Future Land Use Map 2020
Attachment: 
Locator map CPA 02 11.pdf
Attachment: 
Application CPA 02 11.pptx
Attachment: 
draft CPA 02 2011_ Mill Creek additions.pdf

Future Land Use Map CPA 03 11

The Board approved the transmittal to the Department of Community Affairs CPA 03 11 publicly owned land identified as Preservation on the Future Land Use Map 2020
Attachment: 
Locator map CPA 03 11.pdf
Attachment: 
draft CPA 03 2011_ Odum Preserve_12 17 2011.pdf
Attachment: 
Application CPA 03 11.pptx

Future Land Use Map CPA 04 11
The Board approved the to the Department of Community Affairs CPA 04 11 publicly owned parcel as Preservation on the Future Land Use Map 2020
Attachment: 
Locator map CPA 04 11.pdf
Attachment: 
Application CPA 04 11.pptx
Attachment: 
draft CPA 04 2011_ NE Flatwoods Preserve.pdf

Future Land Use Map CPA 05 11

The Board approved the transmittal to the Department of Community Affairs CPA 05 11 publicly owned parcel as Preservation on the Future Land Use Map 2020
Attachment: 
Application CPA 05 11.pptx
Attachment: 
draft CPA 05 2011_ Lake Alto.pdf
Attachment: 
Locator map CPA 05 11.pdf

Future Land Use Map CPA 06 11
The Board
approved the transmittal to the Department of Community Affairs CPA 06 11 publicly owned parcels as Preservation on the Future Land Use Map 2020
Attachment: 
Locator map CPA 06 11.pdf
Attachment: 
Application CPA 06 11.pptx
Attachment: 
draft CPA 06 2011_ Watermelon Pond.pdf

Private Animal Shelters
The Board approved the proposed changes to Chapter 404.18 of the ULDC regarding private animal shelters
Attachment: 
Animal Shelter Ordinance.pdf
Attachment: 
Animal Shelter Powerpoint.pdf

Pine Hill Estates
The Board approved the proposed replat of Pine Hill Estates Addition No. 2, Lot 9
Attachment: 
PHE2_L9_CHSR.pdf
Attachment: 
PHE2_L9_plat.pdf
Attachment: 
PHERePlat_L9.pdf
Attachment: 
PHE2_L9_GMSR.pdf
Attachment: 
PHE2_origP.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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