August 12th edition of:

Community Update
A Report on the Activities of Alachua County Government

 

This Issues Features:

Planning Commission & Development Review Meetings
Alachua County Honored for Excellence
Jonesville Tennis Center Receives 2011 USTA Awards
Final Date for Community Conversations 2011
Haven Acres Surrenders Cats
August Extension Programs
Visit Gainesville Photo Contest
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Vacancies
8th Ave. at 91st St. Intersection Modification Meeting
Students & Gopher Tortoises
eCivis Grants Network Training
Voters Needed to Work the 2012 Elections
ACHD Earns Public Health Emergency Preparedness Recognition
New CHOICES Enrollment Hours
Commission Highlights

Planning Commission & Development Review Meetings

In order to keep the public well informed on important zoning and land-use issues, Alachua County is augmenting its process of advertising these events.  In addition to legally required efforts such as newspaper advertising and mail outs to residents within 500 feet of the site, the County will begin sending press releases as well as posting on Facebook, Twitter, the County Website, the County newsletter, and on local government access channel 12.

To stay informed and engaged, click the links below.

Facebook Twitter  Newsletter/Press Release   Alachua County Website

For all of the items below, the public is invited and encouraged to attend.  If you know citizens who live near these projects, please share this information.

Items for the August 17, 2011 6 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting (room 209 of the County Administration Building located at 12 SE 1st Street downtown Gainesville)                       

INTERNET CAFÉ – A public hearing for a special exception for an internet center at 7750 West Newberry Road The special exception (ZOX-02-11), if approved, would allow an internet center (also referred to as an internet café) in an existing structure (the former Pizza Vito Restaurant) located on the north side of Newberry Road west of the Newberry Square Shopping Center.  This is the first of two public hearings for this request.  All materials related to this application are available for review at the Office of Growth Management.  Please contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 374-5249 or Jerry Brewington at glb@alachuacounty.us for further information. 

PLANNED DEVELOPMENT – A public hearing for a rezoning from A (Agriculture) district to PD (Planned Development) district at the SW corner of State Road 232 and NW 290th Terrace The PD (Planned Development) rezoning (ZOM-10-10), if approved, would allow five (5) residential lots, outdoor recreation uses including a golf course with customary accessory uses, a tennis center, community gardens and a winery/vineyard.  Public participation in the hearing process is encouraged.  This is the first of two public hearings for this request.  All materials related to this application are available for review at the Office of Growth Management.  Please contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 374-5249 or Missy Daniels at mdaniels@alachuacounty.us for further information. 

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – A public hearing for a special exception for a wildlife sanctuary located at 8528 East County Road 225.  The special exception (ZOX-01-11), if approved, would allow a wildlife sanctuary (housing non-domesticated exotic species) in an 'A' (Agriculture) zoning district on approximately 249 acres.  This is the first of two public hearings for this request.  All materials related to this application are available for review at the Office of Growth Management.  Please contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 374-5249 or Jerry Brewington at glb@alachuacounty.us for further information. 
Item for the August 18, 2011 1:30 p.m. Development Review Committee (room 209 of the County Administration Building located at 12 SE 1st Street downtown Gainesville)           

CVS PHARMACY –The project to be heard is a Final Development Plan for a proposed CVS Pharmacy to be located at the NW corner of the intersection of NW 23rd Avenue and NW 43rd Street.  CVS is proposing to redevelop the northwest corner of NW 43rd Street and 23rd Avenue, where a restaurant and small strip shopping center are currently located.  The new development will consist of a new, one-story CVS store with drive-through.  All materials related to this application are available for review at the Office of Growth Management.  Please contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 374-5249 for further information.

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Alachua County Honored for Excellence

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recognized Alachua County for superior performance management efforts with a Certificate of Excellence from the ICMA Center for Performance Measurement™ (CPM). Alachua County is among 28 jurisdictions receiving the honor this year.

"The certificate program is one of the pillars of CPM," says Michael Lawson, director of CPM. "Through our certificate program, local governments are recognized for their exceptional commitment to continuous learning and improvement. The criteria on which the certificates are based serve as a checklist of effective, results-oriented management practices."

The certificate program assesses a local government's performance management program and encourages analysis of results by comparing to peers and gauging performance over time. Performance management aids in cost reduction, program prioritization, and quality improvement. It also encourages accountability and transparency.

"We concentrate in being accountable and maintaining systems indicative of a high performance organization," said Randall Reid, Alachua County Manager, "To receive a Certificate of Excellence from ICMA in this era of diminishing revenues and staff sources is simply a wonderfully satisfying management achievement. This reflects well on us as a very creditable public organization in the best competitive light. We achieve excellent ratings through the extra effort and long days that many employees put into their jobs daily."

For more information, contact ICMA's Hannah Wolford at 202-932-3622 or hwolford@icma.org.

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Jonesville Tennis Center Receives 2011 USTA Awards

On July 8, 2008, the Alachua County Board of Commission entered into agreement with Jonesville Tennis LLC for the construction and management of the Jonesville Park tennis complex. This would be a public/private cooperative effort to provide much needed tennis facilities for the citizens of Alachua County. One year and nearly $2.2 million later on May 9, 2009, the Jonesville Tennis Center Grand Opening was celebrated. Of the $2.2 million 45% was provided by Jonesville Tennis LLC and local citizen donations, and the other 55% was provided by Alachua County.

This public/private project has been a true success for the citizens of Alachua County due to the dedication of Dave Porter, President and Owner of Jonesville Tennis LLC, his staff, and volunteers. This is not just local pride speaking but the success is supported by recognitions and awards from the United States Tennis Association (USTA). In 2010 USTA of Florida selected Jonesville Tennis Center as the Member Organization of the Year for Jonesville Tennis' outstanding service to the tennis community. Jonesville Tennis has now been awarded the 2011 Outstanding Facility Award and the 2011 Featured Facility Award.

The United States Tennis Association's 2011 Outstanding Facility Award program was established to stimulate high standards in tennis facilities and to recognize those facilities whose efforts make a positive statement about the vitality of the game. Jonesville Tennis has been recognized by USTA as having met the high standards set for this award.

The 2011 Featured Facility Award is given to the one facility (among those chosen to receive the USTA Outstanding Facility Award) that demonstrates exceptional excellence in facility design, court construction, amenities and related components; and promotes high standards in tennis facilities that enhance the enjoyment of tennis in their local area. This award also recognizes the facility as an early adopter of the QuickStart tennis format. The Jonesville Tennis Center is the third ever recipient of this portion of the Facility Award program and is a special honor for the Jonesville Tennis Center staff.

Both these awards highlight the hard work and dedication of the Jonesville Tennis Center staff and volunteers, and the positive results that a great public/private cooperative effort can have on our community.
The 2011 USTA Awards ceremony will be held in New York City on September 4, 2011. We congratulate the Jonesville Tennis Center for their success and thank them for their service to the citizens of Alachua County.

Jonesville Tennis Center is located at Jonesville Park: 14100 NW 32nd avenue, Gainesville, FL.

Website: http://www.jonesvilletennis.com

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Final Date for Community Conversations 2011

Two new dates have been added to Alachua County's "Community Conversations 2011." The public is invited to participate in these discussions. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and dates are filling up fast.
This series of events feature a brief presentation of the County's budget and issues facing the County, followed by an interactive table-top activity in which citizens step into the role of a commissioner in recommending service priorities. During the session, opinions are electronically surveyed on a number of local issues and participants are given opportunities to suggest solutions to local budget issues.

The final date for Community Conversations is Monday, August 15, 2011 - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Talbot Elementary School (5701 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville). Click here to RSVP

Alachua County Manager, Randall H. Reid states, "It is very important for residents from many different parts of the county to attend, if we can get more people to attend, that dynamic is really rich."

For more information, contact Alachua County Office of Management and Budget at 352-374-5262.

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Haven Acres Surrenders Cats

Alachua County Animal Services and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) can now begin the placement of the Haven Acres cats, following the surrender of the cats by Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary. Specific adoption events have not yet been scheduled, but residents will soon have an opportunity to adopt these cats.

"It was only a matter of time before we got the cats," states David Flagler, Alachua County Animal Services Director. "We are excited to enter this new phase with the cats, we are disappointed that the cats had to spend two months in cages while the Sanctuary owner's came to this decision."

On June 7, and 8, 2011, Alachua County Animal Services, with the assistance of several local and national organizations seized 697 (live) cats from the Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary (The County Commission had restricted the Sanctuary to a maximum of 200 cats). This seizure was touted as one of the largest cat hoarding cases in the United States. Complaints of animal neglect prompted the investigation and seizure of the cats.

For more information, contact David Flagler, Alachua County Animal Services at 352-264-6890 or dflagler@alachuacounty.us.


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August Extension Programs

Click on the Titles to see more information

Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs (including)
Pasture Herbicide Demonstration- August 16, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Private Applicator Pesticide School- August 17, 8:30 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Worker Protection Standard: Train the Trainer Workshop- August 18, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Family & Consumer Programs (including)
Building Your Financial Future (A personal financial management program for those filing bankruptcy only) – August 18, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Commercial Horticulture Programs (including)
Advanced Landscapers Training – August 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

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Visit Gainesville Photo Contest

Visit Gainesville (The Gainesville/Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau) is pleased to announce its first annual Visit Gainesville Photo Contest. Visit Gainesville is looking for photos that capture the essence of Gainesville and Alachua County and that embody the slogan, "Where Nature and Culture Meet." The winning photo will be eligible for the cover of the upcoming Visit Gainesville Visitors Guide. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

Contest details:

The top three entrants will win the following prizes: 1st prize - $250, 2nd prize - $150 , 3rd prize - $50 (Prize money paid through the tourism tax on hotel rooms)

Visit Gainesville seeks creative, unaltered vacation, recreation, and tourism images with original color. Examples include memories with friends and family, area attractions and hotels, restaurants, parks, cultural, and historic sites.
Official rules, FAQ's, and submission application are online at www.visitgainesville.com/photocontest. The submission email address is at the bottom of the application page.

For additional information, entrants may contact Tamara Herchel at therchel@visitgainesville.com or John Pricher (jop@visitgainesville.com) or call (352) 374-5260 or toll-free at (866)778-5002.

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Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Vacancies

Alachua County's Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is looking for citizens actively involved in real estate, the banking or mortgage industry or residential home building. A previous requirement that the citizens also be active in regard to affordable housing has been suspended, as allowed by Florida Statute 420.0976, excerpted below:

"If a county or eligible municipality whether due to its small size, the presence of a conflict of interest by prospective appointees, or other reasonable factor, is unable to appoint a citizen actively engaged in these activities in connection with affordable housing, a citizen engaged in the activity without regard to affordable housing may be appointed."

Several members previously appointed to the committee resigned when they learned that they and their employers were not allowed to apply for, or benefit in any way from, Community Development Block Grants. This potential conflict of interest has kept their positions vacant for almost two years. Housing Program Manager Tom Webster says, "We hope to find citizens with a real interest in affordable housing who might not have been eligible before. There is a lot of important work to be done and we need to have the committee at full strength."

The Alachua County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is mandated by the State of Florida for all cities and counties receiving State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds. The AHAC's mission is to review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and comprehensive plan of Alachua County and to recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.

Click here to apply for a position on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.

For more information contact Advisory Board Program Coordinator Mary Lowry at 352-264-6904 or mlowry@alachuacounty.us.

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8th Ave. at 91st St. Intersection Modification Meeting

The Alachua County Public Works Department is holding a public meeting for the SW 8th Avenue at SW 91st Street Intersection Modification project.  The meeting is on August 18, 2011, at 6 p.m. at the Tower Road Library (3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville).  An informational presentation will be provided at 6:15 p.m. followed by a period of public comment. 

The Alachua County Public Works Department performed a detailed traffic study of the intersection to determine possible modifications to improve capacity.  The options that exist for this intersection include a signal and a roundabout.  The Department would like input from the public prior to finalizing a recommendation for approval by the Board of County Commissioners.

For more information, contact Alachua County Public Works Senior Engineering Technician, Chris Zeigler at 352-548-1271 or czeigler@alachuacounty.us.

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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Students & Gopher Tortoises

Alachua County Forever (ACF) and the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo (SFTZ) initiated a new partnership this month. SFTZ requires its students to undertake a conservation-related project to complete their coursework. A group of these students contacted ACF about volunteering on one of the County's preserves to meet this requirement and get some practical experience. ACF had a need to locate gopher tortoise burrows in preparation for timber thinning operations. And the partnership was born.

Gopher tortoises are long-lived reptiles that occupy upland habitat throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. They dig deep burrows for shelter and forage on low-growing plants. Gopher tortoises share these burrows with more than 350 other species, and are therefore referred to as a keystone species. Conservation of tortoises depends on the efforts of Alachua County, the State Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and other conservation groups, and also on Florida's citizens. In Florida, the gopher tortoise is listed as Threatened. Both the tortoise and its burrow are protected under state law. When tortoise burrows cannot be avoided, Gopher tortoises must be relocated before any land clearing or development takes place, and property owners must obtain permits before capturing and relocating tortoises.

Over the course of two days at Mill Creek, site manager Kelly McPherson lead these students on surveys to locate and mark burrows. Once the thinning is complete, more sunlight will reach the ground, encouraging the native understory and the forage the tortoises need to survive.

A second group of students worked with ACF environmental specialist Bob Kennedy to maintain recreational trails on the Phifer Preserve. Proper maintenance of the trail system not only allows the recreational users to easily access the property and enjoy unrestricted views of the interior; it also eliminates the exotic invasive plants that colonize the disturbed edges of the trails. The maintenance prevents these plants from gaining a foothold, spreading to more sensitive areas, and degrading the habitat value for native wildlife.

ACF has been very active in shepherding these kinds of public-private partnerships for two important reasons. First it offsets the cost of maintenance by using volunteer labor. Second it creates intimate and hands-on opportunities for the public to experience nature accompanied by professional staff.

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eCivis Grants Network Training

Alachua County is offering three free training sessions in August on the use of the "eCivis Grants Network" for nonprofits, public agencies and municipalities (Qualified agencies can access e-Civis free of charge through Alachua County). Since 2004, over $14 million dollars in new grants have been received by Alachua County nonprofits and municipal agencies from grants found using eCivis Grants Network.

Each session will cover: Information about grant opportunities, How to create Search Agents to let eCivis Grants Network find grants for you, How to search for grants, save grants, and e-mail grant details to others , Tips on applying for grants, How to find help in eCivis Grants Network if you have questions

As seating is limited, reservations are required.

The training will be offered on:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.), Community Support Services (218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville) Click the link to RSVP:  http://ecivisaug17-10am.eventbrite.com,
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.), Millhopper Branch Library (3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville), Click the link to RSVP: http://alachuaecivisaug17-2pm.eventbrite.com,
Thursday, August 18, 2011 (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.), Center for Innovation and Economic Development (530 West University Avenue, Gainesville), Click the link to RSVP:  http://alachuaecivisaug18-2pm.eventbrite.com  

The training is open to new and existing users and interested parties.

If you are unable to RSVP on-line, contact the Alachua County Office of Management and Budget at 352-374-5262.

For more information about eCivis Grants Network, contact Annette Perez at 352-337-6109 and visit eCivis on the web at www.ecivis.com.

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Voters Needed to Work the 2012 Elections

In preparation for the 2012 Elections, Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter invites registered voters to be a part of the excitement of a Presidential Election year. The 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Election date will be determined by October 1, 2011. The 2012 Primary Election will be held August 14, 2012 and the 2012 General Election will be held November 6, 2012. Election Workers are needed for all three of these dates.
Poll Workers are the guardians of democracy. These are paid positions and training is required.

If you are registered to vote, able to speak, read and write the English language; have transportation to the polling place and Poll Worker training; are not a candidate whose name appears on the ballot; and can work at the polling place from 6:00 AM until after the polls close at 7:00 PM, then we need you!

The duties and responsibilities of a Poll Worker include issuing the correct ballot; conducting the election in accordance with the law; providing assistance to voters as needed; and setting up and packing all voting booths, signs, and supplies on Election Day.

Phone Bank Operators are also needed and are a vital component to successful elections. The duties of a Phone Bank Operator are to assist Poll Workers at the precincts by looking up voters' registration status using computer records. Operators must be computer-literate, comfortable working with informational databases, and working in a high capacity call load. These are paid positions and training is required.

If you are interested in serving as a Poll Worker or Phone Bank Operator, you may fill in the Poll Worker application on our website at www.VoteAlachua.com or call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252.


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ACHD Earns Public Health Emergency Preparedness Recognition

As local health departments nationwide strive to protect the public from new and infectious diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters, and other public health threats, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has recognized the Alachua County Health Department (ACHD) for its ability to respond to public health emergencies.

The Alachua County Health Department met the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"This recognition is greatly appreciated and reflects this Department's commitment to addressing the public health needs of our community." stated Jean Munden, Administrator of the ACHD.  "We will continue to improve our capabilities and work with community partners in responding to emergencies."

"NACCHO commends Alachua County Health Department for being a model of public health emergency preparedness," said Robert Pestronk, Executive Director of NACCHO. "The public health system is making great strides thanks to the good work of leaders in local public health preparedness such as the Alachua County Health Department."

Local health departments recognized by PPHR undergo a thorough evaluation process by peer review. PPHR required the Alachua County Health Department to meet expectations in public health preparedness in three key areas: preparedness planning; workforce competency; and demonstration of all-hazards readiness through exercises or a response to a real event. The recognition confirms that the Alachua County Health Department has an emergency response plan in place, the plan is connected to other jurisdictional emergency response plans, agency staff members are trained, and the plan is exercised and used during public health emergencies. 

The mission of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives.

For more information on all Project Public Health Ready recognized sites and project tools and resources, go to http://www.naccho.org/topics/emergency/pphr.cfm.

For more information, visit http://www.alachuacountyhealth.com/, or call Paul Myers, Assistant Director, Alachua County Health Department at 352-334-8892.

The goal of the Alachua County Health Department is to promote, protect, maintain and improve the health and safety of all citizens and visitors.

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New CHOICES Enrollment Hours

The Alachua County CHOICES program will be adjusting open enrollment hours to coincide with the earlier closing of the adjoining Alachua County Health Department (224 SE 24th St. Gainesville), which recently changed its Clinic hours. 

Starting the week of August 1, 2011, the hours will be:
Monday  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday  8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday  7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CHOICES is a health services program offered by the Alachua County Board of Commissioners. The program is designed to help uninsured residents of Alachua County stay healthy. Through partnerships with local medical and dental care providers, CHOICES provides access to services that many working, uninsured people need but may put off due to a lack of adequate health coverage.

For more information about the Alachua County CHOICES Program click here, or call 352-334-8889.

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Commission Highlights

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

Appointment of Thomas A. Tonkavich as Court Services Director
The Board confirmed the appointment of Thomas A. Tonkavich as Court Services Director at the annual salary of $86,000.00 and approve the retirement designation of the Court Services Director classification.
Attachment: 
tonkavichapplication.pdf
Attachment: 
Gonzalez Memo.pdf
Attachment: 
tonkavichresume.pdf

Letter to Petitioners
The Board authorized the Director of Growth Management to send a letter to the Petitioners stating that their appeals will be dismissed if they do not submit payment for their share of hearing costs within ten days of the receipt of the letter.
Attachment: 
2_TheRockULDCandFeeSchedule.pdf
Attachment: 
1_TheRockLetterDismissal.pdf
Attachment: 
3_TheRockEmails.pdf

Proposed CVS Pharmacy
The Board directed staff to prepare an agreement between Alachua County and CVS 1815 FL, LLC.  for construction reimbursement in connection with proposed CVS Pharmacy at the northwest corner of the intersection of NW 43rd Street and NW 23rd Avenue.
Attachment: 
CVS 1815 Final DRC.pdf
Attachment: 
Draft NW 23rd Avenue Plan.pdf

High Springs Northend Annexation
The Board chose not to oppose the High Springs Northend Annexation
Attachment: 
Chair Letter High Springs Northend Annexation 080911.pdf
Attachment: 
Letter from High Springs with Maps 062711.pdf
Attachment: 
Enclave Map2.pdf
Attachment: 
Presentation High Springs Annexation 080911.pdf
Attachment: 
Excerpts from BAA on Enclaves.pdf
Attachment: 
Enclave Map1.pdf

Celebration Pointe Partners, LLC
The Board directed staff to prepare a final agreement reflective of the substantive issues discussed today in regards to Celebration Pointe Partners, LLC for adoption at a future Board of County Commissioners meeting.
Attachment: 
CelebrationPointeDAdraft080911.pdf
Attachment: 
SWD_TransportationImprovementAgreement.pptx
Attachment: 
SWD_TransportationImprovementAgreement.pdf

Incentive and Retention Pay
The Board approved the revision to Employee Policy 5-15, Incentive and Retention Pay to eliminate the two bonuses described in this policy.
Attachment: 
Pol 515.pdf
Attachment: 
Revisions to Policy 515memo to rr.pdf

County Commission District Map
The Board instructed staff to conduct a workshop on the County Commission district map per Chapter 124.01 of the Florida Statute
Attachment: 
Redistricting Proposal 2011.pdf
Attachment: 
Redistricting Ordinance.pdf
Attachment: 
Current Commission Districts.pdf
Attachment: 
County Redistricting.pdf

Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste
The Board approved the Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste to review and report on potential alternative organics recycling technology proposals for the Sustainable Solid Waste System as a substitute for a county appointed advisory committee.
Amount: $25,000.00

Fire Rescue Department’s EMS Fees
The Board accepted the Fire Rescue Department’s recommendation for charging EMS fees at full cost for these services and accepted the Public Works Department’s recommendation for charging Fairground Fees at below cost for the services.
Attachment: 
Schedule of fees Summary.pdf
Attachment: 
Fee Schedule Presentation 080911.pdf
Attachment: 
Alachua County Fee Study_FINAL.pdf

United Land Development Code
The Board held the public workshop and provided direction to staff on the United Land Development Code update.
Attachment: 
ULDC_Chapter401_Development_Review_Bodies_20110809.pdf
Attachment: 
Highlights_of_ULDC_Changes.pdf
Attachment: 
ULDC_Chapter402_Development_Application_Review_Procedures_20110809.pdf
Attachment: 
ULDC_Update_8_9_11_Presentation.pdf
Attachment: 
ULDC_Chapter400_General_Provisions_20110809.pdf
Attachment: 
ULDC_Chapter403_Zoning_Districts_20110809.pdf
Attachment: 
ULDC_Chapter404_Use_Regulations_20110809.pdf

Fair Housing Public Information Meeting

The Board conducted the Fair Housing Public Information Meeting for the Federal Fiscal Year 2011 Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant application.  (Amended)
Attachment: FairHousingbooklet.pdf

Florida Small Cities CDBG Program

The Board conducted the public hearing to obtain citizen comment on the application; provided final Board input and approved the application as amended; and directed Growth Management staff to finalize and submit an application to the Department of Community Affairs in the amount of $750,000 for the FFY 2011 Florida Small Cities CDBG Program for Housing Rehabilitation.
Amount: $750,000.00
Attachment: 2011CDBGEnablingResolution.pdf
Attachment: 
2011CDBGLocalMatchResolution.pdf
Attachment: 
ResolutionandHAP110722.pdf
Attachment: 
CDBGAPP110706.pdf
Attachment: 
CDBG2011hearing20110809.pptx

Gainesville Reserve Area
The Board adopted the Resolution designating an updated Reserve Area for the City of Gainesville and an updated Statement of County Services for the Gainesville Reserve Area, in accordance with the Boundary Adjustment Act.  The Board authorized transmittal of a letter from the County Manager to the City of Gainesville and other municipalities to notify them of the Board’s decision and provide an updated countywide map of Reserve Areas.
Attachment: 
RESOLUTION FOR RESERVE AREA 080911.PDF
Attachment: 
Reserve Area Context Map.pdf
Attachment: 
Presentation on Gville Reserve Area.pdf
Attachment: 
GRU Project Area Map.pdf
Attachment: 
City of Gville Statement Of Services.pdf
Attachment: 
BAA Excerpts on Reserve Area Update.pdf
Attachment: 
Reserve Area Addition Detailed Map.pdf
Attachment: 
GRU Letter and Backup 072211.pdf
Attachment: 
City of Gville Staff Analysis of BAA Criteria.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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