Media Release

12-08-15 Commission Regular Meeting

Friday, December 4, 2015 4:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission will conduct their Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The Regular Meeting begins at 9 a.m., and the Public Hearing begins at 5 p.m. Both meetings are in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (Room 209) on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, downtown Gainesville).

Items of interest at the Regular Meeting:

10. Presentation on proposed amendments to the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council Interlocal Agreement by Scott Koons, Executive Director
11. Economic Development Advisory Committee Annual Workplan/Accomplishments Report
12. Program presentation by Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell
13. Approval of revised Mission Statement
14. County Commission appointments to boards and committees for 2016
15. New Public Defender's building project status update presentation, amended CM "At Risk" Agreement and GMP Amendment
16. Fiscal Year 2017 Regional Transit System (RTS) Level of Service
17. Melrose Special Area Plan options
18. Project priority list for Transportation Alternatives Program submittal
19. Recommendation to undertake an analysis of the public provision of services provided at Grace Marketplace and Dignity Village

Items of interest at the Public Hearing:

Regular Matters

25. N.W. 16th Avenue Project change order and typical section
26. Public Hearing to consider ordinance amending Section 21.09 of the Alachua County Code relating to bond requirements for County officers
27. Public Hearing to consider ordinance amending Section 23 of the Alachua County Code relating to personnel and deferred compensation
28. Public Hearing for the resolution of Intent to Use uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem solid waste assessments

Legislative items

29. Public Hearing on amendments to the Unified Land Development Code
30. Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Rural Cluster Policies (CPA 03-15)

Quasi-Judicial/Zoning Items

31. ZOX-05-15: Special Exception Major Amendment to allow vehicle sales and service
32. ZOM-07-15: A request for a non-residential PD (Planned Development) District on approximately 43 acres
33. Rescind an existing Special Use Permit (ZOS-07-11) for the Oak Hall School

View the complete Regular/Public Hearing/Consent agenda and backup materials

Supplemental Agenda Items:

Proclamation declaring January 5th, 2015 as “Healthiest Weight Florida Day” in Alachua County, Florida, per Gina Peebles (to follow Item # 7)
Approval of ballot initiative language, per Gina Peebles (to follow Item # 14)
The purchase of property located at 515 North Main Street, per James Harriott (to follow Item # 15)
Request for adoption of a resolution supporting full funding for the Florida Communities Trust Land Conservation Grant Program, per James Harriott (to follow Item # 18)
Proclamation declaring November 18th, 2015 as “Wage Theft Prevention Day” in Alachua County, Florida, per Gina Peebles (to precede Item # 24)
Proclamation declaring December 20th, 2015 as “Compassionate Outreach Ministries Church Day” in Alachua County, Florida, per Gina Peebles (to follow the item above)

View the Supplemental Agenda and backup material

There are four public comment opportunities during the Regular/Public Hearing Meetings, which enable citizens to speak to items not on the agenda. The public is encouraged to attend meetings, view them live on Cox Channel 12, or on the County’s Video on Demand website.

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


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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