Media Release

01-12-16 Commission Regular Meeting

Friday, January 8, 2016 5:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission will conduct their Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. 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:

8. Students to Successful Citizens/System of Care Program
9. Three Minute Local History Local Presentation by the Alachua County Historical Commission
10. Program Presentation by Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell
11. Financial Support for Special Event/Program Howard Bishop Community School
12. Update on Lussier Dairy

Items of interest at the Public Hearing:

Quasi-Judicial/Zoning Item

18. Hopewell Estates, Replat of Lots 6, 7, 8, 15 and 18

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

Supplemental Agenda Items:

Items to be Added to the Regular Agenda

Funding for Meridian Behavioral Health Care to support Capital Needs, per Gina Peebles (to precede Item # 11)
Resolution requesting specific amendments to Florida water policy legislation to provide stronger springs protection, per James Harriott, Jr. (Time Certain 10:00 a.m.)
Discussion regarding the Melrose Volunteer Fire Department Fire Services Agreement, per Angela Montgomery (to precede Item # 18)

Item to be Added to the Consent Agenda

Travel to ITB Berlin Trade Show March 9-13, 2016 for two Tourist Development Staff, per Gina Peebles (to follow Item # 39)

Backup to be Added to the Consent Agenda

Backup documents Lowe’s Cleaning Services: First Amendment to the Agreement for Annual Janitorial Service, RFP 15-71 at the 515 North Main Building and Public Defender’s Building, per James Harriott, Jr. (Item # 30)
Backup documents American Facility Services, Inc: Second Amendment to the Agreement for Annual Janitorial Service, RFP 15-71 at the Civil Courthouse, per James Harriott, Jr. (Item # 31)
Backup documents Tee’s Cleaning: First Amendment to the Agreement for Annual Janitorial Service, RFP 15-71 at the Criminal Courthouse and County Administration Building, per James Harriott, Jr. (Item # 32)

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.

Free parking is available for citizens attending these meetings. Please park in the S.W. Parking Garage (220 S.E. 2nd Ave, Gainesville) and bring your parking stub to the Alachua County Manager's Office, located on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building, to receive a chaser validation ticket.

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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

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).