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PUBLIC NOTICE

THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS AND THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A JOINT WORKSHOP MEETING:

WHEN:     Tuesday, April 13, 2021
TIME:        4:00 P.M. ET
WHERE:   Commission Chambers
                 2775 Garrison A venue

SUBJECT: Discussion of Various Topics

All persons are invited to attend these meetings. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at said meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Board of the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceedings should contact Charlotte M. Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, Telephone No. 850/229-8261.

THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Charlotte M. Pierce, City Clerk


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Tourist Development Council will hold an Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday May 4th, 2021, at 2:00 PM E.T. in the Gulf County Commissioner Board Room located in the Administration Building at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. BLVD, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456

Blake Rish
Chairman



F.S. 286.0105:
“If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency or commission, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.”


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following proposed abandonment of a county right of way for the Board of County Commission’s consideration of adoption of a resolution granting this abandonment in accordance with Florida Statute §§336. Specifically, Gulf County has authorized the commencement of the abandonment process and has requested consideration of abandonment for the following right of way or platted alleyway:

1. Proposed abandonment of the public right of way Butler Bay Road (District III)

The listed Public Hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s regular meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 called for 9:00 a.m. est. to be held in the Donald H. Butler Commissioner Chamber and Meeting Room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida pursuant to Florida Statute 197.3632 and Florida Statute 125.

All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed abandonment. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Gulf County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and that for such purpose he/she may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings made and which would include any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

A copy of the complete legal description is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m. est. at the Planning Department, 1000 C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd. Room 400, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.

Should the Commission grant the proposed abandonments following the Public Hearings, a resolution shall be adopted memorializing the action and published thereafter within thirty (30) days.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: SANDY QUINN, CHAIRMAN


GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of Commissioners is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Hurricane Michael Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds under the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program. The Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program is designed to provide funding for local governments to carry out strategic and high-impact activities to revitalize commercial districts through rehabilitation, reconstruction, or demolition. This program is not designed for individual homeowner repairs or assistance.

The State of Florida has been allocated funds that will be made available to cities and counties on a competitive basis to undertake eligible activities. The total allocation under the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program is $60,406,429. Projects must meet a CDBG-DR National Objective such as:

• Benefit to low- and moderate- income (LMI) persons;
• Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; and
• Meet a need having a particular urgency (referred to as urgent need).

Applications are due to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on or before April 16, 2021. Eligible uses of funds include, but are not limited to: Public facility improvements, including streetscapes, lighting, sidewalks, and other physical improvements to commercial areas; Acquisition, demolition, site preparation, or rehabilitation of commercial structures carried out by a unit of local government; Assistance to small businesses for rehabilitation and physical improvements to their places of business; and Façade improvements to private or public structures in commercial areas. Additionally, projects must demonstrate damage tie-back to Hurricane Michael and primarily serve low- and moderate- income populations.

The Board of Commissioners is currently considering applying for funding for the following: Port of Port St. Joe Dredging of the Shipping Channel project estimated to be $57,300,000, made up of $17,500,000 Triumph grant, the Florida Department of Transportation $20,000,000, Gulf County CDBG grant $7,500,000, and $12,300,000 in kind contributions in land value, spoil site mitigation and permitting.

A public comment period to obtain citizen comments concerning the County’s intent to apply for these specific projects shall be open until 5:00 p.m. local time on Friday, April 9, 2021. Any comments must be received by Clay Smallwood, County Engineer, Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd Room 302, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 and will be incorporated into the application. Specific details regarding the proposed project, program requirements, and the application are available by contacting Clay Smallwood at 850-229-6106 or by e-mail at csmallwood@gulfcounty-fl.gov

Any person requiring a special accommodation at this posting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Clay Smallwood at 850-229-6106 or by e-mail at csmallwood@gulfcounty-fl.gov

If you are hearing or speech impaired, and you possess TDD equipment, you may contact Clay Smallwood, County Engineer using the Florida Dual Party Relay System, which can be reached at 1-800-955-8770 (Voice) or 1-800-955-7661(TDD).

Any non-English speaking person wishing to comment or receive more information regarding this posting should contact Clay Smallwood at 850-229-6106 or by e-mail at csmallwood@gulfcounty-fl.gov at least five calendar days prior to the end of the comment period and an interpreter will be provided.

Gulf County does not expect that anyone will be permanently displaced as a result of CDBG­DR funded activities.


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold two public hearings to discuss and consider the adoptions of the following Ordinance with the following title:

AN ORDINANCE BY THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO AMEND LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE SECTION 4.02.00 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT (ORDINANCE 2020-09) TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO BRING THE REGULATIONS INTO AGREEMENT WITH THE CURRENT FEMA-APPROVED MODEL ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS AND BASE FLOOD ELEVATION DATA; TO REPEAL LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; TO MODIFY AND ADOPT LOCAL TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A reading, introduction and public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) to be held in the Donald H. Butler Commissioner Chamber and meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida.

All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Gulf County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and that for such purpose he/she may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings made and which would include any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. est., and 5:00 p.m. est. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: SANDY QUINN, CHAIRMAN



    PUBLIC NOTICE

 GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BEAR WISE FUNDING


Gulf County, in cooperation with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Waste Pro, has developed a plan to install bear resistant clips to existing trash receptacles, in order to reduce human-bear conflicts. The following information is available on this pilot program:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Gulf County will purchase a kit (set of 2 metal gate hasps and installation hardware) to be installed on either side of a regular 96-gallon tote, which will be attached to both the lid and the can. Residents can obtain the kits as follows:

1. Residents can pick them up at Gulf County Grants at 1000 Cecil G Costin Sr Blvd,
Port St. Joe, Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., E.T.

2. Each resident will be required to fill out a form stating their name, address and the
number of kits received, along with their signature verifying their correct
information and receipt of the product. (Application)

3. Applications must be returned to Gulf County BOCC, Administration, Attention:
Grants Department, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 312, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
(850)227-2393, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., E.T.

4. Residents are responsible for installing the equipment on the cans. The procedure
on trash day will be that the resident will unlock the can(s) on the morning of trash pickup.
This program will only work if everyone works together in order to create a
smooth transition.