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GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of Commissioners is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation funds under the Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program (GIP) for Hurricane Michael. This program is not designed for individual homeowner repairs or assistance.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has allocated $46,926,000 in funding for the Rebuild Florida GIP through the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide funding opportunities for local governments and state agencies to develop large-scale mitigation activities that allow Florida communities to better withstand future disasters.
Entities that are located in the HUD and State designated MID areas that experienced Hurricane Michael storm damage are eligible to apply for funding if the project complies with the Rebuild Florida Mitigation GIP Guidelines for Hurricane Michael Impacted Communities. Projects must mitigate one or more of the following hazard risks: flooding, severe storms, tropical cyclones, coastal erosion and wildfires. Projects must also protect one or more of the following critical lifelines: Safety and Security, Food, Water and Shelter, Health and Medical, Energy, Communication, Transportation and Hazardous Materials.
These funds must meet a CDBG-DR National Objective such as:
•benefit low and moderate (L/M) income persons and/or areas; or
•address a severe and recently-arising urgent community welfare or health need.
The Gulf County Board of Commissioners intend to apply for the following projects to receive funding under the Rebuild Florida GIP.
1) Americus Ditch – Estimated Project Cost: $5,460,000
2) Overstreet Drainage – Estimated Project Cost: $2,625,000
3) South Dianna Street Bridge – Estimated Project Cost: $4,725,000
A public hearing to provide specific details regarding the proposed projects, program requirements, and the application process and to obtain citizen comments concerning the County’s applications shall be held at Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 3 p.m., E.T. For information concerning the public hearing, contact Clay Smallwood at 850-229-6106 or by e-mail at [email protected].
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., E.T. on June 3, 2022. Any comments must be received by Clay Smallwood via e-mail at [email protected] and will be submitted with the application. Specific details regarding the proposed project, program requirements, and the application are available by contacting Clay Smallwood.
Any person requiring a special accommodation at this posting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Clay Smallwood.
If you are hearing or speech impaired, and you possess TDD equipment, you may contact the 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 [email protected] 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 CDBG-MIT funded activities.
Applications are due to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on or before June 10, 2022. Public hearing information and any comments received will be submitted as an addendum to the application filed on June 10, 2022.

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


PUBLIC NOTICE
Regular BOCC Meeting Change in July

I am recommending moving the July 26, 2022, Regular Board meeting to July 19, 2022, for Commissioners and Staff to attend the 2022 Annual FAC Conference.


Thanks
Michael Hammond
County Administrator
Gulf County Florida


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to discuss and consider the adoption of the following Ordinances with the following titles:

1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3187 AND FLORIDA STATUTE 125; SPECIFICALLY AMENDING PARCEL ID #06076-004R - SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST – SR 30A / US HWY. 98 – 6.18 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURE TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3187 AND FLORIDA STATUTE 125; SPECIFICALLY AMENDING PARCEL ID #03516-010R - SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST – 3369 CR. 386 S. – 0.87 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3187 AND FLORIDA STATUTE 125; SPECIFICALLY AMENDING PARCEL ID #02596-000R - SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST – 2620 HWY. 71 S. – 1.35 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

4. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3187 AND FLORIDA STATUTE 125; SPECIFICALLY AMENDING PARCEL ID #03515-010R - SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST – 3320 CR. 386 S. – 2 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

5. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3187 AND FLORIDA STATUTE 125; SPECIFICALLY AMENDING PARCEL ID #01102-000R - SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST – 10370 S. HWY. 71 – 5.70 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURE TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

6. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3187 AND FLORIDA STATUTE 125; SPECIFICALLY AMENDING PARCEL ID #03072-050R - SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST – US E. HWY 98 – 5 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURE TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

7. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3187 AND FLORIDA STATUTE 125; SPECIFICALLY AMENDING PARCEL ID #01545-046R - SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST – 187 MICHAEL ST. – 1.48 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

8. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3187 AND FLORIDA STATUTE 125; SPECIFICALLY AMENDING PARCEL ID #01102-000R - SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST – 10370 S. HWY. 71 – 5.70 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURE TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

9. A ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING FEES FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS, INSPECTION FEES FOR PLAN REVIEW, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, SOLAR, AND GAS SYSTEMS; PERMIT FEE FOR DRIVEWAY CULVERT, PERMIT FEE FOR MOVING BUILDING AND OTHER STRUCTURES; PERMIT FEES FOR ROOFING; PERMIT FEE FOR FLORIDA BUILDING CODE MODULAR HOMES; PERMIT FEE FOR HUD/DCA MANUFACTURED HOMES; ESTABLISHING A REINSPECTION FEE; ESTABLISHING A REQUIREMENT THAT ALL HABITABLE STRUCTURES IN GULF COUNTY BE DESIGNED AND STAMPED BY A FLORIDA LICENSED ARCHITECT OR ENGINEER WITH ADVANCE BUILDING CODE COURSE; ADOPTION OF THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; ESTABLISHING ONE UNIFORM WIND ZONE FOR GULF COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

10. AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; WHEREBY REPEALING AND REPLACING GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2015-08 THERETO TITLED “ALLOWING FOR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON CERTAIN COASTAL BEACHES WITHIN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA”; REPEALING THE ORDINANCE IN ITS ENTIRETY AND REPLACING ALL PRIOR AMENDMENTS AND REGULATIONS TO THE ORDINANCE HEREIN; HEREINAFTER PROVIDING FOR A PERMIT AND REQUIEMENTS TO OBTAIN THE SAME; PROVIDING FOR AMENDED PERMIT FEES AND AUTHORITY FOR ESTABLISHING FUTURE PERMIT RATES; ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE ISSUANCE OF DECALS; ESTABLISHING THE FORMAT FOR DECALS; LIMITING AND DESIGNATING BEACH ACCESS POINTS; PROVIDING FOR A SPEED LIMIT; PROVIDING FOR RULES FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLES ON THE BEACHES; PROVIDING FOR PENALTY FOR VIOLATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The first reading, introduction and Public hearings will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) and a second and final reading, introduction and Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 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 ordinances. 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 ordinances are 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., Room 149, 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.