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ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


                                  STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) FUNDING

 Gulf County has committed funding ($350,000.00) from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program to provide Housing Rehabilitation assistance and Purchase Assistance for approved Very Low, Low, and Moderate income single-family housing units throughout the County.  Applications for the SHIP Program WILL NOT be made available until the Homeowner Application Workshops to be conducted on 23 July, 2018, and 26 July, 2018, at the times and location described below.  For additional information or to see if you qualify in the Very Low, Low and Moderate Income category contact Joe Paul at 850-229-6125 or Lianna Sagins at 229-6144.  If you are unable to attend either workshop, the SHIP applications will be available AFTER 26 July, 2018, at the addresses listed below. The hours of operation for our offices are Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., E.T.  For additional information regarding the County’s SHIP Program, please contact Joe Paul at (850) 229-6125.

Robert Moore Administration Building, Room 311-312
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Additionally, the applications are available online on the County’s website after July 26, 2018 at http://www.gulfcounty-fl.gov, or you may request an application or additional information by contacting Joe Paul at 850-229-6125.  Upon completion, applications must be submitted to Joe Paul, at the Robert Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Completed S.H.I.P. applications may only be submitted from 26 July, 2018 thru 9 August, 2018, between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., E.T., in the rooms 311 or 312.  Only completed applications will be accepted.

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HOMEOWNER APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

 The Homeowner Application Workshops will be conducted in the Board of County Commissioners’ Chambers at the Robert Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.  The County’s Homeowner Application Workshops will include a general presentation on the SHIP Programs and applications, followed by individual sessions with residents requiring assistance with the applications. The first workshop will be on 23 July. 2018 2:00 p.m. ET.  For your convenience, there will be two Homeowner Application Workshops conducted on 23 July, 2018, one at 2:00 p.m. E.T. and one at 5:00 p.m. E.T. The other workshop will be held in Wewahitchka at the Extension office on 26 July, 2018 at 5:00pm Central time. Should you have any questions regarding these workshops, please contact Joe Paul at 850-229-6125 or Lianna Sagins 229-6144.

Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Handicapped Accessible and Fair Housing Jurisdiction.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Tourist Development Council will hold a Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday August 7, 2018, at 9:00 AM E.T. in the County Emergency Operations Center located at Building 300 at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. BLVD, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456

Patti Fisher

Chairperson

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

A Public Hearing will be held before the Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. EST and thereafter a Quasi-Judicial Hearing before the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. EST.  Both the public hearing and the Quasi-Judicial Hearing will be held in the Donald H. Butler Commission Chamber located in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building at the Gulf County Courthouse Complex, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., in Port St. Joe, Florida.  The public hearing before the PDRB will be to discuss, review, and submit recommendations to the BOCC on the following:

Variance Request
- APPLICANTS:  Charles M. & Kitti B. BODIFORD.  LOCATION:287 South Deer Avenue, Parcel ID #00292-000R, Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida.  REQUEST:  Requesting a ten (10) foot variance into the twenty (20) foot roadside building setbacks off of Shellcracker Street.    

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters.  Information prior to the public hearing and quasi-judicial hearing can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 303.

Pursuant to 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the County at least 3 days before the workshop/meeting/ hearing by contacting: County Administrators Office at (850) 229-6106.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact Gulf County by utilizing and making the necessary arrangements with the Florida Coordination Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at (866) 602-3275.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Subcommittee on the City of Port St. Joe 10th Street Park (Parks, Recreation and Sports Complex) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., E.T. in their meeting room in the Gulf County Emergency Operations Center at the Gulf County Courthouse Complex, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida to discuss the following:

1) Continued planning and development of County and City support of the  Parks, Recreation and Sports Complex at City of Port St. Joe 10th Street Park and related matters.

Sandy Quinn
CHAIRMAN

Pursuant to 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.


Americans with Disabilities Act
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the County at least 3 days before the workshop/meeting/ hearing by contacting: County Administrators Office at (850) 229-6106.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact Gulf County by utilizing and making the necessary arrangements with the Florida Coordination Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 866-602-3275.


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held before the Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. EST and thereafter a Quasi-Judicial Hearing before the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. EST.  Both the public hearing and the Quasi-Judicial Hearing will be held in the Donald H. Butler Commission Chamber located in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building at the Gulf County Courthouse Complex, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., in Port St. Joe, Florida.  The public hearing before the PDRB will be to discuss, review, and submit recommendations to the BOCC on the following:

1.  Variance Request
- APPLICANTS:  William R. & Susan R. JOHNSON.  LOCATION:  740 Indian Pass Road, Parcel ID #03185-027R, Section 20, Township 9, Range 11, Gulf County, Florida.  MEETING APPEAL:  Requesting the authorization to build a 6-foot-wide dune walkover.

2.  Preliminary/Final Plat (Major Subdivision) Application
- Subdivision name: OAK TRACE SUBDIVISION - Applicant(s): BGR 7 14, LLC. and JR. & JR. HOLDINGS, LLC. - Parcel ID #06076-011R - Located in Section 13, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida - off of Oak Grove Avenue - A 31 Lot Subdivision consisting of 31 Total Units – Size: 8.46 Acres (to be developed).

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters.  Information prior to the public hearing and quasi-judicial hearing can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 303.

Pursuant to 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the County at least 3 days before the workshop/meeting/ hearing by contacting: County Administrators Office at (850) 229-6106.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact Gulf County by utilizing and making the necessary arrangements with the Florida Coordination Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at (866) 602-3275.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The county will do a one time storm debris pick-up starting in District 5 on Monday, June 4th.


NOTICE OF ADOPTING RESOLUTION AND
APPROVAL FOR GULF COUNTY RIGHT OF WAY ABANDONMENT

 WHEREAS, pursuant to a Notice of Public Hearing, duly advertised in accordance with Florida law and Gulf County policy, a Quasi-Judicial Hearing Public Hearing was held before the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. EST.  The Hearing was held in the Donald H. Butler Commission Chamber located in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building at the Gulf County Courthouse Complex, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., in Port St. Joe, Florida to discuss and consider a petition for Gulf County to vacate and abandon a public roadway pursuant to Gulf County “Vacation, Abandonment, Discontinue or Close Easements, Right of Ways, Roadways, Alleyways and Plats Policy” on Beach Street and for the adoption of the following resolution titled as:

A RESOLUTION OF THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION FOR ITS AUTHORIZING VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF BEACH STREET PURSUANT TO GULF COUNTY ABANDONMENT POLICY WITH NOTICED PUBLIC HEARING AND APPROVING VOTE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING COUNTY OFFICIALS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS TO TAKE SUCH ACTIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY OR DESIRABLE IN FURTHERANCE OF THE ABANDONMENT DIRECTIVES HEREIN; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

            WHEREAS, after hearing all interested parties and determining that the proposed action would not materially interfere with the County road systems or adversely affect the interests of the citizens of Gulf County, and would not affect the ownership of or deprive any person convenient access to his/her premises, in accordance with the Florida Statutes it was determined that it would be in the best interest of all concerned to vacate and abandon the Gulf County right of way and land along Beach Street as described in the application and authorizing (Gulf County Resolution No. 2018-20) of which both copies 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, Room 149, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil 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
RESTORE Act Direct Component Multiyear Plan Initial - 01


Gulf County has drafted an amendment to their Initial Multiyear Implementation Plan (MYP) to allocate funds from the RESTORE Act Direct Component funds and will be submitting it to the U.S. Treasury in accordance with the RESTORE Act. The Plan will be made available to the public on April 10, 2018 for a period of 45 days. The Plan will be available on www.gulfcountyrestore.com or to view in person, visit 1001 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Room 310, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The public comment period will close on May 25, 2018.  To submit a comment, email mbeaudry@langtonconsulting.com and wyeager@gulfcounty-fl.gov or mail your letter to the above address. The MYIP outlines the funding allocation plan for monies coming from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in accordance with eligible activities as set forth in the RESTORE Act. For more information, visit www.gulfcountyrestore.com or call (850) 229-6106.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION UPDATE:

The St. Joseph Peninsula Beach Renourishment Project will extend approximately 3.1-miles (16,254 feet) from DEP Monument R-89.5 south to R-105.5.  This 3.1-mile segment is the southern portion of the developed shoreline located between Rish Park (north) to the Stumphole Revetment (south).  The project consists of the placement of more than 700,000 cubic yards of clean white beach compatible sand to mitigate for the long-term erosion of the beach, and restore the storm damaged dunes.  Placing sand along the southern portion of the project limits will have an immediate benefit by mitigating for the long-term erosion but also over time, the beach to the north of Rish Park will gain sand from material transported to the north.  This concept was in the original design for the 2008/2009 beach fill project and was verified in the results of the post-construction monitoring. The construction of the project, consisting of mobilization/demobilization and sand placement, is anticipated to take less than 90-days from start to finish, and occur within an allowed timeframe between June 1 and November 30, 2018.  It is anticipated that therestored dunes will be planted with native dune vegetation in the Spring of 2019.


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 EDC/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: Lianna Sagins, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 312, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850) 229-6144, 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 pick-up. This program will only work if everyone works together in order to create a smooth transition.