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A Public Hearing will be held before the Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) on Monday, February 19, 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, February 27, 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.    Small Scale Map Amendment - APPLICANT: George Michael Hobbs Jr. - LOCATION: Parcel ID #03498-000R, Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West - Overstreet Area/CR- 386 South, South Long Street - Request for a 6.46 Acre parcel land use designation change from Residential to Mixed Commercial/Residential (High Density). First Public Hearing.

2.    Final Plat (Major Subdivision) Approval - Subdivision name: SUNSET BEACH ESTATES - APPLICANT(s): Yogi Land Development, LLC., c/p Brendan MURPHY - LOCATION: Parcel ID #06268-071R and 06268-069R, Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida - off of Cape San Blas Road - A 13 Lot Subdivision consisting of 13 Total Units over 7.13 Acres.

3.    Variance Request - APPLICANTS: HTS Properties, LLC. - LOCATION: Parcel ID #03979-000R, Section 5 & 6, Township 7, Range 11, BEACON HILL, U.S. Highway 98 - Requesting a twenty (20) foot roadside building setback variance into the thirty (30) foot front roadside building setback off of U.S. Highway 98.

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.



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:


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.