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PUBLIC NOTICES


Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed
Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals

This is to give notice that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection. The activity is funded under the FloridaCommerce (previously Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)) Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation Program (CDBG-MIT) under Award No. MT145 - Overstreet Road Area Roadway & Drainage Improvement Project. The proposed project is located in the Overstreet Road area, west of the Intercoastal Water Way (ICWW), in Gulf County. The project will include works within 7.09 acres roadways within floodplain areas. No wetland impacts area proposed.

The Overstreet Road Area Roadway & Drainage Improvement Project will pave and resurface roadways and provide improved stormwater and drainage infrastructure in the project area, a low- to moderate-income area of Gulf County, Florida, thereby mitigating roadway flooding along a critical evacuation route, safely conveying the flow of stormwater during rainfall and storm surge events and protecting public health and safety and transportation infrastructure. There is clear evidence of roadway flooding during rainfall events due to deterioration of the various roadways and inadequate stormwater infrastructure, as the existing culverts and ditches do not properly covey stormwater away from the roadways. During stormwater or storm surge events associated with a natural disaster, as experienced during Hurricane Michael, this loss of transportation lifeline could be catastrophic, causing loss of life for residents who cannot evacuate or access medical care due to roadway inundation. Completing this project will provide residents of the project area with safe transportation lifelines during both normal circumstances and times of disaster.

Construction will include: Approx. 5.18 miles of roadway resurfacing and 0.62 miles of dirt roads that will be paved. Replacing failed stormwater pipes, new roadway striping, and shoulder stabilization are also included.

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: 1) Utilization of concrete for roadway and drainage rehabilitation, instead of selected materials. This option is financially impossible due to funding limitations; 2) Reroute roadways outside of the floodplain. This option is not feasible, as the roadway provides an evacuation route to those living in the floodplain; as such, floodplain access is critical to the project’s purpose. Also, it is not possible to reroute existing roadways that are already constructed in the floodplain; and 3) No action. The no action alternative will result in continued roadway flooding along a critical evaluation route. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners acknowledges state and local floodplain protection procedures and will comply with same.

Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. The best choice is the chosen action, as it’s both fiscally responsible and addresses flooding issues in the area. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments.

There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.


Written comments must be received by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners at the following address on or before June 10, 2024, no later than 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time: Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and 850-227-2383, Attention: Erin Kennedy, Grants Administrator. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily at the address above. Comments may also be submitted via email at [email protected]


PUBLIC NOTICE

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

1. AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO REPEAL AND REPLACE GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE 22-02 TO REGULATE THE NOISE WITHIN THE COUNTY, SETTING FORTH STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES, PROHIBITING THE MAKING OF LOUD, UNREASONABLE, UNNATURAL OR UNUSUAL NOISES AS SET FORTH HEREIN; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS HEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE ENFORCEMENT HEREOF; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCE OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARINGS; PROVIDING FOR SAID POLICIES AND PROCEDURE TO BE FURTHER AMENDED, BE CODIFIED AND BECOME PART OF GULF COUNTY MUNICODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

2. AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; WHEREBY REPEALING AND REPLACING GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2023-11 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.

3. AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; WHEREBY THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA IN REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DULY ASSEMBLED CALLED UPON AND DIRECTED THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA TO INITIATE AND COMMENCE WITH PLACING A REFERENDUM ON THE UPCOMING NOVEMBER 5, 2024 GENERAL ELECTION, AT WHICH THE ELECTORS WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY VOTE ON THE APPROVAL OF THE CONTINUATION UNDER SECTION 1011.71(9) and 1011.73, FLORIDA STATUTES IN CONFORMANCE WITH ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9 OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION AND SECTIONS 101.161, 1011.71(9), AND 1011.73, FLORIDA STATUTES, THE SUBSTANCE OF THE MEASURE AND THE BALLOT TITLE AND SUMMARY SHALL BE CONTAINED HEREIN AND PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

4. AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHEREBY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA HAVE DULY ASSEMBLED IN A PUBLIC MEETING AND VOTED UNANIMOUSLY THROUGH RESOLUTION AND VOTE TO INITIATE AND COMMENCE WITH PLACING A REFERENDUM PURSUANT TO THE (2023) STATUTORY AMENDMENTS UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 125.0104 REQUIRING THE EXTENSION OF THE TOURSIST DEVELOMENT TAX ON THE UPCOMING NOVEMBER 5, 2024 GENERAL ELECTION, DURING WHICH THE ELECTORS ARE REQUIRED THROUGH REFERENDUM WITHIN GULF COUNTY ELECT WHETHER THEY WISH TO CONTINUE THE IMPOSITION AND LEVY OF AN ADDITIONAL ONE PERCENT (1%) TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX (“THE 5TH CENT”) BEYOND DECEMBER 31, 2024, IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THE SUBSTANCE OF THE MEASURE AND THE BALLOT TITLE AND SUMMARY SHALL BE CONTAINED HEREIN AND PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A first reading, introduction and Public Hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s regular meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) and a second and final reading, introduction and Public Hearing for each consideration and proposed adoption on June 18, 2024 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 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 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

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., E.T. in the in the Donald H. Butler Commissioner Board Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida to discuss the following:

A) Resolution – Airport Grant
(Herring * 5/2 * 8:05 a.m.)
B) SRF Loan Agreement Amendment #2
(Herring * 5/2 * 8:05 a.m.)
C) Administrative Report & Update
(Hammond * 5/2 * 8:05 a.m.)

SANDY QUINN, JR.
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.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this special emergency meeting is asked to advise the County as soon as possible before the meeting 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 Tourist Development Council will hold an Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday May 7th, 2024, 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
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
CONSOLIDATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
AND AUTHORIZATION TO USE SOVEREIGN AND SUBMERGED LANDS
INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a major modification to Joint Coastal Permit (File No. 0342057-009-JM) and public easement to use sovereign submerged lands (BOT File No. 230368687, File No. 43067) to Gulf County Board County of Commissioners, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Room 302, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 to construct eight submerged breakwaters.

The application file is available online and can be reached through the Departments Information Portal by clicking HERE

The Department will issue the permit and grant authorization of a public easement to use sovereign lands, unless a timely petition for an administrative proceeding is filed pursuant to the provisions of Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. On the filing of a timely and sufficient petition, this action will not be final and effective until further order of the Department. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the hearing process may result in a modification of the agency action or even denial of the application.

A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C., a petition for an administrative hearing must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, any email address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action.

The petition must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing.

In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 14 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice or within 14 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The failure to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.

Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon.

Mediation is not available in this proceeding.


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 Ordinance with the following title:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR PLAN AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3184 AND FLORIDA STATUTE 125; SPECIFICALLY, SO AS TO ADOPT AMENDMENT TO TEXT CHAPTER 4 (SANITARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE, DRAINAGE, POTABLE WATER AND NATURAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER RECHARGE ELEMENT); PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A first reading, introduction and Public Hearings will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 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 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 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

A Public Hearing will be held before the Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) on Monday, April 15, 2024, at 8:45 a.m. EST and thereafter a Quasi-Judicial Hearing before the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 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:

Small Scale Map Amendment- APPLICANT- Gulf County Food and Beverage, LLC. LOCATION: 49.00 acres of a 74.46-acre parcel along US Hwy 98. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Parcel Number: 03072-061R Section 19 Township 8 South Range 10 West. MEETING APPEAL: Requesting an approximate 49.00-acre land use change from Agricultural to Mixed Commercial / Residential.

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 400.

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

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 ordinance with the following title:

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 #03019-000R - SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST. 43.62 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A first reading, introduction and Public Hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) and a second and final reading, introduction and Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 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. 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

 
A Public Hearing will be held before the Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) on Monday, March 18, 2024, at 8:45 a.m. EST and thereafter a Public Hearing before the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Both Public Hearings 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. Comprehensive Plan Amendment- MEETING APPEAL: County initiated amendment to update Chapter 4, Goal 2, Policy 2.1.3 of the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan. The proposed amendment is to extend the Ten-Year Water Supply Planning Work Plan through the year 2034 and amend buffer requirements for Gulf County Freshwater Canal.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the Public Hearings can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 400.

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 will hold a Workshop on Monday, March 25, 2024 at 5:00 p.m., E.T. in the Donald H. Butler Commissioner Board Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Gulf county Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida to discuss Indian Pass Septic Conversion Pilot Program.

SANDY QUINN, JR.
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 discuss and consider the adoption of the following proposed ordinances with the following title:

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 #02652-000R - SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST. .41 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL: PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

2. AN ORDINANCE PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3201 TO ADOPT LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3202 FOR THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT THEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABLITY, CODIFICATION AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

A first reading, introduction and Public Hearings will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s regular meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) and a second and final reading, introduction and Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 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 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.


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


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held before the Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) on Monday, February 19, 2024, 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, 2024, 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. Non-Residential Development-APPLICANT: Florida Department of Environmental Protection. LOCATION: William J. Rish State Park, 6773 Cape San Blas Rd. Port Saint Joe, FL 32456, Parcel Number: 06352-000R, Section 13 Township 8 South Range 11 West. MEETING APPEAL: Proposing a redevelopment project to include a camping area with bathhouse, roadway, parking, restrooms, new residence, and upgrades to existing facilities.

2. Small Scale Map Amendment-APPLICANT- PTW, LLC LOCATION: 43.62 acres of 113.71 acres along Garrison Ave. Port St Joe, FL 32456, Parcel Number: 03019-000R Section 1 Township 9 South Range 12 West. MEETING APPEAL: Requesting an approximate 43.62-acre land use change from Agricultural to Residential.

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 400.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners shall hold Public Hearings to discuss and consider the following proposed ordinance, by the following title:

AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR THE CONTINUANCE OF THE GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE FOR THE IMPOSITION AND LEVY OF AN ADDITIONAL ONE PERCENT (1%) TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX (THE 5TH CENT), IN THE EXISTING GULF COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX DISTRICT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUED COLLECTION AND DESIGNATION OF THE ADDITIONAL TAX; SPECIFYING THE USE OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE ADDITIONAL TAX; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL CONTINUE IN EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ADOPTION AND THAT THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE LEVY AND IMPOSIITON MADE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE LEVY AND IMPOSITION MADE HEREBY, AND THE CONTINUATION OF COLLECTION OF THE ADDITIONAL TAX HEREUNDER, SHALL BE JANUARY 1, 2025.

A public reading, introduction and Public Hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s regular meetings on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 9:00 a.m., est. and a second reading, introduction and Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 9:00 a.m., est. both 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 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.

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


ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF

GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) FUNDING

Gulf County has committed funding SFY 22-23 in the amount of ($350,000.00) from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program to provide Housing Rehabilitation assistance and Purchase Assistance for approved Extremely Low, Very Low-, and Low income, as well as Purchase Assistance for Moderate income single-family housing units throughout the County. Applications for the SHIP Program will be accepted beginning Thursday, February 1st 2023.

Please note: the application process has changed! Interested residents can go online starting Thursday, February 1st, 2023 at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov/county_government/s_h_i_p. to submit a pre-screening and application. The Apalachee Regional Planning Council is committed to accessibility for all applicants. If any resident needs technical assistance or accommodation to apply for assistance, please reach out to staff directly at the contact information below. Eligibility is based on criteria to include, but not limited to: current HUD income limits, FHFC set aside requirements, and project feasibility (e.g. flood zone requirements, condition of property, etc.).

Applications will be received on an on-going basis subject to availability of funding. Only completed applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to veterans and elderly households. Residents that have previously received SHIP or HHRP assistance are ineligible to apply for future assistance.

For additional information please contact Amber Tyrie, Housing Programs Manager at the Apalachee Regional Planning Council directly at 850-312-3026, by email at [email protected], or visit our website at https://www.gulfcounty-fl.gov/county_government/s_h_i_p.


 

HOMEOWNER APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

SHIP Administrators will hold Homeowner Application Workshops that will include a general presentation on the SHIP Programs, application requirements, and individual assistance as time allows. Session attendance is not mandatory but highly encouraged. Workshops will be held as follows:

January 17th, 2023 at 3:00PM EST & 5:00PM EST
Donald H. Butler Commission Chamber at the Robert Moore Administration Building
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456


January 24th, 2024 at 5:00PM CST
Wewahitchka at the Extension Office
232 E. Lake Drive, Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Should you have any questions regarding these workshops, please contact Amber Tyrie, Housing Programs Manager at the Apalachee Regional Planning Council directly at 850-312-3026, by email at [email protected].

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


 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.