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GULF COUNTY LOCAL TECHNOLOGY PLANNING TEAM (LTPT) MEETING NOTICE
 

The Gulf County Local Technology Planning Team (LTPT) will hold a meeting at the Donald H. Butler Commissioner Board Room located at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building at the Gulf County Courthouse Complex, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida on the following date:

Monday, February 26, 2024 at 2:00 p.m., E.T.

The meeting, per the request and continued direction of the Board of County Commission, will be to discuss and act on the established agenda. In accordance with Florida Statute and County Policy, this agenda has been posted to publicly notice all interested parties of the location, date and time for this public meeting.

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 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 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


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Tourist Development Council will hold an Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday February 6th, 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

A Public Hearing will be held before the Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) on Monday, January 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, January 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:

1. Variance- APPLICANT: Indian Pass Resorts, LLC LOCATION: 2817 Indian Pass Rd., Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 Parcel Number 03188-000R Section 22 Township 9 South Range 10 West. MEETING APPEAL: Requesting a variance of Gulf County LDR Article III section 3.01.02 to allow additional RV sites to be added to existing park in a VE flood zone.

2. Small Scale Map Amendment-
APPLICANT- Bunch, Christopher, and Jamie LOCATION: .41 acres at 2321 Hwy 71 S., Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Parcel Number 02652-000R Section 36 Township 4 South Range 10 West. MEETING APPEAL: Requesting an approximate .41-acre land use change from Residential 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.


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

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 emergency Ordinance with the following title:

AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; WHEREBY REPEALING AND REPLACING GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2022-13 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.

A reading, introduction and emergency public hearing will be held during the Gulf County Board of County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 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 emergency 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

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 #03083-003R - SECTION 30 & 31, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST. 21.78 AC (OF 125 AC), GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL; 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, November 28, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) and a second and final reading, introduction and Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 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. 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


NOTICE OF ADOPTING RESOLUTION AND APPROVAL FOR GULF COUNTY PLAT ABANDONMENT

WHEREAS, pursuant to a Notice of Public Hearing, duly advertised in accordance with Florida Law and Gulf County Policy, a Public Hearing was held before the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 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 recorded plat pursuant to Gulf County "Vacation, Abandonment, Discontinue or Close Easements, Right of Ways, Roadways, Alleyways and Plats Policy" 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 A RECORDED PLAT (CREEKSIDE AT WETAPPO CREEK PB6, PGS 60-63, PARCEL 03364-000R) 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 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 Creekside at Wetappo Creek Subdivision as described in the application and authorizing (Gulf County Resolution No. 2023-46) 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
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON RESTORE ACT DIRECT COMPONENT MULTIYEAR IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AMENDMENT #04

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, will be receiving PUBLIC COMMENT on the RESTORE Act Direct Component Multiyear Implementation Plan (MYIP) Amendment #04 from October 26, 2023 through December 10, 2023.

The document can be obtained by clicking HERE or to view in person, visit 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Room 312, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.

A complete description of eligible activities and related information for Direct Component projects may be found by clicking HERE. For questions, please contact Erin Kennedy at 850-227-2383.

All PUBLIC COMMENT shall be submitted to [email protected].

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Sandy Quinn, Chairman


 

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 #03364-000R - SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST – BUDDY FLOORE RD. – 48.17 AC, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/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, October 24, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) and a second and final reading, introduction and Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, to be held in the Donald H. Butler Commissioner Chamber 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., 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.