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Posted on: January 10, 2020

City offers Waterworks Building presentation and tour

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St. Johns County Main Branch hosts event on Saturday, January 25 at 10:30am

The Waterworks Building in Davenport Park on San Marco Ave. will be on display for a tour on Saturday, January 25, following a presentation by Jenny Wolfe, the City of St. Augustin...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Arbor Day is January 17

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Annual ceremony scheduled for 11:00am at Joe Pomar, Jr. Park

The public is invited to join the City of St. Augustine’s commemoration of Arbor Day on Friday, January 17 at 11:00am at the Joe Pomar, Jr. Park, located at 1600 Masters Drive.

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Commissioner Horvath appointed to Resiliency Florida Board

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Leadership in preparing for future impacts of weather reaches beyond city limits

At its November 25, 2019, Board of Directors meeting, the non-profit organization Resiliency Florida appointed City of St. Augustine Commissioner Roxanne Horvath to serve on t...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

City Manager names new Communications Manager

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Renaming of Public Affairs Department brings about change  

In the Nation’s Oldest City, much has been done in recent years to keep in step with the accelerated pace of information dissemination. And in a world where one missed letter in...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Used oil and electronics recycling event returns in January

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Where to get rid of holiday cooking oil and old electronics replaced by the newest gadgets 

The City of St. Augustine, in conjunction with St. Johns County Utilities and St. Johns Technical High School Academies of Coastal and Water Resources and ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Free Nights of Lights Park and Ride shuttle

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Every Saturday in December, special hours of operation following Christmas holiday

In addition to Saturdays in December, services following the Christmas holiday will be offered:

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

City approved for crosswalk at Municipal Marina

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Pedestrian safety remains a priority

At the November 21 regular meeting of the Historic Architectural Review Board, Mobility Coordinator Xavier Pellicer requested approval to construct pedestrian improvements across Avenida Menendez and Marine Street, span...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

City will lease Fish Island conservation land

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Passive park, trails, interpretive signs part of property management design ideas

On Thursday, November 21, the state of Florida took possession of the 57-acre property referred to as Fish Island. The successful acquisition of this conservation land would ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Light-Up! Night honorees named for 26th annual Nights of Lights

Photo of former Mayor Ramelle Petroglou and retired Public Affairs Director Paul Williamson

Former mayor to light the city; former Public Affairs Director to light the tree

Continuing a tradition begun by then St. Augustine Mayor George Gardner in 2003, current Mayor Tracy Upchurch has named honorees to turn the switches that will launch the 26th...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Charlotte Street excavations concluded

Archaeology team of three people digging in a trench on Charlotte Street at the site of Los Remedios

State officials' visit to Los Remedios concludes archaeological investigation 

One of the most important archaeological digs in St. Augustine is coming to a close. The dig confirmed the location of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our La...

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Posted on: November 2, 2019

Public Works Department gets reorganized

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November 2, 2019

City's Public Works Department reorganized

Like many organizations, the start of a new year is a time for reassessment, evaluation and often the opportunity to conduct a reorganization to meet new and changing needs.

Such is the case with th...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

City recognized as StormReady® by National Weather Service

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Certification valid through 2022

The National Weather Service (NWS) has recognized the City of St. Augustine as being StormReady® having carefully reviewed criteria that includes nearly 70 individual evaluation points. Evaluation of the city based on that ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Flood insurance rates likely to drop for many properties

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City receives improved classification from FEMA

The City of St. Augustine was recently notified that properties in the city may qualify for a 25% reduction in the premium cost of flood insurance as a result of its floodplain management activities.

The notic...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

FREE Tours of Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Tours are part of statewide City Government Week initiative

The City of St. Augustine will be joining cities throughout the state in celebrating Florida City Government Week from October 21-25.  Because city government is the government closest to...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Fire Chief appointed to board

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Carlos Aviles named to represent northeast Florida

St. Augustine Fire Chief Carlos Aviles has been appointed to the Florida Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors as its Northeast Florida Director.

Aviles has been a member of the St. Augustine Fire Depa...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Q&A gathering at 91 Coquina Avenue

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The community is invited to an on-site Q &A gathering with staff from the city's Public Works Department at 91 Coquina Ave. this Friday, October 11 at 5:00pm.

The gathering will provide attendees an update on a project that when completed will result i...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Tom and Jean Rahner to receive Order of La Florida

Presentation of The Order of La Florida

Presentation ceremony set for Monday, September 9 at 4:00pm

It is not an exaggeration to say that for more than sixty years, very few performances of live theatre in St. Augustine have not the beneficiary of a contribution by Tom and Jean Rahner.

Whether th...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Lane Shifts Anticipated at W. Castillo for Several Months

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Intermittent traffic interruptions expected through November

Drivers should expect lane shifts and intermittent closures along W. Castillo Dr. to allow for heavy equipment and machinery maneuvering due to construction at the site of the future San Marco Ho...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

FAQs About the City's Fire Assessment Fee

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Answers to some of the most often asked questions about the fire assessment fee

Last summer when St. Augustine property owners began receiving notices of city’s fire assessment fee, some had questions that were easily covered in just a few answers. &nb...

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