At the June 13, 2022 meeting, the Board approved Resolution No. 2022-125 temporarily reducing the speed limit on County Road 121 from the Duval County line to County Road 2 to 45 mph. This is being done at the recommendation of Engineering Services and the Florida Department of Transportation in an effort to improve motorist safety due to current road conditions. New speed limit signs were put in place yesterday.
As previously announced, the State awarded the County $9 million in Legislative funding during the 2021 Legislative Session for repair and resurfacing of the southern most portion of County Road 121. Project design is anticipated to begin in late summer/early fall 2022. Construction is anticipated to begin early 2023 and will take six to nine months to complete.
Given the approximate two-year process to complete repairing of the southern half of the CR121 corridor, the Nassau County Road Department has been working diligently to make temporary asphalt repairs to the road by removing loose asphalt and debris; recompacting the base; filling the holes with tackifier, a compound that increases stickiness; filling the holes with a new asphalt mix; and then tamping it into place, and packing it tightly before leveling it to the surrounding road. The Road Department has also to worked to remove the accumulation of soil along portions of the roadway’s shoulders to allow rain water to drain away more quickly from the paved surface.
Following completion of the repair and resurfacing project, the roadway will be re-evaluated to reimplement the 55 mph speed limit.
6/30/22 @ 10:40 a.m. - At the Monday, June 27, 2022 meeting, the Board approved Resolution No. 2022-130 proclaiming the week of July 1 - July 7, 2022, as Clean Beaches Week in Nassau County, Florida. Clean Beaches Week is recognized annually across the nation to spread awareness regarding the effects of pollution on marine life, oceans and coastal landscape. Public Works Director, Doug Podiak, and Convention & Visitor's Bureau Executive Director, Gil Langley, were in attendance to accept the Resolution.
Nassau County beaches have long been a source of beauty and enjoyment, drawing thousands of visitors per year. The Board strives to ensure that Nassau County beaches remain pristine. By collection of the Tourist Development Tax by lodging establishments on Amelia Island, the County is able to fund 100% of beach cleaning efforts. These efforts including removal of trash and debris from both City and County beaches, emptying of all trashcans along the beach, removal of trash and debris from all beach front parks, and cleaning of all beach front park restrooms. In 2021, the beach contractor removed approximately 100 tons of trash and debris from City and County beaches, beach access areas, and parking lots.
The Amelia Island Convention and Visitor's Bureau works tirelessly to ensure that visitors understand the importance of keeping our beaches clean by providing printed materials for lodging establishments and supplying signage in beach front parks encouraging residents and visitors to "leave no trace".
By caring for the beach and keeping it clean, the Board of County Commissioners is investing in preservation of the environment and wildlife by ensuring that harmful materials do not end up in the ocean or destroy beach habitats. This week, residents and visitors are encouraged to make a positive impact by cleaning up trash and debris that have been left behind and encouraging others to do the same.
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Local Business Women Honor Scholarship Winners, Award First-Ever Protégé Award, and Name the 2022 Annual Woman of the Year at its First Annual Extravaganza
Fernandina Beach, June 29, 2021--The American Business Women Association (ABWA), Eight Flags Charter Chapter, held its first annual ABWA Extravaganza--an evening of food, fun, Fashion, and Celebrations at the Golf Club of Amelia Island in mid-June. This chuck-full evening featured fashions from Twisted Sisters and Go Fish and commentary to help women dress for success on a budget. Members and scholarship winners modeled the delightful and versatile apparel.
At the event, Lisa Rosenblum was honored with the chapter's first-ever Protégé Award; the award recognizes a member of fewer than two years who has worked to foster the chapter's goals and increase membership. Rosenblum served as the treasurer of the chapter this year.
The Women of the Year committee had three nominees, Marie Rizzo Fenn, Lillie Marie Rogers, and Lisa Rosenblum. All were honored by the crowd of more than fifty women at the Extravaganza.
Evaluation Committee Chair Cherie Nikosey announced the winner--Lillie Marie Rogers.
Rogers serves as the current President. She is a retired nurse and education turned entrepreneur. Members said, "Lillie has been a nurturing and humble leader; as President, she has exemplified ABWA values and guided the chapter with heart and integrity. In addition to her role as President, Rogers served as a member of the Mentoring Committee. She participated in all fundraising activities and represented ABWA in the community. Lillie's energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the chapter have inspired members and set the bar for professionalism."
In accepting the award, Rogers said, " I am honored to receive this award! However, this honor belongs to all the women in our chapter. I accomplished what I did with lots of help and support! Thank you!"
Join UF Health Family Medicine - Callahan for their Open House. Meet new providers, Brett Lawson, MD, MBA, and Margo Walton, APRN, along with our entire health care team. We treat patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.
Enjoy free food, face painting, balloon art, giveaways and kid-friendly entertainment by “Mrs. Bubbles.” Free health screenings for blood pressure and glucose will be available.
Visit https://ufhealthjax.org/.../uf-health-family-medicine.../ to learn more about our providers and to schedule an office appointment, or call 904-633-0560.
What is peddling?
Peddler or solicitor, in Chapter 26 of the City municipal code, means someone who goes door to door selling goods and services. In Florida, all such persons are required to obtain a permit through the Clerk of Courts. The City’s ordinance requires that peddlers have their permit available at all times.
Is peddling a problem?
Peddling is a customary way for traveling salespersons to conduct business. But, sometimes peddlers can use aggressive tactics and intimidate citizens; or they can be unlicensed companies trying to take advantage of an emergency situation. Additionally, sometimes peddlers aren’t really peddlers, but people “casing” properties.
What types of door-to-door solicitation is allowed?
People knocking on doors to express First Amendment rights, such as political and religious groups, are exempt from the permit required. Nonprofit groups (like supervised schoolchildren selling candy or cookies as a fundraiser) are also exempt.
What can I do?
If you are concerned about peddling at your home, the best thing to do is to put up a “No Solicitation” sign in a visible spot on your property. If a peddler enters the premises without permission, they are in violation of the ordinance and you can call FBPD.
Join Follow That Dream Sailing on a bareboat adventure sailing out of Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 08, 2022, and returning to Dubrovnik on October 15, 2022. Known as 'The Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik has captivated and seduced kings and artists for centuries. This will be an awesome experience to see this city built in the 16th century and was featured in Game of Thrones!
For more information or to make reservations, contact Follow That Dream Sailing at (904) 468-3758 or email FollowThatDreamSailing@gmail.com.
Join Pedego Amelia Electric Bikes, J.McLaughlin, Jean-Klifa Paris Boutique, Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel, Monkey Barrel of Amelia, and Shoe Visions at the Harris Teeter shopping center this weekend for a Sidewalk Sale event you won't want to miss!
There will be sales, raffles, and much more! Stop by the Harris Teeter Shopping Center, located at 4800 1st Coast Highway in Amelia Island, THIS weekend, July 1-5, between 10AM-5PM to check it out!
Thursday, July 28th is the perfect day to make plans to come out and save a life.
Yep, you heard that right.
That’s the day that the Keller Williams Realty, Amelia Island location will join with Loan Depot and Landmark Title in hosting the OneBlood, Big Red Bus for a Summer Blood Drive.
This event will take place at The Shops @ Amelia Market/Harris Teeter Plaza from 9 am – 2 pm. (4800 1st Coast Highway, Amelia Island, Florida). There will also be fun, snacks and more.
With increased summer travel and activity comes the demand for more medically necessary blood transfusions. Unfortunately, it is also the lowest time for donations. So the need is greater than ever.
In fact, one in three people will need blood in their lifetime. And blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast and the need is constant.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit blood center responsible for providing safe and available blood to more than 250 hospital partners and their patients throughout Florida.
Generally healthy people, age16 or older (with an ID) who weigh at least 110 pounds, can donate blood. To learn more about OneBlood visit www.oneblood.org.
If you have questions about this event, feel free to reach out to our Keller Williams Office at 904-261-9800.
Thank you so much for joining us for this important, lifesaving event.
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Certified Lean Six Sigma Speaker Shares the Five Best Practices to Grow Your Business
Fernandina Beach, FL, June 30, 2022 - Attention all Nassau County Businesswomen, the Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) invites you to join them Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 pm for a presentation sharing the Five Best Practices for Growing your Business.
Starting at 5:30 pm at Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Bill Melton Road in Fernandina Beach, the chapter will host Stephanie Marquardt, founder and CEO of Continuous Synergy LLC. This consulting firm helps business owners grow their businesses. Continuous Synergy’s mission is to help small business owners get their companies into constant Synergy to enable growth and create a balanced life in and outside the business.
Marquardt is certified as a Lean Six Sigma process improvement practitioner. She is a graduate of the EOS® Integrator Masterclass. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, a master’s from Johns Hopkins University, and an executive leadership certificate from Cornell University.
“Most of us start our business wearing all the hats of IT, HR, Operations, and Sales. We must remove our Operations hat to continue growing,” says Marquardt. Continuous Synergy, LLC ensures its clients that the company is running effectively and efficiently while moving it to the next level using Lean Six Sigma, Entrepreneurial Operating System®, and Baldrige tools and systems.
“We look forward to having Stephanie giving us practical take-aways to grow our businesses.,” says Marie Fenn, professional development co-chair.
The local ABWA chapter has been helping women succeed in business in Nassau County for nearly 53 years. Each monthly meeting provides Professional Development speakers who impart the motivation and skills needed to create success in today’s business world. In addition, there is ample time for networking with women from various businesses, skill sets, and experiences. The organization meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm, beginning with networking, a light meal, a speaker, and networking time after the speaker. Please visit www.abwaeightflags.org to learn more and to register for the meeting. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
The mission of the American Businesswomen’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.
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