The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners recently partnered with the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce to use a portion of the funds from the CARES Act for the distribution of sanitizing supplies to the local business community.
Due to the overwhelming response and need within the business community, more sanitizing supplies are available. Each business will be provided supplies based on the number of employees and materials will be available until all supplies have been distributed. Businesses must bring a copy of either their utility bill or Florida Division of Corporations 2020 registration to receive free supplies. The provided document must show the name of the business and a Nassau County address.
Nassau County businesses that previously received supplies may participate again.
Cases of supplies will be available at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce on the following dates:
Monday, November 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nassau County Chamber of Commerce
961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Monday, December 7, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nassau County Chamber of Commerce
961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Supply distribution is available for every Nassau County business, while supplies last. For more information about this program, please contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at (904) 261-3248 or info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
Drivers should expect delays on SR 200 at I-95 this weekend during implementation
Yulee, Fla. – Northeast Florida will see the first diverging diamond interchange in Nassau County at I-95 and State Road 200/A1A open to traffic as early as Sunday November 15. The unique style of the interchange has proven to be a safer, more efficient interchange, improving traffic conditions where it has been implemented.
Detours will be necessary while crews stripe and shift traffic to implement the diverging diamond. Both directions of S.R. 200/A1A underneath I-95 will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 14 through 7 a.m. Sunday, November 15 for striping activities. Drivers will use I-95 and follow detour routes during the closure. Traffic will be reopened in the diverging diamond configuration, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.
“This interchange style is an example of innovation in the transportation industry,” said FDOT District Two Secretary Greg Evans. “FDOT is constantly looking for ways to improve the transportation experience for drivers and our commitment to safety. This interchange style harmonizes safety and efficiency and will serve the community, visitors and commercial interests for years to come.”
“This new interchange style reflects FDOT‘s innovative approach for not only efficiently moving traffic, but also in saving lives”, said Senator Aaron Bean. “This interchange will serve everyone for years to come”.
“Improving safety and traffic efficiency are worthy goals and FDOT has hit the mark with the new diverging diamond interchange in Nassau County,” said Representative Cord Byrd. “The patience of the people in Nassau County will be rewarded as the roadwork nears completion.”
A diverging diamond interchange is a style of interchange where the two directions of traffic underneath I-95 will briefly drive on the opposite side of the road. By moving traffic to the opposite side of the road, the interchange eliminates left turns in front of oncoming traffic, greatly improving safety. The movement within the interchange also eliminates the number of traffic signal phases, improving efficiency at the intersection and reducing traffic queues. For more information about the interchange, including a video on how to navigate this new traffic pattern, visit: www.NFLRoads.com/DDI.
The $41 million project was awarded to J.B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc. and is expected to be completed in fall 2020, unforeseen circumstances permitting.
City Commissioners recently extended Resolution 2020-143 requiring masks or face coverings until December 6, 2020. See the full resolution below or click here for more information.
The Veterans Day parade and the lighted Christmas parade will proceed as planned. Shrimp Drop/Fireworks will be considered at a later date.
Second Round of Coronavirus Relief Funds for Rent/Mortgage Assistance to be Available Beginning November 19, 2020
Nassau County, Florida, November 5, 2020 - The Nassau County Commission has approved the use of the second funding of CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to assist in rental and mortgage payments. Any activities (reduction hours, reduction in income, termination/layoff of employment) that occurred between March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020 due to COVID-19 are eligible.
The application submittal period will be November 19th – 30th, 2020. For your application to be considered, it must be received by the Nassau CARES office not later than the 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2020.
Information about the CRF Program for Rental and Mortgage Assistance will be available at https://www.nassaucountyfl.com/1039/Nassau-CARES starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19th, 2020. Application assistance will be available by contacting Carol Gilchrist between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19th, through Monday, November 30th at (904) 530-6020 or emailing email@example.com. The office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.
Application packets can be picked up at the following locations during the normal business hours:
Online applications will be available at https://www.nassaucountyfl.com/1039/Nassau-CARES starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19th, 2020. To request application packets by email, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VERY IMPORTANT: Because of CDC Guidelines about social distancing, please do not plan to complete your application at the County offices. If you need assistance, please call 904-530-6020 or email email@example.com.
Applications and documentation will be accepted at the drop box located at the front entrance of the James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097 beginning Thursday, November 19th, 2020. For your application to be considered, it must be in the drop box no later than the 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020.
Applications sent by mail or by FedEx should be addressed to Nassau CARES Application, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097. Applications must be delivered by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30th, 2020. Please note if the carrier does not deliver by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 30th, your application will be ineligible.
Incomplete applications or applications with missing documentation may be deemed ineligible. Applications may not be reviewed if documents are missing, falsified or illegible. Upon the review, if your application is incomplete, you will be notified by e-mail or telephone and will be provided an opportunity to submit the incomplete information by 5:00 p.m. the following business day. The incomplete information will need to be hand-delivered to the Nassau County, James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097 by the deadline.
Eligible applicants will be selected for an award by an independent contractor. The process for selection will be to sequentially number all submittals on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 (but not in date/time order of submittal). After all applications have been numbered, a Random Sequence Generator will be used to establish a review sequence. The applications will be reviewed based on random sequence until the maximum number of eligible applications are processed.
Applicants will be notified of their award beginning December 1st, 2020 by e-mail or phone call.
Expanded In-Person Citizen Service and Access Plan for Board of County Commissioner Departments & Facilities
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nassau County limited public access to County facilities in an effort to reduce spread of the virus. During this time, the County continued to provide service to the citizens virtually or by phone and email while working on policies and implementing other measures to protect the health of County employees and reduce their risk of exposure.
Beginning Monday, November 9, 2020, the County will begin the process of expanding in-person services and citizen access to facilities/offices. These efforts are in collaboration with the Nassau County Department of Health and Office of Emergency Management to ensure consistency with CDC guidelines and best practices. The access plan will be phased. Therefore, in the short term, you may still see limitations in some areas while we continue to adapt to new guidance.
Pursuant to Executive Order 24 issued by the Board on September 24, 2020, face coverings will be required inside all County facilities/offices. In addition, the County will strive to maintain proper social distancing of 6 ft. by limiting capacity to certain lobbies and facilities. Additionally, County personnel will be at the entrance of most facilities/offices to ask screening questions as recommended by the Nassau County Department of Health. Those questions are included in the attached document “Nassau County Expanded In-Person Citizen Service and Access Plan”. This document can also be located on the County’s website at https://www.nassaucountyfl.com/1021/Corona-Virus-Updates.
We encourage residents to review this document carefully to gain a better understanding of rules that have been implemented for each individual department and/or facility.
The County also encourages anyone who is sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home and contact us via telephone or email. Likewise, if you are isolating because you have tested positive for the virus, or you are quarantined because of close contact to a positive case, the County requests that you contact us via telephone or email so we can assist you remotely.
The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners recently designated a portion of the funds from the CARES Act to be used for the distribution of sanitizing supplies to local businesses and reimbursement funds for disinfectant foggers. Sanitizing supplies will be available to all local businesses free of charge on a first-come-first-serve basis. “Providing these programs for the Nassau County business community is critical to the ongoing efforts to assist our citizens, community partners, and businesses recover in these unprecedented times. We are extremely appreciative to the Chamber Board of Directors for the opportunity to partner and execute this program.” Taco Pope, County Manager.
Various distribution dates and locations have been established, making it easier for all businesses throughout Nassau County to access difficult to acquire sanitizing supplies. Each business will be provided supplies based on the number of employees and materials will be available until all supplies have been distributed. Businesses must bring a copy of either their utility bill or Florida Division of Corporations 2020 registration to receive free supplies. The provided document must show the name of the business and a Nassau County address.
Free supplies are available to Nassau County businesses one time only. Businesses that received supplies during our first event in Fernandina Beach will be unable to attend again in Yulee or Callahan.
Supplies will be distributed on the following dates and locations:
Monday, November 9, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 A.M.
The Journey Church parking lot
95707 Amelia Concourse
Yulee, FL 32097
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 A.M.
West Nassau Historical Society parking lot
45383 Dixie Avenue
Callahan, FL 32011
Businesses may participate in the reimbursement program by submitting a receipt for a disinfectant fogger. The deadline to submit your receipt is November 10, 2020. For more information and restrictions, please contact the Chamber of Commerce.
According to Regina Duncan, President of the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, “This program, coupled with the recent distribution of small business grants, will play a significant role in the recovery of our business community. We are pleased to partner with Nassau County to aid the entire business community.”
Supply distribution is available for every Nassau County business. For more information about this program, please contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at (904) 261-3248 or at info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 11:30 a.m., the Board of County Commissioners will host a groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of the upcoming improvements to Pages Dairy Road between Chester Rd. and Felmor Rd.
The County secured grant funding totaling $1.25 from the Florida Department of Transportation to assist with construction costs. The State officially added the project to their 5-Year Work Program in March of 2015 for funding to become available to the County in 2020. The total project cost is $4.7 million, leaving the County’s portion of $3.4 million.
The roadway design is complete and a contract for Construction Engineering Inspection Services has been secured. In order to remain eligible for State funding, the County must move forward with construction in order to meet the State’s December 2021 deadline.
Concerns have been expressed about this project taking place while the State Road 200 project is still underway. Fortunately, the State recently notified the County that the work on State Road 200 will be completed before the end of 2020. The Pages Dairy work will begin in mid-late November, so there will only be a few weeks where the two projects will overlap. Also, please be advised that the contractor for the Pages Dairy Rd. Project will not permitted to have lane or road closures during peak hours. This type of work will be limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
District Three County Commissioner, Pat Edwards, stated, “I am grateful to the State for providing grant funding to assist the County with much needed improvements to this segment of road. The County and residents have been anxious to have this work completed and I am happy to see it finally come to fruition”.
County Engineer, Robert Companion, added, “As the only east-west corridor to State Road 200, the improvements to Pages Dairy Road are necessary to ensure this major collector road serves citizens well in the future. The improvements include wider vehicle lanes, bike lanes, and right and left turn lanes onto Felmor Rd. from Pages Dairy”.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held in front of the Harbor Shores Apostolic Church located at 86674 Pages Dairy Rd. The public is welcome to attend. Reverend James Beale has graciously given permission for the public to utilize their lot for parking during the event.
If you have any questions regarding, please contact the Engineering Services at (904) 530-6225.
from The County Insider
Office of the Nassau County Manager
October 28, 2020
On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners held a Groundbreaking Ceremony in celebration of Nassau County Fire Rescue Station 71. The event took place at the site’s location of 96262 Chester Rd., Yulee, FL. Approximately 50 people were in attendance including Elected Officials, Fire Rescue personnel, members of the press, and County residents.
The ceremony began with a welcome message by Nassau County Fire Chief, Brady Rigdon. Board Chairman, Danny Leeper, spoke about the need for a new station and the positive impact it will have on the community. Jay Chung, President of Core Construction Company, expressed his excitement about working with the County and being involved with this very important project.
It is anticipated that the project will be complete in April 2021. We will announce a date for a ribbon cutting as completion nears.
If you have any questions, please contact Chief Rigdon at (904) 530-6600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Manager’s Office
Nassau County, Florida, October 28, 2020 – On Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:30 a.m., the Board of County Commissioners will host a groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of the upcoming Crawford Road Project. This project consists of paving a new 6.5 mile-long, two lane road, connecting County Road 121 with the existing paved portion of Crawford Road, just west of US 301.
The Board entered into an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation in March 2014 for Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) grant funding to assist with project costs. The project was added to the State’s Five-Year Work Program in 2014, however the agreement was later amended to provide additional State funding and extend the project timeline. The total cost of the project is $7.9 million, however $5.7 million is being provided by FDOT, leaving the County’s portion at $2.2 million.
It is anticipated that the project will be complete by the end of August 2021.
District Four County Commissioner, Thomas Ford, stated, “Paving this segment of Crawford Road will increase mobility on the west side of the County. I am very excited to see work begin on this project and look forward to its completion”.
County Engineer, Robert Companion, added, “The paving and improvements to Crawford Rd. will provide citizens with a connection from State Road 200 (US 301) to County Road 121, while also providing the infrastructure needed for the future of the Crawford Diamond area”.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held on the corner County Road 121 and Crawford Road. The public is invited to attend.
If you have any questions regarding, please contact Engineering Services at (904) 530-6225.
The Board of County Commissioners is currently seeking Nassau County residents who own homestead property and meet other criteria below to serve on the Value Adjustment Board (the VAB). One resident will serve as a member on the VAB, and another resident will serve as an alternate member on the VAB.
The purpose of the VAB is to hear appeals regarding property value assessments, denied exemptions or classifications, ad valorem tax deferrals, portability decisions, and change of ownership or control. Taxpayers or their representatives file petitions with the VAB clerk in the county where the property is located. The VAB is an independent entity not affiliated with the property appraiser or the tax collector.
Per Florida Statute 194, appeals will be heard before the VAB’s appointed Special Magistrates who will make recommendations to the VAB in order to render a final decision.
The Board consists of the following:
The VAB holds meetings as needed. Board members do not receive any compensation for their time and/or travel. Board members are required to file financial disclosure.
If you are interested in serving, please submit a resume to email@example.com by October 30, 2020. Resumes will be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners in November for review and consideration.
For more information regarding the Value Adjustment Board, please contact the Nassau County Clerk of Courts by phone at (904) 548-4662 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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