Media Release

07-12-16 Commission Regular Meeting

Friday, July 8, 2016 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission will conduct their Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The Regular Meeting begins at 9 a.m., and the Public Hearing begins at 5 p.m. Both meetings are in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (Room 209) on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, downtown Gainesville).

Items of interest at the Regular Meeting:

10. Three Minute History Reading of the Alachua County Historical Commission
11. Veterans Memorial Committee presentation on renovation plans for Veterans Memorial Park
12. Program presentation by Sheriff Sadie Darnell
13. Business and Economic Growth Action Plan second biannual update
14. Advisory Board member qualifications discussion
15. Request to include the Josiah T. Walls Building parking lot and remove the Community Treasures Meeting Room on the “Private Use of County Facilities” Policy
16. Request confirmation of Carl Smart, as Assistant County Manager for Public Safety and Community Services
17. Sustainability Council Energy Related Initiatives Update - Energy and Water Efficiency Building Code Standards
18. Sustainability Council Community - Wide Weatherization Initiative update
19. Sustainability Council Update - Tree Canopy in the Urban Cluster
20. Sustainability Council - Low Speed Electric Vehicle update

Items of interest at the Public Hearing:

Regular Matters 

26. 5:01 p.m. Public Hearing to set proposed millage rates for General County, Unincorporated Services MSTU, Fire Protection Services MSTU, Law Enforcement MSTU, and adopted resolution
27. A request to amend the Alachua County Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) to permit medical marijuana dispensaries as a Limited Use in certain zoning districts
28. Public Hearing to discuss Oak Hall Private School Inc. Industrial Development Refunding Bonds

Legislative items

29. Applicant initiated request to amend the Alachua County Sign Code for Transit Oriented Developments

Quasi-Judicial/Zoning Items

30. ZOS-01-16: A Special Use Permit to allow a Personal Wireless Service Facility (PWSF)
31. ZOM-06-15: Minor Amendment to the South Pointe PD

View the Regular/Public Hearing/Consent agenda and backup materials

Supplemental Agenda Items:

Item to be Added to the Regular Agenda

1. Pavement Management Update (to follow item #20)
2. Recommendations from the July 6, 2016 Empowerment Center Oversight Advisory Board (ECOAB) Meeting (to follow the item above)

Items to be Added to the Consent Agenda

3. FFY 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, JAG Countywide (to follow item #37)
4. Request for the Board to approve settlement (to follow item #39)
5. Resolution amending the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company QTI Program Agreement (to follow item #40)
6. Revised Park Avenue Traditional Neighborhood Development Multi Modal Transportation Mitigation Agreement (to follow item #52)

View the Supplemental Agenda and backup materials

There are four public comment opportunities during the Regular/Public Hearing Meetings, which enable citizens to speak to items not on the agenda. The public is encouraged to attend meetings, view them live on Cox Channel 12, or on the County’s Video on Demand website.

Free parking is available for citizens attending these meetings. Please park in the S.W. Parking Garage (105 S.W. 3rd Street, Gainesville) and bring your parking stub to the Alachua County Manager's Office, located on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building, to receive a chaser validation ticket.

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For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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