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SJSO currently has the ability for citizens to text their administrative line 904-824-8304.
Texting the administrative line is not to be used when there is a true emergency.
Please remember the following when using text to the administrative line:
01/20/2020: SJSO will be in attendance at the next HOA Meeting
Commander Cronin will be speaking at the next HOA Meeting, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7pm in the Pacetti Bay Middle Media Center (Library). He asks if anyone has any specific questions to please let the BOD know ahead of time, so they can have the answers you are looking for. You can email your concerns and questions to email@example.com with the subject line containing SJSO Questions.
12/20/2019: Letter From St. Johns County Traffic & Transportation Department
HOA Board President, Peggy, had contacted the Traffic & Transpotation Department in regards to a "rumor" of a possible Traffic light at the front our neighborhood. Here is their response:
**However, it will probably be the next 12 to 15 months.**
1/4/2020: Allow space for a fire truck or ambulance if you or your guests require temporary street parking.
12/29/12019: Remember bulk trash goes out on Monday with Regular Trash.
*Please cut up and fold your cardboard boxes for recycle day. Only boxes that fit in the pail will be taken. Not everyone needs to know what you recieved this Holiday Season.
12/21/2019: Remember to lock your cars and close your garage doors.
Residents can visit the Little Free Library, which is conveniently located on Ardmore Street near the pond (1200 block), at their leisure. Neighbors can donate books for others to read, or take one (even two or three)to read and return or read and keep. The Library is currently filled with a variety of books for everyone, even your littles! Please feel free to stop by and enjoy its contents.
Look out for details on an Official Grand Opening event coming soon!
Let's Share our Love of Reading!
Good afternoon neighbors, we don't have much new information on the park but want to stay in contact about it. Your HOA board has recieved basically the same information as everyone else who has reached out to Commissioner Smith: that the county is gathering information and will host a community meeting to discuss the park. We did hear that there still is some electrical work to be done, no word though about the water.
We are doing everything can to hurry this along, our HOA meeting minutes in which the park was discussed have been requested and will be shared asap. In addition, your HOA board president has requested a personal meeting with Doug Bataille, director of the parks & recs department, next week but that has not yet been scheduled.
We will update you soon, whether we have new information or not.
Your HOA board regrets to inform you that we have received communication from the parks department that the park at the entrance to our community is essentially finished. The parks department says that there *might* be a "natural trail" and that they are "exploring opportunities for an outdoor classroom in conjunction with the middle school." Additionally, it seems as though Billy Zeits, our contact at the parks department throughout this long process, is no longer employed there. We are, obviously, extremely disappointed at this news as we appear to have had land cleared by the county in order to install a parking lot and public restrooms. That is not at all what this project was supposed to be. Your HOA board president will be contacting the parks department on Tuesday, when their offices reopen after the holiday, to gather more information and we will continue to share what we find out. Please keep in mind that this park is a county project and all inquiries should be directed to the county. As stated, we will continue to update you and you are welcome to gather information from us as we share it or, as St. John's County taxpayers and voters, you can most definitely contact the parks department at 904.209.0322 or firstname.lastname@example.org and/or our voter-appointed county commissioner, Jeb Smith, at 904.209.0302 or email@example.com.
Contractors will be finishing up Phase 1 around the first week in February. The Contractors will be seeding the areas of ground that have been impacted from construction. After, Staff will be working to ensure the park is ready for public access.
Update from St. John's County Parks and Recreation Assistant Director:
The project is approximately 20% of the way towards completion.
The contractor has begun the site preparation and clearing. They are also bringing in the appropriate fill dirt to ensure they meet all drainage requirements for the improvements. The site grading will commence by Monday to meet the plans that were put together by the engineers.
The restroom plans are in permitting, and are anticipated to be completed by next week.
The anticipated project completion remains Jan. 31st.
Those present at the Annual HOA Meeting we able to meet and ask St. John's County Parks and Recreation questions.
From St John’s County Engineering, Mr. Neal Shinkre:
“In following up with my staff, it appears that the construction of the Park is anticipated to be completed by end of January, pending the power connection to the restrooms. Following hurricane Dorian, it appears that FPL is slightly behind in attending to new customers for power. But we are still hopeful that we can compete this by end of January 2020. Currently, the engineered plans have been submitted for permitting (which we anticipate within the next 2-4 weeks). Immediately after that, we will commence construction. This is a design-build project, consequently, it allows us to utilize the same company that completed the design for its construction (without having to bid this project for construction).
We surely appreciate your community’s patience is allowing us to finally complete this very anticipated project.”
St. Johns County Park and Recreation has informed us that the construction of the Pacetti Bay Park will be delayed because of permitting. The delay will be about four to six weeks.
Construction of the park will take four to six months so a new target date will be December 31st, 2019.
From St. John’s County Park and Recreation, that they are waiting for County approval. The County shared the following:
“ SJC County Engineer has submitted the MDP to planning and zoning and staff is waiting for a response.
· After response from Planning and Zoning final commercial plans will be provided.
· That will include the standard drawings needed for SJC utilities, and a new water meter and sewer connection.”l ones.
From St. Johns County Park and Recreation for the construction of the park.
Please note that this timeline is subject to change per the engineering and construction company that is undertaking the Pacetti Bay Park Project. We will keep you updated about any possible changes.
Project Start: July 8, 2019, pending approval of plans.
Clearing: July 8, 2019
Hall in Fill/Grading: July 15, 2019
Pond Excavation: July 19, 2019
Sewer and Water Tie Ins, Stormwater Structure Installation: July 25, 2019
Bathroom Building: August 20, 2019
Base and Asphalt, Signage and Striping: August 20, 2019
Completion: August 30, 2019
Plans for the Park in the Meadows are in place. Presently, construction has been slightly delayed and will now will begin in mid-May. With weather permitting, a target completion date is set for July, 2019.
Although we were originally told by the County there would be a pavilion, it has been put on hold due to the necessity of having a retention pond. Per St. John’s County Park and Recreation, in the event there are funds for a pavilion, after permitting requirements are met, then the goal will be to include the pavilion in the project.
Originally told by the County there would be a pavilion, but it has been put on hold due to the necessity of having a retention pond. Per St. John’s County Park and Recreation, in the event there are funds for a pavilion, after permitting requirements are met, then the goal will be to include the pavilion in the project.
The construction of a trail, playground site, dog park, and an open play space will be prioritized by the County with the remaining funds after the total project is complete.
The County Engineer next week will be meeting with the County’s Public Works Department to discuss logistics and plans for the park’s completion. Work will begin soon and I have been guaranteed that the park will be completed by the end of June! Great news for our community and our children!