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Beach Shorts

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St. Johns County commission will handle three items that directly affect Ponte Vedra Beach at its weekly meeting Tuesday.

Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the expansion of County Road 210 from a two-lane road to a four-lane corridor, from the east side of the Palm Valley Bridge to Florida A1A. They're also set to consider proposed speed zones for Palm Valley Road, Masters Drive and Mickler Road.

During the all-day meeting's afternoon session, the St. Johns Water and Sewer Authority will present findings and recommendations on an investigation into over-earnings for Intercoastal Utilities, the Jacksonville-based utility company that serves Sawgrass Country Club, Plantation and other Ponte Vedra Beach residents. The utility proceedings are open to the public until commissioners deliberate and take action.

The meeting will be at the County Auditorium, 4020 Lewis Speedway, in St. Augustine.


The Neptune Beach City Council will re-address a proposed development at the end of Seagate Avenue by Beaches-area developer Steve Jarrett during a workshop Monday.

The workshop begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 116 First St.

The council decided this month to take a second look at Jarrett's proposed subdivision after questions arose about changes in the plans.

Jarrett told the council at the meeting that he wouldn't ask for a right of way abandonment at the end of Seagate Avenue as earlier plans showed. The abandonment proposal had been controversial when Jarrett was going to present plans for the project to the city in July.


The Atlantic Beach City Commission will have a public hearing Monday on several ordinances, including a proposed ordinance setting aesthetic standards for the city's two main commercial corridors, Mayport Road and Atlantic Boulevard.

The meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. in the commission chambers, 800 Seminole Road.

The proposed ordinance will regulate fences, landscaping and building materials, particularly for the front of businesses. …

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