Local representative of Moms Demand Action to speak at Democratic Club – October 22

Democratic Club of Amelia Island
Press Release
October 14, 2019

Rachel Steele representative of Nassau County Chapter of Moms Demand Action

The Democratic Club of Amelia Island is featuring Rachel Steele from the Nassau County Chapter of Moms Demand Action at their monthly dinner meeting Tuesday October 22, 2019 6:00 PM at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Rd in Fernandina Beach.

The entrance fee of $20 includes a buffet dinner with dessert. Space is extremely limited and a prepaid reservation is required to attend.

If you would like join us, either mail a check to DCAI, PO Box 16022, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035; drop a check at the Democratic Headquarters at 8th and Date; or pay online with our secure pay site https://secure.actblue.com/donate/october_2019 no later than noon Wednesday October 16, 2019. If you have any questions, you can email DCAI at [email protected]

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a national, nonpartisan network of moms, dads and friends standing up for Gun Continue reading

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Courtyard Chess during Saturday Art Walk

By Joe Winston
October 14, 2019


The Amelia Island Chess Club played Courtyard Chess during the Island Art Gallery Second Saturday Art Walk. Chess pieces were all individualized by artists and friends. Pictured in the photo is one of the student players and  a chess coach. Photo courtesy of Joe Winston.
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JEA seeks conditional use on Yulee project

Nassau County
Press Release
Contact: Abigail Weiss
Planner, PEO Department
[email protected]
October 14, 2019 10:00 a.m.

County information regarding JEA Conditional Use Application (CU2019-16)

The Nassau County Planning + Economic Opportunity (PEO) Department offers the following clarifying information regarding the proposed JEA project in Yulee seeking a conditional use approval.

The parent property (Parcel Number: 42-2N-27-0000-0001-0120) related to the conditional use application (CU2019-16) is a 422 acre tract of land owned by JEA which is located south of SR200, north of Radio Avenue, west of Miner Road and east of US 17. Within this 422 acre property, a land area measuring 6.35 acres is located on the southernmost end of the property, north of the utility corridor running behind (to the north) of the homes fronting on Radio Avenue Continue reading

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On local taxes – An opinion

Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Chip Ross

Submitted by Chip Ross
Fernandina Beach City Commissioner
October 13, 2019

Tax increases are generally met with scorn, skepticism and outrage.  And particularly this year when the County AND City governments both raised taxes, it provides a challenge for City residents to pay, and City officials to justify.

Why did both governments raise taxes?  To answer that question, it is important to know that the City and Nassau County raised taxes for very different reasons.  As reported by the local press, County Attorney/County Manager Michael Mullin recently noted that “budget increases, taking out for public safety, are minimal,” underscoring that all increases are a result of growth. Mullin went on to state that “for every dollar in a household tax, it costs $1.75 for services for that house.” He also said that those averages are for every county . . . not just Nassau.  Nassau County is raising its taxes to pay for its growth.  It will also continue to pay for the additional $.75 it loses on every tax dollar every year from housing in the future, On the other hand, the City is paying to conserve land to prevent growth and the future tax increases associated with servicing new housing.

The ONE TIME .5 mil increase from the City will raise $1.2 million dollars for land conservation. It will only fund the purchase of vacant environmentally sensitive Continue reading

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Priscilla Footlik
October 12, 2019

“A Gopher Turtle on a Sunrise Walk” Photo courtesy of Priscilla Footlik

Editor’s Note: Priscilla has lived on Amelia Island since 2007. Prior to arriving on Amelia, she lived most often in Colorado. She is a “semi-retired caregiver,” and enjoys being an amateur photographer in her spare time.

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