Contact: Sabrina Robertson
August 12, 2019 5:00 p.m.
On December 19, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners formed a Beach Community Working Group consisting of Mike Mullin, County Manager/County Attorney; Taco Pope, Assistant County Manager; Doug Podiak, Facilities Maintenance Director; Gil Langley, Executive Director of the Tourist Development Council; Butch Osborne, Director of Operations for the Sheriff’s Office; Mac Morriss, Ex-Officio Member; and Lowell Hall, Ex-Officio Member.
The group was directed to review current beach related Ordinances and use of the beach and to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners as to any updates or amendments that need to be made. A total of seven (7) meetings have been held to date.
At the June 19, 2019 meeting, the Committee adopted guiding principles and goals which are being used for preparing their recommendation to be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at a future time. Those were discussed in great detail at meetings held on July 15, July 24, and August 1, 2019.
A facilitator is organizing all the goals and developing both short term and long term strategies on how to address the issues that have been brought forth. He will also be reviewing all of the current beach related Ordinances and combining them into one all- inclusive Ordinance.
Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:
• Wednesday, August 14th from 9:00 a.m. – noon
• Thursday, August 15th from 9:00 a.m. – noon (time may be extended into the afternoon if needed at the discretion of the Chairman)
• Thursday, August 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
All meetings will take place in the Commission Chambers located at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097 (James Page Governmental Complex). The public is invited to attend and participate. Additional meetings may be added in the future.
Agendas and meeting minutes of the Beach Community Working Group can be located on our website at: http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/DocumentCenter/Index/959.