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Posted on: December 6, 2019

City Manager names new Communications Manager

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Renaming of Public Affairs Department brings about change  

In the Nation’s Oldest City, much has been done in recent years to keep in step with the accelerated pace of information dissemination. And in a world where one missed letter in...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Free Nights of Lights Park and Ride shuttle

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Every Saturday in December, special hours of operation following Christmas holiday

In addition to Saturdays in December, services following the Christmas holiday will be offered:

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

City approved for crosswalk at Municipal Marina

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Pedestrian safety remains a priority

At the November 21 regular meeting of the Historic Architectural Review Board, Mobility Coordinator Xavier Pellicer requested approval to construct pedestrian improvements across Avenida Menendez and Marine Street, span...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

City will lease Fish Island conservation land

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Passive park, trails, interpretive signs part of property management design ideas

On Thursday, November 21, the state of Florida took possession of the 57-acre property referred to as Fish Island. The successful acquisition of this conservation land would ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Charlotte Street excavations concluded

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State officials' visit to Los Remedios concludes archaeological investigation 

One of the most important archaeological digs in St. Augustine is coming to a close. The dig confirmed the location of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our La...

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Posted on: November 2, 2019

Public Works Department gets reorganized

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November 2, 2019

City's Public Works Department reorganized

Like many organizations, the start of a new year is a time for reassessment, evaluation and often the opportunity to conduct a reorganization to meet new and changing needs.

Such is the case with th...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

City recognized as StormReady® by National Weather Service

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Certification valid through 2022

The National Weather Service (NWS) has recognized the City of St. Augustine as being StormReady® having carefully reviewed criteria that includes nearly 70 individual evaluation points. Evaluation of the city based on that ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Flood insurance rates likely to drop for many properties

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City receives improved classification from FEMA

The City of St. Augustine was recently notified that properties in the city may qualify for a 25% reduction in the premium cost of flood insurance as a result of its floodplain management activities.

The notic...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Fire Chief appointed to board

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Carlos Aviles named to represent northeast Florida

St. Augustine Fire Chief Carlos Aviles has been appointed to the Florida Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors as its Northeast Florida Director.

Aviles has been a member of the St. Augustine Fire Depa...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

There's a new website in town

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City of St. Augustine  launches new web site  

Yesterday the City of St. Augustine went live with a new website replacing the one launched over three years ago.  Sporting a cleaner more contemporary look, the site's address remai...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Park on Coquina Ave. progresses

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Cottage removal, stormwater design, and permitting all in the works

Within a few days of the city's purchase of the property at 91 Coquina Ave., work started on the multi-faceted project to develop a small neighborhood park on the site and make improvement...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

FAQs About the City's Fire Assessment Fee

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Answers to some of the most often asked questions about the fire assessment fee

Last summer when St. Augustine property owners began receiving notices of city’s fire assessment fee, some had questions that were easily covered in just a few answers. &nb...

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