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Leon County to Hold Community Legislative Dialogue Meeting

  • 8 February 2018
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Leon County to Hold Community Legislative Dialogue Meeting

 

 

WHO:      Leon County

WHAT:     Legislative Dialogue Community Meeting

WHEN:    Friday, February 9, at 9 a.m.

WHERE:  Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Commission Chambers

              

Leon County will host its Community Legislative Dialogue meeting of the 2018 Legislative Session on Friday, February 9 at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers, located on the fifth floor of the Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe St.

For the past seven years, the County has hosted Community Legislative Dialogue meetings throughout the legislative session to engage the community and regional partners in identifying shared legislative priorities and interests. By working together on shared legislative interests, Leon County ensures that mutual efforts support the local community and region.

For more information, please contact Andrew Johnson, Assistant to the County Administrator for Legislative and Strategic Initiatives, at (850) 606-5300 / JohnsonAn@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

 

Please note: More than one member of the Board of County Commissioners may be in attendance at this meeting. Subjects, which may appear before the Board of County Commissioners, may be discussed.  In such instance, this meeting would be declared a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.

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  • Leon County Government Employment Opportunities - 10.29.18

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    LEON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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    If you are driven by making a difference on the issues that matter most to our community and committed to demonstrating results, exceeding expectations in areas of customer service and exercising responsible stewardship of our community’s resources, then you may have what it takes to join our team. 

     Do you want to join the Leon County team?  Apply Online.

     

    CLOSING DATE:  November 9, 2018 

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    Library Assistant-Part Time Northeast Branch 

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  • Haunted by Your Hazardous Waste? Leave It To Us!

    Haunted by Your Hazardous Waste? Leave It To Us!

    Haunted by Your Hazardous Waste? Leave It To Us!

    Leon County Hosts Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event

    WHO:               Leon County

    WHAT:             Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection

    WHEN:             Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    WHERE:           Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road

    The Leon County Solid Waste Management Division is collecting haunted TVs and ghoulish light bulbs at the monthly Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection, which will take place on Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road. These collection events will continue on the first Saturday of every month through May 2019.

    When discarded, many household products can pollute and pose a health risk, so the division holds these free events for County residents. Businesses and other agencies must call (850) 606-1816 to make an appointment, Monday through Friday, to drop off their items at the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway. Some fees will apply.
    While Leon County can’t accept old Halloween costumes (no matter how toxic they look), Citizens may bring up to 50 pounds of hazardous waste, in addition to their electronics. Only one large-screen television per vehicle will be accepted. Propane tanks must weigh less than 40 pounds, and there is a limit of one tire per participant. There is also a limit of 25 fluorescent tubes per vehicle at the collection event. Medical sharps, medicines and radioactive waste cannot be accepted. The division cannot accept bulky wastes such as appliances (refrigerators, stoves/ovens, washing machines, dryers, etc.), furniture, yard waste, construction and demolition debris, household garbage or Styrofoam. Due to limited space, loads over 50 pounds will be directed to the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway.

    Additionally, citizens may visit the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center during normal business hours – Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    For more information, call the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center at (850) 606-1803 or visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/HHW/Collection for the complete collection schedule and safe packing guide.

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  • Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Library Host Fall Title Wave Used Book Sale 

    Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Library Host Fall Title Wave Used Book Sale 

    Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Library

    Host Fall Title Wave Used Book Sale 

    WHO:     Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System

    WHAT:    2018 Fall Title Wave Used Book Sale                                         

    WHEN:  Friday, November 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                  Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

                  Sunday, November 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    WHERE: Leon County Main Library (downtown), 200 W. Park Ave.; garage facing Bronough Street

    Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System will hold its Fall Title Wave Used Book Sale on Friday, November 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is held in the Bronough St garage of the Leon County Main Library (downtown), located at 200 W. Park Ave.

    At the Fall Title Wave Used Book Sale, the community can purchase used books, videos, DVDs and more! The sale benefits the Friends of the Library, an organization dedicated to raising money for Leon County Library projects, programs, equipment and books.

    For more information, contact Scott Joyner, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System at (850) 606-2665 / JoynerS@LeonCountyFl.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFl.gov or visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/Library. 

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  • Leon County and the American Legion to Honor Veterans at Seventh Annual Operation Thank You

    Leon County and the American Legion to Honor Veterans at Seventh Annual Operation Thank You

     

    Leon County and the American Legion to Honor Veterans at Seventh Annual Operation Thank You


    WHO: Leon County and the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13
    WHAT: Operation Thank You Veterans Day Breakfast
    WHEN: Monday, November 12 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    WHERE: American Legion, 229 Lake Ella Drive

    In its continuous and long tradition of supporting local veterans, Leon County has partnered with the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13 to host the Operation Thank You Veterans Day Breakfast on Monday, November 12 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. At 8 a.m., a ceremony will be held to honor all veterans and remember those who dedicated their lives in service to our country. The breakfast event will take place at the American Legion located at 229 Lake Ella Drive.

    Leon County Commissioners, County staff, American Legion members, and volunteers will be on hand serving breakfast to veterans. Each veteran in attendance will receive an Operation Thank You Commemorative Challenge Coin.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Throughout the year, Leon County works with veterans one-on-one to ensure that those who have dedicated their lives in service to our country have access to the benefits and resources they have earned for their honorable military service. From handling benefit claims, managing the Veterans Emergency Assistance Program, working with community partners, and much more, Leon County has helped local veterans receive more than $18.9 million in claim actions.   

    For more information, contact Shington Lamy, Leon County Human Services and Community Partnerships, at (850) 606-1900 / LamyS@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .


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  • Hurricane Michael Community Meeting County and City seek citizen feedback

    Hurricane Michael Community Meeting County and City seek citizen feedback

    Hurricane Michael Community Meeting

    County and City seek citizen feedback 

    Who:     Leon County and the City of Tallahassee

    What:    Hurricane Michael Community Dialogue Session

    When:   Thursday, November 8, 6 p.m.

    Where:  Trinity United Methodist Church, 120 W. Park Ave.

    Leon County Government and the City of Tallahassee will host a community dialogue session to discuss disaster response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael and how the City and County can best meet the needs of the community during future disasters.

    At this meeting, staff will give a brief overview of the disaster. Following the presentation, residents will have an opportunity to share feedback that will be used to enhance future response efforts. Representatives from emergency management agencies will also be in attendance to answer questions.

    Before September 2, 2016, Tallahassee / Leon County had not been struck by a hurricane since 1985, and a hurricane had not made landfall in the State of Florida since 2005. Since 2016, however, Leon County has been hit by three consecutive hurricanes, most recently by Hurricane Michael, the strongest recorded hurricane to hit this area since 1851.

    If you are unable to attend the community dialogue session but would like to provide input, comments can be sent to stormrecovery@LeonCountyFl.gov or ContactUs@Talgov.com

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  • Leon County Public Library Newsletter- November-December 2018

    Leon County Public Library Newsletter- November-December 2018

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    November-December 2018


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    • Stay Grounded with Leon County’s Adopt-a-Tree Program

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      Stay Grounded with Leon County’s Adopt-a-Tree Program

      Leon County is now offering three different native trees for you to adopt and plant at your home for free. The Adopt-a-Tree program is available for residents of Leon County who live outside the city limits. For City of Tallahassee Adopt a Tree program information, visit: www.talgov.com/AdoptATree .  

      After you have signed up, Leon County Public Works will assist homeowners with tree placement and installation between February and March 2019. In return, the County requests that the homeowner waters the tree three times a week for one year. The tree may be planted anywhere between a house and any publicly-maintained road or any privately maintained road with public access.

      This year, the program offers three species:

      • Yaupon Holly - a small tree or large shrub that takes well to pruning. It can be trained to be a hedge, tree, or even a topiary or espalier plant to add a statement to your landscape. Yaupon Holly can tolerate full sun to partial shade and a variety of soil types.
      • River Birch - a medium-sized tree that typically grows up to 40’-50’ in height with either single or multiple trunks. The River Birch is known for its pinkish brown bark, which peels off in papery, film-like curls. River Birch is tolerant of full sun and partial shade and a wide variety of soil types, including areas that stay wet for a short period of time.
      • Nuttall Oak - a large shade tree that is tolerant of a wide variety of soils, even poorly drained, wet types. However, it does appreciate full sun. The Nuttall Oak is known for its beautiful red color.

      To fill out an application, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/AdoptATree or stop by the Leon County Public Works building at 2280 Miccosukee Rd. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2019, but the tree inventory is limited. Sign up now!

      For more information, contact Dean Richards, Leon County Public Works at (850) 606-1400 / RichardsD@LeonCountyFL.gov, or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov. 

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    • Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Veterans Day

      Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Veterans Day

       

      Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Veterans Day


      The following holiday closures and service changes will occur Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day.

      Closed Monday, November 12 
      • Leon County offices
      • Leon County libraries (main and all branches)
      • Leon County community centers
      • Leon County Solid Waste Management Facility and Rural Waste Centers
      • Leon County Animal Control
      • Waste Pro

      Remain Open for the Holidays 

      • Leon County Parks and Recreation facilities (parks and boat landings)

      The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System's main library will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 11. Branch libraries will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 10. The Leon County Main Library (downtown) and branch libraries will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, November 13. 

      Also, residential waste collection routes will be delayed one day for those whose normal pick-up day is during and after the holiday. For more information, call the Leon County Solid Waste Management Division at (850) 606-1800. 


      In the event of an animal-related emergency, service is available by calling the Consolidated Dispatch Agency at (850) 606-5800. Leon County Animal Control encourages residents to only use this service to report dangerous or aggressive dogs, sick or injured domestic animals, and animal cruelty. Injured wildlife calls will be forwarded to the St. Francis Wildlife Association at (850) 627-4151.

      For more information, please contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / Cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

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    • WANTED: The Unusual Suspects of Recycling

      WANTED: The Unusual Suspects of Recycling

      WANTED: The Unusual Suspects of Recycling

      Leon County Celebrates America Recycles Day

       

      WHO:             Leon County

      WHAT:            Leon County Celebrates America Recycles Day

      WHEN:           Thursday, November 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

      WHERE:         Cascades Park, 1001 S Gadsden St

      Join Leon County Government in celebrating America Recycles Day at Cascades Park on Thursday, November 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an interactive and educational day on how to properly recycle in Leon County.  

      The event entitled, “The Crimes of Unusual Suspects” shines a light on everyday but not “top-of-mind” consumer products, which can and should be given another life through recycling. These items include aluminum pans that are used to bake, plastic laundry detergent bottles, and cardboard rolls used for toilet paper, paper towels, and wrapping paper.

      November 15 is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the nation. To educate citizens about recycling in Leon County the event will include interactive displays, kids activities, as well as tips about how and what to recycle.

      Recycling can drastically reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and conserve our natural resources. Through recycling, we are able to save energy and money, all while spreading environmental awareness.

      For more information, please contact Tessa Schreiner, Sustainability and Recycling Manager, at (850) 606-5000 / SchreinerT@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community, and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.govRead more

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    • Booked for Lunch to Feature Rhett DeVane at the Main Library

      Booked for Lunch to Feature Rhett DeVane at the Main Library

      Booked for Lunch to Feature Rhett DeVane at the Main Library

      WHO:         Leon County

      WHAT:        Booked for Lunch

      WHEN:       Thursday, November 15 at 12:15 p.m.

      WHERE:     LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, 200 W. Park Ave

      Leon County’s Booked for Lunch continues with bestselling local author Rhett DeVane on Thursday, November 15 at 12:15 p.m. at the Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave.

      Author of 11 books ranging from young adult fantasy to political thrillers to down-home southern fiction, DeVane uses North Florida communities as major characters in her work. DeVane is also a two-time winner of the President’s Book Award from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and winner of numerous awards from the Tallahassee Writers Association and the Florida Writers Association.  

      Join Leon County and others for an illuminating hour on the creative writing process and a discussion on the craft of writing. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy light refreshments. 

      Future Booked for Lunch programs will feature poet David Kirby on January 17 and suspense novel author Dawn Lee McKenna on March 21.

      For more information, contact Scott Joyner, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System, at (850) 606-2665 / JoynerS@LeonCountyFl.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFl.gov.

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    • Installation and Reorganization Ceremony Scheduled for Tuesday

      Installation and Reorganization Ceremony Scheduled for Tuesday

      Installation and Reorganization Ceremony

      Scheduled for Tuesday

      WHO:             Leon County

      WHAT:           Installation and Reorganization of the Board

      WHEN:          Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m.

      WHERE:        Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe St., Commission Chambers

       

      An Installation and Reorganization Ceremony for the Leon County Board of County Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the Commission Chambers, located on the fifth floor of the Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe St.

      The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. and will be presided over by Chief Judge Jonathan Sjostrom and Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Gwen Marshall.

      During the Installation and Swearing-in Ceremony, re-elected Commissioners Bill Proctor, Kristin Dozier and Nick Maddox and newly elected Commissioner Rick Minor will take the Oath of Office.

      During the Reorganization Ceremony, the Board will elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the 2018/2019 year.

      After the ceremony, the Board will reconvene for the regularly scheduled Board meeting.

      For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.

       

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    • Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Thanksgiving

      Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Thanksgiving

       Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Thanksgiving


      The following holiday closures and service changes will occur in observance of Thanksgiving.


      Closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23

      • Leon County offices

      • Leon County libraries
      • Leon County community centers
      • Leon County Animal Control

      Closed Thursday, November 22

      • Leon County Solid Waste Management Facility, Rural Waste Centers and Household Hazardous Waste Center

      Remain Open for the Holiday

      • Leon County Parks and Recreation facilities (parks and boat landings)

      The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System Main Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Branch libraries will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. The Leon County Main Library (downtown) and branch libraries will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, November 24.  

      Normal operating hours for the Leon County Solid Waste Management Facility, Rural Waste Centers and Household Hazardous Waste Center will resume on Friday, November 23. For more information, call the Leon County Solid Waste Management Division at (850) 606-1800.

      In the event of an animal-related emergency, service is available by calling the Consolidated Dispatch Agency at (850) 606-5800. Leon County Animal Control encourages residents to only use this service to report dangerous or aggressive dogs, sick or injured domestic animals and animal cruelty. Injured wildlife calls will be forwarded to the St. Francis Wildlife Association at (850) 627-4151.

      For more information, please contact Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / Cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

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