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Leon County to Hold Community Legislative Dialogue Meeting

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 

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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  • Last Call Until September for Household Hazardous Waste

    Last Call Until September for Household Hazardous Waste

    Last Call Until September for Household Hazardous Waste

    Electronics, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Announced

    WHO:               Leon County

    WHAT:              Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection

    WHEN:             Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    WHERE:           Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road

    Leon County encourages residents to drop off potentially harmful items at the last monthly Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection of the season, which will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road. Our next collection season will begin in September 2018. However, citizens can still visit the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, throughout the year during normal business hours – Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    When discarded, many household products can pollute and pose a health risk, so the Leon County Solid Waste Management 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.

    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.

    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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  • Leon County Public Library Newsletter- May-June 2018

    Leon County Public Library Newsletter- May-June 2018

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    • Library Lecture to Discuss Florida A&M University as the Educational Anchor of the Civil Rights Movement

      Library Lecture to Discuss Florida A&M University as the Educational Anchor of the Civil Rights Movement

      Library Lecture to Discuss Florida A&M University as the
      Educational Anchor of the Civil Rights Movement


      WHO:     
      Leon County

      WHAT:   Library Lecture Series
      WHEN:   
      Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m.

      WHERE: Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library, 2817 S. Adams St.

      Join Leon County for the continuation of the 2018 Leon County Library Lecture series on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library, 2817 S. Adams St. The lecture titled “The Pathway to Freedom: Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Role in the Black Freedom Struggle”, will take a look at the fundamental role that FAMU played during the civil rights era. This lecture will also examine early black political movements during the civil rights era as FAMU served as the educational anchor of the black community during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

      Presented by Dr. Darius J. Young, the event is a part of the Annual Festival of Freedom, a month long commemoration of the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in Tallahassee at the Knott House on Park Avenue. Dr. Young is an Associate Professor of History at Florida A&M University and his research focuses on the early civil rights movement with an emphasis on black political movements during the first half of the twentieth century.

      Dr. Young is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars Fellowship, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Research Fellowship, and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Teaching Fellowship. In 2012, Dr. Young received the FAMU Center for Disability Access and Research Faculty Pacesetter Award. Dr. Young also received the 2013 Florida A&M University Teacher of the Year Award.

      Leon County has selected speakers and topics that engage and inspire, appealing to the interests of all citizens. Over the course of the year, citizens will have the opportunity to attend lectures on topics ranging from history and culture to sports and science. At each lecture, books and materials related to the topic will be displayed and available for check out.

      All lectures are free and open to the public.

      For more information, contact or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.
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    • Leon County EMS Hosts Ninth Annual Safety Fair

      Leon County EMS Hosts Ninth Annual Safety Fair

      Leon County EMS Hosts Ninth Annual Safety Fair
      WHO: Leon County
      WHAT: Ninth Annual Leon County EMS Safety Fair
      WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      WHERE: Governor’s Square Mall, 1500 Apalachee Parkway

      Leon County is proud to announce the ninth Annual Safety Fair at the Governor’s Square Mall, 1500 Apalachee Parkway, near the J.C. Penney parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      Hosted by Leon County Emergency Medical Services (LCEMS), the fun-filled event will feature free exhibits and activities to help educate children and families on bicycle safety, including a bicycle rodeo, a bike helmet giveaway and CPR demonstrations.

      Experts from LCEMS will host a child safety seat checkpoint. Parents and guardians can have car seats inspected and also receive hands-on instructions from an LCEMS certified car seat technician.

      Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with first responders and explore their emergency response vehicles. Other presentations and activities include first aid demonstrations, thank-a-veteran letter writing booth, and other educational activities.

      Face painting will also be on site, and an appearance by Leon Lifesaver – a small robotic ambulance – will teach children about calling 9-1-1 and stranger danger.

      To view photos from last year’s event, visit http://leonphotos.org/p1042530060 
       
      For more information on EMS Safety Fair activities, contact LCEMS Major Sally Davis, Public Education Coordinator, at (850) 606-2100 / DavisSal@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community & Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.

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    • Leon County Begins Work on Multi-Million Dollar Projects to Improve Water Quality

      Leon County Begins Work on Multi-Million Dollar Projects to Improve Water Quality

      Leon County Begins Work on Multi-Million Dollar 

      Projects to Improve Water Quality

      This month, Leon County begins construction on the first of five septic-to-sewer projects in southside Leon County located in the Primary Springs Protection Zone to improve water quality for citizens. Matching nearly $9 million in grant funds from the State of Florida with another $9 million in local funds, Leon County will convert septic tanks to central sewer, removing nutrients from the groundwater and protecting precious natural resources. 

      “Converting septic tanks to sewer within the Primary Springs Protection Zone is critically important to protecting our water bodies, which is a top priority of Leon County,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox. 

      Starting now, funds will pay for the design and construction of the central sewer lines, in addition to the costs of the home connections and septic tank removals for up to 200 homes in the Woodside Heights neighborhood, located at the intersection of Woodville Highway and Capital Circle SE.

      In addition to the construction in the Woodside Heights neighborhood, later this year Leon County will expand septic-to-sewer projects to the following neighborhoods also located in the Primary Springs Protection Zone: Annawood, Belair, and Northeast Lake Munson. These three septic-to-sewer projects would eliminate up to 380 additional septic tanks and improve water quality, bringing the total to nearly 600 potential septic tank eliminations in the Primary Springs Protection Zone.

      “Working collaboratively with the State, the County is aggressively retrofitting neighborhoods on septic to the benefit of our precious natural resources and leveraging dollars to make central sewer affordable for citizens to connect,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long.

      Central sewer design for the Woodville Rural Community begins now, and due to a first-of-its kind agreement between Leon County and the State of Florida, tentative future funding could lead to the elimination of more than 1,200 additional septic tanks in the Primary Springs Protection Zone. Contingent upon the Legislature's annual funding of the Springs Restoration Program, the agreement could provide an additional $20.4 million through 2024 in wastewater projects in Leon County.

      Since 2014, Leon County has leveraged funding from both the Northwest Florida Water Management District and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to maximize its investment in replacing septic tanks and improving water quality.

      To find more information on the Primary Springs Protection Zone projects and to check if your address i

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    • Leon County First County to Sign Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Initiative

      Leon County First County to Sign Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Initiative

      Leon County First County to Sign Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Initiative

      Recently, Leon County furthered its commitment to clean energy and sustainability by signing the Mayors For 100% Clean Energy endorsement. Previously only available to cities, Leon County is the first county in the nation to sign this endorsement.

      Launched by the Sierra Club in 2017, the Mayors For 100% Clean Energy endorsement has been signed by 196 cities across the United States. The endorsement declares support for transitioning to 100% renewable energy in the community and pledges the County to work with community partners and citizens to realize the goal.

      “As local leaders, our Board is committed to supporting a vision of a healthier, stronger future that includes 100% clean, renewable energy for all,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox. “We know firsthand that taking steps to reduce carbon emissions will lead to clean air, strengthen the economy, and improve our quality of life.”

      The endorsement builds on Leon County’s long-term commitment to sustainability, resource conservation, and renewable energy. For more than a decade, Leon County has demonstrated it’s commitment to clean energy through multiple initiatives: retrofitting one of the first Net Zero government buildings in the nation, performing energy upgrades to buildings that save more than $1 million in utility costs annually, and expanding solar energy on several County facilities.

      “Leon County’s recent endorsement of the Sierra Club’s clean energy initiative highlights our long-term commitment to being a responsible steward of the community’s natural resources,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. “From our sustainable building practices to our water quality projects and daily efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, we work to preserve Leon County’s natural beauty for future generations.”

      The Sierra Club states that transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy, like energy efficiency, wind, solar and electrified transportation, will protect children and families from pollution, create new jobs and local economic opportunities, and ensure that all people have access to affordable energy solutions.

      For more information about the Mayors For 100% Clean Energy initiative, visit: https://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/mayors-for-clean-energy.

      For more information, contact Maggie Theriot, Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship, at (850) 606-5000 / TheriotM@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov. 

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    • Are You Prepared for the Next Disaster? You Can Be

      Are You Prepared for the Next Disaster? You Can Be

      Are You Prepared for the Next Disaster? You Can Be

      County Puts Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Front-and-Center 

      WHO:              Leon County

      WHAT:            Citizen Engagement Series

      WHEN:           Wednesday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

      WHERE:         Public Safety Complex, 911 Easterwood Drive

       

      In its continuous focus and commitment to engaging citizens, Leon County will host its next Citizen Engagement Series session on Wednesday, May 23, at 6 p.m., at the Public Safety Complex, 911 Easterwood Drive. The series will give citizens a chance to engage and learn from public safety experts and leaders in Emergency Management. 

      Entitled “Prepare Now. When Disaster Strikes, It’s Too Late to Plan” the upcoming session will focus on building community preparedness and resilience to withstand manmade and natural disasters. Leon County will convene nonprofit partners, preparedness experts, Public Safety Officials, and other community members to discuss various topics such as disaster preparedness, emergency communication, and the importance of having a evacuation plan. 

      This interactive, hands-on event puts disaster preparedness front-and-center just before the start of hurricane season. There will also be an opportunity to leave with some critical disaster preparedness supplies, such as a weather radio and more. 

      Open to all Leon County residents, those interested in the session can register by visiting www.LeonCountyFL.gov/CESRead more

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    • Get Hurricane Ready and Be Hurricane Strong

      Get Hurricane Ready and Be Hurricane Strong

      Get Hurricane Ready and Be Hurricane Strong

      Community Disaster Preparedness Event to be Held on June 2

       

      The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Residents should begin preparing now. To help, the City of Tallahassee, Leon County Government and the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will host the fourth annual Build Your Bucket disaster preparedness expo on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Russell Road. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m.

       

      This year’s Build Your Bucket will be a family-friendly expo with demonstrations, information and exhibits. The first 800 households will receive a free disaster preparedness bucket and critical starter supplies.

       

      There will be four bucket pick-up stations in Building 2 at the fairgrounds. After picking up a bucket, attendees will visit exhibitors at their own pace to collect supplies and learn about local resources for surviving and recovering from any disaster. More than 30 community response groups will be on hand to provide valuable information and supplies.

       

      Disaster events can be scary for children. To help them be prepared, Red Cross will offer special Pillowcase Project workshops during the expo in the meeting room of Building 2 at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Using three steps – Learn, Practice and Share – children learn how to stay safe in an emergency. The Pillowcase Project is taught by trained Red Cross volunteers in a 45-minute session. Children who participate receive their own abbreviated preparedness toolkit, which includes a “My Preparedness Workbook.”

       

      Adding to the activities, a Touch-a-Truck area will be set up outside Building 2. Attendees can explore a variety of vehicles big and small from local response agencies, such as the Tallahassee Fire Department, Leon County Emergency Medical Services, Salvation Army and more. At Touch-a-Truck, families can interact with local first responders to learn about what they do during disasters and become familiar with the uniforms that could arrive to assist them when they need it most.

       

      Attendees should use the Monroe Street entrance to the fairgrounds. Parking is free and will be available on the northwest portion of the property. Handicap parking will be available adjacent to Building 2. Parking attendants will be on hand to help direct traffic.

       

      Expo details can be found at https://adobe.ly/2Ikfca5 or by checking out the event on Facebook. For more information about local preparedness and resources, visit the Leon County Emergency Information Portal at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI and the City of Tallahassee Public Safety page at

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    • Leon County Accepting Tourism Grant Applications for Signature, Special and Sports Events

      Leon County Accepting Tourism Grant Applications for Signature, Special and Sports Events

       

      Leon County Accepting Tourism Grant Applications for Signature, Special and Sports Events
      In its ongoing efforts to promote tourism and financially support events that bring out-of-town visitors to the area, the Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) grants application process for 2018-2019 Signature, Special and Sports Events Grants is now open.

      Eligible event(s) must take place between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 and have the potential to or history of bringing visitors to the area who use local hotels or short-term lodging facilities in Leon County.

      Leon County uses an online grant application that simplifies the process for applicants. Three workshops are being held to further assist applicants and provide additional information about the County’s grants programs. The workshops will take place at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, 200 W. Park Avenue, on May 22, June 12, and July 10 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

      Applications are due by Friday, July 13, 2018.

      For additional information on grants awarded through the Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee), click here.

      For more information, contact Andi Ratliff at (850) 606-2331/ Andi.Ratliff@VisitTallahassee.com or Mathieu Cavell at (850) 606-5300/cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

      About Leon County Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee:
      Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) is the official destination marketing organization for Tallahassee-Leon County. Tourism is charged with marketing Tallahassee-Leon County nationally as a premier leisure, business and sports destination through direct sales, advertising, public relations, sports, film and visitor services. In 2017, Tallahassee-Leon County welcomed 2.4 million visitors who contributed $896 million in economic impact and accounts for more than 14,000 jobs.

      For more information go to VisitTallahassee.com or call toll free (800) 628-2688. Engage with Visit Tallahassee on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @VisitTally, #iHeartTally.

       

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    • County Opens Four Sandbag Locations in Preparation for Possible Heavy Rainfall

      County Opens Four Sandbag Locations in Preparation for Possible Heavy Rainfall

      County Opens Four Sandbag Locations

      in Preparation for Possible Heavy Rainfall

       

      Due to recent and forecasted heavy rainfall, Leon County will open four sandbag locations for residents. Emergency Management officials will continue to monitor changing conditions throughout the week and into the holiday weekend.

      Beginning Friday, May 25 at noon, sandbags are available to the public at the following Leon County locations:

      • Tekesta Park, at Tekesta Drive and Deer Lake Road in Killearn Lakes
      • Apalachee Regional Park (Solid Waste Management Facility), 7550 Apalachee Parkway
      • Lee Vause, 6024 Old Bainbridge Road
      • At the intersection of Oak Ridge Rd at Ranchero Rd

      Leon County will staff these sites and residents should bring their own shovels. Sand, bags and ties will be available for public use. Residents are asked to take no more than 15 bags so as to allow others to prepare.

      Property owners who have experienced flooding problems in the past can use sandbags to help divert stormwater from their property.

      Leon County advises residents to monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take the necessary precautions to protect life and property. The National Weather Service also warns that residents should not drive cars through flooded areas and that if they see flood waters to turn around and find another route.

      Residents are also encouraged not to attempt to walk through floodwaters. Any and all flood water should be considered to be contaminated. Do not allow children to play in, wade through or swim in flood water.

      Updates on official road closures can be found by downloading the Leon County Citizens Connect App in the Apple or Google Play store and the Leon County Emergency Information Portal (EIP) at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/ei/.

      Residents requiring more information or assistance should call Leon County Emergency Management at (850) 606-3700.

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    • Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Memorial Day

      Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Memorial Day

       

      Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes for Memorial Day

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


      Closed Monday, May 28
      • Leon County offices

      • Leon County libraries
      • Leon County community centers
      • Leon County Animal Control
      • Leon County Solid Waste and Rural Waste Service Centers and Household Hazardous Waste Center

      Remain Open for the Holidays
      • Leon County parks and recreation facilities (parks and boat landings)


      Additional Service Information
      The LeRoy Collins Leon County Branch Libraries will close on Saturday, May 26 at 4 p.m. The LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. The LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library and branch libraries will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 29.


      The Woodville, Ft. Braden and Miccosukee Rural Waste Service Centers will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. All Leon County Solid Waste and Rural Waste Service Centers and Household Hazardous Waste Center will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 29.
      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.
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