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From County of Nassau, 08-26-23

Bids Awarded for Construction of Two New Fire Stations

At the July 24, 2023 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners awarded bids for construction of two new fire stations. 

New Fire Station 70 will be constructed at a new location on Old Nassauville Road and will replace the structure currently used on State Road 200, near Old Nassauville Road. 

New Fire Station 90 will be constructed on SR 2 where the current station sits. However the current station consists of a trailer retrofitted to fit NCFR’s needs. The new station will replace the trailer structure and provide a new, state-of-art facility that will serve the residents for many years to come. 

Construction bids for both stations were awarded to ACON Construction, Co. Both stations will look just like our newest station, Station 71, built on Chester Road. Station 70 will feature 3 bays and Station 90 will feature 4 bays. Each will house an engine, rescue unit, and tanker. 

Turtle Talk Tuesday

This week for Turtle Talk Tuesday, we shared information about Nubby, a loggerhead with a unique track who nested on Amelia Island in 2020 and has returned again in 2023. Click here to learn more.

BOCC Newsletter for July 2023

Attached is the July 2023 edition of the of the Board of County Commissioner’s monthly newsletter. This monthly publication features a variety of information related to projects and activities for the departments under the Board. It also includes information about road projects, special events, adopted policies and procedures, budget discussions, and more!

Another Successful Movie Event

On Friday, August 18, 2023, Nassau County Parks & Recreation held its last film in this year’s Summer Movie Series. This event featured “E.T.” on the big screen along with food trucks and movie trivia. There were about 100 people in attendance. We appreciate everyone who came out to these events. We hope that you enjoyed them as much as we did!

See pictures from the event, please click here.

Tourist Development Council Vacancy

The Amelia Island Tourist Development Council (AITDC) has announced that they are seeking applications for an individual to fill a vacancy. The AITDC is a volunteer, citizen-based committee who is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The AITDC is charged with providing recommendations to the BOCC on tourism related matters including, but not limited to, the creation of marketing plans, new product development, and the expenditure of Tourist Development Tax (TDT) funds. 

Learn more

Donations Pour in for NCAS

During this past week, Nassau County Animal Services has been blessed with very generous donations from the community. Early in the week, NCAS announced a need for supplies and shared their Amazon wish list. Within days, donations poured in that were way beyond anything expected.

Then, on Thursday, August 24th, NCAS announced the need for a pet washing station to provide medicated baths for pups with skin conditions. Within just a few hours, our community donated all the funds needed (nearly $1,000) to make this purchase a reality.

We here at Nassau County are blown away by the kindness and generosity displayed this week. Thank you for helping us provide these pets with the best care possible.

If you are interested in making a donation, you can do so at this link, or you can purchase items directly from our Amazon wish list and have them mailed to the shelter.

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

The State is offering an additional Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday this summer. Beginning tomorrow at 12:00 a.m. through 11:59 on September 8th, you can purchase hurricane supplies tax-free. For complete details, please visit the Department of Revenue website. 

Public Meetings

Below are public meetings scheduled for the week of 

August 28 – September 1, 2023

Please note that meetings are subject to change. Please review our website calendar for up-to-date information. 

Meeting agendas can be located here.

Job Opportunities Available

The Board of County Commissioners currently has numerous job opportunities available. In addition to having the opportunity to work close to home and to serve your community, the County offers the following benefits: 
Free Health Insurance (for employee)Participation in the Florida Retirement SystemPaid Time Off13 Paid HolidaysEducational Reimbursement
To view job descriptions and associated salaries, click here.
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