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Union County
Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Plan
Public Review

A copy of the 2020 LMS Plan is available for the Union County residents for review October 12 – 13, 2020 at the Emergency Management Department. Contact the EM Director, Tim Allen, for the plan download link: 386-496-4300.

The county citizens are encouraged to submit their comments and provide feedback to the EM Director, via e-mail to: allentc@unionsheriff.us, by the close of business day on the 13th.

Union County
Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)
Conference Call Meeting
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Union County LMS Working Group will meet via conference call on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The County encourages any interested citizens to attend and provide input. The working group guides the preparation of the Union County LMS, which serves as a plan to reduce the community’s long-term risk for protecting people and property from the effects of natural disasters and to build a safer, stronger and more resilient community.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting or wishing to learn more about mitigation in Union County is encouraged to attend. Contact: Emergency Management at 386-496-4300 for more information.

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
ENGINEER’S PROJECT NUMBER L200114UCC
SE 186th Place Widening and Resurfacing Solicitation
BID SOLICITATION

The Union County Board of County Commissioners, Union County, Florida will receive sealed bids from Florida certified contractors, at the Board Office to the attention of BOCC Office Secretary, 15 Northeast 1st Street Lake Butler, FL 32054 until 11:30 AM on 10/23/2020. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Union County Courthouse Board Room, 55 West Main Street, Room 103, Lake Butler, Florida 32054, on 10/26/2020 at 12:15 P.M.

Download Bid Package

Public Notice – SHIP ANNUAL REPORTS

Union County will submit the Annual Report required by the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) for fiscal years 2017/2018, 2018/2019, and 2019/2020 by September 15, 2020. Once approved by the Board of County Commissioners copies of the reports are available for public inspection and comment at the Office of the Chairman of the Board of County Commission, Lake Butler Florida.

Public Comment: Intend to Apply – CDBG-MIT Rebuild Florida
Published on August 27, 2020

Notice is hereby given that Union County is offering citizens the opportunity to make comments on the proposed grant application for Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program (GIP) administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for disaster mitigation projects. The County will submit the following application:

Emergency General Population and Special Needs Storm Shelter

The project consists of constructing a new emergency storm shelter as part of the County’s comprehensive response to help individuals, families and communities respond and provide multipurpose use as a shelter during emergency events.

Please submit any comments or questions you may have about the project to  County Coordinator, James Williams at countycoord@unioncounty-fl.gov or by postal service at 15 NE 1st Street
Lake Butler, FL 32341 All comments due by September 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Union County announces the availability of $175,000 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Application packets can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to you upon request by contacting Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. at 386-362-4115 ext 233 or via email at crf@suwanneeec.net, or it can be downloaded and printed from the SREC, Inc. website at www.srecinc.org.  Applications will be accepted beginning August 3, 2020 and will continue to be accepted until December 29, 2020 or until funds have been exhausted.  For additional information please contact Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. at 386-362-4115 ext. 233, or crf@suwanneeec.net.

Click the link below for SREC CARES Information
http://srecinc.org/programs/coronavirus-relief-fund-crf-disaster-program/

August 3, 2020 Meeting:
https://unioncountyclerkofcourts.my.webex.com/unioncountyclerkofcourts.my/j.php?MTID=ma1a9a3c81391646527c753824e159e26

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE

The Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida proposes to adopt an ordinance re-imposing a six-cent local option gas tax upon every gallon of motor fuel and special fuel (diesel fuel) sold in Union County, Florida.

The public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held during a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on August 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Union County Courthouse, located at 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, Florida.  The meeting will allow for virtual participation by the public, and information needed to access the meeting will be available prior to the meeting on the County’s website: www.unioncounty-fl.gov.  The Board may hold the meeting entirely virtually depending on the County’s status at the time of the meeting regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic and/or Executive Orders from the governor. 

The title of said ordinance reads as follows:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 84-1, ORDINANCE NO. 89-06, ORDINANCE NO. 2010-03, ORDINANCE NO. 2014-04, AND ORDINANCE NO. 2019-01 RE-IMPOSING A SIX (6) CENT LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX UPON EVERY GALLON OF MOTOR FUEL AND SPECIAL FUEL (DIESEL FUEL) SOLD IN UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND TAXED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 206, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING THE EFFECTIVE PERIOD OF SUCH TAX; ESTABLISHING THE DISTRIBUTION FORMULA FOR DIVIDING THE PROCEEDS BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND ELIGIBLE MUNICIPALITIES; AND PROVIDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF.

The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the ordinance.  Virtual participation will be allowed.  

Copies of the proposed ordinance are available for public inspection, at the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, located at 15 Northeast First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Dianne Hannon, Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners at 386.496.4241 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1.800.955.8770 or 1.800.955.8771.

We will be accepting maximum 10 tires per resident with proof of residency. Tires from commercial shops will not be accepted. Photo ID must be presented. Union County will provide mosquito control as necessary.

Date on June 18th -21st and June 25th-28th 2020, Time 8 A.M.-4 P.M.
Collection Location:

Union County Solid Waste
15285 SW 84th Street
Lake Butler FL. 32054

Invitation for Public Comment on the
CDBG-MIT Application Funding Opportunity
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Union County Board of Commissioners is applying for funds to make necessary repairs to the EMS building through the Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) CDBG-MIT Critical Facility Hardening Program.  Funding available through this grant is a state-wide total of $75 million. If selected to receive funding from this opportunity, proposed improvements to the EMS facility will include:

  • Complete renovation of the existing office/station (approximately 4,200 SF) to include but not limited to providing a new ADA complaint layout for the building with ADA compliant restrooms, new flooring throughout, new electrical system, new HVAC system, provide a secure room for storage, repairs to existing plumbing system, remove and repair or replace existing wood rot at various locations, new roofing/trusses to meet current windload criteria and eliminate roof leaks, and provide a fire sprinkler system throughout the building.
  • Complete renovation of existing truck bays (approximately 4,000 SF) to include but not limited to providing a non-skid surface treatment to the existing concrete floor, new energy efficient LED lighting, new heating and ventilation equipment to meet current code criteria, new roofing/trusses to meet current windload criteria and eliminate roof leaks, and provide new doors to truck bays that meet current windload criteria.
  • Perimeter fencing, exterior lighting and security cameras

Union County is seeking public comment regarding this project.  All comments shall be sent via e-mail to James Williams, County Coordinator at  countycoord@unioncounty-fl.gov 

All public questions/comments must be received by no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, June 24, 2020.  All questions will be answered via return e-mail within 24 business hours.