Leon County Accepting Applications for Unincorporated Households and Businesses Impacted by Tornadoes

Leon County Accepting Applications for Unincorporated Households and Businesses Impacted by Tornadoes

Leon County Government is set to launch a program to assist those impacted by the devastating May 10th tornadoes. In press release, the County stated that “to quickly assist residents impacted by the devastating May 10 tornadoes, Leon County Government is launching the Targeted Emergency Assistance Microgrant (TEAM) Leon program on Thursday, May 23, at […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: May 14,2024

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: May 14,2024

Below are the briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting on May 14, 2024. Commissioner Bill Proctor pulled an agenda item regarding the ratification of Board actions taken during the previous Budget Workshop. After discussion, the Board passed Proctor’s motion 4-3 to create an agenda item to increase travel cost by $3,000 which would be […]

Leon County Approves New 542 Unit Development

Leon County Approves New 542 Unit Development

On Tuesday, the Leon County Commission voted 6-0 to adopt an ordinance creating the Citrus Grove Planned Unit Development (PUD) for 149.35 acres located between Apalachee Parkway and Old Saint Augustine Road between their intersections with April Road.  The applicant is represented by Robert Volpe and Darrin Taylor of Holtzman Vogel, and the owner is St. Joe […]

Leon County Commission to Consider $1.5 Million Bid for LeRoy Collins Library Renovation

Leon County Commission to Consider $1.5 Million Bid for LeRoy Collins Library Renovation

On May 14, 2024, the Leon County Commission will consider awarding the bid for the LeRoy Collins Library (Leon County Main Library) second floor improvements projects to OmniCon Corp. in the amount of $1,554,530. In 2021, the Commission adopted the Essential Libraries Initiative (ELI), to re-vision the Leon County Public Library System and address the […]

Leon County Commission Budget Workshop Meeting Briefs: April 23, 2024

Leon County Commission Budget Workshop Meeting Briefs: April 23, 2024

The Leon County Commission (LCC) voted unanimously to accept a report on the preliminary budget overview which included performance raises for all employees averaging 3%. The FY2025 estimates indicate a revenue increase of approximately $15 million. This estimate is based on a 6.5% increase in property values which, under the current millage rate, would result […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: April 9th

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: April 9th

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting held on April 9th, 2024. After a lengthy discussion, the Board voted 5-2 to accept a status update on the implementation and ongoing efforts related to the Lake Munson Action Plan, as approved by the Board at the October 11, 2022, meeting and modified […]

Centerville & Harpers Ferry Intersection Turn Lane Approved

Centerville & Harpers Ferry Intersection Turn Lane Approved

On April 9th, the Leon County Commission approved a counteroffer received from Ox Bottom Mortgage Holdings, LLC in the amount of $200,000, for the County to acquire the property interests needed for the Centerville Road at Harpers Ferry Drive Turn Lane Improvement Project. The parcel needed for the project is 0.84 acres in size. If […]

Leon County Commission Votes to Honor Judge James C. Hankinson

Leon County Commission Votes to Honor Judge James C. Hankinson

On April 9, the Leon County Commission voted unanimously to dedicate Courtroom 3A in honor of Judge James C. Hankinson, by placing a plaque in appreciation of his service to the people of the Second Judicial Circuit. The cost of creating the dedication plaque is estimated at $1,500. Hankinson died on July 6, 2023 after […]

Leon County Commission Allocates Opioid Settlement Funds

Leon County Commission Allocates Opioid Settlement Funds

On April 9, the Leon County Commission voted unanimously to distribute $2,395,366 in opioid litigation settlement funds and approved an agreement with Big Bend Community Based Care, LLC, doing business as Northwest Florida Health Network (NWFHN) , on behalf of the State of Florida. The agreement states the settlement funds will be used for the […]

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