DOH Fines Leon County $3.57 Million Over Vaccine Mandate

DOH Fines Leon County $3.57 Million Over Vaccine Mandate

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has issued a notice of violation to Leon County Government assessing fines totaling $3,570,000 for its violation of the law relating to the ban of vaccine passports. This fine has been assessed for 714 instances of violating Florida’s ban on vaccine passports. Leon County Government ultimate fired 14 employees. […]

Leon County Commissioners: Vince Long is Almost Perfect

Leon County Commissioners: Vince Long is Almost Perfect

Leon County Commissioners gave Leon County Administrator Vince Long a near perfect score for his 2020-21 annual evaluation. Long’s average score of the commissioner ratings was 4.98 on a 5 point scale. Individual commissioners scores are provided below. Four commissioners gave Long a perfect score. The lowest score was 4.93 by Commissioner Kristin Dozier. Commissioner […]

Leon County Terminates 14 Employees Due to COVID Vaccine Policy

Leon County Terminates 14 Employees Due to COVID Vaccine Policy

At the end of Friday, October 1, 2021, 14 Leon County employees were terminated from their positions due to non-compliance with Leon County’s vaccine mandate. In a letter sent to all county employees on Saturday, October 2, Leon County Administrator Vince Long thanked those 700 employees who did become fully vaccinated and the 30 who […]

Leon County Commissioners Updated on Crawfordville Road Project

Leon County Commissioners Updated on Crawfordville Road Project

Leon County Commissioners heard a status update on the widening of Crawfordville Road (US 319) to the Wakulla County line during the Tuesday, September 14, 2021, meeting. During a meeting on May 11, 2021, the Board requested an update concerning the Crawfordville Road (US 319) widening project from south of the merging point of Crawfordville […]

Leon County Sends Reminders Letters to Employees Related to Vaccine Mandate

Leon County Sends Reminders Letters to Employees Related to Vaccine Mandate

Leon County government has started sending reminder letters to employees related to the vaccine mandate policy adopted over the summer. Based on information provided by Leon County Government, as of 11 a.m. today, 98% of the County’s 630 full-time employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of those, only 15 employees still need to submit […]

Leon County Receives Waste Pro Update

Leon County Receives Waste Pro Update

During last Tuesday’s Leon County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Board heard an update regarding the curbside collection service provided by Waste Pro, Inc. The update is given quarterly to monitor the performance of Waste Pro and ensure Waste Pro is meeting expectations. Staff reports that efforts have been made by Waste Pro since […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs – September 14, 2021

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs – September 14, 2021

The Leon County Commissioners heard an update on COVID-19 for the county. As of September 3rd, the positivity rate was 10.7% and 59% of the population in Leon County are vaccinated. The CDC is recommending a third dose of the vaccine for Moderna and Pfizer, for those who are immunocompromised. The Commissioners heard information contained […]

Leon County Approves $3.4 Million in Renovations for Historic Amtrak Building

Leon County Approves $3.4 Million in Renovations for Historic Amtrak Building

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Leon County Commissioners approved the a bid, for $3,449,820, to Ram Construction and Development, LLC for site renovations to the historic Amtrak building. The Board also approved an agreement with the City of Tallahassee for driveway connections for Bicycle Boulevard and Railroad Avenue, in conjunction with the Amtrak building, to […]

Leon County to Bid for World Athletics Cross Country Championship

Leon County to Bid for World Athletics Cross Country Championship

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners approved a $250,000 bid for Leon County to host the 2026 World Athletics Cross Country Championship during the last Board meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The deposit will come from the Division of Tourism fund. For the execution of the event, potential host communities must guarantee a […]

Leon County Approves Opioid Settlement Structure

Leon County Approves Opioid Settlement Structure

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners consented to the proposed opioid litigation Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Florida and the adoption of the associated resolution. Leon County has previously approved a plan related to the litigation. In June 2018, the County entered into a contract with outside counsel, Levin, Papantonio, P. A., […]