February Newsletter

Check out the latest news for Model Land. Co. 

Upcoming Neighborhood Events

Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday Feb. 6th 6 pm The Floridian

  • Guest Speakers, Reuben Franklin, Mobility Program Manager, City of SA & Chief Barry Fox, SAPD
  • Board Elections
  • Raffle – bring $$$$ Through the generous donations of two of our neighboring businesses – we will raffle gift baskets from The Social Lounge and The Poseidon Spa at the Casa Monica Hotel

Reminder: A $2 donation is requested for the food and drinks are available for purchase. 

Events

City Meetings

     All City Meetings held in Alcazar Room unless otherwise noted.
City Calendar can be accessed here

Notices:

Please send notices to: fmlcna@gmail.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

If you haven’t been in the parade before – it is so much FUN – plus you’ll get free entrance into the Celtic Festival.

Everyone – including friends and family – are welcome.

Please email fmlcna@gmail.com to let us know you’ll participate.

2018 Neighborhood Grants

Several great projects have been accomplished in the FMLC neighborhood through the City’s Neighborhood Grant program such as street sign improvements, walking tour brochures, and joint projects with Ancient City Baptist Church and Flagler College to improve landscape and signage.

Nominations are now being accepted through Feb. 20th for projects that improve physical assets on public lands, communications, or provide education are eligible.

If you have an idea for a project, please check out the project requirements here, and drop us an email at fmlcna@gmail.com.

2018/2019 Board Nominations

We are delighted to submit for your consideration the slate of Officers and Board Members for the 2018/2019 season.  We are also seeking a self nomination for a Board Member position.  If you are interested in volunteering for our very fun group or have questions, please speak to any Board Member or by emailing fmlcna@gmail.com

Officers:
President: Kate Coast
Vice President: Karen Valachovic
Treasurer: Van Cogley
Secretary: Helen Hartney

Board Members:
Kevin Murphy
Robyn Cogley
Val Day
Tom Fasanello

Bylaw Revision and Review 

The Association Bylaws have been revised and are in draft form for review and comment.  Primary changes include:
– Consolidated two bylaw documents into one.
– Provision for former neighbors and Spanish Street residents to be non-voting members of Association.
– Clarify legal and fiduciary responsibilities of Board as well as general responsibilities such as fund-raising.
– Add role and relationship to Saint Augustine Neighborhood Council
– Reduced references to general Committees, such as Book Club

For a copy of the Draft Bylaws – please CLICK HERE.   This cannot be viewed on a mobile device.  Please address any comments tor questions to: fmlcna@gmail.com  

Code Enforcement

Did you know you can make an anonymous report of a code violation?  First, search the City of St. Augustine Municipal Code. Here’s a listing of some of the more common violations.


To file a complaint of nuisance or report a code violation to Planning & Building you can use a written form or contact the following people in the Department – and THANK THEM for the work they do!

Code Enforcement Administrative Coordinator – Sandy Partin – 904-825-1066 – spartin@citystaug.com
Code Enforcement Officer – Curtis Boles –  904-209-4332 – cboles@citystaug.com
Code Enforcement Officer – “Bobby” Vanmierop – 904-209-4333 – rvanmierop@citystaug.com

Flagler College leasing Ashler Lodge Bldg & Parking

Flagler College has entered into a lease agreement with the Ashlar Lodge No. 98 for the property located at 4 Martin Luther King Ave., across the street from the U.S. Post Office.

The leased space includes use of the first floor of the building and the adjacent parking lots. The college will have exclusive use of the north parking lot (52 spaces) and use of the southern parking lot (53 spaces) Monday through Saturday between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m., excluding federal holidays.

The lease takes effect over the next 10 months. College officials are currently working on a new strategic plan that will determine the use of the building’s existing floor space and parking lot, and have met with the city to determine permitted uses based on the property’s zoning.

Activities at Flagler College

Here are some things to do this month – all within walking distance!

Adult & Continuing Education
Classes begin March 5th

Crisp-Ellert Museum
Jibade-Kahlil Huffman thru Feb 22

Forum on Government and Public Policy
All Forums are at 7 pm in Lewis Auditorium

Feb. 1st  Domenico Montanaro, Lead Political Editor for NPR,
“The Golden Age of Grievance”

Feb. 8th, Nicholas Johnston, Editor at Axios, online news media company, and former managing editor at Bloomberg News,
“Starting a Media Company in the Trump Era”

Artists & Scholars in Residence

Feb 11 – 18, Experimental Filmmaker Sky Hopinka
Feb. 15th, Andrew Nagorski “From the Soviet Union to Putin’s Russia:  A Journalist’s Perspective” Auditorium at 7 p.m. 

Writers in Residence

Feb. 9th, Solarium, Ponce Hall, 7 p.m. Marvin Dunn will discuss his new book, A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes.

Feb. 20th Gamache Koger Theater, 7 p.m Maile Chapman Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto, short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA literary award in fiction.