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Posted on: December 6, 2021

COAB Tree Giveaway Program

(Yes, that's free, free, free!)

The City of Atlantic Beach is excited to announce that the newly updated Chapter 23 (commonly known as the tree code, but it also protects the environment) of the Code of Ordinances expands the use of tree-conserva...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Artisans' Faire to be held Dec. 2

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Holiday Toy Drive under way

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Atlantic and Neptune Beach Calls For Quit Attempts During The Great American Smokeout

With the annual Great American Smokeout taking place November 18, Tobacco Free Florida in Jacksonville is using this observance to encourage people to make a plan to quit smoking using the free tools and services available to Floridians.

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Posted on: November 13, 2021

16th Street beach walkover project update

November 12, 2021

The City has procured professional services from Edwards Engineering for design and permitting. Edwards is getting geotechnical engineering and surveying subcontractors going on this project.  Due to COVID impacts, geotechnical e...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Manhattan Beach history on display at City Hall

Did you know Manhattan Beach was Florida’s first African American beach resort in the segregated South? 
Manhattan Beach, located at present-day Hanna Park, was founded by Henry Flagler around 1900 as a place for black employees of his F...
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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Beaches community invited to online Blue Zones meeting Nov. 9

Please see the graphic below for information about 9 a.m. Nov. 9 Zoom meeting pertaining to the Blue Zones opportunity for the Beaches communities.

Register for the meeting here or by clicking on the graphic below:  https://www.bluezones.com/activ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

City of AB receives Ribault Garden Club honor for five-way landscaping

The City of Atlantic Beach received the Ribault Garden Club’s Outstanding Business Yard of the Month award for October. The City’s landscaping at the five-way intersection at Plaza, Sherry Drive and Seminole Road earned the City the ga...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

With residents’ help, City of AB developing the community’s ‘vision’

In summer 2021, the Atlantic Beach City Commission asked City staff to conduct a community visioning process, beginning in the fall and wrapping up before the end of the year. Planning for Atlantic Beach’s future is proceeding full-steam ahead.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

King tides in AB during fall 2021

King tides are exceptionally high tides that occur when the orbits and alignment of the Earth, moon and sun combine to produce the greatest tidal range of the year. King tides typically occur several times per year and bring unusually high water levels. W...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

City of Jax recyling decision does not affect Atlantic Beach

Please note: The City of Jacksonville’s decision to temporarily suspend curbside recycling collection beginning Oct. 4 does not affect the City of Atlantic Beach.
Our new solid waste collection provider, Green for Life (GFL) is on the job! If you have ques...
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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Wreaths Across America

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

King tides in AB during fall 2021

King tides are exceptionally high tides that occur when the orbits and alignment of the Earth, moon and sun combine to produce the greatest tidal range of the year. King tides typically occur several times per year and bring unusually high water levels. W...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

City of AB to host 9/11 memorial observance

A 9/11 memorial observance will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Atlantic Beach Public Safety Complex, 850 Seminole Road.

The event will be broadcast via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/atlanticbeachpd.

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

AB recreation survey (through Aug. 31, 2021)

UPDATE: The Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee survey ended Aug. 31. Stay tuned for an announcement about the survey results.

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Mayor Glasser re-appointed to Florida League of Mayors board of directors

Mayor Ellen Glasser Re-appointedto Florida League of Mayors’ Board of Directors

Mayor Ellen has been re-elected to the Florida League of Mayors’ Board of Directors. The board is comprised of 21 mayors from across the state of Florida. I...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day - A Time to Remember, A Time to Act

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

City offering arts, culture, recreational grants

The City of Atlantic Beach provides financial support for organizations and schools providing cultural arts and recreation programs to the residents of Atlantic Beach.
Application for grants are invited from eligible non-profit 501(c) 3 community organizat...
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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City of Atlantic Beach COVID-19 Update

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE

This information is published at www.coab.us/coronavirus, which is regularly updated. If you experience a problem with any web links or otherwise have any questions or concerns, please email info@coab.us&...

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Posted on: August 15, 2021

Check out this Florida Times-Union article on the AB Farmer's Market

From the Florida Times-Union-Shorelines

Sunday farmer’s market

in Atlantic Beach

off to a blazing start

 

The new Atlantic Beach Farmer’s Market cut its teeth in the heat of summer – traditionally one of the most sluggish...

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Posted on: August 14, 2021

McCarthy, Dalton honored as top AB lifeguards

From Atlantic Beach Ocean Rescue Capt. John Phillips

Rookie of the Year

The Rookie of the Year award is given to the first-year guard who stood out from their peers and went above and beyond what was asked of them during their first year at Atlantic Beach O...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Most AB Recreation programming temporarily halted

For the health and safety of the public and City employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Atlantic Beach is rescheduling or canceling most Recreation Department activities until further notice; after-school programming is the exception. Also, w...
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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Please consider posting this important flyer at your business!

Please help us spread the word about COVID-19 vaccinations

by displaying this flyer at your business. Click on an image below, save it and print it. The bottom two images can be printed on one sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper.

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

City of Atlantic Beach COVID-19 update

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE

If you experience a problem with any web links or otherwise have any questions or concerns, please email info@coab.us or call 247-5804. 

This information is published and updated at www.coab....

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

AB Jazz Fest postponed

The Jazz Fest scheduled for Sept. 4 has been postponed; a new date has not been established.

For information, email recreation@coab.us or call (904) 247-5828.

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Please help us stop recycle bin contamination!

From Beaches Go Green, our partner in environmental education and action:

Have you seen the public recycle bins at Beaches Town Center? It took years and a grant from Keep America Beautiful to get them in place. We are grateful to have them in our communit...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

COVID-19 testing and vaccinations

From the City of Jacksonville:With the recent increase in cases, our team at JaxReady has updated its COVID-19 testing resource page to provide information about testing availability in our area. Visit http://JaxReady.com/COVIDTesting to learn more about ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Recreation News

 

Twilight Series begins Aug. 21 with Sonic the Hedgehog 

Bring your lawn chair, picnic basket, blanket, snacks and bug spray (just in case) for the new round of Twilight Movies at the Parks beginning Aug. 21. These Atlantic Beach Recreati...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Saluting AB’s Small Businesses

(FROM MAYOR ELLEN GLASSER FOR ATLANTIC BEACH LIVING MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2021)

Smallindependent businesses are the lifeblood of a dynamic and equitable economy, and they otherwise enhance the quality of life in our community and country by ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination locations update 7-22-21

There are 20 locations within a 5-mile radius of Jacksonville Beach that have COVID-19 Vaccines in stock. The best way to continue fighting this virus is to get vaccinated. For more information on the vaccines and any concerns that you may have, visit&...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Trees in AB: Call before you cut

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Help the City of Jax develop a consolidated plan for housing

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION IN 

2021-2025 CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR HOUSING

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 8, 2021  The City of Jacksonville invites residents to participate in the development of the 2...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Think pet safety on Independence Day

STARS, STRIPES AND SAFETY: KEEPING PETS SAFE DURING JULY 4TH CELEBRATIONS

 

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 30, 2021 — Independence Day is a holiday characterized by warm weather, barbecues and fireworks. For many p...

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Posted on: June 27, 2021

FY 2021-22 budget process under way

City of Atlantic Beach staff is preparing the FY 2021-22 budget for the City Commission's consideration. To provide input or get more information about the FY 2021-22 budget, email info@coab.us or call (904) 247-5804.

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Bridgeport barge update

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH RESOLUTION

At its Dec. 13, 2021, meeting, the City of Atlantic Beach is scheduled to consider a resolution pertaining to transporting coal ash through the Jacksonville port.  Here is a draft of the resolution.

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

About palm tree pruning

Hurricane season is coming, but it is NOT time to prune your Palms with a hurricane cut. 

WHAT EXPERTS KNOW

Some pruners make easy money convincing homeowners that the “hurricane cut” keeps palms healthy and safe in a windstorm....

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Mayport Naval Station eighth-grader wins Florida mayors’ essay contest

Eighth-grader Layla McLaren says that if she were her community’s mayor, she would focus her efforts on public safety, anti-crime, anti-drug use, and anti-poverty initiatives.

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Public parking workshop May 27

The Atlantic Beach City Commission will hold a public parking workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the Commission Chamber of City Hall, 800 Seminole Road. Paid parking is expected to be the meeting’s primary focus. For information, email info...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

AB Commission adopts resolution promoting increased Hanna Park accessibility

The City of Atlantic Beach is asking that the City of Jacksonville partner on initiatives to promote Hanna Park, including but not limited to military access, as a means to make public beaches more accessible.
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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Help us honor those who protect and serve us during Paint the Town Blue Week

This week (May 9-15) we pay special tribute to the women and men who protect and serve this community by recognizing Paint the Town Blue Week. It’s also National Police Week. 
In addition to showing our appreciation to AB’s cur...
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Posted on: May 11, 2021

It's National Hurricane Preparedness Week

It's National Hurricane Preparedness Week. On Day 1, find out what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hund...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

AB Youth Council’s ‘Blessings in a Backpack’ wins state honor

The City of Atlantic Beach Youth Council has been selected as one of five Florida League of Cities’ Youth Council Community Service Award winners.

The Youth Council (ABYC) partnered with Blessings in a Backpack, a national nonprofit organization,...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

AB Commission approves Connectivity Plan

The City Commission has approved a Connectivity Plan, which is expected to be a valuable tool when budgeting connectivity projects that will also help guide decisions for capital improvement projects.

The Commission unanimously adopted the plan at its meet...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Survey Kicks Off 21st Century Urban Branch Library Envisioning Project

Survey Kicks Off 21st Century Urban Branch Library Envisioning Project 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 10, 2021 — Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is inviting all Duval County residents to help our public library system with its 21st Cen...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Blue Zones Activate Jacksonville Assessment Report at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11.

Baptist Health is inviting the public to watch the online presentation of the Blue Zones Activate Jacksonville Assessment Report at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. The City of Atlantic Beach's 2021 priorities include taking part in the City of Jacksonvil...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

It's Military Appreciation Month

Honoring our Sailors and Troops During Military Appreciation Month

Small business owners, hooyah! And hooah! And oorah! Help your customers honor military soldiers and veterans. Culminating with Memorial Day, the month of May is National Military Appreciat...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Lily Street property purchase under consideration for conservation, flood mitigation

The City of Atlantic Beach is reviewing the viability of purchasing 0 Lily Street – a +/-2-acre marsh-front parcel on the Intracoastal Waterway. The property currently can be subdivided and developed into two single-family homes. 
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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Working together on calming traffic in neighborhoods

A fun little traffic calming/tactical urbanism project on Main Street on Saturday with the residents of Marsh Oaks neighborhood. The design was drawn to standards by the city engineer and carried out  by our Public Works team. The neighborhood wa...

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Posted on: May 9, 2021

USO Director Schellhorn to be honored by City Commission

 The City of Atlantic Beach is honoring Joyce Schellhorn, recipient of the 2021 National Defense Distinguished Citizen Medal, presented recently by the Jean Ribault Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Schellhorn, direct...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

It's Military Appreciation Month

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Posted on: March 6, 2021

Stay in the Know, AB

We want you to participate in what happens at City Hall. Below you’ll find some of the ways to stay in the know.

1) Join a board or committee – Our city benefits greatly from the work and experience of our citizens. Check out current bo...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

City of AB Connectivity Plan

Connectivity Plan

  • The plan will be presented to City Commission for proposed adoption on May 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers at City Hall. 
  • Town Hall Meeting was held on April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Gail Baker Center (...
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Posted on: May 3, 2021

New Atlantic Beach Murals: "Bringing People Together After a Really Hard Year"

Atlantic Beach is a lot more colorful these days, thanks to the Mayport Road public art project. Mayor Ellen Glasser joined WJCT's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross today with details. The AB portion of the interview begins at about 33:00 -- ...
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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Beaches Watch will tackle recycling at its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

Beaches Watch will host its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. The topic: “To Recycle or Not: Examining Our Choices.”

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

City of Atlantic Beach to Join the 2021 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership, Grant Program

U.S. Green Building Council Announces City of Atlantic Beach to Join the 2021 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership and Grant Program

 

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – (April 30, 2021) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), cre...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Public Parking Workshop May 6

The workshop is at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at City Hall, 800 Seminole Road.

Workshop topics: 

•    Frequently cited myths of beach renourishment parking count 

•    FDEP’s r...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

City of AB helping 'LEED' the way.

Atlantic Beach becomes one of 15 local governments selected for 2021 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program. Atlantic Beach, Fla. Billings, Mont. Claremont, Calif. Coral Gables, Fla. Durango, Colo. Hattiesburg, Miss. Houston, Texas Jupiter In...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

City Commission Priorities

In 2018, the Atlantic Beach City Commission began undertaking an annual exercise that results in it establishing priorities for city government.  This endeavor is facilitated by Atlantic Beach resident Linda Lanier, who volunteers her services. L...

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Posted on: April 24, 2021

Wanted: Children's books for Little Free Libraries

The City of Atlantic Beach has a handful of angels in the community who keep the City’s Little Free Libraries at Donner, Jordan, Russell, Bull and Johansen parks stocked.

The children's book supply for the Little Free Libraries is runnin...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

USS Stark ceremony to be held May 17

The annual memorial ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the tragic 1987 attack of the USS Stark will be held at 10 a.m. May 17 at Beaches Veterans Memorial Park.

The park is at 1 W. First St. in Atlantic Beach, just off Atlantic Boulevard an...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

City to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics May 1

The City of Atlantic Beach will host Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics at two sites on Saturday, May 1. The clinics are open to the public and will be administered by the Florida Department of Health and Health Hero Florida.

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

AB Celebrating Earth Day, Mother Nature

Earth Day (April 22) is especially meaningful in a community that prioritizes and celebrates environmental stewardship in countless ways as Atlantic Beach does.The City of Atlantic Beach Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) has partnered with the Wor...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Public input being sought on City's coastal vulnerability assessment

The City of Atlantic Beach is soliciting public input on the coastal City's vulnerability assessment plan.

A copy of the coastal vulnerability assessment plan can be found at: https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11070/COAB-Coastal-Vulnerabilit...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Beaches Green Market now at Penman Park in Jax Beach

The Dig Local Network  (www.diglocalnetwork.com) Beaches Green Market is now held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at Penman Park, 321 Penman Road in Jacksonville Beach.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City Commission opposes Bright Futures Scholarship change

The City Commission has adopted a resolution  opposing legislation in the Florida Legislature that would remove the State of Florida’s promises to provide (1) 100-percent tuition for Academic and Medallion Scholars, and (2) a full textbook stipen...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Donner Road Improvement Project Meeting

The City of Atlantic Beach is holding a Public Meeting to discuss the Donner Road Construction Project  from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at City Hall, 800 Seminole Road.

 

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Special Called City Commission meeting on April 19

The City Commission will hold a Special Called Meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Commission Chamber of City Hall, 800 Seminole Road.  The purpose of this meeting is to hold a hearing on WAIV20-002 (1306 Violet Street) Request for a wa...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Special Called City Commission meeting on April 15

The City Commission will hold a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Commission Chamber of City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to consider an amendment to Resolution No. 21-25, approved by the City Commission on April 12, 2...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

No )*#@r (Litter) Sherlock ... yep, you heard that right

What a roll out!
Introducing ... “No )*#@r (Litter) Sherlock”  .. a catchy ad campaign created (and funded!) for
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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Earth Day 'Sustainable' Art Show and Competition on tap

The City of Atlantic Beach Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) has partnered with the Word Revolt Art Gallery of Atlantic Beach to host an Earth Day art show and juried art competition. Earth Day is April 22. The theme of this inaugural event is Sus...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program applications due April 9

Applications for the City of Jacksonville Emergency Rental Assistance Program are due by Friday, April 9th at 6pm.
-Go to http://coj.net/erap to apply online.
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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Gateway Vaccination Center now has J&J vaccine

The FEMA-sponsored Gateway Vaccination Center at 5000 Norwood Ave. has switched to Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID vaccine for people 18 and over. No appointment needed; open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The Gateway site is still administering second do...

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Posted on: April 3, 2021

Vaccinations for ages 16 and up starting Monday, April 5.

From the City of Jax: Update from the Florida Division of Emergency Management concerning age eligibility requirements that change on Monday, April 5th at their Regency Mall COVID19 vaccine site: On Mon, April 5, 2021 the State run, Florida Division of Em...

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Posted on: April 3, 2021

Public input sought on City's coastal vulnerability assessment

The City of Atlantic Beach will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Commission Chambers at City Hall (800 Seminole Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233). The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public input for related to our coastal vu...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Beaches Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign under way

Mayors Ellen Glasser of Atlantic Beach, Chris Hoffman of Jacksonville Beach and Elaine Brown of Neptune Beach have issued proclamations recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the work of the Women’s Center of Jacksonville (WCJ)....
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Posted on: March 31, 2021

ArtRepublic Mayport Road mural project to highlight AB’s past, present and future

For several years, private investors and the City of Atlantic Beach have been targeting the Mayport Road corridor for revitalization and investment. And now, many of the pieces are coming together.

One of those crucial pieces is public art. And, boy, is it...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Assistance for Duval County residents who lost income due to COVID-19

The City of Jacksonville's Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now accepting applications online and in person for eligible Duval County residents who have been unable to pay their rent or utilities due to a loss of income related to COVID-19....
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Posted on: March 30, 2021

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ANNOUNCES DETAILS & APPLICATION PROCESS FOR MORTGAGE RELIEF PROGRAM

The City of Jacksonville’s Housing and Community Development Division will distribute more than $4 million of federal funds to Duval County residents who are unable to pay their mortgage payments due to a loss of income related to COVID-19. The ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Tour de Parks set for March 27

The City of Atlantic Beach will host its annual Tour de Parks, a community bicycle ride to 10 parks in the community, on Saturday, March 27. Participation is limited to 50 people due to COVID-19 protocols; RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Beachfront property owners a key part of sea turtle-protection efforts

To: Residents living along the beach in Atlantic Beach

 RE: Sea turtle protection

The City of Atlantic Beach continues to request your help in protecting sea turtles, as scientific studies conclude that certain types of artificial lighting have a d...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Jax Beach Carver Center to serve as temporary COVID-19 vaccination site

The Carver Center will serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site starting on Sunday, March 14 and continue for 10 days. The use of this facility is through a partnership with the City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division, Florida Division of Emergen...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

About traffic signals …

The City of Atlantic Beach is aware of malfunctions with traffic signals on Atlantic Boulevard and Mayport Road, which are state-owned roadways, and routinely reports issues to the City of Jacksonville Traffic Engineering Division. Through an agreement wi...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Water service restored, boil notice lifted at 791 Assisi Lane

(FEB. 14, 2021) The City of Atlantic Beach has repaired a water-line break at the apartment complex at 791 Assisi Lane, restored water service, and lifted the boil-water notice.

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

City of Jax offering make-up days for people who missed second COVID-19 vaccination dose appointment

Make-up days will be offered to individuals who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at either Mandarin or Lane Wiley senior centers and missed their appointment for the second shot. Individuals must return to the location where their first inj...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

City Hall Closed Presidents’ Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day, Atlantic Beach City Hall and other City offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 15. There will be no change to the garbage, yard waste and recycling collection schedule.

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Atlantic Beach Launches Same-Day Residential Fence Permitting

The City of Atlantic Beach receives more than 100 residential fence permits annually. To efficiently serve this high-demand permit type, the City is now offering homeowners and contractors a faster and easier way to apply for permits for residential fence...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

COVID-19 Update

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE

If you experience a problem with any web links or otherwise have any questions or concerns, please email info@coab.us or call 247-5804. Please note, recently posted information has ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

COJ-run COVID-19 vaccine sites closed to those seeking first dose; state-run site coming to Regency

From the City of Jacksonville: The City of Jacksonville has distributed its allotted supply of the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this crucial vaccine to our citizens. The Lane Wiley and Mandarin ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

AB youth honor Beaches legend Sandy Forsyth

AB youth honor Beaches legend Sandy Forsyth 

The Atlantic Beach Youth Council replaced and rededicated a plaque honoring late Beaches legend Sandy Forsyth at Oceanside Rotary Skate Park in Atlantic Beach. After the original plaque was stolen recen...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Hundley, Newby, Sullivan honored at AB MLK event

The 2021 Atlantic Beach MLK Community Service Award selectees are Atlantic Beach police Sgt. Jimmy Hundley, Jacksonville City Council Vice President Sam Newby, and Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Center President Lillie Sullivan.

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

2021 AB Arbor Day Observance: A Progressive Tree Planting

Arbor Day Celebration Friday Jan 15. Come join us in person or virtually:) We will be broadcasting via Facebook live at each location. 
Schedule for the events/locations: 
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Posted on: January 14, 2021

MLK Celebration to be held online

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Latest COVID-19 testing information

  • The City of Jacksonville currently has two "Open-PODS". For more information, visit http://jaxready.com/virus.
  • The Florida Department of Health - Duval County currently has one "Open-POD" located at the Prime Osborn Center. For more inf...
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Posted on: January 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update, January 12, 2021

The cities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Neptune Beach have received many inquiries on when beaches citizens will be able to receive recently approved and distributed COVID-19 Vaccinations. Our local municipal governments do not have control ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) - January 9, 2021

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) - January 9, 2021

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) falls on January 9 every year and helps citizens come together to show appreciation to their local law enforcement.

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Posted on: December 24, 2020

Please don't feed geese and other wildlife

We encourage our residents not to feed wildlife, including geese. Resisting the urge to enjoy this otherwise enjoyable pastime helps keep wildlife wild and healthy.

Feeding wildlife can lead to one or more of these serious problems:

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

ANIMAL SHELTERS ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO GIVE THE GIFT OF A TEMPORARY HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY

Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) and the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) are inviting residents to participate in the Silent Night program by fostering a shelter pet through the holiday. Animal lovers can visit the two shelters now through Dec...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

COAB Small Business Relief Grant awardees

Atlantic Beach small business relief grant awardees

November 25, 2020 -- Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy, particularly on small businesses, the City of Atlantic Beach set aside $50,000 in "Better Jax" sales tax proceeds to as...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Beaches Town Center Holiday Celebration featuring a Bike and Golf Cart parade- Saturday, Dec. 5

Update: Here's a photo gallery from the 2020 golf cart and bike parade!

This free, family-friendly annual holiday event will be a socially distanced team effort of the City of Atlantic Beach, the City of Neptune Beach, and the Beaches Town Center ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

When you shop local, how about adding some AB Swag? Wear it, buy it, share it, love it!

Atlantic Beach businesses, as we encourage everyone to buy local this holiday season once again with our #PutABUnderYourTree campaign, we thought we’d spice it up a bit this year.

Does your brick-and-mortar business have T-shirts, coffee mugs, or...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Put AB Under Your Tree

As we encourage everyone to buy local this holiday season once again with our #PutABUnderYourTree campaign, we thought we’d spice it up a bit this year.

 Does your local Beaches brick-and-mortar business have T-shirts, coffee mugs, or ot...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mayor Glasser Calls for Quit Attempts, Awareness During Great American Smokeout

November 19, 2020 -- With the annual Great American Smokeout taking place Nov. 19, Tobacco Free Florida in Duval County is using this observance to encourage people to make a plan to quit smoking using the free tools and services available to Flo...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE TO OFFER FREE FLU VACCINATIONS AT SELECT COVID-19 TESTING SITES

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE TO OFFER FREE FLU VACCINATIONS AT SELECT COVID-19 TESTING SITES (800 Vaccines a Week Will be Available to Residents of Duval County)
Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, the City of Jacksonville and Logistics Health Inc. will provide free flu va...
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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Mayor, new Atlantic Beach City Commission members scheduled to be sworn in this month

The swearing-in ceremonies for Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser and new City Commission members Mike Waters and Bruce Bole are tentatively scheduled for Nov. 23, pending certification of the Nov. 3 election.

Waters and Bole were elected to office on Nov....

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Duval County election results

Here is the link to Duval County election results, which includes the Atlantic Beach municipal elections.
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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Exchange Club improves Tide Views on ‘Day of Service’

Exchange Club of the Jacksonville Beaches members cleaned and repainted a pavilion at Tide Views Park in Atlantic Beach on two Saturdays in October as a  “National Day of Service” Project.

The Exchange Club has been providing c...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

City Commission presents contributions to senior-serving agencies

At its meeting Monday, Oct. 26, the Atlantic Beach City Commission presented the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center, Beaches Council on Aging Dial-A-Ride program, and Beaches Emergency Assistance Agency (BEAM) with $2,000 contributions to help fund seni...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

AB Youth Council wins statewide photo competition

An entry by Atlantic Beach Youth Council member Ava Rathet was selected as a winner of the 2020 Florida League of Cities Youth Council Photography Competition.

The competition asks Florida’s municipal youth councils to showcase what they love abo...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Atlantic Beach Police Department Shares Trick-or-Treat and Halloween Safety Tips

Date:  10/22/20

Contact:  Commander Tiffany Layson, Public Information Officer 

Email:  tlayson@coab.us  phone:   904-247-5876

 While Halloween may look and feel different this year due to the on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Baptist Medical Center-Baptist officials on COVID-19 and flu: Don't let your guard down

At an Oct. 10 Atlantic Beach "virtual" Town Hall meeting, Baptist Medical Center-Beaches President Joe MItrick and epidemiologist/employee health director Dr. Vincy Samuel had a prevailing message: Masking, social distancing and other preventati...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Would you like a tree planted in the right-of-way in front of your home?

Would you like a tree planted in the right-of-way in front of your home? If so, the City of Jacksonville will do just that! Simply call 630-CITY and request a tree and you will be contacted by one of the city’s arborists. Trees are planted withi...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Flu, COVID-19 focus of Saturday AB Town Hall

The City of Atlantic Beach will hold a virtual town hall meeting focusing on flu season and COVID-19 on Saturday, Oct. 10.

 The town hall – which will be held via Zoom teleconference – is at 10 a.m.

 Vincy Samuel, Bapti...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

AB Youth Council gets ‘Halloweeny’ for Hospice

Atlantic Beach Youth Council members had some Halloween fun this week – for a good cause.

The youth group’s "Halloweeny" Wizard of Oz display on the porch at Adele Grage Cultural Center on Ocean Drive supports "Halloween ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Howell Park enhancements under way

Work crews are busy replacing a bridge and walkways at Howell Park. Please forgive us for the inconvenience this is causing for park visitors. We think it will be worth the wait -- and that it will be business-as-usual within a couple of weeks. 

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Temporary mini-roundabout proposed at Main Street and West Ninth Street

A community meeting is planned via conference (Zoom) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Here is the public notice and instructions on how to watch and/or participate in the meeting.

Here is the project webpage.

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Atlantic Beach sea turtle-protection ordinance

We take great pride in our community’s sea turtle-protection, as Northeast Florida’s beaches serve as critical nesting grounds. 

Atlantic Beach has about 150 oceanfront property owners in Atlantic Beach; all but one – Ocean Ocean Resort – are resi...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Get the SaferWatch app

SaferWatch in Atlantic Beach

The SaferWatch Mobile Application is a communication tool which helps to make citizens and communities safer and more informed. SaferWatch enables Atlantic Beach residents and visitors to report suspicious activity, crime tips,...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Popular art piece in Beaches Town Center missing

A popular public art piece in Beaches Town Center is missing. The “Wings of the Phoenix” sculpture at Atlantic and Ocean boulevards in Atlantic Beach was reported missing about 4 p.m. Sunday. We do not whether the art was vandalized an...

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Posted on: September 20, 2020

Young first-responder advocate honors AB officers

An unforgettable moment today at City Hall. The City is eternally grateful to our first responders -- and to young Zechariah, 11, who proudly presented a $7,500 grant and his second “Hero’s Hero” award to Atlantic Beach Polic...
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Posted on: September 20, 2020

After three practice runs, Atlantic Beach’s Gualillo is now ‘chief’

Already, three times during times of transition, Vic Gualillo had stepped up to serve as Atlantic Beach’s interim chief of police.

Now, Gualillo’s gotten the call, again.

Only this time, there’s no “interim”...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Atlantic Beach mulling small business grants

The City of Atlantic Beach is considering a grant program for restaurants, retail establishments and other businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The City is reaching out to businesses to determine if there is interest in the program.

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Restaurants and bars to be allowed to serve alcohol until 2 a.m.

The cities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Neptune Beach continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic at the local level and are working to provide residents and visitors with the safest environment possible, while also working to ensure that ou...
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Posted on: September 4, 2020

‘North Beaches’ parking program (check back for updates)

REGISTERED ATLANTIC BEACH RESIDENTS GET THREE HOURS FREE PARKING IN THE ATLANTIC BEACH SPACES. NO NEED TO USE THE APP OR KIOSK. REGISTER AT WWW.NORTHBEACHESPARKING/ATLANTIC. STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? EMAIL INFO@COAB.US OR CALL 247-5804.

JULY 7, 2020 UPDATE

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

City of Atlantic Beach meeting with local business operators 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8

The City of Atlantic Beach will hold a public meeting with local business operators at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Due to these extraordinary times, the meeting will not be held in person; rather, the meeting will be held via videoconference.

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Public Notice: Sherman Creek Lagoon Flood Mitigation project grant application

PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Atlantic Beach Board of City Commissioners seeks comments from their citizens pertaining to plans to submit certain grant applications to the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, in pursuit of U.S. HUD fu...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Public Notice: Aquatic Gardens Flood Mitigation project application

PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Atlantic Beach Board of City Commissioners seeks comments from their citizens pertaining to plans to submit certain grant applications to the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, in pursuit of U.S. HUD fu...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Public Notice: Stanley Road Flood Mitigation project grant application

PUBLIC NOTICE

 The City of Atlantic Beach Board of City Commissioners seeks comments from their citizens pertaining to plans to submit certain grant applications to the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity,  in pu...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

18th Street Enhancement Project update

To address nearby residents’ concerns about safety, congestion and garbage, City staff implemented some low-cost, City Commission-directed 18th Street enhancements this month.

The measures are the latest in an ongoing effort to improve the qualit...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

Isaias Update

City of Atlantic Beach Isaias Update (3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3)

** Current conditions: All local National Weather Service warnings and watches have been canceled.

Dangerous surf conditions

Atlantic Beach Ocean Rescue requests that everyone stay out of the water...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Are you storm-ready?

In anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaias ... We recommend that everyone download the JaxReady app or otherwise follow www.jaxready.com -- and start preparing now.

Here is a very valuable readiness tool: The 2020-21 City of Jacksonville Preparedness & R...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Twenty (trees) for '20: Celebrating the Class of 2020

The Atlantic Beach Youth Council, City of Atlantic Beach, and Environmental Stewardship Committee will dedicate 20 trees planted at Tide Views Preserve  in honor of the 2020 graduates. A dedication event dubbed :Twenty for ’20: Celebrat...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

City budget process under way; hearings set for Sept. 14, Sept. 28

The City of Atlantic Beach is developing its budget for fiscal year 2020-21, which begins Oct. 1, 2020. Public input to City staff and the City Commission is welcome throughout the process. 

  • Here is the FY 2020-21 budget workshop and public hearin...
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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Jacksonville Officials and Telescope Health Launch no-cost COVID-19 Testing Site At the Beaches

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., JULY 14, 2020Telescope Health, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, will open a COVID-19 testing site this Thursday, July 16th in Neptune Beach to provide beaches-area residents with convenient access to crucial t...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Stay safe at the beach

The cities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic at the local level and are working to provide residents and visitors with the safest environment possible.

Please be aware that lifeguard staffin...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Postponed: July 11 Commission workshop on promoting racial equality

Due to the rising positive COVID-19 numbers, the City of Atlantic Beach has postponed the City Commission’s July 11 workshop on promoting racial equality in the interests of public health.

The City is in the early stages of this critical communit...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Postponed: June 29 City Commission workshop on promoting racial equality

Due to the rising positive COVID-19 numbers, the City of Atlantic Beach has postponed the City Commission’s June 29 workshop on promoting racial equality in the interests of public health.

A decision on whether to postpone the July 11 workshop on...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Promoting Racial Equity

The City of Atlantic Beach is reflecting on the organization’s commitment to working with the community to continue to address racial inequity through sustained action. As such, the City Commission is having a series of workshops to define, desi...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Juneteenth Freedom Day

Mayor Ellen Glasser has declared June 19, 2020, Juneteenth Freedom Day in Atlantic Beach.

Juneteenth (short for June nineteenth) commemorates the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to alert enslaved people they were finally free. T...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

AB coronavirus information (check back for updates)

Please visit www.coab.us/coronavirus for the City of Atlantic Beach’s last update.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Sign regulations update

Did you know, AB?

The City of Atlantic Beach adopted its first sign ordinance in 1966 and has updated it 19 times to address new issues. In 2013, the Atlantic Beach City Commission specifically added flags to its sign regulations by a unanimous vote, witho...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

AB participates in first Florida Government Finance Professionals Week

March 16-20 is the first Florida Government Finance Professionals Week, an occasion to recognize these valuable public employees for the vital services they provide our organization and community.

Mayor Ellen Glasser presented a Government Finance Professi...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

About Atlantic Beach's sign regulations ...

Did you know?

  1. The City of Atlantic Beach first adopted sign regulations in 1966. The regulations were amended in 1968 (twice), 1981, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1997 (twice), 2001, 2002, 2003 (twice), 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  2. In 2015, the U.S. Sup...
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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Coronavirus information

March 4, 2020

To: City of Atlantic Beach residents and employees

From: Shane Corbin, Atlantic Beach City Manager

As we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, it is important to remain calm and stay informed about the virus. The Florida Dep...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Residents and businesses: Please help us improve your city's website

The City is undertaking a website improvement project -- and wants to hear from you!

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

AB to celebrate fallen native son with 'Leroy Everett Day' on Feb. 15

The Atlantic Beach community will celebrate fallen native son with a special event on Feb. 15, which is being proclaimed "Leroy Everett Day".

During a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., the City will unveil a road sign designating the road in Dutton...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Arbor Day 2000: It’s a C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-I-O-N (AB-Style)

At Atlantic Beach’s 3½-hour Arbor Day celebration on Jan. 17, trees were planted in each of the City’s four districts – at Veterans Park, Jordan Park, Bull Park, and on Seminole Road -- and at Atlantic Beach&rs...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

AB MLK awards presented to Freeman, Jackson, Lawrence

Community trailblazers Mattie Freeman, Orpah L. Jackson and Robert Lawrence received the 2020 Atlantic Beach Martin Luther King Community Service Awards on Monday.

The awards were presented at the community’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day cele...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

JEA trimming trees in Atlantic Beach

JEA is trimming trees near power lines to better ensure that the utility provides consistent, reliable electrical service.

The seven- to eight-week project began Jan. 20. JEA says that it follows best tree-care practices by trimming trees throughout its se...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

The 2020 Census at a Glance: Counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. It ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

AB’s Jan. 17 Arbor Day activities to feature progressive tree planting

The City of Atlantic Beach’s Jan. 17 Arbor Day observance will feature a progressive tree planting in the community, along with a heritage tree dedication and ceremony.

Here is the Arbor Day schedule:

  • 9 a.m. – Welcome sign on Mayport Roa...
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Posted on: January 14, 2020

AB community to celebrate MLK Day Jan. 20

The Atlantic Beach community’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Atlantic Beach Assembly of God, 680 Mayport Road.

Birds of Fire Music is spearheading the annual event, which is held to rememb...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

DONNA MARATHON COMING FEB. 9 Be aware of traffic impacts, road closures

The annual DONNA Marathon is Sunday, Feb. 9. Runners love our community because of all of our spirited supporters and curb crews who come out and cheer them on as they complete their journey to the finish line.

The marathon route will be the same as last y...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

‘North Beaches’ parking program (check back for updates)

JULY 7, 2020 UPDATE

Neptune Beach will be terminating the contact with RTA consulting in mid-August after the license plate cameras and software are installed on the enforcement vehicle. Neptune Beach will officially take over the management once the contr...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Monthly utility bill newsletter published on web

From time to time, the monthly newsletter included in City of Atlantic Beach utility bills is inadvertently left out of the billing envelope. To access the most recent monthly newsletter, visit http://www.coab.us/360/Services and click on "Latest Mon...

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday garbage collection impacted by Christmas holiday … Throwing away your

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ABOUT GARBAGE COLLECTION THIS WEEK ... Reminder to Atlantic Beach residents: Garbage and recycling collection routes are pushed back by one day when Thanksgiving and Christmas fall on a scheduled collection day. So, this week, if your normal collection da...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

ABs in Florida, North Carolina become ‘sister cities’

Call it “twinning,” if you will.

Atlantic Beach has a new sister city, albeit an informal designation, with the identically monikered East Coast community of Atlantic Beach, N.C.

The relationship was memorialized Monday when the two citi...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

City encouraging residents to ‘Put AB under your tree’

How can you reduce your stress and your environmental impact, strengthen the local economy, invest in community – and help give back?

By shopping local.

The National Retail Federation estimates that holiday spending will increase about 4 percent t...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Atlantic Beach’s vulnerability assessment garners resilience award

Atlantic Beach’s vulnerability assessment garners resilience award

Earlier this year, the City of Atlantic Beach parlayed state grant funding to analyze future flood risk under projected sea-level rise. The study enabled the City to assess its vu...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

First Mayport Art & Culture Pop-Up on tap for Saturday, Nov. 16

Come be a part of Atlantic Beach history and the launch of a new cultural hub on Mayport Road. Featuring a community mural painting; live music; artist demonstrations; silent auction; and pop-ups from local restaurants, vendors and businesses.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

AB to honor its veterans

Are you a veteran who lives in Atlantic Beach, or do you know a veteran who lives in Atlantic Beach? 

 Please tell us about him or her (or yourself) in 100 words or less (and include branch of service, length of tenure) and send a picture...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

AB honors Scouts for Dorian relief work

Members of Beaches Boy Scout Troops 15,37 and 40 were recognized with a mayoral proclamation Monday, Oct. 28, for their efforts in the Three Beaches, One Community relief drive for residents of Hurricane Dorian-ravaged Bahamas. The Boy Scouts and other vo...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

AB to host ‘Government 101’ Nov. 4

What does it take to run a city? What do the city departments do? What is the council-manager form of government?

The City of Atlantic Beach is continuing its program to encourage residents to learn the answers to these questions -- and to ask plenty of qu...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Atlantic Beach: Beautifying city parks through green infrastructure, sustainable design

The City of Atlantic Beach, in partnership with the National Park Service and the American Society of Landscape Architects Florida chapter, invite the community to attend a two-day design charrette to help develop sustainable plans for local area parks an...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

New City Manager Selected

Retiring City Manager Joe Gerrity is passing the leadership baton to Shane Corbin, the City's planning and community development director.

Corbin was appointed as Gerrity's successor at the City Commission's Sept. 23 meeting, effective Oct. 5.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

City Government Week is coming in October

Cities provide a higher level of service than most governments, and generally receive higher approval ratings than other levels of government. Yet, many residents are unaware of how city services impact their lives. Through Florida City Government Week, t...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

AB Commission updated on future flood risk, upcoming beach litter basket program

Tidal records from the Mayport bar pilots dock indicate that the mean sea level has risen almost 10 inches since 1930 and that the current rate of change is about 1-inch per decade – and increasing, Atlantic Beach City Engineer Steve Swann told ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

AB hosts Lithuanian group, including eight mayors

The City of Atlantic Beach hosted a group of Lithuanian local government officials, including mayors of eight communities ranging from 30,000 to more than 100,000 residents on Thursday, Sept. 12. Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser, Deputy City Manager Kev...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

AB's Gualillo to attend FBI academy

Atlantic Beach Police Cmdr. Vic Gualillo has been accepted to attend the  FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Police Chief Michelle Cook says she thinks Gualillo is her department's first representative to attend the prestigious academy.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

AB pastor Golden now a police chaplain

Local pastor Dr. Percy J. Golden Sr. is now serving as an Atlantic Beach Police Department chaplain.

Golden, senior pastor and bishop of the Holy Church of the Living God Revival Center in Atlantic Beach, was recognized for his new community-service role a...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Updates

City of Atlantic Beach

Comprehensive Dorian Update #7

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4

Hurricane Dorian: The worst is over. The mandatory evacuation, curfew, and alcohol sales ban are being lifted at 7 p.m. today. The City of Atlantic Beach wou...

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Posted on: July 27, 2019

Atlantic Beach now LEED-certified

Atlantic Beach has become the first Florida city, and among the first in the United States, to be certified using the LEED for Cities rating system pilot program.

Atlantic Beach achieved LEED for Cities silver certification for implementing practical and m...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

AB honors Vietnam casualty Everett with road naming

In 1967, 25-year-old Sgt. First Class First Class Leroy Everett and nine other U.S. Army crewmen died when their helicopter crashed in South Vietnam.

Everett was an Atlantic Beach native son-turned American hero.

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

City Manager recruitment/selection process and timeline

The City Commission will hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, to discuss and possibly take action on the City Manager position, which will become vacant Oct. 5, 2019, with the retirement of Joe Gerrity.

Following is the City Manager...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

AB gets new heritage tree

 The City of Atlantic Beach has designated a live oak estimated to be 170 years old as the fifth heritage tree in the community.

The 38-inch-diameter tree is in the backyard of the home of David and Wendy Harvey of 1667 Park Terrace East. The City...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Introducing ... 'Gulliford Hall at Adele Grage Cultural Center'!

Introducing ... 'Gulliford Hall at Adele Grage Cultural Center'!

The Atlantic Beach City Commission has named the former Commission Chamber after former AB mayor and commissioner Bill Gulliford, whose final meeting as a Jacksonville City Council member was...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Beach renourishment coming to Atlantic Beach and neighboring communities

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a Duval County Shore Protection construction contract for $15,682,725 on Aug. 13 to restore critically eroded beaches and dunes to their original engineered design.

The Corps awarded the contr...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

AB Commission celebrates 50 years of home rule in Florida

The Atlantic Beach City Commission has adopted a resolution honoring 50 years of municipal home rule in the Florida Constitution and committing to an educational initiative to help citizens understand this beneficial right.

Home rule powers, the foundation...

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