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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: January 15, 2020

‘North Beaches’ parking program enforcement to begin soon

UPDATED JAN. 15, 2020

Enforcement of the pay-for-parking program at Beaches Town Center is delayed due to a software issue with the parking consultant. The enforcement date, originally scheduled for Jan. 15, will be announced when the resolution to the iss...

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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: October 21, 2019

AB’s City Government Week to feature ‘Government 101’, essay contest

The City of Atlantic Beach will join cities throughout the state in celebrating Florida City Government Week Oct. 21-27 with a variety of initiatives, including an essay contest, an Atlantic Beach Government 101 overview and Q&A session (on Nov. 4), a...

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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.

Also at the m...

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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

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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.

This week, his hometown honored him as such ...

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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: July 8, 2019

Shakespeare in the Park on tap July 19-20

The Bard is back at Johansen Park!

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," a comedy written by William Shakespeare, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at Johansen Park.

The free event is sponsored by the Atlantic Beach Recreatio...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Recreation Department interns recognized

The Atlantic Beach City Commission recognized Recreation Department interns Landon Thomas and Kamryn Robinson, both of Atlantic Beach, at its meeting Monday, July 8. Thomas is a 2019 Fletcher High School graduate and Robinson is a Fletcher senior. The Cit...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE June 7, 2019: Camelia Street Lift Station Generator

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding.  Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) co...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

AB streets to be paved

The Atlantic Beach City Commission approved the following street-paving projects to begin in May 2019. The project scope of work is to mill 1.5” of Asphalt and Apply 1.5” of Type S-III Asphalt at the following locations: 

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Lightning prediction system up and running in AB

June 3, 2019 -- As many of Atlantic Beach residents learned first-hand this week, the City of Atlantic Beach’s lightning prediction system is up and running.

The system is designed to alert residents and visitors on and near the beach that lightning is imm...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Sea Turtle Nesting Season is May 1 through Oct.1

Keeping beaches dark at night and free of obstacles will help sea turtles during their nesting season, which begins May 1 in Northeast Florida and continues through Oct. 31. Dark means no artificial lighting visible from the beach, including flashlights a...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

AB essay contest winners honored

Photo of 2019 Atlantic Beach "If I Were Mayor, I Would ..." essay contest winners

Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School student Nicky Cooey’s entry was selected as the winner of the City of Atlantic Beach’s first “If I Were Mayor, I Would …” essay contest.

Sixth-graders who live in Atl...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

AB considering four-year mayoral terms

The Atlantic Beach City Commission is considering approving an ordinance that would enable voters to decide whether to extend the length of mayoral terms from two to four years.

If the ordinance is adopted, voters will decide in a referendum whether to mak...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

City financials (cash reserves and pension funds) reviewed

The City of Atlantic Beach's financial consulting team presented a report Feb. 25 to the City Commission on the status of the City's cash reserve account and pension funds.

The Morgan Stanley/Graystone Consulting report is published online here.

Questions a...

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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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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Stormwater Master Plan project continuing

With the help of invaluable input from the public, the City of Atlantic Beach and engineering consultant Jones Edmunds are continuing to work together to develop a stormwater master plan.Here is the video from the City Commission's July 16 stormwater mast...

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