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Posted on: September 26, 2022

City of Atlantic Beach Hurricane Ian Update (12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26)

City of Atlantic Beach Hurricane Ian Update

Monday, Sept. 26

 The City of Atlantic Beach is taking steps to prepare for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Ian as the storm continues to move north. Also, we are in continuous dialogue with Duval C...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

City of AB receives $596K DoD infrastructure grant

Department of Defense Approves $90 Million in Grants Under Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program, including $596K for Atlantic Beach project

SEPT. 23, 2022

The Department of Defense today announced the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Nov. 8 General Election info

General Election Date
November 8, 2022
Deadline to Register to Vote
October 11, 2022
Early Voting
October 24, 2022 - November 6, 2022
Vote-by-Mail 
Vote-By-Mail Instructional Video
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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Adopt-a-Tree, why don't ya

Here's the link: www.coab.us/adoptatree.

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

City of AB Blood Drive: Friday, Sept. 16, at City Hall

Team Atlantic Beach:

We’re on a roll! OneBlood and especially the folks whose lives we are saving (and their families) love us! What a great feeling, right?!  The City's next blood drive in the AB City Hall parking lot ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Please join the AB Cares team, if you can

Here in our special city, we have a program called Atlantic Beach Cares that enables our utility customers to assist others in financial need with their utility bills. By choosing to regularly donate a few extra dollars a month on top of your own utility ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

King tides in AB during fall 2022

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: August 30, 2022

Police body camera survey

Body worn cameras

Overview

Body worn video cameras (also called "on-officer recording systems”, "body cams" or "cop cams") are small cameras that clip onto an officer's uniform or are worn as a headset, and record...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Beaches overdose awareness event Sept. 15

Join Mayors Glasser, Hoffman, Brown and Jacksonville City Council Vice President Salem as they host a panel of experts to describe how the Beaches communities are being impacted by the overdose pandemic.

Register here.After the panel, free doses of Naloxon...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Crime prevention tips

Here are a few crime prevention tips to lower the possibility of falling victim to trending crimes in the area:
1. LOCK YOUR CAR. Every time, even at home or in your garage.
2. Put outgoing mail in a SECURED mailbox. When using the post office, use the drop...
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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Tai Chi offered at Adele Grage, Gail Baker centers

Tai Chi is offered at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd.; and 11 a.m. Thursdays at Gail Baker Community Center, 2072 George St. There is no charge. For information, email recreation@coab.us or call (904) 247-5804.

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Atlantic Beach hero Greg Franek honored by Jacksonville's mayor

Longtime Atlantic Beach resident Greg Franek was honored Aug. 24 by Mayor Lenny Curry and JFRD Chief Keith Powers with the JFRD Award of Merit for Civilian Lifesaving. This was done to recognize Franek's heroism during a June fire on Beach Avenue...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

City adopts mission, values statements

In 2021, City Hall engaged the Atlantic Beach community and businesses in a conversation that resulted in the Commission adopting the 2040 Community Vision Statement. Atlantic Beach resident Linda Lanier expertly the process, as she does the City&rsqu...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Make sure your signs meet code

For information about the City's sign regulations, visit www.coab.us/signs.

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Mayor's Council on Health and Well-Being to host Lunch and Learn on Sept. 14

The Mayor's Council on Health and Well-Being will host a Lunch and Learn at noon Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Commission Chamber of City Hall, 

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Main Street traffic safety public input meetings Aug. 25

City of Atlantic Beach staff will host two traffic-safety public input meetings for residents of Main Street and vicinity on Thursday, Aug. 25, at City Hall. The City hired a traffic consultant to review Main Street for traffic calming and had se...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

'Working together as a community': Mayor honors heroic resident, firefighters

By Kevin Hogencamp, City of Atlantic Beach Deputy City Manager

Greg Franek was distraught, with plenty of justification.

A kidney-transplant-hopeful for more than two years, Franek is undergoing dialysis treatment.

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Now active: Paid parking program at 18th/19th Street beach accesses

Atlantic Beach residents and visitors, 

Please be patient with us as we roll out the paid parking program at the 18th and 19th Street beach accesses. Our soft rollout is now underway. If you encounter difficulty of any kind, or have any questions,...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Mosquitoes buggin’ ya? We feel ya.

Here’s City of Jax Mosquito Control info: https://www.coj.net/departments/neighborhoods/mosquito-controlThe number to call to request mosquito control service is 630-2489 (CITY).Or you can fill out a form accessible from this link: http...

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Posted on: July 24, 2022

City budget process under way

Budget workshops will be held Aug. 8, 15 and 22. Public hearings on the budget and millage rate will be held Sept. 12 and 26. Questions? Email info@coab.us or call (904) 247-5804. 

Here is the agenda packet for the Aug. 8 budget workshop.

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Aug. 2 is National Night Out

We hope you will stop by the police department to say hi! 5-7 p.m. Bring the family! 

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Donner Road construction underway

Donner Road construction underway 
Traffic will be impacted with detours for several months, at least. Please carefully follow the signage; at times, the road will be completely closed to traffic. Please make a special effort to avoid parking on t...
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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Repaving project kickoff delayed until Aug. 4

A City repaving project began Thursday, Aug. 4. The approximately six-day project schedule (posted here) is weather-dependent and otherwise very fluid. Crews will begin with asphalt milling and paving on Seminole Road from the 5-way to Atlantic Boulevard,...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Twilight Movies in the Park schedule

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Senior Tai Chi classes

Tai Chi is a gentle, slow-moving mind-body exercise. Practicing Tai Chi improves balance, flexibility, and strength, reduces stress, and helps to prevent falls. Tai Chi is open to everyone. For information, email recreation@coab.us or call (904) 247-5828....

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Election information

The last day to register to vote for Duval County's Nov. 8 general election, which includes the City of Atlantic Beach's municipal election, is Oct. 11.

Below are important Duval County election dates.

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Be a hero: Blood drive this Friday, July 22

The next City of Atlantic Beach OneBlood Drive is fast approaching … it’s this Friday, July 22, from noon to 5 p.m.  All donors will receive a OneBlood Super-Hero Beach Towel and a $20 eGift card. Plus, a wellness checkup inc...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Update regarding the water outage in the area of 17th Street and Ocean Grove Drive

The all-clear notice has been given and the boil-water notice has been lifted for all impacted residents. Impacted residents should throw out ice, flush their faucets and flush other appliances to ensure removal of all potentially contaminated water befor...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

City accepting cultural arts and recreation grant proposals through Aug. 22

The City of Atlantic Beach places a high priority on arts and recreation as key indicators of a good quality of life for its residents. Indeed, one of the City Commission’s 2022 priorities is “LIVABILITY - Improve health, recreation, arts, cultur...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Perkins sentenced to 10 years for attack on Atlantic Beach officer

State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Jaden Perkins has pleaded guilty to Attempted Second Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting an Officer with Violence. Per the plea agreement, the Honorable London Kite sentenced Perkins to 10 ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Update regarding the water outage in the area of East Coast Drive and 11th Street

The all-clear notice has been given and the boil-water notice has been lifted for all-impacted residents. Impacted residents should throw out ice, flush their faucets and flush other appliances to ensure removal of all potentially contaminated water befor...
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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Welcome, British Royal Navy sailors

AB Businesses and Residents,

About 104 British Royal Navy sailors are expected to arrive Friday, July 1, at Naval Station Mayport, and depart on Friday, July 15. They are assigned to the Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel HMS Medway (P223).&nbs...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Sculptures of Atlantic Beach

“Elements”

  • Type of art: Sculpture
  • Location: Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Station 55, City Hall Complex, 850 Seminole Road.
  • Material: Cast concrete
  • Artist: Brad Talley
  • Year installed: 2004
  • Additional details: Interactive and interp...
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Posted on: June 17, 2022

City of Atlantic Beach to observe, celebrate Juneteenth

RESOLUTION NO. 22-01

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE ADDITION OF THE OBSERVANCE OF JUNETEENTH, JUNE 19TH, AS AN OFFICIAL CITY HOLIDAY.

WHEREAS, Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day and Freedom D...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

City of AB-Verified Tree Service Provider

Promote your business, your environmental-protection commitment, and know-how as a City of Atlantic Beach-Verified Tree Service Provider!

The City of Atlantic Beach invites your company to be verified under Chapter 23 of the AB Code of Ordinances: Protecti...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Beaches Community Resources Guide

The City of Atlantic Beach publishes this Beaches Community Resources Guide to make it easier for individuals, organizations, religious institutions, and businesses to access helpful information about various resources and services that are available, inc...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Making Music and Memories at Jordan Park: A Project for Everyone

To advance the City’s Parks Master Plan objective to improve ADA accessibility in parks, the City has partnered with Beaches Kiwanis and the Florida League of Mayors to install and provide accessibility to an outdoor musical sensory garden and p...
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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Hurricane Preparedness: Are you Ready?

Hurricane Preparedness: Are you Ready?

May 1 kicks off Hurricane Preparedness Week. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) before the June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season, the wee...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

2021 Water Quality Report Published

The City's annual water quality report is now available. Click here to view it.

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

City of Atlantic Beach Environmental Stewardship Community Action Plan Workshops May 19, May 26

We want your input! Please attend the upcoming Community Input Workshops on the City’s proposed Green Works Community Action Plan on May 19 (Topics: Energy & Climate; Green Building & Infrastructure; Natural Systems & Ecology; and Water) and M...

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

Atlantic Beach Elementary 'Dragons of the World' May 19

The City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation Department and Advisory Committee are proud to partner in Atlantic Beach Elementary's "Dragons of the World" -- a fun, creative, interactive cultural arts event on May 19. The event is from...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

A Guide to Contacting Your Elected Leaders

Engaging your elected officials is a powerful action step you can take to make sure your voice is heard. Click the links below for some tips and resources on how to contact your federal, state and local elected leaders.

General Tips:

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Water Treatment Plant 1 Upgrade and Cell Phone Tower Project Q&A

May 2022

The Public Utilities Department updating and modernizing the water plant. This will make it much more energy-efficient and reliable as well as provide better continuity of service during a hurricane or other severe storm event. The water tower was...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Welcome, Dutch sailors

 AB Businesses and Residents,

About 60 Dutch sailors arrived Tuesday, May 3, at Naval Station Mayport, and will depart about a week later. They are assigned to the Royal Netherlands Navy submarine HNLMS Dolfijn.   &n...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Honoring fallen town marshal Paul Patrick's service and sacrifice to the community

At last: AB finally honors marshal who perished in ’32 Town hall fire

On Sept. 10, 1932, the original Atlantic Beach Town Hall burned, critically injuring Town Marshal Paul M. Patrick; and tragically, on September 12, 1932, Marshal Patri...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Be a part of improving pedestrian and bicycle routes and safety at the Beaches

The North Florida TPO is conducting a feasibility study in the cities of Atlantic, Neptune, and Jacksonville Beaches to determine potential routing for a multipurpose pedestrian and bicycle facility known as the East Coast Greenway/Core ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Community Yoga at Adele Grage on Wednesdays

Community yoga is available at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd. Email recreation@coab.us or call (904) 247-5828 for information.

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Memorial Day Ceremony to be held May 30

The Beaches community’s Memorial Day ceremony, hosted by Beaches Veterans Memorial Park, Inc., will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Beaches Veterans Memorial Park, 1 W. First St., Atlantic Beach. Questions? Email info@coab.us or call (904) ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

SEWER LINE SMOKE TESTING IN A PORTION OF AB ON THURSDAY, APRIL 28

Originally scheduled for April 21, the project between East Coast Drive and Sherry Drive to include Sixth, Seventh & Eighth streets, is back on the calendar for April 28.  The impacted residents have been notified of the rescheduled date.&...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

City of AB first U..S. municipal demonstration site for new mosquito trap

City of Atlantic Beach is the First Municipal Demonstration Site in the U.S. to Deploy INZECTO’S Environmentally Friendly Mosquito Trap

University of Florida’s Entomology Department and U.S. Department of Defense Devel...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

April is Water Conservation Month in AB

Mayor Ellen Glasser has proclaimed April as Water Conservation Month in Atlantic Beach. 

We all tend to take our precious natural resources for granted, but we should do our best to conserve water both indoors and outdoors.   The...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Beaches WellFest set for May 7

Beaches Wellfest will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at Johansen Park.

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

ABE students serve as 'Mayors for a Day'

Leaders of Tomorrow: 

Atlantic Beach Elementary's Dani White, Fletcher Moody serve as 'Mayors for a Day'

The two exemplary students toured City facilities, met with City leaders, and helped Mayor Glasser lead the City Com...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Environmental chair: Earth Day 'transformational'

Earth Day was first established April 22, 1970, and that was a transformational year as later that year both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) agencies were established. This transformation came about, i...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Lower Speed Limit = Safer Community

We want your input

Especially due to concern about the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists in our increasingly active community, the City of Atlantic Beach is conducting a speed limit review for City-owned streets. U.S. Department of Transportation data c...
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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Earth Day Art Show April 22

The City of Atlantic Beach Environmental Stewardship Committee is partnering with the Word Revolt Art Gallery of Atlantic Beach to host our Second Annual Earth Day Art Show and Juried Art Competition. The theme of this event is Transformation. The art sho...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Thank you for Supporting the AB Loves Ukraine: Refugee Resettlement Supply Drive April 22-23

HELPING UKRAINIAN REFUGEES RESETTLE IN OUR COMMUNITY

The invasion of Ukraine has created an urgent need for Catholic Charities Jacksonville to provide aid to those actively fleeing the country. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been displaced due to...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Get hoppin': Egg Hunt & Easter Parade set for April 16 at Jordan Park

Annual Egg Hunt & Easter Parade - April 16 - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Grab your basket and hop on over to beautiful Jordan Park to join us for our annual egg hunt for kids 10 and under. Family fun activities include train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Welcome, British Royal Navy sailors

AB Businesses and Residents,

About 200 British Royal Navy sailors will be arriving Friday, March 25, at Naval Station Mayport, and departing on Monday, March 28. They are assigned to the frigate HMS Portland. The visit is for liberty purposes – a...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Underground power lines in AB: A community discussion

Placing power lines underground improves communities’ aesthetics and resiliency, reduces right-of-way tree-trimming requirements, and potentially increases property values. Are the benefits of underground worth the cost? 

A community dis...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Gail Baker and Jordan community center summer camp registration begins April 15

Summer camp begins June 6. Questions? Call 247-5828 or email recreation@coab.us.

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Consumer alert and tree-protection advisory

A Daytona Beach, Fla., business, Florida’s Tree Surgeons, solicited tree-removal and tree-cutting business door-to-door in Atlantic Beach in early March without the requisite permit. This is a violation of City of Atlantic Beach code.
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Posted on: March 15, 2022

City Commission adopts resolution supporting Ukraine against Russian government aggression

Here is the resolution adopted March 14, 2022:

RESOLUTION NO. 22-23

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING UKRAINE AGAINST RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AGGRESSION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS,  ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Volunteer Opportunities

We get asked from time to time if we have or recommend any volunteer opportunities. While there certainly are dozens of ways to help our neighbors, here are some of them:

Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts & Recreation Department
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Posted on: March 15, 2022

PARENTS: Please join us for pizza and an informative meeting on after-school programming March 17

PARENTS: Please join us for pizza and an informative meeting on after-school programming

Jordan Community Center, 1671 Francis Ave.

Thursday, March 17 @ 5:30 PM

For more info, contact Latrenia Thomas at (904) 247-5828 or lthomas@coab.us.

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Mayor Glasser's message regarding the Russian government's agression against Ukraine

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

800 Seminole Road

Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233-5445

www.coab.us

March 2, 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

These past two years have been terribly difficult, challenging our resilience and humanity. Now, the world is an...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

City of AB wins Environmental Protection award

The Feb. 28 City Commission meeting kicked off with a presentation of the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board 2021 Government/Institutional Award to the City of Atlantic Beach "for leadership of the municipal government and dedication...
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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Apex Theatre Studio to present INTO THE WOODS in Johansen Park on April 1 and 2

 The Apex Theatre Studio will present Stephen Sondheim’s beloved Broadway classic Into The Woods on Friday, April 1st and Saturday April 2nd in Johansen Park at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. 

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

POSTPONED: Canine Carnivale at Beaches Veterans Memorial Park

The threat of inclement weather resulted in the City postponing its May 21 Canine Carnivale. Please stay tuned for an announcement about the new date. Questions? Email info@coab.us.


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Posted on: February 18, 2022

'Styrofoam' prohibition ordinance in effect March 1

Polystyrene foam, commonly known as “Styrofoam”, is not easily recyclable and is a common source of plastic pollution on the City’s parks and beaches.   It easily breaks down into smaller pieces, creating micro-plast...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

City of AB honors 'Dutton Island 5'

The City of Atlantic Beach paid special homage March 11, 2022, to the five people whose efforts resulted in the City acquiring -- and more importantly, preserving -- Dutton Island Preserve. 
The 40-acre Dutton Island Preserve, formerly known as Pi...
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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Break out your best PINK, AB: 'The Donna' is this Sunday, Feb. 6!

The 15th annual Donna Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer will take place this Sunday, Feb. 6. The City of Atlantic Beach is privileged to be able to provide traffic assistance for the marathon. The City looks forward to welcoming this year’s parti...
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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Town Hall meeting this Saturday

There are lots of ways to participate in local government -- this is just one of them! Here are more ideas for staying informed and engaged: www.coab.us/intheknow.

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Posted on: January 16, 2022

Join us for Arbor Day activities Jan. 21

The City of Atlantic Beach welcomes you to celebrate Arbor Day with us on Friday, Jan. 21.  Our festivities will begin in front of the police station at 9 a.m. with opening remarks and a flag-raising by the mayor and the Environmental St...
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Posted on: January 16, 2022

Looking to give back? We have Board and Committee vacancies

The City is always looking for residents — no matter their experience level — who are interested in contributing positively to the community by serving these Boards and Committees.

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Beaches COVID-19 Testing Site Update

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

2022 Wild Wonders Schedule

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

2022 Songwriters Concert Schedule

For information about this schedule, please email recreation@coab.us or call (904) 247-5804.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Mayor Glasser presents 'State of Atlantic Beach' to Beaches Watch

Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser and the Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach mayors presented annual state-of-the-city reports Jan. 12 to Beaches Watch.

The Beaches Watch meeting video -- including the mayors' narration of their presentations -...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Donner Park Pickleball Etiquette Guidelines

Donner Park Pickleball Etiquette Guidelines

  1. Bicycles, skates, skateboards and pets are not allowed on the courts.
  2. Except when City clinics/events are planned, courts are for open, drop-in play, every day.
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Posted on: January 10, 2022

City Commission to hold priority-setting session Jan. 25

The City Commission’s 2022 Priority-Setting Workshop is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the City Commission chamber.

The 2021 priorities are published at www.coab.us/priorities and the City’s 2040 Community Vision is published at ww...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Construction is under way this week at Atlantic Boulevard and Third Steet

Construction is scheduled to begin this week on operational and safety improvements at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard (State Road 10) and 3rd Street (State Road A1A) in Atlantic Beach and pedestrian improvements at the 3rd Street/Bay Street and 3r...

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Mayor's Council on Health and Well-Being to kickoff Jan. 12

This workshop will be held in-person and via Zoom. 
The agenda and instructions to attend and provide comments are published here: https://coab.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/31998?preview=32644&splitscreen=true&attachmenturl=%2Fd...
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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Complete Streets Project: Main Street

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Complete Streets: A Primer

COAB Typical Sections (Template) Complete Streets-page-001

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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 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 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 now has a 2040 community’s ‘vision’

A community vision is an image of a community's future. It is a means of articulating and describing a desired outcome -- a place where participants agree they would like journey together. Visioning is an opportunity for community members to focu...

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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 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.

Because of the continuing COVID-19 pu...

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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 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

 

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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: 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 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 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: July 15, 2021

Bridgeport barge update

A STATEMENT/UPDATE FROM MAYOR GLASSER

Sept. 22, 2022

Linked is a story about the barge that ran aground off our coast after hitting the jetties in March 2021 and the resulting multi-ton coal ash spill in May 2021. This is part of a 12-part investigation by ...

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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.

 The Seaside Community Charter School student and Na...

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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.
In a resolution unanimously adopted Monday, th...
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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 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 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: 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 with 800 Seminole Road.
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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.”

 Beaches Go Green founder Anne Marie Moquin and a representative from Republic Services will ...

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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.

 The clinics are fro...

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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
City of Atlantic Beach, Florida - Government
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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 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 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: 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: 
9:00am         Flag Poles in fr...
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: 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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