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April 8, 2020
6:00 PM
via videoconferencing
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 247-5841
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Environmental Stewardship Committee - Electronic Public Meeting

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the City of Atlantic Beach Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) will hold an electronic public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to review Chapter 23 (Tree Ordinance).

Pursuant to Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order Number 20-69, issued on March 20, 2020, “Local government bodies may utilize communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing, as provided in Section 120.54(5)(b)2. Florida Statutes.” Pursuant to Section 2-403, Code of Ordinances, and to an emergency order executed March 27, 2020 as re-instituted by the Mayor and City Manager, the City Manager has adopted administrative rules that are necessary and appropriate to implement communications media technology, and to set the time, place, rules of conduct and procedure.

Public input may be made in advance by email; by placing written comments in the drop box in front of City Hall; or during the meeting via video conference. Instructions are provided at the bottom of this notice. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation for this proceeding should contact Donna Bartle, City Clerk, at 247-5809 or at by noon April 8, 2020.  

The April 8, 2020 ESC meeting will be a webinar conducted electronically (or “virtually”) with no members of the public in attendance at the City Hall Commission Chamber.  This meeting will be live-streamed and video recorded, as usual.  To view the meeting live, please visit choose this option for viewing the meeting if you do not plan to provide public comment before or during this public meeting. 

Members of the public may provide written comments and/or materials related to this item (1) to be read during this meeting or (2) to be entered into the record without being read during the meeting. To do this, email your comments/materials to Planning and Community Development Director, Amanda Askew, by noon April 8, 2020 at, or by placing them in the Drop Box outside of City Hall 800 Seminole Road, by noon April 8, 2020. Please provide the title, “ESC- Written Comments/Materials”, and provide your name (required), address and email address. If you desire for your written comments to be read into the record during the meeting, please indicate so and limit them to 300 words. Only written comments of 300 or fewer words will be read into the record during the meeting. All other written comments and materials received by the deadline will be entered into the meeting record and distributed to the ESC and the appropriate staff before the start of the meeting.

Members of the public who opt to comment during the electronic meeting – rather than providing written comments before the meeting -- may do so provided they register in advance. To register, click on “Register to Provide Public Comment” link at It is requested, but not necessary, that members of the public register by noon, April 8, 2020.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the following before the meeting:

  • Questions regarding the proposed variance: Amanda Askew, Planning and Community Development Director, or 904-247-5841,
  • Questions on connecting to the electronic meeting: Bob Cimon, IT Senior Systems Engineer, or (904) 247-5850.