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Posted on: September 22, 2020

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

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Popular art piece in Beaches Town Center missing

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2020

Young first-responder advocate honors AB officers

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

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

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

Now, Gualillo’s gotten the call, again.

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Atlantic Beach mulling small business grants

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

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

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

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

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

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

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: 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 20, 2020

City budget process continuing

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: 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

July 11 promoting racial equity workshop postponed

As the City is resuming holding public meetings online for the time being, the City staff strongly believes that the upcoming racial equity workshops at our community centers should be held in person. As such, the July 11 workshop is postponed due to COVI...

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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: March 3, 2020

AB Weed Wrangle volunteers net 420 pounds of air potatoes

About 25 community volunteers scoured Howell Park for invasive air potatoes Saturday, Feb. 29, during Atlantic Beach’s 2020 Weed Wrangle. Air potato vines and other invasive species originate from other continents and have adverse impacts on the...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

AB MLK awards presented to Freeman, Jackson, Lawrence

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

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

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

JEA trimming trees in Atlantic Beach

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

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

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

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

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

Here is the Arbor Day schedule:

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

AB community to celebrate MLK Day Jan. 20

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

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

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

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

JULY 7, 2020 UPDATE

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Monthly utility bill newsletter published on web

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

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

ABs in Florida, North Carolina become ‘sister cities’

Call it “twinning,” if you will.

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

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

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

City encouraging residents to ‘Put AB under your tree’

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

By shopping local.

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

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Atlantic Beach’s vulnerability assessment garners resilience award

Atlantic Beach’s vulnerability assessment garners resilience award

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

AB to honor its veterans

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

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

AB honors Scouts for Dorian relief work

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

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

AB to host ‘Government 101’ Nov. 4

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

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

New City Manager Selected

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

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

City Government Week is coming in October

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

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

AB hosts Lithuanian group, including eight mayors

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

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

AB's Gualillo to attend FBI academy

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

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

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

AB pastor Golden now a police chaplain

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

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

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Updates

City of Atlantic Beach

Comprehensive Dorian Update #7

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

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

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Posted on: July 27, 2019

Atlantic Beach now LEED-certified

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

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

AB honors Vietnam casualty Everett with road naming

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

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

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

City Manager recruitment/selection process and timeline

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

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Find out how Atlantic Beach protects our environment.

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