County Commission addressing CARES Act, tree protection, comp plan

Editor’s Note: On the Agenda is a summary of high interest items to be decided on or discussed at upcoming local municipal meetings in Alachua County. 

The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners will update the community on COVID-19 topics, consider an update on tree protection and determine who manages solid waste collection at the Aug. 25th meeting.
The full agenda also includes recommended bid assignment of more than $450,000 in improvements to the Jonesville Park tennis courts.
Subrecipient agreements for Alachua County municipalities have been drawn up and are recommended by staff to be approved as well.
The BOCC will consider whether commercial solid waste collection services should be provided exclusively by County staff or through the award of an exclusive franchise or one or more private companies. 
The BOCC will conduct their virtual Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 11:30 a.m. 
The public may attend virtually through Cox Channel 12, Facebook, and the County’s Video on Demand website. For meeting audio-only, call 301-715-8592, and when prompted, use code 670 965 3024. The public may submit comments to the board through email ( or by calling into the public comment message line when prompted to call during the meeting. Public comment will be taken by telephone for all non-ministerial items on which the Commission votes. Once public comment is opened for an item under discussion, please call 929-205-6099 (enter meeting code 273 174 8038). Callers will be put in a queue and prompted when it is their turn to speak. TO AVOID FEEDBACK, SPEAKERS MUST TURN DOWN THEIR MEETING SOUND WHEN ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION. The Commission will allow up to a total of 30 minutes for citizen comments on each item opened for public comment. In addition, the Commission will open phone lines for one 30-minute public comment session for the public to discuss items not on the Commission agenda. The public is encouraged to submit any written or photographic documents prior to the meeting to
View the agenda and backup documents here.

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