BOCC to declare 4-H week, set millage

The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners will proclaim next week National 4-H Week in Alachua County and then get down to business Tuesday morning. 

The weekly COVID-19 update will be delivered by the Alachua County Health Department.

According to the Alachua County COVID-19 Dashboard, Aug. 20 there were 453 COVID-19 patients in local ICU hospitals and by Sept. 27 that number was down to 156. This comes after six weeks of mask requirements in Alachua County.

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The High Springs Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will make a presentation. In 2020, the agency received $88,760 and the adopted BOCC transfer for 2021 is $90,659.

The BOCC will hear the joint Alachua County/City of Gainesville Zero Waste Strategy Report and Implementation Plan Presentation and an update about the U.S. Treasury Department Emergency Rental Assistance Program Updates and Neighborly Software Agreement.

During the evening portion of the meeting which starts at 5 p.m., the BOCC will adopt the fiscal year 2022 final millage rates and budget.

Alachua County teens will address the BOCC about violence in the county during a discussion.

View the complete agenda here.

The public may attend and participate in this meeting virtually and in-person. Public comment will be taken both virtually and in-person. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

The Commission will take public comment in person or by calling 1-800-741-8011.

Attending virtually: The public may view the meeting on Cox Channel 12, Facebook, and the County’s Video on Demand website.

Public comment: The public may submit comments and written or photographic documents to the Board through email ( before the meeting or by participating when prompted to by the Chair of the Board. Virtual participation is available through the public comment message line. Callers will be put in a queue, and prompted when it is their turn to speak. Callers should state their names and limit comments to three minutes. When prompted for in-person public comment, in-person participants should follow the direction of the Chair to participate.

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