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NOTICE OF GATHERING:  The Board of Commissioners are invited to attend the Planning Board Monthly Workshops held on the second Wednesday of the month from 3 - 4 PM at City Hall.



County Commission Chambers

James S. Page Government Complex

96136 Nassau Place, Yulee FL  32097

Monthly Meeting

December 8, 2021, 6:00 PM


6:00 PM – Meeting Call to Order



Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call:  Miriam Hill, District 1; Danny Fullwood, District 2, Scott Hanna, District 3; Carrol Franklin, District 4; Mike Cole, District 5


1.  Comments - Audience (Comments submitted prior to the meeting)


2.  Approval of Minutes

  • November 10, 2021 Monthly Meeting

  • November 30, 2021 Special Meeting


3.  Port Accountant Report

  • Financial Report – November 2021


4.  Port Attorney Report


5.  Port of Fernandina Report (Operator)

  • Tonnage Report – November 2021

  • Approval of 50,000 sf Fabric Warehouse to be constructed inside the Port

  • Acceptance of Crane Project as Substantially Completed – Bill of Sale tendered to OHPA

  • US Customs House – Continued obstruction by City of Fernandina to required capital improvements

6.  Unfinished Business


  • Port Attorney position

  • Interim Port Director Recruitment

  • ARPA Covid Relief Funds (update on requirements, meeting)

  • Port Tariff (review and approve new Port tariff and rates from Operator)

  • Port Operator (Outstanding items)

  • Port Employee count - Recruitment and status report

  • Fort Clinch Title from Operator

  • Master Plan – Stakeholders list (RS&H)

  • Fernandina Beach Plan Amendment (PAB Comprehensive Plan)

  • NCEDB Pledge Increase (Fullwood)


7.  New Business


  • PTGA for the Port of Fernandina's Pier Improvements initiative (Resolution 2021-R07)

  • Terminal Manager Ray Nelson (Fullwood)

  • Insurance (Hill)

  • Interlocal agreements

  • Joint meeting with the City of Fernandina (Fullwood)

  • US Customs House Replacement / Port Admin Building – Identify and secure design professional to provide Project Cost Estimate  


8.  Committee Reports


  • Port Security – Commissioner Fullwood

  • FDOT – Commissioner Fullwood

  • Customs House – Commissioner Franklin

  • Army Corp of Engineers – Chairman Fullwood

  • Economic Development – Commissioner Cole

  • Emergency Management – Commissioner Cole

  • Technical Coordinating Committee – Commissioner Hanna

  • Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) – Commissioner Cole

  • Nassau Chamber of Commerce– Commissioner Hill

  • City of Fernandina Beach – Commissioner Hill


9.  Administrative Office Manager Report


10.Other items to be brought by Commissioners





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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces New

M-95 Fernandina Beach to Charleston Barge Service Designation

M-95 Fernandina Beach to Charleston Barge Service will help the Port of Fernandina in Nassau County, the northernmost county on the Atlantic coast in Florida, service all coastal seaports on the Atlantic, including Charleston, SC, and contribute to the reduction of truck traffic on I-95.

"The designation of marine highways by Congress will help move cargo and people to help grow the economy and shift freight off of congested highways,” said Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

“Marine highways are an efficient and cost-effective option for moving freight and passengers in America,” said Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby.

The America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP) authorizes the designation of Marine Highway Routes and Marine Highway Projects. A Marine Highway Project is a planned service, or expansion of an existing service, on a designated Marine Highway Route. Designation makes projects and highway routes eligible to apply for federal funding. Congress appropriated $7 million for AMHP in Fiscal Year 2019.

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Mobile:  (904)468-2073

Office: (904) 491-7422
Fax: (904) 432-0229