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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.

***OHPA will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted (2023 calendar year).


Miriam Hill, District 1; Danny Fullwood, District 2, Justin Taylor, District 3; Ray Nelson, District 4; Mike Cole, District 5



June 14, 2023 Board Meeting


James S. Page Governmental Complex

Nassau County Board of Commissioners Chambers

96135 Nassau Pl, Yulee, FL 32097



6:00 PM – Meeting Call to Order – Chairman



Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call:  Miriam Hill, District 1; Danny Fullwood, District 2, Justin Taylor, District 3; Ray Nelson, District 4; Mike Cole, District 5


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


2. Approval of Minutes

     a. May 10, 2023 Monthly Meeting

     b. May 24, 2023 Shade Meeting


3. Port Attorney Report


4. Port Accountant Report

     a. Financial report – May 2023

     b. ARPA reimbursement update

     c. Budget FY 2023-2024


5. Port Executive Director Report


6. Port of Fernandina Report (Operator)

     a. Tonnage report – May 2023

7. Old Business

     a. OHPA Financials/ARPA funds

     b. Customs and Border Protection (facility)


8. New Business

     a. Security contract (Amendment)

     b. Peck Center office space (Lease agreement update)

     c. Business opportunities (Port Exec. Dir. report)


9. Committee Reports


  • Port Security – Commissioner Nelson

  • FDOT – Commissioner Fullwood

  • Customs House and Port Facilities – Commissioner Nelson

  • Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) – Commissioner Fullwood

  • Economic Development – Commissioner Cole

  • Emergency Management – Commissioner Cole

  • Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) – Commissioner Taylor

  • Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) – Commissioner Cole

  • Nassau Chamber of Commerce– Commissioner Hill

  • City of Fernandina Beach – Commissioner Fullwood

  • Community Outreach – All Commissioners per District


10. Administrative Office Manager Report

       a. Agenda posting requirements (Florida Statute 120.525/120.52)

       b. Items for Port Operator One-year report

       c. Change of OHPA meeting time (update)


11. Other items to be brought by Commissioners

       a. Legal invoices



*The agenda is subject to change without prior notice*

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


The Ocean Highway and Port Authority of Nassau County, FL (OHPA) is seeking proposals from Florida licensed commercial real estate brokers to provide real estate advisory and brokerage services related to the potential use and/or disposition of several port-owned, non-industrial, properties. 

***Responses to the RFP are due in writing no later than 3:00 PM EST, June 30, 2023***

For more information - Click here


***OHPA Master Plan (2023)***


Economic Incentives in Nassau County

(NC Economic Development Board)

Industrial Development Bonds - Click here for more information or call OHPA 

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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Important Notices:

***OHPA (interim address):
2398 Sadler Road
Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

Notices of Gathering
***Two or more Commissioners will attend the following event:


Contact the Port

For information about port operations, tidal information, access or questions regarding the port itself, please contact the Port of Fernandina at:

Office:  904.990.1303

Under Florida law, Email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead contact this office by phone or in writing

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