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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


OHPA's new address: 516 S 10th Street, Ste. 103, Fernandina Beach

Office hours - Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm (*by appointment)

or call 904.468.2073

*For Port of Fernandina operations/contacts: 

or call 904.430.8181



***Special thank you to Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshall Jason Higginbotham

and the Fernandina Beach Fire Dept. for their support and assistance.



December 6, 2023 Monthly Meeting

Peck Center

Willie Mae Ashley Auditorium

516 S 10th Street, Fernandina Beach

Time: 6 PM


1.  Public meeting Call to Order – Chairwoman


2.  Invocation


3.  Pledge of Allegiance


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


5.  Recognition of elected Officials, Honored guests, Industry and Professional representatives, and others in attendance (Chairwoman)


6.  Public Comments on agenda items (Comments submitted prior to the meeting)


7.  Regular Business:

          a.  Approval of Minutes

               - November 8, 2023 Monthly meeting minutes

          b. Port Attorney Report

          c.  Port Accountant Report

               - Financial report – November 2023

               - ARPA reimbursement update

          d.  Port of Fernandina Report (Operator)

               - Tonnage report (November 2023)

               - Port customer service (update)

               - Port issues/repairs (update)

               - Maintenance funds request (Form #0002)

          e.  Port Director Pro tem Report

8.  Old Business

          a.  Customs & Border Protection facility (update)

          b.  Fort Clinch tugboat (Haul-out inspection update)

          c.  OHPA property sale (selection of broker)

9.  New Business

          a.  2024 OHPA Meetings schedule (reserve Peck auditorium)

          b.  FSTED, FPC representative

          c.  Fernandina Harbor Realignment (written concurrence/Resolution 2023-R03, ACOE request)

          d.  Outdoor Storage facility

               - Agreement with Coast to Coast

               - Agreement with Savage


10.  Commissioners Reports and Comments

           a.  New business development reports

           b.  Appointment for committees (Chairwoman)

               - Port Security

               - FDOT

               - Customs House and Port Facilities

               - Army Corp of Engineers

               - Economic Development

               - Emergency Management

               - Technical Coordinating Committee

               - Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)

               - Nassau Chamber of Commerce

               - City of Fernandina Beach

               - Keep Nassau Beautiful

               - Community Outreach


11.  Administrative Office Manager Report


12.  Other items to be brought by Commissioners


13.  Adjournment

Meeting packet - Click here

*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.


Economic Incentives in Nassau County

(NC Economic Development Board)

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


***Request for Qualifications***

The Ocean Highway and Port Authority of Nassau County, FL (OHPA) is soliciting Statements of Interest and Qualifications from Florida licensed architects to provide conceptual designs and cost estimates for satisfying the requirements for a US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Administrative Office Facility at the Port of Fernandina. 

For details - Click here






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.

View the Port of Fernandina's

View the Port of Fernandina

 Panoramic view of the Port of Fernandina
Click here.
Aerial image ofthe Port of Fernandina
Important Notices:

OHPA's new address:

516 S 10th St, Ste. 103

Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

*Office hours by appointment or call 904.468.2073

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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