GLIMPSES OF NEPTUNE BEACH
Cellphone photo of
an endangered species of fox
spotted in Neptune Beach.
Neptune Beach is a great place to live.
But it is up to
all of us to keep it that way. With your help our City will
continue to be a desirable place to call home.
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Thank you for making Neptune Beach a great place to call home!
|NOTE FROM THE
MAYOR: As the Mayor of Neptune Beach, I often
hear from many of our citizens regarding their
concerns and ideas about our fine city. And as
Mayor, I continue to encourage any resident or
business owner to contact me with anything they deem
necessary. But I also encourage you to come before
the City Council at our regularly scheduled workshop
or full council meeting to speak up. Only when heard
by the entire Council can a concern or idea be given
the full attention that it warrants. Your Council
and your Mayor want to hear from you.
Call for volunteers: For several months, the city of
Neptune Beach Police Pension Board has been short
staffed. We are in need of two, willing and
qualified volunteers who reside in Neptune Beach to
fill vacancies on this very important civic board.
The meetings are held quarterly and more information
can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk, Lisa
Volpe, 270-2400 extension 29.
Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders
Hurricane season is upon us. Be
prepared, and register your home or cell phone
number(s) with FIRST CALL to receive all
emergency notifica-tions from the City of Neptune
Beach's Public Safety Division. It's simple-kindly
visit this link!
Complete the brief form, confirm your contact
information, create a password, and you're added
instantly. Be sure to register your mobile phone as
your primary phone if it is the one used most often.
Also, if you are currently registered and wish to
remove your number from the database, kindly contact
Samantha Jones with the NB Police Department at
Garbage and Sanitation Changes
Neptune Beach City Council has updated the Garbage
The following changes may affect you:
One secured plastic bag may be placed curbside no
earlier than 6:00 am on your assigned day of
collection in front of the respective residence.
Garbage cans shall not be placed at curbside for
pickup before 7:00 pm the night before the assigned
day of collection and shall have a secured lid. The
cans must be placed in front of the respective
Garbage cans, recycle bins, and other waste
containers shall be removed from curbside no later
than 10:00 pm on the assigned day of collection.
They cannot be stored in a front yard or corner side
Garbage cans placed at curbside the night before
pickup must have a secured lid.
debris from private contractor's work shall be
disposed of by the contractor at a legal dump site.
Contractor's waste will not be picked up by the
debris (except for trees, tree limbs, and palm
fronds) shall be bagged and tied securely. Yard
debris that is blown, swept, washed or placed into
public or private roadways or alleys or onto
adjacent properties or not bagged or properly
disposed of is a civil action which may be cited.
and tree limbs cuttings may not exceed 5 feet except
for palm fronds.
Disabled individuals may call the City at
904-270-2400 for pickup arrangements of their
Note: Failure to adhere to these rules may result in
a civil citation or notice to appear before the Code
here for complete info in pdf format.
Once a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Warning or Watch has
been issued for our area, please adhere to the
• Do not cut down trees or do major yard work.
• Do not begin construction projects that produce
• Once a watch or warning has been issued do not trim
vegetation of any kind. Mass cutting places a
tremendous burden on the normal collection process and
there is not enough equipment or manpower to collect
the additional material before the storm makes landfall.
• Do not take material, of any
kind, to the curb during
watch or warning period.
Failure to adhere to the above safety requirements
will lead to Code Enforcement Action and the possibility
of major fines.
Garbage collection will be collected curbside beginning October
4, 2010. All collection days for garbage, yard waste and
recycling will remain the same. For pick-up, all cans must be
placed on the right-of-way in front of your house on collection
days by 7:00 AM and removed from the curb by 7:00 PM. This
change is necessary to avoid cost increases for these services
until at least 2013. For additional information please click on
the Waste Pro Logo.
The City of Neptune Beach is a
community of 7,500 residents located in Duval County on a
barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. The primary focus of the
community is to protect the residential nature of the City and
to maintain its high quality of life through strict growth
management standards. Neptune Beach comprises approximately 2.5
square miles and is bounded by the City of Atlantic Beach to the
north and the City of Jacksonville Beach to the south.
The name Neptune Beach has
origins dating back to the year 1922 when Dan Wheeler built his
own train station next to his home and named it Neptune. Mr.
Wheeler had been informed that if he were to build a station,
the train would be required to stop. The construction of the
station eliminated his walking to Mayport in order to take the
train to work in Jacksonville. The station was located where the
Sea Turtle Inn is now located.
The area remained a part of
Jacksonville Beach until the tax revolt of 1931, when on August
11, the residents of Neptune voted 113 to 31 to secede from
Jacksonville Beach and incorporate the City of Neptune Beach.
The City operates under a
City Manager-Council form of government. Residents elect a Mayor and
four additional City Councilors which make up the City Council.
The Council is responsible for enacting ordinances and
resolutions which govern the City. The mayor presides over the
council meetings. The City Council appoints a City Manager who
serves as the chief executive officer and is charged with the
enforcement of all ordinances and resolutions passed by the City
Council. The Chief of Police, Public Services Director and
Finance Director are appointed by the City Manager.
effective July 1, 2006
Under Florida law SB 80, e-mail addresses are public records. If
you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a
public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this
entity. Instead contact by phone or in writing.
Full text of Florida Senate Bill SB80 can be viewed here.
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