Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard provides highlights of August 22 BCC meeting

“On August 22,2017, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted 3 to 2 to adopt Comprehensive Plan Amendment 17-10, Sanitary Sewer Element. Smith, Ciampi, and Jenkins voted to approve. Fielding and Heard opposed. The amendment increases the sizes of septic tanks outside the Urban Service District and extends water and sewer lines to customers outside the Urban Service District … Click here to read more

New Martin County Commissioners inaugurated at recent meeting

The five member Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is the legislative governing body of Martin County. The most recently elected board members were sworn in at the inauguration ceremony, November 22. … Click here to read more

Martin County encourages businesses affected by water crisis to access state and federal resources

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners encourages businesses affected by our local water crisis to visit the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Center (BRC) located at the Martin County Fairgrounds. Since its opening … Click here to read more

Critical BCC ALERT: Tuesday,11AM action on very important changes to the Comp Plan

From Maggy Hurchalla, a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards regarding wetlands, land planning, water studies. … Click here to read more

BCC: ‘It’s a pine tree, no it’s a cell tower, no it’s a pine tree…’

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Board of County Commissioners may spend more than three hours at Tuesday’s meeting trying to determine whether a proposed telecommunications tower meets the County Code’s requirements for a ‘stealth’ tower, that is, a 120-foot-tall structure that appears to be something other … Click here to read more

BCC Agenda item seeks more money to fight AAF

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting features an update on the battle against All Aboard Florida that includes a request for additional public funding to prevent the invasion of our community by 32 passenger trains and 20 or more freight trains each day. Most of the funding requests are necessary to carry on a successful battle … Click here to read more

Many questions, few answers on BCC agenda Tuesday

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Problems created by the new Martin County website’s user-hostility are making it hard to review, let alone understand or analyze, items on the BCC meeting agenda scheduled for December 15. Residents continue to be prevented from easily accessing agendas and agenda items by the overly complicated and frequently lacking new website … Click here to read more

Comp Plan Amendments on Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners’ Agenda

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s BOCC meeting agenda features a dozen Comp Plan amendments that were previously approved and concurrent re-zoning applications for most of the properties … A 9:15 a.m. pre-set is scheduled to discuss proposed amendments to an agreement with the Town of Jupiter Island regarding the beach sand … Click here to read more

‘Everything but the kitchen sink’ on Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners’ agenda

Civic activist and noted local attorney Virginia Sherlock details “Tuesday’s BOCC agenda including County acquisition of an important conservation parcel, a controversial cell phone tower, final approval of the new truck stop zoning ordinance, annual performance reviews for the County Attorney and County Administrator, an expensive LED changing message sign for the Rio Civic Center … Click here to read more

Workshops and Consent Agenda Creep in Tuesday’s Board of County Commission meeting

“When commissioners warn residents of impending disaster due to financial inability to repair or replace failing infrastructure, shouldn’t that warning be accompanied by an explanation of why $46 million is being held in a rainy day fund while taxpayers are being soaked?” Civic activist and renowned local attorney Virginia Sherlock poses that question and several others regarding Tuesday’s BOCC meeting … Click here to read more

Calendar of Martin holidays/occasions approved by Board of County Commissioners

Martin County’s calendar of holidays/occasions coincides with the holiday schedule established by the Supreme Court of Florida … Click here to read more