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Posted on: September 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Palatka Newsletter - Sept. 26

Shrimping from the dock

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City hosts Northeast Florida League of Cities meeting

Area elected officials and municipal staff members gather at the Palatka Golf Club for the monthly meeting of the Northeast Florida League of Cities on Thursday, Sept. 21.  Read the Story

Shrimping season: Problems in a Park? Let us know 

Shrimping from the dock

As shrimping season returns to the St. Johns River, City staff is stepping up to ensure this annual Palatka tradition is enjoyable and safe for everyone.  To keep Palatka’s Riverfront Park clean during the shrimping season, the Public Works Department has increased the number of trash cans on the riverfront, which are emptied three times a day, seven days a week. Read the story

Meet Jane West: New City attorney says City future is bright

Jane West

After decades of practicing law around Florida Jane West started as the City of Palatka’s attorney on Sept. 18, very close to home.“I live in the South Historic District, and so it was incredibly important for me to be able first to have a very short commute, which mine is about 53 seconds, but more importantly, to be able to have an impact in my hometown,” she said during an interview in City Hall on Monday. Read the Story

Students learn about the City’s history

Occupation of Palatka

More than 700 Putnam County 4th-grade students toured the City’s Bronson-Mulholland House during the Putnam County Historical Society ‘Occupation of Palatka’ event on Friday. Read the story

Boardwalk back in business


After delays caused by Hurricane Idalia and construction issues, the boardwalk under the Memorial Bridge was reopened last week. Read the story

City Calendar

Sept. 28

A regular Palatka City Commission Meeting will be held starting at 6 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers in City Hall.

Oct. 3

Planning Board Meeting - 4 p.m. at City Hall The agenda includes but is not limited to:

PB Case 23-28: Request to annex 9.96 acres +/- into the city limits, amend the Future Land Use Map from Putnam County Industrial (IN) to City of Palatka Industrial (IN), and to amend the zoning map from Putnam County Industrial, Heavy (IH) to City of Palatka Light Industrial (M-1)

Owner: CTR Southern Holdings, LLC

Oct. 4

Airport Advisory Board Meeting- 12 p.m. Palatka Municipal Airport

Oct. 5

Historic Preservation Board Meeting 4 p.m. at City Hall 

The agenda includes but may not be limited to the following:

HPB Case 23-18: Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a perimeter fence. 

Owner:  TP Schoolhouse, LLC

Address: 200 S 7th St., Palatka, FL 32177

HPB Case 23-25: Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a new rear deck. 

Owner:  Donald and Alice Adams 

Address: 600 N 3rd St., Palatka, FL 3217

HPB Case 23-26: Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition of a historic structure. 

Owner:  The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Florida

Address: 312 N 2nd St.., Palatka, FL 32177

OCT. 9

Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Meeting 5 p.m. City Hall

Agendas for all meetings and workshops will be posted on the City website and at City Hall prior to the meetings. All meetings are open to the public. Individuals can call 386-329-0100 to obtain additional information.


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