Q: Can you give some insight into the recent hiring procedure for the new county attorney?
A: We are in the process of hiring this position. We had a wide search and received 50 – 60 applications. Commissioners Dean and Smith narrowed the field to two finalists and then at a recent special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, we voted to hire David Migut. We are currently [as of interview date of Oct. 14] in contract negotiations and will likely have the hire finalized by the time this issue of Ponte Vedra NewsLine is in circulation. David most recently worked for the City of Jacksonville in its general counsel office, but he is a St. Johns County resident and previously worked for St. Johns County.
The county attorney is one of two positions, along with the county administrator, that the Board of County Commissioners hires. They work for the board and all the rest of the St. Johns County staff works for one of the two of them.
Q: Do you have an update on the FEMA berm?
A: We are in the process of holding a Dune Enhancement Project Town Hall Meeting now. This community meeting gives the public the opportunity to learn more about the FEMA berm and to ask questions. The project is on schedule and community members should expect Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park to be closed Monday through Friday from Nov. 1, 2021 to late spring 2022. Beach access will be open on the weekends during this time.
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