Storm water drain improvements, sidewalk construction and improvements to beach access walkovers were just a few of the projects discussed at this week’s meeting of the Ponte Vedra Beach Municipal Service District (MSD).
More than 30 community members attended the April 11 session, which marked the MSD’s 400th meeting, MSD Chairman Gary Jurenovich noted. In addition to giving special recognition to past board members, the meeting included a review of the district’s work completed during the previous year.
Among the 2015 accomplishments noted were the completion of phase one of drainage improvements on Solana Road at San Juan Drive; the creation of additional beach access on Ponte Vedra Boulevard with a pavered walkway; the addition of street lights to the Avalon South neighborhood and the completion of the sidewalk on Ponte Vedra Boulevard. Other accomplishments included launching a new recycling program, adding new air intakes to the vacuum sewer system throughout the MSD and participating in the Ponte Vedra Traffic Task Force.
“One thing that we do, we always will do, is provide for the safety of residents in the MSD,” Jurenovich said.
The organization has a contract with the St. Johns County Sherriff’s Department for five full-time deputies that stay in the MSD.
“Our deputies know our residents,” Jurenovich said.
Special guests at the meeting included St. Johns County Beach Management representatives Billy Zeits and Mike Golubovich – who discussed the public-private partnership to improve beach access walkovers – and St. Johns County Public Works Director Neal Shinkre, who was invited to speak by Jurenovich. The pair did a ride around together prior to the April 11 meeting to take a look at roadway infrastructure areas of concern for the MSD board.
“It is a pleasure working with your board – your residents here at the MSD are blessed,” Shinkre said, adding that the board is passionate about the community. “We take that seriously because we’re passionate about that too, so it meets a common goal for all of us. I’m always excited to come here,” he said.
Jurenovich closed the meeting with a date for everyone to mark on their calendars. “See you on July 8, 2024 for our 500th (meeting),” he said.
The next meeting of the Ponte Vedra Beach Municipal Service District is scheduled for May 9. For more information, call (904) 285-2221 or visit www.pvmsd.org.