Members of VCARD's Executive Council prepared information related to the proposed half cent sales tax in Volusia County
The County Council appointed individuals to the Volusia County Planning & Land Development Regulation Commission (PLDRC).
The Council discussed possibly allowing the fees to be paid at time of permit application versus time of permit issuance. However, the Council ultimately discussed keeping the ordinance written in which fees are paid at time of permit issuance.
On Feb. 5, 2019, the Volusia County Council approved Ordinance 2019-4, levying upon voter approval a half cent local infrastructure sales tax for twenty years for roads, sidewalks, bridges, water quality, and stormwater and flood control; and requiring a citizens review committee.
Each year, the organization is pleased to honor those who are dedicated to quality community growth. For outstanding involvement and support of the organization, Ms. Madison Bàres of Peninsula South Consulting will be honored as VCARD Member of the Year.
On January 1, 2019, rules for property owners in the DeLeon Spring and Gemini Spring Basins became effective. Requirements for new homes or businesses installing new septic systems (or adding rooms on) on lots less than one acre within these areas have changed. These new systems are required to include enhanced treatment of nitrogen. The installation of nitrogen-reducing systems will not be required if a central sewer connection project is planned by a local government and the project has been included in the remediation plan.
The Volusia County Council voted yesterday to accept the recommendation of the Duncan Associates study to raise impact fees to the rates published in the September 2018 study. Council decided to phase in the fees over 2 years, with 75% implemented in year 1 and the remaining 25% in year 2. Fees will also be annually indexed using the FDOT construction cost index thereafter within a minimum and maximum range.
Volusia County Council directed staff to coordinate four public meetings around the county to present findings from the recent updated Impact Fee Study by Duncan & Associates. And allow for public input on the direction Council should take regarding possibly raising impact fees.
Effective October 1, 2018, the Volusia County zoning activity will be reassigned to the Planning and Development Services Division in order to better serve our residents and customers.
Volusia County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System ("CRS"), a voluntary program that provides a discount to flood insurance policy holders in Volusia County. The CRS program requires that the Plan be updated every five years, and that the update be adopted by the local governing body. Staff will request on 9/18 for the adoption of this updated plan.
VCARD 's mission to promote education and collaboration as it relates to responsible development has led to a seminar on impact fees in Volusia County. This important community topic has been spotlighted by the media recently; as the County Council goes through its process of updating these fees, VCARD held a seminar featuring speakers from the County and private sector consultants to delve into the details.
For months, the idea of a half-cent sales tax increase in Volusia County to fund infrastructure has been discussed. This morning during normal Volusia County Council session, Item 2 addressed Ordinance 2018-11, seeking voter approval of a half cent sales tax to be placed upon the November ballot. After public comment by both the Elected Official Roundtable Chair Mayor Bob Apgar and The Volusia Manager's Association Chair Joe Yarbrough stating consensus by both groups to postpone the question being placed upon the ballot, the County Council agreed to take no action at this time.
On behalf of the Volusia County Council, District 1 member Pat Patterson sent a letter to Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission (CFCRC) Chair asking for the SunRail Commission to add to their March 29 meeting agenda a discussion and vote on previously proposed amendments to the three commission organizational agreements due to the lack of federal funding to construct Phase 2 of SunRail to DeLand.
New Smyrna Beach is hosting a yearlong series of citizen-led monthly workshops to discuss various issues unique to coastal communities. New Smyrna Beach hopes to promote public engagement in the development of priorities, policies, and strategies to improve city planning and define new policies.
The Tomoka Town Center Planned District (PD) Agreement was approved by the City Commission on February 15, 2017. Now, an applicant is requesting approval of a major site plan to develop within the Tomoka Town Center PD Agreement. The proposal includes eight multifamily buildings, a clubhouse, a dog park, ten six-car garages, and a pool with a pavilion, with a total proposed building square footage of 104,153 square feet. Review scheduled for Feb. 22nd.
Bi-annually the City of Ormond Beach embarks upon a strategic planning process to outline community goals and objectives. These goals are then reviewed annually to determine how to modify the work plan to achieve specified objectives. The Commission will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. at 22 S. Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
This morning, Volusia County Council received a presentation on impact fees by the Director of Growth and Resource Management, Clay Ervin. To learn more how fees are calculated; thoroughfare road program; and, proportionate share.
On February 7, the City of Daytona Beach Commission will be presented a resolution approving an agreement between City of Daytona Beach and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) that accelerates design and engineering of East International Speedway Boulevard improvement project. The agreement will be a locally funded agreement between the City and FDOT.
VCARD Celebrated 32nd Installation Banquet
The Impact of Flood Provisions in the Florida Building Code