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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 10 months ago

$2.6 million bid for U.S. 1 wastewater project awarded

Also in City Watch: What will be on Thursday's Planning Board agenda?
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

More wastewater improvements are in the works for the city of Ormond Beach, as the commission approved a $2.6 million bid award at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, for the construction of new water mains in North U.S. 1.

The agenda item documents state that the installation of a new 12-inch water main along U.S. 1 from Airport Road to Broadway Avenue and another main from Hull Road to north of Destination Daytona were recommendations that came out of a hydraulic modeling report. In an email, Public Works Director Shawn Finley explained that this modeling program, updated every five years, show anticipated and peak flows being withdrawn for the system, allowing the city to plan for future improvements to meet current and projected demands.

He expects the project, which was budgeted for this fiscal year, will be complete sometime mid-summer 2021.

“Residents and business will see improvement in system pressure and water quality,” Finley said. “They should be able to expect that they do not see drops in pressure during higher use times, and will maintain their level of service without change as additional developments are connected.”

The bid was awarded to Hazen Construction LLC, of New Smyrna Beach, and includes a connection to the Holly Hill reclaimed system, allowing Ormond to receive its surplus.

Planning Board to discuss OMAM

The Planning Board will meet on Thursday, Aug. 13, and there are four items on the agenda.

The first is a wall signage special exception for the Ormond Memorial Art Museum, which is in the process of expanding. The exception seeks to allow the museum to have five wall signs outside the building.

Two of the items are related to the property  at 350 Clyde  Morris Boulevard, which seeks a comprehensive plan amendment and a rezoning. An assisted living facility and medical office could be built there.The fourth item is a special exception request to allow two electronic signs at the Mobil at 5 S. Yonge St.

These items were originally scheduled for the July 9 meeting, but weren’t heard since the board did not reach quorum. 

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