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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 7 months ago

Planning Board to consider comprehensive plan changes

Also in City Watch: Fire Prevention Week open houses coming up.
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

Now that the city has annexed Plantation Oaks, the Planning Board will review a couple of administrative amendments to the comprehensive plan.

At the board’s meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10, members will vote on whether to amend the comprehensive plan’s future land use map to include the annexation, as well as a second item to add language and provide map updates in the plan’s future land use, intergovernmental coordination and transportation elements to be consistent with the amended Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement with the county.

Planning Director Steven Spraker said in an email that, after a city annexes a parcel, a city land use and zoning designation is required to be assigned.

“Within the Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement area, the Florida Statutes specify that the land use change is required to be competed no later than six months after the Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement adoption,” Spraker said.

City zoning would be assigned at a later date, and would adopt the county development orders for Plantation Oaks, which is a 55-and-up community north of U.S. 1. The first phase includes 427 manufactured homes and a clubhouse.

The Planning Board will also vote on two other comprehensive plan amendments, which are bundled together as one item.

The first is to add a policy stating that the 15-acre property at the northwest corner of Airport Road and West Granada Boulevard will be used for utility purposes. 

The second also adds a policy, this one stating that the 38-acre West Ormond Park at the northeast corner of Airport Road and West Granada Boulevard will be used as a natural resource park for passive recreation.

This was identified in the 2006 Park and Recreation master plan, Spraker said.

Changes in effect for court judges

Three Volusia County Court judges have recently changed division assignments.

Judge Christopher Kelly has moved to the Courthouse Annex at City Island, where he will preside over county civil cases. 

Judge David A. Cromartie is moving to the Courthouse in DeLand, to preside over criminal misdemeanor cases.

Judge Angela Dempsey will now preside over county civil cases in DeLand.

Fire Prevention Week coming up

Volusia County Fire Rescue will host open houses at several fire stations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, to support  this year’s campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

The local open houses are in Station 13, at 15 Southland Road; in Station 14 at 1716  Atlantic Ave.; and in Station 18, at 500 Rodeo Road.

Update to code in the works

 The Planning Board will recommend whether the city should accept the review and recodification of the Land Development Code by Municode at its next meeting.

There are no policy related amendments. The changes correct references that have changed over time and internal reference consistency, a city memo states.

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