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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 1 month ago

Planning Board to review annexation comp plan requirement for north peninsula

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by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

Though the septic-to-sewer conversion is at a standstill in Ormond Beach and Ormond-by-the-Sea, the city has begun the process to amend its comprehensive plan to strike annexation as a requirement for north peninsula homes connecting to city utilities.

The Planning Board will hear the proposed amendments at its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12. 

The changes are a result of Ormond-by-the-Sea residents fearing they will be automatically annexed into Ormond Beach if a septic-to-sewer conversion moves forward. Some suspected annexation was why the city was pursuing the conversion.

At the City Commission meeting on Sept. 18, the commission agreed to begin amending the existing comprehensive plan. 

About 39 north peninsula residents signed an annexation agreement too obtain city water between 2014-2019, according to a report by City Attorney Randy Hayes. 

The amendments will need to go through two readings at the Planning Board level before they are reviewed by the City Commission.

Storage project pushed back

The Planning Board will no longer be hearing the rezoning and development order request for the storage project at 263 S. Nova Road at its Dec. 12 meeting.

Planning Director Steven Spraker sent out an email stating that there is an issue with the site posting advertisements for the public hearing, and that the item will be heard at the Jan. 9 meeting. 

Persis selected for coalition chair

Volusia County School Board Member Carl Persis was recently named the Chairman of the Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition, according to a Volusia County Schools press release.

Upcoming road closures

West Granada Boulevard, from Beach Street to U.S. 1, will be closed during the Home for the Holidays parade on Saturday, Dec. 14, starting at 5:45 p.m. Detours will be in place.

Other road closures include:

  • Division Avenue from U.S. 1 to South Ridgewood Avenue starting at 4:30 p.m.
  • South Beach Street between SR 40 and South  Ridgewood Avenue starting at 5 p.m.
  • U.S. 1 between Hand Avenue and SR 40 starting at 5:45 p.m.
  • South Beach Street north of Division starting 6:30 p.m.

Jarleene Almenas is the news editor for the Ormond Beach Observer. She has been with the newspaper since 2017 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Prior to coming to the Observer, she worked with various Central Florida...

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