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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 4 days ago

Riviera Park in Ormond Beach to get concrete parking

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by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

Improvements to Riviera Park‘s parking lot are in the works, with the city currently in the bidding process for the $55,000 project, to be funded through a Community Development Block Grant. 

The Ormond Beach City Commission approved the city’s intent to advertise for bidding at its Jan. 7 meeting via its consent agenda. The proposed parking lot improvements include converting the existing lot to 23 concrete spaces with one handicap space, according to a city memo. The concrete handicapped parking currently in the park is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

The Neighborhood Improvement Advisory Board included the project for inclusion in this fiscal year’s annual plan back in April 2019. The memo states that the plan was later approved at the May 21, 2019 City Commission meeting. 

The project also includes new sidewalk connections for direct access to the picnic pavilion and gazebo. 

The north parking area will remain available while the east and south portion of the project is completed. 

City wins second award for OB Life

The Florida Civic Advance initiative recognized the city of Ormond Beach with a Citizen Engagement with Local Government award at its December summit in Seminole for the OB Life series.

The city were named co-winners in the category, along with the city of New Smyrna Beach for its Coastal Community Resiliency series.

Civil Discourse in need of speakers 

The next Civil Discourse meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, at the Ormond Beach Regional Public Library auditorium, and the group is loooking forr individuals with differing points of view to speak on two topics.

The first is “What do the Citizens of Ormond Beach want for our community in the coming year?” in light of the City Commission seeking public input on what to do with the 56 N. Beach St. church property. 

The second topic is on how resiliency and sea level rise play into economic growth and development.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

City closures for MLK

City Hall and all non-emergency facilities will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the city announced in its weekly newsletter. 

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