Take a look back at some of the highlights of this year.
- Jan. 7: Florida Hospital Oceanside demolition underway.
- Jan 15: Salty Church holds neighborhood meeting for $3.5 million expansion.
- Jan. 22: The city's OB Life series concludes with a summary meeting.
- Jan. 23: Volusia County Councilwoman Heather Post wants county apology for breaching former employment settlement agreement.
- Jan. 23: City begins to consider eliminating glass from its recycling program.
- Feb. 5: First talks of staggering and extending City Commission terms arises.
- Feb. 6: City staff meet with the newly-formed Restaurant Row.
- Feb. 13: Mountain bikers offer to build new trail at Riverbend Park.
- Feb. 19: 731 Seabreeze High School students stayed home from school due to a gun threat.
- Feb. 19: City Commission approves a car wash for Granada Pointe.
- March 14: Woodstock South closes after City Commission denies its special exception for outdoor activity.
- March 15: Former Mayor and Circuit Court Judge David Hood dies.
- March 19: Volusia County Council continues its Amendment 10 legal battle by appealing court decision.
- March 21: Performing Arts Center gets green light for lobby renovation.
- March 21: Car wash at Granada Pointe gets final approval.
- April 2: City buys property at 385 S. Old Kings Road for $285,000 to increase its floodplain capacity.
- April 4: 55-and-up manufactured home community Plantation Oaks initiates its grand opening weekend.
- April 18: City breaks ground on $2.9 million reuse water project at Breakaway Trail.
- April 29: County Councilwoman Heather Post tells Ormond-by-the-Sea residents at town hall that a septic-to-sewer conversion isn't likely.
- April 30: Ormond Beach car breaks up 71%. Police remind residents to lock up cars and hide valuables.
- May 8: Lucky's Market officially opens in the former Food Lion building on the beachside.
- May 9: New codes to be written governing food trucks in the city to prevent them competing with brick-and-mortar restaurants.
- May 21: City Commissioner Susan Persis first suggests the city ban plastic straws.
- May 21: Volusia voters reject half-cent sales tax.
- May 27: Cassen Park fishing pier is christened after Ike Leary.
- June 4: City decides to invest in north peninsula septic-to-sewer conversion.
- June 13: Chelsea Place residents oppose drive-thru plans for Starbucks at Shoppes on Granada.
- June 19: Plans to demolish Julian's Dining Room and build a gift shop are announced.
- June 25: Residents oppose proposal for new apartment complex between Dix and Highland avenues
- June 30: OBPD begins body camera training for officers.
- July 4: After 20 years in business, My Adornments at Fountain Square Shoppes announces it will close.
- July 15: The Historic Landmark Preservation Board voted to remove the John Anderson Lodge from the city's Historic Landmarks list.
- July 19: Following AP placebo test controversy at Mainland High School, students tare offered make-up elective course.
- July 22: School Board approved new budget, with $75 more per student.
- July 30: Starbucks drive-thru gets green light for Shoppes on Granada by a 4-1 City Commission vote.
- Aug. 1: Ormond by the Sea Association starts Facebook group to combat septic-to-sewer in the north peninsula.
- Aug. 6: Congressman Michael Waltz visits Ormond Beach to see the city's economic development investments in the aviation and aerospace industry.
- Aug. 6: Former Mainland High School Principal Cheryl Salerno retires in wake of fake speech class for athlete scandal.
- Aug. 14: Ormond Garage opens in the downtown.
- Aug. 29: Citizens begin preparing for Dorian. It will take almost a week for the storm to approach the area.
- Sept. 6: Septic-to-sewer conversion becomes key issue in county Councilwoman Heather Post's town halls.
- Sept. 11: Local firefighters climb 110 flights at Marina Grande condominiums in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks.
- Sept. 17: Convicted child sex abuser Mark Fugler released from jail pending appeals. Sheriff Mike Chitwood leads charge to put him back behind bars.
- Sept. 18: City starts comprehensive plan amendment process to clarify the north peninsula will not be annexed in septic-to-sewer conversion.
- Sept. 19: Aldi opens at Shoppes on Granada.
- Oct. 7: Judge revokes Mark Fugler's bond.
- Oct. 8: Mayor Bill Partington says at the annual state of the city address that Ormond is "boosting the momentum" created over the past year.
- Oct. 15: Ormond-by-the-Sea residents start petition to push for a scientific study on the Halifax River's source of pollution.
- Oct. 17: Wawa at Granada Pointe opens its doors.
- Oct. 21: Osceola Elementary switches to biodegradable lunch trays.
- Nov. 1: Hometown Heroes banner program is inaugurated on the Granada bridge.
- Nov. 5: City halts all septic-to-sewer conversions.
- Nov. 12: School Board selects Dr. Ronald “Scott” Fritz as the new superintendent.
- Nov. 14: Security First hosts grand opening for new headquarters at Ormond Crossings.
- Nov. 18: Elected officials discuss placing a new sales tax in the 2020 ballot.
- Dec. 3: City explores traffic calming device program in wake of pedestrian deaths.
- Dec. 10: County Attorney Dan Eckert announces he will resign come Jan. 31, 2020.
- Dec. 12: Planning Board discusses utility requirements for a new residential development west of of I-95, proposed by Avalon Park Group.
- Dec. 13: Volusia County Fire Station 14 welcomes ambulance to service the north peninsula.
- Dec. 14: First Wreaths Across America service held at Hillside Cemetery.