Feb. 27, 2019 Media contact: Pat Kuehn, CPRC
Community Information Specialist
386-822-5062, ext. 12934
County hosts sales tax projects meetings
Representatives from Volusia County’s Public Works Department are conducting four public meetings around the county for public input on the county’s proposed list of projects for road, water quality, stormwater and other transportation infrastructure improvements. These proposed projects will be funded using revenue generated from the half-cent sales tax if approved by Volusia County voters on May 21.
The meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on these dates:
- Monday, March 4, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand
- Tuesday, March 5, in the Dennis R. McGee Room at the Daytona Beach Regional Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach
- Thursday, March 7, in the Deltona City Commission Chambers, 2345 Providence Blvd., Deltona
- Monday, March 11, at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
One or more County Council members are expected to attend each meeting. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit www.volusia.org/salestax or contact Public Works Director John Angiulli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-736-5965, ext. 12237.
The Volusia County Council approved Ordinance 2019-4 on Feb. 5, levying upon voter approval a half-cent local infrastructure sales tax for 20 years for roads, sidewalks, bridges, water quality, and stormwater and flood control. The proceeds of the tax would be distributed to the county and municipalities according to a statutory formula based on population.
The proposed ordinance establishes a citizens advisory review committee to review whether proposed uses of proceeds are among those authorized and whether expenditures matched the proposed use. The committee would consist of 17 members, 16 of whom would be nominated by a city and appointed by the County Council. The County Council would appoint the remaining member, who could live in a city or the unincorporated area. The members would have four-year terms, but serve at the will of the County Council.
The ordinance will become effective only if approved by a majority of county electors in a referendum special election to be conducted on May 21.
Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II)
In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Volusia County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the county, should contact the county’s ADA Title II coordinator, George Baker, at 386-248-1760 at least two business days before the scheduled event or meeting.
This notice also applies to written requests by a physically handicapped person needing a special accommodation to attend a public meeting in accordance with section 286.26, Florida Statutes.
A copy of the county’s Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) can be obtained at www.volusia.org/ada or by calling 386-248-1760.