Last Update: 5/23/19
Volusia County Sales Tax Increase Voted Down
Volusia County will not raise its sales tax to 7 percent after the three-week mail in election ended. The unofficial result: No, 55 percent; yes, 45 percent with more than 100,000 ballots counted, representing nearly 28% of county voters.
Voters who said no expressed a wide range of reasons for that lack of trust: Too much growth, charging developers too little in impact fees, the awarding of incentives to corporations including International Speedway Corp. and Brown & Brown, Inc., and the decision to hold a special election in May costing $490,000 rather than having it during a general election.
District 2 Council Election
Edgewater voters picked marketing agency owner Kimberly Klein-Yaney to fill the vacant District 2 City Council seat. With all five Edgewater precincts counted, Klein-Yaney garnered 53.7 percent of the vote, beating out opponent Jennifer Parker, a local photographer, who had 46.3 percent.
Klein-Yaney’s win will complete the five-member City Council. The seat has been vacant since Jan. 4, when Amy Vogt resigned from the post. Klein-Yaney will finish out the remaining two years of Vogt’s term.
City of Edgewater – Free Health Talks
The City of Edgewater has teamed up with Florida Health Care Plans and will be conducting monthly health talks on an array of interesting topics. Presentations will be held in Council Chambers at 104 N. Riverside Drive from 6:00-7:00pm on the dates below.
Talks are open to the public, so all are welcome.
- April 30, 2019 Skin Cancer Awareness ** schedule change **
- May 14, 2019 Understanding Depression & Anxiety
- June 11, 2019 Are Women at Increased Risk for Heart Disease
Dates and times are subject to change
Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use
The City of Edgewater has adopted an ordinance requiring "Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use". Among other things, this regulation prohibits the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorous within Edgewater during the period starting June 1st and ending September 30th of each year. A portion of the proposed changes appears below as an attachment.