Civic Awareness Committee

Last Update: 5/25/21

Edgewater Environmental Advisory Board Meeting -  May 25, 2021  

At the monthly City Council meeting in April, the council appointed 7 members for the newly created Environmental Advisory Board.  The first meeting of the board took place on Tuesday May 25th and mostly involved “housekeeping” tasks related to running board meetings. The board voted to meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month and agendas for meetings will be posted on the City of Edgewater website.  Board meetings are open to all residents. 

A summary of the May 25th meeting appears in the attachment box below along with a copy of the board bylaws.

5/25

Florida Department of Transportation I-95 Traffic Signal

A traffic light is being added for the southbound I-95 exit ramp to address long-queueing problems which frequently occur late in the afternoon when residents are returning home from work. The light should be active sometime this summer.

5/24

Edgewater Refuse Pickup

 The City has received the last new refuse truck which means all new trucks will be out on the routes by the week of March 15, 2021. Residents are asked to use the new carts that the City provided as the can tippers on the new trucks allow the workers to use mechanical means to dump the carts rather than manual labor.

3/22

Message from City Manager Glenn Irby

I want to take this opportunity to let you know how proud I am to serve alongside our nearly 200 employees who go above and beyond every day to provide the best service possible to our residents and visitors. Recently I was asked about my goals for 2021. These are my top two priorities:

  • Continuation of seeking more and better grant opportunities for Utilities and Parks improvements, including investigating opportunities for Housing improvements in low to moderate income neighborhoods.
  •  Continuation of budget presentation improvements to ensure the City’s Operating budget is in compliance and user friendly.

I can be reached by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 386-424-2400 x1203. I look forward to hearing from you about how we can work together to help our community be its best!

2/22

Edgewater Utility Notice

The City of Edgewater is in the process of replacing all water meters throughout the city. The meters currently in use are reaching the end of their useful life and are due to be replaced. This process will take several years to complete since all the meters (13,000+) throughout the City were originally installed at approximately the same time. 

Along with the meter replacements, the City is also upgrading to the Sensus FlexNet system that will use smart meters and transmitters to send readings on an hourly basis to the Sensus Analytics Software. This FlexNet communication network will allow the customer to view their consumption history and send alerts to the customer to inform them of any potential leak issues in order to address problems in the field faster and provide better service to our customers.

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 City Council Meeting – February 1, 2021 

The February 1st City Council Meeting started with a discussion regarding Glen Irby's performance as City Manager. Councilwoman Gigi Bennington feels  Mr. Irby's performance is lacking and would like to have him replaced. None of the other council members agreed.

A summary of the meeting appears in the attachment box below.    

 

City Council Meeting – January 11, 2021 

The first Edgewater City Council Meeting for 2021 took place on January 11th and mostly involved "routine" zoning issues that were discussed at the December meeting as well as changes to the Edgewater Trespass ordinance. Additional discussions were related to the Environmental Advisory Committee that the council previously approved and issues raised by Councilwoman Bennington about the City Manager. The council agreed to add an item to the February agenda to discuss the City Manager's performance.

A summary of the January 11th meeting appears in the attachment box at the bottom of this page.

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