Civic Awareness Committee


City Council Meeting  -  November 14, 2022

Some items approved on the consent agenda included:

  • Performance evaluations and goals for City Manager and City Clerk
  • Emergency Debris monitoring services
  • Federal Assistance to Firefighters grant

Some items approved under the public hearing, ordinances and resolutions included:

  • Acceptance and adoption of the August Primary Election results
  • SE Volusia Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan
  • Text amendments to the Land Development Code

Some items approved under the Board Appointments portion included:

  • Police Pension Board - Charles Geiger was reappointed
  • Economic Development Board - Rebecca Crews and John Ward were reappointed


 City Council Meeting  -  October 6, 2022 (Emergency Meeting for Ian) 

The following deferral of certain building regulations, fees and procedures shall remain in effect for sixty (60) days:

  •  Permit fees for hurricane-related work shall be waived for sixty (60) days beginning Friday, Oct. 7, 2022;
  •  Tree removal permits for storm damaged tree removal shall be suspended for sixty (60) days beginning Friday, Oct. 7, 2022;
  •  Temporary sign permit fees shall be waived and issued for storm related destroyed/damaged or otherwise illegible signs for sixty (60) days beginning Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.


City Council Meeting  -  September 12, 2022 

     A City Council meeting was held on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers.

     Among the nine (9) items on the Consent Agenda were:

  • Three (3) items related to the Hart Avenue Drainage Project - Approved
  • High Visibility Enforcement Grant - Approved

    Some items on the remainder of the of the agenda include:

  • Two (2) ordinances related to employee pension plans - Approved
  • Resolution regarding the Fire Assessment fee - Approved

    The Fire Services Assessment Rates as follows:

  • Residential: $50.00 Per Dwelling Unit
  • Commercial: $0.03 Per Square Foot (capped at 97,000 sq. ft.) Industrial/Warehouse: $0.01 Per Square Foot (capped at 97,000 sq. ft.)
  • Institutional: $0.05 Per Square Foot (capped at 97,000 sq. ft.)

    Four (4) resolutions related to the tax Millage Rate and budget - Approved

  • The Tentative Operating Millage Rate of $6.70 for Fiscal Year 2022-2023
  • Tentative I & S 2005 Voted Debt Service Millage Rate of $0.0248 for the Animal Shelter for Fiscal Year 2022-2023
  • Tentative I & S 2016 Voted Debt Service Millage Rate of $0.1682 for the GO for Parks for Fiscal Year 2022-2023
  • Tentative Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023


City of Edgewater to Initiate “Fire Service Fee”

An annual recurring fire services special assessment program provides a dedicated, stable source of funding for fire services, excluding emergency medical services. The assessment will be used to fund all aspects of the city’s fire service program including paid firefighters, related facilities such as new fire stations, apparatus, equipment and programs. Property owners will pay this flat fee once a year; no matter how many times the fire department is called to their home or property for assistance.

A fire assessment is a charge imposed against real property to generate revenue for fire protection services. It is a non-ad valorem source that is dependent on the cost of services, not taxable values. All properties will fairly and reasonably pay for the availability and provision of fire protection services regardless of taxable values or available exemptions. There will be one rate for residential structures regardless of size, currently proposed to be $50 per residence. Nearly 90% of the emergency Fire Rescue calls in the City occur at residential structures. Residential properties would be charged a flat fire assessment fee. Non-residential structures would be charged on a per “unit” or square foot basis. 

The final Resolution 2022-0-11 (authorizing the assessment and rates) will receive a public hearing at the September 12, 2022 City Council meeting.