At approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, July 25, 2014 a severe storm came through the City of Edgewater. The storm was later identified by the National Weather Service as having been an EF-1 tornado. The Volusia County Property Appraiser’s office is reporting approximately $723,000 in building damage, not including personal property within the damaged structures on Skyway Drive. This estimate also includes a residential structure in the Wildwood subdivision that sustained damage to its shingles.
Residents and businesses have continued with clean up throughout the weekend with no injuries or incidents reported. Skyway Drive remains closed to traffic. City refuse crews are making extra pick-ups in the Wildwood Subdivision and on Skyway Drive today. Crews will return to those areas on Friday to pick up any remaining debris. Tree and vegetative debris must remain separate from any household trash or debris such as sheet metal or insulation. Do not block mailboxes, water meters or drainage areas with any sort of debris. Any business on Skyway Drive that has private trash pick-up via a dumpster will need to have their debris removed by their refuse provider. Any debris found outside the Wildwood and Skyway areas may be placed street side with the same parameters as above and will be picked up on the normally scheduled route day.
Is your home ready for hurricane season? If you meet income-eligibility requirements and need upgrades to improve your home’s wind resistance, you may qualify for Volusia County’s Wind Hazard Mitigation Program.
The program can pay for hurricane coverings for windows and doors, gable-end tie-downs and upgraded garage doors. The maximum award per household is $10,000.
Funding can be used only for owner-occupied homes in Volusia County except in the city limits of Daytona Beach, Deltona, Port Orange and Ponce Inlet. The funds are provided as a five-year, zero-interest, deferred loan secured by a mortgage. If the homeowner lives in the home for five years and complies with program restrictions, the loan will be forgiven. The owner is responsible for paying closing costs.
Applicants work with the county’s Community Assistance staff to apply and determine eligibility.
For more information, visit www.volusia.org/housing or call Affordable Housing Coordinator Lori Brown at 386-736-5955, ext. 12969.
|5:00 PM||Live Music and Vendors||Menard-May Park|
|Dusk||Fireworks Display||George R. Kennedy Park|
Summer has arrived! Edgewater is preparing for its annual 4th of July event. The City and the Edgewater Professional Firefighters have teamed up to create a fun filled day for the community and visitors.
There is still plenty of room for vendors for the event. There will be no fee for vendors. Food, beverage and entertainment vendors are welcome. Each vendor will be responsible to provide their own power, if needed. Vendors are encouraged, if possible, to have an activity or game for children.
There will be live entertainment by B and C Entertainment, food and various vendors at Menard-May Park and George R. Kennedy Park beginning at 5:00 PM. The day will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show by Zambelli Fireworks that is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.
Mark Friday, July 4th on your calendar and come spend it with your family, friends and neighbors in Edgewater!!
For more event information or to inquire about vendor space, please call 424-2445.
Hurricane Season begins June 1 and lasts until November 30. The Florida Department of Health encourages Floridians and visitors to keep their health concerns in mind as they prepare to have a healthy and safe season.
"Now is the time to prepare your family for Hurricane Season," said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. "Prior to a disaster, create an emergency plan for your family and pets, identify locations of special needs shelters and prepare an emergency supply kit with first aid, healthy meals, and water."
Recently Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 5601 that creates a nine-day sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies, beginning May 31. Floridians will be able to purchase items such as flashlights, batteries, weather radios, and other essential items as they prepare for hurricane season.
Before a disaster happens, build an emergency supply kit that includes healthy, nonperishable foods and supplies that meet your family’s and pet’s health and medical needs. Talk with your health care provider and pharmacist about receiving emergency medication supplies. Under a federally-declared emergency, you can get an extra 30-day supply with no price increase, even for recently filled prescriptions. Other items to include in your emergency supply kit are:
If you or someone in your family requires daily medical assistance like routine nursing care, help with medication, oxygen therapy, or electricity for life-supporting medical equipment, be sure to pre-register for a special needs shelter. Contact your local emergency management office to learn more about special needs shelters and to pre-register- http://www.floridadisaster.org/disability/snshelterlist.html.
For more suggestions on medical-related items to include in your emergency supply kit, and for tips on how to prepare for an emergency, get a copy of the Florida Department of Health Emergency Preparedness Guide at http://www.floridahealth.gov/preparedness-and-response/_documents/prepareguide-eng.pdf.
The City of Edgewater is currently seeking anyone interested in serving on a City Board or Committee. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be kept for one year.
Applications and additional information on each Board/Committee can be obtained on the City's website at www.cityofedgewater.org, by contacting the City Clerk's Office at 386-424-2400 or at City Hall, 104 N. Riverside Drive.
The Boards currently with vacancies are:
Construction Regulation Board (Electrical Contractor); Economic Development Board; Citizen Code Enforcement Board
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