Last Update: 2/22/21
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.
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.
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.
City Council Meeting – December 7, 2020
Immediately following a special council meeting on December 7th to formally accept the election results, the regular monthly meeting of the Edgewater City Council was started and included two new council representatives and the new City Clerk Bonnie Brown.
Most of the agenda items involved zoning issues and end of year budget changes. A summary of this meeting appears in the attachment box below.
Special Council Meeting – December 7, 2020
A special council meeting was held on December 7th to formally accept the election results from November 3rd. Two new council members were elected and many Edgewater Charter Amendments were adopted. A summary of this meeting appears below.
City of Edgewater Announcement: New Garbage Carts / Trucks
When the changes to the new garbage carts and truck replacements took place, the timeline was matched so that the trucks would be delivered before the carts were delivered. Unfortunately, delivery of the trucks has been delayed due to a shut down at the manufacturing plant due to COVID-19 and then a fire in the manufacturing plant that made components for the trucks. All of this caused a three month delay in the delivery of the trucks which means they now will delivered in early 2021.
Due to this delay, the City purchased can tippers and installed them on the trucks currently in use. However, due to the cost of the tippers, tippers were not purchased for the spare trucks. Recently two of these trucks have been out of service due to various problems which has forced the use of the trucks without tippers while the front line trucks are being repaired. When this happens, temporary personnel are requested to assist in an effort to put two people on the back of a truck without a tipper.
City Council Meeting – November 6, 2020
At the monthly City Council Meeting on November 6th, the Council approved a hiring agreement for a new City Clerk and voted on a number of zoning and development planning resolutions. A summary of the meeting is located in the attachment box below.
City Council Meeting – October 13, 2020
A special City Council Meeting was held on October 13th to discuss a replacement for the current City Clerk Robin Matusick who submitted her resignation effective November 20, 2020. After a brief discussion regarding looking outside the city for a replacement, the council voted to offer the City Clerk position to Ms. Bonnie Brown. Ms. Brown previously served as Edgewater City Clerk from 2008 to 2015 when she transferred to Edgewater Developmental Services. All five council members voted to award Ms. Brown the position. A formal hiring agreement will be voted on at the November meeting.