Highlights from recent Edgewater City Council meetings appear below as attachments.
Edgewater City Manager
City Manager Tracey Barlow was terminated, with a 3-2 vote, at the conclusion of the Special City Council meeting held on October 26, 2018. Mr. Barlow began his career with the City of Edgewater in the Parks and Recreation Department jn July of 1986. He briefly worked in the Wastewater Department before beginning a career at Edgewater Fire Rescue, rising to rank of Fire Chief by the time of his retirement in 2007. After his retirement, he served in the role of Acting City Manager for over a year before being appointed to the City Manager position on March 1, 2009. Mr. Barlows total time of service to the residents of Edgewater was nearly 33 years
The City Council appointed Brenda Dewees, Environmental Services Director, to the role of Interim City Manager on October 26, 2018. Mrs. Dewees began her career in the City of Edgewater in December of 1986 as a Utility Billing Clerk. She moved to the Environmental Services Department in December of 1989. Mrs. Dewees has remained in that department moving from Assistant Director to Deputy Director and then to Department Director on April 19, 2009. She brings to the Interim City Manager position over 30 years of experience in the City of Edgewater and nearly 10 years of experience overseeing the largest City department, both in staffing and budget.
City of Edgewater Utility Rate Increase
Effective October 1, 2018 new utility rates are in effect. Water and sewer charges were increased about 9%, solid waste pick up rates for refuse and recycle were increased 6%. Details for the new rates appear in the attachment box below.
Code Enforcement Update
The City Council voted to update Chapter 11 of the Edgewater City Ordinances to add a requirement that all rental properties within Edgewater be inspected on a yearly bases by a Code Enforcement Officer. A copy of the inspection checklist that Code Enforcement will be following appears in the attachment box below.