Civic Awareness Committee

Last Update: 4/26/19


Volusia County Residents Vote In May on Half Cent Local Infrastructure Sales Tax 

Volusia County approved an ordinance on February 5, 2019 to allow residents to vote in a referendum special election to be held on May 21, 2019.  The election will be held via mail in ballot that will be sent to all registered voters in Volusia County.  If approved, this ordinance will levy a one half cent local infrastructure sales tax for twenty years.  Every dollar collected will stay in Volusia County to be used specifically for roads, sidewalks, bridges, water quality, stormwater and flood control.  The ordinance requires a citizen's oversight committee which will include an Edgewater resident.  An estimated 40% of sales tax will be paid by non-residents/tourists.   

On Thursday May 2nd, representatives from Edgewater will be in the Club House to answer questions regarding the ½ cent increase proposed for Volusia Sales Tax to pay for infrastructure projects.  


District 2 Council Election

Edgewater voters picked marketing agency owner Kimberly Klein-Yaney to fill the vacant District 2 City Council seat. With all five Edgewater precincts counted, Klein-Yaney garnered 53.7 percent of the vote, beating out opponent Jennifer Parker, a local photographer, who had 46.3 percent.

Klein-Yaney’s win will complete the five-member City Council. The seat has been vacant since Jan. 4, when Amy Vogt resigned from the post. Klein-Yaney will finish out the remaining two years of Vogt’s term.


 City of Edgewater – Free Health Talks 

The City of Edgewater has teamed up with Florida Health Care Plans and will be conducting monthly health talks on an array of interesting topics. Presentations will be held in Council Chambers at 104 N. Riverside Drive from 6:00-7:00pm on the dates below.

Talks are open to the public, so all are welcome. 

  • April 30, 2019     Skin Cancer Awareness     ** schedule change **  
  • May 14, 2019     Understanding Depression & Anxiety 
  • June 11, 2019    Are Women at Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Dates and times are subject to change


Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use  

The City of Edgewater has adopted an ordinance requiring "Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use".  Among other things, this regulation prohibits the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorous within Edgewater during the period starting June 1st and ending September 30th of each year.  A portion of the proposed changes appears below as an attachment. 

Download this file (Florida_Friendly_Fertilizer_Use.pdf)Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use 075
Download this file (Utility_rates_2018.pdf)Utility Rates Effective 10/1/18 090