Last Update: 7/3/19
City Council Approves Riverside Marina/Restaurant
At the July 1st meeting, the Edgewater City Council gave final approval for development of a marina and restaurant at 2001 S. Riverside Drive in Edgewater. This site was previously a marina but has been sitting unused for several years.
Many of the opponents of the development felt the project was “too big” for the location and were particularly concerned about inadequate parking. The restaurant will seat up to 150 patrons with 56 parking slots available in addition to 40 boat slips. Local residents were also concerned about the increased traffic and truck deliveries on the small streets.
Edgewater Police Chief Appointed
Edgewater City Manager Glenn Irby promoted Captain Joe Mahoney to Police Chief. Chief Mahoney has been Acting Chief since November when Dave Arcieri stepped down.
Edgewater City Manager
On June 3rd, the Edgewater City Council voted to name Mr. Glenn Irby as Permanent City Manager. Mr. Irby has been serving as Interim City Manager since February and council members were happy with the job he has been doing. A copy of Mr. Irby’s resume appears in the attachment box below.
Volusia County Sales Tax Increase Voted Down
Volusia County will not raise its sales tax to 7 percent after the three-week mail in election ended. The unofficial result: No, 55 percent; yes, 45 percent with more than 100,000 ballots counted, representing nearly 28% of county voters.
Voters who said no expressed a wide range of reasons for that lack of trust: Too much growth, charging developers too little in impact fees, the awarding of incentives to corporations including International Speedway Corp. and Brown & Brown, Inc., and the decision to hold a special election in May costing $490,000 rather than having it during a general election.