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DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Jul 2, 2013 - 10:12:02am
The DeBary City Council will be looking at budget and tax roll in the next few weeks.
The council began to go over funding for capital projects such as completion of DeBary's stormwater system during a June 19 workshop. City Manager Dan Parrott is expected to present more budgetary information during the July 3 meeting; however, that will likely now be presented during a City Council budget workshop set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at City Hall.
A special City Council meeting is being scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, also at City Hall, for adoption of the preliminary tax roll.
One topic that resurfaced during the July 3 workshop is the possibility of building a new Sheriff's Office substation. The need for a new facility to replace the elderly substation has come up the past several years, with no action taken.
Discussed June 19 was the possibility of putting in a facility at 73 and 75 South U.S. Highway 17-92. Currently, the property — which abuts City Hall — is home to a commercial building and a restaurant, both vacant.
The Property Appraiser values the parcel at $153,673. The property is owned by JTC Commercial LLC.
There have been no discussions with the property owner yet, Parrott said. City staff is waiting for the City Council to make a decision.
"We're still looking at some existing commercial buildings, too," Parrott said, adding, "There's still a need for a fire station, eventually, too."
That need has also been a recurrent topic at City Council meetings.
Public participation is invited at City Council meetings.
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