OVER THE YEARS — The former Southridge Golf Course, now the site of a proposed housing development, is shown in 2021 in this aerial photo by Dave Ballesteros.

So does the Planning Board, and other boards, too

The City of DeLand is looking for community members to serve on a number of committees and boards, including the Brownfield Advisory Committee that will oversee the environmental remediation of the old Southridge Golf Course.

While a single Brownfield Advisory Committee used to oversee the development of every applicable project in the city, the approval to redevelop the former golf course into Beresford Reserve, a 597-home housing development, led the city to change the process, creating a specific brownfield committee for each brownfield redevelopment project.

The city is searching for at least three people to serve on a committee that would oversee the plans to clean up the land at the former golf course and clear the way for housing. 

Per the City of DeLand, the board will also provide recommendations to the City Commission, field comments from the public about the project, and provide periodic reports to the City Commission about the project.

Members of the committee do not have to be DeLand residents, but members must have some relation to DeLand, like owning property or a business. The city is also looking for people who have experience in fields like environmental science and economic development to serve on the panel.

Other city boards and panels are looking for new members, too. There are vacancies on the City Commission’s Citizens Advisory Task Force, the DeLand Housing Authority and the DeLand Planning Board.

Anyone interested in serving on any of these boards can contact the city clerk’s office by phone at 386-626-7130, or by email at Hennessy@deland.org

A full list of the city’s board vacancies is available at the city’s website, HERE.


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