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January 2023 Blog Archive

DEP to open application portal for coastal damage February 1. Tue, Jan 31, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the opening of its Hurricane Restoration Reimbursement Grant Program, starting tomorrow, February 1st, at 9 a.m. ... Read More

Port Orange to hold public workshops for Comprehensive Plan Update. Tue, Jan 31, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The City of Port Orange is hosting two public workshops in February for its 2023–2045 Comprehensive Plan update. The workshops will allow residents to give feedback and share the... Read More

Ormond Beach could receive a $340 million investment. Tue, Jan 31, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the Moving Florida Forward initiative aimed at accelerating transportation projects across the state over the next four years. If approved by the le... Read More

Human Trafficking investigation leads to an arrest. Thu, Jan 26, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach Police Department's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) announced the arrest of Derick Jones Sr. on January 24th, 2023, for multiple charges related to human traffickin... Read More

3rd Annual Ryder Cup Challenge and Luncheon event planned for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tue, Jan 24, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The 3rd Annual Ryder Cup Challenge, scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2023, at Crane Lakes Golf and Country Club, at 1850 Crane Lakes Boulevard in Port Orange, is back and better than ev... Read More

Ponce Inlet Fire Department shares information on Electric Vehicle Fires. Mon, Jan 23, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Over the past few months, there have been discussions on community safety with Electrical Vehicles, specifically on the impacts fire departments will face and their capability to... Read More

County Council extends permit fee waivers and mobile home allowances. Fri, Jan 20, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   During a regularly scheduled Volusia County Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, council members approved an extension of the resolution that waives permit application fees fo... Read More

Emergency coastal permitting office hours in Volusia County. Thu, Jan 19, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is collaborating with Volusia County Officials to hold office hours to address emergency permitting relating to temporar... Read More

Governor DeSantis awards disaster relief funds in Daytona Beach Shores. Wed, Jan 18, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    In the wake of Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, Volusia County Beaches and other beaches across the state suffered a great deal of damage due to beach erosion. Immediately following h... Read More

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is hosting two career fairs on January 21 and 28. Wed, Jan 18, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for qualified applicants for numerous open positions in the agency and is hosting its first-ever virtual career fair on Satur... Read More

Kat Atwood, District 2 Port Orange City Council Woman, resigns. Wed, Jan 18, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Port Orange announced late Tuesday that Kat Atwood, the elected District 2 representative for the City Council, has resigned for medical reasons. "This has not been ... Read More

Routine Tree-trimming scheduled in Port Orange. Tue, Jan 17, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Florida Power and Light (FPL) has contracted with Asplundh Tree Experts to begin trimming trees this week in Port Orange as part of routine tree and vegetation maintenance. Acco... Read More

Volusia County Schools to host School Choice Fair. Tue, Jan 17, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Officials with Volusia County Schools will host two free School Choice Fairs to inform parents of their school choice options and the quality programs offered at district element... Read More

Volusia County’s 2021-2022 Graduation Rate is 88.9% Fri, Jan 13, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Federal Uniform Graduation Rate, which calculates the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for the State of Florida and its school districts, has published the Graduatio... Read More

Volusia County seeks summer camp providers. Thu, Jan 12, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Funding is available from Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division for nonprofits, municipalities, schools, and churches to administer summer camp services from June 5 to A... Read More

Port Orange to host Town Hall meeting. Wed, Jan 11, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Officials with the City of Port Orange will host a Town Hall on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Community Center at 1999 City Center Circle in Port Orang... Read More

Votran schedule changes begin January 29. Wed, Jan 11, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   To improve service, reliability, and efficiency, Votran will begin adjusting its service schedules on Sunday, January 29, 2023. According to a release, the following route adjustments... Read More

Celebrate Florida Arbor Day with a free native food tree. Tue, Jan 10, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County residents are encouraged by the environmental management division to plant native food trees this January with the county’s tree giveaway. Each Volusia Count... Read More

Pioneer Trail Interchange Project funding amendment open for public discussion. Mon, Jan 09, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz  Belden Communications News    The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization, or the TPO, is seeking public comments regarding a proposed amendment to the Connect 2045 LRTP to reflect updated fun... Read More

Business Recovery Center to open in Daytona Beach. Fri, Jan 06, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening a Business Recovery Center, or BRC, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library (City Island), 105 Jackie Robinson Parkway, Dayt... Read More

Kennedy Space Center announces new experiences and events for 2023. Fri, Jan 06, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced an exciting roster of new experiences and events lifting off in 2023. The Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the Unit... Read More

Volusia County Council approves two promotions. Thu, Jan 05, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    During the first regularly scheduled County Council Meeting of 2023, the new Volusia County Council approved the promotions of two employees to leadership roles within their divi... Read More

Cultural Council schedules workshops for grant applicants. Wed, Jan 04, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Two workshops are scheduled in January for organizations wishing to apply for a Volusia County Community Cultural Grant hosted by the Cultural Council of Volusia County. The wor... Read More

Temporary housing programs are available for Hurricane Ian survivors. Tue, Jan 03, 2023 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Officials with Volusia County Government are informing residents of the various temporary housing assistance programs available to Hurricane Ian victims through FEMA and the Flor... Read More

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