Two items of interest on the agenda I would like to question.
Is our city getting a fair shake on this? The city responds to a handful of enclaves not even close to serviceable from the county FD. Our city also provides a superior level of service and safety with three person trucks than the county sends on mutual aid calls for us. I am told and have seen in the media that the county charges a MSD (municipal service district) tax to these enclaves that is in fact higher than our city tax. It brings me to question if our city is getting a fair price when I see that it has been reduced so much, I would expect to see more information to show that they are paying fairly for the services our city is providing and that Port Orange taxpayers are not shouldering the burden for those who do not wish to be part of our city.
It had suggested and I was under the impression that insulated glass was going to be looked into for the clubhouse. The benefits of less noise, and energy efficiency, and the elimination of it feeling warm or a cold draft next to the window are worth the investment. The HVAC may not need be so expensive or sized as large with improved glass. Don’t miss this opportunity, at least make sure it was explored.