Volusia County, FL – The Volusia County Council (VCC) further discussed and then approved changes to the county’s travel policy. The Council also approved maximizing parking spaces for a project in Daytona Beach Shores and gave approval of grants for ECHO Board recommendations.
At the April 16 meeting, the Council requested that an alternative policy be drafted by staff to amend the county manager’s involvement in travel by council members. The policy changes remove the requirement for council members to notify the county manager before same-day travel or overnight travel during the legislative session.
A transcript of the VCC meeting states, “We added no preapproval or advance notice shall be required for same day trips or overnight travel undertaken for the purpose of event seminars or meetings hosted by organization, association, or board of which the County is a member or sponsor.”
The Council voted to do away with the idea of a park as part of a parking lot in Daytona Beach Shores. Instead, they approved a parking lot that would maximize parking spaces. Plans for the park, to be located at 3167 and 3621 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, would have allowed for 163 spaces. Without the park, 190 spaces would become available. Discussion was brought up about limited parking during the recent Easter holiday weekend, which factored into the final decision.
$1,614, 846 in funds for Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor (ECHO) Board recommendations for this year’s grant cycle were approved. 6 projects met the requirements for funding, while 2 did not.
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