DeLand, FL – The Volusia County Council gives the go-ahead to moving the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections office. The Supervisor, Lisa Lewis, talked about the problems her office has had during the last couple of years, mainly due to recounts.
VCC Chair Ed Kelley said the move has been in the works since 2016 when the security and the space were in question after local and statewide recounts.
The total amount approved is $1,221,089 with property improvements using up the bulk of the money, at $981,605. The annual rent in an office complex a couple of miles south of downtown DeLand on Woodland Boulevard is $239,484. The Commission voted unanimously to approve the funds for the move
With the school year coming to a close, steps were taken and approved to make sure all children that need a meal over the summer will be able to get one. Community Services Director Dona Butler said the goal of the problem is to feed as many children as they can, no matter the curcumstance.
District 4 Representative Heather Post talked about an arrangement with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs which involves utilizing a software program. Post said that this software will help veterans locally and get them through the system more quickly.
Also during today’s (May 7) meeting, a new medical examiner, James Fulcher, was officilally hired. Joe Pozzo was named permanent Public Protection Director. He will oversee the medical examiner and the EMS Director