Port Orange City Council To Hear Second Readings On Two Ordinances

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Port Orange, FL - During tomorrow night's regular Port Orange City Council meeting, members will conduct a second reading on an ordinance that amends the city's current policy for establishing a procedure for the imposition and collection of fire protection assessment fees.

Port Orange Vice Mayor and District 2 Council Person Chase Tramont said that doesn't mean that a fee is going to be assessed but the amendment does leave room for that to happen. He said he personally is against the fee and voted that way on the first reading of that ordinance and plans to vote no on the second reading.

There is also a second reading for an ordinance to set forth the authority and procedures for the issuance of trespass warnings on public property. The ordinance states that the first violation would garner a trespass warning not to exceed one year. The second or subsequent violation could get you a trespass warning not to exceed two years. Tramont said the ordinance means they can give a trespass warning to those breaking laws on public property.

There are two other ordinances on the agenda that will be read for the first time. Both refer to changing the Future Land Use designation of about 4.26 acres of land from Office/Residential Transition to Urban Medium Density Residential. The property is located at 5653 and 5675 S. Ridgewood Avenue. The amendment would be for the development of 10 single-family homes and 16 townhome units. The other ordinance pertains to the same property and the applicant's (Harbor Landings) Planned Unit Development rezoning request. Tramont said these changes reflect the City's Comprehensive Plan for Smart Growth.

Tomorrow's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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