Ormond Beach, FL - Ormond Beach City Commissioners (OBCC) voted unanimously at last night's (February 2) regular meeting to send a letter of support to the Volusia County Council (VCC). The support is for the County making the decision to move forward with the purchase of 76 lots that are part of the Plantation Oaks subdivision along the Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail.
In a memorandum from the Ormond Beach City Manager: The City of Ormond Beach strongly supports efforts to protect this special resource.
Much like a state park, increasing the natural vegetative buffer along Old Dixie Highway
and preserving this unique gem of Central Florida will be something that is enjoyed and
utilized by residents all throughout Volusia County and beyond.
In a draft letter to the OBCC: at a meeting on January 19th, the OBCC sent a formal request to the VCC asking that the buffer along the Loop be expanded through the purchase of those 76 lots in Plantation Oaks. The letter also said this: "We support Volusia County utilizing the Volusia
ECHO Advisory Committee and Volusia Forever Advisory Committee, consistent with the attached resolution that was recently adopted, and specifically designed with county-wide
preservation in mind. We support these advisory committees developing program procedures,
guidelines, and criteria to evaluate this property for consistency with those established standards.
Should either or both of these committees recommend this property for county-wide preservation purposes, the City would fully support the use of ECHO or Volusia Forever funds for this property."