Half-Cent Local Infrastructure Sales Tax
May 21, 2019 - Special Election
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
HALF-CENT SALES SURTAX.
TO FUND PROJECTS FOR COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL PUBLIC FACILITIES RESTRICTED TO ROADS, SIDEWALKS, BRIDGES, WATER QUALITY, STORMWATER AND FLOOD CONTROL, AND AMENITIES ANCILLARY TO THOSE FACILITIES, SHALL VOLUSIA COUNTY ORDINANCE 2019-4 BE APPROVED TO LEVY A ONE-HALF CENT SALES TAX FOR TWENTY YEARS; AND TO ESTABLISH A CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE USE OF PROCEEDS?
FOR the half-cent sales tax
April 16, 2019
County Council provided direction to prepare a half-cent sales tax capital improvement plan (CIP) based on funding all the proposed water quality infrastructure projects and the top five transportation infrastructure projects for each geographic quadrant as presented at the April 16 County Council meeting, Council Agenda Item 11, scenario 2. The half-cent sales tax CIP will be reviewed annually by the County Council, allowing new projects to be added as current projects are completed, to revise timelines and cost estimates, and to give an overall status of the program.
March 15, 2019 - OPPAGA Audit
Feb. 5, 2019
On Feb. 5, 2019, the Volusia County Council approved Ordinance 2019-4, levying upon voter approval a half-cent local infrastructure sales tax for twenty years for roads, sidewalks, bridges, water quality, and stormwater and flood control; and requiring a citizens review committee. Click here for a link to the ordinance.
The proceeds of the tax would be distributed to the county and to municipalities according to a statutory formula, unless otherwise the subject of an interlocal agreement. View the revenue estimates and estimated distribution list.
The proposed ordinance establishes a citizens advisory review committee to review whether proposed uses of proceeds are among those authorized; and whether expenditures matched the proposed use. The committee would consist of seventeen members; sixteen of those would be nominated by a city and appointed by the county council. The county council would appoint the remaining member who could reside either in a city or the unincorporated area. The members would have four year terms, but serve at the will of the county council.
Proposed Infrastructure Sales Tax Project Lists
The sales tax projects referenced on the Volusia County Sales Tax website are projects being proposed by Volusia County Government. Each of the 16 cities are identifying sales tax projects specific to their municipality. Please visit their respective websites for specific project information. New information is continually added to this website.
Type an address into the interactive map to learn more about proposed projects within three miles of that location.
County Infrastructure Sales Tax Project List
The proposed infrastructure sale tax projects are for public infrastructure that Volusia County owns and has the responsibility to maintain. Sales tax revenue cannot be used on privately owned and maintained roads.
Maps of the Volusia County Proposed Half-Cent Project List
Static maps of each quadrant of the county can be viewed below:
Northwest Volusia County Map - DeLand, Pierson area edited 3/12/19
Dirt Road Reconstruction List
Want to learn more?
There are several ways to provide comments to the County Council members:
Public Information Meetings
The meetings were held on these dates:
Monday, March 4, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand
Tuesday, March 5, in the Dennis R. McGee Room at the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach
Thursday, March 7, in the Deltona City Commission Chambers, 2345 Providence Blvd., Deltona
Monday, March 11, at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
News-Journal Town Hall Meetings
The Daytona Beach News-Journal hosted six town hall meetings to acquaint residents with issues surrounding the proposed half-cent sales tax increase that would be used to fund road and water quality projects.