Volusia County’s Public Safety Radio System to get $24.6 Million Upgrade

Years in the making, a $24.6 million upgrade to Volusia County’s public safety radio system earned the County Council’s unanimous approval in June. Volusia County First Responders to get Radio System Upgrade All first responders in Volusia County – law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services – rely on the radio system to communicate with each other in the field, receive real-time updates and stay … Continue reading Volusia County’s Public Safety Radio System to get $24.6 Million Upgrade

County Launches Affordable Housing Initiative

Local governments across America are dealing with an escalating affordable housing crisis. Locally, the Volusia County Council is tackling the complex issue with an ambitious initiative that will involve local governments, local agencies and individuals. Volusia County Combatting Affordable Housing Crisis First up is a series of webinars from noon to 1:30 p.m. every Friday in July that will address the causes and potential solutions. … Continue reading County Launches Affordable Housing Initiative

Rabies Alert: NSB

Health officials issue rabies alert for NSB and portions of unincorporated Volusia County The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) issued a rabies alert for New Smyrna Beach and portions of unincorporated Volusia County. This is in response to a horse that tested positive for rabies on June 29. All residents and visitors in Volusia County should be aware that rabies is present … Continue reading Rabies Alert: NSB

Truck Week Returns to Daytona This Weekend

Area residents can expect to see a lot of people and trucks in town this weekend for the Daytona Truck Meet. The local police departments have no plans to close the area bridges unless there is a public safety emergency. However, you should expect unusually heavy traffic and delays around the event areas, on the bridges, and beachside through the weekend. The 2021 Daytona Truck … Continue reading Truck Week Returns to Daytona This Weekend

Summertime Fertilizer Ban Begins June 1

Each year, Volusia County has a summertime fertilizer ban and initiates other restrictions to protect the county’s waterways. Ordinance 2014-09 applies to all homes and businesses in Volusia County, except those in Deltona and DeBary, which have their own fertilizer ordinances. Gardens and compost are exempt. Volusia County’s Fetilizer Ordinance The ordinance includes the following provisions: The application of fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorous is … Continue reading Summertime Fertilizer Ban Begins June 1

Hurricane Season Kicks Off – It’s Time to Assemble your Hurricane Disaster Supplies

The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st! Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a long recovery period, too. Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30 Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family … Continue reading Hurricane Season Kicks Off – It’s Time to Assemble your Hurricane Disaster Supplies

New & Improved Apps & Tools Available From Volusia Sheriff’s Office

The Volusia Sheriff’s Office is deploying new tools to help Volusia County residents and visitors use technology to stay informed, report crime and even share video and photos with law enforcement in real time as an incident unfolds. A priority of Sheriff Mike Chitwood, the new technology will also allow users to get real-time answers to questions like: Why is Air One flying over my … Continue reading New & Improved Apps & Tools Available From Volusia Sheriff’s Office

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Volusia County Face Mask Policy

Due to the Executive Order issued by Governor Ron DeSantis Tuesday, May 3, the City of Daytona Beach and other surrounding cities are no longer requiring face masks to be worn indoors when social distancing is not possible. The county recommends people follow the prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect themselves from COVID-19 and get a vaccine. The Governor’s Executive Order also rescinded … Continue reading Volusia County Face Mask Policy

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Face Masks Still Required on Votran Buses and in Facilities

On Friday, April 30, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including commuter buses. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on Feb.1 and was set to expire May 11. On Monday, May 3, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued two executive orders, 2021-101 and 2021-102, suspending and invalidating all remaining local … Continue reading Face Masks Still Required on Votran Buses and in Facilities