1/2 Cent Sales Tax: What could it mean for the City of Ormond Beach?



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1/2 Cent Sales Tax: What could it mean for the City of Ormond Beach?

Better Roads & Cleaner Water

The City of Ormond Beach receives sales tax revenues from Volusia County which goes into the City’s General Fund to support a variety of city infrastructure and services. Volusia County is holding a special referendum election on May 21, 2019 to impose a 1/2-cent local government infrastructure surtax. The 1/2-cent sales tax, if approved by the voters, is expected to generate $45 million per year countywide for the next 20 years. Of that amount the City of Ormond Beach would receive approximately $2.3 million per year.


The utilization of the revenues generated from the proposed ½-cent sales tax shall be limited to finance, construct, reconstruct, maintain, repair and improve public infrastructure including long term capital maintenance and useful life extension of public infrastructure projects such as new and improved sidewalks near schools, roadway improvements including roadway reconstruction, reducing traffic congestion, local flood control and improving water quality and such other similar uses authorized under Florida law for the use and benefit of the citizens of the City and the general public.

How does the City expend current sales tax dollars?

The City receives Sales Tax from Volusia County which is added to the City General Fund. The General Fund accounts for the majority of non-utility services including Police, Fire, recreational programs, athletic programs, cultural offers, engineering, as well as

maintenance of facilities and equipment.


{Long Term Financial Plan - section 2.3}

Revenue expenditures from the proposed 1/2-cent sales tax would be limited to qualifying infrastructure projects.

Expending revenue generated from the 1/2-cent sales tax would be limited to developing and bringing to fruition public infrastructure projects, such as new and improved sidewalks to schools, roadway improvements/ reconstruction, reducing traffic congestion, local flood control and improving water quality and such other similar uses authorized under Florida law for the use and benefit of the citizens of the City and the general public.

Lincoln Park Underground Stormwater

The City of Ormond Beach has assembled a list of projects which could be brought to fruition with the additional funding from the ½-cent sales tax initiative should that initiative be approved by referendum. These projects are divided into two separate categories and described as follows:


  • Better Roads
  • Cleaner Water


1/2-cent Sales Tax

Every Dollar Stays Here!

In 2018 the City of Ormond Beach received $2,348,889 in sales tax revenue. An additional 1/2-cent sales tax would represent an additional $2.3 million dollars annually to the City.

Better Roads:

Road Projects

The project listing below is not in any particular order. The number before each item is strictly to help distinguish between the various projects. Please complete the survey by March 31st to provide feedback on which of the projects are your priorities.


Better Roads:

Trail Projects

The project listing below is not in any particular order. The number before each item is strictly to help distinguish between the various projects. Please complete the survey by March 31st to provide feedback on which of the projects are your priorities.


Cleaner Water:

Water Quality Projects

The project listing below is not in any particular order. The number before each item is strictly to help distinguish between the various projects. Please complete the survey by March 31st to provide feedback on which of the projects are your priorities.



Cleaner Water:

Stormwater Projects

The project listing below is not in any particular order. The number before each item is strictly to help distinguish between the various projects. Please complete the survey by March 31st to provide feedback on which of the projects are your priorities.


Lake Park Circle - May 2009

UPDATE

The survey period closed on April 1, 2019.

WHICH PROJECTS ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?


The City of Ormond Beach has assembled a survey to identify which of the listed projects are your priorities. Please click on the link below to enter the survey.

Click Here To Access The Survey