Get Connected Port Orange 2015
Michael H. Johansson Selected as New City Manager
The Port Orange City Council selected Michael H. "Jake" Johansson as its new city manager in July. Johansson is a recently retired Navy Captain. He last served as the Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Support Activity, Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Johansson's distinguished military service also includes serving as the Operations and Readiness Officer, Commander Naval Air Forces, Coronado, California and as Commanding Officer and Executive Officer, Patrol Squadron Four, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Johansson also spent three years in the White House as a Naval Aide to former Vice President Cheney. His educational background includes a Masters of Public Administration and Bachelor of Applied Science, Resource Management, and extensive training from U.S. Navy Leadership Schools.

"I want to thank the community for welcoming me." Johansson said. "My family and I are looking forward to being part of this community. I follow in some big footsteps of Interim City Manager David Harden, and I intend to continue Mr. Harden's goodwill and good work. I have a progressive plan to organize the staff, and to get us moving in the right direction. I look forward to the challenge of being City Manager and working for you."

Utilities Dept. to Conduct Annual Treatment of Water System
The Port Orange Utilities Department will perform its annual flushing of the water distribution system beginning Monday, August 24, 2015. The treatment is done to improve water quality and is referred to as the "annual flushing and treating of the Water Distribution System."

The scheduled completion date of the treatment and flushing is no later than Monday, October 6, 2015. During this six-week period, the city will change its disinfectant residual to free chlorine. As always, the water will be of the highest standards and safe to drink. However, some customers may notice a slight difference in the taste of the water. We appreciate your understanding during this operation as we strive to improve your water quality.

Besides the Port Orange Distribution System, this treatment will cover Harbor Oaks, Allandale, Ponce Inlet, Wilbur by the Sea, and Daytona Beach Shores north to Thames Avenue.

If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Port Orange Water Treatment Plant at 386-506-5770. Information on the procedure can be found under the Drinking Water FAQ section of the Public Utilities department.

General Fund Budget Workshop Presentation
Interim City Manager, David Harden presented the proposed FY 2015-16 General Fund budget to the City Council on July 28, 2015.

This presentation highlights the city's budget and other economic factors over the last 10 years. It also includes comparisons to similar jurisdictions as well as suggested funding levels for next year.

This workshop was the first step in setting the millage rate for next year. There will be two more official public hearings at which the City Council will determine the tentative and final tax rates and budgets.

These dates are set for Wednesday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 22nd (both at 6:30 PM at City Hall).

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Get Your Local Business up to Date Quicker!
Beginning September 1, 2015, The City of Port Orange is offering online renewal payment for Business Tax Receipts for 2016. If your business is able to be renewed online, you will be provided a pin number in your Business Tax renewal letter.

If no pin number is shown, please visit us at the Community Development Department located on the 2nd floor of 1000 City Center Circle in City Hall, or you can mail payment by check. Please remember to include your State License with return renewal letter and payment.

If you have any questions, please call 386-506-5613.

Coming Up On The City's Calendar...
City of Port Orange Special Events
2015 Annual Special Event Schedule

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00 am

Check out all the events that will be occurring at the City Center Complex this year.

City of Port Orange Meetings
City Council Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30 pm
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 City Center Circle
Golf Course Advisory Board
When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015, 5:00 pm
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room
City of Port Orange Lectures and Other Events
City Council Budget Worhskop
When: Tuesday, September 01, 2015, 5:00 pm
Location: Lakeside Center, 1999 City Center Circle
HISTORY LECTURE: DuCraft Boat Company
When: Friday, September 11, 2015, 1:00 pm
Location: Adult Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive
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