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A priority in Ormond Beach is the creation of a new police station

It’s budget season and Ormond Beach is currently in the process of setting priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. “Funding and building a new emergency operations center and police station,” said Mayor Bill Partington. Partington said the conversation about creating an EOC and a new police station has been on my mind for years. “It’s kind of old (police station),” Partington said. “It was crowded for several years. When it was new, it was almost at full capacity. That’s why we need more space.” He also mentioned that the current location of the department is not ideal. “It is also built in the middle of a flood zone, which is not an ideal place to conduct post-event rescue operations,” he said. “We are therefore considering finding a new, better location, more centrally located in the city, that will better serve our residents.” During the last city council meeting, the mayor said he voted to fund a study that would help determine the best location for a joint police station and EOC. The city has already received $1.5 million in legislative funding to develop the project. They would then have to look at construction costs. “It will probably be a project that will strengthen ties in the future, so that the new residents who come will help pay for it,” he said. “We don’t want to put all of these costs and burdens on current residents.”

It’s budget season and Ormond Beach is currently in the process of setting priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.

“Funding and construction of a new emergency operations center and police station,” said Mayor Bill Partington.

Partington said the conversation about creating an EOC and a new police station has been on her mind for years.

“It’s kind of old (police station),” Partington said. “He was stubborn for several years. When it was new, its capacity was almost full. That’s why we need more space.”

He also mentioned that the department’s current location is not ideal.

“It is also built in the middle of a flood zone, which is not an ideal place to conduct post-event rescue operations,” he said. “We are therefore considering finding a new, better location, more centrally located in the city, that will better serve our residents.”

At the last city council meeting, the mayor shared that he voted to fund a study that would help them determine the best location for a joint police station and EOC.

The city has already received $1.5 million in legislative funding to develop the project. They would then have to look at construction costs.

“It will probably be a future bonding project so that the new residents that come in will help pay for it,” he said. “We don’t want to put all of these costs and burdens on current residents.”