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Published on March 21st, 2013 | by NSB Observer


Residents Preparing to Attend Inaugural Neighborhood Council Meeting

When representatives of New Smyrna Beach neighborhoods meet at the end of the month, they will be asked to provide input to City staffers on issues faced in their neighborhoods. Residents interested in representing their neighborhood are encouraged to sign up to share priority issues and suggestions for neighborhood stabilization and improvement, according to Gail Henrikson, New Smyrna Beach planning manager. Attendees also will discuss the overall role their neighborhood plays in the City.

The inaugural Neighborhood Council meeting begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 30, at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach.

“This is the first step in establishing a network of neighborhood representatives that can be used as a resource by other neighborhoods and the City,” Henrikson said. “We will discuss topics of mutual interest for all New Smyrna Beach neighborhoods along with the role the Neighborhood Council should have in providing recommendations to the City.”

After the March 30 inaugural meeting, formal representatives will be sought from each of the City’s 24 distinct neighborhoods. “The City Commission will adopt a formal resolution to create the council and outline its various tasks”, Henrikson said.

“One of the goals of the kick-off meeting is to get feedback from residents regarding the role the Neighborhood Council should have in advising the City Commission,” Henrikson said. “This might include recommendations on needed capital improvement projects or developing a community-wide vision.”

Henrikson said the City is looking for all of its neighborhoods to be represented.

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