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January 2020
Titusville progress talking points - January 2020
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Note Note Note The City of Titusville, Florida: COVID 19 UPDATES Note Note Note


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Spring Forward -- Lawn sprinklers Spring Forward -- Lawn sprinklers Daylight Saving Time Irrigation Schedule Spring Forward -- Lawn sprinklers Spring Forward -- Lawn sprinklers


City of Titusville : Community Development Department
Division of Economic Development

Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Small Business Owner's
Guide to the CARES Act
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepeneurship



Titusville Talking Points - VIDEO
July 2020

Titusville Talking Points on YouTube
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Titusville Talking Points BOOKLET
July, 2020

Titusville Talking Points - July, 2020
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COVID19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Due to the response to our COVID19 Emergency Assistance Program (provides assistance with delinquent rent and utilities) since opening June 1st, and the fact that the City has not officially received its grant to support this program as of today, we have temporarily closed our application cycle to new applicants effective July 8, 2020. We hope to be able to reopen the application cycle come the first of August when we anticipate the grant funds to come through from HUD.
July 6, 2020: Richard Corcoran, Commissioner of Education EMERGENCY ORDERS: reopening brick and mortar schools with the full panoply of services for the benefit of Florida students and families... DETAILS
July 14, 2020

Titusville Chlorine Dosing Completed
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Setting a Higher Standard for Water Quality
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June 25, 2020

CITY FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM

Want to remind everyone that the City of Titusville still has an active program to help with the purchase of a first home (have not owned a home within the last 3 years, or currently live in a mobile home) in Titusville.

Funds are still available. Please share!

For more information go to www.chibrevard.org

Terrie Franklin, Neighborhood Services Director
Neighborhood Services Department
Harry T. Moore Social Service Center
City of Titusville, PO Box 2806
Titusville, FL 32781-2806
ph: 321-567-3783


5/22/20
Brevard County
Emergency Management Update

Brevard County FL Covid-19 emergence update.
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RESTORING THE INDIAN RIVER
The City of Titusville's Efforts to Save Our Lagoon


Titusville Designated as Florida's Second Trail Town June 28, 2018

Titusville Designated as Florida's Second Trail Town

The City of Titusville was designated as a Trail Town at the June 27, 2018 Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Office of Greenways and Trails Council meeting held in Tallahassee, Florida. A Florida Trail Town is a community close to a long-distance non-motorized recreational trail and welcomes hikers, bicyclists, skaters and joggers with restaurants, shops and lodging. Titusville is the second Trail Town designation given in the State of Florida.
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Bike Safe Titusville! A Public Service Announcement about bike safety.
City of Titusville and Titusville Police Department present a Public Service Announcement about bike safety, to inform our bicycling public about the "rules of the road" as they pertain to the city's bike and pedestrian trails.


October, 2019 City & helpful phone numbers


Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Announce the Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the
Proposed Space Coast Trail
CLICK for a printable, shareable PDF with details & map.


Titusville, Florida
Fiscal Year 2020
PROPOSED ANNUAL BUDGET

Titusville's 2020 proposed annual budget.
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Renovated Indian River Lagoon Park
Washington Ave. & Coquina Ave.

A beautiful, people friendly park is being developed on Titusville's lagoon front.


Opioid Crisis Flyer



July 7, 2020
Resolution 21-20 Encouraging Face Coverings at all Indoor Locations Throughout the City of Titusville
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June 24, 2020
A Fourth Open Letter from Mayor Walt Johnson to the Citizens of Titusville - CLICK


North Brevard is ready to
"reboot" responsibly.

New Opportunities • New Rules • New Normal
City • EDZ • Chamber

North Brevard is ready to -reboot- responsibly.

We are ready to work together to reopen safely, effectively and sustainably for everyone in our community.

To help you "reboot" your business, we curated this toolbox to offer some of the best advice, direction, guidance and practices in one place. CLICK here for details on the City of Titusville "reboot" website.

Take the pledge to reopen responsibly.


Assistance available under the City's COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provided $185,292 in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funding to the City of Titusville to respond to the impacts of the coronavirus.

On April 28, 2020, City Council authorized the use of these fund to provide emergency assistance to households who have been impacted by the COVID-19 Emergency Disaster, for rent and utilities.

Effective June 1, 2020, the Neighborhood Services Department will begin accepting applications from eligible households for assistance under the program, pending availability of funds.

Applications are available in person at the Harry T. Moore Social Service Center, on line and by email upon request.

The principal factors to be considered in receiving assistance are:

  • Applicants are a resident of Titusville (city limits)
  • Applicants are at or below 80% of the current area median income for this area
  • Applicants can demonstrate assistance is required as a result of impacts from the virus
  • Applicants can demonstrate loss of income
  • Applicants can demonstrate benefits under the program are not duplicative

CURRENT INCOME GUIDELINES (subject to change)
Household Size — Annual Income
1 — $36,900
2 — $42,200
3 — $47,450
4 — $52,700
5 — $56,950
6 — $61,150
7 — $63,350
8 — $69,600

For more information, you may contact our office by email at neighborhoodservices@titusville.com or call 321-567-3987.

Terrie Franklin, Neighborhood Services Director
Neighborhood Services Department
Harry T. Moore Social Service Center
City of Titusville
PO Box 2806
Titusville, FL 32781-2806
ph: 321-567-3783 NEW NUMBER
fax: 321-383-5614


May 21. 2020: Launch Traffic Advisory: City of Titusville, FL

Titusville Police Department has released a traffic advisory ahead of the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch scheduled for May 27, advising citizens and visitors to Titusville on the modified traffic routes through the city. To watch, go to: youtube.com/watch?v=oFKMmnw47Nk

The City has announced its phased reopening plan, which is available at: https://www.titusville.com/News.asp?NewsID=1518

City Hall Re-Opening - Modified Hours & By Appointment Public Access

Effective 6 May 2020, City Hall will re-open to the public on a by appointment basis until further notice.

Hours will be 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:0 pm daily Monday - Friday

Titusville Fire Department personnel will be on hand to conduct temperature screening for those desiring to conduct business within City Hall. Persons with temperatures at or above 100.4 deg F will be denied entry in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Face Masks are required for entry. One-Time use masks will be provided based on availability for those citizens without their own masks.

For Appointments please call:
Customer Service (Utility Billing): (321) 383 5791
Community Development: (321) 567 3756
      Building, Site Review, Business Tax Receipts, Planning
Human Resources: (321) 567 3728
All Others/Information: (321) 567 3702


April 15, 2020

All Playgrounds are closed.

Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department
Abiding by CDC guidelines, all Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department playgrounds are closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Setting a Higher Standard for Water Quality

TITUSVILLE, FL - (June 26, 2020) -- Since late 2016, when it initiated a regular schedule of chlorine dosings for its water system, the City of Titusville has focused on maintaining the quality of its drinking water. A chlorine dosing is a common and approved maintenance practice used by water utilities, including Vero Beach, Palm Bay, Port St. Lucie, Fort Lauderdale, Brevard County, Broward County, Pinellas County, and Pasco County, to ensure the quality of drinking water throughout a distribution system.

"Water chemistry is a lot more complex than people realize," said Sean Stauffer, City of Titusville's Water Resources Director. Mr. Stauffer explained that water in nature, whether in a lake or underground contains contaminants both from nature, itself, and from human activity. Microorganisms and bacteria are also naturally present or a result of human activity. Drinking water treatment includes not only filtering out contaminants but also disinfecting it to make it safe for consumption. Moreover, the water from the tap of the person who lives twenty minutes away from the treatment plant, needs to be just as safe as the water received by the person who lives next door to a treatment plant.

To ensure that all its water consumers receive the highest quality drinking water possible is the reason Titusville began its series of chlorine dosings. Titusville's usual water treatment process includes the use of chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine). During a dosing, only chlorine is used.

While using chloramines can improve the taste and odor of drinking water, its use can lead to nitrification in a water distribution system. Nitrification can cause the disinfectant residual to degrade, making a system vulnerable to undesirable biological growth. Periodic, temporary use of free chlorine (a chlorine dosing) is one way to ensure Titusville's drinking water remains safe for all its consumers.

Chlorine is a common drinking water disinfectant that some utilities use year around. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, chlorine has been used as a disinfectant in public water supplies for over one hundred years. Chloramines did not become popular until the late 1990's as a way to improve taste and odor, increase the stability of a disinfectant residual, and decrease the production of disinfection byproducts.

Titusville's current dosing began June 8 and is scheduled to be completed by July 6. The dosing is performed in compliance with all applicable Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations. During the dosing, water quality is constantly monitored to ensure it meets regulated safety standards, and your water remains safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other everyday uses.

Titusville water customers who have questions or concerns about the dosing, can visit the Water Resources pages at www.titusville.com or call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.


April 10, 2020

Update on the City of Titusville's New Utility Bill Pay System.

The City is aware of citizens' concerns and questions regarding the new Utility Bill Pay System. We take your concerns seriously and want you to know we are here to serve you.

Account Search:

Citizens will temporarily be able to access their account/accounts by address until such time that new account numbers are established. During this time no sensitive, private data will viewable by the general public. Once the new account numbers are established the address search will be disabled; this should occur sometime over the next 30 days. During this time, it is recommended that customers create a login with the bill pay service so that you can go directly to your account.

With regards to multiple names being associated with the address searched, this shows any outstanding accounts from previous owners/occupants who had a water account at the property, and is not the responsibility of the new account holder. You will not be billed that amount.

Convenience Fees:

There is a convenience fee of $2.75 for credit/debit card when making a onetime ACH payment. If you set up a recurring or automatic payment the cost is substantially reduced to $0.35 per transaction. Please be aware that the convenience fee is charged and retained by the service provider for processing the transactions, and not by the City of Titusville.

Customer Service Phone Number:

Please be advised that we are operating under modified working conditions as a result of the COVID-19 situation. As a result, we are receiving a very high volume of calls and emails and are returning them in the order received. We apologize for any inconveniences this has caused, but please be aware we are still working to serve you.

If you have any questions you can call 321-383-5791 or email us at customerservice@titusville.com. We will respond as quickly as possible and thank you for your understanding and patience.


St. Johns River 3 Sea Bike Loop Summit Webinar Series
April 9 - 28, 2020


Titusville Police HQ Closures

Effective immediately, we will be closing our lobby services to the public in order to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. We encourage our citizens who need to make a police report to stay home and contact the police department by calling 321-264-7800 for all non-emergency services. In the event of an emergency do not hesitate to call 911. Any citizen who comes to the police department who wishes to make a police report can utilize their cell phones to call 321-264-7800 or the phone next to the lobby doors and contact dispatch who will be able to have an officer respond.

  • To make arrangements to pick up property please call 321-567-3938.
  • To obtain a copy of a police report please call 321-567-3907
  • For all code enforcement related matters please call 321-567-3770
  • For all deliveries please contact records at 321-567-3907
  • All requirements pursuant to Florida Statute 119.071 still apply for receiving copies of reports via email. A copy of ID via email, may be required for certain reports. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Lt. Matt Demmon
    Titusville Police Department
    Police Office: (321) 567-3937


    Brevard County PR: March 31, 2020

    COVID-19 Testing Options Increase in Brevard County

    BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- Following new guidelines from the Florida Department of Health, the options for receiving a COVID-19 test in Brevard County have increased.

    While hospitalized patients and healthcare facility workers with symptoms rank as the highest priority for testing, COVID-19 tests are now increasingly available for those with symptoms who did not meet previous Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria.

    The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County is providing appointment-only drive-through COVID-19 tests to symptomatic individuals meeting the following criteria:

    • Those age 65 and older
    • Those with underlying health conditions
    • First responders
    • Anyone who does not meet the above criteria, but has symptoms and a prescription from a medical doctor
    Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, and shortness of breath. Those experiencing emergency warning signs such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face, should immediately seek medical attention.

    Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling 321-454-7141 for screening and registration.

    In addition, several urgent care clinics and some private medical facilities are also providing COVID-19 tests. Anyone who believes they may have COVID-19 should call their health care provider before going to the facility.


    Starting at 5 p.m. on March 20, City Hall
    will be closed to the public.

    In Order to safely and efficiently continue providing services, city hall and all city facilities are closed to public access due to the #COVID19 outbreak, until further notice.

    Many municipal services such as utility bill-pay, building permits and others can still be accomplished via electronic means on the city's website or by calling city hall.

    Contact Numbers:

  • City Hall Main Number/Information: 321-567-3775
  • City Manager's Office: 321-567-3702
  • Customer Service/Utility Billing: 321-383-5791
  • Human Resources: 321-567-3728
  • Fire Department: 321-567-3800
  • Police (non-emergency): 321-264-7800
  • Solid Waste: 321-383-5775
  • Water Resources Operations: 321-567-3883
  • Community Relations: 321-567-3689
  • City Website www.titusville.com

    The city will continue to provide Public Safety, Solid Waste, Water Resources and all other Municipal Services without interruption during the #coronavirus outbreak.

    In addition, the following services will be available while city buildings are closed to the public:

    • Electronic submittal of applications for Business Tax Receipts, building permits, site permits, rezoning, conditional use permits, variances, etc.
    • Electronic issuance of BTRs, building permits and site permits
    • Schedule and conduct building inspections
    • Conduct site inspections
    • Respond to phone calls and emails inquiries regarding all activities conducted by Community Development
      • Building Dept: 321-567-3760
      • Development Services: 321-567-3756
      • Economic Development: 321-567-3774
      • Neighborhood Services: 321-567-3987
      • Planning and Zoning: 321-567-3782
    We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy so we can all get through this ordeal as quickly as possible. Thank you.

    Titusville Fire Department: COVID-19

    In an effort to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, Titusville Fire Department Headquarters will be keeping the entrance locked. For any NON-EMERGENCY services, please call (321) 567-3800.

    There will be someone on this line to assist you during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CALL 911!


    March 30, 2020
    All wipes, whether they are labeled as flushable or not, and paper towels should be placed in the trash, not the toilet. The only paper product that should ever be flushed is toilet tissue


    Brevard County Government Closes Facilities to Public; Services Continue



    Titusville Fire Depatrment Official Facebook Page

    Titusville Police Official Facebook Page

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    Titusville Chlorine Dosing Completed

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (July 14, 2020) -- The City of Titusville has completed the chlorine dosing of its water distribution system as of yesterday, July 13, 2020. Initiated on June 8, the dosing was part of the maintenance procedures that Titusville performs to ensure that its water customers enjoy only the highest quality drinking water possible. Chlorine dosings are performed on a regular basis on the water distribution system.

    Titusville has returned to its usual drinking water treatment process. As part of this treatment, Titusville uses chloramines (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) for disinfection. Persons undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should be aware that it may take several days until chloramines have reached all areas of the water distribution system and should consult their health care provider to determine whether any adjustment to their treatment is needed during or after the return to the use of chloramines. Anyone with a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores, restaurants, and bait shops) should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to aquariums during this transition.

    Titusville Water Resources acknowledges and appreciates the cooperation shown by Titusville's water customers during the recent chlorine dosing.

    Titusville Chlorine Dosing Update

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (July 6, 2020) – Titusville's chlorine dosing of its water distribution system has been extended to July 13. Although originally anticipated to be completed by July 6, the dosing will continue for an additional week in conjunction with the flushing of mains throughout the system. The dosing is being performed as a maintenance procedure to ensure that Titusville maintains its high quality drinking water standards.

    During the dosing, Titusville water customers may experience a chlorine taste and smell to their water, which is normal as Titusville modifies its drinking water treatment process from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. Titusville's water remains safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other everyday uses during the dosing and water quality is constantly monitored to ensure it meets regulated safety standards.

    Persons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores, restaurants, and bait shops) that uses City water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquariums.

    Titusville Water Resources appreciates the cooperation of its customers during the dosing process. Information on the chlorine dosing is available at www.titusville.com. Customers with specific questions or concerns should call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.


    OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
    (321) 383-5802 • www.Titusville.com
    June 24, 2020

    A Fourth Open Letter from Mayor Walt Johnson to the Citizens of Titusville

    Citizens of Titusville,

    Over the past three and a half months, our Titusville community stepped up and vigorously fought this virus by following the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. I understand that because of the business closures our economy has taken a significant hit. Some will debate that these actions were a decision between lives and livelihoods. The result of our actions collectively we flattened the curve of positive cases which helped our hospitals from being overwhelmed and saved the lives of countless individuals.

    Because of the steady decline of COVID-19 positive cases, Governor DeSantis moved to reopen our state by ordering the Safe, Smart, and Step-by-Step reopening strategy for our businesses to get back to work. It is unfortunate that after several weeks of the gradual business reopening even with taking the necessary safety precautions, there has been an increase in the number of positive cases in our area.

    This week, Brevard County alone experienced a major uptick in COVID-19 positive cases. Yesterday, June 23rd Brevard County experienced the largest single day of positive cases totaling 107. The day previous to this alarming number, there were 43 positive cases. Ten days ago, Brevard County had a total of 8 positive cases.

    We need to come together once again to reverse this disturbing trend so we can reclaim our normal lives again. You are probably tired of hearing the now familiar phrases of social distancing and physical separating, keeping 6 feet apart. You may feel like a child hearing wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. Finally, that voice in the back of your mind that says take extra precautions in public by wearing a facial covering or protective mask.

    The virus remains with us and infections are on the rise. So please Titusville, we all need to take these precautions seriously or we could reach a point where we will have to return to sheltering at home again.

    I ask you to please continue to be patient and continue to follow these CDC guidelines. It may take months before we can declare a victory over this disease. We are all waiting, hoping, and praying to reclaim our normal lives again.

    Sincerely,
    Walt Johnson, Mayor
    PDF of this letter.


    Titusville Water System Maintenance to Begin June 8

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (May 29, 2020) – Titusville will begin a chlorine dosing of its water distribution system on Monday, June 8. The dosing is being performed as a maintenance procedure to ensure that Titusville maintains its high quality drinking water standards.

    The dosing is anticipated to be completed over a four-week period (from June 8 through July 6) and will include the flushing of mains throughout the water system. During the dosing, Titusville water customers may experience a chlorine like taste and smell to their water, which is normal. Titusville's water remains safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other everyday uses during the dosing. Water quality is constantly monitored during a dosing to ensure it meets regulated safety standards.

    During the dosing, Titusville changes its regular drinking water treatment process from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. After the chlorine dosing is completed, the City will return to its normal treatment process.

    Dosing Reminders:

    • Reduce the taste or smell of chlorine in your drinking water during a dosing by boiling it or letting it stand in an open container, such as a pitcher, for several hours.
    • Consult your health care provider if you are currently undergoing dialysis or have a compromised immune system to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect your treatment.
    • Contact a pet or aquarium professional if you own a fish tank or pond that uses City water to determine if any adjustments to your aquarium treatment is needed during a chlorine dosing.
    • Check Water Resources' pages at www.titusville.com for information on current chlorine dosings.
    • If you have questions or concerns during the dosing, call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.


    Don't Flush That!

    Don't clog the sewer system by flushing these. TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 30, 2020) – During the current health emergency more people are at home and supplies of toilet paper are limited. This has led some people to flush items such as wipes and paper towels down their toilets. There are only three things that should be flushed down the toilet: toilet paper, pee, and poo. Not wipes and not paper towels. Why? The answer is simple; they do not break down like toilet paper. Even wipes marked as flushable, should not be flushed.

    Wipes are cloth like. They are kept moist and have many uses. Some are used for wiping babies' bottoms, some for removing makeup from our faces, and some to sanitize surfaces. They don't fall apart when wet. Paper towels are designed for wiping up spills and cleaning. They are also designed to not fall apart when wet. Toilet paper on the other hand, is specifically designed to disintegrate in water.

    Once flushed, wipes and paper towels can clog your sewer line. A clogged sewer line can keep you from using showers, toilets, and sinks and can mean raw sewage can flow back into your home. Backups can be both disgusting and costly to repair.

    Wipes and paper towels can also cause clogs in the city's sewerage system--affecting lines, pumps, and other machinery. When wipes and paper towels build up and cause a clog in the collection system or cause a pump to break down, backups and overflows can result. They are costly to repair and can interrupt service. Wipes and paper towels that make it through to the wastewater treatment plants can cause problems there, too, clogging screens and pumps and leading to increases in repair and maintenance costs.

    All wipes, whether they are labeled as flushable or not, and paper towels should be placed in the trash, not the toilet. The only paper product that should ever be flushed is toilet tissue.


    Spring is Coming! Reset Your Clock and Your Controller
        Daylight Saving Time Irrigation Schedule

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (February 28, 2020) – The days are getting longer and warmer, that means it's almost spring and Daylight Saving Time is starting. It also means it's time to reset your irrigation controller. Before going to bed on March 7, set your clocks forward one hour and set your irrigation controller to a no more than a twice-a-week irrigation schedule.

    Sunday, March 8 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and the start of the spring/summer irrigation schedule. During Daylight Saving Time, March 8 through November 1, the irrigation restrictions change to allow outside irrigation no more than twice a week. Homes with even-numbered addresses may irrigate on Thursdays and Sundays. Homes with odd-numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Businesses may irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays. The irrigation restrictions apply to reclaimed water, well water, and city water use.

    Following the irrigation restrictions can help prevent over watering. Excess irrigation negatively impacts the health of the Indian River Lagoon because it causes runoff. Water running off of yards transports pollutants such as fertilizers, grass clippings, and pet waste. When runoff flows over driveways, streets and other impervious areas, it can also pick up oil, gas, and garbage. This toxic brew then flows into the storm water system and ultimately into the Indian River Lagoon. Once in the lagoon, it can smother sea grass and overload the lagoon with nutrients. This overload leads to algae blooms and their subsequent decay that rob the water of oxygen, which kills plants, fish, and wildlife.

    When you reset your controller, why not give the rest of your sprinkler system a check-up? According to Maureen Phillips, Titusville Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager, giving your sprinkler system a semi-annual checkup can save you water and help your lawn to be healthy. "Keeping your irrigation system operating correctly increases its efficiency. Your goal should be to give your plants and turf the water they need to be healthy, which means water has to get to where they can use it, not running off your property or evaporating into the air."

    More information on the irrigation restrictions and how to create an attractive water-saving yard is available by contacting the Titusville Conservation Office at 321-567-3865 or by visiting the Water Resources Department's Conservation Program pages at www.titusville.com.


    Irrigation and Landscaping Water Star Training
    Titusville Water Conservation Sponsors Water Star Training

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (January 24, 2020) – The City of Titusville's Water Conservation Program in conjunction with the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) and Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) is offering local landscape, irrigation, and lawn service professionals a Florida Water Star training opportunity. On Tuesday, February 18, Water Star training will be held at the City of Titusville Fire Department Headquarters (550 S. Washington Avenue) in Titusville.

    Training will be conducted by Kurt Thompson, lead Irrigation AP trainer for Florida Water Star. Mr. Thompson has spent more than 35 years in the irrigation industry and is a nationally recognized author and collaborator of certification and training manuals and programs.

    Although the training focuses on landscape professionals, residents are invited to attend. The course is eligible for continuing education credits for the Board of Landscape Architecture, FNGLA-certified professionals, and the Irrigation Association. The course fee is $50 and the optional exam is $50. Both residential and commercial Titusville water customers who attend may be eligible to receive a 50 percent training fee rebate. To find out more about the rebate, call (321) 567-3865.

    "Helping landscape, irrigation, and lawn service professionals understand how their services directly affects the environment is vital to water conservation and helping to protect the Indian River Lagoon," explained Maureen Phillips, Titusville's Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager. "Changing how we care for yards and green spaces directly affects our water sources and the health of the environment."

    Attendees will receive water conservation giveaways and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and pre-registration and payment in advance is required. Registration and payment can be made through Florida Water Star Eventbrite https://fws-titusville.eventbrite.com.

    For Further Information Contact:
    Maureen Phillips, Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager
    (321) 567-3865 or maureen.phillips@titusville.com


    Titusville Chlorine Dosing Completed

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (November 11, 2019) — The City of Titusville has completed the fall chlorine dosing of its water distribution system as of today, November 11, 2019. Initiated on October 14, the dosing was part of the maintenance procedures that Titusville performs to ensure that its water customers enjoy only the highest quality drinking water possible. Chlorine dosings are performed on a regular basis on the water distribution system.

    Titusville has returned to its usual drinking water treatment process. As part of this treatment, Titusville uses chloramines (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) for disinfection. Persons undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should be aware that it may take several days until chloramines have reached all areas of the water distribution system and should consult their health care provider to determine whether any adjustment to their treatment is needed during or after the return to the use of chloramines. Anyone with a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores, restaurants, and bait shops) should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to aquariums during this transition.

    Titusville Water Resources acknowledges and appreciates the cooperation shown by Titusville's water customers during the recent chlorine dosing.

    For Further Information Contact:
    Maureen Phillips, Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager
    (321) 567-3865 or maureen.phillips@titusville.com


    Voice Your Vision long range transportation survey (2045 transportation survey)
    The survey is made available by the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization to provide public input/comments into the County's Long Range Transportation Plan.


    Turn Back Clock, Turn Back Irrigation

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (October 26, 2019) – November 3 marks our return to Eastern Standard Time. You need to set your clocks back an hour and set your irrigation controller to only one day per week.

    Set clocks back 1 hour before bed on Nov. 2. During Eastern Standard Time (November 3 through March 8), outside irrigation is required to be reduced. Odd-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Saturdays; even-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Sundays; and commercial and non-residential properties may irrigate on Tuesdays during this period. In Titusville, well water, city water, and reclaimed water all fall under the irrigation restrictions.

    How much time, energy, and money do you spend irrigating, mowing, and fertilizing your lawn? If you take the time this fall to reduce the amount of turf in your yard, enlarge your planting beds, and put in some native plants, you'll find you will be able to take it easy in the future.

    Planting natives not only helps you, but also the environment. You will provide habitat and food sources for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. You also reduce or eliminate you and your pet's exposure to chemicals. And to top it off, you will save water (include enough natives and you won't even need to worry about irrigation restrictions because you won't need to irrigate). What you won't be doing is sending fertilizer and its residue to local waterways like the Indian River Lagoon.

    So go native and take it easy in your yard. To learn more about the irrigation restrictions and native plants, Titusville residents can contact Titusville's Water Resources Conservation Office at 321-567-3865 or visit the Water Resources Conservation Program's pages at City of Titusville irrigation details here..


    Lagoon Straight Talk
    Forum on the restoration of our Lagoon
    June 3, 2019, 5:30pm - Dixie Crossroads Restaurant
    Registration is required due to limited seating

    Updates on the Indian River Lagoon Restoration Plan

    Lagoon Straight Talk is a FREE event to update our community on the restoration of our Lagoon.
    Pre-registration is required due to limited seating.
    Scheduled for Monday, June 3 at the Dixie Crossroads:

    • 5:30-6:15 Light Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
    • 6:15-8:30 Straight Talk Program and audience Q/A
    The forum will feature updates on the Indian River Lagoon Restoration Plan, Titusville City Utility and status of the Titusville Causeway. Attendees can ask questions from a panel of leaders and scientists.

    Come, learn and bring your questions to the forum. Register for your free ticket here on this EventBrite site.

    Commissioner Rita Pritchett will chair the meeting. Invited speakers include MJ Waters, Chair, Brevard IRL Coalition; Dr. Virginia Barker, Director, Brevard County Natural Resources Department; Titusville City leadership; Chad Rischar; Laurilee Thompson, SOIRL Trust Fund Citizen's Oversight Committee.

    We plan to Stream the event live on the Brevard IRL Coalition Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BIRLC/?ref=bookmarks) if you cannot make the event please watch.

    Thank you for your support of our Lagoon.


    Titusville Chlorine Dosing Completed

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (April 8, 2019) --The City of Titusville has completed the chlorine dosing of its water distribution system as of today, April 8, 2019. Initiated on March 11, the dosing was part of Titusville's continued efforts to provide its water customers with only the highest quality water possible. The March dosing was the first of two dosing procedures scheduled for 2019. The next dosing is scheduled for October.

    Titusville has returned to its usual drinking water treatment process. As part of this treatment, Titusville uses chloramines (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) for disinfection. Persons undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should be aware that it may take several days until chloramines have reached all areas of the water distribution system and should consult their health care provider to determine whether any adjustment to their treatment is needed during or after the return to the use of chloramines. Anyone with a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores, restaurants, and bait shops) should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to aquariums during this transition.

    Titusville Water Resources acknowledges and appreciates the cooperation shown by Titusville's water customers during the recent chlorine dosing.


    Titusville Water System Maintenance to Begin March 11

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 4, 2019) - Titusville will begin a chlorine dosing of its water distribution system on Monday, March 11. The dosing is being performed as a maintenance procedure to ensure that Titusville maintains its high quality drinking water standards. The March dosing is the first of two dosing procedures scheduled for 2019. The next dosing is scheduled for October.

    The dosing is anticipated to be completed over a four-week period (from March 11 through April 7) and will include the flushing of mains throughout the water system. During the dosing, Titusville water customers may experience a change in both the taste and smell of their water, which is normal. Titusville's water will remain safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other everyday uses during the dosing. The dosing will be performed in compliance with all applicable Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations; and, water quality will be monitored throughout the process.

    Persons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider prior to the dosing to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores and restaurants with lobster tanks and bait shops with fish containers) that uses City water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquariums.

    During the dosing, Titusville changes its regular drinking water treatment process from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. After the chlorine dosing is completed, the City will return to its normal treatment process.

    Titusville appreciates the cooperation of its customers during the dosing process. Customers with specific questions or concerns should call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.


    Set Your Clock, Set Your Controller
    Daylight Saving Time Irrigation Schedule

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 1, 2019) – Before you go to bed on March 9, you need to set your clocks forward one hour and set your irrigation controller to no more than a twice-a-week irrigation schedule.

    Sunday, March 10 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and the spring/summer irrigation schedule. During Daylight Saving Time, March 10 through November 3, the irrigation restrictions change to allow outside irrigation no more than twice a week. Homes with even-numbered addresses may irrigate on Thursdays and Sundays. Homes with odd-numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Businesses may irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays. The irrigation restrictions apply to reclaimed water, well water, and city water use.

    Prior to re-setting your controller, you should get your yard ready for the new spring schedule by giving your sprinkler system a check-up. Replace any broken sprinkler heads and adjust any that are misdirected toward streets and sidewalks. Make sure that all the heads in any one zone match. Mismatched heads put out different amounts of water and lead to dead spots and overspray. Make sure your plants and turf are in separate zones since they have very different watering needs.

    With Titusville averaging over 51 inches of rain each year (FSU Climate Center), Maureen Phillips, Titusville Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager, notes that if you are irrigating your lawn correctly, it should not need to be irrigated more than twice a week to remain healthy. She also reminds residents that their spring sprinkler check-up should include their irrigation system's rain sensor. Florida law requires rain sensors on automatic irrigation systems, so that the system turns off when it is raining.

    More information on the irrigation restrictions and how to create an attractive water-saving yard is available by contacting the Titusville Conservation Office at 321-567-3865 or by visiting the Water Resources Department's Conservation Program pages at www.titusville.com.


    February 26, 2019

    WHAT: Community Service Project

    WHEN: AHS/THS baseball game March 29th at 7:00 p.m. at Astronaut High School

    WHY: donate to local charities for distribution.
    THANK YOU!!!

    WHAT YOU CAN DO: The City of Titusville Student Advisory Council is asking spectators to bring any of these items: canned foods, hygiene products, and small stuffed animals. There will be a table set up inside the gate to drop off your items.

    On behalf of the City's Student Advisory Council, please help us spread the word. Thank you!!
    Questions: Titusville City Clerk's Office, board liaisons/secretaries 321-567-3686


    February 20, 2019

    2019 AARP Tax Aide Program & Locations 

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older - at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide. Find a location near you by searching below. Before visiting a Tax-Aide site, please note:
    • You will need to bring your important documents to the site. 
    • Federal Tax assistance is available at all locations. State tax assistance is available at all locations in your state for in-state residents, and may be available to out-of-state residents in select neighboring states. Please contact sites in your neighboring state to confirm availability.
    • Site hours are subject to change on a weekly basis. Therefore, please check again the day before you plan to go to the site.
    • IMPORTANT: Click here to download important information you will need during your visit.
    CENTRAL BREVARD LIBRARY
    308 FORREST AVE, COCOA, FL 32922-7723
    Appointments made at the site during site hours.
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 AM - 1 PM
    Dates open - 2/2/2019 - 4/11/2019

    TITUSVILLE LIBRARY
    2121 S HOPKINS AVE, TITUSVILLE, FL 32780-4726
    Fridays: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    and Saturdays: 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
    Dates open - 2/2/2019 - 4/13/2019

    NORTH BREVARD SENIOR CENTER
    909 LANE AVE, TITUSVILLE, FL 32780-3905
    Appointments are made at the site during site hours.
    Mondays from 11 AM - 3 PM.
    Dates open - 2/4/2019 - 4/15/2019



    Keep Your Yard Healthy this Winter by Following the Fall & Winter Irrigation Schedule

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (November 1, 2018) – The best way to have a healthy yard next spring is to treat it right this winter. This weekend we will be returning to Eastern Standard Time. So in addition to setting your clocks back an hour, you need to reset your irrigation controller to once a week or less.

    During Eastern Standard Time (November 4 through March 9), outside irrigation is reduced to one day per week. Odd-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Saturdays; even-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Sundays; and commercial and non-residential properties may irrigate on Tuesdays during this period. In Titusville, well water, city water, and reclaimed water all fall under the irrigation restrictions. Landscape irrigation schedules are set by the St. Johns River Water Management District and are linked to semiannual time zone changes.

    Plants and turf have different watering needs during the fall and winter. Shorter days and cooler temperatures reduce growth rates and the need for irrigation. According to Maureen Phillips, City of Titusville Water Resources' Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager, "Watering in the winter at the same level as the summer can cause more harm than good to your yard by encouraging weeds and fungal growth. It can also cause a plant to put out new growth, which makes it more susceptible to damage during a cold snap. Disturbing the normal growth cycle causes stress to the plant and makes it susceptible to disease and pests."

    As a reminder to residents of the reduction in irrigation days, Titusville recently placed eye-catching ads on benches throughout the city. The ads ask residents if their sprinklers are on and then reminds them that the once-a-week schedule starts November 4.

    To learn more about the irrigation restrictions and making their yards Florida-Friendly, Titusville residents can contact Titusville's Water Resources Conservation Office at 321-567-3865 or visit the Water Resources Conservation Program's pages at www.titusville.com/irrigation.


    Scheduling Your Spring Sprinkling
    Daylight Saving Time Irrigation Schedule

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 1, 2018) — You know you need to reset your clocks for Daylight Saving Time, but do you know you also need to reset your irrigation controller?

    Daylight Savings begins March 11 - Spring forward!

    Sunday, March 11 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and we will all set our clocks forward one hour. Sunday, March 11 also marks the beginning of the spring and summer irrigation schedule. During Daylight Saving Time, March 11 through November 3, the irrigation restrictions change to allow outside irrigation no more than twice a week. Homes with even-numbered addresses can irrigate on Thursdays and Sundays. Homes with odd-numbered addresses can irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Businesses can irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays. The irrigation restrictions apply whether you are using reclaimed water, well water, or city water.

    Spring-Summer lawn sprinkler regulations

    Make sure you are ready for spring by both adjusting your controller to reflect the correct irrigation days and by giving your sprinkler system a check-up. Flip the switch and step outside and check to see just where your water is going. Watering the road and sidewalk won't make your yard greener, it only wastes water. Sprinklers directed towards driveways, streets, or sidewalks send water down the storm drains and into our local rivers, not onto your lawn. Check your sprinkler heads. A broken sprinkler head won't put water where you need it, so replace any broken heads immediately. While checking sprinkler heads, make sure that all the heads in any one zone match. Mismatched heads mean you are putting out different amounts of water and leads to dead spots and overspray. Plants and turf should be in separate zones since they have very different watering needs.

    If your sprinkler system is operating correctly, your lawn should not need to be irrigated more than twice a week to remain healthy. According to Maureen Phillips, Titusville Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager, property owners who take the time to perform a simple spring checkup of their sprinkler system and reset their controller will waste less water through runoff and evaporation. "Taking the time to observe and maintain your sprinkler system will increase your system's efficiency, which will reduce your water use and improve the health of your yard."

    Titusville residents can learn more about the irrigation restrictions and how to create an attractive water-saving yard by contacting the Titusville Conservation Office at 321-567-3865 or by visiting the Water Resources Department's Conservation Program pages at www.titusville.com.


    Titusville Chlorine Dosing Completed

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (May 7, 2018) -- The City of Titusville has completed the chlorine dosing of its water distribution system as of today, May 7, 2018. Initiated on March 12, the dosing was part of Titusville's continued efforts to provide its water customers with only the highest quality water possible.

    Titusville has returned to its usual drinking water treatment process. As part of this treatment, Titusville uses chloramines (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) for disinfection. Persons undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should be aware that it may take several days until chloramines have reached all areas of the water distribution system and should consult their health care provider to determine whether any adjustment to their treatment is needed during or after the return to the use of chloramines. Anyone with a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores, restaurants, and bait shops) should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to aquariums during this transition.

    Titusville Water Resources acknowledges and appreciates the cooperation shown by Titusville's water customers during the recent chlorine dosing.


    Water Quality Titusville's Primary Focus
    Titusville Chlorine Dosing Update
    January 31, 2017

    Fall & Winter Irrigation Schedule


    City of Titusville
    Fiscal Year 2017 PROPOSED BUDGET


    Titusville Water System Maintenance to Begin March 12

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 7, 2018) ‒ Titusville will begin a chlorine dosing of its entire water distribution system on Monday, March 12. The dosing is being performed as a maintenance procedure to ensure that Titusville maintains its high quality drinking water standards. The March dosing marks the beginning of a maintenance initiative that will include the chlorine dosing of the water distribution system each year.

    "The chlorine dosing is being performed as part of our new maintenance initiative to perform a dosing every year," said Sean Stauffer, Titusville's Water Resources Director. "We want to ensure our customers receive the highest quality drinking water possible."

    The dosing will be performed over a twelve-week period (from March 12 through June 3) and will include the flushing of mains throughout the water system. During the dosing, Titusville water customers may experience a change in both the taste and smell of their water, as the dosing requires changing the drinking water treatment process from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. After the chlorine dosing is completed, the City will return to its normal treatment process using chloramines.

    Titusville's water will remain safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other everyday uses during the dosing. The dosing will be performed in compliance with all applicable Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations; and, water quality will be monitored throughout the process.

    Persons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider prior to the dosing to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores and restaurants with lobster tanks and bait shops with fish containers) that uses City water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquariums.

    Titusville appreciates the cooperation of its customers during the dosing process. Customers with specific questions or concerns should call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.


    November, 2017

    Fall & Winter Irrigation Schedule

    Fall in Florida is a bit more subtle than in the northern states, but we still experience reduced sunlight, cooler temperatures, and reduced rainfall. Fall is also when clocks are turned back to return to Eastern Standard Time. When you turn back your clock on November 5, you also need to reset your irrigation controller. November 5 not only marks the beginning of Eastern Standard Time, but also the beginning of the fall and winter irrigation schedule.

    During Eastern Standard Time (November 5 through March 10), outside irrigation is reduced to only one day per week. Odd-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Saturdays; even-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Sundays; and commercial and non-residential properties may irrigate on Tuesdays only during this period. In Titusville, well water, city water, and reclaimed water all fall under the irrigation restrictions.

    During the fall and winter, plants and grass growth rates slow down. This reduced growth rate reduces the need for irrigation. Watering your landscape when it is not needed encourages fungal growth, as well as disturbs the normal growth cycle. A plant with new growth is more susceptible to damage during a cold snap. New growth also increases the plant's need to produce more food, which is tied to the amount of sunlight, water, and nutrients available. If any of these elements are missing, the plant becomes stressed and more susceptible to disease.


    RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE IRMA

    Space Coast Recovery Assistance -- EDC of Florida's Space Coast

    Brevard County Designated by FEMA for Individual Assistance.

    Emergency Bridge Loan Program Activated
    to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Irma

    Recovering from Hurricane Irma: North Brevard Business Owners/Managers

    Hurricane Irma Assistance - Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast

    FEMA's Free hotline for legal advice on hurricane recovery: 1-866-550-2929

    Keeping Your Food Safe During Emergencies & more

    DisasterAssistance.gov ••• Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    For road closures and/or evacuation routes etc. www.FL511.com and Brevard County Emergency Management: www.embrevard.com

    Where can you find gas? • • • • Is there electricity at your house?

    Call 1-800-451-1954 if you need help with cleanup, such as tarping roofs, cutting trees or clearing debris. Calling the hotline does not guarantee the free services as they are based on what resources are available. Read more here: https://nbbd.com/events/county.html#cleanup

    More helpful information on the NBBD WEATHER website.

    For any more information about the storm, contact 321-264-7801.
    BREVARD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BEFORE THE STORM


    Titusville Police Host Citizen's Police Academy

    The Titusville Police Department is hosting a Citizen's Police Academy for community members who wish to further their partnerships with local law enforcement.

    This six week program is designed to allow citizen participation with the organization of the Titusville Police Department and to share the structure and operations of the various units that make up the Titusville Police Department. This program includes a tour of our facility as well as a unique opportunity to ride along with our police officers during their shift.

    Applicants can apply and receive information and eligibility requirements by clicking the Citizens Police Academy link at TitusvillePD.com, or may apply in person at Titusville Police Department Headquarters located at 1100 John Glenn Blvd.

    The application deadline is November 14th 2017 and orientation for the academy is scheduled for November 30th 2017.

    "The citizen police academy is a great opportunity for us to showcase our department to our community in a way that provides a one on one atmosphere of learning and participation", said Lieutenant Matt Demmon. "We look forward to spending time with our citizens and showing them what we do on a day to day basis providing knowledge and understanding to the issues our community faces and how we can strengthen our commitment to providing teamwork within our community", added Demmon.


    September 13, 2017

    Emergency Bridge Loan Program Activated to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Irma

    In an effort to speed up the recovery process for small businesses physically and/or economically impacted by Hurricane Irma, Gov. Rick Scott has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.

    Under the program, short-term, interest-free "bridge" loans up to $25,000 are available to small business owners located in all 67 counties in Florida.

    These loans are designed to help impacted small business owners meet immediate financial obligations until long-term financial recovery resources are secured, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.

    Owners of small businesses with two (2) to 100 employees located in the designated counties may apply for $1,000 to $25,000. Loans are granted in terms of 90 or 180 days and are interest-free for that time period.

    To be eligible for bridge loan, a business must have been established prior to Sept. 4, 2017, and demonstrate physical damage and/or economic injury as a result of Hurricane Irma.

    Applications may be downloaded at www.floridadisasterloan.org. Complete eligibility and loan development details as well as additional resources may also be found on the website.

    Applications for this program will be accepted through Oct. 31, 2017.

    Sincerely, floridadisasterloan.org staff


    September 12, 2017

    Hurricane Irma Assistance - Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast

    We hope everyone is well, and remained safe throughout Hurricane Irma.

    As your EDC, we are prepared to focus our efforts on the recovery of Brevard's business community. We will work with local and state agencies to ensure that Space Coast businesses can return to work as quickly as possible. Please see below, for a list of resources to assist with your recovery efforts.

    If your business received damage as a result of the storm, please report your damage assessment to the state at the following link: www.flvbeoc.org. This information is important for state and local agencies to draw down federal resources, and implement state programs that will assist in our recovery efforts.

    If you represent a small business that was affected by Hurricane Irma, you may apply for an SBA Physical Disaster Loan online at www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or by calling 1-800-659-2955.

    Emergency contacts for questions or problems related to Hurricane Irma:

    • Florida Hotline: 850-410-1403 or esf18@em.myflorida.com
    • Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center: www.flvbeoc.org
    • Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans: www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or 1-800-659-2955 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
    Our offices remain without power, but we will be monitoring emails. If you have a specific request of the EDC, please email us at Info@SpaceCoastEDC.org, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Continue to stay safe in your recovery efforts.

    Best regards,
    Lynda Weatherman
    President & CEO


    September 12, 2017

    Subject: Recovering from Hurricane Irma
    North Brevard Business Owner/Manager:

    I hope that everyone weathered Hurricane Irma without significant damage to persons or property. As we move into the recovery and rebuilding stage, please be aware of several resources available to the North Brevard business community.

    If your business experienced damage due to the storm, it is important to document the damage with pictures and notify your insurance carrier. You are also invited to visit the state's "Virtual Business" Emergency Operations Center (VBEOC) at www.FLVBEOC.org and complete a Business Damage Assessment, an online survey. Via that survey, you can receive information on financial resources, such as:

    • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Recovery Loan; and
    • Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan.
    There is even information available at this website for those businesses concerned about retaining employees during the recovery stage, via the state's Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Program.

    Also at www.FLVBEOC.org, (specifically, https://www.flvbeoc.org/resource_public.php), you can view resources and services available now to help your business and community. And, if you have services you would like to provide to others, you can view what resources are needed, and register those services at the same website.

    Lastly, at the website maintained by the North Brevard Economic Development Zone (NBEDZ) - www.NorthBrevard.biz - specifically, https://www.northbrevard.biz/disaster-preparedness) - there is information on how best to re-open a business following a natural disaster. Simply click on the "Business Continuity Toolkit" to be redirected to the website of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety for this information.

    In the coming days, a Business Recovery Center will be established at the Titusville Chamber of Commerce, located at 2000 South Washington Avenue. Look for announcements from that center on how best to access other assistance that may be available for returning to business normalcy.

    Please stay safe as the recovery begins, and feel welcome to reach out to us, should you have any questions. Troy Post, CEcD, CBE
    Executive Director


    Astro Pak Corporation Invests in Titusville, FL for Expansion

    The company's presence in North Brevard promises new growth for the region
    Space Coast, FL (August 17, 2017) -- The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast (EDC) is pleased to announce that Astro Pak Corporation has selected Titusville, Florida as the new location for the company's expanding field operations. Based in California, Astro Pak Corporation is the North American leader in precision cleaning, passivation, and related specialties. The company will focus on providing the highest level of technical services to a variety of sectors including aerospace, biotechnology and pharmaceutical, food and beverage, as well as others that produce industrial and high purity products. PRESS RELEASE WITH DETAILS

    Red Canyon Software, Inc., to Bring Jobs and More to Brevard

    Plans for first regional office include revitalization of Historic Downtown Titusville site.
    Space Coast, FL (August 3, 2017) -- Red Canyon Software, Inc., an aerospace engineering and software company based in Denver, CO, has announced plans to open its first regional office in Historic Downtown Titusville. The company will spearhead a rejuvenation project for the historic Walker Bank and Apartment building, located at 300 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville. PRESS RELEASE WITH DETAILS


    Your Sprinkler System – Check It Out!
    Daylight Saving Time Irrigation Schedule

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 2, 2017) – Spring is heading our way and soon the sound of sprinkler systems will be heard throughout our neighborhoods. Before you flip the switch on your sprinkler system, take a moment to check it out.

    Check to make sure your controller is set on the correct irrigation schedule. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12, and we will set our clocks forward. With the change in time comes a change in the irrigation schedule. During Daylight Saving Time, March 12 through November 4, the irrigation restrictions limit outside irrigation to no more than twice a week. Homes with even-numbered addresses can irrigate on Thursdays and Sundays. Homes with odd-numbered addresses can irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Businesses can irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays. The irrigation restrictions apply whether you are using reclaimed water, well water, or city water.

    Next, check your sprinkler heads. The heads should match in any one zone to prevent over- or under-watering plants and turf. Plants and turf should be in separate zones since they have very different watering needs. Broken heads should be replaced.

    Check to make sure your rain sensor is operating correctly. Florida law requires rain sensors on automatic irrigation systems so that the system turns off when it is raining.

    Finally, check to see that your sprinklers are putting water where you need it. Irrigation water that constantly hits a wooden structure will promote rot. Sprinklers directed towards impervious surfaces such as driveways, streets, or sidewalks send water down the storm drains, not onto your lawn.

    According to Maureen Phillips, Titusville Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager, if homeowners give their sprinkler systems a checkup to make sure they were operating properly, they will find that irrigating no more than twice a week is sufficient to maintain a healthy lawn. Phillips said that simple steps such as setting the controller correctly, fixing broken heads, installing a rain sensor, and directing heads towards turf greatly increases the efficiency of an irrigation system. An efficient irrigation system means less water wasted through runoff or evaporation into the air, and more water getting to plant roots.

    Titusville residents can learn more about the irrigation restrictions and how to create an attractive water-saving yard by contacting the Titusville Conservation Office at 321-567-3865 or by visiting the Water Resources Department's Conservation Program pages at www.titusville.com.


    2016 Brevard Healthcare Update


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    Intersection Improvements at Garden St. & Singleton Ave.
    Park Avenue Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study from South Street (SR 405) to Garden Street (SR 406)
    *** Tourism to Canaveral National Seashore creates $105.1 million in Economic Benefits ***
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    Water Quality Titusville's Primary Focus
    Titusville Chlorine Dosing Update

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (January 31, 2017) – Providing the highest quality water possible to its water consumers is the primary focus of the City of Titusville's Water Resources Department. To ensure that quality, Titusville began a chlorine dosing of its entire distribution system on December 12. Although originally anticipated to be completed by February 3, the dosing will continue through mid-March. The flushing of mains throughout the water system will also be continued during this period. Chlorine dosing is a common maintenance practice used by utilities.

    During the dosing, Titusville's drinking water treatment process has changed from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. Due to this change, Titusville water customers may experience a slight change in both the taste and smell of their water. After the chlorine dosing is completed, the City will return to using chloramines as its normal method of disinfection treatment.

    Titusville's water remains safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other everyday uses during the dosing. The dosing has been and continues to be performed in compliance with all applicable Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations, with water quality monitored throughout the process.

    Persons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores, restaurants, and bait shops) that uses City water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquariums.

    Titusville Water Resources appreciates the cooperation of its customers during the dosing process. Information on the chlorine dosing is available at www.titusville.com. Customers with specific questions or concerns should call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.

    For Further Information Contact:
    Maureen Phillips, Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager
    (321) 567-3865 or maureen.phillips@titusville.com


    Titusville will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2017. Click here for information.



    Fall Back
    Fall & Winter Irrigation Schedule

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (October 26, 2016) -- Fall in Florida is a bit more subtle than in the northern states, but we still experience reduced sunlight, cooler temperatures, and reduced rainfall. Fall is also when clocks are turned back to return to Eastern Standard Time. When you turn back your clock on November 6, you also need to reset your irrigation controller. November 6 not only marks the beginning of Eastern Standard Time, but also the beginning of the fall and winter irrigation schedule.

    During Eastern Standard Time (November 6 through March 11), outside irrigation is reduced to only one day per week. Odd-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Saturdays; even-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Sundays; and commercial and non-residential properties may irrigate on Tuesdays only during this period. In Titusville, well water, city water, and reclaimed water all fall under the irrigation restrictions.

    During the fall and winter, plants and grass growth rates slow down. This reduced growth rate reduces the need for irrigation. Watering your landscape when it is not needed encourages fungal growth, as well as disturbs the normal growth cycle. A plant with new growth is more susceptible to damage during a cold snap. New growth also increases the plant's need to produce more food, which is tied to the amount of sunlight, water, and nutrients available. If any of these elements are missing, the plant becomes stressed and more susceptible to disease.

    Landscape irrigation schedules are set by the St. Johns River Water Management District and have been tied to time zone changes for over 7 years.

    According to Maureen Phillips, City of Titusville Water Resources' Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager, the irrigation schedule mirrors what naturally occurs in the environment. Irrigation is reduced during the fall and winter because of the growth rate of plants and grasses is reduced. Irrigation is increased during the spring and summer when growth rates increase. "People often think that the answer to any plant or lawn problem is to add more water," Phillips explained. "What they don't realize is that too much water can be the cause of many of the problems going on in their yard. Titusville is not in a tropical zone. Although our yards don't experience the same degree of dormancy that northern plants experience, growth rates slow down considerably during this time of year. Bahia grass goes dormant and turns brown in the winter. Watering and fertilizing during this time is only going to encourage weeds."

    Titusville residents can find out more about the irrigation restrictions and Florida-Friendly landscaping by contacting Titusville's Water Resources Conservation Office at 321-567-3865 or visiting the Water Resources Conservation Program's pages at www.titusville.com/irrigation.


    EDC Announces RUAG's Selection of North Brevard

    International technology company selects Titusville to strengthen its U.S. presence

    Brevard County FL (November 29, 2016) -- Today, the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast (EDC) announced RUAG's selection of Brevard County for its RUAG Space USA Inc. production facility in Titusville. RUAG Space USA Inc., a supplier of spacecraft structural and thermal equipment, will operate at the Port Canaveral Titusville Logistic Center.

    "The aerospace industry is undergoing a disruptive transformation," explains Peter Guggenbach, CEO of RUAG Space USA Inc. "In what's known as the new space segment, innovative start-ups and private investors are developing new commercial business models for aerospace applications. We want to be a competitive player in this segment too. The current order from Airbus OneWeb Satellites proves that we're on the right path," he says.

    The company will begin with 10 employees in 2017 at an average wage of $50,261 and may ultimately reach 60 full-time workers by 2025.

    The EDC worked closely with RUAG to communicate the competitive advantages of a Brevard County location by presenting the best business case and meeting significant requirements. In addition, the EDC guided the company through the State and North Brevard Economic Development Zone incentive programs.

    "RUAG Space USA Inc. is a leading supplier of space products within the European space market," stated Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the EDC of Florida's Space Coast. "Competition across the space industry breeds excellence and RUAG's selection of Titusville for their U.S. production facility, further strengthens Brevard County's standing as a premier location for aerospace businesses throughout the world."

    "RUAG Space USA Inc. is a strong addition to Florida's aerospace industry and we welcome them and their global expertise to the Space Coast," said Enterprise Florida Executive Vice President, Mike Grissom. "Florida is a pioneering state for aerospace and continues to be the home of innovation for the industry, thanks to the more than 85,000 Floridians who work in the industry."

    "Space Florida is excited to welcome RUAG to the State of Florida and Brevard County," said Frank DiBello, president and CEO of Space Florida. "Our state's iconic space legacy is ever-expanding as RUAG will play a key role within a growing supply chain for the aerospace and satellite industry here in Florida. We look forward to being a partner in RUAG's success, and continuing to work with the community on Florida's Space Coast to further solidify Florida as a world leader in aerospace."

    "The transformation happening in North Brevard is because of the vision and mission of the North Brevard Economic Development Zone and the partnership with the EDC," stated Robert Jordan, secretary, North Brevard Economic Development Zone. "The goal of NBEDZ is to ensure North Brevard maintains economic sustainability for years to come. Our regional strength has been demonstrated in just two years capturing over 1,200 jobs with an average annual wage of $62,000 and $300M in capital investments from a broad base of industries and services."

    "The North Brevard area is filled with opportunity for businesses looking to expand and relocate here," stated Commissioner Rita Pritchett. "I look forward to maintaining the level of success the NBEDZ has had to establish North Brevard as a pro-business friendly region throughout the nation."

    RUAG Space USA Inc. plans to start manufacturing the satellite structures early next year.

    About the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast
    The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast EDC) is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida's Space Coast. Visit www.SpaceCoastEDC.org.

    About RUAG Space
    RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of space products to the industry. With 1,200 people employed at 10 locations in Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Finland and the USA the RUAG Space Division achieved some total sales of 310 million Swiss Francs in 2015. RUAG develops and markets internationally sought-after technology applications in the fields of aerospace and defense for use on land, in the air and in space. 55% of RUAG's products and services are destined for the civil market and 45% for the military market. The Group is headquartered in Berne, Switzerland. It has production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Australia and the USA. Around 8,200 employees – of whom 410 are trainees – generate sales of some CHF 1.75 billion. Contact Hendrik Thielemann, Hendrik.thielemann@ruag.com


    Water Quality Titusville's Primary Focus

    Water System Maintenance to Begin in December
    TITUSVILLE, FL - (November 28, 2016) — Providing the highest quality water possible to its water consumers is the primary focus for City of Titusville Water Resources Department. To ensure that quality, Titusville will begin a chlorine dosing of its entire distribution system on Monday, December 12. The dosing will be performed over an eight-week period (from December 12, 2016 through February 3, 2017) and will include the flushing of mains throughout the water system.

    "Titusville has great drinking water," said Sean Stauffer, Titusville's Water Resources Director. "We want to ensure that quality. Chlorine dosing is a common maintenance practice that will help us to do that. We are also combining the dosing with system flushing, which improves our water distribution system, and in turn enhances the quality of the water our customers receive."

    During the dosing, Titusville's drinking water treatment process will change from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. An additional chlorination point on the south end of the city will also be established. Due to these changes, Titusville water customers may experience a slight change in both the taste and smell of their water. After the chlorine dosing is completed, the City will return to using chloramines as its normal method of disinfection treatment.

    Titusville's water will remain safe to drink, to cook with, to bathe in, and for other everyday uses during the dosing. The dosing will be performed in compliance with all applicable Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations; and, water quality will be monitored throughout the process.

    Persons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider prior to the dosing to determine whether the change in disinfection will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a fish tank or pond (including grocery stores and restaurants with lobster tanks and bait shops with fish containers) that uses City water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquariums.

    Titusville appreciates the cooperation of its customers during the dosing process. Information on the chlorine dosing is available at www.titusville.com. Customers with specific questions or concerns should call the Chlorine Dosing Hotline at (321) 567-3878.


    Titusville Focuses on Water Quality
    Titusville Water Quality Report

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (June 7, 2016) – Water quality has been in the news a lot lately, and the City of Titusville wants to assure its water customers about the quality of drinking water that it provides.

    Each year Titusville publishes an annual water quality report, also known as a consumer confidence report (CCR). This year's report focuses on the steps the City takes to ensure the quality of the water it provides and ways that consumers can help to ensure the quality of water once it enters their homes.

    One of the tips listed in the report to ensure water quality in your home is to only use cold tap water for drinking or cooking. Hot tap water should not be used as it may contain metals, sediment, and bacteria that build up in the water heater.

    Maureen Phillips, Water Conservation and Public Outreach Manager, noted that one of the first things she asks someone when they complain their water tastes "funny" is whether or not they use any water filter cartridges. "Filters usually are continuously damp and don't get exposed to light, that makes them a perfect breeding ground for organisms that can affect the taste and quality of your water," Phillips explained. Often in order to save money or simply because they forget, consumers fail to change out their filters on a regular basis. An often overlooked filter is one that may be on the water line to your ice maker. Failure to maintain this filter can affect the taste of your ice cubes, which in turn affects the tastes of drinks.

    Sean L. Stauffer, P.E., Titusville's Water Resources Director, explained that this year's report provides readers with much more than the required water quality information. "With all of the news about Flint and other water issues, we wanted Titusville water customers to feel confident about the safety of Titusville's water."

    The 2016 edition of Titusville's annual water quality report, The Water We Drink 2015, is available online at titusville.com/ccr or by going to the Water Resources Department's main page on titusville.com. The report includes information on water sources and contaminant testing results. To request a mailed copy of the water quality report, call the City of Titusville Water Conservation Office at (321) 567-3865. For questions about water quality or the data presented in the report, Titusville customers should call (321) 567-3877.

    For Further Information Contact:
    Maureen Phillips
    Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager
    (321) 567-3865
    maureen.phillips@titusville.com


    Rail Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. (May 13, 2016) --The City of Titusville is proud to announce the completion of the Garden Street Trail Bridge, which spans all four lanes of Garden Street (SR406).

    The City will be hosting a celebratory event on May 20, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the NORTH entrance of the bridge.

    Cyclists, pedestrians and interested citizens are encouraged to join us! There will be parking available off Park Avenue, north of Garden Street, near the bridge for attendees. The ceremony will conclude with a ribbon cutting, followed by fellow cyclists and pedestrians crossing and officially opening the bridge for traffic. The first 100 attendees will receive a commemorative water bottle.

    The Bridge will be part of the Coast-to-Coast Connector Trail. Once gaps in the trail completed, the trail will extend to the west coast of the state linking Titusville and the Atlantic Ocean to St. Petersburg and the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast-to-Coast Connector will highlight Central Florida's beautiful scenery, wildlife, small towns and urban cities.

    The trail bridge (Titusville Trail Network) will also be part of the St. Johns to Sea Loop Trail linking Titusville to St. Augustine, Palatka, Deland and Daytona Beach and the East Coast Greenway Trail linking Maine to Key West, Florida.

    Titusville Rail Trail Bridge Ribbon Cutting

    City of Titusville, FL - Garden Street Bridge Grand Opening - CLICK

    Published on Jun 1, 2016
    On Friday, May 20, 2016, the City of Titusville held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Rail Trail bridge that crosses over Garden Street.


    North end of the Garden St. bridge.
    Approximate: Latitude: 28.616312, Longitude: -80.816749


    PRESS RELEASE


    Donors to the Titusville splash pad.
    Titusville Mayor Jim Tulley accepts a donation check to help fund the Titusville Splash Pad.


    Civic Groups, Private Donors help fund Titusville Splash Pad

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. (May 11, 2016) — Titusville City Council recently received a large donation from various civic groups and private donors totaling $211,799 to fund and build a splash pad at Sand Point Park (corrected from original press relesase).

    The initiative was truly a community-driven effort with donations ranging from one dollar to several thousand. In all, there were over 40 different civic organizations, churches, schools and businesses involved in raising the money. Some of the civic organizations involved included the Kiw anis Club, both Rotary Clubs, and the "40 Days of Generosity." The effort also received large donations and support from Health First and the Severs family of Titusville.

    Mayor Jim Tulley stated that he had never seen anything like the community-led effort since he has been on the city council. Dwight Severs pointed out that in 1932 citizens banded together to raise money to buy Sandpoint Park in a similar effort and that he was very encouraged by the generosity of the citizens working for the betterment of our community.

    Speaking about his family contribution, Severs stated that, he wanted to give back to the community that had been so generous to him and his family, pointing out that his donation was in memory of his late son, Mathew. Severs thanked Marcia Gaedcke of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, for her leadership and support, and thanked Titusville City Manager Scott Larese and the City Council for their efforts with the project.

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    Titusville Splash Pad Facebook Page


    Less is More When It Comes to Watering Your Lawn
    Daylight Saving Time Irrigation Schedule

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 11, 2016) -- If you want a healthy, sustainable yard, one of the most important things you can do for it is to water it correctly, says Maureen Phillips, City of Titusville Water Resources' Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager. Sunday, March 13, starts the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and with the change in time comes a change in the number of days outside irrigation is allowed.

    During Daylight Saving Time, March 13 through November 5, the irrigation restrictions allow outside irrigation no more than twice a week. Homes with even numbered addresses can irrigate on Thursdays and Sundays. Homes with odd-numbered addresses can irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Businesses can irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays. The irrigation restrictions apply to all properties in the St. Johns River Water Management District, unless specifically exempted.

    According to Phillips, too much water promotes shallow root systems, leaches nutrients from the soil, and causes fungal growth. The weakened turf then becomes more susceptible to pests. By giving their sprinkler systems a checkup to make sure they were operating properly, homeowners would find that two days a week irrigation would provide sufficient water to support their lawns. Phillips said that homeowners could take simple steps such as fixing broken sprinkler heads, matching types of heads in any one zone, installing rain sensors, turning off systems on windy days, and directing heads towards turf, not driveways or sidewalks, to greatly increase the efficiency of their irrigation systems. An efficient irrigation system would mean less water wasted through runoff or evaporation into the air, and more water getting to plant roots.

    Titusville promotes the efficient use of all water and restricts the use of well water, city water, and reclaimed water for outside irrigation. The restrictions also limit irrigation on watering days to before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

    Titusville residents can learn more about the irrigation restrictions and how to create an attractive water-saving yard by contacting the Titusville Conservation Office at 321-567-3865 or by visiting the Water Resources Department's Conservation Program pages at www.titusville.com.


    February 8, 2016

    Poised for the Future
    Titusville's New Wellfield Completed

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (February 8, 2016) -- The Area IV Wellfield project has been completed. "It took a bit longer than we originally anticipated, but it is now completed and working beautifully," said Titusville's Water Resources Director Sean Stauffer describing the completion of the second and final phase of Titusville's newest wellfield, Area IV.

    The initial phase of the Area IV Wellfield came online in late 2012. At startup, approximately 245,000 gallons of raw water per day was pumped from the wellfield to Titusville's Mourning Dove Water Treatment Plant. The rate increased to 0.75 million gallons of water per day (mgd) when the first phase was completed. With the completion of the final phase, that flow rate has increased to 2.75 mgd.

    The new wellfield provides Titusville with another source to tap for its water supply. The Area IV wellfield pumps water from the Floridan Aquifer; while Titusville's two other wellfields pump water from the Surficial Aquifer. Water from the new wellfield is blended with water from the City's existing wellfields at Titusville's water treatment plant, the Mourning Dove. Blending the water makes the new water source transparent to customers, who have not experienced any difference in the taste of the drinking water they have received since the wellfield first came online.

    One of the strongest reasons for choosing to develop the new wellfield was that this new water source would not require Titusville to change any of its current treatment processes or cause any substantial changes to the treatment facility.

    Titusville has worked for over twelve years to develop the wellfield to ensure water for its future. Titusville joined with Farmton Water Resources to create a public-private company known as TIFA, LLC in order to make the wellfield a reality. The city also overcame physical obstacles to the project by constructing a twelve-mile transmission line from the wellfield to the Mourning Dove facility. The Area IV Wellfield, located in northwest Brevard County, is anticipated to provide significant long-term water supply benefits to current Titusville area residents, as well as future residents.


    November 12, 2015

    Park Avenue Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study from South Street (SR 405) to Garden Street (SR 406)

    City of Titusville, Brevard County, Florida
    City Project ID: RS1405

    Dear Government Leader:
    The City of Titusville has scheduled a public kickoff meeting for the Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study along Park Avenue from South Street (SR 405) to Garden Street (SR 406). This is the first public meeting to be held as part of a community-based evaluation to provide for the long-term multimodal needs of the corridor.

    The purpose of this public meeting is to present and explain the study process, seek public and agencies input, and provide interested persons an opportunity to get involved in the study.

    The public kickoff meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the City of Titusville City Hall in the Council Chambers located at 555 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida 32796. The meeting begins with an open house at 5:30 p.m., and will include a presentation at 6:00 p.m. The meeting ends at 7:00 p.m. Staff members from the study team will be available to discuss the project and answer your questions. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input to the study team during the meeting, or in writing using the provided comment forms. You may also submit comments by mail no later than December 21, 2015 to Kevin Cook, P.E., Public Works Director, 555 S. Washington Ave, Titusville, Florida 32796.

    Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Nikki Doyle at 407-839-4006 or via email at ndoyle@vhb.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

    For more information, please contact Kevin Cook, P.E., Public Works Director, at kevin.cook@titusville.com. Media inquiries should be directed to Jim Thomas, City Community Advocate, 321-567-3689.

    Sincerely,
    Kevin Cook, P.E.
    Public Works Director
    Attachment- Project Location Map


    After You've Eaten the Candy, Reset Your Controller
    Fall & Winter Irrigation Schedule

    TITUSVILLE, FL - (October 30, 2015) -- After you have eaten the candy, put away the costume, and set the clocks back, take the time to reset your irrigation controller.

    November 1 marks the change back to Eastern Standard Time, as well as the change back to only once-a-week irrigation. During Eastern Standard Time (November 1 through March 12), outside irrigation is reduced to no more than one day per week. Odd-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Saturdays; even-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Sundays; and commercial and non-residential properties may irrigate on Tuesdays during this period.

    During the fall and winter plants and grass growth rates slow down due to reduced sunlight, cooler temperatures and reduced rainfall. This reduced growth rate reduces the need for irrigation. Watering your landscape when it is not needed can harm your grass and plants because it can encourage fungal growth, as well as disturb the normal growth cycle. A plant with new growth is more susceptible to damage during a cold snap.

    Landscape irrigation schedules are set by the St. Johns River Water Management District and have been tied to time zone changes for over 6 years.

    According to Maureen Phillips, City of Titusville Water Resources' Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager, well water, city water, and reclaimed water all fall under the irrigation restrictions in Titusville. "People often think that the answer to any plant or lawn problem is to add more water," Phillips explained. "What they don't realize is that too much water can be the cause of many of the problems going on in their yard. Titusville is not in a tropical zone. Although our yards don't experience the same degree of dormancy that plants up north experience, growth rates do slow down considerably during this time of year. Bahia grass goes dormant and turns brown in the winter. Watering and fertilizing during this time is only going to encourage weeds."

    Titusville residents can find out more about the irrigation restrictions and Florida-Friendly landscaping by contacting Titusville's Water Resources Conservation Office at 321-383-5669 or visiting the Water Resources Conservation Program's pages at www.titusville.com.


    No dumping in channels, ditches, canals, curbing, or storm drains, or the house you flood may be your own! Dumping in this manner is a violation of city code. Unfortunately, many lawn maintenance companies and some homeowners dump or blow grass clippings into the street, curb, or storm drains. The accumulation of grass clippings can cause plugging with the drainage systems and also contributes to the level of chemicals and/or fertilizers within the city's stormwater that flows to the Indian River Lagoon.


    City of Titusville Details Bill, Rate Basics For Water and Sewer Customers

    You may have heard a lot of talk lately about Titusville water bills and rates, but have you ever taken a really good look at your monthly water bill (formally known as your Water/Sewer/Solid Waste Services bill)?

    You may have heard a lot of talk lately about Titusville water bills and rates, but have you ever taken a really good look at your monthly water bill (formally known as your Water/Sewer/Solid Waste Services bill)?

    You will see a lot of fees included on your bill that have nothing to do with your water or sewer services. Most of these fees are for your garbage and recycling services.

    The fees related to water and sewer services include water fixed monthly, water usage charge, sewer fixed monthly, sewer usage charge, and, finally, public service tax.

    WATER & SEWER CHARGES

    Fixed monthly charges. These charges are based on the actual cost to provide you with water and sewer service. These costs include billing, meter reading, debt service, system maintenance, and future water supply needs. This charge should stay the same from month to month.

    Consumption/Usage charges. These charges are based on variable costs to provide you with water and sewer service, such as the amount of electricity and chemicals used in treating, collecting, and distributing water. This charge may vary each month depending upon how much water you use.

    Public service tax. This is a 10 percent utility tax. It is applied to the water charges, not the sewer charges on your bill. This tax also appears on metered or bottled gas bills, electric bills, and fuel oil bills.water &sewerchargesmeters &readings METERS & READINGS There are 21,700 water meters in our system. Titusville uses two different methods for reading meters: radio read and manual read. Radio read meters can be read by the meter reader just driving down the street; while manual read meters required a meter reader to open the meter box and input the consumption into a handheld device.

    On the average, only 0.39 percent of our water meters have estimated readings on any given month due to adverse conditions such as the meters are inaccessible, meter failure, etc. Estimated readings are based on a previous six-month average for the account. (City of Titusville image) On the average, only 0.39 percent of our water meters have estimated readings on any given month due to adverse conditions such as the meters are inaccessible, meter failure, etc. Estimated readings are based on a previous six-month average for the account.

    Meters are read in thousands of gallons and are read down. What that means is if you used 3,995 gallons of water in one month, your consumption will only be billed at 3,000 gallons. If next month, you used 6 gallons more than your usual 3,995 gallons, your consumption would be billed at 4,000 gallons. The consumption shown on your bill may look like you somehow used a thousand more gallons than the previous month, but it just means that you used enough more water to bump you to the next thousand gallon mark.

    Your sewer consumption will always match your water consumption because we do not meter the wastewater flowing from your house. So if your water consumption drops, the sewer consumption also drops and your bill will reflect reduced charges for both.

    RATES & INCREASES

    The City of Titusville is proposing a 3 percent increase in both water and sewer rates beginning October 1, 2015. Titusville's current rates and proposed rates are about average for utilities in our area.

    To see a comparison of Titusville's rates with 17 other utilities, as well as a sample bill showing how the proposed rate increase will affect a typical single-family residential customer in Titusville who uses 5,000 gallons per month, visit the City of Titusville's Water Resources web page, Water and Sewer Rates - What You Should Know.

    For further information about water or sewer rates, please contact the Water Resources Director, City of Titusville Water Resources Department at 321-567-3855.

    By Maureen Phillips, Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager, City of Titusville Water Resources // September 11, 2015


    The City of Titusville, Florida / News

    City of Titusville, FL launches the
    Ascend Business Retention, Expansion Program

    City of Titusville's Ascend Business Retention, Expansion (BRE) Program is designed primarily to assist local businesses, but also serves multiple purposes aiming to enhance the competitiveness of conducting business in Titusville.

    Commercial businesses in Titusville will be asked to participate in an on line survey or schedule a site visit this summer/fall. The Economic Development Department will obtain specific information on the needs of the company. The information will be used to identify any potential problems and opportunities that could be addressed. The survey/visit allows the City of Titusville Economic Development Department to proactively assess and act on challenges and opportunities affecting our local business community and to provide follow-up and services based on needs. The data is also tracked in a database that can later be used to identify trends, problem areas and growth segments of the business community. Results will also equip City management and City Council with information about the City's business community that will assist in policy decisions in the future.

    Edyie McCall, Director Economic Development with City of Titusville, serves as the contact for the program, if you would like additional information please call 321-567-3774, Edyie.mccall@titusville.com


    Top 10 cities for STEM grads
    PB-MLB-Titusville MSA

    Consumer finance site NerdWallet released a study that found the best cities for STEM grads - and Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville MSA came in tenth (out of 354 of the largest metros). To conduct this analysis, they looked at: The STEM job market is expected to continue to outpace other sectors, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Check out the study here: https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/best-places-stem-grads-2015/


    Click to view the entire trail map. DOWNTOWN MOBILITY COMMITTEE

    The Titusville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is seeking interested citizens who are willing to serve on the Downtown Mobility Committee.

    As directed by the CRA, staff is working to position the City of Titusville as a Trail Town. With the construction of the Coast to Coast Connector and the Welcome Center project underway, it seems advisable to ensure that a review of travel within and through Titusville be conducted. To that end, it is recommended that the CRA created a Downtown Mobility Committee to analyze connectivity from the Coast to Coast Connector trail head to downtown and other trails, as well as routes through the downtown and other mobility issues.

    The Committee will be comprised of seven (7) residents with interest in transforming Titusville into a community that serves trail enthusiasts. The CRA is seeking residents with an interest and experience in the many recreational uses that trails support, including hiking/walking, running, biking, observing nature and horseback riding. The committee will be asked to consider issues such as access and safety issues, signage, parking and the multi-use nature of trails.

    Contact: Peggy Busacca, Community Development Director, City of Titusville: 321-567-3778
    Qualifications to serve.

    Click to view the Coast to Coast Connector Trails Map
    Click to view the Coast to Coast Connector Website.


    The Water We Drink (2014)

    The 2015 edition of Titusville's annual water quality report, The Water We Drink (2014), is available online at titusville.com/ccr. Take a moment to review the report and learn about the excellent quality of our drinking water, including where it comes from and how it is treated.

    The report is formatted as a pdf in a series of ten 8.5" x 11" landscaped pages, so that you can easily print out a copy. If you would prefer to receive a mailed copy of the water quality report, or wish to receive multiple copies, please call the City of Titusville Water Conservation Office at (321) 383-5669.

    We want to keep you informed about our water utility and great tasting drinking water. Please call (321) 567-3877 with any of your water quality questions.

    Sincerely,
    City of Titusville Water Resources Department


    May 1, 2015

    Mobile Vendors

    Currently mobile vendors are not permitted within the downtown, except as part of a special event. I am not certain why this requirement is in place, although I am sure it was done for a specific reason. Council has received a request to permit mobile vendors in Marina Park to serve the people who utilize the skateboard park. I am seeking your opinion on whether mobile vendors should be permitted in the downtown. Please note that the code requires that mobile vendors (not part of a special event) be located no closer than 500 feet from a permanent business of the same type (for example, food trucks and restaurants).

    I would appreciate any input that you have on this issue.

    Thank you,
    Peggy

    Peggy Busacca
    Community Development Director
    City of Titusville
    PO Box 2806
    555 S. Washington Avenue
    Titusville, FL 32781-2806
    321-567-3778 – New Phone Number
    321-383-5700 (fax)


    April 29, 2015

    Update to the CRA Supplemental Plan

    Staff has developed draft amendments to the CRA Supplemental Plan Update. The highlights of the plan include a Vibrant Community Initiative, including the goal of becoming a "Trail Town;" construction of a welcome center including public restrooms; increasing residential development downtown; and funding of park improvements and additional grants for property owners. Changes to the previous update are shown in strikethrough and underlining.

    This draft document is scheduled to be considered by the CRA at its next meeting on May 12. You are invited to attend to participate in the discussion of this report. In addition, I would appreciate any input you have on the content of the report by the May 12 meeting. I am available to answer questions or discuss the report if you would like.

    Thank you for your assistance as your input is valued in guiding the plan for the downtown area.

    Peggy Busacca
    Community Development Director
    City of Titusville
    PO Box 2806
    555 S. Washington Avenue
    Titusville, FL 32781-2806
    321-567-3778 • 321-383-5700 (fax)


    VETERAN'S HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM

    Brevard Community Partnership, Inc. has announced a special program made available to Veteran's.

    If you are a Veteran or a Veteran household and are interested in becoming a first-time homeowner, the Inspiration Village Development Team would like to invite you to tour the homes available through this special program for Veterans.

    For more information, contact Bobby Mutter with Real Living Mutter Real Estate at 321-269-9855.


    The City of Titusville, Florida / City Manager's Office / Economic Development / News / February 25, 2014

    INTERSPACE Florida, to create interactive space themed destination at the Titusville Cocoa Airport.

    NewSpace Center, LLC, a 4Frontiers Corporation subsidiary, launched an initial private placement offering today that is intended to finance the first phase of INTERSPACE Florida, a real science interactive space themed destination located on a 75 acre master planned and zoned spaceport territory site eight miles from Kennedy Space Center at the Titusville Cocoa Airport (TICO).

    A highly experienced core team of Central Florida based aerospace, financial, and themed entertainment professionals have assembled to support the offering and underscore INTERSPACE credibility. The company's target is to raise $15-$20 million in equity to provide for the first tier of a three tier financing approach that also includes both public bonds and commercial debt. A total of $80 million is required to fund the first phase of INTERSPACE and bring the initial expansion to profitability. The company plans to raise the total amount this year and open INTERSPACE in 2016. The company expects a high return on equity, projecting a five year simple payback that includes a two year period for initial design and construction.

    The first phase of INTERSPACE is estimated to create 300 jobs including 200 in the company and 100 secondary positions within the local economy. Titusville and Brevard County have provided a combined ad valorem tax incentive of $1.4 million in support of this expansion. This initial development will build out one third of the site, leaving plenty of space for future planned expansions including supporting technology businesses, light manufacturing, and education facilities. 4Frontiers is also actively negotiating for a local Florida university on-site business incubator operation targeted to open with INTERSPACE.

    INTERSPACE will immerse its guests in a dynamic, visceral, hands-on adventure, training with high-tech tools of the space frontier and glimpsing into the future by visiting the largest indoor Mars simulation in the world. Guests themselves will become Explorers and Settlers, bringing visions of our future into current reality. Technical accuracy comes from a 4Frontiers three year unpublished study by 70 engineers, researchers, and scientists that addressed the first two generations of a real Mars settlement. INTERSPACE incorporates study results, including the characteristics and technologies of an expanding 2,000 resident settlement. • Click Here to View Press Release.


    200+ acre Titusville Logistics Center
    to be Developed in Titusville

    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF THIS EXCITING DEVELOPMENT
    Click here for their website.


    Ceremony for the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail

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    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 10:30 - 11:30am
    The ceremony was held on the site of the planned trail located across the street from the Titusville Art League at 1421 Draa Road,

    A ceremony to mark the funding of a bicycle and pedestrian trail from Draa Street/Road to Canaveral Avenue, which will include an overpass at State Road (SR) 406/Garden Street in Titusville. This section of trail will be part of the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail and will link to other trail sections, creating a coast-to-coast trail system.

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    Peggy Busacca
    Planning and Growth Management Director
    Planning and Growth Management
    City of Titusville
    PO Box 2806
    555 S. Washington Avenue
    Titusville, FL 32781-2806
    321-383-5825
    321-383-5700 (fax)

    Adrian Kilgore, Media Services
    City of Titusville, Florida
    Office (321) 383-5895 ext. 214
    Cell (321) 693-8560
    Pager (321) 617-8698




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