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DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc.
Celebrating TEN YEARS of Service to our Community
Making DeLeon Springs a better place to…

LIVE:

  • We help our community members in need through our Annual Backpack Giveaway, Annual Thanksgiving Baskets, Holiday Warm Pullover and Jacket Drive, and Malloy Head Start food drive.
  • We aid our troops through collecting coupons for “Troopons” Coupons for Soldiers”, and by collecting used phones for recycling in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program
  • We have an ongoing partnership with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office to reduce crime and have increased neighborhood involvement and crime prevention awareness
  • Our DSCA, Inc. Merit Scholarship is awarded each year to worthy DeLeon Springs high school students to further their education toward a brighter future
  • We have increased the community’s awareness of recycling opportunities and promote participation in recycling to clean up our community and reduce electronics and other recyclables from the landfill
  • We keep our community abreast of FDEP and Department Of Health regulations for protecting the water supply in Spring Basins to comply with the FDEP Basin Management Action Plan, (BMAP) and the latest requirements for building, working and living within them
  • We coordinated with McInnis Elementary School and the Florida Department of Transportation to draft and implement safety changes to include additional markings and reduced speed in the School Zone, for the safety of walkers and cyclists who use that area in the mornings and afternoons

WORK:

  • We worked with the FDEP and Volusia County Utilities to procure a $2,500,000 grant to bring water and sewer lines to our business corridor so our ‘downtown’ businesses can thrive and grow, providing jobs and protecting our spring from further pollution
  • We worked with Volusia County to create a district overlay that utilizes B-4 zoning in the downtown area, and reduced setback requirements, to bring economic growth and flexibility to businesses
  • We conducted public meetings and worked with Volusia County to eliminate split zoning, providing more economic potential for commercial properties
  • We worked with the FDEP and Volusia County to create two Brownfield Area Designations for enhanced economic development opportunities in the ‘downtown’ and US Highway 17 north corridor
  • Our ongoing interaction with FDOT communicates US Highway 17 to Highway 40 widening updates, local road closures or road construction information so inconvenience is reduced as people travel to and from work and activities
  • We met with FDOT staff, and Volusia County engineering staff to discuss and encourage segmenting the Highway 17 to Highway 40 widening project, prioritizing construction of the segment from McInnis Elementary School to Spring Garden Ranch Rd. to include the proposed roundabout at that intersection, and the continuation of the River to Sea Loop SUN Trail associated with it, to increase auto safety at that intersection, and allow non-motorized trail traffic safer travel across Highway 17.

PLAY:

  • Our annual reading incentive program, “The Ride Into Reading Third Grade Challenge” is in its ninth year of awarding a new bicycle and helmet to both the top scoring boy and girl at McInnis Elementary School, and we award monthly gift cards to the most improved readers. This year marks 17 bicycles we have awarded to students to help sharpen reading skills while providing bicycles for fun and recreation
  • We helped coordinate the DeLeon Springs Trail Ribbon Cutting ceremony with Volusia County, that included a round trip trail ride, that included a trail celebration picnic in DeLeon Springs State Park. The DSCA, Inc., St. John’s River to Sea Loop Alliance, River to Sea TPO and VC Parks and Rec hosted booths with refreshments, trail information and giveaways.
  • We communicate Florida Fish and Wildlife information regarding manatee issues, bear awareness, etc. so we can play safely on land and enjoy our waterways with an eye toward protecting the environment and respecting wildlife and their habitats
  • DeLeon Springs is home to the renown Chuck Lennon Park Mountain Biking Trails, consistently ranked in the top five to seven mountain biking trails in the State of Florida.
  • We have met with Volusia County Growth & Resource Management, Environmental Management and Parks and Recreation to address the issues holding up the Chuck Lennon Park Walking Trail that was completed in 2020 but abandoned due to a nearby osprey/eagle nest. We continue to communicate with them to complete the goal of having a walking trail of approximately one mile for quiet enjoyment of nature and to keep walkers safely off the mountain biking trails.
  • We raised funds to purchase and install a kayak launcher at DeLeon Springs State Park that now offers kayakers a safe way to launch kayaks and return to the dock with ease


Congratulations DSCA, Inc. members on
TEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE
to the community of DeLeon Springs!



The DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. Mission Statement:
The DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to "making DeLeon Springs a better place to live, work and play." DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. strives to foster positive economic and cultural advancement within the community of DeLeon Springs, Florida, while preserving its rural nature and agricultural heritage. As stewards of this unique area, the DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. works to cultivate an appreciation for the environmental treasures that abound in DeLeon Springs through education, awareness, and conservation of natural resources. The DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. is dedicated to providing opportunities to increase and enhance community spirit, volunteerism and civic responsibility, thereby improving quality of life for all.
Officers & Board of Directors

Amy K. Munizzi, President
Kevin M. Phelps, Vice President
Colleen Kurczi, Secretary
Tammy Schuler, Treasurer
Andrea Smiley, Director


DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. Monthly Meetings

Monthly general meetings are open to the public.
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
The Christian Church At DeLeon Springs, 4481 Mills Rd.

Visitors are always welcome to come hear about all the ways our members are “Making DeLeon Springs A Better Place to Live, Work and Play”! This dynamic group of community members meets the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m.

General Meeting Dates for 2021 are:

  • October 12th

  • November 9th

  • December 14th

Do you want DeLeon Springs to be a better place?

Then please consider becoming a member and contributing your talents to this group.
For more information see the “Join Us” tab.

 
 

 


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Tammy Schuler, Treasurer
PO Box 271
DeLeon Springs, FL 32130

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