Part A---Natural Resources
Chief topographical features: Located on Indian
above sea level.
(From observations at Ilerritt Island, Florida.)
Annual January Aril July October
Temperature averages 72.5 62.2 71.4 81.2 75.5
Rainfall averages 50.74 2.72 2.25 6.37 6.59
Growing season: During a 39-year period, the U. S. weatherr Bureau recorded
only 11 killing frosts in the Spring and six killing frosts in the Fall.
3. Local Raw Iaterials:
Timber: Pine is available one to six miles from town.
Minerals: Coquina rock is available.
Agricultural products: Truck gardens, citrus, tomatoes, peppers and melons.
Other: Livestock, salt and fresh water fish and crabs.
Part B---General Economy
Est. 1947 1945
County total 21,500 19,339 16,142 14,554 13,283
City total 1,190 1,089 873 1,055 871
Negroes in county 5,500 5,559 5,256 4,600 4,199
Negroes in city 230 221 --246 -
Predominant nationalities: Native-born white;iNWgro.
Unions: No national unions are established in local industries.
Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 750; unskilled Negro male,
750; unskilled white female, 600; unskilled Negro female, 600; skilled white
male, '1.50; skilled Negro male, $1.25; skilled white female, i1.25.
3. Retail Market:
General: Eau Gallie serves as the retail trade center for the immediate
1946 Effective Buying Income per family in county, $2,721.*
1946 Estimated retail food store sales in county, (.3,553,000.*
1946 Estimated retail general merchandise: store sales in county, $1846,000.*
1946 Estimated retail drug store sales in county, $515,000.*
*Copyright 1947, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further reproduc-
tion not licensed.
4. Manufacturing Industries:
General: No manufacturing industries are established in Eau Gallie.
5. General Remarks on Economy:
Eau Gallie is an old community and has many winter tourists of considerable
EAU GALLIE, FLORIDA
Officials: Mayor, J. M. Law; City Attorney, Erskine Landis, DeLand, Florida.
Special departments: City has an active street department.
Zoning: City does not have a zoning ordinance.
Current city tax rate: Operations, 12 mills; debt service, 24 mills.
Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 12 mills; debt
service, 24 mills,
City basis of assessment: 50% of actual value.
City license tax on manufacturing plant: $125 per year.
City utility tax: 10% ($2.50 maximum).
Other major city taxes: None.
Current county tax rate: Operations, 25 mills; debt service, 6 mills,
Average county tax rate for last five years: Operations, 25 mills; debt
service, 6 mills.
Bonded debt: City, ,198,000; county, 0.
Other long-term obligations: City; $41,000; county, 0.
Part D---Communitv Facilities
1. Available Data:
fiaps: City street, trunk water main, trunk sewer and power distribution
system maps are available.
2. Transportation Facilities:
Railroads: Eau Gallie is served by a main line of the Florida East Coast
Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express service. Free
pick-up and delivery for express is not available. Direct air express
service is not available.
Highway: U. S. Highway 1 passes through Eau Gallie.
Local bus service: None.
Intercity bus service: Greyhound Lines serves Eau Gallie on a Jacksonville-
Air: Melbourne-Eau Gallie municipal Airport is 2J miles from town. The
field has 40,000 square feet of hangar space, two 4,300 foot runways and two
4,100 foot runways. The field is open to private planes. Charter cross
country flights are available. Scheduled commercial air transportation is
Florida Power and Light Company owns and operates the generating and dis-
tributing systems. Rate schedule may be obtained at company's office.
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Coal: Coal is not used in this section.
Gas: Neither natural nor artificial gas is available.
Bottled gas: City Gas and Electric Company distributes butane rated at
3,300 B.t.u. per cubic goot.
Other: Oil is available in ample quantities from various distributors.
Ddlivered-cost is 100-150 per gallon..
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal:
Sewage: Septic tanks and Imhoff tanks are used for disposal. System is
financed by assessment and service charge.
Garbage: Garbage is collected twice weekly.
6. Water Suoplv:
Source: Well. Present source is considered adequate for expansion.
Consumption: 100,000 gallons per day.
Pumping capacity: 150,000 gallons per day.
Rate: First 10,000 gallons, $1.75 minimum; amount in excess of 10,000
gallons, 8-3/4# per 1l000 gallons.
7. Communications Facilities:
Telephone service: Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company operates a
dial exchange serving 100 company-owned stations, 15 rural stations and two
Telegraph service: Western Union has office hours of 9 to 12 a.m. and 2 to
8 p.m. on week days and 9 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 8 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
8. Educational Facilities:
Number of schools 1 1
Present enrollment 175 75
Present capacity 250 150
Number of schools 1 0
Present enrollment 50 -
Present capacity 100
Vocational training for white students: None.
Vocational training for Negro students: None.
Libraries: Woman's Club, 1,000 volumes.
9. Health Facilities:
City health department: City has no health department.
County health department: Staff of three nurses. Does not operate a clinic.
Hospitals: Brevard Hospital, a city-owned general hospital, has 36 beds.
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10. Recreational Facilities:
Public parks: None.
Athletic fields: None.
11. Police Protection:
City: Force consists of two policemen. City has one police car, without
radio equipment. Patrolmen are uniformed. Regular beats are maintained at
night. City jail is approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
County: Police protection is not available outside the city limits. County
jail is approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
12. Fire Protection:
City: Force consists of 16 volunteer firemen. City has two engines and one
Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 3; NBFU, Class 8.
County: Fire protection is not available outside the city limits.
13. City Streets:
Mileage: total, 21.2 miles; paved,'9.6 miles; gravelled, 11.63 miles.
General; Asphalt is the principal type of pavement. About 33% of the
streets are curbed and about 33% have sidewalks. About one half mile of
the streets should be rebuilt or extensively repaired during the next five
14. Banking Facilities:
Name Total Resources
Bank of ielbourne $3,859,600.92
First Federal Savings and Loan Association 175,000.00
15. Construction and Service Facilities:
Type and number: Dry goods stores, 1; department stores, 0; grocery stores,
3; drug stores, 2.
Parking: City has no parking meters and no parking lots.
Vacant stores: There were no vacant stores in the business district at the
time of this survey.
Deficiencies: Shoe repair shop.
17. VJholesale Facilities:
General: Eau Gallie is not a wholesale distribution center.
18. Housing Conditions:
General: Sufficient housing accommodations are available for present needs.
19. Hotels and Restaurants:
Hotels: Number, 1; rooms, 60.
Restaurants: Number, 2; seating capacity, 100.
Weekly: Ielbourne Times.
21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:
Commercial laundries: Iumber, 1.
Commercial dry cleaners: F unber, 1.
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22. Civic Organizations:
Name: Woman's Club.
Denomination: Christian Advent, MIethodist, Baptist and Episcopal.