INVENTORY OF INDUSTRIAL ADVANTA \ /
Table of Contents Page
Part A---Natural Resources
1. Geography 2
2. Climate 2
3. Local Raw Materials 2
Part B---General Economy
1. Population 2
2. Labor 2
3. Retail market 2
4. Manufacturing Industries 3
5. General Remarks on Economy 3
1. Administration 3
2. Finances 3
Part D---Community Facilities
1. Available Data 3
2. Transportation Facilities 3
3. Power 4
4. Fuel 4
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal 4
6. Water Supply 4
7. Communications Facilities 5
8. Educational Facilities 5
9. Health Facilities 5
10. Recreational Facilities 6
11. Police Protection 6
12. Fire Protection 6
13. City Streets 6
14. Banking Facilities 6
15. Construction and Service Facilities 6
16. Retail Facilities 6
17. Wholesale Facilities 6
18. Housing Conditions 6
19. Hotels and Restaurants 6
20. Newspapers 7
21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners 7
22. Civic Organizations 7
23. Churches 7
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Revised: FLORIDA STATE ADVERTISING COMMISSION
Sopt./49 Tallahassoe, Florida
Part A---Natural Resources
Location: Ormond is on the Upper East Coast of Florida, approximately
five miles north of Daytona Beach and 50 miles south of Saint Augustine.
It is on the Halifax River and only a few minutes from the Atlantic
Ocean by causeway across the Halifax River to Ormond Beach.
Chief topographical features: Flat; river runs between Ormond and
Ormond Beach. Maximum elevation, 30 feet above sea level.
(From U. S. Weather Bureau observations at DeLand, Florida, over a 45-year
Annual January April July October
Normal temperature 70.8 59.3 69.6 81.4 72.9
Normal rainfall 53.36 2.49 2.56 7.30 4.68
Growing season: Usual date of last killing frost in Spring, January 21;
usual date of first killing frost in Fall, December 24; average length
of growing season, 337 days.
3. Local Raw Materials
Timber: Ho timber is available in immediate vicinity,
Minerals: Coquina is available one to six miles from town and burning
clay is available 18 miles from town.
Agricultural products: Halifax area produces some locally used truck
and produce crops.
Part B---General Economy
Est. 1949,* 1945 194 1935 1930
County total 64,592 58,492 53,710 50,550 42,757
City total 4,500 1,721 1,914 1,904 1,517
Negroes in county 15,395 15,135 14,787 15,842 12,537
Negroes in city 860 741 --- 902 --
Predominant nationalities: Native-born white; Negro
*Estimate by Ormond Chamber of Commerce
Unions: A. F. of L. affiliates are established in some local industries.
Female employment: Approximately 16% of total employment is female.
Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled male, 750; unskilled female, 500;
skilled male, $1.00 to $2.50; skilled female, $1,00. There is no differ-
ential in the wages of white and Negro workers of equal skill.
3. Retail Market
Ormond serves as the retail trade center for the immediate vicinity.
1948 Effective Buying Income per family in county, $3,856.*
1948 Estimated total retail sales in county, $62,507,000.*
1948 Estimated retail food store sales in county, $14,700,000.*
1948 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, $4,873,000.*
1948 Estimated drug store sales in county, $2,649,000.*
*Copyright 1949, SALES NANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further
reproduction not licensed.
4. Manufacturing Industries
General: Total number of manufacturing establishments, 3; total number
employed at all manufacturing plants, 19.
Principal manufacturing industries: Ormond Concrete Products Company,
concrete blocks; Edgar Block Machine, machines; John J. Goldy, broom
5. General Remarks on Economy
General: This town relies on tourist trade and the general progress
and work available in the adjoining communities, especially Daytona
Officials: Mayor, F. J. Lewis; City Clerk, J. R. Ellicott, Jr.; City
Attorney, Hull, Graham and French.
Special departments: The city has an active building inspector, electrical
inspector, plumbing inspector, city engineer and street department.
Zoning: The city has a zoning ordinance in effect.
Current city tax rate: Operations, 18 mills; debt service, 4 mills.
Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 7.8 mills; debt
service, 8-y mills.
City basis of assessment: 100% of actual value.
Total assessed value of real property in city: $4,600,000.
City license tax on manufacturing plant: $10.
City utility tax: None.
Current county tax rate: Operations, 14.05 mills (varies); debt service, 0.
Average county tax rate for last five years: Operations, 14.05 mills;
debt service, 0.
Bonded debt: City, $571,000; county, 0.
Other long-term obligations: City, $60,000 (water plant certificates);
Part D---Community Facilities
1. Available Data
Maps: Power distribution system maps are available from Florida Power
and Light Company and city street, trunk water main, trunk sewer and
zoning maps are available for reference in the city hall.
2. Transportation Facilities
Railroad: Ormond is served by the main line of the Florida East Coast
Railway which has 12 passenger and two freight trains daily. Pick-up
and delivery for less than carload freight is available.
Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express service.
Air express service is available from Daytona Beach. Free pick-up
and delivery for express is not available.
2. Transportation Facilities (cont.)
Highway: U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highway A1A pass through Ormond.
Local bus service: One bus is used to provide local transportation.
Intercity bus service: Ormond Bus Line has six trips daily and Greyhound
Motor Lines has a bus every two hours through Ormond.
Intercity trucking facilities: Great Southern Trucking Company, Flamingo
Lines and Tamiami Trail Lines serve the southeastern states from Daytona
Beach. Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa and Savannah are the principal cities
that may be reached by an overnight truck haul.
Air: Daytona Beach Municipal Airport, eight miles away, is the nearest
airport. It has 10,000 square foot of hangar space and four 4,000 x 200
feet runways. The field is open to private planes. Charter cross country
flights are offered. Scheduled commercial air transportation is available
from Daytona Beach through Eastern Air Lines and National Air Lines.
Florida Power and Light Company owns and operates the generating and
distributing systems. Copies of rate schedules can be obtained at the
Coal: Approximate delivered cost per ton is $29.17 for hard coal and
$18.40 for soft coal. Industrial stoker is not used.
Gas: Neither natural nor artificial gas is available.
Bottled gas: Gas Engineering Company and Modern Appliance distribute
Pyrofax rated at 2500 B.t.u. per cubic foot and Green's Fuel rated at
3300 B.t.u. per cubic foot. Rates are available on request,
Other: Fuel oil and kerosene are available from twelve distributors in
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal
Sewage: City does not have a sewerage system.
Garbage: Garbage is collected three times per week.
6. Water Supply
Source: Wells. Present source considered adequate for expansion.
Consumption: 450,000 gallons per day.
Pumping capacity: 4,320,000 gallons per day.
Silica (Si02) 19
Iron (Fe) Trace
Calcium (Ca) 12
Magnesium (Mg) 15
Sodium and Potassium (Na & K) 140
Bicarbonate (HC03) 37
Carbonate (C ) 11
Sulphate (S04T 13
Chloride (Cl') 174
6. Water Supply (Cont.)
Carbonate hardness P. P. M. 56 Gr per Gal 3.3
Non Carbonate hardness I" ", 34 2.0
Total Hardness 90 1" 5.3
Rate at date of survey:
Per 1,000 Gallons
First 10,000 gallons 400
Hoxt 10,000 gallons 350
Next 30,000 gallons 30G
Next 150,000 gallons 250
Next 300,000 gallons 23
All over 500,030 gallons 20
7. Communications Facilities
Telephone service: Ormond is served by a Southern Bell Telephone and
Telegraph Company exchange at Daytona Beach, six miles away.
Telegraph service: The Western Union office in Daytona Beach has office
hours of 7 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and 8 a.m, to 10 p.m. on Sundays
8. Educational Facilities
Elementary Junior High High
Number of schools 1 1 0
Present enrollment 255 60 -
Present capacity 300 100 -
Number of schools 1 1 0
Present enrollment 150 60 -
Present capacity 120 50 -
Vocational training for white students: None is available in Ormond.
Volusia County Vocational School, in Daytona Beach, now has courses in
commercial subjects, radio, maintenance and repair, automobile mechanics,
woodworking, electricity, masonry, bricklaying, plastering, cement block
laying, blueprint reading and construction mathematics, photography,
machine shop theory and practice, and college preparatory. A course
of instruction for any occupation will be established whenever a minimum
of ten enrolloos is secured.
Vocational Training for Negro students: None is available in Ormond.
Instruction in commercial subjects is available in Daytona Beach.
Other schools: The Casements, a girls' school.
Libraries: Ormond Village Improvement Association Library, 4,000 volumes.
9. Health Facilities
City-County health department: Staff of one full-time and 13 part-time
doctors and nine nurses. Operates tuberculosis, venereal disease, infant
and pro-school, and maternity clinics in Ormond, Daytona Beach, DeLand,
Holly Hill, New Smyrna and Port Orange.
Hospitals: There are no hospitals in Ormond. This section is served by
hospitals in Daytona Beach.
10. Recreational Facilities
Public parks: Ormond Art Memorial Gallery.
Athletic fields: Ormond Ball Park, baseball diamond; school playground,
swings, slides, merry-go-round.
Other: The Florida East Coast Railway operates a private tennis court
and golf course.
S 11. Police Protection
City: Force consists of five policemen. City has two cars, with radio
equipment. Patrolmen are uniformed. Regular beats are maintained at night.
City jail is approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
County: Sheriff's office at DeLand provides police protection outside the
city. County jail is approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
12. Fire Protection
City: Force consists of two full-time and a varying number of volunteer
firemen. City has two engines and one station.
Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 2; NBFU, Class 7.
County: City fire department answers calls from outlying sections.
13. City Streets
Mileage: Total, 76 miles; paved, 40 miles; gravelled, 36 miles.
General: Concrete and asphalt are the principal types of pavement used.
About 6% of the streets are curbed and about 40% have sidewalks. Approxi-
mately 75% of the streets should be rebuilt or extensively repaired during
Sthe next five years.
14. Banking Facilities
This area is served by banks in Daytona Beach.
15. Construction and Service Facilities
Type and number: (Available in Daytona Beach) General contractors, 29;
architects, 6; land surveyors, 5; general machine shops, 2; machine repair
facilities, 5; foundries, 1; automotive repair facilities, 25; consulting
16. Retail Facilities
Type and number: Dry goods stores, 0; department stores, 1; grocery stores,
5; drug stores, 0. Dry goods and drug stores are available in Daytona
Parking: City has no parking meters and no parking lots.
Vacant stores: There are no vacant stores in the business district.
17, Wholesale Facilities
General: Ormond is not a wholesale distribution center. Commercial cold
Storage, commercial freezing and public warehousing facilities are not
18. Housing Conditions
General: Ellinor Village Housing Development has eased the housing problem.
19. Hotels and Restaurants
Hotels: Number, 3; rooms, 572.
Restaurants: Number, 11; seating capacity, 460.
There is no local newspaper. The Daytona Beach News-Journal is delivered
21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners
Ormond Laundry serves the city. The area is also served by laundries
and dry cleaners in Daytona Beach.
22. Civic Organizations
Name and name of president: Village Improvement Association, Mrs. Stanley
Carnoll; Chamber of Commerce, John E. Frasor, President, G. W. Clifford,
Denomination: Union, Episcopal, Methodist, Baptist.
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