Commissioner Susan Adams Addresses DWC Members
Indian River County Commissioner Susan Adams recently updated members of the Democratic Women’s Club on activities around the county.

Speaking during the club’s March luncheon meeting at Marsh Landing in Fellsmere, Adams highlighted ongoing projects. Among those are the new north county office complex scheduled to open in September on U.S. 1 and Fire Station 14 now up and operational on 26th Street.

Citing a growth in bus ridership, Adams also discussed the new north county bus hub on County Road 510.  Public buses are “very much used in this county,” she said.

Due to agricultural areas becoming more residential, Indian River is looking into ways to make improvements to dirt roads, Adams said. Commissioners are investigating options for a dedicated funding source.

Adams also spoke of the commission’s decision to kill the Oslo Road boat ramp. “My impression is that the project is now dead and we’ll not see it come back,” she said.

The District 1 commissioner addressed the future of the Indian River Lagoon. She stressed the need for an overall regional plan on the health of the lagoon. “I feel very strongly that we need a plan.”

Hitting on the positives, Adams said ad valorem and gas tax revenues are up and tourist taxes are up 20 percent this year. “Everything’s looking good.”

Additionally, she noted that the U.S. women’s rowing team trained locally on the C64 canal and a major fishing tournament held in the northern county will be televised on NBC later this year.

The Democratic Women’s Club’s annual scholarship awards luncheon will be held April 14 at Grand Harbor Clubhouse.

—Brenda Krzczuk and Belinda Mall