City of Deltona  
2345 Providence Blvd.  
Deltona, FL 32725  
Special City Commission Meeting  
Thursday, May 2, 2024  
5:30 PM  
Deltona Commission Chambers  
REVISED 05/02/2024  
DECORUM POLICY: The City of Deltona has a significant interest in conducting  
orderly and efficient public meetings, which includes preventing disruption,  
promoting civility, and preserving decorum. To that end, behavior which disrupts or  
impedes the efficient and orderly conduct of any public meeting, as determined by  
the Mayor, or presiding officer, or a majority of the City Commission, is not  
permitted. The Mayor, or presiding officer, or a majority of the City Commission, may  
interrupt, warn, or terminate a speaker’s statement when that statement is too  
lengthy, personally directed, abusive, obscene, irrelevant, or otherwise reasonably  
perceived to be a disruption to the fair and orderly progress of the discussion at  
hand. The Mayor, or presiding officer, or a majority of the City Commission, may also  
interrupt any part of the meeting to warn any individual that they are being  
disruptive or otherwise impeding the efficient and orderly conduct of the meeting.  
The Mayor, or presiding officer, or a majority of the City Commission, may require  
any individual to leave a public meeting for its duration if that individual is unable to  
observe this Policy after being warned. Should an individual be required to leave a  
meeting for violating this Policy, that person shall be escorted from Commission  
Chambers by a Volusia Sheriff’s Deputy.  
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Mayor Avila.  
Present:7 -  
Mayor Avila  
Vice Mayor JodyLee  
Commissioner Avila-Vazquez  
Commissioner Colwell  
Commissioner Heriot  
Commissioner McCool  
Commissioner Shimkus  
4. PUBLIC FORUM: Public comments shall be limited to items on the agenda and  
shall not exceed four minutes. Please be courteous and respectful of the views of  
others. Personal attacks on Commission members, City staff or members of the  
public are not allowed, and will be ruled out of order by the Mayor.  
Request for approval of Mr. Dale “Doc” Dougherty’s proposed City  
Manager employment agreement - City Attorney Marsha Segal-George,  
Human Resources Director Floris Johnson and Commissioner Heriot.  
Strategic Goal: Internal and external communication  
Vice Mayor arrived at 5:31 p.m.  
The City Attorney gave a brief explanation of the item.  
Mayor Avila asked Commissioner Heriot to explain the changes and Commissioner Heriot  
replied there were a lot of little changes but, the most substantial changes were the change  
from 3% annual increase to 4%, the removal of Section 4, adding language to the  
indemnification clause, and changes to the insurance contributions to an FSA (Flexible  
Spending Account).  
Vice Mayor asked if Commissioner Heriot was happy with the contract and Commissioner  
Heriot replied very happy, this is a manageable contract.  
Motion by Vice Mayor JodyLee, seconded by Commissioner McCool, to  
approve the City Manager employment agreement as presented.  
Mayor Avila opened the public comments and Edwin LaSanta, Elbert Bryan, Richard  
Bellach and Tara D'Errico addressed the City Commission.  
The motion carried by the following vote:  
For: 7 -  
Mayor Avila, Vice Mayor JodyLee, Commissioner  
Avila-Vazquez, Commissioner Colwell, Commissioner Heriot,  
Commissioner McCool, and Commissioner Shimkus  
Vice Mayor called Point of Order, he wanted to talk about something because there is  
something going around about the IRS.  
Mayor Avila asked for clarification if the Commission can talk about anything other than  
what is on the agenda and the City Clerk replied no.  
Mayor Avila called Vice Mayor out of order.  
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:49 p.m.  
Santiago Avila, Jr., MAYOR  
Joyce Raftery, CMC, MMC, CITY CLERK