Holly Hill commissioner living in Ormond Beach


HOLLY HILL, Fla. - WFTV tracked down a Holly Hill commissioner to ask if he plans to step down since he no longer lives in the city.

Commissioner Donnie Moore has not lived in Holly Hill for two months, and is living in Ormond Beach.

Moore said he was forced to move and said it's only temporary.

He was forced to sell his riverfront home in Holy Hill through short sale, Moore said.

"My heart is in Holly Hill. I've always made my decisions based on the good of the city. That is not going to change. I've never been a sell-out and I'm not going to be a sell-out now," Moore said.

Eyewitness News received a Volusia County Schools residency affidavit which shows Moore is living in Ormond Beach.

Moore, who is also a firefighter, was angry someone from the district would release the document with his children's names listed on it.

"To release that information knowing that it was wrong, that is malicious," Moore said.

Moore said even though he no longer lives in the city of Holly Hill, he refuses to give up his seat and the city will not take action until the commission gets to weigh in on it at its next meeting.

Moore said he would respect any decision made by his peers.

"After hearing all the facts, if the commission says, 'We think you should resign,' I'll resign, absolutely," Moore said.

According to the city charter, a commissioner must live in the city to be elected and if a seat is vacant over a period of time, the city can hold a special election. It is unclear if the city can remove Moore if he does not resign.