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Kimble Medley Appointed to Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board, 3 Others Reappointed

| September 16, 2014

Kimble Medley during a candidate forum while she was running for Supervisor of Elections two years ago. (© FlaglerLive)

Kimble Medley during a candidate forum while she was running for Supervisor of Elections two years ago. (© FlaglerLive)

It took the Palm Coast City Council on Tuesday morning three ballots to appoint Kimble Medley to the Code Enforcement Board. Medley, a 2012 Republican candidate for Supervisor of Elections, joins the seven-member board in place of Allen Edward, who resigned earlier this year.

Medley, 54, a 10-year resident of Palm Coast and currently a resident of its L Section in the 2nd District, has been working toward a Master’s in leadership at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Between 2006 and 2009 she worked at the clerk of court’s office and the supervisor of elections’ office.

Kenneth Klinkenberg, who’s served four terms, was in contention with Medley, but since Klinkenberg had served more than two terms, his reappointment required at least four of the five votes on the council. He managed a maximum of three, and by the third ballot, he was down to two. He was appointed an alternate member. There are two such positions on the board. Woody Douge, who was a candidate for the city council but did not advance past the primary in August, is the other alternate.

Alternate members can attend but not vote during Code Enforcement Board meetings, unless one of the seven regular board members is absent. Alternates can then fill in and vote.

Three other members were re-appointed to the board today: Neil Copeland, Robert Branin and Gerry Chagnon, who had previously been an alternate.

Code Enforcement Board members serve three-year terms and meet once a month. The position is not paid, but it has been seen as a stepping stone to elected office. Three other members’ seats are not up until 2016: Norman Mugford, Tameka McDowell and Dean Roberts.

Six candidates had applied for appointment or reappointment to the board. Stephanie Capehart, the director of client relations at Palm Coast Data, was the only applicant among the six who did not make the cut.

The Code Enforcement Board membership is now as follows: Robert Branin, Gerry Chagnon, Neil Copeland, Tameka McDowell, Kimble Medley, Norman Mugford and Dean Roberts. Alternates: Woody Douge and Kenneth Klinkenberg.

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9 Responses for “Kimble Medley Appointed to Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board, 3 Others Reappointed”

  1. Swamp Fox says:

    Is she going to get rid of the rental scum who are destroying our property valve with their work vehicles in the driveways and constant noise and drunken stupors ? Oh, and make them cut their grass and hedges like the rest of us SLAVES have to do .

  2. Heidi Shipley says:

    I’m very happy for you. I’m sure whatever you do will be in a positive direction for Palm Coast. This is great news.

  3. Will says:

    Congratulations Ms. Medley. Conscientious volunteers are the core of a city’s well being. It’s good of you to step up.

  4. K says:

    I wonder if Kimberle Weeks lives in Palm Coast and whether she will be stalking her house, measuring the height of her grass.

  5. Freddy says:

    “Code Enforcement Board members serve three-year terms and meet once a month. The position is not paid, but it has been seen as a stepping stone to elected office. Three other members’ seats are not up until 2016: Norman Mugford, Tameka McDowell and Dean”

    A ticket to the corrupt world of city and county politics.

  6. Groot says:

    Like the comment about the renters. Our renter across the way comes out on Sunday morning crack of dawn and cuts the grass every few weeks. He scalps it to root level, never trims the bushes, is too cheap to use trash bags, they just stuff it in a big can and it blows all over on trash days. Yard looks like poop, a bunch of kids, work truck. They are the heaviest users of public services, social services and the schools. Oh yeah, it sucks.

  7. Samantha Claire says:

    Kim Medley is one of the most competent women I know. She is indeed over qualified for the Code position but she shows her selfless willingness to contribute to her community in this and many other ways. Thanks for stepping up to serve. SC

  8. Will says:

    Let’s look on the positive side – when Palm Coast was founded, and before and after it was incorporated, there was a belief that keeping things somewhat orderly would promote growth, protect homeowner property values, and provide some of the comfort and security that homeowners and new retirees would want. People in general liked that and voted accordingly for council members who would go along with that.

    Moving forward, there’s still a lot of merit to continuing some of that, though leaving room for ingenuity and creativeness. I’m hopeful that the enforcement board can focus on the good things that tie us together while watching out for petty disagreements that muddy civil discourse. And I hope that if the board sees a place where “enforcement” is erratic, irregular, or unnecessary, that they will encourage the city council to change the rules and the city manager to change the enforcement procedures.

  9. confidential says:

    Also Mrs Medley does not have the required credentials to be in the code Enforcement Board:
    Code Enforcement Board
    Ordinance Number 2000-41, adopted on August 1, 2000, established the Code Enforcement Board. The composition of the Code Enforcement Board, whenever possible, should include an architect, a businessperson, an engineer, a general contractor, a subcontractor and a realtor. The intent of the Code Enforcement Board is to promote, protect and improve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Palm Coast. The Board has the authority to impose administrative fines and other non-criminal penalties; and, to provide equitable, expeditious, effective and inexpensive methods of enforcing any code and/or ordinance in force in the City. The Code Enforcement Board has the authority to subpoena alleged violators, witnesses and evidence to its hearings, take testimony under oath and issue orders having the force of law to command whatever steps are necessary to bring a violation into compliance.

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