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Palm Coast Dead Zones: City Proposing Less Restrictive Cell-Tower Rules, But Council Demurs

| June 30, 2015

The proposal is being made ahead of a deal between the city and a cell tower company to put a 150-foot tower near Heroes Park, behind Palm Coast Parkway, on land where Palm Coast’s Water Plan No. 1 sits.

Male Prostitute, 42, Faces Felony Charge of Assaulting Client, 69, in Palm Coast’s W-Section

| June 18, 2015

A deputy had to threaten a naked Charles Hines, 42, with a Taser to force him out of the client’s house, naked, during a commotion that drew several neighbors’ attention Wednesday evening.

Palm Coast’s Jim Landon Retaliates Against County in Series of Accusations, Then Says Conflict Is All But Resolved

| June 18, 2015

Landon put the city’s trust of the county in question, implied the county runs a less professional organization than the city, accused the county of deceiving a state agency, and accused the county manager of using bullying tactics before conceding that all is just about well between the two sides.

Palm Coast Points Finger Back at County Over Airport Water Clash, But Agrees to Executive Summit

| June 16, 2015

Firing back at county criticism, City Manager Jim Landon said the county has always known what to do to resolve a standoff over a water agreement for the airport. But the city and county manager are now likely to meet with the mayor and the county board chairman to resolve the issue.

County Rips Into Palm Coast Government Over Shackled Airport Water Deal

| June 15, 2015

County frustration boiled into outright criticism of Palm Coast’s administration Monday as the city has yet to sign a deal both sides agreed to seven months ago, controlling water service at the county airport.

Florida Park Drive Data Sees No Traffic Problem. Residents Differ. Council Is Stumped.

| June 10, 2015

The Palm Coast council wants to help residents along Florida Park Drive, but it isn’t sure there is a solution there that would not also trigger a problem elsewhere.

Palm Coast Passes on Supporting County In Anti-Fracking and Drilling Resolutions

| June 10, 2015

The Palm Coast City Council chose not to sign on to a pair of resolutions opposing fracking or seismic testing for oil offshore of Florida, saying the county has already spoken.

Palm Coast Councilman Calls for Task Force to Address Public Abuse of Government Workers

| June 4, 2015

At Council member Bill McGuire’s request, the city formed a task force to better protect government employees from what he says has become routine abuse in person, by phone, by email, and out on the streets where government workers often interact with residents.

Palm Coast Bragging Rights: City’s Fire Protection Rating Vaults to Near Highest

| June 4, 2015

Palm Coast’s fire-protection ISO rating improves from 4 to 2, topping the county and yielding likely cheaper property insurance rates for commercial and residential property owners.

In a Reversal, Palm Coast Council Opts to Delay Old Kings Road Repaving Until Fall of 2016

| June 4, 2015

The resurfacing of Old Kings Road will wait for the completion of a utility project along the road. Instead, three dozen city streets will be repaved in 2015-16.

Taxable Values Rise Again–6% in Palm Coast, 7% in Flagler–But So Do Demands on Budgets

| June 2, 2015

With more value comes more revenue for local governments, and more expectations from various agencies and the public–including a $2.4 million budget increase request from the sheriff’s office alone.

Palm Coast Wants Protection From Extortionist Lawsuits Over Public Record Requests

| May 28, 2015

Palm Coast and the Florida League of Cities are seeking a change in law that would protect local governments from opportunistic groups more individuals who sue governments and companies over public record violations.

Palm Coast Council Members Cautiously Discuss Their Low Salaries, But No Raise Yet

| May 26, 2015

Palm Coast council members earn the same as Bunnell commission members: $9,600 a year, even though Palm Coast has 30 times the population of Bunnell.

Missing Key Ingredient—“People”—Charter Review Storm Evaporates as Quickly as It Came

| May 19, 2015

Few people showed up at today’s Palm Coast council meeting and fewer still spoke on the charter-review proposal by Council member Steven Nobile, appearing to end the matter.

Flagler’s Ronald Reagan Group Orchestrating Blitz on Palm Coast Council Over City Charter

| May 18, 2015

An email request for “support” of council member Steven Nobile’s push for a charter review went to the local tea party membership, and was signed by the Ronald Reagan group’s president, Michael McElroy.

Steven Nobile Thrust For Broad Charter Review Has Rest of Palm Coast Council on Defensive

| May 12, 2015

A push for a charter review by Palm Coast City Council member Steven Nobile provoked an at-times heated discussion at council today as members largely opposed the notion absent a more defined public drive for changing the city’s equivalent of a constitution.

Hurricane, Terrorism, Evacuations: In Flagler Emergencies, These Are The People Who Hold Your Fate In Their Hands

| May 5, 2015

The Flagler County Executive Policy Group is the most powerful local government panel you’ve never heard of, and its members make all key decisions in natural or man-made emergencies. They practiced this morning.

Neighborhood Feuds Again Simmer Around Ralph Carter Park, But Solutions Questioned

| April 30, 2015

While Ralph Carter Park in Palm Coast’s R-Section thrives, neighbors around Richardson Drive are feuding with younger people, who feel harassed for just hanging out. The city council is looking into a block party–and possibly more fence-building around the park.

Palm Coast Mayor Rips Waste of County’s EMS Service and Says Do It All Or Pay the City

| April 28, 2015

Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts doesn’t question the quality of emergency services but considers them wastefully duplicative, and wants to see the city’s and county’s approach change.

Derelict Matanzas Golf Course Overrun By More Questions Than Answers, Angering Residents

| April 21, 2015

The Matanzas gold course has been in disuse for almost a decade, it is overgrown and badly kept. The city is stepping up code enforcement, but also pledging to convene a discussion between property owners and gonvernent agencies, including the mysterious owners of the golf course.

Supreme Court Turns Down Red-Light Camera Appeal, Leaving In Place Restrictions On Who May Issue Tickets

| April 15, 2015

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal on a red-light camera case with a direct bearing on Palm Coast’s traffic-enforcement program. Five justices concurred in turning down the appeal, without explanation, as is customary when the court turns down a case.

Candor, Humor and a Few Sharp Jabs from Jim Landon in a State of the City Overview

| April 15, 2015

Addressing Walmart’s renewed interest in its potential second store in Palm Coast, golf courses, construction and economic activity, Palm Coast City Manager spoke for almost two hours Monday morning to some 90 residents about the state of the city and its near future.

For Palm Coast’s Money-Losing Golf Course, Grass Is Always Greener On Other Side of Promises

| April 14, 2015

An update on the city’s golf course did not go well this morning at city council. Instead of projecting when the golf course and tennis center would stop losing money, City Manager Jim Landon directed the company managing the operations to simply stop making projections to the city council.

Dennis McDonald Sues Palm Coast Again, This Time Over Tripping On a Cracked Sidewalk

| April 9, 2015

The city’s insurer denied Dennis McDonald’s claim for damages over an injury he suffered while walking on a Club House Drive sidewalk in 2013. He’s suing the city for damages of more than $15,000, though he’s yet top pay a slightly larger debt to the city, by a judge’s order, in compensation for a frivolous and unrelated lawsuit he’d filed five months after the accident.

Palm Coast Mayor Netts Urges Residents To Join Water-Conservation Challenge

| April 3, 2015

By participating in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, Palm Coast residents can qualify to win a Prius and other eco-friendly prizes, and put the city on the map of greenest communities.

Fences May Rise in Front Yards Citywide and Descend in Backyards, Along Saltwater Canals

| April 1, 2015

The Palm Coast City Council is verging on approving looser regulations for front-yard fences citywide, and stricter regulations on backyard fences along saltwater canals only.

Barely Less Stingy, More Demanding Palm Coast Completes $30,000 Arts Grants Awards

| March 31, 2015

The amount Palm Coast devotes to the arts remains woefully low, however—amounting to just 37 cents per year per resident. The grant program represents a paltry 0.11 percent of the city’s $28 million general fund budget.

“City of Palm Coast Code Enforcement Is Done Identically To Any Other City,” Attorney Says

| March 31, 2015

Judging from the city’s own survey, Palm Coast residents are not quite enthusiastic about code enforcement, whose visibility is emphasized by the city’s fleet of frequent-driving trucks But the city has no plans to alter its approach.

Gutted Bill Restricting Red-Light Cameras Advances as Turn-On-Red Penalty Is Restored  

| March 24, 2015

While the restrictive proposal cleared its latest committee, 7-3, the bill’s only surviving measures would require cities to send our red-light camera notices by certified mail, and to use revenue for public safety programs.

Chick-fil-A Phenomenon Camps Out in Palm Coast: If Grateful Dead Fans Loved Chikin

| March 18, 2015

Chick-fil-A’s grand opening in Palm Coast brought with it what has become a near-cult following of groupies, overwhelmingly from out of town, who camp out for 24 hours to earn their 52 free meals. A profile of the phenomenon, and the company.

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