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Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast Talks Garbage, Suppressing a DUI Test, Entrepreneur Night at Channel Side, Commission Forum

| October 25, 2016

John Rogers is a two-term Bunnell city commissioner, but his day job can get more interesting: he owns John's Towing in Bunnell, and often finds himself untangling wrecks, as he did Saturday, after a car transport overturned on Old Kings Road. (© FlaglerLive)

John Rogers is a two-term Bunnell city commissioner, but his day job can get more interesting: he owns John’s Towing in Bunnell, and often finds himself untangling wrecks, as he did Saturday, after a car transport overturned on Old Kings Road. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 80. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Warmer. Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 167.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day:
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Today’s jail bookings.

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carter g woodson“The race needs workers, not leaders. Such workers will solve the problems which race leaders talk about and raise money to enable them to talk more and more about. When you hear a man talking, then, always inquire as to what he is doing or what he has done for humanity. Oratory and resolutions do not avail much. If they did, the Negro race would be in a paradise on earth. It may be well to repeat here the saying that old men talk of what they have done, young men of what they are doing, and fools of what they expect to do. The Negro race has a rather large share of the last mentioned class.”

–Carter G. Woodson, from “The Mis-Education of the Negro” (1933).

In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

Early voting begins in Flagler County and runs through Nov. 5, with polls open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at three locations: The Flagler County Supervisor of Elections office in Bunnell (in the Government Services Building), at the Flagler County Public Library on Palm Coast Parkway, and at the Palm Coast Community Center on Palm Coast Parkway, off of Clubhouse Drive. Voting by mail has been under way since mid-October. Keep up with the number of ballots cast in Flagler here.

The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at City Hall in Town Center, 9 a.m. The council will discuss a proposed contract extension with Waste Pro, which provides garbage services for city residents and businesses, and is in line for the second five-year extension on its contract, though it went through a bidding process just as it had five years ago.

DUI Manslaughter: Richard Kelley, who faces three felony charges and two misdemeanor charges in the drunk-driving-manslaughter death of Michelle Hunter Roberts, 59, at the intersection of Belle Terre Parkway and Pine Grove Parkway in January 2014, appears before Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman in a motion to suppress: Roberts wants the results of his blood sample, obtained by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper at the hospital after the wreck, with his consent, but without warrant. The results showed a 0.137 blood-alcohol level. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08. Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cops must have a warrant before obtaining a blood test. The question remains, however, whether “implied consent” was sufficient, and whether the June 2016 decision will be applied retroactively in the Roberts case. If it is, the prosecution would have a far more difficult time making the DUI manslaughter charge stick. See Kelley’s charging affidavit.

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Flagler Votes Forum and Debate for Flagler County Commission Candidates at the Hilton Garden Inn starting at 6:30 p.m, starting with 5:30 reception and boozing. Florida State Representative Paul Renner and his opponent Adam Morley will attend, as will as Florida State Senator Travis Hutson, his opponent Curtis Ceballos and Flagler County Clerk candidates Tom Bexley and Doug Courtney. Each of these candidates will speak briefly as a welcome for the main program at 6:30 p.m.

Entrepreneur Night at Channel Side in Palm Coast, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 1 Yacht Club Dr. At the event, you will enjoy free appetizers along with a cash bar. As always, you can expect to make many new connections and have meaningful conversations with Entrepreneurs, Investors, and folks who provide support and services to entrepreneurs. Free. RSVP here.

Local Media Recap:

2016 General Election Interviews


Larry Jones (D)
Rick Staly (R)
Thomas Dougherty (I)

Palm Coast City Council

Nick Klufas (Dist. 3)
Pam Richardson (Dist. 3)

Flagler School Board

Maria Barbosa (Dist. 5)
Myra Middleton-Valentine (Dist. 5)

Flagler County Commission

Jason DeLorenzo (Dist. 1)
Charlie Ericksen (Dist. 1)
Barbara Revels (Dist. 3)
Dave Sullivan (Dist. 3)
George Hanns (Dist. 5)
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In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.

The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will discuss the 2015-2016 evaluation for university President John Delaney. (8:30 a.m., University of North Florida, Student Union, Jacksonville.)

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will take up a series of issues, including a proposal to spend $16.1 million to buy 11,000 acres of conservation land in Jefferson and Leon counties. (9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

Oct. 26: Open house for the public to learn about the State Road A1A re-construction project in Flagler Beach, hosted from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. by the Florida Department of Transportation, at the Flagler Beach City Hall. Meeting participants may attend any time during the scheduled hours to learn more. Project information will be available for review, and FDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project, answer questions, and receive comments.
Oct. 27: Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin hosts a town hall meeting with School Board member Andy Dance at Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd., Bunnell, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 27: the Flagler County Chamber will host “Meet the City Managers” with Dan Davis of Bunnell, Jim Landon of Palm Coast and Larry Newsom of Flagler Beach. Each manager will provide a short update of what’s happening in their city and be available to answer questions. 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast, Registration at 7:45 a.m., $20.00 for members in advance with payment. Contact Tiffany Edwards for more information,
stetson school of musicNov. 1: Stetson Sounds New XII: First Glimpse, World premieres by Stetson composers, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
Nov. 2: Stetson Guitar Ensemble, Stephen Robinson, director, Featuring students of the studio of Stephen Robinson performing in various ensembles with guitar, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
Nov. 3: Stetson Guest Recital, Denise Gainey, clarinet and Yakov Kasman, piano. Yakov Kasman is a Van Cliburn silver medalist, and Denise Gainey is a Backun Artist and student of Kalman Opperman. Both are faculty members at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
florida agricultural museum civil war reenactments pellicer creekNov. 4-5: The Florida Agricultural Museum will host the seventh annual Pellicer Creek Raid on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. Approximately 150 infantry, artillery, and cavalry troops will be demonstrating military life in Florida circa 1864. Parades will take place at noon and battles at 1 p.m. on both days of the event. During the rest of the program, the re-enactors’ historic camps will be open to the public. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please contact the Florida Agricultural Museum at (386) 446-7630 or The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
Nov. 4: Stetson’s 27th Undergraduate Annual Juried Arts Exhibition, with Reception and awards ceremony 6-8 p.m. at the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand, 32723 (call 386/822-7270).
Nov. 4-5: Stetson Homecoming Concert, Featuring Stetson’s Concert Choir, University Symphonic Band, and Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, 386-822-8950, Complimentary Admission.
Nov. 5-6: Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and Food Festival in Flagler Beach. (Cancelled.)
Nov. 5: Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race, with Nov. 6 as rain date, In Flagler Beach. (Cancelled.)
Nov. 6: Reflections Salon, Inc, a local family owned business, will be offering $10 haircuts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and donating all proceeds to stage 4 cancer survivor and Hurricane Matthew victim Kevin Kosinski. The salon, which opened in 2014, is at 25 Pine Cone Dr, Ste 3, Palm Coast. Call (386) 225-4503 for information.
Nov. 6: Stetson Faculty Chamber Ensemble, Featuring Brahms’ Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello, Lynn Musco, clarinet, David Bjella, cello, Michael Rickman, piano, 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
Nov. 8: Election Day.
Nov. 8: Stetson Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor: A rare opportunity to hear Roberto Molinelli’s Twin Legends, featuring David Bjella, cello. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, 386-822-8950. Tickets: $10 adult, $8 senior, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at
Nov. 14: The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society presents Marcia Fine, award-winning author of seven novels, who will speak about a “Sephardic Journey” at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of the Old Ponce de Leon Hotel, 74 King Street at Cordova Street on the Flagler College Campus in St. Augustine. Fine’s historical fiction, “The Blind Eye,” has been chosen by the State Library of Arizona ONEBOOKAZ, a celebration of quality literature. The program is free, all are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. Please call (904) 829-6481 for best directions.
Nov. 29: A hearing is scheduled before Circuit Judge Scott DuPont in the case of Dunn v. Flagler County Schools, the case involving an allegation that two children were bullied and one of them was sexually assaulted by other children at a voluntary pre-kindergarten at Old Kings Elementary school in 2015. See the background story here. 1:45 p.m., Courtroom 402, Flagler County Courthouse.
Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.

The Day’s Best Reads:

Fact-Checking the Knaves:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Oct. 21 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Josquin des Prez: La déploration sur la mort de Johannes Ockeghem, Performed by Vox Luminis

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