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Tuesday Briefing: It’s Election Day, Palm Coast Ends It With Holland Park Contractor, Job Fair, Pope’s Vote

| November 8, 2016

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Today’s jail bookings.

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“[Women] are the ones who maintain the world while we men throw it into disarray with our historic brutality.”

–From Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, “Living to Tell the Tale” (2002).

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.

Election Day: Polls open at 7 a.m., close at 7 p.m., though if you’re in line to vote, you’ll still get to vote no matter how late after 7 p.m. Here’s a sample ballot. Find your precinct here.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. for a special meeting to sever its contract with Tumbleson White Construction of Gainesville, the contractor hired to rebuild Holland Park, and whose work and delays the city has been dissatisfied with: the park’s renovation is half a year behind schedule. The meeting will be followed by a workshop, the last for Mayor Jon Netts and council member Jason DeLorenzo. The council will discuss the contract with a construction company set to build sewer infrastructure for the city for $4.1 million.

The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets for three successive meetings at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell, as follows: at noon and again at 6 p.m. to canvass absentee ballots, and at 7 p.m. to issue unofficial results of the election.

Job fair: More than 50 local and regional employers will be on hand for Daytona State College’s Fall Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mori Hosseini Center (bldg. 1200) on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Details here.

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

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

ELECTION DAY: Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the general election. That means 8 p.m. eastern for western Florida.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Nov. 10: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 5:15 p.m. to canvass provisional ballots and discuss unofficial results.
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. 18: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 5 p.m. to canvass overseas ballots and discuss official results.
Nov. 22: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 10 a.m. to conduct a post-election, manual audit.
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. 28 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Robert Caro on Robert Moses

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1 Response for “Tuesday Briefing: It’s Election Day, Palm Coast Ends It With Holland Park Contractor, Job Fair, Pope’s Vote”

  1. Anonymous says:

    very fitting this sight has the American flag facing the opposite direction it should in photos or display.

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