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Thursday Briefing: Protesting Home Rule Violations, G.W. Carver Auction, Wetlands in Flagler Beach, Taxes

| April 13, 2017

The George Washington Carver Foundation, which supports the Carver Center in Bunnell, formerly known as Carver Gym, holds an arts auction this evening.

The George Washington Carver Foundation, which supports the Carver Center in Bunnell, formerly known as Carver Gym, holds an arts auction this evening. See below. To bid, go here.

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 223.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: agig, adj..
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Today’s jail bookings.

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andy dance“If you can’t get three people to back your idea, then it’s probably not a good idea anyway.”

–Flagler County School Board member Andy Dance during an April 4 workshop.

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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.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.

Protest against state Sen. Travis Hutson’s legislative attempt to eliminate Home Rule, and gut local control over short-term rentals (SB 188), at the intersection of Hammock Dunes Parkway and Hotel Trace (just outside the “Ocean Hammock” Gate), by Hammock residents, 1 to 2 p.m.



G.W. Carver Center Local Artist Exhibit and Auction at Hammock Dunes Creek Club, 5:30 p.m. The auction benefits the Carver Center in Bunnell. To bid, go here.

The Atlantic City Boys in concert at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The Flagler County Airport Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m., third floor, Airport Corporate Center, 120 Airport Road, Palm Coast.

The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The commission is expected to approve an $818,000 contract to S.E. Cline Construction for a stormwater project in the Ocean Palm Subdivision. The commission will also consider amendments to its wetlands ordinance. The full agenda and background materials are here.

Announcements:

AARP Tax Assistance through April 15: The AARP Tax-Aide program has nearly 32,000 volunteers staffing 8,500 sites across the United States. These IRS certified volunteers provide free tax counseling and preparation service to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. By appointment only, call 386-313-4048. This program will continue through April 15.

palm coast arts foundation picnics and popsPalm Coast Arts Foundation’s Annual Picnics and Pops Concert With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, at Town Center: Tickets for the 10th Anniversary event, on May 7 at 6:30 p.m., are $40 for members of the foundation, $45 for the general public, through March 15. After March 15, tickets are $45 and $50, and a table of 10 goes for $450 for members, $500 for the general public. For tickets go to www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com or call 386-225-4394. See a full flier for the event here.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

The House is scheduled to hold a floor session at noon.

The Senate will hold a floor session and take up a series of bills, including a proposal (SB 532), filed by Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, that is aimed at better notifying the public when pollution occurs. The bill comes after controversy about high-profile pollution incidents involving a sinkhole at a phosphate plant in Polk County and sewage discharges into Tampa Bay. (4 p.m.)

The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions at 11 a.m.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who is widely expected to run for governor in 2018, is scheduled to speak at the Republican Club of South Sarasota County Reagan Day Dinner. (7 p.m., Jacaranda West Country Club, 1901 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

April 14: Many government offices are closed today for Good Friday.

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James Taylor.

April 17: The trial of James Albert Taylor, who faces a first-degree felony charge of lewd and lascivious molestation of an 11-year-old girl, is scheduled for 9 a.m., starting with jury selection, before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, in Courtroom 401, Flagler County courthouse. A mistrial was declared earlier this month in the case (2014 CF 000043).
April 17: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Civic Case Law: Foreclosure, Law suit litigation, Evictions and Small claims. See the flyer here.
April 18: Season Opening of Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool 2-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (days and hours expand May 27), Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Daily rates and season passes available. More info: 386-986-4741.
April 18: Numerous businesses are participating in a Daytona State College job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lemerand Center on DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Participating employers include Volusia County, Boston Whaler, SMA Behavioral Health, Heartland Dental, Silversphere, Thompson Pump and Manufacturing, Florida Health Care Plans, Halifax Health, Walgreens, Wells Fargo and others representing health services, education, banking, insurance, IT, hospitality, manufacturing and public service industries. Current DSC students and alumni are welcome to visit the college’s Career Services Department prior to the job fairs for assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and other free services. Career Services is located in the Wetherell Building (#100), Rm. 205, on the Daytona Beach Campus. For additional information regarding the job fairs or DSC’s Career Services Department, contact Dean Howe, (386) 506-3379, Dean.Howe@DaytonaState.edu.
April 23: The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, are in concert at 3:30 p.m. at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Pkwy, performing works by Gluck, Abel, Bach, and Handel. This concert will also include a special appearance by the Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the advanced orchestra from the Flagler Youth Orchestra Program, directed by Sue Cryan. They will play one piece at the beginning of the concert and join together at the end of the concert to perform Handel’s Water Music Overture and the Lady Gaga Fugue. The concert is free and open to all. Please invite family and friends to this wonderful concert, as well as forward this email to those who may be interested. Palm Coast United Methodist Church is located at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. For more details, call 386-445-1600.
April 26: Anyone whose child has died is invited to an informal meeting to consider eventually establishing a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. There are some 650 such chapters across the country. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler in classrooms A&B. for more information, call John Brady at 610/428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age.
April 26: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. See the flyer here.

jazz concert

Click on the image for larger view of the flyer.

April 28: City Market Place business owners have collectively come together to host a free Jazz Concert for the public at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Concert will feature the Flagler-Palm Coast High School Jazz Band and is a fundraiser for the band. All sponsoring businesses will also have an Open House from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be free giveaways, prizes and a raffle drawing. The Flagler County Sheriff’s office will provide free fingerprinting of children. We would like to invite all Flagler County residents to join us for a wonderful evening of music under the stars.
April 29: The People’s Climate Movement March, in conjunction with a march scheduled in Washington, D.C., will march locally, meeting at Wadsworth Park at 10 am and marching over the bridge to Veteran’s Park in Flagler Beach, where there we will a rally and speakers sharing a wide variety of issues and information on how to get involved.
May 3: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Criminal Law and Traffic. See the flyer here.
May 15: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Family Law: Divorce, Name change, Adoption, Domestic Violence Injunctions etc. See the flyer here.
May 16: The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission holds a hearing the the case of Circuit Judge Scott DuPont, who faces several charges of misconduct during his 2016 re-election election campaign. He has admitted wrongdoing. The 9 a.m. hearing is taking place in courtroom 406-7 at the Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, before a six-member panel: Eugene Pettis, Steven P. DeLuca, Robert Morris, Michele Cummings, Harry Duncanson (a lay member of the commission) and Jerome S. Osteryoung.

The Day’s Best Reads:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through March 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Joseph Haydn’s Symphony Nr. 66 in F major, Herbert Blomstedt, cond.

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