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Tuesday Briefing: Superintendent Choice Time, Monopolizing Palm Coast Cell Towers, Scam Safety

| May 2, 2017

The rows of instruments backstage at the Flagler Auditorium as the Flagler Youth Orchestra's upper ensemble awaited its moment on stage in the FYO's final performance of the season Monday evening. (c Luka Tristam for FlaglerLive)

The rows of instruments backstage at the Flagler Auditorium as the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s upper ensemble awaited its moment on stage in the FYO’s final performance of the season Monday evening. (© Luka Tristam for FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s inland…in the lower 80s coast. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Clear. Lows around 60. East winds 5 mph in the evening becoming light. Details here.
Drought Index is at 402.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Maid Marian, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Do you think Arabs are dumb? They gave us our numbers. Try doing long division with Roman numerals.”

–Kurt Vonnegut, from A Man Without a Country.

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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.

It is Teacher Appreciation Week in Flagler County schools and elsewhere.

School Superintendent decision time: the Flagler County School Board holds a workshop at 9 a.m. in Training Room 3B to potentially select the new superintendent from a list of three. That workshop will be followed by a regularly scheduled workshop on all other school district matters. The board meets again in special session at 6 p.m. in board chambers at the GSB to possibly ratify its decision.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Among the issues it is expected to vote on is a five-year contract with a company that would have exclusive rights to negotiate cell-tower leases on Palm Coast’s towers. The issue has been controversial, particularly in light of the Legislature’s passage just last week of a law that changes the rules of cell-tower regulations, essentially lowering most such regulations on companies’ access to right-of-ways for somewhat shorter, or micro, tower co-locations, as on utility poles or existing structures.

Tuesday and Wednesday: “Be Scam Safe” Workshops, – Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave., and Wednesday, May 3, at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Operations Center, 901 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Free Florida Department of Financial Services workshop for seniors, their families and caregivers on how to spot fraudulent behavior, common scams that target seniors and how to fight identity theft. More info: 386-986-3708.

The Flagler County Centennial Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Emergency Operation Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

Announcements:

None.

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.

Legislature: The Senate holds a floor session at 10 a.m., the House at 10:30 a.m.

Judge reprimand: The Florida Supreme Court will take up two issues, including issuing a public reprimand to North Florida Circuit Judge Andrew Decker. Decker was accused of a conflict of interest while representing clients as an attorney and of, among other things, declaring that he was “pro-life” and a Republican at campaign events before his election in 2012. Decker is a judge in the 3rd Judicial Circuit, a sprawling rural area made up of Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties. (9 a.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)

Prescription-drug crisis: The Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will hold two workshops about opioid use in the state. (9 a.m., Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Also, 3 p.m., Orange County Commission chamber, 201 South Rosalind Ave., Orlando.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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 4: The Palm Coast Democratic Club meets at the African American Cultural Center on Rt. 1 in Palm Coast. Look for the white pyramid in front. Meet and greet at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7.”Be there and bring friends and family,” says Club President Mike Cocchiola. “We’ll have speakers on our important Florida environmental issues. We like it here. We don’t want anyone polluting our air and water, killing our wildlife of flooding our shorelines because they don’t understand, don’t believe, or worse, don’t care. You all know who we’re talking about. We need to talk about this and take action as a club.”
May 15: The Flagler Beach Police Department and the local 7-ELEVEN store have partnered to host another edition of “Doughnuts with Doughney” from 8 to 10 a.m. The Flagler Beach 7-ELEVEN convenience store is at 408 South Oceanshore Boulevard. The two hours in that it provide the public an opportunity to meet and speak openly with Chief Doughney about issues or concerns in Flagler Beach. The location of the meeting provides citizens easy access to both the 7-ELEVEN and Chief Doughney, in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere.
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.
May 18: The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office holds a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. at the Flagler County courthouse, followed by a walk to the Sheriff’s Operations Center at 7:45 p.m.

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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:

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