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Tuesday Briefing: Domestic Violence Task Force, Extra Deputies, Flagler Beach Blueprint, Heat Index to 105

| July 11, 2017

It was on this day in 1804 that Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, N.J., across from Manhattan. In 'War and Peace,' Tolstoi wrote: ' If you are going to fight a duel, and you make a will and write affectionate letters to your parents, and if you think you may be killed, you are a fool and are lost for certain. But go with the firm intention of killing your man as quickly and surely as possible, and then all will be right, as our bear huntsman at Kostroma used to tell me. 'Everyone fears a bear,' he says, 'but when you see one your fear's all gone, and your only thought is not to let him get away!' And that's how it is with me.'

It was on this day in 1804 that Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, N.J., across from Manhattan. In ‘War and Peace,’ Tolstoi wrote: ‘ If you are going to fight a duel, and you make a will and write affectionate letters to your parents, and if you think you may be killed, you are a fool and are lost for certain. But go with the firm intention of killing your man as quickly and surely as possible, and then all will be right, as our bear huntsman at Kostroma used to tell me. ‘Everyone fears a bear,’ he says, ‘but when you see one your fear’s all gone, and your only thought is not to let him get away!’ And that’s how it is with me.’

Today: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 101 to 105. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 71.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
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Today’s jail bookings.

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henry david thoreau quotes“I sailed from Fair Haven last evening as gently and steadily as the clouds sail through the atmosphere. The wind came blowing blithely from the southwest fields, and stepped into the folds of our sail like a winged horse, pulling with a strong and steady impulse. The sail bends gently to the breeze, as swells some generous impulse of the heart, and anon flutters and flaps with a kind of human suspense. I could watch the motions of a sail forever, they are so rich and full of meaning. I watch the play of its pulse, as if it were my own blood beating there. The varying temperature of distant atmospheres is graduated on its scale. It is a free, buoyant creature, the bauble of the heavens and the earth. A gay pastime the air plays with it. If it swells and tugs, it is because the sun lays his windy finger on it. The breeze it plays with has been outdoors so long. So thin is it, and yet so full of life; so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least serviceable.^ So am I blown on by God’s breath, so flutter and flap, and fill gently out with the breeze.”

–Henry David Thoreau, from his Journals, June 30, 1840. This week (on Wednesday) marks Thoreau’s 200th birth anniversary.

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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.

flagler county schoolsThe Flagler County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.

The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will hear Sheriff Rick Staly’s pitch for five additional deputies to lead a traffic unit in the city, and the council will discuss the next annual policing contract with the sheriff’s office.

The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 9 a.m. in the third floor training room (3B) at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Among the items to be discussed: An agreement with the University of Florida that would enable Flagler Palm Coast High School’s International Baccalaureate students to enroll in virtual courses through UF.

The first meeting of the Sheriff’s task force on domestic violence is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Training room located at FCSO Operations at 901 E. Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The meeting will identify work groups by discipline, such as criminal justice, social services, medical and faith based services. The groups will then be challenged to develop new ideas and strategies for reducing domestic violence. This initial meeting will identify work groups and select a chairperson or team leader for each.

flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission and its Planning Board hold a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall on the city’s Comprehensive Plan–its blueprint for long-term development–to hear from the public. Today’s meeting focuses on housing and future land use. This meeting will allow the planning team to gather input from the community and stakeholders on Infrastructure and intergovernmental coordination. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Larry Torino at ltorino@cityofflaglerbeach.com or 386-517-2000 x230.

The Flagler Sportsfighing Club holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post on Old Kings Road in Palm Coast. The guest speaker is Cameron Jaggard, Principal Associate, U.S. Oceans, Southeast at the Pew Charitable Trusts. He will be speaking about the plans of The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to release draft Amendment 3 (i.e. the Menhaden Amendment) for public comment the first week of August and finalize the rule in November. This rule would be a major precedent, as it could put in place an ecosystem-based approach to managing the biggest fishery on the U.S. East Coast. Cameron is looking to better the odds of success for strong public support at hearings and in written comments by “front-loading” as much outreach as possible to recreation fishermen and other stakeholders on the FL east coast prior to early August.

The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meeting scheduled for this evening is cancelled.

The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board meets after holding committee meetings starting at 10 a.m., followed by full board, district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.

Announcements:

None today.

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.

florida fish and wildlife conservation commission logoThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will continue a two-day meeting and take up issues such as receiving an overview about the conditions and restoration of Florida Bay. (8:30 a.m., Orange County Convention Center, West Building, 9800 International Dr., Orlando.)

The state Revenue Estimating Conference will take up a series of issues, including post-session “outlooks” for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund and the State School Trust Fund. (9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, will take part in a grand-opening event for RUAG Space, a firm that supplies products for the space industry. (10 a.m., Port Canaveral Titusville Logistics Center, 7700 U.S. 1, Titusville.)

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

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May 23: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfast features a 2019 Legislative Update with Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, Checkin begins at 7:30, breakfast starts promptly at 8.
May 23: Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host a public town hall event at 6 p.m.  at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 East Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The Town Hall will feature presentations by mental health experts, suicide survivors and others who have been touched by suicide, and will be facilitated by Colleen Conklin, the long-time school board member and one of Flagler Lifeline’s founders. For the past several years Conklin has hosted periodic events, including electronic town halls, to bring awareness to bullying and suicide prevention. The May 23 town hall, like Flagler Lifeline's emergence, is partly a result of Flagler County's place in 2017 as the county with the leading suicide rate in the state, proportional to its population. See the background story here.
May 23: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will consider making the city a member of the American Flood Coalition.
May 23: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda had not been posted online as of May 18.
May 23: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
May 23: Palm Coast Artist and 2011 Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan hosts a meet and great at the Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese, 15 percent off on all of Weldon's works.
May 23-26: "Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
May 24: Flagler County Emergency Management chief Jonathan Lord hosts a media roundtable at noon on the upcoming hurricane season, at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
May 24: Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. No registration required.
May 25: Pool Safety Day at Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool, 339 Parkview Drive, open to all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is designed to teach the importance and seriousness of safety, but while having fun and participating in activities that children will remember. Florida is one of two states that lead the nation with at least 21 fatal child drownings last summer, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and USA Swimming Foundation. About ten people die every day from unintentional drowning and of these, two will be children age 14 or younger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fee is $1 for seniors and youth age 17 and under. It is $2 for adults.
May 27: Memorial Day, 8 a.m. start time at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. The City of Palm Coast welcomes the community to share a meaningful Memorial Day tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak. Rain Location: Fire Station 21 at 9 Corporate Drive Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Government Services Building
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics. More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit https://www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/events/index and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37/person. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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1 Response for “Tuesday Briefing: Domestic Violence Task Force, Extra Deputies, Flagler Beach Blueprint, Heat Index to 105”

  1. Bill harvey says:

    1995 in New York State the Domestic Violence Act was passed and we had to go back to the police acsdemy to learn it that was 22 years ago , good job Florida you are catching up it’s only 22 years of domestic violence that women weren’t protected to the fullest extent of the law

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