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Tuesday Briefing: Rezoning Off Colbert Lane, Improving Palm Harbor Charter School, Stanley Wykretowicz Trial

| October 17, 2017

Cmdrs. Jeff Stuart and Paul Bovino hold up Sheriff Rick Staly on Bosses' Day this week. (FCSO)

Cmdrs. Jeff Stuart and Paul Bovino hold up Sheriff Rick Staly on Bosses’ Day this week. (FCSO)

Today: Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the evening. Lows around 70. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index131
The OED’s Word of the Day: à la bonne heure, int..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“It became my mission to make Student Maid a place where people had room to screw up and to figure things out on their own without having to worry about losing their jobs in the process. I figured that if I succeeded, it would be a win for all of us: Our students would gain problem-solving skills that would help them thrive not only in their jobs at Student Maid but also in their future pursuits; they would learn to trust themselves and become more independent; and they’d be able to take pride in their accomplishments. Even when they messed up, they’d learn something from it. Heck, if Lizzie could bounce back from a $40K mistake, I knew they all could bounce back from whatever screwups they made. In the end, I’d get a stronger, more reliable team (and much more relaxing vacations).”

–Kristen Hadeed, from “Permission To Screw Up” (Penguin, 2017).

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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.

Yes, school is in session today as a hurricane make-up day, including all afterschool activities.

wykretowicz/In Court: The trial of Stanley Wykretowicz, a former cop and National Guard member, begins with opening arguments this morning, after yesterday was devoted to seating a jury. Wykretowicz faces charges of aggravated child abuse and child neglect, first and second degree felonies. The trial is before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. He is accused of brutalizing a 2-year-old girl in 2014. The girl is his niece.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members are expected to consider and vote on three land-use items, including the rezoning of 109 acres north of Roberts Road on Colbert Lane.

The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, then in a regular meeting in board chambers on the first floor, at 6 p.m. Board members are expected to approve a school improvement plan for Palm Harbor Academy, the Palm Coast charter school.

Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park, and enjoy free entertainment. This month’s beneficiary is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.

Announcements:

veterans wall supervisor's officeFrom the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections to Veterans:

“Calling all Flagler County service members, active duty or retired: We need your photo to fill this Veteran’s Wall in time for Veteran’s Day! Help us honor veterans of Flagler County by covering this Veteran’s Wall with photos. Only one month until Veteran’s Day on November 11, 2017.” – Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections

Veteran’s Day is a month away and we hope to Cover The Wall at the Supervisor’s office in honor of Flagler County veterans. Any registered voter in Flagler County who has served in the US Armed Forces may provide a service photo for display on the Veteran’s Wall in the Elections Office lobby. The following information will accompany the photo:

Service Member Name
Dates of Service
Branch of Service

We need your photo to fill this wall by November 11, 2017. Contact the Elections Office for more information at (386) 313-4170 or visit www.FlaglerElections.com

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.

SCOTT, CABINET MEET: Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will take up numerous issues, including a proposed $5.7 million deal that would help protect more than 2,500 acres of land in Okeechobee County. (Tuesday, 8 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

REAL ESTATE COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Real Estate Commission is scheduled to start two days of meetings in Orange County. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., Division of Real Estate, 400 West Robinson St., Suite N901, Orlando.)

FPL NUCLEAR COSTS AT ISSUE: The state Public Service Commission will address issues related to Florida Power & Light recouping costs for a proposed nuclear-power project at the Turkey Point complex in Miami-Dade County. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will meet, after holding a meeting of its Rules and Administration Committee. (Tuesday, committee meeting at 11 a.m., followed by full commission at 2 p.m. Committee will meet in 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol. Commission will meet in the Senate chamber, the Capitol.)

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING DISCUSSED: The Florida Public Service Commission will host a roundtable discussion about issues related to electric vehicle charging. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

BEAN SPEAKS IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH: Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is expected to speak to the Beaches Rotaract Club. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., Seachasers, 831 First St. North, Jacksonville Beach.)

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

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Sept. 25: jonathan canalesJonathan Canales, the man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the neck and leaving her to bleed in a bathtub for hours in their Mondex trailer in Nov. 2014, is scheduled for a docket sounding at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins. Docket sounding is the last step before a trial is scheduled. Canales had been judged incompetent to stand trial previously. On Dec. 13, 2017, the court ordered his $100,000 bond reinstated. Canales posted bond on that day and was released. On June 14, the court found Canales competent to stand trial. He had also been charged with three felony counts of child neglect and delaying medical treatment for an injured person. Those charges were dropped. Canales is represented by Gary Wood. Assistant State Attorney Melissa Clark is prosecuting the case. (Case 2014CF000956).
: The Rymfire Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 8 a.m. at the school’s media center.
Sept. 25: The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. It is the first meeting of the council since it fired Jim Landon as its city manager at last week's meeting. The council will discuss its expectations of Interim Manager Beau Falgout and decide on a compensation package for him, it will discuss the search for its next manager, and will hear a presentation on a "shop local" initiative favored by Mayor Milissa Holland.
: The Flagler Beach Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
Sept. 25: How Project Haiti Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water to School Children, 7 p.m., Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium, 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach. Over the past nine years, Embry–Riddle students and faculty advisors have designed, constructed, transported and then installed critically needed solar-powered water purification systems throughout Haiti. Learn about their last trip to Haiti, where this past May, the students installed a stand–alone drinking water system at an orphanage/school (220 children) in Haiti’s third largest city, Gonaïves. This event is presented by the Honors Program at Embry–Riddle. For a map of campus, go to https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/about/directions/map/ and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center. There is free parking adjacent to the building.
Sept. 26: Join the City of Bunnell at the newly built Commissioner Louis L. Jackson Municipal Park at 308 South Pine Street, Bunnell, at 8:30 AM for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening ceremony. Since 2009, the City has owned this vacant piece of property which was frequently used for loitering and dumping of trash. In January 2017, the city was awarded a $50,000 Recreation Development Assistance Program grant to build a park there. Jackson was the first male African American City Commissioner who served from April 1981 to April 1987.
Sept. 26: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Sept. 26: The Flagler County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 10 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell.
Sept. 26: rue and ziffraGrand Opening: Rue and Ziffra: Rue & Ziffra is a law office that specializes in personal injury, social security and auto accidents. They're opening a branch at 4879 Palm Coast Parkway with an open house at 5 p.m. and a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: In Court: a hearing is scheduled before County Judge Melissa Moore Stens in the case of Eric Cooley, the Flagler Beach commissioner facing a misdemeanor battery charge. The hearing is on the defense's motion for a gag order on Sheriff Rick Staly, whose statements about the case the defense claims are prejudicial to Cooley. See the background story here. The hearing is at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 404 at the Flagler County courthouse. (Case 201818MM867.)
Sept. 27: Common Ground Breakfast: Join the Flagler Chamber at the Hilton Garden Inn with guests Dr. Ron Jimenez, Florida Hospital Flagler CEO, Dr. Dean Abtahi, Interventional Cardiologist, and Dr. Issam Nasr, Gastroenterologist, who will discuss Florida Hospital Flagler’s current and future state, strategies to meet the needs of the community, cardiac and gastroenterology common diseases, screening and treatment options. 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, check-in at 7:30 a.m., breakfast and talk at 8 a.m. Registration required by Sept. 21. Members may preregister for $25. Guests & future members may attend for $35. Contact Heather Edwards by email here.
Sept. 27: seventh judicial circuit logoFlagler County Drug Court holds its 32nd graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 401, on the fourth floor. The keynote speaker is Sheriff Rick Staly.
Sept. 27: mike beadle palm coast fire and ambulance servicesLongtime Palm Coast Fire Chief Michael C. Beadle retires and Deputy Chief Jerry Forte becomes the city’s fire chief at a Transfer of Command ceremony set for 2 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy. Parking will be limited, so please carpool if possible. The ceremony promises the pomp and circumstance fitting of the fire service tradition. The Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard will present colors and several formal presentations will be made before Chief Forte is sworn in. Both Beadle and Forte will speak.
Sept. 27: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5 p.m. for its second and final budget hearing to set next year's tax rates and city budget, and at 5:30 p.m. for a regular meeting, at City Hall.
Sept. 27: Palm Coast's Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Sept. 27: School Board member Andy Dance and County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin hold a 6 p.m. town hall meeting at Hidden Trails Community Center in western Flagler.
Sept. 27: The Flagler County NAACP convenes at 6 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast. A Nominating Committee will be selected to put together a slate of candidates for the election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee. All members with current membership - as of April 1, 2018 - may be nominated for office. And, because the meeting is important, the membership is urged to attend. For further details, call the NAACP at 386-446-7822.
Sept. 27-30: The Flagler Playhouse launches its new season with Sweeney Todd, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. in the second of three show weekends. One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
Sept. 28: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A. The committee will discuss a new pizza restaurant at MalaCompra Road.
Sept. 28: Timucuan fishing technology: come learn all about it, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, 2 p.m., free program with $5 per carload park admission. The Timucuan were a group of native Americans who lived in Northeast Florida at the time of Spanish colonization. While none of these people are still here today, archaeologists can uncover clues to their lives and culture through archaeology. Fish and other coastal resources were a crucial part of Timucuan diets. Archaeologists can learn about prehistoric fishing through artifacts like fish hooks and net gages as well as finding the fish remains themselves. Participants will explore various artifacts and fishing techniques through hands on activities. Join us for this program put on by the Florida Public Archaeology Network to learn how the Timucuan used Florida’s resources for fishing. Call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086 for more information. See the flier here.
Sept. 28: Astronomy Open House and Science Lecture, 7 p.m., Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium, 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach. Embry-Riddle’s Physical Sciences Department and the College of Arts & Sciences (COAS) presents an out of this world astronomy lecture beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lemerand Auditorium. Dr. Oliverson from NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center will discuss, “When did the Moon Get an Atmosphere?” The COAS Observatory in the College of Arts & Sciences building opens at 8 p.m. It’s your chance to look through a truly remarkable telescope, the 1-meter (40 inches) Ritchey–Chrétien reflecting telescope high atop COAS, plus view the heavens through additional telescopes on the Observatory Terrace. Hosted by the Embry–Riddle Amateur Astronomy Club and the Embry–Riddle Observatory, the Astronomy Lecture and Open House events are free and open to the public. For a map of campus, go to https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/about/directions/map/ and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center. There is free parking adjacent to the building.
Sept. 28-29: jacksonville symphony logo jaxJacksonville Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony Nr. 4, Richard Strauss's A Hero's Life (Ein Heldenleben), in two 8 p.m. concerts Friday and Saturday of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Courtney Lewis: The thread from Beethoven to Strauss is unmistakable. The Fourth Symphony is brimming with the same drama and humanity of Beethoven’s Third and Fifth. The program continues as Strauss takes these same unmistakable qualities to enormous proportions in “A Hero’s Life.” At Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony's 2018-19 guide.
Sept. 29: Deaf Fest, a celebration of the culture of the deaf community, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Florida Agriculture Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast. Phone: 386-446-7630 or email:info@floridaagmuseum.org. $5 per person.


Sept. 29: Face-to-Face Registration for the Flagler County Basketball program: Noon to 4 p.m. at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Registration fee is $75. Organizers ask that you start the registration process first by clicking on online forms to at least set up an account to expedite the registration process.
Sept. 29: Walk to end Alzheimer's: River to Sea Preserve, 9805 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast, Registration at 8 a.m., ceremony at 9 a.m., walk at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Carly Wille, 904-281-9077, cwille@alz.org. Where do the funds go? All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Do I have to register in order to Walk? Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Sept. 29: Flagler Warriors 5k Fun Run/Walk, at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Blvd., Bunnell, with an opening ceremony at 8 a.m. and the run start time at 8:30 a.m. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and all proceeds for this event will go to the Live Like Cameron Foundation, which supports local families with children fighting cancer. For more information, contact Lisa Catalano: fearlesscat7@gmail.com. See the flier here.
Sept. 29: Palm Coast Songwriters Festival, 2-6 p.m. on the event loan at Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr, Palm Coast. Free admission. Just bring your own concert chair. Parking at the end of 16th Road, follow the signs. Artists include Aaron Barker, Jim Collins, Hugh Mitchell, David Pahanish, Thom Shepherd and Terry Sylvester.
Sept. 29-Oct. 6: Homecoming Week at Bethune Cookman University.
Oct. 2: Flagler County Supervisor of Elections, Kaiti Lenhart speaks to the Hammock Community Association at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. Learn about the ballot, turnout, demographics, different ways to vote, and constitutional amendments for the general election in November. Snacks and Socializing at 7 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2: The Flagler Sportsfishing Club holds its monthly meeting starting with quick tips at 7 p.m., a general club meeting at 7:30 p.m. and a panel discussion at 8 p.m. at the VFW Club, 47 Old Kings Rd N Palm Coast. All are welcome. This month’s meeting will consist of an experienced Panel made up of Surf Fishing Club Members sharing their experiences of success.
Oct. 2: Flagler Beach's Planning and Architectural Review Board meets for an overview of the Comprehensive Plan and “new” Future Land Use Map at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street. The Northeast Florida Regional Council has been actively engaged in updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan. This document defines the structure of growing the City through the year 2035. One significant component of the Comprehensive Plan is the Future Land Use Map (FLUM). The FLUM establishes the community’s standard to guide future planning and land use. For more information contact Larry Torino at ltorino@cityofflagler beach.com or (386) 517-2000 Ext. 230.
Oct. 3: university women flaglerUniversity Women of Flagler Workshop: " Three Tips on How to Travel With Confidence with Inez Bracy: Do you dream of traveling but lack the confidence? Have you ever looked at a photo of a building or landscape in a faraway country and felt a deep yearning to go there? Immediately after the yearning, a strong feeling of fear came up telling you all the reasons why you shouldn’t go. Using the tips I share, you can replace your fear with confidence and immediately begin traveling anywhere in the world. You will experience being stress-free as the routines of being at home fall away like litter by the roadside. Your excitement bubbles over as you create friendships with new people. 2 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, admission fee is $10 (to be donated to the Scholarship Fund). Friends, family and the entire community are invited to attend. Come join us for an educational and fun afternoon. Reserve your spot by sending an email to Donna Daly Boggs (and pay at the door).
Oct. 4: The St. Johns River Water Management District will holds the first of two community meetings on the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project, designed to increase the amount of wetland area. 5:30 p.m. at Flagler Beach City Hall, 105 S. 2nd St., Flagler Beach. See the webpage, www.sjrwmd.com/facts/flagler-wetland-restoration-project/, updating the project. For input, write at FlaglerRestoration@sjrwmd.com. The wetland restoration project will consist of moving piles of spoil back into man-made ditches and grading the material to the elevation that matches nearby remnants of natural wetland. The project will return dozens of acres of ditches and spoil piles to functional wetland that will yield food for fish and wildlife, filter and clean water, and provide other benefits. The second meeting is on Nov. 7.

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