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Wednesday Briefing: Chief Bovino Goes FBI, Giving Store Luncheon, Public Safety Council, Property Taxes

| November 8, 2017

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office today announced that Division Chief Paul Bovino of the Community Policing Division, will attend the 271st session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.., in January 2018. Less than 1 percent of all law enforcement officers receive the invitation to this prestigious academy during their career. 'This is a great honor for Chief Bovino and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office,' Sheriff Rick Staly said. 'This type of training will continue to improve Flagler County and the leadership at the Sheriff’s office.' Bovino started his career in law enforcement with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 as a Deputy Sheriff. While working at the Sheriff’s Office, Chief Bovino has been dedicated to providing true leadership to those under his command. (© FlaglerLive)

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office today announced that Division Chief Paul Bovino, Community Policing Division, will attend the 271st session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.., in January 2018. Less than 1 percent of all law enforcement officers receive the invitation to this prestigious academy during their career. ‘This is a great honor for Chief Bovino and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office,’ Sheriff Rick Staly said. ‘This type of training will continue to improve Flagler County and the leadership at the Sheriff’s office.’ Chief Bovino started his career in law enforcement with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 as a Deputy Sheriff. While working at the Sheriff’s Office, Chief Bovino has been dedicated to providing true leadership to those under his command. (© FlaglerLive)

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“The ritual of mass shootings must include instant questions about the killer’s precise motive, as if his horrific deed can be truly fathomed. The most pertinent answer to that question in Texas as elsewhere is the killer did it because he could — he could get the firepower, a viciously effective Ruger assault rifle, and register his grievance as something supreme in his mind by applying destructive force upon the innocent.”

–From a Nov. 6 New York Times editorial, “Mass Shootings Don’t Have to Be Inevitable.”

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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.



The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell.

The Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at 201 W. Moody Blvd., Chambers Meeting Room in Bunnell.

Flagler Volunteer Services host the Giving Store Luncheon: We hope that you will join us in supporting the wonderful “Giving Store” by attending a fun luncheon. Last year over 478 Flagler County children were able to shop at our “Giving Store” and choose presents for their family members. If not for this opportunity these children would not get to experience “The Joy of Giving.” Proceeds from our semi-annual rummage sales and this luncheon help to support and fund “The Giving Store.” Tickets are $25.00 Per Person and are available by calling the office at (386) 597-2950. Bring a new, unwrapped gift for “The Giving Store” and exchange it for a raffle ticket for a Fabulous Prize!
Door Prizes & 50/50 Raffle.

The Rymfire Elementary PTO Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the school’s media center.

Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with Stetson University, the Florida Humanities Speaker Series continues with “The Rivers Run To It,” featuring Jack Davis, Ph.D. Part of a series of four engaging talks on various aspects of Florida’s environmental history this event will address the historic and present cultural connections between Florida’s rivers and the sea. 7 p.m. in the Lynn Business Center, Rinker Auditorium, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida, 32723. This event is free and open to the public. Drawing from his recently published book, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, Davis will focus on the relationship between Florida’s rivers and the coast as they relate to human exploration and expansion through Florida. Davis is an award-winning author and editor of seven books on environmental history, and a professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of Florida. His book, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, won the gold medal in nonfiction from the Florida book awards.

Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: Department of Health and Flagler Health & Rehabilitation, 301 Doctor Carter Boulevard Bunnell, 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 10: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway NW, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Winn Dixie, 1260 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12: Winn Dixie at Flagler Plaza on State Road 100, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Announcements:

Rotary Requests Volunteer Bands For Fantasy Lights: The Fantasy Lights event at Palm Coast’s Central Park put on by the Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands to entertain in the evening. Fantasy Lights runs the entire month of December and is a popular event with families who come to see the lights display, snow and Santa. Church bands and choirs, school groups and individuals and others are invited to sign up and sing seasonal music for the holidays. Sound equipment is available but groups can also bring their own sound equipment. To sign up, contact music coordinator Carl Laundrie at claundrie@yahoo.com or a member of the Rotary Club of Flagler County with your contact information.

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.

OPIOID EPIDEMIC DISCUSSED: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will receive a briefing on the opioid crisis and a presentation about drug overdose deaths. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PROPERTY TAX INCREASES AT ISSUE: The House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 317), filed by Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, that would make it harder to raise local property taxes. In part, the bill would require approval of 60 percent of the local governing body to raise municipal millage rates. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PETROLEUM TANKS PONDERED: The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update from the Department of Environmental Protection about the state’s petroleum-tank cleanup program. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

CHILD MARRIAGES TARGETED: The House Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 335), filed by Rep. Jeanette Nunez, R-Miami, and Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola, that would prevent marriage licenses from being issued to anyone under age 18. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

OPIOIDS, CHILD WELFARE DISCUSSED: The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee will receive a presentation by the Department of Children and Families about the opioid crisis and the child-welfare system. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

EARLY LEARNING ENROLLMENT EYED: The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update from the Office of Early Learning about the impact of Hurricane Maria on enrollment in the school-readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten programs. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

`HOPE SCHOLARSHIP’ PROGRAM GETS AIRING: The House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1), filed by Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, that would create the “Hope Scholarship” program. Under the program, students who are bullied or are involved in violence at schools would be able to transfer to other public schools or to get scholarships to attend private schools. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES REVVED UP: The House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 353), filed by Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville, and Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, that would make a series of changes to laws dealing with autonomous vehicles. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

BP SETTLEMENT MONEY AT ISSUE: Triumph Gulf Coast, which is helping administer BP settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will meet in Wakulla County. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Highway, Crawfordville.)

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM PANEL MEETS: The Strategic Planning Committee of the state university system’s Board of Governors will meet and discuss issues related to strategic plans for the University of West Florida, the University of Central Florida, Florida A&M University and Florida State University. (Wednesday, 3:45 p.m., University of Central Florida, Orlando.)

HANNON SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED: Patrick Hannon, who was sentenced to death in the 1991 murders of two men in Hillsborough County, is scheduled to be executed. Hannon was convicted of killing Brandon Snider and Robert Carter. Hannon and two other men went to the apartment where Snider and Carter lived on Jan. 10, 1991. After one of the other men attacked and stabbed Snider, Hannon was accused of cutting Snider’s throat. Hannon was then accused of fatally shooting Carter, who had tried to hide under a bed. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., Florida State Prison, Raiford.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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July 19: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, 9 to 1 p.m. at South 6th Street on the Beach in Flagler Beach.
July 19: The Flagler Beach Charter Review Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 19: Dive-in Movies, 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Just bring your swimsuit and enjoy the show! Dive-in movie nights at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center provides a unique outdoor movie viewing experience for the entire family. Be sure to grab your favorite snack, sit back and enjoy the show! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. This month features “Incredibles 2” (PG). More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
July 20: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
July 20: Youth Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road, Palm Coast. Come out to Waterfront Park for a day of family fun, food, and catch-and-release fishing. Youth will be eligible for various prizes based on different categories such as longest fish, heaviest fish, most fish, smallest fish and others. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Any adult actively assisting a youth must have a fishing license. For ages 15 and under. Free and registration is encouraged but not required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel, while you tour your community’s Fire Station and equipment, at Flagler County Fire Station 92 at the county airport, 130 Airport Rd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. Additionally, personnel from Florida Forest Service and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to explain and assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs. For more information please contact Chief Fire Marshall (386) 313-4258
July 20-21: Jr. Lifeguard Camp, 8 a.m-12p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, and First Aid CPR/AED in a weekend camp. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and T-shirt. For ages 11-15 years. $70/session. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20-21: "Sleeping Beauty," at the Daytona Playhouse, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $13, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $7. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
July 22: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site.
July 22: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 23: Flagler County is hosting a ceremonial signing of its beach renourishment agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers at 2 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Government Services Building. Commission Chair Donald O’Brien and Jacksonville District Commander Colonel Andrew Kelly will make a few opening comments about the 2.6 mile 10-foot dune and beach profile extension in Flagler Beach. They, along with County Attorney Al Hadeed, will sign four copies of the final agreement. The 50-year, $100 million project is largely unfunded but will depend on Flagler County to secure half the money. The federal government would assume the other half. It applies to only 2.6 miles of beach in Flagler Beach. See: "Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money."
July 23: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
July 24: A meeting of Facing Grief Together, formerly known as Compassionate Friends, is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Facing Grief Together, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about Facing Grief Together, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
July 25: common ground breakfastCarolyn Gosselin, Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is the featured speaker at the Flagler Chamber's Common Ground breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Town Court. Registration is required by July 19. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35. No walk-ups.
July 27: Tour de Palm Coast: Ride along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway on this free tour. The tour will begin leaving promptly at 8 a.m. from the Palm Coast Community Center. Riders are encouraged to bring water, and all riders must wear a helmet.
July 27: First Aid and CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a seven-hour course (one hour for lunch) designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach administering CPR to children and adults, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), using a mask or barrier device, assisting with bleeding, broken bones. $50/person with registration required by 9 a.m. June 27. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2300 and cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com.
July 27: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and the Palm Coast Area Council invites you to a small business development workshop. With Thaddeus Hammond, Economic Development Director of the SBA North Florida District, a leading expert in developing small businesses as guest speaker. 5 to 7 p.m., The Windsor of Palm Coast, 50 Town Ct, Palm Coast. Chamber Member: $15 per person, Guest and Future Chamber Member: $25 per person. Contact Melinda Rivera at 386-437-0106 or send her an email at melinda@flaglerchamber.org.
July 29-Aug. 2: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, 8 a.m-5 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Love art? Come enjoy a week where you can let your creative side take flight. Campers will spend their days creating, drawing, sketching, painting and more! Of course, we’ll go to the pool and play some games, too. Lunch is provided at no extra charge by the Flagler County School District. For grades 6-8 (grade just completed). $80/entire week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 29: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 31: james mcdevittAn evidentiary hearing twice postponed is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the case of James McDevitt, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence in the 2015 rape of a woman in Flagler Beach, has been postponed to July 31. McDevitt pleaded guilty to the rape charge, but is now claiming ineffective counsel by two successive lawyers and is seeking to have the conviction and sentence vacated. The hearing is before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Perkins has reserved one hour for the hearing. The hearing had originally been scheduled for early April. McDevitt's lawyer asked for it to be rescheduled because of an emergency family issue (regarding the lawyer's family). It was again postponed to May 17. McDevitt has been at the Flagler County jail since April 4, awaiting the proceeding. He is normally incarcerated at Taylor prison in Perry, in Florida's Big Bend area. See details here.

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2 Responses for “Wednesday Briefing: Chief Bovino Goes FBI, Giving Store Luncheon, Public Safety Council, Property Taxes”

  1. Tired says:

    Congratulations Bovino! We’re blessed to have you among our protectors in Flagler County!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hope the FBI makes him take a course on ethics, so he can come back and teach the jailers that it is unethical to have sex with inmates. Four cases of this that we know about this year, I mean REALLY!

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