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Monday Briefing: Kimberle Weeks Trial, Coffey Contract, $15 Million For Emergency Communications, Right Whales Are Not Birthing

| April 2, 2018

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Kimberle Weeks, three years after the state filed felony charges alleging she illegally recorded or disseminated recordings of conversations with individuals who did not know they were being recorded. (© FlaglerLive)

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Kimberle Weeks, three years after the state filed felony charges alleging she illegally recorded or disseminated recordings of conversations with individuals who did not know they were being recorded. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs around 80. South winds 5 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around 60. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. 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.
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The OED’s Word of the Day: alastor, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Children and grandchildren observe in order to admire, and they admire in order to learn and develop what heredity has stored within them.”

–Thomas Mann, from “The Magic Mountain.”

Previously:

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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.

In Court: A trial is scheduled in the case of Kimberle Weeks, who faces five third-degree felony counts of illegally recording or disclosing phone conversations (down from 12 counts). Weeks was charged in early 2015, shortly after she resigned as Flagler County’s supervisor of elections. Jury selection begins today before Judge Margaret Hudson at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401, at the Flagler County courthouse.

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. On the agenda: County Administrator Craig Coffey is asking that his and County Attorney Al Hadeed’s contracts be renewed (they expire in February 2019), but that this time they not be term-limited, as the previous contract was (to three years). Commissioners are expected to appoint Flagler Beach City Commissioner Eric Cooley to the Tourist Development Council, James Crehan as a member of the Airport Advisory Board, continuing his term until June 5, 2020, and Daryl Hickman as the alternate member to the airport board. Commissioners are also expected to ratify a $700,000 contract to EarthBalance Corp. for beach dune vegetation services, a $4.5 million contract for the construction of the Plantation Bay sewer treatment facility, and a $14.8 million contract to Motorola Solutions to build the county’s emergency communications backbone and replace the current 800 Mhz. communications system.

The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the First Floor Conference room of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Monday: Government Services Building, Bunnell, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: Bunnell City offices, 201 West Moody Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: Sandvik Kanthal Palm Coast, 1 Commerce Boulevard, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Aaron’s, 229 St. Joe’s Plaza, Palm Coast, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell

flagler beach bunnell palm coast sheriff's police reports
Jail Bookings, December 7-10
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, December 9
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, December 9
Previous and archived reports
Sources: Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, Bunnell Police Department. This is Flagler County's only comprehensive, one-stop compilation of all local law enforcement's daily day and night shift commanders' reports.

 

Announcements:

fort matanzas summer campsFort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos Summer Camps: Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos National Monuments are pleased to announce dates for the annual summer camp program! Hands-on-History & Nature Camp at Fort Matanzas is June 4-8. Hands-on-History Camps at the Castillo are June 18-22 and June 25-29.
All three camps run Monday-Friday; from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Park Rangers, Teacher-Ranger-Teachers from St. Johns County, and knowledgeable volunteers will engage campers, ages 9-11, with interactive presentations, hands-on projects, games, and living history demonstrations. The camps cover a variety of topics, including: Archaeology, Native Americans, Nature, Spanish Exploration, Colonial Florida, and Spanish Military. Last year, students worked on projects involving pottery, leatherwork, textiles, musket drills and more! Space is limited; sign your child up soon to take advantage of this opportunity! The cost for camp is a nonrefundable fee of $25. Registration begins on Monday, April 2. Contact Mary Sims, Administrative Assistant, Mon.-Fri., between 8:00 am- 4:00 pm. Messages left on voicemail will be returned in the order they were received. In your message, please state that you are calling about camp and leave only your name and phone number. Call 904-829-6506 ext. 227 to reserve your spot.

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 DISPENSING ON TABLE: The Controlled Substance Standards Committee of the Florida Board of Pharmacy will discuss issues related to dispensing opioid prescriptions and legislation involving controlled substances. (Monday, 3 p.m., Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol, 600 West Gaines St., Tallahassee.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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Dec. 12: The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Dec. 12: dinner with santa at fpcDinner with Santa at Flagler Palm Coast High School: Now in its 10th year, and for just $3 per person, you can enjoy a pasta dinner with salad and dessert, there'll be a holiday craft station for children, and photo opportunities with Santa, Elsa and Anna. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the FPC cafeteria, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. All proceeds go to FPC students whose families are in need. Click on the poster to see it larger.
Dec. 12: Holiday Giving Tea, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, tickets are $30/person or tables of 10 can be sponsored for $300. Tea, water, finger sandwiches and desserts. There will be an "Ugly Sweater" contest, Silent Auction, and entertainment. The Holiday Giving Tea is part of our Holiday Extravaganza which supports Arts in Education.
Dec. 13: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall with an opening susprise from Flagler Beach attorney Scott Spradley, the swearing out of Sgt. William Shamp, and a presentation from Walker Consultants regarding a parking study.
Dec. 13: Evening at the Whitney Lecture Series: Ruth Francis-Floyd, director of the University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health Program, will be the guest speaker for the final talk in the fall Evenings at Whitney lecture series. Her talk is titled “Ecosystem Challenges in Florida: The Diadema Story (a case study…).” Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.
Dec. 13: The Indian Trails Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the school.
Dec. 13: The Indian Trails Middle School band is in concert at the school's gym at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 14-16: Christmas Classic Radio Show: "It's a Wonderful Life," Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., at The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here. The Christmas Classic Radio Show, It's a Wonderful Life reworks the classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart and is set in a 1940s radio studio with a cast of five actors playing multiple roles and creating sound effects. They tell George Bailey's story of redemption, renewal and rejuvenation. This show is NOT part of our regular subscription season. Tickets for this show are $25.
Dec. 14: The New York Tenors are in concert at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Dec. 15: The Matanzas High School Key Club hosts Breakfast With Santa at 9 a.m. at the school, 3535 Pirate Nation Way, Palm Coast.
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade takes over the Intracoastal Water way from 6 to 9 p.m.
Dec. 15: Grieving through the holidays: Vitas Healthcare and Calvary Christian Center in vite you to reconnect with the holiday spirit in a supportive workshop, offering creative ways to honor memories and rediscover your resilience during this time of year. All sessions are free, open to the public, and held at the International House of Pancakes, in a private dining area, 212 Palm Coast Parkway, 1030 a.m. to noon. Contact Chaplain Carmen at 386/843-8794.
Dec. 15: The Hammock Community Association hosts a holiday party from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road, in the Hammock. Live entertainment. $5 per person. Bring pot luck finger food. Bring your own drinks. We'll have coffee and some soda. $100 raffle tickets being sold. Each $100 ticket gives you a 6 in 200 chance to win a big money prize; Call Marge Rooyakkers at (386) 246-3767 or email petmom877@gmail.com. The drawing will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday Dec 8 at the original Hammock Wine and Cheese on A1A. You don't need to attend to win, but door prizes will be given only to attendees. Prizes Include:
Six cash prizes totaling $8250 if all tickets are sold.
Dec. 15: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Annual Holiday Boat Parade, hosted by the Palm Coast Yacht Club, holds its 36th edition at 6 p.m., departing from the Cimmaron Basin south on the Intracoastal Waterway, turning at the Grand Haven gazebo back to the Club House Waterway. The Parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat US, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the ICW cheering the boats on. Last year's parade drew some 40 boats, a record. For registration forms, boat captains are urged to contact Parade Captain Robert Ulis at 386-283-5166 or theulises@att.net. Forms are also available at the Palm Coast Yacht Club website at www.palmcoastyachtclub.com. Boats must be decorated and registered to participate. There are no entry fees. Membership in the Palm Coast Yacht Club is not required.
Dec. 16: Navy Band Southeast Holiday Concert at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving a girl in his charge, starting when she was 8 and going on for several years. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 20: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
Dec. 20: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 22: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
To • include your event in this section, please email the details, including date, time, a brief description of the event, contact information, and, if you wish, an image, please use this form.


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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

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