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Thursday Briefing: Chipotle Opens, Jon Netts Returns, County Fair Continues, Kim Weeks Jury Deliberates

| April 5, 2018

Jon Netts was back Wednesday evening, speaking at a forum for candidates for the Palm Coast City Council in this year's election. But he was the only one speaking. Heidi Shipley said she had a work conflict. And John Tipton, also a candidate, was not allowed to speak because he's not a registered Republican, and the forum was hosted by the Flagler County Republican Club. Netts served on the council from 2001 to 2016. He is challenging Shipley. He did not seem to have missed a step: he was never at a loss for words, for framing issues in optimistic outlooks and illustrating them with innumerable anecdotes he could draw on from his 16 years on the council. By the same token, Netts rested more for specifics on what he remembered of past policy and accomplishments than on what he was proposing that might be different in the future. He spoke much more generally when it came to proposals. Among the statements he made: 'We don’t necessarily need more gas stations but we do need the alternative.' On growth: 'My vision is strategic growth. Growth for growth’s sake makes no sense to me.' On Jobs: 'We don’t need more low-income retail jobs, we need jobs that have good salaries based on the ability to do good work. We don’t need smokestacks, we don’t need refineries, what we need is the intellectual component of business.' (c FlaglerLive)

Jon Netts was back Wednesday evening, speaking at a forum for candidates for the Palm Coast City Council in this year’s election. But he was the only one speaking. Heidi Shipley said she had a work conflict. And John Tipton, also a candidate, was not allowed to speak because he’s not a registered Republican, and the forum was hosted by the Flagler County Republican Club. Netts served on the council from 2001 to 2016. He is challenging Shipley. He did not seem to have missed a step: he was never at a loss for words, for framing issues in optimistic outlooks and illustrating them with innumerable anecdotes he could draw on from his 16 years on the council. By the same token, Netts rested more for specifics on what he remembered of past policy and accomplishments than on what he was proposing that might be different in the future. He spoke much more generally when it came to proposals. Among the statements he made: ‘We don’t necessarily need more gas stations but we do need the alternative.’ On growth: ‘My vision is strategic growth. Growth for growth’s sake makes no sense to me,’ and ‘I want to make sure that growth pays for itself in the long term.’ On Jobs: ‘We don’t need more low-income retail jobs, we need jobs that have good salaries based on the ability to do good work. We don’t need smokestacks, we don’t need refineries, what we need is the intellectual component of business.’ And he said: ‘Why am I coming back? Because things need to get done.’ It was a slap in the face of his opponent without naming her. (c FlaglerLive)

Today: Cooler. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s. North 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.
Drought Index266
The OED’s Word of the Day: millocracy, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“In the 1850s, when the California gold rush was at full flood, the Great Central Valley traversed by the miners on the way to the mother lode was an American Serengeti – a blond grassland in the summertime, a vast flourishing marsh during the winter and spring. The wildlife, even after a century and a half of Spanish settlement, was unbelievable: millions of wintering ducks, geese and cranes, at least a million antelope and tule elk, thousands of grizzly bears. The winter of 1861 and 1862 was the beginning of the end for this scene of wild splendor.”

–From Marc Reisner’s “Cadillac Desert.”

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.

Kimberle Weeks's lawyers have been as if channeling her outlier predilections into their legal arguments to the jury. Closing arguments are Thursday. (c FlaglerLive)In Court: Day four in the trial of of Kimberle Weeks, who faces seven third-degree felony counts of illegally recording or disclosing phone conversations (down from 12 counts). Closing arguments are at 9 a.m. The jury then deliberates. Weeks was charged in early 2015, shortly after she resigned as Flagler County’s supervisor of elections. Jury selection took place Monday before Judge Margaret Hudson. In Courtroom 401, at the Flagler County courthouse.

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Chad Boda.

Chad Boda.

The Flagler Beach City Commission reviews research on beach protection conducted by Chad Stephen Boda, a former resident of Flagler Beach and a doctoral candidate at the Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies in Sweden in a workshop scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, with a Q&A at 6:30 p.m.

Flagler Audubon Society meets at 6:30 p.m. with a Chapter activity update and social session. Formal program begins at 7 p.m. in meeting rooms A & B at Florida Hospital Flagler on SR 100 just west of I-95.

The Belle Terre Elementary PTO meets at 7:30 a.m. in the school’s media center.

Chipotle Mexican Grill opens its first Palm Coast restaurant, and the first 50 customers will score a free Chipotle SWAG bag. At 5860 State Road 100 E, Unit 200, Palm Coast, next to Panera, and normal hours of operation will be 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.



The Florida Agricultural Museum‘s Farm Swap and Music Jam, from 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff and local musicians.

Brahms Symphony Nr. 3 in 60 Minutes, 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. Happy Hour with free drinks starts at 5:30 p.m. Concert at 6:30 p.m. includes presentations by Courtney Lewis. Post-concert party with Symphony musicians and FREE drinks at 7:30PM. Ticket includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and concert admission.

Flagler County Fair, with Belle City Amusement Rides, Thursday and Friday gates open at 5 p.m., Saturday at noon, Sunday at 1 p.m., with an endless list of rides, music, activities, exhibits and food, and the Rockin’ Ribfest all weekend. Be sure to visit the website for details or click on the ad.

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

  • 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, May 2-3
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, May 2
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, May 2
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:

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.

BALLOT PROPOSALS CONSIDERED: The Style and Drafting Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission is scheduled to consider a series of proposed constitutional amendments for the November ballot. The committee plays a key role in packaging and revising proposals. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)

HONOR CONSIDERED FOR DELANEY: The University of North Florida Board Trustees will consider a proposal to name the student union building after outgoing university President John Delaney. (Thursday, 5:15 p.m., University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Jacksonville.)

WILSON, JONES DISCUSS GUN VIOLENCE: U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and state Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, will hold a town-hall meeting about gun violence and school safety. (Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex auditorium, 3000 N.W. 199th St., Miami Gardens.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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.
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