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Thursday Briefing: Flagler Beach PD’s Liz Williams Swears-Out, Talent Show, Beach Privatization

| May 24, 2018

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Liz Williams, the long-time detective in the Flagler Beach Police Department, turned in her badge Friday and retired after 23 years. She spent her whole career with the Flagler Beach Police Department. We asked her to reflect on the moment. Williams said: ‘It is with immense gratitude and appreciation in my heart that I say farewell to my time of service for the City of Flagler Beach. The City has always supported me and adopted my passions as their own in community policing and problem solving, the implementation and development of our Victim Service Program and our steadfast position on Flagler County Drug Court. Their trust in me has given my life deep meaning and value and has helped me to provide by example a life of servitude and security for my daughter during her formative years. For all of these things I am forever thankful. I leave a piece of my heart behind as I go on the hunt for the person I have not yet become.’ Williams will be sworn out at the Flagler Beach City Commission meeting on May 24, at 5:30 p.m.(© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. 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.
Drought Index: 1
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Today’s jail bookings.

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“This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war.”

–From Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet On the Western Front.”

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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.

Schools: Today is an early-release day for students in Flagler County schools.

In Court: Vitaly Tsabak is scheduled to be sentenced for arson, a first-degree felony, and burglary, among other charges stemming from a 2016 fire and burglary on Palm Coast’s Fenimore Lane. The sentencing was scheduled for 2 p.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, but Tsabak’s attorney has filed a motion to continue the hearing. The judge had not ruled on the motion as of Wednesday evening, but could do so Thursday before the hearing.

The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Ralph Santore, of Santore and Sons, the fireworks company, will be speaking, as will several officials from Florida Hospital Flagler, including Kathy Gover, Chief Nursing Officer. Michael Sznapstajler of the Cobb Cole lawfirm will give an update on Brownfields.

flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. See the full agenda and background materials here. Flagler Beach Police Detective Williams, after 23 years with the department, is sworn-out as she goes into retirement. Commissioners will approve a revised evaluation form for their attorney and manager. They are expected to approve a site plan for a new motel parking lot at 1204 South Ocean Shore Boulevard, and discuss the future of the Montessori school at 800 South Daytona Avenue. Commissioners are also expected to approve, on second reading, an ordinance establishing the customary use of beaches by the public in front of private properties.

Palm Coast’s Beautification Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will discuss landscaping projects on Whiteview and Palm Harbor parkway medians.

Talent Show: The Flagler County Youth Center is sponsoring the twelfth annual “Spotlight on Flagler Youth” Variety Show at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium. The event will crown Flagler County’s Youth Entertainer of the Year in the Senior Division, 9th -12th Grade, Junior Division 6th -8th Grade, and Elementary Division for K-5th grades. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and youths, and $3 for students. Additional information, call Cheryl Massaro, Director Flagler County Youth Center, at 386/437-7540, extension 5101.

Celebrate Pastels with Jan Jackson, a free program at the Flagler County Art League, open to all. You will learn about why the impressionists were so fond of this tactile medium and how it has evolved as a fine arts medium. We’re not talking “chalk” here but rather about a beautiful, rich art medium that may have escaped your notice, but will be on your radar screen after this. Jan Jackson is a professional Southwest artist, now residing in Palm Coast. For several years she owned Dreamscapes Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She continues to show her work at galleries in New Mexico. Jan holds degrees in fine Art and Art History and a Masters Degree in Education. Join us for some refreshments and conversation at 6:30.at the league’s galleries, City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast. Call 386-986-4668 for information.

Groundbreaking: The Flagler County Economic Development Department and Flagler County government host a ground-breaking on a 40,000 square-foot “spec” building to be built by Beutlich Development at that company’s expense, with hops of finding one or more companies to fill the space. Beutlich got a $90,000 taxpayer subsidy through the county for the project. The groundbreaking is at 2 p.m. at 7 Otis Stone Hunter Roiad in Bunnell. See: “Flagler Awards $90,000 Subsidy to Company, Secret For Now, to Construct “Spec” Building.”

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

  • Thursday: Banfield Pet Hospital, 5270 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 5 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:

None.

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.

FPL TOUTS SOLAR PROJECTS: Florida Power & Light will host a breakfast and tour of the FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center in Putnam County, with members of the media and community leaders expected to take part. The facility is one of two FPL solar plants in Putnam County. (Thursday, breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by media tour at 10:30 a.m., Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, 1100 Reid St., Palatka.)

MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTERS AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use will hold two hearings about proposed rules related to medical-marijuana treatment centers. (Thursday, hearings at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

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

CENTRAL FLORIDA ROAD PROJECT AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an open house on plans to add two new lanes to eight miles of State Road 60, between County Road 630 in Polk County and the Kissimmee River Bridge in Osceola County. (Thursday, 5 p.m. Westgate River Ranch, Main Hall, 3200 River Ranch Blvd., River Ranch.)

 

—-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.
For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of May 17, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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2 Responses for “Thursday Briefing: Flagler Beach PD’s Liz Williams Swears-Out, Talent Show, Beach Privatization”

  1. Pogo says:

    @In Florida and in State Government:

    FPL TOUTS SOLAR PROJECTS: Florida Power & Light will host a breakfast and tour of the FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center in Putnam County, with members of the media and community leaders expected to take part. The facility is one of two FPL solar plants in Putnam County. (Thursday, breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by media tour at 10:30 a.m., Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, 1100 Reid St., Palatka.)

    Hey cuz (FPL, and you too, crooked ricky) what up?

    HB 1133 – Energy Security and Disaster Resilience Pilot Program
    General Bill by Raschein
    Energy Security and Disaster Resilience Pilot Program: Creates pilot program within DACS; provides for issuance of grants to offset costs relating to onsite solar storage systems for certain facilities located in areas of critical state concern; provides policies & procedures for application approval; directs Florida Solar Energy Center to conduct study & to publish & provide copies of study to Governor, Legislature, & Commissioner of Agriculture; provides appropriation.
    Effective Date: July 1, 2018
    Last Event: Died in Energy & Utilities Subcommittee on Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:00 AM

    SB 1888: Energy Security and Disaster Resilience Pilot Program

    GENERAL BILL by Garcia

    Energy Security and Disaster Resilience Pilot Program; Creating the pilot program within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; providing for the issuance of grants to offset costs relating to certain onsite solar energy storage systems for certain facilities located in areas of critical state concern, etc. APPROPRIATION: $10,000,000.00
    Effective Date: 7/1/2018
    Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate – Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources

  2. Linze says:

    The city is getting ready to beautify white view
    But no money for sidewalks
    on Parkview where school kids walk in the road
    When one gets killed they may discuss it

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