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| July 10, 2018

 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

A sign at a gun-control rally in Broward County last February, after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre. Tuesday and Wednesday mark another installment of the state-appointed commission to study the shooting and school safety. (erluko)

Today:: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. Northwest winds 5 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. 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: 68
The OED’s Word of the Day: black-eyed Susan, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“I put my life on the line for this country. To me, not voting is not right; it led to a lot of frustration, a lot of anger. My son’s in Iraq. In the army just like I was. My oldest son, he fought in the first Persian Gulf conflict. He was in the Marines. This is my baby son over there right now. But I’m not able to vote. They say I owe $ 900 in fines. To me, that’s a poll tax. You’ve got to pay to vote. It’s “restitution,” they say. I came off parole on October 13, 1999, but I’m still not allowed to vote. Last time I voted was in ’88. Bush versus Dukakis. Bush won. I voted for Dukakis. If it was up to me, I’d vote his son out this time too. I know a lot of friends got the same cases like I got, not able to vote. A lot of guys doing the same things like I was doing. Just marijuana. They treat marijuana in Alabama like you committed treason or something. I was on the 1965 voting rights march from Selma. I was fifteen years old. At eighteen, I was in Vietnam fighting for my country. And now? Unemployed and they won’t allow me to vote. 56″”

–From Sasha Abramsky’s “Conned: How Millions Went To Prison, Lost the Vote, and Helped Send George W. Bush to the White House” (2006).
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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.

Flagler County’s Community Traffic Safety Team meets at 9 a.m. at Flagler Technical Institute, 5400 E. Hwy 100, just west of Flagler Palm Coast High School. Two weeks ago, School Board member Andy Dance, Karissa Moffett from Safe Routes to School, Wadsworth Elementary Principal Anna Crawford and others walked the one mile sidewalk along Parkview Drive to make sure it is ready for students at the start of school. Moffett will present the finding in a PowerPoint Presentation. Joe Steward, the FDOT District 5 CTST program coordinator, will also speak.

The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The council will discuss an amendment to its contract for policing services with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, though the amendment doesn’t change anything: it merely formalized a different way the city will pay for a school resource officer. The council will also discuss approving $150,000 for sod and irrigation improvements at the Indian Trails Sports Complex, and a master service contract with Elite Marine Construction for seawall construction projects.

The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 3 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The board will discuss the safety and sanitation of district facilities, among other matters.

The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell.

The Flagler Beach Planning and Architecture Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

African American Entrepreneurs Association: A signing ceremony for the Strategic Alliance Memorandum two-year agreement between the African American Entrepreneurs Association and the United States Small Business Administration is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, Inc, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast. The two signers formalize their relationship to promote economic development in the African American and minority communities in the area of entrepreneurship.

The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet after holding committee meetings and will consider issues such as a tentative 2018-2019 budget and a tentative millage rate. Committee start at 10 a.m., with full board at 11 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St. Palatka.

Tuesday, Wednesday: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety CommissionThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. for the first of two days in the third of seven sets of two-day meetings, with such meetings scheduled every month through November. he Florida Channel will be broadcasting the meeting and will be streaming it live here. You may submit your public comments here.

World Cup Semifinals:

  • Tuesday: France v. Belgium, 2 p.m., Fox.
  • Wednesday: Croatia v. England, 2 p.m., Fox.

See the full schedule here.

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

  • Tuesday: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Fitness One, 250 Old Kings Road South, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Windsor assisted living facility, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Sheriff’s Operations Center, 901 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Starbucks, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 3 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, July 5-6
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, July 5
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, July 5
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, July 5
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, July 5
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, July 5
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, July 5
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:

Ronald Titus Flagler firefighter deploys to Oklahoma: Flagler County Firefighter Ronald Titus drove across the country on Independence Day to help fight wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. “It was short notice this time,” Titus, 33, said on Tuesday shortly after getting word of deployment. “I have to leave about 4 a.m. (on the Fourth of July).” Titus traveled with a crew of at least 20 from the Florida Forest Service and other agencies. It is his sixth consecutive deployment. “Firefighters continually train to be ready for these situations,” Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito said. “Ronald Titus is very motivated, and enjoys being part of these specialized teams.” Deployments are typically 17 to 21 days. Flagler County hired Titus in January 2011. “He exemplifies the dedication of our firefighters,” County Administrator Craig Coffey said. “They serve are committed to helping people regardless of where they live.”

Jeanette Loftus has assumed the volunteer role of District Governor for Rotary International’s District 6970 for 2018-19.: Rotary District 6970 is located in Northeast Florida and is one of 541 Districts around the world with 63 Rotary Clubs, serving over 3300 Rotarians. The Rotary Club of Flagler County is in District 6970. Jeanette joined the Rotary Club of Flagler County in 2004, after relocating with her family from Forked River, NJ, where she began serving Rotary in 1997. Jeanette was Club President in 2009-10 and has served District 6970 in a variety of positions including District Secretary, District Trainer and has participated on a variety of District committees. In January 2017, Jeanette traveled to India and had a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a National Immunization Day to immunize the children of a small village outside of New Delhi against Polio. Rotary began the initiative to eradicate Polio in 1985, and has since partnered with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and many countries throughout the world. Polio remains endemic in three countries; Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. Jeanette’s husband Tracy is also a Rotarian and immediate past-president of the Rotary Club of Flagler County. To learn more about Rotary, please visit Rotary.org, or flaglerrotary.org.

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.

ETHICS PANEL DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE ISSUES: The Legislative Committee of the Florida Commission on Ethics is expected to discuss the commission’s legislative recommendations. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee.)

A1A IMPROVEMENTS DISCUSSED: Sidewalk, signage, signal and drainage improvements along a portion of Florida A1A in Indian River County will be the topic of an open house hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Indian River Shores Council Chamber, 6001 North State Road A1A, Indian River Shores.)

PSC COULD DIAL UP NEW AREA CODE: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up a series of issues, including a proposal for a new area code — 689 — in parts of Central Florida. The commission is considering the issue because of a projection that the region will run out of available numbers in the 407 area code, which serves Orange, Osceola, Seminole and parts of Lake and Volusia counties. Also, the commission will consider a proposed settlement agreement stemming from Florida Power & Light’s costs in restoring power after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. FPL and the state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, reached the proposed settlement, which would result in a $27.7 million refund to customers. The refund is tied to money that FPL collected from customers after Matthew caused damage along the East Coast in October 2016. Utilities are typically allowed to recoup costs of restoring power and rebuilding systems after hurricanes and to replenish storm reserves. But they also have to return to the Public Service Commission to justify the amounts recovered from customers. FPL collected $322.45 million through the charge, with about $6 million listed in the settlement agreement as “over-recovery” of costs. The remainder of the refund, $21.7 million, is due to an accounting adjustment on the restoration costs. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS CONSIDERED: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold an internal-affairs meeting to discuss a draft report about hurricane preparedness and restoration efforts of electric utilities. Also, the commission will review an annual report about competition and trends in the telecommunications industry. (Tuesday, immediately following the 9:30 a.m. commission meeting, Gerald L. Gunter Building, 2540 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee.)

TANF PROGRAM ON TABLE: The Social Services Estimating Conference will discuss caseloads and expenditures in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, program. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

 

—-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 17: The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center to discuss the city's general fund budget for next year. As always, City Manager Jim Landon's administration has not posted the proposed budget on the city's website for public perusal prior to the meeting, as other local governments always do. The council also meets in a regular session.
July 17: Quarterly Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group Meeting, 10 a.m., FPL Flagler Service Center, 5910 E. Highway 100, Palm Coast. Topics to be covered include: Final approval of the HMGP project list for Irma projects, Community Rating System (CRS) updates and next steps, Upcoming funding programs, Ongoing project updates, General mitigation updates. Free and open to the public.
July 17: The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. on the third floor of the Government Services Building, then in a meeting at 6 p.m. in board chambers at the GSB. At the workshop, board members will hear a presentation on the year's school grades (the district rated a B), and will discuss the effects of the new so-called "hope" scholarship voucher program on the district. At the evening meeting, board members are expected to approve advertising next year's school property tax rate.
July 17: Flagler County Historic Bus Tour, 9:30 a.m. starting from Holden House Museum in Bunnell, 204 East Moody Blvd. Discover the many historic and interesting sites in Flagler County on this one hundred mile bus tour led by local historian Bill Ryan. Relax and cool off on a comfortable air conditioned bus while uncovering the hidden history of Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Tours will depart promptly at 10 a.m., include a lunch stop at the historic Bull Creek Fish Camp restaurant (lunch not included in tour price) and normally return to Holden House at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tours begin at Holden House Museum in Bunnell. There is ample parking here on West Side lot of Holden House Museum. West side is towards US1. Please park on the west side of Holden House. You should arrive in the parking lot between 9:30 for check-in. There is a briefing at the History Annex (Behind Holden House) The tour will depart promptly at 10:00 in an air conditioned Flagler Transport bus. Tours will depart promptly at 10 a.m. and include a lunch stop at the historic Bull Creek Fish Camp restaurant (lunch not included in tour price) and normally return to Holden House approximately 2:30 p.m. Tours are normally scheduled once each month, and are subject to availability. There is a fee of $20.00 per person. Planned comfort stops are scheduled. These tours are becoming very popular and reservations are required. Please call 386-439-5003 to make reservations.
July 17: Food Truck Tuesday 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. Join us to celebrate Parks & Recreation Month! This month featuring BMX Trickstars back for a second year. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
July 18: Collective Bargaining Contract Negotiations between Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association, the firefighters' union, and Flagler County government, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the Administration Conference Room, third floor, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd.
July 18: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 18: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 18: The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 18: The Sons of the American Revolution, Flagler Chapter, present the 2018 EMS Medal & Certificate to Palm Coast Firefighter/EMT Travis Greco at 10 a.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy.
July 18: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
July 19: The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village. 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. The New Europa at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water).
July 19: the Flagler County Chamber and its Flagler Beach Area Council host the annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier) with local food, fun, drinks and live music. “Beach Bash on the Pier,” a Flagler Beach Block Party, is open to all members of the community and beyond. The event is scheduled from 5:30- 7 p.m., rain or shine. Participating chamber members will set up shop on the pier that evening to showcase their goods and services to locals and visitors, while offering giveaways and specials for guests. Your $10 entry fee will get you get you two drink tickets and appetizers while supplies last, plus a great crowd, raffles, 50/50 and the Pot o' Gold drawing at 6:45 p.m.
July 20: Lunch N’ Lecture Series 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: “Hurricane Preparedness” with the Palm Coast Fire Department. The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. July 18: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Dive-In Movies 8 p.m. gates open and 8:30 p.m. movie at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Families and friends share fun watching a movie on the giant outdoor movie screen, while floating around in the pool. July’s flick is Spider-Man: Homecoming. Admission is $2 adults/$1 children. More info: 386-986-4741.
July 21: Tour de Palm Coast, leaving at 8 a.m. from Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The “Tour” will take riders along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway and back. No registration required. Please bring water and wear a helmet. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 21: Parks & Rec Open House 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Enjoy a jam-packed day filled with fun for the whole family. Activities include Zumba classes, self-defense classes, group crafts, games, raffles and so much more! There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 23: Election Candidates' Hobnob hosted by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to the public. At the Palm Coast Community Center. The Flagler Hob Nob will be similar to an old fashioned political rally with an expectation of at least 400 guests attending. The purpose of Hob Nob is to give Chamber members and local residents an opportunity to meet with candidates and representatives from their campaigns on a one-to-one basis. The Chamber will invite all candidates appearing on the 2018 ballots to rent tabletop space for $150. Candidates will be assigned tables on a first come first served basis. Proceeds will support Chamber voter education and government affairs initiatives, including the organization’s 2019 Flagler Volusia Public Leadership Institute (FVPLI).
July 23: 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 http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
July 25: A meeting of the 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. The Compassionate Friends, 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 The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
July 27: Florida Hospital Flagler Health Screening Event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Florida Hospital Flagler, our official Health & Wellness event partner, is offering a FREE health screening event in support of July is Parks and Recreation Month. Services will include, pulse, blood pressure, height/weight, BMI, etc. There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 27-29: The Flagler Playhouse features The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition, a production of its summer-camp students, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday bat 2 p.m. (two shows on Saturday). The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
July 30: dante mobleyCircuit Judge Terence Perkins sentences Dante Mobley, a sex offender found guilty of statutory rape and sentenced in 2014 to five years in prison followed by 10 years' sex-offender probation. He served his sentence, with credit for time served and 15 percent early release for good behavior, but was re-arrested on April 12 on a probation violation. Mobley, 35, a resident of 611 South Bacher Street in Bunnell, generated a series of violations, including losing his $900 court-issued tracking bracelet, a failure to report, and living within 1,000 feet of a place where children gather. Mobley has been at the county jail since his re-arrest. The sentencing is at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401.
July 30: Today at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline if you intend to change political party ahead of the primary election on Aug. 28.
Aug. 3: Flagler County Drug Court's steering and advisory committee meets at 9 a.m. in courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
Aug. 3: First Friday Garden Walk at Washington Oaks Garden State Park at 10 a.m. Join a Ranger on the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens. 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. Call 386-446-6783 for more information.
Aug. 8-9: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety CommissionThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. for the first of two days in the fourth of seven sets of two-day meetings, with such meetings scheduled every month through November. he Florida Channel will be broadcasting the meeting and will be streaming it live here. You may submit your public comments here.
Aug. 10: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment.
Aug. 10: Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy “Beauty and the Beast” on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
Aug. 11: Motown Magic is the featured act at the free Midtown Motown Concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach from 7 to 9 p.m., with Cypress Pool open for free swimming until 9 p.m. during the concert, at 981 George West Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Parking is available at Cypress Park.

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Cats and Dogs Looking For Homes

The following is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at editor@flaglerlive.com.
Cats and Dogs Looking for Homes is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at editor@flaglerlive.com.

Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of July 6, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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