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Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast Apartments Near Woodlands, School Taxes, State of Education, Chess

| September 4, 2018

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Ron Hertel, newest partner at the law firm of Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant & Kistemaker, has been appointed to the Flagler County Education Foundation’s board of directors for the 2018-19 term. ‘I have admired the work that the FCEF has done with students in need in Flagler County for years and wanted to get involved,” said Hertel. “I have three, soon to be four, kids of my own that will all attend Flagler County Schools and I want to do my part to give back and be sure students in need are taken care of.’ The foundation is the non-profit support arm of the Flagler County school district. Above, from left, Ron Hertel, David Taylor (foundation treasurer), Catherine Evans (foundation president-elect), Joseph Marotti, foundation president, and Melissa Moore-Stens, Flagler County Judge and a mentor in the Foundation’s Take Stock in Children program. (Flagler Schools)

Today: Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent. 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: 128
The OED’s Word of the Day: cottage orné, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“This writer whose chief contribution to literature was to turn the world upside down, creating characters who flew over it before that was a feasible thing to do, dug further inside it than anyone actually could, and even attempted to redress its axis, actually wanted nothing more than peace at home.” , GB253/187

–Herbert Lottman, from “Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography” (1996).

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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.

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The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 3 p.m. on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Board members will discuss the Flagler Auditorium’s master plan, an $80,000 document. It will also discuss its legislative platform.

The Flagler County School board holds a 5:15 p.m. meeting at the Government Services Building, Bunnell, to adopt the district’s 2019 budget and tax rates. Tax rates are set by state legislators.

Flagler Beach’s Planning and Architectural Review Board meets at 5:30 p.m. for an overview of the Comprehensive Plan and “new” Future Land Use Map, at City Hall.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will consider adopting a new rule allowing for parking canopies instead of garages in Town Center apartment complexes. It will also consider rezoning 6.3 acres at the edge of the Woodlands off Old Kings Road from neighborhood commercial to residential apartments, a proposed zoning change that has provoked the usual backlash from existing residents that accompanies such changes in Palm Coast. The council is also expected to adopt higher water rates, possibly 20.6 percent over the next four years.

State of Education: The Flagler County School Board hears the annual State of Education Address at 7 p.m., the annual event when the school board highlights its better accomplishments, at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.

chess on the porch humidor palm coastChess on the Porch (and backgammon): The Humidor at European Village hosts an open chess evening starting at 6 p.m. Anyone and everyone welcome. Bring your chessboard if you have one. Great beer and wine, plus cigars. 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast. Call 386.445.2221.

The Community Chorus of Palm Coast begins rehearsals for the winter concert. Weekly Tuesday night rehearsals start at 6:30 p.m. and are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church located at 156 Florida Park Drive. Contact President Jeff McKay at 386-451-6145 or visit our website for more information www.communitychorusofpalmcoast.org.

big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):

  • Wednesday: The Windsor Assisted Living, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Sea My Home Realty, 4750 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: Planet Fitness, 7 Old Kings Road North, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Bealls, 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, noon 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, July 8-9
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, July 8
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, July 8
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:

Intensive five-day animal control officer course starts Oct. 1: The School of Emergency Services at Daytona State College announces a 40-hour certification course beginning Oct. 1 for people who love animals and want to become animal control officers. The course, approved by the Florida Animal Control Association, emphasizes protection, care and humane law enforcement, and promotes the peaceful co-existence between animals and Florida residents. Classes meet daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 5 at Daytona State’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 N. Technology Blvd. The course fee is $475 and includes all class materials and books, as well as a state licensing examination fee. To register or for more information, contact Robin Davis, (386) 506-4141 or Robin.Davis@DaytonaState.edu.

KIdCare Insurance Sign-up Day: Halifax Health – Healthy Communities, in collaboration with several key community partners, will present the Florida KidCare Enrollment Event and Family Health Fair on Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Volusia Mall, 1700 West International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach. Families with children who are in need of health insurance coverage are encouraged to attend this free event to learn more about Florida KidCare, the State of Florida’s health insurance program that covers children ages 0 through 18 years of age. Most families who enroll do not have to pay for the coverage, while many pay only $15 to $20 per month. Full pay options are also available. On-site application assistance will be available at the event for eligible families applying for and renewing Florida KidCare coverage. “In Volusia and Flagler counties, an estimated 6,800 children have no health insurance coverage. Many parents do not realize that their children are eligible for KidCare coverage and that’s why we are hosting this event – to educate families on the no-cost to affordable options available to them,” explains Steven Parris, community health and outreach supervisor for Halifax Health – Healthy Communities. Those seeking to enroll in the Florida KidCare program should bring copies of the following:
· Social Security numbers (or document numbers for any legal immigrants who need insurance);
· employer and income information for their family (i.e. pay stubs, W-2 forms, or wage and tax statements);
· policy numbers for any current health insurance; and
· information about any job-related health insurance available to their family.
In addition, several community organizations will be in attendance to provide information on healthcare-related programs and services available to local families, including the Florida Department of Health – Volusia County, Florida Department of Children and Families, the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia, Azalea Health, The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and the United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, among others. These participating organizations will be on-hand to provide immunizations, developmental screenings for young children, blood pressure checks, and information about the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Free vision screening will be provided by the DeLand Lions Club. Members of Halifax Health Medical Center’s pediatric team will also be in attendance to provide information on the hospital’s services for children and infants. The Florida KidCare Enrollment Event and Family Health Fair will also feature fun, family-friendly activities, including music and dance, giveaways, games and more. For more information about this free event, call 386.425.7920.

Dr. Glenn Zimmet Florida Hospital Flagler has named anesthesiologist Dr. Glenn Zimmet as physician of the quarter: Zimmet currently serves as Florida Hospital Flagler’s department chair for anesthesiology and was nominated by his peers. “Dr. Zimmet is collaborative, values everyone on the health care team and respects their contribution to the patient’s care. He treats everyone with respect and courtesy. He is a friend to everyone and often goes above and beyond to make someone’s day,” a colleague wrote in a nomination. “Patients love his bedside manner and humor. He puts them at ease at one of the most stressful times of their life,” another colleague wrote in a nomination of Zimmet. “He is engaged in all aspects of our hospital, from patient care, to employee wellness, and serves as an ambassador in our community.”

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.

USF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of South Florida Board of Trustees will meet and will take up issues such as President Judy Genshaft’s goals for 2018-2019. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center, Tampa.)

FSU TRUSTEES GATHER: The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet after holding a series of committee meetings. (Tuesday, committees start at 10 a.m., with full board at 1:30 p.m., Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee.)

WEAVER APPEARS IN JACKSONVILLE: Jeff Weaver, who managed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, is slated to appear at a Duval County Democratic Party event. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., Cuba Libre Ultra Lounge, 2578 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville.)

 

—-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.

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

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