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Monday Briefing: Pink Army Flag-Raising, Help for Hurricane Irma Repairs, $39,000 in Tax Subsidies to a Private Company

| October 1, 2018

Palm Coast Data is proud and excited to be co-sponsoring the Pink 5K event with Florida Hospital Flagler again this year. The company is sponsoring 53 employees–many more than last year, and will host a Palm Coast Data hospitality tent on the corner of Town Center Blvd and Hospital Drive. The Pink-Army Flag-Raising is this morning in front of the Government Services Building in Bunnell. (Palm Coast Data)

Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 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: 366
The OED’s Word of the Day: sisu, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

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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.

Raising of the Pink Army Flag, the annual opening of the month-long commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is held in front of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, at 8:15 a.m.

The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Commissioners will consider reappointing Mark Langello and Mike Boyd to additional three-year terms to the county’s planning board. The commission will also ratify $39,000 in subsidies from tourist development taxdollars to Triple Crown Sports, a for-profit private company, for events scheduled this fall in the county. And the commission will appoint Charlie Ericksen to the county’s canvassing board in place of Commissioner Dave Sullivan, who is otherwise committed. Commissioner Don O’Brien will be the alternate.

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.

Through Oct. 6: If you know any homeowner that still has unmet housing needs from Hurricane Irma and would like to apply to for disaster recovery assistance, there will be a Mobile Intake Bus at the Flagler Beach Library, 315 S 7th St., through Saturday October 6, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Inquiries may be directed to (844) 833-1010. Grant details here.

Through Oct. 6: Homecoming Week at Bethune Cookman University.

Palm Coast Road Closure through Oct. 15: The City of Palm Coast plans to temporarily close a section of Wellington Drive – from Village Circle (the Wellington/Village intersection farthest from Pine Lakes Parkway) to Lago Vista Place – beginning Monday, Oct. 1, and continuing through Oct. 15. This temporary road closure is necessitated by a City project to upgrade a utility pump station. This temporary road closure will be 24 hours a day during the project. Detours will be in place to help neighborhood residents and other motorists reach their destinations. For more information, call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.

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):

  • Monday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Sunshine Academy, 1230 Palm Coast Parkway, noon to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Banfield Pet Hospital, 5270 State Road 100, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Woody’s BBQ, 99 Flagler Plaza Drive, 3:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: VFW Post 8696, 47 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: Advance America Palm Coast, 800 Belle Terre Parkway Suite 212, 2 to 7 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:

Time to sign up for City of Palm Coast Starlight Holiday Parade: Palm Coast – Organizations and businesses that want to participate in the City of Palm Coast’s 2018 Starlight Holiday Parade in December should sign up now! The deadline for parade entries is Nov. 28. Participants may register online at www.palmcoastgov.com/starlightparade. Or print out the parade entry form and return it as directed on the form. The Starlight Holiday Parade will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Central Park in Town Center – featuring colorful lighted floats, talented marching bands, and prizes for the top entries. All participants are encouraged to add lighted holiday displays to their floats. The route will begin at the Round-About on Central Avenue (east of Market Avenue) and head east; turning north onto Park Street, east onto Lake Avenue, and south on City Place; then continuing south on Bulldog Drive. Parade entry is free. The judging categories will be: Best of Parade, Best Marching Unit, Best Float and Best Decorated Vehicle. Prior to the Starlight Holiday Parade, the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department will host a fun-filled afternoon at Central Park starting at 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment and performances; arrival of Santa and visits with Santa, food and beverages. Santa will visit with children until 6 p.m., and families will be able to take their own photos. For more information, contact Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.

construction trioRobbie Richmond, Barb Kimberley, and Rod Kimberley have launched Intracoastal Construction: The company has bought and is remodeling an office space at 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Suite 116-B in the European Village. The unit was the former home to Coconut Island, a retail store that closed last month after the owners retired. Robbie Richmond has served over 400 clients in Flagler County during the past eighteen years. Robbie holds a residential license for homes up to three levels and a commercial general contractor’s license for custom multi level designs. Robbie is also certified as a Florida Green Builder. His peers have elected him twice to be the President of the Flagler County Builder’s Association. Prior to moving to Flagler County in 1996, Rod Kimberley ran the Washington, DC office of ITT for eight years and moved to Palm Coast to work as the company’s National Sales Manager. Palm Coast was conceived in 1969 when ITT Corporation bought several thousand acres of land in Flagler County to develop a massive Planned Unit Development (PUD) community. Barb is a former Flagler County teacher and joined Arthur Rutenberg in 2003.As a former elementary school teacher, she brings her attention to detail and a commitment to customer satisfaction to every custom home they build. With her hard work and success, Barb was twice in the Arthur Rutenberg Homes Sales Top Club. She now looks forward to bringing these same skills to working with clients at Intracoastal Construction. The company is concentrating on building meticulously crafted custom homes in all the gated communities, Intracoastal and on oceanfront lots. They are pleased to have been recently selected as an authorized builder for the Marina Del Palma development. Marina del Palma is a boat-centric, gated community with resort style amenities on the Intracoastal Waterway off Colbert Lane in Palm Coast.

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.

NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT: A series of new laws will take effect Monday, including measures that will add benefits for first responders who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder and impose harsher penalties on people who abuse animals. Others include a law that will allow credit cards to be used for background checks when firearms are purchased and measures that will dole out tougher punishments for people who steal bee colonies or trespass at airports. The laws were passed during the legislative session that ended in March. Most new laws take effect July 1, but some have later “effective” dates.

SENIOR DISCUSSES MEDICAID INNOVATION: Justin Senior, secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, is slated to be part of a panel discussion at a national Medicaid conference hosted by the firm Health Management Associates. The panel will discuss how states are “fostering community engagement and innovation in Medicaid.” (Monday, 9 a.m., Palmer House, 17 East Monroe St., Chicago.)

REFUGEE SERVICES AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Children and Families will hold a meeting to discuss the delivery of refugee services in Hillsborough County. (Monday, 10 a.m., Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 West Platt St., Tampa.)

 

—-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

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1 Response for “Monday Briefing: Pink Army Flag-Raising, Help for Hurricane Irma Repairs, $39,000 in Tax Subsidies to a Private Company”

  1. Pogo says:

    @In Florida and in State Government:

    SENIOR DISCUSSES MEDICAID INNOVATION: Justin Senior, secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, is slated to be part of a panel discussion at a national Medicaid conference hosted by the firm Health Management Associates. The panel will discuss how states are “fostering community engagement and innovation in Medicaid.” (Monday, 9 a.m., Palmer House, 17 East Monroe St., Chicago.)

    Slippery rick’s man and, “…a national Medicaid conference hosted by the firm Health Management Associates…” It figures:

    “…2012 Allegations of Medicare Fraud

    In 2012, the CBS show, “60 Minutes,” interviewed over 100 former employees of HMA. These former employees criticized HMA of implementing unethical for-profit measures. They alleged that HMA has established hospital admission goals of 20% or higher that their physicians must adhere to, or face termination. The former employees said that these goals had resulted in an admission of more than 50% of patients aged 65 or over, regardless of medical need. Paul Meyers, HMA’s former director of compliance and a 30-year FBI veteran, accused the chain of Medicare fraud. The hospital chain is being investigated by the US Justice Department, Kroft added, which has subpoenaed records pertaining to emergency-room management and a software program used by ER doctors.[8][9]
    2014 Allegations of attempt to inflate bills

    In 2014, The New York Times reported that the Justice Department had joined eight separate whistle-blower lawsuits against HMA in six states. The lawsuits alleged a wide-ranging strategy that attempted to inflate HMA’s payments from Medicare and Medicaid by increasing hospital admissions. The Justice Department accused HMA of admitting patients to hospitals regardless of whether they needed hospital care and pressuring doctors to admit patients to the hospital. Prime enforcer of pressuring doctors to wrongfully admit, Page Vaughan is currently working at a small rural hospital in Chester, South Carolina.[10]…”
    Health Management Associates (Florida company)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Management_Associates_(Florida_company)

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