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Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast Futures, Lenhart at Hammock, 2020 School Calendar, Nelson-Scott Debate

| October 2, 2018

Flagler Beach City Commissioner Rick Belhumeur took that shot at dawn Sunday. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Flagler Beach City Commissioner Rick Belhumeur took that shot at dawn Sunday. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast 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: 361
The OED’s Word of the Day: scrithel, adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Indifference is one of the seven deadly sins, actually the greatest of them all, because it is the only one that sins against life.”

–From Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love.”

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.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to discuss its nex manager’s search and its contract with interim manager Beau Falgout.

flagler county schoolsThe Flagler County School Board holds a closed-door session at 11 a.m. in the Superintendent’s conference room on the third floor of the Government Services Building, to discuss security. The board meets in open workshop at 3 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the GSB. The board will discuss the 2019-20 school calendar and its contract with its service workers’ union. It will also discuss the potential sale of a 20-acre parcel, currently valued at $335,000, on Ocean Shore Boulevard, just north of Jungle Hut Road in the Hammock, on the west side of A1A.

The Flagler Beach Planning and Architecture (or PAR) Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S. 2nd St.

Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart speaks to the Hammock Community Association at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. Learn about the ballot, turnout, demographics, different ways to vote, and constitutional amendments for the general election in November. Snacks and Socializing at 7 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Flagler Sportsfishing Club holds its monthly meeting starting with quick tips at 7 p.m., a general club meeting at 7:30 p.m. and a panel discussion at 8 p.m. at the VFW Club, 47 Old Kings Rd N Palm Coast. All are welcome. This month’s meeting will consist of an experienced Panel made up of Surf Fishing Club Members sharing their experiences of success.

flagler beach city commission logoFlagler Beach’s Planning and Architectural Review Board meets for an overview of the Comprehensive Plan and “new” Future Land Use Map at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street. The Northeast Florida Regional Council has been actively engaged in updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan. This document defines the structure of growing the City through the year 2035. One significant component of the Comprehensive Plan is the Future Land Use Map (FLUM). The FLUM establishes the community’s standard to guide future planning and land use. For more information contact Larry Torino at ltorino@cityofflagler beach.com or (386) 517-2000 Ext. 230.

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):

  • 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, 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:

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.

SUPREME COURT WEIGHS JUDICIAL PICK: The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases, including a dispute about whether Gov. Rick Scott has the authority to appoint a Northeast Florida circuit judge. The case stems from the upcoming retirement of Judge Robert Foster in the 4th Judicial Circuit, which is made up of Duval, Clay and Nassau counties. Foster was expected to leave office Jan. 7, 2019, which would be the end of his term, because of a mandatory retirement age. But on April 2, Foster sent a letter to Scott making the retirement effective Dec. 31, four business days ahead of schedule. The Scott administration argues — and the 1st District Court of Appeal agreed — that the governor’s acceptance of a judicial resignation before the start of an election-qualifying period creates a vacancy that should be filled by appointment, rather than election. If Foster retired on Jan. 7, the post would be filled by election. Jacksonville attorney David Trotti filed the legal challenge arguing that the opening should be filled in this year’s elections. Trotti tried this spring to qualify to run for the judicial spot but was denied. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)

NELSON, SCOTT DEBATE: Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, will hold their first debate before the Nov. 6 general election. The debate will be taped in a South Florida television studio and broadcast later in the day. (Tuesday, taping at 11 a.m., Telemundo 51 studios, 15000 S.W. 27th St., Miramar. Air time at 7 p.m. on Telemundo stations in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa and West Palm Beach markets and across the stations’ digital and mobile platforms.)

 

—-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 Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The committee hears a land use amendment for The Gardens, the planned development straddling John Anderson Highway that would bring 3,966 homes and apartment units to the area over a generation. The proposal is generating controversy. See the developer's perspective here, and the account of a town meeting on the development here.
July 17: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 17: The Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 17: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 18: 2019 Beach Bash on the Pier, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. Join the Flagler County Chamber and the Flagler Beach Area Council for the 6th Annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier)! This awesome summertime event will offer food, fun, door prize drawings, an amazing view, beach vibe music provided by Surf 97.3FM and great company on the historic Flagler Beach pier. Guests will be given passports to visit all vendors on the pier and are encouraged to learn more about the local businesses that set up shop to showcase the services they offer. Guests turn in their completed passports for prize drawings that will occur.
July 18: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. 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. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
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

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Sept. 14, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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