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Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast Drones, a 350-ft Cell Tower, Party Registration Deadline, What Russia Wants

| October 9, 2018

Palm Coast's Coconut Carwash last year donated $1,200 to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. During the month of October, Coconuts Carwash is donating $1 for every Tidal Wave purchased at the business, at 6030 Old Kings Rd., near State Road 100.

Palm Coast’s Coconut Carwash last year donated $1,200 to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. During the month of October, Coconuts Carwash is donating $1 for every Tidal Wave purchased at the business, at 6030 Old Kings Rd., near State Road 100.

Today: Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. 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: 338
The OED’s Word of the Day: Paterson’s curse, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

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“Yes, Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court. Rue the day. Rend your garments. Then, step back, view the entirety of the battle in which you are engaged, and understand that Kavanaugh is just one part of a much larger plan by conservatives to fundamentally change the American political structure so that it enshrines and protects white male power even after America’s changing demographics and mores move away from that power. This, for them, is not simply a game about political passion and political principles. This is a game of power, pure and simple, and it’s about whether the people who have long held that power will be able to retain it. For them, Trump is just a useful idiot, a temporary anomaly. They are thinking generationally, not in terms of the next election cycle but in terms of the next epoch.”

–Charles Blow, from his Oct. 7, 2018 New York Times Column, “Liberals, This Is War.”
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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.

This is Fire Safety Week. It is also homecoming week at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Postponed: The Taste of the Fun Coast event scheduled for Wednesday at Hammock Beach Resort, from 4 to 7 p.m., has been postponed to a later date.

The Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.

The Flagler Beach Investment Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, with a presentation from Rodney Walton from the Florida League of Cities and a discussion on investment strategies in other cities.

palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will hear a presentation on potential funding sources to rebuild its public works facility off of U.S. 1. It will also hear a presentation on the city government employees’ use of drones.

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 board will hear a request from county government for a special use permit to build a 350-foot telecommunications tower within the Rural Residential and Planned Unit Development Districts on 19 acres at 1250 South Old Dixie Highway.

st johns river water management district logoThe St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet after holding committee meetings. The board is expected to get an update on its plan to rebuild wetlands in Flagler Beach, a plan that has so far drawn considerable opposition. Committees at 9:30 a.m., followed by full board about 11 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.

The Flagler County Opioid Task Force holds its third meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. at Carrabba’s in Palm Coast, 160 Cypress Edge Drive. The meeting is open to the public.

Party registration deadline: Today at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline if you intend to change political party ahead of the general election on Nov. 6.

The Matanzas High School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m. at the school.

Julia Ioffe: “What Does Russia Really Want? What Does that Mean for the West?” A free and open lecture at 7 p.m., Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium, 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach. For a map of campus, go here and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center. There is free parking adjacent to the building. Julia Ioffe is a leading authority on US-Russia relations, author of the forthcoming book Russia Girl and staff writer for The Atlantic — where she published the recent cover story “What Putin Really Wants.” She will discuss what’s at stake for the U.S. in the murky realm of Russian political ambition, espionage and cyber tampering, as she assesses Russia’s actual capabilities and strategies. For more information, please contact Michelle Howell at restivom@erau.edu.

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: Tom Gibbs Chevrolet, 5850 E. Highway 100, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Monday: Bealls, 9 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: AT&T Store, 5180 East State Road 100 (Target Shopping Center), Palm Coast, 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Coldwell Banker Day, Palm Coast, 211 St Joe Plaza Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 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, December 7-10
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, December 9
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, December 9
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:

anand-jobaliaIntracoastal Bank Announces Anand Jobalia As Board Member: Jobalia has over 18 years of business and community experience in the Flagler and Volusia market area. He has a long term track record of success with a variety of businesses in the real estate development and hotel industries. His many business ventures include the redevelopment of the Lotus Inn and Suites and the refurbishment of the Mainsail Hotel. In addition Jobalia has developed various single family residential communities in the Volusia and Flagler markets. He is also active in the community with his affiliation with the Margarita Society and the Hindu Society of Daytona Beach. Together with his wife Dr. Reena Sachdev they are raising their children here 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.

INTERVIEWS SLATED FOR MIAMI-DADE JUDGESHIP: The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview candidates for a vacancy created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan. Expected to be interviewed are candidates Christina Marie DiRaimondo and Carlos Guzman. Other candidates who have been interviewed earlier by the commission are William I. Altfield, Alexander Bokor, Tanya Brinkley and Luis Perez-Medina. The 11th Judicial Circuit handles cases in Miami-Dade County. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., K&L Gates, LLP, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., 39th floor, Miami.)

FPL DEAL ON TABLE: The state Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on a proposed deal in which Florida Power & Light would buy Vero Beach’s city-run utility and charge its rates to Vero Beach customers. The Public Service Commission on June 5 gave approvals needed for the deal, which FPL said at the time it hoped to close Oct. 1. But challenges emerged, spurring regulators to hold the hearing. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

INTERVIEWS SLATED FOR HILLSBOROUGH JUDGESHIP: The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview candidates for a vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Claudia Rickert Isom. Candidates slated to be interviewed are Adam Leo Bantner II, Shelton S. Bridges, Starr Linette Brookins, Christine Shiver Brown, Sonya C. Colon, Travis J. Coy, Mary Lou Cuellar-Stilo, Wendy DePaul, Gary S. Dolgin, Andrew C. Eckhoff, Lawrence Mark Leffler, Troy Matthew Lovell, Sasha Lohn, Ellen K. Lyons, Paul S. Maney, Daryl Manning, Richard Henry Martin, Antina L. Mobley, Sara K. Peacock, John A. Schifino, Matthew Alex Smith and Alicia Raina Whiting-Bozich. The 13th Judicial Circuit hears cases from Hillsborough County. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., law offices of Bush Ross, P.A., 1801 North Highland Ave., Tampa.)

PANEL DISCUSSES RED TIDE: A panel of Florida International University faculty members will discuss red tide, which has plagued the state’s Gulf Coast and recently been found in Atlantic coastal areas. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Parkview Hall, 11200 S.W. Eighth St., Miami.)

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS DISCUSSED: The Bob Graham Center at the University of Florida will host a discussion about 12 proposed constitutional amendments slated for the Nov. 6 ballot. Among the speakers will be Jon Mills, a former dean of the university’s law school and a former speaker of the Florida House. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., University of Florida, Pugh Hall Ocora, Gainesville.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

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Dec. 12: The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Dec. 12: dinner with santa at fpcDinner with Santa at Flagler Palm Coast High School: Now in its 10th year, and for just $3 per person, you can enjoy a pasta dinner with salad and dessert, there'll be a holiday craft station for children, and photo opportunities with Santa, Elsa and Anna. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the FPC cafeteria, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. All proceeds go to FPC students whose families are in need. Click on the poster to see it larger.
Dec. 12: Holiday Giving Tea, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, tickets are $30/person or tables of 10 can be sponsored for $300. Tea, water, finger sandwiches and desserts. There will be an "Ugly Sweater" contest, Silent Auction, and entertainment. The Holiday Giving Tea is part of our Holiday Extravaganza which supports Arts in Education.
Dec. 13: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall with an opening susprise from Flagler Beach attorney Scott Spradley, the swearing out of Sgt. William Shamp, and a presentation from Walker Consultants regarding a parking study.
Dec. 13: Evening at the Whitney Lecture Series: Ruth Francis-Floyd, director of the University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health Program, will be the guest speaker for the final talk in the fall Evenings at Whitney lecture series. Her talk is titled “Ecosystem Challenges in Florida: The Diadema Story (a case study…).” Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.
Dec. 13: The Indian Trails Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the school.
Dec. 13: The Indian Trails Middle School band is in concert at the school's gym at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 14-16: Christmas Classic Radio Show: "It's a Wonderful Life," Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., at The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here. The Christmas Classic Radio Show, It's a Wonderful Life reworks the classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart and is set in a 1940s radio studio with a cast of five actors playing multiple roles and creating sound effects. They tell George Bailey's story of redemption, renewal and rejuvenation. This show is NOT part of our regular subscription season. Tickets for this show are $25.
Dec. 14: The New York Tenors are in concert at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Dec. 15: The Matanzas High School Key Club hosts Breakfast With Santa at 9 a.m. at the school, 3535 Pirate Nation Way, Palm Coast.
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade takes over the Intracoastal Water way from 6 to 9 p.m.
Dec. 15: Grieving through the holidays: Vitas Healthcare and Calvary Christian Center in vite you to reconnect with the holiday spirit in a supportive workshop, offering creative ways to honor memories and rediscover your resilience during this time of year. All sessions are free, open to the public, and held at the International House of Pancakes, in a private dining area, 212 Palm Coast Parkway, 1030 a.m. to noon. Contact Chaplain Carmen at 386/843-8794.
Dec. 15: The Hammock Community Association hosts a holiday party from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road, in the Hammock. Live entertainment. $5 per person. Bring pot luck finger food. Bring your own drinks. We'll have coffee and some soda. $100 raffle tickets being sold. Each $100 ticket gives you a 6 in 200 chance to win a big money prize; Call Marge Rooyakkers at (386) 246-3767 or email petmom877@gmail.com. The drawing will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday Dec 8 at the original Hammock Wine and Cheese on A1A. You don't need to attend to win, but door prizes will be given only to attendees. Prizes Include:
Six cash prizes totaling $8250 if all tickets are sold.
Dec. 15: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Annual Holiday Boat Parade, hosted by the Palm Coast Yacht Club, holds its 36th edition at 6 p.m., departing from the Cimmaron Basin south on the Intracoastal Waterway, turning at the Grand Haven gazebo back to the Club House Waterway. The Parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat US, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the ICW cheering the boats on. Last year's parade drew some 40 boats, a record. For registration forms, boat captains are urged to contact Parade Captain Robert Ulis at 386-283-5166 or theulises@att.net. Forms are also available at the Palm Coast Yacht Club website at www.palmcoastyachtclub.com. Boats must be decorated and registered to participate. There are no entry fees. Membership in the Palm Coast Yacht Club is not required.
Dec. 16: Navy Band Southeast Holiday Concert at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving a girl in his charge, starting when she was 8 and going on for several years. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 20: 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.
Dec. 20: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 22: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
To • include your event in this section, please email the details, including date, time, a brief description of the event, contact information, and, if you wish, an image, please use this form.


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

Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.

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.

Road and Interstate Construction:

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2 Responses for “Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast Drones, a 350-ft Cell Tower, Party Registration Deadline, What Russia Wants”

  1. Dave says:

    Many cities have banned these cell towers due to the health risks involved with the frequencies they put out and the damage they can due to human health.

  2. Nancy N. says:

    Can someone explain to me why a county task force is holding its meeting at a restaurant?

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