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Tuesday Briefing: Swearing In at Palm Coast Council, County Commission and School Board

| November 20, 2018

No shooting fingers anymore: today is the last day of Nate McLaughlin's tenure as a county commissioner after eight years. He will be replaced by Joe Mullins. (© FlaglerLive)

No shooting fingers anymore: today is the last day of Nate McLaughlin’s tenure as a county commissioner after eight years. He will be replaced by Joe Mullins. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming clear. Lows in the lower 50s. North 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: 252
The OED’s Word of the day: likembe, n.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

 

“I’ve been thinking lately about the remarkable ways in which American women continue to be devalued and disempowered through the prism of motherhood, even as we insist on the pre-eminence of mothers’ status. Alabama voters have just approved a constitutional amendment recognizing “fetal personhood,” a measure that could be used to further curtail the rights of pregnant women in favor of the safety of fetuses.”

–From Kim Brooks’s column, “America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths,” in the Nov. 16, 2018 New York Times,

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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.

It’s Thanksgiving week: no school in Flagler.



The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to approve an agreement with county government resolving a dispute over the Airport Commons development across from Bulldog Drive, and certify the election results that ended with the election of Eddie Branquinho and Jack Howell to the council, who will be taking their oath of office at the end of the meeting. The council will then reorganize its committee assignments.

The Flagler County Commission holds oath of office ceremonies for newly elected Commissioners Greg Hansen and Joe Mullins, at 9:30 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.

The Flagler County Canvassing Board‘s 10 a.m. meeting at the Supervisor of Elections Office was cancelled.  Because of the weekend’s manual re-count, there is no requirement for the manual audit previously scheduled for today. 

janet mcdonald live interviewThe Flagler County School Board meets for an information-only workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, when it will hear updates on its use of facilities policy, on the PAL program and its own operations manual, and at 6 p.m., when Board members Janet McDonald, Andy Dance and Trevor Tucker are all sworn-in after winning their re-election bids. The board will then reorganize and appoint a new chair. It will then conduct its regular business.

The Bunnell Planning and Zoning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.

The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization, a regional panel that includes representatives from several Flagler County governments, meets at 1:15 p.m. (Citizens Advisory Committee) and at 3 p.m. (Technical Coordinating Committee) at 2570 W. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 100 (Conference Room), Daytona Beach. Agenda here.

Stetson Choral Union, Sandra Peter, conductor. Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn performed by Stetson’s largest choral ensemble with orchestra. 7:30 First Baptist Church, DeLand 725 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand. 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

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: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 4 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:

Flagler Beach Thanksgiving: Mayor Linda Provencher is currently collecting cash donations to help feed Flagler Beach residents this Thanksgiving. There is a donation box located in the front of the finance department at City Hall located at 105 S. 2nd St, or you can contact Linda Provencher directly at 386-439-8815. There will not be a sit down Thanksgiving dinner this year, but any residents who would like a turkey to prepare, or if would like an individual meal delivered, please contact Linda Provencher at 386-439-8815.

The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach invites the community to participate in the Holiday at the Beach Parade to be held Saturday, December 1st at 1:00 PM. There is no cost to participate and those interested are asked to complete a parade application by visiting http://www.flaglerbeachrotary.org/. The entry deadline is November 26th, 2018. The parade line up is between 11:00AM and 1:00PM, with the parade beginning promptly at 1:00PM. Participants will receive an entry number and map to their line up location on November 29th via email. The parade route is east on N. 6th Street, south on A1A, then west on S. 6th Street. For safety reasons, the City of Flagler Beach bans the throwing of anything from moving vehicles. Candy can be handed out by accompanying walkers. Trophies will be awarded to: Best of Parade, Judges Choice, Best Marching Unit, Performances, Best Holiday Theme. There is one trophy for Best of Parade and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd categories for all other awards. Parade participants are asked to go to Veterans Park immediately following the parade for the awards ceremony. Further details are attached and available via this link.

Be Local Buy Local’ on Small Business Saturday this Nov. 24: The City of Palm Coast is a ‘Be Local Buy Local’ kind of community! To support local retailers and restaurants as the holiday shopping season kicks off, the City is participating in the national celebration of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. The Palm Coast City Council is planning to proclaim Nov. 24 – the Saturday after Thanksgiving – as Small Business Saturday in Palm Coast. “When our community shops locally, businesses thrive, jobs are created and it boosts our local economy,” said Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. It also has the added benefit of generating money for amenities and projects for the community, because a portion of the sales tax collected returns back to Palm Coast to fund projects such as the new Palm Coast Community Center and Holland Park renovations, road repaving and street lights. “I want to encourage all of our residents to get out with their family and friends on Small Business Saturday this November 24th and enjoy the local shops and restaurants you love,” Mayor Holland said. “If every resident of Palm Coast were to spend $25 at a local business on Small Business Saturday it would infuse $1.462 million into our local economy!” Let Small Business Saturday encourage everyone to shop small all year long. For more information, visit the Palm Coast Business Assistance Center website at www.PalmCoastBAC.com.

The City of Flagler Beach needs volunteers to serve on the following government advisory boards:

Investment Committee 1 Vacancy for an Attorney
This Committee meets quarterly, is required by Statutes, and provides recommendations to the City Commission regrading the investment policies and strategies.

Personnel Advisory Review Board 1 Vacancy
This Committee rarely meets but is required by our Code of Ordinance in the event an employee has a grievance and wishes to appeal disciplinary action.

Economic Development Task Force 1 Vacancy
This Committee meets monthly and provides recommendations to the Commission related to goals and assignments established by the City Commission.

If you’re interested, contact City Clerk Penny Overstreet, (386)-517-2000 EXT 233.

audition my name is aliceAudition Call: Flagler Playhouse’s “A… My Name is Alice”: Audition dates/time: Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:30 pm at Flagler Playhouse. Looking for 5 talented females to play multiple roles in the musical, “A… My Name is Alice”. Voice types needed: 2 sopranos, 3 altos. Ages: 18 and up. Please prepare a song in the Pop genre for the audition. You will also be asked to read prepared selections as part of the audition process. If you are unable to make the scheduled audition dates, please email Michele at moneil50@gmail.com for an alternate date. Performance dates : January 25 through February 10, 2019. Please park in the rear lot and enter through the cast door.

The Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands and musical groups to perform seasonal music at the Fantasy Lights in Central Park, Palm Coast. The free event featuring lighted displays around the lake, Santa’s Village, Train rides for the kids also has a nightly live performance of seasonal music at 7 p.m. each night for the month of December. The music is carried throughout the park and Rotary provides some sound equipment and lights. If your band is interested in performing please contact Carl Laundrie at claundrie@yahoo.com or call 386-283-8386.

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.

SENATE HOLDS ORGANIZATION SESSION: The Florida Senate will hold an organization session that will include Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, formally becoming Senate president. The largely ceremonial session also will include swearing in members of the Senate. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)

HOUSE HOLDS ORGANIZATION SESSION: The Florida House will hold an organization session that will include Rep. Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, formally becoming House speaker. The largely ceremonial session also will include swearing in House members. (Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., House chamber, the Capitol.)

ELECTION RESULTS CERTIFIED: The state Elections Canvassing Commission will meet to certify the results of the Nov. 6 general election. Canvassing commission meetings are usually routine proceedings that involve Gov. Rick Scott and two Cabinet members quickly approving results. But the commission has drawn attention because of disputed results and recounts in this month’s elections, including in Scott’s bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott has said he will recuse himself from serving on the canvassing commission, as he did after running for re-election as governor in 2014. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

RALLIES HELD ACROSS STATE: Groups including New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, Dream Defenders and SEIU, will hold rallies across the state to address issues such as calling for all votes to be counted. (Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, 601 East Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Also, 5 p.m., Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections, 2700 N.W. 87th Ave., Doral. Also, 5 p.m., Broward County Supervisor of Elections, 1501 N.W. 40th Ave., Lauderhill. Also, 5 p.m., Duval County Supervisor of Elections, 105 East Monroe St., Jacksonville. Also, 5 p.m., Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, 240 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Also, 5 p.m., Osceola County Supervisor of Elections, 2509 Partin Settlement Road, Kissimmee.)

 

—-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.
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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 Nov. 11, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:

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Zdenek Fibich: Poem Op. 41, No.4 from “At Twilight”

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