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Monday Briefing: Bing’s and Captain’s BBQ, Scouts For Dunes, Inauguration, Community Health Fair

| January 7, 2019

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The Boy Scouts of Troop 400 in Bunnell, along with some Flagler County Master Gardeners and adult volunteers, worked Saturday morning (Jan. 5) to save sea oats on the dunes between Beverly Beach and North 18th street before the state Department of Transportation starts digging up the area to install a sea wall. The plants were dug up, potted, and will be held and cared for until the project is completed, when the plants will be replanted. It has been determined that sea oats have the highest value and survivability, so that is where collection efforts were focused. (Barbara Kipnis)

Today::Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. East winds 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. 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: 50
The OED’s Word of the day: brumal, adj.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“First-generation millionaires give us libraries, second-generation millionaires give us themselves.”

–From Garry Wills’s “Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man” (1970).

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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.



School resumes today: be cautious on the roads.

The Flagler County Commission meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell, to discuss its controversial lease with Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing. After approving the lease in December, commissioners subsequently set it aside pending further discussion following public opposition. Captain’s BBQ is seeking to build a larger restaurant and to do so toward the center of a green area of the park rather than keep its exosting footprint to the side. Back-up materials here.

Community Health Fair: Flagler County Fire Rescue, in partnership with Flagler County Social Services, Florida Health in Flagler County, and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to share information on a variety of community services and to provide–at no cost–Flu Shots, Diabetic Screenings (glucose and A1C), Registration for ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, Registration for the Emergency/Disaster Special Needs Sheltering Program, all at the Espanola Community Center, 3570 County Road 205, Bunnell. For more information contact: Community Paramedic Caryn Prather (386) 507-3415.

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: MPower Fitness, Atlantic Fitness, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite D214, Palm Coast, 8:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Monday: Bealls Outlets, 9 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Palm Coast Data Building 3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Rue & Ziffra, 4879 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: Bealls, 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. 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:

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.

AGRICULTURE DAMAGE EYED: The Senate Agriculture Committee will discuss the effects of Hurricane Michael on the state’s agriculture industry. A November estimate by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the industry sustained $1.49 billion in damages, with the estimated losses for the timber industry at $1.3 billion. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in late October projected that nearly 1 million acres of crops such as cotton, nuts and vegetables, along with beef, dairy and other animal products, were damaged across 25 counties from the powerful Oct. 10 storm that made landfall in Mexico Beach. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

TAX BREAK FOR DIAPERS ON TABLE: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will consider a proposal (SB 60), filed by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, that would create a sales-tax exemption for diapers, incontinence undergarments, incontinence pads and incontinence liners. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

CRIME VICTIMS MEASURE DISCUSSED: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will look at a newly approved constitutional amendment designed to expand the rights of crime victims. Amendment 6, widely known as the “Marsy’s Law” amendment, received support from 61.6 percent of voters in the Nov. 6 election, clearing a 60 percent threshold needed for passage. The amendment included a series of rights for crime victims, including the right to be notified of major developments in criminal cases and the right to be heard in legal proceedings. The proposal was part of a national movement that stems from the 1983 death of a California woman, Marsy Nicholas, who was stalked and killed by an ex-boyfriend. Marsy Nicholas’ brother, Henry, is the co-founder of Broadcom Corp. and has spearheaded the Marsy’s Law effort. The Criminal Justice Committee workshop is expected to include representatives of the Florida Department of Corrections, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Florida Public Defender Association, the Florida Sheriffs Association, the state courts system and the group Marsy’s Law for Florida. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

MEDICAID, OPIOIDS AT ISSUE: The Senate Health Policy Committee will receive an update from the Agency for Health Care Administration about Medicaid and an update from the Department of Health about opioid-related issues. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

Inauguration:

NUNEZ HONORED AT BREAKFAST: Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nunez will be honored during an event titled, “Women Transforming Florida: A Tribute Breakfast.” Nunez, R-Miami, is a former state House member. Also taking part in the event will be incoming First Lady Casey DeSantis. (Monday, 8 a.m., Goodwood Museum, 1600 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee.)

DESANTIS DISCUSSES VISION: Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis will speak to private- and public-sector leaders during a luncheon event titled, “Bold Vision for a Brighter Future: Thought Leaders Luncheon.” Among the expected participants are Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nunez; Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton; House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes; Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby; Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor; Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast; and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. (Monday, noon, Florida State University, University Center Club B, 403 Stadium Dr., Tallahassee.)

PIZZA PARTY FOR PATRONIS: An inaugural party will be held for state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis at a pizza restaurant a few blocks from the Capitol. (Monday, 4 p.m., The Deck Pizza Pub, 224 East College Ave., Tallahassee.)

FRIED CELEBRATES TAKING OFFICE: Agriculture Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried will hold a “Growing a Stronger Florida” celebration on the night before she takes office. (Monday, 7:30 p.m., Florida State University, Doak Campbell Stadium, University Center Club, 403 Stadium Dr., Tallahassee.)

JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS ON BROWARD SUPERVISOR: A federal judge will hear arguments in a legal battle about whether suspended Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes should be able to regain her job. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker will consider a preliminary-injunction request by Snipes, who filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and Senate President Bill Galvano, arguing that her due-process rights had been violated. After a turbulent election in Broward County, Snipes announced on Nov. 18 that she would resign from the supervisor’s post effective Jan. 4. Scott on Nov. 30 issued an executive order to suspend Snipes, but she decided to rescind the resignation and fight the suspension. The Senate has the constitutional authority to remove from office or reinstate suspended elected officials, but Galvano, R-Bradenton, said the Senate would not take up the Snipes matter because of a lack of time to conduct a “full investigation into the serious assertions” in Scott’s executive order. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to block Scott and Galvano from enforcing parts of state law and a Senate rule dealing with suspensions. (Monday, 1 p.m., United States Courthouse, 111 North Adams St., Tallahassee.)

GULF RED SNAPPER AT ISSUE: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will kick off a series of meetings about state management of Gulf red snapper. The council is seeking input on a draft plan that would allow the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to set the recreational red snapper fishing season and, potentially, other management measures in state and federal waters off Florida. (Monday, 6 p.m., Hyatt Place Fort Myers at the Forum, 2600 Champion Ring Road, Fort Myers.)

 

—-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.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Dec. 7, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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