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Thursday Briefing: Say It Ain’t Yes Brexit, Oliva at Breakfast, Another Farmer’s Market in Flagler Beach

| June 23, 2016

brexit divorce vote

A divorce after 43 years would be a shame: Voters in Britain today decide whether to exit the European Union or stay in. See below.

Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s inland…around 90 coast. South winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Heat index readings 101 to 105. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 121.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: ˈfall-back, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

president james buchanan 1860“Its framers never intended to implant in its bosom the seeds of its own destruction, nor were they at its creation guilty of the absurdity of providing for its own dissolution. It was not intended by its framers to be the baseless fabric of a vision, which at the touch of the enchanter would vanish into thin air, but a substantial and mighty fabric, capable of resisting the slow decay of time and of defying the storms of ages.”

–James Buchanan, from his from his message to congress, 1860.

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.

Superintendent Jacob Oliva and Lynette Shott, Executive Director of Student and Community Engagement, appear at the chamber of commerce’s Common Ground Breakfast Series to provide an update on the important partnerships that are advancing initiatives to prepare students for the future workplace while also helping to fill necessary gaps in our own local workforce. 7:45 a.m., Grand Haven Golf Club, 500 R Oliva at Breakfast, iverfront Dr, Palm Coast. Registration has closed.

In Court: Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman holds Drug Court at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the courthouse.

flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission meets at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. The commission is expected to approve a $21,000 contract with Fireworks by Santore for this July 4th fireworks show. Commissioners will also hear a request by Kayla and Travis Moses of Creative Works and Events to have a farmer’s market on A1A and 9th Street South, on a parcel owned by Coastal Cloud. The commission would have to grant a special exception to allow the market. The full agenda and background materials are here.

The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for today was cancelled.

uk eu brexitBrexit: Britain holds a referendum on whether to remain in or leave the European Union. It is the country’s most important vote in at least half a century. The Times explains “Brexit” this way: “A portmanteau of the words “Britain” and “exit,” it is the nickname for a British exit of the European Union after the June 23 referendum asking voters: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?'” Read a briefing on Brexit here, and The Economist’s recommendation against exit here.

Local News Recap:

Updated jail bookings and day and night shift incident summary reports are available here.

Gun In Hand, Tax Collector Johnston Heralds Fast-Track Concealed-Weapon Permitting: Starting this week, residents can go to their the Flagler County Tax Collector’s offices to apply and fast-track their concealed-weapon license, thus reducing the waiting period to get that license from months (if done by mail) to days.

John Dopp, Sheriff’s Detective, Union Leader and Fierce Advocate, Promoted to Corporal: Dopp is a 10-year veteran of the force most recently assigned to the detectives’ bureau, to corporal. In that role, Dopp will be one of the supervisors of the road patrol division’s squads, supervising six to 10 deputies.

Encouraged By Polls and GOP, Marco Rubio Will Run for Re-Election to Senate After All: Rubio’s decision comes as Republicans try to maintain control of the U.S. Senate.

Flagler students clamor for STEM camp: 60 Flagler County students have elected to go back to school for at least part of their summer break for the third consecutive year, the News-Journal reports. Camp focuses on students who excel in math and science. (Story paywall-protected)

barbara revels

Flagler County Commissioner Barbara Revels, who also chairs the Public Safety Coordinating Council, in a nod to Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts, whose support is crucial for the viability of a civil citation program. The idea was proposed by Sheriff Jim Manfre, sitting to the left of Deputy County Administrator Sally Sherman during today’s meeting of a council’s subcommittee at the Emergency Operations Center. (c FlaglerLive)

Salvaged by Revels’s Diplomacy, Pot-Decriminalization Proposal Will Now Seek Cities’ Approval: In hands less deft or more imperious, the proposal to de-criminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in some circumstances in Flagler County would be dead by now. But the proposal for the past few months has been shepherded by the hands of Barbara Revels, the county commissioner who has seldom lent her parliamentary skills to any initiative without attaining some sort of successful result, however trimmed by the necessities of compromise–and without inspiring any resentments or animosities to speak of.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.

The state university system’s Board of Governors will meet after holding committee meetings. The full board will consider numerous issues, including performance funding for universities and requests to confirm the reappointments of University of Central Florida President John Hitt and New College of Florida President Donal O’Shea. (Committee meetings start at 8:30 a.m. and full board scheduled to start at 10:45 a.m., University of Central Florida, Fairwinds Alumni Center, 12676 Gemini Blvd. North, Orlando.)

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will take up a series of fishing issues and also will discuss the bay-scallop population in Gulf County’s St. Joseph Bay. A red-tide bloom last year affected scallops in the area. (8:30 a.m., Franklin County School gymnasium, 1250 Highway 98, Eastpoint.)

The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions at 11 a.m.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

July 3: Independence Day fireworks at 9 p.m. in Palm Coast’s Town Center, with pre-fireworks activities by the Flagler Education Foundation beginning at 5 p.m.
July 4: Palm Coast marks Independence Day with a ceremony at heroes Park on Palm Coast Parkway at 8 a.m.
July 4: Flagler Beach marks Independence Day with its traditional parade at 10 a.m., whose theme this year is “Land of the Free” (though it may more accurately be termed Land of Candidates: expect the parade to be significantly more populous, as the year’s many innumerable political races is expected to bring out schools of candidates.) The parade entry form is accessible here. Flagler Beach will host its traditional day-long celebration of Independence Day, leading up to fireworks by the pier at 9 p.m.
joseph-bova-murder-trialJuly 5: A pre-trial is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse in the case of Joseph Bova II, the man accused of first-degree murder in the killing of Zuheily Roman Rosado in an execution-style shooting at the Mobil Mart on State Road 100 in Palm Coast in February 2013. Pre-trail hearings have been frequently continued, however. Bova has been held without bond at the Flagler County jail since May 11, 2015, when he returned from a state psychiatric hospital.
July 7: Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre and the County Commission hold a ribbon-cutting at the expanded county jail at 10 a.m., 1002 Justice Lane, Bunnell. There will be limited tours.
carlos beruffJuly 7: U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff, a Republican running for Marco Rubion’s seat, is be the guest speaker at the Flagler County Young Republicans Club meeting, which is open to the public. 7 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast. Beruff, 58, is a Manatee County developer and major contributor to more than 100 political candidates since 2002, including a few Democrats, according to the Miami Herald.
July 8-9: Book Blowout: The Friends of the Library of Flagler County are holding a discounted book sale. The public is invited to attend and take advantage of these bargains. The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. All books are 25 cents each – these two days only. No limit. Books will be continually replenished. Sale will be held at the Friends Book Shop, Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW. For questions, call 386/446-6763.
July 16: North Florida Open Chess Championship, $1,000 total purse. Ramada Inn I-95 & 9150 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville. Three Sections: Open, U1550 and U900. Prizes: $1000 (60% guaranteed) b/o 35 (paid entries). Cash prizes for best players U2000, U1800 & U1200. 5SS (5 rounds of games) 1st Round G/45;d5 all other rounds are G/55min + d5sec. $45 Walk-up Registration $35 Online price. Players in grades K-12 $25. Register here. Details here. The tournament director for this event will be our own Steve Lampkin.
July 18: The trial of Anna Pehota, 77, who faces a second-degree murder charge over the alleged killing of her husband in the Hammock in September 2015, is scheduled to begin with jury selection.
July 25: The Plantation Bay Utility Customers Community meets at 6 p.m. at Club de Bonmont, 300 Plantation Bay Drive, Ormond Beach.
July 20: The Flagler League of Cities, a gathering of the county’s mayors, meets at noon at Flagler Beach City Hall.

The Day’s Best Reads:



Fact-Checking the Knaves:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through June 15 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, op. 74. Anna Paulová at the Clarinet

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