University of North Florida President David Szymanski this morning briefed a committee of the university system’s Board of Governors on UNF’s plans for an innovative “medical nexus” that would include Palm Coast and AdventHealth as key partners.
Palm Coast City Council
The Palm Coast City Council Tuesday is expected to approve leasing yet another site for a tall cell tower, the fourth in the past year and a half, to improve cell coverage in the city. AT&T is signed up for the 150-foot tower at Frieda Zamba pool, behind Wadsworth Elementary School.
Waste Pro, the garbage hauler on contract to provide garbage and recycling service for residents in Palm Coast and unincorporated Flagler, appointed DSC graduate and long-time local resident Heather Badger-Felmet as division manager in Palm Coast.
Some 65 people turned up at a “town howl” on dog tethering at the Flagler Humane Society Tuesday evening, where County Commissioner Joe Mullins pledged he would be revisiting a controversial county ordinance. The debate may have consequences beyond county government as Palm Coast is in the midst of revising its own animal ordinance, and Flagler Beach may follow suit.
Florida Park Drive may soon see a heavy-truck ban and other traffic calming measures as the Palm Coast City Council prepares to ratify the most substantial changes addressing residents’ concerns about the road in years. But contrary to this morning’s council discussion, License Plate Readers will not be part of the enforcement.
For Palm Coast government human resources director Debbie Streichsbier, joining the city nearly five years ago as a Compensation Analyst marked the beginning of her journey in local government.
Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland’s colleagues and friends have rallied as her daughter Tori had a liver transplant 17 days ago but remains critical in a Miami hospital, where her mother has been at her bedside for weeks.
Two proposed developments–along the Palm Harbor golf course and at the Palm Coast marina–would total 120 hotel rooms and 318 multi-family units–town houses and condos, as the city prefers to describe them.
Beau Falgout’s resignation was not a surprise, as he’d vied for the top job and fallen a vote short when the council chose to hire Matt Morton last March. Most of the city’s top ranks have since turned over, after the 11-year administration of Jim Landon.
The narrowing of Palm Coast’s Whiteview Parkway from four to two lanes has raised questions but the $4 million project is fully designed and now depends on state grants to move forward, which means it could wait many years. Still, the project has been cause for mixed messages and inaccuracies.