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Waste Pro Falls Down On the Job In Palm Coast And Flagler But Refuses To Say Why

| November 7, 2017

After winning a contract renewal in Palm Coast last year fines against Waste Pro have been piling up to the thousands of dollars every month since spring.

New RaceTrac Gas Station Coming To Old Kings and SR100, Apartment Complex Eyed

| November 2, 2017

Hidden Lakes residents spoke in opposition to a zoning change allowing a 136-unit apartment complex at Old Kings Road just north of Kings Pointe.

Gargiulo Foundation Committing to $100,000 Sculpture Garden in Palm Coast’s Town Center

| October 31, 2017

The Gargiulo Art Foundation is proposing to put up a sculpture garden in Town Center, an echo of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s own plans for art in public places.

Palm Coast Says It Is 60% Done With Hurricane Debris Pick-Up But Urges More Patience

| October 29, 2017

The cleanup is taking longer than previous cleanups. But that’s also because with Irma, the city did not contract with a different hauler as it did after Hurricane Matthew.

Palm Coast Council Plays Up Charter Review. Until Its Lawyer Says It’s Not What It Seems.

| October 25, 2017

Palm Coast government is paying the price of trying to have it both ways–appearing to hold a charter review process while at the same time distancing itself from a comprehensive review, as its charter calls for.

Flagler And Cities Submit Lists of Requests To Lawmakers, Who Dampen Expectations

| October 23, 2017

Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner listened to streams of requests from governments and constituents but made no promises in light of a “tough” legislative session ahead.

A Frustrated Shipley Will Not Run Again For Palm Coast Council, But Ex-Mayor Netts Eyeing Her Seat

| October 12, 2017

Dissatisfaction with the council and Manager Jim Landon is spurring Shipley not to run again, , and former Mayor Jon Netts says he still has a lot to give, though he’s also considering a county commission run.

Palm Coast Drops Lobbyist of 17 Years To Hire Southern Strategy, Mayor’s Former Employer

| October 9, 2017

Southern Strategy Group is one of Tallahassee’s most powerful lobbying firms. Mayor Milissa Holland worked there from 2013 to 2015.

After Fierce Backlash, Council Kills $200,000 “Palm Coast” Sign on I-95 Overpass Landon Planned

| October 5, 2017

City Manager Jim Landon wanted to “brand” the Palm Coast Parkway overpass with the sign but he’d failed to fill in the council on the cost having doubled or quadrupled since he’d first proposed it in 2016.

Palm Coast Charturbation

| October 4, 2017

Breaking its own charter, the Palm Coast council is pretending to be conducting a review of that charter, but the process is a farce and an insult to residents’ intelligence.

Palm Coast Will Spend $200,000 To Add “Palm Coast” Sign On I-95 Overpass, Double Original Estimate

| September 29, 2017

The cost is two to four times more than a previous council was told in 2016, and the money comes out of a fund that pays for street improvements.

Only a Handful Turn Up at Palm Coast’s 1st Charter-Review Workshop; Public Input Limited

| September 27, 2017

Just 13 or 14 people turned up for the first of four city charter-review workshops, and that public’s chance to weigh in was severely constrained by rules that leave the process largely in the council’s control.

Palm Coast Will Buy Property From Troubled Mosquito Control; $317,000 Cost Rises By $24,000

| September 27, 2017

Palm Coast government had sought to buy the old headquarters for the financially troubled Mosquito Control district for $293,000 just a few months ago, before the district sought a re-appraisal.

Historically Low School Tax Will Diminish Effects of Tax Increases in Palm Coast and County

| September 25, 2017

Even though county government, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell are all increasing taxes, homeowners’ bills will not see a steep increase thanks to a lower school tax.

2nd Attempt To Fire Landon Fails as Palm Coast Council Submits to Manager’s Retirement Timeline

| September 19, 2017

The second attempt in two weeks to fire Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon in 60 days failed today, with the council rebuffing Steven Nobile’s push to replace the manager in six months rather than two years.

Humanitarian Needs Overtake Emergency Response in Flagler as Power Issues Compound Pain

| September 15, 2017

Continued power outages affecting a quarter of Flagler County’s population are shifting needs to food and other basic necessities as county and other governments assess damages.

Behind Solar Shades Soon in Palm Coast, A “Voluntary” FPL Program of Limited Benefit But Ample Marketing

| September 1, 2017

FPL’s SolarNow program bills willing customers $9 a month then uses the money to build solar-power installations like those coming to Holland Park, City Hall and the Community Center.

In Flagler Beach, Palm Coast and County, More Contempt For Medical Pot

| August 31, 2017

Elected officials in Palm Coast, Flagler County and Flagler Beach are still peddling false or misleading assumptions as they draw up more restrictive medical pot dispensary zoning.

At Palm Coast Meeting On Elder Needs, Pleas For Senior Center, Better Information and Respect

| August 30, 2017

Some 90 people turned out to speak their mind on what’s needed in Palm Coast for seniors, revealing long lists of needs but also gaps of awareness of what’s already here.

Cash Resigns at Depleted Mosquito Control As Board Mixes Denial With End to “Frivolous Things”

| August 21, 2017

In their first meeting since revelations of a $1.1 million deficit, Mosquito Control commissioners mixed a sense of denial with vows of being more transparent and in control.

Deficit-Ridden Mosquito Control’s Bail-Out Includes $400,000 Property Deals With Palm Coast and County

| August 17, 2017

Palm Coast government will contribute $293,000 and Flagler government $100,000 in property deals as a large part of East Flagler Mosquito Control’s plan to bail itself out of a $1.1 million hole.

Palm Coast Government Absorbs Golf Course’s Employees and Contracts With Golden Lion In Latest Attempt to Stem Losses

| August 15, 2017

The city will pay a management firm $630,000 a year to maintain the golf course’s grounds while adding eight employees to the city’s payroll and running the operation itself.

Palm Coast Council Wants To Be More Accommodating of Public Participation at Meetings

| August 15, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council will devote the first part of each of its meetings, including workshops, to public participation in hopes of broadening voices heard.

Palm Coast Council Kills Memorial To 208 U.S. Soldiers Its Beautification Committee Had Unanimously Approved

| August 9, 2017

The council killed a proposed plaque that memorializes the 34 Navy sailors and Marines killed and 174 wounded by an Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967.

Palm Coast Council Will Control Charter-Review Process, With Facilitator and Public Comment

| August 9, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council is launching its first charter review in 18 years, sitting itself as the charter review committee, with facilitator Marilyn Crotty, who will shepherd the process for $6,000.

Ending Uncertainty, Palm Coast Will Welcome Medical Pot Dispensaries Starting In Fall

| August 8, 2017

The Palm Coast Council emphatically decided that it would allow medical pot dispensaries in the city’s major business districts even as it may approve an extension of a moratorium to work out a zoning regulation.

Divided Palm Coast Council Treads Toward Searching For New Manager Starting in January

| August 3, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council will put out a call for search firms in January, and foresees a search taking 12 to 18 months, a schedule that didn’t win unanimity at today’s meeting.

Palm Coast Hires $200,000 Consultant To Figure Out What Roads To Pave Next, and How

| August 2, 2017

The consultant will help the city figure out cheaper ways to resurface its 550 miles of streets than the method it’s been using for years, starting with an inventory of roads, cracks and sidewalks.

Flagler Beach’s Newsom, Again Short-Listed For Another Job, Also Eyes Palm Coast

| July 27, 2017

Larry Newsom is short-listed as an “alternate” after four candidates for the Putnam County Administrator job, though he says he’s not likely to take it.

Alternative to FPL-Matanzas Footpath Dies as Administration Hits Council With Done Deal

| July 25, 2017

A potential $400,000 temporary sidewalk along Old Kings Road, sought for years by F-Section resident, turned out to be an illusion as its proponent was outmaneuvered today.

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