The Palm Coast Community Center on Palm Coast Parkway is reopening to the public on Monday (Sept. 28). Normal 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. hours will resume Monday through Friday, but programs will be limited at first, in what will amount to a phased reopening.
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Don Kewley, who’d been short-listed for Palm Coast City Manager then hired as its innovations chief, resigned before getting fired by Matt Morton, who’d hired him. Morton says he is closing down the division Kewley was overseeing and turning it over to IT for management.
The Palm Coast City Council this week annexed the 4-acre shopping center known as Airport Commons, opposite Wawa, on State Road 100, in a big shift from threats to sue the county over disagreements about it two years ago.
The development of 12 three-story buildings on 92 acres of woodlands and lakes near U.S. 1 in Palm Coast has drawn little attention and none of the opposition that traditionally barnacles to large apartment complex proposals in the city.
Residents of Flagler County and each of its cities will again see little to no change in their property tax bills next year as governments are adopting tax rates that either stay flat or roll back a little, with the exception of Bunnell.
The Palm Coast City Council is moving toward establishing an arts district in Town Center, bringing together key arts and culture organizations through an arts council and dedicating revenue from the Town Center redevelopment zone to match private grants, spur artistic and cultural activity in the district and further encourage economic development.
Mary G. DiStefano, an X-ray technician by trade and marketing professional for medical companies, ran for the council in 2003 and served until 2011. She was named Rotarian of the Year and Woman of the Year in her 28 years in Palm Coast.
Palm Coast and the Flagler Health Department unveiled an innovative way to conduct covid-19 surveillance by measuring the viral load in city sewers, and overlaying the findings according to six geographical areas where testing of individuals is then targeted accordingly.
Palm Coast City Council members Bob Cuff and Jon Netts raised questions before approving a resolution on conducting covid-restricted hybrid meetings, when developers may be asked to waive some rights to cross-examine witnesses.
The races for the three seats on the Palm Coast City Council are drawing neither many contributors nor many contributions despite the high-profile mayoral race and a combined 11 candidates running for the three seats, based on cumulative campaign finance reports filed as of July 31.