Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s inland…in the lower 60s coast. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. 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.
The OED’s Word of the Day: biggity, adj. (and adv.).
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“It passed wonder how barbarously the English soldiers conducted themselves in Ireland, even against their own countrymen, when in England their decent orderly behavior had been an example to the world.”
–Robert Graves, “Wife to Mr. Milton” (1942). [Click on the image or the link to buy the book.]
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.
The Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members are expected to approve a city-wide wireless master plan.
The Flagler County School Board holds a 1 p.m. workshop on the third floor of the Government Services Building, and a 6 p.m. meeting on the first floor, in board chambers. At its 1 p.m. meeting, board members will hear about Flagler Lifeline is a multi-agency group that emerged from the communitywide health survey conducted by Flagler Cares. This presentation will share the groups focus points of raising awareness of community wide mental health needs, including suicide awareness, resources available, and creating a community wide message designed to reduce the stigma and encourage everyone to recognize the signs and find help. Similar presentations have been made before the Bunnell and Palm Coast governments.
The Bunnell Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard.
Flagler County Rotary welcomes guest and Russian Rotarian Ildus Yanishev at its regular noon meeting at the Grand Club at Pine Lakes Golf Course, 400 Pine Lakes Parkway, Palm Coast. Ildus is a member of the Rotary Club of Kazan, Russia, and is on a round-the-world bicycle tour of the United States, having already crossed much of Russia and both eastern and western Europe. A regular visitor to the club, Tatiana Vinda, Past President of the Rotary Club of Moscow-East, will also be attending.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Tuesday: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: Flagler County Schools Transportation Department, 5400 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
- Saturday: Cupcake Cafe, 604 East Moody Boulevard, #8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Attention Local Businesses: Participate at Cheer at the Pier: The Flagler Beach Museum’s annual celebration will take place on Saturday, April 14th from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Flagler Beach Pier. Attendees will enjoy “Sips and Samples” provided by local restaurants. Live entertainment (to be announced) will perform throughout the afternoon. Tickets will be available soon, please check the museum’s website for updates. Participating restaurants and business partners have the potential to reach over 500 potential clients. For information about participating, sponsoring, or attending, call Denise Collins, event coordinator, at (386) 283-0530 or Teri Pruden, Director at (386) 439-6262 or email: [email protected]
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.
HURRICANE REPORT CONSIDERED: The House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness, which has received dozens of recommendations, will consider a final report. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS `HOLIDAY’ DISCUSSED: The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 620), filed by Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, that would allow shoppers to buy disaster-preparedness supplies in early June without paying sales taxes. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
DRILLING MORATORIUM EYED: The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee will consider a resolution (SR 550), filed by Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, that would seek to maintain a federal moratorium on oil drilling in an area of the eastern Gulf of Mexico used by the military for air and sea training. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
‘MEDICALLY ESSENTIAL’ ELECTRIC SERVICE AT ISSUE: The House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1081), filed by Rep. Daniel Perez, R-Miami, that seeks to prevent the disconnection of electric service considered “medically essential” for utility customers. (Tuesday, 11:30 p.m., Room 216, the Capitol.)
WRECKER SERVICES CONSIDERED: The House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee will take up a proposal (HB 963), filed by Rep. Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs, that would make a series of legal changes dealing with wrecker services. (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
HOUSE LOOKS AT TOLL EXEMPTIONS: The House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a bill (HB 141), filed by Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, that would provide an exemption to paying tolls for unmarked law-enforcement vehicles. (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
‘DREAMERS’ PROGRAM DISCUSSED: The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will take up a proposal (SM 882), filed by Sen. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, that would urge Congress to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program gives protections to young undocumented immigrants, known as “Dreamers,” who were brought to the United States by their parents. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
JUVENILE FACILITY VISITS CONSIDERED: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will consider a proposal (SB 1004), filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that would make clear lawmakers and other state officials can visit juvenile justice facilities “at their pleasure” between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
PANEL LOOKS AT COMPUTER CODING: The Senate Education Committee will take up a bill (SB 1056), filed by Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, that would require school districts to provide access to computer-coding courses. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
LAWMAKERS LOOK AT ENDING FIREWORKS BAN: The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 6037), filed by Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, that would end a decades-old prohibition on fireworks sales. Many people have gotten around the ban by using loopholes that allow the purchase of fireworks for such things as frightening birds for agriculture-related purposes. (Tuesday, 3 p.m., Room 216, the Capitol.)
LOCAL HEALTH PROJECTS ON TABLE: The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee will consider about 20 member bills that seek money for local programs or projects. (Tuesday, 3 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
SMOKING REGULATION DEBATED: The Senate Community Affairs Committee will take up a bill (SB 562), filed by Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Rockledge, that would allow cities and counties to regulate smoking in public parks. (Tuesday, 4 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
VENEZUELA INVESTMENTS EYED: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will consider a proposal (SB 538), filed by Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, that would bar state investments in companies doing business with the government of Venezuela. (Tuesday, 4 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
OPIOID EPIDEMIC AT ISSUE: The Senate Health Policy Committee will take up a bill (SB 8), filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, that would take a series of steps to try to curb the state’s opioid crisis. (Tuesday, 4 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Jan. 5, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-jan-51.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
The Cranberries: Linger
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