Today: Partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
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Drought Index: 74
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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.
Palm Coast Parkway Lane Closure on Monday and Tuesday, June 11-12: The City of Palm Coast Public Works Department will close one lane of eastbound Palm Coast Parkway – from Clubhouse Drive to Colbert Lane – on Monday and Tuesday, June 11 and 12, for a road repair project. A flagman will assist with traffic control.
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members will discuss the eminent-domain acquisitions of several parcels along Old Kings Road as part of the road’s planned four-laning. The eminent-domain acquisitions have a projected cost of $189,000. Council members will get an overview of property taxes and revenue expected ahead of budget discussions. See: “Flagler Property Values Rise 7.5%, Best Since Recession, But Government Revenue Faces Shock.”
The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell. One item on the agenda: Santore and Sons, the fireworks manufacturer, is requesting a rezoning of 20 acres off County Road 304 from agricultural to planned unit development to allow for the business’ expansion. See meeting materials here.
The Bunnell City Commission meets in special session starting at 6 p.m. to interview the first three of its six candidates for city manager, at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard. The candidates will be interviewed in one-hour increments starting with John Klimm at 6 p.m., followed by Alvin Jackson and R. Scott Tipton. The other three candidates will be interviewed on June 18. See: “Bunnell Short-Lists Six Men For City Manager, But May Have Violated Sunshine Law.”
Cindi Dalecky of Marketing 2 Go is the featured speaker at a Professional Women’s Council Shout-Out lunch at Oceanside Restaurant, 1848 South Oceanside Blvd., Flagler Beach, at 11:30 p.m. Dalecki, a social media specialist, will talk about maximizing the power of positive online reviews for your business. $25 for council members, $35 for non-members. Registration required here.
The Flagler Woman’s Club is hosting a Candidates Night at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse at 1524 S Central Avenue in Flagler Beach. Each candidate will have 3 minutes for an introduction followed by 30 minutes of a question and answer session. All Flagler County voters are welcome to attend.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office continues the phased evacuation of nearly 70 employees from its Operations Center in Bunnell to the Flagler County Courthouse and the sheriff’s old administration building on Justice Lane. The move, seen as temporary for now, is necessitated by more than two dozen employees reporting health issues and concerns related to what could be a sick building. See: “Sheriff’s Operations Center Will Evacuate To Courthouse and Old Administration Building.”
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet after holding committee meetings. Committees start at 9:30 a.m., with full board at 11 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.
Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:
- Tuesday: 9-11 a.m. – Live Bombing, 3:30-6:45 p.m. – Inert
- Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. – Live Bombing, 3:30-7:30 p.m. – Inert
- Thursday: 9-11 a.m. -Live Bombing, 4:45-6:45 p.m. – Inert
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: Integra Woods Apartments, 1000 Integra Woods Boulevard, Palm Coast, from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Home Depot, 10 Garden Street North, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Lowe’s, 315 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 10000 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22|
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
WORKFORCE ‘SUMMIT’ BEGINS: The Florida Chamber Foundation will start its annual “Learners to Earners Workforce Summit.” Speakers during the two-day event are expected to include Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega and university system Chancellor Marshall Criser. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa.)
JOB FAIRS HELD: CareerSource Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, home builders and Uber will combine to hold job fairs throughout the state for careers in the manufacturing and construction industries. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., CareerSource Palm Beach County, 3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. Also, 10 a.m., Rockledge Career Center, 295 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge. Also, 10 a.m., Manatee Technical College, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton. Also, 11 a.m., Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Dr., Crestview.)
JUDGE HEARS NURSING HOME RECORDS DISPUTE: Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis will hold a hearing on arguments by attorneys for an embattled Broward County nursing home that the Florida Department of Health should be held in contempt in a public-records dispute. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills is seeking copies of death certificates for people across the state from Sept. 9 through Sept. 16 — a week-long period that included Hurricane Irma and its immediate aftermath. Lewis ruled that the nursing home is entitled to the records, but The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills contends the Department of Health has not properly complied with Lewis’ order. The nursing home and department have been locked in legal battles after residents of the nursing home died following Irma. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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