Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. 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.
Drought Index: 31
The OED’s Word of the Day: solipsism, n..
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“Stranded in this mill town railroad yard while the whole world was converging elsewhere, we seemed to be nothing but children playing among heroic men.”
–John Knowles, from “A Separate Peace” (1959).
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 Palm Coast City Council meets in special session to set the proposed maximum property tax rate for next year (a rate the council may change downward by the time it adopts the actual rate in September), at 9 a.m. at City Hall, followed by a workshop. At the workshop, the council will hear a presentation on a utility rate study, likely ahead of a utility rate increase. As always with such presentations, the city administration has not posted the presentation online with the agenda, thus preventing the public from having a look before the workshop. A FlaglerLive request for the presentation on Monday was not honored. The council is also expected to consider a design contract with a company that will be responsible for turning all of Whiteview Parkway into a two-lane road. The council will also discuss 2019 legislative priorities.
Eric Cooley, the Flagler Beach commissioner and owner of a 7-Eleven on State Road A1A, is arraigned before County Judge Melissa Moore-Stens on a domestic battery charge at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 101 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Cooley has entered a written plea of not guilty and waived his appearance at arraignment. He is represented by Josh Davis. (Case 2018MM867).
Through Aug. 17: Florida Department of Health in Flagler is offering free back-to-school immunizations July 30 through August 17. Parents and guardians are asked to bring their child’s immunization record, insurance card, and a photo ID. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The DOH-Flagler is located at 301 Dr, Carter Blvd. in Bunnell. For more information, call 386-437-7350, ext. 7095 or write Gretchen Smith [email protected] Click on the flier to the right for a larger view of it.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Fantastic Sam’s, Target Shopping Center, palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monday: Palm Coast Post Office, 2 Pine Cone Drive, 2 to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday: Moe’s Southwest Grill, Island Walk shopping center, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, noon to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday: Advance America Palm Coast, 800 Belle Terre Parkway Suite 212.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill, 1848 South Ocean Shore Boulevard, Flagler Beach, noon to 5 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
Senior energy program money available for air conditioning: Flagler County has a program available for qualified residents who need help with household air conditioning. “The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program is designed to help low income households who have at least one member over the age of 60, and who is experiencing a cooling emergency,” said Joe Mayer, director of Community Services. Eligible households may receive one benefit for up to $600 for the cooling season. The money is to make payments to utility companies, to make repairs to equipment like air conditioners, or to otherwise resolve a home cooling crisis. A home cooling crisis exists when one or more of the following conditions apply: the household’s home cooling energy source has been cut off; a household has been notified that its energy source will be cut off; a household has been given notice that their energy bills are past due; or, a household has other problems with a lack of cooling in the home. To receive the assistance, proper documentation including gross income, family size and other factors determine program eligibility. For more information, contact Flagler County Senior Services at 386-586-2324, extension 3621.
The Flagler County Horseshoe Pitching Club sent six members to the World Champion Horseshoe Tournament held in Florence S.C. from 9-12 July. The FCHPC members participating were; Sandra Egan finishing 8th in women’s class I, Elaine Studnicki finishing 7th in women’s class F, Randy Weaver finising 9th in men’s class F2 Bob Flanagan finishing 10 th in mens class J2, Ron Ceryak finishing 2nd in elders class G1, and Steve Hoffman finishing 3rd in elders class G2. The Flagler County Horseshoe Pitching Club invies everyone to come join us on Tues and Thurs morning ( and Tues evenings till Labor day) and have fun pitching horseshoes. Check our website for times, directions and contacts fchorseshoeclub.com.
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.
PROPERTY TAXES TALLIED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will analyze ad valorem, or property, taxes. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
GROUPS TARGET CENTERS IN ABORTION DEBATE: Members of groups including Progress Florida will deliver petitions to Gov. Rick Scott’s office and the Florida Department of Health calling for regulation of controversial centers that counsel woman against having abortions. The facilities, commonly known as crisis pregnancy centers, receive state money. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., the governor’s office, the Capitol. Also, 11 a.m., Florida Department of Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee.)
BRIDGE RECORDS AT ISSUE: Leon County Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll will hold a hearing in a public-records lawsuit filed by the Miami Herald after the deadly collapse in March of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University. The Herald filed the lawsuit in May against the Florida Department of Transportation, saying the agency refused to provide requested documents from Feb. 20 and later. Using the state’s broad public-records law, the newspaper requested a wide range of documents related to the March 15 bridge collapse that killed six people. The Department of Transportation has argued that it cannot release the documents from Feb. 20 and later because of an ongoing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)
LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATERSHED AT ISSUE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will hold one in a series of public meetings related to a Lake Okeechobee watershed restoration project. (Tuesday, 6 p.m. Lee County Mosquito and Hyacinth Control Districts, 15191 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres.)
TRUMP RALLIES VOTERS IN TAMPA: President Donald Trump will appear at a rally in Hillsborough County and is expected to tout his support for gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. Trump also is expected to use the rally to back Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for U.S. Senate, and U.S. Rep Matt Gaetz, who is running for re-election in a Northwest Florida district. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa.)
NEXTGEN HOLDS YOUNG VOTERS EVENT: NextGen America will hold an event in which young voters will be able to ask questions of candidates in South Florida’s Congressional District 27. The congressional seat is open because of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s decision to retire. Candidates expected to take part in the event are Democrats Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, David Richardson, Matt Haggman and Michael Hepburn. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., ELV Miami, 1723 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.)
—-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 July 20, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-july20-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
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