Today: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
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: 138
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: flounce.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- Flagler Beach A1A Construction Updates
- US 1-Old Dixie Highway Roundabout Construction Updates
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Cultural Coda
“The flimflam man currently occupying the White House has provoked such an increase in the amount of hate circulating in the world that sometimes it makes me dizzy, as if I were about to lose my balance and fall. He uses hatred and latent violence every time he feels the need to run from the taxman or the prosecutor. The three years since the last presidential campaign have been so filled with outrage and insult, it’s hard to remember that from the first day he stood on that escalator in his very own tower, there has been no group he has vilified more consistently than Latin Americans. You can see his logic: unlike African-Americans, Jews, or even Latinos—established migrants from Latin America living in the United States, or US citizens descended from Latin immigrants—desperate Latin Americans fleeing desperate conditions back home can be called rapists, thieves, and murderers with impunity: they do not file lawsuits, do not live here, do not vote, and by definition have no representation within the United States.”
–From Alma Guillermoprieto’s “A Reporting Life in Latin America,” in the June 6, 2019 New York Review of Books.
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 at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will get the annual report from Health Department Director Bob Snyder and approve another increase in Irma-related FEMA funds owed the city.
The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) working group meets at 10 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Flagler County’s Purchasing Department Selection Committee meets at 10 a.m. to review proposals submitted in response to RSQ# 19-031Q, Continuing Utility Engineering Services, and at 2 p.m. to review proposals submitted in response to RSQ# 19-027Q, Professional Construction Engineering & Inspection Services for Marineland Acres Improvements Project. Both meetings are open to the public, and are at the Government Services Building’s Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg 2, Bunnell.
The The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, and at 6 p.m. in a meeting in board chambers at the GSB.
The Bunnell Planning and Zoning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Part of proceeds will benefit Flagler Education Foundation. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/foodtruck.
President Trump announces his re-election bid in an appearance at Orlando’s Amway Center in the evening. Buses are leaving from Flagler County at 2 p.m. at the Flagler County courthouse parking lot. A bus of protesters is also leaving at 2 p.m. from Democratic Party headquarters off Palm Coast Parkways and Woody’s parking lot at around the same time. Additional evening SunRail service will be provided after 10 p.m., with three extra northbound trains from the Church Street Station, and three additional southbound trains. While he will make the announcement in Orlando, Trump has already been holding campaign-style events across the country, including a May 8 rally in Panama City Beach. Trump won Florida during the 2016 election, capturing 49 percent of the vote, while Democrat Hillary Clinton received 47.8 percent. Along with wins in key Midwest states, the Florida victory helped send Trump to the White House. 8 p.m., Amway Center, 400 West Church St., Orlando.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):
- Monday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Monday: Plantation Bay Golf Club, 200 Plantation Bay Drive, Ormond Beach, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday: AdventHealth Palm Coast, 60 Memorial Medical Pakrway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Elks Lodge, 53 Old Kings Road, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Friday: Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill, 1848 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach, noon to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. 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
Flagler Beach Is Open For Business: A1A Construction Update:
FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to year-long construction on and near State Road A1A in Flagler Beach as the Florida Department of Transportation rebuilds a 1.5-mile segment from South 9th Street to South 22nd Street, and builds a sea wall at the north end of town. These updates are provided through DOT or local officials. If you have any relevant information or images, you’re welcome to email them to the editor here.
Last Updated: June 16
Now that turtle nesting season has started in the Flagler Beach area, local Turtle Patrol volunteers are checking the beach within the project limits every day to locate any new nests. In Segment 3, north of North 18th Street, work cannot begin until the beach is checked. If a nest is discovered, the nest will be marked, and work will not be allowed within 10 feet of the nest, as specified in the environmental permits issued for this project.
The Turtle Patrol also is monitoring the beach in the project limits of Segment 1, from South 25th Street to South 22nd Street, where plans call for dune revetment involving additional sand and plants.
Segment 1 South 25th Street to South 22nd Street):
We have received a lot of questions about the plants that are to be used on the project. A registered landscape architect developed the plans and the contractor is installing the plants per the plan. Seashore Paspalum, Sea Oats and Saltmeadow Cordgrass cover most of the area. There are also sections of Saw Palmetto and Railroad Vine.
About 60% of the plants have been installed. The contractor is awaiting receipt of the rest of the material.
We also have received questions about the area between South 23rd Street and South 22nd Street where no work is occurring. The department did not include this block in the revetment project for various reasons, including limitations regarding right of way. The dune in this area is being addressed as part of Flagler County’s project with the Army Corps of Engineers, which will be done after our project is finished. In the meantime, the department will continue to monitor the dunes and will take steps if the situation is impacting the roadway.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The contractor has completed installation of the new water main, and will be switching over remaining customers to the new line over the next three weeks. Customers will experience a short interruption of service during the transfer. This is usually no more than 30 minutes. The contractor will attempt to notify customers prior to the interruption.
Work on the French drain installation is occurring to the north of South 13th Street. The contractor plans to install the French drain from South 19th Street to South 13th Streets once the utility work is complete, likely starting the week of June 24.
Also during the week of June 24, the contractor expects to begin constructing the new southbound side of the roadway from South 22nd Street up to South 19th Street. During this work, access from S.R. A1A will only be maintained for residences and businesses that have no other access available. Residents and businesses can expect this situation to remain in place for several weeks.
Roadway construction will follow installation of the French drain as it progresses north of South 19th Street.
The contractor also will be constructing new sidewalk between South 13th and South 19th streets over the next few weeks.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:
The contractor completed placing guide wall and is expecting to finish drilling the concrete piles for the secant wall in early July. Crews will continue working on forming and pouring the concrete cap that completes the wall construction. The first plants also have been installed.
- In Flagler Beach, A1A Shops and Restaurants Hope Their ‘Open For Business’ Signs Are Louder Than Road Construction
- $22.4 Million A1A Rebuilding and Sea Wall Construction in Flagler Beach Starts in January
- A New, Not Much Improved A1A in Flagler Beach: Median, 30MPH, Drainage, But No Added Protection
- Council Endorses Raising Flagler’s Tourism Tax to 5% to Pay For Beach Repairs
- FDOT’s Regional Construction Page
U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway Roundabout Construction Updates:
FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to the planned 15-month, $4.1 million construction of a roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway. The project started in late January and is scheduled for completion by spring 2020.
The Florida Department of Transportation will be closing Old Dixie Highway and C.R. 325 at U.S. 1 on Monday night, March 4, from about 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The closure is needed to allow the contractor to make improvements to the crossover at the temporary intersection. U.S. 1 will remain open in both directions.
More details here.
- Roundabout Construction on US1 and Old Dixie Begins: Be Prepared For Traffic Shifts and Single Lanes
- Roundabout Construction at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Begins in Weeks; Expect Detours
- Strident Opposition to Roundabout at US1 and Old Dixie Even As Another Crash Results In Critical Injury
- FDOT’s Project Page
I-95 Construction, Repaving: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., single lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line. Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 7 a.m., double lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line.
See this week’s full Interstate Construction Report for Flagler, Volusia and St. Johns here.
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.
HOUSE SPECIAL ELECTIONS HELD: Voters will go to the polls in special elections in House District 7 and House District 38. Port St. Joe Republican Jason Shoaf and Tallahassee Democrat Ryan Terrell are running in North Florida’s District 7, which opened when former Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, was appointed secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The district is made up of Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and part of Leon counties. Dade City Republican Randy Maggard and Wesley Chapel Democrat Kelly Smith are running in Pasco County’s District 38, which former Rep. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, left to become executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
UNF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will meet, after holding a workshop and a series of committee meetings. The board is expected to approve a 2019-2020 budget. (Tuesday, workshop starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by committee meetings and full board at 2:15 p.m., University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Jacksonville.)
BROWARD SHERIFF CASE HEARD: Senate Special Master Dudley Goodlette will hold a final hearing in an appeal by suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Gov. Ron DeSantis ousted Israel, accusing the sheriff of “neglect of duty” and “incompetence” related to the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Israel requested a hearing from the Senate, which has the authority to remove or reinstate officials suspended by the governor. As special master, Goodlette will hold a hearing and make a recommendation to the Senate. The hearing could last three days. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
DRUG IMPORTATION ON AGENDA: The Florida Board of Pharmacy will meet and discuss issues such as a new law (HB 19) that seeks to allow importing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who signed the bill into law, made the importation issue a priority during this year’s legislative session. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando.)
CHAMBER HOLDS WORKFORCE SUMMIT: The Florida Chamber of Commerce will begin a two-day “Learners to Earners Workforce Summit,” with speakers expected to include Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Rep. Vance Aloupis, R-Miami, and Rep. Mel Ponder, R-Destin. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, 14651 Chelonia Parkway, Orlando.)
—-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 June 10, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-june-10-20191.pdf
Sibelius’s Violin Concerto Op. 47, Performed by Hilary Hahn
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Sonia Rubinsky plays Villa-Lobos
- Mozart: String Quartet No.15 K.421, Emerson String Quartet
- Brahms：Cello Sonata No.1, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax
- Albert Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in G minor, op. 42
- Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Andreas Staier, harpsichord
- Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 39 in G major Hob. XV/25 (“Gypsy”)
- John Williams scoring “Saving Private Ryan”
- Scriabin: Sonata Nr. 2, Evgeny Kissin, Piano
- Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 (Arngunnur Árnadóttir, clarinet)
- Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 (Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest)
- Bach: The Cello Suites, Performed by Marc Coppey
- Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1, Hélène Grimaud, Piano
- Thelonious Monk: “Don’t Blame Me”
- Art Tatum plays Dvorak
- Mendelssohn: Symphony Nr. 1, Nathalie Stutzmann, cond.
- Felix Draeseke – Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and horn in B-flat op 48: Finale
- Schubert’s Symphony Nr. 8, Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Glenn Gould Plays Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major K. 333
- Buxtehude By The Netherlands Bach Society
- Yo-Yo Ma at the Mexican Border
- Wynton Marsalis: Jazz in Marciac 2009
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By the looks of Trump’s rally the Democrats have no chance of winning. Trump campaign raises nearly $25 million in 24 hours What did the Democrats rally look like? Joe Biden campaign reports raising $6.3 million in 24 hours.