Today at the Editor’s glance: The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 3 Bunnell. The council has a brief agenda, available here. The Flagler Beach Ad Hoc Committee appointed by the City Commission to study the feasibility of continuing July 4 fireworks, and the event’s effect on local businesses, meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall. For background, see “Flagler Beach Appoints Committee to Rethink July 4 Fireworks While Aiming for a Show on New Year’s Eve Too.” In court: Circuit Judge Terence Perkins holds pre-trial hearings starting at 1:30 p.m. The Palm Coast Redistricting Commission, a panel of five volunteer residents appointed by the Palm Coast City Council, meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The commission, tasked with drafting recommended redistricting boundaries of Palm Coast’s four voting districts, will discuss background and options for the redistricting, due later this year and conducted once every 10 years, in accordance with Census population figures.
The University of Florida is conducting an on-line survey on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to learn more about the use of disposable plastic bags, auxiliary materials and wrappings by Florida residents. The study’s principal investigator is Dr. Tim Townsend from UF and the Sustainable Materials Management Research Laboratory. The survey will be administered on-line using Qualtrics from mid-September 2021 until October 31st, 2021. If you are able to participate in this very important, please visit this link below. Survey link: https://faculty.eng.ufl.edu/timothy-townsend/survey/ … This survey is available to all Florida residents and if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ashley Ricketts via e-mail at [email protected]
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments are now available in Flagler County at Daytona State College’s Palm Coast Campus. Monoclonal Antibody Treatments (MAB) for COVID-19 can prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death among high-risk individuals. Individuals 12 years and older who are high-risk, that have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19, are eligible for this treatment. Treatment is free. Vaccinations continue to be offered at 301 Dr. Carter Blvd on Mondays from 3:30 to 6:00PM. Appointments are preferred; Walk-ins are welcome. The health department is awaiting guidance for the administration of booster doses. CVS, Walgreens, Publix and Walmart are offering boosters to immunocompromised individuals.
The Live Calendar is a compendium of local and regional political, civic and cultural events. You can input your own calendar events directly onto the site as you wish them to appear (pending approval of course). To include your event in the Live Calendar, please fill out this form.
Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Gamble Jam at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area
Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
For the full calendar, go here.
“My comments today are addressed to the mayor only. So I expect only the mayor to answer. How do you allow a sitting councilman to yell and scream at this other councilman and nothing gets done? At last week’s meeting, a resident–remember, a resident, during his three minutes of public comment, was interrupted multiple times by a sitting councilman and the mayor, all the mayor did [he pounds the podium three times] with his gavel. That didn’t work too well. I want to know if anything is going to be done, not only to this council person, but any councilman in the future. If you’re–if you Mayor are not familiar with your rights as a mayor, I’m quite sure that the Vice Mayor, as well as Councilman Klufas can advise you as to what you can and cannot do. Because I know as a resident, that if I yelled and screamed and ranted and raved, that man right there is going to escort me out that door. Why am I going to be treated any different than any other council person who was disrespectful and loud. I don’t understand why everyone else gets treated different than sitting Council. And I don’t think that’s right. So, since I’m the only one that got up this morning. Maybe somebody either now or later, can explain to me why I’m different. All these people are different, than all of you. I don’t understand why. We may not agree–well, I may not agree with any comments that any of you make. But, here’s the big but: I may not agree with what you say or what you do. But I will always respect and defend your rights to say it. So that’s all I got to say this week.”
-—Robin McDonald, addressing the Palm Coast City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in reference to Councilman Ed Danko’s outbursts last week. Listen to McDonald’s full audio here.
Mitch McRussia McObstructionist McUnderminer.
Will someone please check the email provided for Ms. Ricketts, keeps on coming up incorrect and there is no conent button to press as she mentions in her PDF for the plastic survey.