Ed Hess was a Beverly Beach commissioner for at least 16 years, and had performed on stages and elsewhere for half a century, especially his Walter Brennan imitations.
With Joy McGrew seated as a commissioner and Linda Provencher as mayor, Jane Mealy was elected chairman for the second time in her tenure on the commission, beating back a challenge from Steve Settle, who was picked as vice-chairman.
When it convenes in February, the Flagler Beach City Commission will look vastly different than it did just a year ago, with three of its commission seats and the mayor’s seat having turned over, but the four candidates running for a commission seat and the mayor’s seat are not quite newcomers.
Flagler Beach’s next election is scheduled for Jan. 31 to coincide with the presidential primary and save money. The mayor’s seat has drawn three candidates. One commission seat is up.
The Flagler County Coalition of Cities held its second meeting only for its Flagler Beach, Bunnell and Beverly Beach members to confirm what’s already known: that much remains unknown about the future of the county’s plan to fight unemployment.
The “fragmented” city commission Jane Mealy referred to last week is becoming more so as a fellow-commissioner calls out Mealy through a letter to the mayor.
A day after a county-wide meeting of government leaders on transportation, Flagler County’s mayors blistered the county’s public transportation system but showed little vision themselves.