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A “Nasty” Government Building Highlights County’s Priorities as Budget Spells Higher Taxes

| May 29, 2013

An unclear Government Services Building and what it costs to maintain it properly was emblematic of the Flagler County Commission’s budget discussion this morning, as the government faces at least a $3.3 million gap, or more, if it hires an extra custodian, no new revenue, and the likelihood of higher taxes.

Flagler County’s Budget Outlook Adds Up To $8 Million Gap and Likely Tax Increase

| April 24, 2013

It’s difficult to see how Flagler commissioners will emerge from the budget process in September without either a substantial tax increase of one type or another or vast cuts in county services, though they began taking on sacred cows, such as consolidating fire departments.

U.S. Corps’ Cost to Rebuild 2.5 Miles of Beach: $39 Million and Up, Storms Not Included

| April 2, 2013

The Corps of Engineers is favoring “renourishing” a 2.5-mile segment of beach from South 7th Street to South 28th Street in Flagler Beach five times through 2060 by rebuilding dunes and dumping 320,000 cubic feet of sand five times over, for $39 million. Adding another segment could add $30 million.

It’s Raining Taxes, Cont’d: Behind Scenes, County Manager Floats Sales Tax Increase

| September 1, 2010

One proposal would increase the half-cent sales tax by a super-majority vote of the county commission, bypassing voters.

Innovative Garden Hose Start-Up Swells Flagler Hopes for Economic Revival at the Airport

| August 16, 2010

MH Operations proposes to manufacture an expanding and retracting hose few will resist, and do so from a county airport, where it would create 125 jobs.

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