Pending appropriations include $2 million for improvements to the Plantation Bay utility, $200,000 for the Malacompra drainage fix, and $200,000 for Flagler Beach’s stormwater improvements.
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Ex-city manager Bruce Campbell ad made clear to the Flagler Beach City Commission that it was his choice not to have his contract renewed, which would make him ineligible for unemployment as the decision to leave was voluntary.
In a minor shock in Flagler Beach, Commissioner Steve Settle opted not to file for re-election, automatically resulting in the election of Rick Belhumeur and the re-election of Jane Mealy at 5 p.m. Friday.
City commissioners had only minor quibbles, such as the elimination of a $200-a-month car allowance and evaluation matters, before they adopted the contract with the long-time Escambia County government administrator.
Larry Newsom, hired by a 5-0 vote Thursday night, had been assistant and interim manager in Escambia County, with a population of 350,000. Flagler Beach’s population is 5,000.
Flagler Beach commissioners have zeroed in on Joe Gerrity and Larry Newsom as their next city manager, but haven’t mustered the super-majority they need to offer the job to either.
Flagler Beach is having trouble attracting candidates for its city manager’s job, with just 23 applying and most of those making the short-list deciding to take jobs elsewhere. The commission interviews Andrew DeCandis this evening.
Flagler Beach government will negotiate with Flagler Golf Management LLC to run the old Ocean Palm Golf Club, but a majority of commissioners have serious concerns and unanswered questions about the company.
Flagler Beach government approved a settlement agreement, 3-2, that ends its challenge of Sea Ray’s parking lot plans and the county’s land use changes.
Compared to the 140 applications for the job 5 years ago, this round drew a skimpy response, with a shortlist reflecting the city commission’s limited choices.