Mayors and the county commission chairman speak as if clouds have lifted and new sources of energy are driving their organizations–resolving chronic controversies and problems, reinvigorating economic plans, even cleaning house, especially in Palm Coast’s administration.
Eight months after signing on with Waste Pro for garbage service, Beverly Beach is returning to Flagler Beach’s garbage haulers because residents were dissatisfied with Waste Pro.
A suspect in custody at the Flagler County jail is Tased when he refuses to cooperate with deputies; ex-Beverly Beach mayor Steve Emmett, now enjoying his days off fishing and boating, runs into the Bait and Tackle Shop at Bings Landing.
Emmett, 70, said he was tired. He won his sixth election last March. He wasn’t up for re-election until a year from now. But he said he’d had enough. Gerry Gersbach replaced him in a ceremony at the Beverly Beach Town Hall.
John McDonald, a Beverly Beach city commissioner for almost 11 years, had retired there in 1986 after serving 26 years in the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.
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.