Flagler County Board of Commissioners Appoints Mr. Goodman to Planning and Land Development Board During Morning Business Meeting

Government Services Building View from road.

Today, February 5th, 2024 at 9am, the Flagler County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) held their morning meeting where they discussed a myriad of issues, including voting to appoint Michael Goodman to the seat recently vacated after the board voted to remove Ms. Haywood from her appointment.

The BOCC members had three applicants to choose from to fill the empty position on the County’s Planning and Land Development Board. All three applicants are Flagler County Residents and are homesteaded. Ultimately the BOCC voted to appoint Michael Goodman 4-1.

Additionally the board heard a presentation on the formally approved roundabout on Old Kings road in between Eagles Lakes and Polo Club West. The discussion amongst the board included comments on the effectiveness of roundabouts, whether a roundabout would help or hinder the traffic concerns on Old Kings, and the long term feasibility of a roundabout. Commissioner Hansen reminded the Board that the roundabout has already been approved, and they are only voting on the financing option for the roundabout.

The Board was tasked with whether to approve the financing option of using impact fees to install the roundabout. Pennington had motioned to table the subject so she could continue doing her due diligence on the subject but the motion failed with no second. Hansen motioned to approve the use of impact fees to finance the roundabout, seconded by O’Brien; the board approved the motion to use impact fees to finance the roundabout 4-1.

The board also needed to approve the Fiscal year budget process, guidelines, process and calendar. One of the key guideline points presented was a rollback on the millage rate, in order to lighten the load on resident taxes. The board did approve the guidelines and calendar for the fiscal year 2025. This process is a lengthy process that will continue throughout the year as the board works to solidify the budget for the fiscal year 2025.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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