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City of Palm Coast Budget Workshop: Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Stormwater and Engineering, and Utilities Present their Overview

City of Palm Coast Budget Workshop: Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Stormwater and Engineering, and Utilities Present their Overview

The City's Special budget workshop started with an overview of the Parks and Recreation department. Parks and Rec staff presented the overview from the Plan Our Parks, their collaborations with Flagler County Gov, and projects/maintenance that the City Parks and Rec department is currently involved in. Parks and Recreation for the City of Palm Coast organized 41 events in 2023, supporting different causes like scholarships and breast cancer awareness. Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Department oversees 13 public parks and over 130 miles of trails in addition to the events they organize. The Aquatics Center's aging infrastructure was also brought…
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City of Palm Coast Enhances Citizen Interactions with New Initiatives

City of Palm Coast Enhances Citizen Interactions with New Initiatives

The City of Palm Coast announced a new initiative aimed at enhancing the quality of interactions between citizens and city staff. In response to feedback from residents, the City is taking significant steps to ensure that every interaction meets the high standards of our mission: "Delivering exceptional service by making citizens our priority." "We have heard from our citizens that there is room for improvement in how their concerns are addressed through Palm Coast Connect and other channels," said Acting City Manager Lauren Johnston. "Our goal is to ensure that every resident has a positive experience, regardless of which department…
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City of Palm Coast Upgrades Reclaimed Water Distribution System

City of Palm Coast Upgrades Reclaimed Water Distribution System

The City of Palm Coast will be conducting a maintenance upgrade on the reclaimed water distribution system, which will require a complete shutdown of all reclaimed water services south of the Cigar Lake Pump Station, located at 4019 Royal Palms Parkway. The scheduled maintenance is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024. This maintenance initiative will impact all commercial and residential customers in several areas, including the Town Center, Flagler Palm Coast High School, and the residential communities of Hidden Lakes, Toscana, and Grand Landings, as well as City irrigation sites in these areas. This…
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City of Palm Coast Addresses High Water Demand and Increased Water Color Amidst Dry Conditions

City of Palm Coast Addresses High Water Demand and Increased Water Color Amidst Dry Conditions

The City of Palm Coast is actively responding to the challenges posed by the current dry conditions, which have led to significantly increased water usage and heightened demands on our water supply. As a result, residents may notice a change in the color of their water, particularly throughout the summer months.   Due to the lack of recent rainfall, the City has been compelled to rely on groundwater wells that are not typically utilized for extended periods. These wells naturally contain higher levels of organic color, which is only marginally reduced during the lime-softening water treatment process at Water Treatment…
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Palm Coast Celebrates National Tennis Month

Palm Coast Celebrates National Tennis Month

The City of Palm Coast is excited to invite residents to celebrate National Tennis Month through our complimentary "Welcome to Tennis" program at the Southern Recreation Center. Additionally, you can play tennis for free at Belle Terre Park, Seminole Woods Neighborhood Park, and James F. Holland Memorial Park. In honor of Mother’s Day, the City will also host the "Toast-To-You Mother's Day Round Robin" for adults 21 and over. This event will take place on May 18th at 9 AM at the Southern Recreation Center, located at 1290 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164. The entry fee is $15…
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City of Palm Coast Asks Residents to Light the Night for Firefighter Brant Gammon

City of Palm Coast Asks Residents to Light the Night for Firefighter Brant Gammon

The Palm Coast Fire Department will be participating in the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Light the Night and is inviting the community to light up their homes, businesses, and community in red for fallen firefighters on May 1 – May 5, 2024. As dusk turned to dark, landmarks, homes, fire service organizations, and businesses across the country glowed red in respect to the fallen and their families. Palm Coast City Hall, the Palm Coast Community Center, the fountains throughout the community, and all five fire stations will be illuminated red. The Palm Coast Fire Department lights the night in memory…
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Alan Lowe, 3rd Time Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate, Talks City Issues, Resident Concerns and More

Alan Lowe, 3rd Time Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate, Talks City Issues, Resident Concerns and More

Alan Lowe is back in the running again for Palm Coast Mayor. This is his third bid for the seat of mayor, fourth time running for a position on City Council. We sat down with Lowe to get his answers to many of the big hot ticket items facing the City of Palm Coast today. Read his interview below, our questions are in bold, followed by his answers.   Why choose to run again? It's your third time running for mayor, so why run again? Well, it took a lot of thought to get there. I've lived in Palm coast now…
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Meet the Candidates: Palm Coast Mayoral Candidates Answer Resident Questions At Sunbro’s Cafe

Meet the Candidates: Palm Coast Mayoral Candidates Answer Resident Questions At Sunbro’s Cafe

Residents had the opportunity to ask all three candidates in attendance, Mike Norris, Alan Lowe, and Peter Johnson, their questions, which included development, impact fees, code enforcement, infrastructure and more.   While the three candidates shared similar sentiments on a large variety of of topics, they all differed in their approach.   The owner of Sunbro's Cafe in Flagler Beach hosted the event, allowing residents to get to know the candidates running for office.  This is the second meet the candidate event that the owner of Sunbro's Cafe, Travis, hosted. The first hosting the Flagler County Commission candidates. Travis plans…
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Palm Coast City Council Approves 43.4% Increase to Development Fees During Morning Business Meeting

Palm Coast City Council Approves 43.4% Increase to Development Fees During Morning Business Meeting

Tuesday April 16th Palm Coast - Today the Palm Coast City Council held their morning business meeting at City Hall where they voted on the increase to development fees, appointing five new members to the Residential Drainage Citizen Advisory Committee as well as approving the final plats for four new developments in Palm Coast. During the early part of the meeting, the council unanimously approved all of the five applicants to the new Residential Drainage Citizen Advisory Committee. The first meeting of this committee will be announced once it has been scheduled. During the workshop meeting last week, the council…
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Palm Coast City Council Hears Presentation on the Search for a Permanent City Manager During Morning Workshop Meeting

Palm Coast City Council Hears Presentation on the Search for a Permanent City Manager During Morning Workshop Meeting

The Palm Coast City Council held their morning workshop meeting on Tuesday, April 9th, at 9 am. During the workshop, the council heard presentations on the annual investment report, the search for a permanent city manager, and a presentation on the saltwater canals. City Staff gave a presentation on the search for a permanent City Manager. The timeline for this search process is currently estimated to have a 90-day search window ready to go by June, meaning August would be the end of that search window. If given permission, staff could piggyback off of another city's search, shaving 2 months…
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