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Palm Coast City Council Approves Next Steps for Town Center Development Across from School; Shops for New Lawyer for Planning and Land Development Board

Palm Coast City Council Approves Next Steps for Town Center Development Across from School; Shops for New Lawyer for Planning and Land Development Board

May 21st at 9am, Palm Coast City Council held their morning business meeting, with a rare short agenda, having only two resolutions to vote on, and the consent agenda. Public comment included residents who voiced their grievances with many different aspects of the city, including the flooding, better accessibility at local parks for children with disabilities, to name a few. The council moved forward to discuss the first of the two resolutions on the agenda. The first resolution revolved around a new development in Town Center; this development is multi-family, meaning apartments. The building staff and the applicant were all…
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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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Douglas Law Firm Begins Transition to Take Over Palm Coast City’s Legal Needs; Sign Amendments Adopted

Douglas Law Firm Begins Transition to Take Over Palm Coast City’s Legal Needs; Sign Amendments Adopted

During the meeting at City Hall, the Palm Coast City Council passed the amendments for the signage in the Unified Land Development Code. This was the second read of the ordinance, and the second vote made the changes final. Also during the meeting, the council discussed the proposed contract with Douglas Law Firm. Douglas Law Firm is the firm that would be taking over the city's legal needs. The council voted unanimously to hire the Douglas Firm as the new legal counsel for the City of Palm Coast. The light agenda, and small crowd held for a rare meeting that…
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Palm Coast Council Fires Denise Bevans in a 3-2 Vote During Morning City Meeting

Palm Coast Council Fires Denise Bevans in a 3-2 Vote During Morning City Meeting

March 19th, 2024, Tuesday - Palm Coast City Council held their morning business meeting at 9am. Kicking the meeting off was a proclamation for She Leads Florida and a presentation on some grant opportunities that the City could move forward on the application. The meeting continued with public participation, where residents were able to speak at the podium, stating their issues, concerns and comments with the council members. Alfin made a motion to terminate the city manager without cause. Council member Heighter seconded the motion, and Danko, acting as mayor, opened up the floor for public comment. Mayoral candidates Lowe…
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Ray Stevens, Local Resident, Running for Palm Coast City Council District 3

Ray Stevens, Local Resident, Running for Palm Coast City Council District 3

Ray Stevens is a 20 year Palm Coast resident. Formerly an administrative lieutenant with the New York Police Department, and a deputy sheriff in Pinellas County. During his time as a deputy sheriff he was in administration, overseeing traffic facilitations, intersection assessments, press relations, and special event planning. Stevens is currently running for City Council District seat 3, against 'Dana' Mark Stancil, and Andrew Werner. Stevens explained that, "City Council is an administrative body, whether acting alone or in conjunction with each other. It's an administrative body, and I feel as though my experience prepares me to a great extent,…
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Palm Coast Council Discusses Signage, Imagine 2050 and Public Hearing Requirements at Morning Workshop

Palm Coast Council Discusses Signage, Imagine 2050 and Public Hearing Requirements at Morning Workshop

Tuesday March 12th, 2024 - Palm Coast City Council held their morning workshop meeting at 9am, in the community wing of City Hall. The workshop focused on three key agenda items; an update on the 2050 comprehensive plan, an ordinance amending the unified land code - zoning uses, dimensional standards and signs - signs and advertising - and the glossary, and a presentation on the hearing notification requirements for the city. As with all meetings, the first part of the workshop was public comment. Many commenters stood up to state their opinions on a myriad of subjects including the flooding,…
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Local Resident Andrew Werner Discusses His Candidacy for Palm Coast City Council

Local Resident Andrew Werner Discusses His Candidacy for Palm Coast City Council

Andrew Werner has launched his campaign for Palm Coast City Council District 3.  "I have always had an interest in public service. I have over 20 years of public service experience, not as an elected official. My real desire is to serve the community. I have been following the City Council quite a bit and I really just think I could bring a servants attitude to the City Council." Andrew Werner explained in answer to why he is running for council. We asked what Werner felt were some of the biggest issues facing the city. Werner explained, "It's a good…
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Palm Coast Council Hears Revised Utility Rate Presentation During Morning Workshop Meeting

Palm Coast Council Hears Revised Utility Rate Presentation During Morning Workshop Meeting

Palm Coast - Tuesday February 13th, 2024 the City of Palm Coast held their morning workshop meeting where the City heard a presentation regarding the City's Utility Rates. Also in the workshop was a presentation on the Sports Activities Center and an update on the infill lot drainage issues. The City heard the second presentation about the Utility Rate Study. The presentation included a brief overview of the utility department and how it works, along with the presentation on the study to determine the rates for utilities for the next four years. The culmination of the rate study according to…
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Infill Lot Drainage and Flooding Updated at Palm Coast City Hall; Citizen Committee Discussed

Infill Lot Drainage and Flooding Updated at Palm Coast City Hall; Citizen Committee Discussed

Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast held their 9am workshop meeting on Tuesday February 13th. During this workshop the city heard from the public, heard a presentation on the sports activities center, infill lot drainage, a piggyback contract with Hernando County and Asphalt Paving Systems, and the revising of the rates of the utilities systems. The start of the workshop meeting involved public participation; residents stood up to discuss multiple issues including the demand for a forensic audit, demands for the abolition of the burning debris on lots, the request for the relocation of the proposed cell tower,…
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Residents Speak Up at Palm Coast Evening Business Meeting

Residents Speak Up at Palm Coast Evening Business Meeting

Tuesday February 6th, 2024 at 6pm, the City of Palm Coast held their monthly evening business meeting. During the meeting the council heard from the public on a myriad of issues including the traffic, city wide drainage issues, conflicts of interest, maintaining public trust and many other issues. An ordinance was brought forth for the second read. The ordinance would allow for the expansion of the boundaries of the Landings Community Development District for a combined total of 560.86 acres. The petition for the expansion was heard during the December  5th meeting, and a correction was made and highlighted during…
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