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+ Palm Coast renovates City Marketplace offices
The city of Palm Coast has completed renovations to its office space, a project which will cost about $11,500 and be paid for, according to City Manager Jim Landon, with operational and efficiency savings.
“When considering the extension of our lease in City Marketplace, we are moving forward with changes to the main suite for our offices,” Landon wrote to the Palm Coast City Council recently.
Using the appearance of the Business Assistance Center next door as its model, Palm Coast’s new entry offices, or “BAC II,” include new paint, a new waiting area and the functions of the cashier and receptionist will be combined to provide two customer-service representatives at all times. Building permits and other related functions will be in the back of the office, with staff sitting at desks to provide one-on-one service.
Construction on the project began in mid-June.
+ Flagler paramedic team wins third international award in four years
For the third year straight, Flagler County’s Team U.S.A., a competition paramedic team, won top honors at Rallye Rejviz in the Czech Republic.
Flagler’s team competed against teams from all over Europe, Canada and another team from Miami-Dade in the three-day event. The first-place victory marked the team’s third in four years. In 2010, the team placed second.
“Each year they make it more challenging,” team leader Dennis Kline said. “Not only are they challenging our medical skills but also testing us to see how we react under tiring and difficult conditions.”
Last year the team also took first place in a National Competition in Nebraska.
This year’s team consisted of Kline, William Kerek, Mike Pius and John Moskowitz. Each competition the team enters presents new situations that assist in members’ day-to-day paramedic duties.
“Myself, Caryn Prather and Mike Pius are going back next year to work on a scenario for part of the competition and judge the events,” he added. A new Flagler team will also enter the competition next year.
The total number of red light citations for all 10 cameras in Palm Coast are as follows: 1,056 per month in 2008; 745 per month in 2009; 520 per month 2010; 333 per month in 2011. It was inaccurately reported in the box on Page 5 in the June 27 edition.
+ Public Meetings
Palm Coast City Council — the next workshop is 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at city offices.
Flagler County Board of County Commissioners — the next budget workshop is 9 a.m. Monday, July 9, at the Emergency Operations Center.
— A workshop with the city of Bunnell about the historic courthouse will follow at 5:30 p.m., at the Emergency Operations Center.
Flagler County School Board — the next workshop is 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Government Services Building. The meeting follows at 6 p.m.
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25 Pig Roast & Membership Drive
2:00 pm - 6:00 am
25 Jam Session in the Park
25 NAACP Meeting
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuddle up: Moose lodges donate dolls for children
This spring, Palm Coast Moose Lodge 2577 donated a box of 12 Tommy Moose dolls to bring comfort to children in times of stress, uncertainty or anxiety.
High School students donate to breast cancer patients
The Flagler Palm Coast High School Future Business Leaders of America class donated $580 to Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation’s breast cancer fund, which provides screening mammograms, diagnostic studies and education to local qualified women who are uninsured and seeking assistance.
Florida Hospital Flagler gives $2,000 in scholarships
Florida Hospital Flagler's medical staff donated $2,000 in scholarships to four graduating high school students.