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+ No impact fees moratorium
I fail to understand how a moratorium on impact fees will be a benefit for the economy. The city needs money! More houses certainly will not help diminish the blight of our neighborhoods that all of the empty houses and empty business complexes have created.
I lived on a beautiful, well-kept street; now there are unkempt, empty homes and some that did sell have been turned into rental properties, which are also unkept and show no pride of ownership.
It is true that builders and tradesmen can profit, but what about the majority of us? Keep the impact fees. It might prevent overbuilding and just maybe, we can reduce the number of vacant homes.
People that want and can afford a new home will still have one built. Business will still come, and if the owners of commercial properties will adjust the rent to fit the economy, more might stay.
+ Sexist coverage missed softball
I am shocked and saddened by the lack of coverage of the girls softball team championship in Palm Coast Little League.
In the June 6 edition of the Palm Coast Observer, there was a full-page spread complete with five, count them, five photos and a comprehensive recap of the championship game. One whole page was dominated by the boys’ game.
Unfortunately, The Observer did not mention that the girls team also played a championship, and it was a real cliffhanger. The two teams battled for five hours in a doubleheader for the title. The scores were very close and those girls really earned the title. They played a heck of a game.
Too bad The Observer is so sexist and biased that they felt it sufficient to print one line declaring the winning team, and not one photo. No wonder women continue to get paid less in the work field and earn less respect.
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, we can’t cover everything at every tournament, but you’re right: We missed the girls game. Congrats to the champs!
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- When will the city manager and his staff understand the monies they budget belong to the residents of Palm Coast and when they divert allocated revenue to purchase new vehicles some essential service is either cut or ignored. Mr. Landon we pay taxes for essential services to maintain a quaility of life. In a down economy or "Great Recession' era taxpayer dollars should be used only to provide that which keeps the esential departments running and close down the non-essential. Take away private vehilces for all employees and severly restrict who has access and use of city mobile phones. Nough said!
25 Pig Roast & Membership Drive
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25 Jam Session in the Park
25 NAACP Meeting
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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.