Do you know a senior with AC problems? Help is available

Other government notices: new library app, earlier garbage pickup.
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Jul. 31, 2018

Flagler County has a program available for qualified residents who need help with household air conditioning.

“The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program is designed to help low income households who have at least one member over the age of 60, and who is experiencing a cooling emergency,” said Joe Mayer, director of Community Services.

Eligible households may receive one benefit for up to $600 for payments, repairs or other solutions.

The program is administered through a contractual relationship between the State Departments of Economic Opportunity and Elder Affairs. “This is a wonderful program,” said Commissioner Nate McLaughlin. “If you need this financial assistance, ask for it. We don’t want our residents to be without.”

Call 386-586-2324, extension 3621.

Check out library books with a new app

Smart phone users can now download an app — FCPL Checkout — that will allow them to check books at the main Flagler County Public Library branch located in Palm Coast without having to wait in line.

“This will be so convenient for our patrons,” said Library Director Holly Albanese. “Once the app is set up on their phones, they won’t even have to carry their library cards with them.”

The cost to provide the service to the Flagler County Public Library is being paid for two years through a grant provided by the Northeast Florida Library Information Network.

Bring garbage, recycling to the curb early

The city’s garbage collection contractor, Waste Pro, has recently changed the routing of some routes. Customers may see a change in the time of day their garbage is normally picked up. However, the days of collection won't changing.

Residents to place their garbage, recyclables and yard trash at the curb no later than 6 a.m. on their scheduled pickup day.

Visit www.palmcoastgov.com/trash. Call 986-2360.

Sheriff elected to state association board

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly was elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Deputy Sheriff’s
Association during its semi-annual meeting July 20, in Kissimmee.

The FDSA is the largest organization of deputy sheriffs in the United States with a membership of over 12,000. The organization is known for its “Lend a Hand” program, which was responsible for distributing over $47,000 in benefits this year  to the men and women who serve and protect the citizens of Florida.