Also in Your Town: Palm Coast water challenge, City Hall and FCAL reopenings
The Flagler Free Clinic has extended its operating hours to assist anyone who has become unemployed or lost their medical insurance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To qualify to be a patient of the free clinic, visit 703 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and complete registration documents; no appointment necessary. After the registration process is complete, an appointment with a volunteer provider will be made for a future date. There is no charge for the services that the clinic provides.
The Flagler Free Clinic was established in 2005 to serve the medical needs of the uninsured in the community. In 2019, the value of services that the nonprofit provided to the community exceeded $2 million, thanks to volunteers and funding from private sector donations, grants, fund-raising events and community partnerships.
Due to the COVID virus, in 2020 the clinic has been unable to hold any fundraising events, which typically provide $60,000. To donate, visit flaglerfreeclinic.org or mail a donation to PO Box 863, Bunnell, FL 32110.
Palm Coast joins nationwide 'water wise' challenge
Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a renewed commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
The annual challenge, Aug. 1- 31, is a nonprofit national community service campaign that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy. This year’s “Stop the Drops” campaign runs through the end of August.
Visit www.mywaterpledge.com between before Aug. 31 to take the Water Challenge Pledge.
This will be Palm Coast’s sixth year to participate in the national competition, and the city was proud to come in 1st place in the nation for cities with a population of 30,000-99,999 in 2019. The city came in 18th place in 2018. In the city, 8,022 residents pledged to cut water use by 33 million gallons in 2019 and to reduce their use of 88,000 single-use plastic water bottles and eliminate 1,896 pounds of hazardous waste from entering watersheds.
City Hall reopening date: Sept. 1
The city of Palm Coast will now reopen City Hall, at 160 Lake Ave., later than previously announced due to COVID-19.
The building is now scheduled to reopen on Sept. 1 instead of Aug. 3. Dates are subject to change. The first in-person City Council meeting is expected to be on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. instead of Aug. 4. Members of the public wishing to participate in the Aug. 4 virtual city council meeting at 6 p.m. may listen and make comments during the public comment portion of the meeting by calling 386-223-1690.
Visitors and employees entering City facilities must be medically screened through temperature checks and a brief medical questionnaire. You must also wear a mask/face covering in all common areas and where six feet of distance cannot be maintained between people.
Art League to reopen Aug. 31
The Flagler County Art League continues to plan to reopen on Monday, Aug. 31. That includes the resumption of classes and workshops (with a few changes), along with gallery shows and other offerings, according to President Francie Shepherd.