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Palm Coast Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020 6 months ago

In the news: Kiwanis Club, shoreline property owners, superintendent candidates

Flagler County, Flagler Beach, Bunnell and Flagler Schools news.

The Kiwanis Club of Flagler County on March 3 presented 150 stuffed bears, as part of the club’s Bears-on-Patrol program, to the Flagler Beach and Bunnell police departments to equip cruisers. The bears will be used to comfort children involved in emergency situations. 

In other news:


Shore up the shore

Flagler County — as part of its efforts to secure permission for the 2.6-mile Army Corps of Engineers beach renourishment project in Flagler Beach — has launched a website to share information about the project and has created an online survey for the 141 affected parcel owners.

The website,, includes a video to the Feb. 25 meeting held for parcel owners at Santa Maria del Mar, and a link to the meeting survey (

The 2.6 miles, from the north side of South Sixth Street to the south side of South 28th Street, will be improved thanks to $17 million in state and federal funding, with no cost to property owners. But all parcel owners need to grant easements by March 25 for the project to begin on schedule this summer.


Property owners do not relinquish any rights to have private walkovers or decks. They are only granting permission for the work to be done on their dunes, including allowing agencies to replenish and maintain the dunes with sand and native vegetation.

So far, the city of Flagler Beach and Flagler County have secured 70 easements. Questions should be directed to 386-313-4040.


Super candidate interviews

Public interviews for Flagler Schools superintendent candidates will be Thursday, March 5, in Training Room 3 of the Government Services Building in Bunnell. You can also watch them live on at these times: Vernon Orndorff 8:30-10 a.m.; Dr. Janet Womack 10:30 a.m. to noon;  Cathy Mittelstadt 1:15-2:45 p.m.; Dr. Earl Johnson 3:15-4:45 p.m. 

A community “Meet and Greet” will be held 6-8 p.m. March 5, at Buddy Taylor Middle School.

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