+ City offices closed Jan. 17, for MLK Day
All city of Palm Coast offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. Trash collection will proceed according to the regular schedule.
+ Smoke testing begins in P-section
Smoke testing will begin Jan. 24, for sewer lines on the streets that begin with the letters Par, Pur, Put, Pac, Pen, Pep, Per, Pat, Pla, Peb, Pal, Pan, Pey, Ple and Pau.
The testing will continue until Jan. 28; it will involve forcing smoke into the sanitary sewer lines to check for leaks, breaks and defects.
The smoke is odorless, creates no fire hazard and will not enter your home or business unless you have defective plumbing or dried-up sink traps or floor drains. The smoke test should only affect your home for approximately 15 minutes. Homes affected by smoke testing will find a door tag hanging on the front door.
Prior to testing, please pour two gallons of water in the seldom-used sinks or floor drains to prevent sewer gases, smoke or odors from entering the premises. If smoke does enter your home during testing, immediately leave the building, notify the crews that are conducting the test and/or call the city.
If people in your building suffer from a heart condition, asthma, emphysema or some other respiratory condition and are planning to stay in the building during testing, notify the city at 986-2371.
+ Missing Palm Coast man located
A Palm Coast man was reported missing Jan. 7.
Walter Thomas Fults, 81, left his home to head to Florida Hospital Ormond, but never arrived.
Fults, who suffers from dementia, was last seen around 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, when the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office issued a Silver Alert for him. However, Fults was located around 5 p.m. Friday Jan. 7, in Palm Coast, and the Silver Alert was canceled.
+ Public Meetings
Palm Coast City Council — the next regular meeting is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Community Center.
Flagler County School Board — the next meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the GSB.
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS
$1,124,531 — money Palm Coast would have to spend on economic development, based on County Administrator Craig Coffey’s plan.
4.2 — weighted GPA of Brandon Berry.