+ City to replace two trucks, sell seven
Thirty work vehicles at the city of Palm Coast were scheduled to be replaced this year, according to the regular maintenance plan. Because of budget constraints, in addition to a reduction in staff, the city decided instead to retire seven vehicles as surplus and replace two.
One truck to be replaced is a Ford F-350 utility vehicle, which is the oldest in the utility maintenance fleet. The other is a Chevrolet Impala, which will be replaced with a minivan.
“All of these other vehicles — we have determined they’ll get us through another year at least,” Public Works Director Richard Adams said Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the City Council business meeting.
+ Improvements to Holland Park?
Residents expressed concern Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the City Council business meeting, that the dog park at Holland Park is too dirty and dusty and some dog owners neglect to scoop their dogs’ waste. Also, the park is difficult to access for the elderly, according to some residents.
Mayor Jon Netts instructed city staff to find an inexpensive solution to making improvements to the park.
+ I-95 road work set for Palm Coast
An emergency pavement repair is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20, near Palm Coast.
The work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on northbound Interstate 95 near mile marker 280 — between Old Dixie Highway and State Road 100.
If Contemporary Machines, or any other company, annexes into the city, it will have to begin paying city taxes in addition to county taxes. Therefore, the city’s tax rolls increase, but not at the expense of the county’s.
+ Public Meetings
Palm Coast City Council — the next workshop is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at city offices.
Flagler County Board of County Commissioners — the next regular meeting is 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at the Government Services Building.
Flagler County School Board — the next meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the GSB.
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS
12 — evidence envelopes in which cash was replaced with paper towels, leading to the arrest of a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
0 — wrestling champs at the recent tournament.