+ City recognized for environmentalism
The city has earned two more awards for its environmental efforts.
The Florida Planning and Zoning Association Surfcoast Chapter honored Palm Coast with the 2010 Outstanding Sustainability Initiative Award. Examples of the city’s initiatives include adoption of a Green Development Incentive Program Ordinance, creation of a student environmental awareness program that promotes conservation, construction and coordination of new bicycle/pedestrian trails, and recognition of community businesses and residences that meet landscape and structural beautification standards.
The Florida Urban Forestry Council also recognized Palm Coast with its 2010 Outstanding Project Award, acknowledging the city’s Educational Tree Nursery program. This year, Flagler Palm Coast High School students are learning about environmental landscape/tree nursery professions and taking a role in planting, fertilizing, pruning, growing and re-potting various tree species. They are nurturing approximately 200 trees for transplant in a variety of city right of ways, parks and medians and on the Flagler County School grounds. The city partnered with the Flagler County School District and the U.S. Forestry Service to implement this project.
+ City launches new website, Facebook
The city of Palm Coast will now be able to tell the world its status. To find the Facebook page, search for “City of Palm Coast (Official)” on Facebook.
City Council member Frank Meeker said: “In my view, if it convinces anybody to come to the city to open up a new business or because they can buy a well-made house at a low price, it’s worth the time and effort. It can’t be that much effort to set up a Facebook page and monitor it once a day.”
Meeker said the page may be a great way to reach not only young people, but also senior citizens who are looking for a way to be better informed about happenings around town.
In addition, the city has changed its website to www.palmcoastgov.com.
+ Public Meetings
Palm Coast City Council — the next workshop is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at city offices, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B-106.
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS
143 — jobs Margaret Combs is planning to add in the next three years, in Flagler County.
16 — years Sharon B. Atack has served as Flagler C0unty judge.