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Palm Coast City Council Prepares for Two Positive Votes

Exciting news from the Palm Coast City Council meeting: At today’s workshop, the Palm Coast City Council discussed two different agenda items that show Palm Coast continuing business-friendly initiatives and our local government working to solve problems (before they become problems). More below… Government Solving Infrastructure/Growth Challenges The extension of Citation Boulevard, connecting Belle TerreContinue reading “Palm Coast City Council Prepares for Two Positive Votes”

County Commissioners Appoint Heidi Petito as Permanent County Administrator

Interim no more. The Flagler County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted to appoint Heidi Petito as the permanent Flagler County Administrator via a 5-0 vote today at their County Commission meeting. Mrs. Petito has been serving in the “Interim” role since the retirement of Jerry Cameron (the previous County Administrator). Commissioner Greg Hansen tookContinue reading “County Commissioners Appoint Heidi Petito as Permanent County Administrator”

Palm Coast City Council Keeps Commercial Vehicle Restrictions “As Is”

The Palm Coast City Council discussed today revising the Commercial Vehicle Ordinance to allow work vehicles to be parked in residential driveways “after hours.” After hearing from residents and business owners on both sides of the issue, the following happened: Mayor Alfin: Turned gavel over to Vice Mayor Branquinho and made a motion in favorContinue reading “Palm Coast City Council Keeps Commercial Vehicle Restrictions “As Is””

Flagler BOCC Approves Solar Farm in West Flagler

The Chamber applauds the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) today, which unanimously approved a solar farm to be built on the Flagler/Putnam county border. The Chamber has advocated for the approval of the FPL/FRP (Florida Renewable Partners) solar project, which will include hundreds of thousands of solar panels that will help diversify Florida’sContinue reading “Flagler BOCC Approves Solar Farm in West Flagler”

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Employers/Job Seekers Hit Pause in Response to COVID-19 Delta Variant Surge

Flagler County Adds Just Three Jobs in August 2021, Unemployment Declines to 5.3% The Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce last month shared its concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant impacting job growth in Flagler County. Today, the concerns were confirmed as just three jobs were created in Flagler County in the month of AugustContinue reading “Employers/Job Seekers Hit Pause in Response to COVID-19 Delta Variant Surge”

BOCC Hears from Flagler Schools

The Flagler Board of County Commissioners met in a workshop today to discuss implementing the proposed doubling of school impact fees by the Flagler County School Board from approximately $3,600 per home to approximately $7,200 per home. Flagler Schools Superintendent Kathy Mittelstadt began the presentation to the BOCC to justify, not only the proposed doublingContinue reading “BOCC Hears from Flagler Schools”

PC City Council Begins City Manager Search Discussion

The Palm Coast City Council today discussed the search process to identify the next City Manager. Below is a recap of the discussion: Recruiting Options: Staff conducting will conduct the search, not an executive recruiting firm. Job announcement placed on September 17th, advertised for 30 days. The interviews of candidates by the City Council willContinue reading “PC City Council Begins City Manager Search Discussion”

PC City Council Sets Vote on Vehicle Signage

During a workshop this morning, the Palm Coast City Council discussed potentially revising the city code that prohibits commercial vehicles with signage greater than 3 square feet, to park overnight at residential properties. Below is a summary of Councilmember comments. Councilmember Danko: We are not a HOA. People work for a living. This hurts business,Continue reading “PC City Council Sets Vote on Vehicle Signage”

Palm Coast Observer Features Chamber Workers’ Comp Reduction Article

Workers’ Compensation rates impact nearly every business in our region. Thanks to the hard work of Florida legislators, like Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner, and meaningful reforms in Tallahassee, the Workers’ Comp rates continue to decline in Florida. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest proposed Workers’ Comp rate reduction, courtesyContinue reading “Palm Coast Observer Features Chamber Workers’ Comp Reduction Article”

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