Palm Coast – The Palm Coast City Council meets regularly to discuss and vote on official City business. These meetings are open to the public and Palm Coast residents are strongly encouraged to attend. An increase in public engagement helps to build a stronger sense of community, increases valuable discussions, and decreases division.
A workshop meeting will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. No action will be taken during the workshop. Details of the items on the agenda are listed below.
- The Community Development Department will present this year’s legislative priorities brochure, prepared in coordination with Flagler County and its municipalities. This brochure is to be presented at the annual Legislative Delegation meeting. In the past, each local government developed priorities individually but will not be moving in a more collaborative approach.
- The Community Development Department will present a resolution to approve sub-recipient agreements for the CDBG-CV Public Service Grant program. The Citizens Advisory Task Force (CATF) held a public hearing on May 26, 2021, to hear public testimony of all interested parties regarding the use of the CARES Act funding and recommended to provide the CARES Act funds to non-profit agencies by means of a Public Service Subrecipient Assistance Program. Staff with the assistance of our grant consultant has determined that the proposed activities in the grant applications from Flagler Cares Inc. to provide Emergency Rent and Utility Payment Assistance, and an activity to provide Behavioral Services Assistance are qualified activities. Additionally, staff determined that the proposed activities in the grant applications from Flagler Ecumenical Social Service Center, Inc. to provide Emergency Services to domestic violence victims, and to provide relocation assistance are also qualified activities.
- The Fire Department will present a resolution to approve an automatic/mutual aid interlocal agreement for fire protection and rescue services between the City of Flagler Beach, the City of Palm Coast, and Flagler County. This agreement replaces a twenty-year-old agreement and is the result of months of work between the chief officers of Flagler County Fire Rescue, Palm Coast Fire Department, and Flagler Beach Fire Department. In this proposed ILA, the agencies agree to respond with the closest appropriate unit – essentially ensuring that a Palm Coast citizen experiencing an emergency anywhere in Flagler County will get help in the shortest time possible. This proposed ILA establishes practices for Dispatching, Communications, Automatic Aid, Mutual Aid, and Joint Training.
- The Human Resources Department will present a resolution to approve the continuation of the health insurance with Florida Blue and to include stop loss and life and disability insurance. The City currently offers a well-rounded, self-insured benefits program to all full-time employees. The program includes group health insurance, basic life insurance, and long-term disability insurance. Florida Blue is also offering $30,000 in wellness dollars for 2023 to the City.
- The Community Development Department will present an ordinance amending the boundaries of the Seminole Palms Community Development District. On January 4, 2022, City Council approved the creation of the Seminole Palms Community Development District. In June 2022, the applicant submitted a petition to amend the boundaries of the Seminole Palms Community Development District (CDD), which is primarily a mechanism for funding the significant costs of providing infrastructure for a residential community. This amendment would add 70.18+/- acres to the existing 239.63+/- acre district.
- The City Clerk will present an ordinance amending Section 2-36, Meetings, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Palm Coast. This proposed amendment relates to the timing of the organizational meeting for induction of members into office after receipt of the Official Election results from the Supervisor of Elections. The proposed amendment is necessary as the Official Election results cannot be finalized until 10 days after the General Election is held due to the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot.
Public Comments will be opened at the beginning and end of the business meeting in accordance with Section 286.0114 Florida Statutes and pursuant to the City Council’s Meeting Policies and Procedures. Each speaker will approach the podium, provide his/her name and may speak for up to 3 minutes. Comment cards are available for contact information in order for staff to follow up with each speaker.
Meetings of the Palm Coast City Council typically occur three times per month. A 6 p.m. business meeting on the first Tuesday of the month, a 9 a.m. workshop meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, and a 9 a.m. business meeting on the third Tuesday of the month. All meetings take place in the Community Wing at City Hall at 160 Lake Avenue in Palm Coast.
Business meetings and workshops are open to the public and both are streamed live on the City’s YouTube channel. Meeting agendas for all public meetings are posted in advance of each meeting on the City’s website. All agendas can be viewed here.
If you wish to obtain more information regarding the City Council’s agenda, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 386-986-3713. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerk at 386-986-3713, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
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