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Message From The Mayor
October 2015While touring the final stages of construction at Palm Coast's new City Hall at 160 Lake Avenue in Town Center, I could see this building coming to life; serving all of our residents. At last, Palm Coast's City Hall will become an anchor as our citizen's gathering place and a welcoming spot to carry out the work of our government, now and for the future. City departments will be moving in this month and very soon, you'll be able to stop in to see it all for yourself. Meanwhile, I'd like to share with you some of the features you'll find:
The new 8,000 square foot community wing divides into several options. Foremost, the space will serve as our new council chamber with state-of-the-art technology and abundant seating capacity for the public. When not used for City Council meetings or conference rooms, the area can be divided into three separate sections, each available for the community to rent for weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries or organization functions. A kitchen is also located on the premises as part of the rental service. We're working on computerizing our new scheduling system and it should be ready for arranging rentals by mid-2016.
If you have business at City Hall, you'll find the Business Assistance Center, Business Tax Receipts, Customer Service, Code Enforcement, Building, Zoning, Permitting and Planning Departments on the first floor. The second floor will house Administration, Finance, IT and Project Management/Engineering. Knowledgeable staff members will always be available to you throughout City Hall to help you find your way and make your visit more productive.
Town Center was originally created as a core of expanding development in Palm Coast, designated as our future downtown. Completion of City Hall in Central Park is the beginning of a greater setting, an economic incentive to entice new businesses, shops and homes to residents, shoppers, jobs and visitors to our area.
Coincidentally, the end of this year Palm Coast citizens will begin the commemoration of our sixteenth year of incorporation as an official Florida municipality. Our new City Hall honors this steady forward journey, a fitting accomplishment for a growing city committed to the prosperity of its residents Details about our grand opening of City Hall are located on the front page of this newsletter. Please join us on Nov. 3rd to share pride in our community.