At the April 13th City Council workshop, council members discussed the topic of code enforcement, with respect to a specific code - Chapter (section) 44-34 (sub-section c). This code outlines rules for parking and storage of vehicles by prohibiting commercial vehicles larger than one ton with affixed advertising markings in excess of three square feet per side to be parked in a residential zone, along with other terms defined in that section. The City Council’s consensus directed the City Manager to develop a survey to garner resident feedback on possibly changing the code.
When what is now Palm Coast was being developed by International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) Corporation, the city’s original developer, several rules were established in the 1983 ‘Palm Coast Restrictive Covenants and Easements.’ The corporation attracted prospective buyers to its model environmental community by establishing deed restrictions to promote residential harmony, maintain property values and showcase aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods. ITT’s vision was that Palm Coast be a uniquely planned, built and maintained model environmental community. To date, Palm Coast’s Code of Ordinances have continued to foster that original founding vision.
Over the years, the City has received numerous comments, some in favor of changing the Code of Ordinances regarding this topic and some to leave it in place. To help illustrate the different perspectives, please consider the following point/counterpoints meant to provide equal context on the facets of this issue.