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.
The next business meeting of the Palm Coast City Council will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3. The meeting will begin with the certification of the election results for the July 27 special election for the mayoral seat of the Palm Coast City Council. Following the certification, Palm Coast’s newly-elected Mayor David Alfin will be sworn into office.
- The Charter of the City of Palm Coast, Section 8. Elections, Paragraph (7) City Canvassing Board, provides that the Canvassing Board shall report election results to a meeting of the City Council. City Council shall give final certification of the results and order their filing with the City Clerk as required by law. The final election certificate will be presented to City Council once the Canvassing Board has receipt of the official results from the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections prior to the Council Business meeting.
- Following Mayor Alfin’s swearing in, the City Clerk will present an ordinance approving the revision of the land development code Chapter 10.02 Floodplain Management. This item was advertised to be heard by City Council at the August 3 business meeting, however, staff recommend that this item be continued to the September 14 workshop and first read at the September 21 business meeting due to additional mandatory state language to be addressed.
- The Planning Division will present an ordinance to approve the amendment of the City of Palm Coast Comprehensive Plan, creating Chapter 10 – Property Rights Element.
- o On July 1, 2021, House Bill 59 (HB59) became law in the State of Florida. HB 59 required local governments to include a property rights element in the Comprehensive Plan.
- o The proposed addition of Chapter 10- Property Rights Element to the Comprehensive Plan is intended to meet the requirements of HB 59.
- 1. The right of a property owner to physically possess and control his or her interests in the property, including easements, leases, or mineral rights.
- 2. The right of a property owner to use, maintain, develop, and improve his or her property for personal use or for the use of any other person, subject to state law and local ordinances.
- 3. The right of the property owner to privacy and to exclude others from the property to protect the owner's possessions and property.
- 4. The right of a property owner to dispose of his or her property through sale or gift.
- o The proposed policy will state that the City recognizes these rights and shall consider such rights in local decision making.
- The Planning Division will present an ordinance to approve the rezoning of 10.85 acres from high intensity commercial to multi-family residential for the property known as the Tribute (Appl. 4738).
- The Planning Division will present an ordinance on the voluntary annexation of 141.5 acres north of State Road 100 on the east side of Roberts Road. The subject parcel is the last parcel within the Palm Coast Utility service area along Roberts Rd. As required by Ordinance # 2007-03, the subject parcel is required to annex in order to be provided utility service from the City.
- The Financial Services Department will present a resolution setting a proposed maximum millage rate and setting the first tentative budget hearing date/time/location for the 2022 budget.
- The Planning Division will present a resolution amending the CDBG Federal Fiscal Year 2019 annual action plan to add $340,392 from the CARES Act for a public service sub-recipient assistance program. An amendment to add the Round 3 CARES Act funding to the Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Action Plan was previously approved by City Council on July 20. HUD has informed the City that the funding must be added to the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Action Plan rather than 2020. There are no changes to the funding amount or to the proposed use of the funds.
- The Information Technology Department will present a resolution approving the piggybacking to the Osceola County contract with Miller Electric Company for video surveillance and access control repair and maintenance for city-wide usage.
- The Stormwater and Engineering Department will present a resolution approving a contract with Miller Pipeline, LLC., for the construction of the 2021 sanitary sewer lining project.
- The Fleet Division of the Public Works Department will present a resolution to approve piggybacking on the State of Minnesota Sourcewell contract RFP 032521 with Genuine Parts Company DBA NAPA Auto Parts for the purchasing of auto parts and supplies for the City’s Fleet.
Public Comments will be opened at the beginning and end of the 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. These comments must be relative to matters not on the agenda.
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.
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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