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									                                                   Learn How Government Works
                                               The City of Palm Coast proudly presents The Citizens Academy, designed to educate
                                            residents about the operation of city government. A seven-week curriculum offers a wide
                                             range of workshop topics including ‘Governing the City’, ‘Living and Working in Palm
                                            Coast’, ‘Our Community and Neighbors’, ‘Streets, Sidewalks and Drainage’, ‘Public Safety’,
   Contact Information                      ‘Palm Coast’s Water Story’ and ‘Leisure and Recreation’. If you are interested in attending,
                                                     please complete this application and return it at your earliest convenience.
Richard Kelton . . . . .City Manager
Oel Wingo . .Assistant City Manager                C I T I Z E N ’ S A C A D E M Y A P P L I C AT I O N                                                          Fax to: 386-986-3703
                                               The Academy is limited to approximately 30 City of Palm Coast citizens.
Nestor Abreu                                                                                                                               James Canfield - Mayor • William Venne - Vice Mayor • Mary DiStefano • Jon Netts • Alan Peterson   Volume 3 • Issue 6 Palm Coast, Florida Dec./Jan. 2005-06
Building . . . . . . . . . . 386-986-3780
Code Enforcement . . 386-986-3764
Clare Hoeni . . . . . . . . . .City Clerk
                                               ADDRESS:__________________________________________ ZIP:_____________

                                               DAYTIME PHONE: ______________________ FAX:_________________________
                                                                                                                                             V OTERS E LECT N EW C OUNCIL M EMBER
386-986-3713                                                                                                                                      With the conclusion of the city’s general election on Tuesday, November 8, the
                                               OCCUPATION: ________________ EMPLOYER:____________________________
Ray Britt . . . . . . . General Services                                                                                                     citizens of Palm Coast elected Alan Peterson to represent District 4 on their City
                                               (If retired, please list your occupation before retirement)                                                                                                                   Council. Council Member Peterson brings many years of educational, management and
386-986-3723                                   Do you serve on any boards or commissions with the City of Palm Coast?                        municipal experience to his new position. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree
Mike Beadle . . .Fire & Rescue Svcs.           _______YES           _______NO                                                                (cum laude) in Economics from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from                                                                                                                  the Harvard Business School. In his business career of 35+ years, he served as a Chief
386-986-2300                                   If so, which board/commission?_________________________________________                       Executive Officer for the Telephone Workers’ Credit Union Bank in Boston and as
Billy Gilley . . . . . . . . Public Works                                                                                                    Chief Operating Officer of the Rockland Trust Company in Rockland, Massachusetts.
                                               Would you be interested in serving on a board or commission with the City of                                                                                                                  His experience with government includes service on a non-profit hospital Board of
                                               Palm Coast? __YES __NO
386-986-2332                                                                                                                                 Directors for 21 years and a Municipal Budget Committee for 9 years. Mr. Peterson
John Jackson . . Recreation & Parks            Length of residency in Palm Coast: ______________Years                                        also was an elected Council Member in Pembroke, Massachusetts for 9 years. He is a                                                                                                                 Massachusetts native and has lived in Palm Coast for three years.
386-986-2323                                   Reason for enrolling in the Citizen’s Government Academy/ What do you hope to
                                                                                                                                                  An official induction ceremony was held at the Tuesday, November 15 City Council
                                               gain from the academy?
Richard Adams . . . Utility Director                                                                                                         meeting to inaugurate Council Member Peterson. One of his foremost priorities as he                     _____________________________________________________________________                         joins the City Council will be to address the city’s traffic issues.
386-986-2350                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Council Member Alan Peterson

John Moden . . . . . . . . .Stormwater/           ATTENDANCE AT 6 OF THE 7 REGULAR SESSIONS AND ONE COUNCIL
City Engineer
                                                      MEETING IS REQUIRED FOR A GRADUATION CERTIFICATE.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Happy Holidays From Your City Staff
                                                                   Signature                             Date                                                                                               Mark your calendars for these Holiday events:
Oel Wingo . . . . Acting Community
Development Director                                        First/second choices for the following seven-week session:                                                                                             Friday, December 9, 6:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                        Holiday Musical Concert, DBCC Amphitheater
                                                         ____ Winter: Monday, January 23; ____ Spring: Monday, April 3;
                                                                        ____ Fall: Monday, September 11.                                                                                                                  Tuesday, December 13, 6:00pm
Courtney Violette . . . .Information                                                                                                                                                                           Family Holiday Party (Santa/games/refreshments),
Technology                                                                                                                                                                                                              305 Palm Coast Parkway N.E. - Community Center.
                                                                                  Please mail or fax to:                                            Marsha Lidskin, Community Relations Manager
386-986-3735                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thursday, January 19, 8:30am
                                                                                CITY OF PALM COAST                                                                                                  Palm Coast’s Sixth Birthday Celebration Healthy Walk, 8:30am,
     For More Information                                              2 Commerce Blvd., Palm Coast, FL 32164                                                                                    St. Joe Walkway (starting at the Community Center; a 1-4 mile walk, depending on ability)
                                                                       Fax: 386-986-3703 • Phone: 386-986-3708                                                                                                          Sixth Birthday Dinner
       Visit our Website:                                                                                                                        Please call 986-2300
                                                                                                                                                for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              6pm - Palm Coast Yacht Club - {See Mayor’s letter)
                       From the Desk
                           of the Mayor                                                                                                         Mississippi EARNING
                           The citizens of Palm Coast have spoken. 32%                                                                               Residents of Long Beach and Pass Christian, Mississippi may have lost their
                       of our population voted on November 8, a tribute                                                                         homes and businesses to Katrina’s August storm surge, but their spirit remains

Mayor James Canfield
                       to powerful civic pride in our city. The selection
                       of Alan Peterson to fill Council Member Ralph
                       Carter’s vacancy once again gives our City Council
                                                                                              IS OUR STRENGTH
                                                                                       The vivid collage of ethnic cultures that have jour-
                                                                                 neyed to the City of Palm Coast bring a passion and
                                                                                                                                                intact. The hurricane destroyed in one day what took generations to build, but these
                                                                                                                                                humbled citizens never mourned their fate. Seeking help to start over, the cities
                                                                                                                                                received assistance from Florida neighbors who were determined to make a
                                                                                                                                                difference for friends who had lost everything.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Talk To Us!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                How do you report code violations? How can
                       representation from each District. We congratu-
late Council Member Peterson on his successful campaign and wish him             vitality to all of our citizens. Colorful music, cuisine and        This fall, the City of Palm Coast accompanied three Florida City/County               you urge your neighbors to comply with local
well as he leads the citizens of Palm Coast through the upcoming                 customs prevail on everyone to sample the uncommon             Missions to Mississippi to assist with the post-hurricane recovery efforts. Teams          ordinances?
challenging years. We are confident that he will be an energetic voice for       while embracing an atmosphere of understanding and                                                         from Port Orange, Lake City, Cape Coral,            The City of Palm Coast’s Code Enforcement
                                                                                 goodwill. To introduce our continuing series on                                                            New Smyrna Beach, Palm Bay, Kissimmee,         Office relies on citizens to help enforce a broad
the residents of this city and we look forward to working together to
                                                                                 International migration to Palm Coast, this article                                                        Seminole and Volusia Counties and the          range of ordinance issues, including public
aggressively implement city business.
                                                                                 focuses on our friends in the Russian community.                                                           Flagler County Sheriff’s Office brought        nuisance, debris, parking and outdoor storage.
     The Bond Referendum for a new City Hall and two community
                                                                                                                                                                                            emotional and professional resources to        Our mission is to ensure the safety and well-being
centers did not receive enough votes for passage. City Council appreci-
                                                                                       The phrase “quality of life” is not a cliché for                                                     rebuild not only structures, but also hope     of all residents.
ates the opportunity to present options to the citizens of Palm Coast and                                                                                                                   for the future. Experts developed new fiber
will hold workshops in the next months to evaluate a future position.            Aleksandr Samurin. Settling his family in Palm Coast
                                                                                                                                                                                            optics and wireless connections, created a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     How to Contact the
     The New Year is approaching and we have much to accomplish in               brought him well-being and good fortune in his own                                                                                                             Code Enforcement Department
                                                                                                                                                                                            new database and city map for officials to
our city. We begin with a celebration of Palm Coast’s Sixth Birthday on          personal ‘field of dreams’. The Samurins have joined
                                                                                                                                                                                            identify basic infrastructure and swiftly      1.   Access the Citizen Issue Tracking System on
Thursday, January 19. Join us for a commemorative Healthy Walk along             2,500+ Russians who’ve found the blessing of freedom           assessed building damage for FEMA. Utility crews located and capped leaks, shut                 our website. Enter,
the peaceful St. Joe Walkway between the Community Center and the                and peace in Palm Coast. Opportunity and equality              off meter valves, repaired water mains and identified fire hydrant locations.                   proceed to Online Systems and to the new
intracoastal, beginning at 8:30am. A commemorative dinner will follow            define their Florida lifestyle. Aleksandr, a real estate       Determining creative solutions to the multitude of problems became the most vital               Tracking System. Follow the appropriate
in the evening at the Palm Coast Yacht Club on Palm Harbor Pkwy.                 developer/broker, is honored to be a member of this            of all duties.                                                                                  instructions.
Tickets will cost $25.00, with a Social Hour beginning at 5:00pm and             community. “We bless the Palm Coast people for giving               The 32-foot storm surge destroyed                                                     2.   Contact the main telephone number,
dinner at 6:00pm. This semi-formal event will be hosted by the City of           us a chance to share this wonderful city,” he says.            100% of businesses and 75% of resi-                                                             386-986-3764.
Palm Coast Historical Society.                                                   “People here accept us as fellow citizens and not just         dences in Pass Christian, one time home
     On behalf of all of our city employees, may each and every one of           immigrants.”                                                   to over 10,000 citizens within an                                                          3.   Contact Barbara Grossman, Code
you find peace and goodwill on your doorstep in 2006.                                                                                           eighteen square mile area. Ching Oettel,                                                        Enforcement Manager - 2 Commerce Blvd,
                                                                                       Russian families are moving to Palm Coast from
                                                                                                                                                Mission One Palm Coast IT Technician,                                                           Palm Coast, FL. 32164; 386-986-4739;
                                                                                 cities all across the nation. Ninety-five percent (95%)
                                                                                                                                                verified that the lives of all who partici-                                           
                                                                                 are college educated. Many are business owners,
                                                                                                                                                pated in these Missions have been
         City Adopts New                                                         developers, teachers, real estate agents and bankers.
                                                                                                                                                forever altered. “Their motto,‘lie down and bleed for awhile, then get up and fight’

    Vehicle-For-Hire Ordinance
                                                                                 Many are growing permanent roots in our town,
                                                                                 investing in homes and commercial businesses and
                                                                                                                                                tells us how Mississippi spirit endures,” Ching notes. “We came back to Palm Coast
                                                                                                                                                with a true respect for these folks who’ve lost everything.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pay Your Utility
         To help preserve the safety and welfare for the residents of Palm
   Coast, the City has passed a new ordinance that regulates Vehicles-For-
                                                                                 joining local civic organizations.
                                                                                       Vladimir and Roman Branapolskiy represent an
                                                                                 athletic component of the Russian community. The
                                                                                                                                                     When Team Two Leader Oel Wingo returned to Palm Coast, she brought with
                                                                                                                                                her memories of horror, terror and heroism. She’d never actually seen Pass Christian              Bill Online.
   Hire. Effective on Nov. 1, 2005, the regulation requires permitting for all                                                                  structures and landmarks, but learned about them in the hearts and keepsakes of                 A new Online Utility Billing service has been
   taxis, shuttles, vans and limousines for hire, as well as a background        brothers are professional tennis instructors, teaching         the citizens she met along her journey. Although her mission was to assist with            launched on the City of Palm
   check on drivers. All drivers must display city-issued photo identification   skills to families at the City’s Recreation and Parks          infrastructure efforts, it is the families and their fortitude she will remember. “It is   Coast website. The service
   cards while working. Vehicles must be inspected by ASE certified              Department and encouraging people to enjoy the                 not the erection of new buildings that will sustain Pass Christian,” Wingo says.           gives customers easy access
   mechanics and carry a specific type of insurance set forth within the         lifelong benefits of the game. “We want to give some-                                                       “The human connections will comfort and       to their utility bill informa-
   ordinance. Meters are required for all taxi permit holders and all vehicles   thing back to the city and its people,” Vladimir tells us.                                                  nourish the families who have lived in this   tion online as well as by
   must be clearly marked.                                                                                                                                                                   community for generations.”                   telephone. Payments can
                                                                                 “It is important to contribute to our new friends in this
         “Palm Coast citizens and visitors can count on safe, reliable and                                                                                                                           Palm Coast staff came back proud      be made 24/7, using a
                                                                                 community.” Additional Russian sports traditions that
   economical service,” says Jay Maher, the City’s Occupational License                                                                                                                      of their accomplishments, yet tired and       credit card or electronic check.
                                                                                 continue in Palm Coast include basketball games at                                                          humbled. And they relate compelling
   Inspector. “Industry leaders were involved in the entire ordinance                                                                                                                                                                      Aside from convenience, the system
                                                                                 local parks and ice hockey competitions at local indoor                                                     advice for us all: The next time you arrive
   development process to insure that drivers,                                                                                                                                                                                             also offers informative history and
                                                                                 arenas.                                                                                                     home, give your family and friends an
   businesses and customers are all on the same                                                                                                                                                                                            utility consumption details about a
   page.” Vehicle-For-Hire inquiries can be made                                       Maintaining strong ethnic connections while                                                           extra big hug.                                specific account.
   at the City’s Code Enforcement office at                                      assimilating into the Palm Coast community brings                                                                                                              To pay your bill via the city’s website, log on
   986-3764 or the Occupational Licensing                                        purpose to the lives of our Russian friends. “Whenever             Many thanks to City of Palm Coast Team Mission members: Nestor Abreu,                  to, click onto ‘Online
   Department at 986-3766.                                                       we leave town, we can’t wait to get back,” Aleksandr             Mark Aiello, James Bontempo, Mike Cochran, Joan Dunn, James Majcen, Dennis               Utility Billing’ and follow the appropriate instruc-
                                                                                 declares. “In our hearts, Palm Coast has become our             McGregor, Ching Oettel, Mike Quick, Darlene Pardiny, Tommy Reese, John Ruddell,           tions. To pay by phone, call (386)986-2360, press
                                                                                 home.”                                                           Courtney Violette, Oel Wingo, Tom Wormuth; Flagler County Sheriff’s Police Lt.           1 to enter an automated voice system or hold for
                                                                                                                                                                      Grady Prather, Sgt. Michael VanBuren.                                a customer service representative.

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