TOWN COMMISSION APPROVES 2014 BUDGET AND HOLDS TAX MILLAGE RATE SAME
At a special Public Hearing on September 23, the Town Commission voted unanimously to approve holding the fiscal year 2014 tax millage rate at 2.3000% - the same rate levied since fiscal year 2011. In spite of a continued decrease in ad valorem and revenue sharing from the state, the Town continues to find ways to keep expenditures in check and avoid raising taxes on residents. The Mayor is optimistic that local property values have stabilized and will begin to recover. That, along with the addition of new homes in Sunset Inlet, should bring better news by this time next year.
At the same meeting the Commission unanimously approved the 2014 operating Budget. While projected expenditures increased by 25% over 2013, the revenue is also projected to increase at a corresponding level. Both are driven by the new construction at Sunset Inlet as a result of permitting fees and impact fees both collected and paid out to Flagler County (through our Interlocal Agreement for inspection services) and the County School Department (impact fees).
The Commission and Mayor continue to do their part in holding the line on expenditures in voting unanimously at the August 5 Town Meeting to keep their monthly stipends at one-half the level previously established. The Mayor receives $250 per month and each Commissioner receives $125 per month for their services. The stipend issue will be reviewed again next year.
To view the 2014 Budget approved by the Commission, please click the link below, or come in to the Town Hall for a copy.
Sunset Inlet is now ready for its first residents to move in! Building upon the success of its boat show in April, the community had an open house on June 22nd. The three model homes are open, and the community boasts an ocean view, an Intracoastal Waterway view, and each home has its own boat slip. A total of 31 lots are available, and homeowners have a variety of models from which to choose. Developer Jim Cullis of Grandhaven Realty is in charge of the project, while John Molyneaux of Emerald Homes is in charge of the specific homebuilding. DR Horton of Jacksonville is the general contractor.
Flagler County Shelter Information
The following shelters are designated as official shelter locations for Flagler County residents. Not all shelters will open for every emergency, so it is important to monitor local media, check this website, or call the Flagler County Emergency Services information line at (386)586-5111 to find out which shelters are open at the time of the emergency.
Flagler/PC High School 3265 East Moody Blvd., Palm Coast
SR 100 between Belle Terre Parkway & I-95, across from Airport
Indian Trails Middle School 5505 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast
In Palm Coast, 3 miles north of Palm Coast Parkway
Bunnell Elementary School (Special Needs Shelter) 800 East Howe Street, Bunnell
In Bunnell, 2 blocks north of SR 100, via Orange Street
Wadsworth Elementary School 4550 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast
In Palm Coast, 1/2 mile south of Palm Coast Parkway
Old Kings Elementary School 301 South Old Kings Road, Flagler Beach
West of Flagler Beach, just east of I-95 at Old Kings Road and SR 100
Belle Terre Elementary School 5345 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast
In Palm Coast, 3 miles north of Palm Coast Pkwy
Rymfire Elementary School 1425 Rymfire Dr., Palm Coast
In Palm Coast, just north of Royal Palms Parkway
Matanzas High School 3535 North Old Kings Rd., Palm Coast
In Palm Coast, 3 miles north of Palm Coast Parkway
These shelters do not accept pets. For information on disaster shelters for your pet contact the
Flagler County Extension Service at (386)437-7464
HURRICANE SAFETY TIPS
Areas east of I-95 have been declared a primary hurricane evacuation zone.
If you live in a mobile or manufactured home, be prepared to evacuate. These types of homes will not withstand hurricane force winds or wind-blown debris.
When you evacuate, designate someone who lives away from the path of the hurricane to be your contact person. Keep this contact person apprised of your situation and tell family and friends who your contact person is. Include a phone number and e-mail address.
CAUTION:Be aware that there may be NO fire department or law enforcement services available if a strong hurricane strikes. Choosing to "ride it out" during a hurricane is a major decision that is dangerous and potentially life-threatening, not only for you but for any rescue personnel involved in helping to evacuate you during or after the storm. (Remember Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans!) Be fully prepared by having sufficient food and fresh water for at least a week (including enough for pets). Make sure your vehicle's gas tank is full, as well as having adequate fuel for your generator, if you have one. Check your medications and ensure that you have ten days' to two weeks' supply.
When you evacuate:
Do so early
Board up or shutter windows and brace garage doors
Plan your route
Have a place to stay
Make hotel reservations early
Have valid Florida ID (all family members)
Keep a hurricane supply kit ready including family necessities and medications
The Surfside Estates clubhouse is the emergency relief center for our Town. It is the distribution center for food, water, and current information. It IS NOT a shelter and may not be used for overnight stays.
KNOW YOUR HURRICANE CATEGORIES
Category 1: Winds of 74 mph to 95 mph, 4-5 feet storm surge, and minimal damage
Category 2: Winds from 96 mph to 110 mph, 6-8 feet storm surge, and moderate damage
Category 3: Winds from 111 mph to 130 mph, 9-12 feet storm surge, and extensive damage
Category 4: Winds from 131 mph to 155 mph, 13-18 feet storm surge, and extreme damage
Category 5: Winds greater than 155 mph, 18 feet or higher storm surge, and catastrophic damage
PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
This program is designed for people who would need assistance, or who depend on medical assistance, and would need special care should there be an emergency evacuation.
The program is coordinated by the Emergency Management Division with the assistance of Emergency Medical Services, Council on Aging and the School Board.
A dedicated PSN (people with special needs) shelter is established when evacuations occur. This facility is staffed by personnel from the Health Dept., EMS, and local physicians, and is stocked with needed supplies.
Pre-registration is key for PSN's. During an emergency is not the time to get on the PSN list. If you would like to receive a registration form for yourself or someone you think needs to be on the PSN registry, please contact our office at (386)313-4200.
or write to the address below. Don't forget to include
your mailing address with all communication.
People with Special Needs
1200 E. Moody Boulevard #8
Bunnell, Florida 32110
Tel: (386) 313-4200
Fax: (386) 437-7388
There are forms in the Beverly Beach Town Office for People with Special Needs. You may pick one up at your convenience during office hours. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE QUICKLY - BE SAFE!
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE HERE?
Do you have ideas you would like to see incorporated into the Town's Web site? Would you like to see YOUR pictures on the site for everyone to enjoy? If so, please talk to the Town Clerk!
The deadline for filing to run for one of the two Commission seats up for election in 2014 has passed. Seats held by Commissioners Frank Gromling and Debra Wingo are due to be vacated.
Only two candidates filed within the prescribed qualifying times: Debra Wingo, running for re-election for two years, and Gerry Gersbach, running for Mr. Gromling's vacant seat for a term of two years.
Because no other candidates filed or qualified for the election, NO ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN MARCH 2014. Running unopposed, Ms. Wingo and Mr. Gersbach will be sworn in during the March 4th regular Commission meeting.
Congratulations, Commissioners-Elect Gersbach and Wingo!
LINEUP OF ELECTED OFFICIALS
Jim Ardell: Mayor through March '15
Gerry Gersbach: Commissioner March '14-March '16
Frank Gromling: Commissioner through March '14
Larry Mathies: Commissioner through March '15
William Senn: Commissioner through March '15
Sandy Siepietoski: Commissioner through March '15
Debra Wingo: Commissioner through March '16
IMPORTANT MEETING DATES:
Next Regular Monthly Commission Meeting - Monday, MARCH 3, 2014, at 6 p.m.in the Meeting Hall, 2735 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Beverly Beach. An Agenda for the meeting will be available no later than February 28 at the Town Hall. Contact the Town Clerk for information.
Planning and Zoning Board Public Hearing - Tentatively Scheduled Monday, MARCH 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. to address zoning issues in Beverly Beach.
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE RESOURCES PAGE! IT CONTAINS LOTS OF INFORMATION THAT IS USEFUL REGARDING TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR LOCAL AND COUNTY OFFICES AND INFORMATION ABOUT PERMIT REQUIREMENTS, VARIANCE HEARINGS, AND SPECIAL EVENT APPROVAL.
STATE BURN ORDINANCE
The Town often gets calls asking about burning regulations. Overall, we are guided by the state's ordinance. For a burning permit, contact the Division of Forestry at 575-5737.
In general, you may NOT burn household garbage, household paper products, treated lumber, plastics, rubber materials, tires, pesticides, paint, and aerosol containers.
With proper authorization you may burn yard waste or household paper products under certain circumstances. For a full list of requirements call the number above or see the Town Clerk.
Lawn watering throughout the area is restricted to certain days AND times of day. In Beverly Beach the guidelines are as follows:
During Daylight Savings Time you may water twice weekly.
For odd-numbered houses the days are Wednesday and Saturday.
For even-numbered housed the days are Thursday and Sunday.
Businesses can water on Tuesday and Fridays.
During Standard Time watering is restricted to ONE day per week as follows:
For odd numbered houses that day is Saturday.
For even numbered houses that day is Sunday.
Businesses may water on Tuesday.
You may not water after 10 AM or before 4 PM.
Each zone can be watered for no more than one hour.
There are exceptions for newly planted lawns and
application of fertilizers and pesticides.
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