Flagler Beach Police Department http://www.fbpd.org Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:01:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SR A1A / South Central Detour http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/sr-a1a-south-central-detour/ Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:01:59 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1080 SR A1A / South Central Avenue Detour

The road collapse on SRA1A (Oceanshore Boulevard) as a result of Hurricane Matthew forced the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to close a 1.4 mile stretch of this scenic highway. Traffic is being detoured one (1) block west to South Central Avenue between South 9th Street and South 22nd Street.

South Central Avenue is a residential street where children, dog walkers, pets, and bicyclists are accustomed to very light traffic and much slower speeds. The speed limit on South Central Avenue is 25 mph.

The goal of this Public Service Announcement is two-fold:
1) to educate travelers that the speed limit is 25 mph and to obey the multiple stop signs along the detour route; and
2) that Police Officers will actively patrol the detour area and enforce compliance with the posted speed limit and stop signs.

Many businesses that were previously accessed from SR A1A have set up secondary access points off South Central Avenue. It’s important to be especially cautious when pulling in and out of these temporary “driveways.”

Police Chief Matt Doughney advises that “the detour was created out of necessity, and we’re asking visitors and residents alike to exercise patience and courtesy while the detour is in effect.”

Hurricane Matthew has created many unique challenges for our community, some of which will have long term lingering effects for residents, business owners and visitors. During the next few weeks, and possibly months, the City will continue to dedicate its resources toward recovery efforts from this overwhelming storm.

If you have any questions regarding the South Central Avenue detour route, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.

Beaches Re-Opening Limited Access http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/beaches-re-opening-limited-access/ Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:58:43 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1076 FLAGLER BEACHES RE-OPENING —  LIMITED ACCESS

Effective tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., the Boardwalk in our City along with a limited portion of our beach will be open to the public.

The beach will be open between 4th Street North and 9th Street South.

Lifeguards will be on duty. Swimming and surfing is allowed. By City Ordinance, surfers are not allowed within 150 feet of either side of the pier.

The Pier Bait Shop and Bathrooms will be open.

Access to the beach can be accomplished at the following dune walkover locations:

N 4th Street

N 3rd Street

N 2nd Street

S 2nd Street (with working outdoor shower)

S 3rd Street (with working outdoor shower)

S 5th Street

S 8th Street

Caution signs will remind swimmers and surfers that there may be dangerous debris floating in the water or embedded in the sand.

Trashcans will be in place -please remember to use them.


The beaches north of North 4th Street and south of South 9th Street are closed.

The handicapped access ramp at South 2nd Street has been severely damaged and will not be open.

The Pier will remain closed until further notice.

City Manager Larry Newsom stated “We’ve worked extremely hard to open a portion of the beach to the public. Our goal is to keep moving forward with the restoration process.” Newsom concluded by stating “Getting our residents and visitors back to normal is a top priority and I think we’re taking a giant step toward accomplishing this goal by re-opening a portion of the beach tomorrow morning”.

We’d like to welcome people back to those portions of our beaches that will re-open tomorrow and respectfully request adherence to the warning to avoid the closed portions. When the remaining portions of our beach have been deemed safe, a Public Service Announcement will be issued

Hurricane Matthew- Recovery Efforts http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/hurricane-matthew-recovery-efforts/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:00:37 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1071 Hurricane Matthew  – Recovery Efforts

From:  Larry Newsom, City Manager
Date:  October 16, 2016


Starting at 7:45 a.m. today and ending just before 11:00 a.m., Volunteers and City Staff started the initial beach cleanup process due to debris from Hurricane Matthew.   Our scenic beaches were scattered with miscellaneous debris, to include; treated and untreated wood, nails, shards of glass, broken tree branches and various shapes and forms  of metal.


City Manager Larry Newsom stated “Our  community has come together in an effort to restore our City to what  it looked like before Hurricane Matthew”. Newsom continued by stating “Watching the overwhelming number of Volunteers working together with City Staff today to help clean our beaches was inspiring and absolutely amazing”.


Please keep in mind the following tips to ensure the safe and efficient clean-up of your homes:
o Take photographs of any damage sustained to your home as a result of Hurricane Matthew and keep all repair receipts.
o Call your insurance agent and file a claim.
o Wear protective gear (closed toed shoes, heavy  gloves, etc.) when cleaning up.
o Stay hydrated, especially when working outdoors.
o Make sure contractors hired to make repairs are licensed and carry general liability insurance, workers’ compensation and are bonded.  FEMA does not recommend or endorse any contractors.
o Anyone who suspects fraud should call FEMA’s Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721, or the Florida Attorney General’s fraud and price gouging hotline at 866-966-7226.


The beaches in our City are still closed. We’re working diligently to ensure that our beautiful beaches are safe for the public and once the beaches have been deemed safe, a Public Service Announcement will be issued.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/prescription-drug-take-back-day-2/ Sat, 15 Oct 2016 22:13:18 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1069  “ Prescription Drug Take Back Day”


The front lobby of the Flagler Beach Police Department will be open on  Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in support of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”.  The Police Department is located at 204 South Flagler Avenue, one (1) block south of SR100 on the east side of the Moody/SR100 Bridge.


This one (1) day event will provide residents and/or visitors with a no cost, anonymous collection  of unwanted and/or expired medicines and this initiative is a collaboration between your local Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).


Please help protect our children, families and environment by cleaning out your medicine cabinets and properly disposing of your unwanted and/or expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our water sources.  Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high; over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.


Chief Doughney stated “As our community recovers from Hurricane Matthew we’re asking that they please take the time to look at prescriptions that are either outdated or unwanted and drop them off at the Police Department. The proper disposal of prescriptions helps keep our community safe and we’re committed to the Prescription Drug Take Back program”.


If you have any questions about National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.

Flagler Beach Post Office & Mail Delivery http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/flagler-beach-post-office-mail-delivery/ Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:59:53 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1067  

Public Service Announcement

From:  Larry Newsom, City Manager
Subject:  Flagler Beach Post Office  & Mail Delivery
Date:  October 13, 2016


The following information is respectfully provided for those  residents and business owners on North & South  Oceanshore Boulevard that live or own businesses in the effected SRA1A detour areas.  The Flagler Beach Post Office is open  and we’ve been advised by their Staff that they’re holding mail for the addresses on Oceanshore Boulevard that mail carriers cannot access.  Residents can pick up their mail up in person at the Post Office with  proper identification.


The United States Postal Service is working on a long term  solution to this situation. Once we receive updated information from the United States Postal  Service, we’ll provide that information to our community. The location of our Post Office is 300 South  Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach, FL 32136.


City Manager Larry Newsom stated “We’re doing our very best to get our community back up and  running to the way their lives were before Hurricane Matthew and we’re working with  our local Post Office to help get our folks mail”.


If you have any questions regarding the information contained within this announcement or if you have additional mail questions, please  feel free to contact  City Hall or our local Post Office.

Public Yard Waste Assistance http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/public-yard-waste-assistance/ Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:56:23 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1065  

Public Service Announcement

From:  Larry Newsom, City Manager
Subject:  Public Yard Waste Assistance
Date:  October 13, 2016

As our residents and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Matthew  we fully understand that there  will be members of our community that will need assistance in getting yard  waste,  heavy  tree limbs, etc. to the roadway.

City Manager Larry Newsom stated “We’re committed to assisting our community as we recover from Hurricane Matthew and we’ll roll up our sleeves  up to help residents get debris out to the road”. Newsom continued by stating “If you’ve got an extremely large amount of debris or you physically can’t move  debris, please  contact  City Hall so we can get our crews to you”.

The phone number to City Hall is (386) 517-2000. If you require assistance having yard waste  debris moved to the roadway for removal, please  call City Hall so we can obtain  your address and  get our crews to you.

Pier Update http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/pier-update/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:43:24 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1059  

The following information is being disseminated in order to provide the public  with accurate, up to date information on the state of our World  Famous Pier, which  sustained damage during Hurricane Matthew.

The City of Flagler Beach in conjunction with  Logan Diving & Salvage  and Hal Jones Contractors Inc. have begun the preliminary inspection process of our Pier.  Starting today crews from the aforementioned partners will be conducting a comprehensive substructure assessment. The assessment will document any/all damage sustained, provide recommendations for repairs and  outline a plan  to make  the Pier safe for utilization by the public.   The topical  inspections of the Pier will begin today and weather permitting, divers will begin their underwater inspection in the next 24-48 hours.

“City Manager Larry Newsom stated “Our  Pier is a landmark that draws thousands of visitors to our City and we’re working to establish just how much  damage was sustained as a result  of Hurricane Matthew”. Newsom continued by stating “Once our Team completes its comprehensive assessment we’ll listen to their recommendations and begin effort to insure that our Pier is once again  safe for all to enjoy; even though it’s about 150 feet shorter than  it was”.


If there  are any questions regarding the comprehensive assessment of the Pier inspection/assessment, please  feel free to contact  City Hall at (386) 517-2000.

Yard Waste Debris Removal http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/yard-waste-debris-removal/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:36:57 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1057  


In our efforts to assist our residents with  the removal of yard  waste  created by Hurricane Matthew,  the City has contracted Crowder Gulf: Disaster  Recovery & Relief Management to pick up yard  waste  debris.

The coordinated efforts will begin  tomorrow, Thursday October 13, 2016 and  removal will begin on the west side of the City.  Crowder Gulf crews will work  their efforts eastward and  multiple passes will be made in the coming week to assist with  yard  waste  debris removal.


Citizens can put  un-bagged yard  waste  to the side of the road  for removal. Yard waste consists  of the following; branches, leaves, trees limbs, underbrush, etc.

The importance of separating yard  waste  debris associated with  the storm from normal household waste/garbage (Class 1) and construction debris (treated wood, metal,  aluminum siding, etc.) cannot be understated. At this time, Crowder Gulf will make multiple passes  for yard  waste  only.


Our City Sanitation crews will be picking up household garage (Class 1) as normal and our crews along  with  Crowder Gulf may pick up construction debris in the very near future. “We’re asking  our citizens  to separate waste  into three  (3) categories; yard  waste  debris,  house waste/garbage (Class 1) and  construction debris. Our goal is to remove debris created by Hurricane Matthew  as quickly as possible and  the assistance of our residents is paramount to these efforts”.


If there  are any questions regarding the removal or yard  waste  debris (or any other  trash removal questions), please  feel free to contact  City Hall at (386) 517-2000.



2016 Biketoberfest-SRA1A Detour http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/2016-biketoberfest-sra1a-detour/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:12:25 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1055 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT October 11, 2016

 “ 2016 Biketoberfest® – SRA1A Detour


This year Biketoberfest® begins on Thursday, October 13th and runs through Sunday, October 16th and the following information is being provided in advance of the event to educate visitors about a traffic detour on SRA1A, which is different from previous years.


As this year’s event approaches, the after effects of Hurricane Matthew are still being felt by our residents and businesses.  Many of our residents don’t have power, some buildings received significant damage and SRA1A for approximately ten (10) blocks was structurally affected beyond repair. The structural damage to SRA1A caused the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to close the roadway and enact a detour.  The detour takes traffic from SRA1A on to South Central Avenue, a residential roadway, at the following locations;

8th Street South

22nd Street South


Police Chief Matt Doughney advised that “South Central Avenue is a quiet, quaint, two (2) lane roadway that runs through a residential neighborhood. We’re respectfully requesting Biketoberfest® visitors keep their speed at 25 mph in the detour location. Our residents have endured trying times in the past few weeks and thoughtful consideration for speed and noise, especially in the evening hours, is greatly appreciated”.

Chief Doughney continued by stating “this year’s Biketoberfest® can help jump-start our economy after Hurricane Matthew and we’re glad Bikers are returning to our great City. We appreciate everyone’s patience and compassion during the detour and we still have scenic portions of the Atlantic Ocean on SRA1A that are open and available for this year’s event”.

We hope this year’s Biketoberfest® provides our visitors, residents and businesses with many happy memories and “Thank You”  in advance for your patience, understanding and compliance on the detour route.  If you have any questions regarding Biketoberfest®, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.

Flagler Beach Curfew Lifted http://www.fbpd.org/2016/10/flagler-beach-curfew-lifted/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:08:07 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1053 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT October 11, 2016

 “ Hurricane Matthew – Curfew Lifted”


Based on the restoration of power to a majority of our residents and businesses, the 7:00 p.m. curfew that had been in effect due to the emergency created by Hurricane Matthew

has been lifted.


Chief Matt Doughney advised that “after careful consideration the decision to lift the curfew was agreed upon”.  Doughney continued by stating “thank you to our residents and business owners for your patience and understanding during this most difficult of times. Compliance was achieved when the curfew was in effect and the time for our City to be restored to normalcy has come”.


If you have any questions about the lifting of the curfew, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.