Hello, my name is Jules Kwiatkowski and I am your Commissioner for the East Flagler Mosquito Control District. I have been your Commissioner for the last 12 years, and I hope with your support I can continue for 4 more years, this is not a term limited position.
In Edison, New Jersey I was a letter carrier for 30 years as well as a volunteer fireman for 32 years. My wife Kay and I moved to Palm Coast in 1992. Immediately upon moving to Palm Coast I continued me dedication of service to my community and joined the Palm Coast volunteer fire police where I served for 12 years.
I am a lifetime member of the palm Coast Vol. Fire Dept.
I am a lifetime member of the New Jersey Vol. Fire Dept.
I am a lifetime member of the Elks.
I am a lifetime member of the New Jersey Social Club.
I was also a member of the Palm Coast Leisure Service Council for 16 years. Many of the amenities we have in our town I am proud to have been a part of, mainly the Sports Complex.
Now let’s talk mosquitos!
The East Flagler Mosquito Control District covers 117 square miles. The boundaries are everything east of US 1 to the ocean, north to St. Johns County and south to Volusia County. There is no coverage west of US 1 because at the time the District was formed the land was considered agricultural and the farmers did not want the District to spray their crops.
We treat residential areas on foot and by truck and we treat salt marsh by helicopter, last year the District purchased a Small Unmanned Aircraft to treat areas in the district as well. The District staff are well trained in their field. Most staff have a Public Health Pest Control License.
The District maintains a partnership with the county for times of need. Last year an emu, on the West side of the county, did test positive for Easter Equine Encephalitis. Through an agreement with the County the District was able to be reimbursed to treat the affected area.
Now let’s talk about my time in the office. During my time in office the District built a multi-million dollar, state of the art facility to operate out of for years to come. The facility was fully funded, and the District has incurred no debt. The ad valorem tax a homeowner pays for a $150,000 home after homestead exemption is about $17 a year, which is about the price of a movie and popcorn.
In 2018 there was a story in the newspaper stating that the District has a budget shortfall of 1.5 million dollars. This was an accounting error. The governor had the State Auditor Generals office comb through thousands of documents over 9 months and found that there were no monetary discretions.
The District office is open to the public and you are more than welcome to schedule a tour or class. This year the District has provided several classes on Mosquitoes to the public both at our Facility and other venues throughout Flagler County.
I am opting not to have any campaign contributions, so you may not see many signs. I am recycling the ones I have from the last election. Please vote for me in November- Julius (Jules) Kwiatkowski- East Flagler Mosquito Control District Commissioner Seat 1
And remember my slogan “Mosquitoes don’t bite, they suck!”
Thank you all for your time.
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