CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 January 4, 2022
 6:00 p.m.


  Municipal Administration Building
 Commission Chambers
 201 W. Central Avenue
 Lake Wales, FL 33853



1.

INVOCATION

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3.

CALL TO ORDER

4.

ROLL CALL

5.

COMMENTS AND PETITIONS

Public participation from residents, taxpayers, business owners, and utility customers is encouraged. The City Commission welcomes information that would assist them in considering agenda items, City business, and otherwise fulfilling the City’s mission to make Lake Wales “a bit better or more beautiful” for its citizens.  

Anyone wishing to speak should give their name, state if they are a resident, taxpayer, business owner, or utility customer and they will have 5 minutes.  Courtesy and respect is the hallmark.  Speakers are expected to address the Commission and not audience members, and not engage in back and forth discussions that can deteriorate into argument, debate and accusations.  

Questions about subject matter are best directed to city staff during normal business hours

6.

CONSENT AGENDA

Any member of the public can ask the City Commission to pull a consent item for separate discussion and vote that they would like to make comment on.
6.I.

Minutes - December 21, 2021

Commission Meeting Minutes of December 21, 2021

6.II.

Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grants

Approval of this item will allow the police department to receive grant funding and purchase training equipment with JAG-D funds in FY21/22.

6.III.

Use of Public Property by Edward W. Bok Academy North

An indemnification agreement is being presented along with a certificate of insurance for use of public property for school activities in Crystal Lake Park.

6.IV.

Rotor Replacement for Oxidation Ditch

Staff recommends the commission approve expending funds of $53,614.00 to Lakeside Equipment Corporation for the rotor replacement in the oxidation ditch located at the wastewater treatment plant.

6.V.

Liftstation #1 Diesel Bypass Pump Installation

Staff is recommending the commission approve the expenditure of $29,200.00 to Central Florida Liftstations for the installation of the diesel bypass pump at lift station 1 (LS#1).


6.VI.

Purchase Authorization – Rogers Roofing Corp. / BDA Professional Roof Systems

The City Commission will consider approving the proposal from Rogers Roofing Corp., for replacement of the roof at the James P. Austin Community Center. 

7.

OLD BUSINESS

7.I.

ORDINANCE 2021-28 Vacation of a Portion of Gibson Avenue Right-of-Way 2nd Reading

Peterson &  Myers, P.A., agent for Hunt Bros  Inc., has petitioned for the vacation of a portion of Gibson Avenue located south of 249 West State Road 60.

8.

NEW BUSINESS

9.

CITY ATTORNEY

10.

CITY MANAGER

10.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
10.II.

Commission Meeting Calendar

11.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

12.

MAYOR COMMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

(The staff memos are not incorporated into the official record)

Minutes of the City Commission meeting can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office. The minutes are recorded, but are not transcribed verbatim. Persons requiring a verbatim transcript may make arrangements with the City Clerk to duplicate the recording, or arrange to have a court reporter present at the meeting. The cost of duplication and/or court reporter will be the expense of the requesting party.


In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting.


Appeals concerning decisions on issues requiring a public hearing:

Persons who wish to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered during a public hearing at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.