CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
January 5, 2021
6:00 p.m.


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

Everyone is welcome to attend virtually.

Virtual public meetings will continue to be broadcast live, locally, on Comcast channel 6 and on the City’s web site. A link to the live stream can be found in the left-most menu of the City’s home page and is labeled “Live Meeting Stream”.

The direct link is: http://lakewales.granicus.com/player/camera/3?publish_id=2


Members of the public may register to attend at 
https://www.lakewalesfl.gov/Register

Public Comments will be accepted at 

www.lakewalesfl.gov/comments




1.

INVOCATION

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3.

CALL TO ORDER

4.

ROLL CALL

5.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

5.I.

COVID-19 Update - Rebecca Brewer, Advent Health

6.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Public participation is encouraged. If you wish to address the Commission, members of the public may register to attend at 

https://www.lakewalesfl.gov/834/Virtual-Public-Meeting-Registration

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. Utility customers should only speak on matters concerning those utilities.

Public Comments will be accepted at www.lakewalesfl.gov/comments  Submitted comments will be read into the record.
 
7.

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.
7.I.

Minutes - October 6, 2020 & Work Session October 14, 2020

The Commission Minutes of October 6, 2020
Commission Work Session October 14, 2020
7.II.

Contract with Citrus Connection for Mass Transit Services for Lake Wales

The proposed contract with the Lakeland Area Mass Transit District (aka Citrus Connection) provides for the City of Lake Wales “fair share” contribution towards the cost of providing mass transit service to the City for the next two years.


7.III.

Generator Replacement for lift stations 1 & 13

Staff is recommending the commission approve the replacement purchase of generators for lift stations 1 & 13.


8.

OLD BUSINESS

8.I.

Ordinance 2020-31 Panhandling Second Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance 2020-31 restricts panhandling in certain areas


8.II.

Ordinance 2020-34 Amending Chapter 16, Pension & Retirement – General Employees’ Pension Plan – Second Reading and Public Hearing

The City Commission will consider adopting Ordinance 2020-34 to delete Section 16-66 (a) which allowed for the purchase of prior City service by the former City Manager.


8.III.

Ordinance 2020-33 Zoning Amendment – Chapter 23 Zoning, Land Use and Development – 2nd Reading - PUBLIC HEARING

Areas of the Land Development Regulations (Chapter 23, Lake Wales Code of Ordinances) continue to be identified as needing amendments in order to address the growth and needs of the community, to better align with current best practices, and to facilitate a more business-friendly approach to development in Lake Wales.


9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

Ordinance 2021-01 Annexation – 1st Reading and Public Hearing .35 acres south of State Road 60 and east of Highland Drive

Ordinance 2021-01 proposes the annexation of approximately .35 acres of land located south of State Road 60 and east of Highland Drive, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.
9.II.

Ordinance 2021-02 Petition to Establish the Leoma’s Landing Community Development District (CDD) – 1st Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance 2021-02 proposes the establishment of the Leoma’s Landing Community Development District (hereinafter referred to as the “CDD”), as petitioned by Leoma’s Landing, LLC.

9.III.

Ordinance 2021-03 Annexation – 1st Reading and Public Hearing 29.42 acres south of Brookshire Subdivision and east of Scenic Hwy

Ordinance 2021-03 proposes the voluntary annexation of 29.42 acres located south of Brookshire Subdivision and east of Scenic Hwy, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits. 
9.IV.

Ordinance 2021-04 Annexation – 1st Reading and Public Hearing 16.96 acres south of Mountain Lake Cut Off Rd and west of Hwy 27

Ordinance 2021-04 proposes the voluntary annexation of 16.96 acres located south of Mountain Lake Cut Off Rd and west of Hwy 27, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.
9.V.

State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) Agreement DW530390-Park Water Company Acquisition

Approval of the SRF loan agreement for the acquisition of Park Water Company
10.

CITY ATTORNEY

11.

CITY MANAGER

11.II.

Social Media Tracking report

11.III.

Commission Meeting Calendar

12.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

13.

MAYOR COMMENTS

14.

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.