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
Commission minutes January 3, 2023
Commission Work Session Minutes - January 11, 2023
Staff is seeking commission approval for the expenditure of funds of $38,500.00 for additional repairs to the Park Water Service Area (PWS) Water Storage Tank by Tank Rehab, LLC.
Ordinance 2022-27 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 67.73 acres of land south of Lake Bella Road and east of US Highway 27, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.
Property owners request a recommendation to City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on parcels of land totaling approximately 67.73 acres.
Property owners request a recommendation to City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on parcels of land totaling approximately 67.73 acres.
Ordinance 2023-01 proposes the establishment of the Hunt Club Grove Community Development District (hereinafter referred to as the “CDD”), as petitioned by Hunt Club Grove North at Lake Wales LLC and Hunt Club Grove South at Lake Wales LLC.
Bok Estates, LLC. is requesting a recommendation of approval to City Commission, of a 280-lot single-family Preliminary Subdivision Plat and a Special Exception Use Permit for a Residential PDP on approximately 29.94 acres of land south and west of Old Scenic Highway, and east of Scenic Highway North.
This item is tabled
The City Commission will consider approval of a Franchise Agreement with Duke Energy.
At the August 9, 2022 meeting, the CRA Board authorized S&ME to determine the feasibility of expanding the community redevelopment area, called a Finding of Necessity (FON) study. Laura Canary from S&ME provided a presentation to outline the FON process, findings, and next steps to the CRA Board on January 10, 2023. The next step is for the City Commission to adopt a Resolution to accept, approve and adopt the CRA FON.
A Resolution providing that while the Lake Wales Envisioned Plan is in progress, the City staff will encourage applicants to become familiar with and follow the initial aspirations of the plan in all development proposals.