CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
February 2, 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

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 - Agenda Work Session November 11, 2020

The work session minutes of November 11, 2020
7.II.

Agreement - City of Lake Wales/Police Benevolent Association

The City Commission will consider ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and West Central Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc.
7.III.

Special Event Permit: Circle of Friends Chili Cookoff March 6, 2021

Circle of Friends has submitted Special Event application to host a Chili Cookoff on March 6, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This application requests the closure of Stuart Avenue between First Street and Market Street.


8.

OLD BUSINESS

8.I.

Ordinance 2021-05 amending Sec. 15-11 of the Lake Wales Code of Ordinances 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance 2021-05 amending Sec. 15-11(b) of the Lake Wales Code of Ordinances which defines a sexual offender.
9.

NEW BUSINESS

10.

CITY CLERK

10.I.

Board Appointments - Board of Zoning Adjustments and Appeals

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Zoning Adjustment and Appeal

10.II.
11.

CITY ATTORNEY

12.

CITY MANAGER

12.I.
12.II.

Social Media Tracking report

12.III.

Commission Meeting Calendar

13.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

14.

MAYOR COMMENTS

15.

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.