Official Agenda
March 1, 2023
2:00 p.m.
City Administration Building
Commission Chambers
201 W. Central Avenue
Lake Wales, FL 33853



ATTORNEY - CLIENT SESSION - In Accordance With §286.011(8), Florida Statutes. The City Commission, City Manager, City Attorney and the City’s Special Counsel Will Hold A Meeting Which Is Exempt From The Statutory Public Meeting Requirements

Those who will be in attendance: Mayor Jack Hilligoss, Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson, Commissioner Terrye Howell, Commissioner Daniel Williams, Commissioner Danny Krueger, City Manager James Slaton, City Attorney Albert C. Galloway, Jr., and the City's Special Counsel Kevin Ashley  


City Manager Comments


Mensth Capital, LLC, redevelopment of the 143 D Street parcel

City  of  Lake  Wales  and  the  Code  Enforcement  Lien  foreclosure Defendants, Mensth Capital, LLC and Payet Investment Group, LLC, the owners of the subject property (collectively “Mensth”), have negotiated a Redevelopment Agreement for the property located at143 D Street which incorporates the Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) for the redevelopment of distressed properties which was previously approved by the City and the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency.


Award of Bid #19-462 for Water Main Replacement Project and construction phase services contract.

Award of Bid to Tri-Sure Corporation for $4,373,295.00 for the removal and replacement of water main in various locations in the city.


Compact Vertical Mast Light Towers

Staff requests City Commission approval to expend funds for $21,674.00 for two Wacker Neuson LTV6L Compact Vertical Mast Light Towers, utilizing Kelly Tractor Company State Contract # FSA20-EQU18.0.


Dewater and Cured-In-Place Piping (CIPP) lining on four 4 to 6 inch sewer laterals.

Staff requests City Commission approval to expend funds in the amount of $37,120.00 for dewatering  and CIPP lining a section that includes 4 sewer laterals up to 24” in length that are leaking is several areas causing infiltration and/or seepage,  utilizing Vortex Services, LLC.


Water Treatment Plant #1 & #2 (WTP#1 WTP #2) Odyssey Chlorine Skid Replacement

The current chlorination system skid at WTP #1 & WTP #2 are at the end of life and in need of replacement.


Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Grant Application for 2023

Lee Hale, Hale Innovations, serves as the city grant consultant and has prepared an extensive grant application to submit to the U.S. Department of Transportation a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Program. This is the new name for TIGER program.


Recreational Trails Program Grant Application – Kiwanis Park Looping Trail

Lee Hale, Hale Innovations, serves as the city grant consultant and has drafted an application to submit for a Recreational Trails Program (RP) grant for Kiwanis Park. City staff and the Parks and Rec Commission have reviewed the draft proposal for submitting a grant application to install a 12-foot wide looping trail along the borders of Kiwanis Park.  


Purchase Authorization – Electro Mechanic Industries, Inc. DBA Vermana.

The City Commission will consider approving the proposal from Vermana for resurfacing the pool at the Lake Wales Family YMCA.


Board Appointment to Code Enforcement Board

Appointments to fill vacancy on the Code Enforcement Board


Appointment of Alternate Canvassing Board members

It is necessary for the Commission to appoint alternate members to serve on the City of Lake Wales Canvassing Board.


Rescheduling first City Commission Meeting in April

It is necessary for the City Commission to reschedule its first meeting in April due to the April 4, 2023 Municipal Election.





 (The full staff memo will be incorporated into the official record)

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