CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 March 15, 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.

PROCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

5.I.

Heartland Proclamation

5.II.

Women Who Made History Proclamation

6.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

7.

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

8.

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.
8.I.

Interlocal Agreement between the City of Lake Wales and Polk County for the billing of sewer services for the Crooked Lake Park Sewer Company service area.

The Crooked Lake Park Sewer Company service area is currently being billed for sewer service  by Polk County and for water by the City of Lake Wales. This agreement would allow for the billing of all services on one bill using the meter reading that the city already collects for the water billing.

8.II.

Approval of the Duke Energy Market Plaza Alley Easement

Commission approval to grant an easement to Duke Energy regarding utility work on the Market Plaza / Park Avenue Streetscape project.

9.

OLD BUSINESS

9.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-04 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing Approximately 208 acres of land south of Lake Mabel Loop Road, east of Scenic Highway North, north of Masterpiece Road, and west of Tower Road

Ordinance 2022-04 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 208 acres of land located south of Lake Mabel Loop Road, east of Scenic Highway North, north of Masterpiece Road, west of Tower Road, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-08 Establishment of a Tree Advisory Board

The Lake Wales City Commission will consider adopting Ordinance 2022-08, creating the Lake Wales Tree Advisory Board.

10.II.

Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval / Special Exception Use Permit Approval for a Residential Planned Development Project (PDP) Belleview Subdivision

Collier  Engineering  &  Design,  agent  representing  Belleview  Drive  LLC, owner,  is  requesting a recommendation of approval to City Commission,  of a 155-lot single-family Preliminary Subdivision Plat and a Special Exception Use Permit for a Residential PDP on approximately 43 acres of land just west of 11th Street South, and north and south of Belleview Drive.

10.III.

ORDINANCE 2022-07 Annexation – 1st Reading and Public Hearing 15.98 acres of land north of State Road 60 East and east of Evergreen Drive

Ordinance  2022-07  proposes  the  voluntary  annexation  of  approximately 15.98 acres of land located north of State Road 60 East and east of Evergreen Drive, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.

10.IV.

ORDINANCE D2022 -07 1st Reading and Public Hearing Zoning for 97.35 acres of land south of Chalet Suzanne Road and east of US Highway 27

Charles Millar with Atwell, authorized agent for owners Lake Wales Realty Investors LLC and Star Lake Inc., requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 97.35 acres of land.

10.V.

ORDINANCE D2022-04 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use for 97.35 acres of land south of Chalet Suzanne Road and east of US Highway 27

Charles Millar with Atwell, authorized agent for owners Lake Wales Realty Investors LLC and Star Lake Inc., requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 97.35 acres of land.

10.VI.

ORDINANCE D2022-03 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use for 236.57 acres of land south of Belleview Drive, east of Scenic Highway South, north of Passion Play Road, and west of 11th Street South

Dave Schmitt Engineering, authorized agent for owners, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 236.57 acres of land.


10.VII.

ORDINANCE D2022-06 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning for 236.57 acres of land south of Belleview Drive, east of Scenic Highway South, north of Passion Play Road, and west of 11th Street South

Dave Schmitt Engineering, authorized agent for owners, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 236.57 acres of land.

10.VIII.

Ordinance D2022-05 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use for 29.94 acres of land south of Old Scenic Highway and east of Scenic Highway North

Story Family Limited Partnership, LLC., owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on the above-mentioned parcel of land totaling approximately 29.94 acres.

10.IX.

ORDINANCE D2022-08 1st Reading and Public Hearing Zoning for 29.94 acres of land south of Old Scenic Highway and east of Scenic Highway North

Story Family Limited Partnership, LLC., owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on the above-mentioned parcel of land totaling approximately 29.94 acres.

10.X.

RESOLUTION 2022-04 Museum Collections Management Policy

Resolution 2022-04 approves the Museum Collection Management policy proposed by the Lake Wales History Museum Inc.

10.XI.

RESOLUTION 2022-05 Support of a SunRail Stop in East Polk County

Resolution 2022-05 expresses City of Lake Wales support for a SunRail stop in East Polk County 

10.XII.

RESOLUTION 2022-03 Support of new Charter Schools Superintendent Dr. Wayne V. Rodolfich

Resolution 2022-03 expresses support by the City Commission of the newly appointed Superintendent of the Lake Wales Charter Schools.

11.

CITY ATTORNEY

12.

CITY MANAGER

12.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
12.II.

Commission Meeting Calendar

13.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

14.

MAYOR COMMENTS

15.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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