CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 April 6, 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.

PROCLAMATION - Water Conservation Month

6.

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

7.

CITY CLERK

7.I.

Report of Election Results

The Unofficial Results Of The City Of Lake Wales April 6, 2021 Municipal Election
7.II.

Board Appointments - Recreation Commission

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Recreation Commission

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.

Minutes - December 10, 2021, March 1, 9, 15, 2022

Commission Work Session December 10, 2021

Commission Meeting minutes March 1, 2022

Commission Work Session Minutes  March 9, 2022

Commission Meeting minutes March 15, 2022

8.II.

Special Event Application - Leashes for Change October 1, 2022

Approval of this Special Event Application will allow the Oscars Cause organization to sponsor a Leashes for Change Community Pet and Music Fest on October 1, 2022.


8.III.

Olmsted Day in the Park – Lake Wales Heritage Inc Special Event Permit Application

Approval of this Special Event Application  will allow the Lake Wales Heritage organization to sponsor an Olmsted Day at the Park on April 30, 2022.

8.IV.

Award of Bid #22-501 Force main extension with Septic to Sewer conversion

Award of Bid #22-501 to Cobb Site Development in the amount of $2,933,232.94 for the construction of the forcemain extension with a septic to sewer conversion component.

8.V.

Award of Bid #22-503 Northwest Water main Extension

Award of Bid #22-503 to MG Underground in the amount of $2,188,072.00 for the construction of the water main extension and approve construction phase services to be performed by CHA for $54,079.00.       

8.VI.

Pilot Services Agreement – Kayaks and Paddleboards

The City Commission will consider approving the Pilot Services Agreement with Rent.Fun for Kayaks and Paddleboard Rentals.

8.VIII.

Watershed Management Structure Survey

Kimley Horne and Associates is preparing a Watershed Management Plan that will address problematic areas of flooding and water quality.  As a part of this plan, approximately 100 structures have been identified for which survey information is needed. Staff recommends the Commission approve expending funds to Cypress Land Surveys for $28,750.00

8.IX.

Wastewater Manhole Rehabilitation

Staff recommends the City Commission approve expending funds to Engineered Sprayed Solutions, LLC for $74,744.00 to epoxy coat fifteen manholes using the polyurethane coating method. 

8.X.

Wastewater Lift Station Rehabilitation: Stations 1, 6, & 24

Staff recommends the City Commission approve expenditures for $89,995.00 to Engineered Sprayed Solutions, LLC for the rehabilitation of 3 lift stations.

9.

OLD BUSINESS

9.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-08 2nd Reading and Public Hearing, Establishment of a Tree Advisory Board

The Lake Wales City Commission will consider adopting Ordinance 2022-08 after 2nd Reading and Public Hearing, creating the Lake Wales Tree Advisory Board.

9.II.

ORDINANCE 2022-07 Annexation – 2nd 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. 

9.III.

ORDINANCE D2022-05 2nd 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.

9.IV.

ORDINANCE D2022-08 2nd 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.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-10, 1st Reading - League Background Checks

The City Commission will consider adopting an Ordinance to require background check for organizations utilizing City-owned facilities.

10.II.

ORDINANCE 2022-11 Amending Chapter 16, Pension & Retirement – General Employees’ Pension Plans – First Reading

The City Commission will consider adopting Ordinance 2022-11 to allow for the coordination of benefits between the 401(a) (defined contribution plan) and the City’s defined benefit plans.

10.III.

ORDINANCE 2022-14 Amending Chapter 16, Pension & Retirement – Lake Wales Municipal Firefighter’s Pension Plans – First Reading

The City Commission will consider adopting Ordinance 2022-14 to allow for the coordination of benefits between the 401(a) (defined contribution plan) and the City’s defined benefit plans.

10.IV.

ORDINANCE 2022-15 Amending Chapter 16, Pension & Retirement – Lake Wales Police officers’ Pension Plans – First Reading

The City Commission will consider adopting Ordinances 2022-11, 14 & 15 to allow for the coordination of benefits between the 401(a) (defined contribution plan) and the City’s defined benefit plans.

10.V.

Resolution 2022-06, Highway Maintenance Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation.

The City Commission will consider approving Resolution 2022-06, to continue the highway maintenance for certain State Road Rights of Ways with the Florida Department of Transportation for an additional three (3) year period for an annual compensation of $27,931.22.


10.VI.

RESOLUTION 2022-08 - Support for the 1st Street Streetscape

Resolution 2022-08 Supports the 1st  Street Streetscape to show community backing of the project as staff pursue grant opportunities.

10.VII.

RESOLUTION 2022-09 - Support for the Northwest Sidewalk and Street Tree Improvements Project

Resolution 2022-09 Supports the Northwest Sidewalk and Street Tree Improvements to show community backing of the project as staff pursue grant opportunities.

11.

CITY ATTORNEY

12.

CITY MANAGER

13.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

13.I.

Commission Meeting Calendar

14.

MAYOR COMMENTS

15.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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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.