COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CRA)
OFFICIAL AGENDA
 April 12, 2022 3:00 p.m.
 
 Municipal Administration Building
 Commission Chambers
 201 W. Central Avenue
 Lake Wales, FL 33853
1.

CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL

2.

COMMENTS AND PETITIONS

Public participation from residents, taxpayers, business owners, and utility customers is encouraged. The CRA Board welcomes information that would assist them in considering agenda items, CRA 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 Board 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

3.

Minutes - March 8, 2022

Minutes - March 8, 2022

4.

PRESENTATION - Lake Wales Connected Status Update

5.

Restaurant / Food-Related Incentive Program (Cherry’s Café, 340 Lincoln Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853)

The purpose of this request is to consider awarding Mr. Winston D. Cherry, owner of Cherry’s Café, 340 Lincoln Avenue W, $50,000 from the Food Incentive Program.

6.

Private Sector Housing Activity in the Northwest Neighborhood

The purpose of this memorandum is to give an overview of all of the private sector housing development in the Northwest neighborhood.

7.

The donation of two parcels to Keystone Challenge Fund to be redeveloped for affordable housing.

The purpose of this request is to consider the donation of two CRA parcels to Keystone Challenge Fund located on A Street. Parcel: 272935879000001020.

8.

Operational Agreement – Central Florida Incubators, Inc.

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board will consider approval of an Operational Agreement to assist in the creation of a business incubator in the City’s historic downtown.

9.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT

10.

ADJOURN

Note: The full staff memo will be incorporated into the official record


Minutes of the CRA 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.


Persons who wish to appeal any decision made by the CRA Board with respect to any matter considered during this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.


In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the office of the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting.