CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 April 19, 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.

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

6.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

6.I.

Transmittal of Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, For Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2021

Transmittal of Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for fiscal year ended September 30, 2021.

7.

Minutes - Commission Work Session December 15, 2021

Minutes from the Commission Work Session December 15, 2021

8.

OLD BUSINESS

8.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-10, 2nd Reading and Public Hearing - League Background Checks

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

8.II.

ORDINANCE 2022-11 Amending Chapter 16, Pension & Retirement – General Employees’ Pension Plans – Second Reading and Public Hearing

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

8.III.

Ordinance 2022-14 Amending Chapter 16, Pension & Retirement – General Employees’, Lake Wales Municipal Firefighter’s Pension Plans – Second Reading and Public Hearing

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

8.IV.

ORDINANCE 2022-15 Amending Chapter 16, Pension & Retirement – Lake Wales Police officers’ Pension Plans – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

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

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

Retirement reimbursements to Fire and Police Chief

The City Commission will consider approval of a retirement reimbursement plan for the Fire and Police Chiefs.

9.II.

ORDINANCE D2022-13 First Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use for 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

Shelton T. Rice, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 208 acres of land.

9.III.

ORDINANCE D2022 -14 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning for 208 acres of land south of Lake Mabel Loop Road, east of Scenic Highway North, north of Masterpiece Road, and west of Tower Road

Shelton T. Rice, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 208 acres of land.

9.IV.

Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval / Special Exception Use Permit Approval for a Mixed-Use Planned Development Project (MUPDP) Valencia Hills

Shelton T. Rice, authorized agent for owner, is requesting approval of City Commission, of a Residential Preliminary Subdivision Plat and a Special Exception Use Permit for a Mixed-Use PDP, comprising of 143-lot single family homes, 654-lot manufactured home resort community with an amenity center, and 2.2 acres of commercial uses, on 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.

9.V.

RESOLUTION 2022-10 Well Head Vacation

Resolution 2022-10 is for the purpose of vacating the Well Head Protection Easement granted to the City of Lake Wales for a then existing well by instrument dated June 20, 2006

9.VI.

Agreement with the YMCA of West Central Florida (YMCA) for staffing and management arrangement for the administration of the Albert Kirkland, Sr. Gymnasium (Gymnasium).

Staff is requesting Commission approval for staffing and management arrangement for administration of the Gymnasium.

10.

CITY ATTORNEY

11.

CITY MANAGER

12.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

13.

MAYOR COMMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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Appeals concerning decisions on issues requiring a public hearing:

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