CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
May 4, 2021
6:00 p.m.


 Municipal Administration Building
Commission Chambers
201 W. Central Avenue
Lake Wales, FL 33853


Everyone is welcome to attend virtually.

Virtual public meetings will continue to be broadcast live, locally, on Comcast channel 6 and on the City’s web site. A link to the live stream can be found in the left-most menu of the City’s home page and is labeled “Live Meeting Stream”.

The direct link is: http://lakewales.granicus.com/player/camera/3?publish_id=2


Members of the public may register to attend at 
https://www.lakewalesfl.gov/834/Virtual-Public-Meeting-Registration

Public Comments will be accepted at 

www.lakewalesfl.gov/comments


1.

INVOCATION

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3.

CALL TO ORDER

4.

ROLL CALL

5.

PROCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

5.I.

Proclamation - Rev JJ Pierce

5.II.

Proclamation - Water Safety Month

6.

OLD BUSINESS

7.

CITY CLERK

7.I.

Plaque Award - Al Goldstein

7.II.

Plaque Award - Curtis Gibson

7.III.

OATH OF OFFICE: Daniel Williams

7.IV.

OATH OF OFFICE: Kris Fitzgerald

8.

Roll Call

9.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

9.I.

Covid-19 update

10.

COMMENTS AND PETITIONS

Public participation is encouraged. If you wish to address the Commission, members of the public may register to attend at 

https://www.lakewalesfl.gov/834/Virtual-Public-Meeting-Registration

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. Utility customers should only speak on matters concerning those utilities.

Public Comments will be accepted at www.lakewalesfl.gov/comments  Submitted comments will be read into the record.
 
11.

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.
11.I.

Minutes - March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021

Commission Meeting March 2, 2021
Commission Workshop  March 10, 2021
11.II.

Purchase Authorization - Axon Enterprise, Inc.

The  City  Commission  will  consider  approving  a  purchase  authorization  and  budget amendment 
to fund the purchase of body cameras and one additional staff position within
the Lake Wales Police Department to manage video evidence.

11.III.

Special Event Permit: Hops Shop & Stroll, June 17, 2021

This is a request by Main Street to have a wine walk event called Hops, Shop & Stroll on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The event will be in conjunction with the 3rd Thursday Market on the same evening.

11.IV.

Special Event Permit: Sunny Sunday Event May 16, 2021

Approval of the special event permit application will allow the Allen Temple AME Church to hold their Sunny Sunday on Sunday May 16, 2021 and allow for the temporary closing of Washington Avenue


12.

NEW BUSINESS

12.I.

Resolution 2021-13 Extending State of Local Emergency

Resolution 2021-13 declares a State of Emergency for Lake Wales in response to concerns
related to COVID-19. This will be in effect from May 7, 2021 until June 7, 2021.

12.II.

ORDINANCE 2021-07 Street Renaming

Ordinance  2021-07  Street  Renaming  –  First  Reading  This  ordinance  modifies  the
procedure to rename a street. There is also a policy on street renaming applications to be 
considered.

Current Ordinance Ordinance Ch 18-30

12.III.

Appointment of Deputy Mayor

12.IV.

Appointment of a Representative to the Airport Authority

Curtis Gibson previously served in this post.
12.V.

Appointment of a Representative to the Transportation Planning Organization

This was held by Mayor Eugene Fultz
12.VI.

Appointment of Alternate to Polk Regional Water Cooperative

This was held by Al Goldstein
12.VII.

Appointment to Ridge League of Cities

This was held by Mayor Eugene Fultz
13.

CITY ATTORNEY

14.

CITY MANAGER

14.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking report.pdf
14.II.

Social Media Tracking report

14.III.

Commission Meeting Calendar

15.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

16.

MAYOR COMMENTS

17.

ADJOURNMENT

(The staff memos are not incorporated into the official record)
Minutes of the City Commission 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.

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.