CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
May 5, 2020
6:00 p.m.


  

This meeting will be conducted via teleconference

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 20-69, issued by the Office of Governor Ron Desantis on March 20, 2020, municipalities may conduct meetings of their governing boards without having a quorum of its members present physically or at any specific location, and utilizing communications media technology such as telephonic or video conferencing, as provided by Section 120.54(5)(b)2, Florida Statutes. 

The City of Lake Wales will hold all virtual public meetings using the GoToMeeting
Web/Teleconference service. This will allow Commissioners and City staff to attend public meetings 
remotely. 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 - Safe Boating Week May 16-22, 2020

6.

CITY CLERK

6.I.

OATH OF OFFICE: Terrye Howell

6.II.

OATH OF OFFICE: Robin Gibson

7.

Roll Call

8.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

8.I.

COVID-19 Update

Joe Jenkins, Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Director, will give an update on the current emergency
9.

COMMUNICATIONS 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 that they are a resident or non-resident and they will have 5 minutes.


Public Comments will be accepted at www.lakewalesfl.gov/comments  Submitted comments will be read into the record.
 
10.

Minutes - April 2, 2020 and April 8, 2020

The minutes of the Special City Commission meeting on April 2, 2020
and the City Commission Meeting on April 8, 2020
11.

OLD BUSINESS

12.

NEW BUSINESS

12.I.

Ordinance D2020-01 – Text amendment to the Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan – Adoption Hearing

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has completed its review of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and has no objections. Ordinance D2020-01, approved by City Commission upon first reading in February, is now ready for adoption. The amendment will create a Mixed-Use policy to accommodate unified mixed use development on large pieces of property.


12.II.

RESOLUTION 2020-15 Extending the Declared State of Emergency

                           Resolution 2020-15 declares a State of Emergency for Lake Wales in response to concerns related to COVID-19. This will be in effect from May 5, 2020 until June 2, 2020.


12.III.

Appointment of Deputy Mayor

12.IV.

Appointment of a Representative to the Housing Authority

The current representative is Commissioner Howell
13.

CITY ATTORNEY

14.

CITY MANAGER

14.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
14.II.

Social Media Tracking Report

14.III.

City 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.