CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
May 18, 2021
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 - Community Action Month

5.II.

PROCLAMATION - National Public Works Week May 16-22, 2021

5.III.

PROCLAMATION - Safe Boating Week May 22-28, 2021

6.

Transmittal of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, For Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2020

Transmittal of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, For Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2020

7.

COMMENTS AND PETITIONS

Public participation is encouraged. The City Commission welcomes opinions and information on any topic related to the meeting’s agenda or other City business. The purpose is to inform the commission, which will listen and not engage in argument or debate.  Answers about subject matter can be better handled with city staff during business hours. 

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.


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 - March 16, 2021 and March 31, 2021

The Commission meeting Minutes of March 16, 2021 and the Work Session on March 31, 2021
8.II.

Storm water catch basin repairs

Several storm water catch basins are in desperate need of repair to avoid a continued
safety hazard.
8.III.

Submittal of Grant to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the Northwest Neighborhood Zoning Study

The  purpose  of  this  request  is  for  the  Mayor  and  Commission  to  discuss  the Department  
of  Economic  Opportunity  (DEO)  Community  Planning  Technical Assistance Grant for Fiscal Year 
2021-2022.  The purpose of the grant will be to conduct a zoning study for the Northwest Neighborhood.

8.IV.

Special Event Permit Application - Lo-fi Festival and Community Celebration

Approval of this Special Event Application will allow the Lake Wales Arts Council to sponsor a Lo-Fi Festival and Community Celebration on Saturday June 19, 2021.


9.

OLD BUSINESS

9.I.

ORDINANCE 2021-07 Street Renaming Second Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance   2021-07   Street   Renaming   –Second   Reading   and   Public   Hearing.   This
ordinance modifies the procedure to rename a street.
10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval – Buck Moore Development

Traditions Engineering, agent for Sunset Development Group of Polk, is requesting approval of a 46-lot single-family residential subdivision on 25.7 acres of land east of Buck Moore Road and south of Bel Ombre Circle.

10.II.

ORDINANCE 2021-09 Zoning Amendment – Chapter 23 Zoning, Land Use and Development – 1st Reading - PUBLIC HEARING

Ordinance 2021-09 proposes amendments to areas of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) (Chapter 23, Lake Wales Code of Ordinances). These amendments are necessary to address the growth and needs of the community, better align with current best practices, and facilitate a more business-friendly approach
to development in Lake Wales.

10.III.

ORDINANCE D2021-05 Future Land Use Map Amendment – 1st Reading and Public Hearing

ORDINANCE D2021-05 proposes a comprehensive Future Land Use Map Amendment to reassign 
certain residential Future Land Use designations based on the recently adopted EAR-Based Comprehensive Plan Amendments.

10.IV.

Resolution 2021-16 Transition Plan

Approval of Resolution 2021-16 will adopt a revised Transit on Plan for Removing Obstacles to Accessibility of Public Buildings.

11.

CITY ATTORNEY

12.

CITY MANAGER

12.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
12.II.

Social Media Tracking Report

12.III.

Commission Meeting Calendar

13.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

14.

MAYOR COMMENTS

15.

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.