CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 June 7, 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.

PROCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

5.I.

PROCLAMATION - Responsible Fatherhood Month

6.

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

7.

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.
7.I.

Minutes - January 18, 2022 & June 1, 2022 Work Session

Commission meeting January 18, 2022

Work Session Meeting June 1, 2022

7.II.

WWTP Chlorination Tanks Replacement

Staff seeks commission approval to expend funds for the replacement of an Aurora split case horizontal pump for Water Treatment Plant #2 (WTP #2) from Barney’s Pumps for $26,246.00.

7.III.

Elevated Water Storage Tank Maintenance

Staff is seeking commission approval for the expenditure of funds or $127,500.00 for maintenance and inspection for the City’s for water storage towers by Tank Rehab.

7.IV.

Mountain Lake Cutoff Rd Watermain Extension

Staff  proposes to install approximately 2100 lf of 12” water main to assist in the expansion of the water system along Mountain Lake Cutoff Road.

7.V.

DW53037 Northwest Water Main Extension Application Submittal

The  funds  for  this  project  have  been  committed  by  the  State  Revolving  Loan Fund Agency (SRF).   It is now time for City Staff to submit the application for drafting of the contract for the Mayor’s signature.

7.VI.

Southside Force Main Cleaning

Staff is recommending the approval to expend funds for $51,399.60 for the force main cleaning services provided by Professional Piping Services.

7.VII.

WTP #2 Aurora Split Case Pump Replacement

Staff seeks commission approval to expend funds for the replacement of an Aurora split case horizontal pump for Water Treatment Plant #2 (WTP #2) from Barney’s Pumps for $26,246.00.

7.VIII.

WW53036 Septic to Sewer Force Main Ext. SRF Funding Application

The funds for this project have been committed by the State Revolving Loan Fund Agency (SRF).  It is now time for City Staff to submit the application for drafting of the contract for the Mayor’s signature.

7.IX.

Daly Pines Final Plat Approval

The Daly Family requests approval of the Daly Pines Final Plat.

7.X.

Community Firework Display – 4th of July

The City Commission will consider a piggyback agreement to Collier County contract for the 4th of July Firework Display. 

7.XI.

Lake Wales Public Library Treasure Hunt event

The Lake Wales Public Library is requesting a special event permit for a Treasure Hunt Sand & Foam Party event to be held on July 14th, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This event will close Cypress Garden Lane and the parking lot west of the Library across Cypress Garden Lane.

7.XII.

Lake Wales Public Library Touch-a-Truck event

The Lake Wales Public Library is requesting a special event permit for a Touch a Truck event to be held on July 21st, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This event will close Cypress Garden Lane and the parking lot west of the Library across Cypress Garden Lane.

8.

OLD BUSINESS

8.I.

ORDINANCE D2022-03 – Second Reading and Public Hearing: Future Land Use for 236.57 acres of land south of Belleview Drive, east of Scenic Highway South, north of Passion Play Road, and west of 11th Street South

Dave Schmitt Engineering, authorized agent for owners, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 236.57 acres of land.

8.II.

ORDINANCE D2022-06 Second reading and Public Hearing - Zoning for 236.57 acres of land south of Belleview Drive, east of Scenic Highway South, north of Passion Play Road, and west of 11th Street South

Dave Schmitt Engineering, authorized agent for owners, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 236.57 acres of land.

8.III.

ORDINANCE D2022-04 Second Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use for 97.35 acres of land south of Chalet Suzanne Road and east of US Highway 27

Charles Millar with Atwell, authorized agent for owners Lake Wales Realty Investors LLC and Star Lake Inc., requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 97.35 acres of land.

8.IV.

ORDINANCE D2022-07 Second Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning for 97.35 acres of land south of Chalet Suzanne Road and east of US Highway 27

Charles Millar with Atwell, authorized agent for owners Lake Wales Realty Investors LLC and Star Lake Inc., requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 97.35 acres of land.

8.V.

ORDINANCE D2022-11 Second Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use Amendment for 10.02 acres of land north of Linda Street and east of Tangelo Street

Shelton T. Rice, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on approximately 10.02 acres of land.

8.VI.

ORDINANCE 2022-12 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing 10.02 acres of land north of Linda Street and east of Tangelo Street

Ordinance 2022-12 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 10.02 acres of land north of Linda Street and east of Tangelo Street, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits. 

8.VII.

ORDINANCE 2022-17 2nd Reading Public Hearing - repealing and reenacting Subsections (a) and (b) of Section 20-3 of the City’s Code of Ordinances dealing with obstruction of public streets, highways and roads, which cited sections allegedly run afoul of the Constitution’s First Amendment free speech provisions

On April 18, 2022, the City received correspondence from Southern Legal Counsel asserting that § 20-3 of the Lake Wales Code of Ordinances runs afoul of the free speech provisions of the United States Constitution. The letter cites numerous recent cases which have found Code provisions similar to those of the City which are unconstitutional.

8.VIII.

ORDINANCE D2022-17 Second Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning Map Amendment for 195.23 acres of land north of Chalet Suzanne Road and east of US Highway 27

Hillpointe LLC, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on approximately 195.23 acres of land.

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

ORDINANCE D2022-12 – First Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning Map Amendment for 10.02 acres of land north of Linda Street and east of Tangelo Street

Shelton T. Rice, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on approximately 10.02 acres of land.

9.II.

ORDINANCE 2022-30 LDR Updates Chapter 23 Land Development Regulations –1st Reading and Public hearing

Staff proposes amendments to the following sections of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) (Chapter 23, Lake Wales Code of Ordinances):

a.  Section 23-306 Off-street and vehicular areas

b.  Section 23-421 Permitted Uses

c.   Section 23-302 Definitions


9.III.

RESOLUTION 2022-14, Preliminary Rate Resolution – Brookshire Street Lighting District.

It is recommended that City Commission adopt Resolution 2022-14 providing the Preliminary Rate Resolution for the Brookshire Street Lighting District.

9.IV.

RESOLUTION 2022-15 Preliminary Rate Resolution Fire Assessment

Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services Assessment

9.V.

Resolution 2022-11 – Resolution to utilize the Uniform Method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments and adopting the special assessment roll.

Resolution 2022-11 declares the City’s intent to utilize the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments and adopts the assessment roll for 2022.

10.

CITY ATTORNEY

11.

CITY MANAGER

11.I.

Commission Meeting Calendar

12.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

13.

MAYOR COMMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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