CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
June 15, 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 - Lakes Appreciation Month

5.II.

PROCLAMATION - JUNETEENTH DAY

6.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

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.

CITY CLERK

9.

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.
9.I.

Minutes - April 28, 2021; June 1, 2021; June 9, 2021

Commission Work Session Minutes  April 28, 2021
Commission meeting Minutes June 1, 2021
Commission Work Session minutes June 9, 2021
9.II.

Community Firework Display – 4th of July

The City Commission will consider a piggyback agreement to the Village of Palm Springs
contract for 4th  of July Fireworks Display.

9.III.

Special Event Permit: Northwest Community Market Junteenth Edition

A special event permit application to sponsor a Northwest Community Market on June 19, 2021. This 
event will require the closing of Lincoln Avenue and B Street from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

9.IV.

Financial Services for Federal Grants

The City Commission will consider entering into an agreement with Government Services
Group, Inc. (GSG) for Financial Services for Federal Grants.
9.V.

Lake Wales Ground Storage Tank Construction and Water Main Replacement Amendment 1 to loan agreement DW531301

The  construction  of  a  new  ground  storage  tank  at  water  treatment  plant  #3  and  water 
main  replacement  project  is  now  complete  and  the  State  Revolving  Loan  Fund  (SRF) 
agreement DW531301 has to be closed out.  Amendment 1 to loan agreement DW531301
finalizes the loan proceeds taken for the purchase.

9.VI.

Lift station #1 Diesel Pump Purchase

Staff is recommending the commission approve the expenditure of funds in the amount
of $54,579.00 for the purchase of a diesel pump to be installed at lift station 1 (LS#1).

10.

OLD BUSINESS

10.I.

ORDINANCE 2021-11, 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

The City Commission will consider Ordinance 2021-11 amending the Lake Wales Code of Ordinances, Chapter 21, Section 21-27. – Connection to Sewer System and Section 21-
71 Connection to Water System.

10.II.

ORDINANCE 2021-12 Repealing 2020-15 wearing masks 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

The City Commission will consider adopting ORDINANCE 2021-12 repealing Ordinance
2020-15 requiring face coverings in certain public places.

11.

NEW BUSINESS

11.I.

ORDINANCE 2021-08 Amending the Charter as approved by the electors.

Ordinance 2021-08 modifies the Charter in accordance with the changes approved by the Electors
in April 2021.

11.II.

Resolution 2021-06 – Resolution to utilize the Uniform Method of collecting non- ad valorem assessments and adopting the special assessment roll.

Resolution  2021-06  declares  the  City’s  intent  to  utilize  the  uniform method of 

collecting non-ad valorem assessments and adopts the assessment roll

for 2021.


11.III.

RESOLUTION 2021-14 - Final Assessment Resolution for Fire Protection Assessments

Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services Assessment

11.IV.

RESOLUTION 2021-15 Brookshire Street Lighting Assessment

Preliminary Rate Resolution for the Brookshire Street Lighting District
12.

CITY ATTORNEY

13.

CITY MANAGER

13.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
13.II.

Commission Meeting Calendar

14.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

15.

MAYOR COMMENTS

16.

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.