CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 July 5, 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.

ROLL CALL

4.

CALL TO ORDER

5.

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

6.

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.
6.I.

Minutes - June 29, 2022, June 21, 2022, February 15, 2022, March 30, 2022

Commission meeting February 15, 2022

Commission Work Session March 30, 2022

Commission meeting June 21, 2022

Commission Meeting June 29, 2022

6.II.

Janie Howard Wilson Elementary – Florida Avenue Temporary Road Closure at Scenic Highway

The City Commission will consider a request to allow the staff of Janie Howard Wilson Elementary to close Florida Avenue at Scenic Highway on school days 30 (thirty) minutes prior to school beginning  until  10  (ten)  minutes  after  and  30 (thirty) minutes prior to dismissal until 10 (ten) minutes after.

6.III.

Special Event Application - Start Right Campaign

Polk State College has applied to host a special event called Start Right Campaign on July 23, 2022. They request closure of Central Avenue between Second Avenue and Market Street between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

7.

OLD BUSINESS

7.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-13 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing 23.66 acres of land south of Passion Play Road and west of 11th Street South

Ordinance 2022-13 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 23.66 acres of land south of Passion Play Road and west of 11th Street South, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits. 

7.II.

ORDINANCE D2022-15 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use Amendment for 15.98 acres of land north of State Road 60 E. and east of Evergreen Drive

Trinity Baptist Church requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on approximately 15.98 acres of land.

7.III.

ORDINANCE D2022-16 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning Map Amendment for 15.98 acres of land north of State Road 60 E. and east of Evergreen Drive

Trinity Baptist Church requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on approximately 15.98 acres of land.

7.IV.

ORDINANCE 2022-21 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing 102.06 acres of land north of Mountain Lake Cutoff Road and west of US Highway 27

Ordinance 2022-21 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 102.06 acres of land north of Mountain Lake Cutoff Road and west of US Highway 27, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.

7.V.

ORDINANCE D2022-09 2nd Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use Amendment for 23.66 acres of land south of Passion Play Road and west of 11th Street South

The McKenna Family requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on parcels of land totaling approximately 23.66 acres.

7.VI.

ORDINANCE D2022-10 2nd Reading and Public Hearing Zoning Map Amendment for 23.66 acres of land south of Passion Play Road and west of 11th Street South

The McKenna Family requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on parcels of land totaling approximately 23.66 acres.

7.VII.

ORDINANCE D2022-13 2nd Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use for approximately 208 acres of land south of Lake Mabel Loop Road, east of Scenic Highway North, north of Masterpiece Road, and west of Tower Road

Shelton T. Rice, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 208 acres of land.

7.VIII.

ORDINANCE D2022-14 2nd Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning Amendment for 208 acres of land south of Lake Mabel Loop Road, east of Scenic Highway North, north of Masterpiece Road, and west of Tower Road

Shelton T. Rice, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 208 acres of land.

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.I.

RESOLUTION 2022-19 - Release of Mineral Rights

Resolution 2022-19 is for the purpose of releasing and disclaiming statutory mineral reservations which impact portions of the former Mayfair development property.

8.II.

RESOLUTION 2022-24 Proclamation Policy

Resolution 2022-24 adopts a Proclamation Policy.

8.III.

ORDINANCE 2022-35 Updates to Chapter 12 Health, Sanitation, Nuisances, and Minimum Property Maintenance Standards – 1st Reading and Public Hearing

Staff   proposes   amendments   to   sections   of   the   Health,   Sanitation, Nuisances,  and  Minimum  Property  Maintenance  Standards  (Chapter  12, Lake Wales Code of Ordinances).

8.IV.

ORDINANCE D2022-19 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use Amendment for 16.43 acres of land north of Hunt Brothers Road, east of US Highway 27 and Miami Street.

Bryan Hunter, authorized agent for owner, is requesting a recommendation to City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on above-mentioned parcels of land totaling approximately 16.43 acres.

8.V.

ORDINANCE D2022-20 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning Amendment for 16.43 acres of land north of Hunt Brothers Road, east of US Highway 27 and Miami Street.

Bryan Hunter, authorized agent for owner, is requesting a recommendation to City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on above-mentioned parcels of land totaling approximately 16.43 acres.

8.VI.

Ridgecrest - Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval / Special Exception Use Permit Approval for a Residential Planned Development Project (PDP) - Public Hearing

Bryan Hunter, authorized agent for owner, is requesting a recommendation of approval to City Commission, of a 1,020-lot single family Preliminary Subdivision Plat and a Special Exception Use Permit for a Residential PDP on approximately 312.7 acres of land south of Russell Avenue West, west of 1st Street South, north of Hunt Brothers Road, and east of US Highway 27.

8.VII.

ORDINANCE 2022-24 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing 17.23 acres of land south of Waverly Road and west of C F Kinney Road

Ordinance 2022-24 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 17.23 acres of land south of Waverly Road and west of C F Kinney Road, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.

9.

CITY ATTORNEY

10.

CITY MANAGER

10.I.

Commission Meeting Calendar

11.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

12.

MAYOR COMMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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