CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 July 19, 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 - Parks and Recreation month

5.II.

Proclamation - Library Director Tina Peak Retirement

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 - February 18, 2022, April 6, 2022, July 5, 2022, July 13, 2022

Special City Commission meeting minutes February 18, 2022

City Commission minutes - April 6, 2022

City Commission meeting July 5, 2022

City Commission Work Session July 13, 2022

7.II.

Carpet Replacement – Municipal Administration Building

The  City  Commission  will  consider  authorizing  replace  sections  of  the  carpet  in  the Municipal Administration Building.

7.III.

Special Event Permit - Christmas Parade December 10, 2022

Approval of the special event permit application will allow the Lake Wales Kiwanis Club to present the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday December 10, 2022 and allow for the temporary closing of several streets.

7.IV.

Elevated Water Storage Tank Maintenance

Staff is seeking commission approval for the expenditure of funds of $215,000.00 for maintenance of the Park Water Service Area (PWS) Water Storage Tank by Tank Rehab, LLC.

7.V.

First Amendment to the T-Mobile Wireless Cell Site Lease

Renewal of the T-Mobile Cell Site Lease for four (4) five (5) year terms for a total of 20 years.


7.VI.

SR 17 Lake Wales History Museum FDOT Stormwater Maintenance Agreement

The maintenance agreement sets forth what the City of Lake Wales will be responsible to maintain once the Stormwater infrastructure is installed to handle the flooding at the museum entrance.

7.VII.

Florida Development Corporation funding request to open a business incubator on Lincoln Avenue.

The purpose of this memorandum is to consider the funding request of $1.2 million for the business Incubator BizLINC at 225 Lincoln Ave.

8.

OLD BUSINESS

8.I.

ORDINANCE D2022-15 2nd 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 request approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on approximately 15.98 acres of land.

8.II.

ORDINANCE D2022-16 2nd 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.

8.III.

Ordinance D2022-19 2nd 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  approval 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.IV.

ORDINANCE D2022-20 2nd 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 approval to City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on above-mentioned parcels of land totaling approximately 16.43 acres.

8.V.

ORDINANCE 2022-35 Updates to Chapter 12 Health, Sanitation, Nuisances, and Minimum Property Maintenance Standards – 2nd 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).

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

Certification of 2022 Taxable Value, Interim Millage & FY22’23 Budget Hearing Dates

The City Commission will consider approval of the Polk County property appraiser’s certification of taxable value for 2022, set the interim millage rate, and set the dates for the public hearings to adopt the final millage rate and the FY22’23 budget. 

9.II.

RESOLUTION 2022-23 DW5303B Water Main Replacement Phase 2

In order to receive State Revolving Loan Funds (SRF) for any given project, a resolution must be adopted by the city stating its financial position and its authority to apply for these funds.

9.III.

RESOLUTION 2022-25 FDOT Construction Agreement – Park Avenue / Market Plaza Streetscape

The City Commission will consider approving Resolution 2022-25, authorizing the City Manager to execute a Construction Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) regarding improvements contemplated as part of the Park Avenue / Market Plaza Streetscape project.

9.IV.

ORDINANCE D2022-22 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use Amendment for 102.06 acres of land north of Mountain Lake Cutoff Road and west of US Highway 27.

Diane Chadwick, authorized agent for owners Lake Wales II & III Property Holdings, LLC, requests recommendation to City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the   Comprehensive   Plan   on   the   above-mentioned  parcels totaling approximately 102.06 acres of land.

9.V.

ORDINANCE D2022-23 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning Amendment for 102.06 acres of land north of Mountain Lake Cutoff Road and west of US Highway 27.

Diane Chadwick, authorized agent for owners Lake Wales II & III Property Holdings, LLC, requests recommendation to City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on the above-mentioned parcels totaling approximately 102.06 acres of land.

9.VI.

ORDINANCE D2022-25 1st Reading and Public Hearing - Future Land Use Amendment for 17.23 acres of land south of Waverly Road and west of C F Kinney Road.

Sarah Case,  authorized agent for owner, request approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on approximately 17.23 acres of land.

9.VII.

ORDINANCE D2022-26 First Reading and Public Hearing - Zoning Map Amendment for 17.23 acres of land south of Waverly Road and west of C F Kinney Road.

Sarah Case, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on approximately 17.23 acres of land.

9.VIII.

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 23-421 Permitted Uses

b.  Section 23-302 Definitions

9.IX.

ORDINANCE 2022-36 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 23-303 Streets

b.  Section 23-348 Home Based Businesses

c.   Section 23-802 Definitions

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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