CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
July 21, 2020
6:00 p.m.


 Municipal Administration Building
Commission Chambers
201 W. Central Avenue
Lake Wales, FL 33853


This will be a hybrid virtual tele-conference meeting.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 20-69, issued by the Office of Governor Ron Desantis on March 20, 2020, and extended by Executive Order No. 20-112, and extended further by Executive Order No. 20-114, municipalities may conduct meetings of their governing boards without having a quorum of its members present physically or at any specific location, and utilizing communications media technology such as telephonic or video conferencing, as provided by Section 120.54(5)(b)2, Florida Statutes. 


Some members of the Commission, Staff and public will be welcome to attend in the Commission Chambers.

Everyone is welcome to attend virtually.

Virtual public meetings will continue to be broadcast live, locally, on Comcast channel 6 and on the City’s web site. A link to the live stream can be found in the left-most menu of the City’s home page and is labeled “Live Meeting Stream”.

The direct link is: http://lakewales.granicus.com/player/camera/3?publish_id=2


Members of the public may register to attend at 
https://www.lakewalesfl.gov/Register

Public Comments will be accepted at 

www.lakewalesfl.gov/comments



1.

INVOCATION

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3.

CALL TO ORDER

4.

ROLL CALL

5.

PROCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

5.I.

PROCLAMATION - Park and Recreation month

6.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

6.I.

COVID-19 Update

Joe Jenkins, Fire Chief, will give a COVID19 update.
7.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Public participation is encouraged. If you wish to address the Commission, members of the public may register to attend at 

https://www.lakewalesfl.gov/834/Virtual-Public-Meeting-Registration

Anyone wishing to speak should give their name, state that they are a resident or non-resident and they will have 5 minutes.


Public Comments will be accepted at www.lakewalesfl.gov/comments  Submitted comments will be read into the record.
 
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 - Budget Workshop June 3, 2020 and Agenda Work Session June 10, 2020

Minutes of Budget Workshop June 3, 2020
Agenda Work Session June 10, 2020
8.II.

Award Recommendation-Airport Septic System/Force Main Connection

The City Commission will consider authorizing staff to expend funds for the removal of the septic system and for the force main connection at the Lake Wales Municipal Airport

9.

OLD BUSINESS

9.I.

Ordinance D2020-02 - 2nd Reading and Public Hearing - CPA/Zoning Mckibben Powersports Property

This ordinance will amend land use designations on the Future Land Use Map (Comprehensive Plan) and the Zoning Map for the recently annexed .51 acres owned by MCK Properties of Lake Wales, LLC, East of US Highway 27 and abutting the existing Mckibben Powersports site.
10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

Certification of 2020 Taxable Value, Interim Millage & FY20’21 Budget Hearing Dates

The City Commission will consider approval of the Polk County property appraiser’s certification of taxable value for 2020, set the interim millage rate, and set the dates for the public hearings to adopt the final millage rate and the FY20’21 budget.
10.II.

RESOLUTION 2020-25 – Amending the Citizens and Police Community Relations Advisory Committee.

Resolution 2020-25 modifies the Citizens and Police Community Relations Advisory Committee, expanding the committee to 6 members from 3 members, allowing for each Commissioner to appoint members and changing the meeting schedule to monthly.


10.III.

Resolution 2020-24: Sale and Purchase Agreement for Park Water Company

The City Commission will consider adopting Resolution 2020-24, approving purchase of the water utility system owned by Park Water Company and an Asset Purchase Agreement setting forth the terms and conditions of the utility system acquisition.

10.IV.

Engineering Services for the State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) funding submittal for the acquisition of Park Water Company.

                       Staff recommends commission approve the signing of the contract for engineering services with Chastain Skillman for $25,780.00 for services related to the submittal to SRF for the purchase of Park Water Company.


10.V.

ORDINANCE 2020-14 Commissioners Salary Increase - First Reading

ORDINANCE 2020-14 will increase Commissioner Salaries to $6323.27 beginning with the new term in May 2021.

11.

CITY ATTORNEY

12.

CITY MANAGER

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.