CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
August 17, 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 - Water Professionals Month

5.II.

PROCLAMATION - Bobby Martin and Charles Medlock

6.

OLD BUSINESS

6.I.

ORDINANCE D2021-08 Zoning Designation – WH Corp 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

Winter Haven Corp, owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map to assign PDMU – Planned Development Mixed Use – to the above-mentioned parcels totaling,1,841+- acres of land.

6.II.

Master Development Plan - Winter Haven Corporation

Winter Haven Corporation, owner, requests approval of City Commission for a Master Development Plan (MDP) for the above-mentioned parcels totaling,1,841+- acres of land, as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Board on June 22, 2021.

6.III.

ORDINANCE D2021-09 Future Land Use Designation – 2804 Hwy 60 E - 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

Staff requests that City Commission to amend the Zoning Map, and the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on one parcel located at 2804 Hwy 60 East.

6.IV.

Ordinance D2021-13 Future Land Use Map Amendment 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

Southwest Holdings LLC, owner, requests to amend the Zoning Map, and the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on one 19.82-acre parcel.

6.V.

ORDINANCE D2021-14 Zoning Designation – Robin’s Run 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

Southwest Holdings LLC, owner, requests to amend the Zoning Map, and the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on one 19.82-acre parcel.

7.

CITY CLERK

7.I.

OATH OF OFFICE Jack Hilligoss

Swearing in of Interim City Commissioner Jack Hilligoss

8.

ROLL CALL

9.

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

10.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

10.I.

Presentation - Citizens and Police Community Relations Advisory Board

Andy Oguntola, Chair of the Citizens and Police Community Relations Advisory Board, will give an update on the Committee.

11.

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.
11.I.

Minutes - May 12, 2021, May 26, 2021, and August 3, 2021

The Commission Work Session Minutes May 12, 2021

Commission Meeting August 3, 2021

Commission Work Session Minutes May 26, 2021

11.II.

Agreement for Economic Development services with the Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce.

The City Commission will consider entering into an agreement with the Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce for Economic Development services.

11.III.

Agreement renewal with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) Fleet Management Division for City vehicle and equipment maintenance services.

Staff is requesting Commission approval to renew our existing maintenance agreement with the BoCC for an additional twelve month period.

11.IV.

Alternative Water Supply Development Project (AWS)

Hoyle Tanner & Associates, Inc. will be preparing an initial feasibility analysis and development plan for the development of an alternative water supply exploring the Lower Floridan Aquifer.

11.V.

Modification of the Official Traffic Map

Staff recommends a modification to the Official Traffic Map designating a 25 Mph speed limit and the installation of updated signage on the below listed city streets.

11.VI.

Bok Academy North – Seminole Avenue Temporary Road Closure / School Zone / School Crosswalk

The City Commission will consider a request to allow the staff of Bok Academy North to restrict thru

traffic on Seminole Avenue between 3rd and 4th Street on school days, and City Streets Department to

add a School Zone and School Crosswalk to Seminole Avenue.

 

11.VII.

Water Use Permit Review and Preliminary Water Supply and Permitting Strategy

Hoyle Tanner & Associates, Inc. will provide a water system engineering analysis to supplement the hydrological analysis for the water use permit review and strategy development.

11.VIII.

Transfer of property ownership from the City of Lake Wales to the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency

Staff requests that City Commission transfer ownership of a parcel located at  the  southeast  corner  of  Lincoln  Avenue  and  B  Street  (identified  by parcel  number 272935-879000-001222) from the City to the CRA to facilitate redevelopment on Lincoln Avenue.

12.

NEW BUSINESS

12.I.

Ordinance 2021-18 corrects a scrivener’s error in the legal description provided in Ordinance 2021-02 Petition to Establish the Leoma’s Landing Community Development District (CDD) 1st Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance 2021-02 was adopted for the establishment of the Leoma’s Landing Community Development District (hereinafter referred to as the “CDD”), as petitioned by Leoma’s Landing, LLC. Ordinance 2021-18 corrects a scrivener’s error in the original legal description provided.

12.II.

Ordinance 2021-19 Annexation –1st Reading and Public Hearing 20.07 acres of land east of Tangelo Street

Ordinance 2021-19 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 20.07 acres of land located east of Tangelo Street, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.

12.III.

Ordinance 2021-20 Proposed Amendments to Zoning Regulations 1st reading and Public Hearing

Staff proposes amendments to areas of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs), Chapter 23, Lake Wales Code of Ordinances. These amendments are necessary to streamline signage regulations in the Downtown Historic District, and create regulations to address solar power generation facilities.

12.IV.

"Robin's Run" - Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval / Special Exception Use Permit - PUBLIC HEARING

Dave Schmidt PE, agent for Hunt Brothers Inc and Southwest Holdings USA Inc, owners, is requesting the approval of  City Commission, of a  156-lot single-family Preliminary Subdivision Plat and a Special Exception Use Permit for a Residential PDP on 40 acres of land at the southwest corner of Sunset Drive and Buck Moore Road.

12.V.

Robin's Walk - Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval / Special Exception Use Permit PUBLIC HEARING

Dave Schmidt PE, agent for Hunt Brothers Inc, owner, is requesting a recommendation of approval to  City Commission, of a 33-lot single-family Preliminary Subdivision Plat and a Special Exception Use Permit for a Residential PDP on 10 acres of land on Grant Road, in the R-1A zoning district.

12.VI.

ORDINANCE 2021-21 Amending Chapter 16, Pensions and Retirement – City of Lake Wales Municipal Firefighter’s Pension Plan and Trust – First Reading

Ordinance 2021-21 seeks to improve the efficiency and overall administration of the  Firefighters’  Pension  Plan.  Based  on  recommendations  from  its financial consultant, actuary and attorney.

12.VII.

ORDINANCE 2021-22 Amending Chapter 16, Pensions and Retirement – City of Lake Wales Police Officers’ Pension Plan and Trust – First Reading

Ordinance 2021-22 seeks to improve the efficiency and overall administration of the Police Officers’ Retirement System. Based  on  recommendations from its financial consultant, actuary and attorney.


12.VIII.

Resolution 2021-17 Stormwater Watershed Management Plan

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

12.IX.

Appointments: Ridge League of Cities and Transportation Planning Organization

These appointments were held by Commissioner Fitzgerald

13.

CITY ATTORNEY

14.

CITY MANAGER

14.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
14.II.

Social Media Tracking Report

14.III.

Commission Meeting Calendar

15.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

16.

MAYOR COMMENTS

17.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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