CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
August 18, 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 Orders No. 20-114, 20-150 and 20-179, 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.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

5.I.

COVID-19 Update

5.II.

CDBG presentation 1st Public Hearing

The City Lake Wales  is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for an FFY 2019 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  The City is eligible to apply for up to $750,000 in the neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, and housing rehabilitation categories and up to $1.5 million in the economic development category. 

Andy Easton, Grants Administrator, will present information on this grant opportunity.
6.

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.
 
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 - July 7, 2020

The Minutes of July 7, 2020
7.II.

One Scenic Central Indemnification Agreement

AVA Properties, LLC, seeks to open a restaurant facility in the subject property and  plans a take out window to the sidewalk area lying South of the building adjacent to Central Avenue.   AVA Properties, LLC,  also plans to add a 6' x 9' concrete pad to the sidewalk area near the take out window which will be dedicated to the public in accordance with the terms of the Agreement.  The Agreement serves to protect the City related to the use of public property by the restaurant business and its patrons.
7.III.

Audit Selection Committee

                      Section  218.391(2),  Florida  Statutes,  requires  that  the  governing  body  of  a municipality prior to entering into a written contract for procurement of auditing services  shall  establish  an  audit  committee  to  assist  the  governing  body  in selecting an auditor to conduct the annual financial audit.

8.

OLD BUSINESS

8.I.

ORDINANCE 2020-15 requiring the wearing of facemasks or similar coverings in certain public places. 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

The City Commission will consider adopting Ordinance 2020-15, requiring the wearing of facemasks or similar coverings in certain public places.
9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

RESOLUTION 2020-27 Policy on Invocations for Commission Meetings

Staff  recommends  adoption  of  Resolution  2020-27  establishing  an  invocation  policy  at  
Commission meetings.
9.II.

RESOLUTION 2020-28 - Local Mitigation Strategy

The City Commission will consider adoption of Resolution 2020-28, The Polk County
Multi-jurisdictional Local Mitigation Strategy.
9.III.

ORDINANCE 2020-17 Pay Plan

The City Commission will consider amending Sections 2-233 and 2-234 of the City Code relating to employee pay and classification.
9.IV.

Board Appointments: Citizens and Police Community Relations Advisory Committee

Staff recommends that the Mayor and Commission to make the following appointments to the Citizens and Police Community Relations Advisory Committee as deemed appropriate.


10.

CITY ATTORNEY

11.

CITY MANAGER

11.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
11.III.

Commission Meeting Calendar

12.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

13.

MAYOR COMMENTS

14.

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.