CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 September 8, 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 - Constitution Week September 17-23

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.

BUDGET HEARINGS

7.I.

Ordinance 2021-15, Adoption of FY2021-22 Millage Rate – 1st Reading & Public Hearing

The Commissioners will consider adopting a millage rate of 6.7697 mills for Fiscal Year 2021-22. The Commissioners will also consider adopting the proposed operating budget.


7.II.

Ordinance 2021-16, Adoption of FY2021-22 Budget – 1st Reading & Public Hearing

The Commissioners will consider adopting a millage rate of 6.7697 mills for Fiscal Year 2021-22. The Commissioners will also consider adopting the proposed operating budget.

7.III.

ORDINANCE 2021-17, Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan FY2021/22 - FY2025/26 – 1st Reading

The Commissioners  will consider adopting the Five-Year  Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal years 2021/22 through 2025/26.

7.IV.

RESOLUTION - 2021-19 Final Assessment Resolution for Fire Protection Assessments

The adoption of Resolution 2021-19 established the methodology used to calculate the fire assessment rates. Adoption of Resolution 2021-19 will set the final fire assessment rates.

7.V.

RESOLUTION 2021-20 - Final Rate Resolution – Brookshire Street Lighting District.

Final Rate Resolution for the Brookshire Street Lighting District

8.

CITY CLERK

8.I.

Board Appointments - Planning and Zoning Board

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Board

9.

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.
9.I.

Minutes August 17, 2021 and September 1, 2021

The minutes of the City Commission Meeting on August 17, 2021

and the Commission Agenda Work Session on September 1, 2021

9.II.

Request for qualifications for Brownfields Consulting Services.

The purpose of this memorandum is to request that the City Commission approve the selection of Cardno as a Brownfield Consultant.

9.III.

Special Event Application - Northwest Community Market Fall 2021

A special event permit application to sponsor a Northwest Community Market on the second Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 2021. This event will require the closing of Lincoln Avenue and B Street from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

9.IV.

Special Event Permit: Lake Wales Live 2021-2022

This is a request from the City of Lake Wales Recreation Department to host music in the park events, called Lake Wales Live, in the Tina Peak gazebo and along the Downtown Trail. These events will be on the 3rd Friday of the month from September 17, 2021 – April 15. 2022. These events include serving alcohol.

9.V.

Rockin Main Street Concert Series Special Event Permit Application

Approval of this Special Event Application will allow the Lake Wales Arts Council to sponsor a series of five Concerts Downtown in 2021-2022.

10.

OLD BUSINESS

10.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) 2nd 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.

10.II.

Ordinance 2021-19 Annexation 20.07 acres of land east of Tangelo Street - 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

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.


10.III.

Ordinance 2021-20 Proposed Amendments to Zoning Regulations 2nd 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. 

10.IV.

ORDINANCE D2021-10 Zoning Designation – 2804 Hwy 60 E 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

Staff requests that City Commission amend the Zoning Map, on one parcel of land located at 2804 Hwy 60 East.

10.V.

Ordinance 2021-21 Amending Chapter 16, Pensions and Retirement – City of Lake Wales Municipal Firefighter’s Pension Plan and Trust – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

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.

10.VI.

ORDINANCE 2021-22 Amending Chapter 16, Pensions and Retirement – City of Lake Wales Police Officers’ Pension Plan and Trust – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

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.

11.

NEW BUSINESS

12.

CITY ATTORNEY

13.

CITY MANAGER

14.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

14.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
14.II.

Commission Meeting Calendar

15.

MAYOR COMMENTS

16.

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.