CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 September 21, 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 - Drive Electric Day, September 25, 2021

5.II.

PROCLAMATION - Finance Department

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 – 2nd Reading & Public Hearing

The Commissioners will consider adopting a millage rate of 6.7697 mills for Fiscal Year 2021-22.

7.II.

ORDINANCE 2021-16, Adoption of FY2021-22 Budget – 2nd 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 – 2nd Reading

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

8.

CITY CLERK

8.I.

Board Appointments - Citizens and Police Community Relations Advisory Committee

Appointments to fill a vacancy on the Citizens and Police Community Relations Advisory Committee

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 - June 30, 2021, September 8, 2021, September 15, 2021

Work Session Minutes June 30, 2021

Commission Meeting minutes September 8, 2021

The Minutes of the Work Session September 15, 2021

9.II.

Award of Bid to Accurate Power & Technology for Generator Repair, Preventative Maintenance, and Load Bank Testing

The  City’s  Utilities  Department  made  a  request  for  bid  for  the  repair,  preventative maintenance  and  load  bank  testing of  all  the  city’s  portable  and  stationary generators. Award of bid for this service is to go to Accurate Power & Technology.

9.III.

Award of Bid to Odyssey Manufacturing Corporation for the Purchase of Sodium Hypochlorite

The City’s Utilities Department made a request for bid for the purchase of sodium hypochlorite, which is a necessary chemical to aid in the water and waste water treatment process. 

9.IV.

Special Event Permit Application - Lake Wales High School 20 year Class reunion

Approval of this Special Event Application will allow the Lake Wales High School Class of 2001 to host a reunion event on Park Avenue on October 16, 2021.

9.V.

Special Event Permit: Main Street Oktoberfest

This is a request by Main Street to have an Oktoberfest event on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

9.VI.

Operating and Lease Agreements between the City and Friends of the Lake Wales Museum, Inc.

The City Commission will consider approval of operating and lease agreements that will empower a not-for-profit entity to operate the Lake Wales History Museum.

10.

OLD BUSINESS

11.

NEW BUSINESS

11.I.

Ordinance D2021-15 Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan – 1st Reading and Public Hearing

Development Services Staff requests the approval of City Commission to amend the City of Lake Wales Comprehensive Plan to include a revised Future Transportation Network Map, and a proposed Property Rights Element.

11.II.

Ordinance D2021-16 Amendments to the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan, and to the Zoning Map – 1st Reading and Public Hearing

MOW Groves LLC, Changcocco Family Trust, and Nancy D. Kahler Trust, owners, request approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map, and the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on two parcels of land totaling 28.13 acres.

11.III.

Ordinance D2021-17 Amendments to the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan, and to the Zoning Map – 1st Reading and Public Hearing

MOW Groves LLC, Changcocco Family Trust, and Nancy D. Kahler Trust, owners, request approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map, and the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on two parcels of land totaling 28.13 acres.


11.IV.

Ordinance 2021-23 Annexation – 1st Reading and Public Hearing 9.97 acres of land south of Bellview Drive and west of 11th Street

Ordinance 2021-23 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 9.97 acres of land located south of Bellview Drive, west of 11th Street, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits. 

11.V.

Special Exception Use Permit – Mixed Use Planned Development Project (MUPDP) – New Oaks Pocket Neighborhood

Mari  Chael  and  Victor  Dover,  owners,  request  the  approval  of  City Commission  for  a  Special  Exception  Use  Permit  to  allow  a  Mixed-Use Planned Development Project  (MUPDP)  for  the  above-mentioned  parcel  totaling  2.03  acres of land.

12.

CITY ATTORNEY

13.

CITY MANAGER

13.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
13.II.

Commission Meeting Calendar

13.III.

Social Media Tracking report

14.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

15.

MAYOR COMMENTS

16.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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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.