CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 October 4, 2022
 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.

Presentation - Certificates of Appreciation

These will be presented to Charlene Bennett and John Gravel for their service to the Planning and Zoning Board.

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.

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 - Commission Meeting September 20, 2022

The Minutes of September 20, 2022

7.II.

Special Event Permit - Make it Magical December 9, 2022

The approval of the special event permit application will allow the Lake Wales Main Street to hold a holiday event “Make It Magical” on December 9, 2022 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and allow for the temporary closing of the Marketplace, a portion of Stuart and Park Avenues and several city parking lots in the downtown area.

7.III.

Lake Wales Main Street Special Event “Spooktacular Halloween Bash” 2022

The approval of the special event permit application will allow the Lake Wales Main Street to hold a holiday event “Spooktacular Halloween Bash” on October 29, 2022 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and allow for the temporary closing of the Marketplace, a portion of Stuart and Park Avenues and several city parking lots in the downtown area.

7.IV.

Alternative Water Supply Implementation Task Order #6

Hoyle Tanner & Associates, Inc. will prepare the testing specifications, develop the aquifer test plan for submission to SWFWMD, assist with well contractor bidding and selection, Engineering assessment regarding producing and distributing the additional water supply at the Water Treatment Plant #1 Location, and attend meetings and offer optional technical support.

7.V.

Storm water inlet and Box Repair – Washington & F Street

The storm inlet at Washington and F Street was found to be damaged in August of 2021. Staff attempted to have the inlet repaired but once it was excavated it was determined that the structure was unrepairable and extensive work would be required to rectifying the problem.

7.VI.

Piggyback Agreement – Retail Strategies

The City Commission will consider approval of a piggyback agreement with Retail Strategies for Retail Analysis and Recruitment. 

8.

OLD BUSINESS

8.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-30, Accepting the Report and Recommendation of the 2022 Districting Commission – Second Reading and Public Hearing

This Ordinance creates revised Commission Districts based on the 2020 Census.

8.II.

ORDINANCE 2022-41 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing 0.30 acres of land north of Belleview Drive and west of Santa Maria Road

Ordinance 2022-41 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 0.30 acres of land north of Belleview Drive and west of Santa Maria Road, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.

8.III.

ORDINANCE 2022-45 LDR Updates Chapter 23 Land Development Regulations – 2nd Reading and public hearing

Staff proposes amendments to the following sections of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) (Chapter 23, Lake Wales Code of Ordinances):

  • Table 23-421 Permitted and Special Exception Uses in Standard Zoning Districts
  • Table 23-422A DIMENSIONAL AND AREA STANDARDS – RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS
  • Section 23-223 Land Subdivision
  • Section 23-227 Certificate of Appropriateness 
  • Table 23-705 Level of Service Standards
  • Section 23-802 Definitions
9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-43 Annexation – 1st Reading and Public Hearing 19.18 acres of land north of C F Kinney Road and west of Scenic Highway North

Ordinance 2022-43 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 19.18 acres of land north of C F Kinney Road and west of Scenic Highway North, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.

9.II.

RESOLUTION 2022-30 Rescinding Utility Agreement with Pack Rat Mini Storage Inc.

The Pack Rat Mini Storage Inc. has requested that the utilities agreement be terminated due to the current owner has sold the business. 

10.

CITY ATTORNEY

11.

CITY MANAGER

11.I.

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.