CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
October 6, 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.II.

COVID-19 Update

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.

CITY CLERK

7.I.

Board Appointments - Historic District Regulatory Board and Planning and Zoning Board

Appointments to fill vacancies on the Historic District Regulatory Board and Planning and Zoning Board.

8.

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.
8.I.

Minutes - September 9, 2020

Minutes of the Commission Meeting on September 9, 2020
8.II.

Agreement for Paramedic Clinical Training with Lake Wales Fire Department

Approval of the agreement with South Florida State C  llege for an employee-student ride-along program with the Lake Wales Fire Department.
8.III.

Auditing Services Agreement and Audit Engagement Letter

Acceptance of Carr Riggs & Ingram CPA and Advisors for professional auditing services for fiscal year ending September 30, 2020 thru 2024, with the option to renew for an additional five year.
9.

OLD BUSINESS

9.I.

ORDINANCE 2020-14- Increase in Commissioner Salaries Second Reading and Public Hearing

ORDINANCE 2020-14 will increase Commissioner Salaries to $6323.27 beginning with the new term in May 2021.
10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

Ordinance 2020-27 Zoning Amendment – Chapter 23 Zoning, Land Use and Development First Reading

The proposed regulations will create the Planned Development Mixed Use zoning district and Master Development Plan process to enable the recently-adopted Mixed Use Master Development Plan Policy (2.18) of the Lake Wales Comprehensive Plan.


10.II.

Ordinance D2020-03 1st Reading – Comp Plan Amendment/Future Land Use Winter Haven Corp – 1,841.5 acres west of Highway 27

Land use designations are assigned by the City Commission by ordinance upon a recommendation from the Planning & Zoning Board. The adopted ordinance is transmitted to the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for review. The DEO reviews the designations as appropriate with reference to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

10.III.

2040 Comprehensive Plan Update 1st Reading: Ordinance D2020-04 Public Hearing: Notice requirements have been met

The City of Lake Wales Comprehensive Plan guides future development of the City and presents a future vision. The Plan includes the following elements: Future Land Use, Transportation, Housing, Utilities, Conservation, Recreation and Open Space, Intergovernmental Coordination, Capital Improvements, Historic Preservation, Economic Development, and School Concurrency.
10.IV.

Resolution 2020-36 Extending State of Local Emergency

Resolution 2020-36 declares a State of Emergency for Lake Wales in response to concerns related to COVID-19. This will be in effect from October 9, 2020 until November 9, 2020.
11.

CITY ATTORNEY

12.

CITY MANAGER

12.II.

Social Media Tracking report

12.III.

Commission Meeting Calendar

13.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

14.

MAYOR COMMENTS

15.

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.