October 11, 2022 2:00 p.m.
 Municipal Administration Building
 Commission Chambers
 201 W. Central Avenue
 Lake Wales, FL 33853




Public participation from residents, taxpayers, business owners, and utility customers is encouraged. The CRA Board welcomes information that would assist them in considering agenda items, CRA 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 Board 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


Minutes - August 9, 2022 and August 31, 2022


Proposal for the purchase of the Seminole Hotel

The purpose of this request is to reject the sale of the CRA property located at (273002901000001010) 1st Street to Commerce Park Realty, LLC for $10,000. 


Proposal from Planning and Design Consultant Kimley-Horn

The purpose of this request is to approve the structural condition assessment of CRA property located at (273002901000001010) 207 1st Street by planning and design consultant, Kimley-Horn for $22,200. 


Restaurant / Food-Related Incentive Program (The Rose Bud Inn and Café, Inc. 215 Lincoln Ave N. Lake Wales, FL 33853)

The purpose of this request is to consider an extension between the CRA and Rose Bud Inn and Café, Inc. regarding the development agreement for the Restaurant / Food-Related Incentive Program


Sale of CRA properties sold to Sara Jones Law P.A.

The purpose of this request is to consider extending the development agreement of two properties sold to Sara Jones Law P.A. by the CRA. 


CRA Resolution 2022-02 for Underpass Mural, located at the intersection of Scenic Highway 17 and State Road 60.

The purpose of this request is to consider the approval of a resolution that will allow artist Terrence Wilson to paint a Lake Wales-themed mural on the existing concrete slope underneath the overpass of Scenic Highway 17 and SR 60.


Sale of CRA property at A Street

The purpose of this request is to consider the sale of the CRA property located at (27-29-35-879000-001020) A Street to Whadda Wing, LLC for $5000. 





Note: The full staff memo will be incorporated into the official record

Minutes of the CRA 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.

Persons who wish to appeal any decision made by the CRA Board with respect to any matter considered during this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the office of the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting.