Official Agenda
October 14, 2020
3:00 p.m.

City Administration Building
Commission Chambers
201 W. Central Avenue
Lake Wales, FL 33853

This meeting will be conducted partially via teleconference

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 further extended by Executive Orders No. 20-114, 20-150, 20-179 and 20-246 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. 

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City Manager Comments


Charter Review Committee Presentation

The members of the Charter Review Committee will review their proposed amendments for the April 2021 Ballot

Ordinance 2020-18: Charter Amendment, Mission Statement - First Reading

Ordinance 2020-18 will put a Charter Amendment on the ballot regarding the addition of a
Mission Statement to the Lake Wales Charter.

Ordinance 2020-19: Charter Amendment, Candidate Residency - First Reading

Ordinance 2020-19 will put an amendment on the April 2021 Ballot changing the residency requirement for candidates running for City Commission from 1 year to 3 years.

Ordinance 2020-20 District Residency First Reading

Ordinance 2020-20 District Residency will put on the April 2021 ballot an amendment changing the charter declaring a Commission vacancy if a Commissioner moves out of their district.

Ordinance 2020-21 - Charter Amendment, Filling Vacancies - First Reading

Ordinance 2020-21 will put an amendment on the April 2021 ballot changing how vacancies are filled.

Ordinance 2020-23: Charter Amendment, City Manager Appointment - First Reading

Ordinance 2020-23 will place an amendment on the April 2021 ballot requiring the City Manager upon appointment to move to the greater Lake Wales area.

ORDINANCE 2020-24 Charter Amendment, City Manager Purchasing – First Reading

ORDINANCE 2020-24 puts an amendment on the ballot in April 2021 removing dollar amounts from the City Manager’s Purchase Authorization. This change refers to the Ordinance instead.

Ordinance 2020-25 Charter Amendment, Duties of Commissioners – First Reading

Ordinance 2020-25 puts on the ballot in April 2021 the option to add a list of duties for the Commission to the Charter

Ordinance 2020-26 Charter Amendment Capital Program – 1st Reading

Ordinance 2020-26 places on the next ballot changes to the approval of the Capital Program in the Charter

Ordinance 2020-28 Charter Amendment, Duties of the Mayor – First Reading

Ordinance 2020-28 places on the ballot a Charter amendment modifying duties of the Mayor concerning board appointments.

Resolution 2020-37 Park Water Company Acquisition

As part of receiving State Revolving Loan Funds (SRF) a resolution has to be adopted by the city stating is financial position to apply for these funds prior to any disbursements.


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

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. 

Ordinance D2020-02 – CPA/Zoning – 1st Reading – Public Hearing Mckibben Powersports Property – .51 Acres East of US Hwy 27

This ordinance will amend land use designations on the Future Land Use Map (Comprehensive Plan) and the Zoning Map for the recently annexed .51 acres owned by MCK Properties of Lake Wales, LLC, East of US Highway 27 and abutting the existing Mckibben Powersports site. 

Grant Application: Florida Humanities Community Project

A grant application to the Florida Humanities Council for $5000. The grant would require a 1:1 matching city contribution of $5,000 in FY 2020-2021. The Museum will cover the cost of the match from monies raised by additional proposed contributed gifts from Duke Energy, Mountain Lake Community Service, and Citizen Bank & Trust.

Appointments – Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Library Board

Appointments to fill vacancies on the Board of Adjustments and Appeals and Library Board.





(The full staff memo will be incorporated into the official record)

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