CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 October 18, 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.

PROCLAMATION - World Polio Day

5.II.

PROCLAMATION - City Government Week

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.

CITY CLERK

7.I.

Board Appointments to Airport Authority

Appointment to fill vacancies on the Airport Authority

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 - October 4, 2022 and October 12, 2022

Commission meeting October 4, 2022

Commission Work Session October 12, 2022

8.II.

Special Event Permit Application: Lake Wales Live! 2022 - 2023

This is a request from the City of Lake Wales Recreation Department to host music in the park events, called Lake Wales Live, in the Tina Peak gazebo and along the Downtown Trail. These events will be on the 3rd Friday of the month from October 21, 2022 – April 21, 2023. These events include serving alcohol.


8.III.

Contract with Citrus Connection for Mass Transit Services for Lake Wales

The proposed contract with the Lakeland Area Mass Transit District (aka Citrus Connection) provides for the City of Lake Wales “fair share” contribution towards the cost of providing mass transit service to the City for the next two years.

8.IV.

2022 Funding Agreement with the Lake Wales Arts Council (LWAC)

The City Commission will consider entering into an agreement with the Lake Wales Arts Council granting $50,000 to provide enhanced performing arts programs for the City of Lake Wales and its surrounding areas for the benefit of the community.

8.V.

319 Grant Agreements NF108 & NF109

The Septic to Sewer Conversion and Forcemain Extension project was approved for funding through the State Revolving Loan Fund program (SRF).  Staff with the assistance of Kimley Horn & Associates applied to an alternative source for additional funding.  The awarding of the 319 Grant provided for an additional $274,512.00.

8.VI.

Watermain Break Road Repair – Sessoms Avenue

As the result of a 24” watermain break, Sessoms Avenue suffered extensive roadway damage.  

8.VII.

Cleaning / Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Cured In Place Piping (CIPP) lining on 8” clay sewer line

Staff requests City Commission approval to expend funds in the amount of $34,900.00 for Cleaning, CCTV and CIPP lining a section 400’ of sewer line that is broken is several areas, utilizing Vortex Services, LLC

8.VIII.

Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grants

Approval  of  this  item  will  allow  the  police  department  to  apply  for  and  receive  grant funding then purchase two (2) gas powered golf carts in FY22/23.

8.IX.

Fire Engine and Loose Equipment Lease Purchase

Approval of the lease purchase will authorize the ordering of the fire engine and all equipment

9.

OLD BUSINESS

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-46 Amendments to Chapter 5 – Alcoholic Beverages 1st Reading

The proposed amendments to Chapter 5, Alcoholic Beverages, will provide for flexibility in allowing restaurants to serve Alcohol, and implement recently adopted changes to the Land Development Regulations for downtown. 

10.II.

ORDINANCE 2022-47 Amending Chapter 21 Utilities First Reading

The City Commission will consider Ordinance 2022-47 to amend Lake Wales Code of  Ordinance  Chapter  21,  Section  21-27.  –  Connection  to  Sewer  System  and  Section  21-71 Connection to Water System.

10.III.

ORDINANCE 2022-48 Amending sections 21-121 Reclaim Intent, 21-124 Determination of property to be served, 21-125 Extension of reclaimed water, 21-128 Requirements for reclaimed water facilities. First Reading

To encourage and promote water conservation, the City of Lake Wales is encouraged to implement programs for the use of reclaimed water. Where service is deemed available within designated service areas, staff is proposing that new development be required to install reclaim dry lines until such time that a main transmission becomes available for connection. 

10.IV.

ORDINANCE 2022-49 Chapter 21, Division 2 and 3 First Reading

Staff   proposes   an   amendment   to   Chapter   21,   Sewer   Regulations, Division  2. In conjunction with this amendment, staff proposes the addition of Division 3, Industrial Pretreatment. The addition of Division 3 will satisfy the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Permit Renewal requirement for industrial pretreatment.

10.V.

ORDINANCE 2022-51 Removing Commission District numbers First Reading

Ordinance 2022-51 will remove the district numbers as references to the areas in which Commissioners reside. Only their seat numbers will refer to those areas.

11.

CITY ATTORNEY

12.

CITY MANAGER

12.I.

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.