CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
October 20, 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, 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. 


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.

PROCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

5.I.

Alpha Delta Kappa October Proclamation

5.II.

World Polio Day Proclamation

6.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

6.I.

COVID-19 Update

7.

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.
 
8.

CITY CLERK

8.I.

Appointment: Library Board

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Library Board
9.

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.
9.I.

Minutes - Agenda Work Session July 29 2020

Minutes of Commission Agenda Work Session July 29, 2020
9.II.

Florida Humanities Community Project Grant Application

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.
10.

OLD BUSINESS

10.I.

Ordinance 2020-27 Zoning Amendment – Chapter 23 Zoning, Land Use and Development - 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

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.
11.

NEW BUSINESS

11.I.

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 property owned by MCK Properties of
Lake Wales, LLC, East of US Highway 27 and abutting the existing Mckibben
Powersports site.
11.II.

Resolution 2020-37 Park Water Company Acquisition

A requirement to receiving State Revolving Loan Funds (SRF), a resolution has to be adopted by the city stating its financial position and the authority to apply for these funds.
11.III.

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.
11.IV.

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.
11.V.

Ordinance 2020-20 Charter Amendment 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.


11.VI.

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.
11.VII.

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.
11.VIII.

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.

11.IX.

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
11.X.

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.
11.XI.

Selection of a City Manager

The City Commission will consider options for selecting a new City Manager.
12.

CITY ATTORNEY

13.

CITY MANAGER

13.II.

Social Media Tracking report

13.III.

Commission Meeting Calendar

14.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

15.

MAYOR COMMENTS

16.

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.