CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 November 1, 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.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

5.I.

Presentation - Communications

5.II.

Presentation - Land Use Study

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.

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.
7.I.

Minutes - October 18, 2022 Work Session October 26, 2022 and Retreat Days October 17 & 18, 2022

Commission Meeting October 18, 2022

Commission Work Session October 26, 2022

Commission Retreat Day 1 October 17, 2022

Commission Retreat Day 2 October 18, 2022

7.II.

Lease Agreement with Mears Motor Leasing/The Bancorp

Staff is requesting Commission approval to lease-purchase two (2) vehicles for the Fire Department through the City’s master lease agreement with Mears Motor Leasing/The Bancorp.

7.III.

Purchase of Law Enforcement Vehicles

Staff is requesting City Commission approval to purchase and lease purchase police vehicles

7.IV.

Special Event Permit for Lake Wales Jr. Woman’s Club Friendsgiving event

Lake Wales Jr. Woman’s Club has submitted Special Event application to host a Friendsgiving event on November 19, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This application requests the closure of Cypress Garden Lane between the Library Entrance and First Street. The event will include alcohol.

7.V.

Cleaning / Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Cured In Place Piping (CIPP) lining on 10” clay sewer line

8.

OLD BUSINESS

8.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-46 Amendments to Chapter 5 – Alcoholic Beverages – Second Reading and Public Hearing

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. 

8.II.

ORDINANCE 2022-47 Amending Chapter 21 Utilities 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

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.

8.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. 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

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.

8.IV.

Ordinance 2022-49 Chapter 21, Division 2 and 3 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

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.  

8.V.

ORDINANCE 2022-51 Removing Commission District numbers Second Reading and Public Hearing

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.

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

ORDINANCE 2022-50, FY21’22 Budget Amendment #1, 1st Reading

It is recommended that the City Commission approve Ordinance 2022-50 after first reading.

9.II.

Ordinance 2022-52 Petition to Establish the Ridgecrest Community Development District (CDD) – 1st Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance 2022-52 proposes the establishment of the Ridgecrest Community Development District (hereinafter referred to as the “CDD”), as petitioned by Ridgecrest of Lake Wales, LLC.

9.III.

Lake Wales Care Center redevelopment of the 282 Park Avenue parcel

The City of Lake Wales and the Lake Wales Care Center, Inc. (“Care Center”), have negotiated a Redevelopment Agreement for the property located at 282 East Park Avenue which incorporates   the   Memorandum   of   Understanding   (“MOU”)  for   the redevelopment of distressed properties previously approved by the City and the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency.

9.IV.

ORDINANCE D2022-33 Future Land Use Amendment for 0.16 acres of land south of Park Avenue East and west of 3rd Street North 1st Reading and Public Hearing

Owner requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on approximately 0.16 acres of land.

9.V.

Ordinance D2022-34 Zoning Map Amendment for 0.16 acres of land south of Park Avenue East and west of 3rd Street North 1st Reading and Public Hearing

Owner requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on approximately 0.16 acres of land.

9.VI.

Leoma’s Landing Phase I Final Plat Approval

Hawk Leoma’s, LLC, owner, requests approval of the Leoma’s Landing Phase I Final Plat.

10.

CITY ATTORNEY

11.

CITY MANAGER

11.I.

Commission Meeting Calendar

12.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

13.

MAYOR COMMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT

(The staff memos are not incorporated into the official record)

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