CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
November 3, 2020
10:00 a.m.


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


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.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

5.I.

COVID-19 Update

6.

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.
 
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 - August 4, 2020 and August 12, 2020

The Commission Minutes of August 4, 2020 and
the Budget Workshop Minutes August 12, 2020
7.II.

Contract Amendment: ITB 20-474 1916 Seaboard Airline Freight Station Rehabilitation

An amendment to the contract subsequent to ITB #20-474 to Paul Weaver Construction.
7.III.

Grant Application: Florida Humanities Council Florida Talks Speaker Series

A grant application to the Florida Humanities Council for $1000. The grant would require a 1:1 matching city
contribution of $1,000 in FY 2020-2021. The Museum will cover the cost of the match from monies allocated
towards museum programming, marketing, and staffing in its 2020 – 2021 budget.
7.IV.

Special Event Permit: Shop Small Saturday

This is a request by Main Street to have a Shop Small Event in the Marketplace on Saturday November 28, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The event will include alcohol in the Marketplace.


8.

OLD BUSINESS

8.I.

Ordinance 2020-18: Charter Amendment, Mission Statement - Second Reading and Public Hearing

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

Ordinance 2020-20 Charter Amendment District Residency Second Reading and Public Hearing

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. 
8.III.

Ordinance 2020-21 - Charter Amendment, Filling Vacancies - Second Reading and Public Hearing

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

Ordinance 2020-23: Charter Amendment, City Manager Appointment - Second Reading and Public Hearing

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.
8.V.

ORDINANCE 2020-24 Charter Amendment, City Manager Purchasing – Second Reading and Public Hearing

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.


8.VI.

Ordinance 2020-26 Charter Amendment Capital Program – Second Reading and Public Hearing

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

8.VII.

Ordinance 2020-28 Charter Amendment, Duties of the Mayor – Second Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance 2020-28 places on the ballot a Charter amendment modifying duties of the Mayor concerning board appointments.
9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

ORDINANCE 2020-29 FY19'20 Budget Amendment #1, 1st Reading

The City Commission will consider approval of the first amendment of FY 19’20 Budget that was adopted on September 24, 2019.


9.II.

Agreement: Parks, Trails, and Open Spaces Master Plan – S&ME, Inc.

Staff is requesting Commission approval to enter into an agreement with S&ME, Inc. for
providing professional planning services to develop a Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan.
10.

CITY ATTORNEY

11.

CITY MANAGER

11.II.

Social Media Tracking report

11.III.

Commission Meeting Calendar

12.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

13.

MAYOR COMMENTS

14.

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.