CITY COMMISSION
 REGULAR MEETING
 OFFICIAL AGENDA
 November 15, 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.

Lake Wales High School Volleyball Proclamation

5.II.

Proclamation National American Indian Heritage Month

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 Appointment - Board of Adjustment and Appeals

Appointments to fill a vacancy on the Board of Zoning Adjustment and Appeals

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 - November 1, 2022 and November 9, 2022

Commission Meeting Minutes November 1, 2022

Commission Work Session November 9, 2022

8.II.

Special Event Permit Application from the First Institutional Missionary Baptist Church for their Community Carnival event on Saturday November 26th, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Approval of the special event permit application will allow the First Institutional Missionary Baptist Church to host their event that will include a road closure of Lincoln Avenue from E Street to D Street on Saturday November 26th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

8.III.

Northwest Neighborhood Zoning Study - Lake Wales Connected Plan Action Item #15

 The proposed Northwest Neighborhood Study intends to draft and adopt changes to the City’s zoning regulations to implement the Lake Wales Connected Plan (hereafter referred to as “The Plan”) recommendations; update zoning requirements to permit infill buildings according to The Plan vision; and to streamline the development approval process to reduce uncertainty. 

8.IV.

Purchase Authorization-Asphalt Paving Systems (APS), Inc.

The City Commission will consider authorizing staff to expend funds for a street resurfacing project.

8.V.

Park Avenue / Market Plaza Streetscape Construction Agreement with Gomez Construction

Staff  is  requesting  City  Commission  approval  to  enter  into  an  agreement  with  Gomez Construction  for  construction  services  related  to  the  Park  Avenue  /  Market  Plaza Streetscape in accordance with the Lake Wales Connected Plan.


9.

OLD BUSINESS

9.I.

Ordinance 2022-50, FY21’22 Budget Amendment #1, 2nd Reading & Public Hearing

The City Commission will consider approval of the first amendment of FY 21’22 Budget that was adopted on September 21, 2021.

9.II.

ORDINANCE D2022-33 Future Land Use Amendment for 0.16 acres of land south of Park Avenue East and west of 3rd Street North 2nd Reading & 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.III.

ORDINANCE D2022-34 Zoning Map Amendment for 0.16 acres of land south of Park Avenue East and west of 3rd Street North 2nd Reading & Public Hearing

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

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

Ordinance D2022-27 Future Land Use Amendment for 0.3 acres of land north of Belleview Drive, east of Scenic Highway South, and west of Santa Maria Road. 1st Reading and Public Hearing

The Peak Family requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on approximately 0.3 acres of land.

10.II.

ORDINANCE D2022-28 Zoning Map Amendment for 0.3 acres of land north of Belleview Drive, east of Scenic Highway South, and west of Santa Maria Road. 1st Reading and Public Hearing

The Peak Family requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on approximately 0.3 acres of land.

10.III.

ORDINANCE 2022-43 Annexation – 1st Reading and Public Hearing 19.18 acres of land north of C F Kinney Road and west of Scenic Highway North

Ordinance 2022-43 proposes the voluntary annexation of approximately 19.18 acres of land north of C F Kinney Road and west of Scenic Highway North, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits. 

10.IV.

ORDINANCE D2022-29 Future Land Use Amendment for 19.18 acres of land north of C F Kinney Road and west of Scenic Highway North. 1st Reading and Public Hearing

Shelton T. Rice, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan on approximately 19.18 acres of land.

10.V.

ORDINANCE D2022-30 Zoning Map Amendment for 19.18 acres of land north of C F Kinney Road and west of Scenic Highway North. 1st Reading and Public Hearing

Shelton T. Rice, authorized agent for owner, requests approval of City Commission to amend the Zoning Map on approximately 19.18 acres of land.

10.VI.

Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval / Special Exception Use Permit Approval for a Residential Planned Development Project (PDP) Bok Estates PUBLIC HEARING – Requirements have been met.

Bok Estates, LLC. is requesting a recommendation of approval to City Commission, of a 280-lot single-family Preliminary Subdivision Plat and a Special Exception Use Permit for a Residential PDP on approximately 29.94 acres of land south and west of Old Scenic Highway, and east of Scenic Highway North.

10.VII.

Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval / Special Exception Use Permit Approval for a Residential Planned Development Project (PDP) Hillpointe Apartments PUBLIC HEARING – Requirements have been met.

Hillpointe, LLC, owner, is requesting approval of City Commission, of a 552-unit multifamily Preliminary Subdivision Plat and a Special Exception Use Permit for a Residential PDP on approximately 137.5 acres of land north of Chalet Suzanne Road and east of US Highway 27.

10.VIII.

Preliminary Subdivision Plat Approval / Special Exception Use Permit Approval for a Residential Planned Development Project (PDP) Regis Apartments PUBLIC HEARING – Requirements have been met.

Charles W. Millar, Jr., authorized agent for owner, is requesting approval of City Commission, of a 272-unit multifamily Preliminary Subdivision Plat and a Special Exception Use Permit for a Residential PDP on approximately 12.1 acres of land north of Chalet Suzanne Road, west of Serenity Boulevard, and east of US Highway 27.

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)

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