CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
February 20, 2018
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.

PROCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

5.

ROLL CALL

6.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

7.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Public participation is encouraged. If you are addressing the Commission, step to the podium and state your name and whether your address resides inside or outside City limits. Please limit your discussions to five (5) minutes.
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 - January 16, 2018

The minutes of January 16, 2018
8.II.

Purchase Authorization - SEMCO Construction

The City Commission will consider authorizing staff to expend funds for the replacement of two baseball dugouts at the Northwest complex.
8.III.

Special Event Application: Main Street Food Truck Rally

This is a request by Main Street to have a Food Truck Rally on Park Avenue in conjunction with the Car Show that takes place on the 4th Saturday of each month.

8.IV.

Grant Application: Energy Efficient Lighting Grant

The City of Lake Wales is applying to the Florida Department of agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Small Community Energy Efficient Lighting Grant Program to replace lighting on the basketball courts with more energy efficient lighting. A match is not required.

9.

OLD BUSINESS

9.I.

ORDINANCE 2018-02 Solid Waste Agreement - 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance 2018-02 amends Ordinance 2011-09 by extending the existing solid waste franchise contract with Republic Services for the three-year extension period allowed for under the existing agreement, continuing the provision of an allowable second three year extensions, providing for collection of recyclable materials by the use of wheeled carts, and other modifications as described further below. The two most important modifications are the use of wheeled carts for the collection of recyclable materials, and a reduced monthly charge for vacant properties to cover the costs of collection from such locations if refuse or yard waste is placed for pick-up when unoccupied.

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

Discussion - City Clerk position

The City Commission requested information for discussion on possibly changing the position of City Clerk. This item includes data on other cities in Polk County and around Florida.

11.

CITY CLERK

11.I.

Discussion - Commission Vacancy

This item is to allow for discussion of the vacancy for Seat 3/District 122

12.

CITY MANAGER

12.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
12.II.

Social Media Tracking Report

12.III.

Commission Meeting Schedule

12.IV.

Other Meetings & Events Calendar

13.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

14.

MAYOR COMMENTS

15.

CITY ATTORNEY

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.