CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
April 18, 2017
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.

SETTLEMENT AND STRATEGY SESSION - The City Commission will recess for a Settlement and Strategy Session

5.I.

Settlement and Strategy Session concerning the City’s Eminent Domain actions for State Road 60 Utility Expansion

The City Commission will convene at 6:00 p.m. and will then recess for a Settlement and Strategy Session concerning the City's Eminent Domain Actions for State Road 60 Utility Expansion immediately following Roll Call.  
Litigation Settlement and Strategy Session Pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes. This Session is not open to the Public.

Those in attendance will be: 

Mayor Eugene Fultz
Deputy Mayor Jonathan Thornhill
Commissioner Terrye Y. Howell
Commissioner Pete Perez
Commissioner Robin Gibson
City Manager Kenneth Fields
City Attorney Albert C. Galloway, Jr. 
Thomas Drage, Jr., Special Counsel


6.

MAYOR

6.I.

Proclamation: VOICE and Cadet Appreciation Week; April 23-29, 2017

6.II.

Proclamation: Building Safety Month; May 2017

6.III.

Proclamation: Aviation Appreciation Month in Florida by Governor Rick Scott; April 2017

7.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

7.I.

Presentation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 9/30/2016

Transmittal of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, For Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2016

8.

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.
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.

Approval of Minutes: April 4th, 6th, & 13th, 2017 Canvassing Board Meeting Minutes

9.II.

Disposal of Surplus Property

Staff is seeking approval to dispose of surplus property – mowers.

 

9.III.

Polk County Tourism and Development Council Grant

A grant application to the Polk County Tourism and Development Council Grant for $3,500 
9.IV.

Modification and Ratification of Airport Ground Lease

The City Commission will consider modifying the lease agreement with Phoenix Air, Inc./Betty Hill for ground space at the Lake Wales Municipal Airport.
9.V.

SR 60 Duke Energy Encroachment

To facilitate the expansion of the city’s utilities to the west, easements had to be acquired.  Duke Energy has an existing easement on Parcel No. 1936 that the city would need to install utility lines in to continue the expansion of utilities to the western boundary.
10.

OLD BUSINESS

10.I.

Ordinance 2017-05 – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing Zoning and Land Use Regulations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Ordinance 2017-05 proposes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries as a conditional use in the PF – Professional and C-3 Highway Commercial zoning districts.

10.II.

Ordinance 2017-06, Zoning Amendment: 2nd Reading and Public Hearing Southeast Corner of Old Scenic Highway and City Limits Road

The request for re-zone is being made by the owner, Ag Investments of Polk County to rezone approximately 9.13 acres located at the southeast corner of Old Scenic Highway and City Limits Road from R-1B single family residential to R-1D single family residential zoning designation. 

10.III.

Ordinance 2017-08 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing Southwest corner Thompson Nursery Road and U.S. Highway 27

Ordinance 2017-08 proposes the annexation of approximately 5.2 acres located at the southwest corner of Thompson Nursery Road and U.S. Highway 27 and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.
10.IV.

Ordinance 2017-07, Amending Ordinance 2001-08 Personnel Administration Policies – 2nd Reading & Public Hearing

Ordinance 2017-07 is being presented to include vaping with e-cigarettes into existing smoking policy.
11.

NEW BUSINESS

11.I.

Resolution 2017-08, Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement-G0658

The adoption of Resolution 2017-08 authorizes the execution of an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to amend the funding for JPA-G0658 to perform environmental assessment, mitigation, permitting, design updates and related activities necessary to bid the Runway 6/24 rehabilitation and extension project at the Lake Wales Municipal Airport.
11.II.

Resolution 2017-09 – Annexation Agreement between Atlantic Funding Ltd., LLC and the City.

Resolution 2017-09 authorizes the Mayor to execute a binding annexation agreement between Atlantic Funding Ltd., LLC and the City for property not currently contiguous to the city limits.

11.III.

Appointment - Charter School Board of Trustees

The Mayor will appointment a member of the City Commission to serve as a member to the Charter Board of Trustees. 
11.IV.

Status Update on Building Inspection

An update for City Commission on how Staff is handling the provision of Building Division Services.
12.

CRA MEETING - The City Commission will recess and conduct a CRA Meeting.

12.I.

Approval of Contract with S&ME for the update of the Community Redevelopment Plan

A contract with S&ME of Orlando, Florida for $56,298.00 is recommended to update the city’s Community Redevelopment Plan. The last plan was written in 1999 with revisions in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007. 

13.

CITY CLERK MATTER

14.

CITY MANAGER

14.I.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
14.II.

Social Media Tracking Report

14.III.

City Commission Meeting Calendar

15.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

16.

MAYOR COMMENTS

17.

ADJOURNMENT

(The staff memos are 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.