CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
August 15, 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.

Status of Commissioner Curtis Gibson

The City Commission must determine whether or not to direct the City Attorney to pursue a
suspension by the Governor until the criminal charges are resolved in accordance with law.
6.

PROCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

6.I.

PROCLAMATION - Peace Corps Volunteers

7.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

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.

Minutes - August 1, 2017

The minutes of the Commission Meeting on August 1, 2017
9.II.

Recommendation from the Audit Selection Committee - Professional Auditing Services

Acceptance of Cherry Bekaert CPAs & Advisors professional auditing services for fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, with the option to renew for two additional years
9.III.

Grant Administration Agreement - Andy Easton and Associates

Staff is seeking approval of a new contract with Andy Easton and Associates for CDBG Grant Administration Services. 

9.IV.

Special Event Application: Homecoming Parade Sept 28, 2017

Approval of the special event permit application and the request for street closings will allow the Lake Wales High School Homecoming Parade to be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

9.V.

Write-off Uncollectible Receivable Accounts

The City Commission is asked to authorize the write-off of uncollectible accounts

receivables totaling $49,440.31  for utility and solid waste services.


9.VI.

State Road 60 Westerly Utility Expansion - Approval of Settlements

There  are  two  Mediated  Settlement  Agreements  and  one  Stipulated Settlement Agreement related to the acquisition of easements for the installation of infrastructure for the subject utility expansion project which require approval by the City Commission.
10.

OLD BUSINESS

11.

NEW BUSINESS

11.I.

Ordinance D2017-02 – CPA/Zoning 1st Reading and Public Hearing First Christian Church of Lake Wales – Sunset Dr and Buck Moore Rd

This ordinance will amend land use designation on the Future Land Use Map (Comprehensive Plan) and the Zoning Map for the First Christian Church of Lake Wales property, 15.9 acres on the northwest corner of Sunset Drive and Buck Moore Road. 

11.II.

Board Appointments: Library Board

Appointments fill vacancies due to resignations, expiration of terms, newly established boards, etc.
12.

CITY MANAGER

12.I.

Status of the City Clerk

Documents:
  1. LW Draft Report.pdf
12.II.

Tracking Report

Documents:
  1. Tracking.pdf
12.III.

Social Media Tracking Report

12.IV.

City Commission Meeting Calendar

12.V.

Other Meetings & Events Calendar

13.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

14.

MAYOR COMMENTS

15.

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.