CITY COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
OFFICIAL AGENDA
January 19, 2021
6:00 p.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.

PROCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

5.I.

Proclamation - School Choice Week January 24-30, 2021

6.

PRESENTATION/REPORT

6.I.

Presentation - EDC/Chamber of Commerce

6.II.

COVID-19 Update

7.

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 if they are a resident, taxpayer, business owner, or utility customer and they will have 5 minutes. Utility customers should only speak on matters concerning those utilities.

Public Comments will be accepted at www.lakewalesfl.gov/comments  Submitted comments will be read into the record.
 
8.

CITY CLERK

8.I.

Board Appointments - Library Board

Appointments to fill a vacancy on the Library Board
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 - October 20, 2020 and November 3, 2020.

Commission meeting Minutes October 20, 2020 and November 3, 2020
9.II.

Sixth Amendment to the New Cingular Wireless Cell Site Lease

Modification of the New Cingular Cell Site lease to add additional property in the already leased area.

9.III.

Water Main Replacement Project Phase 2 engineering contract

Dewberry Engineering services to design the replacement and removal of old galvanize and a/c pipe in the utility system in various locations to be replace with current industry standard for $331,500.00.


9.IV.

Water System Hydraulic Modeling

Reiss Engineering Inc. to perform hydraulic modeling for the water system.


9.V.

Agreement with Tucker Paving related to the repaving of the Lake Wales Family YMCA parking lot.

The City Commission will consider entering into a piggyback agreement with Tucker Paving related to the repaving of the Lake Wales Family YMCA parking lot.
9.VI.

Lease Agreement with Lake Wales Charter Schools

The City Commission will consider approving a Lease Agreement with the Lake Wales Charter Schools
10.

OLD BUSINESS

10.I.

Ordinance 2021-01 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing .35 acres south of State Road 60 and east of Highland Drive PID: 283008941000027040

Ordinance 2021-01 proposes the annexation of approximately .35 acres of land located south of State Road 60 and east of Highland Drive, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.
10.II.

Ordinance 2021-02 Petition to Establish the Leoma’s Landing Community Development District (CDD) – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance 2021-02 proposes the establishment of the Leoma’s Landing Community Development District (hereinafter referred to as the “CDD”), as petitioned by Leoma’s Landing, LLC.


10.III.

Ordinance 2021-03 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing 29.42 acres south of Brookshire Subdivision and east of Scenic Hwy PID: 27-29-14-000000-033020 & 27-29-14-860590-000501

Ordinance 2021-03 proposes the voluntary annexation of 29.42 acres located south of Brookshire Subdivision and east of Scenic Hwy, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits.
10.IV.

Ordinance 2021-04 Annexation – 2nd Reading and Public Hearing 16.96 acres south of Mountain Lake Cut Off Rd and west of Hwy 27 PID: 27-29-33-000000-011050; 27-29-34-000000-033040; 27-29-34- 000000-033020

Ordinance 2021-04 proposes the voluntary annexation of 16.96 acres located south of Mountain Lake Cut Off Rd and west of Hwy 27, and contiguous to the incorporated City limits. 
11.

NEW BUSINESS

11.I.

Ordinance 2021-05 amending Sec. 15-11 of the Lake Wales Code of Ordinances

Ordinance 2021-05 amending Sec. 15-11(b) of the Lake Wales Code of Ordinances which defines a sexual offender
11.II.

Resolution 2021-01 State of Emergency Declaration

Resolution 2021-01 declares a State of Emergency for Lake Wales in response to concerns related to COVID-19. This will be in effect from January 19, 2021 until February 19, 2021. 
11.III.

Resolution 2021-02 Lake Wales Connected Plan

Resolution 2021-02 approves the Lake Wales Connected Plan adopted by the Lake Wales CRA in October 2019.
11.IV.

Resolution 2021-03 Support of the Ridge Scenic Highway Connector Trail

Resolution 2021-03 endorses the Ridge Scenic Highway Connector Trail
11.V.

Contract with Citrus Connection for Mass Transit Services for Lake Wales

The proposed contract with the Lakeland Area Mass Transit District (aka Citrus Connection) provides for the City of Lake Wales “fair share” contribution towards the cost of providing mass transit service to the City for the next two years.
11.VI.

Purchase Authorization - Axon Enterprise, Inc.

The City Commission will consider approving a purchase authorization and budget amendment to fund the purchase of body cameras and one additional staff position within the Lake Wales Police Department to manage video evidence.
12.

CITY ATTORNEY

13.

CITY MANAGER

13.I.
13.II.

Commission Meeting Calendar

13.III.

Social Media Tracking report

14.

CITY COMMISSION COMMENTS

15.

MAYOR COMMENTS

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.