Official Agenda
September 30, 2020
3:00 p.m.

City Administration Building
Commission Chambers
201 W. Central Avenue
Lake Wales, FL 33853

This will be a hybrid virtual tele-conference meeting.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 20-69, issued by the Office of Governor Ron Desantis on March 20, 2020, and extended by Executive Order No. 20-112, and extended further by Executive Orders No. 20-114, 20-150, and 20-179 municipalities may conduct meetings of their governing boards without having a quorum of its members present physically or at any specific location, and utilizing communications media technology such as telephonic or video conferencing, as provided by Section 120.54(5)(b)2, Florida Statutes. 

Some members of the Commission, Staff and public will be welcome to attend in the Commission Chambers.
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:




City Manager Comments


ORDINANCE 2020-14- Increase in Commissioner Salaries Second Reading and Public Hearing

ORDINANCE 2020-14 will increase Commissioner Salaries to $6323.27 beginning with the new term in May 2021.

Agreement for Paramedic Clinical Training with Lake Wales Fire Department

Approval of the agreement with South Florida State College for an employee-student ride-along program with the Lake Wales Fire Department.

Ordinance 2020-27 Zoning Amendment – Chapter 23 Zoning, Land Use and Development

The proposed regulations will create the Planned Development Mixed Use zoning district and Master Development Plan process to enable the recently-adopted Mixed Use Master Development Plan Policy (2.18) of the Lake Wales Comprehensive Plan.

City of Lake Wales 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update - 1st Reading and Public Hearing: Ordinance D2020-04


Ordinance D2020-03 1st Reading – Comp Plan Amendment/Future Land Use Winter Haven Corp – 1,841.5 acres west of Highway 27

Staff has been working with a large landowner and their development team to establish a land use category which would facilitate large-scale, unified mixed-use development.

Resolution 2020-36 Extending State of Local Emergency

Resolution 2020-36 declares a State of Emergency for Lake Wales in response to concerns related to COVID-19. This will be in effect from October 9, 2020 until November 9, 2020.

Board Appointments - Historic District Regulatory Board and Planning and Zoning Board

Appointments to fill vacancies on the Historic District Regulatory Board and Planning and Zoning Board.




(The full staff memo will be incorporated into the official record)

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Persons who wish to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered during this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the office of the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting.