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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall - City Commission Chambers, 100 North U.S. #1, Fort Pierce, Florida
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER
 
2.   OPENING PRAYER - Reverend Dr. Kenneth Mills, Save our Children
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of Minutes from the April 6, 2015 meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   Proclamation recognizing April 24, 2015 as Arbor Day.  Being received by Paul Bertram, Public Works. Click to View
 
b.   Proclamation recognizing May 1, 2015 as Law Day.  Being received by Carlos Wells, St. Lucie County Bar Association President. Click to View
 
c.   Proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Being received by Sara Frahm, Program Manager, CASTLE. Click to View
 
d.   Proclamation recognizing April as Guardian ad Litem Month.  Being received by H.L. "Vern" Melvin, Circuit Director. Click to View
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Commendation letter from The Daniel M. Center for Behavioral Change thanking the Building & Code Enforcement Department for their swift response when the building was hit by a car. Click to View
 
b.   Email received from Mears Construction commending the Building Department, in particular, Kim West, for Kim's professional manner and great attitude. Click to View
 
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COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS NOT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS
Any person who wishes to comment on an agenda item which is not under Public Hearings on the Agenda may be heard at this time and must sign up to speak in advance. Please limit your comments to three (3) minutes or less, as directed by the Mayor, as this section of the Agenda is limited to thirty minutes. The City Commission will not be able to take any official actions under Comments from the Public. Speakers will address the Mayor, Commissioners, and the Public with respect. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated.

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9.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Waive interest, penalties and administrative fees in the amount of $324.40 for lot clearing lien against 3061 S 10th St, Ft. Pierce, FL owned by Elizabeth Brown, 5202 Palmetto Dr., Ft. Pierce, FL, contingent upon payment of $139.93 within 60 days. Click to View
 
b.   Reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $32,290.00 against 3111 Boston Avenue owned by Danilo Ortega (TR) and Lurine Foster (TR), 3549 SW Riviera Street, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 to $1000.00 payable in 60 days. Click to View
 
c.   Reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $262,915.00 against 508 N. 14th Street; previously owned by Alcinne Calixt (TR) C/O Reynard Millien, 508 N 14th St., Ft Pierce, FL and currently owned by Royston Dass, 1528 SW Abington Avenue, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 to $1,000.00 payable in 60 days. Click to View
 
d.   Approve Blackstreet Enterprises, LLC in response to RFP No. 2015-021 for an amount not to exceed $20,444.00 for rehabilitation of 2008 Avenue P funded by the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP). Click to View
 
e.   Approve De La Hoz Builders, Inc. in response to RFP No. 2015-022 for an amount not to exceed $22,922.00 for rehabilitation of 2802 Avenue I funded by the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP). Click to View
 
f.   Approval of Lease Extension Agreement with Little Jim Bait and Tackle, Inc. for property located at 601 North Causeway Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida for a ten year period commencing on March 1, 2015 in the amount of $2,000.00 per month adjusted annually by CPI. Click to View
 
g.   Approval of settlement agreement between Dickerson Florida, Inc. and the City of Fort Pierce. Click to View
 
h.   Approval of travel expenses in the amount of $898.78 for Commissioner Sessions to attend the 30th Annual National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community being held May 27 - 30, 2015, in Tampa, Florida. Click to View
 
i.   Approval of travel expenses in the amount of $898.78 for Commissioner Alexander to attend the 30th Annual National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community being held May 27 - 30, 2015, in Tampa, Florida. Click to View
 
j.   Approval of Travel for Mayor Hudson to attend the Florida League of Cities Regional Summit Series - Economic Development Tools on August 11, 2015 in the amount of $173.77. Click to View
 
k.   Approval of Employment Agreement between the City of Fort Pierce and Diane Hobley-Burney for her services as Chief of Police for a three year term commencing June 1, 2015 at an annual salary of $124,091.00 subject to City Attorney review. Click to View
 
10.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Ordinance No. 15-009 - Amending Chapter 22 to permit Farmer's Market and Farm Stand Use in Light Industrial Zoning Districts.  SECOND READING Click to View
 
b.   Approval of application for Waiver of Distance submitted by Bunwin, Inc. (owner) and Robert Smith (applicant), operating as Celebrity Peacock Jazz and Blues Club, for a 4COP Alcoholic Beverage License, located at 510 Orange Avenue. Property is zoned C-3, General Commercial.  Click to View
 
11.   MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS
 
a.   Baccalaureate Degree Legislation Update - Andy Treadwell, Administrative Director of Legislative and Executive Communications, Indian River State College. Click to View
 
b.   FPUA Commercial Utility Services Application process presentation by Bill Abramowicz, Customer Service Manager Click to View
 
c.   Presentation of the Financial Report for the quarter ending March 31, 2015.  Click to View
 
12.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Discussion on Avenue D businesses requested by Commissioner Alexander. Click to View
 
13.   COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC
 
Any person who wishes to comment on any subject may be heard at this time and must sign up to speak in advance. Please limit your comments to three (3) minutes or less, as directed by the Mayor, as this section of the Agenda is limited to thirty minutes. The City Commission will not be able to take any official actions under Comments from the Public. Speakers will address the Mayor, Commissioners, and the Public with respect. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
 
 
14.   COMMENTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
 
a.   City Manager's Departmental Activity Report. Click to View
 
15.   COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION
 
16.   ADJOURNMENT
 
 
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, the City hereby advises you that if you or another person decide to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or hearing, that you or said person will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, affected persons may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.  This notice does not constitute consent by the City for the introduction or admission into evidence of otherwise inadmissible or irrelevant evidence, nor does it authorize challenges or appeals not otherwise allowed by law. 
 
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk’s Office at (772) 467-3052 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

    

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