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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, May 4, 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 - Rev. Eddie Oliver, Neighborhood Bible Way Revival Center
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of Minutes from the April 20, 2015 meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   Proclamation recognizing May, 2015 as Mental Health Awareness Month.  Being received by Deb Pizzimenti, Suncoast Mental Health Center.
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b.   Proclamation recognizing May 15-22 as Public Works Week.  Being received by Paul Bertram, Public Works. Click to View
 
c.   Proclamation recognizing Police Week.   Being received by Frank Amandro, Interim Police Chief. Click to View
 
d.   Proclamation recognizing Boys and Girls Clubs.   Being received by Mike Sancho, Chief Executive Officer.   Click to View
 
e.   Proclamation recognizing May 2-10, 2015 as Travel and Tourism Week.   Being received by Charlotte Bireley, Manager of Tourism and Venues, St. Lucie County. Click to View
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Letter from Sharon Morris, Principal of the Positive Expectations Academy, thanking the Fort Pierce Police Department for their swift response on February 3, 2015, when their school was hit by a car.  Click to View
 
b.   Email from Fidel Iglesias-Lopez, Law Offices of Fidel Iglesias-Lopez, recognizing the consideration, efforts, professionalism, and time of Manager Arraiz; Animal Control Officer Gasparre; Investigator Coss; and Police Officers Hall and Spotts, and of law enforcement personnel generally, in their responses to citizens of the Admiral Street Crime Watch neighborhood.  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.   Reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $449,820.00 against 449 N 6th St., previously owned by Kermit J. Mullins and Benjamin H. Major of West Palm Beach, FL; currently owned by Jon Neprud of Ft. Pierce, FL to $2,500.00 payable in 60 days. The balance of the lien is to remain against Mr. Mullins and Mr. Major. Click to View
 
b.   Approval to amend commercial facade grant previously awarded to Bible Way Soul Saving Station, Inc. for 464 N. 9th Street to Save Our Children, Inc. since the 464 N. 9th Street property now belongs to Save Our Children, Inc. Click to View
 
c.   Approval to submit and accept a grant application for Department of Justice funding not to exceed $30,000 under the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program. Click to View
 
d.   Approval of application of Bill Harris to install an above ground LP tank at 944 Seaway Dr.  Click to View
 
e.   Approval of travel expenses in the amount of $902.46 for Mayor Hudson 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
 
10.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Approval of a Site Plan submitted by O`Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc.  to construct a 7,941 sq. ft. retail auto parts store located at 2600 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, FL. Property is zoned C-3, General  Commercial.
 
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11.   MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS
 
a.   Presentation and acceptance of City Audit on all funds for fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, as prepared by DiBartolomeo, McBee, Hartley & Barnes, P.A. Click to View
 
b.   Presentation by Linda Fasano, Executive Director, Arts & Cultural Alliance of St. Lucie County. Click to View
 
c.   Presentation by Mike Sancho, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County. Click to View
 
12.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Reappointment of Communitywide Council Volunteer Click to View
 
b.   Reappointment of Fort Pierce Authentic Tours Advisory Board Member to fill the St. Lucie County position. 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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