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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, December 7, 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 Eldrew Baldwin, First Bethel Baptist Church
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
6.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
7.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   Approval of Minutes from the November 16, 2015 Out of the Sunshine meeting and the November 16, 2015 Regular Meeting. Click to View
 
a.   Commendation Letter for Kim West and Mechelle Arbuzow, from Mr. Jerry Curci, Fairview Terrace Mobile Home Park Click to View
 
8.   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.
 
 
9.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Request to reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $108,530.00 against 2014 Delaware Avenue (PID 2409-313-0014-000/3) which was previously owned by Pierina Montano, 15751 SW 139th Street, Miami, FL 33196 and currently owned by Simon P. Castor, 207 Dixieland Drive, Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 to $1,512.01. Click to View
 
b.   Request to reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $2030.00 against 3204 Ohio Avenue (PID 2417-505-0021-000/9) owned by Systec LLC,  1175 NW 17th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33445 and occupied by Charles Pitt, 5303 Palmetto Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 to $750.00 payable in 60 days. Click to View
 
c.   Approval of contract award to Playcore Wisconsin DBA Game Time, Longwood, Florida, in the amount of $25,000 to purchase playground equipment for Maravilla Park. Click to View
 
d.   Approve Site Plan extension for Sunrise Heights Senior Housing Center located at 707 North 7th Street until December 16, 2017. Click to View
 
e.   Approval of Professional Services Agreement with Colin Baenziger & Associates for the purpose of selecting and hiring a professional in-house City Attorney for the City of Fort Pierce for an amount not to exceed $24,750. Click to View
 
f.   Approval to award RFP No. 2015-051 for Realtor Services to the highest ranked respondent. Click to View
 
10.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Approve with conditions a Conditional Use application to allow Harbor Community Bank to operate administrative offices within an I1, Light Industrial Zone, at 600 Edwards Road, Fort Pierce, FL.   Click to View
 
b.   Approval with conditions an application for Conditional Use, submitted by Property Owners; Orange Blossom Investment, LLC, and applicant; St. James Christian Academy to expand the operation of a private school located at 4300 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned C-3, General Commercial (Parcel ID 2418-431-0001-000-0). Click to View
 
c.   Ordinance No. 15-049 - Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to eliminate the 40% total floor area minimum requirement for residential uses, reduce the required number of uses from three (3) to two (2) and modify the open and green space requirements. (Staff recommends postponement of this Second Reading to the January 4, 2016 meeting) Click to View
 
d.   Ordinance No. 15-056 amending section 5-267 "Permit Fee Schedule". SECOND READING (Staff recommends postponement of this Second Reading to the January 4, 2016 meeting.) Click to View
 
e.   Ordinance No. 15- 057 voluntarily annexing property located on Oleander Avenue just north of Kanner Drive (parcel number 2427-601-0010-000-5).   FIRST READING Click to View
 
11.   MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS
 
a.   Greenway & Trails Update by St. Lucie County Environmental Resource Team Click to View
 
b.   Monthly Financial Report for the Month Ending October 31, 2015 Click to View
 
12.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Resolution 15-R34 Appointing Gwendolyn Taylor to the Communitywide Council. Click to View
 
b.   Resolution 15-R35 Appointing Frank Creyaufmiller to the Planning Board as an alternate. Click to View
 
c.   Resolution 15-R36 re-appointing JoAnn Parrish to the Housing Authority Board. Click to View
 
d.   Discussion and consideration of the appointment of Nicholas Mimms as City Manager. Click to View
 
e.   Discussion on city policy regarding the advertising of job descriptions at the request of Commissioner Becht. 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.   Interim 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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