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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, December 21, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall - City Commission Chambers, 100 North U.S. #1, Fort Pierce, Florida

Beginning at 6:15, please join us for a special performance by the St. Lucie County Boy's and Girls Club
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER
 
2.   OPENING PRAYER - Father Yves Geffrard, Notre Dame Catholic Mission
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of minutes from the December 7, 2015 regular meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Letter of appreciation from Robert. P. Greene recognizing the appointment of Officer Al Garcia as their neighborhood sentry and commending his professional demeanor, positive attitude and the positive role model he creates. Click to View
 
b.   Letter of appreciation from Pam Gillette, Main Street Fort Pierce to the Mayor and Commissioners, City Manager, Police Chief and Public Works for ther support of the 27th Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Festival and Parade. 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 waive interest, penalties, and administrative fees in the amount of $134,840.00 for code enforcement lien against 2020 S 3rd Street, Ft. Pierce, FL, Parcel ID 2415-801-0024-000-3, previously owned by Rachel Nazario, 2020 S 3rd Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 and currently owned by Cariann D. Martin, 374 NE Genessee Avenue, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983  $21,510.58. Click to View
 
b.   Approval of Subordination of Utility Interest Agreements between the State of Florida, Department of Transportation and the City of Fort Pierce, Florida for the use and benefit of Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, as for the Midway Road widening project. Click to View
 
c.   Approve staff recommendation to award Request for Proposal #2016-003 - Banking Services to Harbor Community Bank. Click to View
 
d.   Approval of Settlement Agreement in K & K II, Inc. v City of Fort Pierce (Case #562013CA002183 BC) in the amount of $87,500.00. Click to View
 
e.   Approval of Employment Agreement with Nicholas C. Mimms, City Manager. Click to View
 
f.   Approval of blanket purchase orders for FY 2016 for the Police Department in the total budgeted amount of $288,131.00. Click to View
 
h.   Approve the purchase by the police department of three (3) Segways with two accessory packages in the total amount not to exceed $35,886.90 . Click to View
 
i.   Approval of the sale of fourteen (14) mixed performance mortgage loans to Harbor Community Bank in the amount of $729,300.00. Click to View
 
j.   Approval to provide a net $50 holiday bonus to each employee. Click to View
 
10.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Ordinance No. 15- 057 voluntarily annexing property located on Oleander Avenue just north of Kanner Drive (parcel number 2427-601-0010-000-5).  SECOND READING Click to View
 
b.   Review and approval of an application for a Waiver of Distance, submitted by Property Owners, Bamboo Palms LLC, Applicant, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3582 to establish an 11C alcoholic beverage license for their Non-profit club at 1717 S. US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned General Commercial (C-3), (Parcel ID 2415-311-0004-000-3). Click to View
 
c.   Ordinance No. 15-058 - Amending Code Section 13-73 (c) to allow the Retirement Board to select their own attorney with the approval of the City Commission.  FIRST READING Click to View
 
11.   MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS
 
a.   Monthly Financial Report for the Month Ending November 30, 2015 Click to View
 
12.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Consideration of Application for Appointment to Communitywide Council, submitted by Mr. John Kevin Griffin. Click to View
 
b.   Request for Reimbursement of Legal Fees and Costs in the amount of $8,875.07 associated with the defense of complaints filed with the Commission on Ethics against Robert Schwerer which were dismissed. Click to View
 
c.   Request for Reimbursement of Legal Fees and Costs in the amount of $3,015.00 associated with the defense of complaints filed with the Commission on Ethics against Thomas Perona which were dismissed. Click to View
 
d.   Request for Reimbursement of Legal Fees and Costs in the amount of $2,325.00 associated with the defense of a complaint filed with the Commission on Ethics against Edward Becht which has been dismissed. 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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