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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall - City Commission Chambers, 100 North U.S. #1, Fort Pierce, Florida
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER
 
2.   OPENING PRAYER - Pastor Craig Bridgers, The Crossing Community Church
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of minutes from the March 7, 2016 regular meeting and the March 10, 2016 special meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   Parent's and Children's Day Proclamation being received by Deb Labella and Tony Loupe, Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County. Click to View
 
b.   St. Lucie County Fire Fighter Appreciation Month Proclamation being received by Alexa Birth and Jeaneece Washington, Muscular Dystrophy Association. Click to View
 
c.   Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day being received by Wayne Teegardin, St. Lucie County Veteran Services. Click to View
 
d.   Fort Pierce Citizens Academy Graduation Click to View
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Email from Jennifer Hedden, Principal and Coach of Chester A. Moore Elementary School thanking the Chief of Police for providing additional support with traffic control and for partnering with the school for the safety of the children. Click to View
 
b.   Email from Linda Salisbury expressing her appreciation of the City Clerk's efforts toward transparency and the improvement of public record requests. Click to View
 
c.   Email from Active Captain with a 4 star review "A Great Place to Stop" of the marina, staff and downtown area. 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.

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9.   ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO AGENDA AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
10.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Waive partial interest, penalties, and administrative fees in the amount of $149.42 for Lot Clearing Lien against 1708 Francis Court, Property ID #2401-506-0012-000-7, owned by Bruce F. Arnold, Sr, contingent upon payment of $100.00 within 60 days. Click to View
 
b.   Reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $61,830.00 against 1708 Francis Court; previously owned by Bruce F. Arnold Jr., 1512 White Hall Dr., #306, Plantation, FL 33324 and currently owned by Bruce F. Arnold, Sr., 245 Meadowlark Lane, Sandpoint, ID 83864 to $1,600.00 payable at closing. Click to View
 
c.   Request to reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $95,240.00 against 2808 Oleander Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL, Parcel ID# 2422-602-0136-000-2, which was previously owned by RWLS V Holdings LLC, PO Box 8451, Mesa, AZ 85214 and currently owned by Tatiana G. Flores, 2808 Oleander Boulevard, Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 to $200.00 payable in 30 days. Click to View
 
d.   Request to reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $171,900.00 against 2402 Oleander Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL, Parcel ID # 2422-604-0001-000-3 which was previously owned by Nicholas G. Austgen, 2402 Oleander Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL and currently owned by Federal National Mortgage Association, % Shapiro, Fishman, Gache LLP, 2424 North Federal Highway, Ste 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431 to $2,000.00 payable in 30 days. Click to View
 
e.   Approve grant award for Ms. Sharon Robinson for her business, Bo's Crab Spot, in the amount of $3,000 as an eligible recipient under the 2015-16 CDBG Action Plan Grant Award for Small Business. Click to View
 
f.   Approval of Communitywide Council Recommendations for 2016 Public Service Grant Awards in the total amount of $60,000.00. Click to View
 
g.   Approve purchase of laptops/computer equipment from Insight Public Sector in an amount not to exceed $28,479 for the Police Department. Click to View
 
h.   Approve request to Install an Above Ground LP Tank at 1110 North 2nd Street. Click to View
 
11.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Presentation and Public Hearing for 2016-2020 5-Year Consolidated Plan and 2016 Action Plan Click to View
 
b.   Ordinance 16-002 - Amendments to Chapter 9 & 22 - Zoning Fueling Station Regulation Updates – Location & Design  SECOND READING Click to View
 
c.   Review and approval with conditions an application for Conditional Use, submitted by Property Owner, Egan Packing LLC, applicant, Indian River Biodiesel, LLC, and representative, Dennis Murphy, of  Culpepper & Terpening, Inc. to operate a Biodiesel fuel manufacturing facility within an existing industrial building located at 1103 N 2nd Street, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned Light Industrial, I-1, (Parcel ID 2403-705-0006-000-9). Click to View
 
d.   Review and approval of an application for a Conditional Use, submitted by Property Owners; Emil Francisco Jr., and applicant; Rico Farms LLC to operate a Wholesale Distribution Facility located at 5300 S. US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned C-3, General Commercial (Parcel ID 3403-433-0007-000-5). Click to View
 
e.   Ordinance 16-006 - Right-of-way abandonment submitted by TMH, LLC to abandon land immediately adjacent to 401 S. Indian River Drive. (Parcel ID 2410-808-0017-000-7). Click to View
 
f.   Ordinance 16-007 - Right-of-way abandonment submitted by TMH, LLC to abandon land immediately adjacent to 411 S. Indian River Drive. (Parcel ID 2410-808-0019-000-1). Click to View
 
g.   Ordinance 16-008 - Zoning Atlas Amendment & Planned Development Approval submitted by Foglia Contracting Corp. to construct a mixed-use development with office, retail and residential at 401 S Indian River Drive. Property is zoned C-1, Office Commercial.  (Parcel ID 2410-808-0017-000-7; 2410-808-0019-000-1).  Click to View
 
h.   Approve with conditions an application Conditional Use w/ New Construction & Design Review submitted by Foglia Contracting Corp. to construct a multi-family development at 401 & 411 S. Indian River Drive. Property is zoned C-1, Office Commercial. (Parcel ID 2410-808-0017-000-7; 2410-808-0019-000-1). Click to View
 
i.   Ordinance 16-009 - Zoning Atlas Amendment, Planned Development Plan and Preliminary Plat submitted by Walton Acquisitions FL, LLC to propose a mixed-use park including flex-warehouse, flex-commercial, mulit-family at 9850 Midway Road. Property is zoned AG 2.5, County Agriculture; AG-1, Agriculture, PUD, Planned Unit Development.  (Parcel ID 2334-340-0000-000-7; 2334-410-0000-000-1). Click to View
 
j.   Ordinance 16-010 - A voluntary annexation submitted by David Cleveland to annex property located at 3255 South US Hwy 1. Property is zoned CG, General Commercial with a COM, Commercial FLU.  (Parcel ID 2427-601-0055-010-5) Click to View
 
12.   MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS
 
a.   Monthly Financial Report for the Month Ending February 29, 2016 Click to View
 
b.   Presentation of Gangs Action Plan Report and Community Policing Action Plan Report by Diane Hobley-Burney, Chief of Police. Click to View
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Resolution 16-R06 Reappointing James Crist and Bret McCain to the Board of Adjustment. Click to View
 
b.   Resolution 16-R07 Reappointing members to the Communitywide Council. Click to View
 
c.   Resolution 16-R08 Reappointing Don Bergman to the Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals. Click to View
 
d.   Resolution 16-R09 Creating the Relocation Advisory Committee for the Fort Pierce Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Click to View
 
e.   Resolution 16-R10 Appointing members to the Relocation Advisory Committee for Fort Pierce Wastewater Treatment Plant Click to View
 
f.   Submittal Of Applications for positions on the Sunrise Theatre Advisory Board.
 
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g.   Consideration of letter to Governor Scott in support of Port St. Lucie's Resolution 16-R12, requesting the activation of all available emergency and relief resources for the protection of the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie Estuary. Click to View
 
h.   ADDED ITEM:  Letter of support for the SUN Trail Network. Click to View
 
i.   MOVED FROM CONSENT.  Approval of Employment Agreement with James M. Messer for full time legal services as the City Attorney for the City of Fort Pierce. Click to View
 
14.   COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

Any person who wishes to comment on any subject may be heard at this time. 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.
 
15.   COMMENTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
 
16.   COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION
 
17.   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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