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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall - City Commission Chambers, 100 North U.S. #1, Fort Pierce, Florida
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER
 
2.   OPENING PRAYER
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of minutes from the February 21, 2017 regular meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   American Red Cross Month proclamation being received by American Red Cross volunteers. Click to View
 
b.   Presentation of Key to the City to Aleshia A. Johnson, 2017 Youth of the Year, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. Click to View
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Email from Scott Smith, Director of Career Development, Virginia College, expressing his appreciation of the hard work and great job of transforming the City into a 'happening' place. Click to View
 
b.   Email from Highwaymen A J Brown thanking Libby Woodruff, Urban Redevelopment Manager, and the City of Fort Pierce for the "smashing success" of the 2nd Annual Highwaymen Art Show, which was a prime example of progress. Click to View
 
c.   Letter from Kathy McDonald, President, Sebastian Area Historical Society Inc., thanking Libby Woodruff for her wonderful presentation of "The Florida Highwayman Artists". 

The Society appreciates Libby’s generosity and willingness to share her knowledge and stated she did a fantastic job and everyone had a delightful time. 
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d.   Letter from Boys and Girls Club, Youth of the Year Candidates and Committee thanking Michael Gillian for driving the trolley during their 2017 Youth of the Year Leadership Day.  
 
They stated they cant wait to see Mr. Gillian again when they announce the Youth of the Year winner. 
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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.   ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO AGENDA AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
10.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Approve grant award for Geraldine Clark, for her business, HyShe Boutique and Furniture Consignment in the amount of $3,000, as an eligible recipient under the 2016-2017 CDBG Action Plan - Grant Award for Small Business. Click to View
 
b.   Approve grant award for Andy Truong, owner of Pho 16 Vietnamese Cuisine in the amount of $3,000 as an eligible recipient under the 2016-2017 CDBG Action Plan. Click to View
 
c.   Approve grant award for William & Johnson, Inc., owner of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in the amount of $3,000 as an eligible recipient under the 2016-2017 CDBG Grant Award for Small Business Click to View
 
d.   Approve grant award for Harriet Staley, owner of E&H Handyman Services in the amount of $3,000 as an elible recipient under the 2016-17 CDBG Grant Award for Small Business. Click to View
 
e.   Approval of a twenty-four (24) month Lease Extension Agreement between the City of Fort Pierce and FP-DW, LLC and FP-DX, LLC for certain parcels along Indian River Drive, that are being utilized to provide additional parking spaces for the public.
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f.   Approve the Police Department's request to purchase one (1) 2016 Ford Interceptor Utility (demo unit) from Bartow Ford in the amount not to exceed $29,572.00 pursuant to Bid # 2015000418.  Click to View
 
g.   Approval of travel expenses in the amount of $809.68 for Commissioner Alexander to attend the FBC-LEO Spring Conference on  March 16 - 18, 2017 in Miramar, Florida. Click to View
 
h.   Approval of travel expenses in the amount of $809.68 for Commissioner Sessions to attend the FBC-LEO Spring Conference on  March 16 - 18, 2017 in Miramar, Florida. Click to View
 
11.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Approve a request for waiver of distance from Sec. 9-111(b)(1) submitted by Adolfina Avellaneda to operate a food truck ("Taqueria Dos Hermanos") at 1702 Delaware Ave, Fort Pierce. Click to View
 
b.   Approve with conditions an application for Conditional Use with no new construction submitted by property owners, First United Methodist Church of Fort Pierce Inc., and applicant, Sherria Baptiste, to operate a Kindergarten through 8th grade private Christian Academy that will accommodate 135 students at 616 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned General Commercial, C-3. Parcel ID: 2410-606-0007-000-4.
 
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c.   Review and approval of a Conceptual Development Plan submitted by property owners, 604 Midway LLC. and representative Mike McCarty of McCarty & Associates, which conceptualizes establishment of a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center at 604 Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned Neighborhood Commercial, C-2, and concurrently being considered for rezoning to Office Commercial, C-1. Parcel ID: 3403-243-0001-000-0. Click to View
 
d.   Ordinance 17-005 Amending the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan to change the designation of property located at 2496 Edwards Road from from RM, Medium Density Residential to GC, General Commercial. SECOND READING Click to View
 
e.   Ordinance 17-006 Amending the Zoning Atlas to rezone property located at 2496 Edwards Road from Neighborhood Commercial (C-2) to General Commercial (C-3). SECOND READING Click to View
 
f.   Ordinance 17-007 - An Ordinance by the City Commission of the City of Fort Pierce, FL rezoning property located at 604 Midway Road from C-2, Neighborhood Commercial to C-1, Office Commercial. FIRST READING Click to View
 
g.   Ordinance 17-008 - Extending the territorial limits of the City of Fort Pierce, Florida to include property located at 2498 Edwards Road. FIRST READING Click to View
 
12.   MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Resolution 17-R10 Authorizing the purchase of South Depot Drive in the amount of $30,000.00. Click to View
 
b.   Consideration of issuing a Letter of Support for United for Animals to seek a grant for the Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program. 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
 
a.   City Manager's Report Click to View
 
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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