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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, April 3, 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 - Pastor Craig Cramer, Westside Baptist Church
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of minutes from the March 20, 2017 regular meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   Guardian ad Litem Month Proclamation being received by State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. Click to View
 
b.   Gopher Tortoise Day Proclamation being received by Barry Stevens, Fort Pierce Inlet State Park Click to View
 
c.   Earth Month Proclamation being received by Sandra Bogan, St. Lucie County Environmental Education & Outreach Manager Click to View
 
d.   Water Conservation Month Proclamation being received by Valerie Schulte, Region VIII Chair, American Water Works Association.  Click to View
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Email from Douglas Baber, Human Resources Manager, St. Lucie County, expressing his appreciation of the assistance provided by Mike Reals, Public Works Manager at Rotary Park for St. Lucie County's annual employee picnic. Click to View
 
b.   Letter from Jeremiah K. Johnson thanking Mike Reals, Director of Public Works, and his department for their assistance and efforts that contributed to the success of the Pistia cleanup at Moore's Creek on February 11, 2017. 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.   ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO AGENDA AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
10.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Request from the Roundtable of St. Lucie County for $12,000 for the funding of the Kids at Hope Mentorship Program & Preventing Crime in the Black Community National Conference Proposal. Click to View
 
b.   Approval of Alarm Ordinance Management and Mutual Cooperation Agreement with the Public Safety Corporation.  Click to View
 
c.   Approve grant award for Willie Lewis, III, owner of Vandal Athletic Gear, in the amount of $3,000 as an eligible recipient under the 2016-2017 CDBG Grant Award for Small Business. Click to View
 
d.   Waive interest, penalties, and administrative fees in the amount of $196.60 associated with lot clearing redevelopment lien against 438 N 11th Street, Fort Pierce, FL, Parcel ID Number 2409-501-0180-000-4 previously owned by Clifford Livingston, Palmetto, FL 34221, currently owned by Tax Lien Strategies LP, 940 Centre Circle, Suite 2005, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 contingent upon payment of $53.00. Click to View
 
e.   Waive interest, penalties, and administrative fees in the amount of $5,787.58 associated with lot clearing lien against 438 N 11th Street, Fort Pierce, FL, Parcel ID Number 2409-501-0180-000-4 previously owned by Clifford Livingston, Palmetto, FL 34221, currently owned by Tax Lien Strategies LP, 940 Centre Circle, Suite 2005, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 contingent upon payment of $1,109.92. Click to View
 
f.   Approval of travel expenses in the amount of $683.39 for Mayor Linda Hudson to attend the National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community on May 31 - June 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Click to View
 
g.   Approval of travel expenses in the amount of $683.39 for Commissioner Sessions to attend the National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community on May 31 - June 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Click to View
 
h.   Approval of travel expenses in the amount of $683.39 for Commissioner Alexander to attend the National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community on May 31 - June 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Click to View
 
i.   Approval to spend $16,081.18 to replace engine wiring harness and chassis wiring harness due to fire damage on Solid Waste Front Loader Vehicle #24-018.  Click to View
 
j.   Approval of Interlocal Agreement Between the City of Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County Building Departments to Share Certified Building Inspectors. Click to View
 
k.   Approval of a two (2) year extension of a Site Plan and Conditional Use Approval, with conditions, for Indian River Villas located at 401 & 411 South Indian River Drive until April 2, 2019. Click to View
 
11.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Quasi-Judicial Hearings
 
1.   Review and Approval of an application for Site Plan & Design Review, submitted by property owners, NNN/1031 #16 Jenkins LLC, and applicant, Kristen Ferretti of Corporate Property Services, to construct a new 4,989 sq. ft. Chick-fil-a restaurant with drive-thru service at 5560 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, FL. The properties are zoned General Commercial, C-3 zone. (Parcel IDs: 2419-603-0002-000-7 & 2419-603-0005-000-8.) Click to View
 
2.   Review and approval of an application for a Conditional Use with No New Construction, submitted by Property Owners and Applicants; Robert & Deborah Sacks to operate a Dwelling Rental, offering lodging for less than six (6) months with a minimum rental period of one (1) week, at 655 Hernando Street, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned R-4A, Hutchinson Island Medium Residential Zone (Parcel ID 2401-503-0026-020-5).
 
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3.   Review and approval of an application for a Conditional Use with No New Construction, submitted by the Applicant; Joanne Albarelli to operate a Dwelling Rental, offering lodging for less than six (6) months with a minimum rental period of one (1) week, at 408 S. Ocean Drive, Unit B, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned R-4A, Hutchinson Island Medium Residential Zone (Parcel ID 2401-502-0004-020-2). Click to View
 
4.   Application submitted by Sweetie’s Diner, LLC is requesting to secure a 2COP – Beer and Wine License to offer sale of alcohol, at 2625 S. US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, Florida; for consumption on premises. The sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises requires a variance from Sec. 3-7 and Sec. 3-14 to operate within 1,600 feet of a church, school or other licensed establishments. The property is zoned C-3, General Commercial Zone (Parcel ID 2422-602-0249-000-7). Click to View
 
5.   Ordinance 17-011 Amending the Zoning Atlas of the City of Fort Pierce to rezone property located at 900 Avenue O from General Recreational Open Space (OS-1) to General Commercial Zone (C-3)  FIRST READING Click to View
 
6.   Ordinance 17-013 Amending the Zoning Atlas of the City of Fort Pierce to rezone property located at 1000 - 1190 Avenue O from Single-family Moderate Density (R-3) to General Commercial (C-3) & Neighborhood Commercial (C-2) FIRST READING Click to View
 
b.   Legislative Hearings
 
1.   Ordinance No. 17-009 - Final Budget Amendment of the General Fund 2015-2016 Budget. SECOND READING Click to View
 
2.   Ordinance 17-010 Amending the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan to change the designation of property located at 900 Avenue O from COS, Conservation Open Space to GC, General Commercial. FIRST READING Click to View
 
3.   Ordinance 17-012 Amending the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan to change the designation of property located between 1000 - 1190 Avenue O from Low Density Residential (RL) to General Commercial (GC) & Neighborhood Commercial  (NC) . FIRST READING Click to View
 
4.   Ordinance 17-014: Abandoning an unopened segment of North Tenth Street right-of-way, between Avenue M & O upon payment of appraised value in the amount of $3,144. FIRST READING Click to View
 
5.   Ordinance 17-015 Eliminating Participation by Uncertified Alternate Board Members.   FIRST READING Click to View
 
6.   Ordinance 17-016 Eliminating Compensation for Members of City Appointed Boards.  FIRST READING Click to View
 
7.   Ordinance 17-018 Amending Chapter 4 - Animals, creating a definition of Community Cats and providing to exemption. FIRST READING. Click to View
 
12.   MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS
 
a.   Update on the Energy Performance Savings Contract with ConEdison. Click to View
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Consideration of the FPUA's FY 2016 Final Budget Amendment. Click to View
 
b.   Consider acceptance of the FPUA Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY2016. Click to View
 
c.   Resolution 17-R14 Supporting the Lake Okeechobee Regional Compact. 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 and CITY ATTORNEY
 
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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