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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, August 7, 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 - Reverend George Welch, White City United Methodist Church
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of Minutes from the July 12, 2017 Special Meeting minutes and the July 17, 2017 Regular Meeting minutes Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Email from Donna Thomas thanking Chief Hobley-Burney for inviting CenterState Bank to participate in the Unity in Our Community event, and also thanking Audria Wells, Crime Analyst, for her hard work and prompt communication with the bank concerning the coordination of the event. Click to View
 
b.   Email from Kerry Padrick, Chief Communications Officer, St. Lucie Public Schools, commending the entire team at the Fort Pierce Police Department for the organization and follow through with the Unity in Our Community event. Click to View
 
c.   Letter from Mike Oyler, President, CMI Executive Board, The Colonnades nominating Fort Pierce Police Officer J. Fasanello for the "outstanding recognition" of his top tier professionalism, work ethics and problem solving abilities, and in appreciation of Sgt. John Schramm's support and leadership with their Crime Watch and COP and giving accolades and compliments to Officer Damian Spotts, who is a valuable asset to the Police Department. Click to View
 
d.   Email from Andrea Kochanowski, Executive Director, Fort Pierce Housing Authority, commending Chief Hobley-Burney for an impressive, first class, professional Unity in the Community event and for the Police Department's positive impact on the community. Click to View
 
e.   Letter from Merritt and Anna Mae Reimert expressing their delight with the City's effort to improve Seaway Drive from the bridge east to Chuck's. Click to View
 
f.   Letter from Chief Hobley-Burney acknowledging the support from Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Police Department personnel, Summer Students, Explorers, COP, Ambassadors as well as City staff that contributed to the tremendous success of the First Annual Unity in Our Community Day.  Click to View
 
g.   Letter from Pam Gillette, Main Street Fort Pierce, thanking the City of Fort Pierce for funding the Stars over St. Lucie - 4th of July Celebration and the fireworks show, and also thanking the Public Works Department and Fort Pierce Police Department for their support and assistance. Click to View
 
h.   Email from Kimberly A. Roberts, 21st Century Program Manager, thanking the Fort Pierce Police Department for visiting Chester A. Moore and Lawnwood Elementary Schools to speak to the students about making good choices and for their relationship building interaction with the students. 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.   Approve grant award for Ms. Helen Ha for her business, Pro Nails, 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.   Approval of Communitywide Council recommendations for three (3) Commercial Facade Grant awards for 503 N. 7th Street (International Longshoremen), 701 Orange Avenue (Trident Properties) and 1505 Orange Avenue (Council on Aging) in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for each property. Click to View
 
c.   Commission approval to appoint employees to serve on the Public Risk Management of Florida Group Health Trust Board of Directors. Click to View
 
d.   Approval of the annual Humane Society contract for FY 2018 in an amount not to exceed $130,000.00. Click to View
 
e.   Approve settlement agreement in The Haven Detox Fort Pierce, LLC, et al. vs. City of Fort Pierce, et al., U.S. District Court Case No. 16-CV-14270-KAM. Click to View
 
f.  
Approval of an lnterlocal Agreement between the City of Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County beginning October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 for cooperation on state lobbying in an amount not to exceed $25,000.
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11.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Review and approval of an application for a Conditional Use with No New Construction, submitted by Property Owners, Walter and Cheryl Brett and Applicant, Heather Tinney to change the use of two (2) existing buildings from office to single family residential, at 515 S. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned C-1, Office Commercial Zone (Parcel ID 2401-810-0001-000-9).
 
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b.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Review and approval of a Final Plat, with conditions, submitted by Property Owner(s) Premier Hospitality Inc. and Applicant, Richard Laventure, PE, to subdivide a 5.28 acre parcel of land into four (4) tracts, located at 6505 Metal Drive, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned General Commercial (C-3), Parcel: 2324-341-0002-000-3. Click to View
 
c.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Application for Site Plan, Conditional Use, and Design Review, with conditions, submitted by property owners, 604 Midway LLC and Representative Mike McCarty of McCarty & Associates, to reuse an existing 6,002 sq. ft. medical office and construct a new 50,820 sq. ft. (180 bed) in-patient treatment center for Drug & Alcohol Treatment at 604 Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned Office Commercial, C-1. Parcel ID: 3403-243-0001-000-0. Click to View
 
d.   Presentation and Two of Two (2) Public Hearings for 2017-2018 CDBG Annual Action Plan. Click to View
 
e.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance No. 17-024, Reducing the number of Planning Board Members.  FIRST READING Click to View
 
f.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance No. 17-023, amending Article XXII, Chapter 2 to provide for Arts and Culture Advisory Board to oversee Art in Public Places Program and 10-Year Arts and Culture Strategic Plan.  SECOND READING Click to View
 
12.   MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS
 
a.   St. Lucie County School District update - Superintendent Wayne Gent Click to View
 
b.   Presentation and update on the Boy & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County - Will Armstead, Executive Director  Click to View
 
c.   Approval and Acceptance of the FPUA FY2018 Annual Budget. Click to View
 
d.   Third Quarter Financial Report Click to View
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Resolution No. 17-R17 establishing a Limited Charter Review Commission. Click to View
 
b.   Resolution No. 17-R21 establishing a fee for Special Exemption Permits as provided in Sec. 4-2 of the City Code of Ordinances Click to View
 
c.   Resolution 17-R22 establishing the Arts and Culture Advisory Board Click to View
 
d.   Resolution 17-R24 approving the submission of grant application to receive grant award for costs associated with reconstruction of Moore's Creek Boat Ramp from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Click to View
 
e.   Resolution 17-R25 Appointing members to the Civil Service Appeals Board following a vote by the Commission.    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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