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CITY  OF  FORT  PIERCE
CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, July 6, 2020 - 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 Wayne Hewlett, Fort Pierce Macedonia SDA Church
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of Minutes from June 15, 2020 Regular Meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup Week Proclamation being received by Robert Mac Keen & Justin Beard.  Click to View
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Email from Diane Shaw thanking the City of Fort Pierce for providing the opportunity for free antibody tests for COVID-19 at Ilous Ellis Park. Click to View
 
b.   Letter from Cathie Mouring, Executive Director, GraceWay Village thanking the City of Fort Pierce for the generous gift and ongoing support through a supportive partnership. 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.   MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS
 
11.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Approval of request to reduce lot clearing fees in the amount of $3,510.66 against 302 N 14th St. (301 N 13th St.), Fort Pierce, FL, Parcel ID Number 2409-507-0016-000-2 owned by Liberty Truth & Deliverance Tabernacle of God, Inc., 105 N 15th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950.  In accordance with previously established policy, staff recommends the approval to waive the costs for interest, penalties, and fees leaving a balance due of $718.85 payable in 60 days.  However, applicant is requesting a waiver of all charges including the hard costs totaling $3,510.66, which requires a direct vote by the Commission. Click to View
 
b.   Approval of request to reduce lot clearing fees in the amount of $1,968.24 against 302 N 14th St. (301 N 13th St.), Fort Pierce, FL, Parcel ID Number 2409-507-0016-000-2 owned by Liberty Truth & Deliverance Tabernacle of God, Inc., 105 N 15th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950.  In accordance with previously established policy, staff recommends the approval to waive the costs for interest, penalties, and fees leaving a balance due of $745.65 payable in 6 months.  However, applicant is requesting a waiver of all charges including the lot clearing costs totaling $1,968.24, which requires a direct vote by the Commission. Click to View
 
c.   Approval of request to reduce lot clearing fees in the amount of $13,060.24 against 301 N 13th St., Fort Pierce, FL, Parcel ID Number 2409-507-0016-000-2 owned by Liberty Truth & Deliverance Tabernacle of God, Inc., 105 N 15th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950.  In accordance with previously established policy, staff recommends the approval to waive the costs for interest, penalties, and fees leaving a balance due of $2,900.98 payable in 12 months.  However, applicant is requesting a waiver of all charges including the lot clearing costs totaling $13,060.24, which requires a direct vote by the Commission. Click to View
 
d.   Approval of request to reduce demolition fees in the amount of $17,087.28 against 302 N 14th St. (301 N 13th St.), Fort Pierce, FL, Parcel ID Number 2409-507-0016-000-2 owned by Liberty Truth & Deliverance Tabernacle of God, Inc., 105 N 15th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950.  In accordance with previously established policy, staff recommends the approval to waive the costs for interest, penalties, and fees leaving a balance due of $7,094.80 payable in 24 months.  However, applicant is requesting a waiver of all charges including the hard costs totaling $17,087.28, which requires a direct vote by the Commission. Click to View
 
e.   Approval of request to reduce demolition fees in the amount of $27,964.75 against 301 N 13th St., Fort Pierce, FL, Parcel ID Number 2409-507-0016-000-2 owned by Liberty Truth & Deliverance Tabernacle of God, Inc., 105 N 15th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950.  In accordance with previously established policy, staff recommends the approval to waive the costs for interest, penalties, and fees leaving a balance due of $12,958.95 payable in 36 months.  However, applicant is requesting a waiver of all charges including the hard costs totaling $27,964.75, which requires a direct vote by the Commission. Click to View
 
f.   Approve request to reduce code enforcement lien in the amount of $15,790.00 against 529 N 11th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 - Parcel ID Number 2409-501-0118-0009 previously owned by Donnie A. Parker, 529 N 11th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 and currently owned by Qamar U. Wahaj, 233 SW Whitmore Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984 to $1,850.00 payable in 60 days. Click to View
 
g.   Approval of Communitywide Council Recommendations for the program year 2019-2020 Public Service Grant Awards to 15 entities in the total amount of $49,090.00. Click to View
 
h.   Approval of letter to the Department of Economic Opportunity from the City of Fort Pierce supporting the Florida General Planning Support Grant for the St. Lucie Regional Resiliency Plan. Click to View
 
12.   PUBLIC HEARINGS              Any Public Comment on these items, if not being offered in person, should be submitted by noon on the day of the meeting using the Sworn Public Comment Form which is available on the city's website at:  http://www.cityoffortpierce.com/DocumentCenter/View/8741/Sworn-Public-Comment-for-Public-Hearings
 
a.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Application for Conditional Use with New Construction submitted by property owner Hyer Management LLC, and representative William P. Stoddard to construct a single family home seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) at 324 South Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce, FL. The property is zoned Hutchinson Island Medium Density Residential Zone (R-4A), Parcel ID: 2401-501-0026-000-3. Click to View
 
b.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Review and Approval of an application for Conditional Use with no new construction submitted by property owner and applicant, Ann F. Harris, to establish a Dwelling Rental, offering lodging for less than six (6) months, with a minimum rental period of 31 days at 722 Granada Street, Unit A, Fort Pierce, FL.The property is zoned Hutchinson Island Medium Density Residential Zone (R-4A), Parcel ID: 2401-503-0094-000-6. Click to View
 
c.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Review and Approval of an application for Conditional Use with new construction submitted by property owner and applicant, Palmieri Design Planning LLC, to construct and establish a 59,362 square foot Assisted Living Facility with 56-units at 1600 N Lawnwood Circle, Fort Pierce, FL.The property is zoned Medium Density Residential Zone (R-4), Parcel ID: 2416-504-0211-000-2. Click to View
 
d.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Culverhouse Replat (Thumbpoint Subdivision Replat) Block 1, Portion of Lot 28 and all of Lots 29 and 30 generally located at or near 1635 Thumb Point Drive Click to View
 
e.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Replat of Granada Street Cottages a Portion of Block 7 and 8, Revised Plat of Palm Haven Subdivision Plat Book 8, Page 44 of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida Lying in Section 1, Township 35 South, Range 40 generally located at or near the southeast corner of Porpoise Avenue and Granada Street Click to View
 
f.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance No. 20-004 - An ordinance amending the Future Land Use of four parcels at or near 2152 S Jenkins Road from Medium Density Residential (RM) to High Density Residential (RH).  SECOND READING Click to View
 
g.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance No. 20-005 - An ordinance rezoning four (4) properties generally located at or near 2152 S Jenkins Road from Medium Density Residential (R-4) to High Density Residential (R-5).   SECOND READING Click to View
 
h.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-013 reducing Business Tax Receipt fees by 5% for the next two years.  SECOND READING Click to View
 
i.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-014 adopting new Code of Ordinances.   FIRST READING Click to View
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Discussion at the request of Commissioner Alexander of the public requirement for face masks in Fort Pierce  Click to View
 
b.   Update on the demolition of 2607 Avenue D - Continued from February 18, 2020 as Resolution No. 20-R12 Click to View
 
c.   Resolution 20-R28 determining that the structure located at 604 N 25th Street is unsafe and should be condemned and demolished. A hearing to determine this matter is scheduled before the City Commission on August 3, 2020. Click to View
 
d.   Resolution 20-R30 reclassifying George Johansen and Anthony Westbury from alternate members to regular members of the Historic Preservation Board  Click to View
 
e.   Resolution 20-R31 Establishing BTR fees and other fees collected by City Clerk by resolution. Click to View
 
f.   Resolution 20-R32 Establishing Polling Places for the Primary Election to be held on August 18, 2020. Click to View
 
g.   Submittal of applications to serve on the Civil Service Appeals Board. 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.   Reports Click to View
 
16.   COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION
 
17.   ADJOURNMENT

Immediately following adjournment, please move toward the doors and exit the chambers.   This allows for the safe and courteous exit of all persons, and those on the dais.  Conversations after the meeting should be held outside of chambers, in the foyer or elsewhere, but not in the commission chambers where lights will be out as soon as the chambers are empty.
 
 
Pursuant to Sec. 2-49, Fort Pierce Code of Ordinances, persons desiring to place an item on the agenda may make written request to the city manager no later than 5:00 p.m. fifteen (15) days preceding the regular city commission meeting. Such request must state the subject matter of the individual's appearance and should include any background materials pertinent to the issue. The city manager shall review the request to determine if the item might be handled administratively or whether the subject matter is an item of city business. If appropriate, the city manager shall submit the item for placement on the agenda to the city clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. ten (10) days preceding the regular city commission meeting. The mayor may impose a time limitation of five (5) minutes, or allow such additional time he or she determines necessary and appropriate for such person to make presentation. All reports, communications, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, documents or other materials to be submitted to the commission shall, no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday prior to each meeting, be delivered to the city clerk and furnish each member thereof with a copy of the same prior to the regular meeting.

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) 467-3065 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

    

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