C I T Y  O F  F O R T  P I E R C E
 
CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 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 Keith Albury, Macedonia Seventh Day Adventist Church. 
 
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4. ROLL CALL
 
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
  Approval of minutes from the August 17, 2015 meeting.
 
6. PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   Proclamation recognizing September, 2015 as Adult Literacy Month.  Being received by Ed Cox, Learn to Read.
 
b.   Proclamation recognizing September 17 through 23, 2015 as Constitution Week.  Being received by Karen Evans, Chair, Cora Stickney Harper Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
c.   Proclamation recognizing September as Hunger Awareness Month.  Being received by Gary Porter, Rhonda Blakey and David Vaina, Treasure Coast Food Bank.
 
d.   Proclamation recognizing the retirement of Ishmel David Star from the Department of Public Works.  
 
7. LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Letter from Southeast Florida Honor Flight, Inc. thanking the City of Fort Pierce for a $100 donation.
 
b.   Letter from Charlie Hayek commending Pauline Lewis for being personable and giving a good impression for the City of Fort Pierce, as the receptionist at City Hall.
 
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. CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Waive interest, penalties, and administrative fees in the amount of $491.06 for lot clearing lien against 1116 S. 7th St., Ft. Pierce, FL previously owned by Noel Nava, 1116 S. 7th St., and currently owned by Carlson Family LLC, 2013 Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Pierce, FL contingent upon payment of $203.76.
 
b.   Request to rescind all code enforcement fines in the amount of $21,790.00 (includes $40.00 recording fees) against 1012 N 22nd St., Ft. Pierce, FL previously owned by Lois Mitchell (Est) and Theresa Spears, 2098 SW Brisbane St., Port St. Lucie, FL 34984 and currently owned by Jasmine Wimes, 1012 N 22nd St., Ft. Pierce, FL .
 
c.   Request to reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $58,140.00 against 1116 S 7th Street which was previously owned by Noel Nava, 1116 S 7th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 and currently owned by Carlson Family LLC, 2103 Sunrise Boulevard, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 to $3,335.74.
 
d.   Request to reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $235,240.00 against 712 Emil Drive which was previously owned by Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., PO Box 50122, McLean, VA and currently owned by Branch Banking & Trust Co., PO 167, Winston Salem, NC 27102-0167 to $3,750.00 payable in 30 days.
 
e.   Request to reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $334,300.00 against 712 Emil Drive which was previously owned by Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., PO Box 50122, McLean, VA and currently owned by Branch Banking & Trust Co., PO 167, Winston Salem, NC 27102-0167 to $3,750.00 payable in 30 days.
 
f.   Request to reduce code enforcement fines in the amount of $16,190.00 against 1116 S 7th Street which was previously owned by Noel Nava, 1116 S 7th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 and currently owned by Carlson Family LLC, 2103 Sunrise Boulevard, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 to $3,335.74.
 
g.   Request from Jasmine Wimes, 1012 N 22nd Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 for an extension of 60 days to pay the reduced demolition lien of $1,250.00 and the reduced lot clearing lien of $70.53 against 514 N 26th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950. On June 15, 2015 the City Commission approved reducing the liens and made payable in 90 days.
 
h.   Approval for the police department to submit and accept the following grants: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) - $38,278.00, JAG Local Grant - $27,111.50, JAG – Countywide - $31,363, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) InVest Grant - $74,654.00, and Florida Department of Health-Distracted Driving Prevention Grant - $5,000.00.
 
i.   Approval for the police department to purchase thirty-five (35) laptop computers for field personnel in the total amount of $50,379.00.
 
j.   Authorization to enter into contractual negotiations with the highest ranked respondent for the property located at 500 Orange Avenue pursuant to RFP No. 2015-039 - Sale or Lease of Surplus Property.
 
k.   Approval of Fort Pierce advertising purchase in the 2016 Official Florida Visitor Guide in an amount not to exceed $15,955.25.
 
l.   Approval of Interlocal Agreement with the School Board of St. Lucie County for Dan McCarty Middle School track improvements. 
 
m.  

Approve the purchase of  624 ninety-six (96) gallon GREEN Trash Carts from Toter in an amount not to exceed $31,110.40. 

 
10. PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Application for a Conditional Use, submitted by Orange Blossom Investment LLC and The Daniel M. Foundation, Inc. to operate of a specialized child care facility located at 4300 Okeechobee Road (Orange Blossom Business Center), Suites 48 & 48A, Fort Pierce, FL.  The property is zoned C-3, General Commercial (Parcel ID 2418-431-0001-000-0).
 
b.   Application submitted by Bistro Buggy to operate a Mobile Food Vendor Unit at Sailfish Brewery, 407 N 2nd Street, Fort Pierce.  Said use requires a variance from Sec. 9-111(b)(1) to operate within 1,000 feet from an approved special event and to locate within the Edgartown Settlement District (ES). 
 
c.   Ordinance No. 15-049 - Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to eliminate the 40% total floor area minimum requirement for residential uses, reduce the required number of uses from three (3) to two (2) and modify the open and green space requirements.  FIRST READING
 
d.   Ordinance 15-051 – Rezoning properties generally located at 601 Seaway Drive containing 18.02 acres +/- from R-3, Single-Family Moderate Density Residential to C-5, Tourist Commercial.  FIRST READING
 
e.   Ordinance No. 15-052 Levying and collecting taxes for Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30,2016; adopting Final Millage Rate.  FIRST READING 
 
f.   Ordinance No. 15-053 - Adopting a Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2016, beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016.   FIRST READING 
 
11. MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS
 
a.   2015 Legislative Wrap-Up by State Representative Larry Lee, Jr.
 
12. CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Submittal of applications to serve on the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Board
 
b.   Request by Mayor Linda Hudson for support of her advocacy on behalf of the Florida League of Cities for the 2016 Legislative Priorities and other issues as they arise.
 
13. 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.
 
 
14. COMMENTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
 
a.   City Manager' Departmental Activity Report
 
b. REMINDER:   There will be a special budget meeting of the City Commission on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
 
15. COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION
 
16. 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.