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Comments should be submitted via email to cityclerk@cityoffortpierce.com; comments must include your name and address to be read into the record.   The City Clerk will read all comments on agenda items submitted by the deadline. Please note that the decorum policy applies to both written and oral comments and all comments shall be limited to 3 minutes as read by the City Clerk.

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

Regular Meeting - Monday, May 18, 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 - Chris Fogal, Treasure Coast Christian Alliance
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of Minutes from April 28, 2020 Special Meeting and May 04, 2020 Regular Meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Letter from Sam & Anita Allen thanking the Fort Pierce Police Department for their exemplary service and dependability during these difficult times. 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
 
a.   Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Update - John Tompeck Click to View
 
11.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Approve letter of support for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee's grant application for planning for the Lincoln Theater. Click to View
 
b.   Approval to submit and accept grant application with the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for Sunrise Theatre for general operating support grant in the amount of $150,000. Click to View
 
c.   ADD ON ITEM:   Letter of support for the Manatee Observation and Education Center's (MOEC) grant application to the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Click to View
 
12.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Resolution 20-R23 reappointing Carlos Diaz to serve on the Police Officers Retirement Fund - 185 Board. Click to View
 
b.   Resolution 20-R24 reappointing Mayor and Commission appointees to the Arts & Culture Advisory Board. Click to View
 
c.   Resolution No. 20-R25  appointing members to the Communitywide Council. Click to View
 
d.   Discussion and direction regarding the ability of the City Commission to increase (or decrease) business tax receipt fees by up to 5% as allowed by Florida Statutes every other year. Click to View
 
e.   Discussion regarding police officer salaries at the request of Commissioner Alexander. 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
 
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 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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