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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall - City Commission Chambers, 100 North U.S. #1, Fort Pierce, Florida
 
             
1.   6:15 p.m. - SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Holiday Music with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County

6: 30 p.m. - CALL TO ORDER
 
2.   OPENING PRAYER - Pastor Trevor Banks, Resurrection Life Family Worship Center
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of Minutes from the December 4, 2017 regular meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   a. Sergeant Daniel Flaherty Click to View
 
b.   b. Sergeant Rodney Nieves Click to View
 
c.   c. Lieutenant Katherine England Click to View
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Email from Dorothy Ingram thanking Chief Hobley-Burney for Officer Fossella and other police officers who are dependable and spoke at her church. Click to View
 
b.   Letter from Pamela L. Gillette, Marketing and Events, Main Street Fort Pierce, thanking Mayor Hudson, Nick Mimms, City Commissioners, Public Works Department and the Police Department for their support of Sights and Sounds on Second Festival and Parade. Click to View
 
c.   Letter of commendation to Kori Benton, Senior Planner from Commissioner Alexander acknowledging Mr. Benton's exemplary work for the City of Fort Pierce. 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 a $100 holiday bonus pay to each employee. Click to View
 
b.   Approval of the 2017 Bullet Proof Vest Program (BVP) Blanket Purchase Order Request in an amount not to exceed $30,396.08. Click to View
 
c.   Approval to purchase twelve (12) DELL Rugged Laptop computers at a cost of $1,659.78 each for a total not to exceed $20,000.  The police department is proposing to piggyback the U.S. Communities Contract No. 43211500-WSCA-15-ACS, from Dell Computers, Round Rock, TX. Click to View
 
d.   Approval to purchase up to three (3) K-9's for the Fort Pierce Police Department K-9 Unit in the amount not to exceed $30,000. Click to View
 
e.   Approval to purchase two (2) Ford Interceptor Sport Utility vehicles for the Fort Pierce Police Department K-9 Unit in the amount not to exceed $78,218.00. Click to View
 
f.   Approval of an extension for the Planned Development (PD) Approval for the project commonly known as Villages of Midway, located on northside of Midway Road and west of I-95.  This project was originally approved on April 4, 2016 via Ordinance No. 16-009.  The new date for the site plan expiration would become April 7, 2020.  Click to View
 
g.   Approval of a twenty-four (24) month Lease Extension Agreement between the City of Fort Pierce and Fort Pierce Resorts, LLC for certain parcels along Indian River Drive, that are being utilized to provide additional parking spaces for the public.
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12.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Presentation and Public Hearing of 2016-2017 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). Click to View
 
b.   An application for Waiver of Distance submitted by the property owners, Fifer Partners 1 LLC, and applicant/representative, Brian Paul, for approval of Waiver of Distance for a 2COP Alcoholic Beverage License in order to serve Beer and Wine for Consumption on Premises, within a proposed restaurant, at 733 North US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, Florida. The property is zoned General Commercial, C-3, and approximately 2.94 acres in size. The Parcel IDs for the property is 2403-717-0002-000-8, 2403-705- 0024-000-1, & 2403-717-0007-000-3. Click to View
 
c.   Review and approval of a Conceptual Development Plan submitted by property owners, Oleander Oaks LLC. and representative Ryan Von Weller of Warwick Commons Ltd, which conceptualizes establishment of an 80-100 unit affordable housing complex exclusively for seniors 55 and older, located on the west side of Oleander Avenue, south of Bell Avenue, and north of Tumblin Kling Road in Fort Pierce, Florida. The property is zoned R-4 Medium Density Residential (south 12.88 acres) and C-3, General Commercial (north 4.3 acres). The development of this project would commence on the south 12.88 acres zoned R-4. The parcel ID for the property is 2433-144-0001-000-6
 
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d.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 17-037 amending Chapter 5 - Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 5-19(a) in order to remove the Director of Building and Community Response from the Board of Examiners of Contractors.   SECOND READING Click to View
 
e.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance No. 17-029 amending Chapter 15 - Signs and Billboards. FIRST READING Click to View
 
f.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance No. 17-039 Amending Chapter 4 - Animals to resolve issues identified by staff during the first year of enforcement efforts regarding tethering.   FIRST READING Click to View
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Resolution 17-R42 to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) showing the City Commission's support for the inclusion of an observation deck into the design and construction of the North Causeway Bridge Replacement project. Click to View
 
b.   Request for letter in support of redevelopment of Brownfield Site ID #BF560702001 located at 1150 South U.S. Highway 1, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 (Parcel 2415-602-0002-000-2) Click to View
 
c.   Follow-up discussion of the Planning Board membership led by Commissioner Johnson. 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
 
 
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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