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CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
 

Regular Meeting - Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall - City Commission Chambers, 100 North U.S. #1, Fort Pierce, Florida
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER
 
2.   OPENING PRAYER - Bishop Stafford Fisher, New Covenant Prayer Center
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of the minutes from the May 7, 2018 Regular Meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   Proclamation recognizing Myositis Awareness Click to View
 
b.   Proclamation recognizing National Public Works Week Click to View
 
c.   Proclamation recognizing National Safe Boating Week Click to View
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Letter from Jason D. Maron, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, commending the City of Fort Pierce for the staggering number of volunteer participation and waste collected during the annual Great American Cleanup event. 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.   Legislative Wrap-Up Presentation - State Representative Larry Lee, Jr.  Click to View
 
b.   Presentation of the 2017 Impact from the Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College by Tom Kindred, Jr., Regional Director.  Click to View
 
c.   Second Quarter Financial Report Click to View
 
11.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Approve an  execution of a Project Agreement between the City of Fort Pierce and NRCS in the amount of $4,265,778.00 for canal bank stabilization of the Virginia Avenue Outfall Canal and the Mayflower Canal. Click to View
 
b.   Approval to Submit Grant Application to Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for Sunrise Theatre for General Operating Support Grant in the amount of $150,000. Click to View
 
c.   Waive interest and penalties in the amount of $152.58 associated with the Lot Clearing Lien against 321 N 15th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL.  Property ID #2409-510-0032-000-0 owned by Marcos Calderon, % E. Clayton Yates, 426 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL contingent upon payment of $231.97 payable within 30 days. Click to View
 
d.   Waive interest and penalties in the amount of $3783.52 associated with the Demolition Lien against 321 N 15th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL.  Property ID #2409-510-0032-000-0 owned by Marcos Calderon, % E. Clayton Yates, 426 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL contingent upon payment of $3032.00 payable within 30 days. Click to View
 
e.   Approve the refunding of fees paid for the Paradise Park Streetlights MSTU to property owners that were annexed into the City. Click to View
 
f.   Approve an extension of the City Attorney Employment Agreement with a new expiration date of April 22, 2023 with the same terms and conditions. Click to View
 
g.   Approval of the technical specifications in preparation of the issuance of an RFP for the operation of Little Jim Bait and Tackle.  Click to View
 
h.   Approval to authorize staff to enter into negotiations with Beachside Hospitality Group, the highest rank responder for Waterfront Restaurant RFP Bid #2018-010, for the redevelopment of the waterfront restaurant and bar at the city marina. 
 
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12.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 18-011 Rezoning the property generally located at 3798 Selvitz Road, from IH, Industrial Heavy (St. Lucie County Zoning) to I-3, Heavy Industrial (City of Fort Pierce Zoning).  SECOND READING Click to View
 
b.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 18-012  A voluntary annexation submitted by Okeechobee Properties LLC, and property owner Karen Gelety to annex property located at 2605, 2607, & 2609 Rolyat Street. Two properties are zoned CO, Commercial Office, and one property is zoned CG, General Commercial. The Future Land-Use of all three properties is COM, Commercial. Parcel IDs 2419-601-0040-000-9, 2419-601-0041-000-6, 2419-601-0042-000-3. SECOND READING Click to View
 
c.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 18-013 Increasing Business Tax Receipt Rates by 5 percent.   FIRST READING Click to View
 
d.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 18-014  amending Chapter 2, Article IV, Sections 2-63a, 2-63(c)(10), and 2-65(c) "Increasing the Purchasing Threshold of City Manager."  FIRST READING Click to View
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Resolution 18-R23 adopting the recommendations of the Charter Review Commission regarding Fort Pierce Utilities Authority. Click to View
 
b.   Resolution 18-R24 appointing KeAndrea Davis and Rebecca Isaac to the Communitywide Council. Click to View
 
c.   Resolution 18-R25 Appointing members to the Arts and Culture Advisory Board. Click to View
 
d.   Resolution No. 18-R26 determining that the structure located at 1635 Thumb Point Drive is a nuisance that constitutes a menace to the business, health and safety of the community and abatement by demolition is necessary to remedy this nuisance and setting a hearing to determine this matter before the City Commission on June 18, 2018. Click to View
 
e.   Resolution 18-R27 - accepting the proposal of SunTrust Bank to purchase the Capital Improvement Revenue Refunding Note and authorizing the execution and delivery of a Loan Agreement. Click to View
 
f.   Approval letter of support for Manatee Observation and Education Center for their grant application to Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. Click to View
 
g.   Approval of letter of support for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Expanded Re-Entry Services Grant. Click to View
 
h.   ADD ON:   Letter of Support for the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund application for a sewer project on DiGiorgio Road requested by St. Lucie County Economic Development Council. 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) 467-3065 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

    

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