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

Regular Meeting - Monday, October 5, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.
City Hall - City Commission Chambers, 100 North U.S. #1, Fort Pierce, Florida
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER
 
2.   OPENING PRAYER - Pastor Brian Jamison, Common Ground Vineyard Church 
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of Minutes from September 08, 2020 Regular Meeting; September 14, 2020 Special Meeting; September 21, 2020 Regular Meeting, September 21, 2020 Special Meeting and September 28, 2020 Special Meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Email from Phil Schwegler expressing his appreciation and gratitude for the City Commission approving an idle speed zone restriction for Jaycee Park. Click to View
 
b.   Email from Dan Cushman thanking Mike Reals, Public Works Director and his staff for their cooperative service-oriented attitude when resolving a small problem with curbside trash pickup at River's Edge. 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 payment schedule of three annual payments for paying reduced demolition lien against 2152 S. Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce, FL, Parcel ID Number 2418-333-0002-000-6 owned by BGDN LLC, 1820 Avenue K, Brooklyn, NY 11230.  On August 17, 2020 the City Commission approved the request to reduce the demolition fees in the amount of $38,241.68 to $21,827.00 payable in 30 days. Click to View
 
b.   Approval of an agreement on the distribution of surplus funds related to the foreclosure sale of a property located at 118 Hialeah Avenue.  Click to View
 
c.   Approval of request to reduce code enforcement fees in the amount of $7,670.00 against 711 S Ocean Drive, Ft. Pierce, FL 34949, Parcel ID Number 2401-503-0079-000-5 owned by Fond De Blanc Inc, Jermaine Leclerc, 275 SW Lost River Road, Stuart, FL 34997.  In accordance with previously established policy, staff recomends reducing the fines to $1,200.00 payable in 90 days.  If not paid within this time period, the lien will revert to the original amount.  However, applicant is requesting a waiver of $7,650.00 leaving a balance due of $20.00 for recording fees which requires a direct vote by Commission. Click to View
 
d.   Approve letter of support to St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners requesting a three (3) way stop sign at the intersection of Savannah Road and Indian River Drive. Click to View
 
e.   Approval of Way to Grow Lincoln Park Grant Award to JC Salon and Boutique LLC, 914 Avenue D, in the amount of $3,000.00. Click to View
 
12.   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Any Public Comment on these Public Hearing 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.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-025 REZONING THE PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT OR NEAR 10050 WEST MIDWAY ROAD, FROM AG-2.5, AGRICULTURAL, 1 DU/2.5 AC (SAINT LUCIE COUNTY ZONING) TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (PD); PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS THEREOF IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  SECOND READING Click to View
 
b.   Legislative Hearing - ORDINANCE 20-023 AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT OR NEAR 3000 OKEECHOBEE ROAD, FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL, GC, TO MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, RM; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS THEREOF IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  SECOND READING Click to View
 
c.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-024 REZONING THE PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT OR NEAR 3000 OKEECHOBEE ROAD, FROM C-3, GENERAL COMMERCIAL ZONE, TO R-4, MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ZONE; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS THEREOF IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  SECOND READING Click to View
 
d.   POSTPONED  FROM SEPT. 21, 2020 - Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Application for Site Plan, Design Review, and conditional Use submitted by Property Owner, Arrow Investment Group, LLC and Representative, Michael Sanchez of Managed Land Entitlements, to construct a 112 unit Innovative Residential Multi-Family Development on a property located at 3000 Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce, FL. The property is currently zoned General Commercial (C-3). There is an active rezoning application by the applicant to rezone the property to Medium Density Residential (R-4).  Parcel ID: 2417-504-0020-001-6 Click to View
 
e.   Resolution No. 20-R47 and Quasi-Judicial Hearing – A hearing to allow the owners and/or parties of interest in the property identified as 1311 Avenue E to show cause why the structure located on the premises should not be condemned and demolished. Click to View
 
f.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-028- Text amendment to Chapter 38, Reducing the distance of the No Wake Zone at Jaycee Park.  FIRST READING Click to View
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Update on the demolition of 2607 Avenue D - Continued from February 18, 2020 as Resolution No. 20-R12 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.
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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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