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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 19, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.
City Hall - City Commission Chambers, 100 North U.S. #1, Fort Pierce, Florida
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER
 
2.   OPENING PRAYER - Father Bob Pope, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church 
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of minutes from the October 5, 2020 regular meeting and the October 12, 2020 special meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
a.   Community Planning Month  Click to View
 
b.   Hospice and Palliative Care Month  Click to View
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
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.   Presentation by John Tompeck, FPUA, Director of Utilities on utilities disconnections and the recent effluent discharge to the Indian River Lagoon. Click to View
 
11.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Accept funding for residual Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $81,500.00 as approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Click to View
 
b.   Approve grant award for Jaykelia Weston, owner of JC Salon & Boutique, in the amount of $10,000, as an eligible recipient under the Way to Grow Lincoln Park Historic Avenue D Business District Small Business Startup/Relocation Grant Program. Click to View
 
c.   Approval of Florida Housing Finance Corporation Subrecipient Agreement Amendment to receive Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) allocation in the amount of $99,506. Click to View
 
d.   Approve grant award for Eugene Williams, owner of 1319 Avenue D. Fort Pierce, FL, in the amount of $5000.00, as an eligible recipient under the Way to Grow Lincoln Park Historic Avenue D Business District Commerical Facade Grant.  Click to View
 
e.   Approval of annual/blanket purchase order for the Police Department for FY 2021 for a total budgeted amount of $480,737.00 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.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Review and approval of an application for Conditional Use with no new construction submitted by property owner and applicant, Nancy Barsotti, for a Conditional Use to operate a Dwelling Rental, offering lodging for less than six (6) months with a minimum rental period identified as 31 days. The property is located at 1040 Windward Drive, #3402 and is zoned Hutchinson Island Medium Density Residential (R-4A). Parcel ID: 2507-888-0068-000-4. Click to View
 
b.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Application for Conditional Use with No New Construction submitted by property owner, Nick Danaluk, and applicant, Michelle Longarzo, for Conditional Use to operate a Dwelling Rental, offering lodging for less than six (6) months with a minimum rental period identified as two (2) days. The property is located at 715 South Ocean Drive, Unit L, and is zoned Hutchinson Island Medium Density Residential (R-4A). Parcel ID: 2401-504-0012-000-1. Click to View
 
c.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Application for Conditional Use with No New Construction submitted by property owner, Sandra Jean Ballantyne, and applicant, Michelle Longarzo, for Conditional Use to operate a Dwelling Rental, offering lodging for less than six (6) months with a minimum rental period identified as two (2) days. The property is located at 715 South Ocean Drive, Unit B, and is zoned Hutchinson Island Medium Density Residential (R-4A). Parcel ID: 2401-504-0002-000-8. Click to View
 
d.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-029 - extending the territorial limits of the City of Fort Pierce, to include 504 Tumblin Kling Road in Fort Pierce, Florida. FIRST READING Click to View
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Resolution 20-R46 establishing polling places for the November general election. Click to View
 
b.   Resolution No. 20-R48 determining that the structure located at 1909 N 16th Street is unsafe, has been condemned in accordance with the International Property Maintenance Code as adopted by the City Commission and should be demolished. A hearing to determine this matter is scheduled before the City Commission on November 16, 2020. Click to View
 
c.   Resolution No. 20-R49 determining that the structure located at 712 Avenue E is unsafe, has been condemned in accordance with the International Property Maintenance Code as adopted by the City Commission and should be demolished. A hearing to determine this matter is scheduled before the City Commission on November 16, 2020. Click to View
 
d.   Resolution 20-R51 appointing Mark Arlington to the Parks Advisory Committee as Commissioner Perona's appointee following a resignation. 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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