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Comments on agenda items 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, July 20, 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 - Reverend George Welch, White City Methodist Church
 
3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
4.   ROLL CALL
 
5.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
a.   Approval of Minutes from July 06, 2020 Regular Meeting. Click to View
 
6.   PROCLAMATIONS
 
7.   LETTERS TO COMMISSION
 
a.   Email from Mike Oyler, CMI President, in support of Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney and in appreciation of the assignment of two outstanding officers, John Fasenello and Damian Spotts, to their Colonnades COP program and Crime Watch program. Click to View
 
b.   Email from Allie Comer thanking Mayor Hudson and the City of Fort Pierce for supporting the downtown merchants by providing parklet spaces. Click to View
 
c.   Letter from Julie Oyler expressing great pride in the Fort Pierce Police Department and thanking Officer John Fasenello and Officer Damian Spotts for their contribution to the monthly Colonnades Crime Watch Program. Click to View
 
d.   Email from Joe Craft complimenting Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney for her professionalism at the press conference regarding the recent incident at a mental health facility and for her swift action and transparency. Click to View
 
e.   Voice message from Veronica Fountain in appreciation of Tanya White, Executive Assistant, Public Works Department, excellent customer service. Click to View
 
f.   Letter from Rebecca and Eric Ascoli commending Officer Damian Spotts and Officer Caleb Gillette for their conduct and demeanor as well as for their concem for the citizens of Fort Pierce at the recent Town Hall Meeting at Renaissance on the River Condominium Association. 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.   Monthly Financial Report for the Month Ending May 31, 2020 Click to View
 
11.   CONSENT AGENDA
 
a.   Approval of purchase of office furniture for interior office space build out of third floor of Sunrise Center piggybacked via the State of Florida Contract Extension Contract number 425-001-12-1 valid March 2, 2012 through September 1, 2020 in an amount not to exceed $75,038.26.  Click to View
 
b.   Approve request to reduce the Building Department lien in the amount of $23,340.00 against 1005 Ohio Avenue., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 - Parcel ID Number: 2415-703-0102-000-3 owned by Lisa M. Chase Pacheco, of the same address, to $672.74 payable in 60 days.  Click to View
 
12.   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Any Public Comment on these 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, Dreamchaser Preschool, LLC, to operate a 7,126 square foot preschool at 505 N. 7th Street. The property is zoned Medium Density Residential Zone (R-4), Parcel ID: 2410-601-0134-000-8. Click to View
 
b.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Review and Approval of an application for Conditional Use with no new construction submitted by property owner and applicant, Tiffany Wood, a Vacation Rental at 1123 Hernando Street, Apt. B, offering lodging for less than six (6) months. The minimum rental period is identified as one (1) day. The property is zoned Hutchinson Island Medium Density Residential Zone (R-4A), Parcel ID: 2401-811-0018-000-6. Click to View
 
c.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Review and Approval of an application for Conditional Use with no new construction submitted by property owner and applicant, Tiffany Wright-Ofeimu, a Vacation Rental at 715 S. Ocean Drive, Unit E, offering lodging for less than six (6) months. The minimum rental period is identified as two (2) days. The property is zoned Hutchinson Island Medium Density Residential Zone (R-4A), Parcel ID: 2401-504-0001-000. Click to View
 
d.   Quasi-Judicial Hearing for a Conditional Use Approval with no new construction for a Vacation Rental located at 1014 S. 7th Street submitted by the applicant, Michelle Longarzo, for the property owner, Michael Robbins.  Click to View
 
e.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-014 adopting new Code of Ordinances.   SECOND READING Click to View
 
f.   Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-015 -  extending the territorial limits of the City of Fort Pierce, Florida, to include 4114 Poinsetta Avenue in Fort Pierce, Florida.  FIRST READING Click to View
 
13.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Discussion of the South Beach Western Peninsula Charrette Report at the request of Commissioner Alexander. Click to View
 
b.   Resolution 20-R33 establishing Building Department fees. Click to View
 
c.   Resolution 20-R34 establishing Planning Department fees. Click to View
 
d.   Resolution 20-R35 appointing members to the Civil Service Appeals Board following a vote. Click to View
 
e.   Resolution 20-R36 modifying the meeting times of City Commission meetings and establishing a 3rd meeting to accommodate any unfinished business continued from a meeting earlier in the month. Click to View
 
f.   ADDED ON ITEM - Request of Commissioner Alexander and Commissioner Sessions to discuss cut-off dates for delinquent utility accounts with the FPUA 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 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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