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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
 

Special Meeting - Monday, September 14, 2020 - 5:05 p.m.
City Hall - City Commission Chambers, 100 North U.S. #1, Fort Pierce, Florida
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER
 
2.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
3.   ROLL CALL
 
4.   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.
 
5.   NEW BUSINESS
 
a.   Mayor to announce the tentative millage rate which is 6.9; the millage rate exceeds the roll-back rate (6.5210), by 5.81%. Click to View
 
b.   Overview of the proposed budget - Johnna Morris, Finance Director Click to View
 
6.   PUBLIC HEARING
 
a.   Public Hearing on Tentative Millage Rate and Proposed 2020-21 General Fund Budget for the City of Fort Pierce Click to View
 
b.   Consider any proposed amendments to the 2020-21 General Fund Budget Click to View
 
c.   Adopt the proposed Millage Rate and recompute if necessary.   The proposed millage rate is 6.90. Click to View
 
d.   Adoption of tentative 2020-21 General Fund Budget. Click to View
 
7.   CITY COMMISSION
 
a.   Ranking of applicants for consideration for appointment to the Fort Pierce Utilities Board filling an at-large position. Click to View
 
8.   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 fifteen 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.   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.
 
10.   ANNOUNCEMENT
 
a.   The second public hearing and first reading of the budget ordinances will be held at a special meeting of the City Commission on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:05 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 100 N US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, Florida. The Second Reading of the budget ordinances will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
 
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. 

    

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