City Commission Regular Meeting
CITY OF BARTOW
CITY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M. (EST)
OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE
CITY HALL COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 450 NORTH WILSON AVE., BARTOW, FL 33830
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. INVOCATION – Pastor Stanley Jones, Zion Hope Baptist Church
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
4. PROCLAMATIONS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
a. Issuance of proclamation recognizing January 25-31, 2020 as School Choice Week. Being accepting by Asst. Principal Bryan Graydon, representing Summerlin Academy and Bartow International Baccalaureate.
5. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – At this time, the Commission will receive comments from the public regarding matters not appearing on this agenda.
6. CITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
7. REPORTS OF CHARTER OFFICERS
a. City Manager Communications
b. City Attorney Communications
8. AGENDA MODIFICATION/APPROVAL
9. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS – At this time, the Commission will receive comments from the public regarding matters that appear on this agenda, not otherwise scheduled for a separate Public Hearing.
10. HEARINGS – FIRST AND SECOND READINGS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. Final reading and approval of Ordinance No. 2020-01 – AN ORDINANCE DISCONTINUING, CLOSING AND VACATING A PLATTED ALLEY EXTENDING WEST FROM US HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH APPROXIMATELY 238’; AND LYING BETWEEN LOTS 1 THRU 5, BLOCK 2 AND LOTS 1 THRU 5, BLOCK 3 ALL OF WHICH ARE PART OF U A LIGHTSEY’S SUBDIVISION, PB 6, PG 40, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON FINAL PASSAGE.
b. Final reading and approval of ORDINANCE NO. 2020-02 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, REZONING APPROXIMATELY 37.17 ACRES OF LAND OWNED BY BARTOW CITRUS PRODUCTS, LLC, AND LOCATED IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS I-2, “HEAVY INDUSTRIAL”; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON FINAL PASSAGE.
c. Final reading and approval of ORDINANCE NO. 2020-03 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, REZONING APPROXIMATELY 24.47 ACRES OF LAND OWNED BY JULE & DARLENE DEAN, AND LOCATED IN SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS RE-1, “SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ESTATES” AND “PR, PUBLIC RECREATION”; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON FINAL PASSAGE.
11. CONSENT AGENDA
a. Approval of January 6, 2020 City Commission Regular Meeting minutes.
b. Approval of Election Workers Rates of Pay for the April 7, 2020 City of Bartow Regular Election.
c. Approval to reappoint Board Members Kelly Layne and Sam McBroom to the Recreation Advisory Board. The new term will expire January 2023.
d. Approval of City Commissioner absence(s) for January 6, 2020 excusal(s): None
12. OTHER COMMISSION BUSINESS
a. OLD BUSINESS – NONE
b. NEW BUSINESS
1. Consideration for approval of the Dean Ranch Preliminary Subdivision Plat (PSP).
a. RESOLUTION NO. 20-4038-R – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA RECOMMENDING “PROJECT EAGLE” FOR APPROVAL AS A QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY BUSINESS (“QTI”) IN A HIGH-IMPACT SECTOR PURSUANT TO SECTION 288.106 FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR LOCAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN THE FORM OF CASH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
14. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
a. JAMES F. CLEMENTS
b. LEO E. LONGWORTH
c. TRISH PFEIFFER
d. SCOTT SJOBLOM
e. WILLIAM “BILLY” SIMPSON
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decisions made because of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required. You must make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute 286.0105). If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow, Florida 33831-1069 or phone (863) 534-0100 within 2 working days of your receipt of this meeting notification; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. Posted at City Hall, Bartow Public Library, and the City’s website www.cityofbartow.net on January 17, 2020.