CITY OF BARTOW
CITY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 2, 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 Matt McCraw, First Baptist Church of Bartow
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
4. PROCLAMATIONS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
a. Presentation by the League of Women Voters of Polk County, Climate Action Committee.
b. Issuance of proclamation recognizing the 2019-2020 Bartow High School Yellow Jackets Varsity Coed Cheerleaders who was victorious in the State National and World Championships. Being accepted by Coaches and Cheerleaders.
c. Issuance of proclamation recognizing Polk County Agri-Fest Weeks March 9-13, 2020 and March 16-20, 2020. Being accepted by Paul Webb, Polk County School Board, Carole McKenzie, Executive Director, Polk County Farm Bureau, and FFA or 4-H leaders.
d. Issuance of proclamation recognizing the 49th Annual Bloomin’ Arts Festival, March 7th and 8th, 2020. Being accepted by Bloomin’ Arts Co-Chairpersons Lara Frederickson and Michell Githens.
e. Issuance of proclamation recognizing March 11, 2020 as Polk Association for Women Lawyers Day.
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. First hearing and consideration of Ordinance No. 2020-08 – AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSES OF DEMOLITION OF UNSAFE OR OTHERWISE OFFENDING STRUCTURES AND FOR REMOVAL OF WEEDS, NOXIOUS GROWTH, RUBBISH ACCUMULATIONS, AND OTHER INSANITARY MATERIAL IN THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA; CREATING SECTION 18-28 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA; CREATING SECTION 38-33 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BARTOW; AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA, TO UTILIZE THE UNIFORM NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT METHOD TO IMPOSE, LEVY, AND COLLECT SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS IF COSTS ARE INCURRED BY THE CITY AND NOT REIMBURSED BY THE PROPERTY OWNER; PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE AND INTENT; REQUIRING NOTICES OF ASSESSMENT; PROVIDING FOR ANNUAL NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT ROLLS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON FINAL PASSAGE; AND REPEALING PRIOR ORDINANCE.
11. CONSENT AGENDA
a. Approval of February 17, 2020 City Commission Regular Meeting minutes.
b. Approval to reappoint Board Members Cliff Daniels and Michael Bryant to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The new term will expire February 2023.
c. Approval to appoint Jan Parham to fill a vacancy on Beautification Advisory Committee. Recommendation being made by Commissioner Longworth. The term expires May 2021.
d. Approval of City Commissioner absence(s) for February 17, 2020 excusal(s): None
12. OTHER COMMISSION BUSINESS
a. OLD BUSINESS – NONE
b. NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of Doug Allen Water Reclamation Facility Improvements recommendation to award bid to Vogel Brothers Building Company for $16,284,215.
a. RESOLUTON NO. 20-4041-R – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BARTOW, FLORIDA EXPRESSING THE INTENT OF THE CITY TO ACQUIRE, CONSTRUCT AND EQUIP CERTAIN CAPITAL PROJECTS RELATED TO ITS WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM; EXPRESSING THE INTENT FOR PURPOSES OF COMPLIANCE WITH UNITED STATES TREASURY REGULATION SECTION 1.150-2, TO REIMBURSE WITH THE PROCEEDS OF REVENUE BONDS CAPITAL EXPENDITURES MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPPING, MODIFICATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF SUCH PROJECTS; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE BY THE CITY OF NOTES, BONDS OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS IN ONE OR MORE SERIES IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING $18,000,000 TO PAY THE COST OF SUCH PROJECTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
b. RESOLUTION NO. 20-4043-R – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BARTOW; SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES’ LEADING TOGETHER CITIES AGENDA FOR THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; 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