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>>> IS THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE CITY COMMISSION. PLEASE STAND FOR THE PLEDGE

OF ALLEGIANCE. >> I PLEJ ALEDGEANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD INVARY ZIBL WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR -- INDIVISIBLE AND LIBERTY AND

JUSTICE FOR ALL. >>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. >> PRESENT.

>> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON. >> YES, MA'AM. >> COMMISSIONER PERONA.

>> HERE, MA'AM. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. >> HERE.

>> THE FIRST IDEA ON THE AGENDA IS ORDINANCE 20-026 AN ORDINANCE THAT THE CITY

[a. Ordinance 20-026 levying and collecting taxes for Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2021, adopting final millage rate. SECOND READING]

OF FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR THE LEVYING AND COLLECTING OF TAXES FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 12020 ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2021.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING SUCH AN AMOUNT AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO CARRY ON THE GOVERNMENT OF SAID CITY DURING SAID FISCAL YEAR AND TO PAY FUNDS COLLECTED INTO THE FUNDS. ADOPTING THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE 2020 PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA, SECTION 1 THE FINAL MILLAGE RATE OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 IS LEVIED AT THE RATE OF 6.9 PER $1,000 VALUATION FOR GENERAL CITY PURPOSES.

SAID RATE BEING IN EXCESS OF ROLLED BACK RATE BY 5.81%. SECTION 2 THE CITY COMMISSION THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA LEVIES A TAX OF 6.9 ON REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF SAID CITY.

SUBJECT TO TAX PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT SUCH 6.9 SMALL NOT BE LEVIED AGAINST PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE EXEMPT UNDER STATE STATUTE OR FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. SECTION 3 THE CITY MANAGERS HERE BY INSTRUCTED AND DIRECTED TO CERTIFY TO THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER THE ABOVE FOREGOING MILLAGE TO BE LEVIED FOR ALL PURPOSES FOR THE 2020-2021 FISCAL YEAR IN THE SAID CITY OF FORT PIERCE FLORIDA IN PURSUANT TO THE STATE LAWS.

THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE AND BECOME EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2021, THIS IS THE SECOND

READING OF THIS ORDINANCE. >> THIS IS THE SECOND READING.

ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE PLEASE COME FORWARD.

SEE NO ONE I CLOSE THIS PUBLIC HEARING AND ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> MOVE TO APPROVE. >> IS WILL A SECOND? >> ALL RIGHTY.

CALL ROLL PLEASE. COMMISSIONER ALABAMA. >> YES.

>> MR. JOHNSON. >> YES, MA'AM. >> MR. PERONA.

>>S WHY. >> MAYOR HUDSON, YES, MA'AM. >> NEXT WE HAVE ORDINANCE

[b. Ordinance 20-027 Adopting a Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2021, beginning October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2021. SECOND READING]

20-027 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA ADAPTING A FINAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE FLORIDA FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OKAY 1, 2020 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2021. AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION AND THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA, SECTION 1 THE CITY COMMISSION OF FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA AFTER HAVING HELD A PUBLIC HEARING HERE BY ADOPTS AS ITS FINAL BUDGET FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SAID CITY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2020, AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, THE ESTIMATES MADE BY THE CITY MANAGER OF SAID CITY PRESENTED TO THE CITY COMMISSION ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2020.

WHICH DETAILED AMENDED ESTIMATES ARE NOW ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK AND THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE. SECTION 2 THAT IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE CITY MANAGER TO SET UP THE AFORESET OF APPROPRIATION OFENCE ARE AND EXPENSES ON THE ACCOUNT RECORDS OF SAID CITY TO KEEP SUCH ACCOUNTS THERE OF AS REQUIRED BY THE CHARTER OF SAID CITY AS MAY BE DIRECTED FROM TIME TO TIME BY THE CITY COMMISSION, SECTION 3, THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE AND BECOME EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2020, THIS IS THE SECOND

READING OF THIS ORDINANCE AS WELL. >> THIS IS SECOND READING.

ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION ON THIS ISSUE PLEASE COME FORWARD.

SEEING NO ONE I CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. >> VOTE FOR THE APPROVAL.

>> EC . >> THERE'S A MOTION AND SEFKD CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> SESSIONS. >> YES.

>> MAYOR HUDSON. >> YES, MA'AM. >>> NEXT WE HAVE COMMENTS

FROM THE PUBLIC. >> ARE THERE ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISHES TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION? SEEING NO ONE I WILL CLOSE THIS PART OF THE MEETING AND I THINK THAT WE SHOULD ADJOURN

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.