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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

[00:00:03]

>> FORT PIERCE CITY COMMISSION NOVEMBER 4, 2019.

PLEASE STAND FOR THE OPENING PRAYER BY FATHER JOHN LIEBLER AND REMAIN STANDING FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

>> THANK YOU. LET US PRAY.

HEAVENLY FATHER, IN YOUR WORD YOU HAVE GIVEN US A VISION OF THAT HOLY CITY TO WHICH THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD BRING THEIR GLORY. BEHOLD AND VISIT WE PRAY THIS CITY OF FORT PIERCE. RENEW THE TIES OF MUTUAL REGARD WHICH FORM OUR CIVIC LIFE. SEND US HONEST AND ABLE LEADERS.

ENABLE US TO ELIMINATE POVERTY, PREJUDICE AND OPPRESSION.

THAT PEACE MAY PREVAIL WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS.

AND JUSTICE WITH ORDER. AND THAT MEN AND WOMEN FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES AND WITH DIFFERENT TALENTS MAY FIND WITH ONE ANOTHER, THE FULFILLMENT OF THEIR HUMANITY.

AMEN. >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

>> CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE. >> MAYOR HUDSON?

>> PRESENT. >> MR. ALEXANDER?

>> PRESENT. >> MR. JOHNSON?

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

[5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

>> PRESENT. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS.

>> PRESENT. >> FIRST ITEM IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 31, 2019 REGULAR MEETING.

>> VOTE FOR THE APPROVAL. >> SECOND.

SECOND.E'S A MOTION IN THE - CALL ROLL, PLEASE.

>> ALEXANDER? ?

>> YES. >> JOHNSON.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> MAYOR HUDSON?

[a. Census 2020 Awareness Day Proclamation being received by Robyn K. Cryer]

TKPWHR YES, MA'AM. >> NEXT A PROCLAMATION PRESENTED THIS 2020. WHERE AS THE U.S. CENSUS IS MANDATED BY THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION EVERY TEN YEARS AND WHEREAS CENSUS DATA GUIDES LOCAL DECISION MAKERS IN IMPORTANT COMMUNITY PLANNING EFFORTS INCLUDING LOCATIONS FOR SCHOOLS, ROADS, HOSPITALS, CHILD CARE AND SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS, ETC.

AND WHEREAS, CENSUS DATA HELPS DETERMINE HOW MANY SEATS EACH STATE WILL HAVE IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND IT IS NECESSARY FOR AN ACCURATE AND FAIR REDISTRICTING OF STATE LEGISLATIVE SEATS, COUNTY AND CITY COUNCILS AND VOTING DISTRICTS. WHEREAS, MORE THAN $675 BILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS IS AWARDED ANNUALLY TO STATES AND COMMUNITIES BASED ON CENSUS DATA.

AND WHEREAS, COMMUNITY PLANNERS AND GOVERNMENTS RELY ON CENSUS DATA TO DETERMINE WHERE THERE'S THE MOST NEED FOR ADDITIONAL SOCIAL SERVICES AND WHO GETS NEEDED FUNDING SUCH AS COMMUNITY FUNDING BLOCK GRANTS. WHEREAS, THE 2020 CENSUS WILL CREATE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TEMPORARY JOBS ACROSS THE NATION. NOW, THEREFORE, I, LINDA HUDSON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE FLORIDA HAERB PROCLAIM NOVEMBER 4, 2019, CENSUS AWARENESS DAY AND ENCOURAGE ALL TO PARTICIPATE. CITY OF FORT PIERCE IS COMMITTED TO PARTNERING WITH THE CENSUS BUREAU AND WILL SUPPORT THE GOLDEN IDEALS FOR THE 2020 CENSUS.

WE WILL SUPPORT CENSUS TAKERS IF THEY HELP OUR CITY COMPLETE AN

ACCURATE COUNT. >> THANK YOU.

>> WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS?

>> YES, MA'AM, I WOULD LIKE TO. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU TWICE.

ONCE AS A CENSUS EMPLOYEE AND AGAIN AS A RESIDENT OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY. IT NOT ONLY IMPACTS OUR CITY, BUT ALSO OUR COUNTY AND EVEN OUR STATE AS THE PROCLAMATION CLEARLY DECLARES THAT IT DETERMINES HOW MUCH REPRESENTATION WE GET IN FLORIDA AND THE RESOURCES THAT WE NEED.

IN 2010, WE HAD A 75% RESPONSE RATE AND THAT SOUNDS WONDERFUL UNTIL YOU REALIZE THE 25% THAT DIDN'T COUNT COST US ABOUT $219 MILLION OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS. AND SO THIS IS SO IMPORTANT FOR EVERY ONE OF US FOR THE CHILDREN, FOR SENIORS, FOR VETERANS AND JUST ALL OF US, FOR OUR ROADS AND HOSPITALS AND EVERYTHING THAT FEDERAL FUNDING COMES DOWN FOR.

WE'VE GOT TO HAVE AN ACCURATE COUNT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FUNDS THAT WE NEED FOR THE NEEDS THAT WE HAVE.

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SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. DO YOU NEED HER NAME FOR THE RECORD, MISS COX? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. >> WE HAVE NO LETTERS TO THE COMMISSION? AND NO ONE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS. SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE

[9. ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO AGENDA AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA]

ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA. MAYOR RECEIVED A REQUEST FROM THE APPLICANT TO PULL ITEM 13A WHICH IS THE RELEASE OF THE REVERTER. THEY'RE GOING TO TRY TO BRING OUT SOME THINGS AND BRING IT BACK.

>> I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR APPROVING THE AGENDA WITHOUT

THAT ITEM. >> APPROVED.

>> SECOND. >> COMMISSIONER SANDEER? TK ?

>> YES. >> MAYOR HUDSON?

>> YES, MA'AM. >> NEXT THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[a. Presentation on City of Fort Pierce Recreation Activities]

I'M SORRY. NEXT WE HAVE THE PRESENTATION OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE RECREATION ACTIVITIES.

I MISSED THOSE. >> HOW COULD YOU MISS THAT,

RIGHT? >> MADAM MAYOR, WE HAVE OUR DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS. WE ALSO HAVE ONE OF OUR RECREATION EMPLOYEES, MISS CASSANDRA JACKSON, WHO LOOKS LIKE SHE'LL BE JOINING HIM. WE HAVE A SEA IN THE CROWD.

>> LET THEM STAND. LET THEM STAND.

>> VERY, VERY IMPRESSIVE. VERY IMPRESSIVE.

>> GET A PICTURE OF THAT. >> YES, PLEASE.

>> WELCOME, WELCOME. >> WE'RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU ALL HERE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> GOOD EVENING, MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS.

>> YOU MAY BE SEATED. >> GOT IT.

>> TAKE YOUR TIME. TAKE YOUR TIME.

>> GOOD EVENING, MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS.

WE COME TO YOU TONIGHT WITH AN UPDATE ON OUR CITY OF FORT PIERCE RECREATION PROGRAM. NOT PROGRAMS, BUT ONE SPECIFICALLY. OUR YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER PROGRAM. WHEN WE STARTED HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMMISSION ABOUT A RECREATION PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, WHAT YOU SEE BEHIND US TONIGHT WAS OUR VISION. THIS CHAMBER IS FILLED WITH MANY YOUNG FOLKS AND THEIR FAMILIES. AND EVERY YOUNG PERSON IN THIS AUDIENCE TONIGHT IS A SUCCESS. WE'RE GONNA GIVE YOU AN UPDATE OF THIS YEAR'S FOOTBALL PROGRAM AND A SEASON THAT HAS JUST WRAPPED UP. SO THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THE FIRE HAWKS HAVE BEEN PART OF THE POP WARNER FOOTBALL PROGRAM.

LAST YEAR, AUR INAUGURAL YEAR WAS WITH A DIFFERENT PROGRAM.

LITTLE HISTORY ON POP WARNER. POP WARNER WAS FOUNDED IN 1929 AND CONTINUES TO GROW AN SERVES AS THE ONLY YOUTH FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING AND DANCE ORGANIZATION THAT REQUIRES ITS PARTICIPANTS TO MAINTAIN ACADEMIC STANDARDS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. THIS ALIGNS WITH THE CITY'S VISION CREATING STUDENT ATHLETES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON STUDENTS.

TO ENSURE SAFER POSITIVE PLAYING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, TO INSTILL LIFE LONG VALUES OF TEAM WORK, DEDICATION AND WORK ETHIC IN THE CLASSROOM AND THE PLAYING FIELD, WE HAVE COACHES WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE CREATED STUDY HALL SESSIONS FOR ANY CHILD THAT MAY DROP BELOW THE REQUIRED 2.0 GPA AVERAGE BECAUSE WE WANT TO SEE ALL STUDENTS BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE. EVERYONE PARTICIPATES UNDER MANDATORY RULES OF PLAY. ON FIELD COACHING IS ALLOWED FOR YOUNGER AGE LEVELS AND INDIVIDUAL AWARDS ARE GIVEN ONLY FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, NOT FOR ON THE FIACTIVITIES.

THIS YEAR WE HAD OVER 300 KIDS IN OUR PROGRAM.

250 FOOTBALL PLAYERS, 70 CHEERLEADERS AND 65 VOLUNTEERS.

THE SEASON RAN FROM AUGUST 1ST TO NOVEMBER 2ND.

EIGHT TEAMS IN THE FOLLOWING FOOTBALL DIVISION, 6U, WHICH IS MADE UP OF 5 AND 6-YEAR-OLD, 8U, WHICH WAS 7 AND 8-YEAR-OLD, 9U, 9 AND 10-YEAR-OLDS, 12U AND 14U, 13 AND 14-YEAR-OLDS.

FIVE TEAMS COMPETED IN POST SEASON PLAYOFFS.

WITH TWO TEAMS MAKING IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES.

THAT WAS 12U AND A 14U TEAM. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY DID NOT WIN

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THEIR GAMES, BUT JUST THE FACT THAT IN THE FIRST SEASON OF POP WARNER, WE HAD TWO TEAMS MAKE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP, FIVE OUT OF EIGHT MAKE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS AND JUST SO YOU'RE AWARE, THE FIRE HAWKS WAS THE ONLY ST. LUCIE COUNTY PROGRAM TO MAKE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS. WE HAVE FOUR CHEER TEAMS WITH THE TINY MITES, MIGHTY MITES, PEE-WEES AND VARSITY.

IN ADDITION, OUR 5 AND 6-YEAR-OLDS COMPETED IN THE 2019 TURKEY BOWL. SIX OTHER TEAMS COMPETED.

THEY PLAYED THREE GAMES AND WON ALL THREE OF THEM TO BECOME THE 2019 KUR KY BOWL WINNERS. NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP OF VOLUNTEERS AND CITY STAFF THAT SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS WORKING WITH THE YOUTH.

TO START WITH, DEREK JOHNSON OVERSEES RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. MISS CASSANDRA JACKSON IS THE SPECIALIST. WE HAVE LETECIA CRUZ THAT SPENDS COUNTLESS HOURS WITH THE KIDS. CALIDA SCOTT, WILLIE BOSTON, AUDREY MOORE FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, APRIL LEE FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, MISS DIANA JO SUE, NOW WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THE CHIEF STOLE HER FROM US.

SHE'LL ALWAYS BE A PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE.

NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE DEDICATION AND THE HOURS COMMITTED BY ALL THESE VOLUNTEERS.

THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE FIRE HAWKS FOOTBALL PROGRAM ARE CREATING BONDS ON AND OFF THE FIELD, LEARNING FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOTBALL, DEVELOPING SELF-DISCIPLINE, SELF-CONFIDENCE, PROMOTING GOOD SITED ZENSHIP AND SOUND CHARACTER. THOSE PARTICIPATING RECEIVE OVER 100 HOURS OF PRACTICE CONDITIONING AND TRAINING.

OF 11 FOOTBALL ORGANIZATIONS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE TREASURE COAST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE, ONE OF OUR 10U PLAYER, MR. ROYCE POWELL, WAS SELECTED AS YOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK.

ROYCE WAS CHOSEN AS PLAYER OF THE WEEK AND RECOGNIZED BY THE MIAMI DOLPHINS. ROYCE IS VERY DEDICATED HARD WORKING ATHLETE ON AND OFF THE FIELD.

ROYCE IS ALSO ONE OF THE TOP STUDENTS AT HIS SCHOOL, OUR NEIGHBOR, CAST. WHERE HE HAS EARNED PRINCIPLE HONOR ROLL FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS.

ROYCE HAS A DOMINATING AND ENERGETIC PRESENCE WHEN LEADING HIS TEAM AND TKEPL STATES THE ABILITY TO BE A POSITIVE AND PASSIONATE LEADER IN A SPORT BY ALWAYS HELPING HIS PLAYERS.

NOT TO GO UNRECOGNIZED, THE YOUNG LADIES OF THE LADY HAWKS ARE JUST AS COMPETITIVE AND FIERCE AS THE YOUNG MEN PLAYING ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD. AND HAVE RACKED UP QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT, QUITE MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHICH YOU'LL SEE BEFORE YOU NOW. ON OCTOBER 20TH, THEY COMPETED IN THE TREASURE COAST FOOTBALL CHEER COMPETITION WITH THE FOLLOWING TEAMS PLACING. MIGHTY MIGHTS WON SECOND PLACE, PEE WEE WON FIRST PLACE, VARSITY WON FIRST PLACE.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, THEY WILL BE COMPETING IN A TREASURE COAST CHEER COMPETITION. THEN ON NOVEMBER 28, THROUGH DECEMBER 1ST, THEY WILL BE ADVANCING TO THE SOUTHEAST REGION, POP WARNER REGIONALS IN KISSIMMEE AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL BE GOING ON TO THE NATIONAL POP WARNER COMPETITION AT ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS. I WOULD LIKE TO GO ON AND TALK MUCH MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM, BUT IF YOU WILL ALLOW, WE HAVE A FEW FOLKS THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOU FROM THE PROGRAM AND TWO COACHES. WE HAVE MR. ROYCE POWELL, 10U PLAYER OF THE WEEK. WE HAVE MRS. ZARIA WILLIAMS, ANAYA, A 14U CHEERLEADER. ALSO, COACH DAVIS AND COACH POWELL THAT WOULD LIKE TO SAY A FEW THINGS.

>> ABSOLUTELY. WHO'S FIRST?

>> MR. POWELL. MR. ROYCE POWELL.

HERE WE GO. >> CASSANDRA, PLEASE COME OUT.

>> WELCOME. YOU CAN TELL US YOUR NAME.

I'M IN FOURTH GRADE. I'M 10 YEARS OLD.

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I REALLY LIKE FOOTBALL. NOT JUST BECAUSE OF ALL THE PLAYERS I MEET AND EVERYBODY ELSE THAT HELPS ME, BUT BECAUSE I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HELPS THEM.

THEY HELP ME GET THROUGH SOME THINGS.

IT'S BEEN EASY GETTING THROUGH THIS SEASON BECAUSE I HAVE GREAT

LEADERS AND GREAT COACHES. >> WE'RE VERY PROUD OF YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> GOOD JOB.

>> HELLO. >> MY NAME IS ZARYA WILLIAMS. I'M 14 YEARS OLD. I'M CAPTAIN OF THE VARSITY SQUAD. I GO TO WEST PREP MAGNET WESTWOOD. I HAVE BEEN CHEERING FOR THIS ORGANIZATION SINCE 2014 AND THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE. AT FIRST WE WERE THE FORT PIERCE EAGLES BUT CHANGED TO THE FIRE HAWKS.

I STARTED CHEERING BECAUSE OF MY FRIEND.

DOING SO I GOT TO MEET MY BEST FRIEND ANYA.

SHE WAS THE FIRST PERSON THAT TALKED TO ME AT MY FIRST CHEER PRACTICE WITH THE EAGLES. ON THE EAGLES, I WAS JUST ONE OF THE CHEERLEADERS BUT THROUGH ALL OF MY YEARS BEING A CHEERLEADER, I HAVE BECOME MORE ADVANCED IN EVERYTHING.

THIS ORGANIZATION HAS HELPED ME GROW UP AND NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT CHEER TO BEING THE LEADER OF IT ALL.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

I'M ANYA MITCHELL. I'M CO-CAPTAIN FOR THE VARSITY SQUAD. I'M 14 YEARS OLD.

IVE CHEERING FOR THIS ORGANIZATION SINCE 2013.

I STARTED OFF CHEERING WITH THE GREYHOUND, THEN THE EAGLES AND NOW THE FIRE HAWKS. THESE YEARS OF CHEERING HAVE BEEN THE BEST THING EVER. I MET ZARYA WHILE CHEERING WITH THE EAGLES. SHE'S NOW MY BEST FRIEND.

IT'S FUN BECAUSE YOU GET TO SPEND TIME WITH EVERY GIRL AND BOND WITH THEM. IT ALSO CAN BE A LITTLE ROUGH BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO PLAN THE COMPETITION.

OVERALL EVERYTHING WILL BE WORTH IT.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

UP. >> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME.

>> GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. I'D JUST LIKE TO SAY --

>> STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

WELCOME. >> I JUST WANT TO SAY I APPRECIATE THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE KIDS AND CONTINUE WHAT MY PROFESSION IS. I'M A KWRAOUFRB NILE PROBATION OFFICER. I HAVE BEEN THAT FOR 13 YEARS.

IT GIVES ME AN OUTLET TO CONTINUE MY WORK, MY CRAFT, WORKING WITH YOUNG KIDS. THE PROGRAM IS A GREAT PROGRAM.

WE'VE STARTED, AS WE MENTIONED, A FILM STUDY.

IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT PART. ALSO AS FAR AS HOMEWORK BECAUSE WITH THE FILM STUDY COMES THE HOMEWORK ASPECT OF THE PROGRAM.

IT GIVES ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO HELP THE YOUNG MEN THAT I COACH TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL THEY ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE IN THE CLASSROOM. I'D LIKE TO SAY THIS YEAR, I HAD FIVE SCHOLARS ALL AMERICANS WHICH MEANS THEY HAVE A 96% GRADE POINT AVERAGE. SO WITH THAT SAID, I HOPE TO INCREASE THE NUMBERS FROM THE UPCOMING YEARS AND THE PROGRAM

IS AN AWESOME PROGRAM. >> THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK.

JR. >> YES.

>> ME AND YOUR DADDY GREW UP TOGETHER.

>> YES, SIR. AGAIN, I APPRECIATE THE

OPPORTUNITY. >> WE APPRECIATE YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> MY NAME IS KEITH POWELL. I'M A RETIRED UNITED STATES MARINE. I MOVED HERE 11 YEARS AGO.

I HAVE BEEN TO OTHER PROGRAMS BEFORE COMING TO FORT PIERCE WHERE I HAVE BEEN HERE FIVE YEARS.

WITHIN THESE FIVE YEARS, I FOUND THE MOST DEDICATED PLACE TO BE TO BRING MY KIDS TO. I FOUND A PLACE WHERE THE PRESIDENT AND ALL THE ASSOCIATES AROUND ARE LIKE FAMILY.

THEY TREAT YOU LIKE FAMILY. THEY ONLY WANT THE BEST FOR NOT JUST FOR YOUR KIDS BUT FOR EVERYONE'S KIDS.

FOR ME TO HAVE TO COME AND TRAVEL TO BE HERE WITH OUR COACHES, I HAVE A GENTLEMAN COACH, HE TRAVELS FROM VERO

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BEACH TO BE HERE EVERY DAY ON TIME, TO MAKE SURE THESE KIDS GET WHAT THEY NEED AND DESERVE. ALONG WITH EVERYONE, THEY HAVE GIVEN US ALL THAT WE NEED AND ALL THAT YOU CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THEM SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO GIVE THESE YOUNG KIDS EVERYTHING THEY HAVE, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST AND THE BIGGEST THAT I KNOW FLORIDA WILL EVER WANT TO TALK ABOUT AND BE PART OF. I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AND THANK THEM AGAIN FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY OF MY LIFE TIME ALONG WITH MY SON. WHEN HE SHOWS UP FOR THE PROGRAM, HE SHOWS OUT BECAUSE HE IS A TRUE FIRE HAWK.

I WILL ALWAYS BE UNTIL I AGE OUT OR DIE OUT.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COMMISSIONER, WE WANTED TO BRING FORWARD THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM. BEFORE YOU TONIGHT YOU HAVE HEARD FROM SOME YOUNG FOLKS THAT YOU WILL HEAR FROM AGAIN.

THESE FOLKS ARE BRIGHT. THEY'RE TALENTED AND THEY'RE GOING PLACES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> WONDERFUL THING YOU'RE DOING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> DO YOU HAVE A COACH BY THE NAME OF MILLS?

>> WHO WOULD THAT BE? >> COACH MILLS?

>> NEVER HEARD OF HIM.

>> YES, SIR. >> HE'D BE BRAGGING.

HE COACH THREES DAYS A WEEK. >> YES, SIR.

>> NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT HIS VISION YEARS AGO. HE IS WHO WE CAN THANK FOR IT

ALL GETTING STARTED. >> ALL THE WONDERFUL EMPLOYEES WHO GIVE THEIR TIME AND THE VOLUNTEERS WHO GIVE THEIR TIME.

I'M JUST VERY IMPRESSED. >> I WANT TO SAY, I HAVE GOT TO TELL YOU, NICK, TOO. I KNOW YOU WORKED ON THIS FROM THE BEGINNING, TO TRY TO BRING IT TO FRUITION.

WE ARE SEEING EXACTLY WHAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING SO HARD TO ACCOMPLISH. I JUST WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON THE EVENT ON SATURDAY, HOW PEACEFUL AND CALM IT IS WITHOUT ANY INCIDENTS OUT THERE. AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE ENJOYING A SUPERVISED FORM OF RECREATION. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.

YOU KNOW. SO OFTEN OUR CITY GETS A BAD NAME FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, BUT IF THE WORLD COULD LOOK IN HERE AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON WITHIN THESE FOUR WALL, THEY WOULD SEE THIS IS FORT PIERCE. I LOVE IT.

I LOVE WHAT YOU ALL ARE DOING. I COMMEND THESE YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR PARENTS, AND OH MY GOD, THE VOLUNTEERS.

YOU DESERVE SO MUCH CREDIT BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT.

YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE.

I COMMEND YOU AND THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

>> GREAT JOB. >> ONE MORE ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

>> WELL, WE CAN'T TOP THAT FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT.

FILL IT UP. >> MR. MIMMS, DO YOU WANT THIS?

>> YES. >> THERE'S NO REASON FOR IT TO

STAY THERE. >> IF YOU -- WE'RE SO HAPPY TO

HAVE YOU HERE, BUT IF YOU -- >> DO YOU WANT TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE KID ORS GET OUT IN THE AUDIENCE?

>> IF THEY COULD COME UP HERE. >> BRING THEM ALL RIGHT HERE.

>> SEE IF WE CAN TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE KIDS.

>> BIG BOYS IN THE BACK. >> BIG BOYS RIGHT HERE.

>> RIGHT. THAT'S RIGHT.

>> LINEBACKERS, D TACKLES. >> WE NEED A PHOTOGRAPHER.

WHO'S GOING TO BE OUR PHOTOGRAPHER? ALL RIGHT. PHOTOGRAPHER IS ALWAYS IN

CHARGE. >> EVERYBODY GET IN.

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GET ALL THE WAY IN. >> HEY, LADY, QUIET, PLEASE.

THANK YOU. >> COACHES.

>> EVERYBODY TURN AROUND AND LOOK AT THE PHOTOGRAPHER.

>> SOMEBODY'S GOT TO SAY CHEESE.

>> ALL RIGHT. EVERYBODY GOT THEIR PICTURES?

THANK YOU. >> GOOD JOB.

GOOD JOB. >> THANK YOU, GUYS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> SO NICE TO SEE YOU. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> THE REST OF THE MEETING IS GOING TO BE PRETTY QUICK.

>> NOT MUCH HERE. >> TAKE CARE NOW.

LOOKING GOOD. >> SAY SOMEBODY'S NAME.

>> DO I NEED TO MOVE DOWN THERE? READY TO MOVE ON?

[11. CONSENT AGENDA]

>> YES. >> THE NEXT ITEM IS THE AGENDA.

>> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT ON THE CONSENT ABOUT THE INDIAN HILLS RECREATIONAL AREA. JUST ALWAYS WANT TO POINT OUT HOW FORT PIERCE CONTINUES TO FOCUS ON WATER QUALITY HERE ON THE TREASURE COACH. PROVE TO APPROVE THE CONSENT.

>> SECOND. >> ALEXANDER?

>> >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON?

>> YES. >> KPHREURBER IN PERONA?

[a. Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 19-043 - Text Amendments to Chapter 5 and Chapter 22, Clarifying Planning Department and Planning Director Titles. SECOND READING]

>> YES. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS?

>> YES. >> WE HAVE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE FLORIDA CHAPTER 5, ARTICLE 9 SECTION 5-303 CLARIFYING THE PLANNING COLLECTOR MAY GRANT A SET BACK VARIANCE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FALLOUT SHELTER CHAPTER 22 ARTICLE 4. CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 8, SECTION 22-109. SECTION 22-111.

SECTION 22-112 AND 117. ARTICLE 14 SECTION 22-118 AMENDING THE TITLE OF PLANNING DIRECTOR AND THE NAME OF PLANNING DEPARTMENT PROVIDING FOR CLAUSE ALL WITNESSES AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THIS IS THE SECOND READING.

>> THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE PLEASE COME FORWARD. SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

THERE'S A MOTION AND SECOND. >> ALEXANDER?

>> YES. >> JOHNSON?

>> YES. >> PERONA?

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

>> YES, MA'AM. >> MAYOR HUDSON.

[b. Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 19-044 Amending Chapters 5, 11.5 and 22 specific to modifying the Board of Adjustment. SECOND READING]

>> YES, MA'AM. >> NEXT ORDER THANES 19-044 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE CHAPTER 5, ARTICLE 9, SECTION 5-3030 TO SET BACK VARIANCES WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF FALLOUT SHELTERS CHAPTER

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11.5, ARTICLE 1, SECTION 11.5-33 ADDING THE CITY COMMISSION AS AN ENTITY WHICH MAY NOT VARY DISTANCE RESTRICTIONS FOR ADULT USES. CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 4, SECTION 22-59D24 REMOVING -- SUPERFOLOUS TO THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.

I LOVE THAT WORD. CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 7, SECTION 22-102.1 PERMITTING THE CITY COMMISSION THE ABILITY TO GRANT SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS FOR NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES AND ALLOWING FOR A MAJORITY VOTE FOR THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OR CITY COMMISSION. TO APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE BY ENLARGEMENT OF A NONCONFORMING STRUCTURE AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 7 PERMITTING CITY COMMISSION THE ABILITY TO ALLOW FOR THE USE OF A LOT FOR DUPLEX AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION CHAPTER 22 ARTICLE 8 SECTION 22-107.

AUTHORIZING CITY COMMISSION TO GRANT OR DISAPPROVE VARIANCES DELINEATING WHAT ACTIONS MAY BE TAKEN IN RELATION TO VARIANCES NONCONFORMITIES OF USES AND/OR STRUCTURES AND REVERSIONS DECISIONS OF THE PLANNING DIRECTOR AND ALLOWING FOR A MAJORITY VOTE OR CITY COMMISSION IN THEIR DECISION.

CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 8, SECTION 109, SECTION 22-1092, SECTION 22-1093 PERMITTING CITY COMMISSION TO GRANT VARIANCE FOR FLOOD HAZARD ZONE PROVISIONS, IDENTIFYING CONSIDERATIONS THE COMMISSION MAY UNDER TAKE IN SUCH DECISION AND ALLOWING THE COMMISSION TO ATTACH CONDITIONS AS NECESSARY.

CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 8, SECTION 22-110, PERMITTING CITY COMMISSION TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR PLANS WHEN DELIBERATING A VARIANCE REQUEST. CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 8, SECTION 22-111, REMOVING REFERENCE TO A RECORDED RECORD ON APPLICATION FOR A STAY OF PROCEEDINGS ONCE A VARIANCE IS SOUGHT.

CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 8, SECTION 22-112C CLARIFYING WHAT ACTIONS ON AN APPLICATION MAY BE TAKEN BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.

ARTICLE 8, SECTION 22-115 USING THE VERBAGE OF DISAPPROVED VERSUS DENIED AND FINAL VERSUS REFERENCE TO THE LIMITATIONS OF REFILING AN APPLICATION. ARTICLE 8 SECTION 22-118 ADDING A NEW SECTION WHICH WOULD ALLOW FOR DECISIONS OF THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS TO BE APPEALED TO THE CITY COMMISSION AND DELINEATING PROSS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH APPEALS.

REMEMBERING RESERVED SECTIONS 22-118 THROUGH 22-124, SECTION 22-119 THROUGH SECTION 22-124. CHAPTER 22 ARTICLE 10 SECTION 22, 140 ALLOWING FOR APPEALS FROM RULING OF ONLY THE PLANNING DIRECTOR RATHER THAN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS, USING THE VERBAGE OF THIS APPROVED VERSUS THE MAJORITY VOTE ADJUSTMENTS TO DECIDE SUCH APPEALS.

CHAPTER 22 ARTICLE 10, SECTION 22-147 RESTRUCK KHRURING THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS TO ALLOW FIVE MEMBERS TO BE APPOINTED BY EACH OF THE CITY COMMISSIONERS AND THE MAYOR, ELIMINATING THE TWO POSITIONS ON THE BOARD. COORDINATING THE TERMS OF THE BOARD MEMBERS WITH THE TERMS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE APPOINTEES AND ALLOWING FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE ABSENCES FROM REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS TO BE MADE WITHOUT RESOLUTION.

CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 12, SECTION 122-182, REMOVING REFERENCE TO THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND CLARIFYING APPEALS OF THE DETERMINATIONS MADE BY THE PLANNING DIRECTOR SHALL BE PERMITTED, CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 14, SECTION 22-218 USING THE VERBAGE OF DISAPPROVE VERSUS DENY, CITY COMMISSION ESTABLISHING FEE FOR APPEALS RELATING TO CURRENT ASSESSMENT, CLARIFYING THE ROLE OF THE CITY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS PERTAINING TO APPEALS OF ASSESSMENTS. CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 15, SECTION 310 USING THE VERBAGE OF DISAPPROVE VERSUS DENY, CORRECTING THE NAME OF THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT ALLOWING CITY COMMISSION TO DECIDE UPON VARIANCES RELATING TO SIDEWALK CAFES AND OTHER SIDEWALK REGULATIONS.

PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THIS IS THE SECOND READING. >> THIS IS THE SECOND READING.

ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE PLEASE COME FORWARD? SEEING NO ONE I'LL CLOSE. AND ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

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>> MOVE TO APPROVE. >> SECOND.

>> THERE'S A MOTION AND SECOND. CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER? >> YES.

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

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

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

[b. Resolution 19-R45 establishing the City of Fort Pierce Parking Committee]

>> WE MOVE ON TO RESOLUTION 19-R45 A RESOLUTION BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE FLORIDA ESTABLISHING THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE PARKING COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMITTEE, THE ELECTION OF PRESIDING OFFICER MEETINGS IN

PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. >> YES, MA'AM.

MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION, AS YOU ALL KNOW THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE HAS INSTITUTED A PARKING WORKING GROUP.

IT WAS CALLED THE PARKING COMMITTEE AND FOR A LONG TIME, WE'VE HAD COMMISSIONER PERONA, MYSELF AND OTHERS FROM AROUND THE COMMUNITY, AND I MEAN A VAST SAMPLE OF THE COMMUNITY, WHETHER IT BE FROM SOUTH BEACH DOWNTOWN OR THE NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE THEIR COMMENT, TO RECEIVE THEIR SUGGESTIONS. I THINK WE'VE DONE QUITE A BIT.

BUT, I BELIEVE AT THIS TIME, WE DO NEED TO FORMALIZE THIS COMMITTEE BECAUSE THEY'RE COMING BEFORE YOU WITH RECOMMENDATIONS.

WHAT WE HAVE BEFORE YOU IS A RESOLUTION THAT FORMALIZES THIS COMMITTEE WITH A SEVEN MEMBER BOARD SLASH COMMITTEE THAT IS HERE AND PRESENTED FOR YOUR APPROVAL AT THIS TIME.

FLOOR IS YOURS. >> PATTERNED ALONG WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING WITH THE OTHER COMMITTEES.

>> THIS IS BASICALLY A MIRROR IMAGE OF ALL OUR OTHER BOARDS THAT WE HAVE RECENTLY CREATED AND FORMALIZED.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE COMPOSITION, I WOULD BE

HAPPY TO INDULGE. >> KPHREURBER IN PERONA.

>> I DON'T WANT TO GET FIRED FROM THIS BOARD.

ACTUALLY, IT ALL STARTED WITH NICK AND I IN A MEETING AFTER TRYING TO RESPOND TO SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY. WE DECIDED TO JUST THROW THIS WORK SHOP TOGETHER WITH KEY STAFF MEMBERS, MYSELF AND THEN WE STARTED INVITING PEOPLE IN. REALLY DIDN'T HAVE TO SEND OUT A LOT OF INVITATIONS. IT JUST SEEMS THAT EVERYBODY WANTED TO BE PART OF IT. STAFF HAS HAD ISSUES WITH PARKING IN THE PAST AND IT'S REAL CONVENIENT FOR THEM TO PUSH THEM TO THE PARKING COMMITTEE. WE HAD A LOT OF STUFF.

THIS COMMITTEE THAT'S UNUSUAL WHERE I UNOFFICIALLY WAS THE CHAIR, I MEAN, WE HELP THE CITY SPEND MONEY ON PARKING.

WE CAME UP WITH PARKING SOLUTIONS.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU. IT WASN'T MY IDEA.

IT WASN'T STAFF'S IDEA. THIS CAME FROM THE COMMUNITY.

VERY DYNAMIC GROUP. WE ACTUALLY, WE WORKED ON SOLUTIONS FOR NOW. WE ALSO WORKED ON SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE. I JUST DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE COMPOSITION APART BECAUSE THE DYNAMIC WORKED SO WELL.

I'D LIKE TO IT BE SOMEONE LIKE THE COMMITTEE THE SUN RISE THEATER WAS WHERE COMMISSIONER SESSIONS THE CHAIR THERE.

HE LEADS THE GROUP. THE GROUP COMES IN WITH IDEAS THAT CAN HELP FORMULATE THROUGH THEIR EXPERIENCES TO FORMULATE AND GIVE DIRECTION. IT'S JUST AN ADVISORY GROUP.

I WOULD ASK, I DON'T KNOW IF THE ATTORNEY CAN HELP US THROUGH THAT. I KNOW HE HAS A TEMPLATE FOR ALL THESE COMMITTEES. I JUST WANT TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT. YOU ALL KNOW THAT I'M A LITTLE DIFFERENT ANYWAY. I REALLY WANT TO BE DIFFERENT IN THIS. IT'S THE FINAL PRODUCT THAT I'D LIKE -- THAT I DON'T WANT TO LOSE.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER, GO AHEAD.

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> I'M IN MY COMMUNITY.

WHEN PEOPLE LEAVE HERE, THEY HAVE A BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTH WHEN THEY CALL THE NAME FORT PIERCE.

WHEN THEY HAVE EVENT, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BRINGING IN THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DOWNTOWN.

WHEN PEOPLE PARK IN THE RIVER DRIVE AND THEY GET TICKETS, THAT'S UNCALLED FOR BECAUSE IT'S LIKE WHERE IN THE HECK DO THEY PARK? LOOK, THE GRASSY AREAS.

PEOPLE PARK WAY DOWN AT THE END JUST TO GET WAY DOWN ON THIS END. THEY GET TICKETS.

THOSE TICKETS ARE NOT CHEAP. >> SOMETIMES THEY PARK IN PLACES

AND THEY GET TOWED. >> THEY GET TOWED.

THOSE ARE $300TOWS. THEY TOW THEM TO EMPTY VACANT LOT THAT DON'T HAVE -- WHEN I SAY LICENSE TO TOW AND MAKE THAT

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A BUSINESS PLACE. NOBODY KNOWS WHERE THE HECK THIS PLACE IS. IF IT'S NOT OPEN SAYING THIS IS -- THIS VEHICLE'S BEEN TOWED TO THIS CERTAIN VENUE.

THAT'S WHAT I'M ASKING. IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A PARK COMMITTEE, MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER EVENTS THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COMMUNITY, THAT WE KNOW THAT WE CAN TELL THIS STRANGER FROM MELBOURNE OR TAMPA, DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME? WHERE THEIR VEHICLE IS. PEOPLE GET MAD ABOUT THAT KIND

OF NONSENSE. >> AND THEY WON'T COME BACK.

>> WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THAT? >> WE HAVE, AS A CITY AND PARKING WORKING GROUP, WE HAVE HAD INSTANCES WHERE WE'VE HAD EVENTS AND FOLKS PARKING IN VARIOUS AREAS WHERE THEY'VE RECEIVED TICKETS. THEY'VE ACTUALLY COME TO THE PARKING COMMITTEE. THEY SAT DOWN AND VOICED THEIR FRUSTRATION AND THEIR COMPLAINTS.

>> CAME BACK FROM TAMPA? >> I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT

TAMPA. >> I'M JUST BEING FACECETIOUS.

>> THEY'VE COME TO THE PARKING COMMITTEE.

WE'VE IDENTIFIED SOLUTIONS BECAUSE WE HAD ENGINEERING FOLKS. WE HAD PEGGY AND HER FOLKS FROM CODE ENFORCEMENT. WE'VE HAD THE POLICE THERE.

WE'VE HAD OTHER MEMBERS OF STAFF, MYSELF, COMMISSIONER PERONA. WE'VE IDENTIFIED SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE. WE ALSO IDENTIFIED WHAT PARTICULARLY HAPPENED AT THAT TIME WHEREBY, THEY RECEIVED THOSE PARKING CITATIONS. SO WHAT WE CAN DO, I THINK THE AVAILABILITY OF THIS STRONG COMMITTEE OR THIS WORKING GROUP CAN RESOLVE ISSUES. WE HAVE SEVERAL EVENTS, WHETHER ON A MAIN LAND, LINCOLN PARK, DOWNTOWN, THE BEACH.

WE'VE GOT EVENTS ALL OVER THE PLACE.

SOME PEOPLE DO NOT PARK IN PLACES WHERE THEY SHOULD BE PARKING. WE HAVE AMPLE PARKING IN OUR

DOWNTOWN. >> I'M TALKING ABOUT CITY RIGHT OF WAYS. THEY SHOULD PARK ON CITY RIGHT AWAYS. WHEN YOU GOT AN EVENT THAT THE CITY SPONSORS, THEN CITY SHOULD HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY, YOU KNOW,

WHO IS ISSUING THE TICKETS? >> OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO KEEP OUR GENERAL PUBLIC SAFE. THAT'S OUR NUMBER ONE RESPONSIBILITY. WHO ISSUES THE TICKETS? IT WOULD BE A MIXTURE OF OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT AND CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT. OUR GOAL IS SAFETY FIRST.

>> WHO'S OUT THERE THAT TIME OF NIGHT?

>> THE POLICE DOES. NOT CODE.

>> I'M NOT GOING TO BE DEBATING WITH THIS ABOUT THIS.

YOU'RE ASKING ME ABOUT THE PARKING COMMITTEE.

I FEEL JUST LIKE WHY NOT HAVE US ON THE PARKING COMMITTEE.

>> THAT WOULD BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CITY

COMMISSION, SIR. >> YOU ALL WANT TO BE DEBATABLE.

I'M NOT BEING DEBATABLE. IF YOU WANT TO DEBATE, I CAN DEBATE. IT DON'T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME.

I'M JUST TALKING ABOUT THE PUBLIC, THE TOURISTS, THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE FORT PIERCE A GOOD OR BAD NAME.

THAT'S ALL I'M TALKING ABOUT. I'M HERE 100% SUPPORT, WHATEVER

WE DO. >> LOT OF YOUR CONCERNS.

THOSE ISSUES THAT THIS GROUP, I HOPE, COULD ADDRESS.

EVEN THE ADVISORY BOARD, WE NEED TO SET IT UP EXACTLY.

THEY'RE ADVISING US ON THESE ISSUES SO WE CAN ALLEVIATE THESE PROBLEMS. ONE OF THE WORST THINGS IN THE WORLD TO TRY TO ENTERTAIN VISITORS AND THE PARKING SITUATION. YOUR CAR IS TOWED, OR TICKETS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. THAT DRIVES YOU AWAY.

I KNOW PERSONALLY. IT DOES.

WE ARE TRYING TO ATTRACT IT. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

GETTING BACK TO THE ISSUE AT HAND, WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH THE BOARD, HOW MANY BOARD MEMBERS, HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE ON THIS COMMITTEE NOW?

>> AS PROPOSED, SEVEN. WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE

WORKING GROUP? >> RIGHT.

>> THE WORKING GROUP, WE HAVE SOMETIMES 30 PEOPLE IN THAT ROOM. WE HAD A LOT OF STAFF PRESENT.

WE ALSO HAD A STRONG COMMUNITY PRESENCE.

IT WAS JUST A WORKING GROUP. WE WORKED VERY WELL TOGETHER.

>> DID THEY DO ANY VOTING? >> WE VOTED TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS. WE VOTED TO MAKE

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RECOMMENDATIONS. LOT OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS

CAME HERE. >> NOW, EVEN THOUGH NOW WE WANT TO FORMALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THEM AND GIVE THEM SOME AUTHORITY FROM AN ADVISORY STANDPOINT, I THINK IT'S INCUMBENT THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE REPRESENTATION AT LEAST FROM THIS BOARD ON THAT BOARD EVEN IF IT MEANS ADDING AND NOT TAKING AWAY.

I THINK THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT. WHILE I DON'T WANT TO DESTROY THE MAKEUP, I WANT TO ENHANCE THE MAKEUP BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY HAS A VOICE. SO IF IT'S SEVEN, EIGHT PEOPLE AND WE WANT TO GET THREE OR FOUR AT LARGE OR EACH ONE OF US APPOINT SOMEONE, I THINK THAT WOULD BE PROBABLY THE BEST WAY TO DO IT. NOT TO DESTROY THE BASE OF WHAT YOU HAVE. BUT ENHANCE IT AND MAKING IT

STRONGER. >> THAT'S THE WAY YOU HAVE IT.

EACH ONE OF US APPOINT ONE. >> WE HAD TWO AT LARGE.

>> SOME COMMITTEES OF THIS COMMISSION HAVE A COMMISSIONER ASSIGNED TO THEM AND SOME DON'T. SO THERE REALLY ISN'T A GENERAL PATTERN FOR THAT, IN TERMS OF MY UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL COMMISSIONERS AND THE MAYOR, YOU CAN ATTEND ANY COMMITTEE THAT

YOU WANT. >> I'D DEFER TO THE CITY

ATTORNEY. >> I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT'S ACCURATE, MAYOR. IT CAN BE MADE THAT WAY.

AGAIN, THERE'S NO PROHIBITION AS YOU SUGGESTED.

WE HAVE ALMOST TWO DOZEN DIFFERENT ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE.

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT STRUCTURES.

THERE'S NO RIGHT OR WRONG ONE. THE MORE STREAM LINE IN A LOT OF CASES THAT THEY ARE, THE BETTER IT IS TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T RUN AFOUL OF SUNSHINE ISSUES. AS THIS BOARD HAS POINTED OUT, IT'S AN ADVISORY BOARD AND EVERYTHING HAS TO COME BACK.

CERTAIN BOARDS WORK BETTER BEING MORE HANDS OFF AND JUST PRESENTING, VERSUS BEING IN A POSITION WHERE THERE'S SOME INTERACTION FROM THE COMMISSIONERS THEMSELVES.

MY ONLY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE MAKING AN ODD NUMBER WHATEVER YOU DECIDE TO DO. NO ALTERNATES.

PLEASE. IF THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION IS TO ADD A COMMISSIONER, IT CAN BE PLEASELY CHANGED.

IF IT'S TWO ADD TWO COMMISSIONERS, WE CAN STRUCTURE IT ANY WAY. I DON'T HAVE A PARTICULAR CONCERN ABOUT THAT. THAT'S FINE.

>> I THINK WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT ALSO IS THAT WE PUBLICLY NOTICE. SO ALL OF THESE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN COMING TO THE PARKING COMMITTEE, IF THEY'RE NOT ON THE PARKING COMMITTEE CAN PLAY A PART AND ROLE IN THIS.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> AND, MAYOR, MR. MIMMS AND MY DISCUSSION, THIS WOULD BE LIKE A WORK SHOP STYLE.

NOBODY WOULD BE PROHIBITED. I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE ENHANCED.

EVERYBODY WILL KNOW WHEN IT IS, WHERE IT IS BECAUSE IT WILL BE A PUBLIC MEETING. THERE WILL HAVE TO BE MINUTES TAKEN. A DECISION TALKING ABOUT COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER, IF THERE'S A MAJOR EVENT SPONSORED BY THE CITY, THERE WILL BE A MORATORIUM ON TICKETS ISSUED BETWEEN -- WHATEVER. THAT WILL BE MEMORIALIZED IN THE MINUTES. SOMEBODY FROM OUT OF TOWN WILL BE ABLE TO LOOK TO THAT OR KNOW THAT GOING FORWARD.

ANY NUMBER OF THOSE THINGS WILL BE BENEFITS OF HAVING A

FORMALIZED COMMITTEE. >> YES, SIR.

>> COUPLE THINGS. TOM, YOU TALKED ABOUT MODIFICATION OF WHAT'S BEEN PROPOSED.

IS TAKING ONE OF THE AT LARGE SO IT REMAINS SEVEN AND MAKING A COMMISSION PARTICIPATION TYPE ASPECT OR WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ON THE MODIFICATIONS?

>> I WOULD LIKE TO ADD A COMMISSIONER TO IT, ONLY BECAUSE THAT WAS PART OF THE DYNAMIC. SOMEBODY EL WOULD RATHER DO IT, THAT'S FINE WITH ME. FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT, YOU KNOW, PARKING HAS GROWN INTO THIS LARGE ENTITY THAT WE HAVE.

WE ALREADY HAVE RULES AND REGULATIONS ON OUR BOOKS THAT WE DIDN'T ENFORCE. NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN CODE ENFORCEMENT SHOWS UP. WE HAVE STAFF SITTING THERE.

WE HAVE BUSINESS COMMUNITY THERE.

WE HAVE THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ALL VOICING UP.

WE'RE FINDING OUT ALL THE SOLUTIONS WERE THERE.

WE EVEN HAVE REPRESENTATION FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SO, WE GET THE JOB DONE. IT'S 60 MINUTES OF JUST GO.

WE DON'T LET IT GO OVER 60 MINUTES.

SEEMS LIKE JUST THE DYNAMIC WORKS REALLY WELL.

PRODUCTS THAT WE GET FROM THAT ARE EXCELLENT.

I'M JUST SAYING BECAUSE OF THAT, I WOULDN'T WANT TO STEP DOWN AND NOT ATTEND. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE KEEP A REPRESENTATIVE OF THIS BOARD ON IT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT GIVES IT SOME CREDIBILITY AND IT ALSO GIVES US A LINK OF

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COMMUNICATION OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY.

IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH A CONSTITUENT, YOU CAN ALWAYS REFER THEM TO THE PARKING COMMITTEE.

WE'LL TAKE THEM ON. WE'LL TAKE THE ISSUE ON.

WE'LL TRY TO COME UP WITH SOME TYPE OF SOLUTION OR COMMUNICATION OR EDUCATION OR WHATEVER ELSE.

WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THIS

THING IS EVOLVING AS WE SPEAK. >> I'M JUST TRYING TO BE PROA PROACTIVE.

I DON'T WANT THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TO BE IN A RAGE ABOUT SOMETHING

WE COULD HAVE TAKEN CARE OF. >> THAT'S THE REASON THIS COMMITTEE GOT TOGETHER TO BEGIN WITH.

THESE THINGS WERE STARTING TO HAPPEN.

WE HAVE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF FREE CONVENIENT PARKING IN DOWNTOWN. LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHERE IT'S AT. AND SO WE START COMING UP WITH, WE HAVE MAPS THAT ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.

WE HAVE ALL THESE THINGS GOING ON.

IF THERE'S A BIGGER DEMAND BECAUSE DOWNTOWN'S GROWING, THE BEACH IS GROWING, ORANGE AVENUE IS GROWING, LINCOLN PARK AREA IS GROWING. WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY MORE PARKING TO BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE PEOPLE.

>> EXAMPLE OF WHAT OUR CITY ATTORNEY IS SAYING A MINUTE AGO, THE EVENT COMES. MORATORIUM ON TICKETS.

SO THAT WE CAN BE PREPARED. THAT BOARD COULD REVIEW THAT, COME BACK WITH A RECOMMENDATION AND WE ISSUE AN ORDER FOR THE MORATORIUM, THAT WOULD ELIMINATE A LOT OF PROBLEMS.

>> COULD BE. OR WE CAN IDENTIFY AND HAVE IT PART OF THE INFORMATION FOR THAT EVENT.

ALL THE AVAILABLE PARKING THAT'S FREE AND AVAILABLE WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT WAYS TO IDENTIFY CURRENT AVAILABLE PARKING SO YOU KNOW THE PARKING GARAGE IS FULL OR THIS LOT'S FULL OR WHATEVER ELSE. THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE OUT THERE. TECHNOLOGY IS STARTING TO GET PRETTY GOOD ABOUT THAT AND INEXPENSIVE FOR US TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT. YOU HAVE A SMART PHONE AND SAY, HEY, LET'S GO TO THAT PARKING LOT BECAUSE THERE'S TEN SPOTS AVAILABLE. THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING EVEN NOW. THIS ISN'T JUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF FORT PIERCE. WE ARE THE ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE

WHOLE COUNTY. >> MAYBE CITY OF FORT PIERCE CAN INVEST IN SOME TYPE OF BOARD OUT THERE IN THAT GARAGE.

>> WE'VE LOOKED AT THAT. WE'VE LOOKED AT THAT.

>> THAT'S EXPENSIVE? >> WE HAVE THE INFORMATION ON THAT. I'M SURE THAT'S SOMETHING THAT COULD COME IN FRONT OF THIS BOARD WITHIN THE NEXT TWO OR THREE MONTHS. WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON IT.

IT'S BEEN A DISCUSSION THAT WE'VE HAD AT BOARD LEVEL OVER THE LAST YEAR. JUST SEEMS LIKE WE GET GOING SO

FAR. >> CAN'T BE THAT EXPENSIVE.

>> WITH ALL THE TICKETS THEY'RE WRITING, THEY OUGHT TO TAKE

FIVE, TEN OUT OF THE TICKET. >> I REMEMBER WHEN THE COMMITTEE MET BEFORE. I HADN'T EVEN TOOK OFFICE.

ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT CAME OUT OF THE COMMITTEE WAS ENFORCING THE TWO HOUR PARKING. IT WAS A BIG DEAL.

ALL OF A SUDDEN WE DECIDED WHERE TO ENFORCE, WHERE TO GO.

IT WAS ALREADY ON THE BOOKS, WE JUST WEREN'T DOING IT.

THAT'S BEEN FOR DECADES IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY.

IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

YOU TALK TO THOSE FOLKS. SAYING TWO HOUR, EVEN THREE HOURS BEING TOSSED AROUND. I KNOW IN THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS

GROUP, IT'S BEEN TALKED ABOUT. >> BUSINESSES ARE THE ONES

OVERPARKING. >> MAYBE.

PROBABLY SO. REMEMBER IT'S JUST DURING THE WORKDAY. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8 TO 5RBG 9 TO 4, WHATEVER THE TIME FRAME IS.

AFTER THAT IT'S JUST OPEN. IT'S OPEN.

THERE'S REALLY NO TICKETING GOING ON AFTER THAT.

BUT THAT'S WHY I APPRECIATE THE COMMITTEE.

WE HAVE TO BE DYNAMIC. WE HAVE TO BE FORWARD THINKING.

WE HAVE TO BE TEN STEPS AHEAD OF WHATEVER THE ECONOMY AND CITY LOOKS LIKE. HERE'S MY QUESTION.

IF WE ALLOW THE SEVEN MEMBER COMMITTEE, IF YOU WANT A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE COMMISSIONER, CAN IT BE A

NONVOTING PERSON? >> I WOULDN'T MIND THAT AT ALL.

>> CAN THAT BE ACCOMACCOMPLISHE? >> IT CAN BE.

>> MAYBE YOU'RE NOT THE CHAIR, BUT YOU'RE STILL THERE.

>> UNEVEN NUMBER WITH THE VOTING.

>> THAT VOTE HAPPENS WHEN IT HITS COMMISSION LEVELS.

>> GONNA COME HERE ANYWAY. >> I'M GONNA TELL YOU STAFF DOESN'T VOTE. I NEVER VOTE.

THIS ALL COMES FROM -- THIS COMES FROM THE COMMUNITY.

THAT'S THE DYNAMIC OF IT ALL. WE DON'T SIT THERE AND READ.

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WE BASICALLY JUST GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO TELL US WHAT IS NEEDED AND WHAT THEIR IDEAS ARE.

I'M GONNA TELL YOU WHAT. WE'VE HAD A LOT OF GREAT IDEAS.

WE JUST RECENTLY PUT IN THE DELIVERY LOADING ZONES.

DELIVERY LOADING ZONES. WE'VE DONE THAT.

THAT CAME BASICALLY FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY OF DOWNTOWN.

THESE ARE RESPONSES. WE HAVE RESPONDED ACCORDINGLY.

>> I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A COMMISSIONER ASSIGNED TO

IT. >> THAT'S PERFECTLY FINE.

IF I MAY, I'M LOOKING AT THE RESOLUTION.

I'M LOOKING AT SECTION 2 MEMBERSHIP AND QUALIFICATIONS.

THEN A. THEN SUBSECTION 4.

IT SAYS RIGHT NOW MEMBERS SHALL NOT BE ELECTED OFFICIALS OR CITY STAFF MEMBER. RECOMMENDATION IS IF THERE'S A SUGGESTION TO MODIFY RESOLUTION IT SHOULD READ A CITY COMMISSIONER SHALL BE APPOINTED AS AN EX-MEMBER TO THIS COMMITTEE PERIOD AND IT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION NOT TO HAVE CITY STAFF BE MEMBERS. THAT WAY THEY'RE FREE TO BE ABLE TO BE STAFF MEMBERS. MUCH LIKE PLANNING, PLANNING IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE WHERE NO MEMBER OF PLANNING DEPARTMENT IS PART OF THE PLANNING BOARD. THEY CAN INTERACT AND NOT HAVE ANY SUNSHINE IMPLICATION. SO WOULD BE A MINOR AMENDMENT TO A 4. THAT WOULD BE MY RECOMMENDATION.

>> DOES SOMEBODY WANT TO MAKE THAT MOTION?

>> I MAKE A MOTION AS AMENDED. >> SECOND.

>> OKAY. READY TO VOTE.

>> ALEXANDER. >> YES.

>> JOHNSON. >> YES.

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

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

>> MAYOR HUDSON? >> YES, MA'AM.

[c. Resolution 19-R46 appointing Commission Alternates to the Civil Service Appeals Board.]

>> NEXT RESOLUTION 19-R46. CITY COMMISSION, CERTIFYING THE APPOINTMENT OR REAPPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE CIVIL SERVICE APPEALS BOARD PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THIS IS BEFORE YOU AGAIN AS A RESULT OF ALL OF THE ELECTIONS THAT WERE HELD AFTER YOU MADE YOUR CHOICES, THE CIVIL SERVICE APPEALS BOARD AND THE EMPLOYEES APPOINTED ALL OF THOSE THAT YOU CHOSE AS ALTERNATE AS REGULAR MEMBERS.

SO, I'LL NEED YOU TO -- I'M GONNA PASS THIS DOWN AND ASK YOU TO SELECT TWO MEMBERS THAT WILL SERVE AS ALTERNATE MEMBERS.

>> THERE THEY ARE ON HERE. >> I GUESS THEY'RE ON THERE.

>> OKAY. COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER CHOSE FRANK MANDRO, CHARLIE NEWMAN, DONNA COE, CHARLENE NEWMAN, MIKE DAHAN, COMMISSIONER JOHNSON, ELLEN GILLETTE, MAYOR HUDSON AND FRANK MANDRO. IT WOULD APPEAR BASED ON THE

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VOTES IT WILL BE FRANK EMANDRO AND MIKE DAHAN WOULD BE THE ONES

APPOINTED AS ALTERNATES. >> WOULD YOU LIKE A MOTION?

>> YES. >> MOVE TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER?

>> YES. >> JOHNSON?

>> YES. >> PERONA.

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

>> YES, MA'AM. >> MAYOR HUDSON?

>> YES, MA'AM. >> NEXT, WE HAVE RESOLUTION

[d. Resolution 19-R47 establishing a Food for Fines Program for the City of Fort Pierce.]

19-447 RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE APPROVING A PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS FOOD FOR PAYMENT OF CERTAIN PARKING PAYMENT OR PORTION THERE OF TO BE PAID WITH DONATIONS OF CANNED FOOD OR NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS.

>> AT THIS TIME, WE HAVE OUR CO-COMPLIANCE MANAGER HERE WHO IS GOING TO GIVE US A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF OUR FOOD FOR FINES PROGRAM AND HOW SUCCESSFUL IT WAS LAST YEAR.

>> GOOD EVENING, I DON'T HAVE A FORMAL PRESENTATION TO PRESENT.

THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT WE STARTED LAST YEAR.

I BELIEVE IT WAS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL.

THIS YEAR WE'RE RECOMMENDING THAT IT RUN FROM NOVEMBER 11 THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR, DECEMBER 31.

IN LIEU OF PAYING FOR A TICKET, YOU CAN PAY FOR A TICKET IN CANNED GOODS. ALL OF THE FOOD WE COLLECT WOULD GO TO THE TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK.

YOU RECEIVE A $2 CREDIT FOR EVERY CAN OF FOOD YOU DONATE.

LAST YEAR WE COLLECTED JUST UNDER 700 POUNDS OF FOOD THAT WAS DONATED. I WOULD LOVE FOR US TO REACH 1,000 POUNDS. I HAVE TIME.

IT WAS WELL EMBRACED LAST YEAR WITH SOME PEOPLE WHO, OF COURSE, DID THE MINIMUM POSSIBLE. WE HAD OTHER PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT IN MORE THAN WAS NEEDED. UNDERSTANDING THE PURPOSE BEHIND

THE PROGRAM. >> DID YOU CONSIDER IT ANOTHER RECIPIENT LIKE THAT OR FEEL LIKE TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK THE

BEST PLACE. >> WE DIDN'T REALIZE THE AMOUNT OF SUCCESS WE WOULD HAVE. WE JUST WENT WITH THE TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK. THERE ARE SEVERAL STRONG ORGANIZATIONS HELPING OUR COMMUNITY.

WE MAY WELL CONSIDER HELPING OTHERS AS WELL.

>> LET'S BE OPEN TO IT HOWEVER SUCCESSFUL IT IS.

>> TALKING ABOUT SPEEDING FINES, PARKING FINES?

>> PARKING TICKETS ONLY. >> WE JUST BROUGHT IT UP.

>> YOU DID SAY SOMEBODY COMING THERE WITH A SPEEDING TICKET.

THEY'D BE THROWING CANS AT THE FLOOR.

>> THE WAY THE PROGRAM WORKS WE ATTACH A VOUCHER TO EVERY PARKING TICKET THAT'S ISSUED SO THE PERSON HAS THE OPTION OF PAYING A TICKET OR COMING IN WITH THE COUCHER OR THE FOOD.

>> OKAY. IT WAS SUCCESSFUL AND IT WORKED.

DIDN'T CAUSE PROBLEMS. IT'S A POSITIVE.

ALL RIGHT. I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> I'M SORRY. THAT POLICE OR IS THAT JUST CODE

ENFORCEMENT? >> IT'S BOTH.

LAST YEAR WE PROVIDED THE VOUCHERS TO THE POLICE

DEPARTMENT. >> NOT BEING GOOD PARENTS.

PUBLIC LISTENING. I JUST WANT TO KNOW --

>> MOVE TO APPROVE. >> SECOND.

>> CALL ROLL THESE. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER?

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

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

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

[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.]

>> YES, MA'AM. >> MAYOR HUDSON?

>> YES, MA'AM. >> NEXT COMMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC.

>> TIME FOR ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISHES TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION PLEASE COME FORWARD, STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.

YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES AND A FIVE SECOND WARNING.

>> PLEASE SIGN IN WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.

>> RICK REED. THE FIRST THING I NOTICED WAS, I GUESS, JUST SO THAT EVERYBODY WOULD KNOW THAT FOR CHRISTMAS, I NOTICED TONIGHT, AN EVERYBODY LOVES CHRISTMAS.

NOBODY WANTS TO BE AN SCOOOGE. CITY APPROVED $52,309 IN THE CONSENT AGENDA. THEN ON TOP OF THAT, THERE WAS MR. MIMMS AND HIS DISCRETIONARY AMOUNT 15, 000 TO MAIN STREET

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FORT PIERCE FOR THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE ANNUAL SIGHTS AND SOUNDS ON SECOND CHRISTMAS EVENT PARADE AN 1$16,840 TO DECORATIONS.

SO THAT'S A TOTAL THIS CHRISTMAS OF $84,149.

HO, HO, HO. LOT OF MONEY FOR CHRISTMAS IN THIS TOWN. WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS WE NEED.

I'M ALWAYS HEARING THE POLICE CAN'T GET PAID AND OUR ROADS NEED TO BE PAVED AND WE NEED THIS AND WE NEED THAT.

8 $84,129.

PARKING. ONE OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS DOWNTOWN HAS BEEN VERY GENEROUS FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND ALLOWED EVERYBODY TO PARK ON HIS PROPERTY UNTIL RECENTLY.

HE ALSO BOUGHT AND OWNS THE ARCADE.

THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE WHEN PWRABG -- BRACKEN WAS THE PROPERTY OWNER SPENT MONEY DOING THAT PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET BUT FORGOT TO RENEW THE LEASE AND SO WE HAVE A PARKING LOT THAT THE TAXPAYERS PAID FOR THAT'S RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET THAT IS NOW IN PRIVATE HANDS. SO, THE PUBLIC OUGHT TO KNOW THEY PAID ALMOST HALF MILLION DOLLARS FOR A PARKING LOT THEY CAN'T USE. AND YOU'VE GOT A PROPERTY OWNER DOWNTOWN THAT'S BEEN VERY GENEROUS FOR YEARS THAT SOMEHOW YOU ALL PISSED OFF AND HE WON'T LET Y'ALL PARK ON HIS PROPERTY.

THE FIRST WEEK HE TOWED 38. AND PONZ HAS DONE A GOOD JOB WITH REVITALIZING THE DOWNTOWN. HE DID IT WITH PRIVATE MONEY.

I DON'T THINK HE'S EVER ASKED Y'ALL FOR ANYTHING.

I'M NOT HERE TO SPEAK FOR HIM. I HATE TO SEE THE CITY AND OUR MAJOR DEVELOPERS DOWNTOWN IN A PISSING CONTEST.

THE THIRD THING IS THE TRAIN. I READ THE CONVOLUTED THING FROM OUR MAYOR ABOUT THE TRAIN. AND THAT TRAIN IS VITAL TO THIS COMMUNITY, VITAL. JUST NOT HANDLED WELL.

>> ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION, PLEASE

COME FORWARD. >> HO HO HO.

>> OKAY. WE'LL MOVE ON.

[15. COMMENTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER]

>> NEXT WE HAVE COMMENTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER.

>> MR. MIMMS. >> MADAM MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION, WITHIN MY PURCHASE ORDER REQUEST, PURCHASE ORDER REPORTS, YOU WILL SEE THAT WE HAVE AN ALLOCATION FOR THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AS WELL AS NUISANCE ABATEMENT AND LOT CLEARING. SO I WANTED TO ALERT YOU OF THAT. WITHIN THE CITY MANAGER'S REPORT, YOU'LL SEE THAT WE HAVE NOW RECENTLY COMPLETED MR. ANDREWS OUR CITY ENGINEER, HAS RECENTLY COMPLETED THE MORRIS CREEK BOAT RAMP. IT'S A TREMENDOUS UPGRADE FROM WHAT WAS THERE. RIGHT BEHIND THE MANATEE CENTER.

I HOPE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO LOOK AT IT.

AND THE SEA WALL IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THAT SHALL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNTIL MARCH OF 2020, IS THAT CORRECT? SO HOPEFULLY, AT THAT TIME, WE WILL HAVE A FORTIFIED SEA WALL AND WE WON'T HAVE ANY MORE INSTANCES OF CREST ACTION THAT CAUSES THAT TO BE DESTROYED AND WEAKEN OUR SHORE LINE. SO I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THOSE TWO THINGS, AS WELL AS THE FACT THAT ON TUESDAY, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12TH, NOT NOVEMBER 11TH, MONDAY, BECAUSE THAT IS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY. ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, WE HAVE TWO SEPARATE MEETINGS. ONE IS THE CONFERENCE AGENDA THAT IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE AT 9 A.M. IN THIS CHAMBER FOR THE CITY COMMISSION AND WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT A FEW ITEMS, ONE SPECIFICALLY, IS ABOUT SUNRISE THERE.

I BELIEVE YOU ALL AS A CITY COMMISSION ASKED FOR THE SUN RISE THEATER TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE AS TO THEIR ACTIVITIES.

AS WELL AS THE SUNRISE THEATER ADVISORY BOARD.

SO HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE THE ADVISORY BOARD AND THE SUN RISE THEATER DIRECTOR HERE TO TALK ABOUT ALL THE WONDERFUL HAPPENINGS WITHIN THE THEATER ITSELF.

THEN LATER THAT DAY FORT PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT SHALL RECONVENE AT 2:00 ON NOVEMBER 12TH TO TALK ABOUT A FEW ISSUES AS WELL.

ONE BEING THE CANE PLANT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

WE WILL BE DECLARING PROPERTY SURPLUS AND THE 1134 AND 1138 AVENUE D. WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE POTENTIAL SALE OF CLEANUP TAX CREDITS ON THE OPEN MARKET.

THAT IS MY UPDATE. >> I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO

[16. COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION]

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PUBLICLY BRIEF YOU ON. >> THANK YOU.

>> COMMENTS FROM THE CITY COMMISSION.

>> MR. PERONA, WOULD YOU LIKE TO START?

>> NO THANK YOU. >> MR. SESSIONS?

>> WHAT'S THE STATUS WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PARKING HERE? PARKING IS VERY LIMITED ESPECIALLY NOW WITH US HAVING ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT E VENTS AND ACTIVITIES.

THIS PARKING LOT, THE BUILDING THERE, THE PARKING LOT, WHAT'S THE STATUS OF THAT? IS THAT A PARKING LOT WE USED TO UTILIZE, WE NO LONGER UTILIZE? WHY IS IT THAT WE ARE NOT USING

THAT? >> THE PARKING LOT I BELIEVE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF U.S. 1 AND AVENUE A. THE ARCADE DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE ARCADE EXECUTIVE CENTER. THERE WAS A THREE PARTY AGREEMENT, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, BETWEEN THE FORT PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, THE BRACKET AND LIMITED FAMILY PARTNERSHIP AND NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC MISSION.

THOSE THREE ENTITIES CAME TOGETHER AND A PARKING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT TOOK PLACE. I WAS NOT AROUND AT THAT TIME, BUT I DO KNOW THERE WAS A PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH IT WOULD BE USED BY THE PUBLIC, MAINTAINED AND OPERATED BY THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE AND FPRA. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THAT LEASE AGREEMENT, IF MUTUALLY AGREED, THAT COULD CONTINUE.

PRA AND STAFF REACHED OUT TO THE FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, THAT GROUP DECIDED NOT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE ON A PARKING AGREEMENT AND SUBSEQUENTLY THEY SOLD THEIR PROPERTIES TO INCLUDE THE PARKING LOT TO ANOTHER PARTY, IF THAT IS MR. CROSS, I BELIEVE IT IS, THAT'S WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD.

THAT HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED. THAT'S WHERE IT STANDS RIGHT NOW. AS FAR AS THE USEFULNESS OF THAT AREA, WHEN WE HAVE, I WOULD SAY, HUGE EVENTS WITHIN OUR DOWNTOWN AREA, I WOULD SAY IT IS USED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

I WOULD SAY A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR.

IT IS CURRENTLY USED RIGHT NOW BY, I GUESS, FOLKS THAT VISIT THE ARCADE CENTER, AS WELL AS THE CHURCH.

I BELIEVE THERE'S A LAW OFFICE DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO THAT PARKING LOT. THE GENERAL PUBLIC, I WOULD SAY UTILIZES THE PARKING AREA TWO, THREE TIMES A YEAR.

>> UP TO NOW WHAT KIND OF AGREEMENT DID WE HAVE?

>> WE HAD AN AGREEMENT, A LEASE AGREEMENT THREE PARTY LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE FORT PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

IT HAD TO BE MUTUALLY AGREED TO BY ALL PARTIES.

WE REACHED OUT TO THE FAMILY AND THEY CHOSE NOT TO MOVE FORWARD.

>> THAT WAS ONE ISSUE, I WOULD HOPE THIS BOARD ADDRESSES.

THAT'S A WIDE OPEN SPACE. I HAVE SEEN THAT SPACE UTILIZED HERE RECENTLY. IT'S JUST SITTING THERE.

IF WE INVESTED IN IT BEFORE, IT WAS IN LIGHT OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, LACK OF PARKING, YOU THINK WE WOULD BRING ALL THOSE OPTIONS SO THAT WE COULD UTILIZE PARKING.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD HOPE WE COULD LOOK INTO.

>> MAYOR? >> YES, SIR.

>> WE KNEW ABOUT THIS. THE LEASE EXPIRED ALMOST A YEAR AGO. MY COMMUNICATIONS WITH STAFF, WE PRETTY MUCH KNEW THAT WAS GOING ON, WORKED IT THROUGH UNTIL WE FIGURED OUT THAT IT WAS NOT A VIABLE SOLUTION FOR US AT THAT TIME. WE'RE LOOKING FOR OTHERS.

>> MADAM MAYOR? >> YES, SIR.

>> LET'S SEE HOW WE TREAT INDIVIDUALS IN THIS COMMUNITY.

THAT COMMENTLE MAN HAS REVITALIZED ALMOST ALL DOWNTOWN.

HE REQUESTED TO BE PART OF THE FORT PIERCE UTILITY BOARD.

WE SNUBBED THAT MAN FROM BEING PART OF THAT BOARD.

NOW WE WANT TO SIT THERE AND POINT FINGERS AT HIM BY PARKING ON HIS PROPERTY OVER THERE AND DOWNTOWN? THAT MAN PROBABLY WOULDN'T EVEN CARE WHETHER YOU PARK ON HIS PROPERTY. YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

I'LL BE THE FIRST ONE TO TELL YOU THAT.

YOU KNOW? I'M GONNA REACH OUT TO MR. HANS.

I KNOW HE'S NOT THAT KIND OF PERSON.

FORT PIERCE NEEDS THE GROWTH. HE OWNS PARKING, PART OF WHAT

PART DOWNTOWN? >> THE OLD JP PENNY PARKING LOT

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IS OWNED BY THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE.

>> THE ENTIRE PARKING LOT? >> YES, SIR.

>> WHAT PARKING LOT DOES HE OWN DOWNTOWN?

>> I KNOW MR. CROSS DOES OWN PROPERTIES DOWNTOWN.

I DON'T KNOW THE SPECIFIC AREA. >> FIND THAT.

I KNOW THAT MAN IS NOT LIKE THAT.

HE'S NOT THAT SPITEFUL. I'LL REACH OUT TO HIM.

>> MADAM MAYOR -- >> I WAS GOING TO SAY THERE WAS

SOME TOWING AROUND THE BUILDING. >> THE GRASSY AREA.

>> ADJACENT TO THE KINGS PLANT. >> NORTH OF AVENUE A.

>> I KNOW WHERE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

>> THAT'S NOT A DESIGNATED PARKING AREA, JUST A GRASSY LOT.

>> THEY KNOW NOTHING BUT A VACANT LOT THAT THEY CAN PARK.

>> WE GOT TO BE MORE POLITICIANS.

I'M NOT A VERY GOOD POLITICIAN, YOU KNOW? WHEN PEOPLE COME INTO MY COMMUNITY, I TRY TO GREET THEM, MEET THEM. THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

GREET EM AND MEET EM. YOU KNOW?

ALL RIGHT. >> THE RECENT EVENTS OF THE SHOOTINGS THAT WE'VE HAD IN OUR COMMUNITY, AT ONE POINT WE WERE DOING REAL WELL AND HERE WITHIN THE LAST MONTH, WE'VE HAD SEVERAL INCIDENTS OF SHOOTINGS AND I DON'T THINK IT'S GETTING ANY BETTER. BUT I'LL SAY THIS MUCH.

I HAVE BEEN VERY STRONG ABOUT AT LEAST TWO PLACES ON AVENUE B THAT A LOT OF THIS ACTIVITY STEMS FROM.

THAT HAS BEEN AVENUE D INTO FIFTH STREET, CHINESE RESTAURANT, AS WELL AS WILSON'S GROCERY.

I BELIEVE THAT'S ON 15TH AND AVENUE D.

AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO ALLOW THE SAME THING TO HAPPEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN. FOR US TO SIT HERE AND KNOW THAT THE ROOT OF THEPROBLEM EXISTS AND IT'S SO WIDE OPEN AND WE'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING, I CAN'T CONTINUE TO DO IT.

NOW, I HAVE ASKED PREVIOUS STAFF TO LOOK INTO IT, THE NUISANCE LAWS SO THAT WE CAN SHUT THIS PLACE DOWN.

IF WE COULD ELIMINATE THAT PLACE FROM THAT ACTIVITY THAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE, WE COULD ALLEVIATE A LOT OF OUR PROBLEMS. I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY THE SHERIFF DEPARTMENT.

THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WITHIN THE CITY.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS PLACE? WE HAVE GOT TO STAND UP AND PROTECT OUR CITIZENS.

LOT OF INDIVIDUALS THAT LIVE OVER IN THAT AREA ARE AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT. I LOOK TO MY CITY ATTORNEY AND MY ASSISTANT CHIEF AND MY CITY MANAGER, LET'S FIND A WAY TO GET THIS PLACE DECLARED A PUBLIC NUISANCE OR WHATEVER WE HAVE TO DO TO SHUT IT DOWN. BECAUSE IT'S CAUSING TOO MANY PROBLEMS IN OUR CITY. THIS AFTER PARTY NIGHTCLUB.

THEY GO IN THERE AND THEY'RE SHOOTING LIKE COWBOYS AND INDIANS. IT'S JUST RIDICULOUS.

FOR US TO JUST SIT HERE AND ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN WHEN WE CAN WORK WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. WE CAN WORK WITH CODE ENFORCEMENT. THERE ARE A COMBINATION OF WAYS WE CAN DO THIS. WE CAN'T JUST SIT HERE AND LET THIS CONTINUE TO HAPPEN. THESE PEOPLE KEEP OPENING NIGHT AFTER NIGHT AND NIGHT AGAIN. THEY'LL WAIT UNTIL IT CALMS DOWN AND THEN GO BACK AND OPEN UP AND ANOTHER SHOOTING.

THEN WE HAVE FIVE OR SIX SHOOTINGS.

AGAIN, IT ALWAYS STARTS FROM THAT PARTICULAR SPOT.

SO LET'S DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO. I'M GOING ON RECORD.

LET'S SHUT IT DOWN. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER.

>> I'M NOT CONCERNED. I HAVE BEEN HEARD.

SEEM LIKES FORT PIERCE, THEY JUST THINK -- JUST NORMAL.

IT'S NOT. WE JUST CONTINUE TO DO AS WE DO.

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I'M GOING TO ANOTHER SUBJECT AND SPEAK OF THESE MAPS THAT GO IN THROUGH THE WATERS. I WANT TO KNOW WHY IS IT THAT THEY CAN PUT THE MAPS AT THE GOLF COURSE AND NOT OVER HERE.

I'M JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY IS IT.

THAT'S WHERE THEY ORIGINATED AT, OVER IN THE CREEK.

THEY MOVED THEM FROM THE CREEK TO THE GOLF COURSE AND NEVER DID BRING THEM BACK. DON'T TAEUB MUCH TO KEEP THAT CREEK CLEAN. STILL, THEY'RE DUMPING WATER INTO THE CREEK FROM EVERY ROAD IN FORT PIERCE.

I JUST DON'T KNOW WHY TPHRZ NOTHING BEING DONE ABOUT THAT.

I HAVE ASKED YOU TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

I ASKED NICK TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

THAT PLACE IS NOTHING BUT A TOILET.

THEY'RE DUMPING IT RIGHT INTO THE LAGOON.

I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S HOW I FEEL.

FORT PIERCE IS KNOWN AS A CESSPOOL AND KILLING GROUND.

SO WE GOT TO DO SOMETHING. THAT'S ALL I HAVE LEFT.

>> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM.

I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL JOINT MEETING WITH SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANNING AND TREASURE COAST RECENT NALL PLANNING COUNCIL.

SOME GREAT PRESENTATIONS. I'LL MENTION A FEW OF THEM THAT GO RIGHT HAND IN HAND WITH WHAT WE HAVE GOING ON IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE. THERE WAS AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN BROWARD COUNTY. FOLKS CAME FROM BROWARD.

THEY'RE HAVING A HARD TIME WITH THE HOUSING SUPPLY BEING AFFORDABLE, OF COURSE, BECAUSE THE COMMUNITY HAS GOT DIFFERENT DYNAMICS. NOT LIKE WE DO, BY ANY MEANS, BECAUSE THEIR TAX PACE IS A LOT BIGGER.

SOME OF THE COMPONENTS WE CAN BRING HERE.

I'LL MEET WITH THE PLANNING STAFF JUST TO HAVE A DISCUSSION, NICK, ABOUT JUST THE POINTS THAT WERE BROUGHT UP.

SHE WAS THERE LISTENING INTENTLY.

THERE ARE SOME HOUSE BILLS COMING UP.

MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT WHERE THERE ARE SOME CREDITS IF LOW INCOME HOUSING IS A COMPONENT OF A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT.

GIVES THE DEVELOPER SOME INCENTIVES TO INCLUDE THAT INTO THEIR DEVELOPMENT PLAN. THEY CAN HAVE AN INCREASED FLOOR PLAN OR SQUARE FOOTAGE OF MARKET RATE.

THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE CRA AND HOW THE CRA CAN CONTRIBUTE.

LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION. TOO MUCH TO SPIT OUT TONIGHT.

BUT THE BIG SLIDE BENEFITS TO THE MUNICIPAL ADOPTERS, FOLKS LIKE US, IS PROVIDE CARROTS AND DON'T HIT THEM WITH THE BIG STICK. HE SAID GIVE ALL CARROTS AND NO STICK. IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

YOU HAVE METROPOLITAN AREAS LIKE FT. LAUDERDALE AND THEY'RE STRUGGLING. THEY DON'T KNOW WHETHER FOLKS ARE GOING TO GO TO WORK AND DON'T KNOW WHERE THEIR FOLKS WILL LIVE. THE NEXT ONE WAS VIRGIN TRAINS.

VIRGIN TRAINS WAS ON THE AGENDA. THEY TALKED ABOUT FORT PIERCE AND CITY OF STEWART. SO THAT'S STILL OUT THERE.

COURSE, SAME STORY WE GOT WHEN WE WENT THROUGH WITH THE FPRA, CRA PRESENTATIONS, THEY'RE OBLIGATED BY COURT ORDER BY FIVE YEARS AFTER THE LAST SCREW GOES INTO ORLANDO AND THE LAST PIECE OF RAIL SPUR OR WHATEVER IT IS. THEY'RE WORKING ON IT.

AND GOOD. WE'RE STILL ON THEIR AGENDA.

THEY EVEN TALKED ABOUT THE TWO ACRES HERE BY THE KING PLANT ON THE WEST SIDE OF SECOND STREET. THAT WAS PART OF THEIR PRESENTATION. THAT WAS ENCOURAGING.

THEY KNOW THEY HAD A TRAIN STATION HERE IN FORT PIERCE 100 YEARS AGO. THEY REMEMBERED IT.

>> THEY HAD GIVEN THAT TO MARTIN COUNTY.

THAT'S THE WORD I GOT. >> THAT IS THE WORD ON THE STREET. THAT'S THE WAY GEORGE, I FORGET HIS LAST NAME, RECORDED IT THAT WAY.

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>> SO, THE TRAIN STILL WANTS TO STOP IN MARTIN COUNTY.

WOULD HAVE BEEN NEAR JUPITER, MARTIN COUNTY, FORT PIERCE.

THEY'RE SKIPPING VERO BEACH BECAUSE THEY HAD A FIGHT WITH THEM. MELBOURNE, COCOA BEACH.

THEY GOT ALL THE CITIES IN THEIR LONG PLAN.

WE'RE SET UP FOR SUCCESS THERE. HOPEFULLY, ONE DAY.

LAST ONE WAS A BIG ONE. LEGISLATURE IS GOING TO START HEAVILY LOOKING INTO BIOSOLIDS, WASTE WATER SLUDGE.

HUGE DEAL, RIGHT? GENTLE MAN CAME AND SPOKE.

HE HAS PARTNERED WITH THE BILL GATES FOUNDATION AND DONE THIRD WORLD COUNTRY TREATMENT OF WASTE WATER.

WHAT HAPPENS IS, THE WAY THEY BREAK DOWN THE SLUDGE AND IN FLORIDA WE HAVE OUR WASTE WATER PLANT WE JUST TAKE IT OUT WEST AND LAND APPLY. THERE'S A LOT OF SCIENCE INTO WHAT THAT'S DOING TO OUR WATER SYSTEMS. NOT ONLY IS IT SEPTIC TO SEWER. THAT'S KIND OF THE -- I DON'T WANT TO CALL ATE SMOKE SCREEN BECAUSE IT DOES CONTRIBUTE.

IT'S THE ONE THAT'S NOT NEWS, THE SEPTIC TO SEWER.

IF YOU REALLY LOOK AT MUNICIPAL TREATMENT PLANTS AND WHAT DO WE DO IN PHASE TEN WHEN IT'S TIME TO GET RID OF IT, IT'S A PROBLEM BECAUSE WE'RE LAND APPLYING. HE HAS A TREATMENT SYSTEM.

HE WAS THERE TALKING ABOUT HIS SYSTEM.

LOT OF SCIENTISTS. THEY DRY IT OUT AND SEPARATE THE TOS FATES AND NITRATES WHICH IS THE BIG CONTRIBUTORS OF OUR WATER SYSTEM. TRADING THE BLUE GREEN ALGEA.

THAT'S AN ISSUE. HE'S LOOKING AT IT.

THERE ARE FARMS THAT NEED PHOSPHOROUS.

FLORIDA DOES NOT. THAT'S WHY WE HAVE FOSPHATE LINES. WE'RE STILL SPREADING IN OUR LANDS. ANYWAY, GONNA TRY TO MEET WITH SOME FOLKS JUST TO KIND OF MAKE A CONNECTION.

MAYBE THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY. >> I JUST WANT TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION. THERE'S AN ITEM ON THE AGENDA OF TOMORROW'S MEETING ABOUT DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH BIOSOLIDS. THERE WILL BE A PRESENT AATION.

I READ THE AGENDA ITEM. I'LL WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE.

>> THERE'S A RUMOR AN CHATTER, IT'S AN ISSUE.

IF IT BECOMES A HOT TOPIC, WHICH IT IS, YOU'RE TALKING CHANGING WHAT WE DO WITH IT NOW BY 2023. THAT'S NOT VERY LONG FOR A PROCESS LIKE THAT. THAT'S TOMORROW.

>> MAYFIELD ALREADY HAD A BILL. >> YEAH.

>> I HEAR YOU SAYING DO THIS, DO THAT.

BUT WHAT ARE THEY GONNA DEEP WITH THAT DEEP WELL IN JACKSON?

>> THAT'S THE WATER PART OF THE SLUDGE.

SOLID GETS SEPARATED FROM THE WATER.

WATER THEN GOES DOWN. >> SO THE SLUDGE WILL DO WHAT

WITH IT? >> THEY TAKE IT OUT WEST AND LAND APPLY. THEY TAKE IT OUT WEST AND LAND APPLY IT TO FARMS. THAT HAPPENS EVERYWHERE.

BREVARD COUNTY, ALL OVER. >> I AIN'T NEVER SEEN THAT.

>> IT'S PROBABLY A PRIVATE HAULER.

>> PROBABLY A SUBCONTRACTOR. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IT'S REALLY

DOING. >> ALL RIGHT.

I READ THEM, HEARD ABOUT SPREADING THINGS.

THEN WE CREATE PROBLEMS OF OUR OWN.

>> SURE. WHERE'S IT SEEPING TO?

BENEATH OUR -- >> BENEATH OUR -- IN OUR WATER

TABLE. >> I WOULDN'T SAY WATER TABLE.

OKAY. I'M SORRY.

>> THAT'S ALL RIGHT. IT'S A GOOD DISCUSSION.

IT'S A REAL DISCUSSION. IT'S A THING THAT HAPPENS.

ALL THE KIDS THAT WERE IN HERE TONIGHT, WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT

WHAT WE'RE DOING FOR THEM. >> EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING

ABOUT. >> THE MORRIS CREEK THING, THERE'S A CLEANUP AT MORRIS CREEK ON NOVEMBER 16TH.

>> WE HAD BROUGHT THE MAPS IN. I REMEMBER WE HAD A PRESENTATION FROM THE GENTLEMAN. I DON'T KNOW WHATEVER HAPPENED

TO THEM. >> MY LAYMAN TERMS ARE THE MAPS

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THAT I KNOW OF THAT MR. -- I THINK I MENTIONED AT THE LAST MEETING. THEY'RE STILL THERE.

THEY HAVE TO DO MAINTENANCE. THEY'RE DIFFERENT MAPS THAN THE MAPS WE APPROVED TONIGHT. THAT WATER MOVES, RIGHT? THE MORRIS CREEK MOVES AND CHANGES.

>> I JUST WANT A REPORT ON IT. IT DON'T JUST REMOVE FROM THE MAP. I JUST WANT TO KNOW -- I LOOKED AT THE WATER IN THAT TABLE OVER THERE IN THE CREEK, IT'S HORRIBLE. HORRIBLE.

I KNOW ALL THE STUFF THEY'RE BRINGING FROM THE STREETS OF FORT PIERCE. I KNOW WHY IT'S HORRIBLE.

>> I THINK IT'S A DIFFERENT DESIGN.

I'LL LEAVE IT TO STAFF TO GIVE US SOME INFORMATION.

BUT THERE IS A CLEANUP COMING UP.

THANK YOU. >> A MARINE CLEANUP INITIATIVE.

YEP. SHE'S GREAT.

SO, YOU'RE DONE, RIGHT? >> YES, MA'AM.

>> IN YOUR REPORT, MR. MIMMS, PAY CHECK FORCE PATRIOTS WAS IN THERE. THAT'S NOVEMBER 7TH AT THE RIVER WALK. THAT IS AN EVENT THAT TRIES TO FIND JOBS FOR VETERANS. AND SO I WANTED TO CALL ATTENTION TO THAT. NOVEMBER 7TH.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 9TH IS THE HEART SCREENING FOR ANY CHILD, FREE HEART SCREENING AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

AND YOU CAN MAKE A RESERVATION AT 772-215-1912 AND THAT'S FOR CHILDREN IN SCHOOL, STUDENTS IN SCHOOL, AND IT'S ALL FREE.

AND IT IS DONE BY PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGISTS.

ALL OF THE CHILDREN IN HERE TONIGHT, I WISH I WOULD HAVE REMEMBERED AND LET THEM KNOW BECAUSE THIS IS THE KIND OF SCREENING THAT A CHILD DOESN'T NORMALLY GET IN HIS SCHOOL MEDICAL SCREENING. THIS WOULD BE FREE.

IF THEY FIND A PROBLEM, THEY ALSO TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM FOR FREE. AND IT'S CALLED THE JESSICA CLINTON HEART SCREENING. JESSICA CLINTON WAS A HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE WHO DIED FROM A RARE HEART CONDITION THAT NOBODY KNEW SHE HAD. I THINK SO.

I THINK SO. THAT'S THIS COMING -- THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATES AND THE ONLY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTRY WHO PROVIDES THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY.

TOMORROW AT THE FPUA, IT'S ON THE AGENDA TO LOWER THE PPA ANOTHER $2. I THINK THAT WILL PASS.

ALSO NOVEMBER 11TH, VETERAN'S DAY AT THE RIVERWALK CENTER AT 11:00. SO WE'RE ALL VETERANS, IF YOU EVERYBODY IS WELCOME.ERANS, - SO WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO ADJOURN. BEFORE WE ADJOURN, I'D LIKE TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW WE WILL MOVE OUT OF THE CHAMBERS.

THE LIGHTS WILL BE TURNED OFF. WE'LL GATHER UP OUR THINGS AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TALK TO ANYBODY UP ON THE DIAS CAN DO THAT OUT IN THE

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