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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>>> I'D LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER. THIS IS THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE REGULAR COMMISSION AGENDA. PLEASE STAND FOR THE OPENING PRAYER FROM PASTOR WALTER BARRON AND REMAIN STANDING FOR THE PLEDGE.

>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. >> GOOD EVENING.

>> YOU HAVE GIVEN ME A WHILE SO I CAN'T SAY A PRAYER AN. FIRST OF ALL, I WILL THANK GOD FOR EVERY ONE OF YOU. EVERYONE OF YOU HAVE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB AND ONE THING I LEARNED THAT IF YOU ARE BUSY WORKING, YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO FIGHT ANYBODY. NEHEMIAH SAID WHY SHOULD I CEASE TO WORK ON BOARD TO FIGHT YOU. JUST REMEMBER, YOU'RE NOT IN THIS THING TO FIGHT SOMEBODY YOU'RE IN THE SAME TO GET SOMETHING DONE FOR SOMEBODY. KEEP THAT IN MIND. MY WORDS HAVE POWER SO I BLESS EVERYONE HERE. I BLESS YOUR HOME IN LIFE AND YOUR WIFE AND YOUR CHILDREN. I BLESS THE WORK YOU'RE DOING AND I PRAY THAT GOD WILL MOVE IN YOUR LIVES TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR CONSTITUENCY WILL DO IT WITHOUT FEAR OF COMPROMISE.

AND NOW WITH THAT BEING SAID, LET'S PRAY.

FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR GRACE AND MERCY. I THANK YOU FOR THESE THY PEOPLE, OH GOD, WHO WORK SO HARD TO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ON THE WALL LIKE JEREMIAH LIKE IT NEHEMIAH, THERE DOING THE WORK. LET THEM STAY FOCUSED WITH ONE ANOTHER. I PRAY TO THE GOD OF HEAVEN WHO IS GOD OF US ALL WHO IS KING OF US ALL THAT WOULD LEAD AND GUIDE THEM AND THAT GOING OUT AND ARE COMING IN. IN THEIR RISING UP AND LAYING DOWN AND WHEN THEY WALK, THE WIND PUSHED HIM BACK, PUSH THEM FORWARD AND MADE THE SUNSHINE UPON THEIR FACE IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. BLESS US. PEACE BE IN THIS PLACE AND THAT ALL WHO ARE CONCERNED REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE HERE TO WORK FOR THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE ST. LUCIE COUNTY IN EVERY AREA THAT'S IN BETWEEN NETWORKS IN THEIR STEAD. THIS, PRAY, AS YOU BLESS THEM AS I HAVE SAID IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. EVERYBODY SAID THANK GOD. THANK GOD.

>> THANK GOD. >> AMEN.

>> GOD BLESS YOU. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

>> THANK YOU. >> CALL THE ROLL PLEASE (ROLL

[5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

CALL). >> FIRST ITEM IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 18, 2020 MEETING.

>> CALL THE ROLL PLEASE. >> (ROLL CALL).

[a. American Red Cross proclamation being received by Phill Brodeur. ]

>> THE FIRST PROCLAMATION IS THE AMERICAN RED CROSS PROCLAMATION BEING RECEIVED BY

PHIL BRODEUR. >> WEARING -- DURING LIFE'S EMERGENCIES IN FORT PIERCE COME ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD. BECAUSE JAUHAR CHAPTER HAS A LONG HISTORY OF HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED BY DELIVERING SHELTER OF CARE AND HOPE DURING DISASTERS MAKING OUR COMMUNITY SAFER THROUGH A LIFE SAVING HOMEBUYER CAMPAIGN TEACHING SKILLS THAT SAVE LIVES AND SUPPORTING LITERARY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. DURING THIS RED CROSS MONTH WE THANK AND HONOR THE VOLUNTEERS JETTED DEDICATED EMPLOYEES TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. AND WHEREAS LAST YEAR IN FORT PIERCE 250 COAST TO HEARTLAND VOLUNTEERS WORKED TO HELP THE COMMUNITY. -- PREPARE FOR RESPOND TO AND RECOVER FROM DISASTERS SUCH AS HOMEBUYERS, FLOODS AND HURRICANES. IN ADDITION VOLUNTEERS HELP 303 PEOPLE AFFECTED BY 100 HOMEBUYERS IN THE CHAPTER JURISDICTION BY ADDRESSING THE URGENT NEEDS LIKE FOOD, LODGING AND RECOVERY SUPPORT.

AND WHEREAS, MEANWHILE THE RED CROSS CONTINUES TO WORK WITH ITS PARTNERS TO PREVENT NATIONAL -- BUYER TRAGEDIES WHICH INSTALLED 2 MILLION FREE SMOKE ALARMS LAST YEAR HAVE SAVED HUNDREDS OF LIVES OF COMPANIES -- PEOPLE. THE COAST OF HARBIN CHAPTER LOCAL PARTNERS HAVE INSTALLED MORE THAN 1003 SMOKE ALARMS AND MADE MORE THAN 545 HOUSEHOLD SAFER FROM THE THREAT OF HOMEBUYERS. AND WHEREAS, IN THIS CHAPTER THE RED CROSS PROVIDED MORE THAN 650 SERVICES TO OUR MILITARY AND TAUGHT MORE THAN 370 -- LIFESAVING SKILLS SUCH AS FIRST AID, CPR AND SWIMMING. WE RECOGNIZE THE HEROES WHO

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DONATED MORE THAN 21,000 HOURS TO MAKE THIS WORK POSSIBLE TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS AND THEY NEEDED A HELPING HAND. AND WHEREAS, EVERY DAY IN HER PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY DEPEND ON THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WHOSE MISSION IS POWERED BY THE DIVISION OF PARTNERSHIP OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. WE DEDICATE THE MONTH OF MARCH TO ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORT IN ITS VITAL WORK TO PREVENT AND ALLEVIATE HUMAN SUFFERING IN THE FACE OF EMERGENCIES. NOW THEREFORE, I PROCLAIM MARCH 2020 AS THE AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH AND ENCOURAGE AMERICANS

TO SUPPORT THIS ORGANIZATION. >> CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU MAYOR HUDSONS AND COMMISSIONERS, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS ALIVE AND WELL IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE AN ACTIVE GROUP. AND WE ARE PRIVILEGED. ABOUT 90 PERCENT OR MORE THAN 90 PERCENT ARE VOLUNTEERS. I AM A VOLUNTEER BUT AN PRIVILEGED TONIGHT TO HAVE ONE OF OUR TWO DISASTER WORKFORCE EMPLOYEES WHO ACTUALLY WORKS AROUND BUT IS BASED IN OUR CHAPTER AND I JUST WANT TO INTRODUCE FOR A MOMENT GARY PELLETIER. HE IS OUR DISASTER PROGRAM MANAGER AND HE WILL SHARE THINGS -- JUST A

COUPLE THINGS. >> THANK YOU. FOR THE PROCLAMATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY. I JUST WANTED TO SHARE A COUPLE STATS OVER THE LAST YEAR. WE HAD 38 VOLUNTEERS RESPOND TO SEVEN DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS.

THAT'S NATIONWIDE AND LOCALLY. WE INSTALLED 752 SMOKE ALARMS SO FAR SINCE JULY 1. AND WE RESPONDED WITHIN THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY 243 DIFFERENT CASES, 32 DIFFERENT INCIDENTS, WHICH MEANS HOMEBUYERS, LOCAL DISASTERS AND WE HAVE HELPED OVER 118 CLIENTS. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY AND WITH THE VOLUNTEERS.

>> WE APPRECIATE YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. (APPLAUSE).

[b. Flood Awareness Week proclamation being received by Paul Thomas, Building Official. ]

>> NEXT WE HAVE A FLOOD AWARENESS WEEK PROCLAMATION BEING RECEIVED BY PAUL THOMAS,

OUR BUILDING OFFICIAL. >> WHEREAS FORT PIERCE HAS EXPERIENCED SEVERE WEATHER IN THE PAST IN THE FORM OF EXTREME RAINFALL OR TROPICAL SYSTEM EVENTS RESULTING IN FLOODING IN COASTAL AND RIVERINE AREAS. THIS FLOODING HAS CAUSED DAMAGE ON FLOOD LOSS AS TO HOMES AND BUILDINGS IN ALL AREAS WHETHER THEY ARE HIGH RISK, SPECIAL FLOOD HZARD AREAS WERE LOW TO MODERATE TO RISK FLOOD ZONES. WHERE'S THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE IS A VOLUNTARY PARTICIPANT IN THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES RESIDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST FLOOD LOSS TO THE PURCHASE OF FLOOD INSURANCE THAT REDUCED RATES AS WELL AS SETTING HIGHER REGULATORY STANDARDS TO REDUCE FLOOD RISK AND POTENTIAL FLOOD DAMAGE TO THEIR PROPERTY. AND WHEREAS THE REDUCTION OF LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY DAMAGE CAN BE ACHIEVED WHEN APPROPRIATE FLOOD PREPAREDNESS, CONTROL AND MITIGATION MEASURES ARE TAKEN BEFORE A FLOOD; AND WHEREAS, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND AWARENESS OF POTENTIAL WEATHER HAZARDS AND THAT IS A PROJECTION ARE CRITICAL TO THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF RESIDENTS. THE FLORIDA FLOODPLAIN MANAGER ASSOCIATION HAS GLARED THE WEEK OF MARCH 9-13, 2020 IS FLOOD AWARENESS WEEK TO PROMOTE AWARENESS AND INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF FLOOD RISK, THE AVAILABILITY OF FLOOD INSURANCE, FLOOD PROTECTION METHODS, AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES.

NOW THEREFORE, I, LINDA HUDSON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE PROCLAIM MARCH 9ARCH 9-13, 2020 IS FLOOD AWARENESS WEEK TO PROMOTE AWARENESS AND INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF FLOOD RISK, THE AVAILABILITY OF FLOOD INSURANCE, FLOOD PROTECTION METHODS, AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES. NOW THEREFORE, I, LINDA HUDSON, PMAYOR OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE PROCLAIM MARCH 9-13, 2020 AS FLOOD AWARENESS WEEK IN THE CITY FORT PIERCE ENCOURAGES CITIZENS TO INCREASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR PROPERTY FROM FLOODING.

>> WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS?

>> ALL RIGHT. I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PROCLAMATION. AS WAS STATED HERE, THE FLORIDA FLOOD PLANE MATTERS -- MANAGERS ASSOCIATION HAS ESTABLISHED A WEEKLY INITIATIVE AND ARE INTERESTED IN GIVING -- GETTING EVERY COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE BECAUSE IT'S THAT IMPORTANT.

WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW THAT IS IN FORT PIERCE, GEOGRAPHICALLY WE ARE NOT A LARGE CITY. BUT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF FORT PIERCE, EVERY HAZARDOUS FLOOD ZONE THAT FEMA MAPS WE ENCOUNTER THAT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF FORT PIERCE.

THE OBJECTIVE HERE IS BEFORE THERE'S AN EVENT EDUCATE THE PUBLIC. THIS IS FLOOD WEEK.

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WHAT WE'VE DONE IS ON OUR WEBSITE AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, WE HAVE A DIFFERENT THEME EVERY DAY. WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR? OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE COASTAL CONDITIONS.

WATCHING THE NEWS WAS A FLOODING CONDITION THAT HAPPENED FROM A WATER MAIN BREAK. SO FLOOD CONDITIONS CAN BE A STORM. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A HURRICANE. WE NEED TO THINK THAT WAY AND BE PREPARED.

SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS IF YOU SEE WATER SHOULD YOU WALK OR DRIVE THROUGH? IF YOU'RE NOT USED TO THESE THINGS HAPPENING YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. WE ARE TRYING TO GET OUR COMMUNITY EDUCATED AND PREPARED. IF YOU LIVE IN A COASTAL AREA, THE HURRICANE SEASON IS UPON US. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, TO MITIGATE FLOOD RISK? THESE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND WE ARE JUST TRYING TO TAKE THE STEPS FORWARD TO GIVE GOOD LEADERSHIP IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE IN FORT PIERCE WANT TO BE THE LEADER ON THE TREASURE COAST FOR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE THIS INITIATIVE AND REFINE THIS EVERY YEAR SO THAT OUR CITIZENS ARE PROTECTED.

[a. Email from Curtis Johnson in gratitude and recognition of Detective Evens Saintilien serving on a panel about communication and engagement with law enforcement while maintaining the Haitian culture.]

>> GREAT. THANK YOU. WE WANT TO BE THE LEADER. WE ARE WITH YOU. (LAUGHING) YOU, SIR.

>> THE FOLLOWING LETTERS TO BE KEPT ON FILE. WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM CURTIS JOHNSON IN GRATITUDE OF DETECTIVES HANDLING HE MAINTAINED THE HAITIAN CULTURE. WHILE

[b. Recognition of Caleta Scott, Grants Administration Manager, as a 2020 Women on the Move Honoree by Onyx Magazine.]

ENGAGING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT. WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM -- NEXT WE HAVE.

[8. 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.]

>> WITH HAD ONE PERSON SIGN UP AND SO, PLEASE SIGN IN WHEN YOU GET TO THE PODIUM AND STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS AND YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES AND YOU'LL HAVE A WARNING SIGNAL OF HOW MANY SECONDS? THREE SECONDS. YOU'LL NEED TO WIND UP QUICKLY. KIRK ROBERTS.

>> GOOD EVENING. I'M HERE ACTUALLY WORK LIKE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.

>> KIRK ROBERTS 3606 CHESTNUT DRIVE FORT PIERCE.

>> THANK YOU. >> I'M HERE TO OBTAIN A PIECE OF PROPERTY THAT IS ADJOINING A PIECE OF PROPERTY THAT I ALREADY OWN. IT'S 1903 AVENUE NORTH IT'S GOT SOME HEFTY BILLS ONTO IT. THERE WAS SOME DEMOLITION BILLS AND FEES AND PENALTIES AND WHATNOT. I SUGGESTED TO THE CURRENT OWNER THAT I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE PROPERTY IF I COULD GET IT AT AN EXTREME REDUCED RATE.

LOVE GIVE YOU A SECOND I MYSELF IN BACKGROUND. I'M INTO RENEWABLES. I'M JUST A SMALL TOWN GUY. I'M NOT A DEVELOPER OR BUILDER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. I DO LARGE SCALE COMMERCIAL RENEWABLE PROJECTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY. THE PAST 25 YEARS, I'VE HAD A HANDFUL OF SMALL DUPLEXES AND RENTAL UNITS DROP MY LIFE. JUST AS A PROJECT.

AS I REFURBISH THEM, I ALWAYS DID THEM HIGH EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY TYPE SITUATION. SOLAR, ALL HIGH-EFFICIENCY PRODUCTS INSIDE THE MATERIALS FOR ROOFING AND WHATNOT. EXCUSE ME. SO, WITH THAT BEING SAID, I FOUND THE TENANTS THAT I CREATE OR HAVE STAY LONGER. THE TURNOVER RATE IS ALMOST NOTHING IN THE PROPERTIES OF A-HALF BECAUSE I CAN ACTUALLY REDUCE THE RATE THAT I PERSONALLY PAID FOR THE PROPERTY, THE MORTGAGE AND THE TAXES AND EVERYTHING WITH THE EFFICIENCY THAT I HAVE. SO I COME IN RETURN, SEND THIS OFF TO THE TENANT ITSELF SO THEY HAVE A REDUCED RATE OF PAYMENT PER MONTH AND THEY STAY LONGER. SO IT'S BEEN A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYBODY. SO DOES GETTING ONTO THE LAWN, THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO DO. I WANTED TO ACTUALLY BUILD AN EXACT REPLICA OF WHAT I OWN NEXT-DOOR. IT WOULD BE A THREE BEDROOM, ONE BATH TO UNIT DUPLEX RIGHT NEXT DOOR ON THIS

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VACANT LOT. I'M KIND OF SPLITTING HAIRS AS FAR AS COST IS CONCERNED BECAUSE OF THE -- IT'S ABOUT $130 A SQUARE FOOT. THE LOW-END TO BUILD SOMETHING NEW. I'M LOOKING IN THAT AREA. IT'S GOING TO BE CLOSE TO A $300,000 BILL FOR SOMETHING BRAND-NEW. BUT ON THE UPSIDE, IT'S A WINNER AND I THINK FOR THE COMMUNITY, FOR FORT PIERCE. GETTING THAT PROPERTY BACK ON THE TAX ROLL PAYING FULL PRICE OR A SLIGHTLY REDUCED PRICE OF MARKET VALUE DOESN'T REALLY MAKE SENSE TO DO BECAUSE IT'S

SO BECAUSE -- >> YOUR TIME IS UP, SIR.

SORRY. EXCESS RATES ARE LOOKING TO PAY.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> THANK YOU.

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

>> NEXT WE HAVE ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA. AND IF I MAY, MADAME MAYOR, WE ARE ASKING THAT WE ADD AN ITEM AS A CONSENT ITEM 11 G WHICH IS APPROVAL FOR MR. ALEXANDER AND SESSIONS TO ATTEND THE BLACK CAUCUS OF LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS CONFERENCE IN MIRAMAR FLORIDA. AND THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $740.93 EACH FOR TOTAL OF $1481.86. THERE ARE SUFFICIENT ITEMS IN THE BUDGET SO I WANT TO ASK IF WE COULD ADD THAT.

>> THAT'S FINE. SO ENTERTAIN A MOTION WITH THE CHANGE.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS AMENDED.

>> SECOND. >> CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

>> (ROLL CALL). >> AM NOT SURE I SAID IT (LAUGHING) BUT THANK YOU FOR ASKING (LAUGHING).

[a. Presentation of 2019 Annual Report from the Fort Pierce Infrastructure Surtax Citizen Oversight Committee]

>> NEXT WE HAVE MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS. FIRST WE HAVE THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE INFRASTRUCTURE CERTAIN TAX CITIZEN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

>> MR. MIMBS, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO LEAD INTO THEIR.

>> MADAME MAYOR, WE ARE GOING TO BE LED BY OUR CITY ENGINEER AND ALSO A MEMBER OF THE

CITIZEN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. >> ESTHER ANDREWS.

>> SYNOD LIKE TO PRESENT TO YOU THE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT FROM OUR CITIZENS SURTAX OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. THIS HAS BEEN A COMMITTEE THAT WAS -- I GUESS PUT TOGETHER TO OVERSEE THE EXPENDITURES FOR THE SURTAX SALES TAX INCREASE TO VERIFY THAT ALL THE FUNDS WERE EXPENDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH HOW THE VOTERS OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY WANTED TO SEE HER THIS MONEY SPENT. THIS IS A GROUP OF SEVEN CITIZENS THAT COME TOGETHER. THEY WERE FIVE APPOINTEES BY THE MAYOR AND TO MEMBERS AT LARGE. AND WE HAD A VERY GOOD COMMITTEE, A VERY EDUCATED COMMITTEE ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND VERY IN-DEPTH MEETINGS THAT WE HAD. THE REPORT KIND OF SUMMARIZES EVERYTHING THAT THE COMMITTEES WENT THROUGH. WE -- FOR EXAMPLE, I WILL KIND OF GO THROUGH SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REPORT. OUR CHAIRMAN, BOB BURGE, IS WITH US TONIGHT. HE'S IN THE AUDIENCE. AND HE ASKED ME TO GO AHEAD AND KIND OF GO THROUGH THIS WITH THE COMMISSION. I BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ALONG THE WAY. SOME OF THE -- SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS IS THE THAT WE RECEIVED FROM THE SURTAX. WE STARTED RECEIVING FUNDS IN MARCH 2019 AND THROUGH DECEMBER AND THROUGH DECEMBER 2019, THE CITY HAS COLLECTED $1.4 MILLION. THESE FUNDS WERE ALL USED -- WILL NOT ALL OF THEM HAS BEEN USED YET, BUT THEY ARE ALL EARMARKED TO BE USED AS STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, WATER QUALITY PROJECTS, SIDEWALK PROJECTS IS THE MAIN CATEGORIES THAT WE HAD. SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE'VE MANAGED TO DO THIS YEAR HAVE

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BEEN THE SEVENTH STREET IMPROVEMENTS AND THAT'S FROM WENDELL CAMP AND THAT SHOULD BE WRAPPING UP PROBABLY NEXT WEEK. WE'LL BE HAVING THE FINAL PAYMENT ON THE PROJECT. IT'S COMING TO A CONCLUSION. AVENUES A AND B, WHERE TO OTHER PROJECTS AND I WAS BETWEEN THE BLOCKS OF SEVENTH AND EIGHTH. THAT WAS A TOTAL RECONSTRUCTION AFTER YOU TILT HIS AUTHORITY WENT IN AND REMOVED ALL THEIR UTILITIES AND WE WERE ABLE TO UTILIZE FUNDS WITH US TO GO IN AND DO CURB AND GUTTER, SIDEWALKS, NEW PAVEMENT AND MADE A NICE PROJECT OUT OF THAT. A COUPLE OF PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE COMING UP FOR 2020, HIGHLIGHTING THIS, IS THE LONG-AWAITED 17TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION.

THAT'S FROM ORANGE AVENUE TO AVENUE B. THAT'S A VERY POOR SECTION OF ROAD. THIS WILL COME IN -- THE UTILITIES AUTHORITY WILL BE DOING UTILITIES UPGRADES AND THEN WE WILL UTILIZE SOME OF THIS MONEY FROM THE SURTAX TO GO IN FOR PAVING AND CURB AND GUTTER AND SIDEWALK ON TOP OF THAT. ANOTHER BIG PROJECT WE HAVE COMING UP IS THE CITRUS AVENUE OVERPASS. THAT'S MAINTENANCE, A LOT OF MAINTENANCE WITH -- IT WAS PUT OFF FOR A WHILE THIS WAS A PROJECT THAT WAS PART OF THE LIST THE CITY PRESENTED IN THE VERY BEGINNING. THIS WAS A PROJECT THAT WE WOULD UTILIZE THE SURTAX FOR. SO WE HAVE PLANS COMPLETED. WE SHOULD -- EVERYTHING IS IN THE PURCHASING. WE ANTICIPATE THAT THAT WILL BE ADVERTISED THE SECOND WEEK OF MARCH, THIS YEAR.

WE ARE ANTICIPATING THAT WORK. AND THE OTHER PROJECT WE ARE LOOKING AT IS -- IS RESURFACING PROJECTS. AND I SAY THAT IN THE COMMITTEE HAS LOOKED AT THIS IN DETAIL, WE WANT TO GO AHEAD AND DO STREETS WHERE WE ARE DOING IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER MONIES THAT WE HAVE. WE HAVE ROADS THAT ARE IN DIRE NEED AND WE HAVE FILLING UTILITIES WE HAVE FAILING SUB BASE AND THE COMMITTEE IS LOOKING TO TACKLE THOSE ROADS FIRST TO COMBINE THESE MONIES.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT STREETS, FOR EXAMPLE EAST STREET BETWEEN AVENUE D AND AVENUE E IS THE SECTION. AVENUE B FROM AIDS TO 13TH. AND -- WHAT WAS THE OTHER ONE.

>> FIFTH STREET, BETWEEN BOSTON AND DELAWARE AVENUE. THESE ARE ALL STREETS THAT WILL BE DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH UTILITIES, UPGRADES, AND WE WILL GO IN AND REDO DRAINAGE, CURB AND GUTTER, SIDEWALK, THE WHOLE -- THE WHOLE COMPLETE PROJECT. SO THIS IS SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS THAT WE'VE LOOKED AT FROM THE SURTAX COMMITTEE. THEY HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE ARE, IN FACT, EXPENDING THE MONEY THE WAY THE VOTERS ANTICIPATED AND I BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE OUR CHAIRMAN, MR. BOB BURGE IN THE AUDIENCE, TOO, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR EITHER ONE OF US.

>> QUESTIONS? >> THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER? >> GOOD JOB. AND I KNOW THAT THINGS ARE GOING THE WAY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BECAUSE OF NOT MR. BURGE WILL BE IN MY OFFICE SCREAMING AND YELLING. AND I HAVEN'T HEARD THEM DO THAT LATELY. SO, HOW DO YOU PRIORITIZE THE ROADS THAT GET DONE? I MEAN IF WE HAD TO SAY, I WOULD SAY THAT 50 PERCENT OF THE ROADS IN FORT PIERCE NEED SOME FORM OF WORK. SO STARTING FROM THERE, HOW DO WE

PRIORITIZE THE ROADS? >> COMMISSIONER, LET ME -- ME ADDRESS IT THIS WAY. WE HAVE A LOT OF ROADS THAT ARE IN POOR CONDITION. WE HAVE VERY FEW ROADS THAT WE CAN GO OUT AND DO A NORMAL MILL AND RESURFACE PROJECT. SO, THE WAY THAT THE

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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AND THE SURTAX OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HAS LOOKED AT THIS IS WE NEED TO JOIN THESE MONIES TO GATHER WITH WHATEVER DIFFERENT FUNDING SOURCES WE HAVE, TO GET THE BEST PROJECT THAT WE CAN. SO WE HAVE LOCKED TO THE AUTHORITY TO SEE WHETHER DIRE NEEDS ARE, WHERE THEY HAVE THE WORST JUDGMENT OF DIVORCE -- THE MOST WATER MAIN BREAKS. THE WORST SEWER BREAKS AND EVERYTHING. AND WE LOOK AT THEIR SCHEDULE AND WE TRY TO COMBINE OUR MONIES WITH THEIR MONEY SO WE CAN GO IN AND DO A COMPLETE PROJECT. SO WE ARE NOT DOING A PATCH, PER SE, WITH JUST RESURFACING, BUT WE ARE DOING A COMPLETE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.

SO COUPLED WITH THAT, IS HOW WE ARE DETERMINING -- WE ARE LOOKING AT THE WORST STREETS WE HAVE. WERE LOOKING AT THE SCHEDULE, THE UTILITIES AUTHORITY HAS FOR THEIR WORST STREETS AND WE ARE COMBINING TO AND COMING UP.

>> AND SO, YOU GOT THE UTILITIES AS A PARTNER, STORM AND DRAIN AS A PARTNER, OBVIOUSLY, SEE YOU CAN USE UP ALL THESE THE END IF ALL OF THEM HIT PLUS THE FACT THAT THE ROAD IS ON YOUR LIST OF NEEDING THE MOST REPAIR, THAT'S HOW IT GOES TO THE SURFACE. NOW IS THE COMMITTEE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS AT ALL?

>> THE -- THE MASTER LIST WAS DEVELOPED BY OUR DEPARTMENT, APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION.

THAT IS THE LIST THAT WE WORK WITH PRIMARILY. IF THERE ARE OTHER PROJECTS AND WE SEE THAT RISE TO THE TOP, WE DO GO THROUGH WITH THE COMMITTEE TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT IS ACCEPTABLE TO THEM. AND I BRING IT TO YOU TO MOVE THAT PROJECT FORWARD. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, AVENUE A AND B IS NOT CALLED OUT. IT WAS IN THE RESURFACING WEST THAT THE COMMISSION APPROVED, BUT IT WASN'T AS A COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION. THE UTILITIES AUTHORITY MOVE THAT FORWARD BECAUSE THEY HAVE A LOT OF BREAKS. SO THAT WAS A PROJECT THAT WAS MOVED FORWARD THAT WE COULD DO A COMPLETE PROJECT ON. SO THAT IS HOW WE ARE -- MAKING THE MASTER LIST. WE HAVE MASTER LIST THAT WE WORK FROM HERE.

>> MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS?

>> 17TH STREET, RECONSTRUCTION. THE ONE IT'S BEEN ON THE BACK BURNER. QUITE SOME TIME NOW.

AND THE PROJECT ITSELF, FOR THE MOST PART IS THE UTILITIES AUTHORITIES PROJECT. AND WHEN I WOULD GO OVER SPEAK WITH THE UTILITIES AUTHORITY WOULD BE AN ISSUE SAYING THAT THE CITY WAS THE HOLDUP TO SOME DEGREE. WE'VE HAD THIS CONVERSATION BEFORE. NOW, I LOOK AT THE CONTRIBUTION, WHICH IS A SMALL CONTRIBUTION ABOUT $400,000. THAT, IN AND OF ITSELF, IT APPEARS AS AN EXTENSION OF THE PROJECT AND NOT GOING TOWARD THE ACTUAL INSTRUCTION IF I'M READING THIS WRONG CORRECTLY. BUT ANYWAY, I HOPE THAT DOES NOT SLOW DOWN THE PROCESS IN TERMS OF THE 17TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION $400,000 CONTRIBUTION BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I KNOW THE UTILITY AUTHORITY HAD ON HIS PRIORITY LIST FOR QUITE SOME TIME. I DIDN'T GET INTO THE DETAILS OF WHAT THE HOLDUP OR THE PROBLEM WAS WITH THE CITY, BUT IT'S BEEN ON HOLD. SO IN ESSENCE, THIS $400,000 I HOPE WOULD NOT SLOW THIS PROCESS DOWN AND WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO EXPEDITE IT.

>> MADAME MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS. FIRST OFF, THIS MONEY IS NOT THE HOLDUP. WE HAD COUPLED THIS WITH OTHER FUNDS. FEMA IS A BIG CONTRIBUTOR TO THIS PROJECT.

THEY ARE CLOSE TO $900,000 THAT WE ARE GETTING FROM FEMA. SO THE SURTAX MONEY ALLOWS US TO COUPLE ALL THESE MONIES TOGETHER. WE HAVE UTILITIES AUTHORITY MONEY. WE HAVE FEMA MONEY WE HAVE SURTAX MONEY. WE HAVE THE STORMWATER UTILITY MONEY. ALL THESE FUNDS GO TO

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DO A COMPLETE PROJECT. THIS IS CLOSE TO A 1.7, $8 MILLION PROJECT.

>> 2 MILLION. >> AND SO THIS IS A PROJECT THAT WE BROUGHT ALL THESE FUNDS TOGETHER. AND WE ARE READY TO GO. WE HAVE A MEETING FRIDAY WITH THE CONTRACTOR ON SITE. THE UTILITIES AUTHORITY WILL START WITH GAS RELOCATION PROBABLY WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. SO, THIS PROJECT IS READY TO GO.

>> WILL START SEEING BREAKING GROUND WITHIN THE NEXT --

>> PROBABLY WITHIN TWO WEEKS WAS THE RELOCATION OF THE GAS MAIN.

>> ALL RIGHT. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> YES, SIR. >> WHEN YOU DO THESE TYPE OF PROJECTS IN LARGE PROJECTS, DO THE OTHER UTILITY COMPANIES GET INVOLVED? INFINITY, CABLE, THEY'RE PUTTING A LOT ON THE GROUND STOP.

>> YES. BUT IT'S ALWAYS A CHALLENGE WITH THE -- THE DIFFERENT UTILITIES. WE HAVE TO WORK WITH THEM TO CONVINCE THEM TO GO UNDERGROUND. AT&T AND COMCAST BOTH WE WORK EXTENSIVELY WITH TO GET THEM TO THE TABLE. SO YES, WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM ON THIS. AND

THEY WILL BE UNDERGROUND. >> THAT MAKES SENSE. SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO COME BACK AND WOULD YOU PUT DOWN.

>> RIGHT. >> IS DOING A LOT OF PATCHING WORK INSTEAD OF A COMPLETE OVERHAUL.

>> OKAY. >> ANYBODY ELSE?

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME. >> THE NEXT ITEM IS THE

[b. Presentation to the Fort Pierce City Commission regarding proposed widening and interchange improvements for Florida's Turnpike]

PRESENTATION TO THE FORT PIERCE CITY COMMISSION REGARDING LIGHTNING AND INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS FOR FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE.

>> MR. MIMBS. >> MADAME MAYOR, THIS TIME WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE TURNPIKE AUTHORITY. I BELIEVE THAT THE NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION. THEY WILL COME DOWN TO GIVE YOU A PRESENTATION AND UPDATE.

>> WELCOME. >> IT WAS ON THE DESKTOP DOWN

HERE. >> OKAY.

>> LIMITED SWITCHED OVER. >> DON'T WORRY, TECHNOLOGY WILL

BILL YOU. -- WILL FAIL YOU. >> MY NAME IS BRIAN KOVARIK. I WORK FOR ATKINS. ON THE PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE PD ANY STUDY FROM JUPITER TO FORT PIERCE. WITH ME TONIGHT I HAVE CAROL SCOTT AND VICTORIA WILLIAMS WITH THE TURNPIKE.

>> WELCOME. >> COULD YOU PUT IN THE PASSWORD DOWN THERE FOR HIM? THEY ARE NOT DOING IT.

>> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT. WE ONLY FINISH THE FIRST SLIDE.

>>? >> MOVING RIGHT ALONG. SO WHAT WE PLAN ON DOING TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF PROJECT OF WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS AND ALSO KIND OF WHERE WE ARE GOING IN THE NEXT STEPS IN THE PROJECT. WE SAT DOWN WITH MR. ANDREWS AND WENT OVER THE SAME INFORMATION SO HE IS AWARE OF WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO WITH THE TURNPIKE THROUGH THIS AREA. FROM A DOT PROJECT PLANNING PROCESS THERE ARE FIVE STEPS IN RIGHT NOW ARE IN THE SECOND STEP THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY. WERE TRYING TO GET CLEARANCES AND GO THROUGH THE PROCESS TO MAKE SURE WHAT WE ARE DOING AS NEEDED BASED ON THE TRAFFIC DEMAND. RIGHT NOW OR AT THE FIRST TWO YELLOW BULLETS, THE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND WE HAVE OUR PUBLIC AFFIRMATION MEETING WHICH WE HAVE ONE COMING UP LATER THIS WEEK.

JUST TO GIVE YOU A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT, IT IS FROM JUPITER OR INDIANTOWN ROAD UP TO FORT PIERCE, OKEECHOBEE ROAD. 36 MILES COVERING THREE DIFFERENT COUNTIES AND WE ALSO HAVE OUR ONE SERVICE PLAZA AT PORT ST. LUCIE FORT PIERCE. WHAT WE DID FOR THE STUDIES WE LOOKED AT HER 2045 TRAFFIC DEMAND AND SEE WHAT WE NEED TO DO FOR THE IMPROVEMENTS ON THE

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SYSTEM AND IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO IMPROVE THE ACCESS OF THE INTERCHANGES AND FUTURE INTERCHANGES IN THE AREA. OF COURSE THE MOST IMPORTANCE OF THE DOT IS TO ENHANCE OUR SAFETY AND EVACUATION IS CRITICAL DURING THOSE EVENTS.

>> SO FROM A PROJECT CHALLENGE STANDPOINT WE DO SHARE OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY WITH FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION. THERE IN THE EAST SIDE. THEY HAVE THREE DIFFERENT GAS MEANS WITHIN OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THERE'S RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW WHEN WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM WITHIN OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY. ALSO, DISTRICT 4, THE LOCAL DOT DISTRICT HAD A MASTER PLAN AND LOOKING AT WHAT THEY'RE DOING I-95 IN THE FUTURE. THEY ARE NOT STEP BEFORE US IN THE PLANNING EFFORT. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DEVELOPED COMPLEMENTARY CONCEPTS BETWEEN THE TWO FACILITIES SINCE IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS WE CROSS EACH OTHER.

TWO OTHER FEATURES ARE THE LOXAHATACHEE RIVER AND THE THOMAS B MANUAL BRIDGE.

SO FOR ME PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS, WHAT ARE ANALYSIS LOOKED AT WERE SHOWING THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL NEED FOR AGE LANES. BASICALLY RETAKING THE EXISTING FOUR LANES THAT ARE OUT THERE AND EXPANDING TO EIGHT LANES. SO BASICALLY DOUBLING THE SIZE OF THE TURNPIKE IN THE FUTURE. AS I MENTIONED WE LOOK AT MODIFYING THE EXISTING INTERCHANGES ALONG WITH NEW INTERCHANGES ON THE QUARTER. SO, THE FOUR EXISTING INTERCHANGES ALL RIGHT MARTIN HIGHWAY, BECKER ROAD, PORT ST. LUCIE AND STATE ROAD 70. ALL THOSE WE LOOK AT DOING IMPROVEMENTS TO HANDLE THE TRAFFIC.

AND ALSO WE LOOK AT THE -- SEVERAL NEW LOCATIONS PER WE HAD FIVE THAT WE STARTED WITH WE KIND OF WHITTLE IT DOWN TO THESE THREE. IN FACT, THE I-95 CONNECTION IS DOWN IN MARTIN COUNTY WERE HAVING TO DO A SEPARATE STUDY DUE TO INVOLVEMENT WITH LOCAL DOT DISTRICT AND FEDERAL HIGHWAY AND THERE'S A CONNECTION WITH I-95. THE OTHER TWO ARE AT CROSSTOWN PARKWAY IN THE CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE AND MIDWAY ROAD UP IN THE NORTHERN LIMITS OF THE PROJECT. SO, FOR OUR INTERCHANGE ANALYSIS, WE LOOK AT MULTIPLE CONCEPTS THAT ALL THESE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. I WOULD LOOK AT GARY'S ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS AND WE LOOK AT RIGHT-OF-WAY NEEDS, WETLAND IMPACTS, CONTAMINATION AND SAFETY. THE FUTURE TRAFFIC VOLUME WAS 2045 MONUMENTS OUT THERE IN THE FUTURE SEVERAL YEARS. 25 YEARS FROM NOW IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT. AND THIS IS MY DISCLAIMER NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE AT ANY OF THESE LOCATIONS. WE ARE STILL EVALUATING THE CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF EACH OF THESE LOCATIONS. IN THE INTEREST OF TIME WILL GIVE YOU A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF EACH OF THE INTERCHANGE CONCEPTS AND THEN I INVITE YOU TO COME OUT YOUR PUBLIC MEETING ON THURSDAY OR YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE WHICH IS GIVE THAT INFORMATION LATER WHERE WE HAVE ALL OUR DISPLAYS ARE UP THERE.

SO THE FIRST INTERCHANGES MARTIN HIGHWAY. WHAT WE'VE SEEN IS THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC MOVING BETWEEN MARTIN HIGHWAY IN THE CITY PORT ST. LUCIE. THAT'S WHERE WE SEE THE NEED TO ALLEVIATE THE TRAFFIC DEMAND THROUGH THERE. WE HAD TO DO SOME ADDITIONAL SIDESTREAM IMPROVEMENTS ALSO TO ACCOMMODATE THE TRAFFIC IN THE FUTURE.

AT BECKER ROAD WE DID ADDITIONAL SIDE STREET IMPROVEMENT HAD TO REBUILD THOSE RAMPS ON THE TOP SIDE OR THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD. PRIMARILY BECAUSE WE ARE WIDENING THE MAINLINE. WE ARE ADDING THOSE LANES ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE EXISTING MAINS BECAUSE OF THAT FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION.

WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THESE PICTURES, YOU SEE THE PURPLE SWASH THROUGH THEIR HEADS AIR THAT WE HAVE TO WORK WITH FLORIDA GAS. THAT'S CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT THE EXHIBITS.

PORT ST. LUCIE WE'VE DONE A LOT OF MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS THERE. TRYING TO IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC OPERATIONS THROUGH THAT AND THE BIG THING WITH THIS IS THERE IS A CONNECTION TO THE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE MAINTAIN THAT IN THE FUTURE AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

THIS IS OUR FIRST TWO INTERCHANGE THAT WE ARE PROPOSING IT'S CROSSTOWN PARKWAY AND WE SEE THIS AS A POTENTIAL RELIEVER TO THE PORT ST. LUCIE BOULEVARD INTERCHANGE AND IT'S ONLY A PARTIAL INTERCHANGE. SO IS BASICALLY TRAFFIC COMING TO AND FROM MARTIN COUNTY, IT'S THE TRAFFIC THAT WILL BE ACCOMMODATED HERE. YOU CAN SEE HIS REGULAR WHERE THE PORT ST. LUCIE SERVICE PLAZA IS AND ALSO THE CITY IS A POTENTIAL ADVENTURE PARK IN THAT QUADRANT. WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THEM. ONE THAT IS GETTING CLOSER TO YEARS MIDWAY ROAD. WE SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT LOCAL GROWTH IN THE AREA. THE MIDWAY ROW ROAD IS BEING WIDENED WITH A PARTNERSHIP WITH PORT ST. LUCIE COUNTY AND THE DOT DISTRICT BOARD. THE BRIDGE IS GOING TO BE REBUILT TO ACCOMMODATE THE FOUR-LANE AND IT WILL ACCOMMODATE OUR FUTURE TURNPIKE IMPROVEMENTS. AND THEN OUR FINAL INTERCHANGES STATE ROAD 70, OKEECHOBEE ROAD. AND REALLY WHERE WE SEE A LOT OF TRAFFIC HERE IS SWITCHING BETWEEN I-95, OVER THE TURNPIKE AND VICE VERSA.

AND A LOT OF THAT TRAFFIC IS TRUCK TRAFFIC. I KNOW THAT TODAY THERE'S LIKE FIVE TRUCKS IN FRONT OF ME TRYING TO GET OVER AND SWITCH BETWEEN THE TWO SYSTEMS. SO WE MAKE SURE WE ARE ACCOMMODATING THOSE MOVEMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS THAT WERE PROPOSING.

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SO, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? RIGHT NOW, BASED ON OUR ANALYSIS WE'RE LOOKING AT 2025 NEEDING TO WIDENESS SYSTEM UP TO PORT ST. LUCIE TO SIX LANES AND THEN THE NORTHERN REACHES IN 2035. YOU CAN SEE THAT IN 2033 AND 2041 EIGHT LANES ARE NEEDED THROUGH THAT STRETCH THAT I WAS MENTIONING BETWEEN MARTIN HIGHWAY AND PORT ST. LUCIE BOULEVARD ENOUGH TO CROSSTOWN PARKWAY. AND THEN YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE HAD DIFFERENT INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN 20 BOULEVARD ENOUGH TO CROSSTOWN PARKWAY. AND THEN YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE HAD DIFFERENT INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN 2025 AND 2035. AS OF RIGHT NOW BASED ON HER WORK PROGRAM THERE IS NO FUTURE FUNDING PROGRAM FOR ANY DESIGN, RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION OR CONSTRUCTION. CANNOT YOU WILL? WHO DO THE IMPROVEMENTS. JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHERE IT IS ON OUR UNFUNDED NEEDS, IS THE WIDENING ITSELF OR THE WHOLE AND IS 36 MILES. IT'S NUMBER 15 ON OUR LIST OF NEEDS THAT AUTHORITY. THAT'S BASED ON OUR ENTIRE SYSTEM. ALL THE WAY FROM FLORIDA CITY DOWN IN THE SOUTH UP TO WILDWOOD AND ALL OF OUR OTHER ANCILLARY ROADWAYS THAT THE TURNPIKE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR.

FOUR INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS THE MARTIN HIGHWAY INTERCHANGES NUMBER 25 AND 30 ALSO.

SO RIGHT NOW THEY ARE LOW ON OUR LIST BUT EVERY YEAR THE TURNPIKE LOOKS AT HER TRAFFIC NEEDS AND HIS A HOTSPOT FLARES UP THAT WE MAY NEED TO SHUFFLE THESE AROUND. AND THEY MAY BECOME MORE OF A PRIORITY BECAUSE OF THOSE HOTSPOTS IF SOMETHING OCCURS IN THE AREA.

SO FROM HIS SCHEDULE STAMPLE WE BEGAN IN EARLY 2017. IT'S TAKEN US A WHILE 36 MILES WAS ALLOWED TO CHEW UP AND WE ARE NOW HEARING 20/20 AND HAVING OUR PUBLIC MEETINGS AND SHOWING THE PUBLIC BUT ARE DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVES ARE SET THESE INTERCHANGES.

UNFORTUNATELY, YOU CAN'T GET THE CHALLENGE MILD TO ATTEND BOTH THE PUBLIC MEETINGS. WE HAD OUR LAST MEETING LAST WEEK IN MARTIN COUNTY. WE HAD ABOUT 80 CITIZENS COME AND TALK WITH US. HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY THIS WEEK ON MARCH 5 AT THE MID FLORIDA CREDIT UNION EVENT CENTER FORMALLY KNOWN AS THE PORT ST. LUCIE CIVIC CENTER. FROM 5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM. THE TEAM WILL BE THERE AGAIN WITH OUR BOARDS AND PRESENTATION AND DISPLAYS TO SHOW THE COMMUNITY AND EXPLAIN WHAT OUR PROPOSED PLANS ARE.

A NURSE AT ONE SITE ADMISSION -- THERE'S THE WEBSITE I MENTIONED, WWW.TREASURECOASTTURNPIKE.COM. YOU GO TO THE DOCUMENTS TAB -- ALL OF THE DISPLAYS THAT WE HAVE AT THE PUBLIC MEETING ARE UP THERE FOR YOUR REVIEW AND TO LOOK AT IT ALSO OUR HANDS HANDOUTS. HERE'S MY CONTACT INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AFTER THIS EVENING OR YOU CAN CONTACT VICTORIA. WILL ANSWER THOSE FOR YOU. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS I'LL BE THERE TO

ANSWER THEM. >> I HAVE A QUESTION, WOULD YOU MAKE THE DECISION ABOUT POTENTIAL INTERCHANGES?

>> THE DECISION IS ONGOING WERE GOING TO THE PROCESS RIGHT NOW, WE DID A FEASIBILITY EFFORT OF THE NEW INTERCHANGES AND SO FAR, THE ONES THAT WE PRESENTED TODAY, THE CROSSTOWN PARKWAY, THE MIDWAY ROAD HAS MADE THE FIRST CUT.

>> AND SO NOW WERE GOING TO -- JOSCTHE SECOND CUTS, WERE DIGGING DEEPER TO SEE WHAT THE IMPACTS ARE. AND AS OF RIGHT NOW, LIKE I SAID, NO FINAL DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE BUT AS WE ARE PROGRESSING THROUGH THE STUDY, CROSSTOWN PARKWAY AND MIDWAY ROAD ARE GOING TO CONTINUE ON THROUGH THE STUDY UNLESS WE HAVE SOME SORT OF UPWELLING OF SOME -- SOMETHING WE UNCOVER THAT WE PROBABLY SHOULDN'T UNCOVER. AND THAT WE DO WANT TO UNCOVER BUT I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING. THOSE TWO INTERCHANGES WILL BE MOVING FORWARD INTO THE RECOMMENDED

FOR THE NEXT STAGES. >> WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS MENTIONED AT THE TBL MEETING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION HERE IS THAT THE OKEECHOBEE ROAD, AS YOU MENTIONED, IS A VERY BUSY TURNPIKE.

>> VERY BUSY. THE TRUCKS. AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK THAT WOULD HELP THAT BUSYNESS WOULD BE IS THE MIDWAY ROAD BECAUSE RIGHT NOW MIDWAY ROAD IS PRETTY LIGHTLY TRAVELED FOR EVEN -- FOR THEIR I-95 EXIT. AND SO, THAT WOULD -- IT WOULD SEEM TO ME TO BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE IMPORTANT WOULD BE TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE TRAFFIC SITUATION AT OKEECHOBEE ROAD IN LIGHT OF HOW MIDWAY ROAD COULD HELP ALLEVIATE SOME OF THAT BUSYNESS. SO I JUST WANT TO REITERATE THAT HERE.

>> I KNOW IT'S EARLY IN THE PROCESS.

>> IN OUR TRAFFIC ENGINEERS HAVE DONE THAT. AND THEY ARE -- MIDWAY DOES PROVIDE RELIEF TO OKEECHOBEE ROAD. AND THEY'RE WORKING WITH THE COUNTY. THE COUNTY IS VERY -- VERY KEEN ON MIDWAY ROAD MOVING FORWARD.

>> YOU GOT THAT, DID YOU (YES. >> RIGHT. YES I. COMMISSIONER?

>> SEND TO JUMP ON THAT, ALSO, TO ME IT SEEMS LIKE THAT MIDWAY INTERCHANGE WILL BE A COMMON SENSE. WE HEAR A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING OUT THERE. BUT THAT IS GOING TO BE, IN MY

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MIND, THE NEXT 10 YEARS WILL FLOURISH. IT WILL DEVELOP. I'M HAPPY THAT WE FOUR-LANE.

HOPEFULLY YOU CAN GET SOMEBODY OUT THERE AND START BUYING RIGHT AWAY RIGHT NOW BEFORE THE PRICE GOES UP. BUT REALLY, IT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TO US LOCALS WHO LIVE HERE, WHO DRIVE YEAR-END WHO HAVE TO COORDINATE OUR COUNTY, OR CITIES TOGETHER, JUST MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT. SO THIS PROCESS THAT YOU HAVE, THE STUDY, IS GOING TO GO ON FOR

YEARS? >> RIGHT NOW, WHAT OUR ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE IS THAT EARLY IN 2021, WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRE SIGNED DOCUMENT.

BASICALLY THAT GIVES US THE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE TO MOVE INTO THAT THIRD STEP, DESIGN WHICH GRANTED, WE CURRENTLY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING PROGRAM, BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE COMMITMENTS MADE TO DEVELOP AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN SPECIFICALLY FOR MIDWAY ROAD FIGURING OUT HOW WE CAN PULL OUR RESOURCES TOGETHER TO MAKE THAT A REALITY, START PUTTING DATES ON THAT AS TO WHEN THEY COULD BECOME A PROJECT AND START TURNING DIRT.

>> FUNDING, IN RECENT -- RECENTLY, WE TALKED ABOUT LARGE DEVELOPMENT GOING RIGHT IN THAT AREA THAT WOULD BE A GAME CHANGER. SO, I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE REAL IMPORTANT FOR US TO MITIGATE WITH YOU ALL AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. CONSTANTLY SURVEY WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY SO THAT WE CANNOT MISSTEP AND HAVE TO GO BACK AND DO THINGS THAT WE PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE DONE. IN THIS DECADE RATHER THAN THE NEXT TWO OR THREE. ASK MR.

JOHNSON? >> I'M GOING TO REITERATE THAT.

MIDWAY ROAD ALSO, FROM A TBL POINT OF VIEW, COMMUNITY WISE, LOOKING AT THE JENKINS ROAD CORRIDOR, WHICH YOU HEARD ABOUT AND HOW THOSE INTERSTATES TIE INTO THAT QUARTER WHICH IS THE NORTH SOUTH COUNTY CONNECTOR, THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO THE -- THE WHOLE ASPECT OF ALL OF ST.

LUCIE COUNTY. BUT MY QUESTION IS -- WERE LOOKING AT 2045, WHAT DOES DOT LOOK AT FOR TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS AND CHANGES IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY? HOW DO WE IMPLEMENT TECHNOLOGY.

>> WELL THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE TURNPIKE IS HEAVILY INVOLVED WITH. IN FACT, YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THAT WE ACTUALLY OPENED UP IN POLK COUNTY IN AUBURNDALE A FACILITY CALLED SOUNDTRACKS, WHICH IS A TECHNOLOGY CENTER THAT'S IN CONGLOMERATION WITH MANY DIFFERENT AREAS, LOOKING AT AUTOMATED CONNECTED VEHICLES AND IMPLEMENTING THAT INTO OUR SYSTEM. IN FACT THE SEGMENT OF THE TURNPIKE FROM ORLANDO DOWN TO JUPITER IS ACTUALLY -- IS ONE OF OUR TESTBEDS WHERE WE HAVE BEEN -- OCCASIONALLY WE PERFORM PILOT PROJECTS WHAT WE LOOK AT THE TECHNOLOGY AND HAVING THOSE CONNECTED VEHICLES IN THE TANDEM TRUCK OPERATIONS WHERE WE HAVE THE TWO DRIVERS IN THE TRUCK AND THE REALLY CLOSE TOGETHER. A LITTLE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK THEY SHOULD BE, BUT THEY ARE CONNECTED WITH THE DIGITAL REALM IN THE AUTOMATION AND WORKING ON THAT. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE TURNPIKE DOES LOOK AT. INNOVATION -- IT IS OUR SECRETARY CHALLENGES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE INCLUDE THAT INNOVATION INTO OUR ROADWAYS AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT. THE OTHER QUESTION I HAD FOR YOU IS FOR OUR RESIDENTS, THEY SEE HOW THEIR COMMUNITY IS CHANGING. WE HAVE AN IMPACT BASED ON THE LAND ZONING AND THE WAY WE SET UP OUR FUTURE LAND USES. DOES THE DOT AND THE DESIGN TEAMS, DO THEY LOOK AT THAT AND POPULATION PROJECTIONS INTO 20.54 HOW DOES THAT COME INTO YOUR EQUATION?

>> HOW THAT COMES IN IS FOR THE TBL. THUS THEY ARE -- THEY POLICE THAT A PUT THAT TOGETHER. I KNOW PETER IN THE SAME LUCY PTO IS WORKING ON AN UPDATE TO THE MODEL AND THE REACHING OUT TO ALL THE VARIOUS MUNICIPALITIES AND CITIES. HE'S GETTING THAT INFORMATION.

WE TAKE THE INFORMATION FROM HIM AND WE DUMP THAT INTO OUR TRAFFIC MODELING. AND THAT'S HOW YOU GET TO WHERE WE ARE SAYING WE NEED EIGHT LANES HERE. WE NEED THIS IN 2035 AND IS IN 2035. WE USE THAT INFORMATION AND RELY ON THE TPO AND THE KNOWLEDGE TO LOAD THAT INTO OUR TRAFFIC MODELS TO PROJECT THAT TRAFFIC.

>> ELECTRICAL CHARGING STATION TO TALK ABOUT THE REST AREA, BUT YOU DID NOT ELABORATE.

>> I KNOW SECRETARY TEBOW HAS HAD A DIRECTIVE THAT WE ARE INSTALLING CHARGING STATIONS AND ALL OF OUR SERVICE PLAZA THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM. I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE TIMELINE IS. I KNOW THERE WAS A COMMITMENT -- HE'S BEEN LOOKING AT ONE AT OUR HEADQUARTERS OFFICE. I'M SURE THEY WILL GET IMPLEMENTED PRETTY QUICK.

>> THANK YOU. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS?

>> WHAT IMPACT, IF ANY, AT ALL, FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION IS FIRST THE TURNPIKE AND DOT IS CONCERNED WILL BRIGHT LINE HAVE IN LIGHT OF ITS DESTINATION AND ITS ROUTE? DO YOU CONSIDER

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THAT TO BE SEVERE ENOUGH ON THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC TO HAVE SOME IMPACT ON WHAT YOU ARE DISPLAYING OR SHOWING US HERE TODAY?

>> IT'S INCLUDED IN THE MODEL AS ONE OF THE -- THE FACTORS ARE TRAFFIC MODELING AND THE TPO INFORMATION IS A MULTIMODAL APPROACH OF HOW MANY PASSENGERS ARE UTILIZING A RAIL SYSTEM OR OTHER TRANSPORTATION MODES. IT IS A PART OF THE MODEL AND RIGHT NOW, WE ARE NOT -- WE ARE STILL SEEING THE NEED FOR THE EIGHT LANES AS SUCH. WE DO NOT SEE A HUGE INCREASE BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT -- A LOT OF THE VEHICLES ON THE TURNPIKE OF THE LONG DISTANCE, THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY. TRYING TO MOVE GOODS FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER ALONG WITH INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS.

>> THANK YOU. >> I KNOW THEY ORIGINALLY TALKED FOR BRIGHT LINE, NO VIRGIN TRAINS THAT WHAT THEY WERE REALLY WANTING TO MARKET FROM PEOPLE FLYING INTO MIAMI. NOT REALLY FLORIDA RESIDENTS, REALLY, TAURUS, YOU KNOW, WHO DID NOT WANT TO DRIVE WHO WANTED TO TAKE THE TRAIN.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> I APPRECIATE YOU COMING TO FORT PIERCE AND I APPRECIATE YOUR GIVING SUCH A GOOD PRESENTATION AND DON'T FORGET

ABOUT US. >> ANYTIME YOU WANT US TO COME,

GIVE US A HOLLER. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[c. First Quarter Financial Report]

>> THANK YOU. HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

>> NEXT WE HAVE THE FIRST-QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT.

>> OKAY. MR. MINSKY. >> WE HAVE OUR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE MS. JOHNNA THAT WILL LEAD US IN THE NEXT TWO PRESENTATIONS THE FLORIDA FINANCIAL REPORT IN OUR MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE MONTH ENDING ANYWAY 31ST 2020.

>> GOOD EVENING. I WANT TO START OFF WITH OUR FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE MONTH ENDING DECEMBER 31. THIS IS OUR REPORT FOR THE VERY FIRST PART OF THIS FISCAL YEAR.

AS YOU WILL SEE FROM OUR EVALUATION REVENUE -- THE INCOME FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR IS POSITIVE FOR THAT FUND. AS I'VE STATED PRIOR, THE CASH BALANCE IN THE FINANCIAL POSITION IS UNSTABLE BECAUSE OF THE BALANCE THAT WE ARE ROLLING FORWARD. BUT CURRENT AS OF

THIS FISCAL YEAR IS POSITIVE. >> ON THE GOLF COURSE IS

CATCHING UP? >> CATCHING UP SLOWLY BUT IT'S CATCHING UP. AS WE LOOK AT THE GENERAL FUND MY SHORTAGES AND OR OVERAGES IS NOT A WHOLE LOT.

HOWEVER, WE DID RECEIVE QUITE A BIT IN OUR DELINQUENT AD VALOREM ACCOUNT. ABOUT 135,000 ABOVE WHAT WE BUDGETED THAT WE RECEIVED. AND THAT COMES FROM SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THAT THEY GET IN THE AD VALOREM FUNDS.

>> PROPERTY APPRAISER'S. >> RIGHT. WE GET THAT MONEY.

SO WE ARE PROJECTING $135,000 SURPLUS IN THAT LINE ITEM. WHICH IS WHAT WE ARE PROJECTING AS OUR REVENUE. RIGHT NOW, ALL EXPENDITURES ARE CURRENTLY IN GENERAL FUNDS ON TARGET. WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY UNFORESEEN TO REPORT. SO CURRENTLY, WE ARE ABOUT HUNDRED $35,000.

>> AS WE LOOK AT THE FINANCIAL POSITIONS.

>> THAT'S DANGEROUS TO TELUS BY THE WAY (LAUGHING).

>> RIGHT? >> I KNOW YOU TRIED TO KEEP IT ON THE DOWN LOW, BUT WE HEARD EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAID (LAUGHING).

>> OKAY. AS WE LOOK AT ALL BONDS, YOU WILL SEE THAT ALL FUNDS RIGHT NOW CURRENTLY, WITH THOSE TWO FUNDS, THE GOLF COURSE IN THE SUNRISE, YOU WILL SEE WHERE THEY CURRENTLY ARE.

THE NET RESOURCES, THE GOLF COURSE IS ABOUT 100 -- WAS ABOUT 102,000 IN DECEMBER AND SUNRISES 577,000 POSITIVE. AT THAT POINT IN TIME.

>> EXCUSE ME. >> EFFECT.

>> I KNOW IT'S SIDETRACKING A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT YOU'RE DOING HERE TODAY IN TERMS OF THE PRESENTATION BUT IS VERY IMPORTANT. IN -- I DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO ENTERTAIN YOUR PERCEPTION IN YOUR OPINION. AS YOU ARE AWARE, WE HAD OUR GOLF COURSE DIRECTOR TO COME BEFORE

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US TO MAKE A REQUEST FOR X AMOUNT OF DOLLARS IN ORDER TO GET SOMETHING TEMPORARILY PUT IN PLACE THAT WOULD IMPROVE, IN HIS OPINION AND A LOT OF OTHERS OPINION, THE REVENUE ABILITY OF THE GOLF COURSE. WHAT YOUR POSITION IN REGARDS TO HIS REQUEST AS BEING FINANCED -- AS BEING THE FINANCE DIRECTOR. TALK TO ME.

>> WELL MR. MIMBS AND I BOTH SAT WITH DANNY AND WENT OVER HIS --'S PROJECTIONS AND HIS NEEDS. AND I DO THINK IT'S A REVENUE SOURCE -- AN UNTAPPED REVENUE SOURCE THAT MAY TURN THINGS AROUND FOR HIM SOMEWHAT. WE HAVE POSSIBLY -- HE IS STILL WORKING ON A COST. AND WHEN HE BRINGS THE COST BACK TO US, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FIND POTENTIAL FUNDING TO HELP THEM FUND THAT. WE DO HAVE SOME -- IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE GIVINGGAMING REVENUE THAT WE DON'T RECEIVE ANYMORE. THAT'S A RESTRICTED REVENUE ACCOUNT. WE HAVE FUNDS IN THAT ACCOUNT THAT ONCE -- HE COMES BACK WITH THE COST, THAT'S A POSSIBLE FINANCING STREAM FOR THAT. BUT I DO SEE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN ADDITIONAL REVENUE THAT WOULD HELP TURN THINGS AROUND

FOR US. >> TO THINK WE ARE FINANCIALLY STABLE, AT LEAST FROM HIS REVENUE SOURCE TO STEP OUT AT THIS POINT?

>> WELL, SEEING THAT RESTRICTED REVENUE IS GOING TO POSSIBLY FUND THIS, TOTALLY FUNDED FOR THE UPSTART? ANYTHING ADDITIONAL ONTO THAT IS JUST GOING TO BE GAINED REVENUE. HE HAS SAID THE COST TO IMPLEMENT IT IS NOT GOING TO BE OVER TOO FAR AND ABOVE WHAT HE'S ALREADY DOING. HE IS GOING TO ELIMINATE ONE ASPECT AS TO THE CART AND MOVE THAT ONTO -- THE OTHER ASPECT. SO I DON'T FORESEE IT AGAIN, HIS PLAN, THAT IS GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK, BUT IN THE INITIAL DISCUSSION, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS DOABLE. AND IT WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM ãTO GO FOR THE CITY TO GAIN SOME ADDITIONAL REVENUE ON THE TO HELP THEM SUSTAIN -- OPERATIONS.

>> IS THAT A RESTRICTED REVENUE FROM THE GAMING? IS THAT FOR CAPITAL?

>> THAT'S THE MONEY THAT WHEN THE HIGHLIGHTS WAS THERE -- HIGHLIGHT WAS THERE IS NO SPECIFIC USE, COMMISSIONERS AT THE TIME ALWAYS WANTED IT RESTRICTED SO THAT ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE USED FOR WOULD COME BACK FOR APPROVAL AS TO HOW IT WOULD BE USED. THERE IS

NO RESTRICTION ON IT. >> OKAY. YES.

>> I'M LOOKING AT THE SUNRISE THEATER ALREADY IN THE RED AND I RECEIVED THIS WISH LIST TONIGHT. AND ARE YOU AWARE OF HOW MUCH THEY'RE ASKING FOR.

>> IS THAT FOR THEIR. >> CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT.

>> OKAY. I HAVE NOT SEEN IT. >> MR. MIMBS, JEFFREY QUESTION.

I MEAN I GOT THIS TONIGHT. I DON'T SEE ANYONE ELSE WITH A BROWN ENVELOPE.

>> I HAVE IT. >> I HAVE IT. I GOT IT UH-UH

(AFFIRMATIVE). >> AM ASKING WE ALREADY IN THE RED, THE SUNRISE THEATER. WHERE IS THIS MONEY COMING FROM?

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER THAT IS INFORMATION THAT THE CITY COMMISSION REQUESTED. HE REQUESTED TO HAVE AN ITEMIZED LIST OF ALL THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE, THE WORK THAT IS DESIRED TO BE DONE AND ALSO THE MAINTENANCE ITEMS THAT ARE NEEDED TO BE COMPLETED. THE FUNDING FOR THE SUNRISE THEATER, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS IS GENERATED BY THE SUNRISE THEATER. THERE IS NOT A REQUEST. THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND IS COLLECTED WITH THE TICKET REVENUE AND IS USED PERIODICALLY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

>> AM I MISSING OUT ON SOMETHING? I SEEN AND I DOING THEIR $300,000.

>> AS OF RIGHT NOW, THAT ACCUMULATED AMOUNT IS NOT REALIZED WITHIN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND. BUT WORK IS BEING DONE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. SO.

>> IS JUST ONE ITEM. THIS IS ABOUT 10. YOU KNOW. AND THEY ALL ARE -- OVER AND ABOVE --

>> IS SIMILAR TO OUR CIP. WERE WE HAVE -- WE HAVE SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS IN UNFUNDED NEEDS THAT WE ARE JUST PROGRESSIVELY KNOCKING THEM DOWN,

>> SO THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THEM.

>> YES SIR. I DON'T SEE IT. >> WERE IN THE RIGHT NOW.

THERE IN THE RED NOW. JUERGEN HAVE TO WRITE THIS CHECK HERE.

>> WELL, THE SUNRISE THEATER DOES -- AS MR. MIMSALES, THEY D HAVE ãBUT FOR EVERY TICKET THAT THEY SELL, A PORTION OF THAT GOES TOWARD -- AND ITS RESTRICTED FOR CAPITAL NEEDS

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ONLY. SO CURRENTLY THEY HAVE ABOUT 200 -- WELL IT'S DOWN SOME NOW. ABOUT MAYBE ABOUT $180,000 THAT SITTING THERE CAN ONLY BE USED CAN BE USED AS THE UPKEEP AND CAPITAL.

>> I DON'T WANT AT THE END OF THE YEAR, IN SEPTEMBER, THAT JEFF TO WRITE A CHECK. I MEAN THAT'S WHERE IT'S BEEN HAPPENING. IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS. AT THE END OF THE YEAR YOU HAVE TO WRITE A CHECK TO COVER WHAT THEY DON'T COVER, RIGHT?

>> WELL WE HAVEN'T. AND THAT'S WHY WE SEE THIS MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL ROLLING. IN THE PAST WITH ALWAYS TAKING CARE OF IT. WHAT WE DO IS THAT THE EVERETT -- END OF EVERY FISCAL YEAR, WE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE TO LEGALLY -- THE ONLY CASH THAT HAS TO BE THERE IS ANYTHING THEY'RE GOING TO DEPOSIT FOR A CUSTOMER. IS ANYBODY THAT WE'VE TAKEN IN FOR A CUSTOMER FOR FUTURE BUT WE MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS ENOUGH CASH THERE AND IF THE REASON, IT'S BALANCE. ANYTHING ABOVE THAT IS ROLLING FORWARD WHICH IS WHY THERE IN $1 MILLION SHORTFALL. WE HAVEN'T TRANSFERRED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS -- THREE YEARS.

>> WELL A BIG ENVELOPE LIKE THIS SIZE, I OPEN IT EVEN THOUGH I ASKED HIM NOT TO DO IT. YOU WANT TO GIVE THIS TO BE -- GIVE IT TO ME RIGHT BEFORE YOU SIT DOWN AND READ THAT IT MIGHT. BUT THAT'S OKAY. I RECALLED EVERYTHING YOU SAID. THANK YOU.

>> OKAY. >> ALREADY. PROCEED.

>> AND NEXT WE WILL SHOW OUR SPECIAL REVENUE FUND AND ALL FUNDS ARE -- HAVE POSITIVE AVAILABLE RESOURCES. AGAIN, IF YOU SEE ANY RED -- IS BECAUSE OF THE TIMELINESS OF THE REVENUE THAT THEY RECEIVE, BUT THEY ARE POSITIVE.

>> NOW EDUCATED QUESTIONS. >> ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE SHE

GOES ON TO THE NEXT REPORT? >> THIS RESTRICTED REVENUE HERE

IS HOW MUCH? >> 7.5 MILLION. AND.

>> AND THAT DOES INCLUDE OUR INFRASTRUCTURE, SALES TAX, MONEY. SO THAT IS THERE -- IT'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT FUNDS, YOU KNOW, MONIES THAT ARE THERE.

>> ONE ABOUT OUR ROADWAYS? THAT'S NOT -- THAT'S NOT AVAILABLE FOR JACK TO MAKE SURE THAT HE GET HIS WORK COMPLETED?

>> WELL, WE MAKE SURE THAT OF HIS -- IF WE CAN TIE IT TO A ROAD IMPACT FEE, WE UTILIZE

THOSE FUNDS FIRST. >> WELL WE GOT TO -- THAT'S NOT

IT, IS IT. >> NO.

>> SO YOUR TALK ABOUT 10+7? THAT IS RESTRICTED? IT HAS TO COME BEFORE.

>>FEMALE SPEAKER: GO OUT? 10? I'M NOT FOLLOWING.

>> OUR CONTINGENT FUND IS WHAT 10 MILLION.

>> THAT'S OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET.

>> HOW MUCH IS IT? >> ABOUT 4 MILLION.

>> 4 MILLION. >> IT'S ALWAYS BEEN ABOVE --

>> IT'S ALWAYS 10 PERCENT. >> 10 PERCENT OF THE BUDGET OUR

GENERAL FUND BUDGET. >> OKAY. AND PLUS THE SEVEN?

>> SO THAT'S AVAILABLE -- THE PUBLIC'S MONEY IS AVAILABLE SITTING THERE LIKE FOR PEERS

UTILITY SITTING THERE. >> IT'S SITTING THERE, BUT A GOOD PORTION OF IT -- AGAIN, LIKE I SAID THERE'S THE INFRASTRUCTURE SALES TAX MONEY THAT IS RESTRICTED. IT MIGHT BE THERE, BUT IT MIGHT BE EARMARKED.

>> THAT'S THE PUBLIC'S MONEY. >> CORRECT.

>> AND ITS EARMARKED TWO PROJECTS. MOST OF IT IS ALREADY EARMARKED TWO PROJECTS.

>> ANYONE HERE THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY. THAT'S WHAT I DON'T WANT TO NOT TO HEAR BECAUSE I KNOW SITTING BACK. THAT'S A GOOD THING TO HAVE IT, BUT YOU KNOW, WE HAVE POTHOLES IN THESE ROOMS THE TERROR OF INDIVIDUALS CARS AND WE DON'T CARE? WE COULD HAVE A NUMBER.

I'M SORRY. >> NO. THAT'S ALL RIGHT. WANT

TO GO INTO THE NEXT REPORT? >> QUICKSAND WANT TO START

[d. Monthly Financial Report for the Month Ending January 31, 2020]

OVER. >> THIS IS THE MONTHLY

FINANCIAL. >> AND HERE IS OUR JANUARY REPORT AGAIN. WE STILL HAVE THE SAME TWO FUNDS WERE YOU WILL SEE THE YELLOW. BUT ALL FUNDS ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THEY ARE POSITIVE, THE GOLF COURSE IS SLOWLY -- AS HE SAW THE DECEMBER TO JANUARY, IT'S RECOUPING VERY AND IT'S SLIGHTLY OFF. IT SHOULD'VE

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BEEN ABOUT 30 PERCENT IN THE GOLF COURSE RECEIVED ABOUT 32 PERCENT OF THE REVENUE. I COULDN'T SEE IT WAS POSITIVE BUT IT'S NOT FAR OFF. HIS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

SO ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS GIVE.

>> ANY QUESTIONS ON THE MONTHLY REPORT?

>> GOOD JOB. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP WORKING ON

[11. CONSENT AGENDA]

THAT YELLOW. (LAUGHING). >> ALL RIGHT. NEXT WE MOVE ON

TO THE CONSENT AGENDA. >> IS THERE ANY ITEM THAT ANY

COMMISSIONER WOULD LIKE. >> IF NOT ALL ENTERTAIN A MOTION THE GENTLEMAN THAT SPOKE ON THE ITEMS WAS ONE OF THOSE LISTED HERE. 11 B IS WHAT HE

PUT ON HIS SHEETS. >>.

>> BUT IT'S AMB PERTAIN TO BOTH.

>> OKAY. IS THERE ANY MOTION TO BE MADE?

>> FOR THE APPROVAL. >> SECOND.

>> SECOND WAS A QUESTION. WE ADDED 11 G WAS TROUBLE INCLUDED IN THE RECOMMENDATION.

>> OKAY. THERE'S A MOTION IN A SECOND. CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE.

>> SOME LOOKING AT AMB AND I JUST DON'T WANT TO IGNORE IT. BUT I SAW THAT BOTH THESE THINGS WERE RESOLVED IN SOME FORM OR FASHION. IN A WAY THAT I FEEL IS THAT POSSIBLY THE PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY IS IN THE CONDITION THAT IT WAS GOING TO THESE COSTS DEALING WITH IT.

SO I REALLY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND YOUR REQUEST THAT WE GOT DID'T -- I DIDN'T CALCULATE THE SAME ISSUE THE SAME WAY. SO, IF I -- IF I DO THIS WRONG, I'M SORRY, BUT IT REALLY WAS NOT CLEAR TO ME EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON. WITH THE REQUEST FROM THE GENTLEMAN WHO SPOKE ON

THESE ISSUES. >> YES, SIR.

>> THE WAY I UNDERSTOOD IT, IS THAT STAFF PROPOSED THE AGENDA ITEMS ARE HERE THE AMOUNTS AND THE REQUEST FROM THE INDIVIDUAL IT SPOKE TONIGHT WAS A BALANCE OF 500 ON BOTH ITEMS, WHICH MADE THE TOTAL OF A THOUSAND. I THINK HE SAID THAT TOWARD THE END OF THE PRESENTATION. BUT I THINK THAT WAS THE REQUEST THE WAY I HEARD IT.

>> OKAY. >> OKAY. SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA?

>> OKAY. CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

>> COMMISSIONER -- TOLD ME YES BEFORE HE LEFT THE DIOCESE THAT OKAY?

>> (ROLL CALL). >> OKAY. SO WE HAVE A

[a. Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 19-073: Adoption Hearing for an application submitted by the property owner Cone & Graham, Inc, and Applicant/representative Brian Nolan, AICP, ASLA of Lucido & Associates, for a Future Land Use Map Amendment for twelve (12) parcels of land, 10.31 acres in total, located at 1919 S 35th Street, to change the Future Land Use designation from General Commercial (GC) to Medium Density Residential (RM). SECOND READING]

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON ORDINANCE 19 ã073 AND ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COMMISSION AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF 12 PARCELS LOCATED AT OR NEAR 1919 S. 36 STREET FROM CITY OF FORT PIERCE GENERAL COMMERCIAL TO CITY FORT PIERCE MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL PROVIDING FOR ORDINANCES OR PARTS THEREOF ON CONFLICT AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THIS IS THE

SECOND READING. >> THIS IS THE SECOND READING.

THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION, PLEASE COME FORWARD? BEING NO ONE WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ENTERTAIN A DISCUSSION OR

MOTION. >> A MOTION AND SECOND. CALL

THE ROLL, PLEASE. >> (ROLL CALL).

[b. Legislative Hearing - Ordinance No. 20-003 - Review and approval of an application for a Zoning Atlas Amendment and Design Review submitted by representative Brian Nolan for property owner Cone & Graham, Inc., to rezone 12 parcels from General Commercial (C-3) to Planned Development (PD) and approval of a Site Plan for a 144-unit multi-family development at 1919 South 35th Street, Fort Pierce, FL. SECOND READING]

>> NEXT WE HAVE ORDINANCE 20 ã 003, AND ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA REZONING 12 PROPERTIES LOCATED AT OR NEAR -- TO PD PLAN TO DEVELOPMENT FURTHER IMPROVING A DEVELOPMENT PLAN PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY CLAUSE PROVIDING FOR PARTS OF A CONFLICT AND PROVIDED FOR EFFECTIVE DATE. THIS IS THE SECOND READING. ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE COME FORWARD?

>> GOOD EVENING, LEE DOBBINS WITH THE LAW FIRM REPRESENTING THE APPLICANT. I WANTED TO CLARIFY ONE THING AT THE LAST MEETING, YOU ASKED ME, MONOMERIC THESE WOULD BE RENTALS OR CONDOS AND I ANSWERED THAT THEY WOULD BE RENTALS. MY CLIENT CLARIFIED

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THAT THEY COULD BE RENTAL SO THEY COULD BE CONDOMINIUMS, DEPENDING ON MARKET DEMAND.

REGARDLESS, EITHER WAY, THEY WILL PROBABLY END UP BEING STUDENT HOUSING AS WE WERE DISCUSSING BECAUSE APPARENTLY, A LOT OF THE UNITS IN GAINESVILLE, THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, FOR EXAMPLE OR CONDOMINIUM UNITS BUT THE RENTED OUT TO STUDENTS.

SO IT MAY BE LIKE AN APARTMENT COMPLEX RENTAL. IT COULD BE CONDO UNITS AND THE ABILITY TO PRENT THOSE WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON HOW THE CONDO IS SET UP.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT. >> I WANTED TO MAKE SURE ANSWER

CORRECTLY. >> I APPRECIATE THAT. THANK

YOU, SIR. >> CAN YOU SIGN IN, PLEASE?

THANK YOU. >> ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE PLEASE COME FORWARD. SEEING NO ONE, I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND

ENTERTAIN A MOTION. >> APPROVAL.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION AND SECOND. CALL THE

ROLL, PLEASE. >> (ROLL CALL).

>> GOOD JOB. THANK YOU. NEXT WE HAVE ORDINANCE 20 ã006 AND ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF

[c. Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-006 Text Amendment of Chapter 3 and Chapter 22 Eliminating the Four-Fifths Vote requirement of City Commission when certain applications are recommended for denial by Planning Board or 20% of surrounding community owners object to application. FIRST READING]

ORDINANCES OF THE LOOP -- FORT PIERCE FLORIDA ELIMINATING SUBSECTION 3 ãNINE PAREN POOR FOR THE REQUIREMENT OF A 4/5 VOTE BY CITY COMMISSION IN THE EVENT THAT THE PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDS DISAPPROVAL OF A WAIVER OF DISTANCE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF AN ALCOHOL LICENSE FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA. RENUMBERING CHAPTER 3 SECTION 3 ãNINE AMENDING CHAPTER 2222 ã 76, ELIMINATING SUBSECTION 22 ã SEVEN FOR THE REQUIREMENT OF A 4/5 VOTE BY CITY COMMISSION IN THE EVENT THAT THE PLANNING BOARD CONDITIONAL USE OF THE CASE OF A PROTEST BY 20 PERCENT OF THE OWNERS WITHIN 500 FEET OF SAID APPLICATION. RENUMBERING CHAPTER 22 SECTION 22 ã76, AMENDING 22 SECTION 22 ã128 ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT OF A 4/5 VOTE BY CITY COMMISSION IN THE EVENT OF A PURCHASE AGAINST APPLICATION AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OR AVOCET IS SIGNED BY 20 PERCENT OF THE OWNERS OF EITHER THE LOTS INCLUDED IN SUCH PROPOSED CHANGE FOR THOSE WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE AREA INCLUDING -- PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THIS IS THE FIRST READING.

>> ALL RIGHT. WE WILL MAKE IT WORK.

GOOD EVENING. >> PLANNING DIRECTOR. TONIGHT WE HAVE A AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 3 AND 22 WHICH IS THE 4/5 VOTE REQUIREMENT. SO IF YOU REMEMBER FROM OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR WE HAD A CONFERENCE AGENDA FOR WE DISCUSSED THIS MATTER AND WE BROUGHT BEFORE YOU THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS IN THE CODE THAT REFERENCE THIS FORFEITS REQUIREMENT. WE GIVE YOU EXAMPLES OF WHAT OTHER CITIES AND COUNTIES DID. AND WHAT THEY CURRENTLY DO. AND YOU ALL LOOKED AT THOSE DIFFERENT CODES. YOU DISCUSS AMONGST YOURSELVES AND YOU FELT THAT THE CITY OF SEBASTIAN HAD A CODE THAT SEEM TO BE CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THIS COMMISSIONER HOW THIS COMMISSION WANTED TO PROCEED WITH THOSE TYPES OF VOTING REQUIREMENTS. SO JUST TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY, YOU WANTED US TO BASED ON THE CITY OF SEBASTIAN AND YOU DECIDED THAT SHE WANTED TO ELIMINATE THAT 20 PERCENT THRESHOLD TRIGGER, IF YOU WILL THAT WOULD HAVE PROMPTED A 4/5 VOTE. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT CURRENTLY IN THE CODE IF 20 PERCENT OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE NOTIFIED WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE PROPERTY OR THE APPLICATION, IF WE RECEIVE THAT THAT AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERS A PORTSMITH BOAT. YOU ASKED US TO RE-EXAMINE AND TO BRING FORWARD SOMETHING MORE CONCISE AND CLEAR THAT WAS MODELED AFTER THE CITY OF SEBASTIAN. AGAIN, JUST REMIND YOU THESE ARE THE CITIES AND COUNTIES THAT WE LOOKED AT. WE INDICATED THAT THERE WAS A SUPER MAJORITY REQUIRED AND WHAT DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS THEY WERE APPLICABLE TO AND IF THERE WAS A MINIMUM PERCENTAGE LIKE WE HAVE THAT WAS AT 20 PERCENT. AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE TABLE IS ST. LUCIE COUNTY THAT WE MIMICKED MOST OF OUR CODE AFTER. THAT'S WHY YOU SEE A LOT OF SIMILARITIES. BUT THE CITY OF SEBASTIAN HAS THIS FORFEITS REQUIREMENT BUT THEY TAILOR IT TO -- AS WE ARE PROPOSING REZONING SEE IN TEXT AMENDMENTS. SO WHAT IS THAT

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MEAN? >> WE HAVE THREE SECTIONS OF WITH THE COURT OF ORDINANCES THAT REPRESENT THE FORFEITS VOTE. WE HAVE A SECTION THAT TALKS ABOUT THE WAIVER OF DISTANCE FOR ALCOHOLIC LICENSES THAT ARE ISSUED BY THE STATE BUT THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH US FOR THE DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS. THE SECOND ARE PROCEDURES FOR CONDITIONAL USES. WE HAVE A DUAL TRIGGER, WHICH IS THAT 20 PERCENT AS WELL AS THE TRIGGER THAT THE PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDS DENIAL OR DISAPPROVAL, THAT WOULD TRIGGER THAT FORFEITS VOTE. AND THE THIRD SECTION THAT WE HAVE IS IN THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES.

THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES REFERS TO A REZONING. WE CALL THEM ZONING ATLAS MAP AMENDMENTS AND ALSO AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT SPECIFICALLY WITHIN CHAPTER 22. SO IN ALL THREE SECTIONS, WE ARE GOING TO -- FOR TWO SECTIONS WERE GOING TO ELIMINATE THE 20 PERCENT TRIGGER INTO THE FOURTH FIFTHS VOTE IS ONLY GOING TO BE REQUIRED WITH BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS OF DENIAL OR DISAPPROVAL FOR REZONING'S OR AMENDMENTS. IN TEXT AMENDMENTS. SO I TRIED TO GIVE IT AS PRECISELY AS I CAN WAS BEING ELIMINATED WHAT'S REMAINING IS ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THAT THE FORFEITS VOTE FROM THE CITY COMMISSION IS ONLY GOING TO BE ELIMINATED FOR A WAIVER OF DISTANCES FOR ALCOHOLIC LICENSES IF THE PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDS THE PROPOSAL. THE FORFEITS VOTE FOR CONDTIONAL USE, IF THE PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDS DISAPPROVAL OR IF 20 PERCENT OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS OBJECT AS BEING LIMITED. AND FINALLY THE FORFEITS VOTE FOR A TEXT AMENDMENT OR REZONING OF 20 PERCENT OF THE PROPERTY OWNER SUBJECT. THOSE ARE THE THREE SPECIFIC STRIKETHROUGH THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE.

>> ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE YOU SEE WHAT'S REMAINING. THIS WAS YOUR SPECIFIC DIRECTION OF WHAT SHE WANTED TO SEE. SO THOSE TWO SECTIONS ARE THE FORFEITS VOTE FROM CITY COMMISSION FOR A TEXT AMENDMENT IF THE PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDS ITS APPROVAL AND 40 4/5 VOTE FROM CITY COMMISSION FOR REZONING IF THE PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH HOW YOU THOUGHT THAT THESE TWO REALLY BIG APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN THE KIND OF IMPACT THEY HAVE ON OUR COMMUNITY. AND SO IN THIS CASE, BECAUSE THE PLANNING BOARD IS A TOURINGTHE THOROUGH JOB IN THE US THE HARD QUESTIONS, YOU THOUGHT THAT IF THE PLANNING BOARD HAD GONE THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND HAD GONE THROUGH THE ENORMOUS STEP OF RECOMMENDING THE APPROVAL THAT THAT SHOULD CARRY WEIGHT COMING BEFORE YOU. AND THE THRESHOLD OF HAVING THAT FORFEITS BUT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE. THAT'S OR BRING

IN BEFORE YOU TONIGHT. >> ON FEBRUARY 11 THE PLANNING BOARD VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST AND TONIGHT STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE CITY COMMISSION APPROVE THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT CHAPTER 3 AND 22 REGARDING THE FORFEITS VOTE AMENDMENT. THIS CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION. I'M AVAILABLE

FOR QUESTION. >> ANY QUESTIONS STAFF?

>> SO, THE -- THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

>> WANT ME TO GO BACK? >> GO BACK ONE OR TWO SLIDES.

SO THE TRIGGER IS OBVIOUSLY THE PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDING DISAPPROVAL, WHICH IS THE WAY OUR CODE -- WE BEEN DOING THAT FOR A LONG TIME. WHEN DO WE NOTIFY THE SURROUNDING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WHEN AN APPLICATION COMES IN? AT THE PLANNING BOARD TIME OR

BEFORE THE COMMISSION. >> I HAVE TWO ANSWERS. TODAY THE CODE REQUIRES THAT WE NOTIFY THEM A SPECIFIC TIME BEFORE THIS CITY COMMISSION MEETING AND WE DO THAT BY MAIL. WE DO THAT BY POSTING THE PROPERTY, TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY NOT BE WITHIN 500 FEET AND WE ONLY NOTIFY WITHIN 500 FEET.

THE PLANNING BOARD HAS ASKED US TO LOOK AT AND STAFF IS EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF NOTIFYING BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD AGAIN BECAUSE THE PLANNING BOARD DOES A THOROUGH JOB OF REVIEWING THE CASES, THEY FELT THAT MAYBE WE SHOULD RE-EXAMINE THE NEED TO PRE-ADVERTISE SO THAT MORE FOLKS LOVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME IN AND VENT THEIR OBJECTION BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD INSTEAD OF HAVING TO VET THEM AT THIS FINAL STAGE.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT. I'M GLAD THE BOARD IS TALKING ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT'S AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR US TO MAKE THIS MODIFICATION. IF YOU LOOK AT THE TRIGGER MECHANISMS, IT'S BASED ON THE PLANNING BOARD. WE HAVE TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC SOMEWAY, SOMEHOW BEFORE IT

COMES HERE. >> THAT'S A GOOD POINT.

>> GOSH THAT WAS ANOTHER COMMON THEY HAD.

>> IF I COULD JUST INTERJECT. >> THAT'S ONE OF OUR CONSISTENT COMPLAINTS FROM CITIZENS IS I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS UNTIL THE CITY COMMISSION. AND THEY WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE WAITED EARLIER. SO THAT'S.

>> THE OTHER COMMENT I HAVE IS ABOUT THE 500 FEET. AND LET'S TAKE, FOR INSTANCE HARBOR I'LL AND THE PROJECT THAT CAME BEFORE HARBOR L. -- HARBOR I'LL. WE HAVE THE 20 PERCENT.

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THE 500 FEET, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE LANGUAGE AND HOW IT READS BECAUSE I REMEMBER SOMEONE TESTIFYING. I THINK HARBOR I'LL WEST SAID REALLY HAD ONE PARCEL THAT FELL IN THE 500 FEET BUT WAS AT THEIR ENTRANCE AND IT DIDN'T GO TO ALL OF THE CONDO UNITS. WELL, I MEAN, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE CODE AND THE WAY IT READS BECAUSE IN MY OPINION, THAT'S ONE PARCEL WITH MULTIPLE MY TONGUE FAMILY TYPE JEVITY. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LEGALITIES OF IT ARE, BUT THEY WERE NOT NOTIFIED. THEY FOUND OUT ABOUT IT, OF COURSE.

BUT ONE PARCEL WAS NOTIFIED. I DO NOT WANT TO FIND US IN THAT SITUATION AGAIN. SO TO ME IT'S JUST THAT IF IT TOUCHES IT TOUCHES IT. THERE'S 900 RESIDENTS THERE THEN WE HAVE TO TELL ALL 900 RESIDENTS THIS IS HAPPENING AT YOUR FRONT DOOR.

>> I THINK THEY KNEW IT, THOUGH.

>> THEY ABSOLUTELY KNEW IT. BUT OUR CODE DOESN'T DEFINE IT.

>> RIGHT. BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF LESSONS LEARNED FROM THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT. ONE OF THE THINGS -- ONE OF THE LESSONS THAT WE LEARNED WAS TO LOOK AT WHAT THAT LIST LOOKS LIKE AND TAKE A COMMONSENSE APPROACH. MOVING FORWARD THAT'S WHAT WERE DOING. IN TANDEM WITH LOOKING AT WHAT THE COSTS ARE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH NOTIFYING FOR THE PLANNING BOARD AS WELL AS CITY COMMISSION. THAT'S ANOTHER THING WERE GOING TO LOOK AT TALKING WITH THEM AND WALKING THEM THROUGH THE PROCESS.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT. THIS STEP LEADS ME TO THOSE STEPS AND THAT'S ONE TALK ABOUT

TONIGHT. >> THAT SOMETHING THE DIRECTOR

AND I TALKED ABOUT. >> THESE ARE STILL GOING TO COME TO THE CITY COMMISSION, IT'S GOING TO BE A SIMPLE MAJORITY. IT STILL COMES TO THE COMMISSION, JUST COMES UNDER DIFFERENT.

>> THE CODE OF ORDINANCES REQUIRES US TO STILL MODIFY. EVEN THOUGH THE 20 PERCENT TRIGGER WILL NOT TRIGGER THAT FORFEITS VOTE, WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE PROPERTY YOU WILL NOTICE

-- BE NOTIFIED. >> RIGHT. THANK YOU.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> OKAY. THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS ASSUME PLEASE COME FORWARD SEE NO ONE OPPOSING AND

RETAIN DISCUSSION OR EMOTION. >> I'M REALLY HAPPY THAT WE ARE DOING THIS RIGHT NOW. YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY WITH THE QUASIJUDICIAL ISSUE OF MOVING THAT BOARD AND HAVING TO FIND COMPETENT SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. UNLESS WE HOLD EVERYBODY TO THAT FORMAT, HAVING TO BE FORCED TO A FORFEITS MAJORITY VOTE WHEN YOU HAVE EMOTIONS RUNNING LEFT AND RIGHT, SO IT BECA ME CUMBERSOME. I JUST DON'T WANT THE PUBLIC TO THINK THAT WE ARE TRYING TO DISENFRANCHISE THEM AT ALL. WE HAVE TO HAVE EVERYTHING HERE. WE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. WE HAVE TO LISTEN DOLA PRESENTATIONS THE END WE HAVE TO FOLLOW A VEY STRICT FORMAT FOR THOSE TYPE OF HEARINGS.

OTHERWISE, THIS GUY O'REAR GETS REALLY UPSET. BUT SERIOUSLY, IT'S PART OF THE PROCESS. AND I KNOW THAT FORFEITS MAJORITY WAS A GOOD THING FOR A WHILE, IT GOT UNDERWAY A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE IT DIDN'T FIT WITH THE QUASIJUDICIAL ISSUE ESPECIALLY, THE HEARINGS OF THAT BECAUSE AGAIN, WE WOULD AGREE WITH THE PUBLIC AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT WE WERE HELD TO A CERTAIN STANDARD THAT IT JUST DIDN'T MAKE SENSE ANYMORE. SO -- I'M HAPPY THAT WE ARE UPHOLDING THE -- AT LEAST THE TWO ISSUES WITH THE PLANNING BOARD BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW LOOKING AT EVERYTHING THROUGH A QUASIJUDICIAL -- WHEN THOSE HEARINGS ARE RELEVANT. AND SINCE THEY DO THAT, IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR US TO BE ABLE TO GO THROUGH THAT SAME PROCESS. IF THEY GO THROUGH LOOKING LIKE WE DO, THAT WE SHOULD BE HELD TO THAT HIRED SOONER. SO I AGREE TOTALLY WITH THAT QUICKSAND THERE DOING -- THERE DOING A GOOD JOB AND THEY'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IT. AND SO I APPRECIATE -- AND I THINK THEY -- I THINK THEY CAN HANDLE THIS AND -- AND I HAVE A LOT OF STOCK IN HOW THEY VIEW THINGS AND I USUALLY WATCH THE PLANNING BOARD MEETINGS. SO WHEN I PREPARE FOR THESE -- SO I -- I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> THERE IS A MOTION SECOND. CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

>> (ROLL CALL). >> NEXT WE HAVE ORDINANCE 20 ã

[d. Legislative Hearing - Ordinance 20-007 - Impact Fee Moratorium within Urban Infill and Redevelopment Area. FIRST READING.]

007 AND AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE -- PROVIDED FOR MORATORIUM IN THE COLLECTION OF CITY IMPACT FEES FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY'S DESIGNATED URBAN INFILL AND REDEVELOPMENT AREA REQUIRED BY SECTIONS 22 ã408, 22 ã105 THROUGH AND INCLUDING 22 ã109. PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY CLAUSE IN PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE

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DATE. THIS IS THE FIRST READING.

>> YES, MA'AM. MS. HOFMEISTER. >> ACTUALLY MET AMIR, IS GOING TO BE ME. I -- WE ARE GOING TO BRING YOU -- IF I CAN -- I THINK THIS IS THERE WERE.

>> ON DEVASTATOR IN CASE YOU NEED HELP.

>> A MINUTE A LITTLE HELP. JOHN IS GONNA BE MY CLICKER. TONIGHT WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT AN IMPACT THE MORATORIUM. THIS IS A STRATEGY OF OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

IT'S ANOTHER INCENTIVE THAT WE ARE GOING TO PUT IN OUR DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT. WE HAVE FIVE DISTINCT DISTRICTS OR GEOGRAPHICAL SUBAREAS OF THE FORT PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND THEY ARE DOWNTOWN LINKIN PARK THE PEACOCK ORGY DISTRICT SOUTH BEACH IN THE

PORT OF FORT PIERCE. >> (LAUGHING) I THOUGHT THE REMOTE WOULD WORK BUT THE REMOTE IS NOT WORKING. BUT, IN THE AREA WERE WE HAVE -- YOU KNOW WE HAVE SOME ONGOING CONSTRUCTION. CRABBY'S RESTAURANT, IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THAT PHOTOGRAPH IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION NOW. HOPEFULLY, IT IS ANTICIPATED TO BE COMPLETED SOMETIME PROBABLY IN JUNE 2020. AND ALSO WE HAVE DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION PLANS AS WELL AS RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION IN THE LINKIN PARK AREA.

>> NOW FOR US TO DO THIS, WE HAD TO, OF COURSE, DO RESEARCH AND STUDY. WHAT WE DID -- WE WENT BACK OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS AND OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS WE'VE IDENTIFIED ROUGHLY WHAT WE DD -- WE WENT BACK OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS AND OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS WE'VE IDENTIFIED ROUGHLY $1.1 MILLION THAT HAVE BEEN COLLECTED IN TOTAL FOR THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE FOR IMPACT FEES. SO, WITH THE MUTUAL DISTRICT, WE'VE COLLECTED $40,000 OF IMPACT FEES. OUTSIDE OF THE DISTRICT, THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE THEY'VE CONNECTED $1.13 MILLION SO YOU SEE, THAT NUMBER IS JUST PORTION IT. WE ARE NOT GETTING THE TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT AND NEW CONSTRUCTION THAT WE NEED IN OUR URBAN CORE. SO THIS IS A MECHANISM TO SPUR THAT TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT. NOW, THE IMPACT FEE MORATORIUM, THE KEY POINTS ARE -- WE ARE SUSPENDING THE COLLECTION -- THIS APPLIES TO ONLY NEW CONSTRUCTION REQUIRING A BUILDING PERMIT. THIS IS A ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM THAT WILL BE REEVALUATED AND CONSIDERED AT THE COMPLETION OF THIS TERM. AND ALSO, THIS IS ONLY IN THE FORT PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT WHICH

IS OUR URBAN INFILL AREA. >> SO WHAT WE'VE DONE, WE'VE GIVEN YOU AN EXAMPLE. THIS IS CRABBY'S DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT WHICH IS INSIDE OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FORT PIERCE EVOLVEMENT AGENCY. IN TOTAL, THE CITY FORT PIERCE COLLECTED $22,520 FOR IMPACT FEES. NOW, IF THE MORATORIUM HAD BEEN INSTATED AT THAT TIME WE WOULD HAVE A -- GENERATED A $10,000 INCENTIVE FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT WHICH COULD POSSIBLY SPUR ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA. SO THIS IS JUST A -- ANOTHER STRATEGY TO HOPEFULLY ENTICE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN OUR ORGAN CORE.

>> SO, THIS WAS PRESENTED TO THE PLANNING BOARD. THE PLANNING BOARD APPROVED THIS INITIATIVE WITH THE VOTE OF 5 TO 1 AND AT THIS TIME WE ARE PRESENTING IT TO THE CITY COMMISSION FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND I AM HERE AND HOPEFULLY I CAN ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. >> I HAVE A QUESTION. COULD YOU GO BACK TO THE MAP OF -- SO, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE IMPACT FEES MORATORIUM IN THAT

WHOLE TERRITORY? >> NO, MA'AM.. THE TERRITORY THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WAS IN WITHIN THE EXISTING BOUNDARIES. THAT IS THE YELLOW, THE YELLOWISH COLOR. THAT ROUGHLY GOES NORTH UP TO THE GARDEN CITY AREA, WEST TO

ROUGHLY 33RD STREET. >> 33RD. ISN'T THE HOSPITAL

AND THAT. >> THE HOSPITAL? NO, MA'AM..

THE HOSPITAL IS SELF. >> I'M SURE THEY PAY THE IMPACT

BE SUBSTANTIALLY. >> YES. AS A MATTER FACT, THEY DID RECEIVE -- WILL THEY BEEN THE ACTUAL INNOVATORS IN PREVIOUS TO THIS YEAR, THEY'VE ACTUALLY WORKED -- I THINK THEY'RE PART OF THE ENTERPRISE ON IT IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN.

THEY WERE PART OF THAT. >> BUT THEY'RE NOT IN THE F PRA AREA. SO GOES ALL THE WAY TO 33RD STREET. IT'S NOT JUST THE PEACOCK ARCH DISTRICT IN THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT AND THE COURT IN THE BEACH. IT'S NOT JUST THAT. THE WHOLE AREA.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> SELLS TO GEORGE AVENUE.

YES, MA'AM. >> SO THE GENTLEMAN THAT CAME

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IN HERE TONIGHT ABOUT PURCHASING PROPERTY AND BUILDING.

>> YES. >> HE WOULD FALL INTO THAT?

>> IF THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES I THINK HE SPOKE ABOUT HIS PROPERTY, THAT WOULD BE WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES AND IT WOULD QUALIFY FOR THIS TYPE INCENTIVE.

>> IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD, YOU KNOW, NOT HAVE THE JOHN WALK AWAY WITHOUT THE

KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR. >> WELL I BELIEVE HE'S

LISTENING RIGHT NOW. >> (LAUGHING).

>> I KNOW HE'S LISTENING. >> AND THIS IS THE FIRST READING. HOPEFULLY, WE WILL BRING THIS BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN IMPLEMENT THIS THAT WAY WE CAN SPUR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION.

>> I'M LOOKING AT MY PLANNING DIRECTOR. SO WHEN PEOPLE COME BEFORE HER, REQUESTING -- I THINK MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE SOME KIND OF PRINT OUT, SOMETHING TO HAND TO THESE INDIVIDUALS AS

COMING BEFORE US. >> WE ARE ALREADY TALKING TO MANY PEOPLE WHO COME IN WANTING TO REDEVELOP IN LINKIN PARK. WE'VE ACTUALLY TEAMED UP ALSO WITH THE COUNTY AND ABLE TO REDUCE FEES WITH PREVIOUS DEMOLITIONS OF PROJECTS.

>> I JUST WANT TO PUT OUT THERE.

>> THIS IS A GOOD MAP RIGHT HERE. YOU MIGHT WORK WITH THIS, SO.

>> GREAT. >> AVENUE Q, THERE LISTENING.

>> HAS HAD. MADAM MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, WE ARE RECEIVING A LOT OF INTEREST FOR DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE F PRA BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH. WE NEED A JUMPSTART. WE NEED A KICKSTART THIS REDEVELOPMENT. I BELIEVE THIS IS A GREAT TIME THE ECONOMIC STRONG AND FORT PIERCE IS POISED TO SEE DEVELOPMENT. I DO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE

RIGHT MOVE. >> OF THE YEAR WOULD START

WHEN? >> AS SOON YOU EXECUTE THE

ORDINANCE. >> (LAUGHING) OKAY. GUESS AT.

>> JUST FOR CLARIFICATION ON THIS MAP, THE RED DOTS ARE THE ONES THAT JUDGMENT YOU CALCULATED BE SET COLLECTED THE 40,000.

>> YES. >> IS THAT WITH THOSE RED DOTS

ARE? >> YES.

>> THE RED. I DID NOT KNOW THEY WERE READ (LAUGHING).

>> MANY RED DOTS. >> 40,000 THAT WAS OVER WHAT

TIME PERIOD. >> NOVEMBER 2016.

>> WOW. OKAY. ONE LAST QUESTION BY THE MAYOR.

>> AS A. >> MR. MIMBS,

>> I FORGET. >> GO AHEAD ADJUST ONE ANYWAY.

I KNOW. I KNOW THAT HAPPENS TO ME, TO.

>> DID YOU HAVE. >> UNDERWAY FOR THE PUBLIC TO SPEAK I DO WANT TO IMPART MY OPINION BEFORE THE PUBLIC SPEAKS.

>> THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. ANYONE WISHING TO -- DID YOU WANT TO TALK?

>> I WANT TO ASK STAFF, SO THIS IS AN IDEA FOR THE MORATORIUM IMPACT FEES. ALWAYS ASK MYSELF WHAT IS EXPECTED FORECAST? WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GET OUT OF THIS. YOU JUST CAN'T TELL IS THAT YOU JUST HOPE TO HAVE A FLOURISH OF BUSINESS, MORE PEOPLE, PROSPECTING AND FORT PIERCE. IS THERE AN EXPECTED PERCENTAGE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT IF WE HIT THAT NUMBER YEAR FROM NOW THAT IT'S WORTH INVESTING MORE TIME AND EFFORT INTO.

>> WE DO NOT HAVE AN EXPECTED TARGET BUT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD CONSIDER. BUT SINCE MY TIME HERE, THIS IS BEEN A NUMBER ONE ISSUE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A REDUCTION IMPACT FEES. IT REALLY DOES INCREASE INTEREST IN REDEVELOPMENT. I'VE HAD A GENTLEMAN ACTUALLY COME BACK TO US AND SAY THANK YOU FOR THIS IMPACT FEE REDUCTION BECAUSE NOW HE KNOWS THAT HIS PROJECT IS DOABLE WHEN THIS MORATORIUM DOES GO INTO EFFECT.

>> STILL ãAND I APPRECIATE THAT. AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO DO A LOT OF GOOD THINGS. BUT THE COMMITTEE SHOULD BASICALLY SAY THE MINIMUM WE EXPECT THAT OF DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS X. AT THE END OF THE YEAR TO LOOK AT THAT TO SEE HOW IT COMPARES TO X ANDIT DIDN'T HAD THAT THRESHOLD, GO THROUGH AND FIGURE OUT WHAT OTHER WAYS WE CAN TWEAK IT TO MAKE IT WORK BETTER WERE MAYBE JUST ABANDON IT ALTOGETHER. I DON'T KNOW.

BUT I KNOW IT SOUNDS GOOD. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT SHOULD WORK, BUT I THINK THAT WITH YOUR INPUT IN THE CITY'S MANAGERS, ECONOMIC TEAM INPUT, THAT WE SHOULD COME UP WITH EXPECTED DELIVERY DELIVERABLES. WE HAVE TWO -- I DO BELIEVE THAT MARKETING AND GETTING THE WORD OUT IS CRUCIAL TO SUCCESS AND WE DO HAVE A TEAM OF STAFF THAT CAN DO THAT.

>> AND WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE BECAUSE WE'VE DONE THIS ONCE

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BEFORE THAT IN THE FRA -- WE'VE DONE THIS BEFORE. ZERO.

>> WE DID THIS BEFORE IN THE MIDST OF A RECESSION.

>> THE ECONOMY WAS NOT. >> I DON'T THINK IT'S COMPARABLE. I DO BELIEVE THAT NOW WE WILL HAVE THE -- WE WILL HAVE THE DATA TO DO A TRUE ANALYSIS OF WHAT WE HAD PREVIOUSLY AND WHAT WE ARE GOING TO SPUR MOVING FORWARD AFTER THAT ONE YEAR, WE CAN BRING YOU THAT DATA. AND YOU ALL CAN DETERMINE IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WISH TO CONTINUE.

>> YES, SIR. >> BEFORE THE PUBLIC SPEAKS ON IT A COUPLE PARTS OF THE ORDINANCE THAT ARE CRITICAL IS STILL CONTINUE FOR ONE YEAR UNLESS MODIFIED OR REPEALED BY THE CITY COMMISSION. SECTION 3 TALKS ABOUT ONE YEAR OR FOR A SHORTER PERIOD AS MAY HEREAFTER BE DETERMINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION.

>> A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY WE CAN COME BACK AND READ IT TALK ABOUT IT. AMEND THE FORMULA OR LOOK AT IT AND SEE HOW IT WORKS.

>> THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE PLEASE COME FORWARD.

SEEING NO ONE, I DIDN'T SEE YOU. I APOLOGIZE. COULD YOU SIGN IN FOR ME IN THE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, YOUR TIME WON'T START UNTIL YOU START TALKING.

>> THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST. >> STATE YOUR NAME.

>> I'M SORRY. JEAN 223 NORTH SECOND STREET. IT'S ONE OF THE MOST BIZARRE SITUATIONS. I WAS CALLING THIS AFTERNOON TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH IT WAS GOING TO COST TO GET WATER TURNED ON TO AN EMPTY LOT BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO SELL IT TO SOMEBODY WHO WANTED TO START A GARDEN IN ONE OF THE EMPTY LOTS. HE WAS TOLD THE IMPACT FEES -- WHICH I'M ASSUMING OR WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NOW WERE GOING TO BE CLOSE TO $6000. THE VALUE OF THE LOT IS 5000. AND THEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WAIVING THE IMPACT FEES. I'VE BEEN IN DISCUSSIONS WITH A COUPLE OF OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE LOOKING TO DO LOW INCOME HOUSING AND A LOT OF THE EMPTY LOTS THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN BULLDOZED AND YOU KNOW, FOR $12,000 FOR CRAPPIES, THAT'S LIKE -- THAT'S THERE TIPS FOR ONE NIGHT. BUT FOR FIVE OR $6000 FOR 70, $80,000 HOUSE, THAT STARTS TO GET HIGH. YOU'RE ASKING ABOUT IS IT GOING TO MAKE IT WORTH YOUR TROUBLE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. THE ONLY THING YOU COLLECTED IS 13,000 PER YEAR IN THESE FEES, IF YOU BUILD HOUSES AND DEVELOP THE AREAS YOUR INCREASED TAX REVENUE IS GOING TO BE CONSIDERABLY MORE. THAT'S MAYBE TWO OR THREE -- 34 HOUSES HERE THAT HAVE BEEN BUILT IN THAT AREA? AND A LOT OF IT IS JUST THE COST OF BUILDING. A NEW: THE HIGH IMPACT FEES. AND ANYWAY, I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD DO IT. I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT MOTIVATOR. I KNOW AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE THAT WILL DO THINGS OVER THERE AND I'LL BE ABLE TO GET SOME OF THE EMPTY

LOTS. SO. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE APPRECIATE IT. ANYBODY ELSE WISHING TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE COME FORWARD.

>> MS. COX, ARE WE ON A THREE-MINUTE TIMER?

>> YES. THREE MINUTES ARE WELCOME. STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD PLEASE.

>> PORT ST. LUCIE FLORIDA. >> I THINK THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE WHO DEPEND ON HOUSING SECTION 8. WE HAVE A WAITING LIST OF AT LEAST THREE YEARS. SO IF MORE HOUSES ARE BUILT IN THE COMMUNITY, THAT CAN PUT MORE PEOPLE TO WORK, INCREASE THE TAX AND ALSO, INCREASE THE REVENUE FOR EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTY. TAKE YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE, PLEASE COME FORWARD.

>> SIGNING, PLEASE? >> STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

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AGAIN BORIS, PLEASE. >> CHESTNUT OAK DRIVE FORT PIERCE. I JUST WANTED TO AGREE WITH THE TWO PRIOR -- TO ME AND I THINK TO CLARIFY. I DID WANT TO HAVE THAT REDUCED AMOUNT OF $1000 FOR THE LOT. I MENTIONED 1903 AVENUE. AND AGAIN, THAT -- JUST TO REITERATE WHAT THESE TWO FOLKS JUST SAID. I THINK IT WOULD IMPROVE THE AREA AND THE NO IMPACT FEE OR REDUCTION OF WOULD BE A FANTASTIC IDEA. AND THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

>> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR. ANYONE ELSE

WISHING TO ADDRESS. >> STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE SIR. >> MR. MURPHY MY ADDRESS IS 34 THREE AVENUE P FORT PIERCE FLORIDA I OWN PROPERTY IN THE CITY AND COUNTY AND MY PROBLEM WITH THE IMPACT FEE THE PRICES SO HIGH, IT'S HARD TO DO ANYTHING BECAUSE MOST OF YOUR FUNDS GOING TO THE IMPACT FEE. SO WITH A WAIVER OF THE IMPACT FEE, THAT WOULD GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOME FORM OF DEVELOPMENT TO HELP THE PUBLIC OUT BECAUSE WE REALLY ARE IN NEED OF LOW INCOME HOUSING IN THIS AREA. SO A LOT OF THE DEVELOPERS ARE AFRAID BECAUSE OF THESE FEES AND IT SORT OF JUST DELETES THE WHOLE PROCESS BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD IT BECAUSE OF THE FEES. IF THOSE FEES ARE WAIVED, IT'LL GIVE THE COMPANY OPPORTUNITY TO DO

BUSINESS HERE IN FORT PIERCE. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> I APPRECIATE IT.

>> ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE, PLEASE COME FORWARD. SEEING NO ONE I WANT TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I THINK I'M -- I THINK WE NEED TO CLARIFY THAT THIS IS ONLY

THE CITY IMPACT FEE. >> YES.

>> THIS IS NOT THE FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY DOORS AT THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY IMPACT FEES. AND SO, JUST -- WE ARE JUST TALK ABOUT THE CITY BECAUSE THAT'S ALL WE HAVE JURISDICTION OVER. AND I THINK IT'S AN IMPORTANT POINT ABOUT WORKFORCE HOUSING, WHICH IS IN SHORTAGE AND I HOPE THIS WOULD INCENTIVIZE THAT TO THE EXTENT THAT WE COULD. ALTHOUGH, I KNOW THAT ST. LUCIE COUNTY IMPACT THESE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE USUALLY TALKED ABOUT HIS BEING SO HIGH THAT -- YES. COMMISSIONER SESSIONS.

>> THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO BRING UP. NOW THAT YOU MENTION THAT. AND I KNOW THIS IS ONLY PERTAINING TO THE CITY, BUT THIS IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET COMPARED TO THE COUNTIES IMPACT FEES. SO, EVEN TO THE PUBLIC, MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, WE DO HAVE -- BUT IN COMPARISON TO THE COUNTY, IT'S NOTHING. AND THAT'S WHERE A VAST MAJORITY OF YOUR IMPACT FEES COME FROM.

COUNTY COSTS. >> YEAH.

>> YES, SIR. >> YOU SIT ON THE UTILITY AUTHORITY. THIS MAY BE A GOOD TIME TO PARTNER UP WITH THE UTILITY LET THEM JOIN IN OUR

LITTLE IMPACT. >> ABSOLUTELY.

>> I'LL BRING IT UP. >> IF YOU WOULD, BECAUSE THE UTILITY ACTUALLY, THEY DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AND WE DO WHATEVER WE WANT, SOMETIMES IT'S GREAT THAT WE DO THINGS TOGETHER AND THIS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO HELP WITH HER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. HELP THE CITY OUT.

>> YES. >> BANA MAYOR?

>> THE COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION, IT IS OUR -- THE STAFF'S INTENT THAT IF THIS ORDINANCE IS APPROVED, THAT WE WILL WORK WITH ST. LUCIE COUNTY AND THE FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY AND LET THEM KNOW OF DISAPPROVAL. SO HOPEFULLY, WE CAN MOTIVATE THOSE ORGANIZATIONS TO AT LEAST REDUCE THEIR IMPACT FEES IN THE AFFECTED AREAS.

>> PARTICIPATED IN OUR EXPERIMENT. HOW ABOUT THAT.

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

>> I KNOW WHAT I WAS TRYING TO REMEMBER. I WAS TRYING TO RECALL MR. MILAM'S, ALL THESE VACANT LOTS THAT WERE SPEAKING ABOUT IN FORT PIERCE. HOW ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FIT -- DRIVE THAT TOGETHER. WE HAVE A VAST AMOUNT OF VACANT LOTS WITHIN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE

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AND SO SOME OF THESE VACANT LOTS ARE OWNED BY THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE. SO WHAT WE CAN ACTUALLY DO IS HOPEFULLY, ENTICE A DEVELOPER TO COME TO THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE WITH THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF OUR STRATEGIES OF OUR TOOLKIT. THE MORE INCENTIVES WE CAN PUT TOGETHER THAT WE CAN FILL THIS GAP. BECAUSE WE HAVE -- WE HAVE SEVERAL VACANT PROPERTIES.

IT'S JUST GRASS THERE. WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF DECENT HOUSING STOCK WITH A DENSE MARKET, AFFORDABLE OR LOW INCOME. WE NEED DECENT HOUSING STOCK IN FORT PIERCE AND HOPEFULLY, THIS, ALONG WITH THE OTHER INITIATIVES AND INCENTIVES THAT WE HAVE, WILL

GET THE DEVELOPERS HERE. >> OKAY. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE

SURE WE MADE MENTION OF THESE. >> IN THIS -- DOES THIS APPLY TO LIKE KINGS LANDING? DOES THIS APPLY TO THE RFP THAT'S LIKE 12 STREET THE RFP THAT --

IS IT ANY OF THOSE THINGS. >> YES, MA'AM. KINGS LANDING IS WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES AS IS THE MAURICE CREEK PHASE 2. THOSE OPPORTUNITIES WOULD THEN REAP THE BENEFITS OF THIS MORATORIUM IF APPROVED.

>> BANA MAYOR? >> YES, SIR.

>> WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW IS WE HAVE AN EFFECTIVE DATE, A BEGINNING AND AN END TO REVIEW AND WE CAN LOOK AT IT THE ONE YEAR PUTS A TIMELINE ON IT TO SAY RIGHT. WE KNOW YOU TALK ABOUT DOING SOMETHING, WE ARE PROPOSING INCENTIVES AND YOU'VE GOT A YEAR TO COME HERE AND MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN. AND THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF IT. WE CAN MODIFY. I KNOW THERE'S CHANGES THAT CAN BE MADE, BUT THAT IS THE BEST PART OF IT IS THAT IT WILL PUSH THOSE THAT MAY BE ON THE FENCE OF WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO, MAYBE PUSH THEM TO DO SOMETHING. AND SO THE ONUS IS ON US AS A CITY TO ALSO MOVE INTO THE PROCESS, TO GET INTO THE PLANNING STAGES. BUT I THINK -- AND PETE, HERE'S MY QUESTION ON THE LEGAL SIDE. IF AN APPLICATION WAS MADE WITHIN THE ONE-YEAR PERIOD, BUT THE CYCLE OF THE GOVERNMENT PROCESS EXCEEDED THE ONE YEAR PERIOD AND WE DID NOT EXTENDED, WOULD THEY BE GRANDFATHERED IN OR WOULD THEY BE PART OF THE IMPACT THE MORATORIUM?

>> MATTER MAYOR? >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD WOULD HAVE TO GET THEM RAMP OTHER STATUS. IT'S ALMOST LIKE ANYTHING, WHEN YOU APPLY WITHIN A WINDOW, ONCE YOU'VE RECEIVED IT, IT'S A VESTED RIGHT. SO -- AND AGAIN, TO YOUR POINT, HAVING HEART DEFINED DEADLINES ENABLES APPLICANTS TO KNOW IF WE ARE GOING TO BE 30 DAYS OUT FROM THIS EXPIRING AND AROUND THE FENCE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO GO AHEAD, PULL THE PERMIT AND GET IN THE PROCESS OR TAKE THE CHANCE THAT IT MAY NOT BE EXTENDED, I COULD HAVE SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS OF RAMIFICATIONS. SO TO YOUR POINT, AT THE END OF THIS EXPERIMENT, ISSUE BEEN CALLING IT, IF WE ARE SITTING HERE ABOUT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, AND HAS PER DEVELOPMENT BASED ON THE METRICS THAT MR. MIMBS IS IDENTIFYING THAT IT MAY BE THAT IT'S BEEN SUCCESSFUL, ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO GET IN, GETTING NOW. AND TO YOUR POINT IS THE PROCESS PLAYS OUT IT WOULD BE FINE.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT. IN LOOKING AT SOME OF THE FOLKS THAT ARE PROBABLY MAKING PHONE CALLS ALREADY, BECAUSE WE DID HAVE SOME DEVELOPMENTS HAD STOPPED, THEY CEASED AND ASSISTED IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN BECAUSE THEY DID NOT REALIZE OR JUST WASN'T -- WE GIVE THEM AN ACCURATE CALCULATION. THE INFORMATION CAME ACROSS HER DESK AND THEY SAID OH MY GOODNESS, I NOW CAN'T AFFORD THE PROJECT. WE WERE PART OF THAT I CAN FOR THE PROJECT IN THE EQUATION. SO WOULD HELP SAID PROCESS FOR SURE. SO I MAKE A MOTION TO

APPROVE. >> SECOND.

>> SO I HAVE A QUESTION BEFORE WITHOUT. SO IMPACT FEES ARE FROM NEW DEVELOPMENT, RIGHT? AND TO PREPARE DOWN THE ROAD. THERE'S A LEGITIMATE REASON TO HAVE IMPACT FEES, RIGHT? AND IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, WHAT JUSTIFICATION IS THIS IS INFILL. THIS IS OUR ORIGINAL CITY, PART OF OUR ORIGINAL CITY, RIGHT.

>> THIS IS IN OUR URBAN CORE. THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS THERE WHETHER THAT IS ROAD, SIDEWALKS, THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS THERE. IT'S PRESENT. SO IT IS -- I BELIEVE THIS IS JUSTIFIED NOW ON THE OUTER EXTENSIVE OUR CITY, THAT'S WHAT WE DEFINITELY NEED IMPACT FEES TO SUSTAIN THE DEVELOPMENT COSTS AND THE TRANSPORTATION COSTS THAT ARE GOING TO BE NECESSARY TO KEEP UP WITH GROWTH ACTS RIGHT. LET'S VOTE.

>> (ROLL CALL). >> OKAY. NEXT WE HAVE

[a. Resolution No. 20-R13 determining that the structure located at 505 N 13th Street is unsafe and should be condemned and demolished. A hearing to determine this matter is scheduled before the City Commission on April 6, 2020.]

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RESOLUTION NUMBER 20 -OR 13 A RESOLUTION DETERMINING THAT A CERTAIN BUILDING OR STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 505 NORTH 13TH STREET IN FORT PIERCE FLORIDA IS IN SAVING A NEW SIN THAT CONSTITUTES A MENACE TO THE BUSINESS HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY. AND THAT ALL PARTIES OF INTEREST MUST SHOW CAUSE WHY THE STRUCTURE SHOULD NOT BE CONDEMNED AND DEMOLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE. NOTIFYING ALL PARTIES OF POTENTIAL ACTION BY THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE FOR FAILURE TO ACT AND THE PUBLIC HEARING BE HELD AT THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED CITY COMMISSION MEETING ON APRIL 6, 2020 AT 6:30 PM IN THE CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS LOCATED AT 100 NORTH US1 HIGHWAY ONE FORT PIERCE FLORIDA PROVIDED WERE

NOTICED ALL PARTIES. >> ALL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

THIS IS THE FIRST STEP. >>.

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

>> (ROLL CALL). >> NEXT, WE HAVE RESOLUTION 20

[b. Resolution 20-R14 appointing Marvin Grimsley as Commissioner Alexander's representative on the Fort Pierce Parking Committee.]

ãR 14 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION THE CITY OF FORT PARKING COMMITTEE AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THIS IS APPOINTING MR. MARVIN GRIMSLEY AS THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE

FORT PIERCE PARKING COMMITTEE. >> MOVE FOR THE APPROVAL.

>> SECOND. >> IS A MOTION SECOND. CALL

THE ROLL PLEASE. >> (ROLL CALL).

[c. Resolution No. 20-R16 appointing Lita Moore as Commissioner Alexander's appointee to the Fort Pierce Youth Council.]

>> WE HAVE RESOLUTION 20-R 16 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE FLORIDA CERTIFYING APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND THIS RESOLUTION APPOINTS MS. ALITO MORE AS COMMISSIONER ALEXANDERS APPOINTED TO THE YOUTH COUNCIL.

>> MOTION. >> TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND. >> THURSDAY MOTION AND SECOND.

CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE. >> (ROLL CALL).

[d. Submittal of applications to serve on the Keep Fort Pierce Beautiful Committee to fill the expired term of Matt Samuel representing St. Lucie County.]

>> NEXT WE HAVE SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATIONS TO SERVE ON THE KEEP FORT PIERCE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE TO FILL THE EXPIRED TERM OF MET SAMUEL. THIS WILL COME BACK TO THE FORM OF A

RESOLUTION AT THE NEXT MEETING. >> MR. SAMUEL WANTS TO REMAIN.

>> HE WANTS TO REMAIN. I THINK WE HAVE ONE OTHER APPLICANT.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU. >> SO NEXT WE HAVE COMMENTS

FROM THE PUBLIC. >> OF THIS IS THE TIME THE PUBLIC CAN ADDRESS THE COMMISSION. YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES AND ADDRESS THE COMMISSION WITH RESPECT AND ADDRESS THE COMMISSION AS A WHOLE. ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION, PLEASE COME FORWARD. SEEING NO ONE, I WILL CLOSE THIS PART OF THE

[15. COMMENTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER]

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC AND MOVE ON.

>> NEXT WE HAVE COMMENTS FROM CITY MANAGER.

>> MATTER MAYOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION JUST A FEW UPDATES FOR YOU AS YOU WELL KNOW, A HUGE EVENT IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE MARCH 7, 2020 IS THE KEEP FORT PIERCE BEAUTIFUL CLEANER. WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR QUITE SOME TIME WERE GOING TO BE ALL OVER THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE WITH BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS AND THAT HER CONTROL. NOW, SOME OF OUR CONSTRUCTION UPDATES AS YOU KNOW MR. ANDREWS TOLD YOU ABOUT SEVERAL OF HER PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE ONGOING BUT I WANTED TO ADD THE MELODY LANE SEAWALL PROJECT IS SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE. THE OHIO AVENUE REALIGNMENT. IT LOOKS NICE. IS NOT COMPLETE BUT IT'S GOING TO BE COMPLETE APRIL 2020. OUR PERMITTING OF ACROSS AND THE SUNRISE CENTER. WE ARE FINALLY GOING TO GET A NOTICE TO PROCEED AND THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN EARLY MARCH 2020 AND HOPEFULLY, WE ARE GOING TO BE COMPLETE. THE BUILDING OFFICIAL SAYS JUNE I'M GOING TO SAY JULY. WE ARE FINALLY GOING TO GET A NOTICE TO PROCEED AND THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN EARLY MARCH 2020 AND HOPEFULLY, WE ARE GOING TO BE COMPLETE. THE BUILDING OFFICIAL SAYS JUNE I'M GOING TO SAY JULY 2020 (LAUGHING) AND WE ARE ALSO NOW DREDGING THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY. WE ARE REMOVING THE SETTLEMENT THAT HAS BUILT UP IN THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AND THAT COMMENCED IN LATE FEBRUARY 2020. THAT SHOULD BE KNOCKED OUT HERE PRETTY SOON.

>> NOW, AS YOU WELL KNOW, THERE IS A GROWING CONCERN ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. SO I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS. WE RELEASED A STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA TODAY. I BELIEVE AND I HOPE THAT YOU ALL RECEIVED A COPY OF THAT. THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE IS MONITORING THE SITUATION WE ARE COMMUNICATING WITH OUR LOCAL PARTNERS SUCH AS THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ST. LUCIE COUNTY. IN ADDITION THE CITY FORT PIERCE IS EMPHASIZING PREVENTIVE CARE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES AND CITIZENS BY DISTRIBUTING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL INFORMATION -- INFORMATIONAL BROADCAST. IN THE EVENT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WHICH IS THE LEAD AGENCY CONTACT ST. LUCIE COUNTY

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EMERGENCY OPERATIONS TO ESCALATE THE THREAT LEVEL OF THE CORONAVIRUS OR ANY OTHER HAZARD, THEN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH OUR AREA AGENCIES TO IMPLEMENT OPERATIONS PLAN TO ADEQUATELY RESPOND TO THE SITUATION. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF EVERY CITIZEN AND I JUST WANTED YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT THERE IS NOT GOING UNNOTICED.

WE ARE MONITORING THE SITUATION AND ST. LUCIE COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, THOSE GUYS ARE READY AND BORING TO GO. WE WILL KEEP YOU UP-TO-DATE ON ALL FURTHER UPDATES WITH REGARD TO

THE SITUATION. >> LAST BUT NOT LEAST I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT HER ANIMAL SHELTER AND CONTINUING EFFORTS. THE CITY FORT PIERCE STAFF MET WITH ST. LUCIE COUNTY STAFF ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 TO DISCUSS THE PARAMETERS OF HER UPCOMING AGREEMENT. AND THE CITY -- WE ARE GOING TO BE -- I'M SORRY -- PEGGY IS GOING TO MEET WITH PETE'S STAFF THIS WEEK AND HOPEFULLY -- TOMORROW. AND HOPEFULLY, WE CAN FORMULATE A DRAFT OF THAT ILA AND IT IS OUR INTENT TO HAVE THAT DRAFT PRESENTED TO YOU AT THE MARCH 16, 2020 AT THE CITY COMMISSION MEETING. AND ALSO ST. LUCIE COUNTY IS PREPARING AN EXTENSION OF THE TEMPORARY SHELTER AGREEMENT THAT CURRENTLY ENDS AT THE END OF THIS MONTH. SO, WE ARE STILL WORKING AND WE HAVE EVERY INTENTION TO IMPROVE OUR EXISTING SHELTER -- OUR EXISTING FACILITY IN SAVANNA ROAD. THAT IS ALL I HAVE MAYOR

. >> THANK YOU SIR.

>> MAYOR I WANT TO ECHO NICK'S COMMENT. MY OFFICE WILL BE WORKING IN CONJUNCTION. WE HOPE TO BRING THAT TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

>> AND MARCH 10, WE HAVE -- >> RIGHT THAT'S MARCH 10.

>> YES. WE WILL COMPLETE OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR 2020.

>> OKAY. >> YES.

>> ALL RIGHT. THAT'S A TUESDAY.

>> WE ARE MEETING THIRD FLOOR FIRST? NO.

>> IT WILL BE HELD ON THE SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM.

>> YES. OKAY. SHALL WE MOVE ON?

[16. COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION]

>> NEXT WE HAVE COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER, WOULD YOU LIKE TO START.

>> YES. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE GROWTH OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE AND I KNOW CHICKEN ROAD IS BECOMING A PROBLEM, A PROBLEM A LITTLE BIT OF A PROBLEM OUT THERE. AND I JUST -- YOU KNOW, TO DISCUSS IT IN FRONT OF THE COMMISSION -- I THOUGHT WE GOT THE OKAY FOR THE LITTLE SCHOOL OUT THERE JUDGMENT WHAT IS IT, FROM 8 O'CLOCK TO 12 O'CLOCK HE.

>> THE CHARTER SCHOOL? >> YES.

>> I THOUGHT WE GAVE THE GO-AHEAD FOR THAT? AND I UNDERSTAND THERE'S A LOT OF PROBLEMS IS GOING ON. ON THE CITY BEHALF. I'VE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH NICK, BUT I DIDN'T DISCUSS THAT TODAY, BUT I JUST WANT TO BRING IT UP TONIGHT. AND WHAT IS THE

PROBLEM ALONG JENKINS ROAD? >> I HAVE NOT HEARD ABOUT --

AHEAD MR. MIMBS. >> I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS NO PROBLEM FROM THE CITY FORT PIERCE PERSPECTIVE. THE ONLY PROBLEM THAT WAS IDENTIFIED WAS BY THE DESIGN OF THE LANDSCAPE, WHICH INCLUDED THE LAND CLEARING AND THE REMOVAL OF SEVERAL NATIVE TREES. THOSE NATIVE TREES CALCULATED TO A MITIGATION FEE THAT WAS PRETTY HIGH. BUT I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A VERY THOROUGH AND DETAILED UPDATE. AS A MATTER FACT, OUR PLANNING STAFF HAS MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DEVELOPMENT TEAMS THAT WE HAVE AN UPDATE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU AND I WANT TO GIVE THAT TO YOU TOMORROW. BUT I JUST WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT YOU ALL APPROVE THE SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE HAS PROVIDED NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER.

>> WELL, JUST, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I'LL WAIT ON YOUR REPORT.

>> YES, SIR. >> AND THAT'S IT FOR ME.

>> ALREADY. MR. PERRONE OH. >> I'M GOOD.

>> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. >> I ALSO HAS SOME CONCERNS WITH REGARDS TO THE PROJECT ITSELF IN TERMS OF THE DEVELOPER. AND I KNOW WE SET A DIRECTION FROM THIS DIAGNOSED WITH REGARDS TO WHAT WAS TO TAKE PLACE, HOWEVER, IS MY UNDERSTANDING NOW, THAT OBSTACLES -- ROADBLOCKS -- ARE BEING PLACED OUT THERE WHERE THERE ARE A LOT OF UNEXPECTED C FOR THE MOST PART, NOT HINDER, BUT STOP THE PROJECT. NOW WE ARE HERE TALKING TONIGHT ABOUT URBAN PLANNING AND URBAN INFILL SEND MORATORIUM COSTS AND

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THINGS OF THAT NATURE. WE NEED TO TAKE THAT SAME ATTITUDE, THAT MOTIVATION, AS WELL AS THE SAME GOAL THAT WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT WE JUST SPENT 30 MINUTES TALKING ABOUT AND GET SOME RESULTS. IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT THE CITY NEEDS TO DO WORK THERE'S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO REVIEW, I HOPE IT IS BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION WITH OUR DECISIONS BEING MADE THAT ARE CONTRARY TO WHAT STAFF IS BEEN DIRECTED TO DO. THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON? >> SO JUST -- I KNOW WERE GOING TO GET AN UPDATE, BUT WERE TALK ABOUT THE CHARTER SCHOOL.

>> YES. >> THAT'S THE UPDATE WERE GOING TO GET IS FROM THE CHARTER SCHOOL APPROVAL.

>> YES. >> AS A MATTER FACT.

>> AND ST. PETER'S. >> YES. YES. ST. PETER'S

LUTHERAN CHURCH. >> IT'S A LUTHERAN CHURCH.

>> IS STILL ST. PETER'S BUT IT'S BEHIND THE.

>> I BELIEVE IT'S THE ENTIRE PARCEL. AS A MATTER FACT COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER REQUESTED AN UPDATE. I DID RECEIVE AN UPDATE FROM OUR PLANNING DIRECTOR BUT SUBSEQUENTLY THINGS HAVE OCCURRED. I WANT TO GIVE YOU THE MOST RECENT AND MOST CURRENT UPDATE AND I WANT TO ASSURE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU THAT THE CITY FORT PIERCE HAS NOT CAUSED ANY DELAY NOR HAS SET FORTH ANY OBSTACLES IN THE PATH OF THE DEVELOPER.

>> OKAY. THAT WAS MY COMMENT. THURSDAY -- THERE'S A FLOW OF DEVELOPMENT.

>> THE LAND CLEARING PERMIT. IF YOU CAN'T YOU HAVE TO MITIGATE PORT. THE CODE IS SPECIFIC. HIS PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

>> ALL WEEK FOR THE REPORT. >> THANK YOU.

>> I WANT TO MAKE SURE WAS ON THE SAME PAGE. I WAS CONFUSED. THIS COX. I HAVE AN EMAIL THIS AFTERNOON I SAW THIS COME THROUGH. IT LOOKS THROUGH THE WHOLE COMMISSION. IT'S A PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST. IF YOU WOULD MAKE SURE YOU KEEP US UPDATED ON THAT.

>> I BE HAPPY TO READ. >> I SAW. I'M GONNA PROCESS

IT. >> I SAW YOUR RESPONSE. THANK YOU FOR THAT I JUST WANT TO ASK FOR THE TO CONTINUE.

>> AND IN JENKINS ROAD IS AN IMPORTANT CORRIDOR. I WROTE DOWN LAST MEETING IN THIS MEETING TO WE TALKED ABOUT IT WITH DOT TONIGHT. I MEAN THIS IS GONNA BE THE CONNECTOR FROM MIDWAY ROAD TO ST. LUCIE BOULEVARD. I MEAN, JUST THINK OF THAT VISION. AND HOW IT'S GOING TO CONNECT THE AIRPORT AND THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE FROM SOUTH BOUNDARY TO THE

NORTH BOUNDARY. >> MIDWAY ROW ALSO THE OTHER

WAY. >> THE OTHER WAY, TOO. THE FIRST STUDY IS MIDWAY. WHAT WE -- MIDWAY TO ORANGE, I BELIEVE. SO THAT -- THERE'S A LOT HAPPENING THERE AND THERE'S A LOT TO ENTERTAIN. THERE'S ALSO THE EAST-WEST QUARTER. THAT ARE EXISTING, BUT EDWARDS ROAD, THIS CAN BE A LOT OF ATTRACTIONS IN ACTIVITY ON EDWARDS ROAD IN THE NEXT HOWEVER MANY YEARS TO STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS.

>> RIGHT. >> THERE'S A VISION OF I THINK 100 DID -- WHAT IS IT? IT'S 160 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY ULTIMATE BUILDOUT OF EDWARDS ROAD, SOMETHING LIKE THAT? THAT'S GETTING LIKE CROSSTOWN -- CROSSTOWN IS 200+ WANT TO SCARE ANYBODY, BUT IS GONNA BE WIDE. 160 FEET IS WHY. THAT'S A GOOD VISION. IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO ENTERTAIN AND IT HELPS THAT PROCESS ONE APPLICANTS COME IN AND THEY SAY WILL HOW I GET FROM A TO B AND THE DEVELOPER SAYS HOW I BUILD MY PROJECT. SO I WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE IS IMPORTANT TO PLAN LIKE THE DOT IS PLANNING AND TO ENCOURAGE DOT. THE MAYOR AND I SIT ON THE TBI WHEN I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE PRESSURE IS GREATER THAN DOT TO PUT AN INTERCHANGE ANYWHERE SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROW. ANYWHERE SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD AND THOSE FOLKS ARE GONNA BE HAPPY, THE FOLKS IN A NEIGHBORING CITY OF PORT ST.

LUCIE. AT EVERY MEETING THEY SAY ONE IS CROSSTOWN CAN GO IN OR WHAT IS THE NEXT INTERCHANGE OF PORT ST. LUCIE AND WHEN WE SAY WHAT WE WANT -- MIDWAY ROAD OR NORTH MIDWAY ROAD AND LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN. SO, IF YOU HAVE THE INKLING TO CALL SOMEBODY OR REACH OUT TO DOT

CALL. DON'T HOLD BACK. >> AND EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE A LONG WAY OFF, NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE INPUT. THERE'S A PUBLIC MEETING AT THE PORT ST.

LUCIE CIVIC CENTER THIS THURSDAY NIGHT.

>> IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT, THAT'S OKAY. EMAIL. IT'S IMPORTANT. THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM US. AND THEY LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE ELECTED OFFICIALS IN EVERY ENTITY. BUT SPECIFICALLY, JUST FIGHTING FOR OUR 45,000 RESIDENTS EVERY TIME YOU GET A CHANCE.

>> RIGHT. >> WILL HAVE TWO PEOPLE ON THERE. SO WE HAVE TO HAVE LOUD VOICES. (LAUGHING).

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>> THANK YOU MA'AM. >> OKAY. SO I THINK WERE IN THE NEXT TO THE LAST WEEK OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE BILL THAT IS REALLY GETTING A LOT OF APPROVAL IS ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS. AND WHAT THE STATE WANTS TO DO IS TOTALLY REMOVE ANY KIND OF LOCAL JURISDICTION ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS AT ALL. IF YOU HAVE AN ORDINANCE THAT PRECEDES 2011 OR IS 2011, YOU'RE GOING TO BE GRANDFATHERED IN. SO I THINK WILL BE GRANDFATHERED IN, BUT THERE WILL BE OTHER DRACONIAN MEASURES THAT THE STATE WANTS TO DO. AND SO, THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES IS MAKING AN ALL-OUT PUSH AGAINST THESE TWO BILLS THE END THERE'S SOME AMENDMENTS BEING INTRODUCED AND THE GOVERNOR ASARI INDICATED THAT HE THINKS THIS IS THE LOCAL ISSUE. THERE'S A HOPE THAT THE GOVERNOR MIGHT VETO IT. SO WE ARE SENDING LETTERS TO THE GOVERNOR ASKING THAT HE VOTE NO. THIS IS A BIG PUSH. AND WITH THAT, I WOULD SAY LET'S ADJOURN. BUT BEFORE WE TURN IT LIKE TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW IN THE CHAMBERS

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