BoCC Regular Session & Public Hearing: January 4, 2022

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CALL TO ORDER - 9:00 a.m. (MARTHA SANTIAGO, CHAIR) 00:00:05

INVOCATION 1. Bill DeHart, Polk County Fire Rescue Chaplain PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (MARTHA SANTIAGO, CHAIR)


A. PRESENTATIONS and RECOGNITIONS 00:01:30

2. Dr. Joy Jackson, Director, Florida Department of Health - COVID update for Polk County.


C. REQUEST FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC/AUDIENCE AND OP 00:38:39

3. Comments.


D. APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA 00:43:07

4. Approve Consent Agenda.


E. COUNTY COMPTROLLER (STACY M. BUTTERFIELD, CPA) 00:43:23

5. Disbursements.


E. COUNTY COMPTROLLER (STACY M. BUTTERFIELD, CPA) 00:44:46

6. Approve Minutes of Regular Board meeting held on December 14, 2021.


G. COUNTY ATTORNEY (RANDY MINK) 00:45:47

7. Rescind October 19, 2021 approval of Chestnut Creek Plat for Conditional Approval and reapprove Chestnut Creek Plat for Conditional Approval. (No fiscal impact)


G. COUNTY ATTORNEY (RANDY MINK) 00:47:16

8. Rescind December 14, 2021 acceptance of Performance Surety Bond No. 70NGP185139 for Chestnut Creek in the amount of $869,379.73 and reaccept Performance Surety Bond No. 70NGP185139 for Chestnut Creek in the amount of $869,379.73. (No fiscal impact)


G. COUNTY ATTORNEY (RANDY MINK) 00:47:58

9. Approve the release of a surety in the form of Performance Bond No. 70NGP185019 in the amount of $1,153,834.47 for Willow Ridge. (No fiscal impact)


G. COUNTY ATTORNEY (RANDY MINK) 00:48:35

10. Accept Willow Ridge potable water, wastewater and reclaim water utility system improvements for ownership, operation, and maintenance by Polk County Utilities. (No fiscal impact)


G. COUNTY ATTORNEY (RANDY MINK) 00:48:55

11. Accept a one-year warranty and surety in the amount of $150,796.26 in the form of Maintenance Bond No. 70NGP185125 Willow Ridge. (No fiscal Impact)


H. COUNTY MANAGER (BILL BEASLEY) 00:49:20

12. Approve the First Amendment to an Emergency Rental Assistance Subaward Agreement with Heart for Winter Haven, Inc. ($1,100,000 additional one-time expense)


H. COUNTY MANAGER (BILL BEASLEY) 01:01:02

13. Approve the contract with the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation, Inc. for the Mental Health Services Access Program. (Total amount not to exceed $790,380 for the term of the contract or $263,460 annually)


H. COUNTY MANAGER (BILL BEASLEY) 01:04:53

14. Approve agreement with Merlin Entertainments Group Florida, LLC (LEGOLAND). ($375,000 annual expense for five years; $99,500 one time expense)


I. COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 (GEORGE LINDSEY) 01:16:10

15. Commissioner Lindsey Comments.


J. COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 (RICK WILSON) 01:17:46

16. Commissioner Wilson Comments.


K. COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3 (BILL BRASWELL) 01:17:54

17. Commissioner Braswell Comments.


L. COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5 (NEIL COMBEE) 01:17:59

18. Appoint Cauney B. Bamberg to serve as the Business Community member of the Citizens HealthCare Oversight Committee for the remainder of the four-year term ending March 1, 2025.


L. COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5 (NEIL COMBEE) 01:18:22

19. FCC Refuse Hauling Contract Discussion.


M. COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4 (MARTHA SANTIAGO, CHAIR 02:20:33

20. Chair Santiago Comments.


N. LAY BOARD APPOINTMENTS 02:20:45

21. Appoint JaQuis McCullough to Housing and Neighborhood Development's Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for the three-year term, January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024.


O. PUBLIC HEARINGS 02:26:38

* County Attorney opening comments


O. 22. PUBLIC HEARINGS 02:28:31

22. Public Hearing to consider adoption of a Resolution to vacate a portion of platted and unmaintained right-of-way as shown on the plat of Florida Development Company Tract.


O. 23. PUBLIC HEARINGS 02:31:06

23. Public Hearing (LDCDD-2021-8 North Power Line Road CDD 3rd Expansion) to consider the adoption of an applicant-initiated ordinance to expand an existing Community Development District (CDD) located partially in both Davenport and the unincorporated areas of the County.


O. 24. PUBLIC HEARINGS 02:35:01

24. Public Hearing (LDCT-2021-14 Sign Code Revisions: On-Premises Signs) (First Public Hearing - No Action) a County initiated ordinance amending the Land Development Code to improve clarity in the on-premises sign regulations.


O. 25. PUBLIC HEARINGS 02:40:11

25. Public Hearing (LDCT-2021-15 Home Occupations and Commercial Vehicles) (Adoption Hearing) a County initiated ordinance amending the Land Development Code to meet recent statutory changes to regulating home-based businesses.


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