INVOCATION Murphy Hanley, Polk County Fire Rescue Chaplain PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (GEORGE LINDSEY, CHAIR)
A.1. Employee Recognition
D.1. Approve Consent Agenda.
E.2. Minutes of Regular Board meeting held on October 17, 2023.
G.1. Conservation Land Acquisition Selection Advisory Committee (CLASAC) recommendations on the following sites nominated to the Environmental Lands Program are to pursue acquisition on EL-100-23, EL-101-23, EL-102-23, EL-104-23 and EL-105-23 and to not pursue acquisition of EL-103-23. (No Fiscal Impact)
H.1. Approve Standard Grant Agreement #22FRP12 with the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to provide funding for the project: “Polk County Peace Creek Canal Basin Wetland Restoration” ($7,050,000 one-time revenue).
H.2. Request Board approve (1) construction contract with CenState Contractors, Inc. for the Jordan’s Grove ground storage reservoir & high service pump station project (one-time expense of $3,070,000.00 from American Rescue Plan Funds and $1,599,350.00 from Utilities Operating Funds), and (2) CIP amendment to the FY 24/25 Utilities Community Investment Program Expansion budget from reserves in the amount of $278,908.00.
H.3. Approve Infrastructure Agreement with Pulte Home Company, LLC, (developer) for Wastewater Improvements serving Belle Haven ($497,471.00 not-to-exceed cost).
H.4. Approve the Infrastructure Agreement between Blackfin Champions, LLC. and Polk County for Hwy 27 and Four Corners Blvd Intersection ($738,189.87 One Time Expense).
H.5. Approve an Asset Purchase Agreement between Millennial Property Investments Corp., Blue Falcon Operations Corporation and Polk County for the sale of the Rohr Home ($5,000,000 one-time revenue)
I.1. Commissioner Wilson Comments.
J.1. Commissioner Braswell Comments.
K.1. Re-appoint Robert Sheffield to the Polk County Lakes Access Advisory Committee for the three-year term, November 17, 2023, to November 16, 2026.
K.2. Re-appoint Dr. Robert S. Hinds to serve as a member of the Housing Finance Authority for the four-year term, December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2027.
K.3. Commissioner Santiago Comments.
L.1. Commissioner Combee Comments.
M.1. Reappoint Kathryn E. Bevilacqua-Ely to the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County for the four-year term, May 6, 2022 through May 5, 2026.
M.2. Chair Lindsey Comments.
* County Attorney opening comments
O.1. PUBLIC HEARING (LDCPAL 2023-5 Northeast Regional Park) (Transmittal Hearing), a Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the Future Land Use designation from Residential Low-X (RLX) to Recreation and Open Space-X (ROSX) on ±80.26 acres and Institutional-X (INSTX) on ±1.95 acres to recognize an existing regional park and fire rescue station in the North U.S. Highway 27 Selected Area Plan.
P.1. PUBLIC HEARING to consider the adoption of an ordinance setting the yearly salary of Commissioners in accordance with Section 2.5 of the Polk County Charter.
P.2. PUBLIC HEARING to consider adoption of an ordinance prohibiting smoking and vaping in public parks within unincorporated Polk County.