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Public Notice- Notice of Public Hearings – November 30, 2020

Posted November 10th, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

CITY OF WINTER HAVEN

Notice is hereby given that at its Regular City Commission Meeting, the Winter Haven City Commission will hold  SECOND READING-PUBLIC HEARINGS on the proposed ordinances set forth below  at 6:00 p.m. or soon thereafter Monday, November 30, 2020.

The connection information for members of the public who wish to attend or participate in the Public Hearings via the Zoom virtual platform may be obtained by accessing the City’s website at http://mywinterhaven.com.   For persons wishing to attend the Public Hearings via the Zoom virtual platform, please insure that all registration and system requirements in order to connect to the Public Hearings via the Zoom virtual platform have been satisfied prior to the above mentioned date and time.

The public who wish to physically attend and participate in the Public Hearings may also come to the Nora Mayor Hall at the Florida Citrus Building located at 500 Third Street, N.W., Winter Haven, Florida, which will be open for members of the public on the above-mentioned date and time.  Social distancing and other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 will be followed and observed.

The public is also invited to listen or watch the City Commission Meeting by visiting https://facebook.com/winterhaven.florida/ where the meeting will be live streamed.

All interested parties may appear at the meeting in the manners described above and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances:

ORDINANCE NO. O-20-36

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 19, ARTICLE II, DIVISION 1, SECTION 19-36, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING LANGUAGE REQUIRING NEW DEVELOPMENT TO MAKE CONNECTION TO RECLAIMED/REUSE WATER MAINS AND RELATED MATTERS; MAKING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; CODIFICATION, AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE CORRECTION OF SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO. O-20-47

 AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA, SO AS TO INCLUDE THEREIN ADDITIONAL TERRITORY LYING CONTIGUOUS AND ADJACENT TO THE PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA; DESCRIBING SAID ADDITIONAL TERRITORY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH;  PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CORRECTION OF SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (General Location:  2024 Leisure Drive.  The area covered by this request is 0.49± acres.)

 ORDINANCE NO. O-20-49

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 13, PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT; EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PROGRAMS, ARTICLE II, FIREFIGHTERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WINTER HAVEN BY AMENDING SECTION 13-29 FINANCES AND FUND MANAGEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE CORRECTION OF SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such hearings, he/she will need a record of the proceeding and for such purpose he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based (F.S. 286.0105). Please be advised individuals must make their own arrangements to produce this record.

The City Commission may continue the public hearings to other dates and times as it deems necessary.  Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of these or continued public hearings may be announced during the hearings and that no further notices regarding this matter may be published.

If you are not fluent in English and need language interpreter assistance to participate in the proceeding, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at least four (4) days prior to the meeting.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and F.S.S. 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding at (863) 291-5627 for assistance; if hearing impaired, telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice) for assistance.

Vanessa Castillo, MMC

City Clerk