The City of

Boynton Beach

City Commission Agenda

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 5:30 PM

GoToWebinar Online Meeting and City Hall Commission Chambers, 100 E. Ocean Avenue

Boynton Beach City Commission

Mayor Steven B. Grant (At Large)
Vice Mayor Ty Penserga (District IV)
Commissioner Justin Katz (District I)

Commissioner Woodrow L. Hay (District II)
Commissioner Christina L. Romelus (District III)

Lori LaVerriere, City Manager
James Cherof, City Attorney
Crystal Gibson, City Clerk

To create a sustainable community by providing exceptional
municipal services, in a financially responsible manner.


Thank you for attending the City Commission Meeting

General Rules & Procedures for Public Participation at
City of Boynton Beach Commission Meetings

The Agenda:
There is an official agenda for every meeting of the City Commissioners, which determines the order of business conducted at the meeting.  The City Commission will not take action upon any matter, proposal, or item of business, which is not listed upon the official agenda, unless a majority of the Commission has first consented to the presentation for consideration and action.

  • Consent Agenda Items: These are items which the Commission does not need to discuss individually and which are voted on as a group.
  • Regular Agenda Items: These are items which the Commission will discuss individually in the order listed on the agenda.
  • Voice Vote: A voice vote by the Commission indicates approval of the agenda item.  This can be by either a regular voice vote with "Ayes & Nays" or by a roll call vote.


Speaking at Commission Meetings:

The public is encouraged to offer comment to the Commission at their meetings during Public Hearings, Public Audience, and on any regular agenda item, as hereinafter described.


City Commission meetings are business meetings and, as such, the Commission retains the right to impose time limits on the discussion on an issue.


  • Public Hearings: Any citizen may speak on an official agenda item under the section entitled "Public Hearings."
  • Public Audience: Any citizen may be heard concerning any matter within the scope of the jurisdiction of the Commission - Time Limit - Three (3) Minutes.


Regular Agenda Items: Any citizen may speak on any official agenda item(s) listed on the agenda after a motion has been made and properly seconded, with the exception of Consent Agenda Items that have not been pulled for separate vote, reports, and presentations. - Time Limit - Three (3) Minutes.


Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and in accordance with Governor DeSantis's Emergency Orders, the City requests that all citizens follow the safe at home guidance provided by the State, the County, and the Federal Government. The City of Boynton Beach encourages interested parties to attend and participate in public meetings via communications media technology online.

To view and/or participate in the City Commission meeting you have the following options:

1. Watch the meeting online, but not participate:

You may watch the meeting via the GoToWebinar platform. Visit the City's website at to access the up-to-date link to the meeting.

2. Watch the meeting online and provide public comment prior to the meeting:


You may watch the meeting as listed above and provide written comments by emailing by Noon on May 4, 2021 or calling (561) 742-6006 and leaving a message on the public comment hotline. Messages left on the hotline will be transcribed. Please include your full name and the specific agenda item number(s) for your comments. Comments received by the deadline will be read into the record. Please note that time limits will be enforced so written comments must be limited to no more than 3 minutes.

3. Watch the meeting online and provide public comment during the meeting:

To request to speak during the meeting, you can electronically "raise your hand" or type a question using the GoToWebinar platform. The meeting moderator will announce when it is your turn to speak or have your question addressed. Please note that time limits will be enforced so comments must be limited to no more than 3 minutes.

For additional information or for special assistance prior to the meeting, please contact Crystal Gibson, City Clerk, at or (561) 742-6061.



Call to Order - Mayor Steven B. Grant


Roll Call


Invocation by Rabbi Dr. Solomon Rothstein, Police Chaplain


Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Commissioner Romelus


Agenda Approval:


1.    Additions, Deletions, Corrections

2.    Adoption

A.Informational items by Members of the City Commission
3.Announcements, Community And Special Events And Presentations
A.State Senator Lori Berman and State Representative Joe Casello to provide an update on the 2021 Florida Legislative Session. 
B.Announcement by Gary Dunmyer, Interim Director of Public Works & Engineering, regarding Tire Amnesty Week for City Residents from May 31, 2021 - June 4, 2021.
C.Hurricane Season begins June 1st and the Solid Waste Division is urging residents to do their part by conducting tree trimming early in preparation for the Hurricane Season.
D.Proclaim the month of May 2021 as Guardian Ad Litem, Speak Up for Kids and Foster Care Appreciation Month.  Tonya Cajuste of Speak Up for Kids will accept the proclamation.
E.Proclaim May 2021 as Mental Health and Trauma Informed Care Month.  Gerda Klein of the Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee will accept the Proclamation.

Proclaim May 2-8, 2021 as Municipal Clerks Week.  Crystal Gibson, City Clerk of Boynton Beach, will accept the proclamation.

G.Proclaim May 18, 2021 as Haitian Flag Day and proclaim the month of May 2021 as Haitian Heritage Month.  Commissioner Christina Romelus will accept the proclamation.
H.Proclaim the month of May 2021 as National Historic Preservation Month. Ms. Barbara Ready, Chair of the City's Historic Resources Preservation Board, will receive the proclamation.
I.Proclaim May 14, 2021 as "No Place for Hate Day."  Mr. Eric Ross, Senior Associate Regional Director of ADL Florida Region, will accept the proclamation.
J.Proclaim May 8, 2021 as "John Lewis National Day of Action."  Ms. V. Lynn Whitfield, Esq. of the Transformative Justice Coalition/National Bar Association, will accept the proclamation.
K.Mayor Steven B. Grant to announce the Greater Boynton Beach Sister Cities Young Authors & Artists 2021 Virtual Exhibit and Awards Ceremony. 
4.Public Audience

Individual Speakers Will Be Limited To 3 Minute Presentations (at the discretion of the Chair, this 3 minute allowance may need to be adjusted depending on the level of business coming before the City Commission)


Appointment of eligible members of the community to serve in vacant positions on City advisory boards.

6.Consent Agenda

Matters in this section of the Agenda are proposed and recommended by the City Manager for "Consent Agenda" approval of the action indicated in each item, with all of the accompanying material to become a part of the Public Record and subject to staff comments


Authorize utilizing the GSA contract GS-07F-173GA for the purchase of equipment and services for access control system replacement and upgrades from Broadcast Systems in the amount of $70,630.62.


Approve the purchase of an Exagrid EX36-SEC encrypted backup storage appliance from Transource Services Corp in the amount of $58,718.31.


Proposed Resolution No. R21-043 - Authorize the City Manager to sign Professional Services Agreement with Community Greening Corp., of Delray Beach, FL as a result of RFP No. 014-2821-21/KP for Professional Community-based Tree Planting Program Services.

D.Approve reduction of a surety (Letter of Credit No. 27021) by the amount of $135,505.26 from $157,005.26 to $21,500.00 and extend the length of the surety bond for one (1) year to warranty against defects in workmanship and material for the right-of-way improvements completed in association with the Ocean Breeze East project.
E.Approve minutes from the City Commission meeting on April 6, 2021.
7.Consent Bids And Purchases Over $100,000
A.Award Task Order No. F-06-2021, Harvey Oyer Park installation of a precast privacy wall, part of Bid No. 028-2511-20/RW for Minor Construction Services and authorize the issuance of a Purchase Order to Anzco, Inc. of Boca Raton, FL as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder in the total amount of $137,000.
B.Approve utilizing the Nation IPA Cooperative Contract No. R161101 with EZGO Division of Textron, Inc. for the lease and finance of Ninety (90) 2022 RXV Elite Golf Cars in the net amount of $409,906.80.  
8.Public Hearing

6 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the agenda permits.

The City Commission will conduct these public hearings in its dual capacity as Local Planning Agency and City Commission.


Proposed Ordinance No. 21-014 - Second Reading - Approve amendment to the Future Land Use Map (LUAR 21-003) for the Knuth Road property from Local Retail Commercial (LRC) to Mixed Use Low (MXL). City-initiated.  


Proposed Ordinance No. 21-015 - Second Reading - Approve Rezoning (LUAR 21-003) of the Knuth Road property from PCD, Planned Commercial Development to SMU, Suburban Mixed Use. City-initiated.  

9.City Manager’s Report - None
10.Unfinished Business - None
11.New Business
A.Review and select design of Pride intersection in Boynton Beach.

Legal Expenses March 2021 - Information at the request of the City Commission.  No action required.

13.Future Agenda Items
A.ILA for Sara Sims Park Pavilion Improvements - May 18, 2021
B.Hear presentation from City staff on Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program - June 2021
C.Approval of Lease Agreements for City Hall Innovation Space and Cafes Operators - June 2021
D.Present results of the multi-jurisdictional Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment – June 2021
E.Vice Mayor Penserga has requested the Commission explore ideas for new Economic Development incentive programs  - June 2021
F.Discussion on funding for expanding Wi-Fi to City parks. - Will be presented during Budget Workshops 
G.Vice Mayor Penserga requested a discussion regarding a City Mural Program - June 2021
H.Ordinance regarding automatic reversion back to previous zoning if a property is rezoned for planned development and then is not developed. - June 2021
I.Mayor Grant requested information on the water quality of canal systems within the City. - June 2021
J.Monuments on City Property - July 2021
K.Update from staff on Head Start lease options - July 2021


If a person decides to appeal to any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, He/She will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, He/She may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. (F.S. 286.0105)


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Additional agenda items may be added subsequent to the publication of the agenda on the city's web site. Information regarding items added to the agenda after it is published on the city's web site can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk.