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The City of Stuart Weekly - Sept. 16, 2022

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New Commissioners Sworn In

Newly elected and re-elected City Commissioners--Christopher Collins, Commissioner Group III, Campbell Rich, Commissioner Group 1, and Eula Clarke, Commissioner Group V, respectively---took their oath of office at the beginning of the regular City Commission meeting on Monday, Sept. 12.

Judge Michael McNicholas officiated the swearing-in ceremonies.

City Chambers were filled with family and friends of the Commissioners.

More highlights from the Regular City Commission from Monday, Sept. 12 are provided below in the Commission Meeting Update section.
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Pictured are City Attorney Michael Mortell, City Clerk Mary Kindel, Commissioner Christopher Collins, Commissioner Eula Clarke, Mayor Troy McDonald, Commissioner Becky Brunner, Commissioner Campbell Rich, and City Manager David Dyess. 
Campbell Rich, Commissioner Group I, being sworn in by Judge McNicholas.
Campbell Rich, Commissioner Group 1, being sworn in by Judge McNicholas.
Christopher Collins, Commissioner Group III, being sworn in by Judge McNicholas.
Commissioner Christopher Collins, Group III, being sworn in by Judge McNicholas.
Eula Clarke, Commissioner Group V, with supporters and Judge McNicholas.
Eula Clarke, Commissioner Group V, with supporters and Judge McNicholas after taking her oath of office.

Windemere, The Pines and Bahama Terrace Neighborhood Cleanup a Success!

The communities of Windemere, The Pines, and Bahama Terrace took advantage of the September Neighborhood Cleanup this past Saturday, Sept. 10. 

City of Stuart sanitation trucks collected bulk items at the curb and residents dropped off household hazardous waste to the Martin County HazMobile for disposal. This year lots of paint, household chemicals, pesticides, and light bulbs were dropped off for proper disposal. 

The next Neighborhood Cleanup will occur in November (date to be determined) and will be for the East Riverside neighborhood.

For more information on Neighborhood Cleanups, visit or call 7(72) 600-1206.
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Central Parkway Lane Closures continue through Sept. 23, 2022

Temporary lane closures on the north and south sides of S.E. Central Parkway in the vicinity of 410 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994 continue and end Friday, Sept. 23, 2022., due to construction.

Traffic is being diverted from one side of Central Parkway to the other side to create a two-lane road from 7 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions pertaining to the closure, contact Straticon at (772) 210-0200 or email

East Ocean Boulevard West Bound Lane Closure Sept. 17 - 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

The East Ocean Blvd. west bound lane from Florida Ave. to Georgia Ave. will be closed from Florida Ave. to Georgia Ave. for repairs to the raised crosswalk. Questions may be directed to (772) 288-5398.
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Monday, Sept. 12 Regular Commission Meeting Highlights

City of Stuart Commission meetings are conducted in the City Hall Chambers and are streamed live. (View live HERE or video recording HERE). City Hall Chambers are open to the public during the meetings. 

Summary of Action Items / Presentations

The United States flag was presented by the Stuart Police and Stuart Fire Department Color Guard. Proceeding the Pledge of Allegiance, Alexa Soriano sang the National Anthem, which was followed by the Oath of Office presided over by Judge McNicholas. 

The following Proclamations were issued:

(1) Hunger Action Month - September 2022
(2) Constitution Week = September 17-23, 2022
(3) Suicide Prevention Awareness Month - September 2022
(4) Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (2-1-1 Helpline) - September 17-23, 2022
(4) Declaring Martin Beautiful International Coastal Cleanup Day in Stuart, Fla. - September 17, 2022

Presentations included:
  1. Volunteers in Medicine - Presentation by Kimberly Ouellette, MSW and Lisa Baxter.
  2. City Grants Overview - Funds Applied For and Received - Presentation by City of Stuart Grants Administrator Jacqui May
  3. Update on 3172 South Kanner Highway by City Attorney Michael Mortell
  4. Update on SW Osceola Street Phase 2 Undergrounding by City of Stuart CRA Executive Director Pinal Gandi-Savdas
  5. Plaque presentation by Commissioner Eula Clarke in appreciation for involvement in Emancipation Day Event held on May 20, 2021 to Bobbie Scott, Thelma Washington, Brenda Miller-Matheny, and Lisa Matheny.
Commission Action Items:
  1. Tentative Millage Rate of 5.000% for FY 2023 - Approved 5/0 
  2. Fire Assessment for FY 2023 - No rate increase - Approved 5/0
  3. Tentative Budgets for FY 2023 - Approved 5/0
  4. South Florida Pain Management LLC Conditional Use - approved 4/1 (Commissioner Christopher Collins dissenting)
NOTE: The final Public Hearing to approve the Tentative 2023 Millage Rate and Tentative 2023 Budgets is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26 at 5:15 p.m.

Ordinance Second Reading
  • Repeal & Reestablish Chapter 36, Article V, Code of Ordinances


Board of Adjustment
Sept. 22

Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

Sept 26, 4:30 p.m.

Special Commission Meeting - Final Millage & Final Budget
Sept. 26, 5:15 p.m.

Regular City Commission Meeting
Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.

Photos from the Sept. 12 City Commission Meeting
Hunger Action Month proclamation acceptance photo.
Hunger Action Month proclamation acceptance. (L-R) City Attorney Michael Mortell, City Manager David Dyess, Commissioner Clark, Ruby Aguirre, Manager, Client Services at Treasure Coast Food Bank, Mayor McDonald, Commissioner Collins, Commissioner Bruner, and Commissioner Rich.
Constitution Week Proclamation Acceptance.
Constitution Week Proclamation accepted by (L-R). Halpatiokee Chapter National Society Daughters of the Revolution Regent Amy Pinder and Mayor Troy McDonald.

Chad Adcock, Community Outreach Representative for Palm Beach & Treasure Coast 2-1-1- Helpline with Mayor Troy McDonald accepts the proclamation declaring Sept. 2022 Suicide Prevention Month.
Alexa Soriano sings the National Anthem
Alexa Soriano sings the National Anthem.
City Commissioners with Police and Fire Department Color Guard photo.
City of Stuart, Fla Commissioners with Stuart Police and Stuart Fire Department Color Guard.

Calendar of Events

Pound Rockout Workout
Every Monday, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Riverwalk Stage, 300 SE St. Lucie Avenue, (772) 288-5340
Produced by City of Stuart Community Services Department

Yoga on the Riverwalk
Every Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m  - 6:30 p.m.
Riverwalk State, 300 SE St. Lucie Avenue, (772) 288-3540
Produced by City of Stuart Community Services Department

Family Fun in the Park
Every Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kiwanis Park, 451 S. Colorado Avenue, (772) 708-6638
Produced by Kiwanis Club of Stuart

Market on Main
Every Sunday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Flagler Park, 201 SW Flagler Avenue, (772) 286-2848
Produced by Stuart Main Street

Rock'n Riverwalk
Every Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Riverwalk Stage, 300 St. Lucie Avenue, (772) 286-2848
Produced by Stuart Main Street and DBA

Anti-Gang Awareness Walk - 4:30 p.m.
10th Street Community Center
724 SE 10th Street 

Reading of the United States Constitution
10th Street Community Center
3:30 p.m.

Board of Adjustment (BOA)
5:30 p.m.

Special Commission Meeting - Final Millage & Final Budget
5:15 p.m.

Regular City Commission Meeting - 4th Monday
5:30 p.m.

Martin County High School Homecoming Parade
Thursday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
S.E. Ocean Boulevard
More information: (772) 219-1800, ext. 32254

Spooktacular Night at the Park
Trunk or Treat with JD Parker and Community Partners
Food Trucks, Haunted House, Movie, Snacks
Event begins at 6 p.m.; Haunted House opens at 6:30 p.m.; Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

Community Cleanup
9 a.m.
10th Street Community Center

More information: (772) 834-5823
Organized by Steve Romig-United Methodist Church, Rev. Jerry Gore - Hands of Hope Community Development, and Tony Mitchell-Mentor 2 Men.
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