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AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
October 17, 2017
7:00 p.m.
 
 

The City Council extends to each visitor a sincere welcome. We value your interest in your community and your participation in the meetings of this governing body. Regular meetings of the City Council are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m.; the City Council meets regularly in work sessions at 6:00 p.m. the Monday preceding each regular meeting.

Garland City Hall and Council Chambers is wheelchair accessible.  Special parking is available on the east side of City Hall and on Austin & State Street west of City Hall.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services must contact the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 205-2404 at least two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. BRAILLE IS NOT AVAILABLE.

 

CITY COUNCIL GOALS 2020
(Adopted by Resolution No. 9402 on December 20, 2005)

 

  • Sustainable quality development and redevelopment
  • Financially stable government with tax base that supports community needs
  • Defends rightful powers of municipalities
  • Fully informed and engaged citizenry
  • Consistent delivery of reliable City services
  • Safe, family-friendly neighborhoods
  • Embrace diversity
 
             
LEGISLATIVE PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

It is the custom and tradition of the members of the City Council to have an invocation and recital of the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the beginning of the meeting.  Members of the audience are invited to participate.  However, members of the audience are not required to participate.  The decision to participate is strictly a matter of personal choice and has no bearing on matters to be considered by the City Council and will not affect the decisions to be made during the meeting. 
 
MAYORAL PROCLAMATIONS,
RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mayor may present proclamations and recognize attendees or award winners, and may make announcements regarding upcoming City events and matters of interest to citizens. There will be no Council deliberations or votes on these matters.
 
 
CONSENT AGENDA

All items under this section are recommended for approval by a single motion of Council, without discussion. Council has had the opportunity to review each of these items at a previous work session and approval of the consent agenda authorizes the City Manager to implement each item. The Mayor will announce the agenda and provide an opportunity for members of the audience and the City Council to request that an item be removed and considered separately.
 
 
1.   Consider approval of the minutes of the October 2, 2017 Regular Meeting. Click to View
 
2.   Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Professional Services   Bid No. 1220-17
     
Trinity Technology Group, Inc. $850,000.00  

The purpose of this request is to consolidate technology and build a digital government platform.  This request will replace two prior contracts that have been canceled due to a change in ownership.  This is a Term Agreement with four (4) optional renewals.  A term is defined as either the annual expiration date or the expenditure of funds, whichever occurs first.  Subsequent renewals do not require additional City Council approval.  If all optional renewals are exercised, the potential financial impact will be $4,250,000 over the life of the agreement.  Expenditures will not exceed appropriated funds.
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b.  
Underground Maintenance & Construction   Bid No. 1070-17
     
Infratech Corporation $750,000.00  

The purpose of this request is to provide construction labor to support Garland Power & Light's underground distribution operations.  This request includes the replacement of failed underground distribution lines and electrical equipment as well as new construction.  This request also allows for the replacement of failed underground street light conductor and the repair of street light bases.  This is a Term Agreement with four (4) optional renewals.  A term is defined as either the annual expiration date or the expenditure of funds, whichever occurs first.  Subsequent renewals do not require additional City Council approval.  If all optional renewals are exercised, the potential financial impact will be $3,750,000 over the life of the agreement.  Expenditures will not exceed appropriated funds.
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c.  
Thermoplastic Pavement Markings Installation   Bid No. 1098-17
     
Road Master Striping, LLC $335,600.00  

The purpose of this request is to provide thermoplastic pavement markings installation of various sizes throughout the city.  This is a Term Agreement with four (4) optional renewals.  A term is defined as either the annual expiration date or the expenditure of funds, whichever occurs first.  Subsequent renewals do not require additional City Council approval.  If all optional renewals are exercised, the potential financial impact will be $1,678,000 over the life of the agreement.  Expenditures will not exceed appropriated funds.
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d.  
Hydraulic System Repair (Change Order)   Bid No. 0940-17
     
L&S Electric, Inc. $2,590.22  

The purpose of this request is to approve Change Order #1 for hydraulic system repairs.  The vendor was required to stay on the job longer than originally anticipated due to the time required to receive the necessary repair parts.  This Change Order represents a 32% increase to the original Purchase Order 26012
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3.   Approve by minute action authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a lease agreement with CCL Investment, Inc.

Staff is seeking approval for the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a lease with the lessor, CCL Investment, Inc., for a temporary construction yard on approximately 8.88 acres of lessor’s property related to the GP&L Wylie Switchyard to Firewheel 138 kV Transmission Line construction across Lake Ray HubbardThis item was previously presented to Council at the October 2nd Work Session.
 
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4.   Consider a Resolution amending the  Homeland Security Grant Program Resolution

Council is requested to adopt an amended resolution approving the City of Garland 2017 Homeland Security Grant (HSGP) application. The purpose of the amendment is to add a Management and Administration project which will allow a clear delineation between planning and grant management tasks performed by the Office of Emergency Management grant funded staff positions.  This will allow the State to clearly see and calculate how much time and money is spent on planning activities versus grant management activities.  Adding this project will not reduce or increase the amount of funding awarded.
 
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5.   Consider a resolution approving and funding the 2017-18 Cycle 2 Neighborhood Vitality Staff Initiated Special Projects

City Council was briefed at the October 2nd Work Session regarding the following Neighborhood Vitality Staff-Initiated Special Projects: 
  • North Garland Avenue Corridor Project: Retail Center Façade, Bridge Enhancement, and Neighborhood Enhancement
  • Rainbow Estates Neighborhood Project: Entryway Feature with Signage
  • Orchard Hills Neighborhood Project: Common Area Enhancement
  • South Garland Avenue Corridor Enhancement: Neighborhood Entryway Features, Bridge Enhancement, Public Art, and Crosswalk Enhancement
  • South Garland Collaborative Public Art Project: Public Art Project Collaboration with South Garland High School 
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6.   Consider approval and ratification of a Contingency Contract between City of Garland and Best Center Garland, LLC

Council is requested to approve the purchase contract for Lot 12R, Block 1, Walmart Super Center 2 Addition, an addition to the City of Garland (approximately 24.365 acres) and Lot 3R, Block 1, Wal-mart Super Center 2 Addition, an addition to the City of Garland (approximately .735 acres).  The site is currently zoned Planned Development No.08-52 and the base zoning Commercial 2 District.  The property is allowed a number of commercial land uses.  The purchase contract is for the land and does not include existing structures.  The seller will assume responsibility for removal all existing structures from the site prior to executing the purchase contract.
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7.   Public hearing(s) were previously conducted for the following zoning case(s). Council approved the request(s) and instructed staff to bring forth the following ordinance(s) for consideration.
 
a.   Zoning File No. Z 17-37, Wilbow Corporation (District 6)
 
Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 15-41; 2) an amended Concept Plan; and 3) a Detail Plan for Single-Family-5 (Detached) Uses and Single-Family (Attached) Uses on property zoned Planned Development (PD) District 15-41 for Single-Family-5 (Detached), Single-Family (Attached), Neighborhood Office (NO), and Neighborhood Services (NS) Uses on 101.121 acres located southwest of the intersection of Shiloh Road and Buckingham Road; providing for conditions, restrictions, and regulations; providing a penalty under the provisions of Sec. 10.05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
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ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

Speaker Regulations:

Anyone wishing to speak for, against, or on agenda items must fill out a speaker card and give it to the City Secretary before speaking (cards are located at the entrance to the Council Chambers). The Mayor will recognize speakers; he may impose a time limit and may provide for rebuttal. All comments and testimony are to be presented from the podium.
 
 
8.   Request for a development incentive from Nutribiotech USA Inc.

Consider a development incentive request from Nutribiotech USA Inc. for a partial rebate of applicable Real Estate (RE) and Business Personal Property (BPP) tax required of a proposed expansion project for a specific period of time.
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9.   Request for Development Incentive from NEP Garland MOB, LP

Consider a development incentive request from NEP Garland MOB, LP for a partial rebate of applicable development fees required of a proposed new medical office project.
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10.   Hold public hearing(s) on:
 
  Consider the application of Dunaway Associates, LP, requesting approval of 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 95-34; 2) an amended Concept Plan; and 3) a Detail Plan for a Grocery/Supermarket (>5,000sf), on property zoned Planned Development (PD) 95-34 for Community Retail (CR) District Uses. This property is located at 3318 West Buckingham Road. (File No. Z 17-18, District 6)
 
Being a 10.218-acre tract of land situated in the Levi Turner Survey, Abstract Number 1487, Dallas County, Texas, in the City of Garland.  Being a portion of the tract of land described in the deed to Realeins Properties, Ltd. recorded in Document Number 201100113940, Deed Records of Dallas County, Texas and a portion of the tract of land described in the deed to Realeins Properties, Ltd. recorded in Document Number 201100113938, Deed Records of Dallas County, Texas. This site is located at 3318 West Buckingham Road.  Approval of the request will allow an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 95-34 and establish a Concept Plan and a Detail Plan for the development of an approximately 36,000 square-foot grocery store.
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11.   Consider approval of preparations being made for the demolition of the former Air National Guard Armory.

At the request of Council Members Anita Goebel, Rich Aubin, Scott LeMay and Mayor Pro Tem David Gibbons, staff will present an update on the status of the preparations being made for the demolition of the former Air National Guard Armory at Central Park and will ask for approval of final arrangements in that regard.
 
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12.   Consider appointments to Boards and Commissions.

Board members are selected for two-year terms by the City Council in August. Terms are usually staggered whereby at least half of the membership has board experience. Board members are appointed based on qualifications.

Mayor Douglas Athas
  • Bao Vinh - Plan Commission
Council Member Vera
  • Hazel Blanton - Senior Citizens Advisory Board
Council Member Scott LeMay
  • Karla Pajot - Garland Cultural Arts Commission
  • Moses Uvere - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Charlotte Piercy - Senior Citizens Advisory Commission (reappointment)
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13.   Citizen comments.

Persons wishing to address issues not on the agenda may have three minutes to address Council at this time. Council is prohibited from discussing any item not posted according to the Texas Open Meetings Act.
 
14.   Adjourn.

All Regular Council meetings are broadcast live on CGTV, Time Warner Cable Channel 16, and Frontier FIOS TV 44. Meetings are rebroadcast at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday-Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Live streaming and on-demand videos of the meetings are also available online at www.garlandtx.gov. Copies of the meetings can be purchased through the City Secretary’s Office – audio CD’s are $1 each and DVD’s are $3 each.
 
 

    

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